Notice of Intent To Revise a Currently Approved Information Collection, 10211-10213 [2016-04188]

Download as PDF 10211 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 39 / Monday, February 29, 2016 / Notices to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the El Dorado Center of Folsom Lake College, Community Room, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville, California. 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 Eldorado National Forest (NF) Supervisor’s Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Chapman, RAC Coordinator, by phone at 530–621–5280 or via email at jenniferachapman@fs.fed.us. 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Written comments and requests for time for oral comments must be sent to Jennifer Chapman, RAC Coordinator, Eldorado NF Supervisor’s Office, 100 Forni Road, Placerville, California 95667; by email to jenniferachapman@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 530–621–5297. 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. Laurence Crabtree, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2016–04010 Filed 2–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Institute of Food and Agriculture Notice of Intent To Revise a Currently Approved Information Collection National Institute of Food and Agriculture. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44977, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) intention to revise a currently approved information collection entitled, ‘‘Research, Education, and Extension project online reporting tool (REEport).’’ DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by May 4, 2016, to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Email: rmartin@nifa.usda.gov; Fax: 202–720–0857; Mail: Office of Information Technology (OIT), NIFA, USDA, STOP 2216, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250– 2216. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin, Records Officer; email: rmartin@nifa.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Reporting Requirements for Research, Education, and Extension project online reporting tool (REEport). OMB Number: 0524–0048. Expiration Date of Current Approval: January 30, 2018. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), NIFA administers several competitive, peer-reviewed research, education, and extension programs, under which awards of a high-priority are made. These programs are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.); the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 341 et seq.); and other legislative authorities. NIFA also administers several capacity funded research programs. The programs are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the McIntireStennis Cooperative Forestry Research Act of October 10, 1962 (16 U.S.C. 582a–1–582a–7); the Hatch Act of 1887, as amended (7 U.S.C. 4361a–361i); Section 1445 of Public Law 95–113, the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3222); and Section 1433 of Subtitle E (Sections 1429–1439), Title XIV of Public Law 95–113, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3191–3201). Each capacity funded program is subject to a set of administrative requirements. The purpose of this revision is to collect new pieces of information from grantees funded by NIFA which are needed to complete reports by NIFA and its stakeholders. NIFA proposes to require reporting on the following data in addition to the data already approved in the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR). Add to Participants’ Page Of the faculty and non-student FTEs in the table below how many FTEs are new staff? Scientist ................................ Professional .......................... Technical .............................. Administrative ....................... Other ..................................... Computed Total ............. Indicate the number of volunteers and number of hours volunteered for persons who worked in this grant project/program. Number Adults ....................................................................................................................................................................... Youth ........................................................................................................................................................................ Computed Total ................................................................................................................................................ 19:23 Feb 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 X.X X.X X.X X.X X.X (X.X) Volunteer Number and Hours Type of volunteer VerDate Sep<11>2014 Faculty and non-students Role E:\FR\FM\29FEN1.SGM 29FEN1 XXXXXXX XXXXXXX (XXXXXXX) Number of hours XXXXX.X XXXXX.X (XXXXX.X) 10212 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 39 / Monday, February 29, 2016 / Notices Add to Target Audience Page Provide the following demographic information for participants who benefited directly from your grant project/program. Provide the gender of participants: Provide information on the type and number of participants who directly benefited from this grant program. Participant type Youth .................................... Adults .................................... Farmers ................................ Faculty .................................. Number Gender XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX Number Male ...................................... Female .................................. Do not Wish to Provide (or Unknown) .......................... ........................ ........................ ........................ Ethnicity of participants: Ethnicity Number Hispanic or Latino ................. Not-Hispanic or Not-Latino ... Do not Wish to Provide (or Unknown) .......................... ........................ ........................ Number of participants of the following race categories: Race Adult Disability status Yes ........................................ No ......................................... Do not Wish to Provide (or Unknown) .......................... Add to Activities Page Type of activity Symposia, Workshops, and Trainings ........................... Number XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Experiments .......................... Teaching ............................... Mentoring .............................. Surveys ................................. Domestic Conferences ......... International Conferences .... Demonstrations ..................... XXXXXXX Add to Products Page Addition to Patent(s) and Plant Variety XXXXXXX Protection(s) (PVP) Product Line Drop down list indicating the following: Indicate the type and number of activities carried out as part of this grant project/program. Type of activity Number Number XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Invention. License. Patent Awarded. Patent Application. PVP Awarded. PVP Application. Youth XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX American Indian or Alaska Native ........................................................................................................................... Asian ........................................................................................................................................................................ Black or African American ....................................................................................................................................... Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander .............................................................................................................. White ........................................................................................................................................................................ Do not Wish to Provide (or Unknown) .................................................................................................................... Number of participants with disabilities: ........................ XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX —Decision Support Tools —Business Start-ups Please indicate the number of Web site Hits: XXXXXXXX. Add to Outcomes Page Enter number of dollars generated for products sold as a result of this grant annually, and one-time sale of inventions, technology, technique, etc. Type Annual for Products Sold One-time sale of Inventions, Etc ..................... Date Issued (For Patent, XX/XX/ XXXX License, or PVP): Add to Other Products Page Add the following to the drop down list Dollars XXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXX Enter the number of domestic and international students engaged in experiential learning (includes internships). Type of student Number domestic Number international Secondary School ............................................................................................................................................ Undergraduate ................................................................................................................................................. Graduate .......................................................................................................................................................... Post-Doctoral ................................................................................................................................................... XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX (XXXXXXX) (XXXXXXX) Type of student Number domestic Number international Secondary school ............................................................................................................................................ Undergraduate ................................................................................................................................................. Graduate .......................................................................................................................................................... Post-Doctoral ................................................................................................................................................... XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Computed Total ........................................................................................................................................ asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Enter the number of domestic and international students receiving direct VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Feb 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 benefits (fellowships, scholarships, assistantships). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29FEN1.SGM 29FEN1 10213 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 39 / Monday, February 29, 2016 / Notices Number domestic Computed Total ........................................................................................................................................ Number of participants who report new leadership role in the community: XXXXXXXX. Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area Enter the number of people who have adopted effective behavioral, social, and environmental interventions to prevent childhood obesity: XXXXXXXX. Enter the number of children who increased intake of fruit and vegetables: XXXXXXX. Enter the number of dollars saved in food costs by participants: $XXXXXXXXXX. Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area Enter the number of participants who have adopted mitigation strategies for agro-ecosystems and natural resource systems: XXXXXXXXXX. Enter the number of prototypes that demonstrate new or improved processes, systems, models, or technologies to reduce agriculture’s environmental footprint: XXXXXXXXXX. Food Safety Challenge Area Enter the number of participants adopting safer food handling practices at home: XXXXXXXXXX. Enter the number of new food safety management practices developed: XXXXXXXXXX. Enter the number of prototypes that demonstrate new or improved processes, systems, models, or technologies to reduce the presence of contaminants in our food systems: XXXXXXXXX. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Food Security Challenge Area Enter the number of technologies and practices adopted to enhance food security: XXXXXXXXXX. Enter the number of traits developed with the capability to predict phenotype from genotype (sequence) on a large scale: XXXXXXXXXX. Enter the number of new high density SNP or genome sequences to allow capture of genetic diversity and to accurately determine the genotypephenotype relationships to improve production: XXXXXXXXX. Enter the number of germplasm with new traits, breeding lines/varieties released for crops, fruits, and vegetable production: XXXXXXXX. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Feb 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 Sustainable Bioenergy Challenge Area Enter the number of sustainable strategies adopted for regional systems that materially deliver liquid transportation biofuels: XXXXXXXX. Enter the number of prototypes that demonstrate new or improved processes, systems, models, or technologies for bioenergy, bioprocessing, or waste utilization technologies to help the U.S. move toward energy independence: XXXXXXXX. Water Challenge Area Enter the number of management practices, technologies, and tools adopted by farmers, ranchers, forest owners and managers: XXXXXXXX. Enter the number of prototypes that demonstrate new or improved processes, systems, models, or technologies to reduce the consumption of water in agriculture or promote the conservation of water: XXXXXXX. Consumer and Industry Outreach, Policy, Markets and Trade Enter the number of research findings that demonstrate a benefit of combine bio-physical and social science research: XXXXXX. Enter the number of strategies and models of coexistence of multiple crop technologies throughout the supply chain: XXXXXXX. Partnerships Developed Enter the number of partnerships and new partnerships attributed to the grant project/program: Type Number New Partnerships ................. XXXXXX Total Partnerships ......... XXXXXX Estimate of the Burden: The total reporting and record keeping requirements for the submission of the new participation, products and outcome data is estimated to average 1 additional hour per response. This estimate is based on a percentage 40 percent of the burden for a full Progress Report as previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget. Estimated Number of Responses: 8,700. Estimated Burden per Response: 1 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,700 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number international (XXXXXXX) Type of student (XXXXXXX) Frequency of Responses: Annually. Comments: 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 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 should be sent to the address stated in the preamble. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments also will become a matter of public record. Done at Washington, DC, this 29 day of January 2016. Catherine E. Woteki, Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics. [FR Doc. 2016–04188 Filed 2–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meeting Economic Development Administration. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. (Amended). AGENCY: The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, March 3, 2016, 2:00—2:45 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) and Friday, March 4, 2016, 8:45 a.m.—12:00 p.m. CST. During this time, members will continue to work on various Council initiatives which include: Innovation, entrepreneurship and workforce talent. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Institute of Food and Agriculture


