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Notices Federal Register


Vol. 71, No. 201

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER the collection of information unless it The CSC was established to achieve a
contains documents other than rules or displays a currently valid OMB control high level of customer service and
proposed rules that are applicable to the number. operating efficiency that provides its
public. Notices of hearings and investigations, borrowers with convenient access to
committee meetings, agency decisions and Rural Housing Service
their loan account information. RHS has
rulings, delegations of authority, filing of Title: 7 CFR 1951–F, Analyzing Credit developed a survey to measure the
petitions and applications and agency
Needs and Graduation of Borrower. results and overall effectiveness of
statements of organization and functions are
OMB Control Number: 0575–0093. customer services provided.
examples of documents appearing in this
section.
Summary of Collection: Section 333 of Need and Use of the Information:
the Consolidated Farm and Rural RHS will use the outcome of the
Development Act and Section 502 of the Customer Satisfaction Survey to
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Housing Act of 1949, require the Rural determine the general satisfaction level
Housing Service (RHS), the Rural among its customers throughout the
Submission for OMB Review; Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), nation, highlight areas that need
Comment Request and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to improvement and provide a benchmark
graduate their direct loan borrowers to for future surveys and improvement in
October 12, 2006. other credit when they are able to do so. customer service. The survey is
The Department of Agriculture has Graduation is an integral part of Agency administered as part of CSC’s on going
submitted the following information lending, as Government loans beyond a
collection requirement(s) to OMB for service quality improvement program.
borrower’s need for subsidized rates of Description of Respondents:
review and clearance under the non-market terms. The notes, security
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Individual or households.
instruments, or loan agreements of most Number of Respondents: 6,000.
Public Law 104–13. Comments borrowers require borrowers to
regarding (a) whether the collection of Frequency of Responses: Reporting:
refinance their Agency loans when other On occasion.
information is necessary for the proper credit becomes available at reasonable
performance of the functions of the Total Burden Hours: 960.
rates and terns. If the borrower finds
agency, including whether the other credit is not available at Charlene Parker,
information will have practical utility; reasonable rates and terms, the Agency Departmental Information Collection
(b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate will continue to review the borrower for Clearance Officer.
of burden including the validity of the possible graduation at periodic [FR Doc. E6–17299 Filed 10–17–06; 8:45 am]
methodology and assumptions used; (c) intervals. Information will be collected BILLING CODE 3410–XT–P
ways to enhance the quality, utility and from the borrowers concerning their
clarity of the information to be loans.
collected; (d) ways to minimize the Need and Use of the Information: The DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
burden of the collection of information information submitted by FSA, RBS, or
on those who are to respond, including RHS borrowers to Agency offices is used Submission for OMB Review;
through the use of appropriate to graduate direct borrowers to private Comment Request
automated, electronic, mechanical, or credit with or without the use of Agency October 13, 2006.
other technological collection loan guarantees. The data collected will
techniques or other forms of information The Department of Agriculture has
include financial information such as submitted the following information
technology should be addressed to: Desk income, farm operating expenses, asset
Officer for Agriculture, Office of collection requirement(s) to OMB for
values, and liabilities. review and clearance under the
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Description of Respondents: Farms;
Office of Management and Budget Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995,
Business or other for-profit; State, Local
(OMB), Public Law 104–13. Comments
or Tribal Government.
OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or Number of Respondents: 18,383. regarding (a) whether the collection of
fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Frequency of Responses: Reporting: information is necessary for the proper
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Quarterly. performance of the functions of the
Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– Total Burden Hours: 38,322. agency, including whether the
7602. Comments regarding these information will have practical utility;
information collections are best assured Rural Housing Service (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate
of having their full effect if received Title: USDA Rural Development— of burden including the validity of the
within 30 days of this notification. Centralized Servicing Center—Loan methodology and assumptions used; (c)
Copies of the submission(s) may be Servicing Satisfaction Survey. ways to enhance the quality, utility and
obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. OMB Control Number: 0575–0187. clarity of the information to be
An agency may not conduct or Summary of Collection: The Rural collected; (d) ways to minimize the
sponsor a collection of information Housing Service (RHS) provides insured burden of the collection of information
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unless the collection of information loans to low and moderate-income on those who are to respond, including
displays a currently valid OMB control applicants located in rural geographic through the use of appropriate
number and the agency informs areas to assist them in obtaining decent, automated, electronic, mechanical, or
potential persons who are to respond to sanitary and safe dwellings. RHS other technological collection
the collection of information that such Centralized Servicing Center (CSC) has techniques or other forms of information
persons are not required to respond to been in operation since October 1996. technology should be addressed to: Desk

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61458 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 18, 2006 / Notices

