Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies, 19682-19683 [2018-09539]

Download as PDF 19682 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 87 / Friday, May 4, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES affected their vulnerabilities or resilience. This information is essential to the Department of Agriculture’s mandate to support agriculture and natural resources that are productive, sustainable, and provide benefits for the American public under the Rural Development Policy Act of 1980, and to Forest Service’s mandate to provide expert advice and conduct research on the management of forests outside the National Forest system through the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978. Additionally, the importance of gathering, analyzing, and sharing this type of information is reflected in the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended, and the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Research Act of 1978. Information will be collected through focus groups and interviews with participants selected purposively in line with the collection objectives. This collection will generate scientificallybased, up-to-date information that can be used to inform ongoing posthurricane recovery efforts and related risk reduction and mitigation and adaptation strategies by USDA, Forest Service, other Federal agencies, local government, civil society, and the private sector. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Private Sector Businesses, Non-Profit/Governmental Organizations, State/Local Government. Estimated Annualized Burden Hours for Respondents and Non-Respondents for Six Month Emergency Approval Period: 376 hours. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents for Six Month Emergency Approval Period: 220 (120 focus group participants; 100 interview respondents). Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1 response/ respondent is anticipated. Comment Is Invited 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 May 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. USDA Forest Service will consider the comments received and amend the information collection as appropriate. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Dated: April 16, 2018. Carlos Rodriguez-Franco, Deputy Chief, Research & Development. [FR Doc. 2018–09544 Filed 5–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests; Colorado; Revision of the Land and Resource Management Plan for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests Forest Service, USDA. Notice to extend the public scoping period for the notice of intent to revise the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison Land and Resource Management Plan and to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests are revising their Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) and will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the revised Forest Plan. A Notice of Intent for this project was published in the Federal Register on April 3, 2018 and initiated the scoping comment period. This comment period has been extended by thirty days until June 2, 2018 to provide additional time for review and feedback. The GMUG has published the initial scoping material, as well as other helpful resources, on its website at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/gmug/ forestplan. SUMMARY: Comments on the notice of intent that published on April 3, 2018 at 83 FR 14243 concerning the scoping material must be received by June 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/gmug/ forestplan_comments, via email to gmugforestplan@fs.fed.us, by post to GMUG National Forests, Attn: Forest Plan Revision Team, 2250 S Main St., Delta, CO, 81416, or via facsimile to 970–874–6698. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received by visiting the public reading room online at http:// www.fs.usda.gov/goto/gmug/forestplan_ readingroom. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Forest Plan Revision Team Leader Samantha Staley at (970) 874–6666 or Assistant Forest Planner Brittany Duffy at (970) 874–6649, or via email to gmugforestplan@fs.fed.us. Additional information concerning the planning process can be found online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/gmug/ forestplan. Dated: April 20, 2018. Chris French, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2018–09548 Filed 5–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Economic Development Administration (EDA or the Agency), Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a proposed extension of an information collection request approved through September 30, 2018, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 3, 2018. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via email at PRAcomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to David Ives, Senior Program Analyst, Performance and National Programs Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via email at dives@eda.gov). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 19683 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 87 / Friday, May 4, 2018 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The mission of EDA is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA accomplishes this mission by helping states, regions, and communities through capacity building, planning, infrastructure, research grants, and strategic initiatives. Further information on EDA’s program and grant opportunities can be found at www.eda.gov. In order to effectively administer and monitor its economic development assistance programs, EDA collects certain information from applications for, and recipients of, EDA investment assistance. The purpose of this notice is to seek comments from the public and other Federal agencies on a request for an extension of an information collected related to a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The collection of this information is required to ensure the recipient is complying with EDA’s CEDS requirements. A CEDS is required for an eligible applicant to qualify for an EDA investment assistance under its Public Works, Economic Adjustment, and certain planning programs, and is a prerequisite for a region’s designation by EDA as an Economic Development District (see 13 CFR 303, 305.2, and 307.2 of EDA’s regulations). This information collection is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2018. concept of economic resilience (i.e., the ability to avoid, withstand, and recover from economic shifts, natural disasters, etc.). EDA is not proposing any changes to the current information collection request. II. Method of Collection OMB Control Number: 0610–0093. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission; revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Federal government; State, local or Tribal government; Business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 527. Estimated Time per Response: 480 hours for the initial CEDS for a District organization or other planning organization funded by EDA; 160 hours for the CEDS revision required at least every 5 years from and EDA-funded District or other planning organization; 40 hours per applicant for EDA Public Works or Economic Adjustment Assistance with a project deemed by EDA to merit further consideration that is not located in an EDA-funded District. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 31,640. The CEDS are collected via both paper and electronic submissions. A CEDS emerges from a continuing planning process developed and driven by a public sector planning organization by engaging a broad-based and diverse set of stakeholders to address the economic problems and potential of a region. The CEDS should include information about how and to what extent stakeholder input and support was solicited. Information on how the planning organization collaborated with its diverse set of stakeholders (including the public sector, private interests, nonprofits, educational institutions, and community organizations) in the development of the CEDS should be included. In accordance with the regulations governing the CEDS (see 13 CFR 303.7), a CEDS must contain a summary background, a SWOT Analysis, Strategic Direction/Action Plan, and an Evaluation Framework. In addition, the CEDS must incorporate the Number of responses Type of response III. Data Hours per response Total estimated time (hours) Initial CEDS .................................................................. Revised CEDS .............................................................. CEDS Updates/Performance Reports .......................... CEDS by applicants not in EDA-funded District .......... 3 77 385 62 480 hours/initial CEDS ................................................. 160 hours/revised CEDS .............................................. 40 hours/report ............................................................. 40 hours ........................................................................ 1,440 12,320 15,400 2,480 Total ....................................................................... ........................ ....................................................................................... 31,640 Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), 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 shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (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 respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 May 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and may be included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 87 (Friday, May 4, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19682-19683]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-09539]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Comprehensive 
Economic Development Strategies

