Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 32316-32317 [2017-14681]

Download as PDF 32316 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 133 Thursday, July 13, 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 July 10, 2017. 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 August 14, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jul 12, 2017 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 Utilities Service Title: RUS Form 87, Request for Mail List Data. OMB Control Number: 0572–0051. Summary of Collection: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is a credit agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agency makes loans (direct and guaranteed) to finance electric and telecommunications facilities in rural areas in accordance with the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, 7 U.S.C. 901 as amended, (ReAct). RUS Electric Program provides support to the vast rural American electric infrastructure. RUS’ Telecommunications Program makes loans to furnish and improve telephone services and other telecommunications purposes in rural areas. Need and Use of the Information: RUS will collect information using RUS Form 87, Request for Mail List Data. The information is used for the RUS Electric and Telephone programs to obtain the name and addresses of the borrowers’ officers/board of directors and corporate officials, who are authorized to sign official documents and/or to make official representations concerning borrower operations and management. RUS uses the information to assure that (1) accurate, current, and verifiable information is available; (2) correspondence with borrowers is properly directed; and (3) the appropriate officials have signed the official documents submitted. Failure to collect information from borrowers could result in failure to protect the government’s security interest when determining eligibility and administering loan programs. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 980. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 245. Rural Utilities Service Title: Technical Assistance Program, 7 CFR part 1775. OMB Control Number: 0572–0112. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Summary of Collection: Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (CONACT), 7 U.S.C. 1926, authorizes Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to make loans and grants to public agencies, American Indian tribes, and nonprofit corporations. The loans and grants fund the development of drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste disposal facilities in rural areas with populations of up to 10,000 residents. Nonprofit organizations receive Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) and Solid Waste Management (SWM) grants to help small rural communities or areas identify and solve problems relating to community drinking water, wastewater, or solid waste disposal systems. The technical assistance is intended to improve the management and operation of the systems and reduce or eliminate pollution of water resources. TAT and SWM are competitive grant programs administered by RUS. Need and Use of the Information: Nonprofit organizations applying for TAT and SWM grants must submit a pre-application, which includes an application form, narrative proposal, various other forms, certifications and supplemental information. RUS will collect information to determine applicant’s eligibility, project feasibility, and the applicant’s ability to meet the grant and regulatory requirements. RUS will review the information, evaluate it, and, if the applicant and project are eligible for further competition, invite the applicant to submit a formal application. Failure to collect proper information could result in improper determinations of eligibility, improper use of funds, or hindrances in making grants authorized by the TAT and SWM program. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Governments. Number of Respondents: 82. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Quarterly. Total Burden Hours: 6,369. Rural Utilities Service Title: Public Television Digital Transition Grant Program. OMB Control Number: 0572–0134. Summary of Collection: Beginning in 2003 the Omnibus Appropriations Act (Public Law 108–7) provided grant funds in the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program budget, the E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 133 / Thursday, July 13, 2017 / Notices Consolidated Appropriations Act (Public Law 108–199) and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (Public Law 108–447) provided additional funds for public broadcasting systems to meet the digital transition. As part of the nation’s transition to digital television, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) required all television broadcasters to initiate the broadcast of a digital television signal and to cease analog television broadcasts on February 18, 2009. While stations must broadcast its main transmitter signal in digital, many rural stations often have translators serving small or isolated areas and some of these have not completed the transition to digital or fully converted its production and studio equipment to digital. Because the FCC deadline did not apply to translators, they are allowed to continue broadcasting in analog. The digital transition also created some service gaps where households receiving an analog signal cannot receive a digital signal. For these reasons the grant program has continued past the FCC digital transition deadline until 2014. The Public Television Digital Transition Grant Program is no longer funded. Need and Use of the Information: There are past awardees that remain in the program and the Agency continues to collect information from them. Awardees still in the program must complete SF–475 ‘‘Federal Financial Report’’ to submit financial information and SF–270 ‘‘Request for Advance or Reimbursement’’ to request payments. If this information is not collected, there would be no basis advancing grant funds to the grant recipients or for ensuring that the project funding is used for intended purposes. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions. Number of Respondents: 15. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 1 hour place holder. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–14681 Filed 7–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jul 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0025] Availability of an Environmental Assessment for Release of Three Parasitoids for Biological Control of the Lily Leaf Beetle Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments. AGENCY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared a draft environmental assessment relative to the release of three parasitoids, Diaparsis jucunda, Lemophagus errabundus, and Tetrastichus setifer for the biological control of the lily leaf beetle. The environmental assessment considers the effects of, and alternatives to, the field release of the parasitoids into the contiguous United States for use as a biological control agent to reduce the severity of infestations of lily leaf beetle. We are making the environmental assessment available to the public for review and comment. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 14, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0025. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2017–0025, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at https:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0025 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Colin D. Stewart, Assistant Director, Pests, Pathogens, and Biocontrol Permits Permitting and Compliance Coordination, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1231; (301) 851–2327, email: Colin.Stewart@aphis.usda.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32317 Lilies (Lillium spp.) and fritillaries (Fritillaria spp.) are prized for their blooms, whether the showy and enormous Asiatic hybrids or the subtle, fleeting flowers of fritillaries. The aesthetic value of lilies and fritillaries extends to wild lands, where the flowers are a significant visual feature during their bloom, adorning alpine ridges, swampy bottomlands, and desert shrublands alike. The lily leaf beetle, Lilioceris lilii (Coleptera: Chrysomelidae), an aggressive pest of lilies and fritillaries, has expanded its range rapidly over the past decade, and is now found in several northeastern and central States, across Canada, and in Washington State. Further expansion is expected based on its historical distribution in nearly all of Europe and parts of North Africa. The Washington State Department of Agriculture is proposing to release three insect parasitoid species for the biological control of the lily leaf beetle; none of these species have been previously released or established in Washington State. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to issue permits for the field release of the parasitoids Diaparsis jucunda, Lemophagus errabundus, and Tetrastichus setifer into the continental United States to reduce the severity of lily leaf beetle infestations. APHIS’ review and analysis of the proposed action are documented in detail in a draft environmental assessment (EA) entitled ‘‘Field release of Diaparsis jucunda (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), Lemophagus errabundus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), and Tetrastichus setifer (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) for biological control of the lily leaf beetle, Lilioceris lilii (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in the Contiguous United States’’ (January 2017). We are making the EA available to the public for review and comment. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before the date listed under the heading DATES at the beginning of this notice. The EA may be viewed on the Regulations.gov Web site or in our reading room (see ADDRESSES above for a link to Regulations.gov and information on the location and hours of the reading room). You may request paper copies of the EA by calling or writing to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Please refer to the title of the EA when requesting copies. The EA has been prepared in accordance with: (1) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

