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Information Collection Request; Request for Aerial Photography

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AGENCY:

Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION:

Notice; request for comments.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension of a currently approved information collection associated with FSA Aerial Photography Program. The FSA Aerial Photography Field Office (APFO) uses the information from the form to collect the customer and photography information needed to produce and ship the various photographic products ordered.

DATES:

We will consider comments that we receive by July 6, 2015.

ADDRESSES:

We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your comments, include the date, volume, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register, the OMB control number and the title of the information collection. 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: David Parry, Supervisor, USDA, Farm Service Agency, APFO Customer Service Section, 2222 West 2300 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84119-2020.

You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Copies of the information collection may be requested by contacting David Parry at the above address.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

David Parry, Supervisor, (801) 844-2923. Persons with disabilities who require alternative mean for communication (Braille, large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact the USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (Voice).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Title: Request for Aerial Photography.

OMB Control Number: 0560-0176.

Expiration Date: November 30, 2015.

Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection.

Abstract: The information collection is needed to enable the Department of Agriculture to effectively administer the Aerial Photography Program. APFO has the responsibility for conducting and coordinating the FSA's aerial photography, remote sensing programs, and the aerial photography flying contract programs. The digital and film imagery secured by FSA is public domain and reproductions of such imagery are available at cost to any customer with a need. All receipts from the sale of aerial photography products and services are retained by FSA. The FSA-441, Request for Aerial Photography, is the form FSA supplies to the customers for placing an order for aerial imagery products and services. There are no changes to the burden hours since the last OMB submission.

The formula used to calculate the total burden hour is estimated average time per responses hours times total annual responses.

Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this information collection is estimated to average 19 minutes hours per response. The average travel time, which is included in the total burden, is estimated to be 1 hour per respondent.

Respondents: Farmers, Ranchers and other USDA customers who wish to purchase imagery products and services.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,120.

Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.

Estimated Total Annual Responses. 12,120.

Estimated Average Time per Response: 0.32.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 3,770 hours.

We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information collection to help us to:

(1) Evaluate 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) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

(3) Evaluate the quality, utility, and clarity of the information technology; and

(4) Minimize the burden of the information collection on those who respond through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses where provided, will be made a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection.

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Signed on May 1, 2015.

Val Dolcini,

Administrator, Farm Service Agency.

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[FR Doc. 2015-10606 Filed 5-5-15; 8:45 am]

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