Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 16838 [2019-08168]

Download as PDF 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)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-08168]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Business-Cooperative Service


Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: 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).

DATES: 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 [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 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 
[email protected].
    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 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 
[email protected]. 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]
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