Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 71618-71619 [E7-24424]

Download as PDF 71618 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 18, 2007 / Notices Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.1 hours per response. Respondents: Anyone (public/ industry) who anonymously reports suspicious smuggling activities. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 300. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 30 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) 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. Done in Washington, DC, this 12th day of December 2007. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. E7–24459 Filed 12–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces a public comment period on the information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the Multiple Peril Crop Insurance. DATES: Written comments on this notice will be accepted until close of business February 19, 2008. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Timothy Hoffmann, Director, Product Administration and Standards Division, Risk Management Agency, United States Department of Agriculture, Beacon Facility—Mail Stop 0812, P.O. Box 419205, Kansas City, MO 64141–6205. Comments titled ‘‘Information Collection OMB 0563–0053’’ may be sent via the Internet to: DirectorPDD@rma.usda.gov. Erin Albright, Risk Management Specialist, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Dec 17, 2007 Jkt 214001 Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, at the address listed above, telephone (816) 926–7730. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The collections of information for this rule revise the Multiple Peril Crop Insurance Collections of Information 0563–0053, which expire June 30, 2008. Title: Multiple Peril Crop Insurance. OMB Number: 0563–0053. Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2008. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The information collection requirements for this renewal package are necessary for administering the crop insurance program. Producers are required to report specific data when they apply for crop insurance and report acreage, yields and notices of loss. Insurance companies accept applications; issue policies; establish and provide insurance coverage; compute liability, premium, subsidies, and losses; indemnify producers; and report specific data to FCIC as required in Manual 13. Insurance agents market crop and livestock insurance and service the producer. The following commodities (and Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR), Adjusted Gross Revenue Lite (AGR–Lite), and Nutrient BMP) are included in this information collection package: almonds, apples, avocados, avocado and mango trees, barley, dry beans, beans, blackberries, blueberries, buckwheat, cabbage, canola/rapeseed, cattle, cherries, citrus fruit, citrus trees, clams, corn, sweet corn, cotton, cranberries, figs, flax, forage production, forage seed, forage seeding, grain sorghum, grapes, Hawaiian tropical fruit and tree, hybrid seed corn, hybrid sorghum seed, lentils, macadamia nuts, macadamia trees, millet, mint, mustard, nursery, oats, onions, pasture, peaches, peanuts, pears, dry peas, green peas, pecans, chili peppers, peppers, plums, popcorn, potatoes, prunes, raisins, rangeland, raspberries, rice, wild rice, rye, safflowers, soybeans, stonefruit, strawberries, sugar beets, sugar cane, sunflowers, sweet potatoes, swine, tobacco, tomatoes, walnuts, and wheat. FCIC is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend the approval of this information collection for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public concerning this information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information are estimated to average 0.4 of an hour per response. Respondents/Affected Entities: Producers and insurance companies reinsured by FCIC. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 1,248,281. Estimated Annual Number of Responses Per Respondent: 3.6. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 4,551,705. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,866,457. 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 in Washington, DC, on December 12, 2007. Eldon Gould, Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. [FR Doc. E7–24444 Filed 12–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–08–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service; Rural Business-Cooperative Service; Rural Utilities Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and Rural Utilities Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested. AGENCIES: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces USDA Rural Development’s intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of compliance with Civil Rights laws. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 19, 2008 to be assured of consideration. E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 18, 2007 / Notices yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Willie Williams, Equal Opportunity Specialist, Rural Development, Civil Rights Staff, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 0703, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–0703, Telephone (202) 692– 0099 (voice) or 692–0107 (TDD). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 7 CFR 1901–E, Civil Rights Compliance Requirements. OMB Number: 0575–0018. Expiration Date of Approval: May 31, 2008. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Abstract: The information collection under OMB Number 0575–0018 enables USDA Rural Development to effectively monitor a recipient’s compliance with the civil rights laws, and to determine whether or not service and benefits are being provided to beneficiaries on an equal opportunity basis. USDA Rural Development is required to provide Federal financial assistance through its housing and community and business programs on an equal opportunity basis. The laws implemented in 7 CFR part 1901, subpart E, require the recipients of USDA Rural Development Federal financial assistance to collect various types of information, including information on participants in certain of these agencies’ programs, by race, color, and national origin. The information collected and maintained by the recipients of certain programs from USDA Rural Development is used internally by these agencies for monitoring compliance with the civil rights laws and regulations. This information is made available to USDA officials, officials of other Federal agencies, and to Congress for reporting purposes. Without the required information, USDA Rural Development and its recipients will lack the necessary documentation to demonstrate that their programs are being administered in a nondiscriminatory manner, and in full compliance with the civil rights laws. In addition, USDA Rural Development and their recipients would be vulnerable in lawsuits alleging discrimination in the affected programs of these agencies, and would be without appropriate data and documentation to defend themselves by demonstrating that services and benefits are being provided to beneficiaries on an equal opportunity basis. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 8 hours per response. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Dec 17, 2007 Jkt 214001 Respondents: Recipients of USDA Rural Development Federal financial assistance, loan, and loan guarantee programs. Estimated Number of Respondents: 27,000. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3. Estimated Number of Responses: 72,222. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 560,601. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Cheryl Thompson, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services Division, at (202) 692–0043. Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Rural Development, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agencies’ 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 appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Cheryl Thompson, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services Division, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 0742, Washington, DC 20250–0742. 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. Dated: December 6, 2007. Thomas C. Dorr, Under Secretary, Rural Development. [FR Doc. E7–24424 Filed 12–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service, USDA. Proposed collection; Comments requested. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71619 SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service’s intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for the Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 19, 2008 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlene Nunes, Senior Loan Specialist, Multi-Family Housing Processing Guaranteed Loan Division, Rural Housing Service, USDA, Stop 0781, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250, telephone, (202) 401–2307. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program. OMB Number: 0575–0174. Expiration Date of Approval: October 31, 2008. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Abstract: On March 28, 1996, President Clinton signed the ‘‘Housing Opportunity Program Extension Act of 1996.’’ One of the provisions of the Act was the authorization of the section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Loan Program, adding the program to the Housing Act of 1949. The program has been designed to increase the supply of affordable multifamily housing through partnerships between RHS and major lending sources, as well as state and local housing finance agencies and bond issuers. Qualified lenders will be authorized to originate, underwrite, and close loans for multifamily housing projects. To be considered, these projects must be either new construction or acquisition with rehabilitation with at least $6,500 per unit. The housing must be available for occupancy only to low or moderate income families or persons, whose incomes at the time of initial occupancy do not exceed 115 percent of the median income of the area. After initial occupancy, the tenant’s income may exceed these limits; however, rents, including utilities, are restricted to no more than 30 percent of the 115 percent of area median income for the term of the loan. The Secretary is authorized under section 510 (k) to prescribe regulations to ensure that these federally funded loans are made to eligible applicants for authorized purposes. The lender must evaluate the eligibility, cost, benefits, feasibility, and financial performance of E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 18, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71618-71619]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-24424]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Housing Service; Rural Business-Cooperative Service; Rural 
Utilities Service


