Request for Approval of a New Information Collection for Accounts Payable Information Request, 17768-17769 [2021-07037]

Download as PDF 17768 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 6, 2021 / Notices Estimated Number of Potential Respondents: 30,000. Estimated Total Potential Annual Responses to All Surveys: 500. Maximum Estimated Total Annual Burden on All Respondents: 15,000 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to the following addresses: • Mail: La Tasha Thomas, Marketing Services Division, Transportation and Marketing Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 1090 South Building, AG STOP 0269, Washington, DC 20250–0269. • Internet: www.regulations.gov. All written comments should be identified with the docket number AMS–TM–21–0021. It is our intention to have all comments, whether submitted by mail or internet, available for viewing on the Regulations.gov (www.regulations.gov) internet site. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2021–07068 Filed 4–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [Doc. No. AMS–LP–20–0073] Request for Approval of a New Information Collection for Accounts Payable Information Request Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Apr 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 notice announces the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for a new information collection used in support of the voluntary grading and certification of meat, meat products, shell eggs, poultry products, rabbit products, and Quality Systems Verification Programs. One new form is introduced in this information collection. The new form, LP–109A requests respondents accounts payable contact information used in facilitating billing administration. DATES: Submit comments on or before June 7, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning this notice by using the electronic process available at www.regulations.gov. Written comments may also be submitted to Quality Assessment Division; Livestock and Poultry Program; AMS, USDA; 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 0258; Washington, DC 20250–0258. All comments should reference the docket number AMS–LP–20–0073, the date of submission, and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided, at www.regulations.gov and will be included in the record and made available to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Hartley, Branch Chief, Quality Assessment Division (QAD); (202) 720– 7316; or email julie.hartley@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Overview of This Information Collection Agency: USDA, AMS. Title: Accounts Payable Information Request. OMB Number: 0581–NEW. Type of Request: New Information Collection. Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA) (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627) directs and authorizes USDA to develop and improve standards of quality, grades, grading programs, and certification services which facilitate the marketing of agricultural products. To provide programs and services, section 203(h) of the AMA (7 U.S.C. 1622(h)) directs and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) to inspect, certify, and identify the class, quality, quantity, and condition of agricultural products under such rules and regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, including assessment and PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection of fees for the cost of service. The regulations in 7 CFR 54, 56, and 70 provide a voluntary program for grading, certification and standards of meats, prepared meats, meat products, shell eggs, poultry products, and rabbit products. The regulation in 7 CFR 62— Quality Systems Verification Programs provides for voluntary, audit-based, user-fee funded programs that allow applicants to have program documentation and program processes assessed by AMS auditor(s) and other USDA officials. AMS also provides other types of voluntary services under these regulations, including contract and specification acceptance services and verification of product, processing, further processing, temperature, and quantity. Because this is a voluntary program, respondents request or apply for the specific service they wish, and in doing so, they provide information. To assist AMS billing administration for providing voluntary services, AMS intends to create a new form to request respondents accounts payable contact information. The new form, LP–109A: Accounts Payable Information Request will increase accuracy and efficiency in billing administration by having the applicable contact responsible for receiving billing statements and submitting payment for services rendered. The information collected is used only by authorized representatives of USDA AMS, Livestock and Poultry Program’s QAD national and field staff and is used to administer services requested by respondents. The information collection requirements in this request are essential to carry out the intent of AMA, to provide the respondents the type of service they request, and to administer the program. Upon OMB approval of the new Form LP–109A and the information collection package, AMS will request OMB approval to merge the new form and this information collection into the currently approved information collection OMB control number 0581–0128 approved on March 31, 2017. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 5 minutes per response. Respondents: Livestock, meat, poultry, shell egg industries, or other agricultural enterprises; state or local governments; or other businesses or organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 164. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 6, 2021 / Notices Estimated Number of Responses: 164. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 13.66 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record, including any personal information provided. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2021–07037 Filed 4–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES March 31, 2021. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. Comments are requested regarding: Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Apr 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 May 6, 2021. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. National Agricultural Statistics Service Title: Commercial Agricultural Expansion Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0264. Summary of Collection: The primary objectives of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) are to prepare and issue official State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition and prices, economic statistics, and environmental statistics related to agriculture and to conduct the Census of Agriculture and its follow-on surveys. NASS will conduct a survey of agricultural operations with potential sales of $50,000 or greater in Hawaii. Selected farmers will be asked to provide data on (1) Interest for and reasons for expanding the respondent’s commercial agriculture operation, (2) Barriers to expanding the respondent’s commercial agricultural operations and respondent’s needs to expand, as well as (3) Some basic information about the respondent’s operation such as top producing commodities, point of first sale, range for number of employees, etc. General authority for these data collection activities is granted under U.S.C. Title 7, Section 2204. This project is conducted as a cooperative effort with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. Funding for this survey is being provided by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. Need and Use of the Information: The COVID–19 pandemic has renewed Hawaii’s efforts to reduce the reliance on imports. The goal of this survey is to assess Hawaii agricultural producers’ interest in expanding their commercial production and identify barriers to expansion. The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) requested this onetime project to collect this valuable PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17769 information to assist in their decisionmaking process when establishing and administering a grant program. Description of Respondents: A sample of all active agricultural operations with potential sales of $50,000 or greater in Hawaii. Number of Respondents: 1,150. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Once a year. Total Burden Hours: 346. Levi S. Harrell, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–06981 Filed 4–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request April 1, 2021. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. Comments are requested regarding: Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by May 6, 2021. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 64 (Tuesday, April 6, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17768-17769]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-07037]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-LP-20-0073]


