Notice of Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 44842-44843 [2019-18361]

Download as PDF 44842 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 166 Tuesday, August 27, 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. JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of the Secretary Notice of Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement, USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: This notice announces the Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 1994 Tribal Scholars Program. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by 60 days after publication in the Federal Register to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions at that site for submitting comments. • Mail, including CD–ROMs, etc.: Send to Lawrence A. Shorty, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 0601, Room 520–A, Whitten Building, Washington, DC 20250–3700. • Hand or courier-delivered submittals: 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 520–A, Whitten Building, Washington, DC 20250–3700. Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement. Comments received in response to this notice will be made available to the public for inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to http:// www.regulations.gov. For access to background documents or comments received, go to the Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement at 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 520–A, Whitten Building, SUMMARY: Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure; Meeting of The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, Judicial Conference of the United States. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of open meeting. The Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure will hold a meeting on January 28, 2020. The meeting will be open to public observation but not participation. An agenda and supporting materials will be posted at least 7 days in advance of the meeting at: http://www.uscourts.gov/ rules-policies/records-and-archivesrules-committees/agenda-books. SUMMARY: January 28, 2020. Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. DATES: Westin Hotel, 333 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca A. Womeldorf, Secretary, Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States, Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle NE, Suite 7–300, Washington, DC 20544, Telephone (202) 502–1820. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Authority: 28 U.S.C. 2073(c)(1). Dated: August 22, 2019. Rebecca A. Womeldorf, Secretary, Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, Judicial Conference of the United States. [FR Doc. 2019–18451 Filed 8–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 2210–55–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Aug 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington, DC 20250–3700, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lawrence A. Shorty, USDA 1994 Program Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250; or call (202) 720–6350 or fax (202) 720–7704. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention of the Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement to request an extension for a currently approved information collection for the USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program. Title: USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program. OMB Number: 0503–0016. Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval date. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program is a joint human capital initiative between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the 1994 Institutions. Through the 1994 National Program, USDA offers scholarships to high school and college students who are seeking a bachelor’s degree in the fields of agriculture, food, science, or natural resource sciences and related disciplines at one of the 1994 Institutions. This program offers a combination of paid work experience with a USDA sponsoring agency. Students will fill Excepted Service positions, receive mentoring, and be provided developmental assignments. The program is conducted in accordance with a planned schedule and a working agreement between USDA agencies and the student. The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program will offer scholarships and paid internships to U.S. citizens for a period of up to 4 years. The eligibility standards are: 1. Must be at least 16 years old. 2. Must be able to complete required occupation-related work experience (640 hours) prior to or concurrently with the completion of course requirements for the degree. 3. Must be a United States citizen or national (resident of American Samoa or Swains Island). If you are not a citizen, you may participate if you are legally admitted to E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 27, 2019 / Notices the United States as a permanent resident and are able to meet United States citizenship requirements prior to completion of your degree. 4. Must be in good academic standing. High School College and College applicants will apply by: (1) Writing an essay describing educational and career goals; (2) Submitting a high school and/or a college transcript; (3) Submitting a resume, and; (4) Submitting two letters of recommendation. These letters of recommendation may be from high school teachers, college professors, and college officials. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.3 hours per response. Respondents: High School or College Student applicants; High School Teachers and Guidance Counselors, College Professor(s), and College Officials. Estimated Number of Respondents: 170 applications will generate 510 responses. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3. Each application will generate three responses. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 663 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) 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; (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 the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Lawrence A. Shorty, USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Aug 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 Signed on this 21st day of August, 2019. Riley W. Pagett, Chief of Staff, Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement. [FR Doc. 2019–18361 Filed 8–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service National Forests and Grasslands in Texas; Oil and Gas Leasing Availability Analysis Environmental Impact Statement Forest Service, USDA, Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement AGENCY: ACTION: The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas (NFGT) are initiating the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS). The EIS will analyze and disclose the effects of identifying areas as available or unavailable for new oil and gas leasing. The proposed action identifies the following elements: What lands will be made available for future oil and gas leasing; what stipulations will be applied to lands available for future oil and gas leasing, and if there would be any plan amendments to the 1996 NFGT Revised Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan). DATES: Public comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by October 11, 2019. The draft EIS is expected in the winter of 2019, and the final EIS is expected in the fall of 2020. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Oil and Gas EIS Project, National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, 2221 N. Raguet Street, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Comments may also be submitted electronically through the project website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ texas/oil-and-gas or via fax to (936) 639–8588. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Potts, Natural Resources and Planning Staff Officer, at (936) 639– 8539. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1 (800) 877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Purpose and Need for Action The Forest Service withdrew its consent to lease NFGT lands from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for oil and gas development in 2016. The reason for the withdrawal of consent PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44843 was due to stakeholder concerns, including insufficient public notification, insufficient opportunity for public involvement, and insufficient environmental analysis. Environmental impacts of oil and gas leasing were last evaluated in the 1996 Final EIS for the NFGT Forest Plan. That document did not include an analysis of current issues, such as current impacts on air pollution, or of technologies, such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. There is a need to analyze the impacts of new oil and gas development technologies on surface and subsurface water and geologic resources; air resources; fish and wildlife resources; fragile and rare ecosystems; threatened and endangered species; and invasive plant management. There is the need to examine changed conditions since the Forest Plan was published, such as increases in dispersed and developed recreation, wild and scenic river eligibility and suitability, and changed socioeconomic conditions. Tribes will also need to be consulted to identify needed protections for heritage resource areas. These current issues and changed conditions need to be evaluated in determining which National Forest System (NFS) lands administered by the NFGT should be made available for future oil and gas leasing. Such an evaluation also is necessary to determine what lease stipulations should apply to those lands to protect resources. The Forest Service will prepare an EIS to support the BLM’s independent decision to include the NFGT administered NFS lands that are made available for leasing in future competitive oil and gas lease sales. Proposed Action The Forest Service proposes to identify NFGT administered lands that would be administratively available for future oil and gas leasing; to identify which stipulations would be applied to protect resources on lands available for future oil and gas leasing; and to determine if the 1996 NFGT Forest Plan should be amended. The Forest Service’s analysis will not affect current valid leasing, including the associated terms, conditions, and stipulations. The EIS also would not affect the exercising of reserved and outstanding mineral rights on NFS lands. The proposed changes would apply only to new leases for federal minerals that may be issued. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 166 (Tuesday, August 27, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-18361]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Secretary


