Information Collection; Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, 48411-48412 [2013-19016]

Download as PDF 48411 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 153 Thursday, August 8, 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 Commodity Credit Corporation Information Collection; Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program Farm Service Agency and Commodity Credit Corporation and, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency and the Commodity Credit Corporation are seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension with a revision of a currently approved information collection in support of the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). The information collected is needed from producers to determine eligibility for NAP assistance. 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, OMB control number, 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: Daniel McGlynn, Acting Division Director, Production, Emergencies, and Compliance Division, Farm Service Agency, USDA, Mail 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, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry Hill, Section Head, Crop Disaster tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:55 Aug 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 Section, Disaster Assistance Branch, (202) 720–3087. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description of Information Collection Title: Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program. OMB Control Number: 0560–0175. Expiration Date: January 31, 2014. Type of Request: Extension with a revision Abstract: NAP is authorized under 7 U.S.C. 7333 and implemented under regulations issued at 7 CFR Part 1437. NAP is administered under the general supervision of the Executive VicePresident of CCC (who also serves as Administrator, FSA), and is carried out by FSA State and County committees. The information collected allows CCC to provide assistance under NAP for losses of commercial crops or other agricultural commodities (except livestock) for which catastrophic risk protection under 7 U.S.C 1508(b) is not available, and that are produced for food or fiber. Additionally, NAP provides assistance for losses of floriculture, ornamental nursery, Christmas tree crops, turfgrass sod, seed crops, aquaculture (including ornamental fish), sea oats and sea grass, and industrial crops. The information collected is necessary to determine whether a producer and crop or commodity meet applicable conditions for assistance and to determine compliance with existing rules. Eligible producers must annually: (1) Request NAP coverage by completing an application for coverage and paying a service fee by the CCC-established application closing date; (2) file a report of acreage, inventory, or physical location of the operation, as applicable for the covered crop or commodity; and (3) certify harvested production of each covered crop or commodity. When damage to a covered crop or commodity occurs, producers must file a notice of loss with the local FSA administrative county office within 15 calendar days of occurrence or 15 calendar days of the date damage to the crop or commodity becomes apparent. Producers must also file an application for payment by the CCC established deadline, and complete a certification of average adjusted gross income and consent for disclosure of tax information with the local FSA County office. Web modernization projects delivered in fiscal years 2012 and 2013 enabled PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NAP applications on the web. The NAP applications were enhanced to retrieve data from acreage reporting software to reduce manual data entry errors, and prohibit a payment from being issued without an acreage report on file. The NAP applications provide a timelier, more accurate, and more reliable delivery of benefits to producers. The Notice of Loss form was revised for more efficient data entry in the Webenabled environment. Producers are no longer required to provide certain additional information with the form and are no longer required to file multiple Notices of Loss when multiple crops are affected by the same disaster event. Therefore, FSA expects a reduction in the annual total burden hours for collection of the information. Estimated Burden: Public reporting burden for this information collection is estimated to average 1.33 hours 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: Producers of commercial crops or other agricultural commodities (except livestock). Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 291,500. Estimated Annual Number of Forms Filed per Respondent: 3. Estimated Total Number of Responses: 1,526,402. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,031,830. 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; (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, E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 48412 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 153 / Thursday, August 8, 2013 / Notices 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, Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation, and Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 2013–19016 Filed 8–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: 2013 Company Organization Survey. OMB Control Number: 0607–0444. Form Number(s): NC–99001, NC– 99007. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Burden Hours: 143,608. Number of Respondents: 47,000. Average Hours per Response: 3 hours and 3 minutes. Needs and Uses: The Census Bureau requests an extension of the currently approved Company Organization Survey (COS) data collection for the 2013 survey year. We request an extension of the current expiration date to December 2014 to complete the data collection for the 2013 COS. The Census Bureau conducts the annual COS to update and maintain a centralized, multipurpose Business Register (BR). In particular, the COS supplies critical information on the organizational structure, operating characteristics, and employment and payroll of multi-location enterprises. Form NC–99001 is mailed to multilocation enterprises. We ask questions on ownership or control by a domestic parent, ownership or control by a foreign parent, and ownership of foreign affiliates; research and development; company activities such as—employees from a professional employer organization, operating revenue and net sales, royalties and license fees for the use of intellectual property and manufacturing activities. Establishment inquiries include questions on operational status, mid-March employment, first-quarter payroll, and annual payroll of establishments. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:55 Aug 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 In 2011, we submitted a nonsubstantive change to the COS questionnaire. This revision added three new inquiries as part of the Enterprise Statistics Program (ESP). These three inquiries were: (1) Operating Revenues and Net Sales; (2) Royalties and Licenses Fees for the Use of Intellectual Property; and (3) Manufacturing Activities. In 2012 we continued to ask these questions on Form NC–99001 and it is our intention to continue to ask these additional questions for 2013 on Form NC–99001. We also ask questions on ownership or control by a foreign parent, and ownership of foreign affiliates; research and development; royalties and license fees for the use of intellectual property and manufacturing activities. In addition to the mailing of multi-location enterprises, the Census Bureau will collect data for singlelocation companies on Form NC–99007 to some large single-location enterprises that may have added some locations. The 2013 COS will request companylevel information from a selection of multi-establishment enterprises, which comprises roughly 42,000 parent companies and more than 1.4 million establishments. COS inquiries sent to each of the 42,000 multi-establishment enterprises will include inquiries on ownership or control by a domestic parent, ownership or control by a foreign parent, and ownership of foreign affiliates; research and development; company activities, such as—employees from a professional employer organization, operating revenue and net sales, royalties and license fees for the use of intellectual property, and manufacturing activities. Establishment inquiries include questions on operational status, mid-March employment, first-quarter payroll, and annual payroll of establishments. In addition to the 42,000 multiestablishment enterprises, the 2013 COS will include approximately 5,000 singlelocation companies that may have added some locations. The NC–99007 Form will be used to collect data for the 5,000 single-location businesses. The information collected by the COS is used to maintain and update the BR. The BR serves two fundamental purposes: • First and most important, it provides sampling populations and enumeration lists for the Census Bureau’s economic surveys and censuses, and it serves as an integral part of the statistical foundation underlying those programs. Essential for this purpose is the BR’s ability to identify all known United States business establishments and their parent companies. Further, the BR must PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accurately record basic business attributes needed to control sampling and enumeration. These attributes include industry and geographic classifications, measures of size and economic activity, ownership characteristics, and contact information (for example, name and address). • Second, it provides establishment data that serve as the basis for the annual County Business Patterns (CBP) statistical series. The CBP reports present data on number of establishments, first quarter payroll, annual payroll, and mid-March employment summarized by industry and employment size class for the United States, the District of Columbia, island areas, counties, and countyequivalents. No other annual or more frequent series of industry statistics provides comparable detail, particularly for small geographic areas. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; not-for-profit institutions; Farms; State, local or tribal governments. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections 182, 195, 224, and 225. OMB Desk Officer: Brian HarrisKojetin, (202) 395–7314. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Brian Harris-Kojetin, OMB Desk Officer either by fax (202–395– 7245) or email (bharrisk@omb.eop.gov). Dated: August 5, 2013. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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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. 153 / Thursday, August 8, 2013 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency

