Written Reimbursement Policy, 52466-52467 [2016-18750]

Download as PDF 52466 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 152 / Monday, August 8, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES for the protected areas and nearby communities affected by the Irrigation Project in the Dosso Region, (iii) to reform the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock’s fertilizer distribution system to allow greater competition and private sector participation to improve availability and affordability of fertilizers, especially to small farmers, and (iv) to develop the statistical capacities of the National Institute of Statistics and development of the Government of Niger’s monitoring and evaluation capacities. Climate-Resilient Communities Project ($96.5 Million) The Climate-Resilient Communities Project (‘‘CRC Project’’) aims to increase incomes for small-scale agriculturedependent and livestock-dependent families in eligible municipalities in rural Niger by improving crop and livestock productivity, sustaining natural resources critical to long-term productivity, and increasing market sales of targeted commodities. The project will be implemented in partnership with the World Bank through existing project implementation units (‘‘PIUs’’) located in the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. MCC funding will not be combined with World Bank funds, though the PIUs will oversee both MCC and World Bank-funded activities. The PIUs will use jointly agreed upon operation manuals that will incorporate investment criteria, legal, fiscal, procurement, environmental, social, gender and monitoring and evaluation requirements that comply with MCC standards. To ensure adequate oversight, the accountable entity for the Compact, the Millennium Challenge Account—Niger (‘‘MCANiger’’), will embed staff within these PIUs. Regions of intervention for this project are Tillaberi, Dosso, Tahoua and Maradi. 1. Regional Sahel Pastoralism Support Activity (‘‘PRAPS Activity’’). The PRAPS Activity aims to improve livestock value and sales by conducting a livestock health and vaccination campaign; identifying and undertaking critical upgrades in major transhumance livestock corridors, including water points and pasture improvements; and modernizing local market infrastructure and organization. 2. Climate-Resilient Agriculture Activity (‘‘CRA Activity’’). The CRA Activity aims to support the development and implementation of municipality-level investment plans to increase the use of agricultural practices that minimize climate risks, improve the utilization rate of fertilizer and improved/drought-tolerant seeds, VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:23 Aug 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 increase access to small-scale irrigation, promote land reclamation, protect watersheds from erosion, and establish market platforms to competitively position farmer groups in the marketplace. MCC funds will focus on climate-resilient investment needs, especially small-scale irrigation, in 16 municipalities in four regions. The activity will include a grant facility that will competitively award grants to women’s and youth groups, cooperative and producers’ groups, and micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises. The portfolio of grants managed by the grant facility must meet MCC’s economic rate of return (‘‘ERR’’) hurdle rate. Similarly, the municipalitylevel investment plans will be developed in the first year of Compact implementation, and must also meet MCC’s ERR hurdle rate in order to be funded. Economic Analysis The Compact will aim to address Niger’s two major constraints to economic growth through a combination of policy reforms, infrastructure investments, access to training, finance and management services, facilitation of partnerships, and improvements to agricultural and livestock production and market platforms. These activities will enable farming, fishing and pastoral households in the intervention areas to increase their agricultural and livestock production and in turn, raise their incomes. An ERR was calculated for each of the Compact’s projects. The ERR for the Irrigation Project is estimated at 17 percent. The CRC Project consists of activities to be developed in consultation with local communities and of activities funded through a competitive grant facility. This project (not including the $12.5 million matching grant facility subactivity) has an estimated ERR of 14 percent. Because the nature of specific grant proposals cannot be known until they are submitted for review, ERRs will be calculated during grant selection. On a limited basis, small-scale grants without a full ERR may be awarded if determining a full ERR is deemed to be cost prohibitive. In those cases, each proposal will still undergo a consideration of costs versus benefits to verify its viability. Economists can, for instance, determine the likelihood of a satisfactory rate of return based on looking at similar project profiles. The grant portfolio will have an ERR above MCC’s hurdle rate of 10 percent. The Compact is expected to reach 489,359 households totaling more than PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3.9 million beneficiaries over a twentyyear period. [FR Doc. 2016–18756 Filed 8–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9211–03–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Written Reimbursement Policy National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Request for comment. AGENCY: The NCUA intends to submit the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. Each FCU must draft a written reimbursement policy to ensure that the FCU makes payments to its director within the guidelines that the FCU has established in advance and to enable examiners to easily verify compliance by comparing the policy to the actual reimbursements. SUMMARY: Comments will be accepted until October 7, 2016. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the information collection to Troy Hillier, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314–3428; Fax No. 703–519–8595; or Email at PRAComments@NCUA.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to the address above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Number: 3133–0130. Title: Written Reimbursement Policy. Abstract: Federal Credit Unions (‘‘FCU’’) may reimburse its board members for reasonable and proper costs incurred in conducting their official responsibilities only if the reimbursement is in accordance with the written reimbursement policies and procedures established by the FCU’s board of directors. Access to this plan, and documentation related to its implementation is necessary for NCUA examiners to verify compliance with this requirement. Type of Review: Extension of a previously approved collection. Affected Public: Private sector: Notfor-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,768. Frequency of Response: 1 responses per year per respondent. DATES: E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 152 / Monday, August 8, 2016 / Notices Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 0.5. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,890 burden hours. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The public is invited to submit comments concerning: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the 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 the information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. By Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board, the National Credit Union Administration, on August 3, 2016. Dated: August 3, 2016. Troy S. Hillier, NCUA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–18750 Filed 8–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request National Science Foundation Submission for OMB review; comment request. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the SUMMARY: No. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 1. Comment source Penn State University. VerDate Sep<11>2014 following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 30348, and 50 comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed renewal submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. The full submission may be found at: http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request renewed clearance of this collection. The primary purpose of this revision is to implement changes described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. Comments regarding (a) whether the 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 burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (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 should be addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation, 725–17th Street NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1265, Arlington, Virginia 22230 or send email Topic & PAPPG Section Introduction, Section A. 22:23 Aug 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 52467 to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays). Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling 703–292–7556. NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary of Comments on the National Science Foundation Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide and NSF’s Responses The draft NSF PAPPG was made available for review by the public on the NSF Web site at http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/ dias/policy/. In response to the Federal Register notice published May 16, 2016, at 81 FR 30348, NSF received 50 comments from eight different institutions/individuals; 36 comments were in response to the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide, Part I, and 14 were in response to the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide, Part II. Following is the table showing the summaries of the comments received on the PAPPG sections, with NSF’s response. Comment NSF Response Facilitation Awards for Scientists and Engineers with Disabilities provide funding for special assistance or equipment to enable persons with disabilities to work on NSFsupported projects. See Chapter II.E.7 for instructions regarding preparation of these types of proposals. We believe the above should reference Chapter II. E. 6. Facilitation Awards for Scientists and Engineers with Disabilities provide funding for special assistance or equipment to enable persons with disabilities to work on NSFsupported projects. See Chapter II.E.7 for instructions regarding preparation of these types of proposals. We believe the above should reference Chapter II. E. 6. PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 152 (Monday, August 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52466-52467]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18750]


