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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 202 / Tuesday, October 20, 2015 / Notices acceptance in communities or markets where projects are targeted. • Describe monitoring plan, which must include annual and final reports. • Discuss all relevant aspects of the project, such as preliminary assessments, resource inventories, and success stories. • Describe projected impact on wood energy or wood products markets. 3. Budget Summary and Justification in Support of SF–424A (2 Pages) • Address proposed expenditures for each key activity or category within the proposed program of work. • Specify cash and in-kind match, other Federal funds, and staff time that will help accomplish the program of work. • Describe the fee structure if fee-forservices is planned. 4. Qualifications of Staff, Organization, and Partners (1.5 Pages) • Include key personnel qualifications, certifications, and relevant experience. • Describe experience and success of any prior funded Forest Service projects. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 5. Project Outcomes, Annual Progress Reports, and Final Reports (0.5 Pages) • List anticipated project outcomes and accomplishments. • Describe types of reports, documents, and success stories that will be provided at the end of the project for posting on the Wood Education and Resource Center Web site in addition to mandatory reporting. Documentation exceeding the designated page limit requirements for any given section will not be considered. Appendices should be well organized with an index so that a reviewer can readily find information of interest. Include only relevant information in the Appendices that will help a review panel better understand and evaluate your project. Below are examples of information to include in the Appendices: • Feasibility Assessments. • Woody Biomass Resource Supply Assessment. • If appropriate, quotes for Professional Engineering Services and rationale for selection of contractor, if already selected. • Letters of Support from Partners, Individuals, or Organizations, especially those playing a key role or providing matching funds. These letters should display the degree of collaboration occurring between the different entities engaged on the project. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Oct 19, 2015 Jkt 238001 • Miscellaneous, such as schematics, engineering designs, or executive summaries of reports. • List of all other Federal funds received for this project within the last 3 years (include agency, program name, and dollar amount). Letters of Support to include in Appendix: Applicants are strongly encouraged to include letters of support from partners closely engaged on the project, especially Forest Service units if National Forest System Lands will directly benefit from the project. All organizations that provide matching funds (other than the applicant) must submit letters of support specifying the amount of cash or in-kind services to be provided. These letters of support must be included in the application package. Proposal Evaluation All applications will be screened to ensure basic compliance with the directions in this announcement. Applications not following the directions will be disqualified without appeal. A panel of Federal experts and their designees will perform a thorough technical review of eligible proposals and evaluate the proposals according to the criteria outlined in this announcement. Regional Foresters and the Northeastern Area Director will rank proposals according to regional and area priorities. The panel, Regional Foresters, and Northeastern Area Director will submit their recommendations to the Forest Service national leadership for a final decision. Evaluation Criteria and Point System: Reviewers will assign points to each proposal based on its ability to meet the following criteria. A maximum of 100 points can be earned per proposal. • Alignment with goals and objectives of this Request for Proposals. (20 points) • Technical approach, deliverables, and timetable. (30 points) • Impact on forest management, wood energy markets, or wood products markets. (20 points) • Qualifications, relevant experience, and roles of team members. (20 points) • Leveraging of federal funds. (10 points) Dated: October 2, 2015. Patricia F. Hirami, Associate Deputy Chief, State and Private Forestry. [FR Doc. 2015–26533 Filed 10–19–15; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63501 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request October 14, 2015. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (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 burden 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 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 regarding this information collection received by November 19, 2015 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. National Agricultural Statistics Service Title: Cost of Pollination Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–NEW. Summary of Collection: The primary objectives of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) are to prepare and issue official State and national E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 63502 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 202 / Tuesday, October 20, 2015 / Notices estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition and prices, economic statistics, and environmental statistics related to agriculture and to conduct the Census of Agriculture and its follow-on surveys. As pollinators (honeybees) are vital to the agricultural industry for producing food for the world’s population. NASS’ primary focus will center on costs associated with honey bee pollination, but will also collect some basic information relating to other forms of pollination. General authority for these data collection activities is granted under U.S.C. Title 7, Section 2204. Need and Use of the Information: NASS plans to collect economic data under this new collection using the ‘‘Cost of Pollination Inquiry’’ survey. Data relating to the targeted crops (fruits, nuts, vegetable and specialty crops) will be collected for the total number of acres that rely on honey bee pollination, the number of honey bee colonies that were used on those acres, and any cash fees associated with honey bee pollination. By publishing both regional and crop specific pollination costs, both, crop farmers and beekeepers will be able to benefit from this additional data. Description of Respondents: Farmers. Number of Respondents: 50,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Once a year. Total Burden Hours: 14,987. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–26529 Filed 10–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business Cooperative Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES October 14, 2015. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (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 burden 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Oct 19, 2015 Jkt 238001 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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by November 19, 2015. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720– 8681. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Rural Business-Cooperative Service Title: Strategic Economic and Community Development. OMB Control Number: 0570–0068. Summary of Collection: As authorized under the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill), Section 6025, Strategic Economic and Community Development enables the Secretary of Agriculture to provide priority to projects that support Strategic Economic and Community Development plans. The Agency will reserve up to 10 percent of the funds appropriated to the following seven Rural Development programs (which are referred to as the ‘‘underlying programs’’): Community Facility Grants; Community Facility Guaranteed Loans; Community Facility Direct Loans; Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants; Water and Waste Disposal Guaranteed Loans; Business and Industry Guaranteed Loans and Rural Business Development Grants each fiscal year. Need and use of the Information: To be eligible for the reserved funds a project must meet three criteria: Projects must first be eligible for funding under the underlying program from which funds are reserved; carried out solely in rural areas and that the project support the implementation of a strategic PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 economic development or community development plan on a multijurisdictional basis as defined in 7 CFR 1980.1005. Applicants will submit information on the Application Form 1980–88, the Plan that the project supports, and the project’s measures, metrics and outcome. The collection of information is necessary for the Agency to identify projects eligible for the reserved funding under the Section 6025 program and to prioritize eligible applications. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 374. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 3,348. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–26528 Filed 10–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census Census Scientific Advisory Committee Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Public Virtual Meeting. AGENCY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (C–SAC). The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to the 2020 Census Operational Plan. The C–SAC will meet via teleconference on November 2, 2015. Last-minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent us from giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: https://www. census.gov/cac/. DATES: November 2, 2015. The virtual meeting will begin at approximately 1:00 p.m. and end at approximately 3:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via teleconference. To attend, participants should call the following phone number: 1–877–973–5204. When prompted, please use the following password: 1733620. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Collier, Assistant Division Chief for Stakeholders, Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office, kimberly.l.collier@census.gov, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

