Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 4379-4380 [2013-01150]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 22, 2013 / Notices notice of all decisions subject to appeal under 36 CFR Part 215 and to publish legal notices for public comment on actions subject to the notice and comment provisions of 36 CFR Part 215, as updated on June 4, 2003. The intended effect of this action is to inform interested members of the public which newspapers will be used to publish legal notice of actions subject to public comment and decisions subject to appeal under 36 CFR Part 215, thereby allowing them to receive constructive notice of a decision or proposed action, to provide clear evidence of timely notice, and to achieve consistency in administering the appeals process. Publication of legal notices in the listed newspapers begins on February 1, 2013. This list of newspapers will remain in effect until it is superceded by a new list, published in the Federal Register. DATES: Robin Dale, Alaska Region Group Leader for Appeals, Litigation and FOIA; Forest Service, Alaska Region; P.O. Box 21628; Juneau, Alaska 99802–1628. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Dale; Alaska Region Group Leader for Appeals, Litigation and FOIA; (907) 586–9344. This notice provides the list of newspapers that Responsible Officials in the Alaska Region will use to give notice of decisions subject to notice, comment, and appeal under 36 CFR Part 215. The timeframe for comment on a proposed action shall be based on the date of publication of the legal notice of the proposed action in the newspapers of record identified in this notice. The timeframe for appeal under 36 CFR Part 215 shall be based on the date of publication of the legal notice of the decision in the newspaper of record identified in this notice. The newspapers to be used for giving notice of Forest Service decisions in the Alaska Region are as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Alaska Regional Office tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with Decisions of the Alaska Regional Forester: Juneau Empire, published daily except Saturday and official holidays in Juneau, Alaska; and the Anchorage Daily News, published daily in Anchorage, Alaska. Chugach National Forest Decisions of the Forest Supervisor and the Glacier and Seward District Rangers: Anchorage Daily News, published daily in Anchorage, Alaska. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jan 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 Decisions of the Cordova District Ranger: Cordova Times, published weekly in Cordova, Alaska. Tongass National Forest Decisions of the Forest Supervisor and the Craig, Ketchikan/Misty, and Thorne Bay District Rangers: Ketchikan Daily News, published daily except Sundays and official holidays in Ketchikan, Alaska. Decisions of the Admiralty Island National Monument Ranger, the Juneau District Ranger, the Hoonah District Ranger, and the Yakutat District Ranger: Juneau Empire, published daily except Saturday and official holidays in Juneau, Alaska. Decisions of the Petersburg District Ranger: Petersburg Pilot, published weekly in Petersburg, Alaska. Decisions of the Sitka District Ranger: Daily Sitka Sentinel, published daily except Saturday, Sunday, and official holidays in Sitka, Alaska. Decisions of the Wrangell District Ranger: Wrangell Sentinel, published weekly in Wrangell, Alaska. Supplemental notices may be published in any newspaper, but the timeframes for making comments or filing appeals will be calculated based upon the date that notices are published in the newspapers of record listed in this notice. Dated: January 7, 2013. Beth G. Pendleton, Regional Forester. [FR Doc. 2013–01014 Filed 1–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M 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) 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 March 25, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture, 4000 Independence Ave., SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4379 SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078. Fax: (202) 720–8435. Email: Michele.Brooks@wdc.usda.gov. 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 RUS is submitting to OMB for extension. 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 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 Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5162, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. Fax: (202)690–1078. Email: Michele.Brooks@wdc.usda.gov. Title: Wholesale Contracts for the Purchase and Sale of Electric Power. OMB Control Number: 0572–0089. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Most RUS financed electric systems are cooperatives and are organized in a two-tiered structure. Retail customers are members of the distribution system that brings electricity to their homes and business. Distribution cooperatives, in turn, are members of power supply cooperatives, also known as generation and transmission cooperatives (G&T’s) that generate or purchase power and transmit the power to the distribution systems. For a distribution system, a lien on the borrower’s assets generally represents adequate security. However, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 4380 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 22, 2013 / Notices since most G&T revenues flow from its distribution members, RUS requires, as a condition of a loan or loan guarantee to a G&T that long-term requirements wholesale power contract to purchase their power from the G&T at rates that cover all the G&T’s expenses, including debt service and margins. RUS Form 444 is the standard form of the wholesale power contract. Most borrowers adapt this form to meet their specific needs. The contract is prepared and executed by the G&T and each member and by RUS. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 6 hours per response. Respondents: Small business or other for-profit; not-for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 180 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720–7853; Email: MaryPat.Daskal@wdc.usda.gov: Fax: (202) 720–7853. 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: January 15, 2013. John Charles Padalino, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–01150 Filed 1–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 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) 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 March 25, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., STOP 1522, tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jan 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 Room 5162-South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078, FAX: (202) 720–8435 or email michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov. 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 RUS is submitting to OMB for extension. 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 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 Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 205– 3660, Fax: (202) 720–8435 or email michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov. Title: Seismic Safety of New Building Construction. OMB Control Number: 0572–0099. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 (42 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) was enacted to reduce risks to life and property through the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is designated as the agency with the primary responsibility to plan and coordinate the NEHRP. This program includes the development and implementation of feasible design and construction methods to make structures earthquake resistant. Executive Order 12699 of January 5, 1990, Seismic Safety of Federal and Federally Assisted or Regulated New SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Building Construction, requires that measures to assure seismic safety be imposed on Federally assisted new building construction. 7 CFR part 1792, subpart C, Seismic Safety of Federally Assisted New Building Construction, identifies acceptable seismic standards which must be employed in new building construction funded by loans, grants, or guarantees made by the Rural Utilities Service, hereinafter referred to as agency, through lien accommodations or subordinations approved by the agency. This subpart implements and explains the provisions of the loan contract utilized by the agency for both electric and telecommunications borrowers concerning acceptable seismic standards. The subpart requires RUS borrowers or grant recipients provide a written acknowledgement for each applicable building from the architect or engineer responsible for the design certifying that seismic provisions pursuant to 7 CFR part 1792 subpart C, will be used in the design and construction of the building. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .75 hour per response. Respondents: Small business or organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 192. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 144. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Rebecca Hunt, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 205–3660, Fax: (202) 720–8435 or email: rebecca.hunt@wdc.usda.gov. 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: January 15, 2013. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 14 (Tuesday, January 22, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4379-4380]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01150]


