Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for Investment Assistance, 21704-21706 [2015-09181]

Download as PDF 21704 Notices Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 75 Monday, April 20, 2015 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. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY Notice of Decennial Review of Operational Files Designations AGENCY: Central Intelligence Agency. Authority: 50 U.S.C 3141 The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA or Agency) is soliciting comments regarding the historical value of, or other public interest in, the CIA files designated by the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (DCIA) pursuant to the CIA Information Act of 1984. DATES: Comments must be received by 1 May 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit comments in writing to Joseph W. Lambert, Director, Information Management Services, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC 20505, or by fax to (703) 613–3020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph W. Lambert, Director, Information Management Services, Central Intelligence Agency, telephone 703–613–1379. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Text The CIA Information Act of 1984, codified in section 3141 of title 50 of the United States Code, authorizes the DCIA to exempt operational files of the CIA from the publication, disclosure, search, and review provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. The statute defines operational files as: 1. Files of the National Clandestine Service that document the conduct of foreign intelligence or counterintelligence operations or intelligence or security liaison arrangements or information exchanges with foreign governments or their intelligence or security services; 2. Files of the Directorate of Science and Technology that document the means by which foreign intelligence or counterintelligence is collected through scientific and technical systems; and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Apr 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 3. Files of the Office of Security that document investigations conducted to determine the suitability of potential foreign intelligence or counterintelligence sources; except that files that are the sole repository of disseminated intelligence are not operational files. The CIA Information Act of 1984 requires that, not less than once every ten years, the DCIA shall review the exemptions in force to determine whether such exemptions may be removed from any category of exempted files or any portion thereof. The last review was completed in April 2005. The following represents a summary of the general categories of operational files that have been maintained within the National Clandestine Service, the Directorate of Science and Technology, and the Office of Security since the first decennial review: 1. Files of the National Clandestine Service that document the intelligence sources and methods associated with various operational and foreign liaison activities, that document the conduct and management of various operational and foreign liaison activities, and that document the assessment of the viability of potential operational and foreign liaison activities and potential intelligence sources and methods; 2. Files of the Directorate of Science and Technology that document the use of scientific and technical systems in the conduct of and in support of various operational and intelligence collection activities; 3. Files of the Office of Security that document various aspects of the investigations conducted to determine the suitability of potential foreign intelligence or counterintelligence sources proposed for use in various operational activities. The CIA is in the process of conducting the 2015 decennial review of its operational files to determine whether any of the previously designated files, or portions thereof, can be removed from any of the specified categories of exempted files. The CIA Information Act of 1984 requires that the decennial review ‘‘include consideration of the historical value or other public interest in the subject matter of the particular category of files or portions thereof and the potential for declassifying a significant part of the information contained therein.’’ In PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accordance with this requirement, the CIA hereby solicits comments for the DCIA’s consideration during the decennial review of the CIA’s operational files regarding the historical value of, or other public interest in, the subject matter of these particular categories of files or portions thereof described above and the relationship of that historical value or other public interest to the removal of previously designated files or any portions thereof from such a classification. Dated: April 15, 2015. Joseph W. Lambert, Director, Information Management Services, CIA. [FR Doc. 2015–09022 Filed 4–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6310–02–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for Investment Assistance Economic Development Administration. 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 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 19, 2015. 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 email at JJessup@ doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 75 / Monday, April 20, 2015 / Notices copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Kerstin Millius, Senior Program Analyst, Performance and National Programs Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, (or via email at kmillius@ eda.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The mission of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the Federal economic agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. In order to effectively administer and monitor its economic development assistance programs, EDA collects certain information from applications for, and recipients of, EDA investment assistance. This 60-day Federal Register Notice covers changes to EDA’s existing Application for Investment Assistance. EDA is currently undergoing a comprehensive review and improvement effort for its grants cycle process. Using staff input and results from EDA’s 2014 Customer Service survey, EDA has reimagined its grants application process from the ground up, making significant improvements for both stakeholders and staff. As part of this process, EDA is making changes to its forms to address the following concerns: • Confusion among applicants regarding which sections of the ED–900 needed to be completed for the program they were applying for; • Undue burden on applicants to complete the application form for projects that were not likely to be funded; • Outdated links to external sources; • Unnecessary waste of paper and ink when a complete form was printed, since sections that may not be required for a particular program were printed along with those that were required. In order to address these concerns, EDA is dividing the ED–900 into a suite of smaller forms that can be mixed and matched to fit the needs of different program solicitations on Grants.gov. This will ensure that applicants only see the information they are required to provide in order to apply and eliminate the unnecessary waste of paper and ink resources. In addition, EDA has developed a new ‘‘Proposal’’ form, which will allow applicants to submit significantly less information to EDA in order to get a better understanding of the potential competitiveness of their application. The following is a crosswalk of the currently approved ED–900 with the proposed new forms: Proposed new form Content of the form ED–900—General Application for EDA Programs. Questions that pertain to all EDA programs, including Project Narrative questions (geographic coverage, scope of work, potential impacts), budget narrative, and eligibility questions. Specific assurances that applicants need to provide in order to apply for EDA funding. Sections A, B, C, D, E, K. Specific assurances required from beneficiaries of EDA funding, including documentation of estimated jobs and private investment resulting from the EDA project. Information required from construction applicants as part of a full application after the proposal has been approved. Information required from design/engineering applicants as part of a full application after the proposal has been approved. Provides detailed breakdown of the estimated total for line item 3 (‘‘relocation expenses and payments’’) of Form SF–424C, ’Budget Information’—Construction Programs to comply with the Uniform Relocation Act. Information required to evaluate the competitiveness of a revolving loan fund application. New general questions to allow applicants to give a broad overview of their proposed project/scope of work. Exhibit A. ED–900A—Additional EDA Assurances for Construction Or Non-Construction Investments. ED–900B—Beneficiary Information Form .......... ED–900C—EDA Application Supplement for Construction Programs. ED–900D—Requirements for Design and Engineering Assistance. ED–900E—Calculation of Estimated Relocation and Acquisition Expenses. ED–900F—Supplement for Revolving Loan Fund Applications. ED–900P—Proposal for EDA Assistance .......... Environmental Narrative Requirements and Appendix A: Applicant Certification Clause. