Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 37416 [2020-13353]

Download as PDF 37416 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 120 Monday, June 22, 2020 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request June 17, 2020. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. 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; 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. Comments regarding this information collection received by July 22, 2020 will be considered. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Jun 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Title: Electric System Emergency Restoration Plan. OMB Control Number: 0572–0140. Summary of Collection: Electric power systems have been identified in Presidential Decision Directive 63, May 1998, as one of the critical infrastructures of the United States. The term ‘‘critical infrastructure’’ is defined in section 1016(e) of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 (42 U.S.C. 5195c(e)). Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and, more importantly, RUS electric borrowers must be diligently proactive in electric infrastructure security. A substantial portion of the electric infrastructure of the United States resides in, and is maintained by, rural America. RUS is uniquely coupled with the electric infrastructure of rural America and its electric borrowers serving rural America. To ensure that the electric infrastructure in rural America is adequately protected, RUS requires that all current electric borrowers conduct a Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) of their respective systems and utilize the results of this assessment to enhance an existing Emergency Restoration Plan (ERP) or, create an ERP. Need and Use of the Information: The ERP provides written procedures detailing response and restoration efforts in the event of a major system outage resulting from a natural or manmade disaster. RUS requires each electric borrower to provide annually a self-certification, in writing, that an ERP exists and that an initial VRA has been performed. If this information were not collected, vulnerabilities may exist in the electric system infrastructure. The result would be increased risk to public safety and may affect the Government loan security. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions. Number of Respondents: 625. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 313. Ketchikan Resource Advisory Committee Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–13353 Filed 6–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Forest Service Forest Service, Department of Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Ketchikan Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Ketchikan, Alaska. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following website: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/pts. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held virtual only. A conference line is set up for those who would like to listen in by telephone. For the conference call number, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at Ketchikan Misty Fjords Ranger District. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Penny L. Richardson, RAC Coordinator, by phone at 907–228–4105 or via email at penny.richardson@usda.gov. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1

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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

June 17, 2020.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Public Law 104-13. 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; 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.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by July 22, 
2020 will be considered. Written comments and recommendations for the 
proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of 
the publication of this notice on the following website 
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information 
collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for 
Public Comments'' or by using the search function.
    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.

Rural Utilities Service

    Title: Electric System Emergency Restoration Plan.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0140.
    Summary of Collection: Electric power systems have been identified 
in Presidential Decision Directive 63, May 1998, as one of the critical 
infrastructures of the United States. The term ``critical 
infrastructure'' is defined in section 1016(e) of the USA Patriot Act 
of 2001 (42 U.S.C. 5195c(e)). Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and, more 
importantly, RUS electric borrowers must be diligently proactive in 
electric infrastructure security. A substantial portion of the electric 
infrastructure of the United States resides in, and is maintained by, 
rural America. RUS is uniquely coupled with the electric infrastructure 
of rural America and its electric borrowers serving rural America. To 
ensure that the electric infrastructure in rural America is adequately 
protected, RUS requires that all current electric borrowers conduct a 
Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) of their respective systems and 
utilize the results of this assessment to enhance an existing Emergency 
Restoration Plan (ERP) or, create an ERP.
    Need and Use of the Information: The ERP provides written 
procedures detailing response and restoration efforts in the event of a 
major system outage resulting from a natural or man-made disaster. RUS 
requires each electric borrower to provide annually a self-
certification, in writing, that an ERP exists and that an initial VRA 
has been performed. If this information were not collected, 
vulnerabilities may exist in the electric system infrastructure. The 
result would be increased risk to public safety and may affect the 
Government loan security.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 625.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 313.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-13353 Filed 6-19-20; 8:45 am]
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