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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 131 / Monday, July 11, 2005 / Notices and other green space outside their homes; (2) the kinds of trees Hispanics prefer, such as oak, pine, sycamore; (3) the ways Hispanics use yard space; and (4) the perceptions Hispanics have of trees and other green space in their neighborhoods. The information will enable the FS to better understand the types of tree coverage and green spaces preferred by recent Hispanic immigrants and migrants to Gainesville, GA. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 300. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly. Total Burden Hours: 75. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–13539 Filed 7–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agriculture Marketing Service [No. TM–05–06] Notice of Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost Share Program Agricultural Marketing Services, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice invites eligible States to submit a Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, and to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for the Allocation of Organic Certification Cost-Share Funds. The AMS has allocated $1.0 million for this organic certification cost-share program in Fiscal Year 2005. Funds will be available under this program to 15 designated States to assist organic crop and livestock producers certified by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) accredited certifying agents to the National Organic Program (NOP). Eligible States interested in obtaining cost-share funds for their organic producers will have to submit an Application for Federal Assistance, and will have to enter into a cooperative agreement with AMS for the allocation of such funds. DATES: Completed applications for federal assistance along with signed cooperative agreements must be received by August 25, 2005, in order to participate in this program. ADDRESSES: Applications for federal assistance and cooperative agreements shall be requested from and submitted VerDate jul<14>2003 16:03 Jul 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 to: Robert Pooler, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, National Organic Program, USDA/AMS/TMP/NOP, Room 4008-South, Ag Stop 0268, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0268; telephone: (202) 720–3252; Fax: (202) 205–7808; email: bob.pooler@usda.gov. Additional information may be found through the National Organic Program’s home page at http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Pooler, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, National Organic Program, USDA/AMS/TM/NOP, Room 4008South, Ag Stop 0268, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0268; telephone: (202) 720–3252; Fax: (202) 205–7808; email: bob.pooler@usda.gov. This Organic Certification Cost-Share Program is part of the Agricultural Management Assistance Program authorized under the Federal Crop Insurance Act (FCIA), as amended, (7 U.S.C. 1524). Under the applicable FCIA provisions, the Department is authorized to provide cost share assistance to producers in the States of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. This organic certification cost share program provides financial assistance to organic producers certified to the National Organic Program authorized under the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, as amended (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.) To participate in the program, eligible States must complete a Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, and enter into a written cooperative agreement with AMS. The program will provide cost-share assistance, through participating States, to organic crop and livestock producers receiving certification or update of certification by a USDA accredited certifying agent from October 1, 2005, through September 30, 2006. The Department has determined that payments will be limited to 75 percent of an individual producer’s certification costs up to a maximum of $500.00. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1524. Dated: July 5, 2005. Kenneth C. Clayton, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agriculture Marketing Service

[No. TM-05-06]


Notice of Agricultural Management Assistance Organic 
Certification Cost Share Program

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Services, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice invites eligible States to submit a Standard Form 
424, Application for Federal Assistance, and to enter into a 
Cooperative Agreement with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for 
the Allocation of Organic Certification Cost-Share Funds. The AMS has 
allocated $1.0 million for this organic certification cost-share 
program in Fiscal Year 2005. Funds will be available under this program 
to 15 designated States to assist organic crop and livestock producers 
certified by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) accredited certifying 
agents to the National Organic Program (NOP). Eligible States 
interested in obtaining cost-share funds for their organic producers 
will have to submit an Application for Federal Assistance, and will 
have to enter into a cooperative agreement with AMS for the allocation 
of such funds.

DATES: Completed applications for federal assistance along with signed 
cooperative agreements must be received by August 25, 2005, in order to 
participate in this program.

ADDRESSES: Applications for federal assistance and cooperative 
agreements shall be requested from and submitted to: Robert Pooler, 
Agricultural Marketing Specialist, National Organic Program, USDA/AMS/
TMP/NOP, Room 4008-South, Ag Stop 0268, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-0268; telephone: (202) 720-3252; Fax: (202) 205-
7808; e-mail: bob.pooler@usda.gov. Additional information may be found 
through the National Organic Program's home page at http://
www.ams.usda.gov/nop.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Pooler, Agricultural Marketing 
Specialist, National Organic Program, USDA/AMS/TM/NOP, Room 4008-South, 
Ag Stop 0268, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0268; 
telephone: (202) 720-3252; Fax: (202) 205-7808; e-mail: 
bob.pooler@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Organic Certification Cost-Share 
Program is part of the Agricultural Management Assistance Program 
authorized under the Federal Crop Insurance Act (FCIA), as amended, (7 
U.S.C. 1524). Under the applicable FCIA provisions, the Department is 
authorized to provide cost share assistance to producers in the States 
of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New 
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, 
Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. This organic certification cost 
share program provides financial assistance to organic producers 
certified to the National Organic Program authorized under the Organic 
Foods Production Act of 1990, as amended (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.)
    To participate in the program, eligible States must complete a 
Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, and enter into a 
written cooperative agreement with AMS. The program will provide cost-
share assistance, through participating States, to organic crop and 
livestock producers receiving certification or update of certification 
by a USDA accredited certifying agent from October 1, 2005, through 
September 30, 2006. The Department has determined that payments will be 
limited to 75 percent of an individual producer's certification costs 
up to a maximum of $500.00.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1524.

    Dated: July 5, 2005.
Kenneth C. Clayton,
Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 05-13537 Filed 7-8-05; 8:45 am]
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