Notice of Intent To Revise a Currently Approved Information 
Collection

AGENCY: National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 
(60 FR 44977, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the National 
Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) intention to revise a 
currently approved information collection entitled, ``Research, 
Education, and Extension project online reporting tool (REEport).''

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by May 4, 2016, 
to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will 
be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by any of the following 
methods: Email: rmartin@nifa.usda.gov; Fax: 202-720-0857; Mail: Office 
of Information Technology (OIT), NIFA, USDA, STOP 2216, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-2216.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin, Records Officer; email: 
rmartin@nifa.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Reporting Requirements for Research, Education, and 
Extension project online reporting tool (REEport).
    OMB Number: 0524-0048.
    Expiration Date of Current Approval: January 30, 2018.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), NIFA 
administers several competitive, peer-reviewed research, education, and 
extension programs, under which awards of a high-priority are made. 
These programs are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in 
the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act 
of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.); the Smith-Lever Act (7 
U.S.C. 341 et seq.); and other legislative authorities. NIFA also 
administers several capacity funded research programs. The programs are 
authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the McIntire-
Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Act of October 10, 1962 (16 
U.S.C. 582a-1-582a-7); the Hatch Act of 1887, as amended (7 U.S.C. 
4361a-361i); Section 1445 of Public Law 95-113, the Food and 
Agriculture Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3222); and Section 1433 
of Subtitle E (Sections 1429-1439), Title XIV of Public Law 95-113, as 
amended (7 U.S.C. 3191-3201). Each capacity funded program is subject 
to a set of administrative requirements. The purpose of this revision 
is to collect new pieces of information from grantees funded by NIFA 
which are needed to complete reports by NIFA and its stakeholders. NIFA 
proposes to require reporting on the following data in addition to the 
data already approved in the Research Performance Progress Report 
(RPPR).

Add to Participants' Page

    Of the faculty and non-student FTEs in the table below how many 
FTEs are new staff?