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 21705 The new forms are required to apply for EDA investment assistance under EDA’s Public Works, Economic Adjustment, Technical Assistance, Research, and Planning programs. This collection of information is required to ensure that applications meet the requirements for EDA assistance set out in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR Chapter III. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Apr 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 Relevant sections of the existing ED–900 Template to guide the applicant through the development of an environmental narrative that satisfies the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). II. Method of Collection Paper and electronic submissions. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0610–0094. Form Number(s): ED–900, ED–900A, ED–900B, ED–900C, ED–900D, ED– 900E, ED–900F, ED–900P. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Exhibits B, C, and D. Section M, except questions included in the ED–900P Proposal Form. Section N. Exhibit E. Section L. For all applicants, new questions not contained in the ED–900. For construction applicants only, portions of section M not covered in the ED–900C Construction Form. Referenced in section M.8, with separate documents posted on EDA’s website. Type of Review: Regular submission; Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Federal government; State, local, or tribal government; Business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1672. E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1 21706 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 75 / Monday, April 20, 2015 / Notices telephone: (202) 482–6231 and (202) 482–4987, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Estimated Time Per Response: 13 hours, 28 minutes Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 22,512. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination 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. Dated: April 16, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–09181 Filed 4–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–34–P Scope of the Investigation DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The product covered by this investigation is melamine from the PRC. For a complete description of the scope of the investigation, see Appendix 1 to this notice. International Trade Administration [C–570–021] Melamine From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers/exporters of melamine from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). The period of investigation is January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Effective Date: April 20, 2015. Eve Wang or Andrew Medley, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Apr 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 The Department published its notice of initiation of this countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) investigation on December 9, 2014; on the same day, the Department published its notice of initiation of an antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) investigation of melamine from the PRC.1 The CVD and AD investigations cover the same merchandise. On April 1, 2015, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), Cornerstone Chemical Company (‘‘Petitioner’’) requested alignment of the final CVD determination with the final AD determination of melamine from the PRC.2 Therefore, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4), we are aligning the final CVD determination with the final AD determination. Consequently, the final CVD determination will be issued on the same date as the final AD determination, which is currently scheduled to be issued no later than August 24, 2015, unless postponed. Methodology The Department is conducting this CVD investigation in accordance with section 701 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public via Enforcement and 1 See Melamine From the People’s Republic of China and Trinidad and Tobago: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 79 FR 73030 (December 9, 2014). See also Melamine From the People’s Republic of China and Trinidad and Tobago: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 79 FR 73037 (December 9, 2014). 2 See Letter from Petitioner entitled ‘‘Melamine From The People’s Republic of China And The Republic of Trinidad And Tobago/Request For Alignment,’’ dated April 1, 2015. 3 See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, From Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, titled ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Determination of Countervailing Duty Investigation: Melamine from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’). PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’).4 ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Department’s Central Records Unit, located at room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at http://enforcement.trade. gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. For this preliminary determination, we relied on facts available pursuant to section 776(a) of the Act because the Government of the PRC and the five companies selected for individual examination—i.e., the mandatory respondents: Far-Reaching Chemical Co., Ltd. (‘‘Far-Reaching Chemical’’), Zhongyuan Dahua Group Co., Ltd. (‘‘Zhongyuan Dahua’’), Qingdao Unichem International Trade Co., Ltd. (‘‘Qingdao Unichem’’), M and A Chemicals Corp China (‘‘M&A Chemicals’’), and Shandong Liaherd Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (‘‘Shandong Liaherd’’). failed to provide information requested by the Department and, by refusing to participate as respondents, significantly impeded the investigation.5 Further, because they failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of their ability to respond to the Department’s requests for necessary information, pursuant to section 776(b) of the Act, in selecting from among the facts otherwise available, we have drawn an adverse inference. Specifically, the Department applied an adverse inference to find that the programs on which the Department initiated this investigation and the programs which the Department subsequently included in this investigation pursuant to allegations made by Petitioner,6 are countervailable. Further, the Department applied an adverse inference in its calculation of the ad valorem estimated countervailable subsidy rate for Far-Reaching Chemical, 4 On November 24, 2014, Enforcement and Compliance changed the name of Enforcement and Compliance’s AD and CVD Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘IA ACCESS’’) to AD and CVD Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’). The Web site location was changed from http:// iaaccess.trade.gov to http://access.trade.gov. The Final Rule changing the references to the Regulations can be found at 79 FR 69046 (November 20, 2014). 5 See sections 776(a)(2)(A) and (C) of the Act. 6 See the Department’s memorandum entitled ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation on Melamine from the People’s Republic of China: January 27, 2015 New Subsidy Allegations,’’ dated March 25, 2015. E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 75 (Monday, April 20, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21704-21706]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-09181]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for 
Investment Assistance

