Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 38358 [2020-13750]

Download as PDF 38358 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 124 / Friday, June 26, 2020 / Notices (202) 720–2825. Email: arlette.mussington@usda.gov. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Mark Brodziski, Acting Administrator, Rural BusinessCooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2020–13804 Filed 6–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service [Docket No. RUS–20–TELECOM–0024] Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice; comment requested. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Rural Housing Service (RHS) invites comments on this information collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. The intention is to request a revision for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for Telecommunications System Construction Policies and Procedures. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 25, 2020 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Jones, Rural Development Innovation Center—Regulations Management Division, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 2445, South Building, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 772–1172. Email robin.m.jones@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RHS is submitting to OMB for extension. 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:42 Jun 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 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, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent by the following method: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ and, in the lower ‘‘Search Regulations and Federal Actions’’ box, select ‘‘Rural Utilities Service’’ from the agency drop-down menu, then click on ‘‘Submit.’’ In the Docket ID column, select RUS–20– TELECOM–0024 to submit or view public comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically. Information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket after the close of the comment period, is available through the site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Title: Telecommunications System Construction Policies and Procedures. OMB Number: 0572–0059. Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2020. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: In order to facilitate the programmatic interest of the RE Act, and, in order to assure that loans made or guaranteed by the Agency are adequately secured, the Agency, as a secured lender, has established certain forms for materials, equipment and construction of electric and telecommunications systems. The use of standard forms, construction contracts, and procurement procedures helps assure the Agency that appropriate standards and specifications are maintained, the Agency’s loan security is not adversely affected; and the loan response. In an effort to improve customer service provided to RUS rural borrowers, the Agency continues to revise, consolidate, and/or streamline its current contracts and contracting procedures. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 3 hours per response. Respondents: Public bodies, not for profits, or Indian Tribes. Estimated Number of Respondents: 572. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 5.3. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,233 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Robin M. Jones, Innovation Center—Regulations Management Division, at (202) 772– 1172, Email: robin.m.jones@usda.gov. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Chad Rupe, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2020–13750 Filed 6–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Nevada Advisory Committee AGENCY: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights ACTION: Announcement of meeting. Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a meeting of the Nevada Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the purpose of the meeting will be to orient members to state advisory committee work and discuss potential civil rights topics to study. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 1:00 a.m. PT. Public Call Information: Dial: 800–367–2403. Conference ID: 9816410. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ana Victoria Fortes (DFO) at afortes@ usccr.gov or (202) 691–0857. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 800–367–2403, conference ID number: 9816410. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service

[Docket No. RUS-20-TELECOM-0024]


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; comment requested.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Rural Housing Service (RHS) invites comments on this information 
collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) will be requested. The intention is to request a revision for a 
currently approved information collection in support of the program for 
Telecommunications System Construction Policies and Procedures.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 25, 2020 to 
be assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Jones, Rural Development 
Innovation Center--Regulations Management Division, USDA, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW, Room 2445, South Building, Washington, DC 
20250. Telephone: (202) 772-1172. Email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
regulation (5 CFR 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) requires that interested members 
of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on 
information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RHS 
is submitting to OMB for extension.
    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, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments may be sent by the following method:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ and, in the lower ``Search Regulations and Federal 
Actions'' box, select ``Rural Utilities Service'' from the agency drop-
down menu, then click on ``Submit.'' In the Docket ID column, select 
RUS-20-TELECOM-0024 to submit or view public comments and to view 
supporting and related materials available electronically. Information 
on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing 
documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket after the close 
of the comment period, is available through the site's ``User Tips'' 
link.
    Title: Telecommunications System Construction Policies and 
Procedures.
    OMB Number: 0572-0059.
    Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2020.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: In order to facilitate the programmatic interest of the 
RE Act, and, in order to assure that loans made or guaranteed by the 
Agency are adequately secured, the Agency, as a secured lender, has 
established certain forms for materials, equipment and construction of 
electric and telecommunications systems. The use of standard forms, 
construction contracts, and procurement procedures helps assure the 
Agency that appropriate standards and specifications are maintained, 
the Agency's loan security is not adversely affected; and the loan 
response. In an effort to improve customer service provided to RUS 
rural borrowers, the Agency continues to revise, consolidate, and/or 
streamline its current contracts and contracting procedures.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 3 hours per response.
    Respondents: Public bodies, not for profits, or Indian Tribes.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 572.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 5.3.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,233 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Robin M. 
Jones, Innovation Center--Regulations Management Division, at (202) 
772-1172, Email: [email protected].
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

Chad Rupe,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-13750 Filed 6-25-20; 8:45 am]
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