Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 16242-16243 [2019-07813]

Download as PDF 16242 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2019 / Notices Comments on this notice must be received by June 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Dickson, Rural Development Innovation Center—Regulatory Team, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: 202–690–4492, email: thomas.dickson@ 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: Thomas Dickson, Rural Development Innovation Center—Regulatory Team, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: 202–690–4492, email: thomas.dickson@ usda.gov. Title: Operating Reports for Telecommunications and Broadband Borrowers. OMB Control Number: 0572–0031. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency delivering the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) utilities programs, is a credit agency. RUS makes mortgage loans and loan guarantees to finance electric, broadband, telecommunications, and water and waste facilities in rural areas. In addition to providing loans and loan guarantees, one of the Agency’s main objectives is to safeguard loan security jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Apr 17, 2019 Jkt 247001 until the loan is repaid. This collection of information covers the Telecommunications Operating Report, the Broadband Operating Report, and RUS Form 674, ‘‘Certificate of Authority to Submit or Grant Access to Data.’’ The data collected via the Telecommunications Operating Report is collected through the USDA Data Collection System. The data collected via the Broadband Operating Report is collected through the USDA Broadband Collection and Analysis System. The data collected via the Telecommunication and Broadband Operating reports is required by the loan contract and provides Rural Development with vital financial information necessary to ensure the maintenance of the security for the Government’s loans, and statistical data to enable the Agency to ensure the provision of quality telecommunications and broadband services as mandated by the Rural Electrification Act (RE Act) of 1936. The data collected through the operating reports provides financial information to ensure loan security consistent with due diligence and is essential to protect loan security. The data collected via RUS Form 674 provides information to the Agency to allow Rural Development Electric, Telecommunications and Broadband program Borrowers to file electronic Operating Reports with the Agency using the USDA Data Collection System. RUS Form 674, accompanied by a Board Resolution, identifies the name and USDA eAuthentication ID for a certifier and security administrator who will have access to the USDA Data Collection System for purposes of filing electronic Operating Reports. The information collected on the RUS Form 674 is submitted in hard copy by Borrowers only when revisions are required or, in the case of a first time Borrower, when initially submitting the data. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to average 4.7 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofits and not-for-profit Institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 580. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.26. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6296 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Rural Development Innovation Center— Regulations Team, Telephone: (202) 720–7853, Email: MaryPat.Daskal@ usda.gov. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Chad Rupe, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2019–07806 Filed 4–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 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 Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Dickson, Rural Development Innovation Center—Regulatory Team, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Washington, DC 20250, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2019 / Notices techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Thomas Dickson, Rural Development Innovation Center—Regulatory Team, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: 202–690–4492, email: thomas.dickson@ usda.gov. Title: Seismic Safety of New Building Construction. OMB Control Number: 0572–0099. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 was enacted to reduce risks to life and property through the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is designated as the agency with the primary responsibility to plan and coordinate the NEHRP. This program includes the development and implementation of feasible design and construction methods to make structures earthquake resistant. Executive Order 12699 of January 5, 1990, Seismic Safety of Federal and Federally Assisted or Regulated New Building Construction, requires that measures to assure seismic safety be imposed on federally assisted new building construction. Title 7 Part 1792, Subpart C, Seismic Safety of Federally assisted New Building Construction, identifies acceptable seismic standards which must be employed in new building construction funded by loans, grants, or guarantees made by RUS or the Rural Telephone Bank (RTB) or through lien accommodations or subordinations approved by RUS or RTB. This subpart implements and explains the provisions of the loan contract utilized by the RUS for both electric and telecommunications borrowers and by the RTB for its telecommunications borrowers requiring construction certifications affirming compliance with the standards. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .75 hours per response. Respondents: Small business or organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 192. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 144. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Diane M. Berger, Rural Development Innovation Center— Regulatory Team, (715) 619–3124. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Apr 17, 2019 Jkt 247001 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. Chad Rupe, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2019–07813 Filed 4–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Request for Public Comment on a Commercial Availability Request Under the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Request for public comments concerning a request for modification of the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (USMFTA) rules of origin for women’s or girls’ swimwear made from certain knit fabric. AGENCY: The Government of the United States received a request from the Government of Morocco dated March 14, 2019, on behalf of GOTTEX SWIMWEAR BRANDS LTD to initiate consultations under Article 4.3.3 of the USMFTA. The Government of Morocco is requesting that the United States and Morocco (‘‘the Parties’’) consider revising the rules of origin for women’s or girls’ swimwear to address availability of supply of certain knit fabric in the territories of the Parties. The President of the United States may proclaim a modification to the USMFTA rules of origin for textile and apparel products after the United States reaches an agreement with the Government of Morocco on a modification under Article 4.3.6 of the USMFTA to address issues of availability of supply of fibers, yarns, or fabrics in the territories of the Parties. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether certain knit fabric can be supplied by the U.S. domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. DATES: Comments must be submitted by May 20, 2019 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 30003, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Martinich, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–3588. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16243 Authority: Section 203 (j)(2)(B)(i) of the United States—Morocco Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3805 note) (USMFTA Implementation Act); Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended. Background: Article 4.3.3 of the USMFTA provides that, on the request of either Party, the Parties shall consult to consider whether the rules of origin applicable to a particular textile or apparel good should be revised to address issues of availability of supply of fibers, yarns, or fabrics in the territories of the Parties. In the consultations, pursuant to Article 4.3.4 of the USMFTA, each Party shall consider all data presented by the other Party that demonstrate substantial production in its territory of a particular fiber, yarn, or fabric. The Parties shall consider that there is substantial production if a Party demonstrates that its domestic producers are capable of supplying commercial quantities of the fiber, yarn, or fabric in a timely manner. The USMFTA Implementation Act provides the President with the authority to proclaim as part of the HTSUS, modifications to the USMFTA rules of origin set out in Annex 4–A of the USMFTA as are necessary to implement an agreement with Morocco under Article 4.3.6 of the USMFTA, subject to the consultation and layover requirements of Section 104 of the USMFTA Implementation Act. See Section 203(j)(2)(B)(i) of the USMFTA Implementation Act. Executive Order 11651 established CITA to supervise the implementation of textile trade agreements and authorizes the Chairman of CITA to take actions or recommend that appropriate officials or agencies of the United States take actions necessary to implement textile trade agreements. 37 FR 4699 (March 4, 1972). The Government of the United States received a request from the Government of Morocco dated March 14, 2019, on behalf of GOTTEX SWIMWEAR BRANDS LTD, requesting that the United States consider whether the USMFTA rule of origin for women’s or girls’ swimwear classified under HTSUS 6112.41 should be modified to allow the use of printed and piece-dyed warp knit fabrics of polyester or nylon fibers, containing between 6% and 41% elastomeric yarns classified under subheading 6004.10 of the HTSUS that is not originating under the USMFTA. CITA is soliciting public comments regarding this request, particularly with respect to whether the fabric described above can be supplied by the U.S. domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 75 (Thursday, April 18, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16242-16243]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-07813]


