Information Collection Request; Assignment and Joint Payment Elections, 6533-6534 [2012-2861]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 26 / Wednesday, February 8, 2012 / Notices conference or meeting for reasons other than meals associated with travel per diem, provide an adequate justification for why these costs should not be considered entertainment costs. Show the total for all SCBGP–FB funded other. (h) Indirect Costs—Indicate percent of indirect costs. Show the total for all SCBGP–FB funded indirect charges. Indirect costs for this grant period should not exceed 10 percent of any proposed budget. (i) Program Income— Indicate the nature or source of program income (i.e., registration fees). (i) Estimate the amount of program income. Describe how the income will be used to further enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. (9) Project Partner Oversight. Describe who or what organization will oversee the project activities and how will oversight be performed to ensure proper and efficient administration for each project. (10) Project Commitment. Describe briefly what specialty crop stakeholders outside the lead organization support this project and how all grant project stakeholders work toward the goals and outcomes of the project. (11) Multi-state Projects. If the project is a multi-state project, identify the other states that are participating, describe how the states are going to collaborate effectively with related projects with one state assuming the coordinating role. Indicate the percent of the budget covered by each state. Each State department of agriculture that submits an application that is reviewed and approved by AMS is to receive a base grant of 181,109.88 to solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. In addition, AMS will allocate the remainder of the grant funds based on the proportion of the value of specialty crop production in the state in relation to the national value of specialty crop production using the latest available (2010 National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) cash receipt data for the 50 States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 2007 Census of Agriculture cash receipts for Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and 2002 Census of Agriculture cash receipts for American Samoa) specialty crop production data in all states whose applications are accepted. The amount of the base grant plus value of production available to each State department of agriculture shall be: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Alabama .......................... Alaska ............................. American Samoa ............ Arizona ........................... Arkansas ......................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:54 Feb 07, 2012 (6) California ........................ (7) Colorado ......................... (8) Connecticut .................... (9) Delaware ......................... (10) District of Columbia ..... (11) Florida .......................... (12) Georgia .......................... (13) Guam ............................ (14) Hawaii .......................... (15) Idaho ............................. (16) Illinois ........................... (17) Indiana .......................... (18) Iowa .............................. (19) Kansas ........................... (20) Kentucky ...................... (21) Louisiana ...................... (22) Maine ............................ (23) Maryland ...................... (24) Massachusetts ............... (25) Michigan ....................... (26) Minnesota ..................... (27) Mississippi ................... (28) Missouri ........................ (29) Montana ........................ (30) Nebraska ....................... (31) Nevada .......................... (32) New Hampshire ........... (33) New Jersey .................... (34) New Mexico ................. (35) New York ..................... (36) North Carolina .............. (37) North Dakota ................ (38) Northern Mariana Islands ................................. (39) Ohio .............................. (40) Oklahoma ..................... (41) Oregon .......................... (42) Pennsylvania ................ (43) Puerto Rico ................... (44) Rhode Island ................ (45) South Carolina ............. (46) South Dakota ................ (47) Tennessee ..................... (48) Texas ............................. (49) U.S. Virgin Islands ....... (50) Utah .............................. (51) Vermont ........................ (52) Virginia ......................... (53) Washington ................... (54) West Virginia ................ (55) Wisconsin ..................... (56) Wyoming ...................... 18,671,947.22 680,621.81 403,982.43 244,484.20 181,109.88 4,475,725.74 1,130,698.80 182,946.05 378,686.07 928,736.45 632,932.59 398,023.16 271,120.00 258,362.52 260,991.65 350,782.43 402,360.32 393,434.24 438,930.75 1,337,219.16 703,253.61 281,843.82 350,592.48 328,477.01 331,838.05 259,473.57 238,459.35 814,882.47 514,648.73 1,114,085.81 1,151,269.80 614,984.68 182,504.34 642,019.98 384,159.91 1,487,908.90 1,027,509.84 381,396.61 217,256.69 552,450.81 207,600.20 527,123.55 1,850,776.76 182,263.14 289,055.09 223,751.88 495,018.42 3,320,842.83 217,160.21 882,214.81 205,501.72 Funds not obligated will be allocated pro rata to the remaining States which applied during the specified grant application period to be solely expended on projects previously approved in their State plan. AMS will notify the States as to the procedures for applying for the reallocated funds. AMS requires applicants to submit SCBGP–FB applications electronically through the central Federal grants web site, www.grants.gov instead of mailing hard copy documents. Original signatures are not needed on the SF–424 and SF–424B when applying through www.grants.gov and applicants are not required to submit any paper documents $400,934.95 194,889.46 to AMS. Applicants are strongly urged 215,529.21 to familiarize themselves with the 1,263,013.24 Federal grants web site and begin the 255,175.60 application process well before the Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6533 application deadline. For information on how to apply electronically, please consult http://www.grants.gov/ applicants/get_registered.jsp. AMS will send an email confirmation when applications are received by the AMS office. SCBGP–FB is listed in the ‘‘Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance’’ under number 10.170 and subject agencies must adhere to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars discrimination in all federally assisted programs. