Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 36049-36050 [2019-15860]

Download as PDF 36049 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 144 Friday, July 26, 2019 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES July 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; 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; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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 August 26, 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), 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Jul 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Generic Information Collection and Clearance of FNS Fast Track Clearance for the Collection of Routine Customer Feedback. OMB Control Number: 0584–0611. Summary of Collection: This is an extension of a previously approved collection. Executive Order 12862 directs Federal agencies to provide service to the public that matches or exceeds the best service available in the private sector. In order to work continuously to ensure that our programs are effective and meet our customers’ needs, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) (hereafter ‘‘the Agency’’) seeks to obtain OMB approval for the extension of a generic clearance to collect qualitative feedback on our service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. Need and Use of the Information: This collection of information is necessary to enable the Agency to garner customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with our commitment to improving service delivery. The information collected from our customers and stakeholders will help ensure that users have an effective, efficient, and satisfying experience with the Agency’s programs. This feedback provides insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It also allows feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Description of Respondents: Individuals or household; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Number of Respondents: 30,000. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 30,000. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–15892 Filed 7–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Utilities Service, and Farm Service Agency, USDA. ACTION: Notice of collection and comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of USDA Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) and Rural Development, henceforth collectively known as Rural Development, or individually as Housing and Community Programs, Business and Cooperative Programs, Utility Programs, to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of compliance with applicable acts for planning and performing construction and other development work. Comments on this notice must be received by September 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Dickson, Rural Development Innovation Center—Regulatory Team, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: 202–690–4492, email: thomas.dickson@ usda.gov. 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 36050 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 144 / Friday, July 26, 2019 / Notices Rural Development is submitting to OMB for extension. Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the 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 respondents, 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, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492. Email Thomas.dickson@usda.gov. Title: RD 1924–A, Planning and Performing Construction and Other Development. OMB Number: 0575–0042. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The information collection under OMB Number 0575–0042 enables the Agencies to effectively administer the policies, methods, and responsibilities in the planning and performing of construction and other development work for the related construction programs. Section 501 of Title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to extend financial assistance to construct, improve, alter, repair, replace, or rehabilitate dwellings; farm buildings; and/or related facilities to provide decent, safe, and sanitary living conditions, as well as adequate farm buildings and other structures in rural areas. Section 506 of the Act requires that all new buildings and repairs shall be constructed in accordance with plans and specifications as required by the Secretary and that such construction be supervised and inspected. Section 509 of the Act grants the Secretary the power to determine and prescribe the standards of adequate farm housing and other buildings. The Housing and Urban Rural Recovery Act of 1983 amended section 509(a) and section 515 to require residential buildings and related facilities to comply with the standards prescribed VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Jul 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 by the Secretary of Agriculture, the standard prescribed by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, or the standards prescribed in any of the nationally recognized model building codes. Similar authorizations are contained in sections 303, 304, 306, and 339 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, as amended, which authorized loans and grants for essential community services. In several sections of both acts, loan limitations are established as percentages of development cost, requiring careful monitoring of those costs. Also, the Secretary is authorized to prescribe regulations to ensure that Federal funds are not wasted or dissipated, and that construction will be undertaken in an economic manner and will not be of elaborate or extravagant design or materials. The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is the credit Agency for rural water and wastewater development within Rural Development of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Rural-Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) is the credit Agency for rural business development within Rural Development of USDA. These Agencies adopted use of forms in RD Instruction 1924–A. Information for their usage is included in this report. Other information collection is required to conform to numerous Pubic Laws applying to all Federal agencies, such as: Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968, Davis-Bacon Act, Historic Preservation Act, Environmental Policy Act, and to conform to Executive Orders governing use of Federal funds. This information is cleared through the appropriate enforcing Agency or other executive Departments. The Agencies provide forms and/or guidelines to assist in the collection and submission of information; however, most of the information may be collected and submitted in the form and content which is accepted and typically used in normal conduct of planning and performing development work in private industry when a private lender is financing the activity. The information is usually submitted via hand delivery or U.S. Postal Service to the appropriate Agency office. Electronic submittal of information is also possible through email or USDA’s Service Center eForms website. The information is used by the Agencies to determine whether a loan/ grant can be approved, to ensure that the Agency has adequate security for the loans financed, to provide for sound construction and development work, and to determine that the requirements PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the applicable acts have been met. The information is also used to monitor compliance with the terms and conditions of the Agencies’ loan/grant programs and to monitor the prudent use of Federal funds. If the information were not collected and submitted, the Agencies would not have control over the type and quality of construction and development work planned and performed with Federal funds. The Agencies would not be assured that the security provided for loans is adequate, nor would the Agencies be certain that decent, safe, and sanitary dwelling or other adequate structures were being provided to rural residents as required by the different acts. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .31 hours per response. Respondents: Individuals or households, farms, business or other forprofit, non-profit institutions, and small businesses or organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 78,286. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 14. Estimated Number of Responses: 112,077. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 36,624 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Diane M. Berger, Rural Development Innovation Center— Regulatory Team; phone (715) 619– 3124; or email diane.berger@usda.gov. Bruce W. Lammers, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 144 (Friday, July 26, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36049-36050]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-15860]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Housing Service


