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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 117 / Monday, June 19, 2006 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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. Farm Service Agency Title: 7 CFR 1965–A, Servicing of Real Estate Security for Farmer Program Loans and Certain Note-Only Cases. OMB Control Number: 0560–0158. Summary of Collection: The Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Farm Loan Program (FLP) provides supervised credit in the form of loans to family farmers and ranchers to purchase land and finance agricultural production. This regulation is promulgated to implement selected provisions of sections 331 and 335 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act. Section 331 authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to grant releases from personal liability where security property is transferred to approve applicants who, under agreement, assume the outstanding secured indebtedness. This section also authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to grant partial releases and subordinations of mortgages, subject to certain conditions, and to consent to leases of security and transfers of security property. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jun 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 Need and Use of the Information: FSA will collect information on program benefit recipient or loan borrower requesting action on security which they own, which was purchased with FSA loan funds, improved with FSA loan funds or has otherwise been mortgaged to FSA to secure a government loan. The information to be collected will primarily be financial data not already on file, such as borrower asset values. Description of Respondents: Farms; Individuals or households; Business or other for-Profit. Number of Respondents: 28,106. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 12,143. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–9586 Filed 6–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. DA–06–03] Notice of Request for New Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces that the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is requesting approval from the Office of Management of Budget of a new information collection Application for Export Certification. Comments must be postmarked, courier dated, or sent via the Internet on or before August 18, 2006. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this proposal. Comments can be sent to Carrie L. Kayser, National Program Coordinator, Dairy Grading Branch, Dairy Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., 2746–S; Washington, DC 20250– 0230. E-mail address: carrie.kayser@usda.gov or fax (202) 720–2643. Comments may also be electronically submitted at the Federal eRulemaking portal: http:// www.regulations.govL or by submitting comments to amsdairycomments@usda.gov. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35251 All comments should reference docket number DA–06–03 and note the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be available for public inspection at the above address between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., est, Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Carrie L. Kayser, Dairy Grading Branch, Dairy Programs, AMS, USDA (202) 720–3171, e-mail address: carrie.kayser@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA), as amended (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.), to provide voluntary Federal dairy grading and inspection services to facilitate the orderly marketing of dairy products and to enable consumers to obtain the quality of dairy products they desire. One means of facilitating international marketing of domestically produced dairy products is through the issuance of export certificates. Many importing countries require shipment specific certificates attesting to the acceptability of products and/or the manufacturing operations that produce these products. Some countries accept generic export certificates issued by the Dairy Grading Branch. Other countries have accepted certificates issued by the Dairy Grading Branch that include country specific information. The Dairy Grading Branch coordinates the content of these certificates with other Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Federal agencies when the statements made in these certificates are based on responsibilities of those agencies. The manufacturing operations that produce products eligible for export certification include those operations participating in the USDA approved plant program administered by the Dairy Grading Branch (7 CFR part 58) and operations identified by the Food and Drug Administration. The AMA provides for the collection of reasonable fees from users of the services provided by the Dairy Grading Branch. Manufacturers and exporters requesting certificates are charged fees commensurate with costs associated with this service. In order to prepare an export certificate, it is necessary that the manufacturer or exporter provide shipment specific information. This is accomplished by completing a worksheet developed by the Dairy Grading Branch then mailing or faxing this completed worksheet to the Washington, DC office. In some instances a Certificate of Conformance E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 35252 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 117 / Monday, June 19, 2006 / Notices prepared by the manufacturer or exporter must also be completed and provided to the office before an export certificate can be prepared. The information collection requirements in this request are needed in order for the Dairy Grading Branch to issue export certificates. The Export Certification Program supports the USDA, AMS mission of facilitating the marketing of U.S. agricultural products. Title: Applications for Export Certification. OMB Number: 0581-New. Expiration Date of Approval: 3 years from date of OMB approval. Type of Request: New Information Collection. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.30 hours per response. Respondents: Food product manufacturing facilities, export brokers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 125 respondents (100 manufacturers, 25 export brokers). Estimated Number of Responses: 4,250 responses per year. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 34. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,275 Hours. Comments are invited on: (1) 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) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including 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 become a matter of public record. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. Dated: June 12, 2006. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E6–9544 Filed 6–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jun 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition; Notice of Meeting Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition. DATES: August 2–4, 2006, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Food and Nutrition Service, 3101 Park Center Drive, Conference Rooms 204 A&B, Alexandria, Virginia 22302. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne Bartholomew, Supplemental Food Programs Division, Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, (703) 305–2086. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will continue its study of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. The agenda items will include a discussion of general program issues. Meetings of the Council are open to the public. Members of the public may participate, as time permits. Members of the public may file written statements with the contact person named above, before or after the meeting. If members of the public need special accommodations, please notify Ms. Anita Cunningham by July 14, 2006, at (703) 305–0986, or by e-mail at anita.cunningham@fns.usda.gov. Dated: June 8, 2006. Roberto Salazar, Administrator. [FR Doc. E6–9559 Filed 6–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Proposed Posting, Posting, and Deposting of Stockyards Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We propose to post one stockyard. We have received information that the stockyard meets the PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 definition of a stockyard under the Packers and Stockyards Act and, therefore, needs to be posted. Posted stockyards are subject to the provisions of the Packers and Stockyards Act. We have posted seven stockyards. We determined that the stockyards meet the definition of a stockyard under the Packers and Stockyards Act and, therefore, have been posted. Four facilities, for which notices of proposed posting were announced, were not posted because they no longer meet the definition of a stockyard. These facilities were either abandoned or underwent a change so they no longer function as a stockyard. We are also deposting four stockyards. These facilities can no longer be used as a stockyard and, therefore, are no longer required to be posted. DATES: For the proposed posting of stockyards, we will consider comments that we receive by July 5, 2006. For the deposted stockyards, the deposting is effective on June 19, 2006. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-Mail: Send comments via electronic mail to comments.gipsa@usda.gov. • Mail: Send hardcopy written comments to Tess Butler, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 1647–S, Washington, DC 20250–3604. • Fax: Send comments by facsimile transmission to: (202) 690–2755. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to: Tess Butler, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 1647–S, Washington, DC 20250–3604. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) administers and enforces the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, as amended and supplemented (7 U.S.C. 181—229) (P&S Act). The P&S Act prohibits unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent practices by livestock market agencies, dealers, stockyard owners, meat packers, swine contractors, and live poultry dealers in the livestock, poultry, and meatpacking industries. Section 302 of the P&S Act (7 U.S.C. 202) defines the term ‘‘stockyard’’ as follows: any place, establishment, or facility commonly known as stockyards, conducted, operated, or managed for profit or nonprofit as a public market for livestock producers, feeders, market agencies, and buyers, consisting of pens, or other inclosures, and their appurtenances, in which live cattle, sheep, swine, horses, mules, or goats are E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. DA-06-03]


