Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments, 73133-73134 [2016-25621]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 205 / Monday, October 24, 2016 / Notices B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (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; (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 those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: October 13, 2016. Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. [FR Doc. 2016–25633 Filed 10–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5909–N–73] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Withdrawals From Replacements Reserves/ Residual Receipts Funds Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: November 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Oct 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@ hud.gov or telephone 202–402–3400. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on August 2, 2016 81 FR 50721. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Request for Withdrawals from Replacements Reserves/Residual Receipts Funds. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0555. Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD–9250. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Project owners are required to submit this information and required supporting documentation when requesting a withdrawal for funds from the Reserves for Replacement and/or Residual Receipt Funds. HUD reviews this information to ensure that funds are withdrawn and used in accordance with regulatory and administrative policy. Respondents: Affected public. Estimated Number of Respondents: 28,412. Estimated Number of Responses: 7,671. Frequency of Response: Various. Average Hours per Response: 2.25. Total Estimated Burden: 17,260. B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (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; PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73133 (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden 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 those who are to respond: Including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: October 14, 2016. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–25639 Filed 10–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX16CD00B951000] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of revision of a currently approved information collection, (1028– 0097). AGENCY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2016. DATES: To ensure that your comments on this ICR are considered, OMB must receive them on or before November 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: Please submit written comments on this information collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, via email: (OIRA_SUBMISSION@omb.eop.gov); or by fax (202) 395–5806; and identify your submission with ‘OMB Control Number SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 73134 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 205 / Monday, October 24, 2016 / Notices 1028–0097 ‘State Water Resources Research Institute Program Annual Application, National Competitive Grants and Reporting’. Please also forward a copy of your comments and suggestions on this information collection to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); (703) 648–7195 (fax); or gs-info_collections@ usgs.gov (email). Please reference ‘OMB Information Collection 1028–0097: ‘State Water Resources Research Institute Program Annual Application, National Competitive Grants and Reporting’ in all correspondence. Earl Greene, Chief, Office of External Research, U.S. Geological Survey, 5522 Research Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21228 (mail); 443–498–5505 (phone); eagreene@usgs.gov (email). You may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (42 U.S.C. 10301 et seq.), authorizes a research institute water resources or center in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marina Islands, and American Samoa. There are currently 54 such institutes, one in each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. The institute in Guam is a regional institute serving Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Each of the 54 institutes submits an annual application for an allotment grant, national competitive grants, and provides an annual report on its activities under the grant. The State Water Resources Research Institute Program issues an annual call for applications from the institutes to support plans to promote research, training, information dissemination, and other activities meeting the needs of the States and Nation. The State Water Resources Research Institute Program also issues a second annual call for competitive grants to focus on water problems and issues of a regional or interstate nature beyond those of concern only to a single State. The U.S. Geological Survey has been designated as the administrator of the provisions of the Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Oct 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–0097. Form Number: NA. Title: State Water Resources Research Institute Program Annual Application, National Competitive Grants and Reporting. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Respondent Obligation: Necessary to obtain or retain benefits. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Description of Respondents: The state water resources research institutes authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended, and listed at http://water.usgs.gov/wrri/ index.php. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: We expect to receive 54 applications and award 54 grants per year from State and local governments for the annual applications. We also expect to receive 65 applications from individuals and award 4 grants per year for the national competitive grants. Estimated Time per Response: 10,160 hours. This includes 100 hours per government applicant to prepare and submit the annual application; 40 hours per individual applicant to prepare and submit the national competitive grant application and 40 hours (total) per grantee to complete the annual reports. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 10,160. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: There are no ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this IC. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until the OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obliged to respond. Comments: On June 17, 2016, we published a Federal Register notice (81 CFR 39710) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval and soliciting comments. The comment period closed on August 16, 2016. We received no comments. III. Request for Comments We again invite comments concerning this ICR as to: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) how to enhance the quality, usefulness, and PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your personal mailing address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personally identifiable information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us and the OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. James Sayer, Information Collections Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–25621 Filed 10–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [GX16LR000F60100] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a renewal of a currently approved information collection (1028–0059) Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. AGENCY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. This collection consists of 1 form. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2016. DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, OMB must receive them on or before November 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: Please submit your written comments on this IC directly to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, at OIRA_ SUBMISSION@omb.eop.gov (email); or (202) 395–5806 (fax). Please also SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 205 (Monday, October 24, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 73133-73134]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25621]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

 Geological Survey

[GX16CD00B951000]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of revision of a currently approved information 
collection, (1028-0097).

