Notice of Request for Renewal and Revision of the Currently Approved Information Collection, 64741-64743 [2014-25904]

Download as PDF 64741 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 211 Friday, October 31, 2014 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES October 27, 2014. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (a) whether the 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 burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to 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. Comments regarding this information collection received by December 1, 2014 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Oct 30, 2014 Jkt 235001 potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Research Service Title: SNAP-Ed Connection Recipe Submission and Review Forms. OMB Control Number: 0518–0043. Summary of Collection: The National Agricultural Library’s SNAP-Ed Connection (formerly the Food Stamp Nutrition Connection), contained an online recipe database called the Recipe Finder. The purpose of the Recipe Finder database is to provide the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP–ED) providers with low-cost, easy to prepare, and healthy recipes for SNAP Nutrition Education purposes. The recipe database is now being combined with recipes from other USDA Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services programs such as the Food Distribution Programs (Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and The Emergency Food Assistance Program), Child Nutrition Programs, and the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. The unified database will provide a central location for recipe users to search for healthy recipes that support the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The recipes will benefit participants in USDA food assistance programs, consumers, SNAP-Ed personnel, State Agency staff, school nutrition personnel, and the private sector. Need and Use of the Information: The voluntary ‘‘SNAP-Ed Connection Recipe Submission Form’’ allows SNAP-Ed providers the opportunity to submit recipes on-line and saves contributors time and money in photocopying and mailing/faxing recipes. SNAP–ED staff reviews submissions to determine for appropriateness and eligibility for inclusion into the Recipe database. The ‘‘SNAP-Ed Connection Recipe Submission and Review Form’’ allows SNAP-Ed providers and other recipe users the opportunity to share their feedback about recipes. Recipe users benefit from reading the comments of others for personal and educational purposes. If the information is not collected, it may inhibit the ease with which SNAP-Ed providers could PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 respond and share feedback, decreasing the integrity of the project. Description of Respondents: Individual or households; Not-for Profit Institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 3,670. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 1,269. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–25889 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Farm Service Agency [Docket No. FCIC–14–0006] Notice of Request for Renewal and Revision of the Currently Approved Information Collection Risk Management Agency and Farm Service Agency, USDA. ACTION: Renewal and revision of the currently approved information collection. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Risk Management Agency (RMA) are requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on a revision of a currently approved paperwork package associated with the Acreage and Crop Reporting Streamlining Initiative (ACRSI). DATES: Written comments on this notice will be accepted until close of business December 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: FCIC prefers that comments be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. You may submit comments, identified by Docket ID No. FCIC–14–0006, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Todd Anderson, United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, DAFP, PECD, Washington, DC 20250–0570; or Richard Anderson, Risk Management Agency, United States Department of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 64742 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 211 / Friday, October 31, 2014 / Notices Agriculture, P.O. Box 419205, Kansas City, MO 64133–6205. All comments received, including those received by mail, will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, and can be accessed by the public. All comments must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) for this rule. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information, see http://www.regulations.gov. If you are submitting comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal and want to attach a document, we ask that it be in a text-based format. If you want to attach a document that is a scanned Adobe PDF file, it must be scanned as text and not as an image, thus allowing FCIC to search and copy certain portions of your submissions. For questions regarding attaching a document that is a scanned Adobe PDF file, please contact the RMA Web Content Team at (816) 823–4694 or by email at rmaweb.content@rma.usda.gov. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received for any dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the complete User Notice and Privacy Notice for Regulations.gov at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Anderson, United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, DAFP, PECD, Washington, DC 20250–0570, (202) 720– 9106; or Richard Anderson, Risk Management Agency, United States Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 419205, Kansas City, MO 64133–6205, (816) 926–3950. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Acreage and Crop Reporting Streamlining Initiative (ACRSI). OMB Number: 0563–0084. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2015. Type of Request: Extension with a revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: FCIC is proposing to renew and revise the currently approved information collection, OMB Number 0563–0084. It is currently up for renewal and extension for three years. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Risk Management Agency (RMA) are requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the revised and currently approved information collection request VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Oct 30, 2014 Jkt 235001 associated with the Acreage and Crop Reporting Streamlining Initiative (ACRSI). ACRSI is an initiative in this information collection request to reengineer the procedures, processes, and standards to simplify commodity, acreage, and production reporting by producers, eliminate or minimize duplication of information collection by multiple agencies, and reduce the burden on producers, allowing the producers to report this information through FSA county office service centers, insurance agents or through precision ag technology capabilities. FSA and RMA are implementing a single source reporting solution to establish a single data collection and reporting capability that supports USDA’s programs. FSA and RMA are also improving the existing Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved information collections for FSA and RMA, 0560– 0004, Report of Acreage, and 0563– 0053, Multiple Peril Crop Insurance, acreage, and production information is generally collected from the respondent during a personal visit to the FSA Service Center and again from the respondent during a personal visit to the insurance agent. The forms will still be available to accommodate respondents with no Internet access and those who