Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 17995 [2019-08491]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 82 / Monday, April 29, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request April 23, 2019. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to 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; and (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 29, 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 Housing Service Title: 7 CFR 1944–N—Housing Preservation Grants. OMB Control Number: 0575–0115. Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is authorized to make grants to eligible applicants to provide repair and rehabilitation assistance so that very low- and lowincome rural residents can obtain VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 adequate housing. Such assistance is made by grantees to very low- and lowincome persons, and to co-ops. Grant funds are used by grantees to make loans, grants, or other comparable assistance to eligible homeowners, rental unit owners, and co-ops for repair and rehabilitation of dwellings to bring them up to code or minimum property standards. These grants were established by Public Law 98–181, the Housing Urban Rural Recovery Act of 1983, which amended the Housing Act of 1949 (Pub. L. 93–383) by adding section 533, 42 U.S.C. S 2490(m), Housing Preservation Grants. Need and Use of the Information: An applicant will submit a ‘‘Statement of Activity’’ that describes its proposed program. RHS will collect information to determine eligibility for a grant to justify its selection of the applicant for funding; to report program accomplishments and to justify and support expenditure of grant funds. RHS uses this information to determine if the grantee is complying with its grant agreement and to make decisions regarding continuing with modifying or terminating grant assistance. If the information were not collected and presented to RHS, the Agency could not monitor the program or justify disbursement of grant funds. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 1,093. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Quarterly. Total Burden Hours: 7,049. 17995 collected from the borrowers concerning their loans. Need and Use of the Information: The information submitted by RHS borrowers to Agency offices is used to graduate direct borrowers to private credit with or without the use of Agency loan guarantees. At minimum, the financial information must include a balance sheet and an income statement. Other financial data collected will include information such as income, farm operating expenses, asset values, and liabilities. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 575. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 1,160. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–08491 Filed 4–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request April 24, 2019. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to 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 Rural Housing Service practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Title: 7 CFR 1951–F, Analyzing Credit agency’s estimate of burden including Needs and Graduation Review. the validity of the methodology and OMB Control Number: 0575–0093. assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance Summary of Collection: Section 333 of the quality, utility and clarity of the the Consolidated Farm and Rural information to be collected; (4) ways to Development Act and Section 502 of the minimize the burden of the collection of Housing Act of 1949, requires the Rural information on those who are to Housing Service (RHS), to graduate their respond, including through the use of direct loan borrowers to other credit appropriate automated, electronic, when they are able to do so. Graduation mechanical, or other technological is an integral part of Agency lending, as collection techniques or other forms of Government loans are not meant to be information technology. extended beyond a borrower’s need for Comments regarding this information subsidized rates of non-market terms. collection received by May 29, 2019 will The notes, security instruments, or loan be considered. Written comments agreements of most borrowers require should be addressed to: Desk Officer for borrowers to refinance their Agency Agriculture, Office of Information and loans when other credit becomes Regulatory Affairs, Office of available at reasonable rates and terns. Management and Budget (OMB), New If the borrower finds other credit is not Executive Office Building, 725—17th available at reasonable rates and terms, Street NW, Washington, DC 20502. the Agency will continue to review the Commenters are encouraged to submit borrower for possible graduation at their comments to OMB via email to: periodic intervals. Information will be OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

April 23, 2019.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to 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; and (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 29, 
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: [email protected] 
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 Housing Service

    Title: 7 CFR 1944-N--Housing Preservation Grants.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0115.
    Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is 
authorized to make grants to eligible applicants to provide repair and 
rehabilitation assistance so that very low- and low-income rural 
residents can obtain adequate housing. Such assistance is made by 
grantees to very low- and low-income persons, and to co-ops. Grant 
funds are used by grantees to make loans, grants, or other comparable 
assistance to eligible homeowners, rental unit owners, and co-ops for 
repair and rehabilitation of dwellings to bring them up to code or 
minimum property standards. These grants were established by Public Law 
98-181, the Housing Urban Rural Recovery Act of 1983, which amended the 
Housing Act of 1949 (Pub. L. 93-383) by adding section 533, 42 U.S.C. S 
2490(m), Housing Preservation Grants.
    Need and Use of the Information: An applicant will submit a 
``Statement of Activity'' that describes its proposed program. RHS will 
collect information to determine eligibility for a grant to justify its 
selection of the applicant for funding; to report program 
accomplishments and to justify and support expenditure of grant funds. 
RHS uses this information to determine if the grantee is complying with 
its grant agreement and to make decisions regarding continuing with 
modifying or terminating grant assistance. If the information were not 
collected and presented to RHS, the Agency could not monitor the 
program or justify disbursement of grant funds.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; State, 
Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 1,093.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; 
Quarterly.
    Total Burden Hours: 7,049.

Rural Housing Service

    Title: 7 CFR 1951-F, Analyzing Credit Needs and Graduation Review.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0093.
    Summary of Collection: Section 333 of the Consolidated Farm and 
Rural Development Act and Section 502 of the Housing Act of 1949, 
requires the Rural Housing Service (RHS), to graduate their direct loan 
borrowers to other credit when they are able to do so. Graduation is an 
integral part of Agency lending, as Government loans are not meant to 
be extended beyond a borrower's need for subsidized rates of non-market 
terms. The notes, security instruments, or loan agreements of most 
borrowers require borrowers to refinance their Agency loans when other 
credit becomes available at reasonable rates and terns. If the borrower 
finds other credit is not available at reasonable rates and terms, the 
Agency will continue to review the borrower for possible graduation at 
periodic intervals. Information will be collected from the borrowers 
concerning their loans.
    Need and Use of the Information: The information submitted by RHS 
borrowers to Agency offices is used to graduate direct borrowers to 
private credit with or without the use of Agency loan guarantees. At 
minimum, the financial information must include a balance sheet and an 
income statement. Other financial data collected will include 
information such as income, farm operating expenses, asset values, and 
liabilities.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 575.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,160.

Kimble Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-08491 Filed 4-26-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-XV-P