Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 69935-69936 [2015-28731]

Download as PDF 69935 Notices Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 218 Thursday, November 12, 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. phone at 530–621–5280 or via email at jenniferachapman@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Provide a public forum; 2. Reconnect with RAC members; 3. Present summary report of previously authorized RAC projects; 4. Define this year’s process for proposal consideration and selection; and 5. Discuss recruiting replacement RAC members. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing at least 7 days in advance of the meeting date to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and requests for time for oral comments must be sent to Jennifer Chapman, RAC Coordinator, Eldorado NF Supervisor’s Office, 100 Forni road, Placerville, California 95667; by email to jenniferachapman@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 530–621–5297. 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The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with the title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: www.fs.usda.gov/eldorado. DATES: The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on December 14–15, 2015. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the El Dorado Center of Folsom Lake College, Community Room, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville, California. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at Eldorado National Forest (ENF) Supervisor’s Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: Dated: November 5, 2015. Laurence Crabtree, Forest Supervisor. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2015–28717 Filed 11–10–15; 8:45 am] Jennifer Chapman, RAC Coordinator, by BILLING CODE 3411–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Nov 10, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 11, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director & Funds Control Officer, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Development, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., STOP 1522, Room 5164 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492. FAX: (202) 720–8435. Email: Thomas.Dickson@ wdc.usda.gov. The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR 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 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 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 are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 69936 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 218 / Thursday, November 12, 2015 / Notices 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, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., STOP 1522, Room 5164 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492, FAX: (202) 720–8435. Email: Thomas.Dickson@ wdc.usda.gov. Title: Deferment of RUS Loan Payments for Rural Development Projects. OMB Control Number: 0572–0097. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Deferment of Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Loan Payments for Rural Development Projects allows RUS electric and telecommunications borrowers to defer the payment of principal and interest on any insured or direct loan made under the Rural Electrification Act (RE Act) of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 912). The purposes of the Deferment Program are to encourage borrowers to invest in and promote rural development and rural job creation projects that are based on sound economic and financial analyses. This program is administered through 7 CFR 1703, subpart H. The burden required by this collection consists of information that will allow the Agency to determine eligibility for deferment; specific purposes of the deferment; the term of the deferment; cost of the project and degree of participation from other source; and compliance with Agency sources; and compliance with Agency regulations and other regulation and legal requirements. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.23 hours per response. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 9. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720–7853, FAX: (202) 720–8435. Email: MaryPat.Daskal@ wdc.usda.gov. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Nov 10, 2015 Jkt 238001 Dated: November 4, 2015. Brandon McBride, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2015–28731 Filed 11–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Census Employment Inquiry U.S. Census Bureau, 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: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before January 11, 2016. 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(s) and instructions should be directed to Richard Liquorie at Richard.T.Liquorie@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The BC–170 is used to collect information such as personal data and work experience from job applicants. Selecting officials review the information shown on the form to evaluate an applicant’s eligibility for employment and to determine the best qualified applicants to fill Census jobs. The BC–170 is used throughout the census and intercensal periods for the special census, one time or recurring survey operations and other decennial pretests. The Census Bureau uses different versions of the BC–170 in various circumstances to collect appropriate data from applicants. Applicants completing the form BC– 170D for a census related position are applying for temporary jobs in office and field positions (clerks, enumerators, recruiting assistants, supervisors) during PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Decennial Census and Decennial Census Tests. In addition, the BC–170A may be used when applying for temporary/permanent office and field positions (clerks, field representatives, supervisors) on a recurring survey in one of the Census Bureau’s six Regional Offices (ROs) throughout the United States. The Form BC–170B is used for special censuses for temporary field and office positions (enumerators, clerks, supervisors). The use of this form is limited to only situations which require the establishment of a temporary office and/ or involve special, one-time or recurring survey operations at one of the ROs. The form has been demonstrated to meet our recruitment needs for temporary workers and requires significantly less burden than the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Optional Forms that are available for use by the public when applying for Federal positions. There are no proposed changes to the BC–170A and BC–170B. Changes to the BC–170D have been made to help support movement from a fully paper job application process to a mostly online job application process and to support changes to the selection and hiring processes for related positions. Specific changes include: 1. Adding a Prior Work Experience section to collect information about prior work experience. 2. Deleting background information that was previously collected at the time of application such as—convictions, imprisonment, probation, or parole in the last 7 years; convictions by a military court-martial in the past 7 years; current charges for any violation of the law; firings from any job for any reason, quitting after being told that you would be fired, leaving any job by mutual agreement because of specific problems, or debarred from Federal employment by the Office of Personnel Management or any other Federal agency during the past 5 years; and delinquency on any Federal debt. 3. Creating an optional section on the form for questions which are needed for research and evaluation purposes but not necessary for selection purposes. The optional section will collect the applicant’s level of education, how the applicant found out about the job, and the information to help determine whether applicants may be willing and/ or able to use their personal smartphone for work. 4. Adding questions to gain more detail about current Federal, State, Local, or Tribal government employment, which could pose a conflict of interest with census jobs. E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 218 (Thursday, November 12, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-28731]


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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 Rural Utilities Service (RUS) 
invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends 
to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 11, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director & 
Funds Control Officer, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, 
USDA Rural Development, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., STOP 1522, Room 
5164 South Building, Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-
4492. FAX: (202) 720-8435. Email: Thomas.Dickson@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
regulation (5 CFR 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 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 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 are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or

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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, Rural Utilities 
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., 
STOP 1522, Room 5164 South Building, Washington, DC 20250-1522. 
Telephone: (202) 690-4492, FAX: (202) 720-8435. Email: 
Thomas.Dickson@wdc.usda.gov.
    Title: Deferment of RUS Loan Payments for Rural Development 
Projects.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0097.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Deferment of Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Loan 
Payments for Rural Development Projects allows RUS electric and 
telecommunications borrowers to defer the payment of principal and 
interest on any insured or direct loan made under the Rural 
Electrification Act (RE Act) of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 912). The 
purposes of the Deferment Program are to encourage borrowers to invest 
in and promote rural development and rural job creation projects that 
are based on sound economic and financial analyses. This program is 
administered through 7 CFR 1703, subpart H. The burden required by this 
collection consists of information that will allow the Agency to 
determine eligibility for deferment; specific purposes of the 
deferment; the term of the deferment; cost of the project and degree of 
participation from other source; and compliance with Agency sources; 
and compliance with Agency regulations and other regulation and legal 
requirements.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1.23 hours per response.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 9.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat 
Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720-7853, 
FAX: (202) 720-8435. Email: MaryPat.Daskal@wdc.usda.gov.
    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: November 4, 2015.
Brandon McBride,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-28731 Filed 11-10-15; 8:45 am]
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