Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 55543 [2019-22689]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 201 / Thursday, October 17, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request October 11, 2019. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to Office of Management and Budget (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; 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 November 18, 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 Utilities Service Title: New Equipment Contract (Form 395) for Telecommunications and Broadband Borrowers. OMB Control Number: 0572–0149. Summary of Collection: The Rural Electrification Act of 1936, 7 U.S.C. 901 et seq., as amended (RE Act), in Title I, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Oct 16, 2019 Jkt 250001 sec. 2, The Administrator is authorized and empowered to make loans in the States and Territories of the United States for rural electrification and the furnishing of electric energy to persons in rural areas who are not receiving central station service, and for the purpose of furnishing and improving telephone service in rural areas, as hereinafter provided; to make or cause to be made, studies, investigations, and reports concerning the condition and progress of the electrification of and the furnishing of adequate telephone service in rural areas in the several States and Territories; and to publish and disseminate information with respect thereto. Need and Use of the Information: In an effort to improve customer service provided to RUS rural borrowers, the Agency has proposed to revise, consolidate, and/or streamline its current contracts and contracting procedures. In this activity RUS has and will continue to work with industry groups to obtain their input as to what types of changes they and borrowers may want to see made to the contracts. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 51. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 161. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–22689 Filed 10–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request October 10, 2019. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to Office of Management and Budget (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; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55543 appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by November 18, 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 Utilities Service Title: Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households Program (SEARCH). OMB Control Number: 0572–0146. Summary of Collection: The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, Public Law 110–234 (Farm Bill) amended Section 306(a)(2) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (CONACT) (7 U.S.C. 1926(a)(2)). The amendment created a grant program to make Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households (SEARCH) Program grants. Under the SEARCH program, the Secretary may make predevelopment and planning grants to public or quasipublic agencies, organizations operated on a not-for-profit basis or Indian tribes on Federal and State reservations and other federally recognized Indian tribes. The grant recipients use the grant funds for feasibility studies, design assistance, and technical assistance for direct loans, grants and guaranteed loans, to financially distress communities in rural areas with populations of 2,500 or fewer inhabitants for water and waste disposal projects as authorized in Sections 306(a)(1), 306(a)(2) and 306(a)(24) of the CONACT. Need and Use of the Information: Applicants applying for SEARCH grants E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

October 11, 2019.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to Office of Management and 
Budget (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; 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 November 
18, 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 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 Utilities Service

    Title: New Equipment Contract (Form 395) for Telecommunications and 
Broadband Borrowers.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0149.
    Summary of Collection: The Rural Electrification Act of 1936, 7 
U.S.C. 901 et seq., as amended (RE Act), in Title I, sec. 2, The 
Administrator is authorized and empowered to make loans in the States 
and Territories of the United States for rural electrification and the 
furnishing of electric energy to persons in rural areas who are not 
receiving central station service, and for the purpose of furnishing 
and improving telephone service in rural areas, as hereinafter 
provided; to make or cause to be made, studies, investigations, and 
reports concerning the condition and progress of the electrification of 
and the furnishing of adequate telephone service in rural areas in the 
several States and Territories; and to publish and disseminate 
information with respect thereto.
    Need and Use of the Information: In an effort to improve customer 
service provided to RUS rural borrowers, the Agency has proposed to 
revise, consolidate, and/or streamline its current contracts and 
contracting procedures. In this activity RUS has and will continue to 
work with industry groups to obtain their input as to what types of 
changes they and borrowers may want to see made to the contracts.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 51.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 161.

Kimble Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-22689 Filed 10-16-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-15-P