Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 42750-42751 [2013-17128]

Download as PDF 42750 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 17, 2013 / Notices followed in all appointments to the RACs. To ensure that the recommendations of the RACs have been taken into account the needs of the diverse groups served by the Departments, membership should include, to the exten practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Background AGENCY: The Act was reauthorized on July 6, 2012, to require each potentially eligible county to elect to receive a share of the State payment or a share of the State’s 25-percent payment. Title II of the Act calls for local RACs to review, recommend, and monitor special projects on national forests. The purpose of each RAC is to improve collaborative relationships among the people that use and care for the national forests and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. The duties of the committee include monitoring projects, advising the Secretary on the progress and results of the monitoring efforts, and making recommendations to the Forest Service for any appropriate changes or adjustments to the projects being monitored by the RAC. ACTION: Gallatin County RAC Membership Dated: July 9, 2013. Gregory Parham, Assistant Secretary of Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–17040 Filed 7–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Gallatin County Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice; solicitation of nominees. In accordance with the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (Pub. L. 110–343) (the Act), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, (FACA) (5 U.S.C., App. 2), the Southern Montana Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) announces the solicitation of nominees to fill vacancies. The purpose of the RAC is to improve collaborative relationships, to advise, and provide recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. DATES: Nominations must be received on or before August 16, 2013. Nominations must contained a completed application packet that includes following: (1) Nominee’s name, (2) resume, (3) completed Form AD–755, and (4) Advisory Committee or Research and Promotion Background Information. The package must be sent to the address listed below. ADDRESSES: Mariah Leuschen, USDA Forest Service, Custer Supervisor’s Office, 1310 Main Street, Billings, MT 59105. Telephone Number: (406) 255– 1411. SUMMARY: ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mariah Leuschen, Public Affairs Specialist/Gallatin and Southern Montana RAC Coordinator, USDA Forest Service, Custer and Gallatin National Forests, Telephone: (406) 255– 1411, Email: mdleuschen@fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Jul 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 The RAC will be comprised of 15 members approved by the Secretary of Agriculture. RAC membership will be fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented and functions to be performed. The RAC members will serve 4-year terms. The RAC shall include representation in the following areas: (1) Five persons who: (a) Represent organized labor or nontimber forest product harvester groups, (b) represent developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle users, or commercial recreation activities, (c) represent energy and mineral development, or commercial or recreational fishing interests, (d) represent commercial timber industry, or (e) hold Federal grazing permits or other land use permits or represent nonindustrial private forest land owners within the area for which the committee is organized. (2) Five persons who represent: i. Nationally recognized environmental organizations, ii. regionally or locally recognized environmental organizations, iii. dispersed recreational activities, iv. archaeological and historical interests, or v. nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups, wildlife or hunting organizations, or watershed associations. (3) Five persons who: i. Hold State elected office (or a designee), ii. hold county or local elected office, PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 iii. represent American Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the committee is organized, iv. represent school officials or teachers, or v. represent the affected public-atlarge. In the event that a vacancy arises, the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) may fill the vacancy with a replacement member appointed by the Secretary, if an appropriate replacement member is available. Nominations and Applications Information The appointment of members to the RAC will be made by the Secretary of Agriculture. Any individual or organization may nominate one or more qualified persons to represent the vacancies listed above. To be considered for membership, nominees must: 1. Identify what vacancy they would represent and how they are qualified to represent that vacancy, 2. state why they want to serve on the RAC and what they can contribute, 3. show their past experience in working successfully as part of a working group on forest management activities, 4. complete Form AD–755, Advisory Committee or Research and Promotion Background Information. You may contact the person listed above or retrieve Form AD–755 from the following Web site: http:// www.usda.gov/documents/ OCIO_AD_755_Master_2012.pdf. All nominations will be vetted by the Agency. Equal opportunity practices, in line with the USDA policies, will be followed in all appointments to the RACs. To ensure that the recommendations of the RACs have been taken into account the needs of the diverse groups served by the Departments, membership should include, to the exten practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Dated: July 9, 2013. Gregory Parham, Assistant Secretary of Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–17046 Filed 7–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM Rural Housing Service, USDA. 17JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 17, 2013 / Notices Proposed collection; Comments requested. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service’s intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for Rural Housing Loans. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 16, 2013 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debra A. Terrell, Senior Loan Specialist, Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Division, Rural Housing Service, Stop 0784, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–0784; Telephone: (202) 720–1452 or (918) 534–3254; Email: debra.terrell@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Rural Housing Loans. OMB Number: 0575–0078. Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2013. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is authorized under Section 517(d) of Title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, to issue loan guarantees for the acquisition of new or existing dwellings and related facilities to provide decent, safe, and sanitary living conditions and other structures in rural areas by eligible recipients. The Act also authorizes the Secretary to pay the holder of a guaranteed loan the difference between the rate of interest paid by the borrower and the market rate of interest. The purpose of the program is to assist low and moderate income individuals and families acquire or construct a single family residence in a rural area with loans made by private lenders. Eligibility for this program includes low and moderate income families or persons whose income does not exceed 115 percent of the median income for the area, as determined by the Secretary. The Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) program was authorized under the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, and the Agency issued a final rule implementing the GRH program on April 17, 1991, before departmental reorganization. The program began as a pilot program in 20 States on May 17, 1991. In 1992, the GRH program was offered on a nationwide basis. During the implementation process, the Agency looked for ways to improve the program and make it more user friendly. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:23 Jul 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 The Agency recognized the need to make its program even more compatible with the existing structure of the mortgage lending community. On May 22, 1995, the Agency published a final rule incorporating the needed changes to encourage greater participation by lenders and the secondary market for mortgage loans. The information requested by the Agency includes borrower financial information such as household income, assets and liabilities, and monthly expenses. All information collected is vital for the Agency to determine if borrowers qualify for and assure they receive all assistance for which they are eligible. Information requested on lenders is required to ensure lenders are eligible to participate in the GRH program. Lender requirements are in compliance with OMB Circular A–129. Congress passed Public Law 111–212, Supplemental Disaster Relief and Summer Jobs Act of 2010 (H.R. 4899) which authorized the Agency to assess an annual fee in an effort to maintain a budget-neutral loan program. Effective in fiscal year 2011, the Agency began assessing an annual fee against newly closed guaranteed loans. To support collection of the annual fee the program introduced an electronic method for lenders to pay the annual fee through the Guaranteed Annual Fee (GAF) system. This new Web-based system allows loan servicers to authorize pre-authorized debit (PAD) payments as well as review annual fee advance notice, billing, and payment reconciliation details for guaranteed loans that they service. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .85 hours per response. Respondents: Individuals or households and business or other forprofits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 154,197. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 6.7. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,030,338. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 881,261 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692–0040. Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of RHS, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42751 RHS’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 Jeanne Jacobs, Branch Chief, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, 7th Floor, Reporters Building, 300 7th St SW., Washington, DC 20024. 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 28, 2013. ˜ Tammye Trevino, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2013–17128 Filed 7–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Sunshine Act Notice United States Commission on Civil Rights. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of telephonic meeting. DATE AND TIME: Sunday, July 21, 2013; 8:00 p.m. ET. Via Teleconference, Public Dial In: 1-(800) 967–7154, Conference ID # 150–561. PLACE: Meeting Agenda This meeting is open to the public, except where noted otherwise. I. Program Planning II. Discussion and Approval of Part B: Findings and Recommendations for the 2013 Statutory Enforcement Report—Sexual Assault in the Military III. Adjourn CONTACT PERSON FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Lenore Ostrowsky, Acting Chief, Public Affairs Unit (202) 376– 8591. TDD: (202) 376–8116. Persons with a disability requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should contact Pamela Dunston at least seven days prior to the meeting at 202–376–8105. TDD: (202) 376–8116. E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 17, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17128]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Housing Service


