Notice of Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 74824-74825 [2012-30485]

Download as PDF 74824 Notices Federal Register Vol. 77, No. 243 Tuesday, December 18, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with December 13, 2012. 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. Comments regarding this information collection received by January 17, 2013 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725—17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Dec 17, 2012 Jkt 229001 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. Farm Service Agency Title: 7 CFR 764, Direct Loan Making. OMB Control Number: 0560–0237. Summary of Collection: Authority to establish the regulatory requirements contained in 7 CFR 764, is provided under 5 U.S.C. 301, which provides that ‘‘The Head of an Executive department or military department may prescribe regulations for the government of his department, the distribution and performance of its business * * *.’’ The Secretary delegated authority to administer the provisions of the Act applicable to the Farm Loan Program (FLP) to the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service in section 2.16 of 7 CFR part 2. FLP provides loans to family farmers to purchase real estate equipment and finance agricultural production. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) also provides the requirements associated with Farm Ownership, Operating, Emergency and Farm Storage Facility loan programs. Need and Use of the Information: Information is submitted by the applicants to the local agency office serving the county in which their business is headquartered. The information is necessary to thoroughly evaluate the applicant’s request for a direct loan and is used by agency officials to: (1) Ensure that cash flow projections used in determining loan repayment are based on the actual production history of the operation, (2) Ensure that a loan is adequately secured. (3) Ensure the applicant meets the statutorily established program eligibility requirements, and (4) Obtain assignment on income or sales proceeds, when appropriate, to ensure timely repayment of the loans. Since the agency is mandated to provide supervised credit, failure to collect the information, or collecting it less frequently, could result in the failure of the farm operation or loss of agency security property. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 181,922. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Annually. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Burden Hours: 320,891. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–30419 Filed 12–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Notice of Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to request a revision for a currently approved information collection in support of the CCC’s Dairy Export Incentive Program (DEIP) based on reestimates. Although the Export Enhancement Program (EEP) was repealed by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, the regulations for EEP, found at 7 CFR part 1494, subpart B, also apply to the DEIP. The request for revision of this information collection applies only to DEIP. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 19, 2013 to be assured of consideration. Additional Information or Comments: Contact Mark Rowse, Director, Credit Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, AgStop 1025, Washington, DC 20250– 1025, telephone (202) 720–6211. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Dairy Export Incentive Program (DEIP). OMB Number: 0551–0028. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2013. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The major objective of the DEIP is to expand U.S. agricultural exports by paying cash to exporters as bonuses, allowing them to sell U.S. agricultural products in targeted countries at competitive prices. When the program is operational, approximately 100 countries and 3 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 243 / Tuesday, December 18, 2012 / Notices regions are targeted export destinations. Approximately 425 exporters are currently eligible to participate under the DEIP. Under 7 CFR part 1494, exporters are required to submit the following: (1) Information required for program participation (section 1494.301), (2) performance security (section 1494.401), (3) export sales information in connection with applying for a CCC bonus (section 1494.501), and (4) documentation evidencing export to support payment of the bonus (section 1494.701). In addition, each exporter must maintain accurate records showing sales and deliveries of the eligible commodity exported in connection with an agreement made under the DEIP as outlined in section 1494.1001. The information collected is used by CCC to manage, plan for, evaluate the use of, and account for Government resources. The reports and records are required to ensure the proper and judicious use of public funds. Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for these collections is estimated to average 37 minutes per response. Respondents: Exporters of U.S. agricultural commodities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20 per annum. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 84 per annum. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,036 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Connie Ehrhart, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690–1578. Requests for comments: Send comments regarding (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; (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 automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Mark Rowse, Director, Credit Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, AgStop 1025, Washington, DC 20250–1025, telephone (202) 720–6211, or to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Dec 17, 2012 Jkt 229001 Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. 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 at Washington, DC, on October 5, 2012. Janet Nuzum, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 2012–30485 Filed 12–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection: Federal and Non-Federal Financial Assistant Instruments Forest Service, USDA. Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the revision of a currently approved information collection, OMB 0596–0217, Federal and Non-Federal Financial Assistant Instruments. DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before February 19, 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 Clark Woolley, USDA Forest Service, Director of Acquisitions Management, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Mailstop 1138, Washington, DC 20250. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to 703–605–5100 or by email to: cmwoolley@fs.fed.us. The public may inspect comments received at USDA Forest Service, 1621 N. Kent Street, RPE Suite 707, Arlington, VA 22209 during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 703–605–4719 to facilitate entry to the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clark Woolley, Acquisitions Management, 703–605–4654. 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, 7 days a week, including holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Federal and Non-Federal Financial Assistant Instruments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74825 OMB Number: 0596–0217. Expiration Date of Approval: 02/28/ 2014. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: In order to perform specific Forest Service activities, Congress created several authorities to assist the Agency in carrying out its mission. The Forest Service issues Federal Financial Assistance (FFA) awards, which are grants and cooperative agreements, as authorized by the Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements Act (FGCAA). This collection includes the following forms: (1) Federal Financial Assistance Standard Forms, (2) Pre-certification forms, (3) Award and administrative related correspondence, and (4) A new questionnaire related to a recipient’s accounting system and financial management capabilities. In addition to FFA, Congress created specific authorizations for acts outside the scope of the FGCAA. Appropriations language was developed to convey authority for the Forest Service to enter into relationships that are outside the scope of the FGCAA. The Forest Service implements these authorizations using instruments such as collection agreements, FGCAA exempted agreements, memorandums of understanding, and other agreements which mutually benefit participating parties. These instruments fall outside the scope of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and often require financial plans and statements of work. Forest Service employees collect information from cooperating parties from the pre-award to the closeout stage via telephone calls, emails, postal mail, and person-to-person meetings to create, develop, and administer these funded and non-funded agreements. The multiple means for respondents to communicate their responses include forms, non-forms, electronic documents, face-to-face, telephone, and Internet. The scope of information collected varies, however, it typically includes the project type, project scope, financial plan, statement of work, and cooperator’s business information. The Forest Service would not be able to create, develop, and administer these funded and non-funded agreements without the collected information. The Agency would also be unable to develop or monitor projects, make or receive payments, or identify financial and accounting errors. Estimate of Annual Burden: 1 to 4 hours annually per person. Type of Respondents: Non-profit and for profit institutions; institutions of E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 243 (Tuesday, December 18, 2012)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30485]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation


