Announcement of Grant Application Deadlines and Funding Levels for the Assistance to High Energy Cost Rural Communities Grant Program, 48976-48977 [2017-22857]

Download as PDF 48976 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 203 / Monday, October 23, 2017 / Notices Telephone: (202) 690–4492, FAX: (202) 720–8435 or email: Thomas.Dickson@ wdc.usda.gov. 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 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: Thomas P. Dickson, Director, 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) 690–4492, FAX: (202) 720–8435 or email Thomas.Dickson@ wdc.usda.gov. Title: Assistance to High Energy Cost Rural Communities. OMB Control Number: 0572–0136. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (RE Act) (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) was amended in November 2000 to create a new program to help rural communities with extremely high energy costs (Pub. L. 106–472). Under the new section 19 of the RE Act (7 U.S.C. 918a), the Secretary of Agriculture through RUS, is authorized to provide financial assistance through the following three funding streams: • High Energy Cost Grants and Loans. RUS may provide grants and loans for energy generation, transmission, and distribution facilities serving communities with average home energy costs in excess of 275 percent of the national average. Many of the ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:08 Oct 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 communities are in rural Alaska, but there are other eligible areas nationwide. Eligible applicants include persons, State agencies (including Territories), entities organized under State law, and Indian Tribes. Only grant funds have been appropriated to date. • Denali Commission Grants and Loans. RUS may provide grants and loans to the Denali Commission, a Federal agency, for energy generation, transmission, and distribution facilities serving extremely high energy cost rural and remote communities in Alaska. Annual Denali grants are awarded and advanced as soon as funds are available to RUS. The Denali Grants are governed by a Memorandum of Understanding between the two agencies and by individual Grant Agreements. Only grant funds have been appropriated to date for the Denali Commission. • Bulk Fuel Revolving Fund Grants. RUS may provide grants to State entities in existence as of November 9, 2000, to support revolving loan funds to improve the efficiency of fuel purchases for communities where the fuel cannot be delivered by surface transportation. Only Alaska and a handful of other States are eligible. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 3.18 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofit, not-for-profit institutions, State, Local, or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 112. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.82. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,004. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Rebecca Hunt, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 205–3660, FAX: (202) 720–8435 or email: rebecca.hunt@ wdc.usda.gov. 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: October 16, 2017. Christopher A. McLean, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2017–22929 Filed 10–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Announcement of Grant Application Deadlines and Funding Levels for the Assistance to High Energy Cost Rural Communities Grant Program AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice of Solicitation of Applications (NOSA); correction. ACTION: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a document in the Federal Register on October 12, 2017 announcing the availability of up to $10 million in fiscal year 2017 (FY17) and application deadlines for competitive grants to assist communities with extremely high energy costs. The current version of one of the required forms to be included with the Application was not correctly identified. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Meigel, USDA—Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 1568, Washington, DC 20250– 1568, telephone (202) 720–9452 or email to robin.meigel@wdc.usda.gov. Correction In the Federal Register of October 12, 2017, in FR Doc. 2017–22042, on page 47453, in ‘‘TABLE 2—REQUIRED CONTENT AND FORM OF APPLICATION PACKAGE, PART D. Additional Required Forms and Certifications,’’ the form identified as Rural Utilities Service ‘Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matter—Primary Covered Transactions’’ is incorrect. The correct form title should read as follows: ‘‘Form AD 1047 ’Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters—Primary Covered Transactions’.’’ Also, in the same FR Doc. 2017– 22042, on page 47457, in the first column, under the heading ‘‘d. Application Part D—Additional Required Forms and Certifications,’’ fourth bullet from the top, the reference to the Rural Utilities Service ‘‘Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matter—Primary Covered Transactions’’ is incorrect. The correct form title should read as follows: Form AD 1047 ‘‘Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters—Primary Covered Transactions.’’ E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 203 / Monday, October 23, 2017 / Notices Dated: October 16, 2017. Christopher A. McLean, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. responses to these requests on October 3, 2017.4 In accordance with section 732(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the [FR Doc. 2017–22857 Filed 10–20–17; 8:45 am] Act), the petitioners allege that imports BILLING CODE P of PET resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE States at less than fair value, within the meaning of section 731 of the Act, and International Trade Administration that such imports are materially [A–351–852, A–560–832, A–580–896, A–535– injuring, or threatening material injury 905, A–583–862] to, the domestic industry producing PET resin in the United States. Consistent Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin with section 732(b)(1) of the Act, the From Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of Petitions are accompanied by Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan: Initiation information reasonably available to the of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations petitioners to support their allegations. The Department finds that the AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, petitioners filed these Petitions on International Trade Administration, behalf of the domestic industry because Department of Commerce. the petitioners are interested parties as DATES: Applicable October 16, 2017. defined in section 771(9)(C) of the Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Department also finds that the Gene Calvert at (202) 482–3586 petitioners demonstrated sufficient (Indonesia, Korea, and Pakistan) or Jun industry support with respect to Jack Zhao at (202) 482–1396 (Brazil and initiation of the AD investigations that Taiwan), Office VII, AD/CVD the petitioners are requesting.5 Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties Administration, Department of on Imports of Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from the Republic of Korea: Supplemental Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue Questions,’’ September 29, 2017; Letter from the NW., Washington, DC 20230. Department, ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Antidumping Duties on Imports of Certain The Petitions ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES On September 26, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) received antidumping duty (AD) petitions concerning imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan, filed in proper form on behalf of DAK Americas LLC, Indorama Ventures USA, Inc. (Indorama), M&G Polymers USA, LLC, and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America (collectively, the petitioners).1 The petitioners are domestic producers of PET resin.2 On September 29, 2017, the Department requested supplemental information pertaining to certain areas of the Petitions.3 The petitioners filed 1 See Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Polyester (sic) Terephthalate (‘‘PET’’) Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan— Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties,’’ September 26, 2017 (the Petitions). Indorama is not a petitioner with respect to the Indonesia petition. See Volume I of the Petitions, at 1. 2 See Volume I of the Petitions, at 1. 3 See Letter from the Department, ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Brazil: Supplemental Questions,’’ September 29, 2017; see also Letter from the Department, ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Indonesia: Supplemental Questions,’’ September 29, 2017; Letter from the Department, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:08 Oct 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Pakistan: Supplemental Questions,’’ September 29, 2017; Letter from the Department, ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Taiwan: Supplemental Questions,’’ September 29, 2017; and Letter from the Department, ‘‘Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan,’’ September 29, 2017. 4 See Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate (‘‘PET’’) Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan— Petitioners’ Amendment to Volume I Relating to General Issues,’’ October 3, 2017 (General Issues Supplement); see also Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate (‘‘PET’’) Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan—Petitioners’ Amendment to Volume II Relating to Brazil Antidumping Duties,’’ October 3, 2017; Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate (‘‘PET’’) Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan— Petitioners’ Amendment to Volume III Relating to Indonesia Antidumping Duties,’’ October 3, 2017; Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate (‘‘PET’’) Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan— Petitioners’ Amendment to Volume IV Relating to the Republic of Korea Antidumping Duties,’’ October 3, 2017; Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate (‘‘PET’’) Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan—Petitioners’ Amendment to Volume V Relating to Pakistan Antidumping Duties,’’ October 3, 2017; Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate (‘‘PET’’) Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan— Petitioners’ Amendment to Volume VI Relating to Taiwan Antidumping Duties,’’ October 3, 2017. 5 See the ‘‘Determination of Industry Support for the Petitions’’ section below. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48977 Period of Investigations Because the Petitions were filed on September 26, 2017, the period of investigation (POI) for all investigations is July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.204(b)(1). Scope of the Investigations The product covered by these investigations is PET resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan. For a full description of the scope of these investigations, see the ‘‘Scope of the Investigations’’ in the Appendix to this notice. Comments on Scope of the Investigations As discussed in the preamble to the Department’s regulations,6 we are setting aside a period for interested parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope). The Department will consider all comments received from interested parties and, if necessary, will consult with interested parties regarding scope prior to the issuance of the preliminary determinations. All factual information included in scope comments should be limited to public information.7 To facilitate preparation of its questionnaires, the Department requests that interested parties submit all such comments by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on November 6, 2017, which is the first business day 20 calendar days from the signature date of this notice.8 Any rebuttal comments, which may include factual information, must be filed by 5:00 p.m. ET on November 16, 2017, which is 10 calendar days from the initial comment deadline.9 The Department requests that any factual information the parties consider relevant to the scope of the investigations be submitted during this time period. However, if a party subsequently finds that additional factual information pertaining to the scope of the investigations may be relevant, the party may contact the Department and request permission to submit the additional information. All such comments must be filed on the record of each concurrent AD investigation. Filing Requirements All submissions to the Department must be electronically filed using Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping Duty and Countervailing 6 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 7 See 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21) (defining ‘‘factual information’’). 8 See 19 CFR 351.303(b). 9 See 19 CFR 351.303(b). E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 203 (Monday, October 23, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48976-48977]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22857]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service


