Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 35848-35849 [2013-14098]

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. Summary of Collection: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is authorized by PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P 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 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 E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 115 / Friday, June 14, 2013 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 (OMB), 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 by July 15, 2013. 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 Housing Service Title: 7 CFR 1942–A, Community Facility Loans. OMB Control Number: 0575–0015. Summary Of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is a credit agency within the Rural Development mission area of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Community Programs Division of the RHS administers the Community Facilities program under 7 CFR Part 1942, Subpart A. The Rural Utilities Service also services outstanding Water and Waste loans under 7 CFR Part 1942, Subpart A. Rural Development provides loan and grant funds through the Community Facilities program to finance many types of projects varying in size and complexity, from large general hospitals to small fire trucks. The facilities financed are designed to promote the development of rural communities by providing the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Jun 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 infrastructure necessary to attract residents and rural jobs. RHS will collect information using several forms. Need and Use of the Information: RHS will collect information to determine applicant/borrower eligibility, project feasibility, and to ensure borrowers operate on a sound basis and use loan and grant funds for authorized purposes. Failure to collect proper information could result in improper determinations of eligibility, improper use of funds, and/or unsound loans. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 3,231. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Annually Total Burden Hours: 56,943. Rural Housing Service Title: 7 CFR 3575–A, Community Programs Guaranteed Loans. OMB Control Number: 0575–0137. Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) 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 essential community facilities primarily serving rural residents. The Community Facilities Division of the RHS is considered Community Programs under the 7 CFR, part 3575, subpart A. Implementation of the Community Programs guaranteed loan program was affected to comply with the Appropriations Act of 1990 when Congress allocated funds for this authority. The guaranteed loan program encourages lender participation and provides specific guidance in the processing and servicing of guaranteed Community Facilities loans. RHS will collect information in a written format and using several forms. Need and Use of the Information: RHS will collect information to determine applicant/borrower eligibility, project feasibility, and to ensure borrowers operate on a sound basis and use loan funds for authorized purposes. Failure to collect proper information could result in improper determination of eligibility, improper use of funds, and/or unsound loans. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 146,250. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 156,463. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35849 Rural Housing Service Title: USDA Rural Development— Centralized Servicing Center—Loan Servicing Satisfaction Survey. OMB Control Number: 0575–0187. Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) provides insured loans to low and moderate-income applicants located in rural geographic areas to assist them in obtaining decent, sanitary and safe dwellings. RHS Centralized Servicing Center (CSC) has been in operation since October 1996. The CSC was established to achieve a high level of customer service and operating efficiency that provides its borrowers with convenient access to their loan account information. RHS has developed a survey to measure the results and overall effectiveness of customer services provided. Need and Use of the Information: RHS will use the outcome of the Customer Satisfaction Survey to determine the general satisfaction level among its customers throughout the nation, highlight areas that need improvement and provide a benchmark for future surveys and improvement in customer service. The survey is administered as part of CSC’s on going service quality improvement program. Description of Respondents: Individual or households. Number of Respondents: 6,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 960. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–14098 Filed 6–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P 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 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 E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1

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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 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

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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 (OMB), 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 by July 15, 2013. 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 Housing Service

    Title: 7 CFR 1942-A, Community Facility Loans.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0015.
    Summary Of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is a credit 
agency within the Rural Development mission area of the U.S. Department 
of Agriculture. The Community Programs Division of the RHS administers 
the Community Facilities program under 7 CFR Part 1942, Subpart A. The 
Rural Utilities Service also services outstanding Water and Waste loans 
under 7 CFR Part 1942, Subpart A. Rural Development provides loan and 
grant funds through the Community Facilities program to finance many 
types of projects varying in size and complexity, from large general 
hospitals to small fire trucks. The facilities financed are designed to 
promote the development of rural communities by providing the 
infrastructure necessary to attract residents and rural jobs. RHS will 
collect information using several forms.
    Need and Use of the Information: RHS will collect information to 
determine applicant/borrower eligibility, project feasibility, and to 
ensure borrowers operate on a sound basis and use loan and grant funds 
for authorized purposes. Failure to collect proper information could 
result in improper determinations of eligibility, improper use of 
funds, and/or unsound loans.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; State, 
Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 3,231.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; 
Annually
    Total Burden Hours: 56,943.

Rural Housing Service

    Title: 7 CFR 3575-A, Community Programs Guaranteed Loans.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0137.
    Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) 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 
essential community facilities primarily serving rural residents. The 
Community Facilities Division of the RHS is considered Community 
Programs under the 7 CFR, part 3575, subpart A. Implementation of the 
Community Programs guaranteed loan program was affected to comply with 
the Appropriations Act of 1990 when Congress allocated funds for this 
authority. The guaranteed loan program encourages lender participation 
and provides specific guidance in the processing and servicing of 
guaranteed Community Facilities loans. RHS will collect information in 
a written format and using several forms.
    Need and Use of the Information: RHS will collect information to 
determine applicant/borrower eligibility, project feasibility, and to 
ensure borrowers operate on a sound basis and use loan funds for 
authorized purposes. Failure to collect proper information could result 
in improper determination of eligibility, improper use of funds, and/or 
unsound loans.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; State, 
Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 146,250.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly; Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 156,463.

Rural Housing Service

    Title: USDA Rural Development--Centralized Servicing Center--Loan 
Servicing Satisfaction Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0187.
    Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) provides 
insured loans to low and moderate-income applicants located in rural 
geographic areas to assist them in obtaining decent, sanitary and safe 
dwellings. RHS Centralized Servicing Center (CSC) has been in operation 
since October 1996. The CSC was established to achieve a high level of 
customer service and operating efficiency that provides its borrowers 
with convenient access to their loan account information. RHS has 
developed a survey to measure the results and overall effectiveness of 
customer services provided.
    Need and Use of the Information: RHS will use the outcome of the 
Customer Satisfaction Survey to determine the general satisfaction 
level among its customers throughout the nation, highlight areas that 
need improvement and provide a benchmark for future surveys and 
improvement in customer service. The survey is administered as part of 
CSC's on going service quality improvement program.
    Description of Respondents: Individual or households.
    Number of Respondents: 6,000.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 960.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-14098 Filed 6-13-13; 8:45 am]
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