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Faculty and
                          Role                             non-students
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Scientist...............................................             X.X
Professional............................................             X.X
Technical...............................................             X.X
Administrative..........................................             X.X
Other...................................................             X.X
    Computed Total......................................           (X.X)
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Volunteer Number and Hours
    Indicate the number of volunteers and number of hours volunteered 
for persons who worked in this grant project/program.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Number of
            Type of volunteer                 Number           hours
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Adults..................................         XXXXXXX         XXXXX.X
Youth...................................         XXXXXXX         XXXXX.X
    Computed Total......................       (XXXXXXX)       (XXXXX.X)
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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Add to Target Audience Page

    Provide information on the type and number of participants who 
directly benefited from this grant program.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Participant type                          Number
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Youth...................................................        XXXXXXXX
Adults..................................................        XXXXXXXX
Farmers.................................................        XXXXXXXX
Faculty.................................................        XXXXXXXX
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Provide the following demographic information for participants who 
benefited directly from your grant project/program.
    Provide the gender of participants:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Gender                               Number
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Male....................................................  ..............
Female..................................................  ..............
Do not Wish to Provide (or Unknown).....................  ..............
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Ethnicity of participants:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Ethnicity                             Number
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hispanic or Latino......................................  ..............
Not-Hispanic or Not-Latino..............................  ..............
Do not Wish to Provide (or Unknown).....................  ..............
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Number of participants of the following race categories:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Race                         Adult           Youth
------------------------------------------------------------------------
American Indian or Alaska Native........         XXXXXXX         XXXXXXX
Asian...................................         XXXXXXX         XXXXXXX
Black or African American...............         XXXXXXX         XXXXXXX
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific                 XXXXXXX         XXXXXXX
 Islander...............................
White...................................         XXXXXXX         XXXXXXX
Do not Wish to Provide (or Unknown).....         XXXXXXX         XXXXXXX
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Number of participants with disabilities:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Disability status                         Number
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Yes.....................................................         XXXXXXX
No......................................................         XXXXXXX
Do not Wish to Provide (or Unknown).....................         XXXXXXX
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Add to Activities Page

    Indicate the type and number of activities carried out as part of 
this grant project/program.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Type of activity                          Number
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Experiments.............................................         XXXXXXX
Teaching................................................         XXXXXXX
Mentoring...............................................         XXXXXXX
Surveys.................................................         XXXXXXX
Domestic Conferences....................................         XXXXXXX
International Conferences...............................         XXXXXXX
Demonstrations..........................................         XXXXXXX
Symposia, Workshops, and Trainings......................         XXXXXXX
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Add to Products Page

Addition to Patent(s) and Plant Variety Protection(s) (PVP) Product 
Line
    Drop down list indicating the following:

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Invention.
License.
Patent Awarded.
Patent Application.
PVP Awarded.
PVP Application.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Date Issued (For Patent, XX/XX/XXXX License, or PVP):

Add to Other Products Page

    Add the following to the drop down list

--Decision Support Tools
--Business Start-ups

    Please indicate the number of Web site Hits: XXXXXXXX.

Add to Outcomes Page

    Enter number of dollars generated for products sold as a result of 
this grant annually, and one-time sale of inventions, technology, 
technique, etc.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Type                               Dollars
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Annual for Products Sold.............................        XXXXXXXXXXX
One-time sale of Inventions, Etc.....................        XXXXXXXXXXX
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Enter the number of domestic and international students engaged in 
experiential learning (includes internships).

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Number
          Type of student            Number domestic     international
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Secondary School..................           XXXXXXX            XXXXXXX
Undergraduate.....................           XXXXXXX            XXXXXXX
Graduate..........................           XXXXXXX            XXXXXXX
Post-Doctoral.....................           XXXXXXX            XXXXXXX
                                   -------------------------------------
    Computed Total................         (XXXXXXX)          (XXXXXXX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Enter the number of domestic and international students receiving 
direct benefits (fellowships, scholarships, assistantships).

