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

 
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Vol. 84, No. 216
Thursday, November 7, 2019
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.
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 Shethir.Riva@usda.gov.
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
Shethir.Riva@usda.gov. 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.
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