Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Farm Reconstitutions, 12333 [E6-3404]

Download as PDF 12333 Notices Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 47 Friday, March 10, 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 Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Farm Reconstitutions Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: dsatterwhite on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSAL ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to request an extension and revision for an information collection currently approved and used in of farm reconstitutions. DATES: Comments on this notice must be submitted on or before May 9, 2006 to be assured consideration. Additional Information or Comments: All comments concerning this notice should be addressed to Jack Stanley, Agricultural Program Specialist, USDA/ FSA/PECD, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., STOP 0517, Washington, DC 20250–0517, (202) 690–4091, FAX (202) 720–0051. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Farm Reconstitutions. OMB Number: 0560–0025. Expiration Date: October 31, 2006. Type of Request: Request for Approval of an Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Abstract: The information collected under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Number 0560–0025, as identified above, is needed to enable the FSA to effectively administer the programs relating to reconstitution of farms, and base acres governed by 7 CFR part 718. Form FSA–155 is used as a request for farm reconstitution initiated by the producer who wishes to combine a farm with another farm or divide a farm into multiple farming operations. The reconstitution process is a required procedure when a producer wishes to increase acreage attributed to the farm VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:31 Mar 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 from leases or change farm acreage records as a result of a sale of any part of a farm. CCC must act on all proposed farm reconstitutions and issue their approval or disapproval on the FSA– 155. It is necessary to collect the information recorded on the FSA–155 to determine farmland, and cropland resulting from combination or division of the farming operation. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,154. Estimated Number of Forms Filed per person: 1. Estimates Average Time to Respond: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 5,365 hours. Proposed topics for comments include but are not limited to: (1) Whether the continued collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; or (4) 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. Comments regarding this information collection requirement should be directed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Washington, DC 20503 and to Jack Stanley, Agricultural Program Specialist, USDA/FSA/PECD, 1400 Independence Ave SW., STOP 0517, Washington, DC 20250–0517. 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 March 2, 2006. Teresa C. Lasseter, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. E6–3404 Filed 3–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Emergency Conservation Program Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to request a revision of currently approved information collection used in support of the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before May 9, 2006 to be assured consideration. Additional Information or Comments: Contact Clayton Furukawa, ECP Program Manager, Conservation and Environmental Programs Division, USDA, FSA, STOP 0513, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0513; telephone (202) 690–0571. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Emergency Conservation Program. OMB Control Number: 0560–0082. Expiration Date: October 31, 2008. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The information collected under Office of Management and Budget Control Number 0560–0082, as identified above, allows FSA to effectively administer the regulations under the ECP. The regulations at 7 CFR part 701 set forth basic policies, program provisions, and eligibility requirements for owners and operators to enter into agreements for financial and technical assistance and for receiving cost-share payments under the ECP. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .25 hours (15 minutes) per response. Respondents: Owners, operators and other eligible agricultural producers on eligible farmland. Estimated Number of Respondents: 120,000. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

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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. 47 / Friday, March 10, 2006 / 
Notices

[[Page 12333]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation


Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection; Farm Reconstitutions

AGENCY: Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Farm Service Agency 
(FSA) to request an extension and revision for an information 
collection currently approved and used in of farm reconstitutions.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be submitted on or before May 9, 
2006 to be assured consideration.
    Additional Information or Comments: All comments concerning this 
notice should be addressed to Jack Stanley, Agricultural Program 
Specialist, USDA/FSA/PECD, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., STOP 0517, 
Washington, DC 20250-0517, (202) 690-4091, FAX (202) 720-0051.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Farm Reconstitutions.
    OMB Number: 0560-0025.
    Expiration Date: October 31, 2006.
    Type of Request: Request for Approval of an Extension and Revision 
of a Currently Approved Information Collection.
    Abstract: The information collected under Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) Number 0560-0025, as identified above, is needed to enable 
the FSA to effectively administer the programs relating to 
reconstitution of farms, and base acres governed by 7 CFR part 718.
    Form FSA-155 is used as a request for farm reconstitution initiated 
by the producer who wishes to combine a farm with another farm or 
divide a farm into multiple farming operations. The reconstitution 
process is a required procedure when a producer wishes to increase 
acreage attributed to the farm from leases or change farm acreage 
records as a result of a sale of any part of a farm. CCC must act on 
all proposed farm reconstitutions and issue their approval or 
disapproval on the FSA-155. It is necessary to collect the information 
recorded on the FSA-155 to determine farmland, and cropland resulting 
from combination or division of the farming operation.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,154.
    Estimated Number of Forms Filed per person: 1.
    Estimates Average Time to Respond: 45 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 5,365 hours.
    Proposed topics for comments include but are not limited to: (1) 
Whether the continued collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and 
clarity of the information to be collected; or (4) 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. Comments regarding this information 
collection requirement should be directed to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: 
Desk Officer for Agriculture, Washington, DC 20503 and to Jack Stanley, 
Agricultural Program Specialist, USDA/FSA/PECD, 1400 Independence Ave 
SW., STOP 0517, Washington, DC 20250-0517.
    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 March 2, 2006.
Teresa C. Lasseter,
Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. E6-3404 Filed 3-9-06; 8:45 am]
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