Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Conduct an Information Collection, 17144-17145 [E9-8439]

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The Reference Desk telephone phone number is 301– 504–5755; however, no advance appointment is necessary. Meeting materials (i.e., agenda, meeting minutes, and transcript), once available, can be found at https:// www.DietaryGuidelines.gov. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Apr 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: March 16, 2009. Robert C. Post, Acting Executive Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dated: March 16, 2009. Edward B. Knipling, Administrator, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dated: March 23, 2009. Penelope Slade-Sawyer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Disease Prevention and Health Promotion), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [FR Doc. E9–8482 Filed 4–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Risk Management Agency Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Conduct an Information Collection AGENCY: Risk Management Agency, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Risk Management Agency to request approval for the collection of information in support of the agency’s mission under section 522(d) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act to develop and implement risk management tools for producers of agricultural commodities through partnership agreements. DATES: Written comments on this notice will be accepted until close of business, June 15, 2009. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Virginia Guzman, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Non-Insurance Programs Branch, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 6501 Beacon Drive, Mail Stop 813, Kansas City, MO 64133. Written comments may also be submitted electronically to: RMANIP.PRA@rma.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virginia Guzman at the Kansas City, MO address listed above, telephone (816) 926–3843. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Risk Management Tools for Drought. OMB Number: 0563–NEW. Type of Request: New Information Collection. Abstract: The Risk Management Agency intends to collect information PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for purposes of the development of noninsurance risk management tools and assessment of the tools. Information collection for this study is required for the purposes of (1) Understanding the risk and impacts of drought on agricultural producers; (2) identifying information needed by producers to assist them in their decision making; (3) tool development, and (4) on-going evaluation and testing of the developed tools. The information collection will be conducted through telephone interviews, mail questionnaires, inperson surveys, focus groups and webbased questionnaires. Results of this collection will be used to develop, revise, and improve the risk management tools. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve this information collection activity for 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public concerning the information collection activities. These comments will help us: 1. Evaluate 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. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection 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, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other collection technologies, e.g. permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 3 to 15 minutes per response, depending on the survey. Respondents/Affected Entities: Agricultural Producers, and individuals and organizations involved in education and assistance to agricultural producers, including Cooperative Extension Specialists, government officials, and businesses in the agricultural sector. Estimated annual number of respondents: 5,470. Estimated annual number of responses: 4,935. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 547 hours. 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. E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 70 / Tuesday, April 14, 2009 / Notices Signed in Washington, DC, on April 6, 2009. William J. Murphy, Acting Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. [FR Doc. E9–8439 Filed 4–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–08–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received June 15, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA, Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162—South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–0178. FAX: (202) 720–8435. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8{d}). This notice identifies an information collection that RUS is submitting to OMB for extension. Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Apr 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Washington, DC 20250–1522. FAX: (202) 720–8435. Title: 7 CFR Part 1786—Prepayment of RUS Guaranteed and Insured Loans to Electric and Telephone Borrowers. OMB Control Number: 0572–0088. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: 7 CFR Part 1786 establishes policies and procedures to implement Sections 306(B) and 306(c) of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936. Part 1786 outlines the procedures for the prepayment of certain Electric and Telephone loans. The information required to be collected consists of materials that will allow the agency to determine which loans qualify for prepayment and provide authorization from the borrower’s management. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 3.20 hours per response. Respondents: Not-for-profit organizations; business or, other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 16.00 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Gale Richardson, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720–0992. FAX: (202) 720–8435. E-mail: gale.richardson@wdc.usda.gov. 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: April 8, 2009. James R. Newby, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. E9–8443 Filed 4–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17145 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 15, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078. FAX: (202) 720–8435. E-mail: michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RUS is submitting to OMB for extension. Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s 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: Michele Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Utilities Service, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. FAX: (202) 720–8435. E-mail: michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov. Title: Lien Accommodations and Subordinations, 7 CFR 1717, Subparts R & S. OMB Control Number: 0572–0100. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (RE Act), as amended (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq.), authorizes and empowers the Administrator of Rural Utilities E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 70 (Tuesday, April 14, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17144-17145]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-8439]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Risk Management Agency


Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Conduct an 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, this 
notice announces the intention of the Risk Management Agency to request 
approval for the collection of information in support of the agency's 
mission under section 522(d) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act to 
develop and implement risk management tools for producers of 
agricultural commodities through partnership agreements.

DATES: Written comments on this notice will be accepted until close of 
business, June 15, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
Virginia Guzman, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Non-
Insurance Programs Branch, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk 
Management Agency, 6501 Beacon Drive, Mail Stop 813, Kansas City, MO 
64133. Written comments may also be submitted electronically to: 
RMANIP.PRA@rma.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virginia Guzman at the Kansas City, MO 
address listed above, telephone (816) 926-3843.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Risk Management Tools for Drought.
    OMB Number: 0563-NEW.
    Type of Request: New Information Collection.
    Abstract: The Risk Management Agency intends to collect information 
for purposes of the development of non-insurance risk management tools 
and assessment of the tools. Information collection for this study is 
required for the purposes of (1) Understanding the risk and impacts of 
drought on agricultural producers; (2) identifying information needed 
by producers to assist them in their decision making; (3) tool 
development, and (4) on-going evaluation and testing of the developed 
tools. The information collection will be conducted through telephone 
interviews, mail questionnaires, in-person surveys, focus groups and 
web-based questionnaires. Results of this collection will be used to 
develop, revise, and improve the risk management tools. We are asking 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve this information 
collection activity for 3 years.
    The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public 
concerning the information collection activities. These comments will 
help us:
    1. Evaluate 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. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection 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, through use, as appropriate, of automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other collection technologies, e.g. 
permitting electronic submission of responses.
    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 3 to 15 minutes per response, 
depending on the survey.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Agricultural Producers, and 
individuals and organizations involved in education and assistance to 
agricultural producers, including Cooperative Extension Specialists, 
government officials, and businesses in the agricultural sector.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 5,470.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 4,935.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 547 hours.
    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.


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    Signed in Washington, DC, on April 6, 2009.
William J. Murphy,
Acting Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.
[FR Doc. E9-8439 Filed 4-13-09; 8:45 am]
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