[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 206 (Thursday, October 23, 2008)]
[Page 63133]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-25255]



National Agricultural Library

Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Collect Information

AGENCY: National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service, 

ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice 
announces the National Agricultural Library's intent to request an 
extension of a currently approved information collection form related 
to the Animal Welfare Information Center's (AWIC) workshop, Meeting the 
Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act. This workshop 
registration form requests the following information from participants: 
contact information, affiliation, and database searching experience. 
Participants include principal investigators, members of Institutional 
Animal Care and Use committees, animal care technicians, facility 
managers, veterinarians, and administrators of animal use programs.

DATES: Comments on this notice much be received by December 29, 2008 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Sandra Ball, 
Information Technology Specialist, USDA, ARS, NAL Animal Welfare 
Information Center, 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 410, 
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351. Submit electronic comments to: 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Ball, Information Technology 
Specialist. Phone: 301-504-6212 or Fax: 301-504-7125.

    Title: Workshop Registration, Meeting the Information Requirements 
of the Animal Welfare Act.
    OMB Number: 0518-033.
    Expiration Date: 02/27/2009.
    Type of Request: To extend currently approved data collection form.
    Abstract: This Web-based form collects information to register 
respondents in the workshop, Meeting the Information Requirements of 
the Animal Welfare Act. Information collected includes the following: 
preference of workshop date, signature, name, title, organization name, 
mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. Five 
questions are asked regarding database searching experience, membership 
on an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and goals for 
attending the workshop.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 5 minutes per response.
    Respondents: Principal investigators, members of Institutional 
Animal Care and Use Committees, animal care personnel, veterinarians, 
information providers, and administrators of animal use programs.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 34 per year.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3 hours.
    Comments are invited on (a) whether the proposed 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 the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and the assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who 
respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technology. Comments should be sent to the address 
in the preamble. All responses to this notice will be summarized and 
included in the request for (OMB) approval. All comments will become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: September 3, 2008.
Antoinette Betschart,
Associate Administrator, ARS.
[FR Doc. E8-25255 Filed 10-22-08; 8:45 am]