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Vol. 85, No. 225
Friday, November 20, 2020
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Submission for OMB Review;
Comment Request
November 17, 2020.
The Department of Agriculture has
submitted the following information
collection requirement(s) to Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for
review and clearance under the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995,
Public Law 104–13. Comments are
requested regarding: Whether the
collection of information is necessary
for the proper performance of the
functions of the agency, including
whether the information will have
practical utility; the accuracy of the
agency’s estimate of burden including
the validity of the methodology and
assumptions used; ways to enhance the
quality, utility and clarity of the
information to be collected; 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 regarding this information
collection received by December 21,
2020 will be considered. Written
comments and recommendations for the
proposed information collection should
be submitted within 30 days of the
publication of this notice on the
following website www.reginfo.gov/
public/do/PRAMain. Find this
particular information collection by
selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day
Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or
by using the search function.
An agency may not conduct or
sponsor a collection of information
unless the collection of information
displays a currently valid OMB control
number and the agency informs
potential persons who are to respond to
the collection of information that such
persons are not required to respond to
the collection of information unless it
displays a currently valid OMB control
number.
Rural Utilities Service
Title: RUS Specification for Quality
Control and Inspection of Timber
Products.
OMB Control Number: 0572–0076.
Summary of Collection: The Rural
Utilities Service (RUS) is a credit agency
of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) and is authorized to manage
loan programs in accordance with the
Rural Electrification Act (RE Act) of
1936, 7 U.S.C. 901 et seq., as amended.
It makes mortgage loans and loan
guarantees to finance
telecommunications, electric, and water
and waste facilities in rural areas. To
ensure the security of loan funds,
adequate quality control of timber
products is vital to loan security on
electric power systems where hundreds
of thousands of wood-poles and cross-
arms are used. Prior to receiving loan
funds, a RUS borrower must enter into
a loan contract with RUS. In accordance
with Article V, Section 5.14 of the loan
contract, ‘‘the borrower shall use design
standards, construction standards and
lists of acceptable materials in
conformance with RUS regulations.
Need and Use of the Information: The
purchaser or treating company may
obtain the services of an inspection
agency or third-party oversight
organization to perform certain
inspection services to ensure that the
specifications for wood poles and cross-
arms are being met. As required by 7
CFR 1728.202(i) copies of test reports on
various preservatives must accompany
each charge (a charge being a load of
poles treated at the same time in a
pressure cylinder). Test reports are
needed so that the purchaser, the
inspectors, and RUS will be able to spot-
check the general accuracy of the tests.
RUS will use the information in
verifying acceptability of poles and
cross-arms purchased by RUS
borrowers.
Description of Respondents: Business
or other for-profit; Not-for-profit
institutions.
Number of Respondents: 25.
Frequency of Responses: Reporting:
On occasion.
Total Burden Hours: 20,333.
Levi S. Harrell,
Departmental Information Collection
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020–25626 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410–15–P
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Submission for OMB Review;
Comment Request
November 17, 2020.
The Department of Agriculture has
submitted the following information
collection requirement(s) to Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for
review and clearance under the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995,
Public Law 104–13. Comments are
requested regarding: Whether the
collection of information is necessary
for the proper performance of the
functions of the agency, including
whether the information will have
practical utility; the accuracy of the
agency’s estimate of burden including
the validity of the methodology and
assumptions used; ways to enhance the
quality, utility and clarity of the
information to be collected; 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 regarding this information
collection received by December 21,
2020 will be considered. Written
comments and recommendations for the
proposed information collection should
be submitted within 30 days of the
publication of this notice on the
following website www.reginfo.gov/
public/do/PRAMain. Find this
particular information collection by
selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day
Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or
by using the search function.
An agency may not conduct or
sponsor a collection of information
unless the collection of information
displays a currently valid OMB control
number and the agency informs
potential persons who are to respond to
the collection of information that such
persons are not required to respond to
the collection of information unless it
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