Fruit Crops; Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection

 
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE
UNITED STATES
Hearings of the Judicial Conference
Advisory Committee on the Federal
Rules of Appellate Procedure
AGENCY
: Advisory Committee on the
Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure,
Judicial Conference of the United States.
ACTION
: Notice of cancellation of public
hearing.
SUMMARY
: The following public hearing
on proposed amendments to the Federal
Rules of Appellate Procedure has been
canceled: Appellate Rules Hearing on
October 30, 2019, in Washington DC.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Rebecca A. Womeldorf, Rules
Committee Secretary, Rules Committee
Staff, Administrative Office of the
United States Courts, Washington, DC
20544, telephone (202) 502–1820.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Announcements for this hearing were
previously published in 84 FR 42951.
Dated: October 4, 2019.
Rebecca A. Womeldorf,
Rules Committee Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019–22092 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 2210–55–P
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Agricultural Marketing Service
[Doc. No. AMS–SC–19–0076; SC19–0581/
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Fruit Crops; Notice of Request for
Extension and Revision of 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 an extension and revision to the
approved forms and generic information
collection for marketing orders covering
fruit crops.
DATES
: Comments on this notice are due
by December 9, 2019 to be assured of
consideration.
ADDRESSES
: Interested persons are
invited to submit written comments
concerning this notice. Comments must
be sent to the Docket Clerk, Marketing
Order and Agreement Division,
Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA,
1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP
0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Fax:
(202) 720–8938; or internet:
www.regulations.gov. Comments should
reference the docket number and the
date and page number of this issue of
the Federal Register and will be
available for public inspection in the
Office of the Docket Clerk during regular
business hours, or can be viewed at:
www.regulations.gov. All comments
submitted in response to this notice will
be included in the record and will be
made available to the public. Please be
advised that the identity of individuals
or entities submitting the comments will
be made public on the internet at the
address provided above.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Andrew Hatch, Chief, Rulemaking
Services Branch, Marketing Order and
Agreement Division, Specialty Crops
Program, AMS, USDA, 1400
Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237,
Room 1406–S, Washington, DC 20250–
0237; Telephone: (202) 720–6862; Fax:
(202) 720–8938; or Email:
andrew.hatch@usda.gov.
Small businesses may request
information on this notice by contacting
Richard Lower, Marketing Order and
Agreement Division, Specialty Crops
Program, AMS, USDA, 1400
Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237,
Room 1406–S, Washington, DC 20250–
0237; Telephone (202) 720–2491; Fax:
(202) 720–8938; or Email:
richard.lower@usda.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Title: Fruit Crops.
OMB Number: 0581–0189.
Expiration Date of Approval: January
31, 2020.
Type of Request: Extension and
Revision of a currently approved
information collection.
Abstract: Marketing orders provide an
opportunity for producers of fresh fruits,
vegetables and specialty crops, in
specified production areas, to work
together to solve marketing problems
that cannot be solved individually. This
notice covers the following marketing
order citations: 7 CFR parts 905 (Florida
citrus), 906 (Texas citrus), 915 (Florida
avocados), 920 (California kiwifruit),
922 (Washington apricots), 923
(Washington cherries), 925 (California
table grapes), 927 (Oregon/Washington
pears), and 929 (Cranberries grown in 10
States). Marketing order regulations
help ensure adequate supplies of high
quality product and adequate returns to
producers. Marketing orders are
authorized under the Agricultural
Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (Act),
as amended (7 U.S.C. 601–674). The
Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to
oversee the marketing order operations
and issue regulations recommended by
a committee of representatives from
each commodity industry.
The information collection
requirements in this request are
essential to carry out the intent of the
Act, to provide the respondents the type
of service they request, and to
administer the marketing orders. Under
the Act, marketing orders may
authorize: Production and marketing
research, including paid advertising;
volume regulations; reserves, including
pools and producer allotments;
container regulations; and quality
control. Assessments are levied on
handlers regulated under the marketing
orders.
USDA requires several forms to be
filed to enable the administration of
each marketing order. These include
forms covering the selection process for
industry members to serve on a
marketing order’s committee or board
and ballots used in referenda to amend
or continue marketing orders.