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621 note. Dated: January 31, 2012. Robert C. Keeney, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2012–2849 Filed 2–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Commodity Credit Corporation Information Collection Request; Assignment and Joint Payment Elections Farm Service Agency and Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: 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 and a revision of a currently approved information collection associated with Assignment and Joint Payment Elections. The information collection is in support of 7 CFR part 1404, which sets forth the manner in which a person may voluntarily assign a cash payment made by FSA or CCC to a third party. In addition, a payment recipient may voluntarily elect to have a cash payment made jointly to the payment recipient and a third party. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by April 9, 2012. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your comments, include the date, volume, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register, the OMB control number and the title of the information collection. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 6534 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 26 / Wednesday, February 8, 2012 / Notices • Mail: Yanira Sanabria, Financial Specialist, USDA, FSA, FMD, STOP 0581, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–0581. • Email: yanira.sanabria@wdc.usda. gov. • Fax: (202) 245–4785. 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. Copies of the information collection may be requested by contacting Yanira Sanabria at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yanira Sanabria, Financial Specialist, Farm Service Agency (202) 772–6032. Persons with disabilities who require alternative mean for communication (Braille, large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact the USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (Voice and TDD). tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: CCC–36, ‘‘Assignment of Payment’’, CCC–37, ‘‘Joint Payment Authorization’’, CCC–251, ‘‘Notice of Assignment’’, and CCC–252, ‘‘Instrument of Assignment.’’ OMB Control Number: 0560–0183. Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2012. Type of Request: Revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: FSA and CCC are requesting an extension of the currently approved information collection for Forms CCC– 36, ‘‘Assignment of Payment’’, CCC–37, ‘‘Joint Payment Authorization’’, CCC– 251, ‘‘Notice of Assignment’’, and CCC– 252, ‘‘Instrument of Assignment’’. The Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act (16 USC 590h(g)) authorizes producers to assign FSA conservation program payments in accordance with regulations issued by the Secretary. The Assignment of Payments regulation at 7 CFR Part 1404 requires that any such assignment be signed by both the assignor and the assignee. The Agricultural Act of 1949, as amended, extends that authority to CCC programs, including rice, feed grains, cotton, and wheat. There are no regulations governing joint payments, but this service is offered as a result of public requests for this type of payment option. The burden hours have increased due to more producers participating in new Disaster Programs in the past few years. They are Livestock Indemnity Program, Livestock Forage Disaster Assistance Program, Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payment (SURE), Tree Assistance Program, Emergency VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:54 Feb 07, 2012 Jkt 226001 Assistance for Livestock Honeybee and Farm-Raised Fish Program. Estimate of Respondent Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per response for each form of CCC–36, CCC–37, and CCC–251, and 5 minutes per response for CCC–252. Respondents: Producers participating in FSA or CCC programs. Estimated Number of Respondents: 170,430 for CCC–36; 40,496 for CCC–37, 450 for CCC–251 and 450 for CCC–252. Estimated Annual Number of Forms per person: 1. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 211,826. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 35,266. We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information collection and to help us to: (1) Determine whether the continued collection of information is still necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the FSA, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Assess the accuracy of the FSA’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) 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. 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 the Office of Management and Budget approval. Signed on February 3, 2012. Bruce Nelson, Administrator, Farm Service Agency, and Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 2012–2861 Filed 2–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P Forest Service Malheur National Forest; Oregon; Summit Logan Grazing Authorization Project PO 00000 Forest Service, USDA. Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 The USDA Forest Service will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to disclose environmental effects to authorize livestock grazing on all or portions of the Lake Creek, Logan Valley, McCoy Creek and Summit Prairie allotments. These allotments are within the Upper Malheur River and Upper North Fork Malheur River watersheds. The Summit Logan Grazing Authorization Project area is located south and west of Prairie City, Oregon and encompasses approximately 40,272 acres of National Forest System Lands administered by the Prairie City Ranger District, Malheur National Forest. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by March 9, 2012. The draft environmental impact statement is expected June 2012 and the final environmental impact statement is expected September 2012. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Randall Gould, District Ranger, Prairie City Ranger District, 327 SW Front Street, P.O. Box 337, Prairie City, OR 97869. Comments may also be sent via email to commentspacificnorthwest-malheurprairiecity@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to (541) 820–4844. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Falk, Environmental Coordinator, Malheur National Forest, 327 Front Street, P.O. Box 337, Prairie City, Oregon 97869. Telephone: (541) 820– 3890, email: rfalk@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1 (800) 877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Purpose and Need for Action The purpose of this project is to authorize livestock grazing on the Lake Creek, Logan Valley, McCoy Creek and Summit Prairie allotments, meeting the requirements of the Rescission Act, and to improve resource conditions for aquatic habitat. Proposed Action DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AGENCY: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. ACTION: Sfmt 4703 The proposed action allows grazing in the Lake Creek, Logan Valley, McCoy Creek and Summit Prairie Allotments while allowing recovery of vegetation and hardwoods in riparian areas. Allotment boundaries and pastures would be adjusted to facilitate more efficient allotment management requiring new fence construction, E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 26 (Wednesday, February 8, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6533-6534]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2861]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency

