Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, 10591 [05-4164]

Download as PDF 10591 Notices Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 42 Friday, March 4, 2005 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 28, 2005. 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, Pub. L. 104–13. Comments regarding (a) Whether the collection for 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 methology 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 technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202 395–5806 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 VerDate jul<14>2003 19:07 Mar 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. Natural Resource Conservation Service Title: Emergency Watershed Protection Program Recovery. OMB Control Number: 0578–0030. Summary of Collection: The Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program regulations at 7 CFR 624 set forth the basic policies, program provisions, and eligibility requirements for sponsors to participate in the EWP program. The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is responsible for administration of EWP Program. EWP assistance is provided to sponsors to undertake emergency measures for runoff retardation and soil erosion prevention to safeguard lives and property from floods, drought, and the products of erosion on any watershed whenever fire, flood, or any other natural disaster occurrence is causing or has cause a sudden impairment of that watershed. The sponsor’s request is submitted formally as a letter (NRCS–PDM–20A) to the NRCS State Conservationist for consideration and the NRCS–PDM–20, Damage Survey Report (DSR) is the agency decision-making document that includes the economic, social, and environmental evaluation, as well as the engineer’s cost estimate. Need and Use of the Information: The collected information allows the responsible federal official to make EWP eligibility determinations and provide federal cost-share payments to the sponsors. Without the information NRCS would not be able to implement the program. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government; Farms; Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 360. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (Disaster Occurrence). Total Burden Hours: 4,770. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–4163 Filed 3–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–M PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), approved a petition for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) that was filed on February 1, 2005, by Gollott’s Oil Dock and Icehouse, Inc., Biloxi, Mississippi. The certification date is March 14, 2005. Beginning on this date, shrimpers who land their catch in Louisiana will be eligible to apply for fiscal year 2005 benefits during an application period ending June 13, 2005. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Upon investigation, the Administrator determined that increased imports of farmed shrimp contributed importantly to a decline in the landed prices of shrimp in Louisiana by 30.4 percent during January 2003 through December 2003, when compared with the previous 5-year average. Eligible producers must apply to the Farm Service Agency for benefits. After submitting completed applications, producers shall receive technical assistance provided by the Extension Service at no cost and may receive an adjustment assistance payment, if certain program criteria are satisfied. Applicants must obtain the technical assistance from the Extension Service by September 12, 2005, in order to be eligible for financial payments. Producers of raw agricultural commodities wishing to learn more about TAA and how they may apply should contact the Department of Agriculture at the addresses provided below for General Information. Producers Certified as Eligible for TAA Contact: Farm Service Agency service centers in Mississippi. For General Information About TAA Contact: Jean-Louis Pajot, Coordinator, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, FAS, USDA, (202) 720–2916, e-mail: trade.adjustment@fas.usda.gov. Dated: February 16, 2005. A. Ellen Terpstra, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 05–4164 Filed 3–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 42 (Friday, March 4, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 10591]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-4164]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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    The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), approved a 
petition for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) that was filed on 
February 1, 2005, by Gollott's Oil Dock and Icehouse, Inc., Biloxi, 
Mississippi. The certification date is March 14, 2005. Beginning on 
this date, shrimpers who land their catch in Louisiana will be eligible 
to apply for fiscal year 2005 benefits during an application period 
ending June 13, 2005.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Upon investigation, the Administrator 
determined that increased imports of farmed shrimp contributed 
importantly to a decline in the landed prices of shrimp in Louisiana by 
30.4 percent during January 2003 through December 2003, when compared 
with the previous 5-year average.
    Eligible producers must apply to the Farm Service Agency for 
benefits. After submitting completed applications, producers shall 
receive technical assistance provided by the Extension Service at no 
cost and may receive an adjustment assistance payment, if certain 
program criteria are satisfied. Applicants must obtain the technical 
assistance from the Extension Service by September 12, 2005, in order 
to be eligible for financial payments.
    Producers of raw agricultural commodities wishing to learn more 
about TAA and how they may apply should contact the Department of 
Agriculture at the addresses provided below for General Information.
    Producers Certified as Eligible for TAA Contact: Farm Service 
Agency service centers in Mississippi.
    For General Information About TAA Contact: Jean-Louis Pajot, 
Coordinator, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, FAS, USDA, (202) 
720-2916, e-mail: trade.adjustment@fas.usda.gov.

    Dated: February 16, 2005.
A. Ellen Terpstra,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 05-4164 Filed 3-3-05; 8:45 am]
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