Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

CourtAgriculture Department
Citation87 FR 2126
Record Number2022-00484
Published date13 January 2022
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 9 (Thursday, January 13, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 9 (Thursday, January 13, 2022)]
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                [FR Doc No: 2022-00484]
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                Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
                 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: (1)
                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; (2) the accuracy of the
                agency's estimate of burden 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 regarding these information collections are best assured
                of having their full effect if received by February 14, 2022. 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 You may find
                this particular information collection by selecting ``Currently under
                30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search
                 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 (NASS)
                 Title: Aquaculture Surveys--Substantive Change.
                 OMB Control Number: 0535-0150.
                 Summary of Collection: General authority for these data collection
                activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204 which
                specifies that ``The Secretary of Agriculture shall procure and
                preserve all information concerning agriculture which he can obtain . .
                . by the collection of statistics . . .''. The primary objective of the
                National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to provide data
                users with timely and reliable agricultural production and economic
                statistics, as well as environmental and specialty agricultural related
                statistics. To accomplish this objective, NASS relies on the use of
                diverse surveys that show changes within the farming industry over
                 The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is seeking
                approval for this substantive change request to the aquaculture surveys
                information collection request. NASS seeks approval to conduct a
                Pennsylvania Aquaculture Census that is funded by a cooperative
                agreement between the National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-
                NASS) and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA). NASS will
                conduct a census of the Pennsylvania aquaculture producers and provide
                Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the public with a summary
                report of all sales specifying the amount or weight of each species
                (except trout) sold and gross receipts. Pennsylvania trout sales data
                are accounted for in the NASS' Trout Production report. Additional
                burden is estimated at 64 hours over 175 respondents. One response per
                year is needed for Pennsylvania's aquaculture census.
                 Need and Use of the Information: Act 98 of the 1998 Pennsylvania
                General Assembly Amended Title 3 (Agriculture) of the Pennsylvania
                Consolidated Statutes mentions the Pennsylvania Department of
                Agriculture cooperates with NASS for a survey of Pennsylvania's
                aquacultural industry.
                 Description of Respondents: Farms: Individuals or households.
                 Number of Respondents: 2,450.
                 Frequency of Responses: Once per year.
                 Total Burden Hours: 796.
                Ruth Brown,
                Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
                [FR Doc. 2022-00484 Filed 1-12-22; 8:45 am]
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