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Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 52 / Thursday, March 17, 2016 / Notices last quarterly report. The final report must provide complete information regarding the jobs created and supported as a result of the grant if applicable. Grantees must continuously monitor performance to ensure that time schedules are being met, projected work by time periods is being accomplished, and other performance objectives are being achieved. Grantees must submit an original of each report to the Agency no later than 30 days after the end of the quarter. The project performance reports must include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) A comparison of actual accomplishments to the objectives established for that period; (2) Problems, delays, or adverse conditions, if any, which have affected or will affect attainment of overall project objectives, prevent meeting time schedules or objectives, or preclude the attainment of particular project work elements doing established time periods. This disclosure shall be accompanied by a statement of the action taken or planned to resolve the situation; and (3) Objectives and timetable established for the next reporting period. (4) Any special reporting requirements, such as jobs supported and created, businesses assisted, or economic development which results in improvements in median household incomes, and any other specific requirements, should be placed in the reporting section of the Letter of Conditions. (5) Within 90 after the conclusion of the project, the grantee will provide a final project evaluation report. The last quarterly payment will be withheld until the final report is received and approved by the Agency. Even though the grantee may request reimbursement on a monthly basis, the last 3 months of reimbursements will be withheld until a final report, project performance, and financial status report are received and approved by the Agency. In addition to any reports required by 2 CFR part 200 and 2 CFR 400.1 to 400.18, the intermediary/grantee must provide reports as required by 7 CFR part 4280, subpart A. G. Federal Awarding Agency Contact(s) For general questions about this announcement, please contact your USDA Rural Development State Office provided in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Mar 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 H. Other Information VIII. Paperwork Reduction Act In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction, the paperwork burden has been cleared by OMB. Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act All applicants, in accordance with 2 CFR part 25, must have a DUNS number, which can be obtained at no cost via a toll-free request line at (866) 705–5711 or online at http:// fedgov.dnb.com/webform. Similarly, all applicants must be registered in SAM prior to submitting an application. Applicants may register for the SAM at http://www.sam.gov. All recipients of Federal financial grant assistance are required to report information about first-tier sub-awards and executive total compensation in accordance with 2 CFR part 170. I. Nondiscrimination Statement The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at http:// www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_ cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632–9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250– 9410, by fax (202) 690–7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339 or (800) 845–6136 (in Spanish). Persons with disabilities, who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14419 require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). Dated: March 10, 2016. Samuel H. Rikkers, Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2016–06034 Filed 3–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Rural Housing Service Rural Utilities Service Farm Bill: Strategic Economic and Community Development— Reservation of Fiscal Year 2016 Program Funds Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Section 6025 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) provides the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to give priority to projects that support strategic economic development or community development plans. The Agency has the authority to reserve funds for those programs (referred to as the ‘‘underlying programs’’) included in 7 CFR part 1980, subpart K, Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD), for projects that support multijurisdictional strategic economic and community development plans. This notice identifies for fiscal year 2016 the underlying programs from which funds will be reserved for Section 6025 SECD requirements. Those programs are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. DATES: Effective Date: October 1, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information, please contact your respective Rural Development State Office listed here: http:// www.rd.usda.gov/browse-state. A checklist of all required application information for Section 6025 SECD can be found at: http://www.rd.usda.gov/ programs-services/strategic-economicand-community-development. For all other inquiries, contact Regional Community Economic Development Coordinators as follows: • Midwest Region—Christine Sorensen: 202–568–9832, Christine.Sorensen@wdc.usda.