July 10, 2017.
    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 August 
14, 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 Utilities Service

    Title: RUS Form 87, Request for Mail List Data.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0051.
    Summary of Collection: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is a 
credit agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agency makes 
loans (direct and guaranteed) to finance electric and 
telecommunications facilities in rural areas in accordance with the 
Rural Electrification Act of 1936, 7 U.S.C. 901 as amended, (ReAct). 
RUS Electric Program provides support to the vast rural American 
electric infrastructure. RUS' Telecommunications Program makes loans to 
furnish and improve telephone services and other telecommunications 
purposes in rural areas.
    Need and Use of the Information: RUS will collect information using 
RUS Form 87, Request for Mail List Data. The information is used for 
the RUS Electric and Telephone programs to obtain the name and 
addresses of the borrowers' officers/board of directors and corporate 
officials, who are authorized to sign official documents and/or to make 
official representations concerning borrower operations and management. 
RUS uses the information to assure that (1) accurate, current, and 
verifiable information is available; (2) correspondence with borrowers 
is properly directed; and (3) the appropriate officials have signed the 
official documents submitted. Failure to collect information from 
borrowers could result in failure to protect the government's security 
interest when determining eligibility and administering loan programs.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; Business 
or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 980.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 245.

Rural Utilities Service

    Title: Technical Assistance Program, 7 CFR part 1775.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0112.
    Summary of Collection: Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and 
Rural Development Act (CONACT), 7 U.S.C. 1926, authorizes Rural 
Utilities Service (RUS) to make loans and grants to public agencies, 
American Indian tribes, and nonprofit corporations. The loans and 
grants fund the development of drinking water, wastewater, and solid 
waste disposal facilities in rural areas with populations of up to 
10,000 residents. Nonprofit organizations receive Technical Assistance 
and Training (TAT) and Solid Waste Management (SWM) grants to help 
small rural communities or areas identify and solve problems relating 
to community drinking water, wastewater, or solid waste disposal 
systems. The technical assistance is intended to improve the management 
and operation of the systems and reduce or eliminate pollution of water 
resources. TAT and SWM are competitive grant programs administered by 
RUS.
    Need and Use of the Information: Nonprofit organizations applying 
for TAT and SWM grants must submit a pre-application, which includes an 
application form, narrative proposal, various other forms, 
certifications and supplemental information. RUS will collect 
information to determine applicant's eligibility, project feasibility, 
and the applicant's ability to meet the grant and regulatory 
requirements. RUS will review the information, evaluate it, and, if the 
applicant and project are eligible for further competition, invite the 
applicant to submit a formal application. Failure to collect proper 
information could result in improper determinations of eligibility, 
improper use of funds, or hindrances in making grants authorized by the 
TAT and SWM program.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; State, 
Local or Tribal Governments.
    Number of Respondents: 82.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Quarterly.
    Total Burden Hours: 6,369.

Rural Utilities Service

    Title: Public Television Digital Transition Grant Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0134.
    Summary of Collection: Beginning in 2003 the Omnibus Appropriations 
Act (Public Law 108-7) provided grant funds in the Distance Learning 
and Telemedicine Grant Program budget, the

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Consolidated Appropriations Act (Public Law 108-199) and the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (Public Law 108-447) provided 
additional funds for public broadcasting systems to meet the digital 
transition. As part of the nation's transition to digital television, 
the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) required all television 
broadcasters to initiate the broadcast of a digital television signal 
and to cease analog television broadcasts on February 18, 2009. While 
stations must broadcast its main transmitter signal in digital, many 
rural stations often have translators serving small or isolated areas 
and some of these have not completed the transition to digital or fully 
converted its production and studio equipment to digital. Because the 
FCC deadline did not apply to translators, they are allowed to continue 
broadcasting in analog. The digital transition also created some 
service gaps where households receiving an analog signal cannot receive 
a digital signal. For these reasons the grant program has continued 
past the FCC digital transition deadline until 2014. The Public 
Television Digital Transition Grant Program is no longer funded.
    Need and Use of the Information: There are past awardees that 
remain in the program and the Agency continues to collect information 
from them. Awardees still in the program must complete SF-475 ``Federal 
Financial Report'' to submit financial information and SF-270 ``Request 
for Advance or Reimbursement'' to request payments. If this information 
is not collected, there would be no basis advancing grant funds to the 
grant recipients or for ensuring that the project funding is used for 
intended purposes.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 15.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 1 hour place holder.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-14681 Filed 7-12-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-15-P