Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 17995-17996 [2019-08572]

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 17996 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 82 / Monday, April 29, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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 person are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Office of the Chief Financial Officer Title: Information Collection Request; Representations Regarding Felony Conviction and Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants and Awardees. OMB Control Number: 0505–0025. Summary of Collection: The Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies and staff offices must comply with the restrictions set forth in Sections 744 and 745, in Division D— Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, Title VII: General Provisions— Governmentwide, Departments, Agencies, and Corporations of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, (Pub. L. 116–6, as amended and/or subsequently enacted), hereinafter Public Law 116–6. The restrictions apply to transactions with corporations that (1) have any ‘‘unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability and/or (2) were ‘‘convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction. The restrictions may not apply if a Federal agency considers suspension or debarment of the corporation and determines that such action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. In fiscal years 2012–2014 the appropriation restriction provisions were not uniform across the government. To comply, USDA created two sets of forms—one set for use by all USDA agencies and offices, except the Forest Service (AD–3030, AD–3031) and one set for use by the Forest Service (AD–3030–FS and AD–3031–FS). In 2015, Congress eliminated the multiple versions of the appropriation restriction provisions and enacted a single set of VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 governmentwide provisions for all agencies and departments, thereby allowing USDA to collect this data with one set of forms—AD–3030 and AD– 3031. The representations continue to be required as reflected in Public Law 116–6. Need and Use of the Information: To comply with the appropriations restrictions, the information collection requires corporate applicants and awardees for USDA programs to represent accurately whether they have or do not have qualifying tax delinquencies or felony convictions which would prevent USDA from entering into a proposed business transaction with the corporate applicant. For nonprocurement programs and transactions, these representations will be submitted using the following forms: • AD–3030—‘‘Representations Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants’’—This form will normally be included as part of the application package. • AD–3031—‘‘Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants’’—This form is optional for agencies and staff offices to be included as part of the acknowledgement and acceptance package for nonprocurement contracts, grants, loans, loan guarantees, cooperative agreements and some memoranda of understanding/ agreement. Some agencies and staff offices may choose to use the forms and others may choose to use the applicable boiler plate language. This information assists the agencies and staff offices with identifying corporations and awardees with unpaid Federal tax liability and felony convictions status prior to entering into nonprocurement transactions for numerous Departmental programs. Failure to collect this information may cause inappropriate use of funds and violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act. Description of Respondents: Corporate applicants and awardees for USDA nonprocurement programs, including grants, cooperative agreements, loans, loan guarantees, some memoranda of understanding/ agreement, and nonprocurement contracts. Number of Respondents: 352,523. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other: Corporations—each time they apply to participate in a multitude of USDA non-procurement programs; Awardees each time they receive an award. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Burden Hours: 242,360. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–08572 Filed 4–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KS–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 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. E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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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 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 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

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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 person are not 
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

    Title: Information Collection Request; Representations Regarding 
Felony Conviction and Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants 
and Awardees.
    OMB Control Number: 0505-0025.
    Summary of Collection: The Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
agencies and staff offices must comply with the restrictions set forth 
in Sections 744 and 745, in Division D--Financial Services and General 
Government Appropriations Act, Title VII: General Provisions--
Governmentwide, Departments, Agencies, and Corporations of the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, (Pub. L. 116-6, as amended and/
or subsequently enacted), hereinafter Public Law 116-6. The 
restrictions apply to transactions with corporations that (1) have any 
``unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all 
judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have 
lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an 
agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax 
liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax 
liability and/or (2) were ``convicted of a felony criminal violation 
under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the 
awarding agency is aware of the conviction. The restrictions may not 
apply if a Federal agency considers suspension or debarment of the 
corporation and determines that such action is not necessary to protect 
the interests of the Government.
    In fiscal years 2012-2014 the appropriation restriction provisions 
were not uniform across the government. To comply, USDA created two 
sets of forms--one set for use by all USDA agencies and offices, except 
the Forest Service (AD-3030, AD-3031) and one set for use by the Forest 
Service (AD-3030-FS and AD-3031-FS). In 2015, Congress eliminated the 
multiple versions of the appropriation restriction provisions and 
enacted a single set of governmentwide provisions for all agencies and 
departments, thereby allowing USDA to collect this data with one set of 
forms--AD-3030 and AD-3031. The representations continue to be required 
as reflected in Public Law 116-6.
    Need and Use of the Information: To comply with the appropriations 
restrictions, the information collection requires corporate applicants 
and awardees for USDA programs to represent accurately whether they 
have or do not have qualifying tax delinquencies or felony convictions 
which would prevent USDA from entering into a proposed business 
transaction with the corporate applicant. For nonprocurement programs 
and transactions, these representations will be submitted using the 
following forms:
     AD-3030--``Representations Regarding Felony Conviction or 
Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants''--This form will 
normally be included as part of the application package.
     AD-3031--``Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax 
Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants''--This form is optional for 
agencies and staff offices to be included as part of the 
acknowledgement and acceptance package for nonprocurement contracts, 
grants, loans, loan guarantees, cooperative agreements and some 
memoranda of understanding/agreement. Some agencies and staff offices 
may choose to use the forms and others may choose to use the applicable 
boiler plate language.
    This information assists the agencies and staff offices with 
identifying corporations and awardees with unpaid Federal tax liability 
and felony convictions status prior to entering into nonprocurement 
transactions for numerous Departmental programs.
    Failure to collect this information may cause inappropriate use of 
funds and violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act.
    Description of Respondents: Corporate applicants and awardees for 
USDA nonprocurement programs, including grants, cooperative agreements, 
loans, loan guarantees, some memoranda of understanding/agreement, and 
nonprocurement contracts.
    Number of Respondents: 352,523.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other: Corporations--each time 
they apply to participate in a multitude of USDA non-procurement 
programs; Awardees each time they receive an award.
    Total Burden Hours: 242,360.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-08572 Filed 4-26-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-KS-P