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Download as PDF 3776 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 14 Friday, January 22, 2016 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES January 15, 2016. 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 are required regarding (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 February 22, 2016 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Jan 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs 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. Farm Service Agency Title: 7 CFR 764, Direct Loan Making. OMB Control Number: 0560–0237. Summary of Collection: The Farm Loan Program (FLP) provides loans to family farmers to purchase real estate and equipment and finance agricultural production. The regulation covered by this collection describes the policies and procedures the agency uses to provide supervised credit to FLP applicants requesting direct loan assistance in accordance with the provisions of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1921) (Pub. L. 87–128), as amended. Authority to establish the regulatory requirements contained in 7 CFR 764, is provided under 5 U.S.C. 301, which provides that ‘‘The Head of an Executive department or military department may prescribe regulations for the government of his department, the distribution and performance of its business . . .’’ The Secretary delegated authority to administer the provisions of the Act applicable to the Farm Loan Program (FLP) to the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service in section 2.16 of 7 CFR part 2. FLP provides loans to family farmers to purchase real estate equipment and finance agricultural production. Need and Use of the Information: Information is submitted by the applicants to the local agency office serving the county in which their business is headquartered. The information is necessary to thoroughly evaluate the applicant’s request for a direct loan and is used by agency officials to: (1) Ensure that cash flow projections used in determining loan repayment are based on the actual production history of the operation, (2) Ensure that a loan is adequately secured. (3) Ensure the applicant meets the statutorily established program eligibility requirements, and (4) Obtain assignment on income or sales proceeds, when appropriate, to ensure timely repayment of the loans. Since the agency is mandated to provide supervised credit, failure to collect the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information, or collecting it less frequently, could result in the failure of the farm operation or loss of agency security property. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 183,433. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 345,484. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–01254 Filed 1–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request January 15, 2016. 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 are requested regarding (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 February 22, 2016 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), 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. E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

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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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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

January 15, 2016.
    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 
are required regarding (1) 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; (2) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 February 
22, 2016 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 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.

Farm Service Agency

    Title: 7 CFR 764, Direct Loan Making.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0237.
    Summary of Collection: The Farm Loan Program (FLP) provides loans 
to family farmers to purchase real estate and equipment and finance 
agricultural production. The regulation covered by this collection 
describes the policies and procedures the agency uses to provide 
supervised credit to FLP applicants requesting direct loan assistance 
in accordance with the provisions of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1921) (Pub. L. 87-128), as amended. Authority 
to establish the regulatory requirements contained in 7 CFR 764, is 
provided under 5 U.S.C. 301, which provides that ``The Head of an 
Executive department or military department may prescribe regulations 
for the government of his department, the distribution and performance 
of its business . . .'' The Secretary delegated authority to administer 
the provisions of the Act applicable to the Farm Loan Program (FLP) to 
the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service in 
section 2.16 of 7 CFR part 2. FLP provides loans to family farmers to 
purchase real estate equipment and finance agricultural production.
    Need and Use of the Information: Information is submitted by the 
applicants to the local agency office serving the county in which their 
business is headquartered. The information is necessary to thoroughly 
evaluate the applicant's request for a direct loan and is used by 
agency officials to: (1) Ensure that cash flow projections used in 
determining loan repayment are based on the actual production history 
of the operation, (2) Ensure that a loan is adequately secured. (3) 
Ensure the applicant meets the statutorily established program 
eligibility requirements, and (4) Obtain assignment on income or sales 
proceeds, when appropriate, to ensure timely repayment of the loans. 
Since the agency is mandated to provide supervised credit, failure to 
collect the information, or collecting it less frequently, could result 
in the failure of the farm operation or loss of agency security 
property.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 183,433.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 345,484.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-01254 Filed 1-21-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-05-P