AGENCY: Economic Development Administration.

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 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The purpose of 
this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. Comments 
submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included 
in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of 
this information collection; they also will become a matter of public 
record.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 19, 2015.

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 email at 
JJessup@ doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or

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copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Kerstin Millius, Senior Program Analyst, Performance and 
National Programs Division, Room 71030, Economic Development 
Administration, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, 
(or via email at kmillius@ eda.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The mission of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to 
lead the Federal economic agenda by promoting innovation and 
competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in 
the worldwide economy. In order to effectively administer and monitor 
its economic development assistance programs, EDA collects certain 
information from applications for, and recipients of, EDA investment 
assistance. This 60-day Federal Register Notice covers changes to EDA's 
existing Application for Investment Assistance.
    EDA is currently undergoing a comprehensive review and improvement 
effort for its grants cycle process. Using staff input and results from 
EDA's 2014 Customer Service survey, EDA has reimagined its grants 
application process from the ground up, making significant improvements 
for both stakeholders and staff. As part of this process, EDA is making 
changes to its forms to address the following concerns:
     Confusion among applicants regarding which sections of the 
ED-900 needed to be completed for the program they were applying for;
     Undue burden on applicants to complete the application 
form for projects that were not likely to be funded;
     Outdated links to external sources;
     Unnecessary waste of paper and ink when a complete form 
was printed, since sections that may not be required for a particular 
program were printed along with those that were required.
    In order to address these concerns, EDA is dividing the ED-900 into 
a suite of smaller forms that can be mixed and matched to fit the needs 
of different program solicitations on Grants.gov. This will ensure that 
applicants only see the information they are required to provide in 
order to apply and eliminate the unnecessary waste of paper and ink 
resources. In addition, EDA has developed a new ``Proposal'' form, 
which will allow applicants to submit significantly less information to 
EDA in order to get a better understanding of the potential 
competitiveness of their application. The following is a crosswalk of 
the currently approved ED-900 with the proposed new forms:

