Notice of Intent: To Request Comments on a Currently Approved Information Collection, 67696-67697 [E7-23189]

Download as PDF 67696 Notices Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 230 Friday, November 30, 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 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2007–0094] National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee; Notice of Solicitation for Membership Done in Washington, DC, this 21st day of November 2007. Cindy J. Smith, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. E7–23195 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of solicitation for membership. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: BILLING CODE 3410–34–P SUMMARY: We are giving notice that we have reestablished the Secretary’s National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee for a 2-year period. The Secretary is soliciting nominations for membership on this Committee. DATES: Consideration will be given to nominations received on or before January 14, 2008. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be addressed to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Joanne Garrett, Director, Operational Support Staff, WS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 87, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1234; (301) 734–5149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee (the Committee) advises 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. The Committee Chairperson and Vice Chairperson shall be elected by the Committee from among its members. We are soliciting nominations from interested organizations and individuals. An organization may nominate individuals from within or outside of its membership. The Secretary will select members to obtain VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:27 Nov 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 the broadest possible representation on the Committee, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. II) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Regulation 1041–1. Equal opportunity practices, in line with the USDA policies, will be followed in all appointments to the committee. To ensure that the recommendations of the Committee have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups served by the Department, membership should include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of New Fee Sites and Increase in Fees at 3 Existing Fee Sites— Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108–447) Rio Grande National Forest, USDA Forest Service. ACTION: Notice of New Fee Sites. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Rio Grande National Forest is planning to charge a $50/night fee for the new overnight rentals of Stone Cellar Guard Station, Saguache Bunk House, Alder Creek Guard Station and Fitton Cabin; as well as a $75/night fee for Upper Crossing Guard Station, River Springs Guard Station and 2 cabins at Platoro Reservoir. These cabins have not been available for recreation use prior to this date. Rentals of other cabins on the Rio Grande National Forest have shown that people appreciate and enjoy the availability of historic rental cabins. The Rio Grande National Forest is also proposing that the fees for existing rental cabins be raised from $35/night to $50/night for Brewery Creek Guard Station, Carnero Guard Station, and Elwood Guard Station. Funds from the rental cabins will be used for the continued operation and maintenance of the cabins. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 These cabins will become available for recreation rental after June 1, 2008 and contingent upon completion of certain improvements. ADDRESSES: Forest Supervisor, Rio Grande National Forest, 1803 West Highway 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Murphy, Recreation Program Coordinator, 719–852–6221. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (Title VII, Pub. L. 108–447) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to publish a six month advance notice in the Federal Register whenever new recreation fee areas are established. These new fees will be reviewed by a Recreation Resource Advisory Committee prior to a final decision and implementation. The Rio Grande National Forest currently has three cabin rentals. These rentals are often fully booked throughout their rental season. A business analysis of these rental cabins have shown that people desire having this sort of recreation experience on the Rio Grande National Forest. A market analysis indicates that the $50/per night fee and $75/night fee are both reasonable and acceptable for this sort of unique recreation experience. People wanting to rent these cabins will need to do so through the National Recreation Reservation Service, at http://www.reserveusa.com or by calling 1–877–444–6777. The National Recreation Reservation Service charges a $7 fee for reservations. DATES: Dated: November 19, 2007. Dan S. Dallas, Rio Grande National Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. E7–23196 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service Notice of Intent: To Request Comments on a Currently Approved Information Collection Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 230 / Friday, November 30, 2007 / Notices U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention of NRCS to request a revision for a currently approved information collection, LongTerm Contracting. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received 60 days after publication in the Federal Register to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions and comments should be directed at Leah B. Ricke, Soil Conservationist, USDA, NRCS, Post Office Box 2890, Room 5238-South, Washington, DC 20250; telephone: (202) 720–6168; e-mail: Leah.Ricke@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Long-Term Contracting. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Number: 0578–0013. Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2009. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The primary objective of NRCS is to work in partnership with the American people and the farming and ranching community to conserve and sustain our natural resources. The purpose of long-term contracting information collection is to provide for programs to extend financial and technical assistance through easements and long-term contracts to landowners and others. These programs provide for making land use changes and installing conservation measures and practices to conserve, develop, and use the soil, water, and related natural resources on private lands. For cost-share programs, Federal financial and technical assistance is based on a conservation plan or schedule of operations that is made a part of an agreement, contract, or easement for a period of time of no less than 1 year and no greater than 10 years. Under the terms of the agreement, the participant agrees to apply, or arrange to apply, the conservation treatment specified in the conservation plan or schedule of operations. In return for this agreement, Federal cost-share payments are made to the land user, or third party, upon successful application of the conservation treatment. For easement programs, NRCS purchases from participants a conservation easement and provides for the easement’s protection and management for the life of the easement. This request for revision reflects the Secretary of Agriculture’s authority to continue with the conservation programs at authorized funding levels. Selected long-term contracting forms have been revised to facilitate their use in several different programs. Form VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:27 Nov 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 CCC–1200 has been changed by splitting it into a new Form NRCS–CPA–1200 (Application) and a new Form NRCS– CPA–1202 (Contract). Forms utilized within business software applications have been modified to a consistent ‘‘NRCS–CPA–XXXX’’ identification format. The information collected through this package is used by NRCS to ensure the proper use of program funds, including applications for participation, easement acquisition, contract implementation, conservation planning, and application for payment. NRCS will ask for a 3-year OMB approval, with revision, within 60 days of submitting the request. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.75 hours or 45 minutes per response. Respondents: Individuals, businesses, households, or State, local, or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 37,504. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 25,231.17 hours. Comments Are invited on: (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of burden of the proposed collection of information, 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 information on those who are to respond, such as through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technologic collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Leah B. Ricke, Soil Conservationist, USDA, NRCS, Post Office Box 2890, Room 5238-South, Washington, DC 20250; telephone: (202) 720–6168; e-mail: Leah.Ricke@wdc.usda.gov. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Signed in Washington, DC on November 19, 2007. Arlen L. Lancaster, Chief. [FR Doc. E7–23189 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67697 COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Addition and Deletions Proposed addition to and deletions from the Procurement List. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List a service to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and to delete products and services previously furnished by such agencies. Comments must be Received on or Before: December 30, 2007. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–3259. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT COMMENTS CONTACT: Kimberly M. Zeich, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or e-mail CMTEFedReg@jwod.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 47(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. Addition If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice for each service will be required to procure the service listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. If approved, the action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the service to the Government. 2. If approved, the action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the service to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the service proposed for addition to the Procurement List. Comments on this certification are invited. Commenters should identify the E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 230 (Friday, November 30, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service