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Number
          Type of student            Number domestic     international
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Secondary school..................           XXXXXXX            XXXXXXX
Undergraduate.....................           XXXXXXX            XXXXXXX
Graduate..........................           XXXXXXX            XXXXXXX
Post-Doctoral.....................           XXXXXXX            XXXXXXX
                                   -------------------------------------

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    Computed Total................         (XXXXXXX)          (XXXXXXX)
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    Number of participants who report new leadership role in the 
community: XXXXXXXX.
Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area
    Enter the number of people who have adopted effective behavioral, 
social, and environmental interventions to prevent childhood obesity: 
XXXXXXXX.
    Enter the number of children who increased intake of fruit and 
vegetables: XXXXXXX.
    Enter the number of dollars saved in food costs by participants: 
$XXXXXXXXXX.
Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area
    Enter the number of participants who have adopted mitigation 
strategies for agro-ecosystems and natural resource systems: 
XXXXXXXXXX.
    Enter the number of prototypes that demonstrate new or improved 
processes, systems, models, or technologies to reduce agriculture's 
environmental footprint: XXXXXXXXXX.
Food Safety Challenge Area
    Enter the number of participants adopting safer food handling 
practices at home: XXXXXXXXXX.
    Enter the number of new food safety management practices developed: 
XXXXXXXXXX.
    Enter the number of prototypes that demonstrate new or improved 
processes, systems, models, or technologies to reduce the presence of 
contaminants in our food systems: XXXXXXXXX.
Food Security Challenge Area
    Enter the number of technologies and practices adopted to enhance 
food security: XXXXXXXXXX.
    Enter the number of traits developed with the capability to predict 
phenotype from genotype (sequence) on a large scale: XXXXXXXXXX.
    Enter the number of new high density SNP or genome sequences to 
allow capture of genetic diversity and to accurately determine the 
genotype-phenotype relationships to improve production: XXXXXXXXX.
    Enter the number of germplasm with new traits, breeding lines/
varieties released for crops, fruits, and vegetable production: 
XXXXXXXX.
Sustainable Bioenergy Challenge Area
    Enter the number of sustainable strategies adopted for regional 
systems that materially deliver liquid transportation biofuels: 
XXXXXXXX.
    Enter the number of prototypes that demonstrate new or improved 
processes, systems, models, or technologies for bioenergy, 
bioprocessing, or waste utilization technologies to help the U.S. move 
toward energy independence: XXXXXXXX.
Water Challenge Area
    Enter the number of management practices, technologies, and tools 
adopted by farmers, ranchers, forest owners and managers: XXXXXXXX.
    Enter the number of prototypes that demonstrate new or improved 
processes, systems, models, or technologies to reduce the consumption 
of water in agriculture or promote the conservation of water: XXXXXXX.
Consumer and Industry Outreach, Policy, Markets and Trade
    Enter the number of research findings that demonstrate a benefit of 
combine bio-physical and social science research: XXXXXX.
    Enter the number of strategies and models of coexistence of 
multiple crop technologies throughout the supply chain: XXXXXXX.
Partnerships Developed
    Enter the number of partnerships and new partnerships attributed to 
the grant project/program:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          Type                                Number
------------------------------------------------------------------------
New Partnerships........................................          XXXXXX
                                                         ---------------
    Total Partnerships..................................          XXXXXX
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Estimate of the Burden: The total reporting and record keeping 
requirements for the submission of the new participation, products and 
outcome data is estimated to average 1 additional hour per response. 
This estimate is based on a percentage 40 percent of the burden for a 
full Progress Report as previously approved by the Office of Management 
and Budget.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 8,700.
    Estimated Burden per Response: 1 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,700 hours.
    Frequency of Responses: Annually.
    Comments: 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 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 should be 
sent to the address stated in the preamble.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments also will become a matter of 
public record.

    Done at Washington, DC, this 29 day of January 2016.
Catherine E. Woteki,
Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics.
[FR Doc. 2016-04188 Filed 2-26-16; 8:45 am]
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