Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection, 71084-71085 [2014-28181]

Download as PDF 71084 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 230 Monday, December 1, 2014 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 Office of the Chief Financial Officer Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer to request approval for a new information collection for suspension and debarment and drugfree workplace certifications. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 30, 2015 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by either/one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This Web site provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this Web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send to Director, Transparency and Accountability Reporting Division, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Room 3022–S, Stop Code 9011, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 SUMMARY: Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. All comments received will be available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to http:// regulations.gov. or during regular business hours at the same address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyson P. Whitney, Director, Transparency and Accountability Reporting Division, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Room 3027–S, Stop Code 9011, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250; (202) 720– 8978; tyson.whitney@cfo.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer to request approval for a new information collection for suspension and debarment and drugfree workplace certifications. Title: Suspension and Debarment and Drug-Free Workplace Certifications. OMB Number: 0505–New. Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval date. Type of Request: New information collection. Abstract: The information will be collected by USDA Federal financial assistance agencies as certifying information concerning applicant suitability in compliance with Federal Suspension and Debarment and DrugFree Work Place regulations, as defined by 2 CFR parts 180, 417 and Pub. L. 100–690, Title V, Subtitle D: 41 U.S.C. 8101 et seq., 2 CFR parts 182 and 421. Suspension and debarment is a discretionary or statutory administrative action taken by Federal agencies to protect the government by excluding persons and entities who are not presently responsible from participating in Federal programs or activities. Number of respondents asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Form AD–1047 AD–1048 AD–1049 AD–1050 AD–1052 Number of responses per respondent Federal agencies are also prohibited from awarding financial assistance unless conditions are met that speak to recipient awareness of the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance while conducting any activity with the use of Federal financial assistance. The five forms that USDA will use with its financial assistance applications to collect the data include: (1) AD–1047—Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters—Primary Covered Transactions; (2) AD–1048— Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion—Lower Tier Covered Transactions; (3) AD–1049— Certification Regarding Drug Free Workplace Requirements (Grants) Alternative 1 (For Grantees Other Than Individuals; (4) AD 1050—Certification Regarding Drug Free Workplace Requirements (Grants) Alternative 2 (For Grantees Who Are Individuals); and (5) AD–1052—Certification Regarding Drug Free Workplace Requirements-State and State Agencies). Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this total collection of information is estimated to average 0.25 hours per response per individual form. This burden is assumed for all of the forms in the aggregate. Type of Respondents: Individuals or private entities; businesses or other for profit; not-for profit; Federal, state, local or tribal governments; institutions of higher education or other research organizations; foreign organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 34,159. Estimated Number of Responses: 68,318. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 17,080. Number of responses Average time to prepare (hrs) Total annual burden on respondents (hrs) .............................................................................. .............................................................................. .............................................................................. .............................................................................. .............................................................................. 10,441 10,186 6,156 3,059 4,317 2 2 2 2 2 20,883 20,372 12,311 6,118 8,635 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 5,221 5,093 3,078 1,529 2,159 Total .............................................................................. 34,159 2 68,318 0.25 17,080 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:43 Nov 28, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 230 / Monday, December 1, 2014 / Notices Comments from interested parties are invited on: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Jon M. Holladay, Chief Financial Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–28181 Filed 11–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census [Docket Number 141114970–4970–01] 2014 Company Organization Survey Bureau of the Census, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of determination. AGENCY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) publishes this notice to announce that it is conducting the 2014 Company Organization Survey. The survey’s data are needed, in part, to update the multilocation companies in the Business Register. We have determined that annual data collected from this survey have significant application to the needs of the public and industry and are needed to aid the efficient performance of essential governmental functions. The data derived from this survey are not available from any other source. ADDRESSES: The Census Bureau will furnish report forms to organizations included in the survey, and additional copies are available upon written request to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233–0101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony M. Caruso, Economy-Wide Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 6K153, Washington, DC 20233– 6100 or by email at Anthony.M.Caruso@ census.gov. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:08 Nov 28, 2014 Jkt 235001 Sections 182, 224, and 225 of Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), authorize the Census Bureau to undertake surveys necessary to furnish current data on the subjects covered by the major censuses. Years that end in ‘‘2’’ and ‘‘7’’ are considered economic ‘‘census years.’’ All other years, other than the years when the economic censuses are conducted, are considered ‘‘noncensus’’ years. In non-census years, companies report only on basic company affiliation and operations of establishments. In these non-census years, all multi-establishment companies with 500 or more employees report survey information. Also, groups of smaller companies that are divided into panels may be selected to report information for one of the non-census years. Smaller companies may be selected if an organizational change within the company is indicated or if they have been selected through probability sampling. The next economic census will be conducted for 2017. This notice announces that the Census Bureau is conducting the 2014 Company Organization Survey. The survey is designed to collect information on the number of employees, payroll, geographic location, current operational status, and kind of business for each establishment of companies with more than one location. We have determined that annual data collected from this survey have significant application to the needs of the public and industry, and are needed to aid the efficient performance of essential governmental functions. The survey’s data are needed, in part, to update the multilocation companies in the Business Register. The data collected in the Company Organization Survey will be within the general scope, type, and character of those that are covered in the economic censuses. Forms NC–99001 (for multiestablishment companies) and NC– 99007 (for single-location companies) will be used to collect the desired data. The data derived from this survey are not available from any other source. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the OMB approved Forms NC–99001 and NC–99007 under OMB Control Number SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71085 0607–0444. We will furnish report forms to organizations included in the survey, and additional copies are available upon written request to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233–0101. I have, therefore, directed that the 2014 Company Organization Survey be conducted for the purpose of collecting these data. Dated: November 24, 2014. John H. Thompson, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 2014–28264 Filed 11–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meeting Economic Development Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) will hold an organizational meeting on Friday, December 5, 2014. This notice revises the notice previously published on November 18, 2014. The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and will be open to the public. During this time, the following agenda topics will be covered: Remarks from Secretary Pritizker, Commerce Co-Chairs, newly-elected NACIE co-chairs, member introductions, and former NACIE experiences (Steve Case). The meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4830, Washington, DC 20230. DATES: December 5, 2014. Time: 8:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m. EST. ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4830, Washington, DC 20230. SUMMARY: The Council was chartered on November 10, 2009 to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters related to innovation and entrepreneurship in the United States. NACIE’s overarching focus is recommending transformational policies to the Secretary that will help U.S. communities, businesses, and the workforce become more globally competitive. The Council will operate as an independent entity within the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), which is housed within the U.S. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1