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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) 
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 March 25, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Director, Program 
Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, Rural 
Development, United States Department of Agriculture, 4000 Independence 
Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162 South Building, Washington, DC 20250-
1522. Telephone: (202) 690-1078. Fax: (202) 720-8435. Email: 
Michele.Brooks@wdc.usda.gov.

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 RUS 
is submitting to OMB for extension.
    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 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 
Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural 
Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5162, STOP 
1522, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250-1522. Fax: 
(202)690-1078. Email: Michele.Brooks@wdc.usda.gov.
    Title: Wholesale Contracts for the Purchase and Sale of Electric 
Power.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0089.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Most RUS financed electric systems are cooperatives and 
are organized in a two-tiered structure. Retail customers are members 
of the distribution system that brings electricity to their homes and 
business. Distribution cooperatives, in turn, are members of power 
supply cooperatives, also known as generation and transmission 
cooperatives (G&T's) that generate or purchase power and transmit the 
power to the distribution systems.
    For a distribution system, a lien on the borrower's assets 
generally represents adequate security. However,

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since most G&T revenues flow from its distribution members, RUS 
requires, as a condition of a loan or loan guarantee to a G&T that 
long-term requirements wholesale power contract to purchase their power 
from the G&T at rates that cover all the G&T's expenses, including debt 
service and margins. RUS Form 444 is the standard form of the wholesale 
power contract. Most borrowers adapt this form to meet their specific 
needs. The contract is prepared and executed by the G&T and each member 
and by RUS.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 6 hours per response.
    Respondents: Small business or other for-profit; not-for-profit 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 30.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 180 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat 
Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720-7853; 
Email: MaryPat.Daskal@wdc.usda.gov: Fax: (202) 720-7853.
    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: January 15, 2013.
John Charles Padalino,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-01150 Filed 1-18-13; 8:45 am]
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