Notice of Intent To Extend Currently Approved Information Collection, 67020-67021 [2021-25668]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 67020 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 24, 2021 / Notices Title: Understanding Value Trade-offs Regarding Fire Hazard Reduction Programs in the Wildland-Urban Interface. OMB Number: 0596–0189. Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2022. Type of Request: Renewal. Abstract: Forest Service and university researchers will collect information from members of the public via a brief phone questionnaire followed by the respondent’s choice of a mail questionnaire or an online questionnaire to help forest and fire managers understand value trade-offs regarding fire hazard reduction programs in the wildland-urban interface. Researchers will evaluate the responses of Florida, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas residents to different scenarios related to fire-hazard reduction programs, determine how effective residents think the programs are, and calculate how much residents would be willing to pay to implement the alternatives presented to them. This information will help researchers provide better information to natural resource, forest, and fire managers when they are contemplating the type of fire-hazard reduction program to implement to achieve forestland management planning objectives. A random sample of residents of Florida, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas will be contacted via randomdigit dialed telephone calls and asked to participate in the research study. If they are willing to participate in the study, they will select to receive an online or paper questionnaire and will provide the appropriate address. Though different forms, these questionnaires have the same set of questions. In this initial call, we will also ask those willing to participate a brief set of questions to determine pre-existing knowledge of fuels reduction treatments. After completion of the mail or online questionnaire, no further contact with the participants will occur. A university research-survey center will collect the information for the mail and online questionnaires. A Forest Service researcher and collaborators at a cooperating university will analyze the data collected. Researchers are experienced in applied economic nonmarket valuation research and survey research methods. The Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as many state agencies with fire protection responsibilities will benefit from this information collection. At present, many of these agencies with fire protection responsibilities continue VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Nov 23, 2021 Jkt 256001 an ambitious and costly fuels reduction program for fire risk reduction and will benefit from public opinion on which treatments are most effective or desirable. Estimate of Annual Burden per Respondent: 40 minutes. Type of Respondents: Members of the public. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 1,675. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 690 hours. Comment is Invited: 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 toward Office of Management and Budget approval. Alexander L. Friend, Deputy Chief, Research & Development. [FR Doc. 2021–25636 Filed 11–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Institute of Food and Agriculture Notice of Intent To Extend Currently Approved Information Collection National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice announces the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) intention to extend a previously approved SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information collection, Form NIFA–666, entitled ‘‘Organizational Information.’’ DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by January 24, 2022 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin, 202–445–5388, Robert.martin3@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Organizational Information. OMB Control Number: 0524–0026. Expiration Date of Current Approval: 01/31/2022. Type of Request: Notice of intent to extend a currently approved information collection. The burden for this collection remains unchanged. NIFA is requesting a three-year extension for the current collection entitled ‘‘Organizational Information.’’ Abstract: NIFA has primary responsibility for providing linkages between the Federal and State components of a broad-based, national agricultural research, extension, and education system. Focused on national issues, its purpose is to represent the Secretary of Agriculture and carry out the intent of Congress by administering capacity and grant funds appropriated for agricultural research, extension, and education. Before awards can be made, certain information is required from applicants to effectively assess the potential recipient’s capacity to manage Federal funds. Form NIFA–666 ‘‘Organizational Information,’’ enables NIFA to determine that the applicants recommended for awards will be responsible recipients of Federal funds. The information requested from the applicant pertains to the organizational and financial management of the potential grantee. This form and the attached applicant documents provide NIFA with information such as the legal name of the organization, certification that the organization has the legal authority to accept Federal funding, identification and signatures of the key officials, the organization’s policies for employee compensation and benefits, equipment insurance, policies on subcontracting with other organizations, etc., as well as the financial condition of the organization and certification that the organization is not delinquent on E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 24, 2021 / Notices Federal taxes. NIFA considers all of this information prior to award, to determine the grantee is both managerially and fiscally responsible. This information is submitted to NIFA on a one-time basis and updated accordingly. If sufficient changes occur within the organization, the grantee submits revised information. Estimated Number of Respondents: 150. Estimated Burden per Response: 6.3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 945 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; (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. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request to OMB for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Obtaining a Copy of the Information Collection: A copy of the information collection and related instructions may be obtained free of charge by contacting Robert Martin as directed above. Done at Washington, DC, this day of November 18, 2021. Carrie L. Castille, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2021–25668 Filed 11–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Institute of Food and Agriculture Notice of Intent To Extend and Revise Currently Approved Information Collection National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice announces the National Institute of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Nov 23, 2021 Jkt 256001 Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) intention to extend and revise a previously approved information collection, entitled NIFA Application Kit. This information collection replaces an existing information collection, also entitled NIFA Application Kit. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by January 24, 2022 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin, 202–445–5388, Robert.martin3@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: NIFA Application Kit. OMB Control Number: 0524–0039. Expiration Date of Current Approval: 12/31/2021. Type of Request: Notice of intent to extend and revise a currently approved information collection. The burden for this collection remains unchanged. NIFA is requesting a three-year extension for the current collection entitled ‘‘NIFA Application Kit.’’ NIFA is also proposing nonsubstantive updates to the existing ‘‘Application Type Form’’ to reflect all grant types currently available. The form will be modified to include ‘‘New Investigator Seed’’ as an additional option under ‘‘Grant Type.’’ Abstract: The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) sponsors ongoing agricultural research, extension, and education programs under which competitive, formula, and special awards of a high-priority nature are made. Because competitive applications are submitted, many of which necessitate review by peer panelists, it is particularly important that applicants provide the information in a standardized fashion to ensure equitable treatment for all. Standardization is also important to applicants to other programs as it lends itself to a more efficient process and minimizes administrative burden. For this reason, NIFA uses standard forms in the SF–424 Research and Related (R&R) form family which includes agency-specific forms for the application process. NIFA issues Requests for Application (RFAs) that includes the instructions for the preparation and submission of PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67021 applications. These instructions provide, where appropriate, the necessary format for information in order to expedite, to the extent possible, the application review process. NIFA requires submission of applications electronically through Grants.gov. The forms and narrative information are mainly used for application evaluation and administration purposes. While some of the information is used to respond to inquiries from Congress and other government agencies, the forms are not designed to be statistical surveys. Also included in this information collection is one form which only applies to recipients of a NIFA fellowship/scholarship. The form is only used to document pertinent demographic data on the fellows/ scholars, documentation of the progress of the fellows/scholars under the program, and performance outcomes of the student beneficiaries. Respondents: Universities, non-profit institutions, State, local, or Tribal government, and a limited number of for- profit institutions and individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents by form: Letter of Intent: 2,739. Form NIFA–2008 Assurance Statement(s): 2,000. Supplemental Information: 5,377. Application Type: 2,200. Proposal Type Form: 2,687. NIFA–2010 Fellowships/Scholarships Entry/Exit: 150. The individual form burden is as follows (calculated based on a survey of grant applicants conducted by NIFA): Letter of Intent: 2 hours. Form NIFA–2008 Assurance Statement(s): 30 minutes. Supplemental Information: 2 hours. Application Type: 15 minutes. Proposal Type Form: 15 minutes. NIFA–2010 Fellowships/Scholarships Entry/Exit: 3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on the public for all forms: 18,354 hours. Frequency of Respondents: Annually. 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; (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 E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 24, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67020-67021]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-25668]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Institute of Food and Agriculture


