National Agricultural Statistics Service 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-30506
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
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 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: 2012-29690
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
This notice announced the National Agricultural Statistic Service's intentions to seek OMB's approval to renew the Agricultural Prices information collection. The notice was published in the Federal Register on November 16, 2012.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-27634
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Agricultural Prices Surveys. 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: 2012-27633
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-16
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 Vegetable Surveys Program. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. Some of the vegetable production surveys will incorporate sampling of the total population of producers, while the processing surveys will involve a total enumeration of the entire population. Changes are being made to some of the questionnaires to accommodate changes in the industry and to make the questionnaires easier for the respondent to complete. This should help to reduce respondent burden and improve the overall response rates.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-27632
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Cold Storage Survey. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, expected increases in response rates, and modes of data collection. The questionnaires have had some minor modifications to accommodate changes in the products stored by the industry, and to make the questionnaires easier to complete. The target population for cold storage operators (both mandatory and voluntary samples) will be contacted for this data on a monthly basis. Fruit storage operations are contacted on a monthly basis. The capacity survey is conduced once every other year of all operations with refrigerated storage capacity. Most of these surveys are voluntary; the one exception is for operations that store certain manufactured dairy products that are required by Public Law No. 106-532 and 107-171 to respond.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-24494
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-04
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 List Sampling Frame Surveys. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. Annually, NASS obtains lists of farm and ranch operators from different crop and livestock organizations. Historically we have averaged 500,000 potential new operators each year from these lists. Before adding these names to our list of active operators we will contact the operators to collect basic farming information from them on the size and type of operation. These data will be used to eliminate any duplication we may have with names already on our list. Since the 2012 Census of Agriculture will be conducted in 2013, the sample sizes for 2014 and 2015 will be greatly reduced. Additional questions may need to be added to the questionnaire during the next three years to accommodate any new trends or changes in the farming community that need to be identified (i.e. Organic farming, renewable energy production, expansion of acreage of alternative or specialty crops, etc.).
Notice of Intent To Suspend the 2012 Census of Agriculture Content Testing
Document Number: 2012-21740
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-05
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 2012 Census of Agriculture Content Testing.
Notice of Opportunity To Submit Content Request for the 2013 Census of Aquaculture
Document Number: 2012-20396
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS is currently accepting stakeholder feedback in the form of content requests for the 2013 Census of Aquaculture. This census is required by law under the ``Census of Agriculture Act of 1997,'' Public Law 105-113 (7 U.S.C. 2204g).
Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-19249
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-07
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 Agricultural Labor 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 Seek Approval To Conduct an Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-18952
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-03
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 approval to conduct a new information collection, the 2013 Residue and Biomass Field Survey.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-16673
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-09
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 Mink Survey. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population and/or questionnaire length. The target population will be pulled from positive historical data, trade magazines, or grower's association's lists. The questionnaire that NASS is planning to use is the same as what was used in previous years. Any changes to the questionnaire would result from requests by industry data users.
Notice of Invitation for Nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics
Document Number: 2012-16671
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, this notice announces an invitation from the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture for nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. On June 5, 2012, the Secretary of Agriculture renewed the Advisory Committee charter for a two-year term to expire on June 5, 2014. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the scope, timing, content, etc., of the periodic censuses and surveys of agriculture, other related surveys, and the types of information to obtain from respondents concerning agriculture. The Committee also prepares recommendations regarding the content of agriculture reports and presents the views and needs for data of major suppliers and users of agriculture statistics.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-14958
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-20
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 for the Floriculture 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 Revise and Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-14824
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-19
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 Stocks Reports. 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 Opportunity To Submit Comment on the Public Release Time of Several Major USDA Statistical Reports
Document Number: 2012-13951
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and the Office of the Chief Economist are currently accepting stakeholder input on the public release time and procedures of several major USDA statistical reports.
Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics
Document Number: 2012-12769
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking renewal of the 2-year charter for its discretionary committee, the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics.
Notice of Intent To Seek Approval to Revise and Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-9991
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-25
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 Egg, Chicken, and Turkey Surveys. A 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 Revise a Previously Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-7257
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-26
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 seek reinstatement of an information collection, the National Childhood Injury and Occupational Injury Survey of Farm Operators.
Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Revise and Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-7255
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-26
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. A 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 the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics; Meeting
Document Number: 2012-2817
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection.
Document Number: 2012-2627
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
Notice of Intent To Resume the Bee and Honey Surveys and All Associated Reports
Document Number: 2012-166
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-09
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 for bee and honey data and all associated reports.