Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection

Cited as:86 FR 2380
Court:Agriculture Department, Rural Housing Service
Publication Date:12 Jan 2021
Record Number:2021-00333
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Notices Federal Register
2380
Vol. 86, No. 7
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Forest Service
Second Notice of Intent To Issue
Forest Order Closing Areas Near
Beattie Gulch Trailhead and McConnell
Fishing Access North and West of
Gardiner, Montana to the Discharge of
Firearms
AGENCY
: Forest Service, USDA.
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: The U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Forest Service provides this
Second Notice of Intent to issue an
order closing the Beattie Gulch
Trailhead and McConnell Fishing
Access areas north and west of
Gardiner, Montana to the discharge of
firearms. The purpose of the Second
Notice is to provide a correct mailing
address for comments submitted by mail
and reopen the public comment period
for this proposed forest order for an
additional 60 days. All comments
submitted electronically during the
previous comment 60-day period
beginning on June 24, 2020, remain
valid and need not be resubmitted. All
comments submitted by mail during the
previous comment period should be
resubmitted to ensure consideration.
DATES
: The 60-day public comment
period will begin January 13, 2021. The
notice of the opportunity for public
comment, including directions on how
to submit comments, is posted at
www.fs.usda.gov/main/custergallatin
and www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/
regulations-policies.
ADDRESSES
: The proposed forest order
and the justification for the forest order
are available on the Forest Service’s
website at www.fs.usda.gov/main/
custergallatin and www.fs.usda.gov/
about-agency/regulations-policies.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Mike Thom, District Ranger, 406–848–
7375, extension 22, michael.thom@
usda.gov.
Individuals who use TDD may call the
Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–
877–8339, 24 hours a day, every day of
the year, including holidays.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
I. Advance Notice and Public Comment
Procedures
Section 4103 of the John D. Dingell,
Jr., Conservation, Management, and
Recreation Act (Pub. L. 116–9) requires
that the Secretary of Agriculture, acting
through the Chief of the Forest Service,
provide public notice and comment
before permanently or temporarily
closing any National Forest System
lands to hunting, fishing, or recreational
shooting. Section 4103 applies to the
proposed forest order closing areas near
Beattie Gulch and McConnell Fishing
Access north and west of Gardiner,
Montana to the discharge of firearms.
On June 17, 2020, the Forest Service
published advanced notice in the
Federal Register of the 60-day public
comment period beginning on June 24,
2020, for this proposed forest order. The
Forest Service now provides this second
advance notice that it is reopening the
public comment period for this
proposed forest order for 60 additional
days. The purpose of reopening this
public comment period is to provide the
correct mailing address for comments
submitted by mail. The public notice
and comment process in section
4103(b)(2) requires the Secretary to
publish a notice of intent, in the Federal
Register, of the proposed closure in
advance of the public comment period
for the closure. This notice meets the
requirement to publish a notice of intent
in the Federal Register in advance of
the public comment period.
Following the notice of intent, section
4103(b)(2) requires an opportunity for
public comment. Because the proposed
forest order would permanently close
areas near Beattie Gulch and McConnell
Fishing Access, north and west of
Gardiner, Montana to the discharge of
firearms, the public comment period
must be not less than 60 days. The
solicitation for public comment will be
posted on www.fs.usda.gov/main/
custergallatin and www.fs.usda.gov/
about-agency/regulations-policies.
Section 4103(b)(2) requires the
Secretary to respond to public
comments received on the proposed
forest order, explain how the Secretary
resolved any significant issues raised by
the comments, and show how the
resolution led to the closure. The
response to comments on the proposed
order, justification for the final order,
and the issuance of the final forest order
will all be posted on the following
website: www.fs.usda.gov/main/
custergallatin and www.fs.usda.gov/
about-agency/regulations-policies.
II. Background and Need for Forest
Order
This permanent shooting closure is
needed to address potentially imminent
harm to human health and safety
resulting from the discharge of firearms
in these small areas. Bow hunting/
shooting would still be allowed. These
areas total 23 acres in size collectively,
Beattie Gulch is 18 acres and McConnell
Fishing access totals 5 acres. The size of
both areas has been limited to the
minimum necessary to protect public
health and safety. The Beattie Gulch
area and McConnell Fishing Access
permanent closures are needed to
address concerns resulting from the
discharge of firearms toward developed
facilities including the Old Yellowstone
Trail South, private property and
residences, the Yellowstone River, a
powerline, and Montana State Highway
89.
The proposed forest order and the
justification for the forest order are
available on the Forest Service’s
websites at www.fs.usda.gov/main/
custergallatin and www.fs.usda.gov/
about-agency/regulations-policies.
Tina Johna Terrell,
Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest
System.
[FR Doc. 2021–00394 Filed 1–11–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3411–15–P
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Rural Housing Service
Notice of Request for Revision of a
Currently Approved Information
Collection
AGENCY
: Rural Housing Service, USDA.
ACTION
: Proposed collection; comments
requested.
SUMMARY
: In accordance with the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this
notice announces the Rural Housing
Service (RHS), Rural Business Service
(RBS), and Rural Utilities Service (RUS)
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intention to request a revision for a
currently approved information
collection in support of compliance
with Civil Rights laws.
