Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 20456-20457 [2017-08788]

Download as PDF 20456 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 83 Tuesday, May 2, 2017 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES April 26, 2017. 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 June 1, 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 16:36 May 01, 2017 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. National Institute of Food and Agriculture Title: Research Education Extension Project Online Reporting Tool (REEPORT). OMB Control Number: 0524–0048. Summary of Collection: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) administer several competitive, peer-reviewed research, education, and extension programs, under which awards of high-priority are made. These programs are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3101), the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, as amended (Pub. L. 107–293, 2002) and other legislative authorities. NIFA also administers several formula funded research programs. The programs are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Act of October 10, 1962 (16 U.S.C. 582a–582a– 7) (McIntire-Stennis Act); the Hatch Act of 1887, as amended (7 U.S.C. 361a–i) (Hatch Act); Section 1445 of Public Law 95–113, the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3222) (Pub. L. 95–113); Section 1433 of Subtitle E (Sections 1429–1439); Title XIV of Public Law 95–113, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3191–3201) (Pub. L. 95–113); the Smith-Lever Act; and the Renewable Resources Extension Act. Each formula funded program is also subject to requirements, which were revised in March 2000, and set forth in the Administrative Manual for the McIntireStennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program, the Administrative Manual for the Hatch Research Program, the Administrative Manual for the EvansAllen Cooperative Agricultural Research Program, and the Administrative Manual for the Continuing Animal Health and Disease Research Program. NIFA is developing administrative regulations for the formula funded programs it administers. NIFA plans to deploy REEport as NIFA’s singular nonformula (including competitive grants) PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and formula grant project reporting system, building on and replacing the existing Current Research Information System (CRIS) Web forms system. Need and Use of the Information: This new revision is a combination of two previously Information Collections published in the Federal Register, the first on Friday, June 12, 2015, Vol 80, No. 113, FR DOC. 205114416 and the second Federal Register Notice published Monday, February 29, 2017, Vol. 81, No. 39, FR Doc. 2016–04188. This Information Collection pertained to collecting demographic information on Progress/Final Report about the audiences reached by the research, education, and extension activities funded by the agency as well as additional categories or participants on funded projects. This notice also describes the agencies intent to collect identifying information on Patents and Plant Variety Protections as well as quantitative outcome measures in seven challenge areas. The collection of information is necessary in order to provide descriptive information regarding individual research, education, and integrated activities, to document expenditures and staff support for the activities, and to monitor the progress and impact of such activities. The information is collected primarily via the Internet through a Web site that may be accessed via the NIFS Reporting Portal. The information provided helps users to keep abreast of the latest developments in utilization in specific target areas, plan for future activities; plan for resource allocation to research and education programs; avoid costly duplication of effort; aid in coordination of research and education efforts addressing similar problems in different location; and aid researchers and project directors in establishing valuable contacts with the agricultural community. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; Business or other forprofit; Individuals or household; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 23,900. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Once per request. E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 83 / Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / Notices Total Burden Hours: 72,900. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–08788 Filed 5–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Notice of Request for Extension or Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Correction Department of Agriculture. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Agriculture published a document in the Federal Register of April 24, 2017, to request a renewal to a currently approved information collection for race, ethnicity, and gender along with comments. The document contained the wrong OMB number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna G. Stroman (202) 205–5953. SUMMARY: Correction In the Federal Register of April 24, 2017, in FR Doc 2017–08151, on page 18889, under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, correct the OMB No. to read: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB No. 0503–0019. Dated: April 26, 2017. Winona Lake Scott, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. [FR Doc. 2017–08847 Filed 5–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Guarantee Fee Rates for Guaranteed Loans for Fiscal Year 2017; Maximum Portion of Guarantee Authority Available for Fiscal Year 2017; Annual Renewal Fee for Fiscal Year 2017 Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice helps to improve applicants’ awareness of the Guarantee Fee rates for Guaranteed Loans for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, Maximum Portion of Guarantee Authority Available for FY 2017, Annual Renewal Fee for FY 2017 when applying for guaranteed loans under the Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 May 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 The Agency has the authority to charge a guarantee fee and an annual renewal fee for loans made under the B&I Guaranteed Loan Program. Pursuant to that authority, and subject to the current Continuing Resolution, the Agency is establishing an initial guarantee fee rate of 3 percent and an annual renewal fee rate of one-half of 1 percent for the B&I Guaranteed Loan Program. The initial guarantee fee is paid at the time the Loan Note Guarantee is issued. The annual renewal fee is paid by the lender to the Agency once a year. Payment of the annual renewal fee is required in order to maintain the enforceability of the guarantee. DATES: Effective May 2, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nichelle Daniels, USDA, Rural Development, Business Programs, Business and Industry Division, STOP 3224, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–3224, telephone (202) 720–0786, email nichelle.daniels@ wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As set forth in 7 CFR 4279.120, the Agency has the authority to charge an initial guarantee fee and an annual renewal fee for loans made under the B&I Guaranteed Loan Program. Pursuant to that authority, and subject to the current continuing resolution, the Agency is establishing an initial guarantee fee rate of 3 percent and an annual renewal fee rate of one-half of 1 percent for the B&I Guaranteed Loan Program. Unless precluded by a subsequent FY 2017 appropriation, these rates will apply to all loans obligated in FY 2017 that are made under the B&I Guaranteed Loan Program. As established in 7 CFR 4279.120(b)(1), the amount of the fee on each guaranteed loan will be determined by multiplying the fee rate by the outstanding principal loan balance as of December 31, multiplied by the percentage of guarantee. As set forth in 7 CFR 4279.120(a) and 4279.119(b), each fiscal year, the Agency shall establish a limit on the maximum portion of B&I guarantee authority available for that fiscal year that may be used to guarantee loans with a reduced guarantee fee or guaranteed loans with an increased percentage of guarantee. The Agency has established that not more than 12 percent of the Agency’s apportioned B&I guarantee authority will be reserved for loan guarantee requests with a reduced fee, and not more than 15 percent of the Agency’s apportioned B&I guarantee authority will be reserved for guaranteed loan requests with an increased percentage of guarantee. Once PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20457 the respective limits are reached, all additional loans will be at the standard fee and guarantee limits. Allowing a reduced guarantee fee or increased percentage of guarantee on certain B&I guaranteed loans that meet the conditions set forth in 7 CFR 4279.120 and 4279.119 will increase the Agency’s ability to focus guarantee assistance on projects that the Agency has found particularly meritorious. Subject to annual limits set by the Agency in this notice, the Agency may charge a reduced guarantee fee if requested by the lender for loans of $5 million or less when the borrower’s business supports value-added agriculture and results in farmers benefitting financially, promotes access to healthy foods, or is a high impact business development investment located in a rural community that is experiencing long-term population decline; has remained in poverty for the last 30 years; is experiencing trauma as a result of natural disaster; is located in a city or county with an unemployment rate 125 percent of the statewide rate or greater; or is located within the boundaries of a federally recognized Indian tribe’s reservation or within tribal trust lands or within land owned by an Alaska Native Regional or Village Corporation as defined by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. Subject to annual limits set by the Agency in this notice, the Agency may allow increased percentages of guarantee for highpriority projects or loans where the lender needs the increased percentage of guarantee due to its legal or regulatory lending limit. This action has been reviewed and determined not to be a rule or regulation as defined in Executive Order 12866, as amended by Executive Order 13258. Dated: April 18, 2017. Chadwick O. Parker, Acting Administrator, Rural BusinessCooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2017–08790 Filed 5–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Colorado Advisory Committee Commission on Civil Rights. Announcement of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 planning meeting of the Colorado Advisory Committee to the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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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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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

