Information Collection Request; Direct Loan Making, 1700-1701 [2019-01071]

Download as PDF 1700 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 5, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request January 31, 2019. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. 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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. 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. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by March 7, 2019. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. 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. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Export Certificate Request Forms. OMB Control Number: 0581–0283. Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Service, Dairy VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 Grading Branch, dairy grading program is a voluntary user fee program authorized under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621). The regulations governing inspection and grading services of manufactured or processed dairy products are contained in 7 CFR part 58. International markets are increasing for U.S. dairy products. Forms will provide a format for exporters to provide information to the Dairy Grading Branch on consignments they wish to export so that the Dairy Grading Branch can issue the proper health certificate with the information required by the importing country. Need and Use of the Information: Importing countries are requiring certification as to production methods and sources of raw ingredients for dairy products. Information will be gathered using DA–228 ‘‘Request for Applicant Number,’’ DA–253 European Union Health Certificate Request,’’ and the Sanitary Certificate Request. The information required on the sanitary certificates varies from country to country requiring specific forms for each country. Such information includes, but not limited to, identity of the importer and exporter; consignment specifics and border entry point at the country of destination. Information gathered from the applicants is transferred to the proper health certificate, certified by the proper authority and returned to the exporter. The collection of the information on the forms is necessary for the Dairy Grading Branch to be able to properly complete the required export certificate. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 265. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Each time a product is exported. Total Burden Hours: 10,345. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–01040 Filed 2–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Information Collection Request; Direct Loan Making Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 revision and an extension of a currently approved information collection associated with Direct Loan Making Program. The collected information is used in eligibility and feasibility determinations on farm loan applications. We will consider comments that we receive by April 8, 2019. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your comments, please include date, volume, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal website (http:// www.regulations.gov) by following the instructions on that website for submitting comments electronically. You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agricultures, Office of the Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments will be available for public inspection online at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to the collection activities or to obtain a copy of the information collection request package, please contact Russ Clanton, (202) 690–0214; russ.clanton@ wdc.usda.gov. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Farm Loan Programs, Direct Loan Making. OMB Control Number: 0560–0237. Expiration Date: May 31, 2019. Type of Request: Revision and Extension. Abstract: FSA’s Farm Loan Programs provide loans to family farmers to purchase real estate and equipment, and to finance agricultural production. Direct Loan Making and Direct Farm Ownership Microloan (DFOML) regulations in 7 CFR part 764 provide the requirements and process for determining an applicant’s eligibility for a direct loan. The burden hours decreased by 125,832 hours since the last OMB approval. Specifically, the annual number of responses decreased slightly by 43, the number of respondents increased by 2,438 in the collection due to more borrowers participating in the Direct Loan Making Program and a large correction fixed an error in the prior calculation. Also, the Farm Storage Facility Loan Program, which is exempted from PRA as specified in 2014 Farm Bill, is no longer included in the collection. The travel times have been removed from the request. The respondents go to the county offices to do regular and E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 5, 2019 / Notices customary business with FSA for loans; this means no travel times is required specifically for the information collection and therefore, it is no longer included in the burden hour reporting. For the following estimated total annual burden on respondents, the formula used to calculate the total burden hour is the estimated average time per responses hours multiplied by the estimated total annual responses. Estimate of Average Time to Respond: Public reporting burden for the information collection is estimated to average 0.312 hours per response. Type of Respondents: Individuals or households, businesses or other forprofit farms. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 184,871. Estimated Number of Reponses per Respondent: 3.7. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 698,394. Estimated Average Time per Response: 0.312 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 217,927 hours. 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 FSA, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of 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. Steven Peterson, Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 2019–01071 Filed 2–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the District of Columbia Advisory Committee Commission on Civil Rights. Announcement of monthly planning meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a meeting of the District of Columbia Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by conference call, at 12:00 p.m. (EST) Thursday, February 14, 2019. The purpose of the planning meeting is to continue project planning for a future briefing meeting on the Committee’s civil rights project, which will examine the treatment of homeless persons that get swept up in the DC criminal justice system, including a review of the DC Mental Health Court. DATES: Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (EST). Public Call-In Information: Conference call number: 1–855–719– 5012 and conference call ID number: 3606878. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ivy L. Davis, at ero@usccr.gov or by phone at 202–376–7533. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested members of the public may listen to the discussion by calling the following tollfree conference call number: 1–855– 719–5012 and conference call ID number: 3606878. Please be advised that before placing them into the conference call, the conference call operator may ask callers to provide their names, their organizational affiliations (if any), and email addresses (so that callers may be notified of future meetings). Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number herein. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the discussion by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1– 800–877–8339 and providing the operator with the toll-free conference call number: 1–855–719–5012 and conference call ID number: 3606878. Members of the public are invited to make statements during the Public Comments section of the meeting or to submit written comments. The comments must be received in the PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1701 regional office by Thursday, March 13, 2019. Comments may be mailed to the Eastern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425 or emailed to Evelyn Bohor at ero@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Eastern Regional Office at 202–376–7533. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing as they become available at https://gsageo.force.com/FACA/FACA PublicViewCommitteeDetails?id= a10t0000001gzlKAAQ. Please click the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Eastern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s website, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Eastern Regional Office at the above phone numbers, email or street address. Agenda Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. (EST) I. Rollcall II. Welcome and Introductions III. Discuss Project Planning IV. Other Business V. Public Comments VI. Adjourn Dated: January 31, 2019. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2019–01033 Filed 2–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Virginia Advisory Committee Commission on Civil Rights. Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a meeting of the Virginia Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by conference call at 12:00 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The purpose of the meeting is for Committee members to discuss and announce meeting date and expert presenters who will be invited to participate at the in-person briefing on its civil rights project titled, Hate Crimes in VA—Incidences and Responses. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 24 (Tuesday, February 5, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1700-1701]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-01071]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency


Information Collection Request; Direct Loan Making

AGENCY: Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 
the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all 
interested individuals and organizations on a revision and an extension 
of a currently approved information collection associated with Direct 
Loan Making Program. The collected information is used in eligibility 
and feasibility determinations on farm loan applications.

DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by April 8, 2019.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your 
comments, please include date, volume, and page number of this issue of 
the Federal Register. You may submit comments through the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal website (http://www.regulations.gov) by following 
the instructions on that website for submitting comments 
electronically.
    You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agricultures, 
Office of the Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments will be available for public 
inspection online at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to the 
collection activities or to obtain a copy of the information collection 
request package, please contact Russ Clanton, (202) 690-0214; 
russ.clanton@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Farm Loan Programs, Direct Loan Making.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0237.
    Expiration Date: May 31, 2019.
    Type of Request: Revision and Extension.
    Abstract: FSA's Farm Loan Programs provide loans to family farmers 
to purchase real estate and equipment, and to finance agricultural 
production. Direct Loan Making and Direct Farm Ownership Microloan 
(DFOML) regulations in 7 CFR part 764 provide the requirements and 
process for determining an applicant's eligibility for a direct loan.
    The burden hours decreased by 125,832 hours since the last OMB 
approval. Specifically, the annual number of responses decreased 
slightly by 43, the number of respondents increased by 2,438 in the 
collection due to more borrowers participating in the Direct Loan 
Making Program and a large correction fixed an error in the prior 
calculation.
    Also, the Farm Storage Facility Loan Program, which is exempted 
from PRA as specified in 2014 Farm Bill, is no longer included in the 
collection. The travel times have been removed from the request. The 
respondents go to the county offices to do regular and

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customary business with FSA for loans; this means no travel times is 
required specifically for the information collection and therefore, it 
is no longer included in the burden hour reporting.
    For the following estimated total annual burden on respondents, the 
formula used to calculate the total burden hour is the estimated 
average time per responses hours multiplied by the estimated total 
annual responses.
    Estimate of Average Time to Respond: Public reporting burden for 
the information collection is estimated to average 0.312 hours per 
response.
    Type of Respondents: Individuals or households, businesses or other 
for-profit farms.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 184,871.
    Estimated Number of Reponses per Respondent: 3.7.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 698,394.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 0.312 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 217,927 hours.
    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 FSA, including whether the 
information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of 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.

Steven Peterson,
Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 2019-01071 Filed 2-4-19; 8:45 am]
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