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Download as PDF 56856 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 179 Monday, September 16, 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 September 11, 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 17:46 Sep 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. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Quarterly. Total Burden Hours: 6,250. Rural Utilities Service Title: Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households Program Rural Utilities Service (SEARCH). Title: Technical Assistance Program, 7 OMB Control Number: 0572–0146. CFR part 1775. Summary of Collection: The Food, OMB Control Number: 0572–0112. Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, Summary of Collection: Section 306 of Public Law 110–234 (Farm Bill) the Consolidated Farm and Rural amended Section 306(a)(2) of the Development Act (CONACT), 7 U.S.C. Consolidated Farm and Rural 1926, authorizes Rural Utilities Service Development Act (CONACT) (7 U.S.C. (RUS) to make loans and grants to 1926(a)(2)). The amendment created a public agencies, American Indian tribes, grant program to make Special and nonprofit corporations. The loans Evaluation Assistance for Rural and grants fund the development of Communities and Households drinking water, wastewater, and solid (SEARCH) Program grants. waste disposal facilities in rural areas Under the SEARCH program, the with populations of up to 10,000 Secretary may make predevelopment residents. Nonprofit organizations and planning grants to public or quasireceive Technical Assistance and public agencies, organizations operated Training (TAT) and Solid Waste on a not-for-profit basis or Indian tribes Management (SWM) grants to help on Federal and State reservations and small rural communities or areas other federally recognized Indian tribes. identify and solve problems relating to The grant recipients use the grant funds community drinking water, wastewater, for feasibility studies, design assistance, or solid waste disposal systems. The and technical assistance for direct loans, technical assistance is intended to grants and guaranteed loans, to improve the management and operation financially distress communities in of the systems and reduce or eliminate rural areas with populations of 2,500 or pollution of water resources. TAT and fewer inhabitants for water and waste SWM are competitive grant programs disposal projects as authorized in administered by RUS. Sections 306(a)(1), 306(a)(2) and Need and Use of the Information: 306(a)(24) of the CONACT. Nonprofit organizations applying for Need and Use of the Information: TAT and SWM grants must submit a Applicants applying for SEARCH grants pre-application, which includes an must submit an application which application form, narrative proposal, includes an application form, various various other forms, certifications and other forms, certifications, and supplemental information. RUS will supplemental information. Rural Utility collect information to determine applicant’s eligibility, project feasibility, Service will use the information collected from applicants, borrowers, and the applicant’s ability to meet the grant and regulatory requirements. RUS and consultants to determine applicant will review the information, evaluate it, eligibility, project feasibility, and the applicant’s ability to meet the grant and and, if the applicant and project are regulatory requirements. eligible for further competition, invite Failure to collect proper information the applicant to submit a formal could result in improper determinations application. Failure to collect proper of eligibility, improper use of funds, or information could result in improper hindrances in making grants authorized determinations of eligibility, improper by the SEARCH program. use of funds, or hindrances in making Description of Respondents: Not-forgrants authorized by the TAT and SWM profit Institutions and State, Local or program. Tribal Government. Description of Respondents: Not-forNumber of Respondents: 16. profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Governments. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Number of Respondents: 142. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2013 / Notices Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service Total Burden Hours: 516. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–22451 Filed 9–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES September 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 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 regarding this information collection received by October 16, 2013 will be considered. Written comments 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. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Sep 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 Title: Export Health Certificate For Animal Products. OMB Control Number: 0579–0256. Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA) of 2002 is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal health. The law gives the Secretary of Agriculture board authority to detect, control, or eradicate pests or diseases of livestock or poultry. The export of agricultural commodities, including animals and animal products, is a major business in the United States and contributes to a favorable balance of trade. To facilitate the export of U.S. animals and products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services maintains information regarding the import health requirements of other countries for animals and animal products exported from the United States. Many countries that import animal products from the United States require a certification from APHIS that the United States is free of certain diseases. These countries may also require that our certification statement contain additional declarations regarding the U.S. animal products being exported. Form VS–16– 4 and VS–16–4A, Export Certificate for Animal Products and Export Certificate for Animal Products Continuation Sheet, a Hearing Request to appeal VS’ decision to refuse to grant a certificate, and a Notification of Tampered Certificate can be used to meet these requirements. Regulations pertaining to export certification of animals and animal products are contained in 9 CFR parts 91. Need and Use of the Information: Form VS 16–4 and VS 16–4A serves as the official certification that the United States is free of rinderpest, foot-andmouth disease, classical swine fever, swine vesicular disease, African swine fever, bovine fever, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, and contagious bovine pleuropneuomia. APHIS will collect the exporter’s name, address, the name and address of the consignee, the quantity, and unit of measure, type of product being exported, the exporter’s identification, and type of conveyance (ship, train, and truck) that will transport the products. The form also asks for any declarations the receiving country might require, such as statements concerning where the product originated and how it was processed. Without the information, many countries would not accept animal products from the United States, PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 56857 creating a serious trade imbalance and adversely affecting U.S. exporters. Description of Respondents: Business or other-for-profit. Number of Respondents: 42,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 57,122. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Shepherd’s Purse with Roots from the Republic of Korea into the United States. OMB Control Number: 0579–0366. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests new to the United States or not know to be widely distributed throughout the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulations concerning the importation of fruits and vegetables allow for the importation of fresh shepherd’s purse with roots from the Republic of Korea into the United States under a combination of mitigations to reduce the risk of introducing a variety of pests. As a condition of entry, fresh shepherd’s purse have to be produced in accordance with a system approach that includes requirements for importation of commercial consignments, pest-free place of production, and inspection for quarantine pests by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of the Republic of Korea. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS uses the following information collection activities, phytosanitary certificate, sampling and microscopic inspection, recordkeeping, and production site registration to increase the supply of fresh shepherd’s purse without increasing the risk of introducing pests into the United States. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 54. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 163. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–22409 Filed 9–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

