Farm Service Agency Information Collection; Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, 16476 [05-6360]

Download as PDF 16476 Notices Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 61 Thursday, March 31, 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 Commodity Credit Corporation Farm Service Agency Information Collection; Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program Commodity Credit Corporation and Farm Service Agency, USDA. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) are seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension of an approved information collection associated with the acreage report for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). This information collection is needed to administer the program. Comments on this notice must be received on or before May 31, 2005 to be assured consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. DATES: Comments must be addressed to Farm Service Agency, USDA, Attn: John Newcomer, Agriculture Program Specialist, NAPB/ PECD, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0540. Comments may be also submitted by email to: John.Newcomer@usda.gov. The comments must also be sent to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments must include the OMB number and title of the information collection. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Newcomer, Agriculture Program Specialist, (202) 720–6157 and John.Newcomer@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate jul<14>2003 15:30 Mar 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 John Description of Information Collection Title: Report of Acreage for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). OMB Number: 0560–0004. Expiration Date: April 30, 2005. Type of Request: Extension with revision. Abstract: NAP provides financial assistance to producers who have suffered a production loss of an eligible crop or were prevented from planting an eligible crop as a result of natural disasters. Eligible crops are commercial crops or other agricultural commodities for which catastrophic risk protection under 7 U.S.C. 1508(b) is not available and that are produced for food or fiber; and includes floricultural, ornamental nursery, and Christmas tree crops, turfgrass sod, seed crops, aquaculture (including ornamental fish), sea grass and sea oats, and industrial crops. The information collected for the administration of NAP includes identities of the crops and commodities (including species, type, variety, etc.), practices, intended uses, planting patterns, and predominant species of forage vegetation (including intended method of harvest, i.e. mechanically harvested or grazed); dates crops were planted or planting was completed (including age of perennial crops); number of acres of each planting of the eligible crop in which the producer has a share in the administrative county; number of acres intended but prevented from being planted; zero acres planted when the crop for which a NAP application for coverage was filed, is not planted; and shares and identities of all producers sharing in the crop at the time a NAP application for coverage was filed. Finally, the information collected includes the FSA farm serial number or the location of commodities not necessarily associated with an FSA farm serial number such as colonies of bees for honey production (including the number of colonies belonging to the unit); ponds and waterbeds for production of aquaculture; ornamental nursery (including the size and origin, i.e. container or field grown, of plants belonging to the unit); mushroom facilities; turfgrass sod (including the average number of square yards per acre and all unharvested acres); and trees for maple sap production (including number of eligible trees, average size and age of producing trees, and total PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 number of taps placed or anticipated for the tapping season). NAP operates under the regulations at 7 CFR part 1437. Respondents: Producers. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 437,250. Estimated Annual Number of Forms per person: 1.5. Estimated Average Time to Respond: 1.25 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 601,219. Comments are invited regarding (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumption used: (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for OMB approval. Signed in Washington, DC on March 25, 2005. Thomas B. Hofeller, Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency and Executive Vice-President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 05–6360 Filed 3–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Request for Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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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.

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation


Farm Service Agency Information Collection; Noninsured Crop 
Disaster Assistance Program

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation and Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) 
are seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations 
on the extension of an approved information collection associated with 
the acreage report for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program 
(NAP). This information collection is needed to administer the program.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before May 31, 
2005 to be assured consideration. Comments received after that date 
will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Comments must be addressed to Farm Service Agency, USDA, 
Attn: John Newcomer, Agriculture Program Specialist, NAPB/PECD, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0540. Comments may be 
also submitted by e-mail to: John.Newcomer@usda.gov. The comments must 
also be sent to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 
20503. Comments must include the OMB number and title of the 
information collection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Newcomer, Agriculture Program 
Specialist, (202) 720-6157 and John.Newcomer@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Description of Information Collection

    Title: Report of Acreage for the Noninsured Crop Disaster 
Assistance Program (NAP).
    OMB Number: 0560-0004.
    Expiration Date: April 30, 2005.
    Type of Request: Extension with revision.
    Abstract: NAP provides financial assistance to producers who have 
suffered a production loss of an eligible crop or were prevented from 
planting an eligible crop as a result of natural disasters. Eligible 
crops are commercial crops or other agricultural commodities for which 
catastrophic risk protection under 7 U.S.C. 1508(b) is not available 
and that are produced for food or fiber; and includes floricultural, 
ornamental nursery, and Christmas tree crops, turfgrass sod, seed 
crops, aquaculture (including ornamental fish), sea grass and sea oats, 
and industrial crops. The information collected for the administration 
of NAP includes identities of the crops and commodities (including 
species, type, variety, etc.), practices, intended uses, planting 
patterns, and predominant species of forage vegetation (including 
intended method of harvest, i.e. mechanically harvested or grazed); 
dates crops were planted or planting was completed (including age of 
perennial crops); number of acres of each planting of the eligible crop 
in which the producer has a share in the administrative county; number 
of acres intended but prevented from being planted; zero acres planted 
when the crop for which a NAP application for coverage was filed, is 
not planted; and shares and identities of all producers sharing in the 
crop at the time a NAP application for coverage was filed. Finally, the 
information collected includes the FSA farm serial number or the 
location of commodities not necessarily associated with an FSA farm 
serial number such as colonies of bees for honey production (including 
the number of colonies belonging to the unit); ponds and waterbeds for 
production of aquaculture; ornamental nursery (including the size and 
origin, i.e. container or field grown, of plants belonging to the 
unit); mushroom facilities; turfgrass sod (including the average number 
of square yards per acre and all unharvested acres); and trees for 
maple sap production (including number of eligible trees, average size 
and age of producing trees, and total number of taps placed or 
anticipated for the tapping season). NAP operates under the regulations 
at 7 CFR part 1437.
    Respondents: Producers.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 437,250.
    Estimated Annual Number of Forms per person: 1.5.
    Estimated Average Time to Respond: 1.25 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 601,219.
    Comments are invited regarding (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden, including 
the validity of the methodology and assumption used: (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (4) 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.
    All comments received in response to this notice, including names 
and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. 
Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for OMB 
approval.

    Signed in Washington, DC on March 25, 2005.
Thomas B. Hofeller,
Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency and Executive Vice-President, 
Commodity Credit Corporation.
[FR Doc. 05-6360 Filed 3-30-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-05-P