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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 12, 2006 / Notices wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES under security concerns, and hard copies will be placed in a permanent repository, such as the Center for Military History. 2. In addition, as a result of on-going consultations, each Military Department will provide a list of properties covered by the Program Comment, by State, to State Historic Preservation Officers, Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, and other interested parties, as appropriate. Each Military Department will be responsible for determining how to convey its information. 3. All Military Departments will encourage adaptive reuse of the properties when feasible, as well as the use of historic tax credits by private developers under lease arrangements. Military Departments will also incorporate adaptive reuse and preservation principles into master planning documents and activities. The above actions satisfy DoD’s requirement to take into account the effects of the following management actions on World War II and Cold War Era ammunition storage facilities that may be listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places: Ongoing operations, maintenance and repair, rehabilitation, renovation, mothballing, cessation of maintenance, new construction, demolition, deconstruction and salvage, remediation activities, and transfer, sale, lease, and closure of such facilities. III. Applicability A.1. This Program Comment applies solely to World War II and Cold War Era DoD ammunition storage facilities. The Program Comment does not apply to the following properties that are listed, or eligible for listing, on the National Register of Historic Places: (1) Archeological properties, (2) properties of traditional religious and cultural significance to federally recognized Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and/or (3) ammunition storage facilities in National Register of Historical Places districts where the ammunition storage facility is a contributing element of the district and the proposed undertaking has the potential to adversely affect such historic district. This third exclusion does not apply to historic districts that are made up solely of ammunition storage facility properties. In those cases the Program Comment would be applicable to such districts. Since the proposed mitigation for the Ammunition Storage facilities documents site plans, building designs, and the spatial arrangement of ammunition storage facilities, along with the events and actions that lead to VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:42 Apr 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 the development of standardized ammunition storage facilities in DoD, the important aspects of ammunition storage, whether single buildings or districts made up entirely of ammunition storage, will be addressed regardless of the type of undertaking that may affect this particular property type. The one currently known ammunition storage district, at Hawthorne Army Ammunition Plant, has been identified for further study, as outlined in Section II(A)(2) above. 2. An installation with an existing Section 106 agreement document in place that addresses ammunition storage facilities can choose to: (i) Continue to follow the stipulations in the existing agreement document for the remaining period of the agreement; or (ii) Seek to amend the existing agreement document to incorporate, in whole or in part, the terms of this Program Comment; or (iii) Terminate the existing agreement document, and re-initiate consultation informed by this Program Comment if necessary. 3. All future Section 106 agreement documents developed by the Military Departments related to the undertakings and properties addressed in this Program Comment shall include appropriate provisions detailing whether and how the terms of this Program Comment apply to such undertakings. IV. Completion Schedule On or before 60 days following issuance of the Program Comment, DoD, its Military Department and ACHP will establish a schedule for completion of the treatments outlined above. V. Effect of the Program Comment By following this Program Comment, DoD and its Military Departments meet their responsibilities for compliance under Section 106 regarding the effect of the following management actions on World War II and Cold War Era ammunition storage facilities that may be listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places: Ongoing operations, maintenance and repair, rehabilitation, renovation, mothballing, cessation of maintenance, new construction, demolition, deconstruction and salvage, remediation activities, and transfer, sale, lease, and closure of such facilities. Accordingly, DoD installations are no longer required to follow the case-by-case Section 106 review process for such effects. As each of the Military Departments is required under this Program Comment to document their own PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18711 facilities, failure of any one Military Department to comply with the terms of the Program Comment will not adversely affect the other Departments’ abilities to continue managing their properties under the Program Comment. VI. Duration and Review of the Program Comment This Program Comment will remain in effect until such time as the Office of the Secretary of Defense determines that such comments are no longer needed and notifies ACHP in writing, or ACHP withdraws the comments in accordance with 36 CFR 800.14(e)(6). Following such withdrawal, DoD and its Military Departments would be required to comply with the requirements of 36 CFR 800.3 through 800.7 regarding the effects under this Program Comments’ scope. DoD and ACHP will review the implementation of the Program Comment ten years after its issuance. Authority: 36 CFR 800.14(e). Dated: April 7, 2006. John M. Fowler, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 06–3511 Filed 4–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–K6–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Economic Research Service Notice of Intent of Seek Approval to Collect Information Economic Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR Part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the Economic Research Service’s (ERS) intention to request renewal of approval for an annual information collection on supplemental food security questions in the Current Population Survey, commencing with the December 2006 survey. These data will be used to monitor household level food security and food insecurity in the United States; to assess food security and changes in food security for population subgroups; to assess the need for, and performance of, domestic food assistance programs; to improve the measurement of food security; and to provide information to aid in public policy decision making. E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 18712 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 12, 2006 / Notices Comments on this notice must be received by June 16, 2006 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Mark Nord, Food Assistance Branch, Food Economics Division, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1800 M Street, NW., Room N–2180, Washington, DC 20036–5831. Tel. 202– 694–5433. Submit electronic comments to marknord@ers.