Commodity Credit Corporation


Information Collection Request; Assignment and Joint Payment 
Elections

AGENCY: Farm Service Agency and Commodity Credit Corporation, 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 and a revision of a currently approved information 
collection associated with Assignment and Joint Payment Elections. The 
information collection is in support of 7 CFR part 1404, which sets 
forth the manner in which a person may voluntarily assign a cash 
payment made by FSA or CCC to a third party. In addition, a payment 
recipient may voluntarily elect to have a cash payment made jointly to 
the payment recipient and a third party.

DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by April 9, 2012.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your 
comments, include the date, volume, and page number of this issue of 
the Federal Register, the OMB control number and the title of the 
information collection. You may submit comments by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.

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     Mail: Yanira Sanabria, Financial Specialist, USDA, FSA, 
FMD, STOP 0581, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250-0581.
     Email: yanira.sanabria@wdc.usda.gov.
     Fax: (202) 245-4785.
    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. Copies of the information collection may 
be requested by contacting Yanira Sanabria at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yanira Sanabria, Financial Specialist, 
Farm Service Agency (202) 772-6032. Persons with disabilities who 
require alternative mean for communication (Braille, large print, audio 
tape, etc.) should contact the USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 
(Voice and TDD).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: CCC-36, ``Assignment of Payment'', CCC-37, ``Joint Payment 
Authorization'', CCC-251, ``Notice of Assignment'', and CCC-252, 
``Instrument of Assignment.''
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0183.
    Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2012.
    Type of Request: Revision and extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: FSA and CCC are requesting an extension of the currently 
approved information collection for Forms CCC-36, ``Assignment of 
Payment'', CCC-37, ``Joint Payment Authorization'', CCC-251, ``Notice 
of Assignment'', and CCC-252, ``Instrument of Assignment''. The Soil 
Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act (16 USC 590h(g)) authorizes 
producers to assign FSA conservation program payments in accordance 
with regulations issued by the Secretary. The Assignment of Payments 
regulation at 7 CFR Part 1404 requires that any such assignment be 
signed by both the assignor and the assignee. The Agricultural Act of 
1949, as amended, extends that authority to CCC programs, including 
rice, feed grains, cotton, and wheat. There are no regulations 
governing joint payments, but this service is offered as a result of 
public requests for this type of payment option.
    The burden hours have increased due to more producers participating 
in new Disaster Programs in the past few years. They are Livestock 
Indemnity Program, Livestock Forage Disaster Assistance Program, 
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payment (SURE), Tree Assistance 
Program, Emergency Assistance for Livestock Honeybee and Farm-Raised 
Fish Program.
    Estimate of Respondent Burden: Public reporting burden for this 
collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per 
response for each form of CCC-36, CCC-37, and CCC-251, and 5 minutes 
per response for CCC-252.
    Respondents: Producers participating in FSA or CCC programs.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 170,430 for CCC-36; 40,496 for 
CCC-37, 450 for CCC-251 and 450 for CCC-252.
    Estimated Annual Number of Forms per person: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 211,826.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 35,266.
    We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information 
collection and to help us to:
    (1) Determine whether the continued collection of information is 
still necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the FSA, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Assess the accuracy of the FSA's estimate of burden including 
the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to 
be collected;
    (4) 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.
    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 the 
Office of Management and Budget approval.

    Signed on February 3, 2012.
Bruce Nelson,
Administrator, Farm Service Agency, and Executive Vice President, 
Commodity Credit Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2012-2861 Filed 2-7-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-05-P