Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 34684-34685 [2010-14823]

Download as PDF 34684 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 117 / Friday, June 18, 2010 / Notices srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. National Appeals Division Title: National Appeals Division Customer Service Survey. OMB Control Number: 0503–0007. Summary of Collection: The Secretary of Agriculture established the National Appeals Division (NAD) on October 20, 1994, by Secretary’s Memorandum 1010–1, pursuant to the Federal Crop Insurance Reform and Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994. The Act consolidated the appellate functions and staff of several USDA agencies and provided for independent hearings and reviews of adverse decisions of Agencies within USDA. Hearing Officers conduct evidentiary hearings on adverse decisions or, when the appellant requests they review the Agency’s record of the adverse decision without a hearing. Although NAD maintains a database to track appeal requests, the database contains only information necessary to process the appeal request, such as the name, address, filing results etc. NAD will collect information using a survey. Need and Use of the Information: NAD plans to use the information collected in the survey to determine who is and who is not aware of its services. NAD also wants to know of the groups who are aware of its services, just exactly how complete this awareness is. NAD also wants to gather current data to measure the appellant’s perception of the quality of how easy the determination was to read; how intently the Hearing Officer listened to the appellant; and if the appellant would be willing to have the same Hearing Officer hear a future appeal. This data will be used to either alter current or establish new training for Hearing and Appeals Officers. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 2,000. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jun 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 429. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–14789 Filed 6–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–WY–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of the Secretary Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Office of the Secretary, USDA. Notice of Revision of Privacy Act Systems of Records. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is revising one Privacy Act (PA) system of records and deleting two systems of records maintained by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). EFFECTIVE DATE: This notice will be adopted without further publication in the Federal Register on July 28, 2010 unless modified by a subsequent notice to incorporate comments received from the public. Comments must be received by the contact person listed below on or before July 19, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stasia Hutchison, FOIA/PA Officer, ARS, REE, USDA, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705–5128; Telephone (301) 504–1655; Facsimile (301) 504–1647; Electronic Mail stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov. Pursuant to the PA, 5 U.S.C. 552a, USDA hereby takes the following action: I. One system of records is being revised for the following reasons: 1. USDA/ARS–2, Research Medical Records System on Patients and Human Volunteers Participating in Research at the ARS Human Nutrition Research Centers in Grand Forks, Beltsville, and San Francisco, USDA/ARS is being revised. The purpose of this revision to the system of records is to change the system designation from USDA/ARS–2 to USDA/ARS–1; identify changes in the system name, system location, and categories of individuals covered by the system; update the purpose, safeguards, retention and disposal, system manager and address, and record access procedures; modify the routine uses by adding three relating to security breaches, disclosure to National Archives and Records Administration, and disclosure to contractors; and to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 add the following sections: security classification, agency official responsible for system of records, disclosure to consumer reporting agencies, and exemptions claimed for the system. II. Two systems are being deleted as follows: 1. USDA/ARS–1, Solicitation of Bids or Proposals for Procurement Contracts, is being deleted as the records no longer meet the requirements for a Privacy Act system of records. USDA/ARS–5, ARS Health and Fitness Center, is being deleted as the records are no longer relevant and necessary to accomplish a purpose of the Agency. The records no longer exist. A Privacy Act Systems Report relating to the proposed changes was sent to the Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget; Chairman, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate; and Chairman, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives on June 9, 2010. Signed at Washington, DC, on June 9, 2010. Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2010–14714 Filed 6–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Ch. 35, as amended), the Rural Housing Service (RHS) invites comments on this information collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. The intention is to request a revision for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for 7 CFR part 1927–B, Real Estate Title Clearance and Loan Closing. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 17, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shantelle C. Gordon, Program Analyst, USDA Rural Housing Service, Single Family Housing, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0783, Washington, DC 20250–0783, Telephone: (202) 205– E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 117 / Friday, June 18, 2010 / Notices 9567. Fax: (202) 720–2232. E-mail: shantelle.gordon@wdc.usda.gov. 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 an information collection that RHS is submitting 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: Title: Real Estate Title Clearance and Loan Closing. OMB Number: 0575–0147. Expiration date: October 31, 2010. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Section 501 of Title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to extend financial assistance to construct, improve, alter, repair, replace or rehabilitate dwellings, farm buildings, and/or related facilities to provide decent, safe, and sanitary living conditions and adequate farm buildings and other structures in rural areas. Title clearance is required to assure the Agency(s) that the loan is legally secured and has the required lien priority. RHS will be collecting information to assure that those participating in this program remain eligible to proceed with loan closing and to ensure that loans made with Federal funds are legally secured. The respondents are individuals or households, businesses and non-profit institutions. The information required is used by the USDA personnel to verify that the required lien position has been obtained. The information is collected at srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jun 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 the field office responsible for processing a loan application through loan closing. The information is also used to ensure the program is administered in a manner consistent with legislative and administrative requirements. If not collected, the Agency would be unable to determine if the loan is adequately and legally secured. RHS continually strives to ensure that information collection burden is kept to a minimum. Estimate of burden: Public burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.22 hours per response. Respondents: Individuals or Households, Businesses, Closing agents/ Attorneys and the field office staff. Estimated number of respondents: 18,410. Estimated number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated number of responses: 60,473. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 13,423 hours. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of RBS, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RBS’ 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 forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Jeanne Jacobs, Regulation and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, 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: June 14, 2010. Magdey Abdallah, Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2010–14823 Filed 6–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34685 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Buy American Exception Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Rural Housing Service, USDA. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) hereby gives notice of a nationwide exception to the Buy American requirements of Section 1605 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (‘‘ARRA’’) under the authority of Section 1605(b)(1) (public interest waiver) for de minimis incidental components of eligible publicly owned essential community facilities projects using assistance provided under ARRA. This action permits the use of non-domestic iron, steel and manufactured goods when they occur in de minimis incidental components that may otherwise be prohibited under Section 1605(a). As used in this Notice, ‘‘de minimis incidental components’’ means those components otherwise prohibited under Section 1605(a) that cumulatively comprise no more than a total of 5 percent of the total cost of the materials used in a project funded in whole or in part with ARRA assistance. DATES: Effective Date: June 18, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send any correspondence regarding this notice to William R. Downs, Program Support Staff, Rural Housing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0761, Washington, DC 20250–0761. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William R. Downs, Program Support Staff, Rural Housing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0761, Washington, DC 20250–0761, Telephone: 202–720–1499, e-mail: William.downs@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 1605(c) of ARRA and Section 176.80 of the rules of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) (2 CFR 176.80), RHS hereby provides notice that it is granting a nationwide exception to Section 1605 the Recovery Act with respect to de minimis incidental components of eligible Community Programs projects funded under ARRA. The basis for this waiver is a public interest determination pursuant to Section 1605(b)(1) of ARRA. I. Background The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 made funding E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 117 (Friday, June 18, 2010)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-14823]


