Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Renew an Information Collection and Record Keeping Requirement, 32403-32404 [2019-14387]

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If the proposed project-specific amendments are determined to be directly related to the substantive rule requirements, the responsible official must apply those requirements within the scope and scale of the amendment (36 CFR 219.13(b)(5) and (6)). Responsible Official The Forest Supervisor of the Malheur National Forest is the Responsible Official. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:44 Jul 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 32403 Nature of Decision To Be Made DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Based on the purpose and need, the Responsible Official will review the proposed action, the other alternatives, the environmental consequences, and public comments in order to make the decision: (1) Whether to implement the proposed activities; and if so, how much and at what specific locations; (2) What, if any, specific project monitoring requirements are needed to assure project design criteria and mitigation measures are implemented and effective, and to evaluate the success of the project objectives. National Institute of Food and Agriculture Scoping Process This notice of intent initiates the scoping process, which guides the development of the environmental impact statement. The interdisciplinary team will continue to seek information and comments from Federal, State, and local agencies, Tribal governments, and other individuals or organizations that may be interested in, or affected by, the proposed action. There is a collaborative group in the area that the interdisciplinary team will interact with during the analysis process. It is important that reviewers provide their comments at such times and in such manner that they are useful to the agency’s preparation of the environmental impact statement. Therefore, comments should be provided prior to the close of the comment period and should clearly articulate the reviewer’s concerns and contentions. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered, however, anonymous comments will not afford the Agency with the ability to provide the respondent with subsequent environmental documents, nor will those who submit anonymous comments have standing to object to the subsequent decision under 36 CFR 218. Dated: May 16, 2019. Frank R. Beum, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2019–14388 Filed 7–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Renew an Information Collection and Record Keeping Requirement National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations that implement the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) intention to request approval to renew an information collection and record keeping requirement for the Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP). SUMMARY: Written comments on this notice must be received by September 6, 2019, to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program FRN, through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Include Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program FRN in the subject line of the message. Instructions: All comments received must include the agency name and reference Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program FRN. All comments received will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin, Records Officer; Email: rmartin@usda.gov. Phone: 202–445– 5388. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP). OMB Number: 0524–0050. Type of Request: Intent to request approval to renew an information collection and record keeping requirement for three years. Abstract: In January 2003, the National Veterinary Medical Service Act (NVMSA) was passed into law adding section 1415A to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1997. This law established a new Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) (7 U.S.C. 3151a) authorizing the Secretary E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 32404 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 130 / Monday, July 8, 2019 / Notices of Agriculture to carry out a program of entering into agreements with veterinarians under which they agree to provide veterinary services in veterinarian shortage situations. The purpose of the program is to assure an adequate supply of trained food animal veterinarians in shortage situations and provide USDA with a pool of veterinary specialists to assist in the control and eradication of animal disease outbreaks. In 2016, the VMLRP Program Office proposed and received approval for a record keeping requirement for VMLRP participants and to collect additional information from current participants, their employers and past participants. The records maintained and the information collected allow for better oversight and assessment of the program. Additionally, to streamline OMB approval processes all previously approved VMLRP information collections (OMB Control Number 0524–0046 and 0524–0047) were combined into a single package along Type of respondents Applicants: Veterinary Medicine Loan ................................................................................ Repayment Program ........................................................................................ Application OMB0524–0047 ............................................................................ Applicants subtotal ................................................................................... State Animal Health Officials: Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Shortage Situation Nomination OMB0524–0046 .................................................................................... State Animal Health Officials subtotal ...................................................... Current Participants:. Service Log ...................................................................................................... Feedback Survey ............................................................................................. Close-out Report .............................................................................................. Current Participants subtotal .................................................................... Employers: Employer Feedback ......................................................................................... Employer subtotal ..................................................................................... Past Participants: Post-Award Termination Survey ...................................................................... Past Participants subtotal ......................................................................... jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Grand Total ....................................................................................... Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed record keeping requirement and collection of information are 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of collecting the information on respondents, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request to OMB for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Obtaining a Copy of the Information Collection: A copy of the information collection and related instructions may be obtained free of charge by contacting Robert Martin as directed above. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:44 Jul 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 Number of respondents Estimated number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 602 ........................ 1 ........................ 1350 ........................ 1350 1350 60 ........................ 4 ........................ 2 ........................ 480 480 150 50 50 ........................ 260 1 1 ........................ .25 .33 .33 ........................ 9750 16.5 16.5 9783 30 ........................ 1 ........................ .25 ........................ 7.5 7.5 150 ........................ 1 ........................ .25 ........................ 37.5 37.5 ........................ ........................ ........................ 11,658 Done at Washington, DC, this 27th day of June, 2019. Steve Censky, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2019–14387 Filed 7–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Section 514 Farm Labor Housing Loans and Section 516 Farm Labor Housing Grants for Off-Farm Housing for Fiscal Year 2019 Rural Housing Service, USDA. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) announces the timeframe to submit pre-applications for Section 514 Farm Labor Housing (FLH) loans and Section 516 FLH grants for the construction of new off-farm FLH units and related facilities for domestic farm SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 with the new information proposed. Each new requirement is described in detail below. In 2019, the VMLRP Program is requesting renewal of this record keeping and information collection requirement. All documents will remain unchanged. Total Estimate of Burden: The estimated annual reporting burden for all VMLRP collection is as follows: Sfmt 4703 Annual burden hours requested laborers and for the purchase and substantial rehabilitation of non-FLH property. The intended purpose of the loans and grants is to increase the number of available housing units for domestic farm laborers. This Notice describes the method used to distribute funds, the application process, and submission requirements. The amount of funding available can be found at the following link: https:// www.rd.usda.gov/newsroom/noticessolicitation-applications-nosas. Expenses incurred in developing applications will be at the applicant’s risk. DATES: The agency deadline for receipt of all applications in response to this Notice is 5 p.m., local time to the appropriate Rural Development State Office by August 30, 2019. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 130 (Monday, July 8, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32403-32404]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-14387]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Institute of Food and Agriculture


Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Renew an Information 
Collection and Record Keeping Requirement

AGENCY: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations that implement the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the National 
Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) intention to request 
approval to renew an information collection and record keeping 
requirement for the Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP).

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by September 6, 
2019, to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date 
will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Veterinary Medicine 
Loan Repayment Program FRN, through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: 
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting 
comments. Include Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program FRN in the 
subject line of the message. Instructions: All comments received must 
include the agency name and reference Veterinary Medicine Loan 
Repayment Program FRN. All comments received will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin, Records Officer; Email: 
[email protected]. Phone: 202-445-5388.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP).
    OMB Number: 0524-0050.
    Type of Request: Intent to request approval to renew an information 
collection and record keeping requirement for three years.
    Abstract: In January 2003, the National Veterinary Medical Service 
Act (NVMSA) was passed into law adding section 1415A to the National 
Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1997. This 
law established a new Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program 
(VMLRP) (7 U.S.C. 3151a) authorizing the Secretary

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of Agriculture to carry out a program of entering into agreements with 
veterinarians under which they agree to provide veterinary services in 
veterinarian shortage situations. The purpose of the program is to 
assure an adequate supply of trained food animal veterinarians in 
shortage situations and provide USDA with a pool of veterinary 
specialists to assist in the control and eradication of animal disease 
outbreaks.
    In 2016, the VMLRP Program Office proposed and received approval 
for a record keeping requirement for VMLRP participants and to collect 
additional information from current participants, their employers and 
past participants. The records maintained and the information collected 
allow for better oversight and assessment of the program. Additionally, 
to streamline OMB approval processes all previously approved VMLRP 
information collections (OMB Control Number 0524-0046 and 0524-0047) 
were combined into a single package along with the new information 
proposed. Each new requirement is described in detail below.
    In 2019, the VMLRP Program is requesting renewal of this record 
keeping and information collection requirement. All documents will 
remain unchanged.
    Total Estimate of Burden: The estimated annual reporting burden for 
all VMLRP collection is as follows:

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                                                                     Estimated
                                                     Number of       number of    Average burden   Annual burden
               Type of respondents                  respondents    responses per     hours per         hours
                                                                    respondent       response        requested
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Applicants:
Veterinary Medicine Loan........................             602               1            1350            1350
Repayment Program...............................
Application OMB0524-0047........................
    Applicants subtotal.........................  ..............  ..............  ..............            1350
State Animal Health Officials:
Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program                    60               4               2             480
 Shortage Situation Nomination OMB0524-0046.....
    State Animal Health Officials subtotal......  ..............  ..............  ..............             480
    Current Participants:.......................
Service Log.....................................             150             260             .25            9750
Feedback Survey.................................              50               1             .33            16.5
Close-out Report................................              50               1             .33            16.5
    Current Participants subtotal...............  ..............  ..............  ..............            9783
Employers:
Employer Feedback...............................              30               1             .25             7.5
    Employer subtotal...........................  ..............  ..............  ..............             7.5
Past Participants:
Post-Award Termination Survey...................             150               1             .25            37.5
    Past Participants subtotal..................  ..............  ..............  ..............            37.5
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        Grand Total.............................  ..............  ..............  ..............          11,658
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    Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed record 
keeping requirement and collection of information are 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of 
collecting the information on respondents, including through the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request to OMB for approval. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.
    Obtaining a Copy of the Information Collection: A copy of the 
information collection and related instructions may be obtained free of 
charge by contacting Robert Martin as directed above.

    Done at Washington, DC, this 27th day of June, 2019.
Steve Censky,
Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
[FR Doc. 2019-14387 Filed 7-5-19; 8:45 am]
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