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 14420 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 52 / Thursday, March 17, 2016 / Notices • Northeast Region—Angela Callie: 610–791–9810 ext. 123, Angela.Callie@ wdc.usda.gov. • Southern Region—Greg Dale: (870) 633–3055 Ext. 123, Gregory.Dale@ wdc.usda.gov. • National Office—Farah Ahmad, Program Manager: Rural BusinessCooperative Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 3254, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0783, Email: RDCED@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action has been reviewed and determined not to be a rule or regulation as defined in Executive Order 12866, as amended by Executive Order 13258. As provided for in 7 CFR 1980.1004, this notice identifies for fiscal year 2016 the underlying programs from which funds will be reserved for Section 6025 SECD requirements. The following table specifies the level of program funding allocations from which the Section 6025 SECD reserved funds will be drawn, and the percentage of funds being reserved from the underlying program funding allocations. Level of funding allocations Community Facility Loans (7 CFR part 1942, subpart A) ...................... Fire and Rescue and Other Small Community Facilities Projects (7 CFR part 1942, subpart C). Community Facilities Grant Program (7 CFR part 3570, subpart B) ..... Community Programs Guaranteed Loans (7 CFR part 3575, subpart A). Water and Waste Disposal Programs Guaranteed Loans (7 CFR part 1779). Water and Waste Loans and Grants (7 CFR part 1780, subparts A, B, C, and D). Business and Industry Guaranteed Loanmaking and Servicing (7 CFR part 4279, subparts A and B; 7 CFR part 4287, subpart B). Rural Business Development Grants (7 CFR part 4280, subpart E) ..... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Program State .............................................. State .............................................. 5 percent. 5 percent. State .............................................. National .......................................... 10 percent. 10 percent. National .......................................... 10 percent. National .......................................... 10 percent loan; 5 percent grant. National .......................................... 5 percent. State .............................................. 5 percent. The U.S. Department of Agriculture remains committed to assisting highpoverty communities as one of its strategic priorities. The programs listed above consider poverty-related criteria in its application requirements. For this reason, Section 6025 offers an incentive for high poverty communities to have increased access to these programs so long as they have eligible projects that support the implementation of a multijurisdictional plan. This is particularly beneficial for areas such as Promise Zones, the Delta, Appalachia, Colonias, and other rural places with persistent poverty issues. If submitting projects for consideration for the underlying program’s Section 6025 SECD reserved funds, applicants must (1) meet the eligibility requirements of the underlying program based on its annual notice, policies and/or regulations, including application deadlines; (2) meet the eligibility requirements of Section 6025 SECD in accordance with this Notice and 7 CFR part 1980, subpart K; and (3) submit Form RD 1980–88 and supporting documentation. Applicants are encouraged to submit Form RD 1980–88 and supporting documentation concurrent with the application for the underlying program for which the applicant is applying, in an effort to avoid improper or duplicative awards to recipients as required by law. Rural Development will work with programs to ensure the review process is compliant and consistent with Section 6025 SECD regulation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Mar 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 All of the underlying program’s reserves for Section 6025 SECD competition must be obligated by the Agency no later than June 30, 2016. As provided for in 7 CFR 1980.1004(c), the Agency will return any reserved funds that are not obligated by June 30, 2016, to the underlying program’s regular funding account for obligation to all eligible projects in that program. After June 30, 2016, any project that supports a multi-jurisdictional strategic economic and community development plan may be competed with all other projects within the applicable underlying program for the remainder of FY 2016, but without the benefit of any mandated priority points and access to reserved funds available under 7 CFR part 1980, subpart K. This notice establishes the listed percentages of funds reserved for Section 6025 and is effective October 1, 2015 for the entirety of FY 2016 and the entirety of each succeeding fiscal year unless changed in accordance with 7 CFR 1980.1004(b). USDA Non-Discrimination Statement In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/ PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Percentage of funds reserved for section 6025 parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD– 3027, found online at