Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 36651 [E7-12969]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 128 / Thursday, July 5, 2007 / Notices submitted prior to the August 30th meeting by sending them to Joanne West at the address given below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information regarding this meeting, contact Joanne West; Sweet Home Ranger District; 4431 Highway 20; Sweet Home, Oregon 97386; (541) 367– 3546. Dated: June 26, 2007. Dallas J. Emch, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 07–3252 Filed 7–3–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service (RHS), USDA Rural Development. ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service’s intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for Technical and Supervisory Assistance (TSA) grants. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 4, 2007 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nica Mathes, Senior Loan Specialist, Single Family Housing Direct Loan Division, Rural Housing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Mail STOP 0783, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–0783, Telephone 202–205– 3656. SUMMARY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Technical & Supervisory Assistance Grants. OMB Number: 0575–0188. Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2007. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information collection. Abstract: RHS is authorized under Section 525 of Title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, to make grants to or to enter into contracts to pay part or all of the cost of developing, conducting, administering or coordinating effective and comprehensive programs of technical and supervisory assistance which will aid needy low-income individuals and families in benefiting from Federal, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:43 Jul 03, 2007 Jkt 211001 State and local housing programs in rural areas. Recipient public or private nonprofit corporations, agencies, institutions, organizations, Indian tribes and other associations approved by the Secretary assist low-income individuals by providing homebuyer training, preparing applications for loan and other housing assistance, and counseling those with delinquent Rural Development housing loans. RHS refers to this program as Technical and Supervisory Assistance. RHS annually publishes a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) in the Federal Register to invite grant proposals. The NOFA sets forth the eligibility and application requirements. Information is collected from applicants and grant recipients by Rural Development staff in its local, State and National offices. This information will be used to determine applicant eligibility for a grant, project feasibility, to select grants for funding, and to monitor performance of selected grantees. If an applicant’s proposal is selected for funding, it will be notified of the selection and given the opportunity to submit a formal application. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .56 hours per response. Respondents: Public and private nonprofit corporations, agencies, institutions, organizations, and Indian tribes. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 7. Estimated Number of Responses: 349. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 621 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Renita Bolden, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692–0035. Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of RHS, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of RHS’ 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 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36651 automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Renita Bolden, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250. 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: June 27, 2007. Russell T. Davis, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. E7–12969 Filed 7–3–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Announcement of Grant Application Deadlines and Funding Levels Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice of funds availability. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency delivering the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Utilities Program, hereinafter referred as Rural Development, announces its Community Connect Grant Program application window for funding during fiscal year (FY) 2007. In addition, RUS announces the minimum and maximum amounts for Community Connect grants applicable for the fiscal year. The Community Connect Grant Program regulations can be found at 7 CFR part 1739, subpart A. DATES: You may submit completed applications for grants on paper or electronically according to the following deadlines: • Paper copies must carry proof of shipping no later than August 20, 2007 to be eligible for FY 2007 grant funding. Late applications are not eligible for FY 2007 grant funding. Electronic copies must be received by August 20, 2007 to be eligible for FY 2007 grant funding. Late applications are not eligible for FY 2007 grant funding. You may obtain application guides and materials for the Community Connect Grant Program via the Internet at the following Web site: http:// www.usda.gov/rus/telecom/ commconnect.htm. You may also request application guides and materials from Rural Development by contacting ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 128 (Thursday, July 5, 2007)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E7-12969]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Housing Service


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Rural Housing Service (RHS), USDA Rural Development.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Rural Housing Service's intention to request an 
extension for a currently approved information collection in support of 
the program for Technical and Supervisory Assistance (TSA) grants.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 4, 2007 to 
be assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nica Mathes, Senior Loan Specialist, 
Single Family Housing Direct Loan Division, Rural Housing Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Mail STOP 0783, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-0783, Telephone 202-205-3656.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Technical & Supervisory Assistance Grants.
    OMB Number: 0575-0188.
    Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2007.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: RHS is authorized under Section 525 of Title V of the 
Housing Act of 1949, as amended, to make grants to or to enter into 
contracts to pay part or all of the cost of developing, conducting, 
administering or coordinating effective and comprehensive programs of 
technical and supervisory assistance which will aid needy low-income 
individuals and families in benefiting from Federal, State and local 
housing programs in rural areas.
    Recipient public or private nonprofit corporations, agencies, 
institutions, organizations, Indian tribes and other associations 
approved by the Secretary assist low-income individuals by providing 
homebuyer training, preparing applications for loan and other housing 
assistance, and counseling those with delinquent Rural Development 
housing loans. RHS refers to this program as Technical and Supervisory 
Assistance. RHS annually publishes a Notice of Funds Availability 
(NOFA) in the Federal Register to invite grant proposals. The NOFA sets 
forth the eligibility and application requirements.
    Information is collected from applicants and grant recipients by 
Rural Development staff in its local, State and National offices. This 
information will be used to determine applicant eligibility for a 
grant, project feasibility, to select grants for funding, and to 
monitor performance of selected grantees. If an applicant's proposal is 
selected for funding, it will be notified of the selection and given 
the opportunity to submit a formal application.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .56 hours per response.
    Respondents: Public and private nonprofit corporations, agencies, 
institutions, organizations, and Indian tribes.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 7.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 349.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 621 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Renita 
Bolden, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692-0035.
Comments
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
RHS, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) 
the accuracy of RHS' 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 automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology. Comments may be sent to Renita Bolden, Regulations and 
Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural 
Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 
20250. 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: June 27, 2007.
Russell T. Davis,
Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
[FR Doc. E7-12969 Filed 7-3-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-XV-P