SUMMARY: In accordance with the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice
announces the intention of the Commodity Credit
Corporation (CCC) to request an extension of a
currently approved information collection in
support of Export Enhancement Program (EEP) and
Export Incentive Program (DEIP).
DATES: Comments on this notice must be
received by September 11, 2006.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William S.
Hawkins, Director, Program Administration
Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Stop
1031, Washington, DC 20250-1031, telephone (202)
Title: CCC's Export Enhancement Program (EEP) and CCC's Dairy
Export Incentive Program (DEIP).
OMB Number: 0551-0028.
Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2006.
Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved
Abstract: The major objective of the EEP and DEIP is to
expand U.S. agricultural exports by paying cash
to exporters as bonuses, allowing them to sell
U.S. agricultural products in targeted countries
at competitive prices. 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 EEP
or DEIP as outlined in section 1494.1001. The
information collected is used by CCC to manage,
plan for, 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 1.08 hours
Respondents: Exporters of U.S. agricultural commodities,
banks or other financial institutions, producer
association, export trade associations, and U.S.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 40 per annum.
Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 47.4 per annum.
Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,047.68 hours.
Copies of this information collection can be obtained from
Tamoria Thompson-Hall, the Agency Information
Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690-1690.
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
Comments may be sent to William S. Hawkins,
Director, Program Administration Division,
Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Stop 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.