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Download as PDF 66716 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 209 Friday, October 29, 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 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES October 26, 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 15:23 Oct 28, 2010 Jkt 223001 the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Risk Management Agency Title: General Administrative Regulations; Subpart V—Submission of Policies, Provisions of Policies and Rates of Premium. OMB Control Number: 0563–0064. Summary of Collections: The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the procedures for the submission of policies, plans of insurance, or other rates or premium by insurance companies, entities or other persons. Public Law 96–365 provided for nationwide expansion of a comprehensive crop insurance program. The Federal Crop Insurance Act, as amended, expanded the role of the crop insurance to be the principal tool for risk management by producers of farm products and required that the crop insurance program operate on an actuarially sound basis. It provides for independent reviews of insurance products by persons experienced as actuaries and in underwriting. The Act was further amended in 2008 to provide the opportunity for the submission of a concept proposal to the FCIC Board of Directors (Board) for approval for advance payment of estimated research and development expenses. Need and Use of the Information: An applicant has the option to submit a concept proposal or a submission package for a crop insurance product and have it presented to the Board. The Board will review an applicant’s submissions to determine, if the interests of agricultural producers and taxpayers are protected; the submission is actuarially appropriate; appropriate insurance principles are followed; the requirements of the Act are met; and that sound, reasonable and appropriate underwriting principals are followed. If the information is incomplete, the submission will be disapproved. Description of Respondents: Business or other-for-profit. Number of Respondents: 556. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping: Reporting; Other. Total Burden Hours: 122,648. Risk Management Agency Title: Community Outreach and Assistance Partnership Program. OMB Control Number: 0563–0066. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Summary of Collection: The Federal Crop Insurance Act of 2002 authorizes the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) to enter into partnerships with public and private entities for the purpose of increasing the availability of risk management tools for producers of agricultural commodities. The Risk Management Agency has developed procedures for the preparation, submission and evaluation of applications for partnership agreements that will be used to provide outreach and assistance to underserved producers, farmers, ranchers and women, limited resource, socially disadvantaged. Need and Use of the Information: Applicants are required to submit materials and information necessary to evaluate and rate the merit of proposed projects and evaluate the capacity and qualification of the organization to complete the project. The application package should include: A project summary and narrative, a statement of work, a budget narrative and OMB grant forms. RMA and review panel will evaluate and rank applicants as well as use the information to properly document and protect the integrity of the process used to select applications for funding. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; Business or other forprofit; State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 120. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 1,280. Risk Management Agency Title: Risk Management and Crop Insurance Education; Activity Log. OMB Control Number: 0563–0070. Summary of Collection: The Federal Crop Insurance Act, Title 7 U.S.C. Chapter 36 Section 1508(k) authorizes the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) to establish crop insurance education and information programs in States that have been historically underserved by Federal Crop insurance program (7 U.S.C. 1524(a)(2)) and provide agricultural producers with training opportunities in risk management. The Risk Management Agency (RMA) refers to these three programs as the Community Outreach and Assistance Partnership, Targeted States and Small Sessions programs available to carry out certain risk E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 209 / Friday, October 29, 2010 / Notices management education provisions of the Federal Crop Insurance Act. Need and Use of the Information: RMA will use Form RMA–300, Activity Log, to collect information to monitor certain educational activities. Agreement holders are required to record specific information about each educational activity conducted under the agreement in an Activity Log and submit as part of the required quarterly progress report. In addition, RMA will use information provided by agreement holders to ensure that funded educational projects are progressing. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; Business or other forprofit; State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 167. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly. Total Burden Hours: 736. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–27376 Filed 10–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–08–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES October 26, 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 and 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:23 Oct 28, 2010 Jkt 223001 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. Forest Service Title: Federal and Non-Federal Financial Assistance Instruments. OMB Control Number: 0596–0217. Summary of Collection: In order to carry out specific Forest Service (FS) activities, Congress created several authorities to assist the Agency in carrying out its mission. Authorized by the Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements Act, the FS issues Federal Financial Assistance awards, (i.e., grants and cooperative agreements). Agency specific authorities and appropriations also support use of Federal Financial Assistance awards. Information is collected from individuals; non-profit and for-profit institutions; institutions of higher education and State, local, and Native American Tribal governments etc. Multiple options are available for respondents to respond including forms, non-forms, electronically, face-to-face, by telephone and over the Internet. Need and Use of the Information: From the pre-award to the close-out stage, FS will collect information from respondents on forms, via e-mails, meetings, and telephone calls. Using various forms respondents will describe the type of project, project scope, financial plan and other factors. Without this information the FS would not be able to develop, implement, monitor and administer these agreements. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit Institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 13,014. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 39,352. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–27394 Filed 10–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66717 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 28, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Development, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078. FAX: (202) 720–8435. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RUS is submitting to OMB for extension. 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, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. 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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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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

October 26, 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.

