Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection, 7742 [2016-03087]

Download as PDF 7742 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 30 Tuesday, February 16, 2016 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Foreign Agricultural Service to request approval for a new information collection for the USDA’s Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Program. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: FAS invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods: D Federal eRulemaking Portal: This Web site provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment filed or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www/ regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at the site for submitting comments. D Mail, including CD–ROMs, etc.: Send to Benjamin Muskovitz, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4159, Mailstop 1034, Washington, DC 20250. D Hand or courier delivered submittals: Deliver to Benjamin Muskovitz, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4159, Mailstop 1034, Washington, DC 20250. Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the agency name. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:15 Feb 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 posted without change, including any personal information, to http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin Muskovitz, Director, Food Assistance Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 4159, Mailstop 1034, Washington, DC 20250–1034, telephone: (202) 720–4221, email: FAD_Contact@ FAS.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: USDA Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Program. OMB Number: 0551—New. Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval date. Type of Request: New information collection. Abstract: Under the USDA Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Program, information will be gathered from applicants desiring to receive grants or enter into cooperative agreements under the program to determine the viability of requests for resources to implement activities in foreign countries. Recipients of grants or cooperative agreements under the program must submit performance and financial reports until funds provided by FAS and commodities purchased with such funds are utilized. Documents are used to develop effective grant or cooperative agreements and assure that statutory requirements and program objectives are met. Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for each respondent resulting from information collection under the USDA Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Program varies in direct relation to the number and type of agreements entered into by such respondent. The estimated average reporting burden for USDA Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Program is 78 hours per response. Type of Respondents: Private voluntary organizations, cooperatives, and intergovernmental organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 22 per annum. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 17 per annum. Estimated Total Annual Burden of Respondents: 29,172 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Connie Ehrhart, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690–1578 or email at Connie.Ehrhart@fas.usda.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Request for Comments: Send comments regarding (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; (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 automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to the Director, Food Assistance Division, FAS, USDA, Room 4159, Mailstop 1034, Washington, DC 20250, or to FAD_Contact@ FAS.usda.gov. Comments may also be sent to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20503. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for Office of Management and Budget approval. E-Government Act Compliance FAS is committed to complying with the E-Government Act of 2002, to promote the use of the Internet and other information technologies to provide increased opportunities for citizen access to Government information and services, and for other purposes. Persons with disabilities who require an alternative means for communication of information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). Signed at Washington, DC, on February 9, 2016. Philip C. 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Notices
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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 30 / Tuesday, February 16, 2016 / 
Notices

[[Page 7742]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the intention of the Foreign Agricultural Service to 
request approval for a new information collection for the USDA's Local 
and Regional Food Aid Procurement Program.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 18, 2016.

ADDRESSES: FAS invites interested persons to submit comments on this 
notice. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods:
    [ssquf] Federal eRulemaking Portal: This Web site provides the 
ability to type short comments directly into the comment filed or 
attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www/regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions at the site for submitting comments.
    [ssquf] Mail, including CD-ROMs, etc.: Send to Benjamin Muskovitz, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Room 4159, Mailstop 1034, Washington, DC 
20250.
    [ssquf] Hand or courier delivered submittals: Deliver to Benjamin 
Muskovitz, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural 
Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4159, Mailstop 1034, 
Washington, DC 20250.
    Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must 
include the agency name. Comments received in response to this docket 
will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, 
including any personal information, to http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin Muskovitz, Director, Food 
Assistance Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Room 4159, Mailstop 1034, Washington, DC 20250-1034, 
telephone: (202) 720-4221, email: FAD_Contact@FAS.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: USDA Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Program.
    OMB Number: 0551--New.
    Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval date.
    Type of Request: New information collection.
    Abstract: Under the USDA Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement 
Program, information will be gathered from applicants desiring to 
receive grants or enter into cooperative agreements under the program 
to determine the viability of requests for resources to implement 
activities in foreign countries. Recipients of grants or cooperative 
agreements under the program must submit performance and financial 
reports until funds provided by FAS and commodities purchased with such 
funds are utilized. Documents are used to develop effective grant or 
cooperative agreements and assure that statutory requirements and 
program objectives are met.
    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for each respondent 
resulting from information collection under the USDA Local and Regional 
Food Aid Procurement Program varies in direct relation to the number 
and type of agreements entered into by such respondent. The estimated 
average reporting burden for USDA Local and Regional Food Aid 
Procurement Program is 78 hours per response.
    Type of Respondents: Private voluntary organizations, cooperatives, 
and intergovernmental organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 22 per annum.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 17 per annum.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden of Respondents: 29,172 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Connie 
Ehrhart, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690-
1578 or email at Connie.Ehrhart@fas.usda.gov.
    Request for Comments: Send comments regarding (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; (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 automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology. Comments may be sent to the Director, Food Assistance 
Division, FAS, USDA, Room 4159, Mailstop 1034, Washington, DC 20250, or 
to FAD_Contact@FAS.usda.gov. Comments may also be sent to the Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20503.
    All comments received in response to this notice, including names 
and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. 
Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for Office 
of Management and Budget approval.

E-Government Act Compliance

    FAS is committed to complying with the E-Government Act of 2002, to 
promote the use of the Internet and other information technologies to 
provide increased opportunities for citizen access to Government 
information and services, and for other purposes.
    Persons with disabilities who require an alternative means for 
communication of information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, 
etc.) should contact USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and 
TDD).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on February 9, 2016.
Philip C. Karsting,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-03087 Filed 2-12-16; 8:45 am]
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