Notice of Request for Revision of Currently Approved Information Collection, 57783 [2015-24394]

Download as PDF 57783 Notices Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 186 Friday, September 25, 2015 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 Commodity Credit Corporation Notice of Request for Revision of Currently Approved Information Collection Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Commodity Credit Corporation’s (CCC) intention to request a revision from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a currently approved information collection process in support of the Foreign Market Development Cooperator (Cooperator) Program and the Market Access Program (MAP). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 24, 2015. Additional Information or Comments: Contact Mark Slupek, Director, Program Operations Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, Room 6510, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250, (202) 720–4327, fax: (202) 720–9361, email: podadmin@ fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program and Market Access Program. OMB Number: 0551–0026. Expiration Date of Approval: February 29, 2016. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection process. The Estimated Number of Respondents and Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents are decreasing. Abstract: The primary objective of the Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program and the Market Access Program is to encourage and aid in the creation, maintenance, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 expansion of commercial export markets for U.S. agricultural products through cost-share assistance to eligible trade organizations. The programs are a cooperative effort between CCC and the eligible trade organizations. Currently, there are about 64 organizations participating directly in the programs with activities in more than 100 countries. Prior to initiating program activities, each Cooperator or MAP participant must submit a detailed application to the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) which includes an assessment of overseas market potential; market or country strategies, constraints, goals, and benchmarks; proposed market development activities; estimated budgets; and performance measurements. Prior years’ plans often dictate the content of current year plans because many activities are continuations of previous activities. Each Cooperator or MAP participant is also responsible for submitting: (1) Reimbursement claims for approved costs incurred in carrying out approved activities, (2) an end-of-year contribution report, (3) travel reports, and (4) progress reports/evaluation studies. Cooperators or MAP participants must maintain records on all information submitted to FAS. The information collected is used by FAS to manage, plan, evaluate, and account for Government resources. The reports and records are required to ensure the proper and judicious use of public funds. Because the number of Participants in MAP and FMD has decreased slightly since 2012, the Estimated Number of Respondents and Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents are decreasing. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 20 hours per response. Respondents: Non-profit agricultural trade organizations, state regional trade groups, agricultural cooperatives, state agencies, and commercial entities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 64. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 68. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 85,304 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Connie Ehrhart, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690–1578. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Request for Comments: Send comments regarding the accuracy of the burden estimate, ways to minimize the burden, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, or any other aspect of this collection of information to: Director, Program Operations Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, Room 6510, STOP 1042, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. Facsimile submissions may be sent to (202) 720– 9361 and electronic mail submissions should be addressed to: podadmin@ fas.usda.gov. 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. Signed at Washington, DC, on September 18, 2015. Suzanne Palmieri, Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 2015–24394 Filed 9–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Federal Crop Insurance Corporation [Docket No. FCIC–15–0006] Notice of Request for Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Renewal of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces a public comment period on the information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the Multiple Peril Crop Insurance. DATES: Comments that we receive on this notice will be accepted until close of business November 24, 2015. ADDRESSES: FCIC prefers that comments be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. You may submit comments, identified by Docket ID No. FCIC–15–0006, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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Notices
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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. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / 
Notices

[[Page 57783]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation


Notice of Request for Revision of Currently Approved Information 
Collection

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) intention to 
request a revision from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a 
currently approved information collection process in support of the 
Foreign Market Development Cooperator (Cooperator) Program and the 
Market Access Program (MAP).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 24, 2015.
    Additional Information or Comments: Contact Mark Slupek, Director, 
Program Operations Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, Room 6510, 
1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250, (202) 720-4327, fax: 
(202) 720-9361, email: podadmin@fas.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program and Market 
Access Program.
    OMB Number: 0551-0026.
    Expiration Date of Approval: February 29, 2016.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection process. The Estimated Number of Respondents and Estimated 
Total Annual Burden on Respondents are decreasing.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the Foreign Market Development 
Cooperator Program and the Market Access Program is to encourage and 
aid in the creation, maintenance, and expansion of commercial export 
markets for U.S. agricultural products through cost-share assistance to 
eligible trade organizations. The programs are a cooperative effort 
between CCC and the eligible trade organizations. Currently, there are 
about 64 organizations participating directly in the programs with 
activities in more than 100 countries.
    Prior to initiating program activities, each Cooperator or MAP 
participant must submit a detailed application to the Foreign 
Agricultural Service (FAS) which includes an assessment of overseas 
market potential; market or country strategies, constraints, goals, and 
benchmarks; proposed market development activities; estimated budgets; 
and performance measurements. Prior years' plans often dictate the 
content of current year plans because many activities are continuations 
of previous activities. Each Cooperator or MAP participant is also 
responsible for submitting: (1) Reimbursement claims for approved costs 
incurred in carrying out approved activities, (2) an end-of-year 
contribution report, (3) travel reports, and (4) progress reports/
evaluation studies. Cooperators or MAP participants must maintain 
records on all information submitted to FAS. The information collected 
is used by FAS to manage, plan, evaluate, and account for Government 
resources. The reports and records are required to ensure the proper 
and judicious use of public funds. Because the number of Participants 
in MAP and FMD has decreased slightly since 2012, the Estimated Number 
of Respondents and Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents are 
decreasing.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 20 hours per response.
    Respondents: Non-profit agricultural trade organizations, state 
regional trade groups, agricultural cooperatives, state agencies, and 
commercial entities.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 64.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 68.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 85,304 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Connie 
Ehrhart, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690-
1578.
    Request for Comments: Send comments regarding the accuracy of the 
burden estimate, ways to minimize the burden, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, or any other aspect of this collection of information to: 
Director, Program Operations Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, 
Room 6510, STOP 1042, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20250. Facsimile submissions may be sent to (202) 720-9361 and 
electronic mail submissions should be addressed to: 
podadmin@fas.usda.gov.
    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.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on September 18, 2015.
Suzanne Palmieri,
Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Vice President, 
Commodity Credit Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2015-24394 Filed 9-24-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-10-P