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for an Annual Food Security Supplement to the Current Population Survey, Beginning in December 2006. Type of Request: Approval to collect information on household food insecurity. OMB Number: 0536–0043. Expiration data: N/A. Abstract: The U.S. Census Bureau will supplement the December Current Population Survey, beginning in 2006, with questions regarding household food shopping, food sufficiency, coping mechanisms and food scarcity, and concern about food sufficiency. A similar supplement has been appended to the CPS annually since 1995. The last collection was in December 2005. Copies of the information to be collected can be obtained from the address in the preamble. ERS is responsible for conducting studies and evaluations of the Nation’s food assistance programs that are administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), U. S. Department of Agriculture. The Department spends about $46 billion each year to ensure access to nutritious, healthful diets for all Americans. The Food and Nutrition Service administers the 15 food assistance programs of the USDA including Food Stamps, Child Nutrition, and WIC programs. These programs, which serve 1 in 5 Americans, represent our Nation’s commitment to the principle that no one in our country should lack the food needed for an active healthy life. They provide a safety net to people in need. The programs’ goals are to provide needy persons with access to a more nutritious diet, to improve the eating habits of the Nation’s children, and to help America’s farmers by providing an outlet for the distribution of food purchased under farmer assistance authorities. These data will be used to monitor the prevalence of food security and the prevalence and severity of food insecurity among the Nation’s households. The prevalence of these conditions as well as year-to-year trends in their prevalence will be estimated at wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:42 Apr 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 the national level and for population subgroups. The data will also be used to monitor the amounts that households spend for food and their use of community food pantries and emergency kitchens. These statistics along with research based on the data will be used to identify the causes and consequences of food insecurity, and to assess the need for, and performance of, domestic food assistance programs. The data will also be used to improve the measurement of food security and to develop measures of additional aspects and dimensions of food security. This consistent measurement of the extent and severity of food insecurity will aid in policy decision making. The supplemental survey instrument was developed in conjunction with food security experts nationwide as well as survey method experts within the Census Bureau and was recently reviewed by the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council. This supplemental information will be collected by both personal visit and telephone interviews in conjunction with the regular monthly CPS interviewing. All interviews, whether by personal visit or by telephone, are conducted using computers. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this data collection is estimated to average 7.6 minutes for each household that responds to the laborforce portion of the CPS. Respondents: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 56,200. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 7,155 hours. Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 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 the burden of the proposed collection of information, 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. Comments should be sent to the address in the preamble. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: March 21, 2006. Susan Offutt, Administrator, Economic Research Service. [FR Doc. E6–5343 Filed 4–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), today terminated the certification of a petition for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) that was by the Tropical Fruit Growers of South Florida, Inc, representing Florida lychee producers. Florida lychee producers are no longer eligible for TAA benefits in fiscal year 2006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Upon investigation, the Administrator determined that U.S. imports of fresh lychees declined 3 percent between 2004 and 2005. Therefore, imports were no longer a contributing factor for program eligibility—a requirement for TAA program eligibility and therefore insufficient grounds to re-certify this petition. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Jean-Louis Pajot, Coordinator, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, FAS, USDA, (202) 720–2916, e-mail: trade.adjustment@fas.usda.gov. Dated: March 29, 2006. Michael W. Yost, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. E6–5402 Filed 4–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Millville Peak/Logan Peak Road Relocation Project, Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Cache County, UT Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Forest Supervisor of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest gives notice of the agency’s intent to prepare an environmental impact statement on a proposal to relocate a total of about 5 miles of the Millville Peak and Logan E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 70 (Wednesday, April 12, 2006)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Economic Research Service


