Notice of Intent To Renew a Currently Approved Information Collection, 40444 [2021-16055]

Download as PDF 40444 Notices Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 142 Wednesday, July 28, 2021 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Research Service Notice of Intent To Renew a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice announces the intention of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to seek approval to collect information in support of research and related activities. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or September 27, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Jill Lake, ARS Webmaster, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland 20705. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill Lake, ARS Webmaster, jill.lake@ usda.gov. SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Web Forms for Research Data, Models, Materials, and Publications as well as Study and Event Registration. Type of Request: Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection. OMB Number: 0518–0032. Expiration Date: February 28, 2022. Abstract: Sections 1703 and 1705 of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA), (Pub. L. 105–277) Title XVII, require agencies by October 21, 2003, to provide the public with the option of electronic submission of information. To advance GPEA goals, online forms are needed to allow the public to request from ARS research data, models, materials, and publications and to register for scientific studies and events. For the convenience VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jul 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 of the public, the forms itemize the information needed to provide a timely response. Information from forms will be used by ARS only for the purposes identified. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 3 minutes per response (range: 1–5 minutes). Respondents: Agricultural researchers; students; teachers; businesspeople; members of service organizations; community groups; other Federal, State, and local government agencies; and the general public. Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,600. This is an increase of 2,850 from the 8,750 estimated respondents in the previous Approved Information Collection due to an annual increase in actual respondents since the 2018 estimate, as well as 10 more software models available for download. As of July 2021, 157 software models were available for download through the ARS website https://www.ars.usda.gov/ research/software/. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 580 hours. Copies of forms used in this information collection can be obtained from Jill Lake, ARS Webmaster, jill.lake@usda.gov. The information collection extension requested by ARS is for a period of 3 years. 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, including through 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 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Simon Y. Liu, Acting Administrator, ARS. 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SUMMARY: Ms. Lori Miller, PE, Senior Staff Officer and Environmental Engineer, APHIS Veterinary Services, 4700 River Road, Unit 41, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3512. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is an infectious and often fatal disease of poultry. In December 2014, two mixedorigin H5 viruses of HPAI were discovered in the United States. These viruses were subsequently detected in both migratory waterfowl and domestic poultry and affected domestic poultry production within the United States. On February 9, 2016, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 6828, Docket No. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 142 / Wednesday, July 28, 2021 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Research Service


Notice of Intent To Renew a Currently Approved Information 
Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice announces the 
intention of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to seek approval 
to collect information in support of research and related activities.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or September 27, 
2021 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Jill Lake, 
ARS Webmaster, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland 20705.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill Lake, ARS Webmaster, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Web Forms for Research Data, Models, Materials, and 
Publications as well as Study and Event Registration.
    Type of Request: Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection.
    OMB Number: 0518-0032.
    Expiration Date: February 28, 2022.
    Abstract: Sections 1703 and 1705 of the Government Paperwork 
Elimination Act (GPEA), (Pub. L. 105-277) Title XVII, require agencies 
by October 21, 2003, to provide the public with the option of 
electronic submission of information. To advance GPEA goals, online 
forms are needed to allow the public to request from ARS research data, 
models, materials, and publications and to register for scientific 
studies and events. For the convenience of the public, the forms 
itemize the information needed to provide a timely response. 
Information from forms will be used by ARS only for the purposes 
identified.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 3 minutes per response (range: 1-5 
minutes).
    Respondents: Agricultural researchers; students; teachers; 
businesspeople; members of service organizations; community groups; 
other Federal, State, and local government agencies; and the general 
public.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,600. This is an increase of 
2,850 from the 8,750 estimated respondents in the previous Approved 
Information Collection due to an annual increase in actual respondents 
since the 2018 estimate, as well as 10 more software models available 
for download. As of July 2021, 157 software models were available for 
download through the ARS website https://www.ars.usda.gov/research/software/.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 580 hours.
    Copies of forms used in this information collection can be obtained 
from Jill Lake, ARS Webmaster, [email protected].
    The information collection extension requested by ARS is for a 
period of 3 years.
    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, including through 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 also become a matter of public record.

Simon Y. Liu,
Acting Administrator, ARS.
[FR Doc. 2021-16055 Filed 7-27-21; 8:45 am]
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