Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 47913-47914 [E9-22446]

Download as PDF 47913 Notices Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 180 Friday, September 18, 2009 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES September 15, 2009. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:10 Sep 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Farm Service Agency Title: Request for Aerial Photography. OMB Control Number: 0560–0176. Summary of Collection: The Farm Service Agency (FSA) Aerial Photography Field Office (APFO) has the authority to coordinate aerial photography work in USDA, develop and carry out aerial photography and remote sensing programs and the Agency’s aerial photography flying contract programs. The film APFO secures is public domain and reproductions are available at cost to any customer with a need. FSA will collect information using the following three forms: FSA–441, Request for Aerial Imagery, FSA 441B, Customer Digital Print Form, and FSA 441C, APFO Service Quality Survey. Need and Use of the Information: FSA will collect the name, address, contact name, telephone, fax, e-mail, customer code, agency code, purchase order number, credit card number/exp. date and amount remitted/PO amount. Customers have the option of placing orders by mail, fax, telephone, and walk-in. Furnishing this information requires the customer to research and prepare their request before submitting it to APFO. Description of Respondents: Farms; Individuals or household; Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government; Notfor-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 6,300. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting; Annually; Other (when ordering). Total Burden Hours: 3,770. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–22565 Filed 9–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request AGENCY: PO 00000 Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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 by November 17, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, 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. 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: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 47914 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 180 / Friday, September 18, 2009 / Notices (202) 720–8435. E-mail: michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov. Title: 7 CFR 1779, Water and Waste Disposal Programs Guaranteed Loans. OMB Number: 0572–0122. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service is authorized by Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926) to make loans to public agencies, nonprofit corporations, and Indian tribes for the development of water and waste disposal facilities primarily servicing rural residents. The guaranteed loan program encourages lender participation and provides specific guidance in the processing and servicing of guaranteed loans. The regulations governing the Water and Waste Disposal Guaranteed Loan program are codified at 7 CFR 1779. The required information, in the form of written documentation and Agency approved forms, is collected from applicants/borrowers, their lenders, and consultants. The collected information will be used to determine applicant/borrower eligibility, project feasibility, and to ensure borrowers operate on a sound basis and use loan funds for authorized purposes. Failure to collect proper information could result in improper determinations of eligibility, improper use of funds, and/ or unsound loans. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 7.8 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other for profit; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 7.3. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 858 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: September 11, 2009. Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. E9–22446 Filed 9–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:10 Sep 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 by November 17, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, United States Department of Agriculture, 400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5170 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078. 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 other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Richard C. Annan, Acting Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5170, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave., PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. FAX: (202) 720–4120. Title: Wholesale Contracts for the Purchase and Sale of Electric Power. OMB Control Number: 0572–0089. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Most RUS financed electric systems are cooperatives and are organized in a two-tiered structure. Retail customers are members of the distribution system that brings electricity to their homes and business. Distribution cooperatives, in turn, are members of power supply cooperatives, also known as generation and transmission cooperatives (G&T’s) that generate or purchase power and transmit the power to the distribution systems. For a distribution system a lien on the borrower’s assets generally represents adequate security. However, since most G&T revenues flow from its distribution members, RUS requires, as a condition of a loan or loan guarantee to a G&T that long-term requirements wholesale power contract to purchase their power from the G&T at rates that cover all the G&T’s expenses, including debt service and margins. RUS Form 444 is the standard form of the wholesale power contract. Most borrowers adapt this form to meet their specific needs. The contract is prepared and executed by the G&T and each member and by RUS. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 6 hours per response. Respondents: Small business or other for-profit; not-for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 102. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 612 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720–7853; FAX: (202) 720–7853. 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: September 11, 2009. Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. E9–22449 Filed 9–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 180 (Friday, September 18, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47913-47914]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-22446]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service


Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, 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, 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 November 17, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program 
Development and Regulatory Analysis, 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:

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(202) 720-8435. E-mail: michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov.
    Title: 7 CFR 1779, Water and Waste Disposal Programs Guaranteed 
Loans.
    OMB Number: 0572-0122.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service is authorized by Section 306 
of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926) to 
make loans to public agencies, nonprofit corporations, and Indian 
tribes for the development of water and waste disposal facilities 
primarily servicing rural residents. The guaranteed loan program 
encourages lender participation and provides specific guidance in the 
processing and servicing of guaranteed loans. The regulations governing 
the Water and Waste Disposal Guaranteed Loan program are codified at 7 
CFR 1779. The required information, in the form of written 
documentation and Agency approved forms, is collected from applicants/
borrowers, their lenders, and consultants. The collected information 
will be used to determine applicant/borrower eligibility, project 
feasibility, and to ensure borrowers operate on a sound basis and use 
loan funds for authorized purposes. Failure to collect proper 
information could result in improper determinations of eligibility, 
improper use of funds, and/or unsound loans.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 7.8 hours per response.
    Respondents: Business or other for profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local or Tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 15.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 7.3.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 858 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: September 11, 2009.
Jonathan Adelstein,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. E9-22446 Filed 9-17-09; 8:45 am]
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