Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 21437 [2014-08641]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 73 / Wednesday, April 16, 2014 / Notices Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: RUS Bulletin 1728H–702 and 7 CFR 1728.202 describe the responsibilities and procedures pertaining to the quality control by producers and pertaining to inspection of timber products produced in accordance with RUS specifications. In order to ensure the security of loan funds, adequate quality control of timber products is vital to loan security on electric power systems where hundreds of thousands of wood poles and cross-arms are used. Since RUS and its borrowers do not have the expertise or manpower to quickly determine imperfections in the wood products or their preservatives treatments, they must obtain service of an inspection agency to insure that the specifications for wood poles and cross-arms are being met. Copies of test reports on various preservatives must accompany each load of poles treated at the same time in a pressure cylinder (charge) as required by 7 CFR 1728.202(i). RUS feels the importance of safety concerns are enough to justify requiring test reports so that the purchaser, inspectors, and RUS will be able to spot check the general accuracy and reliability of the tests. Estimate of Burden: This collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response. Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; business or other for profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1,600. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 40,000 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 request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: April 10, 2014. John Charles Padalino, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2014–08642 Filed 4–15–14; 8:45 am] pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Apr 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 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). SUMMARY: Comments on this notice must be received by June 16, 2014. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162– S, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078. FAX: (202) 720–8435 or email: michele.brooks@ wdc.usda.gov. 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 Rural Utilities Service is submitting to OMB for approval. 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, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Stop 1522, Washington, DC 20250– 1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078; FAX: (202) 720–8435. 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Respondents: Business or other forprofit; not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,125. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 281 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Rebecca H. 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 request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: April 10, 2014. John Charles Padalino, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2014–08641 Filed 4–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and Opportunity for Public Comment. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 73 (Wednesday, April 16, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 21437]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08641]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service


Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

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 June 16, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program 
Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 1522, 
Room 5162-S, 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 Rural 
Utilities Service is submitting to OMB for approval.
    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, Rural 
Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence 
Ave. SW., Stop 1522, Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-
1078; FAX: (202) 720-8435.
    Title: Request for Mail List Data, RUS Form 87.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0051.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The RUS Form 87 is used for both the Rural Utilities 
Service Electric and Telecommunications programs to obtain the names 
and addresses of the borrowers' officials with whom they must 
communicate directly in order to administer the Agency's lending 
programs. Changes occurring at the borrower's annual meeting (e.g. the 
selection of board members, managers, attorneys, certified public 
accountants, or other officials) make necessary the collection of 
information. Hours are being reduced in the information collection 
package to accurately reflect the current number of respondents.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .25 hour per response.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit; not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,125.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 281 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Rebecca 
H. 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 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: April 10, 2014.
John Charles Padalino,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-08641 Filed 4-15-14; 8:45 am]
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