Information Collection; Disaster Assistance (General), 75329 [2013-29512]

Download as PDF 75329 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 238 Wednesday, December 11, 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; Disaster Assistance (General) Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 in support of Disaster Assistance programs. The information collection is needed to identify disaster areas and establish eligibility for both primary counties and those counties contiguous to such counties for certain assistance from FSA. The total burden hours have been revised to reflect the number of Secretarial requests for natural disaster assistance during the 2013 fiscal year. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by February 10, 2014. 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: Dan McGlynn, Acting 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. Copies of the information collection may be requested by contacting Dan McGlynn at the above addresses. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Dec 10, 2013 Jkt 232001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Peterson, Branch Chief, Disaster Assistance Branch, (202) 720–7641. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description of Information Collection Title: Disaster Assistance Program (General). OMB Number: 0560–0170. Expiration Date of Approval: 04/30/ 2014. Type of Request: Extension with revision. Abstract: The information collection is necessary for FSA to effectively administer the regulations relating to identifying disaster areas for the purpose of making emergency loans available. Emergency Loans are available to qualified and eligible farmers and ranchers who have suffered eligible weather-related physical or production losses or both in such areas. Before emergency loans can become available, the information needs to be collected to determine if the disaster areas meet the criteria of having a qualifying loss in order to be considered as an eligible county. Type of Respondents: Farmers and ranchers. Estimate of Average Time To Respond: 0.483 hour per response. Estimated Number of Respondents: 926. Estimated Number of Report Filed per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Number of Responses: 1015. Estimated Total Annual Burden hours: 489. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 December 3, 2013. Candace Thompson, Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 2013–29512 Filed 12–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–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: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Northeast Multispecies Days-atSea Leasing Program. OMB Control Number: 0648–0475. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,000. Average Hours per Response: Application to lease: 5 minutes; application to downgrade: 1 hour. Burden Hours: 88. Needs and Uses: This request is for an extension of this information collection. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Region manages the Northeast Multispecies fishery of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Northeastern United States through the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The New England Fishery Management Council prepared the FMP pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). The NE Multispecies Days-atSea (DAS) leasing program was implemented in 2004 as a result of Amendment 13 (69 FR 22906) which substantially reduced the number of DAS available for the NE multispecies vessels. To mitigate some of the adverse impact associated with the reduction in DAS, the NE Multispecies Leasing Program was developed to enable E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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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. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2013 / 
Notices

[[Page 75329]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency


Information Collection; Disaster Assistance (General)

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 in support of Disaster 
Assistance programs. The information collection is needed to identify 
disaster areas and establish eligibility for both primary counties and 
those counties contiguous to such counties for certain assistance from 
FSA. The total burden hours have been revised to reflect the number of 
Secretarial requests for natural disaster assistance during the 2013 
fiscal year.

DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by February 10, 2014.

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: Dan McGlynn, Acting 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. Copies of the information collection may be 
requested by contacting Dan McGlynn at the above addresses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Peterson, Branch Chief, Disaster 
Assistance Branch, (202) 720-7641.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Description of Information Collection

    Title: Disaster Assistance Program (General).
    OMB Number: 0560-0170.
    Expiration Date of Approval: 04/30/2014.
    Type of Request: Extension with revision.
    Abstract: The information collection is necessary for FSA to 
effectively administer the regulations relating to identifying disaster 
areas for the purpose of making emergency loans available. Emergency 
Loans are available to qualified and eligible farmers and ranchers who 
have suffered eligible weather-related physical or production losses or 
both in such areas. Before emergency loans can become available, the 
information needs to be collected to determine if the disaster areas 
meet the criteria of having a qualifying loss in order to be considered 
as an eligible county.
    Type of Respondents: Farmers and ranchers.
    Estimate of Average Time To Respond: 0.483 hour per response.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 926.
    Estimated Number of Report Filed per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Number of Responses: 1015.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden hours: 489.
    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 December 3, 2013.
Candace Thompson,
Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 2013-29512 Filed 12-10-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-05-P