Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 57568-57569 [2015-24225]

Download as PDF 57568 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 185 / Thursday, September 24, 2015 / Notices articulate the reviewer’s concerns and contentions. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered, however. Dated: September 17, 2015. Charles A. Mark, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2015–24246 Filed 9–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Library Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Collect Information Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the National Agricultural Library’s intent to request renewal of an approved electronic mailing list subscription form from those whose who work in the field of nutrition. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 23, 2015 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Wendy Davis, Program Leader, Nutrition and Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library, 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland 20705. Comments may be sent by fax to (301) 504–6409, or email to wendy.davis@ars.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wendy Davis, telephone (301) 504– 6369. SUMMARY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Electronic Mailing List Subscription Form. OMB Number: 0518–0036. Expiration Date: 2/29/2016. Type of Request: Approval for data collection from individuals working in the area of nutrition. Abstract: This form contains seven items and is used to collect information about participants who are interested in joining an electronic discussion group. The form collects data to see if a person is eligible to join the discussion group. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Sep 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 Because these electronic discussion groups are only available to people who work in the area of nutrition, it is necessary to gather this information. The questionnaire asks for the person’s name, email address, job affiliation, telephone number, and address. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average one minute per response. Respondents: Individuals who are interested in joining an electronic discussion group. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000 per year. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,000 minutes or 16.66 hours. 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 the 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 respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technology. Comments should be sent to the address in the preamble. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: September 10, 2015. Simon Y. Liu, Associate Administrator, ARS. [FR Doc. 2015–24258 Filed 9–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which approval from the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 23, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 1522, Room 5164, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492. Fax: (202) 720–8435 or email Thomas.Dickson@ 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 extension. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 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 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 respondents, 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: Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 1522, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690– 4492. FAX: (202)720–8435 or email: Thomas.Dickson@wdc.usda.gov. Title: 7 CFR part 1717, subpart Y, Settlement of Debt Owed by Electric Borrowers. OMB Control Number: 0572–0116. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection package. Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service makes mortgage loans and loan guarantees to electric systems to provide and improve electric service in rural areas pursuant to the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) (RE Act). This E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 185 / Thursday, September 24, 2015 / Notices information collection requirement stems from passage of Public Law 104– 127, on April 4, 1996, which amended section 331(b) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1921 et seq.) to extend to RUS the Secretary of Agriculture’s authority to settle debts with respect to loans made or guaranteed by RUS. Only those electric borrowers that are unable to fully repay their debts to the Government and who apply to RUS for relief will be affected by this information collection. The collection will require only that information which is essential for determining: The need for debt settlement; the amount of relief that is needed; the amount of debt that can be repaid; the scheduling of debt repayment; and, the range of opportunities for enhancing the amount of debt that can be recovered. The information to be collected will be similar to that which any prudent lender would require to determine whether debt settlement is required and the amount of relief that is needed. Since the need for relief is expected to vary substantially from case to case, so will the required information collection. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to average 1,000 hours per response. Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions and other businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,000 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. 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: September 18, 2015. Brandon McBride, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD Sunshine Act Meeting September 30, 2015, 6:00 p.m. CDT. PLACE: Hilton Americas—Houston, 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, Texas 77010 16:45 Sep 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on September 30, 2015, starting at 6:00 p.m. CDT at the Hilton Americas—Houston, 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, Texas 77010. The Board will discuss its investigation of the incident at the DuPont LaPorte facility that claimed four lives. CSB Staff will present interim findings and proposed recommendations for the Board’s review and approval. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Additional Information The meeting is free and open to the public. If you require a translator or interpreter, please notify the individual listed below as the ‘‘Contact Person for Further Information,’’ at least three business days prior to the meeting. This meeting will be webcast for those who cannot attend in person. Please visit www.csb.gov for access to the live webcast. The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating accidents and hazards that result, or may result, in the catastrophic release of extremely hazardous substances. The agency’s Board Members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of chemical accidents and hazards, including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management systems. Public Comment The time provided for public statements will depend upon the number of people who wish to speak. Speakers should assume that their presentations will be limited to five minutes or less, but commenters may submit written statements for the record. Shauna Lawhorne, Public Affairs Specialist, public@csb.gov or (202) 384– 2839. Further information about this public meeting can be found on the CSB Web site at: www.csb.gov. BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 Open to the public. Contact Person for Further Information [FR Doc. 2015–24225 Filed 9–23–15; 8:45 am] TIME AND DATE: STATUS: Dated: September 21, 2015. Kara Wenzel, Acting General Counsel, Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. [FR Doc. 2015–24386 Filed 9–22–15; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6350–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57569 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Service Annual Survey (SAS). OMB Control Number: 0607–0422. Form Number(s): There are 162 individual collection instruments in the SAS, each having its own form number. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Number of Respondents: 82,240. Average Hours per Response: 3.73063 hours. Burden Hours: 306,807. Needs and Uses: Over 50 percent of all economic activity is accounted for by ‘‘services’’ defined to exclude retail and wholesale trade. The U.S. Census Bureau currently measures the total output of most of these service industries annually in the Service Annual Survey (SAS). This survey currently covers all or some of: Utilities; Transportation and Warehousing; Information; Finance and Insurance; Real Estate and Rental and Leasing; Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; Administration and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services; Educational Services; Health Care and Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation; and Other Services as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Beginning with survey year 2016, which will be mailed in January 2017, Accommodation and Food Services will also be collected as part of the SAS. Previously the accommodation and food services industry was collected as part of the Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS), OMB number 0607–0013. The reason is that under the NAICS structure, the Accommodation and Food Services sector is classified under services rather than retail. Estimates from the SAS are essential to a better understanding and higher quality estimates of economic growth, real output, prices, and productivity for our nation’s economy. A broad spectrum of government and private stakeholders use these estimates in analyzing business and economic sectors; developing statistics on services; forecasting economic growth; and compiling data on productivity, prices, and the gross domestic product E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 185 (Thursday, September 24, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57568-57569]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-24225]


