Notice of Request for a Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 74973-74974 [2020-25980]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 24, 2020 / Notices AMS–TM–20–0090. It is our intention to have all comments, whether submitted by mail or internet, available for viewing on the Regulations.gov (www.regulations.gov) internet site. The information collected is to be used only by authorized employees of the USDA, AMS. 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. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2020–25774 Filed 11–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES November 19, 2020. 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; 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; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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 December 24, 2020 will be considered. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 23, 2020 Jkt 253001 persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Foreign Agricultural Service Title: Quality Samples Program. OMB Control Number: 0551–0047. Summary of Collection: The Quality Samples Program is authorized by Section 5 of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act, 15 U.S.C. 714c (f), which became effective on November 15, 1999. Section 5 provides that in the fulfillment of its purposes and in carrying out its annual budget programs submitted to and approved by the Congress pursuant to Chapter 91 of Title 31, the Corporation is authorized to use its general powers only to export or cause to be exported, or aid in the development of foreign markets for, agricultural commodities (other than tobacco), including fish and fish products, without regard to whether such fish are harvested in aquacultural operations. By this authority the program pays for U.S. commodity samples and shipping to foreign ports in order to demonstrate the quality of the U.S. product to industrial users who are unfamiliar with the product. Need and Use of the Information: Under the USDA Quality Samples Program, information will be gathered from applicants desiring to receive grants under the program to determine the viability of request for resources to implement activities in foreign countries. The collected information will be used to develop effective grant agreements and assure that statutory requirements and program objectives are met. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; Business or other forprofit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 10. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 1,200. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–25924 Filed 11–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Notice of Request for a Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74973 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Commodity Credit Corporation’s (CCC) intention to request a revision for a currently approved information collection in support of the CCC Export Credit Guarantee (GSM– 102) Program based on current program levels and participants. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 25, 2021 to be assured consideration. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments, identified by the OMB Control number 0551–004, as requested in this document. In your comment, include the volume, date, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail, hand delivery, or courier: Juan McCoy, Director, Credit Programs Division, Global Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–1025, STOP 1025; or by email at Juan.McCoy@usda.gov; or by telephone at (202) 720–0370. Comments will be available for inspection online and posted without change, including any personal information, at http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juan McCoy, Director, Credit Programs Division, Global Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, AgStop 1025, Washington, DC 20250–1025, telephone (202) 720– 0370. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: CCC Export Credit Guarantee (GSM–102) Program. OMB Number: 0551–0004. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2021. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The primary objective of the GSM–102 program is to expand U.S. agricultural exports by making available export credit guarantees to encourage U.S. private sector financing of foreign purchases of U.S. agricultural commodities on credit terms. The CCC currently has programs operating in at least 144 countries and regions with 167 exporters eligible to participate. Under 7 CFR part 1493, exporters, foreign banks, and U.S. banks are required to submit SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 74974 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 24, 2020 / Notices the following: (1) Information about the exporter, foreign banks, and U.S. banks for program participation; (2) applications for payment guarantees; (3) notices of assignment; (4) repurchase agreements; (5) information regarding the actual export of the commodity (evidence of export report); (6) notice of default and claims for loss; and (7) appeals. In addition, each exporter and exporter’s assignee (U.S. financial institution) must maintain records on all information submitted to CCC and in connection with sales made under the GSM–102 program. The information collected is used by CCC 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. Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for these collections is estimated to average 0.2776 hours per response. Respondents: U.S. exporters, U.S. financial institutions, and foreign financial institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 47 per annum. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 86.52 per annum. Estimated Total Annual Burden of Respondents: 1,129.52 hours. Request for Comments: Send comments regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including validity of the methodology and assumption used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Ron Croushorn, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 720–3038 or email at Ron.Croushorn@usda.gov. FAS is committed to compliance with the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, which requires Government agencies, in general, to provide the public the option of submitting information or transacting business electronically to the maximum extent possible. Comments will be available for inspection online at http:// VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 23, 2020 Jkt 253001 www.regulations.gov and at the mail address listed above between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Persons with disabilities who require an alternative means for communication of information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact Colette Ross (Human Resources, 202–720–8805) or Jeffrey Galloway (Office of Civil Rights, 202–690–1399). 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. Daniel Whitley, Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2020–25980 Filed 11–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Notice of Request for Revision of Currently Approved Information Collections Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) intention to request a revision for currently approved information collections in support of the foreign donation of agricultural commodities under the section 416(b) program, the Food for Progress Program, and the McGovernDole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 25, 2021. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments, identified by the OMB Control number 0051–0035, as requested in this document. In your comment, include the volume, date, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail, Hand Delivery, or Courier: Shane Danielson, Senior Director, International Food Assistance Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of Agriculture, Stop 1034, Washington, DC 20250–1034. • Email: Shane.Danielson@ USDA.gov. Include OMB Control Number 0051–0035 in the subject line of the message. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Danielson, Senior Director, International Food Assistance Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 1034, Washington, DC 20250–1034; or by email at Shane.Danielson@USDA.gov; or by telephone at (202) 720–1230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Foreign Donation of Agricultural Commodities (section 416(b) and Food for Progress programs) and McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program. OMB Number: 0551–0035. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2021. Type of Request: Revision of currently approved information collections. Abstract: Under the section 416(b) and Food for Progress programs (the ‘‘Foreign Donation Programs’’) and the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (‘‘McGovern-Dole’’) Program, information will be gathered from applicants desiring to receive federal awards under the programs to determine the viability of requests for resources to implement activities in foreign countries. Recipients of awards under the programs must submit compliance reports and other information until activities carried out with donated commodities or funds, or local currencies generated from the sale of donated commodities, are completed. Recipients that use the services of freight forwarders must submit certifications from the freight forwarders regarding their activities and affiliations. Documents are used to develop effective grant and cooperative agreements for awards under the programs and assure that statutory requirements and objectives are met. Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for each respondent resulting from information collections under the Foreign Donation Programs or the McGovern-Dole Program varies in direct relation to the number and type of agreements entered into by such respondent. The estimated average reporting burden for the Foreign Donation Programs is 45.24 hours per response and for the McGovern-Dole Program is 45.24 hours per response. Respondents: Private voluntary organizations, cooperatives, colleges and universities, foreign governments, E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 227 (Tuesday, November 24, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74973-74974]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-25980]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation


