Office of the Chief Financial Officer; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 9420-9421 [2016-03975]

Download as PDF 9420 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 37 / Thursday, February 25, 2016 / Notices Official, Office of the Deputy Secretary, USDA, 202B Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building, 12th and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250; via fax to (202) 690–4265 or email to AC21@ars.usda.gov. All written comments must arrive by March 9, 2016. Oral comments are also accepted. To request to give oral comments, see instructions under ‘Register for the Meeting’ above. Availability of Materials for the Meeting: All written public comments will be compiled into a binder and available for review at the meeting. Duplicate comments from multiple individuals will appear as one comment, with a notation that multiple copies of the comment were received. Please visit the Web site listed above to learn more about the agenda for or reports resulting from this meeting. Meeting Accommodations: The meeting will be open to the public, but space is limited. USDA is committed to ensuring that all employees are included in our work environment, programs and events. If you are a person with a disability and request reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting, please note the request in your registration. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. Issued at Washington, DC, this 16th day of February 2016. Catherine E. Woteki, Under Secretary, Research, Education and Economics. [FR Doc. 2016–04025 Filed 2–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of the Chief Financial Officer; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES February 19, 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; (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Feb 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 March 28, 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 person are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Office of the Chief Financial Officer Title: Information Collection Request; Representations Regarding Felony Conviction and Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants and Awardees. OMB Control Number: 0505–0025. Summary of Collection: The appropriations restrictions contained in all of the respective appropriations acts since fiscal year (FY) 2012 regarding financial transactions with corporations that have tax delinquencies or felony convictions were continued in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Public Law 114–113. The restrictions are located in Division E, Title VII, sections 745 and 746, respectively. The restrictions apply to transactions with corporations that (1) have any ‘‘unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability and (2) were ‘‘convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction. The restricted transactions include contracts, grants, loans, loan guarantees, cooperative agreements, and PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 memoranda of understanding/ agreement). The restrictions may not apply if a Federal agency considers suspension or debarment of the corporation and determines that such action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) agencies and staff offices must comply with the restrictions. During fiscal years 2012–2014, similar provisions were not uniform across the government. For USDA, one set of provisions applied to all agencies and staff offices except the Forest Service and a second set of slightly different provisions applied only to the Forest Service. To facilitate compliance with the appropriations restrictions, USDA created two sets of forms—one for use by all USDA agencies and staff offices (Forms AD–3030–Y and AD–3031–Y and one for use only by the Forest Service (Forms AD–3030 FS and AD– 3031 FS). In FY 2015 Congress enacted slightly different government-wide provisions for all agencies and departments. In response, USDA created a new set of forms that adhered to the change for use by all of its agencies and staff offices including the Forest Service (Forms AD–3030 and AD–3031). USDA must also comply with prior year provisions issued between FY 2012–2014 to the extent that carry over/ no year funds provided by those years’ appropriations were used in awards or award adjustments. Need and Use of the Information: To comply with the appropriations restrictions, the information collection requires corporate applicants and awardees for USDA programs to represent accurately whether they have or do not have qualifying tax delinquencies or convictions which would prevent USDA from entering into a proposed business transaction with the corporate applicant. For nonprocurement programs and transactions, these representations will be submitted on the proposed information collection Forms AD–3030, AD–3031, AD–3030–Y, AD–3031–Y, AD–3030–FS and AD– 3031–FS. This information collection, deals only with USDA non-procurement transactions. The categories of nonprocurement transactions covered by this information collection are: nonprocurement contracts, grants, loans, loan guarantees, cooperative agreements, and some memoranda of understanding/agreement. Accordingly, this information collection is not intended for use with USDA procurement transactions. . For more specific information about whether a particular non-procurement program or transaction is included in this list please E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 37 / Thursday, February 25, 2016 / Notices contact the USDA agency or staff office responsible for the program or transaction in question. Forms AD–3030, AD–3030–Y and AD–3030–FS will effectuate compliance with the appropriations restrictions by requiring all corporate applicants to represent, at the time of application for a non-procurement program, whether they have tax delinquencies or felony convictions that would prevent USDA from doing business with them. Corporations include, but are not limited to, any entity that has filed articles of incorporation in one of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, or the various territories of the United States. Corporations include both for profit and non-profit entities. Forms AD–3031, AD–3031–Y and AD–3031–FS require an affirmative representation, at the time of the award, that corporate awardees for non-procurement transactions do not have tax delinquencies or felony convictions that would prevent USDA from doing business with them. If the application