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through a fee schedule. In order to fill participants due to limited resources Portland, OR 97208 (telephone: 503–
a request for reproduction or loan of and training space, and compile and 808–2165).
items the library must have the name, customize class materials to meet the Dated: February 8, 2006.
mailing address, phone number, and needs of the participants. Failure to Anne Badgley,
patron ID number of the respondent collect the information would prohibit
Designated Federal Official.
initiating the request, and depending on the delivery of the workshop and
the method of delivery, may require a significantly inhibit NAL’s ability to [FR Doc. E6–2140 Filed 2–14–06; 8:45 am]
fax number, e-mail address, or Ariel IP provide up-to-date information on the BILLING CODE 3410–11–P

address. The collected information is requirements of the Animal Welfare Act.


used to deliver the material to the Description of Respondents: Not-for-
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
respondent, bill for and track payment Profit Institutions; Business or Other
of applicable fees, monitor the return to for-profit; Federal Government; State, Rural Utilities Service
NAL of loaned material, identify and Local, or Tribal Government.
locate the requested material in NAL Number of Respondents: 100. Information Collection Activity;
collections, and determine whether the Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Comment Request
respondent consents to the fees charged On occasion.
by NAL. Total Burden Hours: 8. Rural Utilities Service, USDA.
AGENCY:
Need and Use of the Information: The Notice and request for
ACTION:
NAL document delivery staff uses the Charlene Parker, comments.
information collected to identify the Departmental Information Collection
protocol for processing the request. The Clearance Officer. SUMMARY: In accordance with the
information collected determines [FR Doc. E6–2103 Filed 2–14–06; 8:45 am] Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44
whether the respondent is charged or BILLING CODE 3410–03–P U.S.C. Chapter 35,as amended), the
exempt from any charges and what Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites
process the recipient uses to make comments on this information
payment if the request is chargeable. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE collection for which RUS intends to
The staff also uses the information request approval from the Office of
Forest Service Management and Budget (OMB).
provided to process/package the
reproduction or loan for delivery. DATES: Comments on this notice must be
Intergovernmental Advisory
Without the requested information NAL Committee Meeting, Northwest Forest received by April 17, 2006.
has no way to locate and deliver the Plan FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
loan or reproduction to the respondent, Richard C. Annan, Director, Program
and thus cannot meet its mandate to AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. Development and Regulatory Analysis,
supply agricultural material. ACTION: Notice of meeting. Rural Utilities Service, 1400
Description of Respondents: Federal Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522,
Government; Not-for-profit institutions; SUMMARY: The Intergovernmental Room 5181, South Building,
State, Local or Tribal Government; Advisory Committee (IAC), Northwest Washington, DC 20250–1522.
Business or other for-profit. Forest Plan (NWFP), has scheduled a Telephone: (202) 720–0784. FAX: (202)
Number of Respondents: 2100. meeting on March 8, 2006 from 8:30 720–4120.
Frequency of Responses: Reporting: a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office
On occasion. in the Broadway/St. Johns Conference
Total Burden Hours: 525. of Management and Budget’s (OMB)
rooms, 1021 NE Grand Ave., Portland, regulation (5 CFR part 1320)
Agricultural Research Service OR 97232, 503–235–2100. The purpose implementing provisions of the
of the meeting is to review progress on Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub.
Title: Meeting the Information addressing key findings and trends from
Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act L. 104–13) requires that interested
the April 19–20, 2005 Science and the members of the public and affected
Workshop Registration Form. Northwest Forest Plan, Knowledge
OMB Control Number: 0518–0033. agencies have an opportunity to
Gained Over a Decade conference comment on information collection and
Summary of Collection: The U.S.
hosted by the USDA, Forest Service, recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR
Department of Agriculture, National
Pacific Northwest Research Station, and 1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an
Agricultural Library (NAL), Animal
to collect advice regarding the information collection that RUS is
Welfare Information Center conducts a
implementation improvement strategies submitting to OMB for reinstatement.
workshop titled ‘‘Meeting the
being drafted. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether
Information Requirements of the Animal
The meeting is open to the public and the proposed collection of information
welfare Act’’. The registration form
fully accessible for people with is necessary for the proper performance
collects information from interested
disabilities. A 10-minute time slot is of the functions of the Agency,
parties necessary to register them for the
reserved for public comments at 8:50 including whether the information will
workshop. The information includes:
a.m. Interpreters are available upon have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of
workshop data preferences, signature,
request at least 10 days prior to the the Agency’s estimate of the burden of
name, title, organization name, mailing
meeting. Written comments may be the proposed collection of information
address, phone and fax numbers and e-
submitted for the meeting record. including the validity of the
mail address. The information will be
Interested persons are encouraged to methodology and assumptions used; (c)
collected using online and printed
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attend. ways to enhance the quality, utility and