Notice of Intent of Seek Approval to Collect Information

AGENCY: Economic Research Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. 
L. 104-13) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 
CFR Part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the 
Economic Research Service's (ERS) intention to request renewal of 
approval for an annual information collection on supplemental food 
security questions in the Current Population Survey, commencing with 
the December 2006 survey. These data will be used to monitor household 
level food security and food insecurity in the United States; to assess 
food security and changes in food security for population subgroups; to 
assess the need for, and performance of, domestic food assistance 
programs; to improve the measurement of food security; and to provide 
information to aid in public policy decision making.

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DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 16, 2006 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Mark Nord, 
Food Assistance Branch, Food Economics Division, Economic Research 
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1800 M Street, NW., Room N-
2180, Washington, DC 20036-5831. Tel. 202-694-5433. Submit electronic 
comments to marknord@ers.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Application for an Annual Food Security Supplement to the 
Current Population Survey, Beginning in December 2006.
    Type of Request: Approval to collect information on household food 
insecurity.
    OMB Number: 0536-0043.
    Expiration data: N/A.
    Abstract: The U.S. Census Bureau will supplement the December 
Current Population Survey, beginning in 2006, with questions regarding 
household food shopping, food sufficiency, coping mechanisms and food 
scarcity, and concern about food sufficiency. A similar supplement has 
been appended to the CPS annually since 1995. The last collection was 
in December 2005. Copies of the information to be collected can be 
obtained from the address in the preamble.
    ERS is responsible for conducting studies and evaluations of the 
Nation's food assistance programs that are administered by the Food and 
Nutrition Service (FNS), U. S. Department of Agriculture. The 
Department spends about $46 billion each year to ensure access to 
nutritious, healthful diets for all Americans. The Food and Nutrition 
Service administers the 15 food assistance programs of the USDA 
including Food Stamps, Child Nutrition, and WIC programs. These 
programs, which serve 1 in 5 Americans, represent our Nation's 
commitment to the principle that no one in our country should lack the 
food needed for an active healthy life. They provide a safety net to 
people in need. The programs' goals are to provide needy persons with 
access to a more nutritious diet, to improve the eating habits of the 
Nation's children, and to help America's farmers by providing an outlet 
for the distribution of food purchased under farmer assistance 
authorities.
    These data will be used to monitor the prevalence of food security 
and the prevalence and severity of food insecurity among the Nation's 
households. The prevalence of these conditions as well as year-to-year 
trends in their prevalence will be estimated at the national level and 
for population subgroups. The data will also be used to monitor the 
amounts that households spend for food and their use of community food 
pantries and emergency kitchens. These statistics along with research 
based on the data will be used to identify the causes and consequences 
of food insecurity, and to assess the need for, and performance of, 
domestic food assistance programs. The data will also be used to 
improve the measurement of food security and to develop measures of 
additional aspects and dimensions of food security. This consistent 
measurement of the extent and severity of food insecurity will aid in 
policy decision making. The supplemental survey instrument was 
developed in conjunction with food security experts nationwide as well 
as survey method experts within the Census Bureau and was recently 
reviewed by the Committee on National Statistics of the National 
Research Council. This supplemental information will be collected by 
both personal visit and telephone interviews in conjunction with the 
regular monthly CPS interviewing. All interviews, whether by personal 
visit or by telephone, are conducted using computers.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this data 
collection is estimated to average 7.6 minutes for each household that 
responds to the laborforce portion of the CPS.
    Respondents: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 56,200.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 7,155 hours.

Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 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 the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, 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. Comments should be sent to the 
address in the preamble. 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.

     Dated: March 21, 2006.
Susan Offutt,
Administrator, Economic Research Service.
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