Notice of Open Public Hearing, 35754-35755 [2012-14559]

Download as PDF 35754 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 115 / Thursday, June 14, 2012 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Proposed Collection; Comment Request Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Department of the Treasury, 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, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning an information collection required by the allocation agreement that is entered into by the CDFI Fund and each recipient of tax credit allocations authority through the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program. The specific information collection relates to the allocation agreement requirement that allocatees provide notice to the CDFI Fund of the receipt of Qualified Equity Investments, as defined at 24 CFR part 45D(c). The CDFI Fund has published separate notices seeking public comments regarding other information collections contained in the allocation agreement (e.g., use of Qualified Equity Investment proceeds). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 13, 2012 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Robert Mulderig, Manager for Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20220, by email to ccme@cdfi.treas.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A draft of the information collection may be obtained from the CDFI Fund’s Web site at http://www.cdfifund.gov. Requests for additional information should be directed to Trefor Henry, Associate Program Manager for Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20220, or by phone to (202) 622–4130. Please note this is not a toll-free number. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:34 Jun 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 Title: New Markets Tax Credit Allocation Tracking System. OMB Number: 1559–0024. Abstract: Title I, subtitle C, section 121 of the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000 (the Act), as enacted by section 1(a)(7) of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001 (Pub. L. 106– 554, December 21, 2000), amended the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) by adding IRC § 45D, New Markets Tax Credit. Pursuant to IRC § 45D, the Department of the Treasury, through the CDFI Fund, administers the NMTC Program, which provides an incentive to investors in the form of tax credits over seven years and stimulates the provision of private investment capital that, in turn, facilitates economic and community development in low-income communities. In order to qualify for an allocation of NMTC authority, an entity must be certified as a qualified community development entity and submit an allocation application to the CDFI Fund. Upon receipt of such applications, the CDFI Fund conducts a competitive review process to evaluate applications for the receipt of NMTC allocations. Entities selected to receive an NMTC allocation must enter into an allocation agreement with the CDFI Fund. The allocation agreement contains the terms and conditions, including all reporting requirements, associated with the receipt of a NMTC allocation. The CDFI Fund requires each allocatee to use an electronic data collection and submission system, known as the Allocation Tracking System (ATS), to report on the information related to its receipt of a Qualified Equity Investment. The CDFI Fund has developed the ATS to, among other things: (1) Enhance the allocatee’s ability to report to the CDFI Fund timely information regarding the issuance of its Qualified Equity Investments; (2) enhance the CDFI Fund’s ability to monitor the issuance of Qualified Equity Investments to ensure that no allocatee exceeds its allocation authority and to ensure that Qualified Equity Investments are issued within the timeframes required by the allocation agreement and IRC § 45D; and (3) provide the CDFI Fund with basic investor data which may be aggregated and analyzed in connection with NMTC evaluation efforts. Current Actions: NMTC Program allocatees. Type of review: Revision. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit institutions, not-for-profit institutions, and State, local and Tribal entities. PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Number of Respondents: 658. Estimated Annual Time per Respondent: 18 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,844 hours. Requests for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The specific section of the allocation agreement for which comments are sought is the reporting requirement that allocatees provide notice to the CDFI Fund, through the CDFI Fund’s Allocation Tracking System, of the receipt of a Qualified Equity Investment. 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 shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (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 respondents, including through the use of technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services required to provide information. Authority: 12 U.S.C. 4701 et seq.; 26 U.S.C. 45D. Dated: June 11, 2012. Dawn D. Wolfgang, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–14554 Filed 6–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–70–P U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION Notice of Open Public Hearing U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. ACTION: Notice of open public hearing— June 14, 2012, Washington, DC. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Name: Dennis Shea, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ‘‘the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.’’ Pursuant to this mandate, the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 115 / Thursday, June 14, 2012 / Notices Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on June 14, 2012, ‘‘Evolving U.S.-China Trade and Investment Relationship.’’ This is the sixth public hearing the Commission will hold during its 2012 report cycle to collect input from academic, industry, and government experts on national security implications of the U.S. bilateral trade and economic relationship with China. The June 14 hearing is aimed at sharpening our understanding of contemporary Chinese trade and investment challenges, and will include testimony on the implications of employing value added measurements of trade; the BIT and the U.S. investment regime; as well as case stories of U.S. companies’ China trade challenges. The hearing will be cochaired by Commissioners Hon. William A. Reinsch and Daniel M. Slane. Any interested party may file a written statement by June 14, 2012, by mailing to the contact below. A portion of each panel will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses. BACKGROUND: Location, Date and Time: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Thursday, June 14, 2012, 8:45 a.m.–2:45 p.m. Eastern Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing will be posted to the Commission’s Web site at www.uscc.gov as soon as available. Please check our Web site at www.uscc.gov for possible changes to the hearing schedule. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing. DATES: Any member of the public seeking further information concerning the hearing should contact Gavin Williams, 444 North Capitol Street NW., Suite 602, Washington DC 20001; phone: 202–624– 1492, or via email at gwilliams@uscc.gov. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:34 Jun 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 Authority: Congress created the U.S.China Economic and Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act (Pub. L. 106–398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108–7), as amended by Pub. L. 109–108 (November 22, 2005). Dated: June 11, 2012. Kathleen Wilson, Finance and Operations Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. [FR Doc. 2012–14559 Filed 6–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1137–00–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0003] Agency Information Collection (Application for Burial Benefits) Activities Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 16, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov or to VA’s OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395–7316. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 35755 Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0003’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632– 7479, FAX (202) 632–7634 or email denise.mclamb@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0003.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for Burial Benefits (Under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 23), VA Form 21–530. OMB Control Number: 2900–0003. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Claimants complete VA Form 21–530 to apply for burial benefits, including transportation for deceased veterans. VA will use the information collected to determine the veteran’s eligibility for burial benefits. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on December 5, 2008, at pages 74231– 74232. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 110,000 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 22 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300,000. Dated: June 11, 2012. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2012–14563 Filed 6–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 115 (Thursday, June 14, 2012)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION


