Notice of Intent To Revise Currently Approved Information Collection, 26254 [2018-12151]

Download as PDF 26254 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 6, 2018 / Notices to make the Forest Plan consistent with the Project. The USFS Responsible Official’s decisions will be separate from the decisions that BLM made in their November 17, 2017 Record of Decision. The FEIS and the USFS’s Draft Record of Decision (ROD) are available for public review. As required by 36 CFR 218.7(c), the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest published a Legal Notice of the opportunity to object in the newspaper of record, the Baker City Herald. Eligible individuals and entities may file objections pursuant to 36 CFR 218 Subparts A and B. The USFS previously notified the public that, pursuant to 36CFR 219.59(a), the agency would waive its administrative review procedures and adopt the BLM’s protest procedures for its decisions to issue a special use authorization and to amend the Forest Plan (NOA for the Draft EIS, 79 FR 75834). Following further review of the scope of the decisions that the USFS will make and the applicable regulations, the USFS determined it must instead follow the project-level predecisional administrative review process described at 36 CFR 218 Subparts A and B. Dated: May 9, 2018. Chris French, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2018–12156 Filed 6–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Institute of Food and Agriculture Notice of Intent To Revise Currently Approved Information Collection National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) intention to revise a currently approved information collection, 0524–0039 entitled, ‘‘NIFA Application Kit’’. NIFA does not plan to make any language changes to this information collection. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by August 6, 2018 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning this notice and requests for daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Jun 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 copies of the information collection may be submitted by any of the following methods: Email: rmartin@nifa.usda.gov; Fax: 202–720–0857; Mail: Office of Information Technology (OIT), NIFA, USDA, STOP 2216, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250– 2216. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin; Email: rmartin@ nifa.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: NIFA Application Kit. OMB Number: 0524–0039. Expiration Date of Current Approval: October 31, 2018. Type of Request: Intent to extend a currently approved information collection for three years. Abstract: The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) sponsors ongoing agricultural research, extension, and education programs under which competitive, formula, and special awards of a high-priority nature are made. Because competitive applications are submitted, many of which necessitate review by peer panelists, it is particularly important that applicants provide the information in a standardized fashion to ensure equitable treatment for all. Standardization is also important to applicants to other programs as it lends itself to a more efficient process and minimizes administrative burden. For this reason, NIFA uses standard forms in the SF–424 Research and Related (R&R) form family which includes agency-specific forms for the application process. NIFA issues Requests for Applications (RFA) that includes the instructions for the preparation and submission of applications. These instructions provide, where appropriate, the necessary format for information in order to expedite, to the extent possible, the application review process. NIFA requires submission of applications electronically through Grants.gov. The forms and narrative information are mainly used for application evaluation and administration purposes. While some of the information is used to respond to inquiries from Congress and other government agencies, the forms are not designed to be statistical surveys. Also included in this information collection is one form which only applies to recipients of a NIFA fellowship/scholarship. The form is only used to document pertinent demographic data on the fellows/ scholars, documentation of the progress of the fellows/scholars under the program, and performance outcomes of the student beneficiaries. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Respondents: Universities, non-profit institutions, State, local, or Tribal government, and a limited number of for-profit institutions and individuals. Estimated Number of Responses by Form: Letter of Intent: 2.739. Form NIFA–2008 Assurance Statement(s): 2,000. Supplemental Information: 5,377. Application Type: 2,200. Proposal Type Form: 2,687. NIFA–2010 Fellowships/Scholarships Entry/Exit: 150. The individual form burden is as follows (calculated based on a survey of grant applicants conducted by NIFA): Letter of Intent: 2 hours. Form NIFA–2008 Assurance Statement(s): 30 minutes. Supplemental Information: 2 hours. Proposal Type Form: 15 minutes. NIFA–2010 Fellowships/Scholarships Entry/Annual Update/Exit: 3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: The annual total burden on the public for all forms is estimated to be 18,354 hours. Frequency of Respondents: Annually. Comments: 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 should be sent to the address stated in the preamble. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments also will become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 30th day of May 2018. Thomas G. Shanower, Acting Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2018–12151 Filed 6–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 109 (Wednesday, June 6, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12151]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Institute of Food and Agriculture


Notice of Intent To Revise Currently Approved Information 
Collection

AGENCY: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the National 
Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) intention to revise a 
currently approved information collection, 0524-0039 entitled, ``NIFA 
Application Kit''. NIFA does not plan to make any language changes to 
this information collection.

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by August 6, 
2018 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date 
will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning this notice and requests for 
copies of the information collection may be submitted by any of the 
following methods: Email: [email protected]; Fax: 202-720-0857; 
Mail: Office of Information Technology (OIT), NIFA, USDA, STOP 2216, 
1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-2216.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin; Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: NIFA Application Kit.
    OMB Number: 0524-0039.
    Expiration Date of Current Approval: October 31, 2018.
    Type of Request: Intent to extend a currently approved information 
collection for three years.
    Abstract: The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) 
sponsors ongoing agricultural research, extension, and education 
programs under which competitive, formula, and special awards of a 
high-priority nature are made. Because competitive applications are 
submitted, many of which necessitate review by peer panelists, it is 
particularly important that applicants provide the information in a 
standardized fashion to ensure equitable treatment for all. 
Standardization is also important to applicants to other programs as it 
lends itself to a more efficient process and minimizes administrative 
burden. For this reason, NIFA uses standard forms in the SF-424 
Research and Related (R&R) form family which includes agency-specific 
forms for the application process. NIFA issues Requests for 
Applications (RFA) that includes the instructions for the preparation 
and submission of applications. These instructions provide, where 
appropriate, the necessary format for information in order to expedite, 
to the extent possible, the application review process. NIFA requires 
submission of applications electronically through Grants.gov.
    The forms and narrative information are mainly used for application 
evaluation and administration purposes. While some of the information 
is used to respond to inquiries from Congress and other government 
agencies, the forms are not designed to be statistical surveys.
    Also included in this information collection is one form which only 
applies to recipients of a NIFA fellowship/scholarship. The form is 
only used to document pertinent demographic data on the fellows/
scholars, documentation of the progress of the fellows/scholars under 
the program, and performance outcomes of the student beneficiaries.
    Respondents: Universities, non-profit institutions, State, local, 
or Tribal government, and a limited number of for-profit institutions 
and individuals.
    Estimated Number of Responses by Form:
    Letter of Intent: 2.739.
    Form NIFA-2008 Assurance Statement(s): 2,000.
    Supplemental Information: 5,377.
    Application Type: 2,200.
    Proposal Type Form: 2,687.
    NIFA-2010 Fellowships/Scholarships Entry/Exit: 150.
    The individual form burden is as follows (calculated based on a 
survey of grant applicants conducted by NIFA):
    Letter of Intent: 2 hours.
    Form NIFA-2008 Assurance Statement(s): 30 minutes.
    Supplemental Information: 2 hours.
    Proposal Type Form: 15 minutes.
    NIFA-2010 Fellowships/Scholarships Entry/Annual Update/Exit: 3 
hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: The annual total 
burden on the public for all forms is estimated to be 18,354 hours.
    Frequency of Respondents: Annually.
    Comments: 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 should be sent to the address stated in the preamble.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments also will become a matter of 
public record.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 30th day of May 2018.
Thomas G. Shanower,
Acting Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
[FR Doc. 2018-12151 Filed 6-5-18; 8:45 am]
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