National Agricultural Statistics Service 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Reduce the Frequency of Rice and Potato Stocks Surveys and All Associated Reports
Document Number: 2011-32342
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
This notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to reduce the currently approved information collections for rice and potato stocks that are currently approved under OMB 0535-0007. Under the current OMB approval the Potato Stocks Survey is conducted on a monthly basis from December through June of each year. Under this reduction NASS plans to discontinue the collecting and publishing of potato stock data for the months of January, March and May. In the four remaining months (December, February, April and June) there will be no changes to the surveys or the publications. The Rice Stocks Survey is currently conducted in January, March, June, August, September, and October (only California for October). Under this reduction, NASS plans to discontinue the collection of data in September, along with the related publication.
Notice of Intent To Suspend the Nursery Production, the Nursery and Floriculture Chemical Use, and the Christmas Tree Production Surveys and All Associated Reports
Document Number: 2011-32339
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
This notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to suspend currently approved information collections for all Nursery and Christmas Tree Production Surveys along with the Nursery and Floriculture Chemical Use Survey approved under OMB 0535-0244.
Notice of Intent To Suspend the Distillers Co-Products Survey and All Associated Reports
Document Number: 2011-29779
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
This notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to suspend the Distillers Co- Products survey currently approved under docket 0535-0247.
Notice of Intent To Suspend the Bee and Honey Surveys and All Associated Reports
Document Number: 2011-29744
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
This notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to suspend the currently approved information collection for Bee and Honey data.
Notice of Intent To Reduce the Frequency of Chemical Use Surveys and All Associated Reports
Document Number: 2011-29743
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
This notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to reduce the currently approved information collections for chemical use surveys approved under OMB 0535-0218. The chemical use surveys included in this docket are: Agricultural Resource Management Survey Phase II (ARMS II), Vegetable Chemical Use Survey, Fruit Chemical Use Survey, and Post Harvest Chemical Use Survey. The Post Harvest survey was suspended under a previous notice. The ARMS II Chemical Use Survey is normally conducted every year and it consists of two versions; Production Practices and Costs Report (PPCR), and the Production Practices Report (PPR). The PPR component is conducted with NASS-only funding to gather field crop chemical use data. The PPCR is co-funded by a cooperative agreement with the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS). The PPCR component efficiently collects costs associated with the various production practices to complete the cost of production estimates for ARMS targeted crop commodities. The ARMS Phase II-PPCR efficiently collects detailed cropping practice and cost data by focusing on field-level and expanding to whole farm, thus greatly reducing respondent burden while maintaining accuracy of reported data. For the 2011 crop year, NASS is making no changes to the Fruit Chemical Use survey and Field Crops Chemical Use survey. Barley and sorghum are the targeted crops for Field Crops Chemical Use survey. Please note that wheat and soybeans were originally in the 2011 crop year but were moved to 2012 crop year due to current budget cuts.
Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Revise and Extend an Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-28886
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request approval to revise and extend a currently approved information collection, the Milk and Milk Products Surveys. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sample design, and/or questionnaire length.
Notice of Intent to Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-26948
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
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 Field Crops Objective Yield Surveys. Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length.
Notice of Intent To Suspend the Postharvest Chemical Use Survey and All Associated Reports
Document Number: 2011-24968
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
This notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to suspend a currently approved information collection, the 2011 Postharvest Chemical Use Survey, and its associated publication.
Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Revise and Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-21361
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
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 Agricultural Resources Management Survey and Chemical Use Surveys. Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length.
Notice of Intent To Revise a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-19179
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intent of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the National Childhood Injury and Occupational Injury Survey of Farm Operators. Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length.
Notice of Intent To Suspend the July Sheep and Goat Survey, and Postpone the Renewal of the Census of Aquaculture, and the Tenure, Ownership and Transition of Agricultural Land (TOTAL) Surveys
Document Number: 2011-16803
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
This notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to suspend one currently approved information collection, (July Sheep and Goat Survey), and to indefinitely postpone the renewal of two periodic data collections (Census of Aquaculture and the Tenure, Ownership and Transition of Agricultural Land (TOTAL) survey formerly known as the Agricultural Economics and Land Ownership Survey (AELOS)) and their associated publications due to budgetary cutbacks.
Notice of Intent To Resume the Agricultural Labor Survey and Farm Labor Reports.
Document Number: 2011-16249
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
This notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to resume a currently approved information collection, the Agricultural Labor Survey, and its associated publication.
Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Revise and Extend an Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-15476
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intent of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Livestock Slaughter Survey. Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length.
Notice of Intent To Suspend the Agricultural Labor Survey and Farm Labor Reports
Document Number: 2011-12255
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
This notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to suspend a currently approved information collection, the Agricultural Labor Survey, and its associated publication.
Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Reinstate an Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-12100
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to seek reinstatement of an information collection, the 2012 Census of Agriculture.
Notice of Intent To Reinstate a Previously Approved Information Collection.
Document Number: 2011-9976
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request a reinstatement, with changes, to a previously approved information collection, the Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) Survey. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target, sampling design, and/ or questionnaire length.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-2563
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
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 Organic Production Survey. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-2562
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
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 Generic Clearance for Survey Research Studies. Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length.
Notice of Intent To Reinstate a Previously Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-1792
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request a reinstatement, with changes, to a previously approved information collection, the Distiller's Grains Survey. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population (expanding from 12 States to 48 States), sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. The title of the information collection has been changed to Distiller's By-products Survey, to encompass both grain and non-grain commodities.