Notice of Intent To Extend Currently Approved Information 
Collection

AGENCY: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice 
announces the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) 
intention to extend a previously approved information collection, Form 
NIFA-666, entitled ``Organizational Information.''

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by January 24, 
2022 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date 
will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for 
submitting comments.
    Instructions: All comments received will be posted without change 
to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin, 202-445-5388, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title of Collection: Organizational Information.
    OMB Control Number: 0524-0026.
    Expiration Date of Current Approval: 01/31/2022.
    Type of Request: Notice of intent to extend a currently approved 
information collection. The burden for this collection remains 
unchanged.
    NIFA is requesting a three-year extension for the current 
collection entitled ``Organizational Information.''
    Abstract: NIFA has primary responsibility for providing linkages 
between the Federal and State components of a broad-based, national 
agricultural research, extension, and education system. Focused on 
national issues, its purpose is to represent the Secretary of 
Agriculture and carry out the intent of Congress by administering 
capacity and grant funds appropriated for agricultural research, 
extension, and education. Before awards can be made, certain 
information is required from applicants to effectively assess the 
potential recipient's capacity to manage Federal funds. Form NIFA-666 
``Organizational Information,'' enables NIFA to determine that the 
applicants recommended for awards will be responsible recipients of 
Federal funds.
    The information requested from the applicant pertains to the 
organizational and financial management of the potential grantee. This 
form and the attached applicant documents provide NIFA with information 
such as the legal name of the organization, certification that the 
organization has the legal authority to accept Federal funding, 
identification and signatures of the key officials, the organization's 
policies for employee compensation and benefits, equipment insurance, 
policies on subcontracting with other organizations, etc., as well as 
the financial condition of the organization and certification that the 
organization is not delinquent on

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Federal taxes. NIFA considers all of this information prior to award, 
to determine the grantee is both managerially and fiscally responsible. 
This information is submitted to NIFA on a one-time basis and updated 
accordingly. If sufficient changes occur within the organization, the 
grantee submits revised information.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 150.
    Estimated Burden per Response: 6.3 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 945 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; (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.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request to OMB for approval. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.
    Obtaining a Copy of the Information Collection: A copy of the 
information collection and related instructions may be obtained free of 
charge by contacting Robert Martin as directed above.

    Done at Washington, DC, this day of November 18, 2021.
Carrie L. Castille,
Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department 
of Agriculture.
[FR Doc. 2021-25668 Filed 11-23-21; 8:45 am]
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