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Download as PDF 37375 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 124 Tuesday, June 29, 2010 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES4 June 23, 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 AgBeverly_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) 720–8958. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:55 Jun 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 National Institute of Food and Agriculture Title: NIFA Current Research Information System (CRIS). OMB Control Number: 0524–0042. Summary of Collection: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) administers several competitive, peer-reviewed research, education and extension programs, under which awards of a high-priority are made. These programs are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3101); the Smith-Lever Act; and other legislative authorities. The Current Research Information System (CRIS) is USDA’s documentation and reporting system for ongoing research and education activities in agriculture, food science, human nutrition, and forestry. CRIS operates administratively under NIFA, but is a cooperative endeavor whereby information is collected on a project-by-project basis from many participant organizations, both federal and non-federal. Information is received from USDA agencies, State Agricultural Experiment Stations, the state landgrant colleges and universities, the institutions of 1890, state schools of forestry, cooperating schools of veterinary medicine, USDA grant recipients, and other cooperating institutions. The information is collected primarily via the Internet using CRIS Web forms. Need and Use of the Information: The collected information is necessary in order to provide descriptive information regarding individual research activities and integrated activities, to document expenditures and staff support for the activities, and to monitor the progress and impact of such activities. The information obtained through the collection process for CRIS furnishes unique data that is not available from any other source. Interruption in the collection process, or failure to collect this information, would severely compromise one of NIFA’ primary functions stated in the agency’s strategic plan of ‘‘providing program leadership to identify, develop, and manage programs to support university-based and other institutional research.’’ Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government; Business or PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 other for-profit; Not-for profit institutions; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 15,199. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (Varies by form). Total Burden Hours: 74,097. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–15690 Filed 6–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service (RHS). Proposed collection; comments requested. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service’s intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) grant program. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 30, 2010 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Woolard, Loan Specialist, Community Programs Guaranteed Loan and Processing and Servicing Division, RHS, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Mail Stop 0787, Washington, DC 20250–0787, telephone (202) 720–1506, e-mail susan.woolard@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the Rural Community Development Initiative. OMB Number: 0575–0180. Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2010. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: RHS, an Agency within the USDA Rural Development mission area, will administer the RCDI grant program through their Community Facilities Division. The intent of the RCDI grant program is to develop the capacity and ability of rural area recipients to E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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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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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

June 23, 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 AgBeverly_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) 720-8958.
    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 Institute of Food and Agriculture

    Title: NIFA Current Research Information System (CRIS).
    OMB Control Number: 0524-0042.
    Summary of Collection: The United States Department of Agriculture 
(USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) administers 
several competitive, peer-reviewed research, education and extension 
programs, under which awards of a high-priority are made. These 
programs are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the 
National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 
1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3101); the Smith-Lever Act; and other 
legislative authorities. The Current Research Information System (CRIS) 
is USDA's documentation and reporting system for ongoing research and 
education activities in agriculture, food science, human nutrition, and 
forestry. CRIS operates administratively under NIFA, but is a 
cooperative endeavor whereby information is collected on a project-by-
project basis from many participant organizations, both federal and 
non-federal. Information is received from USDA agencies, State 
Agricultural Experiment Stations, the state land-grant colleges and 
universities, the institutions of 1890, state schools of forestry, 
cooperating schools of veterinary medicine, USDA grant recipients, and 
other cooperating institutions. The information is collected primarily 
via the Internet using CRIS Web forms.
    Need and Use of the Information: The collected information is 
necessary in order to provide descriptive information regarding 
individual research activities and integrated activities, to document 
expenditures and staff support for the activities, and to monitor the 
progress and impact of such activities. The information obtained 
through the collection process for CRIS furnishes unique data that is 
not available from any other source. Interruption in the collection 
process, or failure to collect this information, would severely 
compromise one of NIFA' primary functions stated in the agency's 
strategic plan of ``providing program leadership to identify, develop, 
and manage programs to support university-based and other institutional 
research.''
    Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government; 
Business or other for-profit; Not-for profit institutions; Federal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents: 15,199.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (Varies by form).
    Total Burden Hours: 74,097.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-15690 Filed 6-28-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-09-P