Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 44555-44556 [2017-20340]

Download as PDF 44555 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 184 Monday, September 25, 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 Rural Business-Cooperative Service Inviting Applications for the Delta Health Care Services Grant Program Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of extension of application deadline to clarify the requirement that Consortium members be located in the Delta Region. AGENCY: The Rural BusinessCooperative Service (RBS) extends the original deadline (July 24, 2017) for submitting applications for grant funds to help provide financial assistance to address the continued unmet health needs in the Delta Region announced in a Notice published May 22, 2017 in the Federal Register. This action is taken to clarify the requirement in the Notice that Consortium members be located in the Delta Region. DATES: The deadline for submitting applications under the Notice published May 22, 2017, is extended to October 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: Applications may be submitted via mail, courier, or hand delivery to the relevant RD State Office or electronically via http:// www.grants.gov, in accordance with instructions published in the Federal Register Notice on May 22, 2017. Contact information for RD State Offices can be found at http://www.rd.usda.gov/ contact-us/state-offices. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Grants Division, Cooperative Programs, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 3253, Washington, DC 20250–3253; or call (202) 690–1374. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Background and Discussion of Extension of Application Deadline RBS published a Notice on May 22, 2017 in Vol. 82, No. 97 (82 FR 23176) VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:45 Sep 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 of the Federal Register with an application deadline of July 24, 2017. Subsequently, the Agency received multiple inquiries in regard to the definition of Consortium included in the Notice. RBS is extending the deadline to clarify the requirement in the Notice that Consortium members be located in the Delta Region. The term ‘Consortium’ is defined on page 23177 of the Notice published on May 22, 2017 in Vol. 82, No. 97 (82 FR 23176) as ‘‘a group of three or more entities that are regional Institutions of Higher Education, Academic Health and Research Institutes, and/or Economic Development Entities located in the Delta Region that have at least 1 year of prior experience in addressing the health care issues in the region. At least one of the consortium members must be legally organized as an incorporated organization or other legal entity and have legal authority to contract with the Federal Government.’’ However, there were a number of potential applicants that requested further clarification on the requirement that Consortium members be located in the Delta Region. Specifically, if an organization has contractors working in the Delta Region, but the organization does not have a physical address and/ or headquarters located in the Delta Region, would the organization be considered an eligible Consortium member. Consortium members must have a physical address and/or headquarters located in the Delta Region to be eligible to apply for the Delta Health Care Services grant program. Delta Region means the 252 counties and parishes within the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee that are served by the Delta Regional Authority To ensure that all applicants are treated fairly, applicants who submitted an application in accordance with the original deadline may revise and resubmit their applications as necessary. Applicants who wish to revise their applications must resubmit their application by October 10, 2017. Chad Parker, Acting Administrator, Rural BusinessCooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2017–20345 Filed 9–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS), invites comments on this information collection for which the Agency intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 24, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 1522, Room 5164–S, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690– 4492, Fax: (202) 720–3485. Email: Thomas.Dickson@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR 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 existing information collection that the Agency is submitting to OMB for extension. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether this 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 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 respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology. Comments may SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 44556 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 184 / Monday, September 25, 2017 / Notices be sent to Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 1522, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690– 4492, Fax: (202) 720–3485, Email: Thomas.Dickson@wdc.usda.gov. Title: 7 CFR part 1724, Electric Engineering, Architectural Services and Design Policies and Procedures. OMB Control Number: 0572–0118. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Agency requires borrowers to use standard contract forms under certain circumstances. The use of standard forms helps assure the Agency that appropriate standards and specifications are maintained, that the Agency’s loan security is not adversely affected, and that loan and loan guarantee funds are used effectively and for the intended purpose. Standardization of forms by the Agency results in substantial savings to Borrowers. If standard forms were not used, borrowers would be required to prepare documents and the government would require extensively and costly review by both the Agency and the Office of General Counsel. The contract forms included in this collection of information are RUS Form 211, ‘‘Engineering Service Contract for the Design and Construction of a Generating Plant,’’ RUS Form 220, ‘‘Architectural Services Contract,’’ and RUS Form 236, Engineering Service Contract, ‘‘Electric System Design and Construction.’’ Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.07 hours per response. Respondents: Businesses, not-forprofit institutions and others. Estimated Number of Respondents: 59. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 63 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Rebecca Hunt, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 205–3660. Fax: (202) 720–3485. 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 8, 2017. Christopher A. McLean, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2017–20340 Filed 9–22–17; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notice and opportunity for public comment. ACTION: The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of these firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firm’s workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE P LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE [9/9/2017 through 9/19/2017] Firm name Poyant Signs, Inc. ................... SES America, Inc. ................... asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES MSI Mold Builders Southeast, Inc. Firm address 19:45 Sep 22, 2017 Product(s) 125 Samuel Barnett Boulevard, New Bedford, MA 02745. 21 Quinton Street, Warwick, RI 02888. 9/12/2017 The firm manufactures custom, lighted signs for both interior and exterior applications. 9/15/2017 12300 6th Street Southwest, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. 9/19/2017 The firm manufactures high-quality, energy-efficient, illuminated signs and Dynamic Message Signs which are illuminated, digital signs mainly used by Departments of Transportation. The firm manufactures industrial molds. Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. These petitions are received pursuant to section 251 of the Trade Act 1974, as amended. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR VerDate Sep<11>2014 Date accepted for investigation Jkt 241001 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Irette Patterson, Program Analyst. National Telecommunications and Information Administration; Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping for the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network [FR Doc. 2017–20390 Filed 9–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P PO 00000 First Responder Network Authority [Docket Number 170912896–7896–01] RIN 0660–XC037 First Responder Network Authority, National AGENCY: Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 184 (Monday, September 25, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44555-44556]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-20340]


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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 
United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service 
(RUS), invites comments on this information collection for which the 
Agency intends to request approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 24, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, 
Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Utilities 
Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 1522, Room 5164-S, 
Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-4492, Fax: (202) 720-
3485. Email: Thomas.Dickson@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
regulation (5 CFR 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 existing information collection 
that the Agency is submitting to OMB for extension.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether this 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 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 respond, including through the 
use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical or other 
technological collection techniques, or other forms of information 
technology. Comments may

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be sent to Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, Program Development and 
Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW., Stop 1522, Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-
4492, Fax: (202) 720-3485, Email: Thomas.Dickson@wdc.usda.gov.
    Title: 7 CFR part 1724, Electric Engineering, Architectural 
Services and Design Policies and Procedures.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0118.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The Agency requires borrowers to use standard contract 
forms under certain circumstances. The use of standard forms helps 
assure the Agency that appropriate standards and specifications are 
maintained, that the Agency's loan security is not adversely affected, 
and that loan and loan guarantee funds are used effectively and for the 
intended purpose. Standardization of forms by the Agency results in 
substantial savings to Borrowers. If standard forms were not used, 
borrowers would be required to prepare documents and the government 
would require extensively and costly review by both the Agency and the 
Office of General Counsel. The contract forms included in this 
collection of information are RUS Form 211, ``Engineering Service 
Contract for the Design and Construction of a Generating Plant,'' RUS 
Form 220, ``Architectural Services Contract,'' and RUS Form 236, 
Engineering Service Contract, ``Electric System Design and 
Construction.''
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1.07 hours per response.
    Respondents: Businesses, not-for-profit institutions and others.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 59.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 63 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Rebecca 
Hunt, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 205-3660. 
Fax: (202) 720-3485.
    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 8, 2017.
Christopher A. McLean,
Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
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