Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 58588-58589 [2017-26786]

Download as PDF 58588 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 238 Wednesday, December 13, 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES December 7, 2017. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to 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; and (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 January 12, 2018 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 number and the agency informs VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Dec 12, 2017 Jkt 244001 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. Rural Housing Service Title: Fire and Rescue Loans—7 CFR 1942, Subpart C, ‘‘Fire and Rescue Loans and Other Small Community Facilities Projects’’. OMB Control Number: 0575–0120. Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is authorized by Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926) to make loans to public agencies, nonprofit corporations, and Indian tribes for the development of essential community facilities primarily servicing rural residents. The primary regulation for administering this Community Facility program is 7 CFR 1942–A. The Community Facilities program has been used to finance about 100 different types of facilities varying in size and complexity from fire trucks to hospitals. A significant portion of the loans made have been used for public safety to finance fire stations, fire trucks, ambulances, and rescue facilities and other small Community Facilities projects. The information must be collected to determine eligibility, analyze financial feasibility, take security, monitor the use of loan funds, and monitor the financial condition of borrowers, and otherwise assisting borrowers. Need and Use of the Information: The Rural Development requires that an application form SF–424 be completed by applicant/borrowers with each application package in addition to other necessary information. This form gives basic information regarding the applicant, including the type of loan/ grant assistance they are seeking. This information will be used to determine applicant/borrower eligibility, project feasibility, and ensure borrowers operate on a sound basis and use loan funds for authorized purposes. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 2,968. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Quarterly; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 24,865. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Rural Housing Service Title: 7 CFR 1902–A, Supervised Bank Accounts. OMB Control Number: 0575–0158. Summary of Collection: 7 CFR 1902– A, Supervised Bank Accounts (SBA), prescribes the policies and procedures for disbursing loan and grant funds, establishing and closing supervised accounts, and placing Multi-Family housing reserve accounts in supervised accounts. The Rural Business Service extends financial assistance to applicants that do not qualify for loans under commercial rates and terms. The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is the credit agency for agriculture and rural development in USDA. Supervised accounts are accounts with a financial institution in the names of a borrower and the United States Government, represented by Rural Housing Service, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Utilities Service, (Agency). Section 339 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, 7 U.S.C. 1989 and Section 510 of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 1480) is the legislative authorities requiring the use of supervised accounts. Need and Use of the Information: The agency’s state and field offices will collect information from borrowers and financial institutions. The Agency use SBA’s as a mechanism to (1) ensure correct disbursement and expenditure of all funds designated for a project; (2) help a borrower properly manage its financial affairs; (3) ensure that the Government’s security is protected adequately from fraud, waste and abuse. The consequence to Federal program and policy activities if the collection of information was not conducted would be detrimental to both the Government and to borrowers. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 15,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 26,169. Rural Housing Service Title: 7 CFR part 3565, ‘‘Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program’’ and Its Supporting Handbook. OMB Control Number: 0575–0174. Summary of Collection: On March 28, 1996, the Housing Opportunity Program Extension Act of 1996 was signed. One E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 13, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES of the provisions of the Act was the authorization of the section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program (GRRHP), adding the program to the Housing Act of 1949. The purpose of the GRRHP is to increase the supply of affordable rural rental housing through the use of loan guarantees that encourage partnerships between the Rural Housing Service (RHS), private lenders and public agencies. RUS will approve qualified lenders to participate and monitor lender performance to ensure program requirements are met. RHS will collect information from lenders on the eligibility cost, benefits, feasibility, and financial performance of the proposed project. Need and Use of the Information: RHS will collect information from lenders to manage, plan, evaluate, and account for Government resources and from time to time, propose demonstration programs that use loan guarantees or interest credit. The GRRHP regulation and handbook will provide lenders and agency staff with guidance on the origination, and servicing of GRRHP loans and the approval of qualified lenders. RHS will use the information to evaluate a lender’s request and make determination that the interests of the government are protected. Failure to collect information could have an adverse impact on the agency ability to monitor lenders and assess program effectiveness and effectively guarantee loans. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit Institutions. Number of Respondents: 150. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly; Monthly; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 2,059. Rural Housing Service Title: RD 1951–65, ‘‘Customer Initiated Payments’’, RD 1951–66, ‘‘FedWire Worksheet’’, and 3550–28, ‘‘Authorization Agreement for Preauthorization Payments’’. OMB Control Number: 0575–0184. Summary of Collection: Rural Development (RD) uses electronic methods for receiving and processing loan payments and collections. These electronic collection methods are approved by Treasury and include Preauthorized Debits (PAD), Customer Initiated Payments (CIP), and FedWire. These electronic collection methods provide the borrower the ability to submit their loan payments the day prior to, or the day of their installment due date. To administer these electronic payment methods, RD will use approved agency forms for collecting VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Dec 12, 2017 Jkt 244001 financial institution routing information. Form RD 3550–28, Authorization Agreement for Preauthorized Payments, is prepared by the borrower to authorized RD to electronically collect regular loan payments from a borrower’s account at a financial institution (FI) as preauthorized debits. Form RD 1951–65, is prepared by the borrower to enroll in CIP. CIP is an electronic collection method that enables borrowers to input payment data to a contract bank via telephone (touch tone and voice) or computer terminal. Form RD 1951–66, FedWire Worksheet, is completed by the borrower to establish an electronic FedWire format with their FI. Need and Use of the Information: RD will request that borrowers make payments electronically via PAD, CIP, or FedWire. The information is collected only once unless the FI routing information changes. If the information were not collected, RD would be unable to collect loan payments electronically. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; Business or other forprofit; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 8,260. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 4,242. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–26786 Filed 12–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0083] General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan; Solicitation for Membership Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of solicitation for membership. AGENCY: We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture is soliciting nominations for the election of a member at-large and regional members and their alternates for the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan. DATES: Consideration will be given to nominations received on or before May 1, 2018. ADDRESSES: Completed nomination forms should be sent to the person listed SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58589 under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dr. Denise L. Brinson, Senior Coordinator, National Poultry Improvement Plan, VS, APHIS, USDA, 1506 Klondike Road, Suite 101, Conyers, GA 30094; phone (770) 922–3496; fax (770–922–3498; Denise.l.brinson@aphis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The General Conference Committee (the Committee) of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) is the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on poultry health. The Committee serves as a forum for the study of problems relating to poultry health and, as necessary, makes specific recommendations to the Secretary concerning ways the U.S. Department of Agriculture may assist the industry in addressing these problems. The Committee assists the Department in planning, organizing, and conducting the Biennial Conference of the NPIP. The Committee recommends whether new proposals should be considered by the delegates to the Biennial Conference and serves as a direct liaison between the NPIP and the United States Animal Health Association. The Committee consists of an elected member-at-large who is an NPIP participant and an elected member (and alternate) from each of the six U.S. regions represented on the Committee. Terms will expire for three current regional members of the Committee, as well as the member-at-large, in June 2018. We are soliciting nominations from interested organizations and individuals to replace the member-atlarge and members from the North Atlantic (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont), East North Central (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin), and Western (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) regions. Member selection is determined by a majority vote of the NPIP delegates from the respective regions. The member-atlarge will be elected by a majority vote of all official delegates. There must be at least two nominees for each position. Persons interested in serving on the Committee or nominating another individual to serve must complete Form AD–755, which is available on the internet at https://www.ocio.usda.gov/ document/ad-755 or may be obtained by contacting the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

