1994 Tribal Scholars Program; Notice of Request for Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Collection, 24052-24053 [2016-09562]

Download as PDF 24052 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 79 Monday, April 25, 2016 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of Advocacy and Outreach 1994 Tribal Scholars Program; Notice of Request for Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Collection Office of Advocacy and Outreach, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Office of Advocacy and Outreach’s (OAO) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the reinstatement of a previously approved data collection for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 1994 Tribal Scholars Program. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 24, 2016 to be assured of consideration. Additional Information or Comments: Contact: Lawrence Shorty, Program Director, USDA 1994 Program, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop: 0601, Washington, DC 20250. Phone: (202) 720–7265. Fax: (202) 720–7704. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program. OMB Number: 0503–0016. Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval date. Type of Request: Reinstatement of a previously approved information collection. Abstract: The purpose of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 1994 Tribal Scholars Program is to strengthen the long-term partnership between USDA and the 1994 Land-Grant Institutions to increase the number of students studying and graduating in food, agriculture, natural resources, and other related fields of study, and to develop the pool of scientists and asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Apr 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 professionals to annually fill 50,000 jobs in the food, agricultural, and natural resources system. The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration, Office of Advocacy and Outreach, is an annual, joint human capital initiative between USDA and the Nation’s 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, also known as 1994 Tribal Colleges and Universities (1994 TCUs). This program offers a combination of paid work experience with a USDA sponsoring agency through an appointment under the Fellowship Experience Program (FEP). FEP will permit the recruitment and selection of exceptional students majoring in agriculture related fields of study at USDA partner colleges and universities. Under the FEP, students will fill Excepted Service positions, receive mentoring, and be provided developmental assignments. These temporary appointments will be made using the Schedule A in 5 CFR 213.3102(r) and may not exceed 4 years based on defined criteria. When students graduate, they will be eligible to compete for job opportunities at USDA. Additionally, the experience the students gain via classroom instruction in their respective degree paths, along with their USDA work experience, will make them strong candidates for opportunities in agriculture and agri-business related fields. The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program is designed to integrate classroom study into a degreed college or university program such as agriculture and natural resources, which prepares the student for competing for positions in the sponsoring agency’s future workforce and with paid tuition, fees, books, use of a laptop computer, and leadership training. The program is conducted in accordance with a planned schedule and a working agreement between USDA agencies and the student. The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program will offer scholarships and internships to U.S. citizens for a period of up to 4 years. The eligibility standards are: 1. Must be at least 16 years old. 2. Must be able to complete required occupation-related work experience (640 hours) prior to or concurrently with the completion of course requirements for the degree. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3. Must be a United States citizen or national (resident of American Samoa or Swains Island). If you are not a citizen, you may participate if you are legally admitted to the United States as a permanent resident, and are able to meet United States citizenship requirements prior to completion of your degree. 4. Must be in good academic standing. Cannot be on academic probation. Must furnish course registration information at the start of each school term; must provide verification of academic status at the end of each academic term (grade report or transcript); must meet academic standards as set forth by the school they are attending; maintain satisfactory progress in completing academic requirements; and demonstrate satisfactory performance and conduct. 5. If selected, students must sign USDA Fellowship agreements. 6. Must be enrolled in, accepted, or plan to seek a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in an accredited 1994 Tribal Land-Grant College or University as demonstrated by a declaration of a major course of study. 7. Carry at a minimum, a half-time course load as defined by the institution. 