Notice of Request for a Renewal of a 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 for a currently approved information collection in 
support of the CCC Export Credit Guarantee (GSM-102) Program based on 
current program levels and participants.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 25, 2021 to 
be assured consideration.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments, identified by the OMB 
Control number 0551-004, as requested in this document. In your 
comment, include the volume, date, and page number of this issue of the 
Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail, hand delivery, or courier: Juan McCoy, Director, 
Credit Programs Division, Global Programs, Foreign Agricultural 
Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-1025, STOP 
1025; or by email at [email protected]; or by telephone at (202) 720-
0370.
    Comments will be available for inspection online and posted without 
change, including any personal information, at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juan McCoy, Director, Credit Programs 
Division, Global Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, AgStop 1025, Washington, DC 20250-1025, 
telephone (202) 720-0370.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: CCC Export Credit Guarantee (GSM-102) Program.
    OMB Number: 0551-0004.
    Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2021.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the GSM-102 program is to expand 
U.S. agricultural exports by making available export credit guarantees 
to encourage U.S. private sector financing of foreign purchases of U.S. 
agricultural commodities on credit terms. The CCC currently has 
programs operating in at least 144 countries and regions with 167 
exporters eligible to participate. Under 7 CFR part 1493, exporters, 
foreign banks, and U.S. banks are required to submit

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the following: (1) Information about the exporter, foreign banks, and 
U.S. banks for program participation; (2) applications for payment 
guarantees; (3) notices of assignment; (4) repurchase agreements; (5) 
information regarding the actual export of the commodity (evidence of 
export report); (6) notice of default and claims for loss; and (7) 
appeals. In addition, each exporter and exporter's assignee (U.S. 
financial institution) must maintain records on all information 
submitted to CCC and in connection with sales made under the GSM-102 
program. The information collected is used by CCC 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.
    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for these 
collections is estimated to average 0.2776 hours per response.
    Respondents: U.S. exporters, U.S. financial institutions, and 
foreign financial institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 47 per annum.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 86.52 per annum.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden of Respondents: 1,129.52 hours.
    Request for Comments: Send comments regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information including validity of the methodology and assumption used; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from 
Ron Croushorn, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 
720-3038 or email at [email protected].
    FAS is committed to compliance with the Government Paperwork 
Elimination Act, which requires Government agencies, in general, to 
provide the public the option of submitting information or transacting 
business electronically to the maximum extent possible.
    Comments will be available for inspection online at http://www.regulations.gov and at the mail address listed above between 8:00 
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.
    Persons with disabilities who require an alternative means for 
communication of information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) 
should contact Colette Ross (Human Resources, 202-720-8805) or Jeffrey 
Galloway (Office of Civil Rights, 202-690-1399).
    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.

Daniel Whitley,
Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-25980 Filed 11-23-20; 8:45 am]
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