April 26, 2017.
    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 June 1, 
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.

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

    Title: Research Education Extension Project Online Reporting Tool 
(REEPORT).
    OMB Control Number: 0524-0048.
    Summary of Collection: The United States Department of Agriculture 
(USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) administer 
several competitive, peer-reviewed research, education, and extension 
programs, under which awards of high-priority are made. These programs 
are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the National 
Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as 
amended (7 U.S.C. 3101), the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, as amended (Pub. 
L. 107-293, 2002) and other legislative authorities. NIFA also 
administers several formula funded research programs. The programs are 
authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the McIntire-
Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Act of October 10, 1962 (16 
U.S.C. 582a-582a-7) (McIntire-Stennis Act); the Hatch Act of 1887, as 
amended (7 U.S.C. 361a-i) (Hatch Act); Section 1445 of Public Law 95-
113, the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3222) 
(Pub. L. 95-113); Section 1433 of Subtitle E (Sections 1429-1439); 
Title XIV of Public Law 95-113, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3191-3201) (Pub. 
L. 95-113); the Smith-Lever Act; and the Renewable Resources Extension 
Act. Each formula funded program is also subject to requirements, which 
were revised in March 2000, and set forth in the Administrative Manual 
for the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program, the 
Administrative Manual for the Hatch Research Program, the 
Administrative Manual for the Evans-Allen Cooperative Agricultural 
Research Program, and the Administrative Manual for the Continuing 
Animal Health and Disease Research Program. NIFA is developing 
administrative regulations for the formula funded programs it 
administers. NIFA plans to deploy REEport as NIFA's singular non-
formula (including competitive grants) and formula grant project 
reporting system, building on and replacing the existing Current 
Research Information System (CRIS) Web forms system.
    Need and Use of the Information: This new revision is a combination 
of two previously Information Collections published in the Federal 
Register, the first on Friday, June 12, 2015, Vol 80, No. 113, FR DOC. 
205114416 and the second Federal Register Notice published Monday, 
February 29, 2017, Vol. 81, No. 39, FR Doc. 2016-04188. This 
Information Collection pertained to collecting demographic information 
on Progress/Final Report about the audiences reached by the research, 
education, and extension activities funded by the agency as well as 
additional categories or participants on funded projects. This notice 
also describes the agencies intent to collect identifying information 
on Patents and Plant Variety Protections as well as quantitative 
outcome measures in seven challenge areas.
    The collection of information is necessary in order to provide 
descriptive information regarding individual research, education, and 
integrated activities, to document expenditures and staff support for 
the activities, and to monitor the progress and impact of such 
activities. The information is collected primarily via the Internet 
through a Web site that may be accessed via the NIFS Reporting Portal. 
The information provided helps users to keep abreast of the latest 
developments in utilization in specific target areas, plan for future 
activities; plan for resource allocation to research and education 
programs; avoid costly duplication of effort; aid in coordination of 
research and education efforts addressing similar problems in different 
location; and aid researchers and project directors in establishing 
valuable contacts with the agricultural community.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; Business 
or other for-profit; Individuals or household; Federal Government; 
State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 23,900.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Once per request.

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    Total Burden Hours: 72,900.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-08788 Filed 5-1-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-09-P