Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 20481-20482 [2021-08114]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 20, 2021 / Notices reference the document number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. Instructions for submitting and reading comments are detailed on the site. All comments submitted in response to this notice will be included in the record and will be made available to the public. Please be advised that the identity of the individuals or entities submitting comments will be made public on the internet at the address provided above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry Gomoll, USDA, AMS; Telephone: (202) 720–8286; email: Barry.L.Gomoll@ usda.gov. Section 4 of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 76(a)) grants the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to establish standards for wheat and other grains regarding kind, class, quality, and condition. The wheat standards, established by USDA on August 1, 1917, were last revised in 2013 (78 FR 27857) and appear in USGSA regulations at 7 CFR 810.2201–2205. The standards facilitate wheat marketing and define U.S. wheat quality in the domestic and global marketplace. The standards define commonly used industry terms; contain basic principles governing the application of standards, such as the type of sample used for a particular quality analysis; define the basis of determination for grading factors; and specify grades and grade requirements. Official procedures for determining grading factors are provided in the Grain Inspection Handbook, Book II, Chapter 13, ‘‘Wheat.’’ Together, the grading standards and official procedures allow buyers and sellers to communicate quality requirements, compare wheat quality using equivalent forms of measurement, and assist in price discovery. FGIS grading and inspection services are provided through a network of Federal, State, and private laboratories that conduct tests to determine the quality and condition of wheat. These tests are conducted in accordance with applicable standards using approved methodologies and can be applied at any point in the marketing chain. Furthermore, the tests yield rapid, reliable, and consistent results. In addition, FGIS-issued certificates describing the quality and condition of graded wheat are accepted as prima facie evidence in all Federal courts. U.S. Standards for Wheat and the affiliated grading and testing services offered by FGIS verify that a seller’s wheat meet specified requirements and ensure that customers receive the quality of wheat they purchased. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Apr 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 In order for U.S. standards and grading procedures for wheat to remain relevant, AMS is issuing this request for information to invite interested parties to submit comments, ideas, and suggestions on all aspects of the U.S. Standards for Wheat and official procedures. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71–87k. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2021–08062 Filed 4–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Mink Survey. The target population will be pulled from the NASS List Frame of operations with positive historical data. The frame is updated with the names of new operations that are found in trade magazines or grower’s association’s lists. The questionnaires that NASS is planning to use are the same as what was used in previous years. Any additional changes to the questionnaires would result from requests by industry data users. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 21, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0212, by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • E-fax: (855) 838–6382. • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250– 2024. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20481 Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202)720–2707. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS— OMB Clearance Officer, at (202)690– 2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Mink Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0212. Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 2021. Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Revise and Extend an Information Collection for 3 years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition. The Mink Survey collects data on the number of mink pelts produced, the number of females bred, the value of pelts produced, and the number of mink farms. Mink estimates are used by the federal government to calculate total value of sales and total cash receipts, by State governments to administer fur farm programs and health regulations, and by universities in research projects. The current expiration date for this docket is December 31, 2021. States included in this survey are Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. In the previous approval New Jersey was included, but they have been dropped from this renewal request and Virginia has been added to the target population. NASS intends to request that the Mink Survey be approved for another 3 years. Authority: These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to nonaggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1 20482 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 20, 2021 / Notices ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),’’ Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per response for the producers and approximately 30 minutes per response for the buyers. NASS plans to mail out publicity materials with the questionnaires to inform operators of the importance of these surveys. NASS will also use multiple mailings, followed up with phone and personal enumeration to increase response rates and to minimize data collection costs. Respondents: Farmers and ranchers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 250. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 75 hours. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological, or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed at Washington, DC, April 15, 2021. Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2021–08114 Filed 4–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION Notice of Public Meeting of the New Hampshire Advisory Committee Commission on Civil Rights. Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a briefing of the New SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Apr 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 Hampshire Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by web conference on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 4:00–5:00 p.m. (ET). The purpose of the web conference is to announce the release of its report on solitary confinement in New Hampshire and share findings and recommendations from the report. DATES: Monday, May 17, 2021 from 4:00–5:00 p.m. (ET). PUBLIC WEBEX CONFERENCE REGISTRATION LINK (video and audio): https://bit.ly/2Q72Req. TO JOIN BY PHONE ONLY: Dial 1– 800–360–9505; Access code: 199 227 9165. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mallory Trachtenberg at mtrachtenberg@usccr.gov or by phone at (202) 809–9618. