Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) Regional Field Offices Intake Form (DOT F 4500), 6584-6585 [2016-02369]

Download as PDF 6584 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 25 / Monday, February 8, 2016 / Notices 8. Cost Proposal • Outline the total proposed cost of establishing and administering the SBTRC in the applicant’s geographical region for a 12 month period, inclusive of costs funded through alternative matching resources. Clearly identify the portion of the costs funded by OSDBU. • Provide a brief narrative linking the cost proposal to the proposed strategy. 9. Proof of Tax Exempt Status 10. Assurances Signature Form Complete the attached Standard Form 424B ASSURANCES-NON-CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMS identified as Attachment 1. 11. Certification Signature Forms Complete form DOTF2307–1 DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE ACT CERTIFICATION FOR a GRANTEE OTHER THAN AN INDIVIDUAL identified as attachment 2 and Form DOTF2308–1 CERTIFICATION REGARDING LOBBYING FOR CONTRACTS, GRANTS, LOANS, AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS identified as Attachment 3. Signed Conflict of Interest Statements The statements must say that they, or members of their immediate families, do not have a personal, business or financial interest in any DOT-funded transportation projects, nor any relationships with local or state transportation agencies that may have the appearance of a conflict of interest. 12. Standard Form 424 Complete Standard Form 424 Application for Federal Assistance identified as Attachment 4. PLEASE BE SURE THAT ALL FORMS HAVE BEEN SIGNED BY AN AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL WHO CAN LEGALLY REPRESENT THE ORGANIZATION. Issued in Washington, DC, January 20, 2016. Brandon Neal, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation. [FR Doc. 2016–02368 Filed 2–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. DOT–OST–2015–0221 (Formerly Docket Number DOT–OST–2012–0080)] Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) Regional Field Offices Intake Form (DOT F 4500) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. AGENCY: The OSDBU invites the public to comment about our intention to SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves the use of the SBTRC Regional Field Offices Intake Form (DOT F 4500). On November 12, 2015, OSDBU published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register (Vol. 80, No. 218) (Formerly Docket Number DOT–OST–2012–0080), informing the public of OSDBU’s intention to extend an approved information collection. The collection involves the use of the Regional Field Offices Intake Form (DOT F 4500), which documents the type of assistance provided to each small business that is enrolled in the program database. The information will be used to ascertain whether the program is providing services to its constituency, the small business community, and is done so in a fair and equitable manner. The information collected is necessary to determine whether small businesses are participating in DOT funded and DOT assisted opportunities. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by: March 9, 2016. ADDRESSES: Your comments should be identified by Docket No. DOT–OST– 2015–0221 and may be submitted through one of the following methods: • Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. • Email: oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. • Fax: (202) 395–5806. Attention: DOT/OST Desk Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Harris, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W56–444, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366–2253 or michelle.harris@dot.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). Affected Public: Representatives of OSDBU’s SBTRC Regional Field Offices and the Small Business community on a national basis. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection of Information. PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Abstract: In accordance with Public Law 95–507, an amendment to the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1953, OSDBU is responsible for the implementation and execution of DOT activities on behalf of small businesses, in accordance with Sections 8, 15 and 31 of the Small Business Act (SBA), as amended. The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization also administers the provisions of Title 49, of the United States Code, Section 332, the Minority Resource Center (MRC) which includes the duties of advocacy, outreach, and financial services on behalf of small and disadvantaged businesses and those certified under CFR 49 parts 23 and or 26 as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE). SBTRC’s Regional Field Offices will collect information on small businesses, which includes Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Women-Owned Small Business (WOB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), 8(a), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB), Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), HubZone, and types of services they seek from the Regional Field Offices. Services and responsibilities of the Field Offices include business analysis, general management and technical assistance and training, business counseling, outreach services/ conference participation, short-term loan and bond assistance. The cumulative data collected will be analyzed by the OSDBU to determine the effectiveness of services provided, including counseling, outreach, and financial services. Such data will also be analyzed by the OSDBU to determine agency effectiveness in assisting small businesses to enhance their opportunities to participate in government contracts and subcontracts. The Regional Field Offices Intake Form, (DOT F 4500) is used to enroll small business clients into the program in order to create a viable database of firms that can participate in government contracts and subcontracts, especially those projects that are transportation related. Each area on the fillable pdf form must be filled in electronically by the Field Offices and submitted every quarter to OSDBU. The Offices will retain a copy of each Intake Form for their records. The completion of the form is used as a tool for making decisions about the needs of the business, such as; referral to technical assistance agencies for help, identifying the type of profession or trade of the business, the type of certification that the business holds, length of time in business, and location of the firm. This E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 25 / Monday, February 8, 2016 / Notices data can assist the Field Offices in developing a business plan or adjusting their business plan to increase its ability to market its goods and services to buyers and potential users of their services. Respondents: SBTRC Regional Field Offices. Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Frequency: The information will be collected quarterly. Annual Estimated Number of Responses: 400. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 600 hours per year (90 minutes per response to complete each Intake Form). Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, by the use of electronic means, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48. Issued in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2016. Habib Azarsina, OST Privacy and PRA Officer. 6585 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Notice of Funds Availability Inviting Applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Funding Round of the Capital Magnet Fund Announcement Type: Announcement of funding opportunity. Funding Opportunity Number: CDFI– 2016–CMF Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 21.011 Electronic applications for must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), March 30, 2016. Key Dates: DATES: [FR Doc. 2016–02369 Filed 2–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P FY 2016 CMF PROGRAM FUNDING ROUND CRITICAL DEADLINES FOR APPLICANTS Time (Eastern time- ET) Description Deadline SF–424 Mandatory form ........................................ March 16, 2016 ............. Last day to contact CMF Program Staff ................ March 28, 2016 ............. CMF Application and Required Attachments ......... March 30, 2016 ............. Executive Summary: The Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) is administered by the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). Through the CMF, the CDFI Fund provides financial assistance grants to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), and to qualified Nonprofit Organizations that have the development or management of affordable housing as one of their principal purposes. All awards provided through this Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) are subject to funding availability. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Program Description A. Authorizing Statutes and Regulations: The CMF was established through the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA), which added section 1339 to the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992. Under (HERA), the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), are required to set aside annual allocations equal to 4.2 basis points for each dollar of their VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 11:59 p.m. ET. 5:00 p.m. ET 11:59 p.m. ET. Submission method Electronically via Grants.gov. CDFI Fund Helpdesk: 202–653–0421 or cmf@ cdfi.treas.gov. Electronically via Awards Management Information System (AMIS). unpaid principal balances of total new business purchases, of which 25 percent must be deposited into a reserve fund for the HOPE for Homeowners Program for FY 2016, and, of the remaining amount available, the Housing Trust Fund will receive 65 percent of the funds, and the CMF will receive 35 percent of the funds. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), acting as the GSEs’ conservator, temporarily suspended these allocations before they began, and Congress appropriated $80 million to fund an initial round of the CMF in FY 2010. In December 2014, the FHFA lifted its suspension of the GSEs’ allocation and directed the GSEs to begin allocating funds for the CMF. This NOFA announces that the CDFI Fund will make CMF Awards when such funds are made available through the GSEs’ FY 2015 annual allocation. The regulations that govern the CMF are the interim rule (12 CFR part 1807), which has been simultaneously published for comment with this NOFA, and the CDFI Fund’s environmental regulations at 12 CFR part 1815 (environmental quality regulations). The CDFI Fund encourages Applicants to review the CMF interim PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 rule, this NOFA, the environmental quality regulations, the CMF funding application (referred to hereafter as the ‘‘Application’’, meaning the application submitted in response to this NOFA), and the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR part 200; 78 FR 78590) (Uniform Administrative Requirements or UAR) for a complete understanding of the program. Each capitalized term in this NOFA is defined herein, in the interim rule, the Application, or the Uniform Administrative Requirements. Details regarding Application content requirements are found in the Application and related materials. B. History: The CDFI Fund was established by the Riegle Community Development Banking and Financial Institutions Act of 1994 to promote economic revitalization and community development through investment in and assistance to CDFIs. Since its creation in 1994, the CDFI Fund has awarded over $2 billion to CDFIs, community development organizations, and financial institutions through the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF), Community Development Financial E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 25 (Monday, February 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6584-6585]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02369]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

