Federal Register: November 12, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 219)
DOCID: fr12no08-34 FR Doc E8-26853
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Farm Service Agency
ACTION: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; End-Use Certificate Program
DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before January 12, 2009 to be assured consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable.
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 that supports the EndUse Certificate Program.
End-Use Certificate Program,
Title: EndUse Certificate Program.
OMB Control Number: 05600151.
Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2009.
Type of Request: Extension.
Abstract: This information collection is to ensure that Canadian wheat imported into the U.S. does not benefit from United States export programs. To comply with the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, FSA requires information from the importers, subsequent buyers, and endusers that assist in tracking the Canadian wheat within the U.S. marketing system.
Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this information collection is estimated to average 0.1744 hours per response.
Respondents: Wheat importers, traders, and endusers.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 421.
Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 128.
Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 4,520 hours.
Comments are invited on:
(1) Whether the continued 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 FSA's estimate of burden including validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
(3) Enhancing the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; or
(4) Minimizing the burden of the collection of the information on those who are to respond, including 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 when provided, will become a matter of public record.
Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for Office of Management and Budget approval.
Signed in Washington, DC on November 5, 2008.
Thomas B. Hofeller,
Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Sharon Miner, Commodity Operations Division, telephone (202) 7206266.