Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 21436-21437 [2014-08642]

Download as PDF 21436 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 73 / Wednesday, April 16, 2014 / Notices (g) Intent of Employment: Section 1 provides information on the shortage situation the applicant intends to fill upon receipt of a VMLRP award. Section 2 confirms the applicant’s ability to secure an offer of employment or establish and/or maintain a practice in a veterinary shortage situation within the time period specified in the VMLRP service agreement offer. VMLRP Application Forms and Reporting Requirements Pursuant to the requirements enacted in the NVMSA of 2004 (as revised), and the implementing regulation for this Act, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture hereby proposes to continue its use of: pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES burden estimate (the estimated amount of time needed for individual respondents to provide the requested 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; (d) ways to minimize the public burden through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Obtaining a Copy of the Information Collection: A copy of the information collection is available at the VMLRP Web site: www.nifa.usda.gov/vmlrp. III. Reporting Requirements Program participants are required to verify that the terms of the VMLRP contract are being met on a quarterly basis. Subsequent quarterly loan repayments will not be disbursed until this verification is provided. This report must include: (a) A listing of states, counties, and/ or insular areas served (b) A listing of veterinary services and activities provided in the shortage situation (c) Percentage time (on a 40-hour week basis) providing service to veterinary shortage situation identified in the agreement. Program participants are responsible for notifying NIFA of any changes in the service being provided in the specified shortage situation during the three-year period. It is strongly recommended that program participants advise NIFA of these changes at least two months in advance to allow sufficient processing time. Failure to provide the updated information may result in the termination of the VMLRP contract and the program participant may be subject to penalties as outlined in Section C, Paragraph 3 of the contract. I. Application Forms The following forms are to be completed and submitted by the applicant by the established deadline. (a) Applicant Information Form: Collects relevant identifying, contact, and employment information from the applicant. Authorizes the disclosure of information that confirms the applicant is not under a service obligation or has a Federal judgment lien against his/her property. (b) Personal Statement: Includes a discussion of applicant knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience relative to the shortage situation applied for. (c) List of Recommenders: Identifies colleagues that can speak to the applicant’s capability to fulfill program obligations. Three recommendations are required for each application. (d) Loan Information Form: Authorizes the disclosure of information to the lenders and their authorized collection agents to confirm that the applicant’s loans are current in their repayment status. (e) Contract: A legal agreement that binds the applicant and the Secretary of USDA and/or NIFA Director to the terms and conditions for participation in the VMLRP, including obligations of both parties. (f) Certifications for Application: Validates the contractual agreement, accuracy of information provided by the applicant, and request for confidential recommendations. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Apr 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 II. Recommendation Form To be completed and submitted by colleagues identified by the applicant by an established deadline. Includes ratings and short answers to assess applicant’s capabilities to provide veterinary services in the specific shortage situation the applicant is applying for. Three separate recommendations are required. Done in Washington, DC, this 9th day of April, 2014. Catherine E. Woteki, Under Secretary, Research, Economics, and Education. [FR Doc. 2014–08575 Filed 4–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request AGENCY: PO 00000 Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 RUS 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, 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. SUMMARY: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR part 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 reinstatement. 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, 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: RUS Specification for Quality Control and Inspection of Timber Products. OMB Control Number: 0572–0076. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 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. Title: Request for Mail List Data, RUS Form 87. OMB Control Number: 0572–0051. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21437 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 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. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 73 (Wednesday, April 16, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21436-21437]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08642]


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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 RUS 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, 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 part 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 reinstatement.
    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, 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: RUS Specification for Quality Control and Inspection of 
Timber Products.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0076.

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    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]
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