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Download as PDF 3140 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 28 / Monday, February 11, 2019 / Notices 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, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public records. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for Office of Management and Budget approval. Matt Lohr, Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. 2019–01811 Filed 2–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Development’s intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program, Environmental Policies and Procedures. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 12, 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 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 Rural Development is submitting to OMB for extension. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Feb 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (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: 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: Environmental Policies and Procedures. OMB Number: 0575–0197. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information collection. Abstract: The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other applicable environmental and historic preservation statutes require all Federal agencies to consider the potential environmental consequences of their actions on the quality of the human environment and historic properties before agency decisions are made and prior to it taking an action; in RD’s case the ‘‘action’’ is the approval of financial assistance and obligation of Federal funds. To comply with NEPA and other environmental laws, regulations and Executive Orders, RD requires applicants submitting applications for financial assistance to include project-specific environmental information along with other underwriting requirements. The purpose of this information is to evaluate and document the environmental implications of applicant’s proposals. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated to average 60 hours per response. Respondents: Cooperatives, local municipalities, private citizens, companies, not-for-profit companies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 94,000. Estimate Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5,608,800 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Copies of this information collections can be obtained from Diane M. Berger, Rural Development Innovation Center— Regulatory Team; phone—(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 become a matter of public record. Joel Baxley, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–01829 Filed 2–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice United States Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of Commission Public Briefing, Women in Prison: Seeking Justice Behind Bars. AGENCY: Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET. 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, (202) 376–8371; TTY: (202) 376–8116; publicaffairs@ usccr.gov. DATES: The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a public briefing to evaluate the civil rights of women in prison, including deprivations of women’s medical needs that may violate the constitutional requirement to provide adequate medical care for all prisoners; implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act; and the sufficiency of programs to meet women’s needs after release. The Commission will also examine consequences of discipline practices in women’s prisons and the impact on families when women are placed far from home or parental rights are terminated despite their caregiving role. Commissioners will hear from state and federal corrections officials, women who have experienced incarceration, academic and legal experts, and advocates. Members of the public will be able to address the Commission in an open comment session (see below). This briefing is open to the public; doors open at 8:30 a.m. ET. The event will also live-stream at https:// www.youtube.com/user/USCCR/videos. (Streaming information subject to change.) If attending in person, we ask that you RSVP to publicaffairs@ usccr.gov. Persons with disabilities who SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 28 (Monday, February 11, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 3140]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-01829]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Housing Service


Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information 
Collection

AGENCY: Rural Housing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Rural Development's intention to request an 
extension for a currently approved information collection in support of 
the program, Environmental Policies and Procedures.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 12, 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 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 Rural 
Development is submitting to OMB for extension.
    Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (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: 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: Environmental Policies and Procedures.
    OMB Number: 0575-0197.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other 
applicable environmental and historic preservation statutes require all 
Federal agencies to consider the potential environmental consequences 
of their actions on the quality of the human environment and historic 
properties before agency decisions are made and prior to it taking an 
action; in RD's case the ``action'' is the approval of financial 
assistance and obligation of Federal funds. To comply with NEPA and 
other environmental laws, regulations and Executive Orders, RD requires 
applicants submitting applications for financial assistance to include 
project-specific environmental information along with other 
underwriting requirements. The purpose of this information is to 
evaluate and document the environmental implications of applicant's 
proposals.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection is 
estimated to average 60 hours per response.
    Respondents: Cooperatives, local municipalities, private citizens, 
companies, not-for-profit companies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 94,000.
    Estimate Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5,608,800 hours.
    Copies of this information collections can be obtained from Diane 
M. Berger, Rural Development Innovation Center--Regulatory Team; 
phone--(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 become a matter of public 
record.

Joel Baxley,
Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-01829 Filed 2-8-19; 8:45 am]
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