Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Submission for Review, 68100-68101 [2019-26938]

Download as PDF 68100 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 240 Friday, December 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. JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES Hearings of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Judicial Conference of the United States. ACTION: Notice of cancellation of public hearing. AGENCY: The following public hearing on proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure has been canceled: Bankruptcy Rules Hearing on January 7, 2020, in Kansas City, MO. 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ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Dec 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13. Comments are requested concerning (1) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for sustaining USAID-funded programming; (2) the accuracy of USAID’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (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 respondents. All comments should be submitted within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding the proposed information collection to Ethel Brooks, USAID, Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3)/Office of Education at ebrooks@usaid.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ethel Brooks, USAID, Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3)/Office of Education at ebrooks@usaid.gov or 202–712–4226. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Forms used to collect USAID Exchange Visitor Program management data, including Conditions of Sponsorship for U.S. Activities; Exchange Visitors Biographical Data; Dependent Certification; and Cost Repayment. Analysis: Data from these forms are required to manage USAID’s Exchange Visitor Program. In support of its development objectives, USAID sponsors U.S.-based education and capacity strengthening programs for host country nationals, referred to as the Exchange Visitor (EV) Program. Exchange Visitors travel to the United States under a J–1 visa. The USAID Bureau of Economic Growth, Education, and Environment, Office of Education (E3/ED) manages the Agency’s J–1 visa designation and ensures the Agency’s compliance with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DoS) regulations contained in 22 CFR 62.1– 90. The Office of Education collects Exchange Visitor data from USAID’s DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 overseas Missions and Contractors, and manages the Agency’s EV approval process. USAID relies on the data to fulfill a mandatory Agency function of providing the DHS, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the DoS with information about host country nationals who study in the U.S. under USAID sponsorship. The referenced bio data forms are used to collect such data. The forms include a section for collecting data about the individuals’: (a) Suitability for USAID sponsorship; (b) agreed upon commitment to return to the home country and use their newly acquired skills to help solve local development problems; (c) agreement to reimburse program costs if they fail to comply with USAID’s and other U.S. Government Agencies Policy requirements; and (d) certification of dependents who accompany or visit EVs during their study in the U.S. USAID/Washington and Missions also use the data collected through these forms to monitor program performance and program completion, along with other management interventions. The main purpose is to enable the transfer of effective education and capacity interventions to host country governments while supporting U.S. national interests. The secondary purpose is to improve future planning and use of USAID resources. These objectives are aligned with Congressional requirements under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. They are also closely aligned with objectives of the Journey to SelfReliance for countries where USAID operates. Method of Collection: Electronic. OMB Number: Not assigned. Agency Form No.: N/A. Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Federal Register: This information was previously published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2019 allowing for a 60-day public comment period under Document #2019–19233. Type of Request: Forms Renewal. Affected Public: Host country nationals whose study in the U.S. is funded by USAID. Number of Respondents: 1. One Responder submitted a comment for the public record. The comment was unrelated to collecting data, instead it was a concern that foreign students who are sponsored to study in the U.S. E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 240 / Friday, December 13, 2019 / Notices remain here indefinitely and fill jobs that should be reserved for Americans. Expiration Date: Three years from issuance date. Frequency: Once during the Exchange Visitor’s program period. Estimated number of hours: Less than 15 minutes per form. Stephen M. Kowal, Deputy Director, USAID E3 Bureau Office of Education. [FR Doc. 2019–26938 Filed 12–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2019–0025] Notice of Request for a New Information Collection: Small Meat Processor Study Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to create a new information collection to survey small and very small meat processing plants about a draft report concerning FSIS resources available to help them achieve and maintain regulatory compliance. This is a new information collection with an estimated burden of 375 hours. DATES: Submit comments on or before February 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this Federal Register notice. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides commenters the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on the web page or to attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments. • Mail, including CD–ROMs, etc.: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 3758, Room 6065, Washington, DC 20250–3700. • Hand- or courier-delivered submittals: Deliver to 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 6065, Washington, DC 20250–3700. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Dec 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS– 2019–0025. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, call (202) 720–5627 to schedule a time to visit the FSIS Docket Room at 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 6065, Washington, DC 20250–3700. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gina Kouba, Office of Policy and Program Development, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 6065, South Building, Washington, DC 20250– 3700; (202) 720–5627. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Small Meat Processor Study. OMB Control Number: 0583–XXXX. Type of Request: Request for a new information collection. Abstract: FSIS has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary (7 CFR 2.18, 2.53), as specified in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601, et seq.). This statute mandates that FSIS protect the public by verifying that meat products are safe, wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. Section 12107 of the 2018 Farm Bill states that the Secretary shall offer to enter into a contract with a land-grant college or university or a non-land-grant college of agriculture (as those terms are defined in section 1404 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3101)) to review the effectiveness of existing FSIS guidance materials and other tools used by small and very small establishments, including: (1) The effectiveness of the outreach conducted by the Food Safety and Inspection Service to small and very small establishments; (2) the effectiveness of the guidance materials and other tools used by the Food Safety and Inspection Service to assist small and very small establishments; and (3) the responsiveness of Food Safety and Inspection Service personnel to inquiries and issues from small and very small establishments. FSIS has entered into a Cooperative Agreement with the College of Agriculture at Oregon State University, to conduct this review for small and very small establishments. FSIS is requesting approval for a new information collection to survey small and very small meat processing plants PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68101 about a draft report concerning FSIS resources available to help them achieve and maintain regulatory compliance. This is a new information collection with an estimated burden of 375 hours. Oregon State will develop a draft report based on multiple data sources. This draft report will then be distributed to a wider audience of key stakeholders that are small plant operators. Oregon will ask those stakeholders to read the draft report and fill out a short survey to gather their feedback. The survey will be administered online and also inperson at three regional small plant stakeholder meetings being held in different locations in 2020. FSIS has made the following estimates based upon an information collection assessment: Estimate of burden: FSIS estimates that it will take respondents an average of 75 minutes per response. Respondents: Official establishments. Estimated total number of respondents: 300. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 375 hours. Copies of this information collection assessment can be obtained from Gina Kouba, Office of Policy and Program Development, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 6065, South Building, Washington, DC 20250– 3700; (202) 720–5627. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FSIS’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of FSIS’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the method and assumptions 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, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to both FSIS, at the addresses provided above, and the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20253. Responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 240 (Friday, December 13, 2019)]
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AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Submission for Review