wish to continue to personally visit the FSA Service Center and insurance agent to report the information. When the single source reporting solution is fully implemented, respondents will be allowed to report the information once. The information will also be shared by both FSA and RMA, as well as other USDA agencies, such as NRCS and NASS that have the authority and need for such information. In each phase of system implementation, some or all of the commodity, acreage, and production information in the existing approved information collections will be reported through this solution. Furthermore, the information collected will be the same as the information currently approved. Additionally, the respondent will only have to report it one time through a single source thereby reducing the respondent’s burden of reporting such information and eliminating the duplicate reporting that may be currently required. The information will then be shared with the other agency without having the producer personally visit both offices. The information collected will be the same as the information currently approved and will be used in the same manner it would be used if reported separately to each agency. FSA and RMA anticipate that producers will be able to use their precision-ag systems, farm management PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information systems, or download data files to directly report commodity, acreage, and production information needed to participate in USDA programs. The information being collected will consist of, but not be limited to: Producer name, location state, commodity name, commodity type or variety, location county, date planted, land location (legal description, FSA farm number, FSA track number, FSA field number), intended use, prevented planting acres, acres planted but failed, planted acres, and production of commodity produced. FSA and RMA will implement the ACRSI Initiative in phases until fully implemented. The first phase was initiated in the fall of 2011 in Dickenson, Marion, McPherson, and Saline Counties in Kansas, and only for the collection of information from producers regarding winter wheat. The second phase will be implemented in the spring of 2015 in selected counties in Illinois and Iowa for selected commodities. To ensure statutory criteria are met for both Federal crop insurance programs, FSA, and Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) programs, the collection of commodity, acreage, and production information is necessary. The existing approved information collections will be updated, modified or eliminated, as applicable, to reflect the reduction in burden on the respondents when the solution is fully implemented. Respondents: Producers. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents Utilizing the Web-Based Single Source Reporting System: 204,250. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents Reporting the Information by Personally Visiting One Agency and Sharing Information Between Agencies: 62,005. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.5. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents Utilizing the Web-Based Single Source Reporting System: 230,287 hours. (This estimated public reporting burden is from the existing OMB approved information collections 0560–0004.) Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents Reporting the Information by Personally Visiting One Agency and Having That Information Sharing Information Between Agencies: 131,761 hours. (This estimated public reporting burden is from the existing OMB approved information collections 0560– 0004, including the estimated burden for travel time.) E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 211 / Friday, October 31, 2014 / Notices 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 the agencies, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’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 through use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms to technology. All comments in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. Signed on October 27, 2014. Michael T. Scuse, Under Secretary, Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services. [FR Doc. 2014–25904 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before December 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc.gov). asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Oct 30, 2014 Jkt 235001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Paul W. Villena, Acting Chief, Employment and Benefit Statistics Branch, Governments Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Headquarters: 6K151, Washington, DC 20233; telephone: 301–763–7286; facsimile: 301–763–6833; email: paul.w.villena@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request clearance for the form necessary to conduct the Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions. The quarterly survey was initiated by the Census Bureau in 1968 at the request of both the Council of Economic Advisers and the Federal Reserve Board. The Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions provides national summary data on the revenues, expenditures, and composition of assets of the largest pension systems of state and local governments. These data are used by the Federal Reserve Board to track the public sector portion of the Flow of Funds Accounts. The Bureau of Economic Analysis uses these data as part of the government sector projections in the Gross Domestic Product. Economists and public policy analysts use these data to assess general economic conditions and state and local government financial activities. Data are collected from a panel of defined benefit plans of the 100 largest state and local government pension systems as determined by their total cash and security holdings reported in the 2012 Census of Governments. The defined benefit plans of these 100 largest pension systems comprise 87.2 percent of financial activity among such entities, based on the 2012 Census of Governments. II. Method of Collection Survey data are collected through the Census Bureau’s Web collection system that enables public entities to respond to the questionnaire via the Internet. The questionnaire is available online for respondents to print when they choose to mail or fax. Most respondents choose to report their data online. In addition to reporting current quarter data, respondents may report data for the previous seven quarters or submit revisions to their previously submitted data. Usable replies are received each quarter from 80 to 95 percent of the systems canvassed. In those instances PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64743 when we are not able to obtain a response, we conduct follow-up operations using email and phone calls. Imputations are developed for each of the remaining nonresponse systems in the panel from the latest available data. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0143. Form Number(s): F–10. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State and locallyadministered public pension plans. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 300. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 182. IV. Request for Comments 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 shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (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 respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: October 28, 2014. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–25925 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; The American Community Survey Content Review Results U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Federal Crop Insurance Corporation

