[Federal Register: June 25, 2002 (Volume 67,
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Commodity Credit Corporation
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved
AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation,
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Commodity Credit Corporation's
(CCC) intention to request an extension for a currently
approved information collection in support of the CCC Export
Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102), the CCC Intermediate Credit
Guarantee Program (GSM-103) and the CCC Supplier Credit
Guarantee Program (SCGP) based on re-estimates.
DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 26, 2002, to be assured of consideration. Additional Information or Comments: Contact William Hawkins, Director, Program Administration Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, AgStop 1031, Washington, DC 20250-1031, telephone (202) 720-3241.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: CCC
Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102), CCC Intermediate
Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-103), and CCC Supplier
Credit Guarantee Program (SCGP). OMB Number: 0551-0004 (GSM-102 and GSM-103) and
0551-0037 (SCGP). These will be combined into OMB Number 0551-0004 if this
request is approved.
Expiration Date of Approval: November 30,
Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection.
Abstract: The primary objective of the
GSM-102, GSM-103 and SCGP programs is to expand U.S. agricultural exports by
making available export credit guarantees to encourage U.S. private sector
financing of foreign purchases of U.S. agricultural commodities on credit terms.
The CCC currently has programs operating in at least 40
countries and country regions, with 169 exporters eligible to participate. Under
7 CFR Part 1493, exporters are required to submit the following: (1) Information
about the exporter for program participation, (2) export sales information in
connection with applying for a payment guarantee, (3) information regarding the
actual export of the commodity, (evidence of export report), (4) notice of
default and claims for loss, and (5) other documents, if applicable, including
notice of assignment of the right to receive proceeds under the export credit
guarantee. In addition, each exporter and exporter's assignee (U.S. financial
institution) must maintain records on all information submitted to CCC
and in connection with sales made under GSM-102, GSM-103 and SCGP. The
information collected is used by CCC to manage, plan, evaluate
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 0.47 hours per GSM-102/3
response and 0.62 hours per SCGP response.
Respondents: Exporters of U.S. agricultural commodities, banks or other financial institutions, producer associations, export trade associations, and U.S. Government agencies.
Copies of this information collection can be
obtained from Kimberly Chisley, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator,
at (202) 720- 2568.
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
Comments may be sent to William Hawkins, Director, Program Administration Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, AgStop 1031, Washington, DC 20250-1031, 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 June 19,
Ira D. Branson,
Acting General Sales Manager, Foreign Agricultural Service.