Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 93 (Tuesday, May 14, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 93 (Tuesday, May 14, 2019)]
[Page 21315]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-09902]
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
May 9, 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:
[email protected] or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-
    Comments regarding these information collections are best assured
of having their full effect if received by June 13, 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: Almonds Grown in California (7 CFR part 981).
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0242.
    Summary of Collection: Marketing Order No. 981 (7 CFR part 981)
regulates the handling of almonds grown in California and emanates from
the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, (Act) Secs. 1-19, 48
Stat. 31, as amended (7 U.S.C. 601-674) to provide the respondents the
type of service they request, and to administer the California almond
marketing order program. The board has developed forms as a means for
persons to file required information with the board relating to the
treatment of almonds to reduce the potential for Salmonella bacteria
prior to shipment.
    Need and Use of the Information: Almond handlers are required to
submit annual treatment plans to the board and inspection agency to
ensure such plans are complete and auditable regarding how they plan to
treat their almonds to reduce the potential for Salmonella. The plan
will be approved by the Board and must address specific parameters for
the handler to ship almonds. The Board also gathers information from
entities interested in being almond process authorities that validate
technologies, to accept and further process untreated almonds and
entities interested in being auditors. The information collected would
be used only by authorized representatives of USDA, including the
Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and Vegetable Programs' regional
and headquarters' staff, and authorized employees and agents of the
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit;
    Number of Respondents: 175.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually; On
    Total Burden Hours: 4,200.
Kimble Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-09902 Filed 5-13-19; 8:45 am]