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The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) Any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Teams, printing errors, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or used in the Competition; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process for the Competition; (4) technical or human error that may occur in the administration of the Competition or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Team’s participation in the Competition or receipt or use or misuse of the Prize Purse. If for any reason a Team’s entry is confirmed to have been deleted erroneously, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, Team’s sole remedy is to submit another entry in the Competition. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES C. Termination and Disqualification USDA NIFA reserves the authority to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Competition, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, or any other factor beyond USDA NIFA’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Competition, as determined by USDA NIFA in its sole discretion. USDA NIFA reserves the right to disqualify any Team it believes to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Competition or to be acting in violation of any applicable rule or condition. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, USDA NIFA reserves the authority to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. D. Verification of Potential Winner(s) All potential Competition winners are subject to verification by USDA NIFA whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Competition. Potential winner(s) must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of the Competition rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential winner(s) will be notified by email and/or VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:19 May 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 telephone. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or if the notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits. In the event that a potential winner, or an announced winner, is found to be ineligible or is disqualified for any reason, USDA NIFA may make award, instead, to the next runner up, as previously determined by the Judging Panel. Prior to awarding the Prize Purse, USDA NIFA will verify that the potential winner(s) is/are not suspended, debarred, or otherwise excluded from doing business with the U.S. Federal Government. Suspended, debarred, or otherwise excluded parties will not be eligible to win the Competition. E. Intellectual Property By entering the Competition, each Team warrants that it is the author and/ or authorized owner of its entry, and that the entry is wholly original with the Team (or is an improved version of an existing project plan the Team is legally authorized to enter into the Competition), and that the submitted entry does not infringe on any copyright, patent, or any other rights of any third party. Each Team agrees to hold the Released Parties harmless for any infringement of copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other real or intellectual property right that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Team’s participation in the Competition. All legal rights in any materials produced or submitted in entering the Competition are retained by the Team and/or the legal holder of those rights. Entry into the Competition constitutes express authorization for USDA NIFA, NSF, and the Judging Panel to review and analyze any and all aspects of submitted entries, including any trade secret or proprietary information contained in or evident from review of the submitted entries. F. Privacy & Disclosure Under FOIA Personal and contact information is not collected for commercial or marketing purposes. Information submitted throughout the Competition will be used only to communicate with Teams regarding entries and/or the Competition. Teams’ entries to the Competition may be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (‘‘FOIA’’). If a Team believes that all or part of its Competition entry is protected from release under FOIA (e.g., if the information falls under FOIA exemption #4 for ‘‘trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33207 person [that is] privileged or confidential’’) the Team will be responsible for clearly marking the page(s)/section(s) of information it believes are protected. Done at Washington, DC, this 18th day of May, 2016. Kim L. Hicks, Branch Chief, Grants and Agreements Management Branch, USDA, ARS, FMAD. [FR Doc. 2016–12265 Filed 5–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–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 approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 25, 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 5159, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492. 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 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 33208 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 101 / Wednesday, May 25, 2016 / Notices 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, South Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. Title: Broadband Grant Program. OMB Control Number: 0572–0127. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The provision of broadband transmission service is vital to the economic development, education, health, and safety of rural Americans. To further this objective, RUS provides financial assistance in the form of grant to eligible entities that propose, on a ‘‘community-oriented connectivity’’ basis, to provide broadband transmission service that fosters economic growth and delivers enhanced educational, health care, and public safety services to extremely rural, lower income communities. The Agency gives priority to rural areas that it believes have the greatest need for broadband transmission services. Grant authority is utilized to deploy broadband infrastructure to extremely rural, lower income communities on a ‘‘communityoriented connectivity’’ basis. The ‘‘community-oriented connectivity’’ concept integrates the deployment of broadband infrastructure with the practical, everyday uses and applications of the facilities. This broadband access is intended to promote economic development and provide enhanced educational and health care opportunities. The Agency provides financial assistance to eligible entities that are proposing to deploy broadband transmission service in rural communities where such service does not currently exist and who will connect the critical community facilities including the local schools, libraries, hospitals, police, fire and rescue services and who will operate a community center that provides free and open access to residents. