Notice of Request for Approval of a Renewal Information Collection, 49353-49354 [2018-21240]

Download as PDF 49353 Notices Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 190 Monday, October 1, 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 [Doc. No. AMS–FGIS–18–0057] Designation for the Topeka, Kansas; Minot, North Dakota; Cincinnati, Ohio; Pocatello, Idaho; Evansville, Indiana; Salt Lake City, Utah; West Sacramento, California; Richmond, Virginia; and Savage, Minnesota Areas Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing the designations of Kansas Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Kansas); Minot Grain Inspection, Inc. (Minot); Tri-State Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Tri-State); Idaho Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Idaho); Ohio Valley Grain Inspection, Inc. (Ohio Valley); Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (Utah); California Agri Inspection Co., Ltd. (Cal-Agri); Virginia Department of Agriculture and SUMMARY: Consumer Services (Virginia); and State Grain Inspection, Inc. (State Grain) to provide official services under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended. The realignment of offices within the U.S. Department of Agriculture authorized by the Secretary’s Memorandum dated November 14, 2017, eliminates the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) as a standalone agency. The grain inspection activities formerly part of GIPSA are now organized under AMS. DATES: July 1, 2018. ADDRESSES: Jacob Thein, Compliance Officer, USDA, AMS, FGIS, QACD, 10383 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Thein, 816–866–2223, Jacob.D.Thein@ams.usda.gov or FGISQACD@ams.usda.gov. Read Applications: All applications and comments are available for public inspection at the office above during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(c)). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the May 25, 2018, Federal Register (83 FR 24273–24274), AMS requested applications for designation to provide official services in the geographic areas presently serviced by Kansas, Minot, Tri-State, Idaho, Ohio Valley, Utah, CalAgri, Virginia, and State Grain. Applications were due by June 25, 2018. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Official agency The current official agencies, Kansas, Minot, Tri-State, Idaho, Ohio Valley, Utah, Cal-Agri, Virginia, and State Grain, were the only applicants for designation to provide official services in these areas. As a result, AMS did not ask for additional comments. AMS evaluated the designation criteria in section 7(f) of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 79(f)) and determined that Kansas, Minot, Tri-State, Idaho, Ohio Valley, Utah, Cal-Agri, Virginia, and State Grain are qualified to provide official services in the geographic areas specified in the Federal Register on May 25, 2018. The designations to provide official services in the specified areas of Kansas, Minot, and Tri-State are effective July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2023. The designations to provide official services in the specified areas of Idaho and Ohio Valley are effective October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2023. The designations to provide official services in the specified areas of Cal-Agri and Virginia are effective January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2023. The designation to provide official services in the specified area of Utah is effective October 1, 2018, to September 30, 2021. The designation to provide official services in the specified area of State Grain is effective January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2021. Interested persons may obtain official services by contacting this agency at the following telephone number: Headquarters location and telephone Kansas ............................................................ Minot ............................................................... Tri-State .......................................................... Idaho ............................................................... Ohio Valley ..................................................... Utah ................................................................ Cal-Agri ........................................................... Virginia ............................................................ State Grain ...................................................... Topeka, KS ..................................................... Minot, ND ........................................................ Cincinnati, OH ................................................ Pocatello, ID ................................................... Evansville, IN .................................................. Salt Lake City, UT .......................................... West Sacramento, CA .................................... Richmond, VA ................................................. Savage, MN .................................................... Section 7(f) of the USGSA authorizes the Secretary to designate a qualified applicant to provide official services in a specified area after determining that the applicant is better able than any other applicant to provide such official services (7 U.S.C. 79(f)). Dated: September 26, 2018. Greg Ibach, Under Secretary, Marketing and Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 2018–21265 Filed 9–28–18; 8:45 am] Designation start 785–233–7063 701–838–1734 513–251–6571 208–233–8303 812–423–9010 801–392–2292 916–374–9700 757–494–2455 952–808–8566 Designation end 7/1/2018 7/1/2018 7/1/2018 10/1/2018 10/1/2018 10/1/2018 1/1/2019 1/1/2019 1/1/2019 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of the Chief Financial Officer Notice of Request for Approval of a Renewal Information Collection BILLING CODE 3410–02–P AGENCY: Office of the Chief Financial Officer. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71–87k. Notice and request for comments. ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Sep 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 6/30/2023 6/30/2023 6/30/2023 9/30/2023 9/30/2023 9/30/2021 12/31/2023 12/31/2023 12/31/2021 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 49354 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2018 / Notices This notice announces the intention of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer to request the renewal of a currently approved information collection (OMB No. 0505–0027) for suspension and debarment and drugfree workplace certifications. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 30, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by either/one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send to Director, Transparency and Accountability Reporting Division, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Room 3027–S, Stop Code 9011, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250. All comments received will be available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to http:// regulations.gov, or during regular business hours at the same address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha E. Burton, Management Analyst, Transparency and Accountability Reporting Division, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Room 3027–S, Stop Code 9011, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SUMMARY: Form amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES AD–1047 AD–1048 AD–1049 AD–1050 AD–1052 Number of respondents SW, Washington, DC 20250; (202) 205– 6182; martha.burton@cfo.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention of the USDA Office of the Chief Financial Officer to request the renewal of a currently approved information collection (OMB No. 0505– 0027) for suspension and debarment and drug-free workplace certifications. Title: Suspension and Debarment and Drug-Free Workplace Certifications. OMB Number: 0505–0027. Expiration Date of Current Approval: December 31, 2018. Type of Request: Intent to extend a currently approved information collection for three years. Abstract: The information will be collected by USDA Federal financial assistance agencies and staff offices as certifying information concerning applicant suitability in compliance with Federal Suspension and Debarment and Drug-Free Work Place regulations, as defined by 2 CFR parts 180, 417 and Public Law 100–690, Title V, Subtitle D: 41 U.S.C. 8101 et seq., 2 CFR parts 182 and 421. Suspensions and debarments are discretionary or statutory administrative actions taken by Federal agencies to protect the government by excluding persons and entities who are not presently responsible from participating in Federal programs or activities. Federal agencies are also prohibited from awarding financial assistance unless conditions are met that speak to recipient awareness of the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a Number of responses per respondent Number of responses controlled substance while conducting any activity with the use of Federal financial assistance. The five forms that USDA uses with its financial assistance applications to collect the data include: (1) AD–1047—Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters—Primary Covered Transactions; (2) AD–1048— Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion—Lower Tier Covered Transactions; (3) AD–1049— Certification Regarding Drug Free Workplace Requirements (Grants) Alternative 1 (For Grantees Other Than Individuals; (4) AD 1050—Certification Regarding Drug Free Workplace Requirements (Grants) Alternative 2 (For Grantees Who Are Individuals); and (5) AD–1052—Certification Regarding Drug Free Workplace Requirements-State and State Agencies). Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this total collection of information is estimated to average 0.25 hours per response per individual form. This burden is assumed for all of the forms in the aggregate. Type of Respondents: Individuals or private entities; businesses or other for profit; not-for profit; Federal, state, local or tribal governments; institutions of higher education or other research organizations; foreign organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 38,885. Estimated Number of Responses: 77,770. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 19,443. Average time to prepare (hrs) Total annual burden on respondents (hrs) ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 11,886 11,595 7,007 3,482 4,915 2 2 2 2 2 23,772 23,190 14,014 6,964 9,830 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 5,943 5,798 3,504 1,741 2,457 Total ...... 38,885 2 77,770 0.25 19,443 Comments from interested parties are invited on: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Sep 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the 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 become a matter of public record. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Signed: Tyson P. Whitney, Director, Transparency and Accountability Reporting Division. [FR Doc. 2018–21240 Filed 9–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KS–P E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 190 (Monday, October 1, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49353-49354]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-21240]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Chief Financial Officer


