Broadband Pilot (ReConnect) Program, 17530-17531 [2020-06561]

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[FR Doc. 2020–06564 Filed 3–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–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) 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, (84 FR 67913) 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 April 15, 2020. DATES: Actions described in this notice take effect March 30, 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, 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: SUMMARY: 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. E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 61 / Monday, March 30, 2020 / Notices The action taken in this notice will extend the application window until midnight, based on the time zone the applicant is located in, on April 15, 2020. This is an extension from the March 12, 2020 Federal Notice (75 FR 14458) that set the application window at midnight, based on the time zone the applicant is located in, on March 31 30, 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. 2020–06561 Filed 3–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2020–2022 Report of Organization U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, 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 a proposed extension of the Report of Organization, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before May 29, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Thomas Smith, PRA Liaison, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Room 7K250A, Washington, DC 20233 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@ doc.gov). You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC–2020–0008, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http:// www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Mar 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Carrie Hill, Economic Statistical Methods Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 5H069, Washington, DC 20233–6100 (or by email at Carrie.Anne.Hill@census.gov.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau conducts the annual Report of Organization to update and maintain a central, multipurpose Business Register (BR) database. In particular, the Report of Organization supplies critical information on the composition, organizational structure, and operating characteristics of multilocation companies. The BR serves two fundamental purposes: First and most important, it provides sampling populations and enumeration lists for the Census Bureau’s economic surveys and censuses, and it serves as an integral part of the statistical foundation underlying those programs. Essential for this purpose is the BR’s ability to identify all known United States business establishments and their parent companies. Further, the BR must accurately record basic business attributes needed to control sampling and enumeration. These attributes include industrial and geographic classifications, and name and address information. Second, it provides establishment data that serve as the basis for the annual County Business Patterns (CBP) statistical series. The CBP publications present data on number of establishments, first quarter payroll, annual payroll, and mid-March employment summarized by industry and employment size class for the United States, the District of Columbia, island areas, counties, and countryequivalents. No other annual or more frequent series of industry statistics provides comparable detail, particularly for small geographic areas. II. Method of Collection The 2020–2022 Report of Organization collection strategy will focus on electronic reporting as the standard collection option. The 2020– 2021 Report of Organization will request company-level information from a selection of multi-establishment enterprises, which comprise roughly 42,000 parent companies and more than 1.4 million establishments. Additionally, the panel will include approximately 5,000 large single- PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17531 location companies that may have added locations during the year. The Census Bureau will conduct the 2022 Report of Organization in conjunction with the 2022 Economic Census and will coordinate these collections to minimize response burden. The consolidated Report of Organization/census mail canvass will direct inquiries to the entire universe of multi-location enterprises that comprises roughly 165,000 parent companies and more than 1.9 million establishments. Additional Report of Organization inquiries will apply to the 15,000 multi-unit establishments classified in industries that are out-ofscope of the economic census. Electronic reporting will be available to all 2020–2022 Report of Organization respondents. Companies will receive and return responses by secure internet transmission. The instrument will include inquiries on ownership or control by domestic or foreign parent, ownership of foreign affiliates, leased employment and cooperative organization. Further, the instrument will list an inventory of establishments belonging to the company and its subsidiaries, and request updates to these inventories, including additions, deletions and changes to information on EIN, name and address, industrial classification, end-of-year operating status, mid-March employment, first quarter payroll and annual payroll. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0444. Form Number(s): NC–99001 (for multi-establishment enterprises during 2020–2022) and NC–99007 (for singlelocation companies during 2020–2021). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses and notfor-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 47,000 per year for 2020–2021 and 165,000 for 2022. Estimated Time per Response: 3.4 hours for 2020–2021 and 0.44 hours for 2022. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 159,800 hours for 2020–2021 and 72,600 hours for 2022. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. (This is not the cost of respondents’ time, but the indirect costs respondents may incur for such things as purchases of specialized software or hardware needed to report, or expenditures for accounting or records maintenance services required specifically by the collection.) Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 131 and 182. E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 61 (Monday, March 30, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17530-17531]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-06561]


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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) 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, (84 FR 67913) 
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 April 15, 2020.

DATES: Actions described in this notice take effect March 30, 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], 
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.

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    The action taken in this notice will extend the application window 
until midnight, based on the time zone the applicant is located in, on 
April 15, 2020. This is an extension from the March 12, 2020 Federal 
Notice (75 FR 14458) that set the application window at midnight, based 
on the time zone the applicant is located in, on March 31 30, 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. 2020-06561 Filed 3-27-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-15-P