Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 44850-44851 [2020-16041]

Download as PDF 44850 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 143 / Friday, July 24, 2020 / Notices United States would be at increased risk for the introduction of rinderpest, FMD, SF, CSF and SVD. This would cause serious economic consequences to U.S. Agricultural exports and several U.S. livestock industries and have potentially serious health consequences for U.S. livestock. Description of Respondents: Fulltime, salaried veterinary officers employed by the governments of Brazil, Chile, and Mexico; industry representatives; and U.S. importers. Number of Respondents: 101. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 58,996. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Live Fish, Fertilized Eggs, and Gametes from Tilapia Lake Virus-Susceptible Species. OMB Control Number: 0579–0473. Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture, either independently or in cooperation with States, to prohibit or restrict the importation and interstate movement of animals and animal products to prevent the introduction into and dissemination within the United States of livestock diseases and pests. To carry out this mission, APHIS regulates the importation of animals and animal products into the United States. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS has determined that the introduction and establishment of Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV) posed a serious threat to U.S. agriculture and published a Federal Order placing certain requirements on the importation of all live fish, fertilized eggs, and gametes from TiLV-susceptible species imported from all countries. These imported items must be accompanied by a U.S. Department of Agriculture-issued import permit, an official veterinary health certificate, and evidence of a veterinary inspection at a designated U.S. port of entry before being allowed entry into the United States. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government, Importers, and Veterinarians. Number of Respondents: 57. Frequency of Responses: Reporting; On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 96 hours. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–16054 Filed 7–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Jul 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request July 21, 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 August 24, 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: 7 CFR part 1744, subpart B, Lien Accommodations and Subordination Policy. OMB Control Number: 0572–0126. Summary of Collection: The information collected in this information collection package is received from RUS telecommunications borrowers. The policy of considering Lien Accommodations will continue to facilitate funding from non-agency sources in order to meet the growing PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 capital needs of rural Local Exchange Carriers (LECs). Depending on the purposes for which a lien accommodation is sought, RUS will utilize the information to provide an expedited approval for borrowers that meet the financial tests described in this rule. RUS believes that borrowers that are financially sound should be afforded more flexibility with regard to financial arrangements with outside lenders for the purpose of promoting rural telecommunications. The tests are designed to ensure that the financial strength of the borrower is more than sufficient to protect the government’s loan security interests; hence, the lien accommodations will not adversely affect the government’s financial interests. Need and Use of the Information: In order to facilitate supplemental financing for telecommunications services projects, RUS provides fast track lien accommodations to private lenders who propose to lend to RUS borrowers who meet certain financial strength evaluations. Depending on the purposes for which a lien accommodation is sought, RUS will use the information to provide expedited approval for borrowers that meet the financial tests. The tests are designed to ensure that the financial strength of the borrower is more than sufficient to protect the government’s loan security interests; hence, the lien accommodations will not adversely affect the government’s financial interests. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 1. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 1. Rural Utilities Service Title: 7 CFR part 1752, Special Servicing of Telecommunication Programs Loans for Financially Distressed Borrowers. OMB Control Number: 0572–0153. Summary of Collection: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS or the Agency) Telecommunications Program (Program) provides loan funding to build and expand broadband and telecommunications services into unserved and underserved rural communities, along with very limited funding to support the costs to acquire equipment to provide distance learning and telemedicine service. RUS published a Final rule codifying a new servicing regulation on February 25, 2020 in the Federal Register which outlines policies for servicing actions E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 143 / Friday, July 24, 2020 / Notices associated with distressed borrowers from the Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan Program, Rural Broadband Program, Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program, Broadband Initiatives Program, and Rural eConnectivity Pilot Program. The purpose of the regulation is to streamline servicing actions, improve the government’s recovery on such loans, and improve customer service. Need and Use of the Information: The information collection addresses RD’s expanded authority, with the codification of the rulemaking, to address servicing actions. RD considers it imperative to use the expanded authority for servicing actions associated with the RUS Telecommunications Programs in order to: (1) Maximize risk management of loan portfolio; (2) reduce duplication of effort between federal agencies, which may expedite servicing of distressed borrowers; (3) ensure efficient recovery of debt which may mitigate negative impact on program subsidy rates; and (4) simplify the servicing process for the Agency and therefore minimize the financial burden and costs on borrowers. The Agency provides forms and/or guidelines to assist in collection and submission of the information required to service loans. In some cases, use of Agency forms is optional and the borrower may submit the information required on other forms. The forms or related items completed by the borrower are submitted to and evaluated by the Agency. Failure to collect proper information from borrowers could result in improper determinations of servicing assistance, hinder the government’s recovery of such loans as well as encumber customer service. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 5. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 695. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–16041 Filed 7–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request July 21, 2020. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Jul 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 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; and 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 August 24, 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. Risk Management Agency Title: Area Risk Protection Insurance. OMB Control Number: 0563–0083. Summary of Collection: The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) is a wholly-owned Government corporation created February 16, 1938 (7 U.S.C. 1501). The program was amended previously, but Public Law 96–365, dated September 26, 1980, provided for nationwide expansion of a comprehensive crop insurance program. The Federal Crop Insurance Act, as amended in later years further expanded this role of the crop insurance program to be the principal tool for risk management by producers of agricultural commodities. The Act was again amended on June 20, 2020, by Public Law 106–224 which mandates changes to crop insurance regulations, provides for independent review of crop insurance products by persons PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44851 experienced in actuaries and in underwriting, and gives contracting authority for the development of new products. Need and Use of the Information: The Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) includes three separate plans of insurance: (1) Area Revenue Protection which protects against price declines and automatically includes Upside Harvest Price Protection (UHPP) which protects against price increases; (2) ARP with the Harvest Price Exclusion, which excludes UHPP and protects against price declines but not against price increases; and (3) Area Yield Protection which only protects against loss of yield. Using a wide range of data elements producers are required to report specific data when they apply for ARPI such as acreage and yields. Insurance companies accept applications; issue policies; establish and provide insurance coverage; compute liability, premium, subsidies, and losses; indemnify producers; and report specific data to FCIC as required in Appendix III/M13 Handbook. If producers and insurance companies did not submit the required data at the specified time, accurate liabilities, premium, and subsidies may not be determined, errors may not be resolved timely, producers may not receive accurate indemnities, payments may be late, crop insurance may not be actuarially sound as mandated by the Act. Description of Respondents: Producers and insurance companies. Number of Respondents: 18,634. Frequency of Responses: Weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually, semiannually. Total Burden Hours: 80,324. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–16061 Filed 7–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–08–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2020–0038] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Citrus Canker; Interstate Movement of Regulated Nursery Stock and Fruit From Quarantined Areas Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. ACTION: E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 143 (Friday, July 24, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44850-44851]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-16041]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

