Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Public Telecommunications Facilities Program Application Form, 45420-45421 [E9-21121]

Download as PDF 45420 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 169 / Wednesday, September 2, 2009 / Notices jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES consumption of water and energy. By lowering U.S. companies’ costs associated with water and energy consumption, Commerce Department programs can assist American firms to be more competitive in domestic and international markets, as well as advance U.S. Government objectives with respect to sustainability and climate change. A secondary purpose is to inform attendees of preparations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations and for them to advise U.S. officials on the impact a new UNFCCC agreement could have on their respective operations and on associated commercial opportunities. The conference will be held in Fresno, California at the Holiday Inn Downtown. DATES: September 15, 2009. ADDRESSES: To register for the conference, please visit the following Web site: http://www.icwt.net/usdc.htm. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Padraic Sweeney, in the Office of Transportation and Machinery, at 202–482–5024, or by e-mail: Padraic.Sweeney@mail.doc.gov. Dated: August 27, 2009. Thomas Sobotta, Acting Director, Office of Transportation and Machinery, U.S. Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. E9–21219 Filed 8–28–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Public Telecommunications Facilities Program Application Form ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on continuing and proposed information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 2, 2009. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Clifton Beck, NTIA, Room H–4888, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet cbeck@ntia.doc.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Under authority of 47 U.S.C. 390–394, 397–399, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) administers the E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 169 / Wednesday, September 2, 2009 / Notices Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP). The purpose of PTFP is to assist, through matching funds, in the planning and construction of public telecommunications facilities in order to achieve the following objectives: • Extend delivery of public telecommunications services to as many citizens in the United States as possible by the most efficient and economical means, including the use of broadcast and nonbroadcast technologies; • Increase public telecommunications services and facilities available to, operated by, and owned by minorities and women; and • Strengthen the capability of existing public radio and television stations to provide public telecommunications services to the public. The application is used to collect the required information for NTIA to evaluate eligibility of applicants, including but not limited to, project and financial resources information, population that the project will service, and type of equipment requested. NTIA conducts a competitive review process. The award decisions are made by the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and are announced prior to the end of the fiscal year (September 30). II. Method of Collection Collection allows grantees to make all submissions either over the Internet or by mail. The information collection is required of all applicants who request funding from the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0660–0003. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions, state or local government agencies. Estimated Number of Total Respondents: 300. Estimated Time per Response: 4 to 84 hours, depending on the required information. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,830. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Public: $0. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for 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 (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:56 Sep 01, 2009 Jkt 217001 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, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: August 27, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–21121 Filed 9–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XR35 Endangered Species; File No. 1556 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for modification. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, USA (CNMI), Division of Fish and Wildlife, [Sylvan Igisomar, responsible official] P.O. Box 10007, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 96950, has requested a modification to scientific research Permit No.1556–01. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before October 2, 2009. ADDRESSES: The modification request and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/, and then selecting File No. 1556–02 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s): Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 713–2289; fax (301) 713–0376; and Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4700; phone (808)944–2200; fax (808)973–2941. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45421 Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this request should be submitted to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this particular modification request would be appropriate. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)713–0376, provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing e-mail comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 1556–02. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Swails or Patrick Opay, (301)713–2289. The subject modification to Permit No. 1556, issued on May 24, 2006 (71 FR 31164) is requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222– 226). Permit No. 1556 authorizes the permit holder to perform sea turtle surveys in the waters of the Northern Mariana Islands, USA. The project consists of shoreline/cliff line assessments, inwater tow dive assessments, and the hand capture of sea turtles. Turtles are handled, measured, photographed, carapace painted, tissue-sampled, flipper tagged, passive integrated transponder tagged, and released. A subset of the turtles are satellite tagged. The applicant captures up to 100 green and 40 hawksbill sea turtles annually. The permit is issued for five years. The permit holder requests authorization to change their field season from April-October to year round and add shell etching and oral examination to their list of procedures. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 27, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–21182 Filed 9–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Public 
Telecommunications Facilities Program Application Form

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general 
public and other Federal agencies to comment on continuing and proposed 
information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 2, 
2009.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the 
Internet dHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Clifton Beck, NTIA, Room H-4888, U.S. Department 
of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or 
via the Internet cbeck@ntia.doc.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    Under authority of 47 U.S.C. 390-394, 397-399, the National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) administers 
the

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Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP). The purpose of 
PTFP is to assist, through matching funds, in the planning and 
construction of public telecommunications facilities in order to 
achieve the following objectives:
     Extend delivery of public telecommunications services to 
as many citizens in the United States as possible by the most efficient 
and economical means, including the use of broadcast and nonbroadcast 
technologies;
     Increase public telecommunications services and facilities 
available to, operated by, and owned by minorities and women; and
     Strengthen the capability of existing public radio and 
television stations to provide public telecommunications services to 
the public.
    The application is used to collect the required information for 
NTIA to evaluate eligibility of applicants, including but not limited 
to, project and financial resources information, population that the 
project will service, and type of equipment requested. NTIA conducts a 
competitive review process. The award decisions are made by the 
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and are 
announced prior to the end of the fiscal year (September 30).

II. Method of Collection

    Collection allows grantees to make all submissions either over the 
Internet or by mail. The information collection is required of all 
applicants who request funding from the Public Telecommunications 
Facilities Program.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0660-0003.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions, state or local 
government agencies.
    Estimated Number of Total Respondents: 300.
    Estimated Time per Response: 4 to 84 hours, depending on the 
required information.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,830.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Public: $0.

IV. Request for 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 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(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, e.g., the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: August 27, 2009.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-21121 Filed 9-1-09; 8:45 am]
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