Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 39869-39870 [2020-14283]

Download as PDF 39869 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 128 Thursday, July 2, 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 Forest Service National Forests in Alabama Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The National Forests in Alabama Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet virtually. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 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[FR Doc. 2020–14239 Filed 7–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service [Docket: RBS–20–CO–OP–0024] Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Rural BusinessCooperative Service’s (RBCS) intention to revise a currently approved information collection in support of the program for the Annual Survey of Farmer Cooperatives, as authorized in the Cooperative Marketing Act of 1926. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 31, 2020 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Bennett, Rural Development Innovation Center, Regulations Management Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0793, Room 4015 South Building, Washington, DC 20250– 0793. Telephone: (202) 720–9639. Email: pamela.bennett@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Annual Survey of Farmer Cooperatives. OMB Number: 0570–0007. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: One of the objectives of RBCS is to promote the understanding, use and development of the cooperative form of business as a viable option for enhancing the income of agricultural producers and other rural residents. RBCS direct role is providing knowledge to improve the effectiveness and performance of farmer cooperative businesses through technical assistance, research, information, and education. The annual survey of farmer cooperatives collects basic statistics on cooperative business volume, net income, members, financial status, employees, and other selected information to support RBCS’ objective and role. Cooperative statistics are published in an annual report and other formats for use by the U.S. Department SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 39870 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 128 / Thursday, July 2, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES of Agriculture, cooperative management and members, educators and researchers, other Federal agencies, cooperative trade associations, general agribusiness, cooperative development practitioners, students, teachers, consultants, and many others. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 76 minutes or less per response. Respondents: Farmer, rancher, and fishery cooperatives. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,037. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,037. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 792 Hours. Comments The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR part 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 RBCS is submitting to OMB for approval. 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 Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov and, in the lower ‘‘Search Regulations and Federal Actions’’ box, select ‘‘Rural BusinessCooperative Service’’ from the agency drop-down menu, then click on ‘‘Submit.’’ In the Docket ID column, select RBS–20–CO–OP–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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:18 Jul 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 submitting comments, and viewing the docket after the close of the comment period, is available through the site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Pamela Bennett, Rural Development Innovation Center, Regulations Management Division, at (202) 720–9639. 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. Mark Brodziski, Acting Administrator,Rural BusinessCooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2020–14283 Filed 7–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P can be found at http://www.rd.usda.gov/ contact-us/state-offices. Program guidance as well as application and matching funds templates may be obtained at http:// www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/ rural-cooperative-development-grantprogram. To submit an electronic application, follow the instructions for the RCDG funding announcement located at http://www.grants.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Natalie Melton, Program Management Division, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, United States Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mail Stop–3226, Room 4204– South, Washington, DC 20250–3226, (202) 720–1400 or email CPgrants@ usda.gov. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Rural Business-Cooperative Service Preface [Docket #: RBS–CO–OP–0026] Inviting Applications for Rural Cooperative Development Grants Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of Funding Availability. AGENCY: This Notice announces that the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is accepting fiscal year (FY) 2020 applications for the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program. The program funding level for FY 2020 is a total of $5.8 million. The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to improve the economic condition of rural areas through cooperative development. Eligible applicants are a non-profit corporation or an institution of higher education. SUMMARY: Completed applications must be submitted electronically by no later than midnight Eastern Time, August 3, 2020, through Grants.gov, to be eligible for grant funding. Please review the Grants.gov website at https:// www.grants.gov/web/grants/ register.htmlfor instructions on the process of registering your organization as soon as possible to ensure that you are able to meet the electronic application deadline. Late applications are not eligible for funding under this Notice and will not be evaluated. ADDRESSES: You are encouraged to contact your USDA Rural Development State Office well in advance of the application deadline to discuss your project and ask any questions about the RCDG program or application process. Contact information for State Offices DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Agency encourages applications that will support recommendations made in the Rural Prosperity Task Force report to help improve life in rural America. www.usda.gov/ruralprosperity Applicants are encouraged to consider projects that provide measurable results in helping rural communities build robust and sustainable economies through strategic investments in infrastructure, partnerships and innovation. Key strategies include: • Achieving e-Connectivity for rural America • Developing the Rural Economy • Harnessing Technological Innovation • Supporting a Rural Workforce • Improving Quality of Life Overview Federal Agency: Rural BusinessCooperative Service. Funding Opportunity Title: Rural Cooperative Development Grants. Announcement Type: Initial Notice. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.771. Date: Application Deadline. Electronic applications must be received by http://www.grants.gov no later than midnight Eastern Time, August 3, 2020, or it will not be considered for funding. The Application Template provides specific, detailed instructions for each item of a complete application. The Agency emphasizes the importance of including every item and strongly encourages applicants to follow the instructions carefully, using the examples and illustrations in the Application Template. Prior to official submission of applications, applicants may request technical assistance or other application guidance from the Agency, as long as such requests are E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 128 (Thursday, July 2, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39869-39870]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-14283]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Business-Cooperative Service

[Docket: RBS-20-CO-OP-0024]


Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Rural Business-
Cooperative Service's (RBCS) intention to revise a currently approved 
information collection in support of the program for the Annual Survey 
of Farmer Cooperatives, as authorized in the Cooperative Marketing Act 
of 1926.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 31, 2020 to 
be assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Pamela Bennett, Rural Development 
Innovation Center, Regulations Management Division, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0793, Room 4015 South 
Building, Washington, DC 20250-0793. Telephone: (202) 720-9639. Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Annual Survey of Farmer Cooperatives.
    OMB Number: 0570-0007.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: One of the objectives of RBCS is to promote the 
understanding, use and development of the cooperative form of business 
as a viable option for enhancing the income of agricultural producers 
and other rural residents. RBCS direct role is providing knowledge to 
improve the effectiveness and performance of farmer cooperative 
businesses through technical assistance, research, information, and 
education. The annual survey of farmer cooperatives collects basic 
statistics on cooperative business volume, net income, members, 
financial status, employees, and other selected information to support 
RBCS' objective and role. Cooperative statistics are published in an 
annual report and other formats for use by the U.S. Department

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of Agriculture, cooperative management and members, educators and 
researchers, other Federal agencies, cooperative trade associations, 
general agribusiness, cooperative development practitioners, students, 
teachers, consultants, and many others.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 76 minutes or less per response.
    Respondents: Farmer, rancher, and fishery cooperatives.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,037.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 1,037.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 792 Hours.

Comments

    The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) regulation (5 CFR part 
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 RBCS is submitting to 
OMB for approval. 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 Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to 
http://www.regulations.gov and, in the lower ``Search Regulations and 
Federal Actions'' box, select ``Rural Business-Cooperative Service'' 
from the agency drop-down menu, then click on ``Submit.'' In the Docket 
ID column, select RBS-20-CO-OP-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.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Pamela 
Bennett, Rural Development Innovation Center, Regulations Management 
Division, at (202) 720-9639. 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.

Mark Brodziski,
Acting Administrator,Rural Business-Cooperative Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-14283 Filed 7-1-20; 8:45 am]
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