Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 2380-2381 [2021-00333]

Download as PDF 2380 Notices Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 7 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 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 Second Notice of Intent To Issue Forest Order Closing Areas Near Beattie Gulch Trailhead and McConnell Fishing Access North and West of Gardiner, Montana to the Discharge of Firearms Forest Service, USDA. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service provides this Second Notice of Intent to issue an order closing the Beattie Gulch Trailhead and McConnell Fishing Access areas north and west of Gardiner, Montana to the discharge of firearms. The purpose of the Second Notice is to provide a correct mailing address for comments submitted by mail and reopen the public comment period for this proposed forest order for an additional 60 days. All comments submitted electronically during the previous comment 60-day period beginning on June 24, 2020, remain valid and need not be resubmitted. All comments submitted by mail during the previous comment period should be resubmitted to ensure consideration. DATES: The 60-day public comment period will begin January 13, 2021. The notice of the opportunity for public comment, including directions on how to submit comments, is posted at www.fs.usda.gov/main/custergallatin and www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/ regulations-policies. ADDRESSES: The proposed forest order and the justification for the forest order are available on the Forest Service’s website at www.fs.usda.gov/main/ custergallatin and www.fs.usda.gov/ about-agency/regulations-policies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Thom, District Ranger, 406–848– 7375, extension 22, michael.thom@ usda.gov. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jan 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 Individuals who use TDD may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339, 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Advance Notice and Public Comment Procedures Section 4103 of the John D. Dingell, Jr., Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (Pub. L. 116–9) requires that the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, provide public notice and comment before permanently or temporarily closing any National Forest System lands to hunting, fishing, or recreational shooting. Section 4103 applies to the proposed forest order closing areas near Beattie Gulch and McConnell Fishing Access north and west of Gardiner, Montana to the discharge of firearms. On June 17, 2020, the Forest Service published advanced notice in the Federal Register of the 60-day public comment period beginning on June 24, 2020, for this proposed forest order. The Forest Service now provides this second advance notice that it is reopening the public comment period for this proposed forest order for 60 additional days. The purpose of reopening this public comment period is to provide the correct mailing address for comments submitted by mail. The public notice and comment process in section 4103(b)(2) requires the Secretary to publish a notice of intent, in the Federal Register, of the proposed closure in advance of the public comment period for the closure. This notice meets the requirement to publish a notice of intent in the Federal Register in advance of the public comment period. Following the notice of intent, section 4103(b)(2) requires an opportunity for public comment. Because the proposed forest order would permanently close areas near Beattie Gulch and McConnell Fishing Access, north and west of Gardiner, Montana to the discharge of firearms, the public comment period must be not less than 60 days. The solicitation for public comment will be posted on www.fs.usda.gov/main/ custergallatin and www.fs.usda.gov/ about-agency/regulations-policies. Section 4103(b)(2) requires the Secretary to respond to public comments received on the proposed forest order, explain how the Secretary resolved any significant issues raised by PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the comments, and show how the resolution led to the closure. The response to comments on the proposed order, justification for the final order, and the issuance of the final forest order will all be posted on the following website: www.fs.usda.gov/main/ custergallatin and www.fs.usda.gov/ about-agency/regulations-policies. II. Background and Need for Forest Order This permanent shooting closure is needed to address potentially imminent harm to human health and safety resulting from the discharge of firearms in these small areas. Bow hunting/ shooting would still be allowed. These areas total 23 acres in size collectively, Beattie Gulch is 18 acres and McConnell Fishing access totals 5 acres. The size of both areas has been limited to the minimum necessary to protect public health and safety. The Beattie Gulch area and McConnell Fishing Access permanent closures are needed to address concerns resulting from the discharge of firearms toward developed facilities including the Old Yellowstone Trail South, private property and residences, the Yellowstone River, a powerline, and Montana State Highway 89. The proposed forest order and the justification for the forest order are available on the Forest Service’s websites at www.fs.usda.gov/main/ custergallatin and www.fs.usda.gov/ about-agency/regulations-policies. Tina Johna Terrell, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2021–00394 Filed 1–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service, USDA. Proposed collection; comments requested. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service (RHS), Rural Business Service (RBS), and Rural Utilities Service (RUS) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2021 / Notices intention to request a revision for a currently approved information collection in support of compliance with Civil Rights laws. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by March 15, 2021 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharese C. Paylor, Ed.D, Director, Rural Development, Civil Rights Staff, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 0703, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250–0703, Telephone (202) 692–0097 (voice) or 800.877.8339 (Federal Relay). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 7 CFR 1901–E, Civil Rights Compliance Requirements. OMB Number: 0575–0018. Expiration Date of Approval: May 30, 2021. Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Abstract: The information collection under OMB Number 0575–0018 enables the RHS, RBS, and RUS, to effectively monitor a recipient’s compliance with the civil rights laws, and to determine whether or not service and benefits are being provided to beneficiaries on an equal opportunity basis. The RBS, RHS, and RUS are required to provide Federal financial assistance through its housing and community and business programs on an equal opportunity basis. The laws implemented in 7 CFR part 1901, subpart E, require the recipients of RBS, RHS, and RUS Federal financial assistance to collect various types of information, including information on participants in certain of these agencies’ programs, by race, color, and national origin. The information collected and maintained by the recipients of certain programs from RBS, RHS, and RUS is used internally by these agencies for monitoring compliance with the civil rights laws and regulations. This information is made available to USDA officials, officials of other Federal agencies, and to Congress for reporting purposes. Without the required information, RBS, RHS, RUS and its recipients will lack the necessary documentation to demonstrate that their programs are being administered in a nondiscriminatory manner, and in full compliance with the civil rights laws. In addition, the RBS, RHS, RUS and their recipients would be vulnerable in lawsuits alleging discrimination in the affected programs of these agencies, and would be without appropriate data and documentation to defend themselves by demonstrating that services and benefits VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jan 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 are being provided to beneficiaries on an equal opportunity basis. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 7.5 hours per response. Respondents: Recipients of RBS, RHS, and RUS Federal financial assistance, loan, and loan guarantee programs. Estimated Number of Respondents: 27,000. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.72. Estimated Number of Responses: 73,559. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 550,276. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Kimble Brown, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 720–6780. Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Rural Development, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agencies’ 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 to Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services Division, Rural Development U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 0742, Washington, DC 20250–0742. 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 Green, Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2021–00333 Filed 1–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2381 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs is providing notice of three upcoming meetings of the Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building (ACDEB or Committee). These will constitute the second, third, and fourth meeting of the Committee in support of its charge to review, analyze, and make recommendations on how to promote the use of Federal data for evidence building purposes. At the conclusion of the Committee’s first and second year, it will submit to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, an annual report on the activities and findings of the Committee. This report will also be made available to the public. DATES: February 19, 2021; March 19, 2021; April 23, 2021. The meetings will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. and adjourn at approximately 12:00 p.m. (ET). SUMMARY: Those interested in attending the Committee’s public meetings are requested to RSVP to Evidence@bea.gov one week prior to each meeting. Agendas, background material, and meeting links will be accessible 24 hours prior to each meeting at www.bea.gov/evidence. Members of the public who wish to submit written input for the Committee’s consideration are welcomed to do so via email to Evidence@bea.gov. Additional opportunities for public input will be forthcoming. The safety and well-being of the public, committee members, and our staff are our top priority. In light of current travel restrictions and socialdistancing guidelines resulting from the COVID–19 outbreak, each meeting will be held virtually. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gianna Marrone, Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce, 4600 Silver Hill Road (BE–64), Suitland, MD 20746; phone (301) 278–9282; email Evidence@ bea.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (Pub. L. 115–435, ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 7 (Tuesday, January 12, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2380-2381]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-00333]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Housing Service


Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY:  Rural Housing Service, USDA.

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 (RHS), Rural Business 
Service (RBS), and Rural Utilities Service (RUS)

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intention to request a revision for a currently approved information 
collection in support of compliance with Civil Rights laws.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by March 15, 2021 to be 
assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharese C. Paylor, Ed.D, Director, 
Rural Development, Civil Rights Staff, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
STOP 0703, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250-0703, 
Telephone (202) 692-0097 (voice) or 800.877.8339 (Federal Relay).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 7 CFR 1901-E, Civil Rights Compliance Requirements.
    OMB Number: 0575-0018.
    Expiration Date of Approval: May 30, 2021.
    Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Information 
Collection.
    Abstract: The information collection under OMB Number 0575-0018 
enables the RHS, RBS, and RUS, to effectively monitor a recipient's 
compliance with the civil rights laws, and to determine whether or not 
service and benefits are being provided to beneficiaries on an equal 
opportunity basis. The RBS, RHS, and RUS are required to provide 
Federal financial assistance through its housing and community and 
business programs on an equal opportunity basis. The laws implemented 
in 7 CFR part 1901, subpart E, require the recipients of RBS, RHS, and 
RUS Federal financial assistance to collect various types of 
information, including information on participants in certain of these 
agencies' programs, by race, color, and national origin.
    The information collected and maintained by the recipients of 
certain programs from RBS, RHS, and RUS is used internally by these 
agencies for monitoring compliance with the civil rights laws and 
regulations. This information is made available to USDA officials, 
officials of other Federal agencies, and to Congress for reporting 
purposes. Without the required information, RBS, RHS, RUS and its 
recipients will lack the necessary documentation to demonstrate that 
their programs are being administered in a nondiscriminatory manner, 
and in full compliance with the civil rights laws.
    In addition, the RBS, RHS, RUS and their recipients would be 
vulnerable in lawsuits alleging discrimination in the affected programs 
of these agencies, and would be without appropriate data and 
documentation to defend themselves by demonstrating that services and 
benefits are being provided to beneficiaries on an equal opportunity 
basis.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 7.5 hours per response.
    Respondents: Recipients of RBS, RHS, and RUS Federal financial 
assistance, loan, and loan guarantee programs.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 27,000.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.72.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 73,559.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 550,276.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Kimble 
Brown, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 720-6780.

Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Rural Development, including whether the information will have 
practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agencies' 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 to Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, 
Support Services Division, Rural Development U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, STOP 0742, Washington, DC 20250-0742. 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 Green,
Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-00333 Filed 1-11-21; 8:45 am]
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