Notice of Intent To Request To Conduct a New Information Collection, 35261-35262 [2021-14169]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 125 / Friday, July 2, 2021 / Notices receiving timely updates on APHIS’ Lacey Act efforts to register for our stakeholder registry at https:// public.govdelivery.com/accounts/ USDAAPHIS/subscriber/new/ and select ‘‘Lacey Act Declaration’’ as a topic of interest. Paperwork Reduction Act This notice contains no new information collection or recordkeeping requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). The information collection activities included in this notice are approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0579– 0349. E-Government Act Compliance The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is committed to compliance with the E-Government Act to promote the use of the internet and other information technologies, to provide increased opportunities for citizen access to Government information and services, and for other purposes. For information pertinent to E-Government Act compliance related to this notice, please contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. Done in Washington, DC, this 28th day of June 2021. Mark Davidson, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2021–14155 Filed 7–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request To Conduct a New Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agriculture (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 approval to conduct a new information collection to gather data related to the motivations of targeted operators to adopt conservation practices. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 31, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535– NEW, by any of the following methods: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Jul 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 • 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Conservation Practice Adoption Motivations Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–NEW. Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to create a new information collection for a period of three years. Abstract: The purpose of the survey is to target operations who own or operate cropland and/or concentrated livestock feeding operations. NASS will collect information about these types of operations to understand conservation practices within the United States in terms of the following: (1) How often are specific conservation practices adopted without assistance, with technical assistance and/or financial assistance. (2) How does adoption evolve over time? What proportion of producers who ‘‘try’’ a given practice continue or expand use over time? How many discontinue the practice? (3) What motivates farmers to initially try a practice and then continue, expand, or discontinue use? The questions reflect a range of factors including conservation need(s), experience(s) of neighbors, financial benefits or costs, producer’s time and effort, availability of technical and financial assistance, regulation or conservation compliance, and concern about the environmental quality. The United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has entered into an interagency agreement with NASS to conduct this survey. Authority: These data will be collected under authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35261 collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to nonaggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–113, 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),’’ Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 60 minutes per response. NASS plans to mail out publicity materials prior to the questionnaires to inform respondents of the importance of this survey. Respondents will be able to reply to the mailed questionnaires by either an online link or by U.S. Postal Service. After two questionnaire mailings, NASS will mail a reminder, pressure sealed postcard to non-respondents with a link to the internet data collection tools, followed up with phone and personal enumeration of non-respondents to increase response rates and to minimize data collection costs. Respondents: The 2022 survey will target operations who own or operate cropland as well as concentrated livestock feeding operations. Operators who have grazing land or forestry land will be done at a later date. Estimated Number of Respondents: 35,200. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 35,614 hours. Comments: 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, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological, or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 35262 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 125 / Friday, July 2, 2021 / Notices summarized in the request for OMB approval. The Rural BusinessCooperative Service (RBCS), Rural Housing Service (RHS), and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS), agencies of the Rural Development mission area within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), hereinafter collectively referred to as the Agency, offer loan guarantees through four programs: Community Facilities (CF) administered by RHS; Water and Waste Disposal (WWD) administered by the RUS; and Business and Industry (B&I) and Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) administered by the RBCS. This notice provides applicants with the Guarantee Fee rates, Guarantee percent for Guaranteed Loans, the Periodic Retention Fee, and Fee for Issuance of the Loan Note Guarantee Prior to Construction Completion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, to be used when applying for guaranteed loans under the aforementioned guaranteed loan types. This notice is being published prior to the passage of a FY 2022 appropriation. Should the fees need to be adjusted after passage of the FY 2022 appropriation bill, the agency will publish a subsequent notice in the Federal Register. SUMMARY: Signed at Washington, DC, June 28, 2021. Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2021–14169 Filed 7–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Rural Housing Service Rural Utilities Service [Docket No. RUS–21–Agency–0011] OneRD Annual Notice of Guarantee Fee Rates, Periodic Retention Fee Rates, Loan Guarantee Percentage and Fee for Issuance of the Loan Note Guarantee Prior to Construction Completion for Fiscal Year 2022 Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service and Rural Utilities Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Guarantee fee (%) Loan type lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 B&I ................................................................................................................... B&I Reduced Fee ............................................................................................ B&I project in a high cost, isolated rural area of the State of Alaska that is not connected to a road system .................................................................. CF .................................................................................................................... REAP ............................................................................................................... WWD ................................................................................................................ The initial guarantee fee is paid at the time the loan note guarantee is issued. The periodic guarantee retention fee is paid by the lender to the Agency once a year. Payment of the periodic guarantee retention fee is required in order to maintain the enforceability of the guarantee. The fee for issuance of the loan note guarantee prior to construction completion DOES NOT apply to all construction loans. This additional fee only applies to loans requesting to receive a loan note guarantee prior to project completion. For loans where the Loan Note Guarantee is issued between October 1 and December 31, the first periodic retention fee payment is due January 31 of the second year following the date the Loan Note Guarantee was issued. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Jul 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 Sfmt 4703 Periodic guarantee retention fee (%) Loan guarantee percentage (%) Fee for issuance of loan note guarantee prior to construction completion (%) 80 80 0.5 0.5 1.0 1.25 1.0 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.25 N/A 90 80 80 80 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA Programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, Fmt 4703 As set forth in 7 CFR part 5001, the Agency is authorized to charge a guarantee fee, a periodic guarantee retention fee, a fee for the issuance of the loan note guarantee prior to construction completion, and establish a loan guarantee percentage for guaranteed loans made under this rule. Pursuant to this and other applicable authority, and subject to the current appropriated authority, the Agency is establishing the following for FY 2022: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 0.5 0.5 Non-Discrimination Statement Frm 00004 For information specific to this notice contact Michele Brooks, Director, Regulations Management, Rural Development Innovation Center— Regulations Management, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690– 1078. Email: michele.brooks@usda.gov. For information regarding implementation, contact your respective Rural Development State Office listed here: http://www.rd.usda.gov/browsestate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 3.0 1.0 Unless precluded by a subsequent FY 2022 appropriation, these rates will apply to all guaranteed loans obligated in FY 2022. The amount of the periodic retention fee on each guaranteed loan will be determined by multiplying the periodic retention fee rate by the outstanding principal loan balance as of December 31, multiplied by the percentage of guarantee. PO 00000 The fees in this notice are applicable October 1, 2021. DATES: gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/ parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Additionally, program information may E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 125 (Friday, July 2, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35261-35262]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-14169]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Request To Conduct a New Information 
Collection

