[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 213 (Thursday, November 4, 1999)]
[Page 60160]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-28834]



Natural Resources Conservation Service

Notice of Intent To Extend a Currently Approved Form NRCS-FNM-
141, Application for Payment

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. 
L. 104-13) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 
CFR Part 320 (60 FR 44978, August 29,1995) this announces the Natural 
Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) intention to request an 
extension for and update a currently approved Form NRCS-FNM-141, 
Application for Payment.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 3, 2000 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR COMMENTS: Contact Edward Biggers, Director, 
Management Services Division, Natural Resources Conservation Service , 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Stop 5460, 
Beltsville, MD 20705-5460, (202) 720-2162.

    Title: Application for Payment.
    OMB Number: 0578-0018.
    Expiration Date of Approval: Indefinite.
    Type of Request: Extend and update a currently approved payment 
    Abstract: The Natural Resources Conservation Service is responsible 
for the administration of various conservation programs through NRCS 
delivery systems and assists land users to voluntarily develop plans 
and apply conservation measures for these programs.
    The application for payment for these programs is submitted on the 
Application for Payment form whenever a conservation program producer 
(primarily farmers and ranchers) complete a conservation practice or 
measure as prescribed by their contract or agreement with the U. S. 
Department of Agriculture, NRCS.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response.
    Respondents: Farmers and Ranchers, individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,723.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 7681.
    Copies of this information collection and repeated instructions can 
be obtained without charge from Edward Biggers, Director, Management 
Services Division, at (202) 720-2162.
    Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (b) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information and (c) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond. Comments may be 
sent to: Edward Biggers, Director, Management Services Division, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Stop 5460, 
Beltsville, MD 20705-5460.

    Dated: October 22, 1999.
P. Dwight Holman,
Deputy Chief for Management.
[FR Doc. 99-28834 Filed 11-3-99; 8:45 am]