Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of Currently Approved Information Collections, 6033 [06-1051]

Download as PDF 6033 Notices Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 24 Monday, February 6, 2006 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 Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of Currently Approved Information Collections Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Commodity Credit Corporation’s (CCC) intention to request an extension for, and revision to, a currently approved information collection process in support of the Foreign Market Development Cooperation (Cooperator) Program and the Market Access Program (MAP). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 7, 2006, to be assured of consideration. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR COMMENTS: Contact Director, Marketing Operations Staff, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–1042, (202) 720– 4327. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program and Market Access Program. OMB Number: 0551–0026. Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2006. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection process. Abstract: The primary objective of the Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program and the Market Access Program is to encourage and aid in the creation, maintenance and expansion of commercial export markets for U.S. agricultural products through cost-share assistance to eligible trade organizations. The programs are a rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:55 Feb 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 cooperative effort between CCC and the eligible trade organizations. Currently, there are about 70 organizations participating directly in the programs with activities in more than 100 countries. Prior to initiating program activities, each Cooperator or MAP participant must submit a detailed application to Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) which includes an assessment of overseas market potential; market or country strategies, constrains, goals and benchmarks; proposed market development activities; estimated budgets; and performance measures. Prior years’ plans often dictate the content of current year plans because many activities are continuations of previous activities. Each Cooperator or MAP participant is also responsible for submitting: (1) Reimbursement claims for approved costs incurred in carrying out approved activities, (2) an end-ofyear contribution report, (3) travel reports, and (4) progress reports/ evaluation studies. Cooperators, or MAP participants must maintain records on all information submitted to FAS. The information collected is used by FAS to manage, plan, evaluate and account for Government resources. The reports and records are required to ensure the proper and judicious use of public funds. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 21 hours per response. Respondents: Non-profit trade organizations, state groups, cooperative, and commercial entities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 71. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 62. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 91,442 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Kimberly Chisley, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 720–2568. Request for Comments: Send comments regarding the accuracy of the burden estimate, ways to minimize the burden, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, or any other aspect of this collection of information, to: Director, Marketing Operations Staff, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1042, Washington, DC PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20250–1042. Facsimile submissions may be sent to (202) 720–9361 and electronic mail submissions should be addressed to: mosadmin@fas.usda.gov. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC on January 26, 2006. W. Kirk Miller, Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 06–1051 Filed 2–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of Resource Advisory Committee, Sundance, WY AGENCY: ACTION: Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the authorities in the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463) and under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106– 393) the Black Hills National Forests’s Crook County Resource Advisory Committee will meet Monday, February 20th, 2006 in Sundance, Wyoming for a business meeting. The meeting is open to the public. The business meeting on February 20th will begin at 6:30 p.m., at the USFS Bearlodge Ranger District office, 121 South 21st Street, Sundance, Wyoming. Agenda topics will include presentation of appointments to the Crook County Resource Advisory Committee, election of officers, review of previously funded projects and examination of new project proposals. A public forum will begin at 8:30 p.m. (MT). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Kozel, Bearlodge District Ranger and Designated Federal Officer at (307) 283–1361. Dated: January 26, 2006. Steven J. Kozel, District Ranger, Bearlodge Ranger District. [FR Doc. 06–955 Filed 2–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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Notices
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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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Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 24 / Monday, February 6, 2006 / 
Notices

[[Page 6033]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation


Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of Currently 
Approved Information Collections

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) intention to 
request an extension for, and revision to, a currently approved 
information collection process in support of the Foreign Market 
Development Cooperation (Cooperator) Program and the Market Access 
Program (MAP).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 7, 2006, to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR COMMENTS:  Contact Director, Marketing 
Operations Staff, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-1042, 
(202) 720-4327.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program and Market 
Access Program.
    OMB Number: 0551-0026.
    Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2006.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection process.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the Foreign Market Development 
Cooperator Program and the Market Access Program is to encourage and 
aid in the creation, maintenance and expansion of commercial export 
markets for U.S. agricultural products through cost-share assistance to 
eligible trade organizations. The programs are a cooperative effort 
between CCC and the eligible trade organizations. Currently, there are 
about 70 organizations participating directly in the programs with 
activities in more than 100 countries. Prior to initiating program 
activities, each Cooperator or MAP participant must submit a detailed 
application to Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) which includes an 
assessment of overseas market potential; market or country strategies, 
constrains, goals and benchmarks; proposed market development 
activities; estimated budgets; and performance measures. Prior years' 
plans often dictate the content of current year plans because many 
activities are continuations of previous activities. Each Cooperator or 
MAP participant is also responsible for submitting: (1) Reimbursement 
claims for approved costs incurred in carrying out approved activities, 
(2) an end-of-year contribution report, (3) travel reports, and (4) 
progress reports/evaluation studies. Cooperators, or MAP participants 
must maintain records on all information submitted to FAS. The 
information collected is used by FAS to manage, plan, evaluate and 
account for Government resources. The reports and records are required 
to ensure the proper and judicious use of public funds.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 21 hours per response.
    Respondents: Non-profit trade organizations, state groups, 
cooperative, and commercial entities.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 71.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 62.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 91,442 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Kimberly 
Chisley, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 720-
2568.
    Request for Comments: Send comments regarding the accuracy of the 
burden estimate, ways to minimize the burden, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, or any other aspect of this collection of information, to: 
Director, Marketing Operations Staff, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1042, Washington, DC 20250-1042. 
Facsimile submissions may be sent to (202) 720-9361 and electronic mail 
submissions should be addressed to: mosadmin@fas.usda.gov. All 
responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request 
for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public 
record.

    Signed at Washington, DC on January 26, 2006.
W. Kirk Miller,
Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Vice President, 
Commodity Credit Corporation.
[FR Doc. 06-1051 Filed 2-3-06; 8:45 am]
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