Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 36728 [2017-16544]

Download as PDF 36728 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 150 Monday, August 7, 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 mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES August 2, 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 September 6, 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 18:14 Aug 04, 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. Office of Advocacy and Outreach Title: USDA/HSI Scholars Program Applications. OMB Control Number: 0503-New. Summary of Collection: The purpose of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Scholars Program is to strengthen the long-term partnership between USDA and the HSIs; to increase the number of students studying and graduating in food, agriculture, natural resources, and other related fields of study, to develop a pool of scientists and professionals to fill jobs in the food, agricultural, natural resources system; and to create a talent pipeline for USDA. The USDA/HSI Scholars Program is a joint human capital initiative between the USDA and Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Through the program, USDA will offer scholarships to high school and college students who are seeking a bachelor’s degree in the field of agriculture, food, or natural resource sciences and related disciplines at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The USDA/HSI Scholars Program will offer scholarships and internships for a period of up to 4 years. The authority to collect this information is under 5 CFR 213.3102(r). Need and Use of the Information: Information will be collected to determine the eligibility of applicants to the USDA/HSI Scholars Program. Each applicant to the program will be required to apply to announcements of the USDA/HSI Scholars Program and submit an application with required documentation. The required documentation will include: (1) A resume; (2) Proof of acceptance or enrollment in school, a letter of acceptance, or proof of registration, or letter from school official on official letterhead; (3) A copy of the last high school or college transcript; and (4) Two letters of recommendation. The collected information is needed to review all components of the application for completeness; and determine if the application meets the minimum eligibility requirements to be considered for the USDA/HSI Scholars PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Program. Also the collected information will be used to determine if the applicants are a good fit for the university and agency based on their proposed major, interest, future academic/professional goals, and grade point average. Without the information the USDA/HSI Scholars Program would not be able to function consistently. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 600. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 600. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–16544 Filed 8–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3412–88–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Business Survey (ABS) U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before October 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Patrice Norman, U.S. Census Bureau, EWD, 8K151, Washington, DC 20233–6600, (301) 763– 7198, Patrice.C.Norman@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

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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

August 2, 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 
September 6, 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.

Office of Advocacy and Outreach

    Title: USDA/HSI Scholars Program Applications.
    OMB Control Number: 0503-New.
    Summary of Collection: The purpose of the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Scholars Program 
is to strengthen the long-term partnership between USDA and the HSIs; 
to increase the number of students studying and graduating in food, 
agriculture, natural resources, and other related fields of study, to 
develop a pool of scientists and professionals to fill jobs in the 
food, agricultural, natural resources system; and to create a talent 
pipeline for USDA. The USDA/HSI Scholars Program is a joint human 
capital initiative between the USDA and Hispanic-Serving Institutions. 
Through the program, USDA will offer scholarships to high school and 
college students who are seeking a bachelor's degree in the field of 
agriculture, food, or natural resource sciences and related disciplines 
at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The USDA/HSI Scholars Program will 
offer scholarships and internships for a period of up to 4 years. The 
authority to collect this information is under 5 CFR 213.3102(r).
    Need and Use of the Information: Information will be collected to 
determine the eligibility of applicants to the USDA/HSI Scholars 
Program. Each applicant to the program will be required to apply to 
announcements of the USDA/HSI Scholars Program and submit an 
application with required documentation. The required documentation 
will include: (1) A resume; (2) Proof of acceptance or enrollment in 
school, a letter of acceptance, or proof of registration, or letter 
from school official on official letterhead; (3) A copy of the last 
high school or college transcript; and (4) Two letters of 
recommendation. The collected information is needed to review all 
components of the application for completeness; and determine if the 
application meets the minimum eligibility requirements to be considered 
for the USDA/HSI Scholars Program. Also the collected information will 
be used to determine if the applicants are a good fit for the 
university and agency based on their proposed major, interest, future 
academic/professional goals, and grade point average. Without the 
information the USDA/HSI Scholars Program would not be able to function 
consistently.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households.
    Number of Respondents: 600.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 600.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-16544 Filed 8-4-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3412-88-P