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[Federal Register: October 9, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 196)]
[Page 62946-62949]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []

                                                Federal Register

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.


[[Page 62946]]


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.

[ ... ]

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

[[Page 62947]]

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 
a survey.
    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.