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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 5, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 27, 2013. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 April 4, 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 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: Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act Report. OMB Control Number: 0560–0097. Summary Of Collection: The Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act of 1978 (AFIDA) requires foreign investors to report in a timely manner all held, acquired, or transferred U.S. agricultural land under penalty of VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Mar 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 law to Farm Service Agency (FSA).. Authority for the collection of the information was delegated by the Secretary of Agriculture to the Farm Service Agency (FSA). The statute of authority is 92 STAT (1263–1267) or 7 U.S.C. 3501–3508 or Public Law 95– 460. Foreign investors may obtain form FSA–153, AFIDA Report, from their local FSA county office or from the FSA Internet site. Need and Use of the Information: The information collected from the AFIDA Reports is used to monitor the effect of foreign investment upon family farms and rural communities and in the preparation of a voluntary report to Congress and the President. Congress reviews the report and decides if regulatory action is necessary to limit the amount of foreign investment in U.S. agricultural land. If this information was not collected, USDA could not effectively monitor foreign investment and the impact of such holdings upon family farms and rural communities. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Individuals or households; Farms. Number of Respondents: 5,525. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 2,631. Farm Service Agency Title: Servicing Minor Program Loans. OMB Control Number: 0560–0230. Summary of Collection: Regulations are promulgated to implement selected provisions of sections 331 and 335 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act. Section 331 authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to grant releases from personal liability where security property is transferred to approve applicants who, under agreement, assume the outstanding secured indebtedness. Section 335 provides servicing authority for real estate security; operation or lease of realty, disposition of surplus property; conveyance of complete interest of the United States; easements; and condemnations. The information is collected from Farm Service Agency (FSA) Minor Program borrowers who may be individual farmers or farming partnerships, associations, or corporations. Need and Use of the Information: FSA will collect information related to a program benefit recipient or loan borrower requesting action on security they own, which was purchased with FSA loan funds, improved with FSA loan funds or has otherwise been mortgaged to FSA to secure a Government loan. The information PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14265 collected is primarily financial data, such as borrower’s asset values, current financial information and public use and employment data. Failure to obtain this information at the time of the request for servicing will result in rejection of the borrower’s request. Description of Respondents: Farms; Individuals or households; Business or other-for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; State. Local and Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 58. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 37. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–04942 Filed 3–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 27, 2013. 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 April 4, 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– E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

February 27, 2013.
    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 April 4, 
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 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: Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act Report.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0097.
    Summary Of Collection: The Agricultural Foreign Investment 
Disclosure Act of 1978 (AFIDA) requires foreign investors to report in 
a timely manner all held, acquired, or transferred U.S. agricultural 
land under penalty of law to Farm Service Agency (FSA).. Authority for 
the collection of the information was delegated by the Secretary of 
Agriculture to the Farm Service Agency (FSA). The statute of authority 
is 92 STAT (1263-1267) or 7 U.S.C. 3501-3508 or Public Law 95-460. 
Foreign investors may obtain form FSA-153, AFIDA Report, from their 
local FSA county office or from the FSA Internet site.
    Need and Use of the Information: The information collected from the 
AFIDA Reports is used to monitor the effect of foreign investment upon 
family farms and rural communities and in the preparation of a 
voluntary report to Congress and the President. Congress reviews the 
report and decides if regulatory action is necessary to limit the 
amount of foreign investment in U.S. agricultural land. If this 
information was not collected, USDA could not effectively monitor 
foreign investment and the impact of such holdings upon family farms 
and rural communities.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; 
Individuals or households; Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 5,525.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 2,631.

Farm Service Agency

    Title: Servicing Minor Program Loans.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0230.
    Summary of Collection: Regulations are promulgated to implement 
selected provisions of sections 331 and 335 of the Consolidated Farm 
and Rural Development Act. Section 331 authorizes the Secretary of 
Agriculture to grant releases from personal liability where security 
property is transferred to approve applicants who, under agreement, 
assume the outstanding secured indebtedness. Section 335 provides 
servicing authority for real estate security; operation or lease of 
realty, disposition of surplus property; conveyance of complete 
interest of the United States; easements; and condemnations. The 
information is collected from Farm Service Agency (FSA) Minor Program 
borrowers who may be individual farmers or farming partnerships, 
associations, or corporations.
    Need and Use of the Information: FSA will collect information 
related to a program benefit recipient or loan borrower requesting 
action on security they own, which was purchased with FSA loan funds, 
improved with FSA loan funds or has otherwise been mortgaged to FSA to 
secure a Government loan. The information collected is primarily 
financial data, such as borrower's asset values, current financial 
information and public use and employment data. Failure to obtain this 
information at the time of the request for servicing will result in 
rejection of the borrower's request.
    Description of Respondents: Farms; Individuals or households; 
Business or other-for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; State. Local 
and Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 58.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 37.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-04942 Filed 3-4-13; 8:45 am]
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