[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18305-18306]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06931]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

March 20, 2013.
    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)

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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), New 
Executive Office Building, 725--17th Street NW., Washington, DC, 20503. 
Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: 
OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental 
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-
7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured 
of having their full effect if received by April 25, 2013. 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.

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard Administration

    Title: Swine Contract Library.
    OMB Control Number: 0580-0021.
    Summary of Collection: The Swine Packer Marketing Contracts, 
subtitle of the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act of 1999, amended the 
Packers and Stockyards Act (P&S Act) to mandate the establishment of a 
library of swine packer marketing contracts (swine contract library), 
and a monthly report of types of contracts in existence and available 
and commitments under such contracts. The collection of information is 
necessary for the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards 
Administration (GIPSA) to perform the functions required for the 
mandatory reporting of swine packer marketing contract information.
    Need and Use of the Information: Information is required from 
packers for processing plants that meet certain criteria, including 
size as measured by annual slaughter. This information is collected 
using forms P&SP-341, 342 and 343. GIPSA is responsible for 
implementing and enforcing the P&S Act, including the swine contract 
library. The information collection and recordkeeping requirements for 
the swine contract library are essential for maintaining a mandatory 
library of information on contracts used by packers to purchase swine 
from producers and monthly reports of commitments under such contracts.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 55.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Monthly.
    Total Burden Hours: 2,705.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-06931 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]
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