Information Collection; Direct Loan Making, 26706-26707 [2010-11225]

Download as PDF 26706 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 91 Wednesday, May 12, 2010 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 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES May 7, 2010. 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) 720–8681. 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 Mar<15>2010 15:00 May 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Rural Housing Service Title: 7 CFR 1956–C, Debt Settlement—Community and Business Programs. OMB Control Number: 0575–0124. Summary of Collection: The Community and Direct Business Programs loans and grants are authorized by the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act. Rural Housing Service (RHS) is a credit agency for agricultural and rural development for the United States Department of Agriculture and offers supervised credit to develop, improve and operate family farms, modest housing, essential community facilities, and business and industry across rural America. 7 CFR part 1956–C, Debt Settlement—Community and Business Programs provides policies and procedures as well as a mechanism for debt settlement in connection with Community Facilities loans and grants, direct Business and Industry loans, Indian Tribal Land Acquisition loans and Irrigation and Drainage. The debt settlement program provides the delinquent client with an equitable tool for the compromise, adjustment, cancellation, or charge-off of a debt owed to the Agency. Need and Use of the Information: The field offices will collect information from applicants, borrowers, consultants, lenders, and attorneys to determine eligibility, financial capacity and derive an equitable resolution. This information collected is similar to that required by a commercial lender in similar circumstances. Failure to collect the information could result in improper servicing of these loans. Description of Respondents: Not for profit institutions; Business or other forprofit; State, local or Tribal government. Number of Respondents: 25. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 347. Rural Housing Service Title: USDA Rural Development— Centralized Servicing Center—Loan Servicing Satisfaction Survey. OMB Control Number: 0575–0187. Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) provides insured loans to low and moderate-income PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 applicants located in rural geographic areas to assist them in obtaining decent, sanitary and safe dwellings. RHS Centralized Servicing Center (CSC) has been in operation since October 1996. The CSC was established to achieve a high level of customer service and operating efficiency that provides its borrowers with convenient access to their loan account information. RHS has developed a survey to measure the results and overall effectiveness of customer services provided. Need and Use of the Information: RHS will use the outcome of the Customer Satisfaction Survey to determine the general satisfaction level among its customers throughout the nation, highlight areas that need improvement and provide a benchmark for future surveys and improvement in customer service. The survey is administered as part of CSC’s on going service quality improvement program. Description of Respondents: Individual or households. Number of Respondents: 6,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 960. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–11269 Filed 5–11–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XT–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Information Collection; Direct Loan Making 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 an extension with revision of a currently approved information collection that supports Direct Loan Making programs. The information is used to determine borrower compliance with loan agreements, assist the borrower in achieving business goals, and regular servicing of the loan account such as graduation, subordination, partial release, and use of proceeds. E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 12, 2010 / Notices DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by July 12, 2010. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your comments, include date, volume, the OMB control Number and the title of the information collection and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Mail: Danny Jackson, Loan Specialist, USDA/FSA/FLP, STOP 0522, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0522. • E-mail: danny.jackson@wdc.usda.gov. • Fax: 202–720–6797. 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 Danny Jackson at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny Jackson, Loan Specialist, Farm Service Agency, (202) 720–0588. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: (7 CFR 764) Farm Loan Programs Direct Loan Making. OMB Number: 0560–0237. Expiration Date: 11/30/2010. Type of Request: Extension with revision. Abstract: FSA’s Farm Loan Programs provide loans to family farmers to purchase real estate and equipment, and finance agricultural production. Direct Loan Making, as specified in 7 CFR part 764, provides the requirements associated with direct loans. FSA is required to actively supervise its borrowers and provide credit counseling, management advice, and financial guidance. Additionally, FSA must document that credit is not available to the borrower from commercial credit sources in order to maintain eligibility for assistance. Direct loan making information collection requirements include financial and production records of the operation to ensure that cash flow projections are based on actual production history, a loan is adequately secured, the applicant meets established eligibility requirements, and assignments on income and sales can be obtained when appropriate. Respondents: Individuals or households, businesses or other for profit farms. Estimate of Average Time to Respond: .52 hour. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 145,201. Estimated Number of Reponses per Respondent: 3.87. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 May 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 Total Annual Responses: 561,362. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 289,632. 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 FSA, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of 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, on May 5, 2010. Jonathan W. Coppess, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 2010–11225 Filed 5–11–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS-2009-0097] Notice of Decision to Issue Permits for the Importation of Fresh Pomegranates and Baby Kiwi from Chile into the United States AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: We are advising the public of our decision to begin issuing permits for the importation into the continental United States of fresh pomegranates and fresh baby kiwi from Chile. Based on the findings of pest risk analyses, which we made available to the public for review and comment through a previous notice, we believe that the application of one or more designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of fresh pomegranates and fresh baby kiwi from Chile. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 EFFECTIVE DATE: 26707 May 12, 2010. For information concerning pomegranates ´ from Chile, contact Mr. Tony Roman, Regulatory Policy Specialist, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737-1236; (301) 7345820. For information concerning baby kiwi fruit from Chile, contact Mr. David B. Lamb, Import Specialist, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737-1236; (301) 7340627. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the regulations in ‘‘Subpart-Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56 through 319.56-50, referred to below as the regulations), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits or restricts the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world to prevent plant pests from being introduced into and spread within the United States. Section 319.56-4 of the regulations contains a performance-based process for approving the importation of commodities that, based on the findings of a pest risk analysis, can be safely imported subject to one or more of the designated phytosanitary measures listed in paragraph (b) of that section. Under that process, APHIS publishes a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the pest risk analysis that evaluates the risks associated with the importation of a particular fruit or vegetable. Following the close of the 60-day comment period, APHIS may begin issuing permits for importation of the fruit or vegetable subject to the identified designated measures if: (1) No comments were received on the pest risk analysis; (2) the comments on the pest risk analysis revealed that no changes to the pest risk analysis were necessary; or (3) changes to the pest risk analysis were made in response to public comments, but the changes did not affect the overall conclusions of the analysis and the Administrator’s determination of risk. In accordance with that process, we published a notice1 in the Federal Register on February 9, 2010 (75 FR 6344-6345, Docket No. APHIS-20090097), in which we announced the availability, for review and comment, of two pest risk analyses that evaluate the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 1 To view the notice and the comments we received, go to (http://www.regulations.gov/ fdmspublic/component/ main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS-2009-0097). 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 91 (Wednesday, May 12, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26706-26707]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-11225]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency


