Federal Register Notices
[Federal Register: May 1, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 83)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Commodity Credit Corporation
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently
Approved Information Collection
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
Commodity Credit Corporations (CCC) intention to
request an extension for a currently approved
information collection in support of the CCC
Facility Guarantee Program (FGP) based on
DATES: Comments on this notice must be received
by July 2, 2007.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OF COMMENTS: Contact P.
Mark Rowse, Director, Credit Programs Division,
Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, AgStop 1035,
Washington, DC 20250-1035, telephone (202)
720-0624 or e-mail at
Title: CCC Facility Guarantee Program.
OMB Number: 0551-0032.
Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2007.
Type of Request: Extension of and revision to a currently
approved information collection.
Abstract: The primary objective of the FGP is to expand U.S.
agricultural exports by improving agricultural
infrastructure in importing countries. The FGP
makes available export credit guarantees to
encourage U.S. private sector financing of
foreign purchases of U.S. goods and services on
credit terms. The CCC currently offers the FGP
for exports to at least 1 country and 2 country
regions. The FGP information collection is
similar to those for the Export Credit Guarantee
Program (GSM-102) (OMB control number
0551-0004). The information collection for the
FGP differs primarily as follows:
(1) The applicant, in order to receive a payment guarantee,
provides information evidencing that the
exported goods and services used to develop
improved infrastructure will primarily benefit
exports of U.S. agricultural commodities and
(2) The applicant is required to certify that the value of
non-U.S. components of goods and services is
less than 50 percent of the contract value
covered under the payment 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 the FGP. The
information collection 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
Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for these
collections is estimated to average 12 hours per
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: 5 per annum.
Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 6 per annum.
Estimated Total Annual Burden of Respondents: 360 hours.
Copies of this information collection can be obtained from
Tamoria Thompson-Hall, the Agency Information
Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690-1690 or
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 P. Mark Rowse, Director, Credit
Programs Division, Office of Trade Programs, FAS,
USDA, Stop 1035, Washington, DC 20250, or
firstname.lastname@example.org, or to the Desk Officer
for Agriculture, Office of
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of
Management and Budget (OMB), 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
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 April 20, 2007.
W. Kirk Miller,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service