Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 68810 [2013-27336]

Download as PDF 68810 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 221 Friday, November 15, 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 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES November 7, 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 December 16, 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 16:58 Nov 14, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 Title: Real Estate Title Clearance and Loan Closing—7 CFR 1927–B. OMB Control Number: 0575–0147. Summary of Collection: Rural Housing Service is a credit agency for the Department of Agriculture. The Agency offers a supervised credit program to build family farms, modest housing, sanitary water and sewer systems, essential community facilities, businesses and industries in rural areas. Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (CONTACT), 7 U.S.C. 1926.a (as amended), authorizes RUS to make loans to public agencies, American Indian tribes, and non-profit corporations. The loans fund the development of drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste disposal facilities in rural areas with populations of up to 10,000 residents. Section 501 of Title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, provides authorization to extend financial assistance to construct, improve, alter, repair, replace or rehabilitate dwellings and to provide decent, safe and sanitary living conditions in rural areas. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prescribe regulations to ensure that these loans, made with federal funds, are legally secured. Need and Use of the Information: The approved attorney/title company (closing agent) and the field office staff collect the required information. Forms and/or guidelines are provided to assist in the collection, certification and submission of this information. Most of these forms collect information that is standard in the industry. If the information is collected less frequently, the agency would not obtain the proper security position on the properties being taken as security and would have no evidence that the closing agents and agency meet the requirements of this regulations. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions; Farms. Number of Respondents: 13,980. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 4,018. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–27336 Filed 11–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—2014 Evaluation of the Summer Electronic Benefits for Children Household-Based Demonstrations on Food Insecurity Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a revision of the Evaluation of the Summer Electronic Benefits for Children (SEBTC) Household-Based Demonstrations on Food Insecurity, OMB Control No. 0584–0559. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before January 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: 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 shall 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 that were 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 use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Richard Lucas, Director, Office of Policy Support, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1

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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 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

November 7, 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 December 16, 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 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

    Title: Real Estate Title Clearance and Loan Closing--7 CFR 1927-B.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0147.
    Summary of Collection: Rural Housing Service is a credit agency for 
the Department of Agriculture. The Agency offers a supervised credit 
program to build family farms, modest housing, sanitary water and sewer 
systems, essential community facilities, businesses and industries in 
rural areas. Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development 
Act (CONTACT), 7 U.S.C. 1926.a (as amended), authorizes RUS to make 
loans to public agencies, American Indian tribes, and non-profit 
corporations. The loans fund the development of drinking water, 
wastewater, and solid waste disposal facilities in rural areas with 
populations of up to 10,000 residents. Section 501 of Title V of the 
Housing Act of 1949, as amended, provides authorization to extend 
financial assistance to construct, improve, alter, repair, replace or 
rehabilitate dwellings and to provide decent, safe and sanitary living 
conditions in rural areas. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized 
to prescribe regulations to ensure that these loans, made with federal 
funds, are legally secured.
    Need and Use of the Information: The approved attorney/title 
company (closing agent) and the field office staff collect the required 
information. Forms and/or guidelines are provided to assist in the 
collection, certification and submission of this information. Most of 
these forms collect information that is standard in the industry. If 
the information is collected less frequently, the agency would not 
obtain the proper security position on the properties being taken as 
security and would have no evidence that the closing agents and agency 
meet the requirements of this regulations.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or 
other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions; Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 13,980.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 4,018.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-27336 Filed 11-14-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-XV-P