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Download as PDF 35848 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 115 Friday, June 14, 2013 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES June 10, 2013. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (a) whether the 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 burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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 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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, 725—17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Jun 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Rural Utilities Service Title: Environmental Policies and Procedures (7 CFR Part 1794). OMB Control Number: 0572–0117. Summary of Collection: In December 1998, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) published its revised Environmental Policies and Procedures and in 2003 revisions were made to clarify policy on certain environmental review processes. The rule promulgated environmental regulations that cover all RUS Federal actions taken by RUS’ electric, telecommunications, water and environmental programs. The regulation was necessary to ensure continued RUS compliance with the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508), and certain related Federal environmental laws, statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders. RUS electric, telecommunications, water and environmental program borrowers provide environmental documentation to assure that policy contained in NEPA is followed. Need and Use of the Information: Agency applicants provide environmental documentation, as prescribed by the rule, to assure that policy contained in NEPA is followed. RUS will collect information to evaluate the cost and feasibility of the proposed project and the environmental impact. If the information is not collected, the agency would not be in compliance with NEPA and CEQ regulations. Description of Respondents: Non-forprofit institutions; Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 1,339. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 486,440. Rural Utility Service Title: Water and Waste Disposal Programs Guaranteed Loans. OMB Control Number: 0572–0122. 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Need and Use of the Information: Rural Development’s field offices will collect information from applicants/ borrowers, lenders, and consultants to determine eligibility, project feasibility and to ensure borrowers operate on a sound basis and use loan funds for authorized purposes. There are agency forms required as well as other requirements that involve certifications from the borrower, lenders, and other parties. Failure to collect proper information could result in improper determinations of eligibility, improper use of funds and or unsound loans. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 15. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 858. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. 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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 115 / Friday, June 14, 2013 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

June 10, 2013.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments regarding (a) whether the 
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 
burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 
(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 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 should 
be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive 
Office Building, 725--17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters 
are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental 
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-
7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured 
of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this 
notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling 
(202) 720-8681.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to 
respond to the collection of information that such persons are not 
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Rural Utilities Service

    Title: Environmental Policies and Procedures (7 CFR Part 1794).
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0117.
    Summary of Collection: In December 1998, the Rural Utilities 
Service (RUS) published its revised Environmental Policies and 
Procedures and in 2003 revisions were made to clarify policy on certain 
environmental review processes. The rule promulgated environmental 
regulations that cover all RUS Federal actions taken by RUS' electric, 
telecommunications, water and environmental programs. The regulation 
was necessary to ensure continued RUS compliance with the Council on 
Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural 
Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (40 CFR 
Parts 1500-1508), and certain related Federal environmental laws, 
statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders. RUS electric, 
telecommunications, water and environmental program borrowers provide 
environmental documentation to assure that policy contained in NEPA is 
followed.
    Need and Use of the Information: Agency applicants provide 
environmental documentation, as prescribed by the rule, to assure that 
policy contained in NEPA is followed. RUS will collect information to 
evaluate the cost and feasibility of the proposed project and the 
environmental impact. If the information is not collected, the agency 
would not be in compliance with NEPA and CEQ regulations.
    Description of Respondents: Non-for-profit institutions; Business 
or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 1,339.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 486,440.

Rural Utility Service

    Title: Water and Waste Disposal Programs Guaranteed Loans.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0122.
    Summary of Collection: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is 
authorized by Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926) to make loans to public agencies, 
nonprofit corporations, and Indian tribes for the development of water 
and waste disposal facilities primarily servicing rural residents. The 
Waste and Water Disposal Programs (WW) of RUS provide insured loan and 
grant funds through the WW program to finance many types of projects 
varying in size and complexity. The Waste and Water Disposal Guaranteed 
Program is implemented through 7 CFR 1779. The guaranteed loan program 
encourages lender participation and provides specific guidance in the 
processing and servicing of guaranteed WW loans.
    Need and Use of the Information: Rural Development's field offices 
will collect information from applicants/borrowers, lenders, and 
consultants to determine eligibility, project feasibility and to ensure 
borrowers operate on a sound basis and use loan funds for authorized 
purposes. There are agency forms required as well as other requirements 
that involve certifications from the borrower, lenders, and other 
parties. Failure to collect proper information could result in improper 
determinations of eligibility, improper use of funds and or unsound 
loans.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-
profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 15.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 858.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-14094 Filed 6-13-13; 8:45 am]
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