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Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 35 Wednesday, February 22, 2006

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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
February 15, 2005.

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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 regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 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), 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 within 30 days of this notification. 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

stakeholder input and will also help in troubleshooting problems that might arise as NAIS continues to develop. Description of Respondents: State, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Local or Tribal Government; Business or Service other for-profit. Title: Cooperative Agreement for Field Number of Respondents: 35. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Trials and Research Projects for the Advancement of the National Animal ID On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 1,400. System (NAIS). OMB Control Number: 0579–NEW. Ruth Brown, Summary of Collection: The Animal Departmental Information Collection and Plant Health Inspection Service Clearance Officer. (APHIS) regulates the importation and [FR Doc. E6–2440 Filed 2–21–06; 8:45 am] interstate movement of animals and BILLING CODE 3410–34–P animal products and conducts various other activities to protect the health of our Nation’s livestock and poultry. The goal of the NAIS is to be able to identify DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE all animals and premises that have had Submission for OMB Review; contact with a foreign or domestic Comment Request animal disease of concern within 48 February 17, 2006. hours after discovery. The The Department of Agriculture has implementation of the NAIS continues submitted the following information to progress. The first priority has been to get each state operational on premises collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the registration. This will allow producers Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, across the entire country to participate Public Law 104–13. Comments in the NAIS. APHIS will solicit regarding (a) Whether the collection of application from State and Tribal information is necessary for the proper government that outline NAIS field performance of the functions of the trails and research projects that address agency, including whether the problems or questions related to NAIS information will have practical utility; implementation. The information (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate provided on the applications will be of burden including the validity of the used to determine which projects and research receives USDA funding as well methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and as how much funding is received. Need and Use of the Information: The clarity of the information to be advent of increased animal disease collected; (d) ways to minimize the outbreaks around the globe over the past burden of the collection of information decade, especially the recent BSEon those who are to respond, including positive cow found in Washington State, through the use of appropriate has intensified the public interest in automated, electronic, mechanical, or developing a national animal other technological collection identification program for the purpose techniques or other forms of information of protecting animal health. technology should be addressed to: Desk Fundamental to controlling any disease Officer for Agriculture, Office of threat, foreign or domestic, to the Information and Regulatory Affairs, Nation’s animal resources is to have a Office of Management and Budget system that can identify individual (OMB), animals or groups, the premises where OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or they are located, and the date of entry fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental to each premises. APHIS initiated Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail implementation of a national animal Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– identification system (NAIS) in 2004. In 7602. Comments regarding these order to develop and implement an information collections are best assured effective national animal identification of having their full effect if received system, APHIS needs the cooperation of within 30 days of this notification. States and industry. The cooperative Copies of the submission(s) may be agreements that APHIS will fund as a obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. An agency may not conduct or result of the information collected on the applications will help ensure sponsor a collection of information the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

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feasibility of the project; (5) applicants’ experience in managing similar activities; and (6) the effectiveness and innovation used to address critical issues vital to the development and sustainability of businesses. Without this information there would be no basis on which to award funds. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 18. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly. Total Burden Hours: 762.
Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–2499 Filed 2–21–06; 8:45 am]
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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 burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the Risk Management Agency burden of the collection of information Title: General Administrative on those who are to respond, including Regulations; Interpretations of Statutory through the use of appropriate and Regulatory Provisions. automated, electronic, mechanical, or OMB Control Number: 0563–0055. other technological collection Summary of Collection: Section 533 of techniques or other forms of information the 1998 Research Act requires the technology should be addressed to: Desk Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Officer for Agriculture, Office of (FCIC) to publish regulation on how Information and Regulatory Affairs, FCIC will provide a final agency Office of Management and Budget determination in response to certain (OMB), inquiries. This section provides OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or procedures when FCIC fails to respond fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental in the established time, the Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail interpretation of the requested Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– information is considered correct for the 7602. Comments regarding these crop year. It becomes necessary for the information collections are best assured requester, or respondent, to identify of having their full effect if received himself so he can be provided a within 30 days of this notification. response and state his interpretation of Copies of the submission(s) may be the regulation for which he is seeking a obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. final agency interpretation. An agency may not conduct or Need and Use of the Information: sponsor a collection of information FCIC will use the requester’s unless the collection of information information to provide a response. The displays a currently valid OMB control respondent’s detailed interpretation of number and the agency informs the regulation is required to comply potential persons who are to respond to with the requirements of Sec. 533 of the the collection of information that such 1998 Research Act and to clarify the persons are not required to respond to boundaries of the request to FCIC. If the the collection of information unless it requested information is not collected displays a currently valid OMB control with each submission, FCIC will not be number. able to comply with the statutory Rural Business—Cooperative Service mandates. Title: 1890 Land Grant Institutions: Description of Respondents: Business Rural Entrepreneurial Program Outreach or other for-profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 45. Initiative. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: OMB Control Number: 0570–0041. Summary of Collection: Rural On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 78. Business Service mission is to improve the quality of life in rural America by Charlene Parker, financing community facilities and Departmental Information Clearance Officer. businesses, providing technical [FR Doc. E6–2496 Filed 2–21–06; 8:45 am] assistance and creating effective BILLING CODE 3410–08–P strategies for rural development. Funding has been allocated to support the Outreach Initiative developed to DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE help future entrepreneurs and businesses in rural communities that Submission for OMB Review; have the most economic need. Funds Comment Request are awarded on a competitive basis February 17, 2006. using specific selection criteria. Need and Use of the Information: The The Department of Agriculture has information collected will be used to submitted the following information determine (1) Eligibility; (2) the specific collection requirement(s) to OMB for purpose for which the funds will be review and clearance under the utilized; (3) time frames or dates by Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, which activities surrounding the use of Public Law 104–13. Comments funds will be accomplished; (4) regarding (a) Whether the collection of 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.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
February 16, 2006.

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 regarding: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 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), 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 within 30 days of this notification. 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

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