and award process are a single step, the agency or staff office may require both forms to be filed simultaneously. Collection of this information is necessary to ensure that USDA agencies and staff offices comply with the appropriations restrictions prohibiting the Government from doing business with corporations with tax delinquencies or felony convictions. The burden for each form will be accounted for within the individual USDA agency and staff office collection packages using the forms. The time required to complete this information collection is estimated to average 0.25 minutes per response, per form, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. USDA’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) is requesting approval for one respondent and a one hour place holder for the forms. The total estimated burden for the OCFO’s use of the forms is thus one hour, which will allow it to distribute the approved forms to USDA agencies and staff offices. USDA agencies and staff offices using the forms will reflect the approved OMB control number of the package and account for the burden within their individual collection packages when they seek Office of Management and Budget approval or re-authorization. Respondents: Corporate applicants and awardees for USDA nonprocurement programs, including grants, cooperative agreements, loans, loan guarantees, some memoranda of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Feb 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 understanding/agreement, and nonprocurement contracts. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 1. Frequency of Collection: Other: Corporations—each time they apply to participate in a multitude of USDA nonprocurement programs; Awardees each time they receive an award. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 1. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–03975 Filed 2–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KS–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Land Between The Lakes Advisory Board Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Land Between The Lakes Advisory Board (Board) will meet in Golden Pond, Kentucky. The Board is authorized under Section 450 of the Land Between The Lakes Protection Act of 1998 (Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the Board is to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the means of promoting public participation for the land and resource management plan for the recreation area; and environmental education. Board information can be found at the following Web site: http://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/. DATES: The meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on March 17, 2016. All Board meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Land Between The Lakes Administration Building, 100 Van Morgan Drive, Golden Pond, Kentucky. 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 Land Between The Lakes Adminstrative Building. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Bombard, Board Coordinator, by phone at 270–924–2002 or via email at cabombard@fs.fed.us. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9421 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Discuss Environmental Education; and 2. Effectively communicate future land management plan activities. The meeting is open to the public. Board discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Board members. Written comments are invited and should be sent to Tina Tilley, Area Supervisor, Land Between The Lakes, 100 Van Morgan Drive, Golden Pond, Kentucky 42211; and must be received by March 1, 2016, in order for copies to be provided to the members for this meeting. Board members will review written comments received, and at their request, oral clarification may be requested for a future meeting. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices, or other reasonable accommodation. For access to the facility or proceedings, please contact the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. Dated: February 18, 2016. Tina R. Tilley, Area Supervisor, Land Between The Lakes. [FR Doc. 2016–03840 Filed 2–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Ketchikan Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Ketchikan Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Ketchikan, Alaska. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 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 Title II of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Office of the Chief Financial Officer; Submission for OMB Review; 
Comment Request

February 19, 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; (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 March 
28, 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 person are not 
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

    Title: Information Collection Request; Representations Regarding 
Felony Conviction and Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants 
and Awardees.
    OMB Control Number: 0505-0025.
    Summary of Collection: The appropriations restrictions contained in 
all of the respective appropriations acts since fiscal year (FY) 2012 
regarding financial transactions with corporations that have tax 
delinquencies or felony convictions were continued in the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2016, Public Law 114-113. The restrictions are 
located in Division E, Title VII, sections 745 and 746, respectively. 
The restrictions apply to transactions with corporations that (1) have 
any ``unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which 
all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have 
lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an 
agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax 
liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax 
liability and (2) were ``convicted of a felony criminal violation under 
any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding 
agency is aware of the conviction. The restricted transactions include 
contracts, grants, loans, loan guarantees, cooperative agreements, and 
memoranda of understanding/agreement). The restrictions may not apply 
if a Federal agency considers suspension or debarment of the 
corporation and determines that such action is not necessary to protect 
the interests of the Government. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's 
(USDA) agencies and staff offices must comply with the restrictions.