Notice of Request for New Information Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces that the Agricultural 
Marketing Service (AMS) is requesting approval from the Office of 
Management of Budget of a new information collection Application for 
Export Certification.

DATES: Comments must be postmarked, courier dated, or sent via the 
Internet on or before August 18, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
concerning this proposal. Comments can be sent to Carrie L. Kayser, 
National Program Coordinator, Dairy Grading Branch, Dairy Programs, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., 2746-S; Washington, DC 20250-0230. E-mail 
address: carrie.kayser@usda.gov or fax (202) 720-2643. Comments may 
also be electronically submitted at the Federal eRulemaking portal: 
http://www.regulations.govL or by submitting comments to 
amsdairycomments@usda.gov.
    All comments should reference docket number DA-06-03 and note the 
date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be 
available for public inspection at the above address between 8 a.m. and 
4:30 p.m., est, Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Carrie L. Kayser, Dairy 
Grading Branch, Dairy Programs, AMS, USDA (202) 720-3171, e-mail 
address: carrie.kayser@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized 
by the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA), as amended (7 U.S.C. 
1621 et seq.), to provide voluntary Federal dairy grading and 
inspection services to facilitate the orderly marketing of dairy 
products and to enable consumers to obtain the quality of dairy 
products they desire. One means of facilitating international marketing 
of domestically produced dairy products is through the issuance of 
export certificates.
    Many importing countries require shipment specific certificates 
attesting to the acceptability of products and/or the manufacturing 
operations that produce these products. Some countries accept generic 
export certificates issued by the Dairy Grading Branch. Other countries 
have accepted certificates issued by the Dairy Grading Branch that 
include country specific information. The Dairy Grading Branch 
coordinates the content of these certificates with other Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) and Federal agencies when the statements made in 
these certificates are based on responsibilities of those agencies.
    The manufacturing operations that produce products eligible for 
export certification include those operations participating in the USDA 
approved plant program administered by the Dairy Grading Branch (7 CFR 
part 58) and operations identified by the Food and Drug Administration. 
The AMA provides for the collection of reasonable fees from users of 
the services provided by the Dairy Grading Branch. Manufacturers and 
exporters requesting certificates are charged fees commensurate with 
costs associated with this service.
    In order to prepare an export certificate, it is necessary that the 
manufacturer or exporter provide shipment specific information. This is 
accomplished by completing a worksheet developed by the Dairy Grading 
Branch then mailing or faxing this completed worksheet to the 
Washington, DC office. In some instances a Certificate of Conformance

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prepared by the manufacturer or exporter must also be completed and 
provided to the office before an export certificate can be prepared.
    The information collection requirements in this request are needed 
in order for the Dairy Grading Branch to issue export certificates. The 
Export Certification Program supports the USDA, AMS mission of 
facilitating the marketing of U.S. agricultural products.
    Title: Applications for Export Certification.
    OMB Number: 0581-New.
    Expiration Date of Approval: 3 years from date of OMB approval.
    Type of Request: New Information Collection.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 0.30 hours per response.
    Respondents: Food product manufacturing facilities, export brokers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 125 respondents (100 
manufacturers, 25 export brokers).
    Estimated Number of Responses: 4,250 responses per year.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 34.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,275 Hours.
    Comments are invited on: (1) 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) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who 
are to respond, including 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 become a matter of public 
record.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621-1627.

    Dated: June 12, 2006.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
 [FR Doc. E6-9544 Filed 6-16-06; 8:45 am]
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