July 21, 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 August 
24, 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: 7 CFR part 1744, subpart B, Lien Accommodations and 
Subordination Policy.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0126.
    Summary of Collection: The information collected in this 
information collection package is received from RUS telecommunications 
borrowers. The policy of considering Lien Accommodations will continue 
to facilitate funding from non-agency sources in order to meet the 
growing capital needs of rural Local Exchange Carriers (LECs). 
Depending on the purposes for which a lien accommodation is sought, RUS 
will utilize the information to provide an expedited approval for 
borrowers that meet the financial tests described in this rule. RUS 
believes that borrowers that are financially sound should be afforded 
more flexibility with regard to financial arrangements with outside 
lenders for the purpose of promoting rural telecommunications. The 
tests are designed to ensure that the financial strength of the 
borrower is more than sufficient to protect the government's loan 
security interests; hence, the lien accommodations will not adversely 
affect the government's financial interests.
    Need and Use of the Information: In order to facilitate 
supplemental financing for telecommunications services projects, RUS 
provides fast track lien accommodations to private lenders who propose 
to lend to RUS borrowers who meet certain financial strength 
evaluations. Depending on the purposes for which a lien accommodation 
is sought, RUS will use the information to provide expedited approval 
for borrowers that meet the financial tests. The tests are designed to 
ensure that the financial strength of the borrower is more than 
sufficient to protect the government's loan security interests; hence, 
the lien accommodations will not adversely affect the government's 
financial interests.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not for-
profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 1.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 1.

Rural Utilities Service

    Title: 7 CFR part 1752, Special Servicing of Telecommunication 
Programs Loans for Financially Distressed Borrowers.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0153.
    Summary of Collection: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS or the 
Agency) Telecommunications Program (Program) provides loan funding to 
build and expand broadband and telecommunications services into 
unserved and underserved rural communities, along with very limited 
funding to support the costs to acquire equipment to provide distance 
learning and telemedicine service. RUS published a Final rule codifying 
a new servicing regulation on February 25, 2020 in the Federal Register 
which outlines policies for servicing actions

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associated with distressed borrowers from the Telecommunications 
Infrastructure Loan Program, Rural Broadband Program, Distance Learning 
and Telemedicine Program, Broadband Initiatives Program, and Rural e-
Connectivity Pilot Program. The purpose of the regulation is to 
streamline servicing actions, improve the government's recovery on such 
loans, and improve customer service.
    Need and Use of the Information: The information collection 
addresses RD's expanded authority, with the codification of the 
rulemaking, to address servicing actions. RD considers it imperative to 
use the expanded authority for servicing actions associated with the 
RUS Telecommunications Programs in order to: (1) Maximize risk 
management of loan portfolio; (2) reduce duplication of effort between 
federal agencies, which may expedite servicing of distressed borrowers; 
(3) ensure efficient recovery of debt which may mitigate negative 
impact on program subsidy rates; and (4) simplify the servicing process 
for the Agency and therefore minimize the financial burden and costs on 
borrowers.
    The Agency provides forms and/or guidelines to assist in collection 
and submission of the information required to service loans. In some 
cases, use of Agency forms is optional and the borrower may submit the 
information required on other forms. The forms or related items 
completed by the borrower are submitted to and evaluated by the Agency. 
Failure to collect proper information from borrowers could result in 
improper determinations of servicing assistance, hinder the 
government's recovery of such loans as well as encumber customer 
service.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not for-
profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 5.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 695.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-16041 Filed 7-23-20; 8:45 am]
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