Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 71619-71620 [E7-24425]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 18, 2007 / Notices yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Willie Williams, Equal Opportunity Specialist, Rural Development, Civil Rights Staff, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 0703, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–0703, Telephone (202) 692– 0099 (voice) or 692–0107 (TDD). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 7 CFR 1901–E, Civil Rights Compliance Requirements. OMB Number: 0575–0018. Expiration Date of Approval: May 31, 2008. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Abstract: The information collection under OMB Number 0575–0018 enables USDA Rural Development to effectively monitor a recipient’s compliance with the civil rights laws, and to determine whether or not service and benefits are being provided to beneficiaries on an equal opportunity basis. USDA Rural Development is required to provide Federal financial assistance through its housing and community and business programs on an equal opportunity basis. The laws implemented in 7 CFR part 1901, subpart E, require the recipients of USDA Rural Development Federal financial assistance to collect various types of information, including information on participants in certain of these agencies’ programs, by race, color, and national origin. The information collected and maintained by the recipients of certain programs from USDA Rural Development is used internally by these agencies for monitoring compliance with the civil rights laws and regulations. This information is made available to USDA officials, officials of other Federal agencies, and to Congress for reporting purposes. Without the required information, USDA Rural Development and its recipients will lack the necessary documentation to demonstrate that their programs are being administered in a nondiscriminatory manner, and in full compliance with the civil rights laws. In addition, USDA Rural Development and their recipients would be vulnerable in lawsuits alleging discrimination in the affected programs of these agencies, and would be without appropriate data and documentation to defend themselves by demonstrating that services and benefits are being provided to beneficiaries on an equal opportunity basis. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 8 hours per response. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Dec 17, 2007 Jkt 214001 Respondents: Recipients of USDA Rural Development Federal financial assistance, loan, and loan guarantee programs. Estimated Number of Respondents: 27,000. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3. Estimated Number of Responses: 72,222. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 560,601. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Cheryl Thompson, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services Division, at (202) 692–0043. Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Rural Development, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agencies’ 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 Cheryl Thompson, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services Division, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 0742, Washington, DC 20250–0742. 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: December 6, 2007. Thomas C. Dorr, Under Secretary, Rural Development. [FR Doc. E7–24424 Filed 12–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service, USDA. Proposed collection; Comments requested. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71619 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 the Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 19, 2008 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlene Nunes, Senior Loan Specialist, Multi-Family Housing Processing Guaranteed Loan Division, Rural Housing Service, USDA, Stop 0781, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250, telephone, (202) 401–2307. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program. OMB Number: 0575–0174. Expiration Date of Approval: October 31, 2008. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Abstract: On March 28, 1996, President Clinton signed the ‘‘Housing Opportunity Program Extension Act of 1996.’’ One of the provisions of the Act was the authorization of the section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Loan Program, adding the program to the Housing Act of 1949. The program has been designed to increase the supply of affordable multifamily housing through partnerships between RHS and major lending sources, as well as state and local housing finance agencies and bond issuers. Qualified lenders will be authorized to originate, underwrite, and close loans for multifamily housing projects. To be considered, these projects must be either new construction or acquisition with rehabilitation with at least $6,500 per unit. The housing must be available for occupancy only to low or moderate income families or persons, whose incomes at the time of initial occupancy do not exceed 115 percent of the median income of the area. After initial occupancy, the tenant’s income may exceed these limits; however, rents, including utilities, are restricted to no more than 30 percent of the 115 percent of area median income for the term of the loan. The Secretary is authorized under section 510 (k) to prescribe regulations to ensure that these federally funded loans are made to eligible applicants for authorized purposes. The lender must evaluate the eligibility, cost, benefits, feasibility, and financial performance of E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 71620 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 18, 2007 / Notices the proposed project. The Agency collects this information from the lender to determine if funds are being used to meet the goals and mission of Rural Development. The information submitted by the lender to the Agency is used by the Agency to manage, plan, evaluate, and account for Government resources. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response. Respondents: Nonprofit and for-profit lending corporations and public bodies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 462. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 6.5. Estimated Number of Responses: 3020. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,588 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Cheryl Thompson, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692–0042. Comments yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES 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 automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Cheryl Thompson, 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: November 16, 2007. James C. Alsop, Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. E7–24425 Filed 12–17–07; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board International Trade Administration [A–821–819] [T–4–2007] Foreign–Trade Zone 38 – Spartanburg County, SC, Application for Temporary/Interim Manufacturing ¨ Authority, ZF Lemforder Corporation, (Automotive Suspension Systems), Notice of Approval On September 26, 2007, an application was filed by the Executive Secretary of the Foreign–Trade Zones (FTZ) Board submitted by the South Carolina State Ports Authority, grantee of FTZ 38, requesting temporary/interim manufacturing (T/IM) authority on ¨ behalf of ZF Lemforder Corporation, to assemble automotive suspension systems under FTZ procedures within FTZ 38 Site–3, Duncan, South Carolina. The application has been processed in accordance with T/IM procedures, as authorized by FTZ Board Orders 1347 (69 FR 52857, 8–30–2004) and 1480 (71 FR 55422, 9–22–2006), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (72 FR 56334, 10–3–2007). The FTZ staff examiner reviewed the application and determined that it meets the criteria for approval under T/ IM procedures. The foreign–origin components approved for this activity are: stoppers/lids/caps (HTSUS 3923.50), reinforced tubes/pipes/hoses (4009.42), articles of rubber (4016.99), fasteners (7318.15, .16, .22, .24; 7616.10), helical and leaf springs (7320.20), cables and wires (7326.90), fittings (8302.30), check valves (8481.30), brake system parts (8708.30), suspension systems and related parts (8708.80), dampeners (8708.99), height sensors (9031.80), wheel hubs (8708.99), drive shafts (8708.99), universal joints (8708.99), and ball bearings (8482.10). Pursuant to the authority delegated to the FTZ Board Executive Secretary in the above–referenced Board Orders, the application is approved, effective this date, until December 10, 2009, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. Dated: December 10, 2007. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–24499 Filed 12–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Dec 17, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Magnesium Metal from the Russian Federation Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 18, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dmitry Vladimirov, AD/CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0665. AGENCY: Background The Department of Commerce (the Department) published an antidumping duty order on magnesium metal from the Russian Federation on April 15, 2005. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Magnesium Metal from the Russian Federation, 70 FR 19930 (April 15, 2005). On April 30, 2007, PSC VSMPO–AVISMA Corporation, a Russian Federation producer of the subject merchandise, requested that the Department conduct an administrative review. On April 30, 2007, U.S. Magnesium Corporation LLC, the petitioner in this proceeding, also requested that the Department conduct an administrative review with respect to PSC VSMPO–AVISMA Corporation and Solikamsk Magnesium Works (SMW), another Russian Federation producer of the subject merchandise. On May 30, 2007, the Department published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on magnesium metal from the Russian Federation for the period April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 72 FR 29968 (May 30, 2007). On July 11, 2007, SMW notified the Department that it will not participate in this administrative review. The preliminary results of this administrative review are currently due no later than December 31, 2007. Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to make a preliminary determination within 245 days after the E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 18, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71619-71620]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-24425]


