Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 90772 [2016-30060]

Download as PDF 90772 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 241 Thursday, December 15, 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 rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES December 9, 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 January 17, 2017 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Dec 14, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 Housing Service Title: 7 CFR part 1924–A, Planning and Performing Construction and Other Development. OMB Control Number: 0575–0042. Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is the credit agency for rural housing and community development within the Rural Development mission area of the United States Department of Agriculture. RHS offers a supervised credit program to build modest housing and essential community facilities in rural areas. Section 501, section 506 and section 509 of Title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to extend financial assistance to construct, improve, alter, repair, replace, or rehabilitate dwellings, farm buildings and/or related facilities to provide decent, safe sanitary living conditions and adequate farm building and other structures in rural areas. Need and use of the Information: RHS provides several forms to assist in the collection and submission of information. The information will be used to determine whether a loan/grant can be approved; to ensure that RHS has adequate security for the loans financed; to monitor compliance with the terms and conditions of the agency loan/grant and to monitor the prudent use of Federal funds. If the information is not collected and submitted, RHS would have no control over the type and quality of construction and development work planned and performed with Federal funds. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Farms; State, Local and Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 14,448. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Report: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 60,476. Rural Housing Service Title: Real Estate Title Clearance and Loan Closing—7 CFR 1927–B. OMB Control Number: 0575–0147. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Summary of Collection: Rural Housing Service is a credit agency for the Department of Agriculture. The Agency offers a supervised credit program to build family farms, modest housing, sanitary water and sewer systems, essential community facilities, businesses and industries in rural areas. Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (CONTACT), 7 U.S.C. 1926.a (as amended), authorizes RUS to make loans to public agencies, American Indian tribes, and non-profit corporations. The loans fund the development of drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste disposal facilities in rural areas with populations of up to 10,000 residents. Section 501 of Title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, provides authorization to extend financial assistance to construct, improve, alter, repair, replace or rehabilitate dwellings and to provide decent, safe and sanitary living conditions in rural areas. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prescribe regulations to ensure that these loans, made with federal funds, are legally secured. Need and use of the Information: The approved attorney/title company (closing agent) and the field office staff collect the required information. Forms and or guidelines are provided to assist in the collection, certification and submission of this information. Most of the forms collect information that is standard in the industry. If the information is collected less frequently, the agency would not obtain the proper security position on the properties being taken as security and would have no evidence that the closing agents and agency meet the requirements of this regulations. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions; Farms. Number of Respondents: 13,500. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 3,925. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–30060 Filed 12–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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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 
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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 241 / Thursday, December 15, 2016 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

December 9, 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 January 
17, 2017 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 Housing Service

    Title: 7 CFR part 1924-A, Planning and Performing Construction and 
Other Development.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0042.
    Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is the 
credit agency for rural housing and community development within the 
Rural Development mission area of the United States Department of 
Agriculture. RHS offers a supervised credit program to build modest 
housing and essential community facilities in rural areas. Section 501, 
section 506 and section 509 of Title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as 
amended, authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to extend financial 
assistance to construct, improve, alter, repair, replace, or 
rehabilitate dwellings, farm buildings and/or related facilities to 
provide decent, safe sanitary living conditions and adequate farm 
building and other structures in rural areas.
    Need and use of the Information: RHS provides several forms to 
assist in the collection and submission of information. The information 
will be used to determine whether a loan/grant can be approved; to 
ensure that RHS has adequate security for the loans financed; to 
monitor compliance with the terms and conditions of the agency loan/
grant and to monitor the prudent use of Federal funds. If the 
information is not collected and submitted, RHS would have no control 
over the type and quality of construction and development work planned 
and performed with Federal funds.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or 
other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Farms; State, Local and 
Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 14,448.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Report: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 60,476.

Rural Housing Service

    Title: Real Estate Title Clearance and Loan Closing--7 CFR 1927-B.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0147.
    Summary of Collection: Rural Housing Service is a credit agency for 
the Department of Agriculture. The Agency offers a supervised credit 
program to build family farms, modest housing, sanitary water and sewer 
systems, essential community facilities, businesses and industries in 
rural areas. Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development 
Act (CONTACT), 7 U.S.C. 1926.a (as amended), authorizes RUS to make 
loans to public agencies, American Indian tribes, and non-profit 
corporations. The loans fund the development of drinking water, 
wastewater, and solid waste disposal facilities in rural areas with 
populations of up to 10,000 residents. Section 501 of Title V of the 
Housing Act of 1949, as amended, provides authorization to extend 
financial assistance to construct, improve, alter, repair, replace or 
rehabilitate dwellings and to provide decent, safe and sanitary living 
conditions in rural areas. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized 
to prescribe regulations to ensure that these loans, made with federal 
funds, are legally secured.
    Need and use of the Information: The approved attorney/title 
company (closing agent) and the field office staff collect the required 
information. Forms and or guidelines are provided to assist in the 
collection, certification and submission of this information. Most of 
the forms collect information that is standard in the industry. If the 
information is collected less frequently, the agency would not obtain 
the proper security position on the properties being taken as security 
and would have no evidence that the closing agents and agency meet the 
requirements of this regulations.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or 
other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions; Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 13,500.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 3,925.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-30060 Filed 12-14-16; 8:45 am]
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