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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. 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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. 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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
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statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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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 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 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]
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