Information Collection; Farm Storage Facility Loan Program, 13946-13947 [E6-3960]

Download as PDF 13946 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 53 / Monday, March 20, 2006 / Notices persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Rural Business-Cooperative Service Title: Agriculture Innovation Centers. OMB Control Number: 0570–0045. Summary of Collection: The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–171, signed May 13, 2000) authorized the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to award grant funds for agriculture innovation centers, a demonstration program under which agricultural producers are to be provided with technical and business development assistance enabling them to establish businesses producing and marketing value-added products. This program is administered by Cooperative Programs within USDA’s Rural Development. Grants were awarded, on a competitive basis, only in fiscal year 2003. The authorization for this program expired on September 30, 2004; however, centers are required to provide progress reports for the duration of the grant agreement to monitor compliance and measure the success of the program. Need and Use of the Information: Performance report information is collected semi-annually from the ten agriculture innovation centers funded during the 2003 grant cycle. USDA uses performance reports to confirm that progress is being made toward achieving the stated goals of the project. A final report is submitted at the completion of the grant agreement. Centers may be non-profit corporations, for-profit corporations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia of the aforementioned entities. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit Institutions; Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 10. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Semi-annually. Total Burden Hours: 110. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–3982 Filed 3–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XT–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request March 15, 2006. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:35 Mar 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 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) 720–8681. 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. Natural Resources and Conservation Service Title: Volunteer Program—Earth Team. OMB Control Number: 0578–0024. Summary of Collection: Volunteers have been a valuable human resource to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) since 1985. NRCS is authorized by the Federal Personnel Manual (FPM) Supplement 296–33, Subchapter 22, to recruit, train and accept, with regard to Civil Service classification law, rules, or regulations, the service of individuals to serve without compensation. Volunteers may assist in any agency program/project and may perform any activities which agency employees are allowed to do. Volunteers must be 14 years of age. NRCS will collect information using several NRCS forms. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Need and Use of the Information: NRCS will collect information on the type of skills and type of work the volunteers are interested in doing. NRCS will also collect information to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of the volunteer program. Without the information, NRCS would not know which individuals are interested in volunteering. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 23,540. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Semi-annually. Total Burden Hours: 1,411. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–3983 Filed 3–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Information Collection; Farm Storage Facility Loan Program 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 extension with revision of a currently approved information collection in support of the Farm Storage Facility Loan Program. DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before May 19, 2006 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to DeAnn Allen, Price Support Division, Farm Service Agency, United States Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0512, Washington, DC 20250–0512, or 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 email to deann.allen@wdc.usda.gov. Copies of the information collection may be requested by writing to DeAnn Allen at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DeAnn Allen, Price Support Division, E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 53 / Monday, March 20, 2006 / Notices Farm Service Agency, USDA at (202) 720–9889. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ACTION: Description of Information Collection Title: Farm Storage Facility Loan Program. OMB Control Number: 0560–0204. Expiration Date: November 30, 2006. Type of Request: Extension with revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: This information is needed to administer the CCC’s Farm Storage Facility Loan Program, which is covered under the regulation of 7 CFR part 1436. The information will be gathered from producers needing additional on farm grain storage and handling capacity to determine whether they are eligible for loans. Estimate of Burden: Average 15 minutes per respondent. Respondents: Eligible producers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 14,600. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3820 hours. Comments are invited on: (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; 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 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 9, 2006. Michael Yost, Acting Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. E6–3960 Filed 3–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service New Mexico Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:35 Mar 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The New Mexico Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel will meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The purpose of the meeting is to provide recommendations to the Regional Forester, USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region, on which forest restoration grant proposals submitted in response to the collaborative Forest Restoration Program Request For Proposals best meet the objectives of the Community Forest Restoration Act (Title VI, Pub. L. No. 106–393). DATES: The meeting will be held April 24–28, 2006, beginning at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 24 and ending at approximately 4 p.m. on Friday, April 28. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, 5050 Jefferson St., NE., Albuquerque, NM 87109; 505–944– 2222. Written comments should be sent to Walter Dunn, at the Cooperative and International Forestry Staff, USDA Forest Service, 333 Broadway, SE., Albuquerque, NM 87102. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to wdunn@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to Walter Dunn at (505) 842–3165. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Cooperative and International Forestry Staff, USDA Forest Service, 333 Broadway, SE., Albuquerque, or during the Panel meeting at the Holiday Inn, 5050 Jefferson St., NE., Albuquerque, NM 87102. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Walter Dunn, Designated Federal Official, at (505) 842–3425, or Melissa Zaksek, at (505) 842–3289, Cooperative and International Forestry Staff, USDA Forest Service, 333 Broadway, SE., Albuquerque, NM 87102. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. Panel discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Panel members. However, project proponents may respond to questions of clarification from Panel members or Forest Service staff. Persons who wish to bring Collaborative Forest Restoration Program grant proposal review matters to the attention of the Panel may file written statements with the Panel staff before or after the PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13947 meeting. Public input sessions will be provided and individuals who submitted written statements prior to the public input sessions will have the opportunity to address the Panel at those sessions. Dated: March 14, 2006. Abel M. Camarena, Deputy Regional Forester, [FR Doc. 06–2650 Filed 3–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Ketchikan Resource Advisory Committee AGENCY: ACTION: Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Ketchikan Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Ketchikan, Alaska, April 13, 2006 and June 8, 2006. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss potential projects under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. The meetings will be held April 13, 2006 and June 8, 2006 at 6 p.m. DATES: The meetings will be held at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center Learning Center (back entrance), 50 Main Street, Ketchikan, Alaska. Send written comments to Ketchikan Resource Advisory Committee, c/o District Ranger, USDA Forest Service, 3031 Tongass Ave., Ketchikan, AK 99901, or electronically to lkolund@fs.fed.us. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynn Kolund, District Ranger, Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District, Tongass National Forest, (907) 228– 4100. The meetings are open to the public. Committee discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Committee members. However, public input opportunity will be provided and individuals will have the opportunity to address the Committee at that time. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 13, 2006. Forrest Cole, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 06–2651 Filed 3–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 53 (Monday, March 20, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13946-13947]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-3960]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation


Information Collection; Farm Storage Facility Loan Program

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 with revision 
of a currently approved information collection in support of the Farm 
Storage Facility Loan Program.

DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before May 19, 2006 
to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will 
be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to DeAnn 
Allen, Price Support Division, Farm Service Agency, United States 
Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0512, 
Washington, DC 20250-0512, or 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 deann.allen@wdc.usda.gov. Copies of the information collection may 
be requested by writing to DeAnn Allen at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DeAnn Allen, Price Support Division,

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Farm Service Agency, USDA at (202) 720-9889.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Description of Information Collection

    Title: Farm Storage Facility Loan Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0204.
    Expiration Date: November 30, 2006.
    Type of Request: Extension with revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: This information is needed to administer the CCC's Farm 
Storage Facility Loan Program, which is covered under the regulation of 
7 CFR part 1436. The information will be gathered from producers 
needing additional on farm grain storage and handling capacity to 
determine whether they are eligible for loans.
    Estimate of Burden: Average 15 minutes per respondent.
    Respondents: Eligible producers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 14,600.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3820 hours.
    Comments are invited on: (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; 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 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 9, 2006.
Michael Yost,
Acting Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation.
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