Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 4247-4248 [2016-01437]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 26, 2016 / Notices 4247 Total Burden Hours: 499 or other reasonable accommodation for access to the facility or proceedings by contacting the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. 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. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. Dated: January 15, 2016. Gerald Lawrence, Jr., Designated Federal Officer, Davy Crockett National Forest RAC. National Institute of Food and Agriculture DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE [FR Doc. 2016–01436 Filed 1–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Institute of Food and Agriculture Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:57 Jan 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 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. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) an agency delivering the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Utilities Programs 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 March 28, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., STOP 1522, Room 5159 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. FAX: (202)720–8435. Telephone: (202) 690– 4492. Email: thomas.dickson@ wdc.usda.gov. SUMMARY: 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 4248 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 26, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 may be sent to: Michele L. Brooks, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. FAX: (202)720–8435. Title: Review Rating Summary, RUS Form 300, 7 CFR part 1730. OMB Control Number: 0572–0025. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: RUS manages loan programs in accordance with the RE Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq.). An important part of safeguarding loan security is to see that RUS financed facilities are being responsibly used, adequately operated, and adequately maintained. Future needs must be anticipated to ensure that facilities will continue to produce revenue and loans will be repaid as required by the RUS mortgage. A periodic operations and maintenance (O&M) review, using the RUS Form 300, in accordance with 7 CFR part 1730, is an effective means for RUS to determine whether the Borrower’s systems are being properly operated and maintained, thereby protecting the loan collateral. The O&M review is also used to rate facilities and can be used for appraisals of collateral as prescribed by OMB Circular A–129, Policies for Federal Credit Programs and Non-Taxable Receivables. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 4 hours per response. Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 217. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 868. Brandon McBride, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2016–01437 Filed 1–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:57 Jan 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Michigan Advisory Committee for a Meeting to Discuss Preparations for a Public Hearing Regarding the Civil Rights Impact of Civil Forfeiture Practices in the State AGENCY: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Michigan Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, February 09, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. EST for the purpose of discussing preparations for a public hearing regarding the civil rights impact of civil asset forfeiture in the State. This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 888–359–3624, conference ID: 6714810. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement at the end of the meeting. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address prior to placing callers into the conference room. Callers can expect to incur regular charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines according to their wireless plan, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Member of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Regional Programs Unit, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to Carolyn Allen at callen@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (312) 353– 8311. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing prior to and after the meeting at http://facadatabase.gov/ committee/meetings.aspx?cid=255. Click on the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links to download. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. Agenda Welcome and Introductions Donna Budnick, Chair Preparatory Discussion for Public Hearing; Civil Rights Impact of Civil Forfeiture Practices in Michigan Future plans and actions Open Comment Adjournment DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 09, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. EST. Public Call Information: Dial: 888–359–3624 Conference ID: 6714810 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski at mwojnaroski@ usccr.gov or 312–353–8311. Dated: January 20, 2016. David Mussatt, Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2016–01413 Filed 1–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Hawai‘i State Advisory Committee for the Purpose of Considering Its Report on Micronesian Immigration to Hawai‘i U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a meeting of the Hawai‘i State Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held at 2:00 p.m. HST on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, for the purpose of considering the Committee’s report on Micronesian immigration to Hawai‘i. This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 16 (Tuesday, January 26, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4247-4248]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01437]


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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) an 
agency delivering the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural 
Development Utilities Programs 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 March 28, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, 
Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, 
1400 Independence Ave. SW., STOP 1522, Room 5159 South Building, 
Washington, DC 20250-1522. FAX: (202)720-8435. Telephone: (202) 690-
4492. 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

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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 may be 
sent to: Michele L. Brooks, Program Development and Regulatory 
Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 
1522, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250-1522. FAX: 
(202)720-8435.
    Title: Review Rating Summary, RUS Form 300, 7 CFR part 1730.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0025.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: RUS manages loan programs in accordance with the RE Act 
of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq.). An important part of 
safeguarding loan security is to see that RUS financed facilities are 
being responsibly used, adequately operated, and adequately maintained. 
Future needs must be anticipated to ensure that facilities will 
continue to produce revenue and loans will be repaid as required by the 
RUS mortgage. A periodic operations and maintenance (O&M) review, using 
the RUS Form 300, in accordance with 7 CFR part 1730, is an effective 
means for RUS to determine whether the Borrower's systems are being 
properly operated and maintained, thereby protecting the loan 
collateral. The O&M review is also used to rate facilities and can be 
used for appraisals of collateral as prescribed by OMB Circular A-129, 
Policies for Federal Credit Programs and Non-Taxable Receivables.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 4 hours per response.
    Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 217.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 868.

Brandon McBride,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-01437 Filed 1-25-16; 8:45 am]
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