Information Collection; Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire, 51597-51598 [2017-24179]

Download as PDF 51597 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 214 Tuesday, November 7, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES November 2, 2017. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are requested regarding (1) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) 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 regarding this information collection received by December 7, 2017 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725—17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:46 Nov 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service ACTION: Title: Electric System Emergency Restoration Plan. OMB Control Number: 0572–0140. Summary of Collection: Electric power systems have been identified in Presidential Decision Directive 63, May 1998, as one of the critical infrastructures of the United States. The term ‘‘critical infrastructure’’ is defined in section 1016(e) of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 (42 U.S.C. 5195c(e)). To ensure that the electric infrastructure in rural America is adequately protected, Rural Utilities Service (RUS) requires that all current electric borrowers conduct a Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) of their respective systems and utilize the results of this assessment to enhance an existing Emergency Restoration Plan (ERP) or, create an ERP. Need and Use of the Information: The ERP provides written procedures detailing response and restoration efforts in the event of a major system outage resulting from a natural or man made disaster. RUS requires each electric borrower to provide annually a self-certification, in writing, that an ERP exists and that an initial VRA has been performed. If this information were not collected, vulnerabilities may exist in the electric system infrastructure. The result would be increased risk to public safety and may affect the Government loan security. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions. Number of Respondents: 625. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 313. SUMMARY: Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–24223 Filed 11–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Forest Service Information Collection; Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire Forest Service, USDA. Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with revision of a currently approved information collection, Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire (0596– 0207). Comments must be received in writing on or before January 8, 2018 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 the Northern Research Station, Attention: Judy Terrell, Forest Service, USDA, 11 Campus Boulevard, Suite 200, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Comments also may be submitted via email to: jterrell@fs.fed.us. The public may inspect comments received at USDA Forest Service, 11 Campus Boulevard, Suite 200, Newtown Square, PA 19073 during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 610–557–4057 to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Terrell, 610–557–4057. Individuals who use telecommunications 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: Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire. OMB Number: 0596–0207. Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2018. Type of Request: Extension with revision. Abstract: This information collection is proposing to extend the collection of information from students attending local college and university career fairs regarding the effectiveness of the information provided by the Forest Service personnel on career opportunities in the Forest Service. The DATES: E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 51598 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 7, 2017 / Notices collection is necessary to evaluate and determine the effectiveness of the Forest Service Civil Rights Northeastern Service Center (NESC) Outreach Program. Forest Service, Civil Rights personnel, have utilized the Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire to collect evaluation information from students regarding presentations at career day events as well as at colleges and universities. Data received has appeared in reports provided to the Department of Agriculture, senior Forest Service officials, the Northern Research Station Director, and the Northern Research Station Civil Rights Diversity Committee. This information is a vital component in the analysis of Agency outreach efforts. Estimate of Annual Burden: 20 hours/ year. Type of Respondents: University/ College students. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 675. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 20 hours. 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 techniques or other 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 request for Office of Management and Budget approval. Dated: October 30, 2017. J. Lenise Lago, Acting Associate Chief, Forest Service. [FR Doc. 2017–24179 Filed 11–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Nov 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request To Conduct a New 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 seek approval to conduct a new information collection to gather data related to water usage for North Carolina agricultural operations that likely use between 10,000 and 1,000,000 gallons per day. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 8, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535– NEW, by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • E-fax: (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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 Hancock, NASS— OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690– 2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Water Use Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–NEW. Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to conduct a new information collection for a period of three years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition; as well as economic statistics, environmental statistics SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 related to agriculture and also to conduct the Census of Agriculture. The Water Use survey program will collect information on water usage for North Carolina agricultural operations that likely use between 10,000 and 1,000,000 gallons per day. Agricultural operations who use over 1,000,000 gallons in any one day are required to report their water usage directly to North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) and are not included in this survey. The program will help the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDACS) and NCDEQ fulfill the requirements of North Carolina state legislation enacted in 2008 (SL2008–0143). All questionnaires included in this information collection will be voluntary. This project is conducted as a cooperative effort with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Funding for this pilot survey is being provided by NCDACS. Authority: These data will be collected under 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 (Pub. L. 104–113, 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: Public reporting burden for this information collection is based on similar surveys with expected response time of 30 minutes. The estimated sample size will be approximately 3,300. The frequency of data collection for the different surveys is annual. Estimated number of responses per respondent is 1. Publicity materials and instruction sheets will account for approximately 5 minutes of additional burden per respondent. Respondents who refuse to complete a survey will be allotted 2 minutes of burden per attempt to collect the data. Respondents: North Carolina operations that likely use between 10,000 and 1,000,000 gallons annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,300. E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 214 (Tuesday, November 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51597-51598]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24179]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Information Collection; Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire

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 the extension with revision of a currently approved 
information collection, Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire (0596-0207).

DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before January 8, 
2018 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 the 
Northern Research Station, Attention: Judy Terrell, Forest Service, 
USDA, 11 Campus Boulevard, Suite 200, Newtown Square, PA 19073.
    Comments also may be submitted via email to: jterrell@fs.fed.us. 
The public may inspect comments received at USDA Forest Service, 11 
Campus Boulevard, Suite 200, Newtown Square, PA 19073 during normal 
business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 610-557-4057 
to facilitate entry into the building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Terrell, 610-557-4057. 
Individuals who use telecommunications 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: Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire.
    OMB Number: 0596-0207.
    Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2018.
    Type of Request: Extension with revision.
    Abstract: This information collection is proposing to extend the 
collection of information from students attending local college and 
university career fairs regarding the effectiveness of the information 
provided by the Forest Service personnel on career opportunities in the 
Forest Service. The

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collection is necessary to evaluate and determine the effectiveness of 
the Forest Service Civil Rights Northeastern Service Center (NESC) 
Outreach Program.
    Forest Service, Civil Rights personnel, have utilized the Outreach 
Opportunity Questionnaire to collect evaluation information from 
students regarding presentations at career day events as well as at 
colleges and universities. Data received has appeared in reports 
provided to the Department of Agriculture, senior Forest Service 
officials, the Northern Research Station Director, and the Northern 
Research Station Civil Rights Diversity Committee. This information is 
a vital component in the analysis of Agency outreach efforts.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: 20 hours/year.
    Type of Respondents: University/College students.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 675.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 20 hours.
    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 techniques or other 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 request for Office of 
Management and Budget approval.

    Dated: October 30, 2017.
J. Lenise Lago,
Acting Associate Chief, Forest Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-24179 Filed 11-6-17; 8:45 am]
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