Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 54364-54365 [E8-21936]

Download as PDF 54364 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 183 / Friday, September 19, 2008 / Notices —Include more adaptive management approaches for emerging vegetation issues, such as invasive plants, the effects of climate change, and managing wildland fire in a checkerboard land ownership pattern. —Evaluate the at-risk species relationships to associated ecosystems on the Grasslands and determine the need for species-specific management direction. —Identify management strategies that address the recreation opportunities and challenges on the Grasslands and that support the sustainability of local communities. —Identify areas of high scenic quality and develop management objectives based on the distinguishing features of the Grassland’s scenery. —Use the Travel Analysis Process to assist in developing the long-term goals and objectives that will guide future road designation and maintenance on the Grasslands for administrative and public purposes. —Evaluate the suitability of the Canadian River Potential Wilderness Area (Mills Canyon) for a Wilderness designation and provide direction that protects the unique features of this area. —Address the unique management considerations for existing special areas, including eligible Scenic Rivers, Historic Trails and Scenic Byways. —Address the future impacts and suitability of renewable energy production on and around the Grasslands, particularly wind energy development. —Provide management direction for oil and gas operations from the drilling and construction phase through site rehabilitation. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Public Participation and Opportunity To Comment The public is invited to submit comments on the Comprehensive Evaluation Report to the address or electronic mail address listed in the beginning of this announcement. Comments should be submitted by October 31, 2008. Public meetings on the Draft Plan have not yet been scheduled. Only those parties who participate in the planning process through the submission of written comments can submit an objection later in the proposed plan development process pursuant to 36 CFR 219.13(a). Comments received during the planning process, including names and addresses of those who commented, will be part of the public record available for public inspection. The Responsible Official VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:25 Sep 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 shall accept and consider comments submitted anonymously. Estimated Schedule September 2008 to March 2009— Prepare Proposed Plan. April 2009—Begin collaboration with the public to refine the Proposed Plan. October 2009—Complete Proposed Plan and begin the formal 90-day comment period. February 2010—30-day pre-decisional Objection Period. March 2010—Responsible Official signs Plan Approval Document. Responsible Official The Forest Supervisor, Nancy Rose, is the Responsible Official (36 CFR 219.2(b)(1)). Authority: 36 CFR 219.9(b)(2)(i), 73 FR 21509, April 21, 2008. Dated: September 12, 2008. Nancy Rose, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. E8–22001 Filed 9–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Risk Management Agency Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Risk Management Agency, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) this notice announces the Risk Management Agency’s intention to request an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection for Risk Management and Crop Insurance Education; Request for Applications. DATES: Comments on this notice will be accepted until close of business November 18, 2008. Additional Information or Comments: Contact Lon Burke, Risk Management Education Division, USDA/RMA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0808, Washington, DC 20250–0808, telephone (202) 720–5265. Comments may also be submitted electronically to: RMA.RiskEd@rma.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Risk Management and Crop Insurance Education; Request for Applications. OMB Number: 0563–0067. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Abstract: The Federal Crop Insurance Act directs the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, operating through RMA, to (a) establish crop insurance education and information programs in States that have been historically underserved by the Federal crop insurance program [7 U.S.C. 1524(a)(2)]; and (b) provide agricultural producers with training opportunities in risk management, with a priority given to producers of specialty crops and underserved commodities [7 U.S.C. 1522(d)(3)(F)]. With this submission, RMA seeks to obtain OMB’s approval for an information collection project that will assist RMA in operating and evaluating these programs. The information collection project is a Request for Applications. The primary objective of the information collection projects is to enable RMA to better evaluate the performance capacity and plans of organizations that are applying for funds for cooperative and partnership agreements for risk management education programs and crop insurance education programs. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average: 15 hours, 45 minutes per response for the Commodity Partnerships Program and Targeted States Program for agribusiness professionals, and 4 hours, 45 minutes per response for the Commodity Partnerships Small Sessions Program for a total of 2,255 hours. Respondents/Affected Entities: Agribusiness professionals. Estimated annual number of respondents: 220 respondents. Estimated annual number of responses: 220 responses or 1 per respondent. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 523 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 the burden of the proposed collection information; (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, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other collection technologies, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Comments may be sent to Lon Burke, Risk Management Education Division, USDA/RMA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0808, Washington, DC 20250–0808. All comments will be available for public inspection during E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 183 / Friday, September 19, 2008 / Notices regular business hours at the same address. 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 September 15, 2008. Eldon Gould, Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. [FR Doc. E8–21936 Filed 9–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–FA–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Risk Management Agency Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Risk Management Agency, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C Chapter 35) this notice announces the Risk Management Agency’s intention to request an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection for Request for Applications for Research Partnerships. DATES: Comments on this notice will be accepted until close of business, November 18, 2008. Additional Information or Comments: Contact Virginia Guzman, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Research and Evaluation Division, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 6501 Beacon Drive, Mail Stop 813, Kansas City, MO 64133, telephone (816) 926–6343. Comments may also be submitted electronically to: RMARED_PRA@rm.fcic.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Research and Development, Request for Applications. OMB Number: 0563–0065. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Risk Management Agency intends to seek information in order to fulfill its mission to fund the development of non-insurance risk management tools that will be utilized by agricultural producers to assist them in mitigating the risks inherent in agricultural production and to improve the economic stability of agriculture through the maintenance and development of risk management tools. The Risk Management Agency (RMA), on behalf of the Federal Crop Insurance VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:25 Sep 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 Corporation (FCIC), is committed to meeting the risk management needs and improving or developing risk management tools for the nation’s farmers and ranchers. The Risk Management Agency proposes to publish Requests for Applications (RFA) to announce the availability of funds and solicit proposals requesting funding for the development of risk management tools. The information collections will be limited to the request for applications and status reports. Information collections are necessary to evaluate proposals and award funds based on a competitive process and to obtain the information necessary for the development of partnership agreements and to obtain information on the status of research agreements and projects. Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2,400 minutes per response for a total burden of 6,000 hours. Respondents/Affected Entities: Applications for funding are invited from qualified public and private entities. Eligible applicants include colleges and universities, Federal, State, and local agencies, Native American tribal organizations, non-profit and forprofit private organizations or corporations, and other entities. Individuals are not eligible applicants. Estimated annual number of respondents: 150. Estimated annual number of responses: 150. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 6,000. 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 the burden of the proposed collection of information; (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, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other collection technologies, e.g. permitting electronic submission of responses. Comments may be sent to Virginia Guzman, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Research and Evaluation Division, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 6501 Beacon Drive, Mail Stop 813, Kansas City, MO 64133. All comments will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54365 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 September 15, 2008. Eldon Gould, Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. [FR Doc. E8–21939 Filed 9–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–08–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List Additions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to the Procurement List. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action adds to the Procurement List a product and services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Effective Date: October 19, 2008. 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 CONTACT: Kimberly M. Zeich, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 25, 2008, and August 1, 2008, the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notices (73 FR 43404 and 44961) of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the product and services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the product and services listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 46–48c and 41 CFR 51– 2.4. 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. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 183 (Friday, September 19, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54364-54365]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-21936]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Risk Management Agency


Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information 
Collection

AGENCY: Risk Management Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35) this notice announces the Risk Management Agency's 
intention to request an extension for and revision to a currently 
approved information collection for Risk Management and Crop Insurance 
Education; Request for Applications.

DATES: Comments on this notice will be accepted until close of business 
November 18, 2008.
    Additional Information or Comments: Contact Lon Burke, Risk 
Management Education Division, USDA/RMA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Stop 0808, Washington, DC 20250-0808, telephone (202) 720-5265. 
Comments may also be submitted electronically to: RMA.Risk-
Ed@rma.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Risk Management and Crop Insurance Education; Request for 
Applications.
    OMB Number: 0563-0067.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The Federal Crop Insurance Act directs the Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, operating through RMA, to (a) establish crop 
insurance education and information programs in States that have been 
historically underserved by the Federal crop insurance program [7 
U.S.C. 1524(a)(2)]; and (b) provide agricultural producers with 
training opportunities in risk management, with a priority given to 
producers of specialty crops and underserved commodities [7 U.S.C. 
1522(d)(3)(F)]. With this submission, RMA seeks to obtain OMB's 
approval for an information collection project that will assist RMA in 
operating and evaluating these programs. The information collection 
project is a Request for Applications. The primary objective of the 
information collection projects is to enable RMA to better evaluate the 
performance capacity and plans of organizations that are applying for 
funds for cooperative and partnership agreements for risk management 
education programs and crop insurance education programs.
    Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average: 15 hours, 45 minutes per 
response for the Commodity Partnerships Program and Targeted States 
Program for agri-business professionals, and 4 hours, 45 minutes per 
response for the Commodity Partnerships Small Sessions Program for a 
total of 2,255 hours.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Agribusiness professionals.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 220 respondents.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 220 responses or 1 per 
respondent.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 523 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 the burden of the 
proposed collection information; (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, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other collection technologies, e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses. Comments may be sent to Lon Burke, 
Risk Management Education Division, USDA/RMA, 1400 Independence Avenue, 
SW., Stop 0808, Washington, DC 20250-0808. All comments will be 
available for public inspection during

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regular business hours at the same address.
    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 September 15, 2008.
Eldon Gould,
Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.
[FR Doc. E8-21936 Filed 9-18-08; 8:45 am]
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