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6692 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No.

24 / Tuesday, February 5, 2008 / Notices

NRDC, 435 U.S. 519, 533 (1978). Also, DATES: Comments on this notice must be and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part
environmental objections that could be received by April 7, 2008 to be assured 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995).
raised at the draft EIS stage, but that are of consideration. Estimate of Burden: The Livestock
not raised until after completion of the ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, Slaughter Survey includes a weekly
final EIS, may be waived or dismissed identified by docket number 0535–0005, survey of 900 Federally Inspected (FI)
by the courts. City of Angoon v. Hodel, by any of the following methods: slaughter plants and monthly/quarterly
803 F.2d 1016, 1022 (9th Cir. 1986) and • E-mail: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. surveys of approximately 2,000 Non-
Wisconsin Heritages, Inc. v. Harris, 490 Include docket number above in the Federally Inspected (NFI) slaughter
F. Supp. 1334 (E.D. Wis. 1980). Because subject line of the message. facilities. Public reporting burden for
of these court rulings, it is very • Fax: (202) 720–6396. this collection of information is
important that persons interested in this • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– estimated to average 7 minutes per
proposed action participate by the close ROM submissions to: NASS Clearance response for an estimated annual
of the 90-day comment period on the Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, average burden of 370 minutes per
draft EIS so that substantive comments Room 5336A, Mail Stop 2024, South respondent.
and objections are made available to the Building, 1400 Independence Avenue Respondents: Farmers, USDA
Forest Service at a time when it can SW., Washington, DC 20250–2024. inspectors, and custom/state inspected
meaningfully consider them and • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand slaughter plants.
respond to them in the final EIS. deliver to: NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Estimated Number of Respondents:
Department of Agriculture, Room 2,900.
To assist the Forest Service in Estimated Total Annual Burden on
identifying and considering issues and 5336A, South Building, 1400
Respondents: 18,000 hours.
concerns on the proposed action, Independence Avenue SW., Copies of this information collection
comments on the draft environmental Washington, DC 20250–2024. and related instructions can be obtained
impact statement should be as specified FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: without charge from NASS Clearance
as possible. It is also helpful if Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Officer, at (202) 720–2448.
comments refer to specific pages or Administrator, National Agricultural Comments: Comments are invited on:
chapters of the draft statement. Statistics Service, U.S. Department of (a) Whether the proposed collection of
Comments may also address the Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. information is necessary for the proper
adequacy or the merits of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: performance of the functions of the
alternatives formulated and discussed in Title: Livestock Slaughter Survey. agency, including whether the
the statement. Reviewers may wish to OMB Control Number: 0535–0005. information will have practical utility;
refer to the Council on Environmental Approval Expires: August 31, 2008. (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate
Quality Regulations for implementing Type of Request: Intent to Request of the burden of the proposed collection
the procedural provisions of the Approval to Revise and Extend an of information including the validity of
National Environmental Policy Act at 40 Information Collection. the methodology and assumptions used;
CFR 1503.3 in addressing these points. Abstract: The primary objective of the (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility,
Dated: January 30, 2008. National Agricultural Statistics Service and clarity of the information to be
Tina J. Terrell, is to prepare and issue State and collected; and (d) ways to minimize the
national estimates of crop and livestock burden of the collection of information
Forest Supervisor, Sequoia National Forest,
USDA Forest Service. production, prices, and disposition. The on those who are to respond, including
livestock survey program collects through the use of appropriate
[FR Doc. 08–489 Filed 2–4–08; 8:45 am]
information on livestock slaughter. automated, electronic, mechanical, or
BILLING CODE 3410–11–M
Slaughter data are used to estimate U.S. other technological collection
red meat production and reconcile techniques or other forms of information
inventory estimates which provide technology.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
producers and the rest of the industry All responses to this notice will
National Agricultural Statistics Service with current and future information on become a matter of public record and be
market supplies. This data is also used summarized in the request for OMB
Notice of Intent To Request Approval in preparing production, disposition, approval.
To Revise and Extend an Information and income statistics which facilitate Signed at Washington, DC, January 16,
Collection more orderly production, marketing, 2008.
and processing of livestock and Joseph T. Reilly,
AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics livestock products. The livestock Associate Administrator.
Service, USDA. program was approved by OMB for a 3- [FR Doc. E8–2041 Filed 2–4–08; 8:45 am]
Notice and request for
ACTION: year period in 2005; NASS intends to BILLING CODE 3410–20–P
comments. request that the survey be approved for
another 3 years.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Authority: These data will be DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C.
notice announces the intent of the 2204(a). Individually identifiable data Rural Business-Cooperative Service
National Agricultural Statistics Service collected under this authority are
(NASS) to request revision and governed by Section 1770 of the Food Inviting Applications for Rural
extension of a currently approved Security Act of 1985, 7 U.S.C. 2276, Business Opportunity Grants
information collection, the Livestock which requires USDA to afford strict
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AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative


Slaughter Survey. Revision to burden confidentiality to non-aggregated data Service, USDA.
hours may be needed due to changes in provided by respondents. This Notice is ACTION: Notice.
the size of the target population, submitted in accordance with the
sampling design, and/or questionnaire Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. SUMMARY: The Rural Business-
length. L. 104–113) and Office of Management Cooperative Service, an Agency within

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