Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 50452-50453 [2011-20621]

Download as PDF 50452 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 157 / Monday, August 15, 2011 / Notices by the smut fungus Tilletia indica (Mitra) Mundkur and is spread by spores, primarily through the movement of infected seed. Need and Use of the Information: In order for APHIS to verify that the articles are being imported in compliance with the regulations, the articles would have to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection organization of the region of origin. The certificate must include a declaration stating that the regulated articles originated in areas where Karnal bunt is not known to occur, as attested to either by survey resulting or by testing for bunted karnals or spores. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 500. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 600. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Pine Shoot Beetle Host Material from Canada. OMB Control Number: 0579–0257. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701– 7772), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, or movement of plants and plant pests to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. The Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have established restrictions on the importation of pine shoot beetle host material into the United States from Canada. Pine shoot beetle (PSB) is a pest of pine trees. It can cause damage in weak and dying trees where reproductive and immature stages of PSB occur, and in the new growth of healthy trees. PSB can damage urban ornamental trees and can cause economic losses to the timber, Christmas trees, and nursery industries. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect the information using Compliance Agreements, Written Statements, and Canadian Phytosanitary Certificates to protect the United States from the introduction of pine shoot beetle and other plant diseases. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 2,340. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Aug 12, 2011 Jkt 223001 Total Burden Hours: 94. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–20737 Filed 8–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE South Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The South Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Jerome, Idaho. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (Pub. L. 110–343) (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with the title II of the Act. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to review project applications for funding. DATES: The meeting will be held August 31, 2011, 9:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 319 S 417 E, Jerome, Idaho 83338. Written comments may be submitted as described under Supplementary Information. 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 the Sawtooth National Forest, 2647 Kimberly Road East, Twin Falls, Idaho. Please call ahead to (208) 737–3200 to facilitate entry into the building to view comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Thomas, Designated Federal Official, Sawtooth National Forest, 208–737– 3200, and jathomas@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. Requests for reasonable accomodation for access to the facility or proceedings may be made by contacting the person listed For Further Information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following business will be conducted: Review project applications for funding. The meeting agenda may be previewed SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 at the following Web site: https://fs.usda. gov/sawtooth. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. This time will be set aside on the agenda as Public Forum. A summary of the meeting will be posted at https://fs. usda.gov/sawtooth within 21 days of the meeting. Dated: August 9, 2011. Julie A. Thomas, Federal Designated Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–20647 Filed 8–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). SUMMARY: Comments on this notice must be received by October 14, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5168 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078. Fax: (202) 720–8435. 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 the Agency is submitting to OMB as a revision to an existing collection. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary DATES: E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 157 / Monday, August 15, 2011 / Notices 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: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Development Utilities Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 1522, Room 5168, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. Fax: (202) 720–8435. Title: Accounting Requirements for Electric and Telecommunications Borrowers. OMB Control Number: 0572–0003. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: This collection of information covers requirements for RUS Electric and Telecommunications borrowers for maintaining financial accounting and recordkeeping. The collection consists of the requirement to maintain an index of records and the recordkeeping associated with the accounting system of the organization. The Agency believes that this is the minimum record retention requirements needed to carry out its due diligence responsibilities in loan underwriting and maintaining loan security. Agency borrowers should understand that they may be subject to additional record retention requirements imposed by other regulatory authorities such as FERC, FCC, state commissions and IRS. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents and Recordkeepers: 1,150. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Hours per Recordkeeper: 50 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,300 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Recordkeepers: 28,750 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Joyce McNeil, Program Development and Regulatory VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Aug 12, 2011 Jkt 223001 Analysis, at (202) 720–0812, Fax: (202) 720–8435. 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: August 5, 2011. Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. 50453 and regulations of the Commission and FACA. Dated in Washington, DC, August 10, 2011. Peter Minarik, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. 2011–20645 Filed 8–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P [FR Doc. 2011–20621 Filed 8–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the New Hampshire State 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 the New Hampshire State Advisory Committee to the Commission will meet at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) on Monday, August 29, 2011, in Room 255 of the Student Center at the University of New Hampshire, 400 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH 03101. The purpose of the briefing meeting is to inform members on the operations of Federal advisory committees. The purpose of the planning meeting is to discuss future activities. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office by September 29, 2011. Written comments may be mailed to the Eastern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 9th Street, NW., Suite 740, Washington, DC 20425. They may be faxed to (202) 376– 7548 or e-mailed to ero@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Eastern Regional Office at (202) 376–7533. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Eastern 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, https://www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Eastern Regional Office at the above email or street address. Deaf or hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting(s) and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Eastern Regional Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Marianas Trench Marine National (MTMN) Monument Knowledge and Attitudes Survey. OMB Control Number: None. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (request for a new information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,000. Average Hours per Response: 20 minutes. Burden Hours: 333. Needs and Uses: President George W. Bush established the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (Monument) on January 6, 2009, by Presidential Proclamation 8335. The Islands Unit of the Monument includes only the waters and submerged lands of the three northernmost Mariana Islands: Farallon de Pajaros or Uracas; Maug; and Asuncion, below the mean low water line. Within the Islands Unit, commercial fishing is prohibited but sustenance, recreational, and traditional indigenous fishing can be allowed on a sustainable basis. Management activities under the Department of the Interior are anticipated to include public education programs and public outreach regarding the coral reef ecosystem and related marine resources and species of the Monument and efforts to conserve them; traditional access by indigenous persons, for culturally significant subsistence, cultural and religious uses within the Monument; a program to assess and promote Monument-related scientific exploration and research, tourism, and recreational and economic activities and opportunities in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI); a process to consider E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 157 (Monday, August 15, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50452-50453]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-20621]


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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 (RUS), an 
agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), invites 
comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to 
request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 14, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program 
Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, 1400 
Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5168 South Building, 
Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-1078. Fax: (202) 720-
8435.

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 the 
Agency is submitting to OMB as a revision to an existing collection. 
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary

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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: Michele L. Brooks, Director, 
Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Development 
Utilities Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 1522, Room 
5168, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250-1522. Fax: 
(202) 720-8435.
    Title: Accounting Requirements for Electric and Telecommunications 
Borrowers.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0003.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: This collection of information covers requirements for 
RUS Electric and Telecommunications borrowers for maintaining financial 
accounting and recordkeeping. The collection consists of the 
requirement to maintain an index of records and the recordkeeping 
associated with the accounting system of the organization. The Agency 
believes that this is the minimum record retention requirements needed 
to carry out its due diligence responsibilities in loan underwriting 
and maintaining loan security. Agency borrowers should understand that 
they may be subject to additional record retention requirements imposed 
by other regulatory authorities such as FERC, FCC, state commissions 
and IRS.
    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, Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents and Recordkeepers: 1,150.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Hours per Recordkeeper: 50 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,300 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Recordkeepers: 28,750 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Joyce 
McNeil, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720-0812, 
Fax: (202) 720-8435.
    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: August 5, 2011.
Jonathan Adelstein,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
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