Information Collection: Public Lands Corps Participant Tracking Sheet, 43932-43933 [2017-20001]

Download as PDF 43932 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 181 Wednesday, September 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 Forest Service Information Collection: Public Lands Corps Participant Tracking Sheet Forest Service, USDA. Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on a new information collection request through the Public Lands Corps Participant Tracking Sheet. DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before November 20, 2017 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to Volunteers & Service Program Manager, USDA Forest Service, Attn: Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer Resources, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Mailstop Code: 1125, Washington, DC 20250–1125. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to 703–605–5131 or by email to: 21CSC@fs.fed.us. The public may inspect comments received at the Office of the Director, Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer Resources, 5th Floor South West, Sidney R. Yates Federal Building, 201 14th Street SW., Washington, DC, during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 202– 205–0560 to facilitate entry to the building. SUMMARY: sradovich on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Merlene Mazyck, Volunteers & Service, 202–205–0560. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Sep 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 Title: Public Lands Corps Participant Tracking Sheet. OMB Number: 0596–NEW. Type of Request: New Information Collection Request. Abstract: The Public Lands Corps is a work and education program involving the nation’s land management agencies, conservation and service corps, and environmental organizations that contribute to the rehabilitation, restoration, and repair of public lands resources and infrastructures. Public Lands Corps projects provide opportunities for community and national public service, work experience and training for young people who are unemployed or underemployed persons, students, recent graduates, and others with an interest in natural and cultural resources careers. The law authorizing this program includes 16 U.S.C. 1721– 1726, Chapter 37—Public Lands Corps and Resource Assistants Program (Public Lands Corps Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2005 [Pub. L. 109– 154] as amended in 1993, hereafter referred to as ‘‘the Act.’’) The Agency has developed a tracking sheet (FS–1800–0026, Public Lands Corps Participant Tracking Sheet) to support the effective management of the Public Lands Corps Program. The utilization of the Public Lands Corps Tracking Sheet will assist the Agency in ensuring qualified program participants lawfully receive a certificate of noncompetitive hiring eligibility, which can be used to apply to Forest Service merit announcements on USAJobs. All partners managing Public Lands Corps projects are required to submit a Public Lands Corps Participant Tracking Sheet to Merlene Mazyck by electronic forms through secure email to 21CSC@ fs.fed.us. This email address is monitored daily. In the future, it is intended that partners will be required to electronically submit tracking sheets through a Federal Land Management agency web-based project management system. Public Lands Corps submission is requested on a quarterly basis unless otherwise defined. The use of the Public Lands Corps Participant Tracking Sheet ensures uniform collection of information regarding tracking and monitoring participant engagement in order to determine adherence to requirements for non-competitive hiring eligibility as defined in the Act. The data—such as PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 participant demographic information, and project information—collected will allow the Forest Service, and other Federal Land Management Agencies, to monitor the effectiveness of Agency efforts to meet the intent of the Act, and engage under-represented populations in natural and cultural resource conservation, development and scientific research work, and education on public lands. This information collection request will ensure that partners maintain a record of all Public Lands Corps agreements established with Federal Land Management Agencies, participant demographics and education, project information and work hours, project locations and dates, and status of noncompetitive eligibility certification. Type of Respondents: Non-profit Organizations and Non-Federal Governmental entities. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 350. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 4; quarterly submission. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 1,400. Estimated Time per Response: 6 hours per response. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,400 hours. Comment Is Invited Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, 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 respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection methods or forms of information technology. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission of the information collection request to Office of Management and Budget. E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 20, 2017 / Notices Dated: September 5, 2017. Glenn Casamassa, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2017–20001 Filed 9–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service, Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service’s intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program of the Agency’s use of Supervised Bank Accounts (SBA). DATES: Comments on this Notice must be received by November 20, 2017 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Rogers, Financial Loan Analyst, Multi-Family Housing Portfolio Management Division, STOP 0782Room 1263S, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0782. Telephone: (202) 720–1609. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 7 CFR 1902–A, Supervised Bank Accounts. OMB Number: 0575–0158. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2018. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Abstract: The Agency extends financial assistance to applicants that do not qualify for loans under commercial rates and terms. The Agency use SBAs as a mechanism to (1) ensure correct disbursement and expenditure of all funds designated for a project; (2) help a borrower properly manage its financial affairs; (3) ensure that the Government’s security is protected adequately from fraud, waste and abuse. SBAs are mandatory for Multi-Family Housing (MFH) reserve accounts. The MFH funds must be kept in the SBA for the full term of a loan. Any funds withdrawn for disbursement for an authorized purpose require a countersignature from an Agency official. sradovich on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Sep 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 This regulation prescribes the policies and responsibilities for the use of SBAs. In carrying out the mission as a supervised credit Agency, this regulation authorizes the use of supervised accounts for the disbursement of funds. The use may be necessitated to disburse Government funds consistent with the various stages of any development (construction) work actually achieved. On limited occasions, a supervised account is used to provide temporary credit counseling and oversight of those being assisted who demonstrate an inability to handle their financial affairs responsibly. Another use is for depositing MFH reserve account funds in a manner requiring Agency co-signature for withdrawals. MFH reserve account funds are held in a reserve account for the future capital improvement needs for apartment properties. Supervised accounts are established to ensure Government security is adequately protected against fraud, waste and abuse. The legislative authority for requiring the use of supervised accounts is contained in section 510 of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1480). These provisions authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to make such rules and regulations as deemed necessary to carry out the responsibilities and duties the Government is charged with administering. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this information collection is estimated to average .44 hours per response. Respondents: Small Business. Estimated Average Number of Respondents: 15,000. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 60,292. Estimated Total Number of Man Hours: 26,169. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692–0040. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43933 electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0742. All responses to this Notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: September 11, 2017. Richard A. Davis, Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2017–19942 Filed 9–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census National Advisory Committee U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. Census Bureau is giving notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The NAC addresses policy, research, and technical issues relating to all Census Bureau programs and activities. These activities include the production and dissemination of detailed demographic and economic statistics across all program areas, including the Decennial Census programs. The NAC will meet in a plenary session on November 2–3, 2017. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent us from giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Planned topics of discussion include the following items: • 2020 Census Program updates • 2020 Census Operations: Integrated Communications Plan • Undercount of Young Children Working Group update • Integrated Partnership and Communications Working Group update Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http:// www.census.gov/about/cac.html. The meeting will be available via webcast at: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/ census-live.html. DATES: November 2–3, 2017. On Thursday, November 2, the meeting will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m. On Friday, November 3, the meeting will SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1

