Proposed Renewal of Information Collection; Online Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Complaint Form, 41532-41533 [2020-14767]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 41532 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 133 / Friday, July 10, 2020 / Notices 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 using the 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– ELECTRIC–0029 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: RUS Electric Loan Application and Related Reporting Burdens. OMB Number: 0572–0032. Expiration Date of Approval: April 30, 2021. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) was established in 1994 by the Federal Crop Insurance Reform and Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103–354, 108 Stat. 3178, 7 U.S.C. 6941 et seq.) as successor to the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) with respect to certain programs, including the electric loan and loan guarantee program authorized under the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq., as amended) (RE Act). The RE Act authorizes and empowers the Administrator of RUS to make and guarantee loans to furnish and improve electric service in rural areas. These loans are amortized over a period of up to 35 years and secured by the borrower’s electric assets and/or revenue. In the interest of protecting loan security, monitoring compliance with debt covenants, and ensuring that RUS loan funds are used for purposes authorized by law, RUS requires that borrowers prepare and submit for RUS evaluation certain studies and reports. Some of these studies and reports are required only once for each loan application; others must be submitted periodically until the loan is completely repaid. These forms and documents serve as support for electric loan applications and summarizes the types and estimated costs of facilities and VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:34 Jul 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 equipment for which RUS financing is being requested. The RE Act also authorizes and empowers the Administrator of RUS to make or cause to be made, studies, investigations, and reports concerning the condition and progress of the electrification of the several States and Territories; and to publish and disseminate information with respect thereto. Information supplied by borrowers forms the basis of many of these reports. In the past two years, RUS has implemented an application intake system called RDApply that allows applicants to create an online application for RUS loans and grants as well as upload attachments, sign certifications, and draw service areas, to name a few features. RDApply streamlines the application process, as well as provides identity security, reduces paper consumption and is expected to reduce the burden associated with this information collection package over time. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 14.85 hours per response. Respondents: Not for profit organizations, business or other for profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 625. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4.72. Estimated Annual Responses: 2,803. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 41,633 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. 2020–14883 Filed 7–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD [Docket No. ATBCB–2020–0003] Proposed Renewal of Information Collection; Online Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Complaint Form Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) announces its submission, concurrently with the publication of this Notice or soon thereafter, of the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval. The Access Board invites comment on its ‘‘Online Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Complaint Form.’’ (OMB Control No. 3014–0012). The information collection is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2020, and we propose to continue using the instrument for an additional three years. SUMMARY: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection request, but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, public comments should be submitted to OMB by not later than August 10, 2020 in order to be assured of consideration. DATES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mario Damiani, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004–1111. Phone: 202–272–0050 (voice); 202–272–0064 (TTY). Email: damiani@access-board.gov. Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (5 CFR part 1320), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information,’’ within the meaning of the PRA, includes agency requests that pose identical questions to, or impose reporting or recording keeping obligations on, ten or more persons, regardless of whether response to such request is mandatory or voluntary. See 5 CFR 1320.3(c); see also 44 U.S.C. 3502(3). Before seeking clearance from OMB, agencies are generally required, among other things, to publish both 60-day and 30-day Notices in the Federal Register concerning any proposed information collection—including extension of a SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 133 / Friday, July 10, 2020 / Notices previously-approved collection—and provide an opportunity for comment. See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1). To comply with this requirement, the Access Board published its 60-day Notice in April 2020. See 85 FR 18913 (April 3, 2020). The Access Board is now publishing this 30-day Notice for the proposed renewal of this information collection. OMB’s approval of the current version of the Access Board’s Online ABA Complaint Form is set to expire in August 2020. OMB Control Number: 3014–0012. Title: Online Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Complaint Form. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Access Board is statutorily charged with enforcing the ABA through, among other things, investigation of complaints from members of the public concerning the accessibility of covered buildings or facilities, namely—those owned or leased by the Federal government, as well as those constructed or altered using Federal funds from grants or loans. See 29 U.S.C. 792(b)(1), (e). At present, over 90% of individuals elect to submit their ABA complaints using the Online ABA Complaint Form; the remainder are submitted in writing, without the need to use a hard-copy complaint form, by email, regular mail, or fax. By this notice, the Access Board is proposing to continue using essentially the same Online ABA Complaint Form for another three years. We propose to make formatting-type changes only that will make update the ‘‘look and feel’’ of the online form; we are not making any material, substantive revisions. In sum, the Online ABA Complaint Form seeks information needed by the Access Board to investigate complaints and, if desired, contact the complainant. Mandatory fields are: Name and location (by city and state) of the building/facility at issue and description of accessibility barrier(s). Optional fields include the building/ facility address and the complainant’s name and contact information. (Where provided, a complainant’s identity and other personal information may not be disclosed outside the agency without his or her written permission.) Individuals may also upload electronic attachments (e.g., pictures, drawings) relevant to their complaint, if desired. Once a complaint is submitted, the system automatically provides confirmation of successful submission, a complaint number, and the option to print a copy of the submitted complaint. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Jul 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 Complainants who elect to provide an email address as part of their contact information also receive an automatically generated confirmation email. Description of Respondents: Individual members of the public. Estimated Total Annual Number of Responses: Approximately 185 individuals submit complaints using the Online ABA Complaint Form each year. Estimated Frequency of Response: Occasional. Complainants submit one complaint for each building or facility at which they noted accessibility barriers, regardless of the number of barriers encountered. Estimated Time Burden per Response: On average, about 30 minutes per online complaint; the time burden may vary depending on the number of accessibility barriers identified in a complaint. There is no financial burden to complainants. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 93 hours. Request for Comment: Comments are again invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for performance of the Access Board’s work; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Access Board to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. If you wish to comment in response to this Notice, you may send your comments as specified under the ADDRESSES section of this Notice by August 10, 2020. Gretchen Jacobs, Acting Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2020–14767 Filed 7–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8150–01–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Sunshine Act Meeting United States Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of Commission Public Briefing, COVID–19 in Indian Country: The Impact of Federal Broken Promises on Native Americans, Notice of Commission Business Meeting, and Call for Public Comments AGENCY: DATES: Friday, July 17, 2020, 10:00 a.m. ET. Virtual Briefing and Business Meeting. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zakee Martin (202) 376–8359; TTY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41533 (202) 376–8116; publicaffairs@ usccr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Friday, July 17, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a virtual briefing to evaluate the impacts of COVID–19 on Native Americans. In 2018, the Commission issued Broken Promises: Continuing Federal Funding Shortfall for Native Americans, which addressed the inadequacy of federal funding for Native American programs despite the United States’ trust responsibility to promote tribal self-government, support the general wellbeing of Native American people, tribes and villages, and to protect their land and resources. The Commission will hear testimony from experts on how the pandemic has impacted Native American communities with respect to healthcare, housing, and infrastructure components such as access to water and broadband, and whether the federal government is meeting its obligations to Native American people in this current crisis. This briefing is open to the public via Weblink. The event will live-stream at https://www.youtube.com/user/USCCR/ videos. (Streaming information subject to change.) Public participation is available for the event with view access, along with an audio option for listening. Computer assisted real-time transcription (CART) will be provided. The web link to access CART (in English) on Friday, July 17, 2020, is https://www.streamtext.net/ player?event=USCCR. Please note that CART is text-only translation that occurs in real time during the meeting and is not an exact transcript. To request additional accommodations, persons with disabilities should email access@usccr.gov by Monday, July 13, 2020, indicating ‘‘accommodations’’ in the subject line. Briefing Agenda for COVID–19 in Indian Country: The Impact of Federal Broken Promises on Native Americans: 10:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. I. Introductory Remarks: Chair Catherine E. Lhamon: 10:00 a.m.—10:10 a.m. II. Panel: 10:10 a.m.—11:40 a.m. A. Geoffrey Blackwell, Chief Strategy Officer, AMERIND Risk Management Corporation B. William Smith, Chairman, National Indian Health Board C. Lynn Malerba, Chairwoman, Mohegan Tribe/Tribal Governance Advisory Committee D. Jonathan Nez, President, Navajo Nation E. Fawn Sharp, President, National Congress of American Indians III. Closing Remarks: Chair Catherine E. Lhamon: 11:40 a.m.—11:45 a.m. E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1

