Notice of Intent To Renew a Currently Approved Information Collection, 24966 [2018-11598]

Download as PDF 24966 Notices Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 105 Thursday, May 31, 2018 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 Agricultural Research Service Notice of Intent To Renew a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice announces the Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) intention to seek approval to collect information in support of research and related activities. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before July 30, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Jill Lake, ARS Webmaster, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland 20705. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill Lake, ARS Webmaster, jill.lake@ ars.usda.gov. SUMMARY: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Web Forms for Research Data, Models, Materials, and Publications as well as Study and Event Registration. Type of Request: Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection. OMB Number: 0518–0032. Expiration Date: December 31, 2018. Abstract: Sections 1703 and 1705 of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA), (Pub. L. 105–277) Title XVII, require agencies by October 21, 2003, to provide for the option of electronic submission of information by the public. To advance GPEA goals, online forms are needed to allow the public to request from ARS research data, models, materials, and publications and to register for scientific studies and events. For the convenience VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 30, 2018 Jkt 241001 of the public, the forms itemize the information we need to provide a timely response. Information from forms will only be used by ARS for the purposes identified. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 3 minutes per response (range: 1–5 minutes). Respondents: Agricultural researchers, students, teachers, business people, members of service organizations, community groups, other Federal and local government agencies, and the general public. Estimated Number Respondents: 8,750. This is an increase of 3,750 from the 5,000 estimated respondents in the previous Approved Information Collection due to more actual annual respondents than originally estimated in 2015 when fewer software models were available for download. As of May 2018, 147 software models were available for download through the ARS website https://www.ars.usda.gov/research/ software/. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 437.5 hours. Copies of forms used in this information collection can be obtained from Jill Lake, ARS Webmaster, jill.lake@ars.usda.gov. The information collection extension requested by ARS is for a period of 3 years. 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 use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: May 17, 2018. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator, Agricultural Research Service. [FR Doc. 2018–11598 Filed 5–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Information Collection Request; Direct Loan Servicing-Special Programs Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on a revision and an extension of a currently approved information collection request that supports Direct Loan ServicingSpecial Programs. The information is used in eligibility and feasibility determinations on borrower requests for disaster set-aside, primary loan servicing, buyout at market value, and homestead protection, as well as liquidation of security. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by July 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your comments, include date, volume, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail, hand delivery, or courier: J. Lee Nault, Senior Loan Officer, USDA/ FSA/FLP, STOP 0523, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–0503. You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Copies of the information collection may be requested by contacting J. Lee Nault at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: J. Lee Nault, (202) 720–6834. Persons with disabilities who require alternative mean for communication (Braille, large print, audio tape, and so on) should contact the USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (Voice). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2018 / 
Notices

[[Page 24966]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Research Service


Notice of Intent To Renew a Currently Approved Information 
Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice announces the 
Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) intention to seek approval to 
collect information in support of research and related activities.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before July 30, 
2018 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Jill Lake, 
ARS Webmaster, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland 20705.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill Lake, ARS Webmaster, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Web Forms for Research Data, Models, Materials, and 
Publications as well as Study and Event Registration.
    Type of Request: Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection.
    OMB Number: 0518-0032.
    Expiration Date: December 31, 2018.
    Abstract: Sections 1703 and 1705 of the Government Paperwork 
Elimination Act (GPEA), (Pub. L. 105-277) Title XVII, require agencies 
by October 21, 2003, to provide for the option of electronic submission 
of information by the public. To advance GPEA goals, online forms are 
needed to allow the public to request from ARS research data, models, 
materials, and publications and to register for scientific studies and 
events. For the convenience of the public, the forms itemize the 
information we need to provide a timely response. Information from 
forms will only be used by ARS for the purposes identified.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 3 minutes per response (range: 1-5 
minutes).
    Respondents: Agricultural researchers, students, teachers, business 
people, members of service organizations, community groups, other 
Federal and local government agencies, and the general public.
    Estimated Number Respondents: 8,750. This is an increase of 3,750 
from the 5,000 estimated respondents in the previous Approved 
Information Collection due to more actual annual respondents than 
originally estimated in 2015 when fewer software models were available 
for download. As of May 2018, 147 software models were available for 
download through the ARS website https://www.ars.usda.gov/research/software/.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 437.5 hours.
    Copies of forms used in this information collection can be obtained 
from Jill Lake, ARS Webmaster, [email protected].
    The information collection extension requested by ARS is for a 
period of 3 years. 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 use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. 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: May 17, 2018.
Chavonda Jacobs-Young,
Administrator, Agricultural Research Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-11598 Filed 5-30-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-03-P