Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 40095-40096 [2013-15987]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 3, 2013 / Notices provided in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice. All projects to receive technical assistance through these passenger transportation grant funds are to be identified when the applications are submitted to the USDA Rural Development State Office. Multiple project applications must identify each individual project, indicate the amount of funding requested for each individual project, and address the criteria as stated above for each individual project. For multiple-project applications, the average of the individual project scores will be the score for that application. C. Submission Dates and Times Application Deadline Date: No later than 4:30 p.m. (local time) September 3, 2013. Explanation of Deadlines: Applications must be in the USDA Rural Development State Office by the deadline date. V. Application Review Information RBS will score applications based on the grant selection criteria and weights contained in 7 CFR part 1942, subpart G and will select grantees subject to the grantees satisfactory submission of the additional items required by 7 CFR part 1942, subpart G and the USDA Rural Development Letter of Conditions. The amount of an RT grant may be adjusted, in the RBS’s discretion,to enable RBS to award RT grants to the two applications with the highest priority scores. Applicants selected for award who have their grant request adjusted, will have the opportunity to either rescind their request or modify their proposal to reflect the adjusted award. RBS must approve the modified proposal. RBS will select the next highest ranking application(s) for award when any initially selected application is rescinded or when RBS and the initially selected applicant cannot reach an agreement on a modified proposal. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES VI. Award Administration Information A. Award Notices Successful applicants will receive notification for funding from the USDA Rural Development State Office. Applicants must comply with all applicable statutes and regulations before the grant award will be approved. Unsuccessful applications will receive notification by mail. B. Administrative and National Policy Requirements Additional requirements that apply to grantees selected for this program can be found in 7 CFR part 1942, subpart G. Grantees must further comply with VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Jul 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 applicable provisions of 7 CFR parts 3015, 3016, 3019, and 3052. VII. Agency Contacts For general questions about this announcement, please contact your USDA Rural Development State Office provided in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice. VIII. Paperwork Reduction Act In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the paperwork burden has been cleared by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB Control Number 0570–0022. Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act All applicants, in accordance with 2 CFR part 25, must have a DUNS number, which can be obtained at no cost via a toll-free request line at 1–866– 705–5711 or online at http:// fedgov.dnb.com/webform. Similarly, all applicants must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to submitting an application. Applicants may register for the SAM at http://www.sam.gov. All recipients of Federal financial assistance are required to report information about first-tier sub-awards and executive total compensation in accordance with 2 CFR part 170. Corporate Felony Convictions and Corporate Felony Tax Delinquencies Applications from corporate applicants submitted under this Notice must include Form AD 3030, ‘‘Representations Regarding Felony Conviction and Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants.’’ Corporate applicants who receive an award under this Notice will be required to sign Form AD 3031, ‘‘Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants.’’ Nondiscrimination Statement: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40095 complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at http:// www.ascr.usda.gov/ complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632–9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250– 9410, by fax (202) 690–7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339 or (800) 845– 6136 (in Spanish). Persons with disabilities, who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). Dated: June 25, 2013. Lillian E. Salerno, Acting Administrator, Rural BusinessCooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2013–16079 Filed 7–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–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, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162-South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078, FAX: (202) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 128 (Wednesday, July 3, 2013)]
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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, 1400 
Independence Ave. SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162-South Building, Washington, 
DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-1078, FAX: (202)

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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 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.
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    \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).
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    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 22 hours per response.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit 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]
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