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Nonprofit organizations Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (40 receive Technical Assistance and CFR Parts 1500–1508), and certain Training (TAT) and Solid Waste related Federal environmental laws, Management (SWM) grants to help statutes, regulations, and Executive small rural communities or areas Orders. RUS electric, identify and solve problems relating to community drinking water, wastewater, telecommunications, water and environmental program borrowers or solid waste disposal systems. The provide environmental documentation technical assistance is intended to improve the management and operation to assure that policy contained in NEPA is followed. of the systems and reduce or eliminate Need and Use of the Information: pollution of water resources. TAT and RUS will collect information to evaluate SWM are competitive grant programs the cost and feasibility of the proposed administered by RUS. project and the environmental impact. If Need and Use of the Information: the information is not collected, the Nonprofit organizations applying for agency would not be in compliance TAT and SWM grants must submit a with NEPA and CEQ regulations. pre-application, which includes an Description of Respondents: Non-forapplication form, narrative proposal, profit institutions; Business or other forvarious other forms, certifications and profit. supplemental information. RUS will Number of Respondents: 1,339. collect information to determine Frequency of Responses: Reporting: applicant eligibility, project feasibility, On occasion. and the applicant’s ability to meet the Total Burden Hours: 486,440. grant and regulatory requirements. RUS will review the information, evaluate it, Charlene Parker, and, if the applicant and project are Departmental Information Collection eligible for further competition, invite Clearance Officer. the applicant to submit a formal [FR Doc. 2010–14900 Filed 6–18–10; 8:45 am] application. 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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. 75, No. 118 / Monday, June 21, 2010 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

June 16, 2010.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments 
regarding (a) whether the 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 burden including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (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 should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or 
fax (202) 395-5806 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) 720-8681.
    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.

Rural Utilities Service

    Title: Technical Assistance Program, 7 CFR Part 1775.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0112.
    Summary of Collection: Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and 
Rural Development Act (CONACT), 7 U.S.C. 1926, authorizes Rural 
Utilities Service (RUS) to make loans and grants to public agencies, 
American Indian tribes, and nonprofit corporations. The loans and 
grants fund the development of drinking water, wastewater, and solid 
waste disposal facilities in rural areas with populations of up to 
10,000 residents. Nonprofit organizations receive Technical Assistance 
and Training (TAT) and Solid Waste Management (SWM) grants to help 
small rural communities or areas identify and solve problems relating 
to community drinking water, wastewater, or solid waste disposal 
systems. The technical assistance is intended to improve the management 
and operation of the systems and reduce or eliminate pollution of water 
resources. TAT and SWM are competitive grant programs administered by 
RUS.
    Need and Use of the Information: Nonprofit organizations applying 
for TAT and SWM grants must submit a pre-application, which includes an 
application form, narrative proposal, various other forms, 
certifications and supplemental information. RUS will collect 
information to determine applicant eligibility, project feasibility, 
and the applicant's ability to meet the grant and regulatory 
requirements. RUS will review the information, evaluate it, and, if the 
applicant and project are eligible for further competition, invite the 
applicant to submit a formal application. Failure to collect proper 
information could result in improper determinations of eligibility, 
improper use of funds, or hindrances in making grants authorized by the 
TAT and SWM program.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; State, 
Local or Tribal Governments.
    Number of Respondents: 142.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Quarterly.
    Total Burden Hours: 7,060.

Rural Utilities Service

    Title: Environmental Policies and Procedures (7 CFR part 1794).
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0117.
    Summary of Collection: In December 1998, the Rural Utilities 
Service (RUS) published its revised Environmental Policies and 
Procedures and in 2003 revisions were made to clarify policy on certain 
environmental review processes. The rule promulgated environmental 
regulations that cover all RUS Federal actions taken by RUS' electric, 
telecommunications, water and environmental programs. The regulation 
was necessary to ensure continued RUS compliance with the Council on 
Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural 
Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (40 CFR 
Parts 1500-1508), and certain related Federal environmental laws, 
statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders. RUS electric, 
telecommunications, water and environmental program borrowers provide 
environmental documentation to assure that policy contained in NEPA is 
followed.
    Need and Use of the Information: RUS will collect information to 
evaluate the cost and feasibility of the proposed project and the 
environmental impact. If the information is not collected, the agency 
would not be in compliance with NEPA and CEQ regulations.
    Description of Respondents: Non-for-profit institutions; Business 
or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 1,339.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 486,440.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
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