AGENCY: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as part of 
its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this 
opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. 
Comments are requested concerning (1) whether the proposed collection 
of information is necessary for sustaining USAID-funded programming; 
(2) the accuracy of USAID's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information; (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 respondents.

DATES: All comments should be submitted within 30 calendar days from 
the date of this publication.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
the proposed information collection to Ethel Brooks, USAID, Bureau of 
Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3)/Office of Education at 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ethel Brooks, USAID, Bureau of 
Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3)/Office of Education at 
[email protected] or 202-712-4226.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Forms used to collect USAID Exchange Visitor Program 
management data, including Conditions of Sponsorship for U.S. 
Activities; Exchange Visitors Biographical Data; Dependent 
Certification; and Cost Repayment.
    Analysis: Data from these forms are required to manage USAID's 
Exchange Visitor Program.
    In support of its development objectives, USAID sponsors U.S.-based 
education and capacity strengthening programs for host country 
nationals, referred to as the Exchange Visitor (EV) Program. Exchange 
Visitors travel to the United States under a J-1 visa.
    The USAID Bureau of Economic Growth, Education, and Environment, 
Office of Education (E3/ED) manages the Agency's J-1 visa designation 
and ensures the Agency's compliance with Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS) and Department of State (DoS) regulations contained in 
22 CFR 62.1-90. The Office of Education collects Exchange Visitor data 
from USAID's overseas Missions and Contractors, and manages the 
Agency's EV approval process. USAID relies on the data to fulfill a 
mandatory Agency function of providing the DHS, including Immigration 
and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the DoS with information about host 
country nationals who study in the U.S. under USAID sponsorship. The 
referenced bio data forms are used to collect such data. The forms 
include a section for collecting data about the individuals': (a) 
Suitability for USAID sponsorship; (b) agreed upon commitment to return 
to the home country and use their newly acquired skills to help solve 
local development problems; (c) agreement to reimburse program costs if 
they fail to comply with USAID's and other U.S. Government Agencies 
Policy requirements; and (d) certification of dependents who accompany 
or visit EVs during their study in the U.S. USAID/Washington and 
Missions also use the data collected through these forms to monitor 
program performance and program completion, along with other management 
interventions. The main purpose is to enable the transfer of effective 
education and capacity interventions to host country governments while 
supporting U.S. national interests. The secondary purpose is to improve 
future planning and use of USAID resources. These objectives are 
aligned with Congressional requirements under the Foreign Assistance 
Act of 1961, as amended. They are also closely aligned with objectives 
of the Journey to Self-Reliance for countries where USAID operates.
    Method of Collection: Electronic.
    OMB Number: Not assigned.
    Agency Form No.: N/A.
    Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
    Federal Register: This information was previously published in the 
Federal Register on September 4, 2019 allowing for a 60-day public 
comment period under Document #2019-19233.
    Type of Request: Forms Renewal.
    Affected Public: Host country nationals whose study in the U.S. is 
funded by USAID.
    Number of Respondents: 1.
    One Responder submitted a comment for the public record. The 
comment was unrelated to collecting data, instead it was a concern that 
foreign students who are sponsored to study in the U.S.

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remain here indefinitely and fill jobs that should be reserved for 
Americans.
    Expiration Date: Three years from issuance date.
    Frequency: Once during the Exchange Visitor's program period.
    Estimated number of hours: Less than 15 minutes per form.

Stephen M. Kowal,
Deputy Director, USAID E3 Bureau Office of Education.
[FR Doc. 2019-26938 Filed 12-12-19; 8:45 am]
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