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agriculture (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 approval to conduct a new information collection 
to gather data related to the motivations of targeted operators to 
adopt conservation practices.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 31, 2021 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
NEW, 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:
    Title: National Conservation Practice Adoption Motivations Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-NEW.
    Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to create a new 
information collection for a period of three years.
    Abstract: The purpose of the survey is to target operations who own 
or operate cropland and/or concentrated livestock feeding operations. 
NASS will collect information about these types of operations to 
understand conservation practices within the United States in terms of 
the following: (1) How often are specific conservation practices 
adopted without assistance, with technical assistance and/or financial 
assistance. (2) How does adoption evolve over time? What proportion of 
producers who ``try'' a given practice continue or expand use over 
time? How many discontinue the practice? (3) What motivates farmers to 
initially try a practice and then continue, expand, or discontinue use? 
The questions reflect a range of factors including conservation 
need(s), experience(s) of neighbors, financial benefits or costs, 
producer's time and effort, availability of technical and financial 
assistance, regulation or conservation compliance, and concern about 
the environmental quality. The United States Department of 
Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service has entered into 
an interagency agreement with NASS to conduct this survey.
    Authority: These data will be collected under authority of 7 U.S.C. 
2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority 
are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as 
amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict 
confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. This 
Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (Pub. L. 104-113, 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of 
Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320.
    NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, 
``Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, 
Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 
2002 (CIPSEA),'' Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 
33362.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 60 minutes per response. NASS plans 
to mail out publicity materials prior to the questionnaires to inform 
respondents of the importance of this survey. Respondents will be able 
to reply to the mailed questionnaires by either an online link or by 
U.S. Postal Service. After two questionnaire mailings, NASS will mail a 
reminder, pressure sealed postcard to non-respondents with a link to 
the internet data collection tools, followed up with phone and personal 
enumeration of non-respondents to increase response rates and to 
minimize data collection costs.
    Respondents: The 2022 survey will target operations who own or 
operate cropland as well as concentrated livestock feeding operations. 
Operators who have grazing land or forestry land will be done at a 
later date.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 35,200.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 35,614 hours.
    Comments: 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, through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, technological, or other forms of information 
technology collection methods.
    All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record 
and be

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summarized in the request for OMB approval.

    Signed at Washington, DC, June 28, 2021.
Kevin L. Barnes,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2021-14169 Filed 7-1-21; 8:45 am]
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