Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Requirements for Approved Construction Investments, 20006-20007 [2012-7948]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 20006 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2012 / Notices Competitive, Special and Facilities Research Grant Act (7 U.S.C. 450i)); Pest Management Alternatives Program (PMAP)—(Section 2(c)(1)(A) of the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act, (Pub. L. No. 89– 106), as amended (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)(1)(A)); Regional IPM Competitive Grants Program (RIPM)— (Section 2(c)(1)(B) of the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act (Pub. L. No. 89–106, as amended (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)(1)(B)) and Section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(d)); Extension Integrated Pest Management Coordination and Support (EIPM–CS)— (Section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(d) as amended by Section 7403 of the FCEA) (Pub. L. 110–246), and the Regional IPM Centers—(Section 406 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (AREERA) (7 U.S.C. 7626), as reauthorized by Section 7306 of the FCEA of 2008) (Pub. L. 110–246)). The Crop Protection Program, as proposed, would be authorized under Section 406 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (AREERA) (7 U.S.C. 7626), as reauthorized by Section 7306 of the FCEA) (Pub. L. 110–246). This funding authority will allow eligibility for fouryear degree granting institutions and provide for the recovery of indirect costs. The intent of the listening sessions is to gather stakeholder input on program focus, function and design. Additional detail can be found in the explanatory notes to the President’s budget, found at http:// www.obpa.usda.gov/ 17nifa2013notes.pdf. USDA–NIFA suggests the following questions be addressed in drafting comments on the program. Prior to the listening session, National Program Leaders presented stakeholders with the following questions: 1. What conceptual elements are needed in the new CPP to address research education and extension in pest management to ensure global food security and other major societal challenges are addressed? 2. Is regionalization a sound concept for coordination of IPM programs? Why or why not? 3. What administrative functions are needed to adequately manage elements of the new program? 4. Should the program be delivered through a state, regional, or national structure or should there be a blend of elements to address regional and national interests? 5. How should resources be apportioned across the functional areas VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Apr 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 and across regions if regionalization is an element of the program? 6. If regional program delivery is a part of the concept, what critical benefits does this approach provide? 7. If a regional structure is deployed, what should it look like? 8. Should the CPP be limited to shortterm projects or should longer-term ongoing programs also be supported? 9. What size should the awards be for research, education or extension? What scope should projects encompass? 10. What portion of the Crop Protection Program budget should be dedicated to each of the five IPM program areas: (a) Plant Protection Tactics and Tools; (b) Diversified IPM Systems; (c) Enhancing Agricultural Biosecurity; (d) IPM for a Sustainable Society; and (e) Development of the Next Generation of IPM Scientists. The March, April and May 2012, Listening Sessions are scheduled to assist NIFA leadership in more fully addressing stakeholder needs and assuring that the CPP has influence on the discovery of new IPM knowledge, IPM principles are adopted, and end users are best served. Implementation Plans NIFA plans to consider stakeholder input received from these public meetings as well as other written comments in developing the FY 2013 program guidelines, dependent on Congressional appropriation. NIFA anticipates releasing the proposed FY 2013 RFA(s) by winter 2012–13. Dated: Done at Washington, DC, this 23rd day of March 2012. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Acting Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2012–7987 Filed 4–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Arctic Research Commission will hold its 97th meeting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on April 28, 2012. The business session, open to the public, will convene at 8:30 a.m. The Agenda items include: (1) Call to order and approval of the agenda. (2) Approval of the minutes from the 96th meeting. (3) Commissioners and staff reports. (4) Discussion and presentations concerning Arctic research activities. Fmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2012–7826 Filed 4–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Requirements for Approved Construction Investments Economic Development Administration (EDA), Department of Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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, as amended. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 4, 2012. Reports and Updates on Programs and Research Projects Frm 00012 John Farrell, Executive Director. DATES: ARCTIC RESEARCH COMMISSION PO 00000 The focus of the meeting will be reports and updates on programs and research projects affecting the Arctic. If you plan to attend this meeting, please notify us via the contact information below. Any person planning to attend who requires special accessibility features and/or auxiliary aids, such as sign language interpreters, must inform the Commission of those needs in advance of the meeting. Contact person for further information: John Farrell, Executive Director, U.S. Arctic Research Commission, 703–525–0111 or TDD 703–306–0090. Sfmt 4703 Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to John Cobb, Program Analyst, Office of Regional Affairs, Room 7009, Economic Development Administration, Washington, DC 20230, telephone (202) 482–0951, facsimile (202) 482–2838 (or via the Internet at John.f.cobb@eda.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2012 / Notices I. Abstract The mission of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the Federal economic agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. In order to effectively administer and monitor its economic development assistance programs, EDA collects certain information from applications for, and recipients of, EDA investment assistance. The Summary of EDA Construction Standards (commonly referred to as the ‘‘bluebook’’) and the Standard Terms and Conditions for Construction Projects, as well as any special conditions incorporated into the terms and conditions at the time of award, supplement the requirements that apply to EDA-funded construction projects. The information collected is used to monitor recipients’ compliance with EDA’s statutory and regulatory requirements and specific terms and conditions relating to individual awards. EDA also uses the information requested to analyze and evaluate program performance. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0610–0096. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Current recipients of EDA construction (Public Works or Economic Adjustment) assistance, to include (1) cities or other political subdivisions of a state, including a special purpose unit of state or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions; (2) states; (3) institutions of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; (4) public or private non-profit organizations or associations; (5) District Organizations; and (6) Indian Tribes or a consortia of Indian Tribes. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 4,200. Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,400. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance 16:19 Apr 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 Dated: March 29, 2012. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–7948 Filed 4–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–34–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Property Management II. Method of Collection Paper and electronic submissions. VerDate Mar<15>2010 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. Economic Development Administration (EDA). 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, as amended. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 4, 2012. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to John Cobb, Program Analyst, Office of Regional Affairs, Room 7009, Economic Development Administration, Washington, DC 20230, telephone (202) 482–0951, facsimile (202) 482–2838 (or via the Internet at John.f.cobb@eda.gov). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20007 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The mission of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the Federal economic agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. In order to effectively administer and monitor its economic development assistance programs, EDA collects certain information from applications for, and recipients of, EDA investment assistance. A recipient must request in writing EDA’s approval to undertake an incidental use of property acquired or improved with EDA’s investment assistance (see 13 CFR 314.3 of EDA’s regulations). This collection of information allows EDA to determine whether an incidental use of property acquired or improved with EDA investment assistance is appropriate. If a recipient wishes EDA to release its real property or tangible personal property interests before the expiration of the property’s estimated useful life, the recipient must submit a written request to EDA and disclose to EDA the intended future use of the real property or the tangible personal property for which the release is requested (see 13 CFR 314.10 of EDA’s regulations). This collection of information allows EDA to determine whether to release its real property or tangible personal property interests. II. Method of Collection Paper and electronic submissions. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0610–0103. Agency Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Ad hoc submission (only when a recipient makes a request). Affected Public: Current or past recipients of EDA construction (Public Works or Economic Adjustment) assistance, to include (1) cities or other political subdivisions of a state, including a special purpose unit of state or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions; (2) states; (3) institutions of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; (4) public or private non-profit organizations or associations; (5) District Organizations; and (6) Indian Tribes or a consortia of Indian Tribes. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 150 (54 incidental use requests; 96 for requests to release EDA’s Property interest). E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-7948]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Requirements 
for Approved Construction Investments