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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 
Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information 
collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 17, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Dickson, Rural Development 
Innovation Center--Regulatory Team, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Washington, DC 20250, 
Telephone: 202-690-4492, email: [email protected].

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

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techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be 
sent to: Thomas Dickson, Rural Development Innovation Center--
Regulatory Team, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: 202-690-4492, 
email: [email protected].
    Title: Seismic Safety of New Building Construction.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0099.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 was enacted 
to reduce risks to life and property through the National Earthquake 
Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). The Federal Emergency Management 
Agency (FEMA) is designated as the agency with the primary 
responsibility to plan and coordinate the NEHRP. This program includes 
the development and implementation of feasible design and construction 
methods to make structures earthquake resistant. Executive Order 12699 
of January 5, 1990, Seismic Safety of Federal and Federally Assisted or 
Regulated New Building Construction, requires that measures to assure 
seismic safety be imposed on federally assisted new building 
construction.
    Title 7 Part 1792, Subpart C, Seismic Safety of Federally assisted 
New Building Construction, identifies acceptable seismic standards 
which must be employed in new building construction funded by loans, 
grants, or guarantees made by RUS or the Rural Telephone Bank (RTB) or 
through lien accommodations or subordinations approved by RUS or RTB. 
This subpart implements and explains the provisions of the loan 
contract utilized by the RUS for both electric and telecommunications 
borrowers and by the RTB for its telecommunications borrowers requiring 
construction certifications affirming compliance with the standards.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .75 hours per response.
    Respondents: Small business or organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 192.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 144.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Diane M. 
Berger, Rural Development Innovation Center--Regulatory Team, (715) 
619-3124.
    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.

Chad Rupe,
Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-07813 Filed 4-17-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-15-P