Information Collection; County Committee Elections, 27570 [2014-11042]


[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 93 (Wednesday, May 14, 2014)]
[Page 27570]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2014-11042]

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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 93 / Wednesday, May 14, 2014 / 

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Farm Service Agency

Information Collection; County Committee Elections

AGENCY: Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all interested 
individuals and entities on an extension of a currently approved 
information collection associated with the FSA County Committee 
Elections. The collection of information from FSA Farmers and Ranchers 
is used to receive nominations from eligible voters for the County 

DATES: We will consider comments we receive by July 14, 2014.
    Additional Information: We invite you to submit comments on this 
notice. In your comment, include volume, date 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: 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Deborah Johnson, Field Operations Specialist for the 
Deputy Administrator for Field Operations, Farm Service Agency, USDA, 
STOP 0542, 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 Deborah Johnson at the above address.

FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Johnson, (202) 720-0067.

    Title: County Committee Election.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0229.
    Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2014.
    Type of Request: Extension.
    Abstract: This information collection is necessary to effectively 
allow farmers and ranchers to nominate potential candidates for the 
county committee election in accordance with the requirements as 
authorized by the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, as 
amended. Specifically, FSA uses the information annually or if needed 
throughout the year for special elections to create ballots for county 
committee elections. There are no changes to the burden hours since the 
last OMB approval.
    The formulas used to calculate the total burden hours is estimated 
average time per response (includes travel times). The estimated annual 
burden per respondent is different from the estimated average time per 
response because one or more forms are filed more than once a year.
    Estimate of Respondent Burden: Public reporting burden for this 
collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per 
response. The average travel time, which is included in the total 
burden, is estimated to be 1 hour per respondent.
    Respondents: Any individual with farming interest in the Local 
Administrative Area (LAA) (eligible voters).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Reponses: 10,000.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 0.067.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,700.
    We are requesting on all aspects of this information collection to 
help us:
    (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether 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 
collected; or
    (4) Minimize the burden of the information collection on those who 
are to respond through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.
    All responses received in response to this notice, including names 
and addresses when provided, will be summarized and included in the 
request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information 

    Signed on May 8, 2014.
Juan M. Garcia,
Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 2014-11042 Filed 5-13-14; 8:45 am]
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