Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Inviting Applications for the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Programs for Fiscal Year 2020, 61594-61595 [2019-24597]

Download as PDF 61594 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 219 Wednesday, November 13, 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 National Agricultural Statistics Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request November 7, 2019. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. 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Summary of Collection: On April 4, 2017, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and the Economic Research Service (ERS), signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This agreement is for the development and implementation of a survey of irrigation organizations— defined to include irrigation districts and other entities that supply water (primarily surface water) directly to agricultural users, as well as groundwater management districts that may influence the supply of groundwater for irrigation. The new survey of irrigation organizations will collect local, district-scale information, including the adoption of alternative types of water allocation institutions and conservation policies that impact farm-level drought resilience and adaptation to long-run water scarcity. Need and Use of the Information: NASS will be collecting information on facilities, operation type, revenue, costs, and practices for irrigation organizations. The data obtained by the survey will complement farm-level data collections efforts, providing a more comprehensive look at the water situation and drought preparedness of the United States. The absence of the data would certainly affect irrigation policy decisions, Federal programs, legislation, and impact studies would be subject to greater uncertainty and error. Description of Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit; Not for profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 6,500. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Burden Hours: 5,644. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–24647 Filed 11–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Inviting Applications for the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Programs for Fiscal Year 2020 Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of solicitation for applications; Amendment AGENCY: The Rural BusinessCooperative Service (RBS) announces that the maximum loan amount awarded for applications competing in the Second, Third, and Fourth Quarter funding cycles of fiscal year (FY) 2020 will be $1 million. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Rural Development office for the state in which the applicant is located. A list of Rural Development State Office contacts is provided at the following link: http:// www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/stateoffices. SUMMARY: RBS published a Notice of Solicitation of Applications for the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Programs for FY 2020 on July 18, 2019, (FR Vol. 84, 34333) Section B states that: ‘‘The Agency anticipates the following maximum amounts per award: Loans— $2,000,000; Grants—$300,000.’’ Based on the total amount of loan applications submitted in FY 2019 far exceeding the available allocated funds and the number of submitted but unfunded applications that will be competing for funding in the First Quarter of FY 2020, the Agency has determined that lowering the maximum loan amount to $1 million for the Second, Third, and Fourth Quarter application periods would allow for additional project opportunities and a broader geographic distribution of Program funding. The following are the deadlines for FY 2020 complete loan applications to be received in the USDA Rural SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2019 / Notices Development State Office no later than 4:30 p.m. (local time): Second Quarter, December 31, 2019; Third Quarter, March 31, 2020; and Fourth Quarter, June 30, 2020. Completed loan applications that exceed $1 million but are not funded in the FY 2020 First Quarter competition will be allowed to compete for Second Quarter funding with the submission of a revised scope of work plan and budget for a loan amount not to exceed $1 million. Bette B. Brand, Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2019–24597 Filed 11–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Generic Clearance for Census Bureau Field Tests and Evaluations. OMB Control Number: 0607–0971. Form Number(s): TBD. Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. Number of Respondents: 294,738 per year (884,213 total). Average Hours per Response: 10.56 minutes. Burden Hours: 27,771 hours annually (83,313 hours total). Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau is committed to conducting research towards census and survey operations that costs less while maintaining high quality results. 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[FR Doc. 2019–24590 Filed 11–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [S–183–2019] Approval of Subzone Status; Patterson Pump Company; Toccoa, Georgia On September 17, 2019, the Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board docketed an application submitted by Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 26, requesting subzone status subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 26, on behalf of Patterson Pump Company, in Toccoa, Georgia. The application was processed in accordance with the FTZ Act and Regulations, including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (84 FR 49717, September 23, 2019). The FTZ staff examiner reviewed the application and determined that it meets the criteria for approval. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the FTZ Board Executive Secretary (15 CFR Sec. 400.36(f)), the application to establish Subzone 26Q was approved on November 5, 2019, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, and further subject to FTZ 26’s 2,000-acre activation limit. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61595 Dated: November 5, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–24643 Filed 11–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–70–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 183—Austin, Texas; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Flextronics America, LLC; (Automated Data Processing Machines); Austin, Texas Flextronics America, LLC (Flextronics), submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Austin, Texas. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on November 3, 2019. Flextronics already has authority to produce automated data processing machines within FTZ 183. The current request would add foreign status components to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreign-status components described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Flextronics from customs duty payments on the foreign-status materials/components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status components noted below, Flextronics would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to automated data processing machines (duty-free). Flextronics would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 219 (Wednesday, November 13, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61594-61595]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-24597]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Business-Cooperative Service


Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Inviting Applications 
for the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Programs for Fiscal 
Year 2020

AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of solicitation for applications; Amendment

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SUMMARY: The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) announces that 
the maximum loan amount awarded for applications competing in the 
Second, Third, and Fourth Quarter funding cycles of fiscal year (FY) 
2020 will be $1 million.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Rural Development office for the 
state in which the applicant is located. A list of Rural Development 
State Office contacts is provided at the following link: http://www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/state-offices.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RBS published a Notice of Solicitation of 
Applications for the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Programs 
for FY 2020 on July 18, 2019, (FR Vol. 84, 34333) Section B states 
that: ``The Agency anticipates the following maximum amounts per award: 
Loans--$2,000,000; Grants--$300,000.''
    Based on the total amount of loan applications submitted in FY 2019 
far exceeding the available allocated funds and the number of submitted 
but unfunded applications that will be competing for funding in the 
First Quarter of FY 2020, the Agency has determined that lowering the 
maximum loan amount to $1 million for the Second, Third, and Fourth 
Quarter application periods would allow for additional project 
opportunities and a broader geographic distribution of Program funding.
    The following are the deadlines for FY 2020 complete loan 
applications to be received in the USDA Rural

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Development State Office no later than 4:30 p.m. (local time): Second 
Quarter, December 31, 2019; Third Quarter, March 31, 2020; and Fourth 
Quarter, June 30, 2020. Completed loan applications that exceed $1 
million but are not funded in the FY 2020 First Quarter competition 
will be allowed to compete for Second Quarter funding with the 
submission of a revised scope of work plan and budget for a loan amount 
not to exceed $1 million.

Bette B. Brand,
Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-24597 Filed 11-12-19; 8:45 am]
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