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is available to the public through the web link above. If joining only via phone, callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Individuals who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing. Individuals may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877– 8339 and providing the Service with conference details found through registering at the web link above. To request additional accommodations, please email mtrachtenberg@usccr.gov at least 7 days prior to the meeting. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Regional Programs Unit within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be emailed to Mallory Trachtenberg at mtrachtenberg@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (202) 809–9618. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing as they become available at www.facadatabase.gov. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s website, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above phone number or email address. Agenda: Monday, May 17, 2021; 4:00– 5:00 p.m. (ET) 1. Welcome and Roll call 2. Chair Remarks 3. Web Conference to Release Report on Solitary Confinement PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a. Overview of Report Findings and Recommendations b. Q&A from Attendees 4. Public Comment 5. Adjourn Dated: April 15, 2021. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2021–08109 Filed 4–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION Notice of Public Meeting of the Oregon Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that the Oregon Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting via web conference on Thursday, June 3, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The purpose of the meeting is for final review of report and vote. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT. WEBEX INFORMATION: Register online https://civilrights.webex.com/ meet/afortes. AUDIO: (800) 360–9505. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ana Victoria Fortes, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at afortes@usccr.gov or by phone at (202) 681–0857. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877– 8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Regional Programs Unit Office within 30 days following the meeting. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 74 (Tuesday, April 20, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20481-20482]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-08114]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently 
Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics 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 intention of the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection, the Mink Survey. The target population 
will be pulled from the NASS List Frame of operations with positive 
historical data. The frame is updated with the names of new operations 
that are found in trade magazines or grower's association's lists. The 
questionnaires that NASS is planning to use are the same as what was 
used in previous years. Any additional changes to the questionnaires 
would result from requests by industry data users.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 21, 2021 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0212, by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected]. Include docket number 
above in the subject line of the message.
     E-fax: (855) 838-6382.
     Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions to: 
David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 
20250-2024.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, 
NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South 
Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-2024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Kevin L. Barnes, Associate 
Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, (202)720-2707. Copies of this information 
collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from 
David Hancock, NASS--OMB Clearance Officer, at (202)690-2388 or at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Mink Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0212.
    Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 2021.
    Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Revise and Extend an 
Information Collection for 3 years.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service is to prepare and issue State and national estimates 
of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition. The Mink 
Survey collects data on the number of mink pelts produced, the number 
of females bred, the value of pelts produced, and the number of mink 
farms. Mink estimates are used by the federal government to calculate 
total value of sales and total cash receipts, by State governments to 
administer fur farm programs and health regulations, and by 
universities in research projects. The current expiration date for this 
docket is December 31, 2021.
    States included in this survey are Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, 
Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, 
Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and 
Wisconsin. In the previous approval New Jersey was included, but they 
have been dropped from this renewal request and Virginia has been added 
to the target population. NASS intends to request that the Mink Survey 
be approved for another 3 years.
    Authority: These data will be collected under the authority of 7 
U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this 
authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 
as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict 
confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. This 
Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), and Office of 
Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320.
    NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance,

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``Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, 
Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 
2002 (CIPSEA),'' Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 
33362.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 10 minutes per response for the 
producers and approximately 30 minutes per response for the buyers. 
NASS plans to mail out publicity materials with the questionnaires to 
inform operators of the importance of these surveys. NASS will also use 
multiple mailings, followed up with phone and personal enumeration to 
increase response rates and to minimize data collection costs.
    Respondents: Farmers and ranchers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 250.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 75 hours.
    Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, technological, or other forms of information 
technology collection methods.
    All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record 
and be summarized in the request for OMB approval.

    Signed at Washington, DC, April 15, 2021.
Kevin L. Barnes,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2021-08114 Filed 4-19-21; 8:45 am]
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