Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 17769-17770 [2021-07086]

Download as PDF 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 17770 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 6, 2021 / Notices 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES National Agricultural Statistics Service Title: Field Crops Production— Substantive Change. OMB Control Number: 0535–0002. Summary of Collection: General authority for these data collection activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204 which specifies that ‘‘The Secretary of Agriculture shall procure and preserve all information concerning agriculture which he can obtain . . . by the collection of statistics . . .’’. The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to provide data users with timely and reliable agricultural production and economic statistics, as well as environmental and specialty agricultural related statistics. To accomplish this objective, NASS relies on the use of diverse surveys that show changes within the farming industry over time. One of the surveys in this Information Collection Request is the Wheat & Barley Variety Survey. The Montana Wheat and Barley Commission reinstated full funding for the survey. As part of that funding, the Montana Wheat and Barley Commission requested NASS collect information on (1) the respondent’s primary factor for choosing a variety to plant, (2) the primary agronomic trait, after yield and protein, the respondent uses to determine a variety to plant, and (3) the respondent’s overall impression of the profitability and stability of the operation. The additional questions added to the Wheat and Barley Variety Survey will add an additional 1,837 burden hours raising the total for this information collection request to 172,137 hours. The sample size will be increased by 5,300 respondents which increases the total number of respondents to 579,115. Need and Use of the Information: The additional questions will assist wheat experts in Montana understand what growers in the State expect when choosing which wheat and barley varieties to plant in a given year. Description of Respondents: Farms and Ranches. Number of Respondents: 579,115. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Varies. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Apr 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 Total Burden Hours: 172,137. Levi S. Harrell, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–07086 Filed 4–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2021–0010] National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice is announcing that the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) will hold a public meeting of the full Committee on April 22, 2021. The Committee will discuss and vote on adopting the following two reports: Microbiological testing by industry of ready-to-eat foods under FDA’s jurisdiction for pathogens (or appropriate indicator organisms): Verification of prevention controls and The Use of Water in Animal Production, Slaughter and Processing. DATES: The full Committee will hold an open meeting on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Submit comments on or before June 7, 2021. ADDRESSES: The Committee meeting will be held virtually. Attendees must pre-register at https://ems8.intellor.com? do=register&t=1&p=838073 to receive a join link, dial-in number, access code, and unique Attendee ID for the event. The NACMCF documents for adoption will be available at https:// www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/ topics/regulations/federal-register/ federal-register-notices. FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on the meeting documents. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments. • Mail: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 3758, Washington, DC 20250–3700. • Hand- or courier-delivered submittals: Deliver to 1400 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Independence Avenue SW, Jamie L. Whitten Building, Room 350–E, Washington, DC 20250–3700. Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS– 2021–0010. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to https:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, call (202) 720–5627 to schedule a time to visit the FSIS Docket Room at 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–3700. Agenda: FSIS will finalize an agenda on or before the meeting date and post it on the FSIS web page at https:// www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/ newsroom/meetings • Please note that the meeting agenda is subject to change due to the time required for reviewing and adopting the reports; thus, sessions could end earlier or later than anticipated. Please plan accordingly if you would like to attend this meeting or participate in the public comment period. Also, the official transcript of the April 22, 2021 Committee meeting, when it becomes available, will be kept in the FSIS Docket Room and will also be posted on https://www.fsis.usda.gov/ wps/portal/fsis/topics/data-collectionand-reports/nacmcf/meetings/nacmcfmeetings. The mailing and Email address for the contact person is: Laarina Mullings, USDA, FSIS, Office of Public Health Science, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Whitten Building Room 341E, Washington, DC 20250; Email: laarina.mullings@usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Persons interested in providing comments at the April 22 plenary session should contact Laarina Mullings: Phone: (202) 720–2644; Email: laarina.mullings@usda.gov. Sign Language Interpretation: Persons requiring a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations should notify Ms. Mullings by April 14, 2021. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The NACMCF was established in 1988, in response to a recommendation of the National Academy of Sciences for an interagency approach to microbiological criteria for foods, and in response to a recommendation of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, as expressed in the Rural Development, E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 64 (Tuesday, April 6, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17769-17770]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-07086]


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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

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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: Field Crops Production--Substantive Change.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0002.
    Summary of Collection: General authority for these data collection 
activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204 which 
specifies that ``The Secretary of Agriculture shall procure and 
preserve all information concerning agriculture which he can obtain . . 
. by the collection of statistics . . .''. The primary objective of the 
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to provide data 
users with timely and reliable agricultural production and economic 
statistics, as well as environmental and specialty agricultural related 
statistics. To accomplish this objective, NASS relies on the use of 
diverse surveys that show changes within the farming industry over 
time.
    One of the surveys in this Information Collection Request is the 
Wheat & Barley Variety Survey. The Montana Wheat and Barley Commission 
reinstated full funding for the survey. As part of that funding, the 
Montana Wheat and Barley Commission requested NASS collect information 
on (1) the respondent's primary factor for choosing a variety to plant, 
(2) the primary agronomic trait, after yield and protein, the 
respondent uses to determine a variety to plant, and (3) the 
respondent's overall impression of the profitability and stability of 
the operation. The additional questions added to the Wheat and Barley 
Variety Survey will add an additional 1,837 burden hours raising the 
total for this information collection request to 172,137 hours. The 
sample size will be increased by 5,300 respondents which increases the 
total number of respondents to 579,115.
    Need and Use of the Information: The additional questions will 
assist wheat experts in Montana understand what growers in the State 
expect when choosing which wheat and barley varieties to plant in a 
given year.
    Description of Respondents: Farms and Ranches.
    Number of Respondents: 579,115.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Varies.
    Total Burden Hours: 172,137.

Levi S. Harrell,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-07086 Filed 4-5-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-20-P