Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Under the Clear Title Program, 59597-59598 [2016-20730]

Download as PDF 59597 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 168 Tuesday, August 30, 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 Ketchikan Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Ketchikan Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Ketchikan, Alaska. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Forest Service ACTION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jkt 238001 Dated: August 18, 2016. Daryl Bingham, Acting District Ranger. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Under the Clear Title Program Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: This notice announces the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of a currently approved information collection in support of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the ‘‘Clear Title’’ regulations as authorized by Section 1324 of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended (Act). This approval is required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). SUMMARY: We will consider comments that we receive by October 31, 2016. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Internet: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Hardcopy: Mail, hand deliver, or courier to Dexter Thomas, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2530–S, Washington, DC 20250–3604. • Fax: (202) 690–2173. Instructions: All comments should refer the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. The comments and other documents relating to this action will be available for public inspection during regular business hours. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2016–20385 Filed 8–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Catherine M. Grasso, Program Analyst, Litigation and Economic Analysis Division at (202) 720–7201, or Catherine.M.Grasso@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GIPSA administers the Clear Title Program under the Act (7 U.S.C. 1631) for the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary). Regulations implementing the Clear E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 59598 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 168 / Tuesday, August 30, 2016 / Notices Title Program require that states implementing a central filing system for notification of liens on farm products have such systems certified by the Secretary. These regulations are contained in 9 CFR 205, ‘‘Clear Title— Protection for Purchasers of Farm Products.’’ Nineteen states have certified central filing systems currently. Title: ‘‘Clear Title’’ Regulations to implement section 1324 of the Food Security Act of 1985. OMB Number: 0580–0016. Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2017. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The information is needed to carry out the Secretary’s responsibility for certifying a state’s central filing system under section 1324 of the Act. Section 1324 of the Act enables states to establish central filing systems to notify potential buyers, commission merchants, and selling agents of security interests (liens) against farm products. The Secretary has delegated authority to GIPSA for certifying these systems. Currently, 19 states have certified central filing systems. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public concerning our information collection. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to be 5 to 40 hours per response (amendments to certified systems require less time, new certifications require more time). Respondents (Affected Public): States seeking certification of central filing systems to notify buyers of farm products of any mortgages or liens on the products. Estimated Number of Respondents: Less than 1 per year. However, since the enactment of the Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, otherwise known as the 2008 Farm Bill, which amended the Act to allow states to maintain master debtor lists with social security numbers or taxpayer identification numbers that are encrypted for security purposes, we have had 3 requests for amendments. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5–40 hours. As required by the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) and its implementing regulations (5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)(i)), GIPSA specifically requests comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:04 Aug 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information 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 the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506 and 5 CFR 1320.8. Larry Mitchell, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–20730 Filed 8–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Opportunity for Designation in Belmond, IA; Minnesota; New Jersey; and New York Areas; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing These Areas Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The designation of the official agency listed below will end on September 30, 2016. We are asking persons or governmental agencies interested in providing official services in the areas presently served by this agency to submit an application for designation. In addition, we are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by the following designated agency: D.R. Schaal Agency, Inc. (Schaal). SUMMARY: Applications and comments must be received by September 29, 2016. DATES: Submit applications and comments concerning this Notice using any of the following methods: • Applying for Designation on the Internet: Use FGISonline (https:// fgis.gipsa.usda.gov/default_home_ FGIS.aspx) and then click on the Delegations/Designations and Export Registrations (DDR) link. You will need to obtain an FGISonline customer number and USDA eAuthentication ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 username and password prior to applying. • Submit Comments Using the Internet: Go to Regulations.gov (http:// www.regulations.gov). Instructions for submitting and reading comments are detailed on the site. • Mail, Courier or Hand Delivery: Sharon Lathrop, Compliance Officer, USDA, GIPSA, FGIS, QACD, 10383 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153. • Fax: Sharon Lathrop, 816–872– 1257. • Email: FGIS.QACD@usda.gov. Read Applications and Comments: All applications and comments will be available for public inspection at the office above during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(c)). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Lathrop, 816–891–0415 or FGIS.QACD@usda.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 79(f) of the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) authorizes the Secretary to designate a qualified applicant to provide official services in a specified area after determining that the applicant is better able than any other applicant to provide such official services (7 U.S.C. 79(f)). Under section 79(g) of the USGSA, designations of official agencies are effective for no longer than five years, unless terminated by the Secretary, and may be renewed according to the criteria and procedures prescribed in section 79(f) of the USGSA. Areas Open for Designation Schaal Pursuant to Section 79(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards Act, the following geographic area, in the States of Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York, is assigned to this official agency. In Iowa Bounded on the North by the northern Kossuth County line from U.S. Route 169; the northern Winnebago, Worth, and Mitchell County lines; Bounded on the East by the eastern Mitchell County line; the eastern Floyd County line south to B60; B60 west to T64; T64 south to State Route 188; State Route 188 south to C33; Bounded on the South by C33 west to T47; T47 north to C23; C23 west to S56; S56 south to C25; C25 west to U.S. Route 65; U.S. Route 65 south to State Route 3; State Route 3 west to S41; S41 south to C55; C55 west to Interstate 35; Interstate 35 southwest to the southern Wright County line; the southern Wright County line west to U.S. Route 69; U.S. E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 168 (Tuesday, August 30, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59597-59598]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20730]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection Under the Clear Title Program

AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the Grain Inspection, Packers and 
Stockyards Administration's (GIPSA) intention to request approval from 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of a 
currently approved information collection in support of the reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements under the ``Clear Title'' regulations as 
authorized by Section 1324 of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended 
(Act). This approval is required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (PRA).

DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by October 31, 2016.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may 
submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Internet: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
online instructions for submitting comments.
     Hardcopy: Mail, hand deliver, or courier to Dexter Thomas, 
GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2530-S, Washington, DC 
20250-3604.
     Fax: (202) 690-2173.
    Instructions: All comments should refer the date and page number of 
this issue of the Federal Register. The comments and other documents 
relating to this action will be available for public inspection during 
regular business hours.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine M. Grasso, Program Analyst, 
Litigation and Economic Analysis Division at (202) 720-7201, or 
Catherine.M.Grasso@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GIPSA administers the Clear Title Program 
under the Act (7 U.S.C. 1631) for the Secretary of Agriculture 
(Secretary). Regulations implementing the Clear

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Title Program require that states implementing a central filing system 
for notification of liens on farm products have such systems certified 
by the Secretary. These regulations are contained in 9 CFR 205, ``Clear 
Title--Protection for Purchasers of Farm Products.'' Nineteen states 
have certified central filing systems currently.
    Title: ``Clear Title'' Regulations to implement section 1324 of the 
Food Security Act of 1985.
    OMB Number: 0580-0016.
    Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2017.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The information is needed to carry out the Secretary's 
responsibility for certifying a state's central filing system under 
section 1324 of the Act. Section 1324 of the Act enables states to 
establish central filing systems to notify potential buyers, commission 
merchants, and selling agents of security interests (liens) against 
farm products. The Secretary has delegated authority to GIPSA for 
certifying these systems. Currently, 19 states have certified central 
filing systems. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from 
the public concerning our information collection.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting and recordkeeping burden for 
this collection of information is estimated to be 5 to 40 hours per 
response (amendments to certified systems require less time, new 
certifications require more time).
    Respondents (Affected Public): States seeking certification of 
central filing systems to notify buyers of farm products of any 
mortgages or liens on the products.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: Less than 1 per year. However, 
since the enactment of the Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, 
otherwise known as the 2008 Farm Bill, which amended the Act to allow 
states to maintain master debtor lists with social security numbers or 
taxpayer identification numbers that are encrypted for security 
purposes, we have had 3 requests for amendments.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5-40 hours.
    As required by the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) and its 
implementing regulations (5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)(i)), GIPSA specifically 
requests comments on: (1) Whether the proposed 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 the burden of the 
proposed collection of information 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 the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506 and 5 CFR 1320.8.

Larry Mitchell,
Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-20730 Filed 8-29-16; 8:45 am]
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