Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 44158-44159 [2017-20157]

Download as PDF 44158 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 182 / Thursday, September 21, 2017 / Notices 9. RUS Form 238, Construction or Equipment Contract Amendment This form is used to amend contracts except for distribution line construction contracts. 10. RUS Form 254, Construction Inventory asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES This form is used to document the final construction in connection with the closeout of RUS Form 830. 11. RUS Form 257, Contract to Construct Buildings This form is used to construct headquarter buildings, generating plant buildings and other structure construction. 12. RUS Form 307, Bid Bond This form is used to provide a bid bond in RUS Forms 200, 257, 786, 790 and 830. 13. RUS Form 786, Electric System Communications and Control Equipment Contract This form is used for delivery and installation of equipment for system communications. 14. RUS Form 790, Electric System Construction Contract Non-Site Specific Construction (Notice and Instructions to Bidders) This form is used for limited distribution construction accounted for under work order procedure. 15. RUS Form 792b, Certificate of Contractor and Indemnity Agreement (Line Extensions) This form is used in the closeout of RUS Form 790. 16. RUS Form 830, Electric System Construction Contract (labor & material) This form is used for distribution and/ or transmission project construction. Respondents: Businesses or other for profits; Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,161. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4. Estimate of Burden: Average of 1.5 minutes per response. Estimated number of Total Responses: 4.063 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 98 hours. Copies of this information collection, and related forms and instructions, can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720–7853. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Sep 20, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: September 13, 2017. Christopher A. McLean, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2017–20076 Filed 9–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 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 RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 20, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Dickson, Acting Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 1522, Room 5164–South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492. Fax: (202) 720–8435 or email Thomas.Dickson@ wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR part 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RUS is submitting to OMB for extension. 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 collection 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, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Thomas Dickson, Acting Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 1522, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4493, Fax: (202) 720–8435. Email: Thomas.Dickson@ wdc.usda.gov. Title: RUS Electric Loan Application and Related Reporting. OMB Control Number: 0572–0032. Type of Request: Extension of an existing information collection. Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) was established in 1994 by the Federal Crop Insurance Reform and Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103–354, 108 Stat. 3178, 7 U.S.C. 6941 et. seq.) as successor to the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) with respect to certain programs, including the electric loan and loan guarantee program authorized under the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq., as amended) (RE Act). The RE Act authorizes and empowers the Administrator of RUS to make and guarantee loans to furnish and improve electric service in rural areas. These loans are amortized over a period of up to 35 years and secured by the borrower’s electric assets and/or revenue. In the interest of protecting loan security, monitoring compliance with debt covenants, and ensuring that RUS loan funds are used for purposes authorized by law, RUS requires that borrowers prepare and submit for RUS evaluation certain studies and reports. Some of these studies and reports are required only once for each loan application; others must be submitted periodically until the loan is completely repaid. These forms and documents serve as support for electric loan applications and summarizes the types and estimated costs of facilities and equipment for which RUS financing is being requested. The RE Act also authorizes and empowers the Administrator of RUS to make or cause to be made, studies, investigations, and reports concerning the condition and progress of the electrification of the several States and Territories; and to publish and disseminate information with respect thereto. Information supplied by borrowers forms the basis of many of these reports. In the past two years, RUS has implemented an application intake system called RDApply that allows applicants to create an online application for RUS loans and grants as well upload attachments, sign E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 182 / Thursday, September 21, 2017 / Notices certifications, and draw service areas, to name a few features. RDApply streamlines the application process, as well as provides identity security, reduces paper consumption and is expected to reduce the burden associated with this information collection package over time. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 16.10 hours per response. Respondents: Not for profit organizations, business or other for profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 625. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 5.19. Estimated Annual Responses: 3245. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 52,239 hours. Copies of this information collection, and related forms and instructions, can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720–7853. 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 13, 2017. Christopher A. McLean, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2017–20157 Filed 9–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–057–2017] asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 35— Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Estee Lauder Inc. (Skin Care, Fragrance, and Cosmetic Products) Bristol and Trevose, Pennsylvania Estee Lauder Inc. (Estee Lauder) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in Bristol and Trevose, Pennsylvania, under FTZ 35. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on August 30, 2017. Estee Lauder indicates that it submitted a separate application for usage-driven FTZ site designation at its facilities under FTZ 35. The facilities will be used for production of skin care, fragrance, and cosmetic products. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Sep 20, 2017 Jkt 241001 and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Estee Lauder from customs duty payments on the foreignstatus components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/components noted below, Estee Lauder would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: Perfumes; Fragrance; Lip Make-up; Eye Make-up; Manicure/Pedicure Preparation Pads; Rouge Powder; NonRouge Cosmetic Powder; Cosmetic Make-up; Bath Products; Body Wash, Skin Brightening Agent; Brightening Serum; Skin Lightening Agent; Cosmetic Foundation (duty rate ranges from dutyfree to 6.5%). Estee Lauder would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The components and materials sourced from abroad include: Ginseng Extract; Crude Mica; Mica Powder; Talc Powder; Silicon Dioxide; Iron Oxide; Titanium Oxides Other Than Titanium Dioxide; Caprylyl Glycol; Zinc Stearate; Potassium Sorbate; Amino Acids; Vitamin C; Vitamin E; Food Coloring; Preparations based on Iron Oxides; Preparations based on Hexacyanoferrates; Gamma Oryzanol; Glyceryl Stearate; Glyceryl Laurate; Sorbitan Palmitate; Algae Extract; Butylene Glycol; Bifidus Extract and Liposome Blend; Caffeine Extract; Centaurium Erythraea Extract; Glycereth Hydroxystearate; Ethyl Macadamiate; Butylene Glycol Extracts; Glyceryl; Rooibois Tea Leaf Extract; Willow Bark Extract; Phospholipid; Protein Complexed Vitamins; Isopropyl Isostearate; Yeast Extract; Dimer Diol Building Block; Sorbitan Stearate; Synthetic Beeswax; Sodium Hyaluronate Solution; Grapefruit Seed Extract; Oat Kernel Extract; Carnosine; Emollient; Hydroglycolic Solution; Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride and Plankton Extract Blend; Polyglycol; Menthyl Pyrrolidone Carboxylate; Salicylic Acid Liposomes; Plant Growth Stimulant; Tribehenin; Polyamide Gellants; Tricontanyl Polyvinylpyrrolidone; 1-Decene Homopolymer Hydrogenated; Olive Leaf Extract; Lipid Synthesis Stimulant; Cosmetic Extenders; Polyethylene Glycols; Trioctyldodecyl Citrate; Sorbitan Tristearate; Agar Microspheres; Anti-Wrinkle Agent; Soy Milk Culture; Glyceryl Behenate; Polydecene; Sucrose Polystearate; Hexyldecyl Stearate; Rose PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44159 of Jericho; Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate; Extensins (Plant Cell Wall Glycoprotein); Liquid Polymer for Sprayable, Pourable, or Spreadable Formulae; Vitamin A; Thermochromic Liquid Crystals; Fatty Acid; Glycol Stearate; Glyceryl Dimyristate; Sodium Ribonucleic Acid; Octadecanoic Acid Cetyl Ricinoleate; Chemical Extender; Polyglyceryl; Glycol Distearate; Eye Cream; Glycerin; Phenoxyethanol; Chemical Preservatives; Squalane Butter Treated Powders; Lanolin Substitute; Anti-Aging Complex; Sorbitan; Disteardimomium Hectorite; Sunscreen Dispersion Agent; Sunstone; Oil Absorber; Surfactant; Lime Tea; Carcinine; Skin Firming Agent; Iron Oxide Blend; Glyceryl Ester; Cosmetic Silt; Bifidus Extract; Cosmetic Stabilizer; Corn Extract; Zeolites; Emulsifier; Date Palm Kernel Extract; Moisturizing Agent; Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate/Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer; Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate; Petrolatum; Porphyra Extract; Cleansing Oil; Liposomes; Castor Oil; Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate; Coagulant; Skin Smoothening Agent; Eye Shadow Binder; Octocrylene; Wild Mint Extract; Tepezcohuite; Bamboo Charcoal Powder; Gel Solvent; Silicone Gel; Phytosterols; Isononyl Isononanoate; Biomimetic Collagen; Sun-Protecting Agent; Retinoids; Antioxidant; Alumina Hydrate Extract; Salicylic Acid and Acacia Senegal Gum Molecular Association; Moisturizing Gel; Elastomer Dispersion; Smoothing Emulsion; Gelator; Skin and Lip Smoothening Powder; Fine Polyamide Powders; Silicones in Primary Form; Plastic Compact; Plastic Bottle; Plastic Cap; Plastic Tube; Paper Packing Containers; Ribbon; Framed Mirrors; Glass Bottle; Brass Compacts; Aluminum Cosmetic Pans; Compact Powder Case; Metal Stoppers, Caps, and Lids; Cosmetic Applicator Powder Puffs and Pads (duty rate ranges from dutyfree to 7.8%); and, Mascara Brush (duty rate ranges from 0.2¢ each + 7% to 0.3¢ each + 3.6%). The request indicates that Ribbon is subject to antidumping/countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders on certain countries. The FTZ Board’s regulations (15 CFR 400.14(e)) require that merchandise subject to AD/CVD orders be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is October 31, 2017. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-20157]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service


Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information 
collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 20, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Dickson, Acting Director, 
Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, 
USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 1522, Room 5164-South 
Building, Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-4492. Fax: 
(202) 720-8435 or email Thomas.Dickson@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
regulation (5 CFR part 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) requires that interested members 
of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on 
information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RUS 
is submitting to OMB for extension.
    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 
collection 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, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology. Comments may be sent to: Thomas Dickson, Acting Director, 
Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 1522, 1400 Independence Avenue 
SW., Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-4493, Fax: (202) 
720-8435. Email: Thomas.Dickson@wdc.usda.gov.
    Title: RUS Electric Loan Application and Related Reporting.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0032.
    Type of Request: Extension of an existing information collection.
    Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) was established in 1994 
by the Federal Crop Insurance Reform and Department of Agriculture 
Reorganization Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-354, 108 Stat. 3178, 7 U.S.C. 
6941 et. seq.) as successor to the Rural Electrification Administration 
(REA) with respect to certain programs, including the electric loan and 
loan guarantee program authorized under the Rural Electrification Act 
of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq., as amended) (RE Act).
    The RE Act authorizes and empowers the Administrator of RUS to make 
and guarantee loans to furnish and improve electric service in rural 
areas. These loans are amortized over a period of up to 35 years and 
secured by the borrower's electric assets and/or revenue. In the 
interest of protecting loan security, monitoring compliance with debt 
covenants, and ensuring that RUS loan funds are used for purposes 
authorized by law, RUS requires that borrowers prepare and submit for 
RUS evaluation certain studies and reports. Some of these studies and 
reports are required only once for each loan application; others must 
be submitted periodically until the loan is completely repaid. These 
forms and documents serve as support for electric loan applications and 
summarizes the types and estimated costs of facilities and equipment 
for which RUS financing is being requested.
    The RE Act also authorizes and empowers the Administrator of RUS to 
make or cause to be made, studies, investigations, and reports 
concerning the condition and progress of the electrification of the 
several States and Territories; and to publish and disseminate 
information with respect thereto. Information supplied by borrowers 
forms the basis of many of these reports.
    In the past two years, RUS has implemented an application intake 
system called RDApply that allows applicants to create an online 
application for RUS loans and grants as well upload attachments, sign

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certifications, and draw service areas, to name a few features. RDApply 
streamlines the application process, as well as provides identity 
security, reduces paper consumption and is expected to reduce the 
burden associated with this information collection package over time.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 16.10 hours per response.
    Respondents: Not for profit organizations, business or other for 
profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 625.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 5.19.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 3245.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 52,239 hours.
    Copies of this information collection, and related forms and 
instructions, can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Program Development 
and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720-7853. 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 13, 2017.
Christopher A. McLean,
Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-20157 Filed 9-20-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-15-P