Request for Approval of a New Information Collection for Accounts 
Payable Information Request

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 
Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request approval 
from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for a new information 
collection used in support of the voluntary grading and certification 
of meat, meat products, shell eggs, poultry products, rabbit products, 
and Quality Systems Verification Programs. One new form is introduced 
in this information collection. The new form, LP-109A requests 
respondents accounts payable contact information used in facilitating 
billing administration.

DATES: Submit comments on or before June 7, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning 
this notice by using the electronic process available at 
www.regulations.gov. Written comments may also be submitted to Quality 
Assessment Division; Livestock and Poultry Program; AMS, USDA; 1400 
Independence Avenue SW, Stop 0258; Washington, DC 20250-0258. All 
comments should reference the docket number AMS-LP-20-0073, the date of 
submission, and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register. 
All comments received will be posted without change, including any 
personal information provided, at www.regulations.gov and will be 
included in the record and made available to the public.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Hartley, Branch Chief, Quality 
Assessment Division (QAD); (202) 720-7316; or email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Overview of This Information Collection

    Agency: USDA, AMS.
    Title: Accounts Payable Information Request.
    OMB Number: 0581-NEW.
    Type of Request: New Information Collection.
    Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA) (7 U.S.C. 
1621-1627) directs and authorizes USDA to develop and improve standards 
of quality, grades, grading programs, and certification services which 
facilitate the marketing of agricultural products. To provide programs 
and services, section 203(h) of the AMA (7 U.S.C. 1622(h)) directs and 
authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) to inspect, 
certify, and identify the class, quality, quantity, and condition of 
agricultural products under such rules and regulations as the Secretary 
may prescribe, including assessment and collection of fees for the cost 
of service. The regulations in 7 CFR 54, 56, and 70 provide a voluntary 
program for grading, certification and standards of meats, prepared 
meats, meat products, shell eggs, poultry products, and rabbit 
products. The regulation in 7 CFR 62--Quality Systems Verification 
Programs provides for voluntary, audit-based, user-fee funded programs 
that allow applicants to have program documentation and program 
processes assessed by AMS auditor(s) and other USDA officials.
    AMS also provides other types of voluntary services under these 
regulations, including contract and specification acceptance services 
and verification of product, processing, further processing, 
temperature, and quantity. Because this is a voluntary program, 
respondents request or apply for the specific service they wish, and in 
doing so, they provide information.
    To assist AMS billing administration for providing voluntary 
services, AMS intends to create a new form to request respondents 
accounts payable contact information. The new form, LP-109A: Accounts 
Payable Information Request will increase accuracy and efficiency in 
billing administration by having the applicable contact responsible for 
receiving billing statements and submitting payment for services 
rendered.
    The information collected is used only by authorized 
representatives of USDA AMS, Livestock and Poultry Program's QAD 
national and field staff and is used to administer services requested 
by respondents.
    The information collection requirements in this request are 
essential to carry out the intent of AMA, to provide the respondents 
the type of service they request, and to administer the program.
    Upon OMB approval of the new Form LP-109A and the information 
collection package, AMS will request OMB approval to merge the new form 
and this information collection into the currently approved information 
collection OMB control number 0581-0128 approved on March 31, 2017.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 5 minutes per response.
    Respondents: Livestock, meat, poultry, shell egg industries, or 
other agricultural enterprises; state or local governments; or other 
businesses or organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 164.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.

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    Estimated Number of Responses: 164.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 13.66 hours.
    Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who 
are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record, including any personal information provided.

Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-07037 Filed 4-5-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P