[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 151 (Wednesday, August 6, 1997)]
[Page 42230]
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[FR Doc No: 97-20655]

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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

August 1, 1997.
    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, Pub. L. 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), Washington, DC 20503 and to 
Department 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 this submission(s) may be obtained by calling 
(202) 720-6746.
    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 the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

 Foreign Agricultural Service

    Title: Foreign Donation of Agricultural Commodities.
    OMB Control Number: 0551-0035.
    Summary of Collection: Information collected includes program 
agreements and plans of operation, logistic reports and audit 
    Need and Use Of The Information: The information is used to develop 
effective agreements, determine whether the cooperating sponsor has 
complied with the agreement and to assess the value of the programs.
    Description Of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 33.
    Frequency Of Responses: Reporting: Semi-annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 21,417.

 Farm Service Agency

    Title: Farm Reconstitutions (7 CFR part 718).
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0025.
    Summary Of Collection: Information is required when a producer 
wishes to increase acreage attributed to the farm from leases or 
purchases or change farm acreage records as a result of a sale of any 
part of a farm.
    Need And Use Of The Information: The information is used to 
determine whether a farm is being reconstituted primarily for the 
purpose of increased program benefits, avoiding liquidated damages, 
avoiding payment reductions or marketing penalties, or for establishing 
eligibility to transfer allotments or quotas subject to sale or lease.
    Description Of Respondents: Farms.
    Number Of Respondents: 359,921.
    Frequency Of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 89,980.

 Farm Service Agency

    Title: 7 CFR Part 1924-B, Management Advice to Individual Borrowers 
and Applicants.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0154.
    Summary Of Collection: Information is collected concerning the 
respondents current financial condition along with farm income and 
expense information.
    Need And Use Of The Information: The information is used to protect 
the government's financial interests by ensuring that the farming 
operations of direct loan applicants and borrowers are properly 
assessed for short and long-term financial feasibility.
    Descriptoin Of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit; 
Not-for-profit institutions.
    Number Of Respondents: 77,210.
    Frequrency Of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 180,441.

 Farm Service Agency

    Title: 7 CFR 1951-S, Farmer Program Account Servicing Policies.
    Omb Control Number: 0560-0161.
    Summary Of Collection: Information collected includes requests for 
loan servicing, appraisal agreements, and responses to notices and 
acceptance of offers.
    Need And Use Of The Information: The information is used by agency 
officials to consider a financially distressed or delinquent borrower's 
request for loan servicing.
    Description Of Respondents: Farms; Individuals or households; 
Business or other for-profit.
    Number Of Respondents: 10,400.
    Frequency Of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 8,588.
Donald Hulcher,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 97-20655 Filed 8-5-97; 8:45 am]