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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 United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on 
this information collection for which approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 23, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, 
Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Utilities 
Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 1522, Room 5164, South 
Building, Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-4492. Fax: 
(202) 720-8435 or email Thomas.Dickson@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 extension.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 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 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 respondents, 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: Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, Program 
Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Utilities Service, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., STOP 1522, Washington, DC 20250-1522. 
Telephone: (202) 690-4492. FAX: (202)720-8435 or email: 
Thomas.Dickson@wdc.usda.gov.
    Title: 7 CFR part 1717, subpart Y, Settlement of Debt Owed by 
Electric Borrowers.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0116.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection package.
    Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service makes mortgage loans and loan 
guarantees to electric systems to provide and improve electric service 
in rural areas pursuant to the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as 
amended (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) (RE Act). This

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information collection requirement stems from passage of Public Law 
104-127, on April 4, 1996, which amended section 331(b) of the 
Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1921 et seq.) to 
extend to RUS the Secretary of Agriculture's authority to settle debts 
with respect to loans made or guaranteed by RUS. Only those electric 
borrowers that are unable to fully repay their debts to the Government 
and who apply to RUS for relief will be affected by this information 
collection.
    The collection will require only that information which is 
essential for determining: The need for debt settlement; the amount of 
relief that is needed; the amount of debt that can be repaid; the 
scheduling of debt repayment; and, the range of opportunities for 
enhancing the amount of debt that can be recovered. The information to 
be collected will be similar to that which any prudent lender would 
require to determine whether debt settlement is required and the amount 
of relief that is needed. Since the need for relief is expected to vary 
substantially from case to case, so will the required information 
collection.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1,000 hours per response.
    Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions and other businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,000 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.
    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: September 18, 2015.
Brandon McBride,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
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