Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 61594 [2019-24647]

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. 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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; New Executive Office Building, 725–17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. 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. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by December 13, 2019. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Nov 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 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. Title: Survey of Irrigation Organizations. OMB Control Number: 0535–NEW. 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. 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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

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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.

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


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. 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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; New Executive 
Office Building, 725-17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. 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.
    Comments regarding these information collections are best assured 
of having their full effect if received by December 13, 2019. Copies of 
the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-8681.
    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.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

    Title: Survey of Irrigation Organizations.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-NEW.
    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.
    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