Information Collection Request; Assignment and Joint Payment Elections, 4531-4532 [2015-01561]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 18 / Wednesday, January 28, 2015 / Notices proclamation from the public domain. It gives individuals the right to search for and extract valuable mineral deposits of locatable minerals and secure title to the lands involved. Recording that claim in the local courthouse and with the appropriate BLM State Office affords protection to the mining claimant from subsequent locators. A mining claimant is entitled to reasonable access to claim for further prospecting, mining or necessary related activities, subject to the other laws and applicable regulations. The purpose of the regulations at 36 CFR part 228, subpart A, is to set some specific rules and procedures through which use of the surface of National Forest System lands in connection with mineral operations authorized by the United States mining laws shall be conducted so as to minimize adverse environmental impacts on surface resources. The Forest Service (FS) will collect information using form FS 2800–5, Plan of Operations for Mining Activities on National Forest System Lands. Need and Use of the Information: FS will collect information requirements for a Notice of Intent to include the name, address, and telephone number of the operator; the area involved; the nature of the proposed operations; the route of access to the area of operations and the method of transport. The information requirements for a Plan of Operations includes: the name and legal mailing address of the operators; a description of the type of operations proposed; a description of how it would be conducted; a description of the type and standard of existing/proposed roads/access route; a description of the means of transportation to be used; a description of the period during which the proposed activity will take place; and measures to meet the environmental protection requirements. The information requirements for a cessation of operation include: verification to maintain the structures, equipment and other facilities; expected reopening date; estimate of extended duration of operations; and maintenance of the site, structure, equipment and other facilities during nonoperating periods. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 283. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (approved for a given period). Total Burden Hours: 1,673. Forest Service Title: Foreign Travel Proposal (NonFederal). OMB Control Number: 0596–0216. Summary of Collection: Federal Travel Regulations—part 301–10 covers VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Jan 27, 2015 Jkt 235001 transportation expenses for those whose air travel is financed by U.S. government funds. USDA Departmental regulation, DM 2300–1, is the primary source of USDA policy on managing temporary duty travel for private citizens (not Federal employees) traveling to foreign countries on behalf of the Forest Service. The collection of this information is necessary to facilitate timely issuance of foreign travel authorizations. This information is shared with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service; US State Department; foreign embassies in Washington, DC; and U.S. embassies in all destination countries. Need and Use of the Information: The FS, USDA, International Programs Travel Section uses FS–6500–1, Foreign Travel Proposal to collect the traveler’s destination, purpose of trip, and dates of travel. Also collected are name, address, contact telephone numbers, passport information, country of citizenship, security clearance, as well as contacts at each destination and hotel information. Without this information the FS cannot provide support to international programs or other countries who have requested assistance. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 200. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 67. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–01538 Filed 1–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Commodity Credit Corporation Information Collection Request; Assignment and Joint Payment Elections Farm Service Agency and Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) are requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension with a revision of a currently approved information collection associated with various assignment and joint payment forms, including ‘‘Assignment of Payment’’, ‘‘Joint SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4531 Payment Authorization’’, ‘‘Notice of Assignment’’, and ‘‘Instrument of Assignment’’. The information on the forms is used by FSA employees in order to record the payment or contract being assigned, the amount of the assignment, the date of the assignment, and the name and address of the assignee and the assignor. This will enable FSA employees to pay the proper party when payment becomes due. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by March 30, 2015. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your comments, include the date, volume, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register, the OMB control number and the title of the information collection. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Yanira Sanabria, Financial Specialist, USDA, FSA, FMD, STOP 0581, USDA/FSA/FMD, STOP 0581, Patriot Plaza III, 355 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20024–0581. 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 Yanira Sanabria at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yanira Sanabria, (202) 772–6032. Persons with disabilities who require alternative mean for communication (Braille, large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact the USDA’s TARGET Center at (202)720–2600 (Voice). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Assignment and Joint Payment Elections. Forms: CCC–36, ‘‘Assignment of Payment’’, CCC–37, ‘‘Joint Payment Authorization’’, CCC–251, ‘‘Notice of Assignment’’, and CCC–252, ‘‘Instrument of Assignment’’. OMB Control Number: 0560–0183. Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2015. Type of Request: Revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: FSA and CCC are requesting an extension with a revision of the currently approved information collection for Forms CCC–36, ‘‘Assignment of Payment’’, CCC–37, ‘‘Joint Payment Authorization’’, CCC– 251, ‘‘Notice of Assignment’’, and CCC– 252, ‘‘Instrument of Assignment’’. The Soil Conservation and Domestic E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 4532 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 18 / Wednesday, January 28, 2015 / Notices Allotment Act (16 U.S.C. 590h (g)) authorizes producers to assign FSA conservation program payments in accordance with regulations issued by the Secretary. The Assignment of Payments regulation at 7 CFR part 1404 requires that any such assignment be signed by both the assignor and the assignee. The Agricultural Act of 1949, as amended, extends that authority to CCC programs, including rice, feed grains, cotton, and wheat. There are no FSA or CCC regulations governing joint payments, but this service is offered as a result of public requests for this type of payment option, and is authorized by the CCC–37 form. The burden hours have decreased due to a provision in the 2014 Farm Bill that has exempted some programs from being subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act. In addition, some producers are expected to participate in the certain, new programs authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill: the Agricultural Risk Coverage, Price Loss Coverage, and Dairy Margin Protection Program (DMPP). The CCC–36 and CCC–37 are applicable to certain FSA and CCC programs that permit an assignment. The formula used to calculate the total burden hour is estimated average time per responses hours times total annual responses. Estimate of Respondent Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per response for each form of CCC–36, CCC–37, and CCC–251, and 5 minutes per response for CCC–252. Respondents: Individuals or households, businesses or other for profit farms. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 51,403 for CCC–36; 14,307 for CCC–37, 200 for CCC–251 and 200 for CCC–252. Estimated Number of Reponses Per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 66,110. Estimated Average Time per Response: 0.166. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,002. 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 FSA, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the FSA’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Jan 27, 2015 Jkt 235001 (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 comments received 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 submission for Office of Management and Budget approval. Signed on January 23, 2015. Val Dolcini, Administrator, Farm Service Agency, and Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 2015–01561 Filed 1–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2015–0001] Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC): Meeting on Work to Improve Foodborne Illness Source Attribution Estimates for Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157, Listeria, and Campylobacter Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notification of Public Meeting. AGENCY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is hosting a public meeting to update stakeholders on IFSAC’s work to improve foodborne illness source attribution. Specifically, IFSAC will report on work to develop harmonized foodborne illness source attribution estimates, as well as other analyses IFSAC has undertaken since its formation in 2011. This work can assist in the development of food safety strategies. FSIS, FDA and CDC are also soliciting input from stakeholders to assist in planning for future IFSAC endeavors. SUMMARY: The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Jefferson Auditorium in the South Building, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 14th & DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. The South Building is a Federal facility with security procedures. Attendance is free. Non-USDA employees must enter through the Wing 4 entrance on Independence Avenue. Attendees must be pre-registered for the meeting (and check-in onsite the day of the meeting) and show a valid photo ID to enter the building. Only registered attendees will be permitted to enter the building. For those unable to attend in person, a live Webcast of the meeting will be available. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about registering for the meeting; to register by telephone; or to submit a notice of participation by mail, FAX, or email, please contact Courtney Treece, Planning Professionals Ltd., 1210 W. McDermott St., Suite 111, Allen, TX 75013, 704–258–4983, FAX: 469–854–6992, or email at ctreece@ planningprofessionals.com. For general questions about the meeting, to request an opportunity to make oral public comments by February 9th, 2015; or for special accommodations due to a disability by February 9th, 2015, please contact Juanita Yates, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS– 009), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 240–402–1731, or email at Juanita.yates@fda.hhs.gov. For logistical information about the meeting, please contact Edward Stoker, Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education, FSIS at 202–720–4849 or at Edward.Stoker@ fsis.usda.gov. For technical information, please contact Joanna Zablotsky Kufel, Office of Data Integration and Food Protection, FSIS, 202–690–6644, or email at Joanna.zablotsky-kufel@ fsis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background To enhance the safety of our food, three Federal agencies—CDC, FDA, and FSIS—teamed up in 2011 to create the IFSAC. The goal of this collaboration is to improve coordination of Federal food safety analytic efforts and address crosscutting priorities for food safety data collection, analysis and use. The current focus of IFSAC’s activities is foodborne illness source attribution, defined as the process of estimating the most common food sources responsible for specific foodborne illnesses. Projects and studies conducted by IFSAC aim to identify foods that are primary sources of illnesses. Federal agencies and food safety experts rely on attribution studies to influence strategic planning and risk- E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 18 (Wednesday, January 28, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4531-4532]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-01561]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency

Commodity Credit Corporation


Information Collection Request; Assignment and Joint Payment 
Elections

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

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) are 
requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations 
on an extension with a revision of a currently approved information 
collection associated with various assignment and joint payment forms, 
including ``Assignment of Payment'', ``Joint Payment Authorization'', 
``Notice of Assignment'', and ``Instrument of Assignment''. The 
information on the forms is used by FSA employees in order to record 
the payment or contract being assigned, the amount of the assignment, 
the date of the assignment, and the name and address of the assignee 
and the assignor. This will enable FSA employees to pay the proper 
party when payment becomes due.

DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by March 30, 2015.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your 
comments, include the date, volume, and page number of this issue of 
the Federal Register, the OMB control number and the title of the 
information collection. You may submit comments by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Yanira Sanabria, Financial Specialist, USDA, FSA, 
FMD, STOP 0581, USDA/FSA/FMD, STOP 0581, Patriot Plaza III, 355 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20024-0581.
    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 Yanira Sanabria at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yanira Sanabria, (202) 772-6032. 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative mean for 
communication (Braille, large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact 
the USDA's TARGET Center at (202)720-2600 (Voice).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Assignment and Joint Payment Elections.
    Forms: CCC-36, ``Assignment of Payment'', CCC-37, ``Joint Payment 
Authorization'', CCC-251, ``Notice of Assignment'', and CCC-252, 
``Instrument of Assignment''.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0183.
    Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2015.
    Type of Request: Revision and extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: FSA and CCC are requesting an extension with a revision 
of the currently approved information collection for Forms CCC-36, 
``Assignment of Payment'', CCC-37, ``Joint Payment Authorization'', 
CCC-251, ``Notice of Assignment'', and CCC-252, ``Instrument of 
Assignment''. The Soil Conservation and Domestic

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Allotment Act (16 U.S.C. 590h (g)) authorizes producers to assign FSA 
conservation program payments in accordance with regulations issued by 
the Secretary. The Assignment of Payments regulation at 7 CFR part 1404 
requires that any such assignment be signed by both the assignor and 
the assignee. The Agricultural Act of 1949, as amended, extends that 
authority to CCC programs, including rice, feed grains, cotton, and 
wheat. There are no FSA or CCC regulations governing joint payments, 
but this service is offered as a result of public requests for this 
type of payment option, and is authorized by the CCC-37 form.
    The burden hours have decreased due to a provision in the 2014 Farm 
Bill that has exempted some programs from being subject to the 
Paperwork Reduction Act. In addition, some producers are expected to 
participate in the certain, new programs authorized by the 2014 Farm 
Bill: the Agricultural Risk Coverage, Price Loss Coverage, and Dairy 
Margin Protection Program (DMPP). The CCC-36 and CCC-37 are applicable 
to certain FSA and CCC programs that permit an assignment.
    The formula used to calculate the total burden hour is estimated 
average time per responses hours times total annual responses.
    Estimate of Respondent Burden: Public reporting burden for this 
collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per 
response for each form of CCC-36, CCC-37, and CCC-251, and 5 minutes 
per response for CCC-252.
    Respondents: Individuals or households, businesses or other for 
profit farms.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 51,403 for CCC-36; 14,307 
for CCC-37, 200 for CCC-251 and 200 for CCC-252.
    Estimated Number of Reponses Per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 66,110.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 0.166.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,002.
    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 FSA, including whether 
the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the 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 comments received 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 submission for Office 
of Management and Budget approval.

    Signed on January 23, 2015.
Val Dolcini,
Administrator, Farm Service Agency, and Executive Vice President, 
Commodity Credit Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2015-01561 Filed 1-27-15; 8:45 am]
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