Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 53362-53363 [06-7573]

Download as PDF 53362 Notices Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 175 Monday, September 11, 2006 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Information Collection; Minority Farm Register Farm Service Agency, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. rwilkins on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with revision of a currently approved information collection for the Minority Farm Register. The Minority Farm Register is a voluntary register of minority farm and ranch operators, landowners, tenants and others with an interest in farming or agriculture. USDA’s Office of Outreach uses the collected information to better inform minority farmers about USDA programs and services. DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before November 13, 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 Gypsy S. Banks, Assistant to the Administrator, Farm Service Agency, STOP 0503, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0503, and to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gypsy S. Banks, Assistant to the Administrator, (202) 720–8453 and gypsy.banks@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: USDA Minority Farm Register. OMB Number: 0560–0231. Expiration Date of Approval: April 30, 2007. Type of Request: Extension with revision. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:03 Sep 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 Abstract: The Minority Farm Register is a voluntary register of minority farm and ranch operators, landowners, tenants and others with an interest in farming or agriculture. The registrant’s name, address, email, phone number, race, ethnicity, gender, farm location, and signature will be collected. The name, address, and signature are the only items required to register. Providing this information is completely voluntary. USDA’s Office of Outreach will use this information to help inform minority farmers and ranchers about programs and services provided by USDA agencies. The Minority Farm Register is maintained by FSA and jointly administered by FSA and USDA’s Office of Outreach. Because USDA partners with community-based organizations, minority-serving educational institutions, and other groups to communicate USDA’s program and services, the Office of Outreach may share information collected with these organizations for outreach purposes. The race, ethnicity, and gender of registrants may be used to provide information about programs and services that are designed for these particular groups. Information about the Minority Farm Register is available on the internet to ensure that the program is widely publicized and accessible to all. Respondents: Individuals and households. Estimated annual number of respondents: 5,000. Estimated annual number of forms filed per person: Estimated average time to respond: 5 minutes (0.083 hours). Estimated total annual burden hours: 415. Comments are invited on (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden, 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 through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for OMB approval. Signed at Washington, DC, on September 5, 2006. Teresa C. Lasseter, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. E6–14996 Filed 9–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Rural Business-Cooperative Service Rural Utilities Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service (RHS), Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), and Rural Utilities Service (RUS) USDA. ACTION: Proposed collection; Comments requested. AGENCIES: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the above-named Agencies to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of debt settlement of Community Facilities and Direct Business Program Loans and Grants. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 13, 2006 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For inquiries on the Information Collection Package, contact Brigitte Sumter, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, (202) 692–0042. For program content, contact Derek L. Jones, Senior Loan Specialist, Community Programs, RHS, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Mail Stop 0787, Washington, DC 20250– 0787, Telephone (202) 720–1504, E-mail derek.jones@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 7 CFR part 1956, subpart C— ‘‘Debt Settlement—Community and Business Programs.’’ E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 175 / Monday, September 11, 2006 / Notices OMB Number: 0575–0124. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2007. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The following Community and Direct Business Programs loans and grants are debt settled by this currently approved docket (0575–0124). The Community Facilities loan and grant program is authorized by Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926) to make loans to public entities, nonprofit corporations, and Indian tribes through the Community Facilities program for the development of essential community facilities primarily serving rural residents. The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, Title 3 (Pub. L. 88–452), authorizes Economic Opportunity Cooperative loans to assist incorporated and unincorporated associations to provide low-income rural families essential processing, purchasing, or marketing services, supplies, or facilities. The Food Security Act of 1985, Section 1323 (Pub. L. 99–198), authorizes loan guarantees and grants to Nonprofit National Corporations to provide technical and financial assistance to for-profit or nonprofit local businesses in rural areas. The Business and Industry program is authorized by Section 310 B (7 U.S.C. 1932) (Pub. L. 92.419, August 30, 1972) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to improve, develop, or finance business, industry, and employment and improve the economic and environmental climate in rural communities, including pollution abatement control. The Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, Section 310 B(c) (7 U.S.C. 1932(c)), authorizes Rural Business Enterprise Grants to public bodies and nonprofit corporations to facilitate the development of private businesses in rural areas. The Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, Section 310 B(f)(i) (7 U.S.C. 1932(c)), authorized Rural Cooperative Development Grants to nonprofit institutions for the purpose of enabling such institutions to establish and operate centers for rural cooperative development. The purpose of the debt settlement function for the above programs is to provide the delinquent client with an equitable tool for the compromise, adjustment, cancellation, or charge-off of a debt owned to the Agency. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:03 Sep 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 The information collected is similar to that required by a commercial lender in similar circumstances. Information will be collected by the field offices from applicants, borrowers, consultants, lenders, and attorneys. Failure to collect information could result in improper servicing of these loans. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 8 hours per response. Respondents: Public bodies and nonprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 16. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 702 hours. Estimated Number of Responses: 4. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Brigitte Sumter, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, (202) 692–0042. 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; 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. Comments may be sent to Brigitte Sumter, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250. 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: August 24, 2006. Russell T. Davis, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. Dated: August 28, 2006. Jackie J. Gleason, Acting Administrator, Rural BusinessCooperative Service. Dated: August 28, 2006. James M. Andrew, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 06–7573 Filed 9–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53363 BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS Meeting Date and Time: Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 2:30–4:15 p.m. Place: Cohen Building, Room 3321, 330 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20237. Closed Meeting: The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet in closed session to review and discuss a number of issues relating to U.S. Government-funded nonmilitary international broadcasting. They will address internal procedural, budgetary, and personnel issues, as well as sensitive foreign policy issues relating to potential options in the U.S. international broadcasting field. This meeting is closed because if open it likely would either disclose matters that would be properly classified to be kept secret in the interest of foreign policy under the appropriate executive order (5 U.S.C. 552b.(c)(1)) or would disclose information the premature disclosure of which would be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. (5 U.S.C. 552b.(c)(9)(B)). In addition, part of the discussion will relate solely to the internal personnel and organizational issues of the BBG or the International Broadcasting Bureau. (5 U.S.C. 552b.(c)(2) and (6)) Contact Person for More Information: Persons interested in obtaining more information should contact Carol Booker at (202) 203–4545. Dated: September 6, 2006. Carol Booker, Legal Counsel. [FR Doc. 06–7588 Filed 9–7–06; 10:58 am] BILLING CODE 8230–01–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–122–822) Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Canada: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to timely requests, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain corrosion–resistant carbon steel flat products (CORE) from Canada for the period of review (POR) August 1, 2004 AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 175 (Monday, September 11, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53362-53363]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-7573]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Housing Service

