[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 27 (Wednesday, February 10, 2010)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-2871]

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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

February 4, 2010.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments 
regarding (a) whether the 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 burden including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or 
fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, 
Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-7602. Comments regarding these 
information collections are best assured of having their full effect if 
received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the 
submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-8958.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to 
respond to the collection of information that such persons are not 
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Farm Service Agency

    Title: Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act Report.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0097.
    Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Foreign Investment 
Disclosure Act of 1978 (AFIDA) requires foreign investors to report in 
a timely manner all held, acquired, or transferred U.S. agricultural 
land to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) . Authority for the 
collection of the information was delegated by the Secretary of 
Agriculture to the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Foreign investors may 
obtain form FSA-153, AFIDA Report, from their local FSA county office 
or from the FSA Internet site. Investors are required to file a report 
within 90 days of the acquisition, transfer, or change in the use of 
their land.
    Need and Use of the Information: The information collected from the 
AFIDA Reports is used to monitor the effect of foreign investment upon 
family farms and rural communities and in the preparation of a 
voluntary report to Congress and the President. Congress reviews the 
report and decides if regulatory action is necessary to limit the 
amount of foreign investment in U.S. agricultural land. If this 
information was not collected, USDA could not effectively monitor 
foreign investment and the impact of such holdings upon family farms 
and rural communities.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; 
Individuals or households; Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 5,525.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 2,631.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-2871 Filed 2-9-10; 8:45 am]