Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 32608 [07-2925]

Download as PDF 32608 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 113 / Wednesday, June 13, 2007 / Notices Regulations.gov and information on the location and hours of the reading room are provided under the heading ADDRESSES at the beginning of this notice.) In addition, copies may be obtained by calling or writing to the individual listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7701–7772 and 7781– 7786; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3. Done in Washington, DC, this 7th day of June, 2007. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. E7–11481 Filed 6–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Farm Service Agency Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service (RHS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA), USDA. ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested. AGENCIES: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agencies intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the programs for Form RD 1940–59, ‘‘Settlement Statement.’’ Comments on this notice must be received by August 13, 2007 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teresa Sumpter, Loan Specialist, Single Family Housing Direct Loan Division, Rural Housing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Mail STOP 0783, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–0783, Telephone 202–720– 1485. (This is not a toll free number.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Form RD 1940–59, ‘‘Settlement Statement.’’ OMB Number: 0575–0088. Expiration Date of Approval: October 30, 2007. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Agencies are requesting an extension of the OMB clearance for Form RD 1940–59, ‘‘Settlement Statement.’’ The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), as amended, sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:30 Jun 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 required the disclosure of real estate settlement costs to home buyers and sellers. The Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was instructed by the RESPA to develop a standard form for the statement of settlement costs to be used for all federally related transactions. Form RD 1940–59 is similar to the HUD–1 Settlement Statement used by HUD, the Veterans Administration, and the private mortgage industry, with some minor adaptations acceptable under RESPA. Form RD 1940–59 is completed by Settlement Agents, Closing Attorneys, and Title Insurance Companies performing the closing of RHS loans and credit sales used to purchase or refinance Section 502 Housing, Rural Rental Housing, and Farm Labor Housing. The same parties performing the closing of FSA Farm Ownership loans and credit sales also complete the form. The information is collected to provide the buyer and seller with a statement detailing the actual costs of the settlement services involved in the Agencies financed real estate transactions. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .36 hours per response. Respondents: Settlement Agents, Closing Attorneys, and Title Insurance Companies performing the closing of the Agencies loans and credit sales. Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,928. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.8. Estimated Number of Responses: 21,135. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 7,530 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Renita Bolden, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692–0035. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agencies, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agencies’ 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Renita Bolden, Regulation and Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Stop 0742, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–0742. 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: June 6, 2007. Russell T. Davis, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. Dated: June 6, 2007. Glen L. Keppy, Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 07–2925 Filed 6–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Williows, California. Agenda items covered include: (1) Introductions, (2) Public Comment, (3) Status of Current Members, (4) Status of Funding, (5) Status of Legislation, (6) Set up Schedule for Accepting and Voting on Projects, (7) General Discussion, (8) Next Agenda. DATES: The meeting will be held on June 25, 2007, from 1:30 p.m. and end at approximately 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Medocino National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 825 N. Humboldt Ave., Willows, CA 95988. Individuals who wish to speak or propose agenda items send their names and proposals to Eduardo Olmedo, DFO, 825 N. Humboldt Ave., Willows, CA 95988. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobbin Gaddini, Committee Coordinator, USDA, Mendocino National Forest, Grindstone Ranger District, P.O. Box 164, Elk Creek, CA 95939. (530) 968–1815; e-mail ggaddini@fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public. Committee discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Committee members. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Housing Service

Farm Service Agency


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCIES: Rural Housing Service (RHS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA), 
USDA.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Agencies intention to request an extension for a 
currently approved information collection in support of the programs 
for Form RD 1940-59, ``Settlement Statement.''

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 13, 2007 to 
be assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teresa Sumpter, Loan Specialist, 
Single Family Housing Direct Loan Division, Rural Housing Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Mail STOP 0783, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-0783, Telephone 202-720-1485. (This is not a toll 
free number.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Form RD 1940-59, ``Settlement Statement.''
    OMB Number: 0575-0088.
    Expiration Date of Approval: October 30, 2007.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Agencies are requesting an extension of the OMB 
clearance for Form RD 1940-59, ``Settlement Statement.'' The Real 
Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), as amended, required the 
disclosure of real estate settlement costs to home buyers and sellers. 
The Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 
was instructed by the RESPA to develop a standard form for the 
statement of settlement costs to be used for all federally related 
transactions. Form RD 1940-59 is similar to the HUD-1 Settlement 
Statement used by HUD, the Veterans Administration, and the private 
mortgage industry, with some minor adaptations acceptable under RESPA.
    Form RD 1940-59 is completed by Settlement Agents, Closing 
Attorneys, and Title Insurance Companies performing the closing of RHS 
loans and credit sales used to purchase or refinance Section 502 
Housing, Rural Rental Housing, and Farm Labor Housing. The same parties 
performing the closing of FSA Farm Ownership loans and credit sales 
also complete the form. The information is collected to provide the 
buyer and seller with a statement detailing the actual costs of the 
settlement services involved in the Agencies financed real estate 
transactions.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .36 hours per response.
    Respondents: Settlement Agents, Closing Attorneys, and Title 
Insurance Companies performing the closing of the Agencies loans and 
credit sales.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,928.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.8.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 21,135.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 7,530 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Renita 
Bolden, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692-0035.
    Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the Agencies, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agencies' 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 Renita Bolden, Regulation and Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Stop 0742, 1400 
Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250-0742. 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: June 6, 2007.
Russell T. Davis,
Administrator, Rural Housing Service.

    Dated: June 6, 2007.
Glen L. Keppy,
Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 07-2925 Filed 6-12-07; 8:45 am]
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