Federal Register Notices
[Federal Register: October 7, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 193)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Commodity Credit Corporation
Notice of Request for a Revision of a Currently Approved
AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA.
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this
notice announces the intention of the Commodity Credit Corporation
(CCC) to request a revision of a currently approved information
collection in support of the CCC's Dairy Export Incentive Program
(DEIP) based on re-estimates. This information collection has applied
to CCC's Export Enhancement Program (EEP) as well as the DEIP. However,
the EEP has been repealed by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of
2008. The program regulations at 7 CFR 1494 will be updated to delete
references to the EEP.
DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 7, 2009.
Additional Information or Comments: Contact Mark Rowse, Director,
Credit Programs Division, Office of Trade Programs, Foreign
Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, AgBox 1025,
Washington, DC 20250-1025, or by telephone at (202) 720-0624.
Title: CCC's Dairy Export Incentive Program (DEIP).
OMB Number: 0551-0028.
Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2010.
Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information
Abstract: The major objective of the DEIP is to expand U.S. dairy
product exports by paying cash to exporters as bonuses, allowing them
to sell U.S. dairy products in targeted countries at competitive
prices. Currently, 102 countries and 3 country regions are targeted
export destinations and 650 exporters are eligible to participate under
the DEIP. Under 7 CFR part 1494, exporters are required to submit the
following: (1) Information required for program participation (section
1494.301), (2) performance security (section 1494.401), (3) export
sales information in connection with applying for a CCC bonus (section
1494.501), and (4) evidence of export and related information (section
1494.701). In addition, each exporter must maintain accurate records
showing sales and deliveries of the eligible commodity exported in
connection with an agreement made under the DEIP, as outlined in
section 1494.1001. The information collected is used by CCC to manage,
plan for and evaluate the use of, and account for Government resources.
The reports and records are required to ensure the proper and judicious
use of public funds.
Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for these
collections is estimated to average 41 minutes per response.
Respondents: Exporters of U.S. agricultural commodities, banks or
other financial institutions, producer associations, export trade
associations, and U.S. Government agencies.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 10 per annum.
Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 81 per annum.
Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 553.5 hours.
Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Tamoria
Thompson-Hall, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202)
Requests for comments: Send comments regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of
information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of
the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of
the collection of information on those who are to respond, including
through the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other
technological collection techniques or other forms of information
technology. Comments may be sent to Mark Rowse, Director, Credit
Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, AgBox 1025, Washington, DC 20250-1025, or to the Desk
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs,
Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Persons with
disabilities who require an alternative means for communication of
information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact
USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). 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.
Signed at Washington, DC, on September 22, 2009.
John D Brewer,
Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Acting Vice
President, Commodity Credit Corporation.
[FR Doc. E9-24181 Filed 10-6-09; 8:45 am]