Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 51977 [2010-21007]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 163 / Tuesday, August 24, 2010 / Notices Total Burden Hours: 195. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–20997 Filed 8–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service, invites comments on this information collection 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 October 25, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development & Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5159 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 720–0736. FAX: (202) 720–4120. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 7 CFR Part 1753, Telecommunications System Construction Policies and Procedures. OMB Control Number: 0572–0059. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection package. Abstract: In order to facilitate the programmatic interest of the RE Act, and, in order to assure that loans made or guaranteed by the Agency are adequately secured, the Agency, as a secured lender, has established certain forms for materials, equipment and construction of electric and telecommunications systems. The use of standard forms, construction contracts, and procurement procedures helps assure the Agency that appropriate standards and specifications are maintained, the Agency’s loan security is not adversely affected; and the loan and loan guarantee funds are used effectively and for the intended purposes. Over the past three years, the Agency has undertaken a comprehensive review of its Telecommunications Program contracts. The purpose of this undertaking is to improve customer wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Aug 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 service to the Agency’s rural borrowers with a more efficient and effective means to complete a contract transaction as well as improve the internal efficiency of processing contracts. The anticipated outcome when the contract revision process is completed is that the paperwork burden will not increase and may be reduced. A total of 25 forms are under review and the new contracts will be released as they are completed. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofit and non-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 513. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 10. Estimate Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 10,592 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service (202) 720–7853. Comments are invited on (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 assumption 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 on other forms of information technology. 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. Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2010–21007 Filed 8–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Fishlake Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Fishlake Resource Advisory Committee will meet in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51977 Richfield, Utah. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (Pub. L. 110–343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the meeting is to establish operating guidelines for the RAC, review and recommend projects for approval, and receive public comment on the meeting subjects and proceedings. The meeting will be held September 8, 2010, 10 a.m. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Sevier County Administration Building, 250 N. Main in Richfield, Utah. Written comments should be sent to Fishlake National Forest, 115 E 900, N, Richfield, UT 84701. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to jzapell@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 435–896–9347. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at Fishlake National Forest 115 E. 900, N., Richfield, UT. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to (435) 896–1070 to facilitate entry into the building. ADDRESSES: John Zapell, RAC Coordinator, Fishlake National Forest, (435) 896–1070; e-mail: jzapell@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The meeting is open to the public. The following business will be conducted: (1) Establish operating guidelines for the RAC, (2) review and recommend projects for approval, and (3) receive public comment on the meeting subjects and proceedings. Persons who wish to bring related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. Public input sessions will be provided and individuals who made written requests by September 1, 2010 will have the opportunity to address the Committee at those sessions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 16, 2010. Allen Rowley, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2010–20813 Filed 8–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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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 Rural Utilities Service, invites 
comments on this information collection 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 October 25, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program 
Development & Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, USDA, 1400 
Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5159 South Building, 
Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 720-0736. FAX: (202) 720-
4120.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 7 CFR Part 1753, Telecommunications 
System Construction Policies and Procedures.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0059.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection 
package.
    Abstract: In order to facilitate the programmatic interest of the 
RE Act, and, in order to assure that loans made or guaranteed by the 
Agency are adequately secured, the Agency, as a secured lender, has 
established certain forms for materials, equipment and construction of 
electric and telecommunications systems. The use of standard forms, 
construction contracts, and procurement procedures helps assure the 
Agency that appropriate standards and specifications are maintained, 
the Agency's loan security is not adversely affected; and the loan and 
loan guarantee funds are used effectively and for the intended 
purposes.
    Over the past three years, the Agency has undertaken a 
comprehensive review of its Telecommunications Program contracts. The 
purpose of this undertaking is to improve customer service to the 
Agency's rural borrowers with a more efficient and effective means to 
complete a contract transaction as well as improve the internal 
efficiency of processing contracts. The anticipated outcome when the 
contract revision process is completed is that the paperwork burden 
will not increase and may be reduced. A total of 25 forms are under 
review and the new contracts will be released as they are completed.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 2 hours per response.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit and non-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 513.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 10.
    Estimate Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 10,592 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat 
Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities 
Service (202) 720-7853.
    Comments are invited on (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 assumption 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 on 
other forms of information technology.
    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.

Jonathan Adelstein,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-21007 Filed 8-23-10; 8:45 am]
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