Information Collection Request: Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation, 74167-74168 [2012-30020]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 240 / Thursday, December 13, 2012 / Notices • Mail: USDA Farm Service Agency, Farm Programs, Production Emergencies and Compliance Division, CPS, ATTN: Jantrice Williams, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 0517, Washington, DC 20250–0523. 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 INFORMATION CONTACT: Jantrice Williams, (202) 720–3637. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with Description of Information Collection Title: Report of Acreage for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). OMB Control Number: 0560–0004. Expiration Date: March 31, 2015. Type of Request: Revision. Abstract: NAP provides financial assistance to producers who have suffered a production loss of an eligible crop or were prevented from planting an eligible crop as a result of natural disasters. Eligible crops are commercial crops or other agricultural commodities for which catastrophic risk protection under 7 U.S.C. 1508(b) is not available and that are produced for food or fiber. Additionally, eligible crops also include floriculture, non-ornamental nursery, ornamental nursery, ginseng, mushroom, honey, maple sap, seaoats, seagrass, industrial crops, Christmas tree crops, turfgrass sod, seed crops, and aquaculture (including ornamental fish). Specific information is collected from producers on identification of the crop (including type and variety), practices, intended uses, planting patterns, and predominant species of forage vegetation (including intended method of harvest, that is mechanically harvested or grazed); dates crops were planted or planting was completed (including age of perennial crops); number of acres of each planting of the eligible crop in which the producer has a share in the administrative county; number of acres intended but prevented from being planted; shares and identities of all producers sharing in the crop at the time a NAP application for coverage was filed; FSA farm serial number or location of commodities not necessarily associated with an FSA farm serial number such as colonies of bees for honey production (including the number of bee colonies belonging to the unit); aquaculture production (including the name, type, or variety of each aquaculture species in a physical location of acreage on which the facility resides such as ponds and waterbeds); ornamental nursery (including the size VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Dec 12, 2012 Jkt 229001 and origin, that is container or field grown, of plants belonging to the unit); mushroom facilities; turfgrass sod (including the average number of square yards per acre and all unharvested acres); and trees for maple sap production (including number of eligible trees, average size and age of producing trees, and total number of taps placed or anticipated for the tapping season). NAP operates under the regulations in 7 CFR part 1437. The ‘‘Modernize and Innovate the Delivery of Agricultural Systems’’ (MIDAS) is FSA’s initiative to improve the delivery of FSA farm program benefits and services through the reengineering of farm program business processes and the adoption of enhanced and modernized information technology. FSA is not collecting any new information on the FSA–578. However, the Report of Acreage form is being revised for more efficient data entry in MIDAS. Producers will no longer be required to provide certain additional information with the form that will reduce the burden hours in this information collection. The producers will only need to report to one county office instead of each administrative county office due to MIDAS. Therefore, FSA expects a reduction in the annual total burden hours for collection of the information. Respondents: Producers. Estimated of Respondent Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 minutes (0.50 hour) per response. The average travel time, which is included in the total burden, is estimated to be 1 hour per respondent. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 291,500. Estimated Annual Number of Forms per Person: 1.5. Estimated Annual Responses on Respondents: 437,250. Estimate of Total Annual Burden Hours: 510,125. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74167 (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 November 1, 2012. Juan M. Garcia, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 2012–30019 Filed 12–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Information Collection Request: Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice; request for comments. AGENCIES: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension of a currently approved information collection associated with Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation certification requirements. This information is collected in support of the conservation compliance provisions of Title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985 (the 1985 Farm Bill), as amended by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill). DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by February 11, 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: Daniel McGlynn, Deputy Director, Production, Emergencies, and Compliance Division, USDA, FSA, STOP 0517, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0517. You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 74168 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 240 / Thursday, December 13, 2012 / Notices Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan McGlynn, (202) 720–3463. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification. OMB Control Number: 0560–0185. Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2013. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The collection of this information is necessary to determine payment eligibility of individuals and entities for various programs administered by the USDA, including Conservation Programs, Price Support Programs, Direct and Counter Cyclical Programs, including the Average Crop Revenue Election Program, Aquaculture and Livestock Grant Programs, Crop and Livestock Energy Programs, USDA Revenue Programs, Wildlife Programs, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, Disaster Programs and Farm Loan Programs. Regulations governing the requirements under Title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3801–3862), as amended by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (see Pub. L. 110–246, Title II, Subtitle A), relating to highly erodible lands and wetlands are in 7 CFR part 12. In order to ensure that persons who request program benefits subject to conservation restrictions obtain the necessary technical assistance and are informed regarding compliance requirements on their land, information is collected with regard to their intended activities on their land which could affect their eligibility for requested USDA benefits. Once technical determinations are made, producers are required to certify that they will comply with conservation requirements on their land to maintain their eligibility for certain programs. Persons may request that certain activities be exempt according to provisions of the 1985 Farm Bill. Information is collected from those individuals who seek these exemptions for the purpose of evaluating whether the exempted conditions will be met. Forms AD–1026, AD–1026B, AD– 1026C, AD–1026D, AD–1068, AD–1069, CCC–21, and FSA–492 are being used for making determinations in this information collection. The forms are not required to be completed on an annual basis. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per response. The average travel time, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Dec 12, 2012 Jkt 229001 which is included in the total annual burden, is estimated to be 1 hour per respondent. Respondents: Individuals and entities. Estimated Number Respondents: 262,788. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 262,346. 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 November 27, 2012. Juan M. Garcia, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 2012–30020 Filed 12–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection: Youth Conservation Corps Application and Medical History Forest Service, USDA. Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the USDA Forest Service and certain Department of Interior agencies are seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the revision of a currently approved information collection, OMB 0596– 0084, Youth Conservation Corps Application and Medical History. The collected information will help agencies SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 evaluate the employment eligibility of youth 15 to 18 years old through the Youth Conservation Corps Program. Under the Program, Federal agencies provide seasonal employment for youth. DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before February 11, 2013 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to Volunteers & Service Program Manager, USDA Forest Service, Recreation, Heritage, and Volunteer Resources (RHVR), 201 14th Street NW., Mailstop 1125, Washington, DC 20024. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to 202–205–1145 or by email to: ncoyote@fs.fed.us. The public may inspect comments received at USDA Forest Service, Rosslyn Plaza Building, RHVR, 1601 North Kent St., 4th Floor, Arlington, VA 22209 during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 202–205–1706 to facilitate entry to the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Coyote, Recreation, Heritage, and Volunteer Resources staff, 503–347– 9991. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339, 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Youth Conservation Corps Application and Medical History. OMB Number: 0596–0084. Expiration Date of Approval: 05/31/ 2013. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Under the Youth Conservation Corps Act of August 13, 1970, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1701– 1706), the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; the Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior, cooperate to provide seasonal employment for eligible youth 15 through 18 years old. The Youth Conservation Corps stresses three important objectives: 1. Accomplish needed conservation work on public lands; 2. Provide gainful employment for 15 to 18 year old male and females from all social, economic, ethic, and racial backgrounds; and 3. Foster, on the part of the 15 through 18 year old youth, an understanding and appreciation of the Nation’s natural resources and heritage. E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 240 (Thursday, December 13, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-30020]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency


