Broadband Pilot (ReConnect) Program, 14458-14459 [2020-05199]

Download as PDF 14458 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 49 / Thursday, March 12, 2020 / Notices training tool. The training that will be provided is designed to help insure consistent, accurate, and complete data Publication No.* Form No.* M311N ...................... M311J ...................... M311N ......... M311C ......... M311J .......... M313P ...................... M311H ......... M313P .......... MQ311A ................... MQ311A ....... reported on a monthly/annual basis. These surveys will be conducted as a part of the Census of Agriculture and are mandatory as defined under Title 7, Sec. 2204(g). Survey title Reporting status Frequency Methodology Operation profile ....................................... Animal & Vegetable Fats and Oil ............. Corn (Wet and Dry Producers of Ethanol) Oilseeds, Beans, and Nuts (Primary Producers). Cotton in Private Storage ** ..................... Consumption on the Cotton System and Stocks. 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The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) uses the data in the estimation of components of gross domestic product (GDP) and the estimate of output for productivity analysis, respectively. Many government agencies, such as the Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and International Trade Administration use the data for industrial analysis, projections, and monitoring import penetration. The National Agricultural Statistics Service will use the information collected only for statistical purposes and will publish the data only as tabulated totals. Authority: The census of agriculture and subsequent follow-on censuses are required by law under the ‘‘Census of Agriculture Act of 1997,’’ 7 U.S.C. 2204(g). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to nonaggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),’’ Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Mar 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 is estimated to average 8–40 minutes per response. Publicity materials and instruction sheets will account for about 15 minutes of additional burden per respondent, annually. Respondents who refuse to complete the survey will be allotted 2 minutes of burden per attempt to collect the data. Respondents: The target population will consist of managers of processing facilities that produce oils and fats from animals, grains, oilseeds, nuts, tree fruits or vegetables; or operations that are involved in the storing, rendering, or marketing of these products. Managers of ethanol plants, cotton gins, and flour mills will also be included in the target population for this group of surveys. Estimated Number of Respondents: 760. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,400 hours. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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; (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 on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Signed at Washington, DC, February 19, 2020. Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2020–05057 Filed 3–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Broadband Pilot (ReConnect) Program Rural Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Notice; amendment to Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and solicitation of applications for the second round of the ReConnect Program. AGENCY: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) published a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and solicitation of applications in the Federal Register on Thursday, December 12, 2019, announcing its general policy and application procedures for funding under the broadband pilot program (ReConnect) established pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (which became law on February 15, 2019) which provides loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in rural areas. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of an extension of the application window until midnight, based on the time zone the applicant is located in, on March 31, 2020. DATES: Actions described in this notice take effect March 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general inquiries regarding the ReConnect Program, contact Laurel Leverrier, Acting Assistant Administrator Telecommunications Program, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), email: laurel.leverrier@wdc.usda.gov, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 49 / Thursday, March 12, 2020 / Notices telephone (202) 720–9554. For inquiries regarding eligible service areas, please contact ReConnect Program Staff at https://www.usda.gov/reconnect/ contact-us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 12, 2019, RUS published a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and solicitation of applications in the Federal Register at 84 FR 67913. The FOA provided the policy and application procedures for the ReConnect Program. In support of the ReConnect Program, the agency identified the application closing date and funding amount for each category. The action taken in this notice will extend the application window until midnight, based on the time zone the applicant is located in, on March 31, 2020. This action is being taken by the Agency to ensure a successful round of funding under the ReConnect Program. Chad Rupe, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2020–05199 Filed 3–10–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P Liberty’s Pashto Language Service for the Pakistan-Afghanistan Border Region—Radio Mashaal. The Board will receive a report from the USAGM’s Chief Executive Officer and Director. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency’s public website at www.usagm.gov. 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The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its November 14, 2019 meeting, a resolution honoring the 70th anniversary of Voice of America’s (VOA) Ukrainian Service, a resolution honoring the 60th anniversary of VOA’s French Service, a resolution honoring the 35th anniversary of Office of Cuba Broadcasting’s Radio Marti, and a resolution honoring the 10th anniversary of Radio Free Europe/Radio khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES TIME AND DATE: Oanh Tran, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2020–05215 Filed 3–10–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8610–01–P Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS Sunshine Act Meeting Notice 14459 Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and opportunity for public comment. AGENCY: Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Thursday, March 12, 2020, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT. PLACE: Cohen Building, Room 3321, 330 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20237. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The U.S. Agency for Global Media’s (USAGM) Board of Governors (Board) may conduct a special meeting closed to the public at any given time during the periods of time and location listed above to consider a personnel matter. This meeting is closed to the public pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) in order to protect the privacy interests of personnel involved in the actions under consideration. The Board also determined that shorter than usual notice for a meeting was required by TIME AND DATE: The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 49 (Thursday, March 12, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14458-14459]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-05199]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service


Broadband Pilot (ReConnect) Program

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture.

ACTION: Notice; amendment to Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and 
solicitation of applications for the second round of the ReConnect 
Program.

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SUMMARY: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) published a Funding 
Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and solicitation of applications in the 
Federal Register on Thursday, December 12, 2019, announcing its general 
policy and application procedures for funding under the broadband pilot 
program (ReConnect) established pursuant to the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2018 (which became law on February 15, 2019) which 
provides loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate 
broadband deployment in rural areas. The purpose of this notice is to 
inform the public of an extension of the application window until 
midnight, based on the time zone the applicant is located in, on March 
31, 2020.

DATES: Actions described in this notice take effect March 12, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general inquiries regarding the 
ReConnect Program, contact Laurel Leverrier, Acting Assistant 
Administrator Telecommunications Program, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture (USDA), email: [email protected],

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telephone (202) 720-9554. For inquiries regarding eligible service 
areas, please contact ReConnect Program Staff at https://www.usda.gov/reconnect/contact-us.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 12, 2019, RUS published a Funding Opportunity 
Announcement (FOA) and solicitation of applications in the Federal 
Register at 84 FR 67913. The FOA provided the policy and application 
procedures for the ReConnect Program. In support of the ReConnect 
Program, the agency identified the application closing date and funding 
amount for each category.
    The action taken in this notice will extend the application window 
until midnight, based on the time zone the applicant is located in, on 
March 31, 2020. This action is being taken by the Agency to ensure a 
successful round of funding under the ReConnect Program.

Chad Rupe,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-05199 Filed 3-10-20; 4:15 pm]
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