Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Reporting and Compliance Requirements, 7148-7149 [2011-2894]

Download as PDF 7148 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 9, 2011 / Notices Dated: January 31, 2010. Julia Paradis, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2011–2891 Filed 2–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of Meeting Forest Service, Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Notice of meeting. Siskiyou Resource Advisory Committee to meet February 28, 2011. AGENCY: The Siskiyou County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet February 28th, 2011. DATES: The meeting will be held on February 28th, 2011 and will begin at 4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Klamath National Forest Supervisor’s Office, Conference Room, 1312 Fairlane Road, Yreka, CA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kerry Greene, Committee Coordinator, USDA, Klamath National Forest, Supervisor’s Office, 1312 Fairlane Road, Yreka, CA 96097. (530) 841–4484; email kggreene@fs.fed.us. 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[FR Doc. 2011–2831 Filed 2–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Iowa Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a State Advisory Committee (SAC) planning meeting of the Iowa Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by conference call at 11 a.m. and adjourn at approximately 12 p.m. (CST) on VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Feb 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 Thursday, March 3, 2011. The purpose of this meeting is to continue planning a civil rights project. This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: (866) 364–7584, conference call access code number 41547304. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977– 8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and contact name Farella E. Robinson. To ensure that the Commission secures an appropriate number of lines for the public, persons are asked to register by contacting Corrine Sanders of the Central Regional Office and TTY/ TDD telephone number, by 4 p.m. on February 25, 2011. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments. The comments must be received in the regional office by March 11, 2011. The address is U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 400 State Avenue, Suite 908, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. Comments may be e-mailed to frobinson@usccr.gov. Records generated by this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Central Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Central Regional Office at the above e-mail or street address. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA. Dated in Washington, DC, February 4, 2011. Peter Minarik, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. 2011–2889 Filed 2–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Reporting and Compliance Requirements Economic Development Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 11, 2011. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Kenneth M. Kukovich, EDA PRA Liaison, Office of Management Services, Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce, HCHB Room 7227, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4965; fax: (202) 501–0766; e-mail: kkukovich@eda.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The mission of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the Federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. One of EDA’s eight economic development programs is the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program. Under the RLF program, EDA’s regional offices award competitive grants to units of state and local government, institutions of higher education, public or private non-profit organizations, EDA-approved economic development district organizations, and Indian Tribes to establish RLFs. Following grant award, an RLF grantee disburses money from the RLF to make loans at interest rates that are at or below the current market rate to small E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 9, 2011 / Notices businesses or to businesses that cannot otherwise borrow capital. On occasion, RLFs also make loans to finance public infrastructure. As the loans are repaid, the grantee uses a portion of interest earned to pay administrative expenses and adds the remaining principal and interest repayments to the RLF’s capital base to make new loans. An RLF award that is well managed is actively used to make loans to eligible businesses and entities, continues to revolve funds, and does not have a termination date. One of the unique features of the program is that, by law, EDA must exercise fiduciary responsibility over its RLF portfolio in perpetuity—a significant challenge since many RLF grants date back to 1979. EDA’s regulations therefore require EDA RLF grantees to submit an ED–209, Semiannual Report to EDA, every six months for each RLF they operate. In addition, EDA RLF grantees must submit an ED– 209I, RLF Income and Expense Statement, if either of the following conditions applies to their RLF: (a) Total administrative expenses for the 6-month period exceed $100,000, or (b) administrative expenses for the 6-month period exceed 50 percent of RLF income for the 6-month period. EDA requires that both of these reports be completed and submitted via the web-based Revolving Loan Fund Management System (RLFMS). This system was successfully launched on April 1, 2010, and was designed to eliminate duplicative data entry fields and prepopulate all calculable fields. II. Method of Collection Electronically via the RLFMS. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0610–0095. Form Number(s): ED–209 and ED– 209I. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information. collection). Affected Public: Not for-profit institutions; state or local governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,460. Estimated Time per Response: ED– 209, 3 hours; and ED–209I, 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,796. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments 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 shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (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 automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB 7149 approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: February 4, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–2894 Filed 2–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and Opportunity for Public Comment. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. 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[FR Doc No: 2011-2894]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Revolving Loan 
Fund (RLF) Reporting and Compliance Requirements

AGENCY: Economic Development Administration.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 11, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at dHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Kenneth M. Kukovich, EDA PRA Liaison, Office of 
Management Services, Economic Development Administration, Department of 
Commerce, HCHB Room 7227, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-4965; fax: (202) 501-0766; e-mail: 
kkukovich@eda.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The mission of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to 
lead the Federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation 
and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success 
in the worldwide economy. One of EDA's eight economic development 
programs is the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program.
    Under the RLF program, EDA's regional offices award competitive 
grants to units of state and local government, institutions of higher 
education, public or private non-profit organizations, EDA-approved 
economic development district organizations, and Indian Tribes to 
establish RLFs. Following grant award, an RLF grantee disburses money 
from the RLF to make loans at interest rates that are at or below the 
current market rate to small

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businesses or to businesses that cannot otherwise borrow capital. On 
occasion, RLFs also make loans to finance public infrastructure. As the 
loans are repaid, the grantee uses a portion of interest earned to pay 
administrative expenses and adds the remaining principal and interest 
repayments to the RLF's capital base to make new loans. An RLF award 
that is well managed is actively used to make loans to eligible 
businesses and entities, continues to revolve funds, and does not have 
a termination date.
    One of the unique features of the program is that, by law, EDA must 
exercise fiduciary responsibility over its RLF portfolio in 
perpetuity--a significant challenge since many RLF grants date back to 
1979. EDA's regulations therefore require EDA RLF grantees to submit an 
ED-209, Semi-annual Report to EDA, every six months for each RLF they 
operate. In addition, EDA RLF grantees must submit an ED-209I, RLF 
Income and Expense Statement, if either of the following conditions 
applies to their RLF: (a) Total administrative expenses for the 6-month 
period exceed $100,000, or (b) administrative expenses for the 6-month 
period exceed 50 percent of RLF income for the 6-month period. EDA 
requires that both of these reports be completed and submitted via the 
web-based Revolving Loan Fund Management System (RLFMS). This system 
was successfully launched on April 1, 2010, and was designed to 
eliminate duplicative data entry fields and pre-populate all calculable 
fields.

II. Method of Collection

    Electronically via the RLFMS.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0610-0095.
    Form Number(s): ED-209 and ED-209I.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information. collection).
    Affected Public: Not for-profit institutions; state or local 
governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,460.
    Estimated Time per Response: ED-209, 3 hours; and ED-209I, 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,796.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

IV. Request for Comments

    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 shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(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 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: February 4, 2011.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-2894 Filed 2-8-11; 8:45 am]
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