Notice of Open Public Hearing

AGENCY: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

ACTION: Notice of open public hearing--June 14, 2012, Washington, DC.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-
China Economic and Security Review Commission.
    Name: Dennis Shea, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security 
Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to 
investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ``the national 
security implications of the economic relationship between the United 
States and the People's Republic of China.'' Pursuant to this mandate, 
the

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Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on June 14, 
2012, ``Evolving U.S.-China Trade and Investment Relationship.''

BACKGROUND: This is the sixth public hearing the Commission will hold 
during its 2012 report cycle to collect input from academic, industry, 
and government experts on national security implications of the U.S. 
bilateral trade and economic relationship with China. The June 14 
hearing is aimed at sharpening our understanding of contemporary 
Chinese trade and investment challenges, and will include testimony on 
the implications of employing value added measurements of trade; the 
BIT and the U.S. investment regime; as well as case stories of U.S. 
companies' China trade challenges. The hearing will be co-chaired by 
Commissioners Hon. William A. Reinsch and Daniel M. Slane. Any 
interested party may file a written statement by June 14, 2012, by 
mailing to the contact below. A portion of each panel will include a 
question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses.

DATES: Location, Date and Time: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. 
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Eastern Time. A detailed 
agenda for the hearing will be posted to the Commission's Web site at 
www.uscc.gov as soon as available. Please check our Web site at 
www.uscc.gov for possible changes to the hearing schedule. Reservations 
are not required to attend the hearing.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public seeking 
further information concerning the hearing should contact Gavin 
Williams, 444 North Capitol Street NW., Suite 602, Washington DC 20001; 
phone: 202-624-1492, or via email at gwilliams@uscc.gov. Reservations 
are not required to attend the hearing.

    Authority:  Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and 
Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense 
Authorization Act (Pub. L. 106-398), as amended by Division P of the 
Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108-7), as 
amended by Pub. L. 109-108 (November 22, 2005).

    Dated: June 11, 2012.
Kathleen Wilson,
Finance and Operations Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security 
Review Commission.
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