Information Collection; Foreign Travel Proposal, 74266 [E7-25408]

Download as PDF 74266 Notices Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 249 Monday, December 31, 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 Forest Service Information Collection; Foreign Travel Proposal Forest Service, USDA. Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the new information collection, Foreign Travel Proposal. DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before February 29, 2008 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, International Programs, Travel Section, 1099 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20050. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to 540–659–4670 or by e-mail to: sfarber@fs.fed.us. The public may inspect comments received at 1099 14th St., NW., Room 5500W, Washington, DC, during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 202–273–4695 to facilitate entry to the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Farber, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, International Programs, Travel Section, 540–659– 2973. Individuals who use TDD may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339, 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Foreign Travel Proposal. OMB Number: 0596–New. Type of Request: New. Abstract: The Forest Service is seeking approval to collect information from individuals traveling to foreign countries on behalf of the Agency. The VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:08 Dec 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 collection of this information is necessary to facilitate timely issuance of foreign travel authorizations, including the release, issuance, and/or renewal of official United States government passports; issuance of necessary visas; and country clearance. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, International Programs Travel Section uses FS–6500–1, Foreign Travel Proposal, to collect the information. Information collected includes the traveler’s destination, purpose of trip, and dates of travel. Also collected are name, address, contact telephone numbers, birth date and place, social security numbers, passport information, security clearance, as well as contacts at each destination and hotel information. Analysis of the information for accuracy is routine. Use of the information provided by the traveler or their designee depends upon circumstances. Name, place of birth, and passport goes to each destination’s United States embassy via a country clearance cable and is necessary to obtain the embassy’s approval of travel. Security clearance is necessary to allow the traveler entry to specific areas within United States embassies abroad. The embassies use the destination information for contact purposes, and it is for the safety of the traveler. Without collection of this information, the Forest Service cannot provide support to international programs or other countries who have requested assistance. Collection of this information occurs each time a nonfederal traveler requests approval for foreign travel on behalf of the Forest Service. The International Programs Travel Section does maintain files beyond the end of each trip. Shredding of records containing the collected information occurs upon the completion of the associated trip. Estimate of Annual Burden: 15 minutes. Type of Respondents: Personal services agreement employees, personal services contractors, contractors, and volunteers. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 25. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6.25 hours. Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information is PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the 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 respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. Dated: December 17, 2007. Abigail R. Kimbell, Chief, Forest Service. [FR Doc. E7–25408 Filed 12–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Guarantee Fee Rates for Guaranteed Loans for Fiscal Year 2008; Maximum Portion of Guarantee Authority Available for Fiscal Year 2008; Annual Renewal Fee for Fiscal Year 2008 Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As set forth in 7 CFR 4279.107(b) and 4280.126(c), Rural Development (the Agency) has the authority to charge an annual renewal fee for loans made under the Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Improvements (9006) Guaranteed Loan Program. Pursuant to that authority, the Agency is establishing the renewal fee rate at onefourth of 1 percent for the B&I Guaranteed Loan Program and onefourth of 1 percent for the 9006 Guaranteed Loan Program. 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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 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 249 / Monday, December 31, 2007 / 
Notices

[[Page 74266]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Information Collection; Foreign Travel Proposal

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and 
organizations on the new information collection, Foreign Travel 
Proposal.

DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before February 29, 
2008 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date 
will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to 
Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, International Programs, 
Travel Section, 1099 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20050.
    Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to 540-659-4670 or by 
e-mail to: sfarber@fs.fed.us.
    The public may inspect comments received at 1099 14th St., NW., 
Room 5500W, Washington, DC, during normal business hours. Visitors are 
encouraged to call ahead to 202-273-4695 to facilitate entry to the 
building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Farber, Forest Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, International Programs, Travel Section, 540-
659-2973. Individuals who use TDD may call the Federal Relay Service 
(FRS) at 1-800-877-8339, 24 hours a day, every day of the year, 
including holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Foreign Travel Proposal.
    OMB Number: 0596-New.
    Type of Request: New.
    Abstract: The Forest Service is seeking approval to collect 
information from individuals traveling to foreign countries on behalf 
of the Agency. The collection of this information is necessary to 
facilitate timely issuance of foreign travel authorizations, including 
the release, issuance, and/or renewal of official United States 
government passports; issuance of necessary visas; and country 
clearance. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
International Programs Travel Section uses FS-6500-1, Foreign Travel 
Proposal, to collect the information.
    Information collected includes the traveler's destination, purpose 
of trip, and dates of travel. Also collected are name, address, contact 
telephone numbers, birth date and place, social security numbers, 
passport information, security clearance, as well as contacts at each 
destination and hotel information. Analysis of the information for 
accuracy is routine.
    Use of the information provided by the traveler or their designee 
depends upon circumstances. Name, place of birth, and passport goes to 
each destination's United States embassy via a country clearance cable 
and is necessary to obtain the embassy's approval of travel. Security 
clearance is necessary to allow the traveler entry to specific areas 
within United States embassies abroad. The embassies use the 
destination information for contact purposes, and it is for the safety 
of the traveler.
    Without collection of this information, the Forest Service cannot 
provide support to international programs or other countries who have 
requested assistance. Collection of this information occurs each time a 
non-federal traveler requests approval for foreign travel on behalf of 
the Forest Service. The International Programs Travel Section does 
maintain files beyond the end of each trip. Shredding of records 
containing the collected information occurs upon the completion of the 
associated trip.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: 15 minutes.
    Type of Respondents: Personal services agreement employees, 
personal services contractors, contractors, and volunteers.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 25.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6.25 hours.
    Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information 
is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the 
functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have 
practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the Agency's 
estimate of the burden of the 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 
respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    All comments received in response to this notice, including names 
and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. 
Comments will be summarized and included in the request for Office of 
Management and Budget approval.

    Dated: December 17, 2007.
Abigail R. Kimbell,
Chief, Forest Service.
 [FR Doc. E7-25408 Filed 12-28-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-11-P