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Comments are requested regarding (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden 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 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 February 25, 2016 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 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. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. 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The objectives of the SBIR Program are to: stimulate technological innovation in the private sector; strengthen the role of small businesses in meeting Federal research and development needs; increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from USDA-supported research and development efforts; and foster and encourage participation by womenowned and socially and economically disadvantaged small business firms in technological innovation. The USDA SBIR Program is administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the USDA. Need And Use Of The Information: The USDA SBIR Program Office proposes to contact Phase II awardees to determine their success in achieving commercial application of a market ready technology that was funded under the USDA SBIR Program. The survey would collect information from Phase II companies that received funding during the years of 1994 to 2014. Data from the survey will be used to provide information that currently does not exist. The data will be used internally by the USDA SBIR Office to identify past and current activities of Phase II grantees in the areas of technology development, commercialization success, product development or services, and factors that may have prevented the technology from entering into the marketplace. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit Number of Respondents: 499 Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2016–01389 Filed 1–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–09–P 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Institute of Food and Agriculture


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

January 20, 2016.
    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 
are requested regarding (1) 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; (2) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden 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 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 February 
25, 2016 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 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. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-
8958.
    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 Institute of Food and Agriculture

    Title: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
    OMB Control Number: 0524-NEW
    Summary Of Collection: The Small Business Innovation Research 
(SBIR) program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes 
competitively awarded grants to qualified small businesses to support 
high quality, advanced concepts research related to important 
scientific problems and opportunities in agriculture that could lead to 
significant public benefit if successful. The objectives of the SBIR 
Program are to: stimulate technological innovation in the private 
sector; strengthen the role of small businesses in meeting Federal 
research and development needs; increase private sector 
commercialization of innovations derived from USDA-supported research 
and development efforts; and foster and encourage participation by 
women-owned and socially and economically disadvantaged small business 
firms in technological innovation. The USDA SBIR Program is 
administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) 
of the USDA.
    Need And Use Of The Information: The USDA SBIR Program Office 
proposes to contact Phase II awardees to determine their success in 
achieving commercial application of a market ready technology that was 
funded under the USDA SBIR Program. The survey would collect 
information from Phase II companies that received funding during the 
years of 1994 to 2014. Data from the survey will be used to provide 
information that currently does not exist. The data will be used 
internally by the USDA SBIR Office to identify past and current 
activities of Phase II grantees in the areas of technology development, 
commercialization success, product development or services, and factors 
that may have prevented the technology from entering into the 
marketplace.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit
    Number of Respondents: 499
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion
    Total Burden Hours: 499

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-01389 Filed 1-25-16; 8:45 am]
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