http:// www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_ cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632–9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–9410; 2. Fax: (202) 690–7442; or 3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 52 / Thursday, March 17, 2016 / Notices Dated: March 3, 2016. Lisa Mensah, Under Secretary, Rural Development. [FR Doc. 2016–06035 Filed 3–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Form ED–840P Petition by a Firm for Certification of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance; Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Program Economic Development Administration (EDA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@ doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Miriam Kearse, Lead Program Analyst, Trade Adjustment Assistance Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone (202) 482–3963, facsimile (202) 482–2883 (or via the Internet at mkearse@eda.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract EDA administers the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) Program, which is authorized under chapters 3 and 5 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.) (Trade Act), and the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 114–27) which reauthorized the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Mar 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 program, through a national network of non-profit and university-affiliated Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers (TAACs), each of which serves a different geographic service region. EDA certifies firms as eligible to participate in the TAAF Program and provides funding to allow eligible client-firms to receive adjustment assistance through the TAACs. The information collected on Form ED–840P and relevant supporting documentation is used to determine if a firm is eligible to participate in the program. In accordance with the Trade Act and EDA’s regulations as set out at 13 CFR part 315, EDA must verify that the following have occurred: (1) A significant reduction in the number or proportion of the workers in the firm, a reduction in the workers’ wage or work hours, or an imminent threat of such reductions; (2) sales or production of the firm have decreased absolutely, as defined in EDA’s regulations, or sales or production, or both, of any article or service accounting for at least 25 percent of the firm’s sales or production has decreased absolutely; and (3) an increase in imports of articles or services like or directly competitive with those produced or provided by the petitioning firm, which has contributed importantly to the decline in employment and sales or production of that firm. Additionally, the firm must demonstrate that its customers have reduced purchases from the firm in favor of buying items or services from foreign suppliers. The use of the form standardizes and limits the information collected as part of the certification process and eases the burden on applicants and reviewers alike. In addition, after being determined eligible for TAAF Program assistance using Form ED–840P, firms must create an EDA-approved adjustment proposal, which is each firm’s business plan to remain viable in the current global economy, in order to receive financial assistance under the TAAF Program. Each adjustment proposal must meet certain requirements as set out in the Trade Act and EDA’s regulation at 13 CFR 315.6. This notice also includes an estimate for adjustment proposals. II. Method of Collection Form ED–840P may be obtained in Portable Document Format (PDF) from EDA or the TAACs upon request. TAACs are responsible for preparing the application on the firm’s behalf. Although there is no form associated with adjustment proposals, they must meet the requirements for adjustment proposals set out in EDA’s regulation at 13 CFR 315.16. Both petitions for PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14421 certification on Form ED–840P and adjustment proposals may be submitted via email to taac@eda.gov or in hard copy to EDA at Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 71030, Washington DC 20230. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0610–0091. Form Number(s): ED–840P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 800 (500 petitions for certification and 300 adjustment proposals). Estimated Time per Response: 128.2 hours (8.2 for petitions for certification and 120 for adjustment proposals). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 40,100 (4,100 for petitions for certification and 36,000 for adjustment proposals). Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,664,000 ($179,550 for petitions for certification and $1,485,000 for adjustment proposals). IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: March 14, 2016. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–06006 Filed 3–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Scope Rulings Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 52 (Thursday, March 17, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14419-14421]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-06035]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Business-Cooperative Service

