Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Revolving Loan Fund Reporting and Compliance Requirements, 34284-34285 [2014-13938]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 34284 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 115 / Monday, June 16, 2014 / Notices companies will receive a mailed notification letter containing their User ID and password, and directed to respond via Centurion through the Census Bureau’s Business Help Site. The online reporting instrument is an electronic version of the paper data collection instrument, and based on the company’s diversity of operations and number of industries with payroll. Companies operating in only one industry will access an ICT–1(S) form or electronic instrument. These companies will not be asked to report ICT expenditures by industry, this will eliminate the need for industry self coding. Companies operating in more than one, but less than nine industries will access an ICT–1(M) form or electronic instrument. Companies that operate in nine or more industries will access an ICT–1(L) form or electronic instrument. Companies will be able to print the form through online services or request a paper form by mail. The Census Bureau will continue to ask companies to respond to the survey within 30 days. Reminder letters and/or telephone calls encouraging participation will continue to go to all companies that have not responded by the designated time. For the 2014 and 2015 ICTS data collection, the Census Bureau will determine whether to use the same data collection strategy based upon the electronic response rate for the 2013 ICTS. The ICTS is an important part of the Federal Government’s effort to improve and supplement ongoing statistical programs. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Federal Reserve Board, Bureau of Labor Statistics and industry analysts use these data to evaluate productivity and economic growth prospects. In addition, the ICTS provides improved source data significant to BEA’s estimate of the investment component of Gross Domestic Product, capital stock estimates, and capital flow tables. Other Federal agencies, private industry organizations, and academic researchers use the survey results for analyzing and studying past and current economic performance, short-term economic forecasts, productivity, long-term economic growth, tax policy, capacity utilization, business fixed capital stocks and capital formation, international competitiveness and competitiveness and trade policy, market research, and financial analysis. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Jun 13, 2014 Jkt 232001 Legal Authority: The Census Bureau conducts this survey under the authority of Title 13 of the United States Code, Sections 131 and 182. Sections 224 and 225 make the survey mandatory. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.OIRA Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: June 10, 2014. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–13884 Filed 6–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Revolving Loan Fund Reporting and Compliance Requirements Economic Development Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 15, 2014. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to: Philip Saputo, Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration Performance and National Programs Division, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 71030, Washington, DC 20230, Phone: 202–400–0662, Email: PSaputo@eda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Abstract The mission of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. One of EDA’s economic development tools is the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program. Under the RLF program, EDA’s regional offices award competitive grants to units of state and local government, institutions of higher education, public or private non-profit organizations, EDA-approved economic development district organizations, and Indian Tribes to establish RLFs. Following grant award, an RLF grantee disburses money from the RLF to make loans at interest rates that are at or below the current market rate to small businesses or to businesses that cannot otherwise borrow capital. On occasion, RLFs also make loans to finance public infrastructure. As the loans are repaid, the grantee uses a portion of interest earned to pay administrative expenses and adds the remaining principal and interest repayments to the RLF’s capital base to make new loans. An RLF award that is well managed is actively used to make loans to eligible businesses and entities, continues to revolve funds, and does not have a termination date. One of the unique features of the program is that, by law, EDA must exercise fiduciary responsibility over its RLF portfolio in perpetuity—a significant challenge since many RLF grants date back to 1979. EDA’s regulations therefore require EDA RLF grantees to submit an ED–209, Semiannual Report to EDA, every six months for each RLF they operate. In addition, EDA RLF grantees must submit an ED– 209I, RLF Income and Expense Statement, if either of the following conditions applies to their RLF: (a) Total administrative expenses for the 6-month period exceed $100,000, or (b) administrative expenses for the 6-month period exceed 50 percent of RLF income for the 6-month period. EDA requires that both of these reports be completed using EDA authorized and provided, standardized, auto calculable Fillable PDF (Portable Document Format) Forms, instead of using the web-based electronic reporting system previously available, known as Revolving Loan Fund Management System (RLFMS). As of January 24, 2012, EDA terminated network services, including RLFMS, in response to a significant information technology security incident and has suspended use of RLFMS and will use a digital fillable PDF of the ED–209 and E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 115 / Monday, June 16, 2014 / Notices ED–209I in lieu of the RLFMS web based ED–209 and ED209I. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board II. Method of Collection [Docket B–26–2014] Electronically via use of standardized auto calculable PDF forms, provided by the EDA and sent via email. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0610–0095. Form Number(s): ED–209 and ED– 209I. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Not for-profit institutions; state or local governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,460. Estimated Time per Response: ED– 209, 3 hours; and ED–209I, 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,796. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments 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 (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (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 automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dated: June 10, 2014. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 39—DallasFort Worth, Texas Application for Production Authority; CSI Calendering, Inc. (Rubber Coated Textile Fabric); Comment Period on Submission of New Evidence On March 18, 2014, an application was submitted by the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board, grantee of FTZ 39, requesting production authority on behalf of CSI Calendering, Inc. (CSI), located in Arlington, Texas. The proposed activity involves calendering, slitting, and laminating of certain RFL (resorcinol formaldehyde latex) textile fabrics (79 FR 16278–16279, 3–25– 2014). Comments on the proposal were submitted by interested parties on May 27, 2014. Currently, the FTZ Board is inviting public comment on new evidence provided by CSI as part of its rebuttal comments submitted on June 6, 2014, on which there has not been an opportunity for public comment. The comment period on CSI’s June 6 submission is open through July 16, 2014. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the following address: Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002. A copy of CSI’s June 6, 2014, submission will be available for public inspection at the address above, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov or (202) 482–1378. Dated: June 9, 2014. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–14062 Filed 6–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–916] [FR Doc. 2014–13938 Filed 6–13–14; 8:45 am] Laminated Woven Sacks From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012–2013 BILLING CODE 3510–24–P Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Jun 13, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34285 On February 27, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) published the Preliminary Results 1 of the 2012–2013 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on laminated woven sacks (‘‘sacks’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is August 1, 2012, through July 31, 2013. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, but we received none. The final weighted-average dumping margin for the PRC-wide entity is listed in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section below. DATES: Effective Date: June 16, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6905. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background We received no comments from interested parties on our Preliminary Results which published on February 27, 2014. The Department conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is laminated woven sacks. Laminated woven sacks are bags or sacks consisting of one or more plies of fabric consisting of woven polypropylene strip and/or woven polyethylene strip, regardless of the width of the strip; with or without an extrusion coating of polypropylene and/or polyethylene on one or both sides of the fabric; laminated by any method either to an exterior ply of plastic film such as biaxially-oriented polypropylene (‘‘BOPP’’) or to an exterior ply of paper that is suitable for high quality print graphics; 2 printed with three colors or more in register; with or without lining; whether or not closed on one end; whether or not in roll form (including sheets, lay-flat 1 See Laminated Woven Sacks From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012– 2013, 79 FR 11075 (February 27, 2014) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). 2 ‘‘Paper suitable for high quality print graphics,’’ as used herein, means paper having an ISO brightness of 82 or higher and a Sheffield Smoothness of 250 or less. Coated free sheet is an example of a paper suitable for high quality print graphics. E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 115 (Monday, June 16, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34284-34285]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-13938]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Revolving Loan 
Fund Reporting and Compliance Requirements

