Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 67593 [E7-23154]

Download as PDF 67593 Notices Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 229 Thursday, November 29, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES November 26, 2007. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (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 to be collected; (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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@OMB. EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:52 Nov 28, 2007 Jkt 211001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. Rural Business-Cooperative Service Title: Rural Business Investment Program, 7 CFR Part 4290. OMB Control Number: 0570–0051. Summary of Collection: Section 6029 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107– 171) amended the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (U.S.C. 2009cc) by adding ‘‘Subtitle H—Rural Business Investment Program (RBIP).’’ The program is a Developmental Venture Capital program for the purpose to promote economic development and the creation of wealth and job opportunities in rural areas and among individuals living in such areas through the licensing of Rural Business Investment Companies with the mission of addressing unmet equity investment needs of small enterprises located in rural areas. USDA and Small Business Administration signed the Economy Act Agreement authorizing SBA to provide ‘‘the day to day’’ management and operation of the RBIP. Need and Use of the Information: USDA will use the information to determine eligibility for participation in the RBIP and evaluate whether applicants have accomplished the objectives and fulfilled the statutory and regulatory requirements of the RBIP. Without this collection of information would be unable to meet the requirements of the Act and effectively administer the RBIP, ensuring safety and soundness. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 108. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly, annually. Total Burden Hours: 6,689. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–23154 Filed 11–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XT–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request November 26, 2007. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. 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Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Organic Handler Market Promotion Assessment Exemption. OMB Control Number: 0581–0216. Summary of Collection: Industries enter into a marketing order program under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act (AMAA) of 1937, as amended by U.S.C. 601–674. 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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 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

November 26, 2007.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments 
regarding (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 to be collected; (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 should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA--Submission@OMB. EOP.GOV or 
fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, 
Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-7602. Comments regarding these 
information collections are best assured of having their full effect if 
received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the 
submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-8681.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to 
respond to the collection of information that such persons are not 
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Rural Business-Cooperative Service

    Title: Rural Business Investment Program, 7 CFR Part 4290.
    OMB Control Number: 0570-0051.
    Summary of Collection: Section 6029 of the Farm Security and Rural 
Investment Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-171) amended the Consolidated Farm 
and Rural Development Act (U.S.C. 2009cc) by adding ``Subtitle H--Rural 
Business Investment Program (RBIP).'' The program is a Developmental 
Venture Capital program for the purpose to promote economic development 
and the creation of wealth and job opportunities in rural areas and 
among individuals living in such areas through the licensing of Rural 
Business Investment Companies with the mission of addressing unmet 
equity investment needs of small enterprises located in rural areas. 
USDA and Small Business Administration signed the Economy Act Agreement 
authorizing SBA to provide ``the day to day'' management and operation 
of the RBIP.
    Need and Use of the Information: USDA will use the information to 
determine eligibility for participation in the RBIP and evaluate 
whether applicants have accomplished the objectives and fulfilled the 
statutory and regulatory requirements of the RBIP. Without this 
collection of information would be unable to meet the requirements of 
the Act and effectively administer the RBIP, ensuring safety and 
soundness.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; not-for-
profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 108.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly, annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 6,689.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-23154 Filed 11-28-07; 8:45 am]
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