Notice of Request for New Approval of Information Collection, 55238 [2013-21997]

Download as PDF 55238 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 10, 2013 / Notices available for public inspection at the above address during business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Nemeth-Ek at the address stated above or telephone (202) 720–3623, or by email at: Maria.Nemeth-Ek@ fas.usda.gov. Signed at Washington, DC on August 21, 2013. Janet Nuzum, Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2013–21999 Filed 9–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Notice of Request for New Approval of Information Collection Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to request the approval of a new information collection process involving the Trade Show Evaluation forms used in support of FAS’ Exporter Assistance Programs. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 12, 2013 to be assured of consideration. 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 including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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 and questions regarding the Trade Show Evaluation forms should be sent to: Maria Nemeth-Ek, Deputy Director, Trade Services Staff, Office of Trade Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 1020, Washington, DC 20250–1020. All written comments received will be sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:10 Sep 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 alternative means to communicate information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: public the option of submitting information or transacting business electronically to the maximum extent possible. Electronic submission of the information collection was implemented on September 2009 in compliance with the GPEA. [FR Doc. 2013–21997 Filed 9–9–13; 8:45 am] Title: Trade Show Evaluation Forms OMB Number: TBD Type of Request: New information collection process. Abstract: FAS is requesting the approval of a Trade Show Evaluation form to collect information from participants of USDA/FAS-endorsed trade shows. This form is used by FAS’ Office of Trade Programs/Trade Services Staff (OTP/TSS) to gather feedback from participants in USDA-endorsed trade shows and helps to improve the services provided by FAS. This form will also allow FAS to capture information about the companies’ experiences at the trade show in a more concise manner and update contact information of the offices responsible for managing the trade show program. Each year a certain number of trade shows are selected to be endorsed by USDA/FAS and host a U.S.A. Pavilion for U.S. companies to promote their products to foreign buyers. A list of USDA endorsed shows is available at: www.fas.usda.gov/agx/trade_events/ trade_events.asp. The data collected through the Trade Show Evaluation form is tabulated by FAS to provide information on performance measures that track progress towards attaining FAS’ export objectives. This information is necessary to manage, plan, and evaluate the effectiveness of FAS’ services, which are intended to help U.S. companies market and sell their products overseas. Estimate of Burden: The burden to U.S. exporters is estimated to average 0.13 hours (8 minutes) per response. Respondents: U.S. agricultural exporters of food, farm, and forest products. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1400 per annum. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1 per annum. Estimated Total Annual Burden of Respondents: 139 hours per annum. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Connie Ehrhart, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690–1578. 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. Persons with disabilities who require an PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: August 29, 2013. Philip C. Karsting, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Housing Service (RHS) invites comments on this information collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. The intention is to request a revision an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for 7 CFR Part 3550, Direct Single Family Housing Loans and Grants and its accompanying Handbooks. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 12, 2013 to be assured consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shantelle C. Gordon, Program Analyst, USDA Rural Housing Service, Single Family Housing, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 0783, Washington, DC 20250–0783, Telephone: (202) 205– 9567, Fax: (202) 720–2232. Email: shantelle.gordon@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR part 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) required that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RHS is submitting to OMB for approval. Comments are invited on: (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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Notice of Request for New Approval of Information Collection

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to 
request the approval of a new information collection process involving 
the Trade Show Evaluation forms used in support of FAS' Exporter 
Assistance Programs.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 12, 2013 to 
be assured of consideration.
    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 including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (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 and questions regarding the Trade Show Evaluation 
forms should be sent to: Maria Nemeth-Ek, Deputy Director, Trade 
Services Staff, Office of Trade Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 
1020, Washington, DC 20250-1020. All written comments received will be 
available for public inspection at the above address during business 
hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Nemeth-Ek at the address stated 
above or telephone (202) 720-3623, or by email at: Maria.Nemeth-Ek@fas.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Trade Show Evaluation Forms
    OMB Number: TBD
    Type of Request: New information collection process.
    Abstract: FAS is requesting the approval of a Trade Show Evaluation 
form to collect information from participants of USDA/FAS-endorsed 
trade shows. This form is used by FAS' Office of Trade Programs/Trade 
Services Staff (OTP/TSS) to gather feedback from participants in USDA-
endorsed trade shows and helps to improve the services provided by FAS. 
This form will also allow FAS to capture information about the 
companies' experiences at the trade show in a more concise manner and 
update contact information of the offices responsible for managing the 
trade show program.
    Each year a certain number of trade shows are selected to be 
endorsed by USDA/FAS and host a U.S.A. Pavilion for U.S. companies to 
promote their products to foreign buyers. A list of USDA endorsed shows 
is available at: www.fas.usda.gov/agx/trade_events/trade_events.asp.
    The data collected through the Trade Show Evaluation form is 
tabulated by FAS to provide information on performance measures that 
track progress towards attaining FAS' export objectives. This 
information is necessary to manage, plan, and evaluate the 
effectiveness of FAS' services, which are intended to help U.S. 
companies market and sell their products overseas.
    Estimate of Burden: The burden to U.S. exporters is estimated to 
average 0.13 hours (8 minutes) per response.
    Respondents: U.S. agricultural exporters of food, farm, and forest 
products.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1400 per annum.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1 per annum.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden of Respondents: 139 hours per annum.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Connie 
Ehrhart, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690-
1578.
    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. Persons with disabilities who require an alternative 
means to communicate information (Braille, large print, audiotape, 
etc.) should contact USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and 
TDD).

     Dated: August 29, 2013.
Philip C. Karsting,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-21997 Filed 9-9-13; 8:45 am]
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