[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 124 (Tuesday, June 28, 2016)]
[Page 41929]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-15198]



Forest Service

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

June 23, 2016.

    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments 
are requested regarding (1) 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; (2) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden 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 those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques 
and other forms of information technology.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by July 28, 
2016 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 
725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Commentors are encouraged to 
submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov 
or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, 
Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-7602. Copies of the submission(s) 
may be obtained by calling (202) 720-8681.
    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.

Forest Service

    Title: Secure Rural Schools Act.
    OMB Control Number: 0596-0220.
    Summary of Collection: The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-
Determination Act of 2000 (the Act) reauthorized in Public Law 110-343, 
requires the appropriate official of a county that receives funds under 
Title III of the Act to submit to the Secretary of Agriculture or the 
Secretary of the Interior, as appropriate, an annual certification that 
the funds have been expended for the uses authorized under section 
302(a) of the Act. Participating counties will also report amounts not 
obligated by September 30 of the previous year. The information will be 
collected annually in the form of conventional correspondence such as a 
letter and, at the respondent's option, attached tables or similar 
graphic display. At the respondent's discretion, the information may be 
submitted by hard copy and/or electronically scanned and included as an 
attachment to electronic mail.
    Need and Use of the Information: The information collected will 
identify the participating county and the year in which the 
expenditures were made and will include amounts not obligated by 
September 30 of the previous year. Information includes the name, 
title, and signature of the official certifying that the expenditures 
were for uses authorized under section 302(a) of the Act, and the date 
of the certification. Information will also be collected including the 
amount of funds expended in the applicable year and the uses for which 
the amount were expended referencing the authorized categories: (1) 
Carry out activities under the Firewise Communities program; (2) 
reimburse the participating county for emergency services performed on 
Federal land and paid for by the participating county; and (3) to 
develop community wildfire protection plans in coordination with the 
appropriate Secretary or designee. The information will be used to 
verify that participating counties have certified that funds were 
expended as authorized in the Act.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 360.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 8,640.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-15198 Filed 6-27-16; 8:45 am]