Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 54365 [E8-21939]

Download as PDF 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 183 (Friday, September 19, 2008)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E8-21939]


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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 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 
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 for-profit 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.
    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