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Download as PDF 50743 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 158 Tuesday, August 17, 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 jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES August 11, 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 15:16 Aug 16, 2010 Jkt 220001 the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Rural Housing Service Title: Real Estate Title Clearance and Loan Closing—7 CFR 1927–B. OMB Control Number: 0575–0147. Summary of Collection: Rural Housing Service is a credit agency for the Department of Agriculture. The Agency offers a supervised credit program to build family farms, modest housing, sanitary water and sewer systems, essential community facilities, businesses and industries in rural areas. Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (CONTACT), 7 U.S.C. 1926.a (as amended), authorizes RUS to make loans to public agencies, American Indian Tribes, and non-profit corporations. The loans fund the development of drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste disposal facilities in rural areas with populations of up to 10,000 residents. Section 501 of Title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, provides authorization to extend financial assistance to construct, improve, alter, repair, replace or rehabilitate dwellings and to provide decent, safe and sanitary living conditions in rural areas. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prescribe regulations to ensure that these loans, made with Federal funds, are legally secured. Need and Use of the Information: The approved attorney/title company (closing agent) and the field office staff collect the required information. Forms and or guidelines are provided to assist in the collection, certification and submission of this information. Most of these forms collect information that is standard in the industry. If the information is collected less frequently, the agency would not obtain the proper security position on the properties being taken as security and would have no evidence that the closing agents and agency meet the requirements of these regulations. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions; Farms. Number of Respondents: 18,410. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 5,395. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Rural Housing Service Title: Direct Single Family Housing Loan and Grant Program, 7 CFR 3550, HB–1–3550, HB–2–3550. OMB Control Number: 0575–0172. Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is a credit agency for rural housing and community development within the Rural Development mission area of the Department of Agriculture. Section 501 of Title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to administer such programs and to prescribe regulations to ensure that these loans and grants provided with Federal Funds are made to eligible applicants for authorized purposes, and that subsequent servicing and benefits provided to borrowers are consistent with the authorizing statute. RHS offers a supervised credit program to extend financial assistance to construct, improve, alter, repair, replace or rehabilitate dwellings, which will provide modest, decent, safe, and sanitary housing to eligible individuals living in rural areas. To assist individuals in obtaining affordable housing, a borrower’s house payment may be subsidized to an interest rate as low as 1%. The information requested by RHS is vital to be able to process applications for RHS assistance and make prudent credit and program decisions. RHS will collect information using several forms. Need and Use of the Information: RHS will collect information to verify program eligibility requirements; continued eligibility requirements for borrower assistance; servicing of loans; eligibility for special servicing assistance such as: payment subsidies, moratorium (stop) on payments, delinquency workout agreements; liquidation of loans; and, debt settlement. The information is used to ensure that the direct Single Family Housing Programs are administered in a manner consistent with legislative and administrative requirements. Without the information RHS would be unable to determine if a borrower would qualify for services or if assistance has been granted to which the customer would not be eligible under current regulations and statutes. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 50744 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 17, 2010 / Notices Number of Respondents: 200,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 612,076. Notice and request for comments. ACTION: Rural Housing Service Title: Non-Profit Customer Voluntary Survey on the Equal Treatment Rule. OMB Control Number: 0575–0192. Summary of Collection: In accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act and Executive Order 13280, Responsibilities of the Department of Agriculture and the Agency for International Development With Respect to Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the survey will measure Rural Development’s implementation of and compliance with the Equal Treatment Rule (7 CFR part 16) as well as implement action plans and measure improvements. The 14 Rural Development programs under the FaithBased and Community Initiatives provide insured or guaranteed loans and/or grants to eligible applicants (including non-profit entities) located in rural geographic areas to assist them in providing services to beneficiaries, lowincome individuals and communities. Need and Use of the Information: To facilitate improved participant outcome, and in an effort to continuously improve program services, the survey can measure impediments that applicants may have encountered when they submitted an application. The outcome of the Voluntary Survey on the Equal Treatment Rule will provide the general satisfaction level among non-profit borrowers throughout the nation, highlight areas that need improvement, provide a benchmark for future surveys, and improvement in implementation of and compliance with the Equal Treatment Rule. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions. Number of Respondents: 4,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: One time. Total Burden Hours: 320. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–20280 Filed 8–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XT–P jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:16 Aug 16, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 Agricultural Surveys Program. Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. SUMMARY: Comments on this notice must be received by October 18, 2010 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0213, 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 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Agricultural Surveys Program. OMB Control Number: 0535–0213. Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 2010. Type of Request: To revise and extend a currently approved 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, farm numbers, land values, on-farm pesticide usage, pest crop management practices, as well as the Census of Agriculture. The Agricultural Surveys Program contains a series of surveys that obtains basic agricultural data from farmers and ranchers throughout the Nation for preparing agricultural estimates and forecasts of crop acreage, yield, and production; stocks of grains and soybeans; hog and DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 pig numbers; sheep inventory and lamb crop; cattle inventory; cattle on feed; grazing fees; and land values. Uses of the statistical information collected by these surveys are extensive and varied. Producers, farm organizations, agribusinesses, commodity exchanges, State and national farm policy makers, and government agencies are important users of these statistics. Agricultural statistics are used to plan and administer other related Federal and State programs in such areas as consumer protection, conservation, foreign trade, education, and recreation. Authority: These data will be collected under the 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, ‘‘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. 33362. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average less than 15 minutes per response. Respondents: Farmers and ranchers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 170,000 hours. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 690– 2388. 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, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological or E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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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 
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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 17, 2010 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

