Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 46753-46754 [2017-21568]

Download as PDF 46753 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 193 Friday, October 6, 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 National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Agricultural Labor Survey. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 5, 2017 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0109, by any of the following methods: asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: • Email: OMBofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • eFax: (855) 838–6382. • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–2024. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–2024. R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Oct 05, 2017 Jkt 244001 Hancock, NASS—OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690–2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Agricultural Labor Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0109. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2018. Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Revise and Extend an Information Collection for 3 years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition, and prices. The Agricultural Labor Survey provides quarterly statistics on the number of agricultural workers, hours worked, and wage rates. Number of workers and hours worked are used to estimate agricultural productivity; wage rates are used in the administration of the H–2A Program and for setting Adverse Effect Wage Rates. Survey data are also used to carry out provisions of the Agricultural Adjustment Act. NASS intends to request that the survey be approved for another 3 years. Authority: These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to nonaggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),’’ Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362. Estimate of Burden: This information collection consists of three individual surveys. In April, NASS will collect data for the January and April quarters and in October, NASS will collect data for both the July and October quarters. Following these two surveys NASS will re-contact approximately 500 operators to conduct quality control surveys to help insure the quality of the data PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collected. NASS also plans to conduct some cognitive testing during this renewal period. The public reporting burden for this information collection is estimated to average 5 minutes for the quality control surveys and 30 minutes per response in April and October. Respondents: Farms and businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 15,000 hours. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 690– 2388. 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; specifically, on the benefits of collection of hourly base rate of pay, piece rate of pay, and experience level and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed at Washington, DC, September 21, 2017. R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–21624 Filed 10–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1 46754 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 193 / Friday, October 6, 2017 / Notices Proposed collection; comments requested. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural BusinessCooperative Service’s (RBS) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 5, 2017 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tony Crooks, Rural BusinessCooperative Service, USDA, STOP 3225, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–3225, Telephone (202) 205–9322. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Rural Energy for America Program. OMB Number: 0570–0067. Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2018. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: REAP provides grants and loan guarantees to eligible agricultural producers and rural small businesses for the purchase of renewable energy systems and the implementation of energy efficiency improvements. REAP also provides grants for eligible entities to conduct energy audits and provide and renewable energy development assistance. This notice is specific to the information collection required for REAP. The collection of information is vital for Rural Development to make informed decisions regarding the eligibility of applicants and borrowers, establish selection priorities among competing applicants ensure compliance with applicable Rural Development regulations, and effectively monitor the grantees and borrowers activities to protect the Government’s financial interest and ensure that funds obtained from the Government are used appropriately. This information will be used to determine applicant eligibility, to determine project eligibility and feasibility, and to ensure that grantees/ borrowers operate on a sound basis and use funds for authorized purposes. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2.6 hours per response. Respondents: Agricultural Producers and Rural Small Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,997. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Oct 05, 2017 Jkt 244001 Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 25. Estimated Number of Responses: 49,925. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 129,805. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services Division 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 USDA, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of USDA’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, 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, Support Services Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Ave. 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 28, 2017. Chad Parker, Acting Administrator, Rural BusinessCooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2017–21568 Filed 10–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–44–2017] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 265— Conroe, Texas; Authorization of Production Activity; Bauer Manufacturing LLC dba NEORig; (Stationary Oil/Gas Drilling Rigs); Conroe, Texas On June 5, 2017, the City of Conroe, grantee of FTZ 265, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Bauer Manufacturing LLC dba NEORig, PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 within Site 1 of FTZ 265, in Conroe, Texas. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (82 FR 30821–30822, July 3, 2017). On October 3, 2017, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board’s decision that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification was authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: October 3, 2017. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–21595 Filed 10–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–913] Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of new pneumatic off-the-road tires (OTR Tires) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable October 6, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chien-Min Yang or Jack Zhao, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5484 or (202) 482–1396 respectively. AGENCY: Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are new pneumatic tires designed for offthe-road (OTR) and off-highway use. For a full description of the scope of this order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.1 1 See ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 193 (Friday, October 6, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46753-46754]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-21568]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Business-Cooperative Service


Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA.

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ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Rural Business-Cooperative Service's (RBS) 
intention to request an extension for a currently approved information 
collection in support of the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 5, 2017 to 
be assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tony Crooks, Rural Business-
Cooperative Service, USDA, STOP 3225, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-3225, Telephone (202) 205-9322.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Rural Energy for America Program.
    OMB Number: 0570-0067.
    Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2018.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: REAP provides grants and loan guarantees to eligible 
agricultural producers and rural small businesses for the purchase of 
renewable energy systems and the implementation of energy efficiency 
improvements. REAP also provides grants for eligible entities to 
conduct energy audits and provide and renewable energy development 
assistance. This notice is specific to the information collection 
required for REAP.
    The collection of information is vital for Rural Development to 
make informed decisions regarding the eligibility of applicants and 
borrowers, establish selection priorities among competing applicants 
ensure compliance with applicable Rural Development regulations, and 
effectively monitor the grantees and borrowers activities to protect 
the Government's financial interest and ensure that funds obtained from 
the Government are used appropriately. This information will be used to 
determine applicant eligibility, to determine project eligibility and 
feasibility, and to ensure that grantees/borrowers operate on a sound 
basis and use funds for authorized purposes.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 2.6 hours per response.
    Respondents: Agricultural Producers and Rural Small Businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,997.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 25.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 49,925.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 129,805.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne 
Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services 
Division 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 USDA, including whether the information will have 
practical utility; (b) the accuracy of USDA'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, 
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, Support Services 
Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 
1400 Independence Ave. 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 28, 2017.
Chad Parker,
Acting Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-21568 Filed 10-5-17; 8:45 am]
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