AGENCY: Economic Development Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 15, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at JJessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to: Philip Saputo, Program Analyst, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Economic Development Administration Performance and National 
Programs Division, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 71030, 
Washington, DC 20230, Phone: 202-400-0662, Email: PSaputo@eda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The mission of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to 
lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation 
and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success 
in the worldwide economy. One of EDA's economic development tools is 
the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program. Under the RLF program, EDA's 
regional offices award competitive grants to units of state and local 
government, institutions of higher education, public or private non-
profit organizations, EDA-approved economic development district 
organizations, and Indian Tribes to establish RLFs. Following grant 
award, an RLF grantee disburses money from the RLF to make loans at 
interest rates that are at or below the current market rate to small 
businesses or to businesses that cannot otherwise borrow capital. On 
occasion, RLFs also make loans to finance public infrastructure. As the 
loans are repaid, the grantee uses a portion of interest earned to pay 
administrative expenses and adds the remaining principal and interest 
repayments to the RLF's capital base to make new loans. An RLF award 
that is well managed is actively used to make loans to eligible 
businesses and entities, continues to revolve funds, and does not have 
a termination date.
    One of the unique features of the program is that, by law, EDA must 
exercise fiduciary responsibility over its RLF portfolio in 
perpetuity--a significant challenge since many RLF grants date back to 
1979. EDA's regulations therefore require EDA RLF grantees to submit an 
ED-209, Semi-annual Report to EDA, every six months for each RLF they 
operate. In addition, EDA RLF grantees must submit an ED-209I, RLF 
Income and Expense Statement, if either of the following conditions 
applies to their RLF: (a) Total administrative expenses for the 6-month 
period exceed $100,000, or (b) administrative expenses for the 6-month 
period exceed 50 percent of RLF income for the 6-month period. EDA 
requires that both of these reports be completed using EDA authorized 
and provided, standardized, auto calculable Fillable PDF (Portable 
Document Format) Forms, instead of using the web-based electronic 
reporting system previously available, known as Revolving Loan Fund 
Management System (RLFMS). As of January 24, 2012, EDA terminated 
network services, including RLFMS, in response to a significant 
information technology security incident and has suspended use of RLFMS 
and will use a digital fillable PDF of the ED-209 and

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ED-209I in lieu of the RLFMS web based ED-209 and ED209I.

II. Method of Collection

    Electronically via use of standardized auto calculable PDF forms, 
provided by the EDA and sent via email.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0610-0095.
    Form Number(s): ED-209 and ED-209I.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Not for-profit institutions; state or local 
governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,460.
    Estimated Time per Response: ED-209, 3 hours; and ED-209I, 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,796.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

IV. Request for Comments

    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 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(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 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: June 10, 2014.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-13938 Filed 6-13-14; 8:45 am]
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