Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 45209-45210 [2018-19345]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 173 / Thursday, September 6, 2018 / Notices 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 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on the following information collections 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 November 5, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Team Lead, Rural Development Innovation Center— Regulatory Team, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue 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 information collections that USDA Rural Development is submitting to OMB for extension. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether this 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 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 respondents, 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, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5162, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Sep 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 Telephone: (202) 690–1078. Email michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov. Title: Mergers and Consolidations of Electric Borrowers, 7 CFR 1717, subpart D. OMB Control Number: 0572–0114. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq.), as amended (RE Act) authorizes and empowers the administration of RUS to make and guarantee loans to furnish and improve electric service in rural areas. Due to deregulation and restructuring activities in the electric industry, RUS borrowers may find it advantageous to merge or consolidate to meet the challenges of industry change. This information collection addresses the requirements of RUS policies and procedures for mergers and consolidations of electric program borrowers. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.32 hours per response. Respondents: Not for profit institutions; business or other for-profit entities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 10.6. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 140 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Kimble Brown, Innovation Center, at (202) 692–0043, or email: Kimble.Brown@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 29, 2018. Christopher A. McLean, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2018–19344 Filed 9–5–18; 8:45 am] 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) Rural Development mission area, invites comments on this information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45209 collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 6, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Team Lead, Rural Development Innovation Center— Regulatory Team, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue 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 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, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5162, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078. Email michele.brooks@wdc.usda.gov. Title: RUS Form 675, Certification of Authority. OMB Control Number: 0572–0074. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) manages loan programs in accordance with the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) (RE Act). A major factor in managing loan programs is controlling the advance funds, including assuring that actual borrowers receive their funds. OMB Circular A– E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1 45210 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 173 / Thursday, September 6, 2018 / Notices 123, Management Accountability and Control, provides that information should be maintained on a current basis and that funds should be protected from unauthorized use. The use of RUS Form 675 allows effective control against unauthorized release of funds by providing a list of authorized borrower signatures against which signatures requesting funds are compared. Form 675 allows borrowers to keep RUS up to-date of changes in signature authority and controls release of funds only to authorized borrower representatives. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to average .10 hours per response. Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; Business or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 163. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 16.0 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Robin M. Jones, Innovation Center, at (202) 772–1172. Email: Robin.M.Jones@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 29, 2018. Christopher A. McLean, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2018–19345 Filed 9–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice United States Commission on Civil Rights. AGENCY: Notice of Commission public business meeting. ACTION: Friday, September 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. EST. ADDRESSES: Place: National Place Building, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 11th Floor, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20245 (Entrance on F Street NW). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Walch, phone: (202) 376–8371; TTY: (202) 376–8116; email: publicaffairs@usccr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This business meeting is open to the public. There will also be a call-in line for individuals who desire to listen to the presentations: 800–682–0995; Conference ID 4872955. The event will also live-stream at https:// www.youtube.com/user/USCCR/videos. (Please note that streaming information is subject to change.) Persons with disabilities who need accommodation should contact Pamela Dunston at (202) 376–8105 or at signlanguage@usccr.gov at least seven (7) business days before the scheduled date of the meeting. DATES: Meeting Agenda I. Approval of Agenda II. Business Meeting A. Presentation by Indiana Advisory Committee Chair on the Committee’s recently released report, Voting Rights in Indiana B. Presentation by Texas Advisory Committee Chair on the Committee’s recently released report, Voting Rights in Texas C. Presentation by Alabama Advisory Committee Chair on the Committee’s recently released report, Access to Voting in Alabama D. Discussion and Vote on Fiscal Year 2019 Program Planning E. Discussion and Vote on Fiscal Year 2020 Program Planning for Statutory Enforcement Report F. Management and Operations • Staff Director’s Report III. Adjourn Meeting Dated: September 4, 2018. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2018–19455 Filed 9–4–18; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notice and opportunity for public comment. ACTION: The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of the firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firms’ workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE [08/08/2018 through 08/29/2018] Firm name Firm address Pareti Mobile Walls, LLC ......... 700 Iehl Street, Central City, IA 52214. 49994 East Highway 24, Burlington, CO 80807. 1154 Reco Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63126. Hitchcock, Inc. ......................... daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES True Partners, LLC d/b/a Accent Group Solutions. Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Sep 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 Date accepted for investigation 8/20/2018 8/29/2018 8/29/2018 Product(s) The firm manufactures prefabricated wood products, including walls and trade show displays. The firm manufactures trailers for the commercial transport of agricultural goods. The firm produces a wide variety of printed paper products. Assistance Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of this notice. These petitions are received pursuant to section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 173 (Thursday, September 6, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-19345]


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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) Rural Development mission area, 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 September 6, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Team Lead, Rural 
Development Innovation Center--Regulatory Team, USDA, 1400 Independence 
Avenue 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 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, 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5162, South Building, Washington, DC 20250-
1522. Telephone: (202) 690-1078. Email [email protected].
    Title: RUS Form 675, Certification of Authority.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0074.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) manages loan programs 
in accordance with the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (7 
U.S.C. 901 et seq.) (RE Act). A major factor in managing loan programs 
is controlling the advance funds, including assuring that actual 
borrowers receive their funds. OMB Circular A-

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123, Management Accountability and Control, provides that information 
should be maintained on a current basis and that funds should be 
protected from unauthorized use. The use of RUS Form 675 allows 
effective control against unauthorized release of funds by providing a 
list of authorized borrower signatures against which signatures 
requesting funds are compared. Form 675 allows borrowers to keep RUS up 
to-date of changes in signature authority and controls release of funds 
only to authorized borrower representatives.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .10 hours per response.
    Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; Business or other for-
profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 163.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 16.0 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Robin M. 
Jones, Innovation Center, at (202) 772-1172. 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 29, 2018.
Christopher A. McLean,
Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
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