[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 110 (Thursday, June 7, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33766-33767]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13797]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently 
Approved Information Collection (OMB Control Number 1006-0029)

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of renewal and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation intends to submit a request for 
renewal of an existing approved information collection to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB): Reclamation Rural Water Supply Program 
(OMB Control Number 1006-0029). Title 43 CFR part 404 requires entities 
interested in participating in the Rural Water Supply Program (Rural 
Water Program) to submit information to allow Reclamation to evaluate 
and prioritize requests for financial or technical assistance.

DATES: Submit written comments by August 6, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection to 
Christopher Perry, Bureau of Reclamation, 84-55000, P.O. Box 25007, 
Denver, CO 80225; or to cperry@usbr.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Perry, 303-445-2887.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The purpose of the Rural Water Program is to provide assistance to 
small communities of 50,000 inhabitants or less, including tribes and 
tribal organizations, to plan the design and construction of projects 
to serve rural areas with industrial, municipal, and residential water. 
Specifically, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is authorized to 
provide financial and technical assistance to conduct appraisal 
investigations and feasibility studies for rural water supply projects. 
Reclamation's regulation, 43 CFR part 404, establishes criteria 
governing how the program will be implemented, including eligibility 
and prioritization criteria, and criteria to evaluate appraisal and 
feasibility studies. Entities interested in participating in the Rural 
Water Program are requested to submit information regarding proposed 
appraisal investigation and feasibility studies, to allow Reclamation 
to evaluate and prioritize requests for financial or technical 
assistance under the program. Reclamation will apply the program 
criteria to the information provided to determine whether the entity 
seeking assistance is eligible, whether the project is eligible for 
assistance, and to what extent the project meets Reclamation's 
prioritization criteria. Requests for assistance under the Rural Water 
Program will be made on a voluntary basis. There is no form associated 
with this information collection.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1006-0029.
    Title: Reclamation Rural Water Supply Program.
    Frequency: Once annually.
    Respondents: States, tribes, municipalities, water districts, and 
other entities created under State law with water management authority.
    Estimated Annual Total Number of Respondents: 185.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 56.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,100 hours.

III. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on:
    (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of our functions, including whether the 
information will have practical use;
    (b) The accuracy of our burden estimate for the proposed collection 
of information;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    We will summarize all comments received regarding this notice. We 
will publish that summary in the Federal Register when the information 
collection request is submitted to OMB for review and approval.

IV. Public Disclosure

    Before including your name, address, phone number, email address, 
or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should 
be aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Dated: June 1, 2012.
Roseann Gonzales,
Director, Policy and Administration, Denver Office.
[FR Doc. 2012-13797 Filed 6-6-12; 8:45 am]
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