Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 33476-33477 [2017-15272]

Download as PDF 33476 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 138 Thursday, July 20, 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 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES July 17, 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 21, 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 18:50 Jul 19, 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 Specification for Quality Control and Inspection of Timber Products. OMB Control Number: 0572–0076. Summary of Collection: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is a credit agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is authorized to manage loan programs in accordance with the Rural Electrification Act (RE Act) of 1936, 7 U.S.C. 901 et seq., as amended. It makes mortgage loans and loan guarantees to finance telecommunications, electric, and water and waste facilities in rural areas. To ensure the security of loan funds, adequate quality control of timber products is vital to loan security on electric power systems where hundreds of thousands of wood-poles and crossarms are used. Prior to receiving loan funds, a RUS borrower must enter into a loan contract with RUS. In accordance with Article V, Section 5.14 of the loan contract, ‘‘the borrower shall use design standards, construction standards and lists of acceptable materials in conformance with RUS regulations. Need and Use of the Information: The purchaser or treating company may obtain the services of an inspection agency or third-party oversight organization to perform certain inspection services to insure that the specifications for wood poles and crossarms are being met. As required by 7 CFR 1728.202(i) copies of test reports on various preservatives must accompany each charge (a charge being a load of poles treated at the same time in a pressure cylinder). Test reports are needed so that the purchaser, the inspectors, and RUS will be able to spotcheck the general accuracy of the tests. RUS will use the information in verifying acceptability of poles and cross-arms purchased by RUS borrowers. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 25. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Burden Hours: 20,332. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–15234 Filed 7–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request July 17, 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 and other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by August 21, 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 20503. Commentors 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) 720–8681. 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 E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 138 / Thursday, July 20, 2017 / Notices persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Forest Service Title: Significant Cave Nomination. OMB Control Number: 0596–NEW. Summary of Collection: The Federal Cave Resources Protection Act (FCRPA) [Pub. L. 100–691, 107 Stat. 4546] requires the Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior to identify and protect significant caves on Federal lands within their respective jurisdictions. The information covered in this collection applies to caves on Federal lands administered by the Forest Service. The FCRPA does not define what constitutes a ‘‘significant’’ cave, but it does require the Secretaries, in cooperation and consultation with each other, to issue regulations that define criteria for identification of significant caves found at (16 U.S.C. 4303(a)). Need and Use of the Information: In accordance with FCRPA, the FS collects information from appropriate private sector interests, including ‘‘cavers,’’ to update a list of significant caves under USDA’s jurisdiction. FS will use form FS–2800–0023 ‘‘Significant Cave Nomination Worksheet’’ to collect name, address, telephone number of individual or organization submitting the nomination and the individual who is knowledgeable about the resources in the cave; name and location of the cave, a discussion of how the cave meets the criteria, studies, maps, research papers and other supporting documentation. If this information is not collected FS might not become aware of potentially significant caves’ existence or have insufficient information upon which to base a judgment as to their significance. Description of Respondents: Individuals and households. Number of Respondents: 10. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: One time. Total Burden Hours: 110. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–15272 Filed 7–19–17; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request July 17, 2017. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 August 21, 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. Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service Title: Environmental Monitoring Form. OMB Control Number: 0579–0117. Summary of Collection: The mission of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is to provide leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants, to improve the agricultural productivity and competitiveness, and to contribute to the national economy and the public health. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 ET seq, and the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality that implements the procedural aspects of NEPA (40 CFR 1500–1508). APHIS’ regulations require APHIS to implement PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33477 environmental monitoring for certain activities conducted for pest and disease, control and eradication programs. APHIS Form 2060, Environmental Monitoring Form, will be used to collect information concerning the effects of pesticide used in sensitive habitats. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information on the number of collected samples, description of the samples, the environmental conditions at the collection site including wind speed and direction, temperature, and topography. The supporting information contained on the APHIS form 2060 is vital for interpreting the laboratory tests APHIS conducts on its collected samples. If a sample was not accompanied by this form, APHIS would have no way of knowing from which site the sample was taken. Failure to collect this information would prevent APHIS from actively monitoring the effects of pesticides in areas where the inappropriate use of these chemicals could eventually produce disastrous results for vulnerable habitats and species. Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government; Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 110. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 1,100. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–15205 Filed 7–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–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 (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 18, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

July 17, 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 
and other forms of information technology.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by August 
21, 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 20503. Commentors 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-
8681.
    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

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persons are not required to respond to the collection of information 
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Forest Service

    Title: Significant Cave Nomination.
    OMB Control Number: 0596-NEW.
    Summary of Collection: The Federal Cave Resources Protection Act 
(FCRPA) [Pub. L. 100-691, 107 Stat. 4546] requires the Secretaries of 
Agriculture and Interior to identify and protect significant caves on 
Federal lands within their respective jurisdictions. The information 
covered in this collection applies to caves on Federal lands 
administered by the Forest Service. The FCRPA does not define what 
constitutes a ``significant'' cave, but it does require the 
Secretaries, in cooperation and consultation with each other, to issue 
regulations that define criteria for identification of significant 
caves found at (16 U.S.C. 4303(a)).
    Need and Use of the Information: In accordance with FCRPA, the FS 
collects information from appropriate private sector interests, 
including ``cavers,'' to update a list of significant caves under 
USDA's jurisdiction. FS will use form FS-2800-0023 ``Significant Cave 
Nomination Worksheet'' to collect name, address, telephone number of 
individual or organization submitting the nomination and the individual 
who is knowledgeable about the resources in the cave; name and location 
of the cave, a discussion of how the cave meets the criteria, studies, 
maps, research papers and other supporting documentation. If this 
information is not collected FS might not become aware of potentially 
significant caves' existence or have insufficient information upon 
which to base a judgment as to their significance.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals and households.
    Number of Respondents: 10.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: One time.
    Total Burden Hours: 110.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-15272 Filed 7-19-17; 8:45 am]
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