December 7, 2017.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to 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; and (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 January 
12, 2018 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: 
[email protected] 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 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.

Rural Housing Service

    Title: Fire and Rescue Loans--7 CFR 1942, Subpart C, ``Fire and 
Rescue Loans and Other Small Community Facilities Projects''.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0120.
    Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is 
authorized by Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926) to make loans to public agencies, 
nonprofit corporations, and Indian tribes for the development of 
essential community facilities primarily servicing rural residents. The 
primary regulation for administering this Community Facility program is 
7 CFR 1942-A. The Community Facilities program has been used to finance 
about 100 different types of facilities varying in size and complexity 
from fire trucks to hospitals. A significant portion of the loans made 
have been used for public safety to finance fire stations, fire trucks, 
ambulances, and rescue facilities and other small Community Facilities 
projects. The information must be collected to determine eligibility, 
analyze financial feasibility, take security, monitor the use of loan 
funds, and monitor the financial condition of borrowers, and otherwise 
assisting borrowers.
    Need and Use of the Information: The Rural Development requires 
that an application form SF-424 be completed by applicant/borrowers 
with each application package in addition to other necessary 
information. This form gives basic information regarding the applicant, 
including the type of loan/grant assistance they are seeking. This 
information will be used to determine applicant/borrower eligibility, 
project feasibility, and ensure borrowers operate on a sound basis and 
use loan funds for authorized purposes.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-
profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 2,968.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Quarterly; 
Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 24,865.

