Information Collection; Minority Farm Register, 15402-15403 [2010-6830]

Download as PDF cprice-sewell on DSK89S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 15402 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 59 / Monday, March 29, 2010 / Notices register online to make payment and reservations to attend conferences and events. They can register on FSA’s Online Registration site on the Internet. Respondents who do not have access to the Internet can register by mail or fax. The information is collected by the FSA employees who sponsor the conferences and events. The FSA is collecting common elements from interested respondents such as name, organization, address, country, phone number, State, city or town, payment options (cash, credit card, check) and special accommodations requests. The respondents are mainly individuals who are interested in attending the FSAsponsored conferences or events. The information is used to collect payment from the respondents and make hotel reservations and other special arrangements as necessary. Estimate of Annual Burden: 15 minutes. Type of Respondents: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 900. Estimated Average Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Number of Responses: 900. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 225 hours. We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information collection and to help us to: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the FSA, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the FSA’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 comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for Office of Management and Budget approval. Signed at Washington, DC, March 18, 2010. Jonathon W. Coppess, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 2010–6817 Filed 3–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 09:18 Apr 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Information Collection; Minority Farm Register Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: 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 the extension of a currently approved information collection for the Minority Farm Register. The Minority Farm Register is a voluntary register of minority farm and ranch operators, landowners, tenants and others with an interest in farming or agriculture. USDA Office of Outreach uses the collected information to better inform minority farmers about USDA programs and services. We will consider comments that we receive by May 28, 2010. 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: Monique B. Randolph, Staff Assistant, Farm Service Agency, STOP 0599, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0503. • E-mail: monique.randolph@usda.gov. • Fax: 202–690–0408. 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. Copies of the information collection may be requested by contacting Monique B. Randolph at the above addresses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monique B. Randolph, Staff Assistant, Farm Service Agency, (202) 720–0402. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: USDA Minority Farm Register. OMB Number: 0560–0231. Expiration Date: 9/30/2010. Type of Request: Extension. Abstract: The Minority Farm Register is a voluntary register of minority farm and ranch operators, landowners, tenants and others with an interest in farming or agriculture. The registrant’s name, address, email, phone number, race, ethnicity, gender, farm location, and signature will be collected. The name, address, and signature are the only items required to register. Providing this information is completely DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 voluntary. USDA’s Office of Outreach will use this information to help inform minority farmers and ranchers about programs and services provided by USDA agencies. The Minority Farm Register is maintained by FSA and jointly administered by FSA and USDA’s Office of Outreach. Because USDA partners with community-based organizations, minority-serving educational institutions, and other groups to communicate USDA’s program and services, the Office of Outreach may share information collected with these organizations for outreach purposes. The race, ethnicity, and gender of registrants may be used to provide information about programs and services that are designed for these particular groups. Information about the Minority Farm Register is available on the internet to ensure that the program is widely publicized and accessible to all. Respondents: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 5,000. Estimated Annual Number of Forms Filed per Person: 1. Estimated Total Number of Responses: 5,000. Estimated Average Time to Respond: 5 minutes and 1 hour of traveling time. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4667. We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information collection and 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 comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for OMB approval. E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 59 / Monday, March 29, 2010 / Notices Signed at Washington, DC, on March 18, 2010. Jonathon W. Coppess, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 2010–6830 Filed 3–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Information Collection, Procurement of Agricultural Commodities for Foreign Donation AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA cprice-sewell on DSK89S0YB1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension of a currently approved information collection associated with procurement of agricultural commodities for foreign donation. The Kansas City Commodity Office (KCCO) issues a public invitation soliciting bids for the sale of commodities and requests ocean carrier provide indications of available freight rates to KCCO using the Freight Bid Entry System (FBES). Use of this system enhances bidding opportunities for potential vendors while allowing CCC to efficiently acquire commodities. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before May 28, 2010 to be assured consideration. 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: Sharon Hadder, Farm Service Agency, Commodity Operations, Stop 0550, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250. E-mail: Send comment to: Sharon.Hadder@usda.gov. Fax: (202) 690–1809. Comments also should be sent to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Copies of the information collection may be obtained from Sharon Hadder at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Hadder, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, telephone (202) 720–3816. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Procurement of Agricultural Commodities for Foreign Donation. VerDate Nov<24>2008 09:18 Apr 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 OMB Number: 0560–0258. Expiration Date: May 31, 2010. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The United States donates agricultural commodities overseas to meet famine or other relief requirements, to combat malnutrition, and sells or donates commodities to promote economic development. To accommodate these donations, CCC issues invitations to purchase agricultural commodities and services, such as transportation, for use in international programs. Ocean transportation contracting is done by the Cooperating Sponsors or Private Volunteer Organizations (PVOs) (grantee organizations or foreign governments receiving the commodities) or the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the case of some Title II, Public Law 480 shipments. KCCO evaluates commodity bids together with the freight rate indications to identify the combination which most likely results in the lowestlanded cost, i.e., the lowest combined cost of commodities and freight to destination. Vendors bid for ocean freight by making offers using FBES to place bids electronically. Vendors can access FBES on-line to see the date/time the system shows for receipt of bid, bid modification, or bid cancellation. At bid opening date/time, the bids submitted through FBES are system evaluated. KCCO then awards commodity bids on the basis of lowest landed cost by a comparison with offered freight rates and notifies the Cooperating Sponsor or PVO of the bid accepted. Awarded contracts are posted on our Web site. The KCCO is currently using the FBES. Use of this system enhances bidding opportunities for potential vendors while allowing CCC to more efficiently acquire commodities. The Web-Based Supply Chain System (WBSCM) is a new procurement system in development to eliminate the need for FBES and to replace the other current systems for several USDA agencies, and the USAID. The OMB approval will expire on May 31, 2010, and WBSCM will be released on June 30, 2010. Upon release of WBSCM, this information collection request (ICR) will be discontinued but it will be covered in the Federal Acquisition Regulation as specified in the OMB control number 9000–0034 (SF–33, SF–26, SF–1447) to cover the bid-related information in the system. CCC is requesting to extend approval until August 31, 2010, and it may merge with OMB Control Number 0560–0177, WBSCM. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15403 Estimate of Average time to Respond: 16 minutes. Respondents: Steamship lines and/or their agents. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 8. Estimated Number of Responses: 120. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 24. We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information collection and 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; and (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 comments 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 at Washington, DC on March 18, 2010. Jonathon W. Coppess, Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 2010–6820 Filed 3–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Plan Revision for Malheur, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests, Oregon and Washington (Collectively Called the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision) Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement and revised land management plan using the provisions of the National Forest System land and resource management planning rule in effect prior to November 9, 2000 for the Malheur (including that portion of the Ochoco National Forest administered by the Malheur National Forest), Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests, Adams, Idaho, and Nez Perce Counties AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 59 (Monday, March 29, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15402-15403]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-6830]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency