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                                                    Relevant sections of
      Proposed new form        Content of the form   the existing ED-900
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ED-900--General Application   Questions that        Sections A, B, C, D,
 for EDA Programs.             pertain to all EDA    E, K.
                               programs, including
                               Project Narrative
                               questions
                               (geographic
                               coverage, scope of
                               work, potential
                               impacts), budget
                               narrative, and
                               eligibility
                               questions.
ED-900A--Additional EDA       Specific assurances   Exhibits B, C, and
 Assurances for Construction   that applicants       D.
 Or Non-Construction           need to provide in
 Investments.                  order to apply for
                               EDA funding.
ED-900B--Beneficiary          Specific assurances   Exhibit A.
 Information Form.             required from
                               beneficiaries of
                               EDA funding,
                               including
                               documentation of
                               estimated jobs and
                               private investment
                               resulting from the
                               EDA project.
ED-900C--EDA Application      Information required  Section M, except
 Supplement for Construction   from construction     questions included
 Programs.                     applicants as part    in the ED-900P
                               of a full             Proposal Form.
                               application after
                               the proposal has
                               been approved.
ED-900D--Requirements for     Information required  Section N.
 Design and Engineering        from design/
 Assistance.                   engineering
                               applicants as part
                               of a full
                               application after
                               the proposal has
                               been approved.
ED-900E--Calculation of       Provides detailed     Exhibit E.
 Estimated Relocation and      breakdown of the
 Acquisition Expenses.         estimated total for
                               line item 3
                               (``relocation
                               expenses and
                               payments'') of Form
                               SF-424C, 'Budget
                               Information'--Const
                               ruction Programs to
                               comply with the
                               Uniform Relocation
                               Act.
ED-900F--Supplement for       Information required  Section L.
 Revolving Loan Fund           to evaluate the
 Applications.                 competitiveness of
                               a revolving loan
                               fund application.
ED-900P--Proposal for EDA     New general           For all applicants,
 Assistance.                   questions to allow    new questions not
                               applicants to give    contained in the ED-
                               a broad overview of   900. For
                               their proposed        construction
                               project/scope of      applicants only,
                               work.                 portions of section
                                                     M not covered in
                                                     the ED-900C
                                                     Construction Form.
Environmental Narrative       Template to guide     Referenced in
 Requirements and Appendix     the applicant         section M.8, with
 A: Applicant Certification    through the           separate documents
 Clause.                       development of an     posted on EDA's
                               environmental         website.
                               narrative that
                               satisfies the
                               requirements of the
                               National
                               Environmental
                               Policy Act (NEPA).
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The new forms are required to apply for EDA investment assistance under 
EDA's Public Works, Economic Adjustment, Technical Assistance, 
Research, and Planning programs. This collection of information is 
required to ensure that applications meet the requirements for EDA 
assistance set out in EDA's regulations at 13 CFR Chapter III.

II. Method of Collection

    Paper and electronic submissions.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0610-0094.
    Form Number(s): ED-900, ED-900A, ED-900B, ED-900C, ED-900D, ED-
900E, ED-900F, ED-900P.
    Type of Review: Regular submission; Revision of a currently 
approved collection.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Federal government; 
State, local, or tribal government; Business or other for-profit 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1672.

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    Estimated Time Per Response: 13 hours, 28 minutes
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 22,512.
    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.

    Dated: April 16, 2015.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-09181 Filed 4-20-15; 8:45 am]
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