Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 40096-40097 [2013-15985]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 40096 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 3, 2013 / Notices 720–8435 or 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 L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Stop 1522, Room 5162-South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522, FAX: (202) 720–8435 or email: michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov. Title: Broadband Initiatives Program—Rural Libraries, Technical Assistance, and Satellite Grants. OMB Control Number: 0572–0145. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) the Rural Utilities Service’s Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) announced funding for specific grants for Satellite, Rural Library Broadband and Technical Assistance. Grant awardees under the program are required to comply with OMB reporting requirements implementing the Recovery Act.1 RUS is no longer 1 See, e.g., 2 CFR pt. 176, Interim Final Guidance for Federal Financial Assistance, 74 FR 18449 (Apr. 23, 2009); Implementing Guidance for Reports on Use of Funds Pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (OMB M–09–21 June 22, 2009); and updated Guidance on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (OMB M– 10–08 Dec. 18, 2009). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Jul 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 awarding Recovery Act funds under this program, however this Information Collection remains active because awardees are required to comply with Recovery Act recordkeeping and reporting requirements under this collection and may be submitting reports. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 22 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 134. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.8. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,427. 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: June 27, 2013. John Charles Padalino, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2013–15987 Filed 7–2–13; 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 approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 3, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR 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 will be submitted 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, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162-South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522, FAX: (202)720–8435 or email: michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov. Title: Servicing of Water Programs Loans and Grants. OMB Control Number: 0572–0137. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Water and Environmental Programs (WEP) provide financing and technical assistance for development and operation of safe and affordable water supply systems and sewage and other waste disposal facilities. WEP provides loans, guaranteed loans and grants for water, sewer, storm water, and solid waste disposal facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 10,000 people. The recipients of the assistance covered by 7 CFR part 1782 must be public entities. These public entities can include municipalities, counties, special purpose districts, federally designated Indian tribes, and corporations not operated for profit, including cooperatives. The information, for the most part financial in nature, is needed by the Agency to determine if borrowers, based on their individual SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 3, 2013 / Notices situations, qualify for the various servicing options. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.22 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other for profit and non-profit institutions, and state and local governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 493. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 641 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Rebecca Hunt, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 205–3660. FAX: (202)720–8435. 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: June 27, 2013. John Charles Padalino, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2013–15985 Filed 7–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Pilot Project Assessing Economic Benefits of Marine Debris Removal. OMB Control Number: None. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (request for a new information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,320. Average Hours Per Response: Primary survey, 20 minutes; non-response survey, 5 minutes. Burden Hours: 410. Needs and Uses: This request is for a new information collection. Under the authority of the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act (Marine Debris Act of 2012, 33 U.S.C. 1951 et seq., as amended by Title VI of Pub. L. 112– 213), NOAA’s Marine Debris Division (MDD) is conducting a pilot project VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Jul 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 designed to assess the economic benefits to beach visitors of marine debris removal. The project will use a revealed preference valuation approach (a random utility travel cost model) to assess benefits associated with marine debris removal at selected beaches in Southern California. The MDD intends to conduct a mail survey of Orange County, California households in order to gather beach trip data required to estimate the model. The pilot project will provide information for use in assessing and prioritizing future efforts to reduce or remove marine debris. The project will also lay the groundwork for additional research related to economic benefits, providing information about the types of marine debris that beach visitors are concerned about and about potential economic modeling challenges. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: One time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: June 27, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–15939 Filed 7–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue. OMB Control Number: 0607–0112. Form Number(s): F–71, F–72, F–73. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40097 Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Burden Hours: 8,011. Number of Respondents: 7,384. Average Hours per Response: 16 and a half minutes. Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau requests a revision to the Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenues to ensure accurate collection of information about state and local government tax collections. The revision consists of a new survey universe and modifications to the collection instrument for the F– 73 portion of the program. Previously, the F–73 Form collected information on 11 types of tax revenues. That number is being reduced to three (general sales, personal income, and corporate income). The universe for the F–73 Form will also be reduced. With the change in the survey universe and collection instrument, the F–73 component is being renamed to the Quarterly Survey of Selected NonProperty Taxes from the current Quarterly Survey of Non-Property Taxes. State and local government tax collections, amounting to nearly $1.4 trillion annually, constitute approximately 43 percent of all governmental revenues. Quarterly measurement of, and reporting on, these fund flows provides valuable insight into trends in the national economy and that of individual states. Information collected on the type and quantity of taxes collected gives comparative data on how the various levels of government fund their public sector obligations. The Census Bureau uses the three forms covered by this statement to collect state and local government tax data for this data series established in 1962. Tax collection data are used to measure economic activity for the Nation as a whole, as well as for comparison among the states. These data are also used in comparing the mix of taxes employed by individual states and in determining the revenue raising capacity of different types of taxes in different state-areas. Key users of these data include the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development who rely on these data to provide the most current information on the financial status of state and local governments. These data are included in the quarterly estimates of the National Income and Product Accounts developed by the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Department of Housing and Urban Development has used the property tax data as one of nine cost E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 128 (Wednesday, July 3, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40096-40097]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15985]


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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 approval from 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 3, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program 
Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, 1400 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 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 will 
be submitted 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, 1400 Independence 
Ave. SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162-South Building, Washington, DC 20250-
1522, FAX: (202)720-8435 or email: michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov.
    Title: Servicing of Water Programs Loans and Grants.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0137.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Water and Environmental 
Programs (WEP) provide financing and technical assistance for 
development and operation of safe and affordable water supply systems 
and sewage and other waste disposal facilities. WEP provides loans, 
guaranteed loans and grants for water, sewer, storm water, and solid 
waste disposal facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 10,000 
people. The recipients of the assistance covered by 7 CFR part 1782 
must be public entities. These public entities can include 
municipalities, counties, special purpose districts, federally 
designated Indian tribes, and corporations not operated for profit, 
including cooperatives. The information, for the most part financial in 
nature, is needed by the Agency to determine if borrowers, based on 
their individual

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situations, qualify for the various servicing options.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1.22 hours per response.
    Respondents: Business or other for profit and non-profit 
institutions, and state and local governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 493.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 641 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Rebecca 
Hunt, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 205-3660. 
FAX: (202)720-8435. 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: June 27, 2013.
John Charles Padalino,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-15985 Filed 7-2-13; 8:45 am]
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