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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, USDA.

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 the Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 19, 2008 to 
be assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlene Nunes, Senior Loan Specialist, 
Multi-Family Housing Processing Guaranteed Loan Division, Rural Housing 
Service, USDA, Stop 0781, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 
20250, telephone, (202) 401-2307.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program.
    OMB Number: 0575-0174.
    Expiration Date of Approval: October 31, 2008.
    Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Information 
Collection.
    Abstract: On March 28, 1996, President Clinton signed the ``Housing 
Opportunity Program Extension Act of 1996.'' One of the provisions of 
the Act was the authorization of the section 538 Guaranteed Rural 
Rental Housing Loan Program, adding the program to the Housing Act of 
1949. The program has been designed to increase the supply of 
affordable multifamily housing through partnerships between RHS and 
major lending sources, as well as state and local housing finance 
agencies and bond issuers. Qualified lenders will be authorized to 
originate, underwrite, and close loans for multifamily housing 
projects. To be considered, these projects must be either new 
construction or acquisition with rehabilitation with at least $6,500 
per unit.
    The housing must be available for occupancy only to low or moderate 
income families or persons, whose incomes at the time of initial 
occupancy do not exceed 115 percent of the median income of the area. 
After initial occupancy, the tenant's income may exceed these limits; 
however, rents, including utilities, are restricted to no more than 30 
percent of the 115 percent of area median income for the term of the 
loan.
    The Secretary is authorized under section 510 (k) to prescribe 
regulations to ensure that these federally funded loans are made to 
eligible applicants for authorized purposes. The lender must evaluate 
the eligibility, cost, benefits, feasibility, and financial performance 
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the proposed project. The Agency collects this information from the 
lender to determine if funds are being used to meet the goals and 
mission of Rural Development. The information submitted by the lender 
to the Agency is used by the Agency to manage, plan, evaluate, and 
account for Government resources.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1 hour per response.
    Respondents: Nonprofit and for-profit lending corporations and 
public bodies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 462.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 6.5.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 3020.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,588 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Cheryl 
Thompson, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692-
0042.

Comments

    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 automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Cheryl 
Thompson, 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: November 16, 2007.
James C. Alsop,
Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
[FR Doc. E7-24425 Filed 12-17-07; 8:45 am]
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