Federal Register Notices
[Federal Register: November 6, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 214)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Foreign Agricultural Service
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently
Approved Information Collection
AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the
Foreign Agricultural Service's intention to
request a renewal of current information
collection processes currently used in support
of Exporter Assistance programs. This request to
is based on estimates of the public burden set
forth in the abstract.
DATES: Comments on this notice must be received
by January 7, 2008 to be assured of
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
including the validity of the methodology and
assumptions used; (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 technology. Comments and
questions regarding the Export
Assistance Programs registration forms, surveys
and qualification criteria should be send to:
Maria Nemeth-Ek, Branch Chief, Overseas Trade
Support Group, Market Development and Grants
Management Division, Office of Trade Programs,
Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop
1052, Washington, DC 20250-1052. All written
comments received will be available for public
inspection at the above address during business
hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.--Phone (202)
720-6343, Fax: (202) 690-0193.
Title: Export Services.
OMB Number: 0551-0031.
Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2008.
Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information
Abstract: The major objective of the Overseas Trade Support
Group is to expand U.S. agricultural exports by
helping U.S. companies to sell their products
outside the United States. U.S. companies use
the Foreign Buyer List service to learn of
20,000 buyers in more than 25 countries who
specialize in the importation and distribution
of U.S. products in their country. Specific
program and form information is available at:
Each year a certain number of trade shows are
selected in the best prospective markets to host
a U.S.A. pavilion where U.S. companies can
promote their products to buyers. A list of USDA
endorsed shows is available at:
The Exporter Assistance section of the FAS Web
http://www.fas.usda.gov/, a one-stop-shop
for either the experienced or novice exporter
offers information about exporting and easy
access to register for these services.
Customer service surveys are collected at
various trade shows and evaluations of Foreign
Buyers List data are
downloaded annually in order to improve the
effectiveness of these services.
The information is necessary to manage, plan and
evaluate the effectiveness of these
services, which are intended to help
U.S. companies to market and sell their products
in overseas markets. Authority to collect this
information falls under 7 U.S.C. part 1761 and
is voluntary for U.S. companies to participate.
A small fee is charged for some of the
Estimate of Burden: The burden to U.S. exporters is estimated
to average 0.25 hours per response.
Respondents: U.S. agricultural exporters of food, farm, and
Estimated Number of Respondents: 3000 per annum.
Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4 per annum.
Estimated Total Annual Burden of Respondents: 3000 hours per
Copies of this information collection can be obtained from
Tamoria Thompson-Hall, the Agency Information
Collection Coordinator, at (202) 720-1690.
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.
Michael W. Yost,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. E7-21785 Filed 11-5-07; 8:45 am]