Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 83510-83511 [2020-28213]

Download as PDF 83510 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 246 Tuesday, December 22, 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 Agricultural Marketing Service [Document No. AMS–ST–20–0099] Plant Variety Protection Board; Open Teleconference Meeting Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing a meeting of the Plant Variety Protection Board (Board). The meeting is being held to discuss a variety of topics including, but not limited to, regulation updates, subcommittee activities, and program activities. The meeting is open to the public. This notice sets forth the schedule and location for the meeting. DATES: Wednesday, March 31, 2021; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be conducted through teleconference. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffery Haynes, Commissioner, Plant Variety Protection Office, USDA, AMS, Science and Technology Programs; Telephone: (202) 720–1066; or Email: Jeffery.Haynes@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the provisions of section 10(a) of the FACA (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), this notice informs the public that the Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO) is sponsoring a meeting of the Board on March 31, 2021. The Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) (7 U.S.C. 2321 et seq.) provides legal protection in the form of intellectual property rights to developers of new varieties of plants. A certificate of Plant Variety Protection is awarded to an owner of a crop variety after an examination shows that it is new, distinct from other varieties, genetically uniform, and stable through successive generations. The term of jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Dec 21, 2020 Jkt 253001 protection is 20 years for most crops and 25 years for trees, shrubs, and vines. The PVPA also provides for a statutory Board (7 U.S.C. 2327). The Board is composed of 14 individuals who are experts in various areas of development and represent the seed industry sector, academia, and government. The duties of the Board are to: (1) Advise the Secretary concerning the adoption of rules and regulations to facilitate the proper administration of the FACA; (2) provide advisory counsel to the Secretary on appeals concerning decisions on applications by the PVP Office and on requests for emergency public-interest compulsory licenses; and (3) advise the Secretary on any other matters under the Regulations and Rules of Practice and on all questions under Section 44 of the FACA, ‘‘Public Interest in Wide Usage’’ (7 U.S.C. 2404). Meeting Agenda: The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the PVPO 2021 program activities, the electronic application system, and the working group update. The Board plans to discuss program activities that encourage the development of new plant varieties and address appeals to the Secretary. The meeting will be open to the public. Those wishing to participate are encouraged to preregister by March 12, 2021, by contacting Jeffery Haynes, acting commissioner, at Telephone: (202) 720– 1066; or Email: Jeffery.Haynes@ usda.gov. Meeting Accommodation: The meeting at USDA will provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this public meeting, please notify Jeffery Haynes at: Telephone: (202) 720–1066; or Email: Jeffery.Haynes@usda.gov. Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be made on a caseby-case basis. Minutes of the meeting will be available for public review 30 days following the meeting on the internet at http://www.ams.usda.gov/ PVPO. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2020–28176 Filed 12–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service [Docket No. RHS–20–MFH–0029] Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service. Proposed collection; comments requested. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service’s intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program of the Agency’s use of Supervised Bank Accounts (SBA). DATES: Comments on this Notice must be received by February 22, 2021 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Chism, Finance and Loan Analyst, Multi-Family Housing Asset Management Division, Policy and Budget Branch, STOP 0782-Room 1263S, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–0782. Telephone: (202) 690–1436. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 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 existing information collection that the Agency 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 the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 246 / Tuesday, December 22, 2020 / Notices technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and, in the ‘‘Search’’ box, enter the Docket ID No. ‘‘RHS–20–MFH–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 ‘‘Help’’ button at the top of the page. Title: 7 CFR 1902–A, Supervised Bank Accounts. OMB Number: 0575–0158. Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2021. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Abstract: The Agency extends financial assistance to applicants that do not qualify for loans under commercial rates and terms. The Agency use SBAs as a mechanism to (1) ensure correct disbursement and expenditure of all funds designated for a project; (2) help a borrower properly manage its financial affairs; (3) ensure that the Government’s security is protected adequately from fraud, waste and abuse. SBAs are mandatory for Multi-Family Housing (MFH) reserve accounts. The MFH funds must be kept in the SBA for the full term of a loan. Any funds withdrawn for disbursement for an authorized purpose require a countersignature from an Agency official. This regulation prescribes the policies and responsibilities for the use of SBAs. In carrying out the mission as a supervised credit Agency, this regulation authorizes the use of supervised accounts for the disbursement of funds. The use may be necessitated to disburse Government funds consistent with the various stages of any development (construction) work actually achieved. On limited occasions, a supervised account is used to provide temporary credit counseling and oversight of those being assisted who demonstrate an inability to handle their financial affairs responsibly. Another use is for depositing MFH reserve account funds in a manner requiring Agency co-signature for withdrawals. MFH reserve account funds are held in a reserve account for the future capital improvement needs for apartment properties. Supervised accounts are established to ensure Government security is adequately protected against fraud, waste and abuse. The legislative authority for requiring the use of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Dec 21, 2020 Jkt 253001 supervised accounts is contained in section 510 of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1480). These provisions authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to make such rules and regulations as deemed necessary to carry out the responsibilities and duties the Government is charged with administering. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this information collection is estimated to average .43 hours per response. Respondents: Small Business. Estimated Average Number of Respondents: 13,500. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 54,292. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4.02. Estimated Total Number of Man Hours: 23,636. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Lynn Gilbert, Rural Development Innovation Center— Regulations Management Division, at (202) 690–2682. 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. Elizabeth Walker Green, Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2020–28213 Filed 12–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; School District Review Program U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment on the proposed extension of the School District Review Program prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 83511 To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before February 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by email to robin.a.pennington@ census.gov. Please reference ‘‘School District Review Program’’ in the subject line of your comments. You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC–2020–0033, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http:// www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to Robin A. Pennington, Decennial Census Management Division, Program Management Office, by phone 301–763– 8132 or by email robin.a.pennington@ census.gov. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The School District Review Program (SDRP) is one of many voluntary geographic partnership programs. The SDRP collects school district information and boundaries to update the U.S. Census Bureau’s geographic database of addresses, streets, and boundaries. The Census Bureau uses its geographic database to tie demographic data from surveys and the decennial census to locations and areas, such as cities, school districts, and counties. To tabulate statistics by localities, the Census Bureau must have accurate addresses and boundaries. While the geographic programs differ in requirements, timeframe, and participants, SDRP and the other geographic programs all follow the same basic process: • The Census Bureau invites eligible participants to the program. For SDRP, the sponsor, the National Center for Education Statistics invites the state departments of education/state Title I E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Housing Service