Rural Business-Cooperative Service

Rural Utilities Service


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCIES: Rural Housing Service (RHS), Rural Business-Cooperative 
Service (RBS), and Rural Utilities Service (RUS) USDA.

ACTION: Proposed collection; Comments requested.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the intention of the above-named Agencies to request 
an extension for a currently approved information collection in support 
of debt settlement of Community Facilities and Direct Business Program 
Loans and Grants.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 13, 2006 to 
be assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For inquiries on the Information 
Collection Package, contact Brigitte Sumter, Regulations and Paperwork 
Management Branch, (202) 692-0042. For program content, contact Derek 
L. Jones, Senior Loan Specialist, Community Programs, RHS, USDA, 1400 
Independence Ave., SW., Mail Stop 0787, Washington, DC 20250-0787, 
Telephone (202) 720-1504, E-mail derek.jones@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Title: 7 CFR part 1956, subpart C--``Debt Settlement--Community and 
Business Programs.''

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    OMB Number: 0575-0124.
    Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2007.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The following Community and Direct Business Programs 
loans and grants are debt settled by this currently approved docket 
(0575-0124). The Community Facilities loan and grant program is 
authorized by Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926) to make loans to public entities, 
nonprofit corporations, and Indian tribes through the Community 
Facilities program for the development of essential community 
facilities primarily serving rural residents.
    The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, Title 3 (Pub. L. 88-452), 
authorizes Economic Opportunity Cooperative loans to assist 
incorporated and unincorporated associations to provide low-income 
rural families essential processing, purchasing, or marketing services, 
supplies, or facilities.
    The Food Security Act of 1985, Section 1323 (Pub. L. 99-198), 
authorizes loan guarantees and grants to Nonprofit National 
Corporations to provide technical and financial assistance to for-
profit or nonprofit local businesses in rural areas.
    The Business and Industry program is authorized by Section 310 B (7 
U.S.C. 1932) (Pub. L. 92.419, August 30, 1972) of the Consolidated Farm 
and Rural Development Act to improve, develop, or finance business, 
industry, and employment and improve the economic and environmental 
climate in rural communities, including pollution abatement control.
    The Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, Section 310 B(c) 
(7 U.S.C. 1932(c)), authorizes Rural Business Enterprise Grants to 
public bodies and nonprofit corporations to facilitate the development 
of private businesses in rural areas.
    The Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, Section 310 
B(f)(i) (7 U.S.C. 1932(c)), authorized Rural Cooperative Development 
Grants to nonprofit institutions for the purpose of enabling such 
institutions to establish and operate centers for rural cooperative 
development.
    The purpose of the debt settlement function for the above programs 
is to provide the delinquent client with an equitable tool for the 
compromise, adjustment, cancellation, or charge-off of a debt owned to 
the Agency.
    The information collected is similar to that required by a 
commercial lender in similar circumstances.
    Information will be collected by the field offices from applicants, 
borrowers, consultants, lenders, and attorneys.
    Failure to collect information could result in improper servicing 
of these loans.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 8 hours per response.
    Respondents: Public bodies and nonprofit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 16.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 702 hours.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 4.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Brigitte 
Sumter, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, (202) 692-0042.
    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; 
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. Comments may be 
sent to Brigitte Sumter, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 
Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250. 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: August 24, 2006.
Russell T. Davis,
Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
    Dated: August 28, 2006.
Jackie J. Gleason,
Acting Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service.
    Dated: August 28, 2006.
James M. Andrew,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 06-7573 Filed 9-8-06; 8:45 am]
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