Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection “ County Committee Elections, 12837 [05-5154]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 16, 2005 / Notices Farm Service Agency Title: Long Term Contracting. OMB Control Number: 0560–NEW. Summary of Collection: The Long Term Contracting System (LTCS) is a web-based application that streamlines the bid entry and evaluation functions for Long-term, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quality contracts. The Kansas City Commodity Office (KCCO) will generally issue invitations for bids to purchase commodities for domestic feeding program on an annual, semiannual, monthly, or quarterly basis; however, invitations may be issued more frequently depending on various program requirements. Bid offers will be received, evaluated, and awarded within the LTCS. Need and Use of the Information: The information collected will be processed through the LTCS bid evaluation program to determine optimal awards. KCCO will analyze the results of the bid evaluation and award contracts to the eligible, responsible and responsive bidders whose offers are most advantageous to USDA in terms of the lowest overall cost. The information is required to procure agricultural commodities for domestic feeding programs. Without the information, KCCO could not meet program requirements. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 20. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; reporting: quarterly; semi-annually; annually; monthly; on occasion. Total Burden Hours: 80. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–5180 Filed 3–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection ‘‘County Committee Elections Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and entities on the VerDate jul<14>2003 16:45 Mar 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 extension of a currently approved information collection used in support of the FSA County Committee Elections. The collection of information from FSA Farmers and Ranchers is used to receive nominations from eligible voters for the County Committee. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before May 16, 2005 to be assured consideration. Additional Information: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to: Kenneth Nagel, Agricultural Program Specialist, Office of the Deputy Administrator for Field Operations, Farm Service Agency, USDA, STOP 0542, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0542, Washington, DC 20250; telephone (202) 720–7890. Copies of the information collection may be obtained by contacting Kenneth Nagel. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: County Committee Election. OMB Control Number: 0560–0229. Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2005. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Abstract: The information collected under OMB Control Number is 0560– 0229 is necessary to effectively allow farmer and ranchers to nominate potential candidates for the county committee election in accordance with the requirements at 7 CFR part 7. Specifically, the Agency uses the information annually or if needed through-out the year for special elections to create ballots for county committee elections. Estimate of Respondent Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per response. Respondents: Any individual with farming interest in the Local Administrative Area (LAA). (eligible voters) Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,100,000. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 350. Topics for comment include but are not limited to the following: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 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 on those who are to PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12837 respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments should be sent to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, D.C. 20503, and to Kenneth Nagel, Agricultural Program Specialist, Office of Deputy Administrator for Field Operations, Farm Service Agency, USDA, STOP 0542, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250; telephone (202) 720–7890. Copies of the information collection may be obtained from Kenneth Nagel at the above address. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of management and Budget approval. All comments will be a matter of public record. Signed in Washington, DC on March 8, 2005. James R. Little, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 05–5154 Filed 3–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Income Eligibility Guidelines Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department announces adjusted income eligibility guidelines to be used by State agencies in determining the income eligibility of persons applying to participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC). These income eligibility guidelines are to be used in conjunction with the WIC Regulations. DATES: Effective Date: July 1, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debra Whitford, Branch Chief, Policy and Program Development Branch, Supplemental Food Programs Division, FNS, USDA, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302, (703) 305– 2746. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 This notice is exempt from review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 16, 2005)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-5154]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency


Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved Information 
Collection `` County Committee Elections

AGENCY: Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Farm Service Agency (FSA) is seeking comments from all interested 
individuals and entities on the extension of a currently approved 
information collection used in support of the FSA County Committee 
Elections. The collection of information from FSA Farmers and Ranchers 
is used to receive nominations from eligible voters for the County 
Committee.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before May 16, 
2005 to be assured consideration.
    Additional Information: Comments concerning this notice should be 
addressed to: Kenneth Nagel, Agricultural Program Specialist, Office of 
the Deputy Administrator for Field Operations, Farm Service Agency, 
USDA, STOP 0542, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0542, Washington, 
DC 20250; telephone (202) 720-7890. Copies of the information 
collection may be obtained by contacting Kenneth Nagel.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: County Committee Election.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0229.
    Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2005.
    Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Information 
Collection.
    Abstract: The information collected under OMB Control Number is 
0560-0229 is necessary to effectively allow farmer and ranchers to 
nominate potential candidates for the county committee election in 
accordance with the requirements at 7 CFR part 7. Specifically, the 
Agency uses the information annually or if needed through-out the year 
for special elections to create ballots for county committee elections.
    Estimate of Respondent Burden: Public reporting burden for this 
collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per 
response.
    Respondents: Any individual with farming interest in the Local 
Administrative Area (LAA). (eligible voters)
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,100,000.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 350.
    Topics for comment include but are not limited to the following: 
(a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
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 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. Comments should be sent to the Desk Officer for 
Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, Washington, D.C. 20503, and to Kenneth Nagel, 
Agricultural Program Specialist, Office of Deputy Administrator for 
Field Operations, Farm Service Agency, USDA, STOP 0542, 1400 
Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250; telephone (202) 720-7890. 
Copies of the information collection may be obtained from Kenneth Nagel 
at the above address.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for Office of management and Budget approval. All comments will 
be a matter of public record.

    Signed in Washington, DC on March 8, 2005.
James R. Little,
Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 05-5154 Filed 3-15-05; 8:45 am]
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