Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 27309-27310 [2018-12544]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 12, 2018 / Notices is the only agency responsible for collecting data on livestock health. Participation in any NAHMS study is voluntary, and all data are confidential. APHIS plans to conduct the Goat 2019 Study as part of an ongoing series of NAHMS studies on the U.S. livestock population. The purpose of the study is to collect information to describe changes in animal health, nutrition, and management practices in the U.S. goat industry from 2009–2019; describe practices producers use to control internal parasites and reduce anthelmintic resistance; describe antimicrobial stewardship on goat operations and provide information on the prevalence of enteric pathogens and antimicrobial resistance patterns; describe management practices associated with, and producer-reported occurrence of, economically important goat diseases; and provide a serologic bank to meet the future research needs of the goat industry. The study will consist of two phases. In Phase I, a National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) enumerator will contact and conduct interviews with goat producers from 26 States who have 5 or more goats. These respondents will be asked to sign a consent form allowing NASS to present their names to APHIS-designated data collectors for further consideration in the study. In Phase II, which we consider the APHIS phase, the respondents will complete the producer agreement and up to three on-farm questionnaires. In addition, biologic sampling will be available to selected participants that complete the initial visit questionnaire. The information collected through the Goat 2019 Study will be analyzed and organized into descriptive reports. Several information sheets will be derived from these reports and disseminated by APHIS to producers, stakeholders, academia, veterinarians, and other interested parties. The collected data will be used to establish national and regional production measures for producer, veterinary, and industry references; predict or detect national and regional trends in disease emergence and movement; address emerging issues; examine the economic impact of health management practices; provide estimates of both outcome (disease or other parameters) and exposure (risks and components) variables that can be used in analytic studies in the future by APHIS; provide input into the design of surveillance systems for specific diseases; and provide parameters for animal disease spread models. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Jun 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 approve our use of these information collection activities for 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate 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) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.51 hours per response. Respondents: Goat producers from 26 States who have 5 or more goats. Estimated annual number of respondents: 4,770. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 4. Estimated annual number of responses: 17,668. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 8,947 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) 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. Done in Washington, DC, this 6th day of June 2018. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2018–12589 Filed 6–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27309 Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which the RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 13, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Development, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5164 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492. Fax: (202) 720–8435 or email to: Thomas.Dickson@ wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR part 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RUS is submitting to OMB as extension to an existing collection with Agency adjustment. 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 may be sent to: Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 1522, Room 5164, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492; Fax: (202) 720–8435. Title: 7 CFR 1773, Policy on Audits of RUS Borrowers and Grantees. OMB Control Number: 0572–0095. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service relies on the information provided by the borrowers in their financial E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 27310 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 12, 2018 / Notices statements to make lending decisions as to borrowers’ credit worthiness and to assure that loan funds are approved, advanced and disbursed for proper RE Act purposes. These financial statements are audited by a certified public accountant to provide independent assurance that the data being reported are properly measured and fairly presented. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 8.08 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents and Recordkeepers: 1,300. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.3746. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 14,439 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Rebecca Hunt, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Telephone: (202) 205–3660, Fax: (202) 720–8435. 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. Kenneth L. Johnson, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2018–12544 Filed 6–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–982] Utility Scale Wind Towers From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016. DATES: Applicable June 12, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4793. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Jun 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 Background Commerce initiated an administrative review of the CVD order on wind towers from China with respect to 56 companies for the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016,1 based on a request by the petitioner.2 On May 31, 2017, the petitioner timely withdrew its request for an administrative review of all 56 companies.3 No other party requested a review. Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review in whole or in part, if the party that requested a review withdraws its request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. In this case, the petitioner withdrew its request for review within the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of the CVD order. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review in its entirety. Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess CVDs on all entries of wind towers from China during the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016, at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated CVDs required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Notifications This notice serves as a final reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 17188 (April 10, 2017) (Initiation Notice). 2 The petitioner is the Wind Tower Trade Coalition. 3 See Petitioner’s May 31, 2017 Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: June 7, 2018. James Maeder, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2018–12595 Filed 6–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–552–813] Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order (CVD) on steel wire garment hangers from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) for the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable June 12, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On April 16, 2018, based on a timely request for review by M&B Metal Products Company, Inc. (the petitioner),1 Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the CVD order on steel wire garment hangers from Vietnam covering the period January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.2 On April 24, 2018, the petitioner withdrew its request for all companies listed in its request and the Initiation Notice.3 No other party requested a 1 See Letter from Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP to the U.S. Department of Commerce, regarding Steel Wire Garment Hangers from Vietnam: Request for Fifth Administrative Review,’’ dated February 28, 2018. 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 16,298 (April 16, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 3 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Fifth Administrative Review of Steel Wire Garment Hangers from Vietnam—Petitioner’s Withdrawal of Review Request,’’ dated April 24, 2018. E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 113 (Tuesday, June 12, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27309-27310]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12544]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service


Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information 
collection for which the RUS intends to request approval from the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 13, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Acting Director, 
Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Development, 
1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5164 South Building, 
Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-4492. Fax: (202) 720-
8435 or email to: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
regulation (5 CFR part 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) requires that interested members 
of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on 
information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RUS 
is submitting to OMB as extension to an existing collection with Agency 
adjustment.
    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 may be sent to: Thomas 
P. Dickson, Acting Director, Program Development and Regulatory 
Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 
1522, Room 5164, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-
1522. Telephone: (202) 690-4492; Fax: (202) 720-8435.
    Title: 7 CFR 1773, Policy on Audits of RUS Borrowers and Grantees.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0095.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service relies on the information 
provided by the borrowers in their financial

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statements to make lending decisions as to borrowers' credit worthiness 
and to assure that loan funds are approved, advanced and disbursed for 
proper RE Act purposes. These financial statements are audited by a 
certified public accountant to provide independent assurance that the 
data being reported are properly measured and fairly presented.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 8.08 hours per response.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents and Recordkeepers: 1,300.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.3746.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 14,439 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Rebecca 
Hunt, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Telephone: (202) 
205-3660, Fax: (202) 720-8435.
    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.

Kenneth L. Johnson,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-12544 Filed 6-11-18; 8:45 am]
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