Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 8754-8755 [2021-02601]

Download as PDF 8754 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 9, 2021 / Notices Several agricultural agencies utilize NASS data to carry out programs required by legislation. Examples are the school lunch program, administration of marketing orders, grazing fee rates, and establishment of foreign trade policies. The Secretary of Agriculture uses information collected to help determine agricultural policy. Description of Respondents: Farms and Ranches. Number of Respondents: 551,600. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Two. Total Burden Hours: 175,583. Levi S. Harrell, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–02643 Filed 2–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection: Financial Information Security Request Form Forest Service, USDA. Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension of a currently approved information collection, Financial Information Security Request Form (0596–0204). DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before April 12, 2021 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to USDAForest Service, Attention: Stephen Wills, Financial Policy, Sidney Yates Federal Building: 201 14th St. SW, Washington, DC 20250. Comments also may be submitted via email to: Stephen.wills@usda.gov. Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public through relevant websites and upon request. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 communication will be treated as public comments that may be made available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Wills, Director of Financial Policy, 703–605–4938. Individuals who use telecommunications for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339, twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Financial Information Security Request Form. OMB Number: 0596–0204. Expiration Date of Approval: Type of Request: Extension without Revision. Abstract: The majority of Forest Service’s financial records are in databases stored at the National Finance Center (NFC). The Forest Service uses employees and contractors to maintain these financial records. The employees and contractors must have access to NFC to perform their duties. The Forest Service uses an electronic form FS–6500–214, Financial Information Security Request Form, to apply to NFC for access for a specific employee or contractor. Due to program management decisions and budget constraints, it has been determined that contractors will need to complete and submit the form. The contractor and the Forest Service systems provide the information necessary to complete form FS–6500– 214. The contractor verifies completion of two courses within the last year: Privacy Act Basics and IT (Information Technology) Security. The contractor then enters their short name assigned by the Forest Service. Using the short name, the screen is populated with information that the contractor can change if incorrect. The information includes: Name, work email, work telephone number, and job title. The contractor checks the box for a nonfederal employee and provides the expiration date of the contract. The contractor then selects the databases and actions needed. Based on the database(s) selected, the contractor provides additional information regarding the financial systems, work location, access scope, etc. Once the form is submitted to the client security officer, a one-page agreement automatically prints, which the contractor and client security officer sign. The agreement is a certification statement that acknowledges the contractor’s recognition of the sensitive nature of the information and agrees to use the information only for authorized PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 purposes. The information collected is shared with those managing or overseeing the financial systems used by the Forest Service. This includes auditors. Estimate of Burden per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 9,549. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 3. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 4,774 hours. Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission request for approval by the Office of Management and Budget. Antoine L. Dixon, Chief Financial Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–02577 Filed 2–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service [Docket Number: RUS–21–WATER–0002] Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on the following information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 12, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Taylor Marable, Community Program SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 9, 2021 / Notices Specialist, Rural Utilities Service, Tennessee State Office, 441 Donelson Pike, Suite 310, Nashville, TN, 37214. Telephone: (615) 783–1300. Fax: (855) 776–7057 or email taylor.marable@ usda.gov. The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR part 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 RUS is submitting to OMB for revision. 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 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 respondents, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical or other 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 ‘‘RUS–21–WATER–0002’’ 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: Water and Waste Loan and Grant Program. OMB Control Number: 0572–0121. Expiration date of Approval: May 21, 2021. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: USDA Rural Development, through the Rural Utilities Service, is authorized by Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926) to make loans to public agencies, nonprofit corporations, and Indian Tribes to fund water and waste disposal projects serving the most financially needy rural khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 communities through the Water and Waste Disposal loan and grant program. Financial assistance should result in reasonable user costs for rural residents, rural businesses, and other rural users. The program is limited to rural areas and small towns with a population of 10,000 or less. The Water and Waste Loan and Grant Program is administered through 7 CFR part 1780. The items covered by this collection include forms and related documentation to support a loan application. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2.64 hours per response. Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 896. Estimated Number of Responses: 61,782. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 68. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 163,203 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Lynn Gilbert, Regulations Management Division, at (202) 690–2682 or email: lynn.gilbert@ 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. Christopher A. McLean, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2021–02601 Filed 2–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service [Docket #: RUS–21–AGENCY–0001] Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comments Requested Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which the RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 12, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Cusick, Management Analyst, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8755 Regulations Management Division, Innovation Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, STOP 1571, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 720–1414. Email: Lauren.Cusick@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR part 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 RUS is submitting to OMB as extension to an existing collection with Agency adjustment. 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 through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent by the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov and, in the lower ‘‘Search Regulations and Federal Actions’’ box, select ‘‘RUS’’ from the agency drop-down menu, then click on ‘‘Submit.’’ In the Docket ID column, select 0572–0095 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: 7 CFR 1773, Policy on Audits of RUS Borrowers. OMB Control Number: 0572–0095. Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2022. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service relies on the information provided by the borrowers in their financial E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 9, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8754-8755]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-02601]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service

[Docket Number: RUS-21-WATER-0002]


Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on the following 
information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 12, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Taylor Marable, Community Program

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Specialist, Rural Utilities Service, Tennessee State Office, 441 
Donelson Pike, Suite 310, Nashville, TN, 37214. Telephone: (615) 783-
1300. Fax: (855) 776-7057 or email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
regulation (5 CFR part 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 RUS 
is submitting to OMB for revision.
    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 
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 respondents, including through the 
use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical or other 
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 ``RUS-21-WATER-0002'' 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: Water and Waste Loan and Grant Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0121.
    Expiration date of Approval: May 21, 2021.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: USDA Rural Development, through the Rural Utilities 
Service, is authorized by Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and 
Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926) to make loans to public agencies, 
nonprofit corporations, and Indian Tribes to fund water and waste 
disposal projects serving the most financially needy rural communities 
through the Water and Waste Disposal loan and grant program. Financial 
assistance should result in reasonable user costs for rural residents, 
rural businesses, and other rural users. The program is limited to 
rural areas and small towns with a population of 10,000 or less. The 
Water and Waste Loan and Grant Program is administered through 7 CFR 
part 1780. The items covered by this collection include forms and 
related documentation to support a loan application.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 2.64 hours per response.
    Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal 
Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 896.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 61,782.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 68.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 163,203 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Lynn 
Gilbert, Regulations Management Division, at (202) 690-2682 or 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.

Christopher A. McLean,
Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-02601 Filed 2-8-21; 8:45 am]
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