[Docket No. RHS-20-MFH-0029]


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Rural Housing Service.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Rural Housing Service's intention to request an 
extension for a currently approved information collection in support of 
the program of the Agency's use of Supervised Bank Accounts (SBA).

DATES: Comments on this Notice must be received by February 22, 2021 to 
be assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Barbara Chism, Finance and Loan 
Analyst, Multi-Family Housing Asset Management Division, Policy and 
Budget Branch, STOP 0782-Room 1263S, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-0782. Telephone: 
(202) 690-1436.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 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 existing information collection that the Agency 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 the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other

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technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology. Comments may be sent through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and, in the ``Search'' box, 
enter the Docket ID No. ``RHS-20-MFH-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 ``Help'' button at the top of the page.
    Title: 7 CFR 1902-A, Supervised Bank Accounts.
    OMB Number: 0575-0158.
    Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2021.
    Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Information 
Collection.
    Abstract: The Agency extends financial assistance to applicants 
that do not qualify for loans under commercial rates and terms. The 
Agency use SBAs as a mechanism to (1) ensure correct disbursement and 
expenditure of all funds designated for a project; (2) help a borrower 
properly manage its financial affairs; (3) ensure that the Government's 
security is protected adequately from fraud, waste and abuse. SBAs are 
mandatory for Multi-Family Housing (MFH) reserve accounts. The MFH 
funds must be kept in the SBA for the full term of a loan. Any funds 
withdrawn for disbursement for an authorized purpose require a 
countersignature from an Agency official. This regulation prescribes 
the policies and responsibilities for the use of SBAs. In carrying out 
the mission as a supervised credit Agency, this regulation authorizes 
the use of supervised accounts for the disbursement of funds. The use 
may be necessitated to disburse Government funds consistent with the 
various stages of any development (construction) work actually 
achieved. On limited occasions, a supervised account is used to provide 
temporary credit counseling and oversight of those being assisted who 
demonstrate an inability to handle their financial affairs responsibly. 
Another use is for depositing MFH reserve account funds in a manner 
requiring Agency co-signature for withdrawals. MFH reserve account 
funds are held in a reserve account for the future capital improvement 
needs for apartment properties. Supervised accounts are established to 
ensure Government security is adequately protected against fraud, waste 
and abuse. The legislative authority for requiring the use of 
supervised accounts is contained in section 510 of the Housing Act of 
1949, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1480). These provisions authorize the 
Secretary of Agriculture to make such rules and regulations as deemed 
necessary to carry out the responsibilities and duties the Government 
is charged with administering.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this information 
collection is estimated to average .43 hours per response.
    Respondents: Small Business.
    Estimated Average Number of Respondents: 13,500.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 54,292.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4.02.
    Estimated Total Number of Man Hours: 23,636.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Lynn 
Gilbert, Rural Development Innovation Center--Regulations Management 
Division, at (202) 690-2682.
    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.

Elizabeth Walker Green,
Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
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