[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 118 (Monday, June 21, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33043-33044]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-15702]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

June 11, 1999.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments 
regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 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), Washington, D.C. 20503 and to 
Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, 
D.C. 20250-7602. Comments regarding these information collections are 
best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of 
this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by 
calling (202) 720-6746.
    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: Plan for Estimating Daily Livestock Slaughter Under Federal 
Inspection.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0050.
    Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1046 (7 
U.S.C. 1621) Section 203(g), directs and authorizes the collection and 
dissemination 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 to bring about a balance between production and 
utilization. Livestock and Grain News provides a timely exchange of 
accurate and unbiased information on current marketing conditions 
(supply, demand, prices, trends, movement, and other information) 
affecting trade in livestock, meats, grain, and wool. Administered by 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service 
(AMS), this nationwide market news program is conducted in cooperation 
with approximately 30 state departments of agriculture. The up-to-the-
minute reports collected and disseminated by professional market 
reporters are intended to provide both buyers and sellers with the 
information necessary for making intelligent, informed marketing 
decisions, thus putting everyone in the marketing system in an equal 
bargaining position. AMS will collect information using market new 
reports.
    Need and Use of the Information: AMS will collect information from 
processing plants on the estimated of the current day's slaughter and 
the actual slaughter of the previous day. The report is used to make 
market outlook projections and maintain statistical data. The 
information must be collected and disseminated by an impartial third 
party. Since the Government is a large purchaser of meat, a system to 
monitor the collection and reporting of data is needed.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; 
individuals or households; farms; Federal Government; State, Local or 
Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 82.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Weekly; other: daily.
    Total Burden Hours: 740.

Farm Service Agency

    Title: Standard Rules Tender Governing Motor Carrier 
Transportation.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-NEW.
    Summary of Collection: USDA provides a variety of commodities for 
domestic food distribution programs. The types of commodities available 
to transport for Kansas City Commodity Office (KCCO) include: dairy 
products (milk, butter, and cheese), fruit and vegetables (canned and 
frozen), and mixed loads of dry freight. The purpose of this 
information collection is to establish the motor carrier transportation 
service needs of USDA, Farm Service Agency (FSA), and KCCO for the 
movement of its freight traffic; and to ensure that motor freight 
carriers providing transportation services have both the willingness 
and the capability to meet these needs. The Standard Rules Tender 
Governing Motor Carrier Transportation necessitates the collect 
information to determine motor carrier compliance with the requirements 
and to determine eligibility of motor carriers to haul agricultural 
products for FSA. FSA will collect information by mail from motor 
carriers.
    Need and Use of the Information: FSA will collect information to 
establish the motor carrier's qualifications, insurance coverage, and 
carriage rates and conditions. Without this information FSA and KCCO 
could not obtain transportation services to meet program requirements.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal; 
not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 141.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Once.
    Total Burden Hours: 141.

Farm Service Agency

    Title: Standard Operating Agreement Governing Intermodal 
Transportation.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-NEW.
    Summary of Collection: The Farm Service Agency (FSA), in 
conjunction with the Kansas City Commodity Office (KCCO), delivers 
commodities worldwide. FSA ships commodities via motor carrier, 
intermodal marketing company, railroad, or ocean carrier. Intermodal 
Marketing Companies (IMC) are required to provide information relative 
to Trailer on Flatcar/Container or on Flatcar (TOFC/COFC) rates and

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agreements. The use of the Standard Operating Agreement Governing 
Intermodal Transportation is necessary to collect information to 
determine IMC compliance with KCCO eligibility requirements. FSA will 
collect information by mail from IMCs.
    Need and Use of the Information: FSA will collect information to 
establish the Intermodal Marketing Companies qualifications, insurance 
coverage, and carriage rates and conditions. Without this information 
FSA and KCCO could not meet program requirements.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profits; Federal; 
Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 23.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Once.
    Total Burden Hours: 23.

Forest Service

    Title: Interpretive Association Annual Report.
    OMB Control Number: 0596-0097.
    Summary of Collection: The Organic Administration Act of 1897 (30 
Stat. 11;16 U.S.C. 55) and the Multiple-Use Sustained-Yield Act of 1960 
(Pub. L. 86-517 Stat. 215;16 U.S.C. 528-531) gives Forest Service (FS) 
general authorities to provide public education and information about 
the preservation and conservation of the natural resources; and to 
promote the agency mission to achieve quality land management to meet 
the diverse needs of people through education about the variety of 
outdoor recreation uses of the natural resources. The Cooperative Funds 
and Deposits Act of December 12, 1975 (Pub. L. 94-148, 89 Stat. 804; 16 
U.S.C. 565a-1 thru 565a-3) authorizes FS to enter into cooperative 
agreements with public and private agencies, organizations, 
institutions, or persons. Non-profit Interpretive Associations 
affiliated with the Forest Service provide important supplementary 
services to National Forest visitors. The agreements between FS and the 
Interpretive Associations state that Interpretive Associations need to 
submit annual reports and financial statements to the FS. FS will 
collect information using Form FS-2300-5. Annual Report Interpretive 
Associations.
    Needs and Use of the Information: FS will collect information 
pertaining to income, expenditures, and annual accomplishments of each 
interpretive association to the regional forester. Without the 
collection of information, effective management of interpretive 
association programs including the monitoring of income allocation for 
special projects, would not be possible.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 52.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 52.

Agricultural Research Service

    Title: USDA Biological Shipment Record--Beneficial Organisms.
    OMB Control Number: 0518-0013.
    Summary of Collection: Collection of information related to the 
introduction and release of non-indigenous biological control organisms 
contributes to the biological control and taxonomic research programs 
of USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Provision of the data is 
entirely voluntary and is used to populate the USDA Release of 
Beneficial Organisms in the United States and Territories (ROBO) 
database. ARS will collect information using forms AD-941, AD-942 and 
AD-943.
    Need and Use of the Information: ARS will collect information on 
the biological/control and taxonomic research program in USDA by 
recording the introduction and release of non-indigenous biological 
control organisms and pollinators in the United States.
    Description of Respondents: Federal; non-for-profit institutions; 
State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 100.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion, annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 25.
Nancy B. Sternberg,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 99-15702 Filed 6-18-99; 8:45 am]
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