Farm Service Agency

[Docket No. FCIC-14-0006]


Notice of Request for Renewal and Revision of the Currently 
Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Risk Management Agency and Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Renewal and revision of the currently approved information 
collection.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Risk Management Agency (RMA) are 
requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations 
on a revision of a currently approved paperwork package associated with 
the Acreage and Crop Reporting Streamlining Initiative (ACRSI).

DATES: Written comments on this notice will be accepted until close of 
business December 30, 2014.

ADDRESSES: FCIC prefers that comments be submitted electronically 
through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. You may submit comments, 
identified by Docket ID No. FCIC-14-0006, by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Todd Anderson, United States Department of 
Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, DAFP, PECD, Washington, DC 20250-
0570; or Richard Anderson, Risk Management Agency, United States 
Department of

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Agriculture, P.O. Box 419205, Kansas City, MO 64133-6205.
    All comments received, including those received by mail, will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided, and can be accessed by the public. All 
comments must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory 
Information Number (RIN) for this rule. For detailed instructions on 
submitting comments and additional information, see http://www.regulations.gov. If you are submitting comments electronically 
through the Federal eRulemaking Portal and want to attach a document, 
we ask that it be in a text-based format. If you want to attach a 
document that is a scanned Adobe PDF file, it must be scanned as text 
and not as an image, thus allowing FCIC to search and copy certain 
portions of your submissions. For questions regarding attaching a 
document that is a scanned Adobe PDF file, please contact the RMA Web 
Content Team at (816) 823-4694 or by email at 
rmaweb.content@rma.usda.gov.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received for any dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the 
complete User Notice and Privacy Notice for Regulations.gov at http://www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Anderson, United States 
Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, DAFP, PECD, Washington, 
DC 20250-0570, (202) 720-9106; or Richard Anderson, Risk Management 
Agency, United States Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 419205, 
Kansas City, MO 64133-6205, (816) 926-3950.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Acreage and Crop Reporting Streamlining Initiative (ACRSI).
    OMB Number: 0563-0084.
    Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2015.
    Type of Request: Extension with a revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: FCIC is proposing to renew and revise the currently 
approved information collection, OMB Number 0563-0084. It is currently 
up for renewal and extension for three years. The Farm Service Agency 
(FSA) and Risk Management Agency (RMA) are requesting comments from all 
interested individuals and organizations on the revised and currently 
approved information collection request associated with the Acreage and 
Crop Reporting Streamlining Initiative (ACRSI). ACRSI is an initiative 
in this information collection request to reengineer the procedures, 
processes, and standards to simplify commodity, acreage, and production 
reporting by producers, eliminate or minimize duplication of 
information collection by multiple agencies, and reduce the burden on 
producers, allowing the producers to report this information through 
FSA county office service centers, insurance agents or through 
precision ag technology capabilities. FSA and RMA are implementing a 
single source reporting solution to establish a single data collection 
and reporting capability that supports USDA's programs.
    FSA and RMA are also improving the existing Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) approved information collections for FSA and RMA, 
0560-0004, Report of Acreage, and 0563-0053, Multiple Peril Crop 
Insurance, acreage, and production information is generally collected 
from the respondent during a personal visit to the FSA Service Center 
and again from the respondent during a personal visit to the insurance 
