Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Conduct an Information Collection, 29301 [E6-7752]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 98 / Monday, May 22, 2006 / Notices its implementing regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 do not apply. Dated: April 10, 2006. Dale N. Bosworth, Chief, Forest Service. [FR Doc. E6–7753 Filed 5–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Risk Management Agency Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Conduct an Information Collection AGENCY: Risk Management Agency, USDA. Notice and request for comments. cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Risk Management Agency to request approval for the collection of information in support of the agency’s mission under section 522(d) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act to develop and implement risk management tools for producers of agricultural commodities through partnership agreements. DATES: Written comments on this notice will be accepted until close of business July 21, 2006. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Virginia Guzman, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Research and Evaluation Division, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 6501 Beacon Drive, Mail Stop 813, Kansas City, MO 64133. Written comments may also be submitted electronically to: RMARED.PRA@rma.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virginia Guzman or David Fulk, at the Kansas City, MO address listed above, telephone (816) 926–6343. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Agricultural Risk Management, Research and Evaluation, Organic Transition Simulation Model and Online Training Course Project. OMB Number: 0563–NEW. Type of Request: New Information Collection. Abstract: The Risk Management Agency intends to collect information for purposes of product development and program evaluation. The product development data collection is necessary to obtain feedback from experts and potential users of a Webbased simulation model designed to assist farmers and agricultural extension VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:16 May 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 specialists in understanding the economic and environmental consequences in making a transition from traditional to organic production techniques. Results of this collection will be used to revise and improve the simulation model. The program evaluation component of the data collection is required to assess the effectiveness of the fully developed simulation model and the accompanying training course. All data collections will be conducted online using an automated web-survey system. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve this information collection activity for 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public concerning the information collection activities. These comments will help us: 1. Evaluate 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; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection information; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other collection technologies, e.g. permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 3 to 10 minutes per response, depending on the survey. Respondents/Affected Entities: Farmers who are growing organic crops or are considering the production of organic crops and Cooperative Extension specialists who advise farmers and educators on the basics of organic production and marketing. Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,660. Estimated annual number of responses: 8,120. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,111 hours. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29301 Signed in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2006. Eldon Gould, Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. [FR Doc. E6–7752 Filed 5–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security [Docket No. 060505121–6121–01] Establishment of Advisory Committee and Clarification of Deemed ExportRelated Regulatory Requirements Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is announcing the creation of a Federal Advisory Committee that will review and provide recommendations to the Department of Commerce on deemed export policy. The Deemed Export Advisory Committee (DEAC) will help ensure that the deemed export licensing policy most effectively protects national security while ensuring the U.S. continues to be at the leading edge of technological innovation. This notice also provides an overview of steps that BIS has taken to improve understanding of deemed export policy within academia and industry, including outreach activities conducted by BIS. ADDRESSES: Although there is no official comment period for this notice, you may submit comments, identified by Docket No. 060505121–6121–01, by any of the following methods: E-mail: publiccomments@bis.doc.gov. Include ‘‘060505121–6121–01’’ in the subject line of the message. Fax: (202) 482–3355. Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Regulatory Policy Division, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 2705, Washington, DC 20230, ATTN: Docket No. 060505121– 6121–01. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marcus Cohen, Regulatory Policy Division, Office of Exporter Services, Bureau of Industry and Security, telephone: (202) 482–2440 or e-mail: mcohen@bis.doc.gov. Copies of the referenced Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General (OIG) Report are available at: https://www.oig.doc.gov/ oig/reports/2004/BIS-IPE-1676-032004.pdf. E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 98 (Monday, May 22, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 29301]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-7752]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Risk Management Agency


Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Conduct an Information 
Collection

AGENCY: Risk Management Agency, 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 intention of the Risk Management Agency to request 
approval for the collection of information in support of the agency's 
mission under section 522(d) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act to 
develop and implement risk management tools for producers of 
agricultural commodities through partnership agreements.

DATES: Written comments on this notice will be accepted until close of 
business July 21, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
Virginia Guzman, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 
Research and Evaluation Division, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, 
Risk Management Agency, 6501 Beacon Drive, Mail Stop 813, Kansas City, 
MO 64133. Written comments may also be submitted electronically to: 
RMARED.PRA@rma.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virginia Guzman or David Fulk, at the 
Kansas City, MO address listed above, telephone (816) 926-6343.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Agricultural Risk Management, Research and Evaluation, 
Organic Transition Simulation Model and Online Training Course Project.
    OMB Number: 0563-NEW.
    Type of Request: New Information Collection.
    Abstract: The Risk Management Agency intends to collect information 
for purposes of product development and program evaluation. The product 
development data collection is necessary to obtain feedback from 
experts and potential users of a Web-based simulation model designed to 
assist farmers and agricultural extension specialists in understanding 
the economic and environmental consequences in making a transition from 
traditional to organic production techniques. Results of this 
collection will be used to revise and improve the simulation model. The 
program evaluation component of the data collection is required to 
assess the effectiveness of the fully developed simulation model and 
the accompanying training course. All data collections will be 
conducted online using an automated web-survey system. We are asking 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve this information 
collection activity for 3 years.
    The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public 
concerning the information collection activities. These comments will 
help us:
    1. Evaluate 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;
    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection information;
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other collection technologies, e.g. 
permitting electronic submission of responses.
    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 3 to 10 minutes per response, 
depending on the survey.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Farmers who are growing organic 
crops or are considering the production of organic crops and 
Cooperative Extension specialists who advise farmers and educators on 
the basics of organic production and marketing.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,660.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 8,120.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,111 hours.

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 in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2006.
Eldon Gould,
Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.
[FR Doc. E6-7752 Filed 5-19-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-08-P