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Rural Housing Service, USDA.

[[Page 42751]]


ACTION: Proposed collection; Comments requested.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Rural Housing Service's intention to request an 
extension for a currently approved information collection in support of 
the program for Rural Housing Loans.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 16, 2013 
to be assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debra A. Terrell, Senior Loan 
Specialist, Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Division, Rural 
Housing Service, Stop 0784, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 
20250-0784; Telephone: (202) 720-1452 or (918) 534-3254; Email: 
debra.terrell@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Rural Housing Loans.
    OMB Number: 0575-0078.
    Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2013.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is authorized under 
Section 517(d) of Title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, to 
issue loan guarantees for the acquisition of new or existing dwellings 
and related facilities to provide decent, safe, and sanitary living 
conditions and other structures in rural areas by eligible recipients.
    The Act also authorizes the Secretary to pay the holder of a 
guaranteed loan the difference between the rate of interest paid by the 
borrower and the market rate of interest.
    The purpose of the program is to assist low and moderate income 
individuals and families acquire or construct a single family residence 
in a rural area with loans made by private lenders. Eligibility for 
this program includes low and moderate income families or persons whose 
income does not exceed 115 percent of the median income for the area, 
as determined by the Secretary.
    The Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) program was authorized under the 
Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, and the Agency 
issued a final rule implementing the GRH program on April 17, 1991, 
before departmental reorganization. The program began as a pilot 
program in 20 States on May 17, 1991. In 1992, the GRH program was 
offered on a nationwide basis. During the implementation process, the 
Agency looked for ways to improve the program and make it more user 
friendly.
    The Agency recognized the need to make its program even more 
compatible with the existing structure of the mortgage lending 
community. On May 22, 1995, the Agency published a final rule 
incorporating the needed changes to encourage greater participation by 
lenders and the secondary market for mortgage loans.
    The information requested by the Agency includes borrower financial 
information such as household income, assets and liabilities, and 
monthly expenses. All information collected is vital for the Agency to 
determine if borrowers qualify for and assure they receive all 
assistance for which they are eligible. Information requested on 
lenders is required to ensure lenders are eligible to participate in 
the GRH program. Lender requirements are in compliance with OMB 
Circular A-129.
    Congress passed Public Law 111-212, Supplemental Disaster Relief 
and Summer Jobs Act of 2010 (H.R. 4899) which authorized the Agency to 
assess an annual fee in an effort to maintain a budget-neutral loan 
program. Effective in fiscal year 2011, the Agency began assessing an 
annual fee against newly closed guaranteed loans.
    To support collection of the annual fee the program introduced an 
electronic method for lenders to pay the annual fee through the 
Guaranteed Annual Fee (GAF) system. This new Web-based system allows 
loan servicers to authorize pre-authorized debit (PAD) payments as well 
as review annual fee advance notice, billing, and payment 
reconciliation details for guaranteed loans that they service.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .85 hours per response.
    Respondents: Individuals or households and business or other for-
profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 154,197.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 6.7.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 1,030,338.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 881,261 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne 
Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692-0040.

Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
RHS, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) 
the accuracy of RHS'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 Jeanne Jacobs, Branch Chief, 
Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Rural Development, 7th Floor, Reporters Building, 300 7th 
St SW., Washington, DC 20024. 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 28, 2013.
Tammye Trevi[ntilde]o,
Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-17128 Filed 7-16-13; 8:45 am]
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