Information Collection; Guaranteed Farm Loan Program, 48135 [2013-19015]

Download as PDF 48135 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 152 Wednesday, August 7, 2013 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; Guaranteed Farm Loan Program Farm Service Agency, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension and revision of a currently approved information collection associated with the Guaranteed Farm Loan Program. This information collection is used to make and service loans guaranteed by FSA to eligible farmers and ranchers. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by October 7, 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: www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Trent Rogers, Senior Loan Specialist, USDA, FSA, Stop 0522, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. 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 Trent Rogers at the above addresses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trent Rogers, Senior Loan Specialist, (202) 720–3889. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Description of Information Collection Title: Guaranteed Farm Loans. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Aug 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 OMB Number: 0560–0155. Expiration Date of Approval: 01/31/ 2014. Type of Request: Extension with revision. Abstract: This information collected under OMB Number 0560–0155 is needed to effectively administer the FSA guaranteed farm loan programs. The information is collected by the FSA loan official in consultation with participating commercial lenders. The basic objective of the guaranteed loan program is to provide credit to applicants who are unable to obtain credit from lending institutions without a guarantee. The reporting requirements imposed on the public by the regulations at 7 CFR part 762 are necessary to administer the guaranteed loan program in accordance with statutory requirements of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act and are consistent with commonly performed lending practices. Collection of information after loans are made is necessary to protect the Government’s financial interest. The revision to the information reflects that the burden hours have decreased due to less usage of interest assistance agreement form because FSA does not have funding for the interest assistance program. Estimate of Average Time to respond: 62.2 minutes per response. The average travel time, which is included in the total annual burden, is estimated to be 1 hour per respondent. Type of Respondents: Farmers and ranchers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,100. Estimated Number of Report Filed per Respondent: 15.1. Estimated Total Annual Number of Responses: 243,834. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 252,939. We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information collection to help us to: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of FSA, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of FSA’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 responses to this notice, including name and addresses when provided, will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Signed on July 26, 2013. Juan M. Garcia, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 2013–19015 Filed 8–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Enhancing Completion Rates for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Quality Control Reviews; Correction AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice; correction. The Food and Nutrition Service is correcting this notice, which invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This notice was published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2013. This notice corrects where and to whom the comments are to be sent. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before September 24, 2013. SUMMARY: Comments should be sent to Richard Lucas, Office of Policy Support, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 1014, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Richard Lucas at 703–305–2576 or via email to Richard.Lucas@fns.usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-19015]


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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. 78, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 7, 2013 / 
Notices

[[Page 48135]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency


Information Collection; Guaranteed Farm Loan Program

AGENCY: Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comment.

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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 the extension and revision of a 
currently approved information collection associated with the 
Guaranteed Farm Loan Program. This information collection is used to 
make and service loans guaranteed by FSA to eligible farmers and 
ranchers.

DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by October 7, 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: www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Trent Rogers, Senior Loan Specialist, USDA, FSA, 
Stop 0522, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250.
    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 Trent Rogers at the above addresses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trent Rogers, Senior Loan Specialist, 
(202) 720-3889.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Description of Information Collection

    Title: Guaranteed Farm Loans.
    OMB Number: 0560-0155.
    Expiration Date of Approval: 01/31/2014.
    Type of Request: Extension with revision.
    Abstract: This information collected under OMB Number 0560-0155 is 
needed to effectively administer the FSA guaranteed farm loan programs. 
The information is collected by the FSA loan official in consultation 
with participating commercial lenders. The basic objective of the 
guaranteed loan program is to provide credit to applicants who are 
unable to obtain credit from lending institutions without a guarantee. 
The reporting requirements imposed on the public by the regulations at 
7 CFR part 762 are necessary to administer the guaranteed loan program 
in accordance with statutory requirements of the Consolidated Farm and 
Rural Development Act and are consistent with commonly performed 
lending practices. Collection of information after loans are made is 
necessary to protect the Government's financial interest. The revision 
to the information reflects that the burden hours have decreased due to 
less usage of interest assistance agreement form because FSA does not 
have funding for the interest assistance program.
    Estimate of Average Time to respond: 62.2 minutes per response. The 
average travel time, which is included in the total annual burden, is 
estimated to be 1 hour per respondent.
    Type of Respondents: Farmers and ranchers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,100.
    Estimated Number of Report Filed per Respondent: 15.1.
    Estimated Total Annual Number of Responses: 243,834.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 252,939.
    We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information 
collection to help us to:
    (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of FSA, including whether the 
information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of 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 responses to this notice, including name and addresses when 
provided, will be summarized and included in the request for OMB 
approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record.

    Signed on July 26, 2013.
Juan M. Garcia,
Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 2013-19015 Filed 8-6-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-05-P