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ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD

[Docket No. ATBCB-2020-0003]


Proposed Renewal of Information Collection; Online Architectural 
Barriers Act (ABA) Complaint Form

AGENCY: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access 
Board) announces its submission, concurrently with the publication of 
this Notice or soon thereafter, of the following information collection 
request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and 
approval. The Access Board invites comment on its ``Online 
Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Complaint Form.'' (OMB Control No. 
3014-0012). The information collection is scheduled to expire on August 
31, 2020, and we propose to continue using the instrument for an 
additional three years.

DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information 
collection request, but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, public 
comments should be submitted to OMB by not later than August 10, 2020 
in order to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mario Damiani, Office of General 
Counsel, U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, 
DC 20004-1111. Phone: 202-272-0050 (voice); 202-272-0064 (TTY). Email: 
board.gov">[email protected]board.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and 
its implementing regulations (5 CFR part 1320), Federal agencies must 
obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each 
collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ``Collection of 
information,'' within the meaning of the PRA, includes agency requests 
that pose identical questions to, or impose reporting or recording 
keeping obligations on, ten or more persons, regardless of whether 
response to such request is mandatory or voluntary. See 5 CFR 
1320.3(c); see also 44 U.S.C. 3502(3). Before seeking clearance from 
OMB, agencies are generally required, among other things, to publish 
both 60-day and 30-day Notices in the Federal Register concerning any 
proposed information collection--including extension of a

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previously-approved collection--and provide an opportunity for comment. 
See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1).
    To comply with this requirement, the Access Board published its 60-
day Notice in April 2020. See 85 FR 18913 (April 3, 2020). The Access 
Board is now publishing this 30-day Notice for the proposed renewal of 
this information collection. OMB's approval of the current version of 
the Access Board's Online ABA Complaint Form is set to expire in August 
2020.
    OMB Control Number: 3014-0012.
    Title: Online Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Complaint Form.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Access Board is statutorily charged with enforcing 
the ABA through, among other things, investigation of complaints from 
members of the public concerning the accessibility of covered buildings 
or facilities, namely--those owned or leased by the Federal government, 
as well as those constructed or altered using Federal funds from grants 
or loans. See 29 U.S.C. 792(b)(1), (e). At present, over 90% of 
individuals elect to submit their ABA complaints using the Online ABA 
Complaint Form; the remainder are submitted in writing, without the 
need to use a hard-copy complaint form, by email, regular mail, or fax.
    By this notice, the Access Board is proposing to continue using 
essentially the same Online ABA Complaint Form for another three years. 
We propose to make formatting-type changes only that will make update 
the ``look and feel'' of the online form; we are not making any 
material, substantive revisions.
    In sum, the Online ABA Complaint Form seeks information needed by 
the Access Board to investigate complaints and, if desired, contact the 
complainant. Mandatory fields are: Name and location (by city and 
state) of the building/facility at issue and description of 
accessibility barrier(s). Optional fields include the building/facility 
address and the complainant's name and contact information. (Where 
provided, a complainant's identity and other personal information may 
not be disclosed outside the agency without his or her written 
permission.) Individuals may also upload electronic attachments (e.g., 
pictures, drawings) relevant to their complaint, if desired. Once a 
complaint is submitted, the system automatically provides confirmation 
of successful submission, a complaint number, and the option to print a 
copy of the submitted complaint. Complainants who elect to provide an 
email address as part of their contact information also receive an 
automatically generated confirmation email.
    Description of Respondents: Individual members of the public.
    Estimated Total Annual Number of Responses: Approximately 185 
individuals submit complaints using the Online ABA Complaint Form each 
year.
    Estimated Frequency of Response: Occasional. Complainants submit 
one complaint for each building or facility at which they noted 
accessibility barriers, regardless of the number of barriers 
encountered.
    Estimated Time Burden per Response: On average, about 30 minutes 
per online complaint; the time burden may vary depending on the number 
of accessibility barriers identified in a complaint. There is no 
financial burden to complainants.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 93 hours.
    Request for Comment: Comments are again invited on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for performance of the 
Access Board's work; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways 
for the Access Board to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be 
minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. If 
you wish to comment in response to this Notice, you may send your 
comments as specified under the ADDRESSES section of this Notice by 
August 10, 2020.

Gretchen Jacobs,
Acting Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2020-14767 Filed 7-9-20; 8:45 am]
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