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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 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 20, 2017 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Information Collection: Public Lands Corps Participant Tracking 
Sheet

AGENCY:  Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and 
organizations on a new information collection request through the 
Public Lands Corps Participant Tracking Sheet.

DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before November 20, 
2017 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date 
will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to 
Volunteers & Service Program Manager, USDA Forest Service, Attn: 
Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer Resources, 1400 Independence Ave. 
SW., Mailstop Code: 1125, Washington, DC 20250-1125. Comments also may 
be submitted via facsimile to 703-605-5131 or by email to: 
21CSC@fs.fed.us.
    The public may inspect comments received at the Office of the 
Director, Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer Resources, 5th Floor South 
West, Sidney R. Yates Federal Building, 201 14th Street SW., 
Washington, DC, during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged 
to call ahead to 202-205-0560 to facilitate entry to the building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Merlene Mazyck, Volunteers & Service, 
202-205-0560. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the 
deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Public Lands Corps Participant Tracking Sheet.
    OMB Number: 0596-NEW.
    Type of Request: New Information Collection Request.
    Abstract: The Public Lands Corps is a work and education program 
involving the nation's land management agencies, conservation and 
service corps, and environmental organizations that contribute to the 
rehabilitation, restoration, and repair of public lands resources and 
infrastructures. Public Lands Corps projects provide opportunities for 
community and national public service, work experience and training for 
young people who are unemployed or underemployed persons, students, 
recent graduates, and others with an interest in natural and cultural 
resources careers. The law authorizing this program includes 16 U.S.C. 
1721-1726, Chapter 37--Public Lands Corps and Resource Assistants 
Program (Public Lands Corps Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2005 
[Pub. L. 109-154] as amended in 1993, hereafter referred to as ``the 
Act.'')
    The Agency has developed a tracking sheet (FS-1800-0026, Public 
Lands Corps Participant Tracking Sheet) to support the effective 
management of the Public Lands Corps Program. The utilization of the 
Public Lands Corps Tracking Sheet will assist the Agency in ensuring 
qualified program participants lawfully receive a certificate of non-
competitive hiring eligibility, which can be used to apply to Forest 
Service merit announcements on USAJobs. All partners managing Public 
Lands Corps projects are required to submit a Public Lands Corps 
Participant Tracking Sheet to Merlene Mazyck by electronic forms 
through secure email to 21CSC@fs.fed.us. This email address is 
monitored daily. In the future, it is intended that partners will be 
required to electronically submit tracking sheets through a Federal 
Land Management agency web-based project management system. Public 
Lands Corps submission is requested on a quarterly basis unless 
otherwise defined.
    The use of the Public Lands Corps Participant Tracking Sheet 
ensures uniform collection of information regarding tracking and 
monitoring participant engagement in order to determine adherence to 
requirements for non-competitive hiring eligibility as defined in the 
Act. The data--such as participant demographic information, and project 
information--collected will allow the Forest Service, and other Federal 
Land Management Agencies, to monitor the effectiveness of Agency 
efforts to meet the intent of the Act, and engage under-represented 
populations in natural and cultural resource conservation, development 
and scientific research work, and education on public lands. This 
information collection request will ensure that partners maintain a 
record of all Public Lands Corps agreements established with Federal 
Land Management Agencies, participant demographics and education, 
project information and work hours, project locations and dates, and 
status of noncompetitive eligibility certification.
    Type of Respondents: Non-profit Organizations and Non-Federal 
Governmental entities.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 350.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 4; quarterly 
submission.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 1,400.
    Estimated Time per Response: 6 hours per response.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,400 hours.

Comment Is Invited

    Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information 
is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the 
functions of the agency, including whether the information will have 
practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's 
estimate of the burden of the collection of information, 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 
respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection methods or forms of information 
technology.
    All comments received in response to this notice, including names 
and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. 
Comments will be summarized and included in the submission of the 
information collection request to Office of Management and Budget.


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    Dated: September 5, 2017.
Glenn Casamassa,
Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System.
[FR Doc. 2017-20001 Filed 9-19-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3411-15-P