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:Emergency Conservation Program
OMB Control Number:0560-0082
Summary of Collection:The Farm Service Agency (FSA), in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Forest Service, and other agencies and organizations, provides eligible producers and landowners cost-share incentives and technical assistance through several conservation and environmental programs to help farmers, ranchers, and other eligible landowners and operators conserve soil, improve water quality, develop forests, and rehabilitate farmland severely damaged by natural disasters. The authorities to collect information for this collection are found under the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended, and the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2201-2205).
Need and Use of the Information:FSA will collect information using forms AD-245, Practice Approval and Payment Application, FSA-18, Applicant's Agreement to Complete an Uncompleted Practice, FSA-849, Emergency Conservation Program Hurricane Gulf of Mexico, Poultry and CCC-526, Payment Eligibility Average Adjustment Gross Income Certification. The collected information will be used to determine if the person, land, and practices are eligible for participation in the respective program and to receive cost-share assistance.
Description of Respondents:Farms.
Number of Respondents:90,000.
Frequency of Responses:Reporting: Annually.
Total Burden Hours:67,610.