Notice of Request for Approval of a Renewal Information 
Collection

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Financial Officer.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

[[Page 49354]]

SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer to request the renewal of a currently approved 
information collection (OMB No. 0505-0027) for suspension and debarment 
and drug-free workplace certifications.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 30, 2018 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by either/one of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides the 
ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this 
web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for 
submitting comments.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send to Director, 
Transparency and Accountability Reporting Division, Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer, Room 3027-S, Stop Code 9011, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250.
    All comments received will be available for public inspection and 
posted without change, including any personal information, to http://regulations.gov, or during regular business hours at the same address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha E. Burton, Management Analyst, 
Transparency and Accountability Reporting Division, Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer, Room 3027-S, Stop Code 9011, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250; (202) 
205-6182; [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention 
of the USDA Office of the Chief Financial Officer to request the 
renewal of a currently approved information collection (OMB No. 0505-
0027) for suspension and debarment and drug-free workplace 
certifications.
    Title: Suspension and Debarment and Drug-Free Workplace 
Certifications.
    OMB Number: 0505-0027.
    Expiration Date of Current Approval: December 31, 2018.
    Type of Request: Intent to extend a currently approved information 
collection for three years.
    Abstract: The information will be collected by USDA Federal 
financial assistance agencies and staff offices as certifying 
information concerning applicant suitability in compliance with Federal 
Suspension and Debarment and Drug-Free Work Place regulations, as 
defined by 2 CFR parts 180, 417 and Public Law 100-690, Title V, 
Subtitle D: 41 U.S.C. 8101 et seq., 2 CFR parts 182 and 421. 
Suspensions and debarments are discretionary or statutory 
administrative actions taken by Federal agencies to protect the 
government by excluding persons and entities who are not presently 
responsible from participating in Federal programs or activities. 
Federal agencies are also prohibited from awarding financial assistance 
unless conditions are met that speak to recipient awareness of the 
unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of 
a controlled substance while conducting any activity with the use of 
Federal financial assistance. The five forms that USDA uses with its 
financial assistance applications to collect the data include: (1) AD-
1047--Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other 
Responsibility Matters--Primary Covered Transactions; (2) AD-1048--
Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and 
Voluntary Exclusion--Lower Tier Covered Transactions; (3) AD-1049--
Certification Regarding Drug Free Workplace Requirements (Grants) 
Alternative 1 (For Grantees Other Than Individuals; (4) AD 1050--
Certification Regarding Drug Free Workplace Requirements (Grants) 
Alternative 2 (For Grantees Who Are Individuals); and (5) AD-1052--
Certification Regarding Drug Free Workplace Requirements-State and 
State Agencies).
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this total 
collection of information is estimated to average 0.25 hours per 
response per individual form. This burden is assumed for all of the 
forms in the aggregate.
    Type of Respondents: Individuals or private entities; businesses or 
other for profit; not-for profit; Federal, state, local or tribal 
governments; institutions of higher education or other research 
organizations; foreign organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 38,885.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 77,770.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 19,443.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                   Total annual
                                     Number of       Number of       Number of     Average time      burden on
              Form                  respondents    responses per     responses      to prepare      respondents
                                                    respondent                         (hrs)           (hrs)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
AD-1047.........................          11,886               2          23,772            0.25           5,943
AD-1048.........................          11,595               2          23,190            0.25           5,798
AD-1049.........................           7,007               2          14,014            0.25           3,504
AD-1050.........................           3,482               2           6,964            0.25           1,741
AD-1052.........................           4,915               2           9,830            0.25           2,457
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................          38,885               2          77,770            0.25          19,443
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Comments from interested parties are invited on: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including the 
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 become a matter of public 
record.

Signed:
Tyson P. Whitney,
Director, Transparency and Accountability Reporting Division.
[FR Doc. 2018-21240 Filed 9-28-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-KS-P