Commodity Credit Corporation


Information Collection; Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance 
Program

AGENCY: Farm Service Agency and Commodity Credit Corporation and, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Farm Service Agency and the Commodity Credit Corporation are seeking 
comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an 
extension with a revision of a currently approved information 
collection in support of the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance 
Program (NAP). The information collected is needed from producers to 
determine eligibility for NAP assistance.

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, OMB control number, 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: Daniel McGlynn, Acting Division Director, 
Production, Emergencies, and Compliance Division, Farm Service Agency, 
USDA, Mail 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, Office of Management and 
Budget, Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry Hill, Section Head, Crop 
Disaster Section, Disaster Assistance Branch, (202) 720-3087.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Description of Information Collection

    Title: Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0175.
    Expiration Date: January 31, 2014.
    Type of Request: Extension with a revision
    Abstract: NAP is authorized under 7 U.S.C. 7333 and implemented 
under regulations issued at 7 CFR Part 1437. NAP is administered under 
the general supervision of the Executive Vice-President of CCC (who 
also serves as Administrator, FSA), and is carried out by FSA State and 
County committees. The information collected allows CCC to provide 
assistance under NAP for losses of commercial crops or other 
agricultural commodities (except livestock) for which catastrophic risk 
protection under 7 U.S.C 1508(b) is not available, and that are 
produced for food or fiber.
    Additionally, NAP provides assistance for losses of floriculture, 
ornamental nursery, Christmas tree crops, turfgrass sod, seed crops, 
aquaculture (including ornamental fish), sea oats and sea grass, and 
industrial crops. The information collected is necessary to determine 
whether a producer and crop or commodity meet applicable conditions for 
assistance and to determine compliance with existing rules. Eligible 
producers must annually: (1) Request NAP coverage by completing an 
application for coverage and paying a service fee by the CCC-
established application closing date; (2) file a report of acreage, 
inventory, or physical location of the operation, as applicable for the 
covered crop or commodity; and (3) certify harvested production of each 
covered crop or commodity. When damage to a covered crop or commodity 
occurs, producers must file a notice of loss with the local FSA 
administrative county office within 15 calendar days of occurrence or 
15 calendar days of the date damage to the crop or commodity becomes 
apparent. Producers must also file an application for payment by the 
CCC established deadline, and complete a certification of average 
adjusted gross income and consent for disclosure of tax information 
with the local FSA County office.
    Web modernization projects delivered in fiscal years 2012 and 2013 
enabled NAP applications on the web. The NAP applications were enhanced 
to retrieve data from acreage reporting software to reduce manual data 
entry errors, and prohibit a payment from being issued without an 
acreage report on file. The NAP applications provide a timelier, more 
accurate, and more reliable delivery of benefits to producers. The 
Notice of Loss form was revised for more efficient data entry in the 
Web-enabled environment. Producers are no longer required to provide 
certain additional information with the form and are no longer required 
to file multiple Notices of Loss when multiple crops are affected by 
the same disaster event. Therefore, FSA expects a reduction in the 
annual total burden hours for collection of the information.
    Estimated Burden: Public reporting burden for this information 
collection is estimated to average 1.33 hours 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: Producers of commercial crops or other 
agricultural commodities (except livestock).
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 291,500.
    Estimated Annual Number of Forms Filed per Respondent: 3.
    Estimated Total Number of Responses: 1,526,402.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,031,830.
    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;
    (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,

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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,
Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation, and 
Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 2013-19016 Filed 8-7-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-05-P