Notice of a Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 38072-38073 [2010-15942]

Download as PDF 38072 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 126 Thursday, July 1, 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 Foreign Agricultural Service Notice of a Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces the Department’s intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Export Sales Reporting program. DATES: Comments should be submitted no later than August 30, 2010 to be assured of consideration. Additional Information and Comments: Contact Peter W. Burr, Branch Chief, Export Sales Reporting, STOP 1025, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–1025; or by telephone (202) 720–9209; or by e-mail: esr@fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Export Sales (Reporting Program) of U.S. Agricultural Commodities. OMB Number: 0551–0007. Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2010. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Section 602 of the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978, as amended, (7 U.S.C. 5712) requires the reporting of information pertaining to contracts for export sale of certain specified agricultural commodities and other commodities that may be designated by the Secretary. In accordance with Sec. 602, individual weekly reports submitted shall remain VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Jun 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 confidential and shall be compiled and published in compilation form each week following the week of reporting. Any person who knowingly fails to report shall be fined not more than $25,000 or imprisoned for not more than 1 year, or both. Regulations at 7 CFR part 20 implement the reporting requirements, and prescribe a system for reporting information pertaining to contracts for export sales. USDA’s Export Sales Reporting System was created after the large unexpected purchase of U.S. wheat and corn by the Soviet Union in 1972. To make sure that all parties involved in the production and export of U.S. grain have access to up-to-date export information, the U.S. Congress mandated an export sales reporting requirement in 1973. Prior to the establishment of the Export Sales Reporting System, it was difficult for the public to obtain information on export sales activity until the actual shipments had taken place. This frequently resulted in considerable delay in the availability of information. Under the Export Sales Reporting System, U.S. exporters are required to report all large sales of certain designated commodities by 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the next business day after the sale is made. The designated commodities for these daily reports are wheat (by class), barley, corn, grain sorghum, oats, soybeans, soybean cake and meal, and soybean oil. Large sales for all reportable commodities except soybean oil are defined as 100,000 metric tons or more of one commodity in 1 day to a single destination or 200,000 tons or more of one commodity during the weekly reporting period. Large sales for soybean oil are 20,000 tons and 40,000 tons, respectively. Weekly reports are also required, regardless of the size of the sales transaction, for all of these commodities, as well as wheat products, rye, flaxseed, linseed oil, sunflowerseed oil, cotton (by staple length), cottonseed, cottonseed cake and meal, cottonseed oil, rice (by class), cattle hides and skins (cattle, calf, and kip), and beef. The reporting week for the export sales reporting system is Friday–Thursday. The Secretary of Agriculture has the authority to add other commodities to this list. U.S. exporters provide information on the quantity of their sales transactions, PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the type and class of commodity, the marketing year of shipment, and the destination. They also report any changes in previously reported information, such as cancellations and changes in destinations. The estimated total annual burden of 42,947 hours in the OMB inventory for the currently approved information collection remains unchanged. Estimate of Burden: The average burden, including the time for reviewing instructions, gathering data needed, completing forms, and record keeping is estimated to be 30 minutes. Respondents: All exporters of wheat and wheat flour, feed grains, oilseeds, cotton, rice, cattle hides and skins, beef, and any products thereof, and other commodities that the Secretary may designate as produced in the United States. Estimated Number of Respondents: 340. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 253. Requests for Comments: Send comments regarding (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; (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 automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Peter W. Burr, Office of Trade Programs/Import Policies and Export Reporting Division/ Export Sales Reporting Branch, FAS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 1025, Washington, DC 20520– 1025; or by e-mail at: esr@fas.usda.gov; or to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Persons with disabilities who require an alternative means of communication of information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 126 / Thursday, July 1, 2010 / Notices request for OMB approval. All comments also will become a matter of public record. Government Paperwork Elimination Act: FAS is committed to compliance with the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, which requires Government agencies, in general, to provide the public the option of submitting information or transacting business electronically to the maximum extent possible. John D. Brewer, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2010–15942 Filed 6–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Farm Service Agency Information Collection; Commodity Request (Food Aid Request Entry System (FARES)) jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation and Farm Service Agency, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) are seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension of a currently approved information collection for the Food Aid Request Entry System (FARES). FSA and CCC procure various processed foods and commodities to be exported and donated for use in humanitarian food aid programs. Information related to this activity is collected and processed electronically through the FARES. The Web-Based Supply Chain Management system (WBSCM) is a new procurement system in development to replace FARES at a later date. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by August 30, 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: Khristy Baughman, Chief, Business Operations Support Division, Kansas City Commodity Office, 6501 Beacon Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64133–4676. • E-mail: khristy.baughman@usda.gov. • Fax: (816) 926–1648. You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Jun 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Hadder, Marketing Specialist, (202) 720–3816, or Sharon.Hadder@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description of the Information Collection Title: Food Aid Request Entry System (FARES). OMB Control Number: 0560–0225. Type of Request: Extension with no revision. Abstract: The information collection is necessary for CCC and FSA to procure various processed foods and commodities for export under humanitarian food aid programs. FARES automates the entry of commodity requests submitted to CCC from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), private voluntary organizations (PVOs), the World Food Program (WFP), the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), and FSA. Estimate of Average Time To Respond: Public reporting burden for collecting information under this notice is estimated to average 0.47 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the information. Type of Respondents: USAID, PVOs, the WFP, FAS, and FSA. Estimated Number of Respondents: 305. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 12. Estimated Number of Reponses: 3660. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1708 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 agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the 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 automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38073 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 June 24, 2010. Jonathan W. Coppess, Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 2010–15945 Filed 6–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Iowa Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting of the Iowa Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by conference call at 2 p.m. and adjourn at approximately 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. The purpose of this meeting is to continue planning a civil rights project. This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: (866) 364–7584, conference call access code number 84802075. 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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 126 / Thursday, July 1, 2010 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Notice of a Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice 
announces the Department's intention to request an extension for a 
currently approved information collection in support of the Export 
Sales Reporting program.

