Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Reinstate an Information Collection, 18937 [2021-07404]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 68 / Monday, April 12, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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: Accounting Requirements for RUS Electric and Telecommunications Borrowers. OMB Control Number: 0572–0003. Summary of Collection: Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is a credit agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that makes loans (direct and guaranteed) to finance electric and telecommunications facilities in rural areas. This collection is primarily a recordkeeping requirement. 7 CFR parts 1767 and 1770 set forth basic accounting requirements for maintaining financial accounting records on an accrual basis that are unique to RUS borrowers. The agency is requiring borrowers to establish an index of records. RUS does not own or operate rural electric facilities. Its function is to provide, through selfliquidating loans and technical assistance, adequate and dependable electric and telecommunications service to rural people under rates and conditions that permit productive use of these utility services. RUS borrowers, as all businesses, need accounting systems for their own internal use as well as external use. Such records are maintained as part of normal business practices. Without systems, no records would exist, for example, or what they own or what they owe. Such records systems provide borrowers with information that is required by the manager and board of directors to operate on a daily basis, to complete their tax returns, and to support requests to state regulatory commissions for rate approvals. Need and Use of the Information: There are many important financial considerations for the retention and preservation of accounting records. One of the most important considerations to RUS is that documentation be available so that the borrower’s records may be audited for proper disbursements of funds. The hours of burden to maintain this index are directly related to those portions of the accounting system that are unique to the Agency. RUS uses the information to evaluate a borrower’s financial performance, to determine whether current loans are at risk, and to determine the credit worthiness of future loans. If basic financial records were not maintained, the borrower, its investors, and RUS would be unable to evaluate a borrower’s financial performance, to determine whether VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:37 Apr 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 current loans are at risk, and to determine the credit worthiness of future loans. Description of Respondents: Business or other-for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 1,000. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On Occasion. Total Burden Hours: 27,000. 18937 In the Federal Register of March 8, 2021, FR Doc. 2021–04701, on page 13280, in the second column, under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, should read as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,700,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3,100,000 hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Levi S. Harrell, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. Signed at Washington, DC, April 6, 2021. Yvette Anderson, Federal Register Liaison Officer for ARS, ERS, NASS. [FR Doc. 2021–07470 Filed 4–9–21; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2021–07404 Filed 4–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Public Meeting of the Massachusetts Advisory Committee Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Reinstate an Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to seek reinstatement of an information collection, the 2022 Census of Agriculture. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 11, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0226, by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • E-fax: (855) 838–6382. • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250– 2024. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202)720–2707. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS— OMB Clearance Officer, at (202)690– 2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission on Civil Rights. Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a briefing of the Massachusetts Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by web conference on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. (ET). The purpose of the briefing is to hear from presenters on hate crimes against Americans of Asian and Pacific Descent in Massachusetts. DATES: Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. (ET). Public WEBEX Conference Registration Link (video and audio): https://tinyurl.com/533t9psj. To Join by Phone Only: Dial 1–800– 360–9505; Access code: 199 774 3553. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evelyn Bohor at ero@usccr.gov or by phone at 202–921–2212. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public through the WebEx link above. If joining only via phone, callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Individuals who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the call-in number found through registering at the web link provided above for the meeting. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments; the comments must be SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 68 (Monday, April 12, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Page 18937]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-07404]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Reinstate an Information 
Collection

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service (NASS) to seek reinstatement of an information collection, the 
2022 Census of Agriculture.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 11, 2021 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0226, by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected]. Include docket number 
above in the subject line of the message.
     E-fax: (855) 838-6382.
     Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions to: 
David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 
20250-2024.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, 
NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South 
Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-2024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin L. Barnes, Associate 
Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, (202)720-2707. Copies of this information 
collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from 
David Hancock, NASS--OMB Clearance Officer, at (202)690-2388 or at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of March 8, 2021, FR 
Doc. 2021-04701, on page 13280, in the second column, under 
Supplementary Information, should read as follows:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,700,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3,100,000 hours.

    Signed at Washington, DC, April 6, 2021.
Yvette Anderson,
Federal Register Liaison Officer for ARS, ERS, NASS.
[FR Doc. 2021-07404 Filed 4-9-21; 8:45 am]
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