Request for an Extension to a Currently Approved Information Collection, 43711 [E6-12409]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 2, 2006 / Notices investors to report in a timely manner all held, acquired, or transferred U.S. agricultural land to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Authority for the collection of the information was delegated by the Secretary of Agriculture to the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Foreign investors may obtain form FSA–153, AFIDA Report, from their local FSA county office or from the FSA Internet site. Investors are required to file a report within 90 days of the acquisition, transfer, or change in the use of their land. Need and Use of the Information: The information collected from the AFIDA Reports is used to monitor the effect of foreign investment upon family farms and rural communities and in the preparation of a voluntary report to Congress and the President. Congress reviews the report and decides if regulatory action is necessary to limit the amount of foreign investment in U.S. agricultural land. If this information was not collected, USDA could not effectively monitor foreign investment and the impact of such holdings upon family farms and rural communities. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Individuals or households; Farms. Number of Respondents: 4,375. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 904. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–12408 Filed 8–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket Number FV–06–312] Request for an Extension to a Currently Approved Information Collection AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of the currently approved information collection for Regulations Governing Inspection, Certification and Standards VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Aug 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, and Other Products. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before October 2, 2006, to be assured of consideration. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR COMMENTS: Kathleen A. Staley, Head, Field Operations Section, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 1661 South Building, Stop 0240, Washington, DC 20250–0240; Phone (202) 720–2482, Fax (202) 720–0393; E-mail Kathleen.Staley@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Regulations Governing Inspection, Certification and Standards for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Products 7 CFR part 51. OMB Number: 0581–0125. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2007. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended 7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq. authorizes the Secretary to inspect and certify the quality of agricultural products and collect such fees as reasonable to cover the cost of service rendered, under 7 CFR part 51. The Fresh Products Branch provides a nationwide inspection and grading service for fresh fruits, vegetables, and other products to shippers, importers, processors, sellers, buyers, and other financially interested parties on a ‘‘user fee’’ basis. This use of this service is voluntary and is made available only upon request or when specified by some special program or contract. Information is needed to carry out the inspection and grading services. Such information includes: the name and location of the person or company requesting the inspection, the type and location of the product to be inspected, the type of inspection being requested and any information that will identify the product. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .03 hours per response. Respondents: Shippers, importers, processors, sellers, buyers, and others with a financial interest in lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and other products. Estimated Number of Respondents: 56,980. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: .5. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,942. 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Staley, Head, Field Operations Section, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 1661 South Building, Stop 0240, Washington, DC 20250–0240; Fax (202) 720–0393. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. 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. Dated: July 27, 2006. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E6–12409 Filed 8–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Black Hills National Forest, Northern Hills Ranger District, SD, Citadel Project Area Proposal and Analysis Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 148 (Wednesday, August 2, 2006)]
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[FR Doc No: E6-12409]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket Number FV-06-312]


Request for an Extension to a Currently Approved 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 the Agricultural Marketing 
Service's (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget, for an extension of the currently approved 
information collection for Regulations Governing Inspection, 
Certification and Standards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, and Other 
Products.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before October 2, 
2006, to be assured of consideration.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR COMMENTS: Kathleen A. Staley, Head, Field 
Operations Section, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable 
Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 1661 South Building, 
Stop 0240, Washington, DC 20250-0240; Phone (202) 720-2482, Fax (202) 
720-0393; E-mail Kathleen.Staley@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Regulations Governing Inspection, Certification and 
Standards for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Products 7 CFR part 
51.
    OMB Number: 0581-0125.
    Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2007.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended 7 
U.S.C. 1621 et seq. authorizes the Secretary to inspect and certify the 
quality of agricultural products and collect such fees as reasonable to 
cover the cost of service rendered, under 7 CFR part 51. The Fresh 
Products Branch provides a nationwide inspection and grading service 
for fresh fruits, vegetables, and other products to shippers, 
importers, processors, sellers, buyers, and other financially 
interested parties on a ``user fee'' basis. This use of this service is 
voluntary and is made available only upon request or when specified by 
some special program or contract. Information is needed to carry out 
the inspection and grading services. Such information includes: the 
name and location of the person or company requesting the inspection, 
the type and location of the product to be inspected, the type of 
inspection being requested and any information that will identify the 
product.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .03 hours per response.
    Respondents: Shippers, importers, processors, sellers, buyers, and 
others with a financial interest in lots of fresh fruits, vegetables 
and other products.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 56,980.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: .5.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,942.
    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. Comments may be sent to Kathleen A. Staley, 
Head, Field Operations Section, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 1661 South Building, 
Stop 0240, Washington, DC 20250-0240; Fax (202) 720-0393. All comments 
received will be available for public inspection during regular 
business hours at the same address.
    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.

    Dated: July 27, 2006.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E6-12409 Filed 8-1-06; 8:45 am]
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