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 130.11 hours per response. Respondents: Public bodies, commercial companies, cooperatives, nonprofits, Indian tribes, and limited dividend or mutual associations and VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:19 May 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 must be incorporated or a limited liability company. Estimated Number of Respondents: 90. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 111. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 14,442. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Thomas P. Dickson, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service at (202) 690–4492. 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 18, 2016 Brandon McBride, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2016–12266 Filed 5–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting The Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee (RPTAC) will meet June 14, 2016, 9:00 a.m., Room 3884, in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues NW., Washington, DC. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on implementation of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and provides for continuing review to update the EAR as needed. Agenda Public Session 1. Opening remarks by the Chairman 2. Opening remarks by the Bureau of Industry and Security 3. Presentation of papers or comments by the Public 4. Export Enforcement update 5. Regulations update 6. Working group reports 7. Automated Export System update Closed Session 8. Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 §§ 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3) The open session will be accessible via teleconference to 25 participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@ bis.doc.gov no later than June 7, 2016. A limited number of seats will be available for the public session. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent that time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate the distribution of public presentation materials to the Committee members, the Committee suggests that presenters forward the public presentation materials prior to the meeting to Ms. Springer via email. The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the delegate of the General Counsel, formally determined on March 9, 2016, pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. app. 2 § 10(d)), that the portion of the meeting dealing with predecisional changes to the Commerce Control List and the U.S. export control policies shall be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 § § 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The remaining portions of the meeting will be open to the public. For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482–2813. Dated: May 19, 2016. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–12300 Filed 5–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting The Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee (ETRAC) will meet on June 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m., Room 3884, at the Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues NW., Washington, DC. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on emerging technology and research activities, including those related to deemed exports. Agenda Open Session 1. Welcome and Opening Remarks 2. Issues for Discussion: Atom-based sensing; International Summit on Human Gene Editing; Nanotechnology; Advanced Materials-Graphene CenterChina; EAR–4E001.e; Sanctions and the E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1

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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 approval from 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 25, 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 5159, South Building, 
Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-4492. 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 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

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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, South Building, 1400 Independence 
Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250-1522.
    Title: Broadband Grant Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0127.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The provision of broadband transmission service is vital 
to the economic development, education, health, and safety of rural 
Americans. To further this objective, RUS provides financial assistance 
in the form of grant to eligible entities that propose, on a 
``community-oriented connectivity'' basis, to provide broadband 
transmission service that fosters economic growth and delivers enhanced 
educational, health care, and public safety services to extremely 
rural, lower income communities. The Agency gives priority to rural 
areas that it believes have the greatest need for broadband 
transmission services. Grant authority is utilized to deploy broadband 
infrastructure to extremely rural, lower income communities on a 
``community-oriented connectivity'' basis. The ``community-oriented 
connectivity'' concept integrates the deployment of broadband 
infrastructure with the practical, everyday uses and applications of 
the facilities. This broadband access is intended to promote economic 
development and provide enhanced educational and health care 
opportunities. The Agency provides financial assistance to eligible 
entities that are proposing to deploy broadband transmission service in 
rural communities where such service does not currently exist and who 
will connect the critical community facilities including the local 
schools, libraries, hospitals, police, fire and rescue services and who 
will operate a community center that provides free and open access to 
residents.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 130.11 hours per response.
    Respondents: Public bodies, commercial companies, cooperatives, 
nonprofits, Indian tribes, and limited dividend or mutual associations 
and must be incorporated or a limited liability company.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 90.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 111.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 14,442.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Thomas 
P. Dickson, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural 
Utilities Service at (202) 690-4492.
    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 18, 2016
Brandon McBride,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-12266 Filed 5-24-16; 8:45 am]
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