Information Collection: Assignments of Payment and Joint Payment Authorization, 67988-67989 [05-22277]

Download as PDF 67988 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 9, 2005 / Notices institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 300,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 454,539. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–22286 Filed 11–8–05; 8:45am] BILLING CODE 3410–XT–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request November 3, 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, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (a) 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; (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 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) 720–8958. 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 displays a currently valid OMB control number. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:18 Nov 08, 2005 Jkt 208001 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Pork-Filled Pasta. OMB Control Number: 0579–0214. Summary of Collection: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is responsible for protecting the health of our Nation’s livestock and poultry populations by preventing the introduction and interstate spread of serious diseases and pests of livestock and for eradicating such diseases from the United States when feasible. 9 CFR 94 Section 94–12 contains, among other things, specific processing, recordkeeping, and certification requirements for pork-filled pasta products exported to the United States from regions affected with swine vesicular disease. The regulations require that a certificate stating that the product has been handled and processed according to the requirements set forth in the regulations accompany the pork-filled pasta products. Need and Use of the Information: The certificate must be completed and signed by the issuing official, and contains such information as the origin of the meat used in the product, the name and location of the facility that processed the product, and the product’s intended destination. Without the information, it would significantly cripple APHIS’ ability to ensure that pork-filled pasta from certain regions pose a minimal risk of introducing swine vesicular disease into the United States. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 5. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 125. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–22336 Filed 11–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Information Collection: Assignments of Payment and Joint Payment Authorization Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 extension of an approved information collection. The information collection is supporting the regulation of 7 CFR Part 1404, which provides for the voluntary assignment of cash payments made by Farm Service Agency or CCC to a third party. In addition, a payment recipient may voluntarily elect to have a cash payment made jointly to the payment recipient and a third party. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before January 9, 2006 to be assured consideration. Addresses: Comments must be sent to Farm Service Agency, USDA, Attn: Deborah Simmons, Financial Specialist, FMD, Stop 0561, 1400 Independence Ave, SW., Washington, DC and to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments may be also submitted by e-mail to: Debbie.Simmons@wdc.usda.gov or by fax to: (703) 305–1144. Copies of the information collection may be requested from Ms. Simmons at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Simmons, Financial Specialist, (703) 305–1309. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Assignment of Payments and Joint Payment Authorization. Forms: CCC–36, ‘‘Assignment of Payment’’, CCC–37, ‘‘Joint Payment Authorization’’, CCC–251, ‘‘Notice of Assignment’’, and CCC–252, ‘‘Instrument of Assignment’’. OMB Control Number: 0560–0183. Type of Request: Extension. Abstract: Section 4 (j) of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act (15 U.S.C. 714b (j)) authorizes CCC to determine the character of and the necessity for its obligations and expenditures and the manner in which they shall be incurred, allowed, and paid. Pursuant to this authority, CCC allows producers to assign certain payments. Any such assignment must be made in accordance with the regulations of 7 CFR Part 1404. There are no regulations governing joint payments, but this service is offered as a result of public requests for this type of payment option. Estimate of Respondent Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per response for CCC–36, CCC–37, or CCC–251, or 5 minutes per response for CCC–252. Respondents: Participants in FSA or CCC farm programs. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000 for CCC–36; 20,000 for CCC–37, and 450 for CCC–251 or CCC–252. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 30 minutes (this estimate E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM pfrm13 PsN: 09NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 9, 2005 / Notices includes 20 minutes time for applicants to request forms from FSA or locate forms in the Web site). Comments are invited regarding: (a) 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; (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 collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 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. 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 at Washington, DC, on November 2, 2005. Teresa C. Lasseter, Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 05–22277 Filed 11–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Tahoe National Forest; Sierraville Ranger District: California; Phoenix Project Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The USDA Forest Service, Tahoe National Forest, Sierraville Ranger District gives notice of the Agency’s intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to disclose the environmental effects of applying silvicultural and fuel treatment prescriptions to treatment units totaling approximately 5,057 acres. This project is part of the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery Act Pilot Project. The proposed treatments would take place on the Sierraville Ranger District, and be implemented within the next 5 years. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by November 18, 2005. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is expected to be completed in March of 2006, and the Final Environmental VerDate jul<14>2003 16:18 Nov 08, 2005 Jkt 208001 Impact Statement (FEIS) is expected to be completed in July of 2006. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Jeff Leach, USDA Forest Service, Sierraville Ranger District, P.O. Box 95 (317 South Lincoln), Sierraville, CA 96126, office hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday; telephone (530) 994– 3401; FAX (530) 994–3143; e-mail: comments-pacificsouthwest-tahoesierraville@fs.fed.us. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Leach or Timothy Evans at the above addresses and phone number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As part of the HFQLG Act Pilot Project, the Sierraville District completed the planning and NEPA environmental analysis for the Euro and Checkmate Projects. The District Ranger signed the Decision Notice for the Euro Project on May 2, 2005, and the Decision Notice of the Checkmate Project on June 7, 2005. Four Notices of Appeal were filed on the Euro Project Decision. Because of an appeal on the Euro Project Decision by the Lahontan Region of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, and the denial of a Conditional Waiver of Discharge Requirements for Discharges Related to Timber Harvest Activities by the Central Valley Region, both the Euro and Checkmate Project Decisions were withdrawn on June 28, 2005. Since that time, four public field trips took place to review some of the treatments of both the Euro and Checkmate projects. Participants in at least one of these field trips included representatives from both the Labontan and Central Valley Regions of the California Water Control Board, representatives of some of the organizations that filed appeals of the Euro Decision, and members of the interested public, including representatives of the Quincy Library Group. After considering the discussions that took place on these field trips, the Sierraville District Ranger decided to combine the Euro and Checkmate Projects into one proposed action (now titled the Phoenix Project) and to issue this Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS. Purpose and Need for Action The Phoenix Project is being proposed to implement the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery Act of October 12, 1998 (HFQLG). The underlying need for the pilot project is to fulfill the Secretary of Agriculture’s statutory duty under the HFQLG Act, to the extent consistent with applicable Federal Law. That duty is to test and demonstrate the effectiveness of certain resource management activities PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67989 designed to meet ecologic, economic, and fuel reduction objectives on the Lassen and Plumas National Forests and Sierraville District of the Tahoe National Forest. The Act requires the Secretary to conduct a pilot project for a period of up to 5 years (recently extended through 2009). To accomplish the purpose of the Act, resource management activities are required, including construction of a strategic system of Defensible Fuel Profile Zones (DFPZs), group selection harvest and individual tree selection harvest, and riparian management (watershed restoration) projects. The Act directs the Forest Service to construct 40,000 to 60,000 acres of DFPZs each year. The objectives of the Phoenix Project are: 1. To reduce negative effects from catastrophic wildfire on National Forest, private and state lands, and local communities. 2. To create a safer, more effective fire suppression environment and provide connecting links to existing fuelbreaks. 3. To create the pre-conditions necessary for reintroduction of low intensity fire to the ecosystem, thereby beginning the process of restoring fire to its natural role in the ecology of the project area. 4. To improve timber stand health, vigor, and resistance to fire, insects, and disease. 5. Implement riparian management to restore the health and vigor of aspen stands. 6. To protect and improve habitat for Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species, and Management Indicator Species, both plant and animal. 7. To generate economic activity, income and employment in support of rural community stability. Proposed Action 1. Implement mechanical thinning from below on approximately 2,657 acres. The thinning prescription would be designed to retain all live trees greater than or equal to 30 inches DBH. 2. Implement group selection harvest with groups less than or equal to 2.0 acres in size, on approximately 390 acres. 3. Implement aspen restoration on approximately 217 acres. Conifers would be removed to a 40-inch diameter limit in areas where conifers are crowding out aspen trees. 4. Implement hand thinning and piling on approximately 991 acres. The hand thinning would thin from below to an upper diameter limit of less than or equal to 10 inches DBH. 5. Implement thinning by mechanical mastication of brush and saplings on approximately 802 acres of young E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM pfrm13 PsN: 09NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 216 (Wednesday, November 9, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67988-67989]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-22277]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation


Information Collection: Assignments of Payment and Joint Payment 
Authorization

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, 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) is seeking comments from all 
interested individuals and organizations on the extension of an 
approved information collection. The information collection is 
supporting the regulation of 7 CFR Part 1404, which provides for the 
voluntary assignment of cash payments made by Farm Service Agency or 
CCC to a third party. In addition, a payment recipient may voluntarily 
elect to have a cash payment made jointly to the payment recipient and 
a third party.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before January 9, 
2006 to be assured consideration.
    Addresses: Comments must be sent to Farm Service Agency, USDA, 
Attn: Deborah Simmons, Financial Specialist, FMD, Stop 0561, 1400 
Independence Ave, SW., Washington, DC and to the Desk Officer for 
Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments may be also 
submitted by e-mail to: Debbie.Simmons@wdc.usda.gov or by fax to: (703) 
305-1144. Copies of the information collection may be requested from 
Ms. Simmons at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Simmons, Financial Specialist, 
(703) 305-1309.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Assignment of Payments and Joint Payment Authorization.
    Forms: CCC-36, ``Assignment of Payment'', CCC-37, ``Joint Payment 
Authorization'', CCC-251, ``Notice of Assignment'', and CCC-252, 
``Instrument of Assignment''.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0183.
    Type of Request: Extension.
    Abstract: Section 4 (j) of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter 
Act (15 U.S.C. 714b (j)) authorizes CCC to determine the character of 
and the necessity for its obligations and expenditures and the manner 
in which they shall be incurred, allowed, and paid. Pursuant to this 
authority, CCC allows producers to assign certain payments. Any such 
assignment must be made in accordance with the regulations of 7 CFR 
Part 1404. There are no regulations governing joint payments, but this 
service is offered as a result of public requests for this type of 
payment option.
    Estimate of Respondent Burden: Public reporting burden for this 
collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per 
response for CCC-36, CCC-37, or CCC-251, or 5 minutes per response for 
CCC-252.
    Respondents: Participants in FSA or CCC farm programs.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000 for CCC-36; 20,000 for CCC-
37, and 450 for CCC-251 or CCC-252.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 30 minutes (this 
estimate

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includes 20 minutes time for applicants to request forms from FSA or 
locate forms in the Web site).
    Comments are invited regarding: (a) 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; (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 collected; 
and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 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.
    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 at Washington, DC, on November 2, 2005.
Teresa C. Lasseter,
Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation.
[FR Doc. 05-22277 Filed 11-8-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-05-P