Rural Business-Cooperative Service, 55548-55549 [2019-22622]

Download as PDF 55548 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 201 / Thursday, October 17, 2019 / Notices decision to recognize Singapore as free of FMD. The list of regions recognized as free of FMD can be found on the APHIS website at https:// www.aphis.usda.gov/animalhealth/ disease-status-of-regions. Copies of the lists are also available via postal mail, fax, or email upon request to Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737. Congressional Review Act Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs designated this action as not a major rule, as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1633, 7701–7772, 7781–7786, and 8301–8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4. Done in Washington, DC, this 10th day of October 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–22646 Filed 10–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service [Docket ID NRCS–2019–0015] Adoption of Another Agency’s Final Environmental Impact Statement To Implement the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice of Availability for the Record of Decision (ROD). AGENCY: NRCS announces the availability of the agency’s Record of Decision (ROD) to adopt the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), ‘‘Feral Swine Damage Management: A National Approach EIS’’, prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), under the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) adoption provisions of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martin Lowenfish, Branch Chief for Areawide Planning, Natural Resources Conservation Service, at Martin.Lowenfish@usda.gov or (202) 690–4979. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Oct 16, 2019 Jkt 250001 communication should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice). DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NRCS will adopt the FEIS titled, ‘‘Feral Swine Damage Management; A National Approach EIS’’, prepared by APHIS under the EIS adoption provisions of CEQ) regulations (40 CFR 1506.3). NRCS is taking this action to address the mandates in section 2408 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill, Pub. L. 115–334) to provide financial assistance for a Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program in collaboration with APHIS. The purpose of the pilot program, as stated in the Act, is to respond to the threat feral swine pose to agriculture, native ecosystems, and human and animal health. NRCS’s actions under section 2408 of the 2018 Farm Bill are narrower than the scope of the larger APHIS effort defined in the FEIS and are limited to providing financial assistance specifically for outreach, training, equipment, and operations for feral swine trapping, consistent with APHIS technical standards. Subsequent actions, including disposal, are the responsibility of those carrying out the trapping activities, and must occur consistent with all associated Federal, State, and local laws. The details on the FEIS were provided in the published Notice of Intent to adopt FEIS dated on July 17, 2019 (84 FR 34118) and associated Notice of Availability published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (84 FR 32168). Two comments were received in response to these notices. The first, submitted by the State Department of Land and Natural Resources, in support of the actions and methods defined in the FEIS and is appended to this NOA. The second, submitted by a private citizen indicating they disagreed with this use of Federal funding. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 left no discretion to the agency concerning this matter. The ROD is available by requesting a copy at the above address. Documentation developed during the agency’s review of the FEIS is on file and may be reviewed by contacting Martin Lowenfish at the above number. No administrative action on implementation of the proposal will be taken until 30 days after the date of this publication in the Federal Register. Notice of Request for Reinstatement of Discontinued Collection SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Kevin Norton, Associate Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. 2019–22652 Filed 10–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Rural Business-Cooperative Service Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural BusinessCooperative Service’s (RBCS) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for 7 CFR part 4290, subpart A, Rural Business Investment Companies Program. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 16, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Rural Development Innovation Center—Regulatory Team 2, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5164, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492. Email: Thomas.dickson@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Rural Business Investment Companies Program. OMB Number: 0570–0051. Type of Request: Reinstatement of a discontinued collection. Abstract: RBCS administers the Rural Business Investment Program (RBIP). The primary objective of this program is to promote economic development and the creation of wealth and job opportunities in rural areas and to establish a developmental capital program, with the mission of addressing unmet equity investment needs of small enterprises located in rural areas. RBCS collects information from applicants to confirm eligibility for the program and to evaluate the quality of the applications. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated to average 300 hours per response. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2 per year. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Responses: 241. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 904 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Diane M. Berger, Rural Development Innovation Center— Regulatory Team, (715) 619–3124. SUMMARY: Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 55549 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 201 / Thursday, October 17, 2019 / Notices is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the RBCS, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of RBCS’s estimate of the burden to collect the required information, including the validity of the strategy 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 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 on the paperwork burden may be sent to: Thomas P. Dickson, Rural Development Innovation Center— Regulatory Team 2, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5164, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492. Email: Thomas.dickson@usda.gov. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Bette Brand, Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2019–22622 Filed 10–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Notice and opportunity for public comment. ACTION: The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of the firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firms’ workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE [10/1/2019 through 10/8/2019] Firm name Date accepted for investigation Firm address Novel Iron Works, Inc ........................................................ 250 Ocean Road, Greenland, NH 03840. 10/3/2019 Jerpbak-Bayless Company ................................................ 34150 Solon Road, Solon, OH 44139. 10/4/2019 Cider Riot, LLC .................................................................. 807 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 97232. 10/8/2019 Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. These petitions are received pursuant to section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. Irette Patterson, Program Analyst. [FR Doc. 2019–22605 Filed 10–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Oct 16, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–63–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone 8—Toledo, Ohio; Application for Production Authority; Arbor Foods Inc. (Blended Syrup); Toledo, Ohio An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 8, requesting production authority on behalf of Arbor Foods Inc. (Arbor), located in Toledo, Ohio. The application conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.23) was docketed on October 10, 2019. The Arbor facility (over 40 employees, with two full-time employees for sugar blends) is located within Site 1 of FTZ 8. The facility is used for production of blended sugar. Arbor currently has FTZ authority to produce dry-blended sugar for the U.S. market, with a PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Product(s) The firm manufactures structural steel components. The firm manufactures metal parts, primarily of steel. The firm manufactures hard cider. ‘‘grandfathered’’ quantitative limit of 37.9 million pounds of imported ‘‘exquota’’ sugar. Arbor also has authority to produce blended syrup (aka wetblended sugar) for export only—with no quantitative limit on use of ex-quota sugar for that export activity. Arbor’s pending application seeks authorization to produce blended syrup for the U.S. market using up to the 37.9 million pounds of ex-quota sugar annually which, as noted above, is currently limited to production of dry-blended sugar. On its domestic sales, production of blended syrup under FTZ procedures would allow Arbor to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to blended syrup (duty rate: 6.0%) for the foreign-status input (granular sucrose, either cane or beet, duty rate: 35.74 20B5; per kg). Arbor estimates that 54% of the blended syrup is comprised of the foreign-status component. Arbor would be able to avoid duty on the foreign-status component which becomes scrap/waste. E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 201 (Thursday, October 17, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55548-55549]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-22622]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Rural Business-Cooperative Service