AGENCY: Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Economic Development Administration (EDA or the Agency), 
Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce 
paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on a proposed extension of an information 
collection request approved through September 30, 2018, as required by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 3, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via email at 
[email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions 
should be directed to David Ives, Senior Program Analyst, Performance 
and National Programs Division, Room 71030, Economic Development 
Administration, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 
(or via email at [email protected]).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The mission of EDA is to lead the federal economic development 
agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American 
regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA 
accomplishes this mission by helping states, regions, and communities 
through capacity building, planning, infrastructure, research grants, 
and strategic initiatives. Further information on EDA's program and 
grant opportunities can be found at www.eda.gov.
    In order to effectively administer and monitor its economic 
development assistance programs, EDA collects certain information from 
applications for, and recipients of, EDA investment assistance. The 
purpose of this notice is to seek comments from the public and other 
Federal agencies on a request for an extension of an information 
collected related to a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 
(CEDS). The collection of this information is required to ensure the 
recipient is complying with EDA's CEDS requirements. A CEDS is required 
for an eligible applicant to qualify for an EDA investment assistance 
under its Public Works, Economic Adjustment, and certain planning 
programs, and is a prerequisite for a region's designation by EDA as an 
Economic Development District (see 13 CFR 303, 305.2, and 307.2 of 
EDA's regulations). This information collection is scheduled to expire 
on September 30, 2018.

II. Method of Collection

    The CEDS are collected via both paper and electronic submissions. A 
CEDS emerges from a continuing planning process developed and driven by 
a public sector planning organization by engaging a broad-based and 
diverse set of stakeholders to address the economic problems and 
potential of a region. The CEDS should include information about how 
and to what extent stakeholder input and support was solicited. 
Information on how the planning organization collaborated with its 
diverse set of stakeholders (including the public sector, private 
interests, non-profits, educational institutions, and community 
organizations) in the development of the CEDS should be included. In 
accordance with the regulations governing the CEDS (see 13 CFR 303.7), 
a CEDS must contain a summary background, a SWOT Analysis, Strategic 
Direction/Action Plan, and an Evaluation Framework. In addition, the 
CEDS must incorporate the concept of economic resilience (i.e., the 
ability to avoid, withstand, and recover from economic shifts, natural 
disasters, etc.). EDA is not proposing any changes to the current 
information collection request.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0610-0093.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission; revision of a currently 
approved collection.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Federal government; 
State, local or Tribal government; Business or other for-profit 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 527.
    Estimated Time per Response: 480 hours for the initial CEDS for a 
District organization or other planning organization funded by EDA; 160 
hours for the CEDS revision required at least every 5 years from and 
EDA-funded District or other planning organization; 40 hours per 
applicant for EDA Public Works or Economic Adjustment Assistance with a 
project deemed by EDA to merit further consideration that is not 
located in an EDA-funded District.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 31,640.

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                                                                                                       Total
               Type of response                    Number of           Hours per response         estimated time
                                                   responses                                          (hours)
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Initial CEDS..................................               3  480 hours/initial CEDS..........           1,440
Revised CEDS..................................              77  160 hours/revised CEDS..........          12,320
CEDS Updates/Performance Reports..............             385  40 hours/report.................          15,400
CEDS by applicants not in EDA-funded District.              62  40 hours........................           2,480
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    Total.....................................  ..............  ................................          31,640
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    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

IV. Request for Comments

    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq.), 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 shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(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 respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and may be included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter 
of public record.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-09539 Filed 5-3-18; 8:45 am]
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