Special Authority to Enable Funding of Broadband and Smart Utility Facilities Across Select Rural Development Programs (Smart Utility)

ICR 202107-0572-001

OMB: 0572-0156

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Document
Name
Status
Supporting Statement A
2021-07-08
Supplementary Document
2021-07-08
Supplementary Document
2021-07-08
ICR Details
0572-0156 202107-0572-001
Received in OIRA 202101-0572-005
USDA/RUS
Special Authority to Enable Funding of Broadband and Smart Utility Facilities Across Select Rural Development Programs (Smart Utility)
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 07/20/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 07/31/2021
159 159
239 239
0 0

The Rural Utilities Service, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and Rural Housing Service, agencies that comprise the Rural Development Mission Area within the United States Department of Agriculture, are issuing a final rule to establish the authority authorized by Section 6210 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which will assist rural families and small businesses in gaining access to broadband service by permitting recipients of a loan, grant, or loan guarantee from RD to use up to 10 percent of the amount provided to construct broadband infrastructure in areas not served by minimum acceptable level of broadband service. The collection of information described in this package is necessary for the identified RD programs that have established their respective programs requirements, to determine an applicant’s ability to borrow under the terms of Sec. 6210 of the 2018 Farm Bill and comply with statutory, regulatory, and administrative eligibility requirements for loan assistance. Applicants for RD programs that wish to will apply under the appropriate program regulation and follow the application requirements of that specific regulation. As part of that submission, applicants are required to provide a service area map, where applicable, of their entire service territory.

US Code: 7 USC 1981 (e)
   US Code: 7 USC 908
  
None

Not associated with rulemaking

  85 FR 57077 09/15/2020
86 FR 37728 07/16/2021
No

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IC Title Form No. Form Name
Special Authority to Enable Funding of Broadband and Smart Utility Facilities Across Select Rural Development Programs

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 159 159 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 239 239 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
No
No

$0
No
    No
    No
No
No
No
No
Kimble Brown 202 692-0042 [email protected]

  No

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
07/20/2021


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