Information Collection; Commodity Request (Food Aid Request Entry System (FARES)), 38073 [2010-15945]

Download as PDF 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 Volume 75, Number 126 (Thursday, July 1, 2010)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-15945]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation

Farm Service Agency


Information Collection; Commodity Request (Food Aid Request Entry 
System (FARES))

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation and Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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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 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.
    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.
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