Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 15325 [2017-06024]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 28, 2017 / Notices Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed 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 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 may be sent to: Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. Email: thomas.dickson@wdc.usda.gov. Title: Technical Assistance Programs. OMB Control Number: 0572–0112. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service is authorized by section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926) to make loans to public agencies, American Indian tribes, and nonprofit corporations to fund the development of drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste disposal facilities in rural areas with populations of up to 10,000 residents. Under the CONACT, 7 U.S.C. 1925(a), as amended, section 306(a)(14)(A) authorizes Technical Assistance and Training grants, and 7 U.S.C. 1932(b), section 310B authorizes Solid Waste Management grants. Grants are made for 100 percent of the cost of assistance. The Technical Assistance and Training Grants and Solid Waste Management Grants programs are administered through 7 CFR part 1775. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to average 3 hours per response. Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 142. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 17. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,250. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Thomas P. Dickson, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 690–4492. All responses to this notice will be VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: March 16, 2017. Christopher McLean, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2017–06026 Filed 3–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Rural Utilities Service, invites comments on this information collection for which the Agency intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 30, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Deputy Director, Program Development & Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., STOP 1522, Room 5164 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492. (202) FAX: (202) 720–8435. Thomas.Dickson@ wdc.usda.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 7 CFR 1753, Telecommunications System Construction Policies and Procedures. OMB Control Number: 0572–0059. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection package. Abstract: In order to facilitate the programmatic interest of the RE Act, and, in order to assure that loans made or guaranteed by the Agency are adequately secured, the Agency, as a secured lender, has established certain forms for materials, equipment and construction of electric and telecommunications systems. The use of standard forms, construction contracts, and procurement procedures helps assure the Agency that appropriate standards and specifications are maintained, the Agency’s loan security is not adversely affected; and the loan response. In an effort to improve customer service provided to RUS rural borrowers, the Agency continues to revise, consolidate, and/or streamline its current contracts and contracting procedures. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15325 Respondents: Business or other forprofit and non-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 513. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 9. Estimate Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,434 hours. Copies of this information collection can be requested from MaryPat Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service by telephone at (202) 720–7853 or email: MaryPat.Daskdal@wdc.usda.gov. Comments are invited on (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 assumption 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 information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques on other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: March 22, 2017. Christopher A. McLean, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2017–06024 Filed 3–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Oregon Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a meeting of the Oregon Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to consider and discuss potential topics for their FY17 civil rights project. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. PST. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service


Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Rural Utilities Service, invites comments on this information 
collection for which the Agency intends to request approval from the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 30, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Deputy Director, 
Program Development & Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, 
USDA, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., STOP 1522, Room 5164 South Building, 
Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-4492. (202) FAX: (202) 
720-8435. Thomas.Dickson@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: 7 CFR 1753, Telecommunications System Construction Policies 
and Procedures.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0059.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection 
package.
    Abstract: In order to facilitate the programmatic interest of the 
RE Act, and, in order to assure that loans made or guaranteed by the 
Agency are adequately secured, the Agency, as a secured lender, has 
established certain forms for materials, equipment and construction of 
electric and telecommunications systems. The use of standard forms, 
construction contracts, and procurement procedures helps assure the 
Agency that appropriate standards and specifications are maintained, 
the Agency's loan security is not adversely affected; and the loan 
response. In an effort to improve customer service provided to RUS 
rural borrowers, the Agency continues to revise, consolidate, and/or 
streamline its current contracts and contracting procedures.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit and non-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 513.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 9.
    Estimate Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,434 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be requested from MaryPat 
Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities 
Service by telephone at (202) 720-7853 or email: 
MaryPat.Daskdal@wdc.usda.gov.
    Comments are invited on (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 assumption 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 information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques on 
other forms of information technology.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: March 22, 2017.
Christopher A. McLean,
Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-06024 Filed 3-27-17; 8:45 am]
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