Information Collection Request: Highly Erodible Land Conservation 
and Wetland Conservation

AGENCIES:  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 seeking comments from all interested 
individuals and organizations on an extension of a currently approved 
information collection associated with Highly Erodible Land 
Conservation and Wetland Conservation certification requirements. This 
information is collected in support of the conservation compliance 
provisions of Title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985 (the 1985 Farm 
Bill), as amended by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 
(the 2008 Farm Bill).

DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by February 11, 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: Daniel McGlynn, Deputy Director, Production, 
Emergencies, and Compliance Division, USDA, FSA, STOP 0517, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-0517.
    You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs,

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Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan McGlynn, (202) 720-3463.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation 
Certification.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0185.
    Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2013.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The collection of this information is necessary to 
determine payment eligibility of individuals and entities for various 
programs administered by the USDA, including Conservation Programs, 
Price Support Programs, Direct and Counter Cyclical Programs, including 
the Average Crop Revenue Election Program, Aquaculture and Livestock 
Grant Programs, Crop and Livestock Energy Programs, USDA Revenue 
Programs, Wildlife Programs, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance 
Program, Disaster Programs and Farm Loan Programs. Regulations 
governing the requirements under Title XII of the Food Security Act of 
1985 (16 U.S.C. 3801-3862), as amended by the Food, Conservation, and 
Energy Act of 2008 (see Pub. L. 110-246, Title II, Subtitle A), 
relating to highly erodible lands and wetlands are in 7 CFR part 12. In 
order to ensure that persons who request program benefits subject to 
conservation restrictions obtain the necessary technical assistance and 
are informed regarding compliance requirements on their land, 
information is collected with regard to their intended activities on 
their land which could affect their eligibility for requested USDA 
benefits. Once technical determinations are made, producers are 
required to certify that they will comply with conservation 
requirements on their land to maintain their eligibility for certain 
programs. Persons may request that certain activities be exempt 
according to provisions of the 1985 Farm Bill. Information is collected 
from those individuals who seek these exemptions for the purpose of 
evaluating whether the exempted conditions will be met. Forms AD-1026, 
AD-1026B, AD-1026C, AD-1026D, AD-1068, AD-1069, CCC-21, and FSA-492 are 
being used for making determinations in this information collection. 
The forms are not required to be completed on an annual basis.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 10 minutes per response. The 
average travel time, which is included in the total annual burden, is 
estimated to be 1 hour per respondent.
    Respondents: Individuals and entities.
    Estimated Number Respondents: 262,788.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 262,346.
    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 November 27, 2012.
Juan M. Garcia,
Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-30020 Filed 12-12-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-05-P