[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 10128]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03346]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service


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 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development administers rural utilities 
programs through the Rural Utilities Service (RUS). The USDA Rural 
Development invites comments on the following information collections 
for which the Agency intends to request approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 15, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Director, Program 
Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Development, 1400 
Independence Ave. SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162, South Building, 
Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-1078. FAX: (202) 720-
8435. EMAIL: Michele.Brooks@wdc.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 information collections that RUS is 
submitting to OMB for extension.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether this 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 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 to: Michele Brooks, Director, Program 
Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Development, Stop 1522, 
1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250-1522. FAX: (202) 720-
8435. EMAIL: Michele.Brooks@wdc.usda.gov.
    Title: Emergency and Imminent Community Water Assistance Grants.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0110.
    Type of Request: Extension of an existing information collection 
package.
    Abstract: Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency delivering the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Programs, is a 
funding agency. Grants under this RUS program may be made to public 
bodies and private nonprofit corporations serving rural areas. Public 
bodies include counties, cities, townships, incorporated towns and 
villages, boroughs, authorities, districts, and other political 
subdivisions of a state. Public bodies also include Indian Tribes on 
Federal and State reservations and other Federally-recognized Indian 
tribal groups in rural areas. Applicants will provide information to be 
collected as part of the application and grant process through certain 
documentation, certifications, or completed forms. These procedures are 
codified at 7 CFR part 1778.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 4 hours per response.
    Respondents: Not-for-profit Institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 4 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Anne 
Mayberry, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 690-
1756, FAX (202) 720-8345 or email: anne.mayberry@wdc.usda.gov.

    Dated: February 8, 2013.
John Charles Padalino,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-03346 Filed 2-12-13; 8:45 am]
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