DATES
: Comments on this notice must be
received by March 15, 2021 to be
assured of consideration.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Sharese C. Paylor, Ed.D, Director, Rural
Development, Civil Rights Staff, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, STOP 0703,
1400 Independence Ave. SW,
Washington, DC 20250–0703,
Telephone (202) 692–0097 (voice) or
800.877.8339 (Federal Relay).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Title: 7 CFR 1901–E, Civil Rights
Compliance Requirements.
OMB Number: 0575–0018.
Expiration Date of Approval: May 30,
2021.
Type of Request: Revision of a
Currently Approved Information
Collection.
Abstract: The information collection
under OMB Number 0575–0018 enables
the RHS, RBS, and RUS, to effectively
monitor a recipient’s compliance with
the civil rights laws, and to determine
whether or not service and benefits are
being provided to beneficiaries on an
equal opportunity basis. The RBS, RHS,
and RUS are required to provide Federal
financial assistance through its housing
and community and business programs
on an equal opportunity basis. The laws
implemented in 7 CFR part 1901,
subpart E, require the recipients of RBS,
RHS, and RUS Federal financial
assistance to collect various types of
information, including information on
participants in certain of these agencies’
programs, by race, color, and national
origin.
The information collected and
maintained by the recipients of certain
programs from RBS, RHS, and RUS is
used internally by these agencies for
monitoring compliance with the civil
rights laws and regulations. This
information is made available to USDA
officials, officials of other Federal
agencies, and to Congress for reporting
purposes. Without the required
information, RBS, RHS, RUS and its
recipients will lack the necessary
documentation to demonstrate that their
programs are being administered in a
nondiscriminatory manner, and in full
compliance with the civil rights laws.
In addition, the RBS, RHS, RUS and
their recipients would be vulnerable in
lawsuits alleging discrimination in the
affected programs of these agencies, and
would be without appropriate data and
documentation to defend themselves by
demonstrating that services and benefits
are being provided to beneficiaries on
an equal opportunity basis.
Estimate of Burden: Public reporting
burden for this collection of information
is estimated to average 7.5 hours per
response.
Respondents: Recipients of RBS, RHS,
and RUS Federal financial assistance,
loan, and loan guarantee programs.
Estimated Number of Respondents:
27,000.
Estimated Number of Responses per
Respondent: 2.72.
Estimated Number of Responses:
73,559.
Estimated Total Annual Burden on
Respondents: 550,276.
Copies of this information collection
can be obtained from Kimble Brown,
Regulations and Paperwork
Management Branch, at (202) 720–6780.
Comments
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether
the proposed collection of information
is necessary for the proper performance
of the functions of the Rural
Development, including whether the
information will have practical utility;
(b) the accuracy of the Agencies’
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, 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 Jeanne Jacobs,
Regulations and Paperwork
Management Branch, Support Services
Division, Rural Development U.S.
Department of Agriculture, STOP 0742,
Washington, DC 20250–0742. All
responses to this notice will be
summarized and included in the request
for OMB approval. All comments will
also become a matter of public record.
Elizabeth Green,
Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
[FR Doc. 2021–00333 Filed 1–11–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Office of the Under Secretary for
Economic Affairs
Advisory Committee on Data for
Evidence Building
AGENCY
: Office of the Under Secretary
for Economic Affairs, Department of
Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice of public meetings.
SUMMARY
: The Office of the Under
Secretary for Economic Affairs is
providing notice of three upcoming
meetings of the Advisory Committee on
Data for Evidence Building (ACDEB or
Committee). These will constitute the
second, third, and fourth meeting of the
Committee in support of its charge to
review, analyze, and make
recommendations on how to promote
the use of Federal data for evidence
building purposes. At the conclusion of
the Committee’s first and second year, it
will submit to the Director of the Office
of Management and Budget, Executive
Office of the President, an annual report
on the activities and findings of the
Committee. This report will also be
made available to the public.
DATES
: February 19, 2021; March 19,
2021; April 23, 2021. The meetings will
begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. and
adjourn at approximately 12:00 p.m.
(ET).
ADDRESSES
: Those interested in
attending the Committee’s public
meetings are requested to RSVP to
Evidence@bea.gov one week prior to
each meeting. Agendas, background
material, and meeting links will be
accessible 24 hours prior to each
meeting at www.bea.gov/evidence.
Members of the public who wish to
submit written input for the
Committee’s consideration are
welcomed to do so via email to
Evidence@bea.gov. Additional
opportunities for public input will be
forthcoming.
The safety and well-being of the
public, committee members, and our
staff are our top priority. In light of
current travel restrictions and social-
distancing guidelines resulting from the
COVID–19 outbreak, each meeting will
be held virtually.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Gianna Marrone, Program Analyst, U.S.
Department of Commerce, 4600 Silver
Hill Road (BE–64), Suitland, MD 20746;
phone (301) 278–9282; email Evidence@
bea.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The
Foundations for Evidence-Based
Policymaking Act (Pub. L. 115–435,
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