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Download as PDF 71459 Notices Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 228 Tuesday, November 29, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request November 23, 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), Pamela_Beverly_ 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) 720–8681. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:13 Nov 28, 2005 Jkt 208001 persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Title: Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). OMB Control Number: 0524–0044. Summary of Collection: The Department of Agriculture’s Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a unique program that began in 1969, designed to reach limited resource audiences, especially youth and families with young children. EFNEP operates in 50 states of the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Micronesia, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands of the United States. The objectives of EFNEP are to assist limited resource families and youth in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behaviors necessary for making diet decisions that are nutritionally sound, and to contribute to their personal development and the improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well being. Need and Use of the Information: CSREES will collect information using the Evaluation/Reporting System (E/RS) a database that was develop to capture the impacts of EFNEP. The system will provide a variety of reports that are useful for management purposes, provide diagnostic assessments of participants needs and export summary data for State and National assessment of the program’s impact. E/RS stores information in the form of records about the program participants, their family structure and their dietary practices. Without the information it would be extremely difficult for the national office to compare, assess, and analyze the effectiveness and the impact of EFNEP without the annual collection of data. Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 56. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Burden Hours: 69,588. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E5–6665 Filed 11–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Stanislaus National Forest, Mi-Wok Ranger District, California, Great Hunt Reforestation and Release Project Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Stanislaus National Forest is in the process of preparing an environmental analysis for the Great Hunt Reforestation and Release Project. This project is being planned on National Forest lands encompassing portions of the Groveland, Mi-Wok and Summit Ranger Districts. The proposal to be analyzed consists of conducting site preparation, planting, and plantation release treatments using a combination of methods on approximately 2330 acres. Treatments will include backpack application of the herbicide glyphosate on approximately 545 acres; mechanically shredding or hand cutting competing vegetation on 1,655 acres with follow-up glyphosate applications on 1,530 acres; and burning and hand cutting competing vegetation with follow up glyphosate applications on 30 acres. Treatments are designed to assure adequate survival and growth of planted conifers by reducing competing vegetation. The goals tied to this project in the Stanislaus National Forest Plan Direction 2005 (STF FPD) are to increase the frequency of large trees, improve the continuity and distribution of old forests, and restore forest species composition and structure following large scale, stand-replacing disturbance events (STF FPD page 9). The areas under consideration for management activities are old timber harvest units, as well as areas burned by the following wildfires: Granite Fire, 1973; River Fire, 1987; Cotton Fire, 1990; Ruby Fire, 1992; and Creek Fire, 1994. In areas identified for site preparation and planting, natural regeneration of conifer seedlings following the harvest or fire disturbance events is inadequate due to E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1

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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


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

November 23, 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), Pamela--Beverly-- 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) 720-8681.
    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.

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service

    Title: Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).
    OMB Control Number: 0524-0044.
    Summary of Collection: The Department of Agriculture's Cooperative 
State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), Expanded 
Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a unique program that 
began in 1969, designed to reach limited resource audiences, especially 
youth and families with young children. EFNEP operates in 50 states of 
the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Micronesia, and the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 
and the Virgin Islands of the United States. The objectives of EFNEP 
are to assist limited resource families and youth in acquiring the 
knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behaviors necessary for 
making diet decisions that are nutritionally sound, and to contribute 
to their personal development and the improvement of the total family 
diet and nutritional well being.
    Need and Use of the Information: CSREES will collect information 
using the Evaluation/Reporting System (E/RS) a database that was 
develop to capture the impacts of EFNEP. The system will provide a 
variety of reports that are useful for management purposes, provide 
diagnostic assessments of participants needs and export summary data 
for State and National assessment of the program's impact. E/RS stores 
information in the form of records about the program participants, 
their family structure and their dietary practices. Without the 
information it would be extremely difficult for the national office to 
compare, assess, and analyze the effectiveness and the impact of EFNEP 
without the annual collection of data.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 56.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 69,588.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
 [FR Doc. E5-6665 Filed 11-28-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-09-P