Information Collection: 2005-2006 Dairy Disaster Assistance Payment (DDAP-III) Program, 48254 [E7-16671]

Download as PDF 48254 Notices Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 163 Thursday, August 23, 2007 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 Commodity Credit Corporation Information Collection: 2005–2006 Dairy Disaster Assistance Payment (DDAP–III) Program Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on a currently approved information collection with revision associated with Dairy Disaster Assistance Payment (DDAP–III) Program. This collection is necessary to gather specific information from producers on their dairy production losses suffered in counties declared a natural disaster during the period of January 2, 2005, through February 27, 2007. The collection of information is to be used to establish eligibility and to determine payment amounts. DATES: We will consider comments received by October 22, 2007. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this Notice. In your comment, include the volume, date, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: E-Mail: Send comments to: Danielle_Cooke@wdc.fsa.usda.gov. Fax: (202) 690–1536. Mail: Farm Service Agency, USDA, Attn: Grady Bilberry, Director, Price Support Division, Farm Service, USDA, FSA, STOP 0512, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 0513. Comments also should be sent to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 Aug 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danielle Cooke, Special Program Manager, phone: (202) 720–1919, or Grady Bilberry, Director, Price Support Division, (202) 720–7901. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description of Information Collection Title: 2005–2006 Dairy Disaster Assistance Payment Program. OMB Control Number: 0560–0252. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Dairy operations are eligible to receive direct payments provided they make certifications that attest to their eligibility to receive such payments. As appropriate, these operations must certify and identify: (1) That the dairy operation is physically located in a county declared a natural disaster after January 1, 2005 and before February 28, 2007 (that is the period of January 2, 2005 through February 27, 2007); (2) the identity of actual persons associated with that operation during that period; (3) the pounds of dairy production losses incurred as a result of the declared natural disaster; (4) the number of cows in the dairy operation during the calendar year applicable to the disaster declaration; (5) that they understand the dairy operation must provide adequate proof of annual milk production commercially marketed by all persons in the dairy operation during the period specified by the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to determine the total pounds of eligible losses incurred by the operation. The information collection is used by CCC to determine the program eligibility of the dairy operations. CCC considers the information collected essential to prudent eligibility determinations and payment calculations. The revision on the information collection covers only the dairy production losses this time, and the number of respondents increases in this information collection. Additionally, without accurate information on dairy operations, the national payment rate would be inaccurate, resulting in payments being made to ineligible recipients, and the integrity and accuracy of the program could be compromised. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 minutes (.25 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 hour) per response. The average travel time, which is included in the total annual burden, is estimated to be 1 hour per respondent. Respondents: Dairy Operations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,000. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 35,250 hours. Comments Comments are invited on: (1) Whether this collection 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 the 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 comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public records. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for Office of Management and Budget approval. OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information contained in the proposed regulations between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Signed at Washington, DC, on August 16, 2007. Glen L. Keppy, Acting Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. E7–16671 Filed 8–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 163 / Thursday, August 23, 2007 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation


Information Collection: 2005-2006 Dairy Disaster Assistance 
Payment (DDAP-III) Program

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is seeking comments from all 
interested individuals and organizations on a currently approved 
information collection with revision associated with Dairy Disaster 
Assistance Payment (DDAP-III) Program. This collection is necessary to 
gather specific information from producers on their dairy production 
losses suffered in counties declared a natural disaster during the 
period of January 2, 2005, through February 27, 2007. The collection of 
information is to be used to establish eligibility and to determine 
payment amounts.

DATES: We will consider comments received by October 22, 2007.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this Notice. In your 
comment, include the volume, date, and page number of this issue of the 
Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following 
methods:
    E-Mail: Send comments to: Danielle--Cooke@wdc.fsa.usda.gov.
    Fax: (202) 690-1536.
    Mail: Farm Service Agency, USDA, Attn: Grady Bilberry, Director, 
Price Support Division, Farm Service, USDA, FSA, STOP 0512, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0513.
    Comments also should be sent to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danielle Cooke, Special Program 
Manager, phone: (202) 720-1919, or Grady Bilberry, Director, Price 
Support Division, (202) 720-7901.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Description of Information Collection

    Title: 2005-2006 Dairy Disaster Assistance Payment Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0252.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Dairy operations are eligible to receive direct payments 
provided they make certifications that attest to their eligibility to 
receive such payments. As appropriate, these operations must certify 
and identify:
    (1) That the dairy operation is physically located in a county 
declared a natural disaster after January 1, 2005 and before February 
28, 2007 (that is the period of January 2, 2005 through February 27, 
2007);
    (2) the identity of actual persons associated with that operation 
during that period;
    (3) the pounds of dairy production losses incurred as a result of 
the declared natural disaster;
    (4) the number of cows in the dairy operation during the calendar 
year applicable to the disaster declaration;
    (5) that they understand the dairy operation must provide adequate 
proof of annual milk production commercially marketed by all persons in 
the dairy operation during the period specified by the Commodity Credit 
Corporation (CCC) to determine the total pounds of eligible losses 
incurred by the operation.
    The information collection is used by CCC to determine the program 
eligibility of the dairy operations. CCC considers the information 
collected essential to prudent eligibility determinations and payment 
calculations. The revision on the information collection covers only 
the dairy production losses this time, and the number of respondents 
increases in this information collection. Additionally, without 
accurate information on dairy operations, the national payment rate 
would be inaccurate, resulting in payments being made to ineligible 
recipients, and the integrity and accuracy of the program could be 
compromised.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 15 minutes (.25 hour) per response. 
The average travel time, which is included in the total annual burden, 
is estimated to be 1 hour per respondent.
    Respondents: Dairy Operations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,000.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 35,250 hours.

Comments

    Comments are invited on:
    (1) Whether this collection 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 the 
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 comments received in response to this notice, including names 
and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public records. 
Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for Office 
of Management and Budget approval. OMB is required to make a decision 
concerning the collection of information contained in the proposed 
regulations between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document 
in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment to OMB is best assured of 
having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of 
publication.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on August 16, 2007.
Glen L. Keppy,
Acting Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation, 
Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. E7-16671 Filed 8-22-07; 8:45 am]
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