Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 13318 [2016-05585]

Download as PDF 13318 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 49 / Monday, March 14, 2016 / Notices documentation, and ultimately projectlevel decisions. The PEA is available for public review at the digital and physical addresses provided in this Notice. Questions and comments should be sent to RUS at the mailing or email addresses provided in this Notice. RUS should receive written comments on the PEA on or before March 31, 2016 to ensure that they are considered in its environmental impact determination. Any final action by RUS related to the broadband portion of the RUS Telecommunications Program will be subject to, and contingent upon, compliance with all relevant presidential executive orders and federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations in addition to the completion of the environmental review requirements as prescribed in the Agency’s Environmental Policies and Procedures. Dated: March 7, 2016. Keith B. Adams, Assistant Administrator— Telecommunications Program, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2016–05584 Filed 3–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 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) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 13, 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 5164—South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492. FAX: (202) 720–8435. Email: thomas.dickson@ wdc.usda.gov. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR part 1320) implementing provisions of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:27 Mar 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 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: Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Utilities Service, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. FAX: (202) 720–8435. Email: Thomas.dickson@wdc.usda.gov. Title: 7 CFR 1779, Water and Waste Disposal Programs Guaranteed Loans. OMB Number: 0572–0122. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service is authorized by Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926) to make loans to public agencies, nonprofit corporations, and Indian tribes for the development of water and waste disposal facilities primarily servicing rural residents. The guaranteed loan program encourages lender participation and provides specific guidance in the processing and servicing of guaranteed loans. The regulations governing the Water and Waste Disposal Guaranteed Loan program are codified at 7 CFR 1779. The required information, in the form of written documentation and Agency approved forms, is collected from applicants/borrowers, their lenders, and consultants. The collected information will be used to determine applicant/borrower eligibility, project feasibility, and to ensure borrowers operate on a sound basis and use loan funds for authorized purposes. Failure to collect proper information could result in improper determinations of PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 eligibility, improper use of funds, and/ or unsound loans. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 7.8 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other for profit; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 7.3. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 858 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720–0992. FAX: (202) 720–8435. Email: marypat.daskal@ wdc.usda.gov. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: March 4, 2016. Brandon McBride, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2016–05585 Filed 3–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P ARCTIC RESEARCH COMMISSION Notice of 105th Commission Meeting Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Arctic Research Commission will hold its 105th meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, on March 16, 2016. The business session, open to the public, will convene at 8:30 a.m. The agenda items include: (1) Call to order and approval of the agenda (2) Approval of the minutes from the 104th meeting (3) Commissioners and staff reports The focus of the meeting will be a discussion of Arctic research activities and events. If you plan to attend this meeting, please notify us via the contact information below. 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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) 
invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends 
to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 13, 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 5164--South Building, 
Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-4492. FAX: (202) 720-
8435. Email: thomas.dickson@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
regulation (5 CFR part 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 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: Thomas 
P. Dickson, Acting Director, Program Development and Regulatory 
Analysis, USDA Rural Utilities Service, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence 
Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250-1522. FAX: (202) 720-8435. Email: 
Thomas.dickson@wdc.usda.gov.
    Title: 7 CFR 1779, Water and Waste Disposal Programs Guaranteed 
Loans.
    OMB Number: 0572-0122.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service is authorized by Section 306 
of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926) to 
make loans to public agencies, nonprofit corporations, and Indian 
tribes for the development of water and waste disposal facilities 
primarily servicing rural residents. The guaranteed loan program 
encourages lender participation and provides specific guidance in the 
processing and servicing of guaranteed loans. The regulations governing 
the Water and Waste Disposal Guaranteed Loan program are codified at 7 
CFR 1779. The required information, in the form of written 
documentation and Agency approved forms, is collected from applicants/
borrowers, their lenders, and consultants. The collected information 
will be used to determine applicant/borrower eligibility, project 
feasibility, and to ensure borrowers operate on a sound basis and use 
loan funds for authorized purposes. Failure to collect proper 
information could result in improper determinations of eligibility, 
improper use of funds, and/or unsound loans.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 7.8 hours per response.
    Respondents: Business or other for profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local or Tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 15.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 7.3.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 858 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat 
Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720-0992. 
FAX: (202) 720-8435. Email: marypat.daskal@wdc.usda.gov. All responses 
to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB 
approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: March 4, 2016.
Brandon McBride,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-05585 Filed 3-11-16; 8:45 am]
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