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SUMMARY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that 
we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the 
information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing 
efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the 
general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to 
comment on this ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on October 
31, 2016.

DATES: To ensure that your comments on this ICR are considered, OMB 
must receive them on or before November 23, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Please submit written comments on this information 
collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer 
for the Department of the Interior, via email: 
(OIRA_SUBMISSION@omb.eop.gov); or by fax (202) 395-5806; and identify 
your submission with `OMB Control Number

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1028-0097 `State Water Resources Research Institute Program Annual 
Application, National Competitive Grants and Reporting'. Please also 
forward a copy of your comments and suggestions on this information 
collection to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. 
Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 807, Reston, VA 20192 
(mail); (703) 648-7195 (fax); or gs-info_collections@usgs.gov (email). 
Please reference `OMB Information Collection 1028-0097: `State Water 
Resources Research Institute Program Annual Application, National 
Competitive Grants and Reporting' in all correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Earl Greene, Chief, Office of External 
Research, U.S. Geological Survey, 5522 Research Park Drive, Baltimore, 
MD 21228 (mail); 443-498-5505 (phone); eagreene@usgs.gov (email). You 
may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (42 U.S.C. 
10301 et seq.), authorizes a research institute water resources or 
center in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, 
the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Marina Islands, and American Samoa. There 
are currently 54 such institutes, one in each state, the District of 
Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. The institute 
in Guam is a regional institute serving Guam, the Federated States of 
Micronesia, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Each 
of the 54 institutes submits an annual application for an allotment 
grant, national competitive grants, and provides an annual report on 
its activities under the grant. The State Water Resources Research 
Institute Program issues an annual call for applications from the 
institutes to support plans to promote research, training, information 
dissemination, and other activities meeting the needs of the States and 
Nation. The State Water Resources Research Institute Program also 
issues a second annual call for competitive grants to focus on water 
problems and issues of a regional or interstate nature beyond those of 
concern only to a single State. The U.S. Geological Survey has been 
designated as the administrator of the provisions of the Act.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1028-0097.
    Form Number: NA.
    Title: State Water Resources Research Institute Program Annual 
Application, National Competitive Grants and Reporting.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Respondent Obligation: Necessary to obtain or retain benefits.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Description of Respondents: The state water resources research 
institutes authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as 
amended, and listed at http://water.usgs.gov/wrri/index.php.
    Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: We expect to receive 54 
applications and award 54 grants per year from State and local 
governments for the annual applications. We also expect to receive 65 
applications from individuals and award 4 grants per year for the 
national competitive grants.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10,160 hours. This includes 100 hours 
per government applicant to prepare and submit the annual application; 
40 hours per individual applicant to prepare and submit the national 
competitive grant application and 40 hours (total) per grantee to 
complete the annual reports.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 10,160.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: 
There are no ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with this IC.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not 
required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. Until the OMB approves a collection 
of information, you are not obliged to respond.
    Comments: On June 17, 2016, we published a Federal Register notice 
(81 CFR 39710) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for 
approval and soliciting comments. The comment period closed on August 
16, 2016. We received no comments.

III. Request for Comments

    We again invite comments concerning this ICR as to: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to 
perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) 
the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information; (c) how to enhance the quality, usefulness, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how to minimize 
the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Please note that comments submitted in response to this notice are 
a matter of public record. Before including your personal mailing 
address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable 
information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire 
comment, including your personally identifiable information, may be 
made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us and the OMB 
in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from 
public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done.

James Sayer,
Information Collections Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-25621 Filed 10-21-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4338-11-P