Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 5661-5662 [2019-03077]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2019 / Notices essential to carry out the intent of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (Act), as amended (7 U.S.C. 601–674), to provide the respondents the type of service they request, and to administer the California almond marketing order (7 CFR part 981), which has been operating since 1950. The marketing order and its rules and regulations authorize the Almond Board of California (Board), the agency responsible for local administration of the marketing order, to require handlers and other certain entities to submit information. Since September 2007, the Board has been operating a mandatory program under the marketing order to help reduce the potential for Salmonella in almonds. The Board had developed forms as a means for handlers to file required information with the Board relating to the treatment of almonds. Almond handlers are required to submit annual treatment plans to the Board and inspection agency regarding how they plan to treat their almonds in compliance with the program. Entities interested in being almond process authorities that validate technologies are required to submit an application to the Board on ABC Form No. 51, ‘‘Application for Process Authority for Almonds.’’ Manufacturers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico interested in being approved to accept untreated almonds, provided they agree to treat the almonds themselves under the Board’s Direct Verifiable (DV) program, are required to submit an application to the Board on ABC Form No. 52, ‘‘Application for Direct Verifiable (DV) Program for Further Processing of Untreated Almonds.’’ Entities interested in being approved DV user auditors are required to apply to the Board on ABC Form No. 53, ‘‘Application for Direct Verifiable (DV) Program Auditors.’’ To ensure compliance with the mandatory program, entities are required to use either an on-site or audit-based verification program and annually submit a treatment plan to the Board on ABC Form No. 54, ‘‘Handler Treatment Plan.’’ The information collected is used only by authorized representatives of USDA, including AMS, Specialty Crops Program’s regional and headquarters’ staff, and authorized employees and agents of the Board. Authorized Board employees, agents, and the industry are the primary users of the information, and AMS is the secondary user. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.5 hours per response. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Feb 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 Respondents: Almond handlers; persons or organizations that would like to qualify to be Board-approved process authorities that validate treatments and technologies; manufacturers who would like to qualify to participate in the Board’s DV program; and entities that would like to qualify as auditors under the DV program. Estimated Number of Respondents: 175. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.00. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 4,200 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who respond, including through 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. Dated: February 15, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–03075 Filed 2–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–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 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant Program, which it intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 23, 2019. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5661 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 RUS is submitting to OMB for extension. 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 by any of the following methods: • Mail: Thomas P. Dickson, Rural Development Innovation Center, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5164, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492. Email: Thomas.Dickson@wdc.usda.gov. Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Title: Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant Program. OMB Control Number: 0572–0096. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection package. Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service’s (RUS) Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Loan and Grant program provides loans and grants for advanced telecommunications services to improve rural areas’ access to educational and medical services. The various forms and narrative statements required are collected from the E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 5662 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2019 / Notices applicants (rural community facilities, such as schools, libraries, hospitals, and medical facilities, for example). The purpose of collecting the information is to determine such factors as eligibility of the applicant; the specific nature of the proposed project; the purposes for which loan and grant funds will be used; project financial and technical feasibility; and, compliance with applicable laws and regulations. In addition, for grants funded pursuant to the competitive evaluation process, information collected facilitates RUS’ selection of those applications most consistent with DLT goals and objectives in accordance with the authorizing legislation and implementing regulation. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2.45 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions; and State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 200. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 23.3. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,031 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: February 14, 2019. Bette B. Brand, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2019–03077 Filed 2–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Rhode Island Advisory Committee 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 (FACA), that a meeting of the Rhode Island Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene at 1:30 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 40 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss next steps in the distribution of the payday lending report. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Feb 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS ADDRESSES: 40 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895. Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the District of Columbia Advisory Committee FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: AGENCY: Evelyn Bohor at ero@usccr.gov, or 202– 376–7533. Persons who plan to attend the meeting and who require other accommodations, please contact Evelyn Bohor at ebohor@ usccr.gov at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. Members of the public are invited to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office by Friday, April 5, 2019. Written comments may be mailed to the Eastern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425, faxed to (202) 376–7548, or emailed to Evelyn Bohor at ero@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Eastern Regional Office at (202) 376– 7533. The activities of this advisory committee, including records and documents discussed during the meeting, will be available for public viewing, as they become available at: https://www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/ FACAPublicViewCommitteeDetails?id= a10t0000001gzm4AAA. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Eastern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s website, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Eastern Regional Office at the above phone number, email or street address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda Tuesday, March 5, 2019; 1:30 p.m. (EST) Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 (EST) at 1:30 p.m. DATES: Welcome and Roll Call Discussion of Potential Civil Rights topics Discussion of Potential Topics of Study Open Comment Adjourn Dated: February 18, 2019. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2019–03047 Filed 2–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Commission on Civil Rights. Announcement of meeting. 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 (FACA), that a meeting of the District of Columbia Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by conference call, at 12:00 p.m. (EST) Thursday, March 7, 2019. The purpose of the planning meeting is to continue project planning for a future briefing meeting on the Committee’s civil rights project that examines the intersection of homelessness, mental health and the criminal justice system, including a review of the DC Mental Health Court. Date/Time: Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (EST). Public Call-In Information: Conference call number: 1–855–719– 5012 and conference call ID number: 3606878. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ivy L. Davis, at ero@usccr.gov or by phone at 202–376–7533. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested members of the public may listen to the discussion by calling the following tollfree conference call number: 1–855– 719–5012 and conference call ID number: 3606878. Please be advised that before placing them into the conference call, the conference call operator may ask callers to provide their names, their organizational affiliations (if any), and email addresses (so that callers may be notified of future meetings). Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number herein. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the discussion by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1– 800–877–8339 and providing the operator with the toll-free conference call number: 1–855–719–5012 and conference call ID number: 3606878. Members of the public are invited to make statements during the Public Comments section of the meeting or to submit written comments. The comments must be received in the regional office by Monday, April 8, 2019. Comments may be mailed to the Eastern Regional Office, U.S. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 36 (Friday, February 22, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5661-5662]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-03077]


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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 
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) 
invites comments on this information collection for the Distance 
Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant Program, which it intends to 
request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 23, 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 RUS 
is submitting to OMB for extension.
    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 by any of the following methods:
     Mail: Thomas P. Dickson, Rural Development Innovation 
Center, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5164, South 
Building, Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-4492. Email: 
Thomas.Dickson@wdc.usda.gov.
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    Title: Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0096.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection package.
    Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service's (RUS) Distance Learning and 
Telemedicine (DLT) Loan and Grant program provides loans and grants for 
advanced telecommunications services to improve rural areas' access to 
educational and medical services. The various forms and narrative 
statements required are collected from the

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applicants (rural community facilities, such as schools, libraries, 
hospitals, and medical facilities, for example). The purpose of 
collecting the information is to determine such factors as eligibility 
of the applicant; the specific nature of the proposed project; the 
purposes for which loan and grant funds will be used; project financial 
and technical feasibility; and, compliance with applicable laws and 
regulations. In addition, for grants funded pursuant to the competitive 
evaluation process, information collected facilitates RUS' selection of 
those applications most consistent with DLT goals and objectives in 
accordance with the authorizing legislation and implementing 
regulation.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 2.45 hours per response.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; and State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 200.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 23.3.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,031 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: February 14, 2019.
Bette B. Brand,
Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
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