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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 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 230 / Monday, December 1, 2014 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Chief Financial Officer


Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Department of 
Agriculture.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer to request approval for a new information collection 
for suspension and debarment and drug-free workplace certifications.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 30, 2015 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by either/one of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: This Web site provides the 
ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this 
Web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for 
submitting comments.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send to Director, 
Transparency and Accountability Reporting Division, Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer, Room 3022-S, Stop Code 9011, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250.
    All comments received will be available for public inspection and 
posted without change, including any personal information, to http://regulations.gov. or during regular business hours at the same address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyson P. Whitney, Director, 
Transparency and Accountability Reporting Division, Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer, Room 3027-S, Stop Code 9011, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250; (202) 
720-8978; tyson.whitney@cfo.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention 
of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer to request approval for a 
new information collection for suspension and debarment and drug-free 
workplace certifications.
    Title: Suspension and Debarment and Drug-Free Workplace 
Certifications.
    OMB Number: 0505-New.
    Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval date.
    Type of Request: New information collection.
    Abstract: The information will be collected by USDA Federal 
financial assistance agencies as certifying information concerning 
applicant suitability in compliance with Federal Suspension and 
Debarment and Drug-Free Work Place regulations, as defined by 2 CFR 
parts 180, 417 and Pub. L. 100-690, Title V, Subtitle D: 41 U.S.C. 8101 
et seq., 2 CFR parts 182 and 421. Suspension and debarment is a 
discretionary or statutory administrative action taken by Federal 
agencies to protect the government by excluding persons and entities 
who are not presently responsible from participating in Federal 
programs or activities. Federal agencies are also prohibited from 
awarding financial assistance unless conditions are met that speak to 
recipient awareness of the unlawful manufacture, distribution, 
dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance while 
conducting any activity with the use of Federal financial assistance. 
The five forms that USDA will use with its financial assistance 
applications to collect the data include: (1) AD-1047--Certification 
Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters--
Primary Covered Transactions; (2) AD-1048--Certification Regarding 
Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion--Lower 
Tier Covered Transactions; (3) AD-1049--Certification Regarding Drug 
Free Workplace Requirements (Grants) Alternative 1 (For Grantees Other 
Than Individuals; (4) AD 1050--Certification Regarding Drug Free 
Workplace Requirements (Grants) Alternative 2 (For Grantees Who Are 
Individuals); and (5) AD-1052--Certification Regarding Drug Free 
Workplace Requirements-State and State Agencies).
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this total 
collection of information is estimated to average 0.25 hours per 
response per individual form. This burden is assumed for all of the 
forms in the aggregate.
    Type of Respondents: Individuals or private entities; businesses or 
other for profit; not-for profit; Federal, state, local or tribal 
governments; institutions of higher education or other research 
organizations; foreign organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 34,159.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 68,318.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 17,080.

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                                                                                                   Total annual
                                     Number of       Number of       Number of     Average time      burden on
              Form                  respondents   responses  per     responses      to prepare      respondents
                                                    respondent                         (hrs)           (hrs)
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AD-1047.........................          10,441               2          20,883            0.25           5,221
AD-1048.........................          10,186               2          20,372            0.25           5,093
AD-1049.........................           6,156               2          12,311            0.25           3,078
AD-1050.........................           3,059               2           6,118            0.25           1,529
AD-1052.........................           4,317               2           8,635            0.25           2,159
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    Total.......................          34,159               2          68,318            0.25          17,080
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    Comments from interested parties are invited on: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including the 
use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record.

Jon M. Holladay,
Chief Financial Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-28181 Filed 11-28-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-KS-P