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Federal Register / Vol. 65, No.

7 / Tuesday, January 11, 2000 / Notices 1587

and the amount to be retained for Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service technological collection techniques or
collecting non-agency error claims. The (RUS) makes mortgage loans and loan other forms of information technology.
burden associated with establishing guarantees to electric systems to provide Comments may be sent to F. Lamont
claims (demand letters) and the and improve electric service in rural Heppe, Jr., Director, Program
Treasury Offset Program, both of which areas pursuant to the Rural Development and Regulatory Analysis,
are also used to complete the FNS–209, Electrification Act of 1936, as amended Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department
are already approved under OMB (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) (RE Act). This of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave.,
burden numbers 0584–0492 and 0584– information collection requirement SW., Stop 1522, Room 4034 South
0446 respectively. stems from passage of P. L. 104–127, on Building, Washington, D.C. 20250–1522.
The estimated annual burden is 742 April 4, 1996, which amended section All responses to this notice will be
hours. This is the same as the currently 331(b) of the Consolidated Farm and summarized and included in the request
approved burden. This estimate Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1921 for OMB approval. All comments will
includes the time it takes each State et seq.) to extend to RUS the Secretary also become a matter of public record.
agency to accumulate and tabulate the of Agriculture’s authority to settle debts Dated: January 5, 2000.
data necessary to complete the report with respect to loans made or
Christopher A. McLean,
four times per year. guaranteed by RUS. Only those electric
Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
Affected Public: State governments. borrowers that are unable to fully repay
their debts to the government and who [FR Doc. 00–588 Filed 1–10–00; 8:45 am]
Estimated Number of Respondents:
53. apply to RUS for relief will be affected BILLING CODE 3410–15–P

Estimated Time Per Response: 3.5 by this information collection.
hours. The collection will require only that
Estimated Total Annual Burden: 742 information which is essential for DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
hours. determining: the need for debt
settlement; the amount of relief that is Bureau of Export Administration
Dated: January 3, 2000.
needed; the amount of debt that can be
Samuel Chambers, Jr.,
repaid; the scheduling of debt President’s Export Council
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. repayment; and, the range of Subcommittee on Export
[FR Doc. 00–587 Filed 1–10–00; 8:45 am] opportunities for enhancing the amount Administration; Notice of Partially
BILLING CODE 3410–30–U of debt that can be recovered. The Closed Meeting
information to be collected will be The President’s Export Council
similar to that which any prudent Subcommittee on Export
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE lender would require to determine Administration (PECSEA) will meet on
whether debt settlement is required and January 26, 2000, 2 p.m., at the U.S.
Rural Utilities Service
the amount of relief that is needed. Department of Commerce, Herbert C.
Information Collection Activity; Since the need for relief is expected to Hoover Building, Room 3407, 14th
Comment Request vary substantially from case to case, so Street between Pennsylvania and
will the required information collection. Constitution Avenues, NW.,
Rural Utilities Service, USDA.
AGENCY: Estimate of Burden: Public reporting Washington, DC. The PECSEA provides
Notice and request for
ACTION: burden for this collection of information advice on matters pertinent to those
comments. is estimated to average 3,000 hours per portions of the Export Administration
response. Act, as amended, that deal with United
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Respondents: Not-for-profit States policies of encouraging trade with
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 institutions and other businesses. all countries with which the United
U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Estimated Number of Respondents: 2. States has diplomatic or trading
Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites Estimated Number of Responses per relations and of controlling trade for
comments on this information Respondent: 1. national security and foreign policy
collection for which RUS intends to Estimate Total Annual Burden on
reasons.
request approval from the Office of Respondents: 6,000 hours.
Management and Budget (OMB). Copies of this information collection General Session
can be obtained from Bob Turner, 1. Opening remarks by the Chairman.
DATES: Comments on this notice must be
Program Development and Regulatory 2. Presentation of papers or comments
received by March 13, 2000.
Analysis, Rural Utilities Service at (202) by the public.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: F. 720–0696. 3. Update on Administration export
Lamont Heppe, Jr., Program Comments are invited on (a) Whether control initiatives.
Development & Regulatory Analysis, the collection of information is 4. Task Force reports.
Rural Utilities Service, USDA, 1400 necessary for the proper performance of
Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, the functions of the agency, including Closed Session
Room 4034 South Building, whether the information will have 5. Discussion of matters properly
Washington, D.C. 20250–1522. practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the classified under Executive Order 12958,
Telephone: (202) 720–0736. FAX: (202) agency’s estimate of burden including dealing with the U.S. export control
720–4120. the validity of the methodology and program and strategic criteria related
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: assumption used; (c) ways to enhance thereto.
Title: 7 CFR 1717, Subpart Y, the quality, utility and clarity of the The General Session of the meeting is
Settlement of Debt Owed by Electric information to be collected; and (d) open to the public and a limited number
Borrowers. ways to minimize the burden of the of seats will be available. Reservations
OMB Control Number: 0572–0116. collection of information on those who are not required. To the extent time
Type of Request: Extension of a are to respond, including through the permits, members of the public may
currently approved information use of appropriate automated, present oral statements to the PECSEA.
collection. electronic, mechanical, or other Written statements may be submitted at

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