September 11, 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 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: Technical Assistance Program, 7 CFR part 1775.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0112.
    Summary of Collection: Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and 
Rural Development Act (CONACT), 7 U.S.C. 1926, authorizes Rural 
Utilities Service (RUS) to make loans and grants to public agencies, 
American Indian tribes, and nonprofit corporations. The loans and 
grants fund the development of drinking water, wastewater, and solid 
waste disposal facilities in rural areas with populations of up to 
10,000 residents. Nonprofit organizations receive Technical Assistance 
and Training (TAT) and Solid Waste Management (SWM) grants to help 
small rural communities or areas identify and solve problems relating 
to community drinking water, wastewater, or solid waste disposal 
systems. The technical assistance is intended to improve the management 
and operation of the systems and reduce or eliminate pollution of water 
resources. TAT and SWM are competitive grant programs administered by 
RUS.
    Need and Use of the Information: Nonprofit organizations applying 
for TAT and SWM grants must submit a pre-application, which includes an 
application form, narrative proposal, various other forms, 
certifications and supplemental information. RUS will collect 
information to determine applicant's eligibility, project feasibility, 
and the applicant's ability to meet the grant and regulatory 
requirements. RUS will review the information, evaluate it, and, if the 
applicant and project are eligible for further competition, invite the 
applicant to submit a formal application. Failure to collect proper 
information could result in improper determinations of eligibility, 
improper use of funds, or hindrances in making grants authorized by the 
TAT and SWM program.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; State, 
Local or Tribal Governments.
    Number of Respondents: 142.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Quarterly.
    Total Burden Hours: 6,250.

Rural Utilities Service

    Title: Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and 
Households Program
    (SEARCH).
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0146.
    Summary of Collection: The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 
2008, Public Law 110-234 (Farm Bill) amended Section 306(a)(2) of the 
Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (CONACT) (7 U.S.C. 
1926(a)(2)). The amendment created a grant program to make Special 
Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households (SEARCH) 
Program grants.
    Under the SEARCH program, the Secretary may make predevelopment and 
planning grants to public or quasi-public agencies, organizations 
operated on a not-for-profit basis or Indian tribes on Federal and 
State reservations and other federally recognized Indian tribes. The 
grant recipients use the grant funds for feasibility studies, design 
assistance, and technical assistance for direct loans, grants and 
guaranteed loans, to financially distress communities in rural areas 
with populations of 2,500 or fewer inhabitants for water and waste 
disposal projects as authorized in Sections 306(a)(1), 306(a)(2) and 
306(a)(24) of the CONACT.
    Need and Use of the Information: Applicants applying for SEARCH 
grants must submit an application which includes an application form, 
various other forms, certifications, and supplemental information. 
Rural Utility Service will use the information collected from 
applicants, borrowers, and consultants to determine applicant 
eligibility, project feasibility, and the applicant's ability to meet 
the grant and regulatory requirements.
    Failure to collect proper information could result in improper 
determinations of eligibility, improper use of funds, or hindrances in 
making grants authorized by the SEARCH program.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit Institutions and State, 
Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 16.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.

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    Total Burden Hours: 516.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-22451 Filed 9-13-13; 8:45 am]
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