Risk Management Agency

    Title: General Administrative Regulations; Subpart V--Submission of 
Policies, Provisions of Policies and Rates of Premium.
    OMB Control Number: 0563-0064.
    Summary of Collections: The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation 
(FCIC) amends the procedures for the submission of policies, plans of 
insurance, or other rates or premium by insurance companies, entities 
or other persons. Public Law 96-365 provided for nationwide expansion 
of a comprehensive crop insurance program. The Federal Crop Insurance 
Act, as amended, expanded the role of the crop insurance to be the 
principal tool for risk management by producers of farm products and 
required that the crop insurance program operate on an actuarially 
sound basis. It provides for independent reviews of insurance products 
by persons experienced as actuaries and in underwriting. The Act was 
further amended in 2008 to provide the opportunity for the submission 
of a concept proposal to the FCIC Board of Directors (Board) for 
approval for advance payment of estimated research and development 
expenses.
    Need and Use of the Information: An applicant has the option to 
submit a concept proposal or a submission package for a crop insurance 
product and have it presented to the Board. The Board will review an 
applicant's submissions to determine, if the interests of agricultural 
producers and taxpayers are protected; the submission is actuarially 
appropriate; appropriate insurance principles are followed; the 
requirements of the Act are met; and that sound, reasonable and 
appropriate underwriting principals are followed. If the information is 
incomplete, the submission will be disapproved.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other-for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 556.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping: Reporting; Other.
    Total Burden Hours: 122,648.

Risk Management Agency

    Title: Community Outreach and Assistance Partnership Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0563-0066.
    Summary of Collection: The Federal Crop Insurance Act of 2002 
authorizes the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) to enter into 
partnerships with public and private entities for the purpose of 
increasing the availability of risk management tools for producers of 
agricultural commodities. The Risk Management Agency has developed 
procedures for the preparation, submission and evaluation of 
applications for partnership agreements that will be used to provide 
outreach and assistance to underserved producers, farmers, ranchers and 
women, limited resource, socially disadvantaged.
    Need and Use of the Information: Applicants are required to submit 
materials and information necessary to evaluate and rate the merit of 
proposed projects and evaluate the capacity and qualification of the 
organization to complete the project. The application package should 
include: A project summary and narrative, a statement of work, a budget 
narrative and OMB grant forms. RMA and review panel will evaluate and 
rank applicants as well as use the information to properly document and 
protect the integrity of the process used to select applications for 
funding.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; Business 
or other for-profit; State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 120.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,280.

Risk Management Agency

    Title: Risk Management and Crop Insurance Education; Activity Log.
    OMB Control Number: 0563-0070.
    Summary of Collection: The Federal Crop Insurance Act, Title 7 
U.S.C. Chapter 36 Section 1508(k) authorizes the Federal Crop Insurance 
Corporation (FCIC) to establish crop insurance education and 
information programs in States that have been historically underserved 
by Federal Crop insurance program (7 U.S.C. 1524(a)(2)) and provide 
agricultural producers with training opportunities in risk management. 
The Risk Management Agency (RMA) refers to these three programs as the 
Community Outreach and Assistance Partnership, Targeted States and 
Small Sessions programs available to carry out certain risk

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management education provisions of the Federal Crop Insurance Act.
    Need and Use of the Information: RMA will use Form RMA-300, 
Activity Log, to collect information to monitor certain educational 
activities. Agreement holders are required to record specific 
information about each educational activity conducted under the 
agreement in an Activity Log and submit as part of the required 
quarterly progress report. In addition, RMA will use information 
provided by agreement holders to ensure that funded educational 
projects are progressing.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; Business 
or other for-profit; State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 167.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly.
    Total Burden Hours: 736.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-27376 Filed 10-28-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-08-P