Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 50985-50986 [2010-20431]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 18, 2010 / Notices constituent about whom the record is maintained. DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES: None. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: STORAGE: Records are kept in file folders or maintained electronically. RETRIEVABILITY: Records are retrievable by the name of the volunteer and a number assigned to the volunteer. SAFEGUARDS: Paper records are stored in locked rooms or locked file cabinets and electronic records are stored in secured databases. Access is restricted to authorized personnel only. The identity of the participant is kept in a separate file from the information and the information is associated with a blinded coded number. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: Clinical and scientific records are retained and disposed of in conformance with the ARS Records Schedule, NCI–310–80–2, Item 200, as appropriate. SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: National Program Leader, Human Nutrition, National Program Staff, ARS, USDA, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Individuals seeking notification of and access to any record contained in this system of records, or seeking to contest its content, may submit a request in writing to the Headquarters or component’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer, whose contact information can be found at http:// www.da.usda.gov/foia.htm under ‘‘contacts.’’ If an individual believes more than one component maintains Privacy Act records concerning him or her, the individual may submit the request to the Chief FOIA Officer, Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250. When seeking records about yourself from this system of records or any other Departmental system of records your request must conform with the Privacy Act regulations set forth in 6 CFR part 5. You must first verify your identity, meaning that you must provide your full name, current address and date and place of birth. You must sign your VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Aug 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 request, and your signature must either be notarized or submitted under 28 U.S.C. 1746, a law that permits statements to be made under penalty of perjury as a substitute for notarization. While no specific form is required, you may obtain forms for this purpose from the Chief FOIA Officer, Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250. In addition you should provide the following: • An explanation of why you believe the Department would have information on you; • Identify the component(s) of the Department you believe may have the information about you; • Specify when you believe the records would have been created; • Any additional information that will help the FOIA staff determine which USDA component agency may have responsive records; • If your request is seeking records pertaining to another living individual, you must include a statement from that individual certifying his/her agreement for you to access his/her records. Without this bulleted information the component(s) may not be able to conduct an effective search, and your request may be denied due to lack of specificity or lack of compliance with applicable regulations. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: See ‘‘Notification procedure’’ above. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: See ‘‘Notification procedure’’ above. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Records in this system come primarily from the volunteers, health care personnel, other hospitals and physicians, employers, and social agencies. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. USDA/ARS–1, Solicitation of Bids or Proposals for Procurement Contracts, is being deleted as the records no longer meet the requirements for a Privacy Act system of records. USDA/ARS–5, ARS Health and Fitness Center, is being deleted as the records are no longer relevant and necessary to accomplish a purpose of the Agency. The records no longer exist. [FR Doc. 2010–20354 Filed 8–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50985 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural BusinessCooperative Service’s intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for 7 CFR part 4284, subpart J. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 18, 2010 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deputy Administrator, Cooperative Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 3250, Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: 202–720–7558. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Value-Added Producer Grants. OMB Number: 0570–0039. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2011. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The purpose of this information collection is to obtain information necessary to evaluate grant applications to determine the eligibility of the applicant and the project for the program and to qualitatively assess the project to determine which projects should be funded. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 39 hours per grant application. Respondents: Independent producers, agriculture producer groups, farmer- or rancher-cooperatives, and majoritycontrolled producer-based business ventures. Estimated Number of Respondents: 535. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,477. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 57,616 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Cheryl Thompson, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services Division at (202) 692–0043. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 50986 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 18, 2010 / Notices information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Rural Business-Cooperative Service’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including 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 technology. Comments may be sent to Cheryl Thompson, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0742. 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: August 11, 2010. Judith Canales, Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2010–20431 Filed 8–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Notice of Contract Proposal (NOCP) for Payments to Eligible Advanced Biofuel Producers Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice to accept applications from previously excluded advanced biofuel producers and to modify the award methodology for remaining available Fiscal Year 2009 funds. AGENCY: The Agency published a document in the Federal Register of March 12, 2010 at 75 FR 11836 for the distribution of the remaining available Fiscal Year 2009 program funds under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. The March 12, 2010 Notice of Contract Proposal (NOCP) requested advanced biofuels producers determined eligible under the June 12, 2009, NOCP (74 FR 27998) to submit requests for additional payments in order to award the remaining available Fiscal Year 2009 program funds. This Notice opens an application window for certain sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Aug 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 applicants who were previously ineligible and adjusts the manner in which the Agency will allocate the remaining available Fiscal Year 2009 program funds to recipients. DATES: Applications will be accepted from August 18, 2010 through September 17, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to USDA, Rural Development-Energy Division, Program Branch, Attention: Diane Berger, Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 3225, Washington, DC 20250–3225. Telephone: 202–260–1508. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Administrative Procedure Act Statement On March 12, 2010, the Agency published a Notice of Contract for Proposal (NOCP) that, in part, requested advanced biofuels producers determined eligible under the June 12, 2009 NOCP (74 FR 27998) to submit a request for additional payment for facilities listed on their application in order to award remaining available Fiscal Year 2009 program funds. Such requests and awards would be made according to the criteria specified in the June 12, 2009 NOCP. Since the March 12, 2010 NOCP was published, the Agency has sought, received, and reviewed comments from the public regarding the program’s eligibility requirements in conjunction with the April 16, 2010 (75 FR 20085) publication of the proposed rule for this program. Based on a consideration of these comments, the Agency has determined that it is in the best interests of furthering the Administration’s goal of increasing the production of advanced biofuels to broaden the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program applicability to include making payments for eligible advanced biofuels produced at non-rural biofuel facilities and at foreign-owned biofuel facilities located in a State. For the purposes of this Notice, the term ‘‘biofuel facility’’ includes biorefineries that produce advanced biofuels. Through this Notice, the Agency intends to make such producers of advanced biofuels eligible for the remaining available Fiscal Year 2009 program funds. To accomplish this, the Agency is opening a new application window from August 18, 2010 through September 17, 2010 to accept applications for payment under the Advanced Biofuel Payment program for only advanced biofuels produced at non-rural and/or foreign-owned biofuel PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 facilities located in a State. The Agency will process applications received for non-rural and/or foreign-owned biofuel facilities under the March 12, 2010 NOCP unless the applicant provides a new application under this Notice. All other eligibility criteria in the June 12, 2009 NOCP are still applicable. Furthermore, in order to make supplemental payments from the remaining available Fiscal Year 2009 program funds for non-rural and foreign-owned biofuel facilities, the Agency will distribute funds according to the following procedures: 1. For producers who requested the supplemental payment under the March 12, 2010 NOCP who met the eligibility criteria in that NOCP, the Agency will make advanced Fiscal Year 2009 supplemental payments equal to 25 percent of what those producers would have received based on the payment rate established under the March 12, 2010 NOCP. 2. For applicants submitting applications pursuant to this Notice, applicants only have to provide actual production with regard to base and incremental production amounts. Applicants are not required to submit projected base and incremental production for Fiscal Year 2009. 3. The Agency will then recalculate the payment rate for the Fiscal Year 2009 supplement payments based on the production of all eligible applicants, including the production from non-rural biofuel facilities and foreign-owned biofuel facilities. 4. The Agency will recalculate the final Fiscal Year 2009 supplemental payment to all eligible producers based on the recalculated payment rate and the production of all eligible applicants, including the production from non-rural biofuel facilities and foreign-owned biofuel facilities. 5. For all producers who receive an advanced Fiscal Year 2009 supplement payment under paragraph 1, the Agency will deduct the payment amount from the producer’s final Fiscal Year 2009 supplemental payment and make any other adjustments necessary to reconcile the producer’s final Fiscal Year 2009 supplemental payment with the payment established under paragraph 4. Thus, every eligible producer, including non-rural and foreign-owned biofuel facilities, will receive their share of the remaining available Fiscal Year 2009 program funds that they would have received had the March 12, 2010 NOCP allowed producers with non-rural biofuel facilities and foreign-owned biofuel facilities to apply. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 159 (Wednesday, August 18, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50985-50986]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-20431]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Business-Cooperative Service


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Rural Business-Cooperative Service's intention to 
request an extension for a currently approved information collection in 
support of the program for 7 CFR part 4284, subpart J.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 18, 2010 to 
be assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deputy Administrator, Cooperative 
Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, 
SW., STOP 3250, Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: 202-720-7558.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Value-Added Producer Grants.
    OMB Number: 0570-0039.
    Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2011.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The purpose of this information collection is to obtain 
information necessary to evaluate grant applications to determine the 
eligibility of the applicant and the project for the program and to 
qualitatively assess the project to determine which projects should be 
funded.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 39 hours per grant application.
    Respondents: Independent producers, agriculture producer groups, 
farmer- or rancher-cooperatives, and majority-controlled producer-based 
business ventures.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 535.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 1,477.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 57,616 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Cheryl 
Thompson, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services 
Division at (202) 692-0043.
    Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of

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information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Rural 
Business-Cooperative Service's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information including 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 
technology.
    Comments may be sent to Cheryl Thompson, Regulations and Paperwork 
Management Branch, Support Services Division, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Avenue, 
SW., Washington, DC 20250-0742.
    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: August 11, 2010.
Judith Canales,
Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-20431 Filed 8-17-10; 8:45 am]
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