Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 66274 [E9-29802]

Download as PDF 66274 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 15, 2009 / Notices Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 33.0. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 668.0 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 8, 2009. David R. Shipman, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E9–29800 Filed 12–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 16, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Deputy Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, RUS, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5159 South Building, Washington, DC 20250– 1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078. FAX: (202) 720–4120. 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 sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:23 Dec 14, 2009 Jkt 220001 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 will be submitted to OMB for approval. 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: Michele Brooks, Deputy Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, RUS, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. FAX: (202)720–4120. Title: 7 CFR part 1738, Rural Broadband Loans and Loan Guarantee Program. OMB Control Number: 0572–0130. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: USDA Rural Development, through the Rural Utilities Service, is authorized by Title VI, Rural Broadband Access, of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (RE Act), to provide loans and loan guarantees to fund the cost of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment for the provision of broadband service in eligible rural communities in States and Territories of the United States. The term of the loans is based on the expected composite economic life based on the depreciation of the facilities financed. The term of the loan can be as high as 25 years or even longer. In the interest of protecting loan security and accomplishing the statutory objective of a sound program of rural broadband service access, Title VI of the RE Act requires that Rural Development make or guarantee a loan only if there is reasonable assurance that the loan, together with all outstanding loans and obligations of the borrower will be repaid in full within the time agreed. The items covered by this collection include forms and related documentation to support a loan PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 application, including Form 532 and supporting documentation. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to average 225 hours per response. Respondents: Businesses and Not-forprofit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 13,480 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Michele Brooks, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 690–1078. FAX: (202) 720–4120. 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 7, 2009. Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. E9–29802 Filed 12–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–TM–09–0061; TM–09–08] Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the FederalState Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces the availability of approximately $1.3 million in competitive grant funds for fiscal year 2010, subject to final appropriation action by Congress, which would enable States to explore new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the U.S. marketing system. Eligible applicants include State departments of agriculture, State agricultural experiment stations, and other appropriate State Agencies. Applicants are encouraged to involve industry groups, academia, communitybased organizations, and other stakeholders in developing proposals and conducting projects. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the information collection requirements have been previously E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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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 approval from 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 16, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Deputy Director, 
Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, RUS, 1400 Independence 
Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5159 South Building, Washington, DC 20250-
1522. Telephone: (202) 690-1078. FAX: (202) 720-4120.

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 an information collection that will 
be submitted to OMB for approval.
    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: Michele 
Brooks, Deputy Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, 
RUS, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250-1522. 
FAX: (202)720-4120.
    Title: 7 CFR part 1738, Rural Broadband Loans and Loan Guarantee 
Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0130.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: USDA Rural Development, through the Rural Utilities 
Service, is authorized by Title VI, Rural Broadband Access, of the 
Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (RE Act), to provide 
loans and loan guarantees to fund the cost of construction, 
improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment for the 
provision of broadband service in eligible rural communities in States 
and Territories of the United States. The term of the loans is based on 
the expected composite economic life based on the depreciation of the 
facilities financed. The term of the loan can be as high as 25 years or 
even longer. In the interest of protecting loan security and 
accomplishing the statutory objective of a sound program of rural 
broadband service access, Title VI of the RE Act requires that Rural 
Development make or guarantee a loan only if there is reasonable 
assurance that the loan, together with all outstanding loans and 
obligations of the borrower will be repaid in full within the time 
agreed. The items covered by this collection include forms and related 
documentation to support a loan application, including Form 532 and 
supporting documentation.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 225 hours per response.
    Respondents: Businesses and Not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 40.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 13,480 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Michele 
Brooks, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 690-1078. 
FAX: (202) 720-4120.
    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 7, 2009.
Jonathan Adelstein,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. E9-29802 Filed 12-14-09; 8:45 am]
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