Federal Register Notices
[Federal Register: March 5, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 42)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Commodity Credit Corporation
Notice of Request for Extension of Currently
Approved Information Collection for TASC Program
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 Corporation's (CCC) intention
to request an extension from the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for a currently
approved information collection in support of
the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC)
DATES: Comments on this notice must be received
by May 4, 2009 to be assured of consideration.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR COMMENTS: Contact
Director, Program Operations Division, Foreign
Agricultural Service, Portals Office Building,
Suite 400, 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW.,
Washington, DC 20024, (202) 720-4327, fax: (202)
Title: Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops.
OMB Number: 0551-0038.
Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2009.
Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved
Abstract: This information is needed to administer the CCC
Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops
program. The information will be gathered from
applicants desiring to receive grants under the
program to determine the viability of requests
for funds. Regulations governing the program
appear at 7 CFR part 1487 and are available on
the Foreign Agricultural Service's Web site.
Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this
collection of information is estimated to
average 32 hours per respondent.
Respondents: U.S. government agencies, State government
agencies, non-profit trade associations,
universities, agricultural cooperatives, and
Estimated Number of Respondents: 50.
Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 5.
Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,600 hours.
Copies of this information collection can be obtained from
Tamoria Thompson-Hall, the Agency Information
Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690-1690.
Request for Comments: Send comments regarding the accuracy of
the burden estimate and ways to minimize the
burden, including through the use of automated
collection techniques or other forms of
information technology, or any other aspect of
this collection of information.
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).
Comments may be sent to Director, Program Operations
Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, Portals
Office Building, Suite 400, 1250 Maryland
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20024 and the Desk
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and
Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Facsimile
submissions may be sent to (202) 720-9361 and
electronic mail submissions should be addressed
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 January 27, 2009.
Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Acting Vice
President, Commodity Credit Corporation.
[FR Doc. E9-4698 Filed 3-4-09; 8:45 am]
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