Notice of Request for Reinstatement of Discontinued Collection

AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Rural Business-Cooperative Service's (RBCS) 
intention to request an extension for a currently approved information 
collection in support of the program for 7 CFR part 4290, subpart A, 
Rural Business Investment Companies Program.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 16, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Rural Development 
Innovation Center--Regulatory Team 2, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue 
SW, STOP 1522, Room 5164, South Building, Washington, DC 20250-1522. 
Telephone: (202) 690-4492. Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Rural Business Investment Companies Program.
    OMB Number: 0570-0051.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement of a discontinued collection.
    Abstract: RBCS administers the Rural Business Investment Program 
(RBIP). The primary objective of this program is to promote economic 
development and the creation of wealth and job opportunities in rural 
areas and to establish a developmental capital program, with the 
mission of addressing unmet equity investment needs of small 
enterprises located in rural areas. RBCS collects information from 
applicants to confirm eligibility for the program and to evaluate the 
quality of the applications.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection is 
estimated to average 300 hours per response.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2 per year.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 241.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 904 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Diane M. 
Berger, Rural Development Innovation Center--Regulatory Team, (715) 
619-3124.

Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information

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is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the RBCS, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the 
accuracy of RBCS's estimate of the burden to collect the required 
information, including the validity of the strategy 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 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 on the paperwork burden may be sent to: Thomas P. Dickson, 
Rural Development Innovation Center--Regulatory Team 2, USDA, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5164, South Building, 
Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-4492. Email: 
[email protected]. All responses to this notice will be 
summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments 
will become a matter of public record.

Bette Brand,
Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-22622 Filed 10-16-19; 8:45 am]
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