Information Collection; Minority Farm Register

AGENCY: 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 the extension of a currently approved 
information collection for the Minority Farm Register. The Minority 
Farm Register is a voluntary register of minority farm and ranch 
operators, landowners, tenants and others with an interest in farming 
or agriculture. USDA Office of Outreach uses the collected information 
to better inform minority farmers about USDA programs and services.

DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by May 28, 2010.

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: Monique B. Randolph, Staff Assistant, Farm Service 
Agency, STOP 0599, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-
0503.
     E-mail: monique.randolph@usda.gov.
     Fax: 202-690-0408.
    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. Copies of the information collection may 
be requested by contacting Monique B. Randolph at the above addresses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monique B. Randolph, Staff Assistant, 
Farm Service Agency, (202) 720-0402.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: USDA Minority Farm Register.
    OMB Number: 0560-0231.
    Expiration Date: 9/30/2010.
    Type of Request: Extension.
    Abstract: The Minority Farm Register is a voluntary register of 
minority farm and ranch operators, landowners, tenants and others with 
an interest in farming or agriculture. The registrant's name, address, 
email, phone number, race, ethnicity, gender, farm location, and 
signature will be collected. The name, address, and signature are the 
only items required to register. Providing this information is 
completely voluntary. USDA's Office of Outreach will use this 
information to help inform minority farmers and ranchers about programs 
and services provided by USDA agencies.
    The Minority Farm Register is maintained by FSA and jointly 
administered by FSA and USDA's Office of Outreach. Because USDA 
partners with community-based organizations, minority-serving 
educational institutions, and other groups to communicate USDA's 
program and services, the Office of Outreach may share information 
collected with these organizations for outreach purposes. The race, 
ethnicity, and gender of registrants may be used to provide information 
about programs and services that are designed for these particular 
groups. Information about the Minority Farm Register is available on 
the internet to ensure that the program is widely publicized and 
accessible to all.
    Respondents: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 5,000.
    Estimated Annual Number of Forms Filed per Person: 1.
    Estimated Total Number of Responses: 5,000.
    Estimated Average Time to Respond: 5 minutes and 1 hour of 
traveling time.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4667.
    We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information 
collection and 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 comments received in response to this notice, including names 
and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. 
Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for OMB 
approval.



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    Signed at Washington, DC, on March 18, 2010.
Jonathon W. Coppess,
Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 2010-6830 Filed 3-26-10; 8:45 am]
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