Announcement of Grant Application Deadlines and Funding Levels 
for the Assistance to High Energy Cost Rural Communities Grant Program

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of Solicitation of Applications (NOSA); correction.

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SUMMARY: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United 
States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a document in the 
Federal Register on October 12, 2017 announcing the availability of up 
to $10 million in fiscal year 2017 (FY17) and application deadlines for 
competitive grants to assist communities with extremely high energy 
costs. The current version of one of the required forms to be included 
with the Application was not correctly identified.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Meigel, USDA--Rural Utilities 
Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 1568, Washington, DC 20250-
1568, telephone (202) 720-9452 or email to [email protected].

Correction

    In the Federal Register of October 12, 2017, in FR Doc. 2017-22042, 
on page 47453, in ``TABLE 2--REQUIRED CONTENT AND FORM OF APPLICATION 
PACKAGE, PART D. Additional Required Forms and Certifications,'' the 
form identified as Rural Utilities Service `Certification Regarding 
Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matter--Primary Covered 
Transactions'' is incorrect. The correct form title should read as 
follows: ``Form AD 1047 'Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, 
and Other Responsibility Matters--Primary Covered Transactions'.''
    Also, in the same FR Doc. 2017-22042, on page 47457, in the first 
column, under the heading ``d. Application Part D--Additional Required 
Forms and Certifications,'' fourth bullet from the top, the reference 
to the Rural Utilities Service ``Certification Regarding Debarment, 
Suspension and Other Responsibility Matter--Primary Covered 
Transactions'' is incorrect. The correct form title should read as 
follows: Form AD 1047 ``Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension 
and Other Responsibility Matters--Primary Covered Transactions.''


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    Dated: October 16, 2017.
Christopher A. McLean,
Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-22857 Filed 10-20-17; 8:45 am]
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