Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 7913-7914 [E6-2096]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 15, 2006 / Notices cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES through a fee schedule. In order to fill a request for reproduction or loan of items the library must have the name, mailing address, phone number, and patron ID number of the respondent initiating the request, and depending on the method of delivery, may require a fax number, e-mail address, or Ariel IP address. The collected information is used to deliver the material to the respondent, bill for and track payment of applicable fees, monitor the return to NAL of loaned material, identify and locate the requested material in NAL collections, and determine whether the respondent consents to the fees charged by NAL. Need and Use of the Information: The NAL document delivery staff uses the information collected to identify the protocol for processing the request. The information collected determines whether the respondent is charged or exempt from any charges and what process the recipient uses to make payment if the request is chargeable. The staff also uses the information provided to process/package the reproduction or loan for delivery. Without the requested information NAL has no way to locate and deliver the loan or reproduction to the respondent, and thus cannot meet its mandate to supply agricultural material. Description of Respondents: Federal Government; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government; Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 2100. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 525. Agricultural Research Service Title: Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act Workshop Registration Form. OMB Control Number: 0518–0033. Summary of Collection: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library (NAL), Animal Welfare Information Center conducts a workshop titled ‘‘Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal welfare Act’’. The registration form collects information from interested parties necessary to register them for the workshop. The information includes: workshop data preferences, signature, name, title, organization name, mailing address, phone and fax numbers and email address. The information will be collected using online and printed versions of the form. Also forms can be fax or mailed. Need and Use of the Information: NAL will collect information to register participants, contact them regarding schedule changes, control the number of VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:17 Feb 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 participants due to limited resources and training space, and compile and customize class materials to meet the needs of the participants. Failure to collect the information would prohibit the delivery of the workshop and significantly inhibit NAL’s ability to provide up-to-date information on the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act. Description of Respondents: Not-forProfit Institutions; Business or Other for-profit; Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 100. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 8. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–2103 Filed 2–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Intergovernmental Advisory Committee Meeting, Northwest Forest Plan Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC), Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP), has scheduled a meeting on March 8, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel, in the Broadway/St. Johns Conference rooms, 1021 NE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232, 503–235–2100. The purpose of the meeting is to review progress on addressing key findings and trends from the April 19–20, 2005 Science and the Northwest Forest Plan, Knowledge Gained Over a Decade conference hosted by the USDA, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, and to collect advice regarding the implementation improvement strategies being drafted. The meeting is open to the public and fully accessible for people with disabilities. A 10-minute time slot is reserved for public comments at 8:50 a.m. Interpreters are available upon request at least 10 days prior to the meeting. Written comments may be submitted for the meeting record. Interested persons are encouraged to attend. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding this meeting may be directed to Kath Collier, Management Analyst, Regional Ecosystem Office, 333 SW First Avenue, P.O. Box 3623, PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7913 Portland, OR 97208 (telephone: 503– 808–2165). Dated: February 8, 2006. Anne Badgley, Designated Federal Official. [FR Doc. E6–2140 Filed 2–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35,as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 17, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard C. Annan, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5181, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 720–0784. FAX: (202) 720–4120. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR part 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RUS is submitting to OMB for reinstatement. Comments are invited on: (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 appropriate E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 7914 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 15, 2006 / Notices automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Richard C. Annan, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. FAX: (202) 720–8435. Title: Request for Approval to Sell Capital Assets. OMB Control Number: 0572–0020. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: A borrower’s assets provide the security for a government loan. The selling of assets reduces the security and increases the risk to the government. RUS Form 369 allows the borrower to seek agency permission to sell some of its assets. The form collects detailed information regarding the proposed sales of a portion of the borrower’s systems. RUS electric utility borrowers complete this form to request RUS approval in order to sell capital assets when the fair market value exceeds 10 percent of the borrower’s net utility plant. Estimate of Burden: Public Reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 3 hours per response. Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; Business or other for profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 15 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720–7853. FAX: (202) 720–8435. 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. Dated: February 6, 2006. James M. Andrew, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. E6–2096 Filed 2–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:17 Feb 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on the following information collections for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 17, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard C. Annan, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5818, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 720–0784. Fax: (202) 720–8435. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities [see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)]. This notice identifies information collections that RUS is submitting to OMB for extension. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether this 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 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 respondents, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Richard C. Annan, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. Fax: (202) 720–0784. Title: Telecommunications Field Trials. OMB Control Number: 0572–0133. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: To protect the equity of loans it makes, RUS Telecommunications Program establishes the minimum acceptable performance criteria for materials and equipment to be employed on telecommunication systems financed by PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 RUS. These specifications cover a variety of materials and equipment, ranging from multipair cables for direct burial in the earth, to highly sophisticated, computerized central office digital switches. Manufacturers wishing to sell their products to RUS borrowers, request RUS consideration for acceptance of their products and submit data demonstrating their products’ compliance with RUS specifications and that the products are otherwise acceptable for use on rural telecommunications systems. The review and determination of product acceptability is made to help assure that the products will perform properly and provide service lives that assure reliable revenue incomes and repayment of RUS loans funds in a manner consistent with the terms and conditions of the RUS loan. Unacceptable products may fail prematurely and interrupt service, require costly replacements, and reduce revenues. Without this collection, RUS has no means of determining the acceptability of advanced technology in a manner that is timely enough for RUS borrowers to take advantage of the improved benefits and promise that such products may provide for rural America. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 3 hours per response. Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 6. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 72 hours. Dated: February 6, 2006. James M. Andrew, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. E6–2107 Filed 2–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Hawai’i Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, that a conference call of the Hawai’i State Advisory Committee in the Western Region will convene at 1 p.m. (PDT) and adjourn at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, February 23, 2006. The purpose of the conference call is to plan future activities and discuss on-going projects. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 15, 2006)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E6-2096]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service


Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35,as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) 
invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends 
to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 17, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard C. Annan, Director, Program 
Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, 1400 
Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5181, South Building, 
Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 720-0784. FAX: (202) 720-
4120.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
regulation (5 CFR part 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) requires that interested members 
of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on 
information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RUS 
is submitting to OMB for reinstatement.
    Comments are invited on: (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 appropriate

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automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be 
sent to: Richard C. Annan, Director, Program Development and Regulatory 
Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 
1522, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250-1522. FAX: 
(202) 720-8435.
    Title: Request for Approval to Sell Capital Assets.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0020.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: A borrower's assets provide the security for a government 
loan. The selling of assets reduces the security and increases the risk 
to the government. RUS Form 369 allows the borrower to seek agency 
permission to sell some of its assets. The form collects detailed 
information regarding the proposed sales of a portion of the borrower's 
systems. RUS electric utility borrowers complete this form to request 
RUS approval in order to sell capital assets when the fair market value 
exceeds 10 percent of the borrower's net utility plant.
    Estimate of Burden: Public Reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 3 hours per response.
    Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; Business or other for 
profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 15 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat 
Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720-7853. 
FAX: (202) 720-8435.
    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.

    Dated: February 6, 2006.
James M. Andrew,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. E6-2096 Filed 2-14-06; 8:45 am]
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