Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 11483-11484 [2012-4465]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 38 / Monday, February 27, 2012 / Notices products and byproducts into the United States. These include applications, agreements, certificates, certifications by foreign national governments, compliance agreements, permissions to import, placards on vehicles, statements on manifests, bills of lading, or waybills, and reports. These activities are currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB control number 0579–0015 and apply to a variety of animal and poultry products and byproducts imported into the United States, including, but not limited to, nonfood animal and poultry products and byproducts. We are proposing to separate the commodities approved under OMB control number 0579–0015 into individual collections to better reflect the commodities’ specific collection activities and account for the information APHIS collects. Once approved by OMB, only information collection activities associated with the importation of nonfood animal and poultry products and byproducts will be under OMB control number 0579–0015, and the title of this information collection will name these commodities. We are publishing separate Federal Register notices for the other collections, which will receive new OMB control numbers when approved. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of the information collection activities for nonfood animal and poultry products and byproducts for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection under OMB control number 0579–0015. These comments will help us: (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 our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, 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, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.73241 hours per response. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Feb 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 Respondents: Foreign national governments, foreign port personnel, foreign exporters, nonprofit and profit U.S. importers, museums, educational institutions, transportation operators, and carrier personnel. Estimated annual number of respondents: 3,334. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.342831434. Estimated annual number of responses: 4,477. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3,279 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) 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. Done in Washington, DC this 21st day of February 2012. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2012–4562 Filed 2–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Federal Crop Insurance Corporation [Docket No. FCIC–12–0003] Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Risk Management Agency, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: Note: With this renewal submission of 0563–0067—Risk Management and Crop Insurance Education; Requests for Applications, we are merging the burden of 0563–0066—Community Outreach and Assistance Partnership Program and changing the title to—Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnerships Program. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C Chapter 35) this notice announces the Risk Management Agency’s intention to request an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection for Risk Management and Crop Insurance Education; Request for Applications. DATES: Comments on this notice will be accepted until close of business April 27, 2012. ADDRESSES: FCIC prefers that comments be submitted electronically through the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11483 Federal eRulemaking Portal. You may submit comments, identified by Docket ID No. FCIC–12–0003, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • By Mail to: Lana Cusick, Risk Management Education Division, USDA/RMA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 0808, Washington, DC 20250–0808, telephone (202) 720– 3325. All comments received, including those received by mail, will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, and can be accessed by the public. All comments must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) for this rule. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information, see http://www.regulations.gov. If you are submitting comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal and want to attach a document, we ask that it be in a text-based format. If you want to attach a document that is a scanned Adobe PDF file, it must be scanned as text and not as an image, thus allowing FCIC to search and copy certain portions of your submission. For questions regarding attaching a document that is a scanned Adobe PDF file, please contact the RMA Web Content Team at (816) 823–4694 or by email at rmaweb.content@rma.usda.gov. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received for any dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the complete User Notice and Privacy Notice for Regulations.gov at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnerships Program. OMB Number: 0563–0067. Type of Request: Extension, merge, and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Federal Crop Insurance Act directs the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, operating through RMA, to (a) establish crop insurance education and information programs in States that have been historically underserved by the Federal crop insurance program [7 U.S.C. 1524(a)(2)]; and (b) provide agricultural producers with training opportunities in risk management, with a priority given to producers of specialty crops and underserved commodities [7 E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 11484 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 38 / Monday, February 27, 2012 / Notices U.S.C. 1522(d)(3)(F)]. With this submission, RMA seeks to obtain OMB’s approval for an information collection project that will assist RMA in operating and evaluating these programs. The information collection project is a Request for Applications. The primary objective of the information collection projects is to enable RMA to better evaluate the performance capacity and plans of organizations that are applying for funds for cooperative and partnership agreements for risk management education programs and crop insurance education programs. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average: 16.75 per response for the Risk Management Education and Community Outreach Partnerships Program for agribusiness professionals. Respondents/Affected Entities: Agribusiness professionals. Estimated annual number of respondents: 220 respondents. Estimated annual number of responses: 220 responses or 1 per respondent. Estimated total annual burden per respondents: 3,685 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other collection technologies, e.g. permitting electronic submission of responses. Comments may be sent to Lana Cusick, Risk Management Education Division, USDA/RMA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 0808, Washington, DC 20250–0808. All comments will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. 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. Signed in Washington, DC, on February 17, 2012. William J. Murphy, Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. [FR Doc. 2012–4465 Filed 2–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–08–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Feb 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Negative QC Review Schedule, Status of Sample Selection of Completion Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed information collection for the FNS–245, Negative Case Action Review Schedule and updates the status of the FNS–248, Status of Sample Selection and Completion. The FNS–245 is currently used in the Quality Control process for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the FNS–248 will be removed from this collection as it has been eliminated as a FNS form through regulatory change. The proposed collection is a revision of a collection currently approved under OMB No. 0584–0034. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 27, 2012. ADDRESSES: 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 has 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; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Francis B. Heil, Chief, Quality Control Branch, Program Accountability and Administration Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 822, Alexandria, VA 22302. You may also download an electronic version of this notice at http:// www.fns.usda.gov/fsp/rules/regulations/ default.htm and comment via email at SNAPHQ–Web@fns.usda.gov or use the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 All written comments will be open for public inspection at the office of the Food and Nutrition Service during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) at 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 822, Alexandria, Virginia 22302. All responses to this notice will be included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection form and instruction should be directed to Francis B. Heil, (703) 305–2442. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Negative Quality Control Review Schedule. OMB Number: 0584–0034. Form Number: FNS–245. Expiration Date: December 31, 2012. Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collections. The FNS–245, Negative Case Action Review Schedule: Abstract: The FNS–245, Negative Case Action Review Schedule, is designed to collect quality control (QC) data and serve as the data entry form for negative case action QC reviews in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). State agencies complete the FNS–245 for each negative case in their QC sample. The reporting and recordkeeping burden associated with the completion of the FNS–245 has increased from approximately 118,569 hours to 177,351 hours. Regulatory changes have decreased the report time per response of this form by 0.083 hours; however the 58,782 hour increase in the total burden is largely a result of the increase in total SNAP case selection from 38,911 cases in FY2007 to 59,831 cases in FY 2010. Affected Public: State, Local & Tribal Governments. Number of Respondents: 53 State Agencies. Number of Responses per Respondent: 1,128.87 Records. Total Annual Responses: 59,831. Reporting time per Response: 2.9406 Hours. Estimated Annual Reporting Burden: 174,939. Number of Record Keepers: 53. Number of Records per Record Keeper: 1128.87 Records. Estimated Number of Records/ Response to Keep: 59,831 Records. Recordkeeping Time per Response: .0236 Hours. Total Estimated Recordkeeping: 1,412 Hours. Annual Recordkeeping and Reporting Burden: 177,347 Hours. E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 38 (Monday, February 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11483-11484]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-4465]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Federal Crop Insurance Corporation

