Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 18560 [2013-06951]

Download as PDF 18560 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 27, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request March 21, 2013. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. 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. Foreign Agricultural Service Title: CCC’s Dairy Export Incentive Program (DEIP). OMB Control Number: 0551–0028. Summary of Collection: The major objective of the Dairy Export Incentive Program (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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 regions are targeted export destinations and 425 exporters are 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. Need and Use of the Information: The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) collects information from participating U.S. exporters in order to determine the exporters’ eligibility for the DEIP program benefits. Program applicants can fax a letter in or applicants may register over the Internet. Information collected from U.S. exporters is used by CCC to manage, plan for, and evaluate the use of, and account for Government resources. Without the application and related information, FAS would be unable to properly qualify U.S. exporters for DEIP. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 9. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 47. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–06951 Filed 3–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Construction Progress Reporting Surveys. OMB Control Number: 0607–0153. Form Number(s): C–700, C–700(F), C– 700(SL), C–700(R). Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Burden Hours: 54,600. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of Respondents: 21,000. Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes per month. Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau is requesting an extension of a currently approved collection for forms C–700, Private Construction Projects; C– 700 (R), Multi-family Residential Projects, C–700 (SL), State and Local Governments Projects and C–700 (F), Federal Government Projects. These forms are used to conduct the Construction Progress Reporting Surveys (CPRS) to collect information on the dollar value of construction put in place on building projects under construction by private companies or individuals, private multi-family residential buildings, and on building projects under construction by federal and state and local governments. Data for these surveys are collected on a sample basis from federal, state and local agency officials, owners of private nonresidential projects, and owners of private multi-family residential building projects. Total projected cost estimates are requested the first month and monthly progress reports are requested until the project is completed. The Census Bureau uses the information collected on these forms to publish estimates of the monthly value of construction put in place: (1) For nonresidential projects owned by private companies or individuals; (2) for projects owned by state and local agencies; (3) for multi-family residential building projects owned by private companies or individuals; and (4) for projects owned by the federal government. Statistics from the CPRS become part of the monthly ‘‘Value of Construction Put in Place’’ or ‘‘Construction Spending’’ series, a principal economic indicator that is used extensively by the Federal Government in making policy decisions and used to estimate the gross domestic product (GDP). The private sector uses the statistics for market analysis and other research. Construction now accounts for more than five percent of GDP. The C–700 is used to collect data on industrial and manufacturing plants, office buildings, retail buildings, service establishments, religious buildings, schools, universities, hospitals, clinics, and miscellaneous buildings. The C–700 (SL) is used to collect data on public schools, courthouses, prisons, hospitals, civic centers, highways, bridges, sewer systems, and water systems. The C–700 (R) is used to collect data on residential buildings and apartment projects with two or more housing units. The C–700 (F) is used to collect data on residential buildings and nonresidential projects E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

March 21, 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 should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or 
fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, 
Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-7602. Comments regarding these 
information collections are best assured of having their full effect if 
received within 30 days of this notification. 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.

Foreign Agricultural Service

    Title: CCC's Dairy Export Incentive Program (DEIP).
    OMB Control Number: 0551-0028.
    Summary of Collection: The major objective of the Dairy Export 
Incentive Program (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 regions 
are targeted export destinations and 425 exporters are 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.
    Need and Use of the Information: The Foreign Agricultural Service 
(FAS) collects information from participating U.S. exporters in order 
to determine the exporters' eligibility for the DEIP program benefits. 
Program applicants can fax a letter in or applicants may register over 
the Internet. Information collected from U.S. exporters is used by CCC 
to manage, plan for, and evaluate the use of, and account for 
Government resources. Without the application and related information, 
FAS would be unable to properly qualify U.S. exporters for DEIP.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 9.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 47.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-06951 Filed 3-26-13; 8:45 am]
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