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCIES: Rural Housing Service, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, 
and Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces USDA Rural Development's intention to request an 
extension for a currently approved information collection in support of 
compliance with Civil Rights laws.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 19, 2008 to 
be assured of consideration.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Willie Williams, Equal Opportunity 
Specialist, Rural Development, Civil Rights Staff, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, STOP 0703, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 
20250-0703, Telephone (202) 692-0099 (voice) or 692-0107 (TDD).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: 7 CFR 1901-E, Civil Rights Compliance Requirements.
    OMB Number: 0575-0018.
    Expiration Date of Approval: May 31, 2008.
    Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Information 
Collection.
    Abstract: The information collection under OMB Number 0575-0018 
enables USDA Rural Development to effectively monitor a recipient's 
compliance with the civil rights laws, and to determine whether or not 
service and benefits are being provided to beneficiaries on an equal 
opportunity basis.
    USDA Rural Development is required to provide Federal financial 
assistance through its housing and community and business programs on 
an equal opportunity basis. The laws implemented in 7 CFR part 1901, 
subpart E, require the recipients of USDA Rural Development Federal 
financial assistance to collect various types of information, including 
information on participants in certain of these agencies' programs, by 
race, color, and national origin.
    The information collected and maintained by the recipients of 
certain programs from USDA Rural Development is used internally by 
these agencies for monitoring compliance with the civil rights laws and 
regulations. This information is made available to USDA officials, 
officials of other Federal agencies, and to Congress for reporting 
purposes. Without the required information, USDA Rural Development and 
its recipients will lack the necessary documentation to demonstrate 
that their programs are being administered in a nondiscriminatory 
manner, and in full compliance with the civil rights laws. In addition, 
USDA Rural Development and their recipients would be vulnerable in 
lawsuits alleging discrimination in the affected programs of these 
agencies, and would be without appropriate data and documentation to 
defend themselves by demonstrating that services and benefits are being 
provided to beneficiaries on an equal opportunity basis.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 8 hours per response.
    Respondents: Recipients of USDA Rural Development Federal financial 
assistance, loan, and loan guarantee programs.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 27,000.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 72,222.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 560,601.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Cheryl 
Thompson, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services 
Division, at (202) 692-0043.

Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Rural Development, including whether the information will have 
practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agencies' 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 appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be 
sent to Cheryl Thompson, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, 
Support Services Division, Rural Development, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, STOP 0742, Washington, DC 20250-0742. 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.

    Dated: December 6, 2007.
Thomas C. Dorr,
Under Secretary, Rural Development.
 [FR Doc. E7-24424 Filed 12-17-07; 8:45 am]
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