Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency (RMA), USDA.Start Printed Page 4682
Notice and request for comments.
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C Chapter 35) this notice announces the Risk Management Agency's intention to request an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection for Notice of Funds Availability—Community Outreach and Assistance Partnership Program.
Comments on this notice will be accepted until close of business, April 2, 2007.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Contact David Wiggins, Civil Rights Office, USDA/RMA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0805, Washington, DC 20250-0805, telephone (202) 690-2686. Comments may also be submitted electronically to: David.Wiggins@rma.usda.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Title: Notice of Funds Availability—Community Outreach and Assistance Partnership Program.
OMB Number: 0563-0066.
Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection.
Abstract: The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation administers cooperative agreements that will be used to provide outreach and assistance to under-served agricultural producers such as women, limited resource, socially disadvantaged and other traditionally under-served farmers and rancher (under-served agricultural producers). With this submission, RMA seeks to obtain OMB's approval for an information collection project that will assist RMA in operating and evaluating these programs. The primary objective of the information collection projects is to enable RMA to better evaluate the performance capacity and plans of organizations that are applying for funds for cooperative agreements for the Community Outreach and Assistance Partnership Program.
This information collection package will be used for evaluating applications and awarding partnership agreements, applicants are required to submit materials and information necessary to evaluate and rate the merit of proposed projects and evaluate the capacity and qualification of the organization to complete the project.
Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 6 hours per response for new applications and 4 hours for renewal applications.
Respondents/Affected Entities: Education institutions, community based and cooperative organizations, and non-profit organizations.
Estimated annual number of respondents: 100.
Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.
Estimated annual number of responses: 100.
Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 967 hours.
Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection information; (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, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other collection technologies, e.g. permitting electronic submission of responses. Comments may be sent to David Wiggins, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Civil Rights Office, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Risk Management Agency, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0805, Washington, DC 20250-0805. All comments will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address.
All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record.Start Signature
Signed in Washington, DC, on January 26, 2007.
Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.
[FR Doc. E7-1632 Filed 1-31-07; 8:45 am]
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