Rural Housing Service

Rural Utilities Service


Farm Bill: Strategic Economic and Community Development--
Reservation of Fiscal Year 2016 Program Funds

AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, 
Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Section 6025 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) 
provides the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to give priority to 
projects that support strategic economic development or community 
development plans. The Agency has the authority to reserve funds for 
those programs (referred to as the ``underlying programs'') included in 
7 CFR part 1980, subpart K, Strategic Economic and Community 
Development (SECD), for projects that support multi-jurisdictional 
strategic economic and community development plans. This notice 
identifies for fiscal year 2016 the underlying programs from which 
funds will be reserved for Section 6025 SECD requirements. Those 
programs are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

DATES: Effective Date: October 1, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information, please contact 
your respective Rural Development State Office listed here: http://www.rd.usda.gov/browse-state. A checklist of all required application 
information for Section 6025 SECD can be found at: http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/strategic-economic-and-community-development.
    For all other inquiries, contact Regional Community Economic 
Development Coordinators as follows:
     Midwest Region--Christine Sorensen: 202-568-9832, 
Christine.Sorensen@wdc.usda.gov.

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     Northeast Region--Angela Callie: 610-791-9810 ext. 123, 
Angela.Callie@wdc.usda.gov.
     Southern Region--Greg Dale: (870) 633-3055 Ext. 123, 
Gregory.Dale@wdc.usda.gov.
     National Office--Farah Ahmad, Program Manager: Rural 
Business-Cooperative Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 
3254, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-0783, Email: 
RDCED@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action has been reviewed and determined 
not to be a rule or regulation as defined in Executive Order 12866, as 
amended by Executive Order 13258.
    As provided for in 7 CFR 1980.1004, this notice identifies for 
fiscal year 2016 the underlying programs from which funds will be 
reserved for Section 6025 SECD requirements. The following table 
specifies the level of program funding allocations from which the 
Section 6025 SECD reserved funds will be drawn, and the percentage of 
funds being reserved from the underlying program funding allocations.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Percentage of
             Program               Level of  funding  funds reserved for
                                      allocations        section 6025
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Community Facility Loans (7 CFR   State.............  5 percent.
 part 1942, subpart A).
Fire and Rescue and Other Small   State.............  5 percent.
 Community Facilities Projects
 (7 CFR part 1942, subpart C).
Community Facilities Grant        State.............  10 percent.
 Program (7 CFR part 3570,
 subpart B).
Community Programs Guaranteed     National..........  10 percent.
 Loans (7 CFR part 3575, subpart
 A).
Water and Waste Disposal          National..........  10 percent.
 Programs Guaranteed Loans (7
 CFR part 1779).
Water and Waste Loans and Grants  National..........  10 percent loan; 5
 (7 CFR part 1780, subparts A,                         percent grant.
 B, C, and D).
Business and Industry Guaranteed  National..........  5 percent.
 Loanmaking and Servicing (7 CFR
 part 4279, subparts A and B; 7
 CFR part 4287, subpart B).
Rural Business Development        State.............  5 percent.
 Grants (7 CFR part 4280,
 subpart E).
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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture remains committed to assisting 
high-poverty communities as one of its strategic priorities. The 
programs listed above consider poverty-related criteria in its 
application requirements. For this reason, Section 6025 offers an 
incentive for high poverty communities to have increased access to 
these programs so long as they have eligible projects that support the 
implementation of a multi-jurisdictional plan. This is particularly 
beneficial for areas such as Promise Zones, the Delta, Appalachia, 
Colonias, and other rural places with persistent poverty issues.
    If submitting projects for consideration for the underlying 
program's Section 6025 SECD reserved funds, applicants must (1) meet 
the eligibility requirements of the underlying program based on its 
annual notice, policies and/or regulations, including application 
deadlines; (2) meet the eligibility requirements of Section 6025 SECD 
in accordance with this Notice and 7 CFR part 1980, subpart K; and (3) 
submit Form RD 1980-88 and supporting documentation. Applicants are 
encouraged to submit Form RD 1980-88 and supporting documentation 
concurrent with the application for the underlying program for which 
the applicant is applying, in an effort to avoid improper or 
duplicative awards to recipients as required by law. Rural Development 
will work with programs to ensure the review process is compliant and 
consistent with Section 6025 SECD regulation.
    All of the underlying program's reserves for Section 6025 SECD 
competition must be obligated by the Agency no later than June 30, 
2016. As provided for in 7 CFR 1980.1004(c), the Agency will return any 
reserved funds that are not obligated by June 30, 2016, to the 
underlying program's regular funding account for obligation to all 
eligible projects in that program. After June 30, 2016, any project 
that supports a multi-jurisdictional strategic economic and community 
development plan may be competed with all other projects within the 
applicable underlying program for the remainder of FY 2016, but without 
the benefit of any mandated priority points and access to reserved 
funds available under 7 CFR part 1980, subpart K.
    This notice establishes the listed percentages of funds reserved 
for Section 6025 and is effective October 1, 2015 for the entirety of 
FY 2016 and the entirety of each succeeding fiscal year unless changed 
in accordance with 7 CFR 1980.1004(b).

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its 
Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or 
administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on 
race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including 
gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital 
status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance 
program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil 
rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA 
(not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing 
deadlines vary by program or incident.
    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of 
communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, 
audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible 
Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 
contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. 
Additionally, program information may be made available in languages 
other than English.
    To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA 
Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or 
write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the 
information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint 
form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA 
by:
    1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, 
DC 20250-9410;
    2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
    3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov.
    USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.


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    Dated: March 3, 2016.
Lisa Mensah,
Under Secretary, Rural Development.
[FR Doc. 2016-06035 Filed 3-16-16; 8:45 am]
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