agent. The forms will still be available to accommodate respondents 
with no Internet access and those who wish to continue to personally 
visit the FSA Service Center and insurance agent to report the 
information. When the single source reporting solution is fully 
implemented, respondents will be allowed to report the information 
once.
    The information will also be shared by both FSA and RMA, as well as 
other USDA agencies, such as NRCS and NASS that have the authority and 
need for such information. In each phase of system implementation, some 
or all of the commodity, acreage, and production information in the 
existing approved information collections will be reported through this 
solution. Furthermore, the information collected will be the same as 
the information currently approved. Additionally, the respondent will 
only have to report it one time through a single source thereby 
reducing the respondent's burden of reporting such information and 
eliminating the duplicate reporting that may be currently required. The 
information will then be shared with the other agency without having 
the producer personally visit both offices. The information collected 
will be the same as the information currently approved and will be used 
in the same manner it would be used if reported separately to each 
agency. FSA and RMA anticipate that producers will be able to use their 
precision-ag systems, farm management information systems, or download 
data files to directly report commodity, acreage, and production 
information needed to participate in USDA programs. The information 
being collected will consist of, but not be limited to: Producer name, 
location state, commodity name, commodity type or variety, location 
county, date planted, land location (legal description, FSA farm 
number, FSA track number, FSA field number), intended use, prevented 
planting acres, acres planted but failed, planted acres, and production 
of commodity produced.
    FSA and RMA will implement the ACRSI Initiative in phases until 
fully implemented. The first phase was initiated in the fall of 2011 in 
Dickenson, Marion, McPherson, and Saline Counties in Kansas, and only 
for the collection of information from producers regarding winter 
wheat. The second phase will be implemented in the spring of 2015 in 
selected counties in Illinois and Iowa for selected commodities. To 
ensure statutory criteria are met for both Federal crop insurance 
programs, FSA, and Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) programs, the 
collection of commodity, acreage, and production information is 
necessary.
    The existing approved information collections will be updated, 
modified or eliminated, as applicable, to reflect the reduction in 
burden on the respondents when the solution is fully implemented.
    Respondents: Producers.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents Utilizing the Web-Based 
Single Source Reporting System: 204,250.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents Reporting the Information by 
Personally Visiting One Agency and Sharing Information Between 
Agencies: 62,005.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.5.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents Utilizing the Web-
Based Single Source Reporting System: 230,287 hours. (This estimated 
public reporting burden is from the existing OMB approved information 
collections 0560-0004.)
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents Reporting the 
Information by Personally Visiting One Agency and Having That 
Information Sharing Information Between Agencies: 131,761 hours. (This 
estimated public reporting burden is from the existing OMB approved 
information collections 0560-0004, including the estimated burden for 
travel time.)

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    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 the agencies, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency'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 through use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
to technology.
    All comments in response to this notice, including names and 
addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments 
will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) approval.

    Signed on October 27, 2014.
Michael T. Scuse,
Under Secretary, Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services.
[FR Doc. 2014-25904 Filed 10-30-14; 8:45 am]
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