Information Collection Activity; Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection, 65139-65140 [2018-27073]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 19, 2018 / Notices and Rangeland Renewable Resources Research Act of 1978, which authorizes USDA Forest Service ‘‘investigations, experiments, tests, and other activities . . . to obtain, analyze, develop, demonstrate, and disseminate scientific information about protecting, managing, and utilizing forest and rangeland renewable resources in rural, suburban, and urban areas’’ (Pub. L. 95–307 Sec. 3). Focus groups and interviews will be conducted with a non-probabilistic, purposive sample of individuals, families, and organizations involved in or associated with agriculture, forestry, and rural communities affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the U.S. Caribbean. Need and Use of the Information: To better understand the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on agriculture, forestry, and rural communities in the U.S. Caribbean and the internal and external factors that affected their vulnerabilities or resilience, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)—Forest Service and Caribbean Climate Hub (CCH), seek Office of Management and Budget approval to conduct focus groups and in-depth interviews to collect information from farmers, forest owners, and other agriculture and forestry community members about their experiences with, preparations for, responses to, and recovery from these storms. This collection provides vital real-time information for ongoing recovery and restoration efforts by USDA and other entities working in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as valuable lessons learned for other disasters and regions. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 425. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (one time only). Total Burden Hours: 226. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–27410 Filed 12–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P Comments DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Rural Utility Service Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Dec 18, 2018 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) 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 February 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Rural Development Innovation Center—Regulatory Team 2, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5164, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492. Email Thomas.dickson@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Advance and Disbursement of Funds—Telecommunications. OMB Control Number: 0572–0023. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection package. Abstract: The RUS manages the Telecommunications loan program and Rural Broadband Access, 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 communities. RUS therefore requires Telecommunications and Broadband borrowers to submit Form 481, Financial Requirement Statement. This form implements certain provisions of the standard Rural Utilities Service loan documents by setting forth requirements and procedures to be followed by borrowers in obtaining advances and making disbursements of loan funds. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response. Respondents: Business or other for profit, not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 84. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 5.2. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 480. SUMMARY: Jkt 247001 Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Rural BusinessCooperative Service, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of Rural Utility Service’s estimate of the burden to collect the required information, including the validity of the strategy used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65139 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 on the paperwork burden may be sent to: Thomas P. Dickson, Rural Development Innovation Center—Regulatory Team 2, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5164, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492. Email Thomas.dickson@usda.gov. 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. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Diane M. Berger, Rural Development Innovation Center— Regulatory Team, (715) 619–3124. Dated: December 6, 2018. Christopher A. McLean, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2018–27070 Filed 12–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development administers rural utilities programs through the Rural Utilities Service (RUS). RUS invites comments on the following 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 February 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Rural Development Innovation Center—Regulatory Team 2, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5164, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492. Email Thomas.dickson@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 65140 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 19, 2018 / Notices 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 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 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 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: Thomas P. Dickson, Rural Development Innovation Center—Regulatory Team 2, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5164, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492. Email Thomas.dickson@usda.gov. Title: Emergency and Imminent Community Water Assistance Grants. OMB Control Number: 0572–0110. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency delivering the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers Emergency and Imminent Community Water Assistance Grants awards grants to qualified rural communities that have experienced a significant decline in quality or quantity of water or expect such a decline to be imminent. Grants under this RUS program may be made to public bodies and private nonprofit corporations serving rural areas. Public bodies include counties, cities, townships, incorporated towns and villages, boroughs, authorities, districts, and other political subdivisions of a state. Public bodies also include Indian Tribes on Federal and State reservations and other Federally-recognized Indian tribal groups in rural areas. Applicants will provide information to be collected as part of the application and grant process through documentation, certifications, or completed application forms. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting for this collection of information is VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Dec 18, 2018 Jkt 247001 estimated to average 7 hours per response. Respondents: Public Bodies, Not-forprofit Institutions, and FederallyRecognized Tribes. Estimated Number of Respondents: 52. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,924 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Diane M. Berger, Management Analysis, Rural Development Innovation Center— Regulatory Team, (715) 619–3124, or email: diane.berger@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 records. Dated: December 10, 2018. Christopher A. McLean, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2018–27073 Filed 12–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meetings of the Nebraska 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 Nebraska Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Thursday January 10, 2019 at 3 p.m. Central time. The Committee will review and discuss a project proposal to study civil rights in the state as they related to prison conditions for incarcerated individuals who are also living with mental illness. DATES: The meeting will take place on Thursday January 10, 2019 at 3 p.m. Central. Public Call Information: Dial: 855– 719–5012, Conference ID: 4719451. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski, DFO, at mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or (312) 353– 8311. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the public may listen to this discussion through the above call in number. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement as time allows. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organization they are affiliated with SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 (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 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 Regional Programs Unit, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 230 S. Dearborn, Suite 2120, Chicago, IL 60604. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to Corrine Sanders at csanders@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (312) 353– 8311. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit 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, Nebraska 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 Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. Agenda Welcome and Roll Call Civil Rights in Nebraska: Prisons and Mental Health Future Plans and Actions Public Comment Adjournment Dated: December 13, 2018. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2018–27415 Filed 12–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 19, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65139-65140]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-27073]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service


Information Collection Activity; Notice of Request for Extension 
of Currently Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the United 
States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development administers 
rural utilities programs through the Rural Utilities Service (RUS). RUS 
invites comments on the following 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 February 19, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Rural Development 
Innovation Center--Regulatory Team 2, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue 
SW, STOP 1522, Room 5164, South Building, Washington, DC 20250-1522. 
Telephone: (202) 690-4492. Email Thomas.dickson@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
regulation (5 CFR 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork 
Reduction

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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 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 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 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: Thomas P. Dickson, Rural 
Development Innovation Center--Regulatory Team 2, USDA, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5164, South Building, 
Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-4492. Email 
Thomas.dickson@usda.gov.
    Title: Emergency and Imminent Community Water Assistance Grants.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0110.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency delivering the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers Emergency and 
Imminent Community Water Assistance Grants awards grants to qualified 
rural communities that have experienced a significant decline in 
quality or quantity of water or expect such a decline to be imminent. 
Grants under this RUS program may be made to public bodies and private 
nonprofit corporations serving rural areas. Public bodies include 
counties, cities, townships, incorporated towns and villages, boroughs, 
authorities, districts, and other political subdivisions of a state. 
Public bodies also include Indian Tribes on Federal and State 
reservations and other Federally-recognized Indian tribal groups in 
rural areas. Applicants will provide information to be collected as 
part of the application and grant process through documentation, 
certifications, or completed application forms.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 7 hours per response.
    Respondents: Public Bodies, Not-for-profit Institutions, and 
Federally-Recognized Tribes.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 52.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,924 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Diane M. 
Berger, Management Analysis, Rural Development Innovation Center--
Regulatory Team, (715) 619-3124, or email: diane.berger@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 records.

    Dated: December 10, 2018.
Christopher A. McLean,
Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-27073 Filed 12-18-18; 8:45 am]
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