Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 78329-78330 [2013-30741]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 248 / Thursday, December 26, 2013 / Notices Montana official agencies. In the designation process, we are particularly interested in receiving comments citing reasons and pertinent data supporting or objecting to the designation of the applicants. Submit all comments to Eric J. Jabs at the above address or at http://www.regulations.gov. We consider applications, comments, and other available information when determining which applicants will be designated. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71–87k. Larry Mitchell, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–30709 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–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 the following information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 24, 2014. 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) 720- 8435 or email Michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 RUS is submitting to OMB for revision. 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 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Dec 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the 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 respondents, 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, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078, Fax: (202) 720–8435 or email: Michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov. Title: Electric System Emergency Restoration Plan. OMB Control Number: 0572–0140. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: USDA Rural Development administers rural utilities programs through the Rural Utilities Service (Agency). The Agency manages loan programs in accordance with the Rural Electrification Act (RE Act) of 1936, 7 U.S.C. 901 et sec., as amended. One of the Agency’s main objectives is to safeguard loan security. An important part of safeguarding loan security is to make sure Agency financed facilities are utilized responsibly, adequately operated and adequately maintained. Accordingly, RUS borrowers have a duty to RUS to maintain their respective systems. In performing this duty, borrowers further the purposes of the RE Act while also preserving the value of electric systems to serve as collateral for repayment of RUS assistance. A substantial portion of the electric infrastructure of the United States resides in rural America and is maintained by rural Americans. RUS is uniquely coupled with the electric infrastructure of rural America and its electric borrowers serving rural America. To ensure that the electric infrastructure in rural America is adequately protected, electric borrowers conduct a Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) of their respective systems and utilize the results of this assessment to enhance an existing Emergency Restoration Plan (ERP) or to create an ERP. The VRA is utilized to identify specific assets and infrastructure owned or served by the electric utility, to determine the criticality and the risk level associated with the assets and infrastructure PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78329 including a risk versus cost analysis, to identify threats and vulnerabilities, if present, to review existing mitigation procedures and to assist in the development of new and additional mitigating procedures, if necessary. The ERP provides written procedures detailing response and restoration efforts in the event of a major system outage resulting from a natural or manmade disaster. The annual exercise of the ERP ensures operability and employee competency and serves to identify and correct deficiencies in the existing ERP. The exercise may be implemented individually by a single borrower, or by an individual borrower as a participant in a multi-party (to include utilities, government agencies and other participants or combination thereof) tabletop execution or actual implementation of the ERP. Electric borrowers maintain ERPs as part of prudent utilities practices. These ERPs are essential to continuous operation of the electric systems. Each electric borrower provides RUS with an annual self-certification that an ERP exists for the system and that an initial VRA has been performed. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .5 hour per response. Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 625. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 313 hours. 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 requests for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: December 19, 2013. John Charles Padalino, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2013–30743 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM Rural Utilities Service, USDA. 26DEN1 78330 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 248 / Thursday, December 26, 2013 / Notices Notice and request for comments. 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 the Agency intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 24, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162–S, Washington, DC 20250– 1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078, FAX: (202)720–8435. Email Michele.Brooks@ wdc.usda.gov. SUMMARY: 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 the Agency 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, USDA Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 5162–S, STOP 1522, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078, FAX: (202)720–8435. Title: 7 CFR Part 1776, ‘‘Household Water Well System Grant Program’’ OMB Control Number: 0572–0139 Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Dec 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service supports the sound development of rural communities and the growth of our economy without endangering the environment. RUS provides financial and technical assistance to help communities bring safe drinking water and sanitary, environmentally sound waste disposal facilities to rural Americans in greatest need. The Household Water Well System (HWWS) Grant Program makes grants to qualified private non-profit organizations which will help homeowners finance the cost of private wells. As the grant recipient, non-profit organizations will establish a revolving loan fund lending program to provide water well loans to individuals who own or will own private wells in rural areas. The individual loan recipients may use the funds to construct, refurbish, and service their household well systems for an existing home. The collection of information consists of the materials to file a grant application with the agency, including forms, certifications and required documentation. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 5.9 hours per response. Respondents: Non-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 17.5 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,033 Hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Management Analyst, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720–0812; FAX: (202) 720– 8435. 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: December 19, 2013. John Charles Padalino, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2013–30741 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the New Hampshire Advisory Committee Date and Time: Friday, January 10, 2014, 4:30 p.m. [EST]. Place: Via Teleconference. Public Dial-in 1–877–446–3914; Listen Line Code: 35378877. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 TDD: Dial Federal Relay Service 1– 800–977–8339 give operator the following number: 202–376–7533—or by email at bdelaviez@usccr.gov. Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting of the New Hampshire Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene via conference call. The purpose of the meeting is project planning to discuss its upcoming briefing meeting on voting rights issues in the Granite state. The meeting will be conducted via conference call. Members of the public who call-in can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments. The comments must be received in the regional office by Monday, February 10, 2014. Comments may be mailed to the Eastern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425, faxed to (202) 376–7548, or emailed to Barbara Delaviez at dbelaviez@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Eastern Regional Office at 202–376–7533. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Eastern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s Web site, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Eastern Regional Office at the above phone number, email or street address. The meetings will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA. Dated on: December 19, 2013. David Mussatt, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. 2013–30774 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Maine Advisory Committee Date and Time: Thursday, January 9, 2014, 2:30 p.m. [EST]. E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service


Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

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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 the Agency 
intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 24, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program 
Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Utilities Service, 1400 
Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162-S, Washington, DC 20250-
1522. Telephone: (202) 690-1078, FAX: (202)720-8435. Email 
Michele.Brooks@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 the 
Agency 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, USDA Rural Utilities 
Service, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 5162-S, STOP 1522, 
Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-1078, FAX: (202)720-
8435.
    Title: 7 CFR Part 1776, ``Household Water Well System Grant 
Program''
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0139
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service supports the sound 
development of rural communities and the growth of our economy without 
endangering the environment. RUS provides financial and technical 
assistance to help communities bring safe drinking water and sanitary, 
environmentally sound waste disposal facilities to rural Americans in 
greatest need.
    The Household Water Well System (HWWS) Grant Program makes grants 
to qualified private non-profit organizations which will help 
homeowners finance the cost of private wells. As the grant recipient, 
non-profit organizations will establish a revolving loan fund lending 
program to provide water well loans to individuals who own or will own 
private wells in rural areas. The individual loan recipients may use 
the funds to construct, refurbish, and service their household well 
systems for an existing home. The collection of information consists of 
the materials to file a grant application with the agency, including 
forms, certifications and required documentation.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 5.9 hours per response.
    Respondents: Non-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 17.5
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,033 Hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat 
Daskal, Management Analyst, Program Development and Regulatory 
Analysis, at (202) 720-0812; FAX: (202) 720-8435.
    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: December 19, 2013.
John Charles Padalino,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-30741 Filed 12-24-13; 8:45 am]
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