Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
ARS National Program Assessments are conducted every 5 years, through the organization ofwebinars, conference calls and/or meetings. These input sessions allow ARS to periodicallyupdate the vision and rationale of each National Program and assess the relevancy, effectiveness,and responsiveness of ARS research. In addition, these input sessions facilitate the review andsimultaneously provide an opportunity for customers, stakeholders, and partners to assess theprogress made through the National Program and provide input for future modifications to theNational Program or the National Program's research agenda.
In the case of the ARS Animal Health National Program, the beneficiaries of the research are numerous, including the majority of the livestock and poultry industries, trade associations, Federal and State government agencies, and research partners in universities and the private sector. The electronic evaluation form will allow ARS to outreach to its many customers, partners, and stakeholders that are unable to attend the webinars, conference calls and/or meetings and also ensure an efficient means of obtaining the greatest amount of input on the impact and direction of the ARS Animal Health National Research Program.
Comments are invited on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for theproper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will havepractical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposedcollection of information, including the validity of the methodology and the assumptions used;(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the input provided by a wide array ofcustomers, and; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those whorespond, 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 besummarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matterof public record.