Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 62624 [E7-21785]

Download as PDF 62624 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 6, 2007 / Notices noted above or by contacting the person listed above. Additional Public Notification Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy development is important. Consequently, in an effort to ensure that minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are aware of this notice, FSIS will announce it online through the FSIS Web page located at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/ 2007_Notices_Index/. FSIS will also make copies of this Federal Register publication available through the FSIS Constituent Update, which is used to provide information regarding FSIS policies, procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS public meetings, and other types of information that could affect or would be of interest to constituents and stakeholders. 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E7–21748 Filed 11–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Foreign VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Nov 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 Agricultural Service’s intention to request a renewal of current information collection processes currently used in support of Exporter Assistance programs. This request to renew is based on estimates of the public burden set forth in the abstract. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 7, 2008 to be assured of consideration. Requests for Comments: Send comments regarding (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 automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments and questions regarding the Export Assistance Programs registration forms, surveys and qualification criteria should be send to: Maria Nemeth-Ek, Branch Chief, Overseas Trade Support Group, Market Development and Grants Management Division, Office of Trade Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 1052, Washington, DC 20250–1052. All written comments received will be available for public inspection at the above address during business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.—Phone (202) 720– 6343, Fax: (202) 690–0193. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Export Services. OMB Number: 0551–0031. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2008. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection process. Abstract: The major objective of the Overseas Trade Support Group is to expand U.S. agricultural exports by helping U.S. companies to sell their products outside the United States. U.S. companies use the Foreign Buyer List service to learn of 20,000 buyers in more than 25 countries who specialize in the importation and distribution of U.S. products in their country. Specific program and form information is available at: https://www.fas.usda.gov/ agx/buying_us/ foreign_buyers_exporters.asp. Each year PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a certain number of trade shows are selected in the best prospective markets to host a U.S.A. pavilion where U.S. companies can promote their products to buyers. A list of USDA endorsed shows is available at: https:// www.fas.usda.gov/agx/trade_events/ trade_events.asp. The Exporter Assistance section of the FAS Web site https://www.fas.usda.gov/, a one-stopshop for either the experienced or novice exporter offers information about exporting and easy access to register for these services. Customer service surveys are collected at various trade shows and evaluations of Foreign Buyers List data are downloaded annually in order to improve the effectiveness of these services. The information is necessary to manage, plan and evaluate the effectiveness of these services, which are intended to help U.S. companies to market and sell their products in overseas markets. Authority to collect this information falls under 7 U.S.C. part 1761 and is voluntary for U.S. companies to participate. A small fee is charged for some of the services. Estimate of Burden: The burden to U.S. exporters is estimated to average 0.25 hours per response. Respondents: U.S. agricultural exporters of food, farm, and forest products. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3000 per annum. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4 per annum. Estimated Total Annual Burden of Respondents: 3000 hours per annum. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Tamoria Thompson-Hall, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 720– 1690. 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. Signed at Washington, DC. Michael W. Yost, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. E7–21785 Filed 11–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Advisory Committee Meeting Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 214 (Tuesday, November 6, 2007)]
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[FR Doc No: E7-21785]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, 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 Foreign Agricultural Service's intention to 
request a renewal of current information collection processes currently 
used in support of Exporter Assistance programs. This request to renew 
is based on estimates of the public burden set forth in the abstract.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 7, 2008 to 
be assured of consideration.
    Requests for Comments: Send comments regarding (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 automated electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology. Comments and questions regarding the Export Assistance 
Programs registration forms, surveys and qualification criteria should 
be send to: Maria Nemeth-Ek, Branch Chief, Overseas Trade Support 
Group, Market Development and Grants Management Division, Office of 
Trade Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 1052, Washington, DC 
20250-1052. All written comments received will be available for public 
inspection at the above address during business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 
p.m.--Phone (202) 720-6343, Fax: (202) 690-0193.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Export Services.
    OMB Number: 0551-0031.
    Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2008.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information 
collection process.
    Abstract: The major objective of the Overseas Trade Support Group 
is to expand U.S. agricultural exports by helping U.S. companies to 
sell their products outside the United States. U.S. companies use the 
Foreign Buyer List service to learn of 20,000 buyers in more than 25 
countries who specialize in the importation and distribution of U.S. 
products in their country. Specific program and form information is 
available at: https://www.fas.usda.gov/agx/buying_us/foreign_buyers_
exporters.asp. Each year a certain number of trade shows are selected 
in the best prospective markets to host a U.S.A. pavilion where U.S. 
companies can promote their products to buyers. A list of USDA endorsed 
shows is available at: https://www.fas.usda.gov/agx/trade_events/
trade_events.asp. The Exporter Assistance section of the FAS Web site 
https://www.fas.usda.gov/, a one-stop-shop for either the experienced or 
novice exporter offers information about exporting and easy access to 
register for these services. Customer service surveys are collected at 
various trade shows and evaluations of Foreign Buyers List data are 
downloaded annually in order to improve the effectiveness of these 
services. The information is necessary to manage, plan and evaluate the 
effectiveness of these services, which are intended to help U.S. 
companies to market and sell their products in overseas markets. 
Authority to collect this information falls under 7 U.S.C. part 1761 
and is voluntary for U.S. companies to participate. A small fee is 
charged for some of the services.
    Estimate of Burden: The burden to U.S. exporters is estimated to 
average 0.25 hours per response.
    Respondents: U.S. agricultural exporters of food, farm, and forest 
products.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3000 per annum.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4 per annum.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden of Respondents: 3000 hours per annum.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Tamoria 
Thompson-Hall, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 
720-1690.
    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.

    Signed at Washington, DC.
Michael W. Yost,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. E7-21785 Filed 11-5-07; 8:45 am]
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