Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 68566 [E9-30660]

Download as PDF 68566 Notices Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 247 Monday, December 28, 2009 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the USDA 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 February 26, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA, Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078. Fax: (202) 720–8435. E-mail: michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov. 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 RUS is submitting to OMB for extension. 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 11:00 Dec 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 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 L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA, Rural Utilities Service, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. Fax: (202) 720–8435. E-mail: michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov. Title: Pre-loan Procedures and Requirements for Telecommunications Programs. OMB Control Number: 0572–0079. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The burden required by this collection consists of information that will allow the Agency to determine an applicant’s eligibility to borrow from the Agency under the terms of the Rural Electrification Act (RE Act) of 1936 as amended (7 U.S.C. 912). This information is also used by the Agency to determine that the Government’s security for loans made by the Agency is reasonably adequate and that the loans will be repaid within the time agreed. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 9.17 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofit; not-for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 8.12. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3,721. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Gale Richardson, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720–0992, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 22, 2009. Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. E9–30660 Filed 12–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS-2009-0006] Notice of Availability of a Bovine Brucellosis Program Concept Paper AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments; reopening of comment period. SUMMARY: We are reopening the comment period for our notice that made a concept paper describing a new direction for the bovine brucellosis program available for public comment. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before January 4, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: ∑ Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to (https://www.regulations.gov/ fdmspublic/component/main?main= DocketDetail&d=APHIS-2009-0006) to submit or view comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically. ∑ Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send two copies of your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2009-0006, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Please state that your comment refers to Docket No. APHIS2009-0006. Reading Room: You may read any comments that we receive on this docket in our reading room. The reading room is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 690-2817 before coming. E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 247 / Monday, December 28, 2009 / 
Notices

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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 USDA 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 February 26, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program 
Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA, Rural Utilities Service, 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162 South Building, 
Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-1078. Fax: (202) 720-
8435. E-mail: michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov.

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 RUS 
is submitting to OMB for extension.
    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 
L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA, 
Rural Utilities Service, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-1522. Fax: (202) 720-8435. E-mail: 
michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov.
    Title: Pre-loan Procedures and Requirements for Telecommunications 
Programs.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0079.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The burden required by this collection consists of 
information that will allow the Agency to determine an applicant's 
eligibility to borrow from the Agency under the terms of the Rural 
Electrification Act (RE Act) of 1936 as amended (7 U.S.C. 912). This 
information is also used by the Agency to determine that the 
Government's security for loans made by the Agency is reasonably 
adequate and that the loans will be repaid within the time agreed.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 9.17 hours per response.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit; not-for-profit 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 8.12.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3,721.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Gale 
Richardson, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720-
0992, 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: December 22, 2009.
Jonathan Adelstein,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. E9-30660 Filed 12-24-09; 8:45 am]
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