Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 31591-31592 [2016-11833]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 97 / Thursday, May 19, 2016 / Notices Agency intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 18, 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) 720–4120. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR 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 the Agency 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, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 1522, Room 5164, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. FAX: (202) 720–4120. Title: Public Television Station Digital Transition Grant Program. OMB Control Number: 0572–0134. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: As part of the nation’s evolution to digital television, the Federal Communications Commission had ordered all television broadcasters to initiate the broadcast of a digital television signal. Public television stations rely largely on community financial support to operate. In many VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 May 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 rural areas the cost of the transition to digital broadcasting may exceed community resources. Since rural communities depend on public television stations for services ranging from educational course content in their schools to local news, weather, and agricultural reports, any disruption of public television broadcasting would be detrimental. Initiating a digital broadcast requires the installation of a new antenna, transmitter or translator, and new digital program management facilities consisting of processing and storage systems. Public television stations use a combination of transmitters and translators to serve the rural public. If the public television station is to perform program origination functions, as most do, digital cameras, editing and mastering systems are required. A new studio-to-tower site communications link may be required to transport the digital broadcast signal to each transmitter and translator. The capability to broadcast some programming in a high definition television format is inherent in the digital television standard, and this can require additional facilities at the studio. These are the new components of the digital transition. In designing the national competition for the distribution of these grant funds, priority is given to public television stations serving the areas that would be most unable to fund the digital transition without a grant. The largest sources of funding for public television stations are public membership and business contributions. In rural areas, lower population density reduces the field of membership, and rural areas have fewer businesses per capita than urban and suburban areas. Therefore, rurality is a primary predictor of the need for grant funding for a public television station’s digital transition. In addition, some rural areas have per capita income levels that are lower than the national average, and public television stations covering these areas in particular are likely to have difficulty funding the digital transition. As a result, the consideration of the per capita income of a public television station’s coverage area is a secondary predictor of the need for grant funding. Finally, some public television stations may face special difficulty accomplishing the transition, and a third scoring factor for station hardship will account for conditions that make these public television stations less likely to accomplish the digital transition without a grant. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31591 Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimate of annual responses: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to be 30 hours annual responses. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 744 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720–7853. FAX: (202) 720–4120. 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: May 10, 2016. Brandon McBride, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2016–11832 Filed 5–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–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 it intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 18, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 31592 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 97 / Thursday, May 19, 2016 / Notices 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, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. FAX: (202) 690–4492. Title: Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant Program. OMB Control Number: 0572–0096. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection package. Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service’s (RUS) Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Loan and Grant program provides loans and grants for advanced telecommunications services to improve rural areas’ access to educational and medical services. The various forms and narrative statements required are collected from the applicants (rural community facilities, such as schools, libraries, hospitals, and medical facilities, for example). The purpose of collecting the information is to determine such factors as eligibility of the applicant; the specific nature of the proposed project; the purposes for which loan and grant funds will be used; project financial and technical feasibility; and, compliance with applicable laws and regulations. In addition, for grants funded pursuant to the competitive evaluation process, information collected facilitates RUS’ selection of those applications most consistent with DLT goals and objectives in accordance with the authorizing legislation and implementing regulation. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2.45 hours per response. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 May 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 Respondents: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions; and State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 190. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 23.3. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,640 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 690–1078. FAX: (202) 720–7853. 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: May 10, 2016. Brandon McBride, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2016–11833 Filed 5–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–830] Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013–2014 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On November 10, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Mexico. The period of review (POR) is October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014, and the review covers two producers/exporters of subject merchandise: ArcelorMittal Las Truchas, S.A. de C.V. (AMLT) and Deacero S.A.de C.V.1 Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made certain changes in the margin calculations. The final results, consequently, differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margins for the reviewed producers/exporters are listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Results of Review.’’ DATES: Effective May 19, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Terpstra (for Deacero) and Jolanta AGENCY: 1 During this administrative review, we also examined Deacero USA, Inc., the U.S.-based affiliate of Deacero S.A. de C.V. We refer to these two companies collectively as Deacero. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Lawska (for AMLT), AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–3965 and 202–482– 8362, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 10, 2015, the Department published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Results of the antidumping duty administrative review of wire rod from Mexico.2 We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. On December 10, 2015, the Department received case briefs from Deacero, AMLT,3 Gerdau Ameristeel USA, INC., and ArcelorMittal USA LLC, (collectively, Petitioners), and Nucor Corporation (Nucor).4 On December 21, 2015, all parties submitted rebuttal briefs. On January 12, 2016, the Department extended the deadline for the final results of this administrative review until May 9, 2016,5 which the Department tolled to May 13, 2016.6 The Department conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 2 See Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013–2014, 80 FR 69641 (November 10, 2014) (Preliminary Results) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 3 The Department rejected AMLT’s originally filed case brief because it contained untimely filed new factual information. See Memorandum ‘‘Rejection of Case Brief Submitted by AMLT’’ dated January 11, 2016. On January 20, 2016, AMLT submitted a revised case brief. 4 Nucor Corporation (Nucor) is a domestic interested party. 5 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations from Erin Begnal, Director, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, Office III through Eric B. Greynolds, Program Manager, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, Office III regarding Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results dated January 12, 2016. 6 As explained in the memorandum from the Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department exercised its discretion to toll all administrative deadlines due to the closure of the Federal Government. See memorandum from Ron Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance, ‘‘Tolling of Administrative Deadlines as a Result of the Government Closure During Snowstorm Jonas,’’ dated January 27, 2016, in which the Department extended all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding by four business days. Pursuant to this memorandum, the revised deadline for the preliminary results is May 13, 2016. E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 97 (Thursday, May 19, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31591-31592]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-11833]


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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 it intends to 
request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 18, 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
regulation (5 CFR 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

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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, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 
1522, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250-1522. FAX: (202) 
690-4492.
    Title: Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0096.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection package.
    Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service's (RUS) Distance Learning and 
Telemedicine (DLT) Loan and Grant program provides loans and grants for 
advanced telecommunications services to improve rural areas' access to 
educational and medical services. The various forms and narrative 
statements required are collected from the applicants (rural community 
facilities, such as schools, libraries, hospitals, and medical 
facilities, for example). The purpose of collecting the information is 
to determine such factors as eligibility of the applicant; the specific 
nature of the proposed project; the purposes for which loan and grant 
funds will be used; project financial and technical feasibility; and, 
compliance with applicable laws and regulations. In addition, for 
grants funded pursuant to the competitive evaluation process, 
information collected facilitates RUS' selection of those applications 
most consistent with DLT goals and objectives in accordance with the 
authorizing legislation and implementing regulation.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 2.45 hours per response.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; and State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 190.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 23.3.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,640 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat 
Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 690-1078. 
FAX: (202) 720-7853.
    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: May 10, 2016.
Brandon McBride,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-11833 Filed 5-18-16; 8:45 am]
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