Information Collection: Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act, 67329 [2012-27393]

Download as PDF 67329 Notices Federal Register Vol. 77, No. 218 Friday, November 9, 2012 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 Farm Service Agency Information Collection: Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act Farm Service Agency, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension of a currently approved information collection associated with the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) of 1978. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by January 8, 2013. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your comments, include date, volume, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. 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. • Mail: Lesa A. Johnson, Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) Program Manager, Natural Resources Analysis Group, Economic and Policy Analysis Staff, USDA, FSA, STOP 0531, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0531. • Email: lesa.johnson@wdc.usda.gov. 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 Lesa A. Johnson at the above ADDRESSES. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lesa A. Johnson, Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) Program Manager, (202) 720–9223. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 Nov 08, 2012 Jkt 229001 Title: Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act Report. OMB Control Number: 0560–0097. Expiration Date of Approval: April 30, 2013. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: AFIDA requires foreign persons who hold, acquire, or dispose of any interest in U.S. agricultural land to report the transactions to FSA on an AFIDA report (FSA–153). The information collected is made available to States. Also, although not required by law, the information collected from the AFIDA reports is used to prepare an annual report to Congress and the President concerning the effect of foreign investment upon family farms and rural communities so that Congress may review the annual report and decide if further regulatory action is required. Estimate of Average Time to Respond: 0.476 hours per response. Respondents: Foreign investors, corporate employees, attorneys, or farm managers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,525. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Responses: 5,525. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,631.25 hours. We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information collection 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; and (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 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 September 20, 2012. Carolyn B. Cooksie, Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 2012–27393 Filed 11–8–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Information Collection Request, Servicing Minor Program Loans Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension of a currently approved information collection to support the FSA Farm Loan Programs (FLP). DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by January 8, 2013. 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. • Email: cindy.pawlikowski@wdc.usda.gov. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT: Cindy Pawlikowski, Senior Loan Officer, (202) 720–0900. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Servicing Minor Program Loans. OMB Control Number: 0560–0230. Expiration Date: March 31, 2013. Type of Request: Extension. Abstract: Section 331(b) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1

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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 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 218 / Friday, November 9, 2012 / 
Notices

[[Page 67329]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency


Information Collection: Agricultural Foreign Investment 
Disclosure Act

AGENCY: Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all interested 
individuals and organizations on the extension of a currently approved 
information collection associated with the Agricultural Foreign 
Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) of 1978.

DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by January 8, 2013.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your 
comments, include date, volume, and page number of this issue of the 
Federal Register. 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.
     Mail: Lesa A. Johnson, Agricultural Foreign Investment 
Disclosure Act (AFIDA) Program Manager, Natural Resources Analysis 
Group, Economic and Policy Analysis Staff, USDA, FSA, STOP 0531, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-0531.
     Email: lesa.johnson@wdc.usda.gov.
    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 Lesa A. Johnson at the above ADDRESSES.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lesa A. Johnson, Agricultural Foreign 
Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) Program Manager, (202) 720-9223.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act Report.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0097.
    Expiration Date of Approval: April 30, 2013.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: AFIDA requires foreign persons who hold, acquire, or 
dispose of any interest in U.S. agricultural land to report the 
transactions to FSA on an AFIDA report (FSA-153). The information 
collected is made available to States. Also, although not required by 
law, the information collected from the AFIDA reports is used to 
prepare an annual report to Congress and the President concerning the 
effect of foreign investment upon family farms and rural communities so 
that Congress may review the annual report and decide if further 
regulatory action is required.
    Estimate of Average Time to Respond: 0.476 hours per response.
    Respondents: Foreign investors, corporate employees, attorneys, or 
farm managers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,525.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 5,525.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,631.25 hours.
    We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information 
collection 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; and
    (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 September 20, 2012.
Carolyn B. Cooksie,
Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-27393 Filed 11-8-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-05-P