Officer for Agriculture, Office of that certain activities be exempt from USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., SW.,
Information and Regulatory Affairs, provisions of the statute in order to Room 1647–S, Stop 3604, Washington,
Office of Management and Budget evaluate whether the exempted DC 20250–3604.
(OMB), conditions will be met. The collection of • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or information allows the FSA county http://www.regulation.gov. Follow the
fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental employees to perform the necessary on-line instructions for submitting
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail compliance checks and fulfill USDA’s comments. You may send a completed
Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– objectives towards preserving wetlands AD–755 through this Web site.
7602. Comments regarding these and reducing erosion. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
information collections are best assured Description of Respondents: Terri L. Henry, (202) 205–8281 or by
of having their full effect if received Individuals or households; Business or e-mail at Terri.L.Henry@usda.gov.
within 30 days of this notification. other for-profit; Not-for-profit SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As
Copies of the submission(s) may be institutions; Federal Government; State, required by section 21 of the United
obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. local or tribal government. States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) as
An agency may not conduct or Number of Respondents: 262,788.
Frequency of Responses: Reporting: amended, (7 U.S.C. 87j), the Secretary of
sponsor a collection of information
On occasion. Agriculture established the Grain
unless the collection of information
Total Burden Hours: 262,346. Inspection Advisory Committee
displays a currently valid OMB control
number and the agency informs (Advisory Committee) on
Charlene Parker, September 29, 1981, to provide advice
potential persons who are to respond to
the collection of information that such
Departmental Information Collection to the Administrator on implementation
Clearance Officer. of USGSA. Currently, the authority for
persons are not required to respond to
the collection of information unless it
[FR Doc. E6–17332 Filed 10–17–06; 8:45 am] the Advisory Committee expires
displays a currently valid OMB control BILLING CODE 3410–05–P September 30, 2015. As specified in
number. USGSA, each member’s term is 3 years,
and no member may serve successive
Farm Service Agency DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE terms.
Title: Highly Erodible Land As required by USGSA, the Advisory
Grain Inspection, Packers and Committee presently consists of 15
Conservation and Wetland Conservation
Stockyards Administration; members, appointed by the Secretary,
(7 CFR Part 12).
OMB Control Number: 0560–0185. Solicitation of Nominations for who represent the interests of grain
Summary of Collection: The Food Members of the Grain Inspection producers, processors, handlers,
Security Act of 1985 as amended by the Advisory Committee merchandisers, consumers, and
Federal Agriculture Conservation and AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and exporters, including scientists with
Trade Act of 1990 and the Federal Stockyards Administration, USDA. expertise in research related to the
Agriculture Improvement and Reform ACTION: Notice to solicit nominees. policies in section 2 of USGSA (7 U.S.C.
Act of 1996 (the 1996 Act), and the 74). Members of the Advisory
Agricultural Assistance Act of 2003 (the SUMMARY: We are seeking nominations Committee serve without compensation.
2003 Act) provides that any person who for people to serve on GIPSA’s Grain USDA reimburses members for travel
produces an agricultural commodity on Inspection Advisory Committee. The expenses, including per diem in lieu of
a field that is predominately highly Grain Inspection Advisory Committee subsistence, for travel away from their
erodible, converts wetland, or plants an meets twice annually to advise GIPSA homes or regular places of business in
agricultural commodity on converted on the programs and services we deliver performance of Advisory Committee
wetland after December 23, 1985, shall under the U.S. Grain Standards Act. service, (see 5 U.S.C. 5703).
be ineligible for certain program Recommendations by the committee Alternatively, travel expenses may be
benefits. These provisions are an help us to better meet the needs of our paid by Committee members.
attempt to preserve the nation’s wetland customers who operate in a dynamic A list of current Advisory Committee
and to reduce the rate at which the and changing marketplace. members and other relevant information
conversion of highly erodible land DATES: We will consider nominations is available on the GIPSA Web site. Go
occurs which contributes to the national (form AD–755) we receive by to http://www.gipsa.usda.gov and under
erosion problem. In order to ensure that December 18, 2006. the section ‘‘I Want To * * *’’, click on
persons who request benefits subject to ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit ‘‘Learn about the Advisory Committee.’’
the conservation restrictions get nominations for the Grain Inspection We are seeking nominations for
technical assistance needed and are Advisory Committee. You may submit people to serve on the Advisory
informed regarding the compliance nominations (completed AD–755) by Committee to replace the five members
requirements on their land, the Farm any of the following methods: and the five alternate members whose
Service Agency (FSA) collects • E-Mail: Send form AD–755 via terms will expire in March 2007.
information using several forms from electronic mail to If you are interested in serving on the
producers with regard to their financial Terri.L.Henry@usda.gov. Advisory Committee or nominating
activities on their land that could affect • Mail: Send hardcopy of form AD– someone else to serve, contact: GIPSA,
their eligibility for requested USDA 755 to Terri Henry, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 by telephone (tel: 202–205–8281), fax
benefits. Independence Ave., SW., Room 1647-S, (fax: 202–690–2755), or electronic mail
Need and Use of the Information: Stop 3604, Washington, DC 20250– (e-mail: Terri.L.Henry@usda.gov) and
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Information must be collected from 3604. request Form AD–755. Form AD–755
producers to certify that they intend to • Fax: Send form AD–755 by may also be obtained via the Internet on
comply with the conservation facsimile transmission to: (202) 690– GIPSA’s Web site. Go to http://
requirements on their land to maintain 2755. www.gipsa.usda.gov and under the
their eligibility. Additional information • Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver section ‘‘I Want To * * *’’, click on
may be collected if producers request form AD–755 to: Terri Henry, GIPSA, ‘‘Learn about the Advisory Committee’’

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