AGENCY: Economic Development Administration (EDA), Department of 
Commerce.

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, as amended.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 4, 2012.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to John Cobb, Program Analyst, Office of Regional Affairs, 
Room 7009, Economic Development Administration, Washington, DC 20230, 
telephone (202) 482-0951, facsimile (202) 482-2838 (or via the Internet 
at John.f.cobb@eda.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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I. Abstract

    The mission of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to 
lead the Federal economic agenda by promoting innovation and 
competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in 
the worldwide economy. In order to effectively administer and monitor 
its economic development assistance programs, EDA collects certain 
information from applications for, and recipients of, EDA investment 
assistance.
    The Summary of EDA Construction Standards (commonly referred to as 
the ``bluebook'') and the Standard Terms and Conditions for 
Construction Projects, as well as any special conditions incorporated 
into the terms and conditions at the time of award, supplement the 
requirements that apply to EDA-funded construction projects. The 
information collected is used to monitor recipients' compliance with 
EDA's statutory and regulatory requirements and specific terms and 
conditions relating to individual awards. EDA also uses the information 
requested to analyze and evaluate program performance.

II. Method of Collection

    Paper and electronic submissions.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0610-0096.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Current recipients of EDA construction (Public 
Works or Economic Adjustment) assistance, to include (1) cities or 
other political subdivisions of a state, including a special purpose 
unit of state or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure 
development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions; (2) 
states; (3) institutions of higher education or a consortium of 
institutions of higher education; (4) public or private non-profit 
organizations or associations; (5) District Organizations; and (6) 
Indian Tribes or a consortia of Indian Tribes.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 4,200.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,400.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $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: March 29, 2012.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-7948 Filed 4-2-12; 8:45 am]
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