Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 67593-67594 [E7-23157]

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. 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. 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. Marketing Order programs provide an opportunity for producers of fresh fruit, vegetables, and specialty crops, in specified production areas, to work together to solve marketing problems that cannot be solved individually. In 2002, section E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 67594 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 229 / Thursday, November 29, 2007 / Notices rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES 501 of the Fair Act was amended (7 U.S.C. 7401) to exempt any person that produces and markets solely 100 percent organic products, and that does not produce any conventional or nonorganic products, from paying assessments under a commodity promotion law with respect to any agricultural commodity that is produced on a certified organic farm as defined in section 2103 of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. Need and Use of the Information: The information collected on form FV–649, is necessary to assist the applicants in making their certifications and the committees or boards to determine an applicant’s eligibility, to properly administer the assessment exemption and to verify compliance. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; farms. Number of Respondents: 103. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; reporting: On occasion; annually. Total Burden Hours: 52. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Lamb Promotion, Research, and Information Program: Referendum Procedures. OMB Control Number: 0581–0227. Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has the responsibility for the national commodity research and promotion programs. The authority for the Lamb Promotion, Research, and Information Order is established under the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996 (Act) (7 U.S.C. 7411 et seq.). This Act establishes procedures to conduct a referendum among persons subject to assessments who, during a representative period announced by the Secretary of Agriculture, have engaged in the production, feeding, handling, or slaughter of lamb or the exportation of lamb or lamb products. Need and Use of the Information: The referendum, using form LS–86, is to determine whether the persons subject to assessments favor the continuation, suspension, or termination of the Order. Provision is made for voting in-person, facsimile or by mail at Farm Service Agency county offices only during the period of the referendum. Description of Respondents: Farms; business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 69,761. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 2,093. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:32 Nov 28, 2007 Jkt 211001 OMB Control Number: 0581–0235. Summary of Collection: The purposes of the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) are to increase domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by improving and expanding, assisting in the improvement and expansion, and to develop or aid in the development of new domestic farmers’ markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, and other direct producer-to-consumer infrastructure. The Farmer-to-Consumer Marketing Act of 1976 (Act) directs USDA to encourage the direct marketing of agricultural commodities from farmers to consumers, and to promote the development and expansion of direct marketing of agricultural commodities from farmers to consumers. The recently authorized Farmer’s Market Promotion Program (FMPP) (7 U.S.C. 3005), section 6 of 7 U.S.C. 3004 directs the Secretary of Agriculture to ‘‘carry out a program to make grants to eligible entities for projects to establish, expand, and promote farmers’ markets.’’ Need and Use of the Information: The Agricultural Marketing Service will review grant application information to determine eligibility of applicants for participation in FMPP, evaluate goals, objectives, work-plans, expected results and budget for the project. Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 400. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: One time. Total Burden Hours: 3,944. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–23157 Filed 11–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2007–0071] National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee; Notice of Intent To Reestablish Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture intends to reestablish the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee for a 2year period. The Secretary has determined that the Committee is necessary and in the public interest. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ms. Joanne Garrett, Director, Operational Support Staff, WS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 87, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1234; (301) 734–7921. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee (Committee) is to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on policies, program issues, and research needed to conduct the Wildlife Services program. The Committee also serves as a public forum enabling those affected by the Wildlife Services program to have a voice in the program’s policies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Done in Washington, DC, this 21st day of November 2007. Boyd K. Rutherford, Assistant Secretary for Administration. [FR Doc. E7–23198 Filed 11–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Roosevelt/Duchesne and Flaming Gorge Ranger Districts Travel Management Plan, Ashley National Forest; Duchesne, Daggett, and Summit Counties, UT and Sweetwater County, WY; Correction Forest Service, USDA. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Forest Service published a document the Federal Register of November 9, 2007, concerning request for comments on the proposed action for the Roosevelt/Duchesne and Flaming Gorge Ranger Districts Travel Management Plan. The document identified a 45-day comment period from the date of publication. The closing date corresponds with December 24, 2007. In order to avoid the scoping comment period closing during the holidays, we are extending the comment period to 60 days from the date of the original publication, which corresponds with January 8, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kris Rutledge, 435–781–5196. In the Federal Register of November 9, 2007, in FR Doc. 72–217, on page 63548, in the first and second column correct the DATES caption to read: DATES: The comment period on the proposed action will extend 60 days from the date of the Notice of Intent is published in the Federal Register. The draft environmental impact statement is expected July 2008 and the final environmental impact statement is expected November 2008. E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1

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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.

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. Marketing Order programs provide an 
opportunity for producers of fresh fruit, vegetables, and specialty 
crops, in specified production areas, to work together to solve 
marketing problems that cannot be solved individually. In 2002, section

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501 of the Fair Act was amended (7 U.S.C. 7401) to exempt any person 
that produces and markets solely 100 percent organic products, and that 
does not produce any conventional or non-organic products, from paying 
assessments under a commodity promotion law with respect to any 
agricultural commodity that is produced on a certified organic farm as 
defined in section 2103 of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990.
    Need and Use of the Information: The information collected on form 
FV-649, is necessary to assist the applicants in making their 
certifications and the committees or boards to determine an applicant's 
eligibility, to properly administer the assessment exemption and to 
verify compliance.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; farms.
    Number of Respondents: 103.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; reporting: On occasion; 
annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 52.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Lamb Promotion, Research, and Information Program: 
Referendum Procedures.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0227.
    Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has 
the responsibility for the national commodity research and promotion 
programs. The authority for the Lamb Promotion, Research, and 
Information Order is established under the Commodity Promotion, 
Research, and Information Act of 1996 (Act) (7 U.S.C. 7411 et seq.). 
This Act establishes procedures to conduct a referendum among persons 
subject to assessments who, during a representative period announced by 
the Secretary of Agriculture, have engaged in the production, feeding, 
handling, or slaughter of lamb or the exportation of lamb or lamb 
products.
    Need and Use of the Information: The referendum, using form LS-86, 
is to determine whether the persons subject to assessments favor the 
continuation, suspension, or termination of the Order. Provision is 
made for voting in-person, facsimile or by mail at Farm Service Agency 
county offices only during the period of the referendum.
    Description of Respondents: Farms; business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 69,761.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 2,093.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP).
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0235.
    Summary of Collection: The purposes of the Farmers Market Promotion 
Program (FMPP) are to increase domestic consumption of agricultural 
commodities by improving and expanding, assisting in the improvement 
and expansion, and to develop or aid in the development of new domestic 
farmers' markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture 
programs, and other direct producer-to-consumer infrastructure. The 
Farmer-to-Consumer Marketing Act of 1976 (Act) directs USDA to 
encourage the direct marketing of agricultural commodities from farmers 
to consumers, and to promote the development and expansion of direct 
marketing of agricultural commodities from farmers to consumers. The 
recently authorized Farmer's Market Promotion Program (FMPP) (7 U.S.C. 
3005), section 6 of 7 U.S.C. 3004 directs the Secretary of Agriculture 
to ``carry out a program to make grants to eligible entities for 
projects to establish, expand, and promote farmers' markets.''
    Need and Use of the Information: The Agricultural Marketing Service 
will review grant application information to determine eligibility of 
applicants for participation in FMPP, evaluate goals, objectives, work-
plans, expected results and budget for the project.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 400.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: One time.
    Total Burden Hours: 3,944.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-23157 Filed 11-28-07; 8:45 am]
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