Rural Housing Service

    Title: 7 CFR 1902-A, Supervised Bank Accounts.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0158.
    Summary of Collection: 7 CFR 1902-A, Supervised Bank Accounts 
(SBA), prescribes the policies and procedures for disbursing loan and 
grant funds, establishing and closing supervised accounts, and placing 
Multi-Family housing reserve accounts in supervised accounts. The Rural 
Business Service extends financial assistance to applicants that do not 
qualify for loans under commercial rates and terms. The Rural Housing 
Service (RHS) is the credit agency for agriculture and rural 
development in USDA. Supervised accounts are accounts with a financial 
institution in the names of a borrower and the United States 
Government, represented by Rural Housing Service, Rural Business-
Cooperative Service, Rural Utilities Service, (Agency). Section 339 of 
the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, 7 U.S.C. 1989 and 
Section 510 of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 1480) is 
the legislative authorities requiring the use of supervised accounts.
    Need and Use of the Information: The agency's state and field 
offices will collect information from borrowers and financial 
institutions. The Agency use SBA's as a mechanism to (1) ensure correct 
disbursement and expenditure of all funds designated for a project; (2) 
help a borrower properly manage its financial affairs; (3) ensure that 
the Government's security is protected adequately from fraud, waste and 
abuse. The consequence to Federal program and policy activities if the 
collection of information was not conducted would be detrimental to 
both the Government and to borrowers.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 15,000.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 26,169.

Rural Housing Service

    Title: 7 CFR part 3565, ``Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program'' 
and Its Supporting Handbook.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0174.
    Summary of Collection: On March 28, 1996, the Housing Opportunity 
Program Extension Act of 1996 was signed. One

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of the provisions of the Act was the authorization of the section 538 
Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program (GRRHP), adding the program to 
the Housing Act of 1949. The purpose of the GRRHP is to increase the 
supply of affordable rural rental housing through the use of loan 
guarantees that encourage partnerships between the Rural Housing 
Service (RHS), private lenders and public agencies. RUS will approve 
qualified lenders to participate and monitor lender performance to 
ensure program requirements are met. RHS will collect information from 
lenders on the eligibility cost, benefits, feasibility, and financial 
performance of the proposed project.
    Need and Use of the Information: RHS will collect information from 
lenders to manage, plan, evaluate, and account for Government resources 
and from time to time, propose demonstration programs that use loan 
guarantees or interest credit. The GRRHP regulation and handbook will 
provide lenders and agency staff with guidance on the origination, and 
servicing of GRRHP loans and the approval of qualified lenders. RHS 
will use the information to evaluate a lender's request and make 
determination that the interests of the government are protected. 
Failure to collect information could have an adverse impact on the 
agency ability to monitor lenders and assess program effectiveness and 
effectively guarantee loans.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-
profit Institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 150.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly; Monthly; Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 2,059.

Rural Housing Service

    Title: RD 1951-65, ``Customer Initiated Payments'', RD 1951-66, 
``FedWire Worksheet'', and 3550-28, ``Authorization Agreement for 
Preauthorization Payments''.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0184.
    Summary of Collection: Rural Development (RD) uses electronic 
methods for receiving and processing loan payments and collections. 
These electronic collection methods are approved by Treasury and 
include Preauthorized Debits (PAD), Customer Initiated Payments (CIP), 
and FedWire. These electronic collection methods provide the borrower 
the ability to submit their loan payments the day prior to, or the day 
of their installment due date. To administer these electronic payment 
methods, RD will use approved agency forms for collecting financial 
institution routing information. Form RD 3550-28, Authorization 
Agreement for Preauthorized Payments, is prepared by the borrower to 
authorized RD to electronically collect regular loan payments from a 
borrower's account at a financial institution (FI) as preauthorized 
debits. Form RD 1951-65, is prepared by the borrower to enroll in CIP. 
CIP is an electronic collection method that enables borrowers to input 
payment data to a contract bank via telephone (touch tone and voice) or 
computer terminal. Form RD 1951-66, FedWire Worksheet, is completed by 
the borrower to establish an electronic FedWire format with their FI.
    Need and Use of the Information: RD will request that borrowers 
make payments electronically via PAD, CIP, or FedWire. The information 
is collected only once unless the FI routing information changes. If 
the information were not collected, RD would be unable to collect loan 
payments electronically.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; Business 
or other for-profit; State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 8,260.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 4,242.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-26786 Filed 12-12-17; 8:45 am]
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