Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 55542 [2019-22694]

Download as PDF 55542 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 201 / Thursday, October 17, 2019 / Notices 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. 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. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6501–6522. Dated: October 10, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–22564 Filed 10–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P 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 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 November 18, 2019 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Oct 16, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 Housing Service Title: 7 CFR 3570 Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant Program. OMB Control Number: 0575–0198. Summary of Collection: The Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) is a competitive grant program which the Rural Housing Service (RHS) administers. Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (CONACT), 7 U.S.C. 1926, was amended by Section 6006 of the Agriculture Act of 2014 (P.L. 113– 79) to establish the Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant. Section 6006 authorized grants be made to public bodies and private nonprofit corporations (including Indian Tribes) that will serve rural areas for the purpose of enabling the grantees to provide to associations technical assistance and training with respect to essential community facilities authorized under Section 306(a)(1) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926(a)). Grants can be made for 100 percent of the cost of assistance. Need and Use of the Information: Eligible entities receive TAT grants to help small rural communities or areas identify and solve problems relating to essential community facilities. The grant recipients may provide technical assistance to public bodies and private nonprofit corporations. Applicants applying for TAT grants must submit an application, which includes an application form, narrative proposal, various other forms, certifications, and supplemental information. The Rural Development State Offices and the RHS National Office staff will use the PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information collected to determine applicant eligibility, project feasibility, and the applicant’s ability to meet the grant and regulatory requirements. Failure to collect proper information could result in improper determinations of eligibility or improper use of funds. Description of Respondents: Not-forProfit Institutions. Number of Respondents: 51. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 1,397. Title: 7CFR 1956–C, Debt Settlement—Community and Business Programs. OMB Control Number: 0575–0124. Summary of Collection: The Community and Direct Business Programs loans and grants are authorized by the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act. Rural Housing Service (RHS) is a credit agency for agricultural and rural development for the United States Department of Agriculture and offers supervised credit to develop, improve and operate family farms, modest housing, essential community facilities, and business and industry across rural America. 7 CFR 1956–C, Debt Settlement—Community and Business Programs provides policies and procedures as well as a mechanism for debt settlement in connection with Community Facilities loans and grants, direct Business and Industry loans, Indian Tribal Land Acquisition loans and Irrigation and Drainage. The debt settlement program provides the delinquent client with an equitable tool for the compromise, adjustment, cancellation, or charge-off of a debt owed to the Agency. Need and Use of the Information: The field offices will collect information from applicants, borrowers, consultants, lenders, and attorneys to determine eligibility, financial capacity and derive an equitable resolution. This information collected is similar to that required by a commercial lender in similar circumstances. Failure to collect the information could result in improper servicing of these loans. Description of Respondents: Not for profit institutions; Business or other forprofit; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 116. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 1,005. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–22694 Filed 10–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P 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 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 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 Housing Service

    Title: 7 CFR 3570 Community Facilities Technical Assistance and 
Training Grant Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0198.
    Summary of Collection: The Community Facilities Technical 
Assistance and Training (TAT) is a competitive grant program which the 
Rural Housing Service (RHS) administers. Section 306 of the 
Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (CONACT), 7 U.S.C. 1926, 
was amended by Section 6006 of the Agriculture Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-
79) to establish the Community Facilities Technical Assistance and 
Training Grant. Section 6006 authorized grants be made to public bodies 
and private nonprofit corporations (including Indian Tribes) that will 
serve rural areas for the purpose of enabling the grantees to provide 
to associations technical assistance and training with respect to 
essential community facilities authorized under Section 306(a)(1) of 
the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926(a)). 
Grants can be made for 100 percent of the cost of assistance.
    Need and Use of the Information: Eligible entities receive TAT 
grants to help small rural communities or areas identify and solve 
problems relating to essential community facilities. The grant 
recipients may provide technical assistance to public bodies and 
private nonprofit corporations. Applicants applying for TAT grants must 
submit an application, which includes an application form, narrative 
proposal, various other forms, certifications, and supplemental 
information. The Rural Development State Offices and the RHS National 
Office staff will use the information collected to determine applicant 
eligibility, project feasibility, and the applicant's ability to meet 
the grant and regulatory requirements. Failure to collect proper 
information could result in improper determinations of eligibility or 
improper use of funds.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-Profit Institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 51.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,397.
    Title: 7CFR 1956-C, Debt Settlement--Community and Business 
Programs.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0124.
    Summary of Collection: The Community and Direct Business Programs 
loans and grants are authorized by the Consolidated Farm and Rural 
Development Act. Rural Housing Service (RHS) is a credit agency for 
agricultural and rural development for the United States Department of 
Agriculture and offers supervised credit to develop, improve and 
operate family farms, modest housing, essential community facilities, 
and business and industry across rural America. 7 CFR 1956-C, Debt 
Settlement--Community and Business Programs provides policies and 
procedures as well as a mechanism for debt settlement in connection 
with Community Facilities loans and grants, direct Business and 
Industry loans, Indian Tribal Land Acquisition loans and Irrigation and 
Drainage. The debt settlement program provides the delinquent client 
with an equitable tool for the compromise, adjustment, cancellation, or 
charge-off of a debt owed to the Agency.
    Need and Use of the Information: The field offices will collect 
information from applicants, borrowers, consultants, lenders, and 
attorneys to determine eligibility, financial capacity and derive an 
equitable resolution. This information collected is similar to that 
required by a commercial lender in similar circumstances. Failure to 
collect the information could result in improper servicing of these 
loans.
    Description of Respondents: Not for profit institutions; Business 
or other for-profit; State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 116.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,005.

Kimble Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-22694 Filed 10-16-19; 8:45 am]
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