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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: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Ch. 35, as amended), the Rural Housing Service (RHS) invites 
comments on this information collection for which approval from the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. The intention 
is to request a revision for a currently approved information 
collection in support of the program for 7 CFR part 1927-B, Real Estate 
Title Clearance and Loan Closing.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 17, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shantelle C. Gordon, Program Analyst, 
USDA Rural Housing Service, Single Family Housing, 1400 Independence 
Avenue, SW., STOP 0783, Washington, DC 20250-0783, Telephone: (202) 
205-

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9567. Fax: (202) 720-2232. E-mail: shantelle.gordon@wdc.usda.gov.

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 an information collection that RHS 
is submitting 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:
    Title: Real Estate Title Clearance and Loan Closing.
    OMB Number: 0575-0147.
    Expiration date: October 31, 2010.
    Type of request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Section 501 of Title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as 
amended, authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to extend financial 
assistance to construct, improve, alter, repair, replace or 
rehabilitate dwellings, farm buildings, and/or related facilities to 
provide decent, safe, and sanitary living conditions and adequate farm 
buildings and other structures in rural areas. Title clearance is 
required to assure the Agency(s) that the loan is legally secured and 
has the required lien priority.
    RHS will be collecting information to assure that those 
participating in this program remain eligible to proceed with loan 
closing and to ensure that loans made with Federal funds are legally 
secured. The respondents are individuals or households, businesses and 
non-profit institutions. The information required is used by the USDA 
personnel to verify that the required lien position has been obtained. 
The information is collected at the field office responsible for 
processing a loan application through loan closing. The information is 
also used to ensure the program is administered in a manner consistent 
with legislative and administrative requirements. If not collected, the 
Agency would be unable to determine if the loan is adequately and 
legally secured. RHS continually strives to ensure that information 
collection burden is kept to a minimum.
    Estimate of burden: Public burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 0.22 hours per response.
    Respondents: Individuals or Households, Businesses, Closing agents/
Attorneys and the field office staff.
    Estimated number of respondents: 18,410.
    Estimated number of responses per respondent: 1.
    Estimated number of responses: 60,473.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 13,423 hours.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
RBS, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) 
the accuracy of the RBS' 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 
forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Jeanne Jacobs, 
Regulation and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services Division, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, 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: June 14, 2010.
Magdey Abdallah,
Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-14823 Filed 6-17-10; 8:45 am]
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