Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 42460-42461 [2018-17986]

Download as PDF 42460 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 163 / Wednesday, August 22, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB Control Number: 0579–0377. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: This information collection activity provides a means for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with APHIS’ commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback, we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences, and expectations; provide an early warning of issues with service; or focus attention on areas where communication, training, or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. This collection will allow for ongoing, generic collaborative and actionable communications between APHIS and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: Timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on APHIS’ services will be unavailable. APHIS will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collection is voluntary; • The collection is low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden hours per respondent) and is low cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collection is non-controversial and does not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • The collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Aug 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 • Personally identifiable information is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; • Information gathered is intended to be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of APHIS (if released, APHIS must indicate the qualitative nature of the information); • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and • Information gathered will yield qualitative information (i.e. the collection will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study). As a general matter, this information collection will not result in any new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to 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 reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.25 hours per response. Respondents: Individuals and households; businesses and organizations; State, local, or Tribal governments; and foreign federal governments. Estimated annual number of respondents: 70,000. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 70,000. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 17,500 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 16th day of August 2018. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2018–18137 Filed 8–21–18; 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 Rural Utilities Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), invites comments on this information collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 22, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Team Lead, Rural Development Innovation Center— Regulatory Team, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, STOP 1522, Room 5162 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078. Email: Michele.Brooks@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR 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 will be submitted to OMB for approval. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 163 / Wednesday, August 22, 2018 / Notices 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: Michele Brooks, Team Lead, Rural Development Innovation Center— Regulatory Team, USDA, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Email: Michele.Brooks@wdc.usda.gov. Title: 7 CFR part 1738, Rural Broadband Loans and Loan Guarantee Program. OMB Control Number: 0572–0130. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), is authorized by Title VI, Rural Broadband Access, of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (RE Act), to provide loans and loan guarantees to fund the cost of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment for the provision of broadband service in eligible rural areas in the States and Territories of the United States. 7 CFR part 1738 prescribes the types of loans available, facilities financed, and eligible applicants, as well as minimum equity requirements to be considered for a loan. In addition, 7 CFR part 1738 outlines the process through which RUS will consider applicants under the priority consideration required in Title VI. The term of the loan is based on the expected composite economic life based on the depreciation rates of the facilities financed. The term of the loan can be as high as 35years. These loans are secured by a first lien on the borrower’s broadband system. In the interest of protecting loan security and accomplishing the statutory objective of a sound program of rural broadband service access, Title VI of the RE Act further requires that RUS make or guarantee a loan only if there is reasonable assurance that the loan, together with all outstanding loans and obligations of the borrower, will be repaid in full within the time agreed. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated as 100 hours per response. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Aug 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 Estimated Number of Respondents: 18. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4.5. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 7,305 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Rural Development Innovation CenterRegulatory Team, at (202) 720–7853. Email: MaryPat.Daskal@wdc.usda.gov. 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: August 14, 2018. Kenneth L. Johnson, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2018–17986 Filed 8–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 42461 Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations have not been satisfied; Now, therefore, the Board hereby does not approve the application requesting additional production authority under zone procedures within Subzone 119I at the facility of The Coleman Company, Inc., located in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, as described in the application and Federal Register notice. Dated: August 16, 2018. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. [FR Doc. 2018–18094 Filed 8–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 2056] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Additional Production Authority Not Approved; The Coleman Company, Inc.; Subzone 119I (Textile-Based Personal Flotation Devices); Sauk Rapids, Minnesota International Trade Administration Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Act provides for ‘‘. . . the establishment . . . of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes,’’ and authorizes the ForeignTrade Zones Board to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports of entry; Whereas, The Coleman Company, Inc., operator of Subzone 119I, has requested additional production authority for its facility in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, (B–53–2015, docketed August 12, 2015); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (80 FR 49986, August 18, 2015; 80 FR 61792, October 14, 2015; 80 FR 68504, November 5, 2015; 80 FR 74754– 74755, November 30, 2015; 80 FR 79820, December 23, 2015; 81 FR 8173, February 18, 2016; 82 FR 27039, June 13, 2017; 82 FR 39982, August 23, 2017) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [A–570–929] Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018, based on the timely withdrawal of the requests for review. DATES: Applicable August 22, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure or John Anwesen, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5973 or (202) 482–0131, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 26, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 163 (Wednesday, August 22, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42460-42461]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-17986]


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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, an agency of the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA), invites comments on this information collection for 
which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be 
requested.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 22, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Team Lead, Rural 
Development Innovation Center--Regulatory Team, USDA, 1400 Independence 
Ave., SW, STOP 1522, Room 5162 South Building, Washington, DC 20250-
1522. Telephone: (202) 690-1078. Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
regulation (5 CFR 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 will 
be submitted to OMB for approval.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including

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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: Michele Brooks, Team Lead, Rural 
Development Innovation Center--Regulatory Team, USDA, STOP 1522, 1400 
Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250-1522. Email: 
[email protected].
    Title: 7 CFR part 1738, Rural Broadband Loans and Loan Guarantee 
Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0130.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), is authorized by Title 
VI, Rural Broadband Access, of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, 
as amended (RE Act), to provide loans and loan guarantees to fund the 
cost of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and 
equipment for the provision of broadband service in eligible rural 
areas in the States and Territories of the United States. 7 CFR part 
1738 prescribes the types of loans available, facilities financed, and 
eligible applicants, as well as minimum equity requirements to be 
considered for a loan. In addition, 7 CFR part 1738 outlines the 
process through which RUS will consider applicants under the priority 
consideration required in Title VI.
    The term of the loan is based on the expected composite economic 
life based on the depreciation rates of the facilities financed. The 
term of the loan can be as high as 35years. These loans are secured by 
a first lien on the borrower's broadband system. In the interest of 
protecting loan security and accomplishing the statutory objective of a 
sound program of rural broadband service access, Title VI of the RE Act 
further requires that RUS make or guarantee a loan only if there is 
reasonable assurance that the loan, together with all outstanding loans 
and obligations of the borrower, will be repaid in full within the time 
agreed.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated as 100 hours per response.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 18.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4.5.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 7,305 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat 
Daskal, Rural Development Innovation Center-Regulatory Team, at (202) 
720-7853. Email: [email protected].
    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: August 14, 2018.
Kenneth L. Johnson,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
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