[Federal Register: October 9, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 196)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
October 3, 2002.
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 technology should be addressed to:
Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20503
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
within 30 days of this notification. 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.
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National Agricultural Statistics Service
Title: Agricultural Labor Survey.
OMB Control Number: 0535-0109.
Summary of Collection: The 1938 Agricultural Adjustment Act, as
amended in 1948, requires wage rate data for computation of an index
component. This component is used in calculation of parity prices.
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) primary function is to
prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock
production, disposition, and prices. The Agricultural Labor Survey
provides employment data for equitable allocation and distribution of
these funds to where seasonal workers need housing and education. The
survey is the only timely and reliable source of information on the
size of the farm worker population. NASS will collect information using
Need and Use of the Information: NASS will collect information on
wage rate estimates and the year-to-year changes in these rates and how
changes in wage rates help measure the changes in costs of production
of major farm commodities. Farm worker organizations, private and
government agencies will use agricultural labor data for the planning
and placement of farm workers, in determining immigration policies and
to measure the availability of farm workers across the Nation.
Description of Respondents: Farm.
Number of Respondents: 12,425.
Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly.
Total Burden Hours: 10,608.
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