Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 16067 [2010-7125]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 61 / Wednesday, March 31, 2010 / Notices parties. Failure to collect proper information could result in improper determinations of eligibility, improper use of funds and or unsound loans. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 15. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 858. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–7195 Filed 3–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended), invites comments on the following information collections for which the Agency intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 1, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162, South Building, Washington, DC 20250– 1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078. Fax: (202) 720- 8435. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR part 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 information collections that RUS is submitting to OMB for extension. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:40 Mar 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the 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 respondents, 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, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. Fax: (202) 720–8435. Title: 7 CFR Part 1794, Environmental policies and Procedures. OMB Control Number: 0572–0117. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The information collection contained in this rule are requirements prescribed by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321– 4346), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and Executive Orders. USDA Rural Development administers rural utilities programs through the Rural Utilities Service (Agency). Agency applicants provide environmental documentation, as prescribed by the rule, to assure that policy contained in NEPA is followed. The burden varies depending on the type, size, and location of each project, which then prescribes the type of information collection involved. The collection of information is only that information that is essential for the Agency to provide environmental safeguards and to comply with NEPA as implemented by the CEQ regulations. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 146 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofit and non-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,339. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 486,440 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, United States Department of PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16067 Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, at (202) 720–7853. 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: March 25, 2010. Jessica Zufolo, Deputy Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2010–7125 Filed 3–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Designation for the Champaign, IL; Emmett, MI; Davenport, IA; Enid, OK; Keokuk, IA; Marshall, MI; and Omaha, NE Areas AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: GIPSA is announcing the designation of the following organizations to provide official services under the United States Grain Standards Act, as amended (USGSA): ChampaignDanville Grain Inspection Departments, Inc. (Champaign); Detroit Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Detroit); Eastern Iowa Grain Inspection and Weighing Service, Inc. (Eastern Iowa); Enid Grain Inspection Company, Inc. (Enid); Keokuk Grain Inspection Service (Keokuk); Michigan Grain Inspection Services, Inc. (Michigan); and Omaha Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Omaha). DATES: Effective Date: April 1, 2010. ADDRESSES: William A. Ashley, Acting Branch Chief, Review Branch, Compliance Division, GIPSA, USDA, STOP 3604, Room 1647–S, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–3604. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William A. Ashley, 202–720–8262 or William.A.Ashley@usda.gov. Read Applications: All applications and comments will be available for public inspection at the office above during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(c)). In the September 4, 2009, Federal Register (74 FR 45803), GIPSA requested applications for designation to provide official services in the geographic areas presently serviced by the agencies named above. Applications were due by October 1, 2009. Champaign, Detroit, Eastern Iowa, Enid, Keokuk, Michigan, and Omaha were the sole applicants for SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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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: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended), 
invites comments on the following information collections for which the 
Agency intends to request approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 1, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Director, Program 
Development and Regulatory Analysis, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 
5162, South Building, Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-
1078. Fax: (202) 720- 8435.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
regulation (5 CFR part 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 information collections that RUS is 
submitting to OMB for extension.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether this 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 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 respondents, 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, Director, Program Development 
and Regulatory Analysis, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural 
Utilities Service, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, 
DC 20250-1522. Fax: (202) 720-8435.
    Title: 7 CFR Part 1794, Environmental policies and Procedures.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0117.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The information collection contained in this rule are 
requirements prescribed by the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321-4346), the Council on 
Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural 
Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and Executive Orders.
    USDA Rural Development administers rural utilities programs through 
the Rural Utilities Service (Agency). Agency applicants provide 
environmental documentation, as prescribed by the rule, to assure that 
policy contained in NEPA is followed. The burden varies depending on 
the type, size, and location of each project, which then prescribes the 
type of information collection involved. The collection of information 
is only that information that is essential for the Agency to provide 
environmental safeguards and to comply with NEPA as implemented by the 
CEQ regulations.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 146 hours per response.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit and non-for-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,339.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 486,440 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat 
Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, United States 
Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, at (202) 720-7853. 
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: March 25, 2010.
Jessica Zufolo,
Deputy Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
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