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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES acreage report. FSA will verify and confirm the applicant’s share interest in cotton acres reported on the CGCS application by comparing it to the applicant’s share interest in the cropland as reported on that farm’s acreage report for the 2015 crop year. For example, if a farm has 50 acres of cotton and two producers report equal shares of the 50 acres of cotton, each must each have a 100 percent share interest in at least 25 cotton acres (or 50 percent share in the 50 reported cotton acres) reported on the farm acreage report for the 2015 crop year to support their reported share of cotton acres on that farm. If an eligible applicant has sold or leased a farm that produced cotton in 2015, the applicant may assign the CGCS payment by completing form CCC–36. However, under no circumstances will CCC pay both the 2015 producer and the 2016 producer of such cotton. As noted above, if there are any corrections required for acreage reports, they may be made, however corrections related to upland or ELS cotton acres or shares must be received by FSA by August 5, 2016, the CGCS Program application deadline in order to be used to calculate the CGCS payment. Any correction to 2015 cotton crop acres made to the acreage report after August 5, 2016, is not eligible to be considered for CGCS. Process for Evaluation of CGCS Applications and Approval of Payments FSA will review each CCC–882 application to determine eligibility by verifying that the application is complete and the number of cotton acres the applicant certified on the application for the 2015 crop year is the same as reported on the FSA–578 acreage report. When there are multiple eligible applicants for a farm, FSA will approve an application for the CGCS Program and approve the division of payment when all the following, as applicable, occur or have been determined to have occurred: (1) Each landlord, tenant, and sharecropper that apply sign their own CGCS Program application, and their combined payment shares recorded on the application when added together cannot exceed 100 percent of the shares recorded on the acreage report for the 2015 cotton crop for the farm, and neither the landlord, tenant, nor sharecropper can receive 100 percent of CGCS payment for the farm; (2) CCC determines that the interests of tenants and sharecroppers are being VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jun 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 protected by confirming the shares are consistent with the acreage report; (3) The applicant, upon the FSA county office committee’s request, if necessary, will provide a copy of the lease agreement; and (4) CCC determines that the payment shares do not circumvent either the provisions of this NOFA or the provisions of 7 CFR part 1400. The result of an approved application will be a one-time payment, consistent with the terms specified in this NOFA and the payment application. All applications are subject to the approval by FSA on behalf of CCC, and FSA will not approve ineligible applications. Provisions Requiring Refund to FSA In the event that any application for a CGCS payment resulted from erroneous information or a miscalculation, the payment will be recalculated and the participant must refund any excess to FSA with interest to be calculated from the date of the disbursement to the participant. If for whatever reason FSA determines that the applicant misrepresented either the acreage or share of cotton acreage or both, or if the CGCS payment would exceed the participant’s payment based upon correct acreage and share, the application will be disapproved and the full CGCS payment for that crop and participant will be required to be refunded to FSA with interest from date of disbursement. If any corrections to the 2015 cotton crop acres or shares are made to the acreage report after August 5, 2016, and would have resulted in a lower CGCS payment, the applicant will be required to refund the difference with interest from date of disbursement. The liability of anyone for any penalty or sanction resulting from a CGCS application, or for any refund to FSA or related charge is in addition to any other liability of such person under any civil or criminal fraud statute or any other provision of law including, but not limited to: 18 U.S.C. 286, 287, 371, 641, 651, 1001, and 1014; 15 U.S.C. 714; and 31 U.S.C. 3729. Paperwork Reduction Act Requirements In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), OMB approved an emergency information collection request on CGCS so FSA can begin the application period upon publication of this NOFA. Environmental Review Because this is a one-time payment, there are no impacts to the human environment as defined by NEPA and, PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36863 as such, no Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared. Val Dolcini, Administrator, Farm Service Agency, and Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 2016–13672 Filed 6–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request June 2, 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 July 8, 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 E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 36864 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES displays a currently valid OMB control number. Farm Service Agency Title: 7 CFR 1437, Noninsured Disaster Assistance Program and Report of Acreage. OMB Control Number: 0560–0175. Summary Of Collection: The Noninsured Crop Assistance Program (NAP) is authorized under 7 U.S.C. 7333 and implemented under regulations issued at 7 CFR part 1437. NAP is administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) for the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and is carried out by FSA State and County committees. The purpose of NAP is to help manage and reduce production risks faced by producers of eligible commercial crops or other agricultural commodities during a coverage period. NAP reduces financial losses that occur when natural disasters (damaging weather or adverse natural occurrence that is an eligible cause of loss) cause a loss of expected production or actual value for value loss crops, or where producers are prevented from planting an eligible crop because of an eligible cause of loss in a coverage period. NAP provides assistance for losses of floriculture, ornamental nursery, Christmas tree crops, turfgrass sod, seed crops, aquaculture (including ornamental fish), industrial crops, and sea oats sea grass, biomass, sweet sorghum and biomass sorghum. FSA will collect information using several forms. Need and Use of the Information: The information collected is necessary to determine whether a producer and crop or commodity meet applicable conditions for assistance and to determine compliance with existing regulations. Producers must annually: (1) Request NAP coverage by completing an application for coverage and paying a service fee by the CCC-established application closing date; (2) file a current crop-year report of acreage for the covered crop or commodity; and (3) certify harvest production of each covered crop or commodity. The information collected allows CCC to provide assistance under NAP for losses of commercial crops or other agricultural commodities (except livestock) for which catastrophic risk protection under 7 U.S.C. Section 1508 is not available. Eligible crops including commercial crops and agricultural commodities (except livestock) that are produced for food or fiber or specifically included by statute, including floriculture, ornamental nursery, Christmas trees, turfgrass sod, seed crops, aquaculture (including ornamental fish), industrial crops, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jun 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 sea grass sea oats, biomass, sweet sorghum and biomass sorghum. Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit; Not-forprofit institutions. Number of Respondents: 72,294. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Weekly; Monthly; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 933,528. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–13538 Filed 6–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Deschutes-Ochoco Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Deschutes and Ochoco Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Bend, Oregon. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http://www.fs. usda.gov/detail/deschutes/working together/advisorycommittees. DATES: The meeting will be held June 23, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council’s Office, 334 Northeast Hawthorne Avenue, Bend, Oregon. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at Deschutes National Forest Supervisor’s Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Ferrell, RAC Coordinator, by ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 phone at 541–383–5576 or via email at saferrell@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Discuss the goals and objectives of the RAC; 2. Review projects proposals; and 3. Make project recommendations for Title II funding. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing by June 13, 2016, to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and requests for time to make oral comments must be sent to Sean Ferrell, RAC Coordinator, Deschutes National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, Oregon 97701; by email to saferrell@ fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 541–383– 5531. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices, or other reasonable accommodation. For access to the facility or proceedings, please contact the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. Dated: June 1, 2016. A. Shane Jeffries, Deschutes National Forest, Deputy Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2016–13560 Filed 6–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