    During fiscal years 2012-2014, similar provisions were not uniform 
across the government. For USDA, one set of provisions applied to all 
agencies and staff offices except the Forest Service and a second set 
of slightly different provisions applied only to the Forest Service. To 
facilitate compliance with the appropriations restrictions, USDA 
created two sets of forms--one for use by all USDA agencies and staff 
offices (Forms AD-3030-Y and AD-3031-Y and one for use only by the 
Forest Service (Forms AD-3030 FS and AD-3031 FS). In FY 2015 Congress 
enacted slightly different government-wide provisions for all agencies 
and departments. In response, USDA created a new set of forms that 
adhered to the change for use by all of its agencies and staff offices 
including the Forest Service (Forms AD-3030 and AD-3031).
    USDA must also comply with prior year provisions issued between FY 
2012-2014 to the extent that carry over/no year funds provided by those 
years' appropriations were used in awards or award adjustments.
    Need and Use of the Information: To comply with the appropriations 
restrictions, the information collection requires corporate applicants 
and awardees for USDA programs to represent accurately whether they 
have or do not have qualifying tax delinquencies or convictions which 
would prevent USDA from entering into a proposed business transaction 
with the corporate applicant. For non-procurement programs and 
transactions, these representations will be submitted on the proposed 
information collection Forms AD-3030, AD-3031, AD-3030-Y, AD-3031-Y, 
AD-3030-FS and AD-3031-FS. This information collection, deals only with 
USDA non-procurement transactions. The categories of non-procurement 
transactions covered by this information collection are: non-
procurement contracts, grants, loans, loan guarantees, cooperative 
agreements, and some memoranda of understanding/agreement. Accordingly, 
this information collection is not intended for use with USDA 
procurement transactions. . For more specific information about whether 
a particular non-procurement program or transaction is included in this 
list please

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contact the USDA agency or staff office responsible for the program or 
transaction in question.
    Forms AD-3030, AD-3030-Y and AD-3030-FS will effectuate compliance 
with the appropriations restrictions by requiring all corporate 
applicants to represent, at the time of application for a non-
procurement program, whether they have tax delinquencies or felony 
convictions that would prevent USDA from doing business with them. 
Corporations include, but are not limited to, any entity that has filed 
articles of incorporation in one of the 50 States, the District of 
Columbia, or the various territories of the United States. Corporations 
include both for profit and non-profit entities. Forms AD-3031, AD-
3031-Y and AD-3031-FS require an affirmative representation, at the 
time of the award, that corporate awardees for non-procurement 
transactions do not have tax delinquencies or felony convictions that 
would prevent USDA from doing business with them. If the application 
and award process are a single step, the agency or staff office may 
require both forms to be filed simultaneously. Collection of this 
information is necessary to ensure that USDA agencies and staff offices 
comply with the appropriations restrictions prohibiting the Government 
from doing business with corporations with tax delinquencies or felony 
convictions.
    The burden for each form will be accounted for within the 
individual USDA agency and staff office collection packages using the 
forms. The time required to complete this information collection is 
estimated to average 0.25 minutes per response, per form, including the 
time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, 
gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing 
the collection of information.
    USDA's Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) is requesting 
approval for one respondent and a one hour place holder for the forms. 
The total estimated burden for the OCFO's use of the forms is thus one 
hour, which will allow it to distribute the approved forms to USDA 
agencies and staff offices. USDA agencies and staff offices using the 
forms will reflect the approved OMB control number of the package and 
account for the burden within their individual collection packages when 
they seek Office of Management and Budget approval or re-authorization.
    Respondents: Corporate applicants and awardees for USDA non-
procurement programs, including grants, cooperative agreements, loans, 
loan guarantees, some memoranda of understanding/agreement, and non-
procurement contracts.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 1.
    Frequency of Collection: Other: Corporations--each time they apply 
to participate in a multitude of USDA non-procurement programs; 
Awardees each time they receive an award.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 1.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-03975 Filed 2-24-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-KS-P