Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 54312-54313 [2018-23499]

Download as PDF 54312 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 209 / Monday, October 29, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0076] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection: Importation of Citrus From Peru; Expansion of CitrusGrowing Area Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of citrus from Peru into the continental United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before December 28, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2018-0076. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2018–0076, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at https:// www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail; D=APHIS-2018-0076 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. SUMMARY: For information on the importation of citrus from Peru and expansion of citrusgrowing area, contact Ms. Claudia Ferguson, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2242. For more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Oct 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 Title: Importation of Citrus From Peru; Expansion of Citrus-Growing Area. OMB Control Number: 0579–0433. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is responsible for preventing plant pests and noxious weeds from entering the United States, preventing the spread of plant diseases not widely distributed in the United States, and eradicating those imported pests and noxious weeds when eradication is feasible. Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests new to the United States or not known to be widely distributed throughout the United States. The regulations in ‘‘Subpart—Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56–1 through 319.56–12, referred to below as the regulations), prohibit or restrict the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world, to prevent the introduction and dissemination of plant pests and plant diseases. APHIS currently allows the importation of citrus fruit to the continental United States from Peru utilizing a systems approach that mitigates the plant pest risk associated with citrus fruit produced in Peru. This systems approach allows the importation of citrus fruit from Peru while continuing to provide protection against the introduction of plant pests into the continental United States. Allowing the importation of citrus into the United States from Peru requires information collection activities, such as phytosanitary certificates, grower registrations and agreements, recordkeeping, fruit fly management programs with trapping and control of fruit fly inspections, import permit applications, port of first arrival sampling inspections, emergency action notifications, and notices of arrival. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities, as described, for an additional 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 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 1.6 hours per response. Respondents: National plant protection organization of Peru, producers, and exporters. Estimated annual number of respondents: 66. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 13. Estimated annual number of responses: 853. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,360 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 24th day of October 2018. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2018–23540 Filed 10–26–18; 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 United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which the Agency intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 28, 2018. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 209 / Monday, October 29, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Team Lead, Rural Development Innovation Center— Regulations Management, Rural Development, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, STOP 1522, Room 5168 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078. Email: Michele.Brooks@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 a revision to an existing collection. 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: MaryPat Daskal, Management Analyst, Rural Development Innovation CenterRegulations Management, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 1522, Room 5168, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–1522. MaryPat.Daskal@USDA.gov. Title: 7 CFR part 1786, Prepayment of Rural Utilities Service Guaranteed and Insured Loans to Electric and Telephone Borrowers. OMB Control Number: 0572–0088. 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 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. This information VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Oct 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 collection contains submissions for 7 CFR part 1786, subpart E, ‘‘Discounted Prepayments on RUS Notes in the Event of a Merger of Certain RUS Electric Borrowers’’, subpart F, ‘‘Discounted Prepayments on RUS Electric Loans’’, and subpart G, ‘‘Refinancing and Prepayment of RUS Guaranteed FFB Loans pursuant to Section 306(c) of the RE Act’’. Subparts E and F allow agency borrowers to prepay RUS loans and subpart G allows refinancing. 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 2.00 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 38. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.00. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 76 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Rural Development Innovation CenterRegulations Management, at (202) 720– 7853. Email: MaryPat.Daskal@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: October 18, 2018. Christopher A. McLean, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2018–23499 Filed 10–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Illinois Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Illinois Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 12 p.m. CDT for the purpose of discussing the implementation of the Committee’s project on fair housing. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 12 p.m. CDT. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54313 Public Call Information: Dial: 877– 260–1479, Conference ID: 3699292. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alejandro Ventura, DFO, at aventura@ usccr.gov or 213–894–3437. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the public may listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the call in information listed above. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement to the Committee as time allows. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address prior to placing callers into the conference room. Callers can expect to incur regular charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, according to their wireless plan. The Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877– 8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 230 South Dearborn St., Suite 2120, Chicago, IL 60604. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353– 8324, or emailed to Carolyn Allen at callen@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at (312) 353–8311. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Midwestern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Illinois Advisory Committee link. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s website, https:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at the above email or street address. Agenda I. Welcome and Roll Call II. Approval of Minutes III. Discussion on Implementing the Project on Fair Housing E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 209 (Monday, October 29, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54312-54313]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-23499]


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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 
United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Utilities 
Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which 
the Agency intends to request approval from the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 28, 2018.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Team Lead, Rural 
Development Innovation Center--Regulations Management, Rural 
Development, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, STOP 1522, Room 5168 
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 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 a revision to an existing collection. 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: MaryPat Daskal, Management Analyst, Rural 
Development Innovation Center-Regulations Management, Rural 
Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 1522, Room 5168, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-1522. 
[email protected].
    Title: 7 CFR part 1786, Prepayment of Rural Utilities Service 
Guaranteed and Insured Loans to Electric and Telephone Borrowers.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0088.
    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 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. 
This information collection contains submissions for 7 CFR part 1786, 
subpart E, ``Discounted Prepayments on RUS Notes in the Event of a 
Merger of Certain RUS Electric Borrowers'', subpart F, ``Discounted 
Prepayments on RUS Electric Loans'', and subpart G, ``Refinancing and 
Prepayment of RUS Guaranteed FFB Loans pursuant to Section 306(c) of 
the RE Act''. Subparts E and F allow agency borrowers to prepay RUS 
loans and subpart G allows refinancing. 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 2.00 hours per response.
    Respondents: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 38.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.00.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 76 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat 
Daskal, Rural Development Innovation Center-Regulations Management, 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: October 18, 2018.
Christopher A. McLean,
Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-23499 Filed 10-26-18; 8:45 am]
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