8. Be enrolled in an academic major related to the occupation being considered. Summary of Collection: Each applicant will be required to submit an application for the USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program; proof of acceptance or enrollment in school via transcript (mandatory for current students and recent graduates); and a letter of acceptance (or proof of registration, or letter from school official) on official letterhead; if applicable. If selected, each student must furnish course registration at the start of each school term, provide verification of academic status at the end of each academic term (grade report or transcript), meet academic standards as set forth by the school they are attending, maintain satisfactory progress in completing academic requirements, and demonstrate satisfactory performance and conduct. Need and Use of the Information: The information is needed for identifying and tracking applicants that match the human capital needs of USDA agencies from 1994 Land-Grant Institutions E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 79 / Monday, April 25, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES through an internship and an award of an annually reviewed and renewed scholarship with the objective of preparing the student to compete for placement into USDA’s workforce. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.2 hours per response. Respondents: Individuals attending or interested in attending 1994 Land Grant Institutions, teachers, principals, and guidance counselors, and USDA Agency supervisors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 480. Estimated Number of Responses: 1440. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 4320 hours. 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 will have practical utility; (2) 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; (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 the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Lawrence Shorty, Program Director, USDA 1994 Program, Office of Advocacy and Outreach, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mail Stop 0601, Washington, DC 20250. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Carolyn C. Parker, Office of Advocacy and Outreach, U.S. Department of Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2016–09562 Filed 4–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Apr 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2016–0013] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is sponsoring a public meeting on June 10, 2016. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions to be discussed at the 39th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) taking place in Rome, Italy, June 27–July 1, 2016. The Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety recognizes the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 39th Session of the CAC and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 10, 2016, from 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at the Jamie L. Whitten Building, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 107–A, Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 39th Session of the CAC will be accessible via the Internet at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.org/meetingsreports/en/. The U.S. Delegate to the 39th Session of the CAC invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: Barbara.McNiff@fsis.usda.gov. Call-in-Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 39th Session of the CAC by conference call, please use the call-in-number and the participant code listed below: Call-in-Number: 1–888–844–9904. The participant code will be posted on the Web page below: http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/ topics/international-affairs/us-codexalimentarius/public-meetings. Registration: Attendees may register to attend the public meeting by emailing barbara.mcniff@fsis.usda.gov by June 3, 2016. Early registration is encouraged as it will expedite entry into the building. Attendees should bring photo SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24053 identification and plan for adequate time to pass through security screening systems. Attendees that are not able to attend the meeting in person, but wish to participate may do so by phone. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE 39TH SESSION OF THE CAC CONTACT: Barbara McNiff, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4861, Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: (202) 690–4719, Fax: (202)720–3157, Email: Barbara.Mcniff@fsis.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLIC MEETING CONTACT: Jasmine Curtis, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4865, Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: (202) 205–7760, Fax: (202) 720–3157, Email: Jasmine.Curtis@fsis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The CAC was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Through adoption of food standards, codes of practice, and other guidelines developed by its committees, and by promoting their adoption and implementation by governments, the CAC seeks to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade; promotes coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations; determines priorities and initiates and guides the preparation of draft standards through and with the aid of appropriate organizations; finalizes standards elaborated and publishes them in a Codex Alimentarius (food code) either as regional or worldwide standards, together with international standards already finalized by other bodies, wherever this is practicable; and amends published standards, as appropriate, in the light of new developments. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the Agenda for the 39th Session of the CAC will be discussed during the public meeting: • Report by the Chairperson on the 71st Session of the Executive Committee • Final adoption of Codex text at Steps 8, 5/ 8 and 5A • Adoption of Codex texts at Step 5 • Revocation of Codex texts • Proposals for New Work • Discontinuation of Work • Amendments to Codex Standards and Related Texts • Codex Work Management and Functioning of the Executive Committee E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 79 / Monday, April 25, 2016 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of Advocacy and Outreach