[Docket No. DOT-OST-2015-0221 (Formerly Docket Number DOT-OST-2012-
0080)]


Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information 
Collection: Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) 
Regional Field Offices Intake Form (DOT F 4500)

AGENCY: Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), 
Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The OSDBU invites the public to comment about our intention to 
request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval to renew 
an information collection. The collection involves the use of the SBTRC 
Regional Field Offices Intake Form (DOT F 4500). On November 12, 2015, 
OSDBU published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register (Vol. 80, No. 
218) (Formerly Docket Number DOT-OST-2012-0080), informing the public 
of OSDBU's intention to extend an approved information collection. The 
collection involves the use of the Regional Field Offices Intake Form 
(DOT F 4500), which documents the type of assistance provided to each 
small business that is enrolled in the program database. The 
information will be used to ascertain whether the program is providing 
services to its constituency, the small business community, and is done 
so in a fair and equitable manner. The information collected is 
necessary to determine whether small businesses are participating in 
DOT funded and DOT assisted opportunities.
    We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by: March 9, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Your comments should be identified by Docket No. DOT-OST-
2015-0221 and may be submitted through one of the following methods:
     Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer 
for U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, 
Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.
     Email: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov.
     Fax: (202) 395-5806. Attention: DOT/OST Desk Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Harris, Office of Small and 
Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Office of the Secretary, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W56-444, 
Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-2253 or michelle.harris@dot.gov 
(email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Small and 
Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU).
    Affected Public: Representatives of OSDBU's SBTRC Regional Field 
Offices and the Small Business community on a national basis.
    Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection of 
Information.
    Abstract: In accordance with Public Law 95-507, an amendment to the 
Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1953, OSDBU 
is responsible for the implementation and execution of DOT activities 
on behalf of small businesses, in accordance with Sections 8, 15 and 31 
of the Small Business Act (SBA), as amended. The Office of Small and 
Disadvantaged Business Utilization also administers the provisions of 
Title 49, of the United States Code, Section 332, the Minority Resource 
Center (MRC) which includes the duties of advocacy, outreach, and 
financial services on behalf of small and disadvantaged businesses and 
those certified under CFR 49 parts 23 and or 26 as Disadvantaged 
Business Enterprises (DBE).
    SBTRC's Regional Field Offices will collect information on small 
businesses, which includes Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), 
Women-Owned Small Business (WOB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), 
8(a), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB), Veteran Owned 
Small Business (VOSB), HubZone, and types of services they seek from 
the Regional Field Offices. Services and responsibilities of the Field 
Offices include business analysis, general management and technical 
assistance and training, business counseling, outreach services/
conference participation, short-term loan and bond assistance. The 
cumulative data collected will be analyzed by the OSDBU to determine 
the effectiveness of services provided, including counseling, outreach, 
and financial services. Such data will also be analyzed by the OSDBU to 
determine agency effectiveness in assisting small businesses to enhance 
their opportunities to participate in government contracts and 
subcontracts.
    The Regional Field Offices Intake Form, (DOT F 4500) is used to 
enroll small business clients into the program in order to create a 
viable database of firms that can participate in government contracts 
and subcontracts, especially those projects that are transportation 
related. Each area on the fillable pdf form must be filled in 
electronically by the Field Offices and submitted every quarter to 
OSDBU. The Offices will retain a copy of each Intake Form for their 
records. The completion of the form is used as a tool for making 
decisions about the needs of the business, such as; referral to 
technical assistance agencies for help, identifying the type of 
profession or trade of the business, the type of certification that the 
business holds, length of time in business, and location of the firm. 
This

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data can assist the Field Offices in developing a business plan or 
adjusting their business plan to increase its ability to market its 
goods and services to buyers and potential users of their services.
    Respondents: SBTRC Regional Field Offices.
    Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 100.
    Frequency: The information will be collected quarterly.
    Annual Estimated Number of Responses: 400.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 600 hours per year 
(90 minutes per response to complete each Intake Form).
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, by 
the use of electronic means, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. The agency will 
summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's 
clearance of this information collection.

    Authority:  The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2016.
Habib Azarsina,
OST Privacy and PRA Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-02369 Filed 2-5-16; 8:45 am]
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