Notice of Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the intention of the Commodity Credit Corporation 
(CCC) to request a revision for a currently approved information 
collection in support of the CCC's Dairy Export Incentive Program 
(DEIP) based on re-estimates. Although the Export Enhancement Program 
(EEP) was repealed by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, 
the regulations for EEP, found at 7 CFR part 1494, subpart B, also 
apply to the DEIP. The request for revision of this information 
collection applies only to DEIP.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 19, 2013 to 
be assured of consideration.
    Additional Information or Comments: Contact Mark Rowse, Director, 
Credit Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department 
of Agriculture, AgStop 1025, Washington, DC 20250-1025, telephone (202) 
720-6211.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Dairy Export Incentive Program (DEIP).
    OMB Number: 0551-0028.
    Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2013.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The major objective of the DEIP is to expand U.S. 
agricultural exports by paying cash to exporters as bonuses, allowing 
them to sell U.S. agricultural products in targeted countries at 
competitive prices. When the program is operational, approximately 100 
countries and 3

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regions are targeted export destinations. Approximately 425 exporters 
are currently eligible to participate under the DEIP.
    Under 7 CFR part 1494, exporters are required to submit the 
following: (1) Information required for program participation (section 
1494.301), (2) performance security (section 1494.401), (3) export 
sales information in connection with applying for a CCC bonus (section 
1494.501), and (4) documentation evidencing export to support payment 
of the bonus (section 1494.701). In addition, each exporter must 
maintain accurate records showing sales and deliveries of the eligible 
commodity exported in connection with an agreement made under the DEIP 
as outlined in section 1494.1001. The information collected is used by 
CCC to manage, plan for, evaluate the use of, and account for 
Government resources. The reports and records are required to ensure 
the proper and judicious use of public funds.
    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for these 
collections is estimated to average 37 minutes per response.
    Respondents: Exporters of U.S. agricultural commodities.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20 per annum.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 84 per annum.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,036 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Connie 
Ehrhart, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690-
1578.
    Requests for comments: Send comments regarding (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; (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 automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology. Comments may be sent to Mark Rowse, Director, Credit 
Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, AgStop 1025, Washington, DC 20250-1025, telephone (202) 
720-6211, or to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 
20503.
    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 at Washington, DC, on October 5, 2012.
Janet Nuzum,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Vice President, 
Commodity Credit Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2012-30485 Filed 12-17-12; 8:45 am]
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