[Docket No. FCIC-12-0003]


Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information 
Collection

AGENCY: Risk Management Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment 
request.

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    Note: With this renewal submission of 0563-0067--Risk Management 
and Crop Insurance Education; Requests for Applications, we are 
merging the burden of 0563-0066--Community Outreach and Assistance 
Partnership Program and changing the title to--Risk Management 
Education and Outreach Partnerships Program.

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C Chapter 35) this notice announces the Risk Management Agency's 
intention to request an extension for and revision to a currently 
approved information collection for Risk Management and Crop Insurance 
Education; Request for Applications.

DATES: Comments on this notice will be accepted until close of business 
April 27, 2012.

ADDRESSES: FCIC prefers that comments be submitted electronically 
through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. You may submit comments, 
identified by Docket ID No. FCIC-12-0003, by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     By Mail to: Lana Cusick, Risk Management Education 
Division, USDA/RMA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 0808, 
Washington, DC 20250-0808, telephone (202) 720-3325.
    All comments received, including those received by mail, will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided, and can be accessed by the public. All 
comments must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory 
Information Number (RIN) for this rule. For detailed instructions on 
submitting comments and additional information, see http://www.regulations.gov. If you are submitting comments electronically 
through the Federal eRulemaking Portal and want to attach a document, 
we ask that it be in a text-based format. If you want to attach a 
document that is a scanned Adobe PDF file, it must be scanned as text 
and not as an image, thus allowing FCIC to search and copy certain 
portions of your submission. For questions regarding attaching a 
document that is a scanned Adobe PDF file, please contact the RMA Web 
Content Team at (816) 823-4694 or by email at 
rmaweb.content@rma.usda.gov.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received for any dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the 
complete User Notice and Privacy Notice for Regulations.gov at http://www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnerships Program.
    OMB Number: 0563-0067.
    Type of Request: Extension, merge, and revision of a currently 
approved information collection.
    Abstract: The Federal Crop Insurance Act directs the Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, operating through RMA, to (a) establish crop 
insurance education and information programs in States that have been 
historically underserved by the Federal crop insurance program [7 
U.S.C. 1524(a)(2)]; and (b) provide agricultural producers with 
training opportunities in risk management, with a priority given to 
producers of specialty crops and underserved commodities [7

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U.S.C. 1522(d)(3)(F)]. With this submission, RMA seeks to obtain OMB's 
approval for an information collection project that will assist RMA in 
operating and evaluating these programs. The information collection 
project is a Request for Applications. The primary objective of the 
information collection projects is to enable RMA to better evaluate the 
performance capacity and plans of organizations that are applying for 
funds for cooperative and partnership agreements for risk management 
education programs and crop insurance education programs.
    Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average: 16.75 per response for the Risk 
Management Education and Community Outreach Partnerships Program for 
agri-business professionals.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Agribusiness professionals.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 220 respondents.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 220 responses or 1 per 
respondent.
    Estimated total annual burden per respondents: 3,685 hours.
    Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who 
are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other collection technologies, e.g. permitting 
electronic submission of responses. Comments may be sent to Lana 
Cusick, Risk Management Education Division, USDA/RMA, 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW., Stop 0808, Washington, DC 20250-0808. All comments will be 
available for public inspection during regular business hours at the 
same address.
    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.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on February 17, 2012.
William J. Murphy,
Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2012-4465 Filed 2-24-12; 8:45 am]
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