Cotton Classing, Testing and Standards: Notice of Request for an Extension and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 216 (Thursday, November 7, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 216 (Thursday, November 7, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 60052]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-24248]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Agricultural Marketing Service
[AMS-CN-19-0083]
Cotton Classing, Testing and Standards: Notice of Request for an
Extension and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection
AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing 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 Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention
to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for an
extension and revision to the currently approved information collection
entitled Cotton Classing, Testing, and Standards.
DATES: Comments received by January 6, 2020 will be considered.
ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to the addresses specified
below. All comments will be made available to the public. Please do not
include personally identifiable information (such as name, address, or
other contact information) or confidential business information that
you do not want publically disclosed. All comments may be posted on the
internet and can be retrieved by most internet search engines. Comments
may be submitted anonymously.
    Comments, identified by AMS-CN-19-0083, may be submitted
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting
comments. In addition, comments may be submitted by mail or hand
delivery to Cotton Research and Promotion, Cotton and Tobacco Program,
AMS, USDA, 100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, Virginia
22406. Comments should be submitted in triplicate. All comments
received will be made available for public inspection at Cotton and
Tobacco Program, AMS, USDA, 100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 101,
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406. A copy of this document may be found
at: www.regulations.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shethir M. Riva, Director, Research
and Promotion, Cotton and Tobacco Program, AMS, USDA, 100 Riverside
Parkway, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406, telephone (540)
361-2726, facsimile (540) 361-1199, or email at [email protected].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Cotton Classing, Testing, and Standards.
    OMB Number: 0581-0008.
    Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2020.
    Type of Request: Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved
Information Collection.
    Abstract: Information solicited is used by the USDA to administer
and supervise activities associated with the classification or grading
of cotton, cotton linters, and cottonseed based on official USDA
Standards. The information requires personal data, such as name, type
of business, address, and description of classification services
requested. These programs are conducted under the United States Cotton
Standards Act (7 U.S.C. 51b), the Cotton Statistics and Estimates Act
of 1927 (7 U.S.C. 473c), and the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7
U.S.C. 1622h) and regulations appear at 7 CFR part 28.
    The information collection requirements in this request are
essential to carry out the intent of the Acts and to provide the cotton
industry the type of information they need to make sound business
decisions. The information collected is the minimum required.
Information is requested from growers, cooperatives, merchants,
manufacturers, and other government agencies.
    The information collected is used only by authorized employees of
the USDA, AMS. The cotton industry is the primary user of the compiled
information and AMS and other government agencies are secondary users.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of
information is estimated to average 0.08 hours per response.
    Respondents: Cotton merchants, warehouses, and gins.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,041.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.30.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 2,391.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 184.46.
    Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) 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; (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 the use of appropriate automated, electronic,
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms
of information technology. Comments may be sent to Shethir M. Riva,
Director, Research and Promotion, Cotton and Tobacco Program, AMS,
USDA, 100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406,
telephone (540) 361-2726, facsimile (540) 361-1199, or email at
[email protected]. All responses to this notice will be summarized
and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become
a matter of public record.
    Dated: November 1, 2019.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2019-24248 Filed 11-6-19; 8:45 am]
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