[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 243 (Monday, December 19, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 78610]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-32339]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Suspend the Nursery Production, the Nursery 
and Floriculture Chemical Use, and the Christmas Tree Production 
Surveys and All Associated Reports

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of suspension of data collection and publication.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the National 
Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to suspend currently approved 
information collections for all Nursery and Christmas Tree Production 
Surveys along with the Nursery and Floriculture Chemical Use Survey 
approved under OMB  0535-0244.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph T. Reilly, Associate 
Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, (202) 720-4333, or through the NASS OMB 
Clearance Officer at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Suspension of All Nursery and Christmas Tree Production 
Surveys Along with the Nursery and Floriculture Chemical Use Survey and 
All Related Publications.
    OMB Control Numbers: 0535-0244.
    Expiration Dates of Approval: June 30, 2013.
    Type of Request: To suspend the currently approved information 
collections for Nursery and Christmas Tree Production Surveys and the 
Nursery and Floriculture Chemical Use Survey and the resulting 
publications.
    Abstract: The primary functions of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service include the collection of data and the preparation 
and issuance of state and national estimates of crop and livestock 
production, disposition, prices, and environmental and economic 
factors.
    Timeline: NASS will suspend this information collection as of 
December 19, 2011 due to budget constraints. NASS will not issue any 
publications that would normally be generated from any of the nursery 
production or chemical use surveys, unless there is a change in the 
anticipated budget shortfall.
    Authority: These data were collected under authority of 7 U.S.C. 
2204(a) (General Duties of the Secretary of Agriculture). Individually 
identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by 
Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which 
requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-aggregated data 
provided by respondents.
    Estimate of Burden: There will be no further public reporting 
burden for this collection of information.

    Signed at Washington, DC, October 25, 2011.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2011-32339 Filed 12-16-11; 8:45 am]
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