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NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION


Written Reimbursement Policy

AGENCY: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).

ACTION: Request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The NCUA intends to submit the following information 
collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 
U.S.C. chapter 35). The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days 
of public comment.
    Each FCU must draft a written reimbursement policy to ensure that 
the FCU makes payments to its director within the guidelines that the 
FCU has established in advance and to enable examiners to easily verify 
compliance by comparing the policy to the actual reimbursements.

DATES: Comments will be accepted until October 7, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the information collection to Troy Hillier, National Credit Union 
Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3428; Fax 
No. 703-519-8595; or Email at PRAComments@NCUA.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to the address above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Number: 3133-0130.
    Title: Written Reimbursement Policy.
    Abstract: Federal Credit Unions (``FCU'') may reimburse its board 
members for reasonable and proper costs incurred in conducting their 
official responsibilities only if the reimbursement is in accordance 
with the written reimbursement policies and procedures established by 
the FCU's board of directors. Access to this plan, and documentation 
related to its implementation is necessary for NCUA examiners to verify 
compliance with this requirement.
    Type of Review: Extension of a previously approved collection.
    Affected Public: Private sector: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,768.
    Frequency of Response: 1 responses per year per respondent.

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    Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 0.5.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,890 burden hours.
    Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management 
and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record. The public is invited to submit comments concerning: (a) 
Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the function of the agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the 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 
the information on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

    By Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board, the National Credit 
Union Administration, on August 3, 2016.
    Dated: August 3, 2016.

Troy S. Hillier,
NCUA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-18750 Filed 8-5-16; 8:45 am]
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