October 14, 2015.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments 
regarding (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 burden 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 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 regarding this information collection received by November 
19, 2015 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: 
Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office 
Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are 
encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: 
OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental 
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-
7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-
8681.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to 
respond to the collection of information that such persons are not 
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

    Title: Cost of Pollination Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-NEW.
    Summary of Collection: The primary objectives of the National 
Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) are to prepare and issue 
official State and national

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estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition and prices, 
economic statistics, and environmental statistics related to 
agriculture and to conduct the Census of Agriculture and its follow-on 
surveys. As pollinators (honeybees) are vital to the agricultural 
industry for producing food for the world's population. NASS' primary 
focus will center on costs associated with honey bee pollination, but 
will also collect some basic information relating to other forms of 
pollination. General authority for these data collection activities is 
granted under U.S.C. Title 7, Section 2204.
    Need and Use of the Information: NASS plans to collect economic 
data under this new collection using the ``Cost of Pollination 
Inquiry'' survey. Data relating to the targeted crops (fruits, nuts, 
vegetable and specialty crops) will be collected for the total number 
of acres that rely on honey bee pollination, the number of honey bee 
colonies that were used on those acres, and any cash fees associated 
with honey bee pollination. By publishing both regional and crop 
specific pollination costs, both, crop farmers and beekeepers will be 
able to benefit from this additional data.
    Description of Respondents: Farmers.
    Number of Respondents: 50,000.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Once a year.
    Total Burden Hours: 14,987.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-26529 Filed 10-19-15; 8:45 am]
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