Information Collection Request: Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation, 35158 [E9-17130]

Download as PDF 35158 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 137 / Monday, July 20, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Information Collection Request: Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice; request for comments. AGENCIES: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension of a currently approved information collection associated with Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation certification requirements. This information is collected in support of the conservation compliance provisions of Title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985 (the 1985 Farm Bill), as amended by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill). DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by September 18, 2009. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your comments, include date, volume, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Mail: Jan Jamrog, Program Manager, Production, Emergencies, and Compliance Division, Farm Service Agency, United States Department of Agriculture, Room 4752–S, STOP 0517, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250. • E-mail: Jan.Jamrog@wdc.usda.gov. • Fax: (202) 690–2130. You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jan Jamrog, Program Manager, (202) 690– 0926. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Highly Erodible land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification. OMB Control Number: 0560–0185. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2010. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The collection of this information is necessary to determine payment eligibility of individuals and entities for various programs administered by the USDA including Conservation Programs, Price Support VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:18 Jul 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 Programs, Direct and Counter Cyclical Programs, including the Average Crop Revenue Election Program, Aquaculture and Livestock Grant Programs, Crop and Livestock Energy Programs, USDA Revenue Programs, Wildlife Programs, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, Disaster Programs and Farm Loan Programs. Regulations governing the requirements under Title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3801–3862), as amended by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, relating to highly erodible lands and wetlands are in 7 CFR part 12. In order to ensure that persons who request program benefits subject to conservation restrictions obtain the necessary technical assistance and are informed regarding the compliance requirements on their land, information is collected with regard to their intended activities on their land which could affect their eligibility for requested USDA benefits. Once technical determinations are made, producers are required to certify that they will comply with the conservation requirements on their land to maintain their eligibility for certain programs. Persons may request that certain activities be exempt according to provisions of the 1985 Farm Bill. Information is collected from those individuals who seek these exemptions for the purpose of evaluating whether the exempted conditions will be met. Forms AD–1026, AD–1026B, AD–1026– C, AD–1026D, AD–1068, AD–1069, CCC–21, and FSA–492 are being used for making determinations in this information collection. The forms are not required to be completed on an annual basis. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per response. The average travel time, which is included in the total annual burden, is estimated to be 1 hour per respondent. Respondents: Individuals and entities. Estimated Number Respondents: 262,788. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 262, 346. We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information collection, including the following, to help us to: (1) Evaluate whether the 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 burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (3) Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) 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. All responses to this Notice will be summarized and included in the information collection request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, on July 13, 2009. Jonathan Coppess, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. E9–17130 Filed 7–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Funding Opportunity Title: Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States (Targeted States Program) Announcement Type: Modification— Competitive Cooperative Agreements. This announcement modifies the Request for Application Notice published in the Federal Register, April 8, 2009 (Vol. 74, No. 66, Pages 15921– 15929). The DATES and SUMMARY portions have been modified. CFDA Number: 10.458. DATES: Applications are due 5 p.m. EDT, August 4, 2009. SUMMARY: The following paragraph has been added to the beginning of the SUMMARY portion of the April 8, 2009, Federal Register Notice: The Risk Management Agency (RMA) did not receive complete and valid application packages for the State of Vermont under the original Request for Application Notice published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2009, for the Crop Insurance Education in the Targeted States Program (Targeted States Program). RMA is re-announcing its Funding Opportunity—Request for Applications under the Targeted States Program for the State of Vermont. Applicants who previously submitted an application under the April 8, 2009, Targeted States Program Request for Applications Notice for Vermont, must reapply in accordance with the original Notice published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2009. (http:// www.rma.usda.gov/aboutrma/ agreements). All other portions and E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 137 (Monday, July 20, 2009)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency


Information Collection Request: Highly Erodible Land Conservation 
and Wetland Conservation

AGENCIES: Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Farm Service Agency (FSA) is seeking comments from all interested 
individuals and organizations on an extension of a currently approved 
information collection associated with Highly Erodible Land 
Conservation and Wetland Conservation certification requirements. This 
information is collected in support of the conservation compliance 
provisions of Title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985 (the 1985 Farm 
Bill), as amended by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 
(the 2008 Farm Bill).

DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by September 18, 2009.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your 
comments, include date, volume, and page number of this issue of the 
Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following 
methods:
     Mail: Jan Jamrog, Program Manager, Production, 
Emergencies, and Compliance Division, Farm Service Agency, United 
States Department of Agriculture, Room 4752-S, STOP 0517, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250.
     E-mail: Jan.Jamrog@wdc.usda.gov.
     Fax: (202) 690-2130.
    You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jan Jamrog, Program Manager, (202) 
690-0926.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Highly Erodible land Conservation and Wetland Conservation 
Certification.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0185.
    Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2010.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The collection of this information is necessary to 
determine payment eligibility of individuals and entities for various 
programs administered by the USDA including Conservation Programs, 
Price Support Programs, Direct and Counter Cyclical Programs, including 
the Average Crop Revenue Election Program, Aquaculture and Livestock 
Grant Programs, Crop and Livestock Energy Programs, USDA Revenue 
Programs, Wildlife Programs, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance 
Program, Disaster Programs and Farm Loan Programs. Regulations 
governing the requirements under Title XII of the Food Security Act of 
1985 (16 U.S.C. 3801-3862), as amended by the Food, Conservation, and 
Energy Act of 2008, relating to highly erodible lands and wetlands are 
in 7 CFR part 12. In order to ensure that persons who request program 
benefits subject to conservation restrictions obtain the necessary 
technical assistance and are informed regarding the compliance 
requirements on their land, information is collected with regard to 
their intended activities on their land which could affect their 
eligibility for requested USDA benefits. Once technical determinations 
are made, producers are required to certify that they will comply with 
the conservation requirements on their land to maintain their 
eligibility for certain programs. Persons may request that certain 
activities be exempt according to provisions of the 1985 Farm Bill. 
Information is collected from those individuals who seek these 
exemptions for the purpose of evaluating whether the exempted 
conditions will be met. Forms AD-1026, AD-1026B, AD-1026-C, AD-1026D, 
AD-1068, AD-1069, CCC-21, and FSA-492 are being used for making 
determinations in this information collection. The forms are not 
required to be completed on an annual basis.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 10 minutes per response. The 
average travel time, which is included in the total annual burden, is 
estimated to be 1 hour per respondent.
    Respondents: Individuals and entities.
    Estimated Number Respondents: 262,788.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 262, 346.
    We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information 
collection, including the following, to help us to:
    (1) Evaluate whether the 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 burden 
including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to 
be collected;
    (4) 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.
    All responses to this Notice will be summarized and included in the 
information collection request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on July 13, 2009.
Jonathan Coppess,
Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. E9-17130 Filed 7-17-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-05-P