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Rural Housing Service, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, 
Rural Utilities Service, and Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of collection and comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the intention of USDA Farm Service Agency's (FSA) and 
Rural Development, henceforth collectively known as Rural Development, 
or individually as Housing and Community Programs, Business and 
Cooperative Programs, Utility Programs, to request an extension for a 
currently approved information collection in support of compliance with 
applicable acts for planning and performing construction and other 
development work.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 24, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Dickson, Rural Development 
Innovation Center--Regulatory Team, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Washington, DC 20250, 
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

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Rural Development is submitting to OMB for extension.
    Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 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 respondents, 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, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 
1522, South Building, Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-
4492. Email [email protected]
    Title: RD 1924-A, Planning and Performing Construction and Other 
Development.
    OMB Number: 0575-0042.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The information collection under OMB Number 0575-0042 
enables the Agencies to effectively administer the policies, methods, 
and responsibilities in the planning and performing of construction and 
other development work for the related construction programs.
    Section 501 of Title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, 
authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to extend financial assistance 
to construct, improve, alter, repair, replace, or rehabilitate 
dwellings; farm buildings; and/or related facilities to provide decent, 
safe, and sanitary living conditions, as well as adequate farm 
buildings and other structures in rural areas.
    Section 506 of the Act requires that all new buildings and repairs 
shall be constructed in accordance with plans and specifications as 
required by the Secretary and that such construction be supervised and 
inspected.
    Section 509 of the Act grants the Secretary the power to determine 
and prescribe the standards of adequate farm housing and other 
buildings. The Housing and Urban Rural Recovery Act of 1983 amended 
section 509(a) and section 515 to require residential buildings and 
related facilities to comply with the standards prescribed by the 
Secretary of Agriculture, the standard prescribed by the Secretary of 
Housing and Urban Development, or the standards prescribed in any of 
the nationally recognized model building codes.
    Similar authorizations are contained in sections 303, 304, 306, and 
339 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, as amended, 
which authorized loans and grants for essential community services.
    In several sections of both acts, loan limitations are established 
as percentages of development cost, requiring careful monitoring of 
those costs. Also, the Secretary is authorized to prescribe regulations 
to ensure that Federal funds are not wasted or dissipated, and that 
construction will be undertaken in an economic manner and will not be 
of elaborate or extravagant design or materials.
    The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is the credit Agency for rural 
water and wastewater development within Rural Development of the United 
States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Rural-Business-Cooperative 
Service (RBS) is the credit Agency for rural business development 
within Rural Development of USDA. These Agencies adopted use of forms 
in RD Instruction 1924-A. Information for their usage is included in 
this report.
    Other information collection is required to conform to numerous 
Pubic Laws applying to all Federal agencies, such as: Civil Rights Acts 
of 1964 and 1968, Davis-Bacon Act, Historic Preservation Act, 
Environmental Policy Act, and to conform to Executive Orders governing 
use of Federal funds. This information is cleared through the 
appropriate enforcing Agency or other executive Departments.
    The Agencies provide forms and/or guidelines to assist in the 
collection and submission of information; however, most of the 
information may be collected and submitted in the form and content 
which is accepted and typically used in normal conduct of planning and 
performing development work in private industry when a private lender 
is financing the activity. The information is usually submitted via 
hand delivery or U.S. Postal Service to the appropriate Agency office. 
Electronic submittal of information is also possible through email or 
USDA's Service Center eForms website.
    The information is used by the Agencies to determine whether a 
loan/grant can be approved, to ensure that the Agency has adequate 
security for the loans financed, to provide for sound construction and 
development work, and to determine that the requirements of the 
applicable acts have been met. The information is also used to monitor 
compliance with the terms and conditions of the Agencies' loan/grant 
programs and to monitor the prudent use of Federal funds.
    If the information were not collected and submitted, the Agencies 
would not have control over the type and quality of construction and 
development work planned and performed with Federal funds. The Agencies 
would not be assured that the security provided for loans is adequate, 
nor would the Agencies be certain that decent, safe, and sanitary 
dwelling or other adequate structures were being provided to rural 
residents as required by the different acts.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .31 hours per response.
    Respondents: Individuals or households, farms, business or other 
for-profit, non-profit institutions, and small businesses or 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 78,286.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 14.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 112,077.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 36,624 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Diane M. 
Berger, Rural Development Innovation Center--Regulatory Team; phone 
(715) 619-3124; or email [email protected].

Bruce W. Lammers,
Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-15860 Filed 7-25-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-XV-P