Farm Service Agency, 8961-8962 [07-899]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 28, 2007 / Notices each premises. Currently, we have cooperative agreements with 14 organizations that are participating by managing interim ATDs. The NAIS is a voluntary program, and protecting individuals’ private information and confidential business information is important to APHIS and to all participants and potential participants in the system. APHIS maintains only limited premises registration information and will not have direct access to animal identification or movement records. Animal health officials will request access to animal movement and location records only in the case of an animal disease event. In keeping with this policy, the records of animal identification number (AIN) devices distributed to a premises when used for voluntary participation in the NAIS will be held by private entities and organizations or by States in AIN device distribution databases (AIN DDDs), rather than in APHIS’s AIN Management System. This program change is, we believe, an important one that will serve to encourage participation in the voluntary animal identification component of the NAIS. While AIN tags used for disease and/ or regulatory programs such as the National Scrapie Eradication Program will continue to be administered through the AIN Management System, the distribution records of AIN devices to producers that voluntarily participate in the NAIS will not be maintained on that system. APHIS will continue to approve identification devices for official use in the NAIS and establish agreements with the manufacturers for the authorized use of the AIN. Producers will continue to need a premises identification number to obtain AIN tags. The revised system will still maintain the data requirements of the AIN Management System, but the records of AINs distributed to each premises will be held privately or by the States. The AIN DDDs will be integrated with the NAIS in a manner similar to the one used for the integration of private and State ATDs into our Animal Trace Processing System (ATPS). Authorized Federal and State animal health officials will need access to some of the animal tracking and animal identification information to be held in the privately or State-administered databases in certain situations. APHIS has defined the situations that would trigger the authorization for animal health officials to request information from AIN DDDs through the ATPS as follows: 1. An indication of (suspect, presumptive positive, etc.) or confirmed VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:08 Feb 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 positive test for a foreign animal disease; 2. An animal disease emergency as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture and/or State Departments of Agriculture; and 3. The need to conduct a traceback/ traceforward to determine the origin of infection for a program disease (brucellosis, tuberculosis, etc.). The transition to the private and State AIN DDDs is expected to begin in April 2007. Therefore, in order to provide a forum for the discussion of issues related to privately and Stateadministered AIN DDDs, APHIS is holding two public meetings. Interested private organizations and State agencies that have databases that could integrate with the NAIS as AIN DDDs are encouraged to attend. Other stakeholders, such as producers and AIN tag manufacturers, device managers, and resellers, are also encouraged to participate. APHIS has approved AIN devices from several manufacturers. Producers can request AIN devices directly from these AIN tag manufacturers or from the AIN device managers or resellers who have marketing agreements with the authorized manufacturers. Additional companies and individuals may become engaged in the distribution of AIN devices. Because each of these groups and entities has a role in the distribution of AIN devices, a process that will be affected by this transition to State and private AIN DDDs, these entities too should consider participating in the meetings even if they do not plan on providing AIN DDDs. The first of the two public meetings is scheduled for Monday, March 5, 2007, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, March 6, 2007, from 8 a.m. to noon. The second meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 12, 2007, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, March 13, 2007, from 8 a.m. to noon. Information regarding the meetings may be obtained from the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Done in Washington, DC, this 23rd day of February 2007. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. E7–3509 Filed 2–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8961 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Farm Service Agency Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Application for Payment of Amounts Due Persons Who Have Died, Disappeared, or Have Been Declared Incompetent (FSA–325) AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation/Farm Service Agency, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intent of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to request the renewal of a currently approved information collection. This information collection is used by CCC and FSA to document or determine whether representatives or survivors of a producer are entitled to receive payments earned by a producer who dies, disappears, or is declared incompetent before receiving payments or other disbursements. DATE: Comments on this notice must be received on or before April 30, 2007 to be assured consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Sienkiewicz, Agricultural Program Specialist, Production, Emergencies, and Compliance Division, USDA, FSA, STOP 0517, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 0517, telephone (202)720–8959; Electronic mail: Mike.sienkiewica@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for Payment of Amounts Due Persons Who Have Died, Disappeared, or Have Been Declared Incompetent. OMB Control Number: 0560–0026. Expiration Date: September 30, 2007. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Persons desiring to claim payment due a person who has died, disappeared, or has been declared incompetent must do so on Form FSA– 325, ‘‘Application for Payment of Amounts Due Persons Who Have Died, Disappeared, or Have Been Declared Incompetent’’. This information is used by FSA county office employees to document the relationship of heirs or beneficiaries and determine the order of precedence for disbursing payments to survivors of the person who has died, E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 8962 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 28, 2007 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES disappeared, or been declared incompetent. Information is obtained only when a producer eligible to receive a payment or disbursement dies, disappears, or is declared incompetent, and documentation is needed to determine if any survivors are entitled to receive such payments or disbursements. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .5 hours (1⁄2 hour) per response. Respondents: Individual producers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: one. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,000. Comments are invited on the following: (a) 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; (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 collected; or (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of the 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 Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503 and to Mike Sienkiewicz, Agricultural Program Specialist, Production, Emergencies, and Compliance Division, USDA, FSA, STOP 0517, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 0517, (202) 720–8959. Comments will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, on February 20, 2007. Glen L. Keppy, Acting Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation and Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 07–899 Filed 2–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:08 Feb 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Nebraska National Forest, Nebraska & South Dakota Black-Tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) Management on the Nebraska National Forest and Associated Units Forest Service, USDA. Revised notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The USDA Forest Service published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register of September 29, 2006, in FR Volume 71, No. 189, on pages 57460–57461, concerning request for comments on a Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the 2002 Nebraska National Forest Revised Land and Resource Management Plan for black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) management on the Nebraska National Forest and associated units. Instead of supplementing the Final Enviromental Impact Statement for the 2002 Nebraska National Forest Revised Land and Resource Management Plan, the Agency will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) management on the Nebraska National Forest and associated units. This EIS will tier to and not supplement the Final EIS for the 2002 Revised Nebraska National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan. The proposed action is to amend current management direction in the Nebraska National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan to meet various multiple use objectives by: (1) Specifing the desired range of acres of prairie dog colonies that would be provided on the Nebraska National Forest and associated units; and (2) to be able to use toxicants if the acreage exceeds the desired range and for multiple use objectives. The proposed action would amend Chapter 1, Section H, Standard #1 in the Nebraska National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, which allows for limited use of rodenticdes in the interior of the Forest. The proposed action would also authorize the site-specific control of prairie dogs forest-wide, including the use of rodenticides, when management thresholds are exceeded for geographic areas. Future prairie dog control would occur based on management thresholds without further NEPA analysis. Public Comments Public comment was received in response to the September 29, 2006 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Intent. The comments have been analyzed and distilled into a comprehensive set of analysis issues. Since the proposed action and purpose and need for the project have not changed, those who have already commented do not need to resubmit their comments. However, comments will continue to be accepted, but will be most useful if received by March 16, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike McNeill, Team Leader (605) 745– 4107. Dated: February 20, 2007. Donald J. Bright, Forest Supervisor, Nebraska National Forest. [FR Doc. E7–3469 Filed 2–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS Notice of Membership of SES Performance Review Board SUMMARY: Title 5 United States Code, Section 4314, requires that notice of the appointment of an individual to serve as a member of a performance review board shall be published in the Federal Register. The following individuals have been appointed to serve as PRB members for BBG; Laura Marin; Anne Purcell; and Gary Shinners. ADDRESSES: Broadcasting Board of Governors, 330 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20237. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Prell Murphy, Acting Director of Human Resources; telephone (202) 619–3763. Dated: February 21, 2007. Janice H. Brambilla, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 07–901 Filed 2–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8230–01–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Socioeconomic Research and Monitoring Program for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: Recreation/ Tourism in the Florida Keys—A Tenyear Replication. E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 39 (Wednesday, February 28, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8961-8962]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-899]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation


Farm Service Agency

    Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information 
Collection; Application for Payment of Amounts Due Persons Who Have 
Died, Disappeared, or Have Been Declared Incompetent (FSA-325)
AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation/Farm Service 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 intent of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) 
and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to request the renewal of a currently 
approved information collection. This information collection is used by 
CCC and FSA to document or determine whether representatives or 
survivors of a producer are entitled to receive payments earned by a 
producer who dies, disappears, or is declared incompetent before 
receiving payments or other disbursements.

DATE: Comments on this notice must be received on or before April 30, 
2007 to be assured consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Sienkiewicz, Agricultural Program 
Specialist, Production, Emergencies, and Compliance Division, USDA, 
FSA, STOP 0517, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-
0517, telephone (202)720-8959; Electronic mail: 
Mike.sienkiewica@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Application for Payment of Amounts Due Persons Who Have 
Died, Disappeared, or Have Been Declared Incompetent.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0026.
    Expiration Date: September 30, 2007.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Persons desiring to claim payment due a person who has 
died, disappeared, or has been declared incompetent must do so on Form 
FSA-325, ``Application for Payment of Amounts Due Persons Who Have 
Died, Disappeared, or Have Been Declared Incompetent''. This 
information is used by FSA county office employees to document the 
relationship of heirs or beneficiaries and determine the order of 
precedence for disbursing payments to survivors of the person who has 
died,

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disappeared, or been declared incompetent.
    Information is obtained only when a producer eligible to receive a 
payment or disbursement dies, disappears, or is declared incompetent, 
and documentation is needed to determine if any survivors are entitled 
to receive such payments or disbursements.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .5 hours (\1/2\ hour) per response.
    Respondents: Individual producers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: one.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,000.
    Comments are invited on the following: (a) 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; (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 collected; 
or (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of the 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 Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 
20503 and to Mike Sienkiewicz, Agricultural Program Specialist, 
Production, Emergencies, and Compliance Division, USDA, FSA, STOP 0517, 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0517, (202) 720-
8959.
    Comments will be summarized and included in the request for Office 
of Management and Budget approval of the information collection. All 
comments will also become a matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on February 20, 2007.
Glen L. Keppy,
Acting Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation and 
Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 07-899 Filed 2-27-07; 8:45 am]
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