August 11, 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 the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Rural Housing Service

    Title: Real Estate Title Clearance and Loan Closing--7 CFR 1927-B.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0147.
    Summary of Collection: Rural Housing Service is a credit agency for 
the Department of Agriculture. The Agency offers a supervised credit 
program to build family farms, modest housing, sanitary water and sewer 
systems, essential community facilities, businesses and industries in 
rural areas. Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development 
Act (CONTACT), 7 U.S.C. 1926.a (as amended), authorizes RUS to make 
loans to public agencies, American Indian Tribes, and non-profit 
corporations. The loans fund the development of drinking water, 
wastewater, and solid waste disposal facilities in rural areas with 
populations of up to 10,000 residents. Section 501 of Title V of the 
Housing Act of 1949, as amended, provides authorization to extend 
financial assistance to construct, improve, alter, repair, replace or 
rehabilitate dwellings and to provide decent, safe and sanitary living 
conditions in rural areas. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized 
to prescribe regulations to ensure that these loans, made with Federal 
funds, are legally secured.
    Need and Use of the Information: The approved attorney/title 
company (closing agent) and the field office staff collect the required 
information. Forms and or guidelines are provided to assist in the 
collection, certification and submission of this information. Most of 
these forms collect information that is standard in the industry. If 
the information is collected less frequently, the agency would not 
obtain the proper security position on the properties being taken as 
security and would have no evidence that the closing agents and agency 
meet the requirements of these regulations.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or 
other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions; Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 18,410.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 5,395.

Rural Housing Service

    Title: Direct Single Family Housing Loan and Grant Program, 7 CFR 
3550,
    HB-1-3550, HB-2-3550.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0172.
    Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is a credit 
agency for rural housing and community development within the Rural 
Development mission area of the Department of Agriculture. Section 501 
of Title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, authorizes the 
Secretary of Agriculture to administer such programs and to prescribe 
regulations to ensure that these loans and grants provided with Federal 
Funds are made to eligible applicants for authorized purposes, and that 
subsequent servicing and benefits provided to borrowers are consistent 
with the authorizing statute. RHS offers a supervised credit program to 
extend financial assistance to construct, improve, alter, repair, 
replace or rehabilitate dwellings, which will provide modest, decent, 
safe, and sanitary housing to eligible individuals living in rural 
areas. To assist individuals in obtaining affordable housing, a 
borrower's house payment may be subsidized to an interest rate as low 
as 1%. The information requested by RHS is vital to be able to process 
applications for RHS assistance and make prudent credit and program 
decisions. RHS will collect information using several forms.
    Need and Use of the Information: RHS will collect information to 
verify program eligibility requirements; continued eligibility 
requirements for borrower assistance; servicing of loans; eligibility 
for special servicing assistance such as: payment subsidies, moratorium 
(stop) on payments, delinquency workout agreements; liquidation of 
loans; and, debt settlement. The information is used to ensure that the 
direct Single Family Housing Programs are administered in a manner 
consistent with legislative and administrative requirements. Without 
the information RHS would be unable to determine if a borrower would 
qualify for services or if assistance has been granted to which the 
customer would not be eligible under current regulations and statutes.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or 
other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions.

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    Number of Respondents: 200,000.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 612,076.

Rural Housing Service

    Title: Non-Profit Customer Voluntary Survey on the Equal Treatment 
Rule.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0192.
    Summary of Collection: In accordance with the Government 
Performance and Results Act and Executive Order 13280, Responsibilities 
of the Department of Agriculture and the Agency for International 
Development With Respect to Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the 
survey will measure Rural Development's implementation of and 
compliance with the Equal Treatment Rule (7 CFR part 16) as well as 
implement action plans and measure improvements. The 14 Rural 
Development programs under the Faith-Based and Community Initiatives 
provide insured or guaranteed loans and/or grants to eligible 
applicants (including non-profit entities) located in rural geographic 
areas to assist them in providing services to beneficiaries, low-income 
individuals and communities.
    Need and Use of the Information: To facilitate improved participant 
outcome, and in an effort to continuously improve program services, the 
survey can measure impediments that applicants may have encountered 
when they submitted an application. The outcome of the Voluntary Survey 
on the Equal Treatment Rule will provide the general satisfaction level 
among non-profit borrowers throughout the nation, highlight areas that 
need improvement, provide a benchmark for future surveys, and 
improvement in implementation of and compliance with the Equal 
Treatment Rule.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 4,000.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: One time.
    Total Burden Hours: 320.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-20280 Filed 8-16-10; 8:45 am]
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