Information Collection; Direct Loan Making

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 an extension with revision of a 
currently approved information collection that supports Direct Loan 
Making programs. The information is used to determine borrower 
compliance with loan agreements, assist the borrower in achieving 
business goals, and regular servicing of the loan account such as 
graduation, subordination, partial release, and use of proceeds.

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DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by July 12, 2010.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your 
comments, include date, volume, the OMB control Number and the title of 
the information collection and page number of this issue of the Federal 
Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Mail: Danny Jackson, Loan Specialist, USDA/FSA/FLP, STOP 
0522, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0522.
     E-mail: danny.jackson@wdc.usda.gov.
     Fax: 202-720-6797.
    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 Danny Jackson at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny Jackson, Loan Specialist, Farm 
Service Agency, (202) 720-0588.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: (7 CFR 764) Farm Loan Programs Direct Loan Making.
    OMB Number: 0560-0237.
    Expiration Date: 11/30/2010.
    Type of Request: Extension with revision.
    Abstract: FSA's Farm Loan Programs provide loans to family farmers 
to purchase real estate and equipment, and finance agricultural 
production. Direct Loan Making, as specified in 7 CFR part 764, 
provides the requirements associated with direct loans. FSA is required 
to actively supervise its borrowers and provide credit counseling, 
management advice, and financial guidance. Additionally, FSA must 
document that credit is not available to the borrower from commercial 
credit sources in order to maintain eligibility for assistance. Direct 
loan making information collection requirements include financial and 
production records of the operation to ensure that cash flow 
projections are based on actual production history, a loan is 
adequately secured, the applicant meets established eligibility 
requirements, and assignments on income and sales can be obtained when 
appropriate.
    Respondents: Individuals or households, businesses or other for 
profit farms.
    Estimate of Average Time to Respond: .52 hour.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 145,201.
    Estimated Number of Reponses per Respondent: 3.87.
    Total Annual Responses: 561,362.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 289,632.
    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 FSA, including whether the 
information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of 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, on May 5, 2010.
Jonathan W. Coppess,
Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 2010-11225 Filed 5-11-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-05-P