Notice of Intent To Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection, 45355 [05-15519]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 150 / Friday, August 5, 2005 / Notices non-aggregated data provided by respondents. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 13.7 minutes per respondent Respondents: Farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 114,167 hours. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from Ginny McBride, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 720– 5778. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 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 the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (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. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed in Washington, DC, July 13, 2005. Carol House, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–15518 Filed 8–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104–13) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently VerDate jul<14>2003 15:34 Aug 04, 2005 Jkt 205001 approved information collection, the Floriculture Survey. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 11, 2005, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Ginny McBride, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250 or sent electronically to gmcbride@nass.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol House, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Floriculture Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0093. Expiration Date of Approval: May 31, 2005. Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to revise and extend an information collection. Abstract: The objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition. The Floriculture Survey is conducted in 36 States and obtains basic agricultural statistics on production and value of floriculture and nursery products. The retail and wholesale quantity and value of sales are collected for fresh cut flowers, potted flowering plants, foliage plants, annual bedding/garden plants, herbaceous perennials, cut cultivated florist greens, propagative floriculture material, and unfinished plants. Additional detail on area in production, operation value of sales, and agricultural workers is included. These statistics are used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help administer programs and by growers and marketers in making production and marketing decisions. These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 21 minutes per respondent. Respondents: Farms and businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,600. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 4,760 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45355 Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from Ginny McBride, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 720– 5778. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 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 the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (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. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed in Washington, DC, July 11, 2005. Carol House, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–15519 Filed 8–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) Rural Housing Service, USDA. Notice of solicitation of applications. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This Notice announces the availability of approximately $6 million of grant funds for the RCDI program through the Rural Housing Service (RHS), herein referred to as the Agency. Applicants must provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the Federal grant. These grants will be made to qualified intermediary organizations that will provide financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development. This Notice lists the information needed to submit an application for these funds. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 150 (Friday, August 5, 2005)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-15519]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Extend a Currently Approved Information 
Collection

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public 
Law 104-13) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR 
part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the 
intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to 
request revision and extension of a currently approved information 
collection, the Floriculture Survey.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 11, 2005, to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Ginny McBride, NASS Clearance 
Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250 or sent electronically 
to gmcbride@nass.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol House, Associate Administrator, 
National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, (202) 720-4333.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Floriculture Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0093.
    Expiration Date of Approval: May 31, 2005.
    Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to revise and extend an 
information collection.
    Abstract: The objective of the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop 
and livestock production, prices, and disposition. The Floriculture 
Survey is conducted in 36 States and obtains basic agricultural 
statistics on production and value of floriculture and nursery 
products. The retail and wholesale quantity and value of sales are 
collected for fresh cut flowers, potted flowering plants, foliage 
plants, annual bedding/garden plants, herbaceous perennials, cut 
cultivated florist greens, propagative floriculture material, and 
unfinished plants. Additional detail on area in production, operation 
value of sales, and agricultural workers is included. These statistics 
are used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help administer 
programs and by growers and marketers in making production and 
marketing decisions.
    These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 
2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority 
are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985, 7 U.S.C. 
2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-
aggregated data provided by respondents.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 21 minutes per respondent.
    Respondents: Farms and businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,600.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 4,760 hours.
    Copies of this information collection and related instructions can 
be obtained without charge from Ginny McBride, NASS Clearance Officer, 
at (202) 720-5778.
    Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of 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 
the burden of the proposed collection of information including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (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. All responses to 
this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in 
the request for OMB approval.

    Signed in Washington, DC, July 11, 2005.
Carol House,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 05-15519 Filed 8-4-05; 8:45 am]
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