Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 41531-41532 [2020-14883]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 133 / Friday, July 10, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES You no longer must complete the following five forms for acceptance of a Federal award. This information is now collected through your registration or annual recertification in SAM.gov in the Financial Assistance General Certifications and Representations section: • Form AD–1047, ‘‘Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters-Primary Covered Transactions.’’ • Form AD–1048, ‘‘Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary ExclusionLower Tier Covered Transactions.’’ • Form AD–1049, ‘‘Certification Regarding a Drug-Free Workplace Requirement (Grants).’’ • Form AD–3031, ‘‘Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants.’’ Must be signed by corporate applicants who receive an award under this Notice. • Form RD 400–4 ‘‘Assurance Statement.’’ 3. Reporting After grant approval and through grant completion, you will be required to provide the following: a. A SF–425, ‘‘Federal Financial Report,’’ and a project performance report will be required on a semiannual basis (due 30 working days after end of the semiannual period). For the purposes of this grant, semiannual periods end on June 30th and December 31st. The project performance reports shall include a comparison of actual accomplishments to the objectives established for that period; b. Reasons why established objectives were not met, if applicable; c. Reasons for any problems, delays, or adverse conditions, if any, which have affected or will affect attainment of overall project objectives, prevent meeting time schedules or objectives, or preclude the attainment of particular objectives during established time periods. This disclosure shall be accompanied by a statement of the action taken or planned to resolve the situation; and d. Objectives and timetable established for the next reporting period. e. Provide a final project and financial status report within 90 days after the expiration or termination of the grant. f. Provide outcome project performance reports and final deliverables. G. Agency Contacts For general questions about this announcement and for program VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Jul 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 Technical Assistance, please contact the appropriate State Office at http:// www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/stateoffices. You may also contact Honie Turner, Program Management Division, Direct Programs Branch, Rural BusinessCooperative Service, USDA at (202) 720–1400 or email CPgrants@usda.gov. You are also encouraged to visit the application website for application tools, including an application template. The website address is: http:// www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/ delta-health-care-services-grants. H. 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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD– 3027, found online at http:// www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_ cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632– 9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–9410; (2) Fax: (202) 690–7442; or PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41531 (3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov. Mark Brodziski, Acting Administrator, Rural BusinessCooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2020–14849 Filed 7–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service [Docket No. RUS–20–ELECTRIC–0029] 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 Utilities Service (RUS) 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 an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the RUS Electric Loan Application and Related Reporting Burdens. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 8, 2020 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin M. 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 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service

[Docket No. RUS-20-ELECTRIC-0029]


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 Utilities Service (RUS) 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 an extension for a 
currently approved information collection in support of the RUS 
Electric Loan Application and Related Reporting Burdens.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 8, 2020 to 
be assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin M. 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

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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 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: [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. 2020-14883 Filed 7-9-20; 8:45 am]
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