June 2, 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 July 8, 
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

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displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Farm Service Agency

    Title: 7 CFR 1437, Noninsured Disaster Assistance Program and 
Report of Acreage.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0175.
    Summary Of Collection: The Noninsured Crop Assistance Program (NAP) 
is authorized under 7 U.S.C. 7333 and implemented under regulations 
issued at 7 CFR part 1437. NAP is administered by the Farm Service 
Agency (FSA) for the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and is carried 
out by FSA State and County committees. The purpose of NAP is to help 
manage and reduce production risks faced by producers of eligible 
commercial crops or other agricultural commodities during a coverage 
period. NAP reduces financial losses that occur when natural disasters 
(damaging weather or adverse natural occurrence that is an eligible 
cause of loss) cause a loss of expected production or actual value for 
value loss crops, or where producers are prevented from planting an 
eligible crop because of an eligible cause of loss in a coverage 
period. NAP provides assistance for losses of floriculture, ornamental 
nursery, Christmas tree crops, turfgrass sod, seed crops, aquaculture 
(including ornamental fish), industrial crops, and sea oats sea grass, 
biomass, sweet sorghum and biomass sorghum. FSA will collect 
information using several forms.
    Need and Use of the Information: The information collected is 
necessary to determine whether a producer and crop or commodity meet 
applicable conditions for assistance and to determine compliance with 
existing regulations. Producers must annually: (1) Request NAP coverage 
by completing an application for coverage and paying a service fee by 
the CCC-established application closing date; (2) file a current crop-
year report of acreage for the covered crop or commodity; and (3) 
certify harvest production of each covered crop or commodity. The 
information collected allows CCC to provide assistance under NAP for 
losses of commercial crops or other agricultural commodities (except 
livestock) for which catastrophic risk protection under 7 U.S.C. 
Section 1508 is not available. Eligible crops including commercial 
crops and agricultural commodities (except livestock) that are produced 
for food or fiber or specifically included by statute, including 
floriculture, ornamental nursery, Christmas trees, turfgrass sod, seed 
crops, aquaculture (including ornamental fish), industrial crops, and 
sea grass sea oats, biomass, sweet sorghum and biomass sorghum.
    Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit; 
Not-for-profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 72,294.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; 
Weekly; Monthly; Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 933,528.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-13538 Filed 6-7-16; 8:45 am]
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