Notice of Solicitation of Applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2019; Amendment, 16837-16838 [2019-08118]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 23, 2019 / Notices questionnaire will be administered via telephone, web and mail, thereby reducing or possibly eliminating the expensive in-person enumeration costs which are needed for the current Area Frame-based JAS. The JARP study will be conducted in four states (Kansas, Nebraska, New York and Pennsylvania) in the summer of 2019. A parallel design study, also called a parallel group study, will be conducted. The ‘‘control’’ group will be the 2019 JAS sample, which will be drawn and analyzed using current production processes. The ‘‘treatment’’ group will be the sample collected within this pilot study. Data collected for JARP will be used to evaluate the efficacy of eliminating or reducing the need for NASS’s Area Frame-based surveys. This substantive change will add an additional 8,000 respondents and 1,697 hours of respondent burden to the currently approved totals. Need and Use of the Information: The List Sampling Frame Surveys are used to develop and maintain a complete list of possible farm operations. Data from criteria surveys are used to provide control data for new records on the list sampling frame. This information is utilized to define the size of operation, define sample populations and establish eligibility for the Census of Agriculture. New names and addresses of potential farms are obtained on a regular basis from growers association, other government agencies and various outside sources. The goal is to produce for each State a relatively complete, current, and unduplicated list of names for statistical sampling for agricultural operation surveys and the Census of Agriculture. This information is used to develop efficient sample designs, which allows NASS the ability to draw reduced sample sizes from the originally large universe populations. Description of Respondents: Farms. Number of Respondents: 8,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 1,697. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–08091 Filed 4–22–19; 8:45 am] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request April 18, 2019. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 collection requirement(s) to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are requested regarding (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) 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 regarding this information collection received by May 23, 2019 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Rural Utilities Service Title: 7 CFR 1730, Review Rating Summary. OMB Control Number: 0572–0025. Summary of Collection: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) manages loan programs in accordance with the Rural Electrification Act (RE Act) of 1936, 7 U.S.C. 901 et seq., as amended. An important part of safeguarding loan security is to see that RUS financed facilities are being responsible used, adequately operated, and adequately maintained. Future needs have to be anticipated to ensure that facilities will continue to produce revenue and loans will be repaid as required by the RUS PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16837 mortgage. Regular periodic operations and maintenance (O&M) review can identify and correct inadequate O&M practices before they cause extensive harm to the system. Inadequate O&M practices can result in public safety hazards, increased power outages for consumers, added expense for emergency maintenance, and premature aging of the borrower’s systems, which could increase the loan security risk to RUS. Need and Use of the Information: RUS will collect information using form 300 Review Rate Summary to identity items that may be in need of additional attention; to plan corrective actions when needed; to budget funds and manpower for needed work; and to initiate ongoing programs as necessary to avoid or minimize the need for ‘‘catch-up’’ programs. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 156. Frequency of responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 624. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–08144 Filed 4–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Notice of Solicitation of Applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2019; Amendment Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of solicitation of applications; amendment. AGENCY: The Rural BusinessCooperative Service (the Agency) published a notice in the Federal Register on August 3, 2018, announcing the acceptance of applications for funds available under the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) provides funding for the program for FY 2019 and expands the eligible technology definition. This notice provides an amendment to Section III. Eligibility Information, subsection C. Eligible Projects, to include the definition. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 16838 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 23, 2019 / Notices For information about this Notice, please contact Aaron Morris, Assistant Deputy Administrator, USDA Rural Development, Energy Programs, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 3225, Room 6901, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone:(202) 720–1501. Email: aaron.morris@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register on August 3, 2018 (83 FR 38119), make the following amendment: In the third column on page 38120, under Section III Eligibility Information, subsection C. Eligible Projects, add the following: In addition, the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill), amends the definition of ‘eligible technology’ to allow applicants to submit for funding projects for the development, construction and retrofitting of commercial-scale biorefineries using technologies that produce any 1 or more, or a combination, of an advanced biofuel, renewable chemical, or biobased product. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bette B. Brand, Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2019–08118 Filed 4–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). SUMMARY: Comments on this notice must be received by June 24, 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) jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 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: Guaranteed Loanmaking and Servicing Regulations. OMB Number: 0570–0069. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Business & Industry Guaranteed Loan Program is authorized under Section 310B of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926) to banks and other approved lenders to finance private businesses located in rural areas. The guaranteed loan program encourages lender participation and provides specific guidance in the processing and servicing of guaranteed loans. The regulations governing the Business & Industry Guaranteed Loan Program are codified at 7 CFR 4279. The required information, in the form of written documentation and Agency approved forms, is collected from applicants/ borrowers, their lenders, and consultants. The collected information will be used to determine applicant/ borrower eligibility, project feasibility, and to ensure borrowers operate on a sound basis and use loan funds for authorized purposes. Failure to collect proper information could result in PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 improper determinations of eligibility, improper use of funds, and/or unsound loans. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 13 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other for profit; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 38,359 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from 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 also become a matter of public record. Bette B. Brand, Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2019–08168 Filed 4–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Rural Business-Cooperative Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service (RHS), and Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), USDA. ACTION: Notice of collection and comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the above-named Agencies to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of debt settlement of Community Facilities and Direct Business Program Loans and Grants. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 24, 2019 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Dickson, Rural Development Innovation Center—Regulatory Team, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 78 (Tuesday, April 23, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16837-16838]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-08118]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Business-Cooperative Service


Notice of Solicitation of Applications for the Biorefinery, 
Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance 
Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2019; Amendment

AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of solicitation of applications; amendment.

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SUMMARY: The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (the Agency) published 
a notice in the Federal Register on August 3, 2018, announcing the 
acceptance of applications for funds available under the Biorefinery, 
Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance 
Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The Agricultural Improvement Act of 
2018 (2018 Farm Bill) provides funding for the program for FY 2019 and 
expands the eligible technology definition. This notice provides an 
amendment to Section III. Eligibility Information, subsection C. 
Eligible Projects, to include the definition.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about this Notice, 
please contact Aaron Morris, Assistant Deputy Administrator, USDA Rural 
Development, Energy Programs, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 3225, 
Room 6901, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone:(202) 720-1501. Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register on August 3, 2018 
(83 FR 38119), make the following amendment:
    In the third column on page 38120, under Section III Eligibility 
Information, subsection C. Eligible Projects, add the following:
    In addition, the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm 
Bill), amends the definition of `eligible technology' to allow 
applicants to submit for funding projects for the development, 
construction and retrofitting of commercial-scale biorefineries using 
technologies that produce any 1 or more, or a combination, of an 
advanced biofuel, renewable chemical, or biobased product.

Bette B. Brand,
Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-08118 Filed 4-22-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-XY-P