Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Citation86 FR 17769
CourtAgriculture Department
Publication Date06 Apr 2021
Record Number2021-06981
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 64 (Tuesday, April 6, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 64 (Tuesday, April 6, 2021)]
                [Notices]
                [Page 17769]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-06981]
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                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
                March 31, 2021.
                 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.
                 Comments regarding these information collections are best assured
                of having their full effect if received by May 6, 2021. Written
                comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection
                should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on
                the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this
                particular information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day
                Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.
                 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: Commercial Agricultural Expansion Survey.
                 OMB Control Number: 0535-0264.
                 Summary of Collection: The primary objectives of the National
                Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) are to prepare and issue
                official State and national estimates of crop and livestock production,
                disposition and prices, economic statistics, and environmental
                statistics related to agriculture and to conduct the Census of
                Agriculture and its follow-on surveys. NASS will conduct a survey of
                agricultural operations with potential sales of $50,000 or greater in
                Hawaii. Selected farmers will be asked to provide data on (1) Interest
                for and reasons for expanding the respondent's commercial agriculture
                operation, (2) Barriers to expanding the respondent's commercial
                agricultural operations and respondent's needs to expand, as well as
                (3) Some basic information about the respondent's operation such as top
                producing commodities, point of first sale, range for number of
                employees, etc. General authority for these data collection activities
                is granted under U.S.C. Title 7, Section 2204. This project is
                conducted as a cooperative effort with the Hawaii Department of
                Agriculture. Funding for this survey is being provided by the Hawaii
                Department of Agriculture.
                 Need and Use of the Information: The COVID-19 pandemic has renewed
                Hawaii's efforts to reduce the reliance on imports. The goal of this
                survey is to assess Hawaii agricultural producers' interest in
                expanding their commercial production and identify barriers to
                expansion. The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) requested this
                one-time project to collect this valuable information to assist in
                their decision-making process when establishing and administering a
                grant program.
                 Description of Respondents: A sample of all active agricultural
                operations with potential sales of $50,000 or greater in Hawaii.
                 Number of Respondents: 1,150.
                 Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Once a year.
                 Total Burden Hours: 346.
                Levi S. Harrell,
                Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
                [FR Doc. 2021-06981 Filed 4-5-21; 8:45 am]
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