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Download as PDF 33864 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 139 Friday, July 21, 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. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION Public Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors United States African Development Foundation. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The US African Development Foundation (USADF) will hold its quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors to discuss the agency’s programs and administration. DATES: The meeting date is Monday, July 31, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place via teleconference, with staff congregating at USADF, 1400 I St. Northwest, Suite # 1000 (Main Conference Room), Washington, DC 20005–2246. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marie-Cecile Groelsema, 202–233–8883. SUMMARY: Authority: Public Law 96–533 (22 U.S.C. 290h). Dated: July 18, 2017. June B. Brown, Interim General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–15369 Filed 7–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Document Number AMS–NOP–17–0038; NOP–17–06] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Notice of Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting, via teleconference, of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:50 Jul 20, 2017 Jkt 241001 amended, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing a meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) to discuss the development of a proposal on aeroponics/bioponics/hydroponics. DATES: August 14, 2017. 1:00 p.m. ET– 3:00 p.m. ET. Conference Call: Instructions for accessing the teleconference are available on the AMS/NOP Web site. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Michelle Arsenault, Advisory Committee Specialist, National Organic Standards Board, USDA–AMS–NOP, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 2642–S, Mail Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250–0268; Phone: (202) 720–3252; Email: nosb@ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NOSB members will discuss the development of proposals on aeroponics/bioponics/ hydroponics for a future NOSB meeting. The NOSB will not be voting on a recommendation during this conference call. The NOSB makes recommendations to the Department of Agriculture about whether substances should be allowed or prohibited in organic production and/or handling, assists in the development of standards for organic production, and advises the Secretary on other aspects of the implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act (7 U.S.C. 6501–6522). Public Comments: The NOSB will be meeting in October 2017 and may consider a proposal on aeroponics/ bioponics/hydroponics at that time. The NOSB is accepting comments, both written and oral, through October 11, 2017. Written comments: Written public comments will be accepted on or before 11:59 p.m. ET October 11, 2017 via https://www.regulations.gov. Comments submitted after this date will be provided to the NOSB, but Board members may not have adequate time to consider those comments prior to making recommendations. The NOP strongly prefers comments to be submitted electronically, however, written comments may also be submitted (i.e., postmarked) by the deadline, via mail to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. Oral Comments: Persons or organizations wishing to make oral comments must pre-register by 11:59 p.m. ET, October 11, 2017, and can only register for one speaking slot: Either during the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 webinar(s) scheduled for October 24 (and October 26 if needed) or at the inperson meeting, October 31, 2017. Due to the limited time allotted for in-person public comments, commenters are strongly encouraged to comment during the webinar(s). Instructions for registering and participating in the webinar can be found at www.ams.usda.gov/NOSBMeetings. Meeting Accommodations: USDA provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this public meeting, please notify the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be made on a caseby-case basis. Dated: July 17, 2017. Bruce Summers, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2017–15308 Filed 7–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–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 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 E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 139 / Friday, July 21, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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 3575–A, Community Programs Guaranteed Loans. OMB Control Number: 0575–0137. Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is authorized by Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926) to make loans to public agencies, nonprofit corporations, and Indian tribes for the development of essential community facilities primarily serving rural residents. The Community Facilities Division of the RHS is considered Community Programs under the 7 CFR, part 3575, subpart A. Implementation of the Community Programs guaranteed loan program was affected to comply with the Appropriations Act of 1990 when Congress allocated funds for this authority. The guaranteed loan program encourages lender participation and provides specific guidance in the processing and servicing of guaranteed Community Facilities loans. Need and Use of the Information: RHS will collect information in a written format and using several forms. RHS will use collected information to determine applicant/borrower eligibility, project feasibility, and to ensure borrowers operate on a sound basis and use loan funds for authorized purposes. Failure to collect proper information could result in improper determination of eligibility, improper use of funds, and/or unsound loans. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 680. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly; Annually. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:50 Jul 20, 2017 Jkt 241001 Total Burden Hours: 12,401. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–15282 Filed 7–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming, Landscape Vegetation Analysis (LaVA) Project Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: The Forest Service is preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) on its proposed treatment of 150,000 acres of insectinfested areas of the Medicine Bow National Forest (MBNF). The Forest Service believes this treatment is necessary to ensure the future health of the MBNF. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by August 21, 2017. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement is expected in November 2017 and the Final Environmental Impact Statement is due in March 2018. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to: LaVA Project, Medicine Bow National Forest, 2468 Jackson Street, Laramie, WY 82070, or via facsimile to 307–745– 2467, c/o LaVA Project. Written comments may also be hand-delivered to the above address between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time, Monday through Friday except federal holidays. Comments may also be submitted electronically at https://cara.ecosystemmanagement.org/Public/ CommentInput?Project=51255. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Martin, Project Manager, at 307–745–2371. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–811–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Medicine Bow National Forest (MBNF) has experienced epidemic levels of mountain pine beetle and spruce bark beetle infestations since the mid to late 1990s. Although the epidemic has slowed in recent years, the infestation has left behind a changed landscape consisting primarily of regenerating forests that have an overstory of large, dead and dying trees. Action is needed SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33865 to accelerate management response to this major forest health event to proactively and adaptively respond to changing forest vegetation conditions. On March 22, 2017, Forest Service Chief Thomas L. Tidwell designated the majority of the MBNF as a landscapescale insect and disease area under Section 602(d) of the Healthy Forests Restoration Action of 2003 (HFRA, 16 U.S.C. 6591 et seq.), as amended by Section 8204 of the Agricultural Act of 2014. These authorities provide for expedited environmental analysis and treatments to address areas affected by insect and disease infestations. Accordingly, the Medicine Bow Landscape Vegetation Analysis (LaVa) Project will proceed according to Section 104 of the HFRA and will be subject to subparts A and C of the U.S. Forest Service Project-Level Predecisional Administrative Review Process. Intended goals of the project include, but are not limited to, using tree cutting and/or prescribed burning to: make areas more resilient to future disturbance; restore, and enhance forest ecosystem components; supply forest products to local industries; provide for human safety; reduce wildfire risk to communities, infrastructure, and municipal water supplies; and improve, protect, and restore wildlife habitat. The LaVA analysis area encompasses the Snowy Range and Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges of the MBNF and includes roughly 850,000 acres of National Forest System (NFS) lands. Of the 850,000 acres, the Forest Service has identified roughly 575,000 acres wherein treatment activities could be proposed; these areas are termed ‘treatment opportunity areas’ (TOAs). Actual treatments are proposed on a subset of the TOAs (150,000–350,000 acres), as described in the Proposed Action. Purpose and Need for Action The purpose of the project is to respond to changed forest vegetation conditions presented by the bark beetle epidemics experienced on the MBNF. The approach is to actively manage forest vegetation using tree cutting and/ or prescribed burning, consistent with the goals outlined in the Governor’s Task Force on Forests (Final Report, 2015), the Western Bark Beetle Strategy (July 2011), and the Wyoming Statewide Forest Resource Strategy (2010). These goals include promoting recovery from the insect infestations, improving the resiliency of green stands to future disturbances, helping to protect forested areas on adjacent private and state land, and providing for human safety. These general goals will be adapted to local E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1

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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 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

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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 3575-A, Community Programs Guaranteed Loans.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0137.
    Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is 
authorized by Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926) to make loans to public agencies, 
nonprofit corporations, and Indian tribes for the development of 
essential community facilities primarily serving rural residents. The 
Community Facilities Division of the RHS is considered Community 
Programs under the 7 CFR, part 3575, subpart A. Implementation of the 
Community Programs guaranteed loan program was affected to comply with 
the Appropriations Act of 1990 when Congress allocated funds for this 
authority. The guaranteed loan program encourages lender participation 
and provides specific guidance in the processing and servicing of 
guaranteed Community Facilities loans.
    Need and Use of the Information: RHS will collect information in a 
written format and using several forms. RHS will use collected 
information to determine applicant/borrower eligibility, project 
feasibility, and to ensure borrowers operate on a sound basis and use 
loan funds for authorized purposes. Failure to collect proper 
information could result in improper determination of eligibility, 
improper use of funds, and/or unsound loans.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; State, 
Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 680.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly; Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 12,401.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-15282 Filed 7-20-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-XV-P