Information Collection; General Program Administration, 54862-54863 [2013-21761]

Download as PDF 54862 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 173 Friday, September 6, 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 August 30, 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 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 November 5, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:05 Sep 05, 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 Housing Service Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–21657 Filed 9–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Title: 7 CFR 1956–C, Debt Settlement—Community and Business Programs. OMB Control Number: 0575–0124. Summary of Collection: The Community and Direct Business Programs loans and grants are authorized by the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act. Rural Housing Service (RHS) is a credit agency for agricultural and rural development for the United States Department of Agriculture and offers supervised credit to develop, improve and operate family farms, modest housing, essential community facilities, and business and industry across rural America. 7 CFR 1956–C, Debt Settlement—Community and Business Programs provides policies and procedures as well as a mechanism for debt settlement in connection with Community Facilities loans and grants, direct Business and Industry loans, Indian Tribal Land Acquisition loans and Irrigation and Drainage. The debt settlement program provides the delinquent client with an equitable tool for the compromise, adjustment, cancellation, or charge-off of a debt owed to the Agency. Need and Use of the Information: The field offices will collect information from applicants, borrowers, consultants, lenders, and attorneys to determine eligibility, financial capacity and derive an equitable resolution. This information collected is similar to that required by a commercial lender in similar circumstances. Failure to collect the information could result in improper servicing of these loans. Description of Respondents: Not for profit institutions; Business or other forprofit; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 29. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. PO 00000 Total Burden Hours: 1,005. Farm Service Agency Information Collection; General Program Administration Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension of a currently approved information collection associated with FSA’s Farm Loan Programs (FLP) General Program Administration. The information collected is used to ensure that applicants meet statutory eligibility requirements, loan funds are used for authorized purposes and the Government’s interest in security is adequately protected. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by November 5, 2013. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your comments, include date, volume, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Courtney Dixon, Director, USDA/FSA/FLP, STOP 0521, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0521. You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20253. Copies of the information collection may be requested by contacting Courtney Dixon at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Niki Chavez, Farm Service Agency, (202) 690–6129. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 173 / Friday, September 6, 2013 / Notices Title: Farm Loan Programs, General Program Administration. OMB Control Number: 0560–0238. Expiration Date of Approval: 02/28/ 2014. Type of Request: Extension. Abstract: General Program Administration, as specified in the 7 CFR part 761, contains requirements that are applicable to making and servicing direct loans. Information and collections required are necessary to ensure that applicants meet statutory eligibility requirements, loan funds are used for authorized purposes and the Federal Government’s interest in security is adequately protected. Specific information collection requirements include financial information in the form of a balance sheet and cash flow projection used in loan making and servicing decisions; information needed to establish joint bank accounts in which loan funds, proceeds derived from the sale of loan security and insurance proceeds may be deposited; collateral pledges from financial institutions when the balance of a supervised bank account will exceed $250,000; and documents that construction plans and specifications comply with state and local building standards. Estimate of Average Time to Respond: 1.12 per response. The average travel time, which is included in the total annual burden, is estimated to be 1 hour per respondent. Respondents: Individuals or households, businesses or other for profit and farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 94,942. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.4. Estimated Number of Responses: 225,352. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 252,944. We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information collection to help us to: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of FSA, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the FSA’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of the information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical or other VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:05 Sep 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice, including name and addresses when provided, will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Signed on August 9, 2013. Juan M. Garcia, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 2013–21761 Filed 9–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census [Docket Number 130814715–3715–01] Bureau of the Census Geographically Updated Population Certification Program (GUPCP) Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of program reinstatement. AGENCY: Effective October 1, 2013, the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) will resume processing applications for certified decennial census population and housing unit counts in updated governmental unit boundaries. This service, known as the Geographically Updated Population Certification Program (GUPCP), was suspended on January 1, 2008, to accommodate the taking of the 2010 Census (see Notice of Suspension, 72 Fed. Reg. 46602 (Aug. 21, 2007)). The resumption of this service will provide for certification of 2010 Census population and housing unit counts in governmental unit boundaries legally effective after the 2010 Census geographic benchmark date of January 1, 2010. While the program was originally scheduled for reinstatement in the year 2012, resource demands have delayed its relaunch until 2013. Resumption of the program continues a fee-based service that the Census Bureau has provided since the 1970s. Additional program details, including the schedule of fees and application instructions, are accessible on the Census Bureau’s Web site at: www.census.gov/mso/www/ certification. SUMMARY: Effective Date: October 1, 2013. Mr. Darryl Cohen, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233–8800, (301) 763– 2419, or email (Darryl.T.Cohen@ census.gov). DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54863 Following the 1970 decennial census and every decennial census thereafter, the Census Bureau has provided the opportunity for county, local, and tribal governments to obtain certified population and housing unit counts for areas where the boundaries have changed from those used to tabulate the results of the immediately preceding decennial census. These changes occur due to newly created governmental units (incorporations), additions to existing governmental units (annexations), the combination of two existing governmental units (merger), or other circumstances. Such governmental units are established by law for the purpose of implementing specified general- or special-purpose governmental functions; the certification process is available to both. Most governmental units have legally established boundaries and names and have officials (usually elected) who have the power to carry out legally prescribed functions, provide services for residents, and raise revenues. These are commonly referred to as general-purpose governmental units and typically include counties, boroughs, cities, towns, villages, townships, and federally recognized American Indian reservations. Special-purpose governmental units typically are limited to one function, such as school districts. The Census Bureau is issuing this notice to reinstate the GUPCP as a centralized system for certifying population and housing counts. This service will be a permanent process, but one that will be temporarily suspended during future decennial censuses. Typically, the Census Bureau will suspend this service, and direct its resources to the decennial census, for a total of five years—the two years preceding the decennial census, the decennial census year, and the two years following it. The Census Bureau will issue notices in the Federal Register announcing when it suspends and, in turn, resumes the service. The Census Bureau first began to certify decennial census population counts for updated governmental unit boundaries in 1972 in response to the request of local governments to establish eligibility for participation in the General Revenue Sharing Program, authorized under Public Law 92–152. At that time, the Census Bureau established a fee-based program, enabling governmental units with annexations to obtain updated decennial census population counts that included the population living in annexed areas. The Census Bureau also received funding SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 173 (Friday, September 6, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54862-54863]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21761]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency


Information Collection; General Program Administration

AGENCY: Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Farm Service Agency (FSA) is seeking comments from all interested 
individuals and organizations on an extension of a currently approved 
information collection associated with FSA's Farm Loan Programs (FLP) 
General Program Administration. The information collected is used to 
ensure that applicants meet statutory eligibility requirements, loan 
funds are used for authorized purposes and the Government's interest in 
security is adequately protected.

DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by November 5, 2013.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your 
comments, include date, volume, and page number of this issue of the 
Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Courtney Dixon, Director, USDA/FSA/FLP, STOP 0521, 
1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-0521.
    You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, Washington, DC 20253. Copies of the information collection may 
be requested by contacting Courtney Dixon at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Niki Chavez, Farm Service Agency, 
(202) 690-6129.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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    Title: Farm Loan Programs, General Program Administration.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0238.
    Expiration Date of Approval: 02/28/2014.
    Type of Request: Extension.
    Abstract: General Program Administration, as specified in the 7 CFR 
part 761, contains requirements that are applicable to making and 
servicing direct loans. Information and collections required are 
necessary to ensure that applicants meet statutory eligibility 
requirements, loan funds are used for authorized purposes and the 
Federal Government's interest in security is adequately protected. 
Specific information collection requirements include financial 
information in the form of a balance sheet and cash flow projection 
used in loan making and servicing decisions; information needed to 
establish joint bank accounts in which loan funds, proceeds derived 
from the sale of loan security and insurance proceeds may be deposited; 
collateral pledges from financial institutions when the balance of a 
supervised bank account will exceed $250,000; and documents that 
construction plans and specifications comply with state and local 
building standards.
    Estimate of Average Time to Respond: 1.12 per response. The average 
travel time, which is included in the total annual burden, is estimated 
to be 1 hour per respondent.
    Respondents: Individuals or households, businesses or other for 
profit and farms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 94,942.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.4.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 225,352.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 252,944.
    We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information 
collection to help us to:
    (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of FSA, including whether the 
information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the FSA's estimate of burden including 
the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of the 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.
    All responses to this notice, including name and addresses when 
provided, will be summarized and included in the request for OMB 
approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record.

    Signed on August 9, 2013.
Juan M. Garcia,
Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 2013-21761 Filed 9-6-13; 8:45 am]
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