Notice of Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement, USDA 1994 Tribal 
Scholars Program.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the Office of Partnerships and Public 
Engagement intention to request an extension for a currently approved 
information collection for the United States Department of Agriculture 
(USDA) 1994 Tribal Scholars Program.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by 60 days after 
publication in the Federal Register to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement invites 
interested persons to submit comments on this notice. Comments may be 
submitted by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides the 
ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this 
web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions at that site for 
submitting comments.
     Mail, including CD-ROMs, etc.: Send to Lawrence A. Shorty, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Partnerships and Public 
Engagement, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 0601, Room 520-A, 
Whitten Building, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
     Hand or courier-delivered submittals: 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW, Room 520-A, Whitten Building, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
    Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must 
include the Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement. Comments 
received in response to this notice will be made available to the 
public for inspection and posted without change, including any personal 
information, to http://www.regulations.gov.
    For access to background documents or comments received, go to the 
Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement at 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW, Room 520-A, Whitten Building, Washington, DC 20250-3700, 
between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lawrence A. Shorty, USDA 1994 Program 
Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, 
Washington, DC 20250; or call (202) 720-6350 or fax (202) 720-7704.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention 
of the Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement to request an 
extension for a currently approved information collection for the USDA 
1994 Tribal Scholars Program.
    Title: USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program.
    OMB Number: 0503-0016.
    Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval date.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program is a joint human 
capital initiative between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
and the 1994 Institutions. Through the 1994 National Program, USDA 
offers scholarships to high school and college students who are seeking 
a bachelor's degree in the fields of agriculture, food, science, or 
natural resource sciences and related disciplines at one of the 1994 
Institutions. This program offers a combination of paid work experience 
with a USDA sponsoring agency. Students will fill Excepted Service 
positions, receive mentoring, and be provided developmental 
assignments. The program is conducted in accordance with a planned 
schedule and a working agreement between USDA agencies and the student.
    The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program will offer scholarships and 
paid internships to U.S. citizens for a period of up to 4 years. The 
eligibility standards are:
    1. Must be at least 16 years old.
    2. Must be able to complete required occupation-related work 
experience (640 hours) prior to or concurrently with the completion of 
course requirements for the degree.
    3. Must be a United States citizen or national (resident of 
American Samoa or Swains Island).
    If you are not a citizen, you may participate if you are legally 
admitted to

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the United States as a permanent resident and are able to meet United 
States citizenship requirements prior to completion of your degree.
    4. Must be in good academic standing.
    High School College and College applicants will apply by:
    (1) Writing an essay describing educational and career goals;
    (2) Submitting a high school and/or a college transcript;
    (3) Submitting a resume, and;
    (4) Submitting two letters of recommendation. These letters of 
recommendation may be from high school teachers, college professors, 
and college officials.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1.3 hours per response.
    Respondents: High School or College Student applicants; High School 
Teachers and Guidance Counselors, College Professor(s), and College 
Officials.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 170 applications will generate 510 
responses.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3. Each application 
will generate three responses.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 663 hours.
    Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) 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;
    (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 the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Lawrence 
A. Shorty, USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program. All comments received 
will be available for public inspection during regular business hours 
at the same address.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will 
become a matter of public record.

    Signed on this 21st day of August, 2019.
Riley W. Pagett,
Chief of Staff, Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement.
[FR Doc. 2019-18361 Filed 8-26-19; 8:45 am]
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