Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 35437-35438 [2010-15055]

Download as PDF 35437 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 119 Tuesday, June 22, 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 Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service, USDA. Proposed collection; Comments requested. AGENCY: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service’s intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for Fire and Rescue Loans. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 23, 2010 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Derek L. Jones, Loan Specialist, Community Programs Division, RHS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 0787, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0787. Telephone (202) 720–1504. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Fire and Rescue Loans. OMB Number: 0575–0120. Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2010. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Fire and Rescue Loan program is authorized by Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926) to make loans to public entities, nonprofit corporations, and Indian tribes for the development of community facilities for public use in rural areas and is covered by 7 CFR 1942–C. The primary regulation for administering the Community Facilities program is 7 CFR 1942–A (OMB Number 0575–0015) that outlines eligibility, project feasibility, security, and monitoring requirements. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jun 21, 2010 Jkt 220001 The Community Facilities fire and rescue program has been in existence for many years. This program has financed a wide range of fire and rescue projects varying in size and complexity from construction of a fire station with fire fighting and rescue equipment to financing a 911 emergency system. These facilities are designed to provide fire protection and emergency rescue services to rural communities. Information will be collected by the field offices from applicants, borrowers, and consultants. This information will be used to determine applicant/ borrower eligibility, project feasibility, and to ensure borrowers operate on a sound basis and use funds for authorized purposes. Failure to collect proper information could result in improper determination 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 2.16 hours per response. Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions, State, local, or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4.95. Estimated Number of Responses: 5,939. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 12,826 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, (202) 692–0040. Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Rural Housing Service (RHS), including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of RHS’ 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 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 technology. Comments may be sent to Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250. 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: June 7, 2010. ˜ Tammye Trevino, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2010–15048 Filed 6–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Cotton Ginning Survey. Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 23, 2010 to be considered. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0220, by any of the following methods: • E-mail: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 720–6396. • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 2024. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 35438 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 119 / Tuesday, June 22, 2010 / Notices Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 690–2388. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Cotton Ginning Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0220. Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2010. Type of Request: Intent To Seek Approval To Revise and Extend an Information Collection for a period of three years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition as well as economic statistics, environmental statistics related to agriculture and also to conduct the Census of Agriculture. The Cotton Ginning surveys provide cotton ginning statistics from August through February by State to aid in forecasting cotton production. Data collected consists of bales of cotton ginned to date, cotton to be ginned, lint cotton produced, cottonseed produced, cottonseed sold to oil mills, cottonseed used for other uses, number of gins by type, bales produced by county of origin, and cottonseed prices received by producers. The forecasting procedure involves calculating a weighted percent ginned to date as well as an allowance for cross-State movement and bale weight adjustments. Production by State allows adjustments for year-end State and county estimates. Total pounds of lint cotton produced is used to derive an actual bale weight which increases the precision of production estimates. Authority: These data will be collected under authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to nonaggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jun 21, 2010 Jkt 220001 ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA), Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33376. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 6 minutes per response. Respondents: Cotton Ginners. Estimated Number of Respondents: 750. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 950 hours. Comments: 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, technological, or other forms of information technology collection techniques. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed at Washington, DC, June 2, 2010. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–15055 Filed 6–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection AGENCY: Rural Housing Service (RHS), USDA. ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the above-named Agency to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Community Facilities Grant Program. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 23, 2010 to be assured of consideration. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Derek L. Jones, Loan Specialist, Community Programs, RHS, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Mail Stop 0787, Washington, DC 20250– 0787. Telephone: (202) 720–1504. Email: derek.jones@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Community Facilities Grant Program. OMB Number: 0575–0173. Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2010. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Community Programs, a division of the Rural Housing Service (RHS), is part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development mission area. The Agency is authorized by Section 306(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926), as amended, to make grants to public agencies, nonprofit corporations, and Indian tribes to develop essential community facilities and services for public use in rural areas. These facilities include schools, libraries, child care, hospitals, clinics, assisted-living facilities, fire and rescue stations, police stations, community centers, public buildings, and transportation. Through its Community Programs, the Department of Agriculture is striving to ensure that such facilities are readily available to all rural communities. Information will be collected by the field offices from applicants, consultants, lenders, and public entities. The collection of information is considered the minimum necessary to effectively evaluate the overall scope of the project. Failure to collect information could have an adverse impact on effectively carrying out the mission, administration, processing, and program requirements. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2.09 hours per response. Respondents: Public bodies, nonprofit corporations and associations, and federally recognized Indian tribes. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1085. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3.27. Estimated Number of Responses: 3550. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 7,428 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692–0040. E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 119 (Tuesday, June 22, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35437-35438]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-15055]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently 
Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, 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 National Agricultural Statistics 
Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection, the Cotton Ginning Survey. Revision to 
burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target 
population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 23, 2010 to 
be considered.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0220, by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number 
above in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 720-6396.
     Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions to: 
David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Room 5336, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, 
DC 20250-2024.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, 
NASS

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Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336, South 
Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-2024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph T. Reilly, Associate 
Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, (202) 720-4333. Copies of this information 
collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from 
David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 690-2388.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Cotton Ginning Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0220.
    Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2010.
    Type of Request: Intent To Seek Approval To Revise and Extend an 
Information Collection for a period of three years.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare and issue State and 
national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and 
disposition as well as economic statistics, environmental statistics 
related to agriculture and also to conduct the Census of Agriculture. 
The Cotton Ginning surveys provide cotton ginning statistics from 
August through February by State to aid in forecasting cotton 
production. Data collected consists of bales of cotton ginned to date, 
cotton to be ginned, lint cotton produced, cottonseed produced, 
cottonseed sold to oil mills, cottonseed used for other uses, number of 
gins by type, bales produced by county of origin, and cottonseed prices 
received by producers. The forecasting procedure involves calculating a 
weighted percent ginned to date as well as an allowance for cross-State 
movement and bale weight adjustments. Production by State allows 
adjustments for year-end State and county estimates. Total pounds of 
lint cotton produced is used to derive an actual bale weight which 
increases the precision of production estimates.
    Authority: These data will be collected under authority of 7 U.S.C. 
2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority 
are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as 
amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict 
confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. This 
Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of 
Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also 
complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, ``Implementation Guidance 
for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information 
Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA), Federal 
Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33376.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 6 minutes per response.
    Respondents: Cotton Ginners.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 750.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 950 hours.
    Comments: 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, technological, or other forms of 
information technology collection techniques.
    All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record 
and be summarized in the request for OMB approval.

    Signed at Washington, DC, June 2, 2010.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2010-15055 Filed 6-21-10; 8:45 am]
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