Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 135 (Monday, July 15, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 135 (Monday, July 15, 2019)]
[Page 33733]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-14923]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
July 10, 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 August 14, 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.
National Agricultural Statistics Service
    Title: Vegetable Surveys.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0037.
    Summary of Collection: The primary function of the National
Agricultural Statistics (NASS) is to prepare and issue current official
state and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices
and disposition. The Vegetable Surveys Program obtains basic
agricultural statistics for fresh market and processing vegetables in
major producing States. The vegetable program has two types of
utilization: Some crops are processing only, some are fresh market
only, and others are dual crops (both processing and fresh market).
Vegetable processors are surveyed in August for acreage contracted and
estimated yield. In late November, processors are asked for final
acreage harvested, production, and value. The fresh market vegetable
program consists of specialized growers who are surveyed at the
conclusion of the growing season for estimates of crop production.
Producers of onions, strawberries, and asparagus are surveyed in August
to obtain forecasted acreage and production. NASS will collect
information using surveys.
    Need and Use of the Information: NASS will collect information to
estimate acreage intended to plant, acreage planted, acreage harvested,
yield/production, price, and utilization for the various crops. The
estimates provide vital statistics for growers, processors, and
marketers to use in making production and marketing decisions.
    Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 13,550.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually; Other (seasonally).
    Total Burden Hours: 4,655.
Kimble Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-14923 Filed 7-12-19; 8:45 am]