Under Federal marketing orders,
producers and handlers are nominated
by their peers to serve as representatives
on a committee or board which
administers each program. Nominees
must provide information on their
qualifications to serve on the committee
or board. Qualified nominees are then
appointed by the Secretary. Formal
rulemaking amendments must be
approved in referenda conducted by
USDA and the Secretary. For the
purposes of this action, ballots are
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considered information collections and
are subject to the Paperwork Reduction
Act. If a marketing order is amended,
handlers are asked to sign an agreement
indicating their willingness to abide by
the provisions of the amended
marketing order.
Some forms are required to be filed
with the committee or board. The
marketing orders and their rules and
regulations authorize the respective
commodities’ committees and boards,
the agencies responsible for local
administration of the marketing orders,
to require handlers and producers to
submit certain information. Much of the
information is compiled in aggregate
and provided to the respective
industries to assist in marketing
decisions. The committees and boards
have developed forms as a means for
persons to file required information
relating to supplies, shipments, and
dispositions of their respective
commodities, and other information
needed to effectively carry out the
purpose of the Act and their respective
orders, and these forms are utilized
accordingly.
The forms covered under this
information collection require
respondents to provide the minimum
information necessary to effectively
carry out the requirements of the
marketing orders, and use of these forms
is necessary to fulfill the intent of the
Act as expressed in the marketing
orders’ rules and regulations.
The information collected is used
only by authorized employees of the
committees and authorized
representatives of the USDA, including
AMS, Specialty Crops Program’s
regional and headquarters’ staff.
Authorized committee or board
employees are the primary users of the
information and AMS is the secondary
user.
Estimate of Burden: Public reporting
burden for this collection of information
is estimated to average .310 hours per
response.
Respondents: Producers, handlers,
processors, cooperatives, and public
members.
Estimated Number of Respondents:
6,800.
Estimated Number of Responses:
25,088.
Estimated Number of Responses per
Respondent: 3.69.
Estimated Total Annual Burden on
Respondents: 7,780 hours.
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
through the use of appropriate
automated, electronic, mechanical, or
other technological collection
techniques or other forms of information
technology.
Comments should reference this
docket number and be sent to the USDA
in care of the Docket Clerk at the
address above. All comments received
will be available for public inspection
during regular business hours at the
same address.
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.
AMS is committed to compliance
with the E-Government Act to promote
the use of the internet and other
information technologies, to provide
increased opportunities for citizen
access to Government information and
services, and for other purposes.
A 60-day comment period is provided
to allow interested persons to respond
to the notice.
Dated: October 4, 2019.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019–22077 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Submission for OMB Review;
Comment Request
October 3, 2019.
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: 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; the accuracy of the
agency’s estimate of burden including
the validity of the methodology and
assumptions used; ways to enhance the
quality, utility and clarity of the
information to be collected; and 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 should be
addressed to: Desk Officer for
Agriculture, Office of Information and
Regulatory Affairs, Office of
Management and Budget (OMB), New
Executive Office Building, Washington,
DC; New Executive Office Building,
725—17th Street NW, Washington, DC
20503. Commenters are encouraged to
submit their comments to OMB via
email to: OIRA_Submission@
omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and
to Departmental Clearance Office,
USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602,
Washington, DC 20250–7602.
Comments regarding these
information collections are best assured
of having their full effect if received by
November 8, 2019. Copies of the
submission(s) may be obtained by
calling (202) 720–8681.
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
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.
Agricultural Marketing Service
Title: Specialty Crops Market News
Reports.
OMB Control Number: 0581–0006.
Summary of Collection: Section 203(g)
of the Agricultural Marketing Act of
1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621) directs and
authorizes the collection of information
and disseminating of marketing
information including adequate outlook
information on a market-area basis for
the purpose of anticipating and meeting
consumer requirements, aiding in the
maintenance of farm income and bring
about balance between production and
utilization of agriculture products.
Market News provides all interested
segments of the market chain with
market information tends to equalize the
competitive position of all market
participants. The fruit and vegetable
industries, through their organizations,
or government agencies present formal
requests that the Department of
Agriculture issue daily, weekly, semi-
monthly, or monthly market news
reports on various aspects of the
industry.
Need and Use of the Information:
AMS will collect market information on
some 411 specialty crops for prices and
supply. The production of Market News
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