DATES: Comments should be submitted no later than August 30, 2010 to be 
assured of consideration.
    Additional Information and Comments: Contact Peter W. Burr, Branch 
Chief, Export Sales Reporting, STOP 1025, Foreign Agricultural Service, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-1025; or by telephone (202) 720-9209; or by e-
mail: esr@fas.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Export Sales (Reporting Program) of U.S. Agricultural 
Commodities.
    OMB Number: 0551-0007.
    Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2010.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Section 602 of the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978, as 
amended, (7 U.S.C. 5712) requires the reporting of information 
pertaining to contracts for export sale of certain specified 
agricultural commodities and other commodities that may be designated 
by the Secretary. In accordance with Sec. 602, individual weekly 
reports submitted shall remain confidential and shall be compiled and 
published in compilation form each week following the week of 
reporting. Any person who knowingly fails to report shall be fined not 
more than $25,000 or imprisoned for not more than 1 year, or both. 
Regulations at 7 CFR part 20 implement the reporting requirements, and 
prescribe a system for reporting information pertaining to contracts 
for export sales.
    USDA's Export Sales Reporting System was created after the large 
unexpected purchase of U.S. wheat and corn by the Soviet Union in 1972. 
To make sure that all parties involved in the production and export of 
U.S. grain have access to up-to-date export information, the U.S. 
Congress mandated an export sales reporting requirement in 1973. Prior 
to the establishment of the Export Sales Reporting System, it was 
difficult for the public to obtain information on export sales activity 
until the actual shipments had taken place. This frequently resulted in 
considerable delay in the availability of information.
    Under the Export Sales Reporting System, U.S. exporters are 
required to report all large sales of certain designated commodities by 
3 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the next business day after the sale is made. 
The designated commodities for these daily reports are wheat (by 
class), barley, corn, grain sorghum, oats, soybeans, soybean cake and 
meal, and soybean oil. Large sales for all reportable commodities 
except soybean oil are defined as 100,000 metric tons or more of one 
commodity in 1 day to a single destination or 200,000 tons or more of 
one commodity during the weekly reporting period. Large sales for 
soybean oil are 20,000 tons and 40,000 tons, respectively.
    Weekly reports are also required, regardless of the size of the 
sales transaction, for all of these commodities, as well as wheat 
products, rye, flaxseed, linseed oil, sunflowerseed oil, cotton (by 
staple length), cottonseed, cottonseed cake and meal, cottonseed oil, 
rice (by class), cattle hides and skins (cattle, calf, and kip), and 
beef. The reporting week for the export sales reporting system is 
Friday-Thursday. The Secretary of Agriculture has the authority to add 
other commodities to this list.
    U.S. exporters provide information on the quantity of their sales 
transactions, the type and class of commodity, the marketing year of 
shipment, and the destination. They also report any changes in 
previously reported information, such as cancellations and changes in 
destinations.
    The estimated total annual burden of 42,947 hours in the OMB 
inventory for the currently approved information collection remains 
unchanged.
    Estimate of Burden: The average burden, including the time for 
reviewing instructions, gathering data needed, completing forms, and 
record keeping is estimated to be 30 minutes.
    Respondents: All exporters of wheat and wheat flour, feed grains, 
oilseeds, cotton, rice, cattle hides and skins, beef, and any products 
thereof, and other commodities that the Secretary may designate as 
produced in the United States.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 340.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 253.
    Requests for Comments: Send comments regarding (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; (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 automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments may be sent to Peter W. Burr, Office of Trade Programs/
Import Policies and Export Reporting Division/Export Sales Reporting 
Branch, FAS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 1025, 
Washington, DC 20520-1025; or by e-mail at: esr@fas.usda.gov; or to the 
Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Persons 
with disabilities who require an alternative means of communication of 
information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact 
USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). All responses 
to this notice will be summarized and included in the

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request for OMB approval. All comments also will become a matter of 
public record.
    Government Paperwork Elimination Act: FAS is committed to 
compliance with the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, which 
requires Government agencies, in general, to provide the public the 
option of submitting information or transacting business electronically 
to the maximum extent possible.

John D. Brewer,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-15942 Filed 6-30-10; 8:45 am]
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