Notice of Intent: To Request Comments on a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44

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U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention of NRCS to 
request a revision for a currently approved information collection, 
Long-Term Contracting.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received 60 days after 
publication in the Federal Register to be assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions and comments should be 
directed at Leah B. Ricke, Soil Conservationist, USDA, NRCS, Post 
Office Box 2890, Room 5238-South, Washington, DC 20250; telephone: 
(202) 720-6168; e-mail: Leah.Ricke@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Long-Term Contracting.
    Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Number: 0578-0013.
    Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2009.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The primary objective of NRCS is to work in partnership 
with the American people and the farming and ranching community to 
conserve and sustain our natural resources. The purpose of long-term 
contracting information collection is to provide for programs to extend 
financial and technical assistance through easements and long-term 
contracts to landowners and others. These programs provide for making 
land use changes and installing conservation measures and practices to 
conserve, develop, and use the soil, water, and related natural 
resources on private lands. For cost-share programs, Federal financial 
and technical assistance is based on a conservation plan or schedule of 
operations that is made a part of an agreement, contract, or easement 
for a period of time of no less than 1 year and no greater than 10 
years. Under the terms of the agreement, the participant agrees to 
apply, or arrange to apply, the conservation treatment specified in the 
conservation plan or schedule of operations. In return for this 
agreement, Federal cost-share payments are made to the land user, or 
third party, upon successful application of the conservation treatment. 
For easement programs, NRCS purchases from participants a conservation 
easement and provides for the easement's protection and management for 
the life of the easement.
    This request for revision reflects the Secretary of Agriculture's 
authority to continue with the conservation programs at authorized 
funding levels. Selected long-term contracting forms have been revised 
to facilitate their use in several different programs. Form CCC-1200 
has been changed by splitting it into a new Form NRCS-CPA-1200 
(Application) and a new Form NRCS-CPA-1202 (Contract). Forms utilized 
within business software applications have been modified to a 
consistent ``NRCS-CPA-XXXX'' identification format.
    The information collected through this package is used by NRCS to 
ensure the proper use of program funds, including applications for 
participation, easement acquisition, contract implementation, 
conservation planning, and application for payment. NRCS will ask for a 
3-year OMB approval, with revision, within 60 days of submitting the 
request.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 0.75 hours or 45 minutes per 
response.
    Respondents: Individuals, businesses, households, or State, local, 
or tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 37,504.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 25,231.17 hours.
    Comments Are invited on: (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of burden of the 
proposed collection of information, 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 information on those who 
are to respond, such as through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technologic collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Leah B. 
Ricke, Soil Conservationist, USDA, NRCS, Post Office Box 2890, Room 
5238-South, Washington, DC 20250; telephone: (202) 720-6168; e-mail: 
Leah.Ricke@wdc.usda.gov.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval.
    All comments will become a matter of public record.

    Signed in Washington, DC on November 19, 2007.
Arlen L. Lancaster,
Chief.
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