Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 40802-40803 [2021-16180]

Download as PDF 40802 Notices Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 143 Thursday, July 29, 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 National Agricultural Library Agricultural Research Service Notice of Intent To Renew a Currently Approved Information Collection National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the intention of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to request an extension of a currently approved information collection, Information Collection for Document Delivery Services at the National Agricultural Library (NAL), which expires February 28, 2022. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 27, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send comments to: USDA, ARS–NAL, Digitization and Access Branch, 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 305–D, Beltsville, MD 20705–2351. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kay Derr, Librarian, telephone: 301–5045879; email: kay.derr@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Information Collection for Document Delivery Services. OMB Number: 0518–0027. Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2022. Type of Request: To extend a currently approved information collection process. Abstract: In its role as both a preeminent agricultural research library and a national library of the United States, NAL, which is part of ARS, provides loans and copies of materials from its collections to libraries and other institutions and organizations. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jul 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 NAL follows applicable copyright laws and interlibrary loan guidelines, standards, codes, and practices when providing loans and copies and charges a fee, if applicable, for this service. To request a loan or copy, institutions must provide a formal request to NAL using either NAL’s web-based online request system or an interlibrary loan request system such as the Online Computer Library Center or the National Library of Medicine’s Docline. Information in these requests includes the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of the party requesting the material. The requestor must also provide a statement acknowledging copyright compliance, bibliographic information for the material they are requesting, and the maximum dollar amount they are willing to pay for the material. The collected information is used to deliver the material to the requestor, monitor the return of loaned material to NAL, and identify and locate the requested material in NAL collections. Estimate of Burden: Average 1.00 minute per response. Description of Respondents: Respondents to the collection of information are libraries, institutions, or organizations that request interlibrary loans or copies of material in the NAL collections. Each respondent must furnish the information for each loan or copying request. Estimated Number of Respondents: 196. Frequency of Responses: Average nine per respondent. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 30 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 a practical use; (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 respond, such as through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques. Comments may be sent to Kay Derr at PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the address listed above within 60 days of the date of publication. 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. 2021–16139 Filed 7–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request July 26, 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: (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden 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 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 August 30, 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 E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 143 / Thursday, July 29, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 (NASS) Title: Agricultural Labor Survey— Substantive Change. OMB Control Number: 0535–0109. 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. This is a request to make a substantive change to the currently approved Agricultural Labor docket. In this substantive change, NASS will reduce the sample size and reduce the number of questions being asked. Previously, NASS conducted the Agricultural Labor Survey under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Recently, the DOL cut off funding of the Labor survey, warranting this reduction in sample size and cut in the number of questions asked. NASS will publish the results of the survey, but the publication will resemble the publication that was published on Nov. 15, 2018. The questions that will be removed from the questionnaire are those referencing base wages, base hours worked, overtime wages, overtime hours worked, and bonus wages. NASS will still collect gross wages and total hours worked. Need and Use of the Information: Agricultural labor statistics are an integral part of the primary function of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), which is the collection, processing, and dissemination of current State, regional, and national agricultural statistics. Wage rate estimates have been published since 1866 and U.S. farm employment estimates have been published since 1910. Description of Respondents: Farms and Ranches. Number of Respondents: 18,050. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jul 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 40803 Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Varies. Total Burden Hours: 20,168. National Average Minimum Value of Donated Foods for the Period July 1, 2021 Through June 30, 2022 Levi S. Harrell, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. This notice implements mandatory provisions of sections 6(c) and 17(h)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (the Act) (42 U.S.C. 1755(c) and 1766(h)(1)(B)). Section 6(c)(1)(A) of the Act establishes the national average value of donated food assistance to be given to States for each lunch served in the NSLP at 11.00 cents per meal. Pursuant to section 6(c)(1)(B), this amount is subject to annual adjustments on July 1 of each year to reflect changes in a three-month average value of the Producer Price Index for Foods Used in Schools and Institutions for March, April, and May each year (Price Index). Section 17(h)(1)(B) of the Act provides that the same value of donated foods (or cash in lieu of donated foods) for school lunches shall also be established for lunches and suppers served in the CACFP. Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP (7 CFR part 210) and per lunch and supper under the CACFP (7 CFR part 226) shall be 26.00 cents for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. The Price Index is computed using five major food components in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index (cereal and bakery products; meats, poultry, and fish; dairy; processed fruits and vegetables; and fats and oils). Each component is weighted using the relative weight as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The value of food assistance is adjusted each July 1 by the annual percentage change in a three-month average value of the Price Index for March, April, and May each year. The three-month average of the Price Index increased by 6.47 percent from 213.45 for March, April, and May of 2020, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 227.26 for the same three months in 2021. When computed on the basis of unrounded data and rounded to the nearest one-quarter cent, the resulting national average for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 will be 26.00 cents per meal. This is an increase of one-and-a-half cents from the school year 2021 (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021) rate. Authority: Sections 6(c)(1)(A) and (B), 6(e)(1), and 17(h)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 [FR Doc. 2021–16180 Filed 7–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2021 Through June 30, 2022 Food and Nutrition Service, Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the national average value of donated foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be provided in school year 2022 (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022) for each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). DATES: Effective date: July 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erica Antonson, Branch Chief, Policy Branch, Food Distribution Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314, or telephone (703) 305–2680. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These programs are located in the Assistance Listings under Nos. 10.555 and 10.558 and are subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials. (See 7 CFR part 3015, subpart V, and final rule related notice published at 48 FR 29114, June 24, 1983.) This notice imposes no new reporting or recordkeeping provisions that are subject to Office of Management and Budget review in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507). This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612) and thus is exempt from the provisions of that Act. This notice was reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs designated this rule as not a major rule, as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 143 (Thursday, July 29, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40802-40803]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-16180]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

July 26, 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: (1) 
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; (2) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of burden 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 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 August 30, 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

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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 (NASS)

    Title: Agricultural Labor Survey--Substantive Change.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0109.
    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.
    This is a request to make a substantive change to the currently 
approved Agricultural Labor docket. In this substantive change, NASS 
will reduce the sample size and reduce the number of questions being 
asked. Previously, NASS conducted the Agricultural Labor Survey under a 
cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). 
Recently, the DOL cut off funding of the Labor survey, warranting this 
reduction in sample size and cut in the number of questions asked. NASS 
will publish the results of the survey, but the publication will 
resemble the publication that was published on Nov. 15, 2018. The 
questions that will be removed from the questionnaire are those 
referencing base wages, base hours worked, overtime wages, overtime 
hours worked, and bonus wages. NASS will still collect gross wages and 
total hours worked.
    Need and Use of the Information: Agricultural labor statistics are 
an integral part of the primary function of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service (NASS), which is the collection, processing, and 
dissemination of current State, regional, and national agricultural 
statistics. Wage rate estimates have been published since 1866 and U.S. 
farm employment estimates have been published since 1910.
    Description of Respondents: Farms and Ranches.
    Number of Respondents: 18,050.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Varies.
    Total Burden Hours: 20,168.

Levi S. Harrell,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-16180 Filed 7-28-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-20-P