Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 85920-85921 [2016-28661]

Download as PDF 85920 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 229 Tuesday, November 29, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES November 23, 2016. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are requested regarding (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden 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 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 regarding this information collection received by December 29, 2016 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 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. Rural Business Cooperative Service Title: Rural Cooperative Development Grants—7 CFR 4284–F. OMB Control Number: 0570–0006. Summary of Collection: Section 310B of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (as amended) (Pub. L. 107–171) authorizes the Rural Cooperative Development Grants (RCDG) program. The program is administered through State Rural Development Offices on behalf of the Rural Business Cooperative Service (RBS). The primary objective of the program is to improve the economic condition of rural areas through cooperative development. Grant funds are awarded on a competitive basis using a scoring system that gives preference to applications that demonstrate a proven track record. The applicants, who are non-profit corporations or institutions of higher education, will provide information using various forms and supporting documentation. Need and Use of the Information: Information is collected by RBS and Rural Development State and Area office staff, as delegated, from applicants and grantees. RBS will use the information collected to evaluate the applicant’s ability to carry out the purposes of the program. Grantees are required to submit financial status and performance reports to confirm funds are being expended as approved and requests for advance or reimbursement to request payment. If this information were not collected, RBS would have no basis on which to evaluate the relative merit of each application. Description of Respondents: Not for profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 55. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 6,342. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–28677 Filed 11–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request November 23, 2016. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are requested regarding (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) 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 regarding this information collection received by December 29, 2016 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725–17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency 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. Rural Utility Service Title: Rural Energy Savings Program. E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 29, 2016 / Notices OMB Control Number: 0572–0151. Summary of Collection: Passage of section 6407 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–171; 116 Stat. 424 as amended) created the Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP) and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114– 113), provided authorization and funding to provide zero-percent loans to Rural Utilities Service borrowers or other eligible entities to relend to consumers for cost-effective energy efficiency measures. On June 21, 2016, the agency announced the RESP through a Notice of Funding Availability opening the program to applications so as to comply with the legislative mandate. The program is carried out through the Rural Utilities Service (RUS). Need and Use of the Information: The application process consists of two steps. Step 1: An applicant seeking financing must submit a Letter of Intent to apply in an electronic Portable Document Format (pdf). The Letter of Intent contains the tax identification number, legal name and organization status; verification of rural status (counties to be served and populations); financial status; point of contact; description of program; implementation plan; and a list of eligible energy efficiency measures to be implemented. Step 2: RESP application—after review of the letter of intent, RUS notifies the eligible entity if it is invited to submit the loan application. Required application information is used to determine a borrower’s ability to meet financial obligations, includes analyses and document review of the applicant’s historical, current, and projected costs, revenues, cash flows, assets, and other factors that may be relevant on a case by case basis. The collection of information is essential to the mission of the agency and the RESP, and is necessary so that RUS can establish applicant and project eligibility. Description of Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit; Not-forprofit institutions. Number of Respondents: 33. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 1,422. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. Agricultural Marketing Service [FR Doc. 2016–28661 Filed 11–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request November 23, 2016. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. Comments are requested regarding (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden 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 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: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by December 29, 2016. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. An agency 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. Title: Tart Cherries Grown in the states of MI, NY, PA. OR, UT, WA, and WI. OMB Control Number: 0581–0177. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 85921 Summary of Collection: Marketing Order No. 930 (7 CFR part 930) regulates the handling of tart cherries grown in Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 was designed to permit regulation of certain agricultural commodities for the purpose of providing orderly marketing conditions in inter and intrastate commerce and improving returns to growers. The primary objective of the Order is to stabilize the supply of tart cherries. Only tart cherries that will be canned or frozen will be regulated. The Order is administered by an 18 member Board comprised of producers, handlers and one public member, plus alternates for each. The members will serve for a three-year term of office. Need and Use of the Information: Various forms were developed by the Board for persons to file required information relating to tart cherry inventories, shipments, diversions and other needed information to effectively carry out the requirements of the Order. The information collected is used to ensure compliance, verify eligibility, and vote on amendments, monitor and record grower’s information. Authorized Board employees and the industry are the primary users of the information. If information were not collected, it would eliminate needed data to keep the industry and the Secretary abreast of changes at the State and local level. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 640. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually; Quarterly; On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 741. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–28666 Filed 11–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2016–0040] Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection (Specified Risk Materials) Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 229 (Tuesday, November 29, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

November 23, 2016.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments are requested regarding (1) 
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; (2) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and 
clarity of the information to be collected; (4) 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 regarding this information collection received by December 
29, 2016 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: 
Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office 
Building, 725-17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are 
encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: 
OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental 
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-
7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-
8958.
    An agency 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.

Rural Utility Service

    Title: Rural Energy Savings Program.

[[Page 85921]]

    OMB Control Number: 0572-0151.
    Summary of Collection: Passage of section 6407 of the Farm Security 
and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-171; 116 Stat. 424 as 
amended) created the Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP) and the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114-113), provided 
authorization and funding to provide zero-percent loans to Rural 
Utilities Service borrowers or other eligible entities to relend to 
consumers for cost-effective energy efficiency measures. On June 21, 
2016, the agency announced the RESP through a Notice of Funding 
Availability opening the program to applications so as to comply with 
the legislative mandate. The program is carried out through the Rural 
Utilities Service (RUS).
    Need and Use of the Information: The application process consists 
of two steps. Step 1: An applicant seeking financing must submit a 
Letter of Intent to apply in an electronic Portable Document Format 
(pdf). The Letter of Intent contains the tax identification number, 
legal name and organization status; verification of rural status 
(counties to be served and populations); financial status; point of 
contact; description of program; implementation plan; and a list of 
eligible energy efficiency measures to be implemented. Step 2: RESP 
application--after review of the letter of intent, RUS notifies the 
eligible entity if it is invited to submit the loan application. 
Required application information is used to determine a borrower's 
ability to meet financial obligations, includes analyses and document 
review of the applicant's historical, current, and projected costs, 
revenues, cash flows, assets, and other factors that may be relevant on 
a case by case basis. The collection of information is essential to the 
mission of the agency and the RESP, and is necessary so that RUS can 
establish applicant and project eligibility.
    Description of Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit; Not-
for-profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 33.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,422.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-28661 Filed 11-28-16; 8:45 am]
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