1994 Tribal Scholars Program; Notice of Request for Reinstatement 
of a Previously Approved Collection

AGENCY: Office of Advocacy and Outreach, 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), this notice announces the Office of Advocacy and 
Outreach's (OAO) intention to request approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for the reinstatement of a previously 
approved data collection for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
1994 Tribal Scholars Program.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 24, 2016 to be 
assured of consideration.
    Additional Information or Comments:
    Contact: Lawrence Shorty, Program Director, USDA 1994 Program, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop: 0601, Washington, DC 20250.
    Phone: (202) 720-7265.
    Fax: (202) 720-7704.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program.
    OMB Number: 0503-0016.
    Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval date.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement of a previously approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The purpose of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
1994 Tribal Scholars Program is to strengthen the long-term partnership 
between USDA and the 1994 Land-Grant Institutions to increase the 
number of students studying and graduating in food, agriculture, 
natural resources, and other related fields of study, and to develop 
the pool of scientists and professionals to annually fill 50,000 jobs 
in the food, agricultural, and natural resources system.
    The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program, within the Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Administration, Office of Advocacy and 
Outreach, is an annual, joint human capital initiative between USDA and 
the Nation's 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, also known as 1994 Tribal 
Colleges and Universities (1994 TCUs). This program offers a 
combination of paid work experience with a USDA sponsoring agency 
through an appointment under the Fellowship Experience Program (FEP). 
FEP will permit the recruitment and selection of exceptional students 
majoring in agriculture related fields of study at USDA partner 
colleges and universities. Under the FEP, students will fill Excepted 
Service positions, receive mentoring, and be provided developmental 
assignments. These temporary appointments will be made using the 
Schedule A in 5 CFR 213.3102(r) and may not exceed 4 years based on 
defined criteria.
    When students graduate, they will be eligible to compete for job 
opportunities at USDA. Additionally, the experience the students gain 
via classroom instruction in their respective degree paths, along with 
their USDA work experience, will make them strong candidates for 
opportunities in agriculture and agri-business related fields. The USDA 
1994 Tribal Scholars Program is designed to integrate classroom study 
into a degreed college or university program such as agriculture and 
natural resources, which prepares the student for competing for 
positions in the sponsoring agency's future workforce and with paid 
tuition, fees, books, use of a laptop computer, and leadership 
training. The program is conducted in accordance with a planned 
schedule and a working agreement between USDA agencies and the student.
    The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program will offer scholarships and 
internships to U.S. citizens for a period of up to 4 years. The 
eligibility standards are:
    1. Must be at least 16 years old.
    2. Must be able to complete required occupation-related work 
experience (640 hours) prior to or concurrently with the completion of 
course requirements for the degree.
    3. Must be a United States citizen or national (resident of 
American Samoa or Swains Island). If you are not a citizen, you may 
participate if you are legally admitted to the United States as a 
permanent resident, and are able to meet United States citizenship 
requirements prior to completion of your degree.
    4. Must be in good academic standing. Cannot be on academic 
probation. Must furnish course registration information at the start of 
each school term; must provide verification of academic status at the 
end of each academic term (grade report or transcript); must meet 
academic standards as set forth by the school they are attending; 
maintain satisfactory progress in completing academic requirements; and 
demonstrate satisfactory performance and conduct.
    5. If selected, students must sign USDA Fellowship agreements.
    6. Must be enrolled in, accepted, or plan to seek a Bachelor's or 
Associate's degree in an accredited 1994 Tribal Land-Grant College or 
University as demonstrated by a declaration of a major course of study.
    7. Carry at a minimum, a half-time course load as defined by the 
institution.
    8. Be enrolled in an academic major related to the occupation being 
considered.
    Summary of Collection: Each applicant will be required to submit an 
application for the USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program; proof of 
acceptance or enrollment in school via transcript (mandatory for 
current students and recent graduates); and a letter of acceptance (or 
proof of registration, or letter from school official) on official 
letterhead; if applicable.
    If selected, each student must furnish course registration at the 
start of each school term, provide verification of academic status at 
the end of each academic term (grade report or transcript), meet 
academic standards as set forth by the school they are attending, 
maintain satisfactory progress in completing academic requirements, and 
demonstrate satisfactory performance and conduct.
    Need and Use of the Information: The information is needed for 
identifying and tracking applicants that match the human capital needs 
of USDA agencies from 1994 Land-Grant Institutions

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through an internship and an award of an annually reviewed and renewed 
scholarship with the objective of preparing the student to compete for 
placement into USDA's workforce.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1.2 hours per response.
    Respondents: Individuals attending or interested in attending 1994 
Land Grant Institutions, teachers, principals, and guidance counselors, 
and USDA Agency supervisors.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 480.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 1440.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 4320 hours.
    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 will have practical 
utility; (2) 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; (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 the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology. Comments may be sent to Lawrence Shorty, Program Director, 
USDA 1994 Program, Office of Advocacy and Outreach, 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW., Mail Stop 0601, Washington, DC 20250.
    All comments received will be available for public inspection 
during regular business hours at the same address.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record.

Carolyn C. Parker,
Office of Advocacy and Outreach, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
[FR Doc. 2016-09562 Filed 4-22-16; 8:45 am]
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