versions of the form. Also forms can be
fax or mailed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: clarity of the information to be
Need and Use of the Information: Questions regarding this meeting may collected; and (d) ways to minimize the
NAL will collect information to register be directed to Kath Collier, Management burden of the collection of information
participants, contact them regarding Analyst, Regional Ecosystem Office, 333 on those who are to respond, including
schedule changes, control the number of SW First Avenue, P.O. Box 3623, through the use of appropriate

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automated, electronic, mechanical, or U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended), the RUS. These specifications cover a
other technological collection Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites variety of materials and equipment,
techniques or other forms of information comments on the following information ranging from multipair cables for direct
technology. Comments may be sent to: collections for which RUS intends to burial in the earth, to highly
Richard C. Annan, Director, Program request approval from the Office of sophisticated, computerized central
Development and Regulatory Analysis, Management and Budget (OMB). office digital switches. Manufacturers
Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department DATES: Comments on this notice must be wishing to sell their products to RUS
of Agriculture, STOP 1522, 1400 received by April 17, 2006. borrowers, request RUS consideration
Independence Ave., SW., Washington, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: for acceptance of their products and
DC 20250–1522. FAX: (202) 720–8435. Richard C. Annan, Director, Program submit data demonstrating their
Title: Request for Approval to Sell products’ compliance with RUS
Development and Regulatory Analysis,
Capital Assets. specifications and that the products are
OMB Control Number: 0572–0020. Rural Utilities Service, 1400
Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, otherwise acceptable for use on rural
Type of Request: Extension of a telecommunications systems. The
currently approved collection. Room 5818, South Building,
Washington, DC 20250–1522. review and determination of product
Abstract: A borrower’s assets provide acceptability is made to help assure that
the security for a government loan. The Telephone: (202) 720–0784. Fax: (202)
720–8435. the products will perform properly and
selling of assets reduces the security and provide service lives that assure reliable
increases the risk to the government. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office
revenue incomes and repayment of RUS
RUS Form 369 allows the borrower to of Management and Budget’s (OMB)
loans funds in a manner consistent with
seek agency permission to sell some of regulation (5 CFR 1320) implementing
the terms and conditions of the RUS
its assets. The form collects detailed provisions of the Paperwork Reduction
loan. Unacceptable products may fail
information regarding the proposed Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires
prematurely and interrupt service,
sales of a portion of the borrower’s that interested members of the public
require costly replacements, and reduce
systems. RUS electric utility borrowers and affected agencies have an
revenues. Without this collection, RUS
complete this form to request RUS opportunity to comment on information
has no means of determining the
approval in order to sell capital assets collection and recordkeeping activities
acceptability of advanced technology in
when the fair market value exceeds 10 [see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)]. This notice
a manner that is timely enough for RUS
percent of the borrower’s net utility identifies information collections that
borrowers to take advantage of the
plant. RUS is submitting to OMB for
Estimate of Burden: Public Reporting improved benefits and promise that
extension.
burden for this collection of information Comments are invited on: (a) Whether such products may provide for rural
is estimated to average 3 hours per this collection of information is America.
response. necessary for the proper performance of Estimate of Burden: Public reporting
Respondents: Not-for-profit the functions of the agency, including burden for this collection of information
institutions; Business or other for profit. whether the information will have is estimated to average 3 hours per
Estimated Number of Respondents: 5. practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the response.
Estimated Number of Responses per agency’s estimate of the burden of the Respondents: Not-for-profit
Respondent: 1. collection of information including the institutions.
Estimated Total Annual Burden on validity of the methodology and Estimated Number of Respondents: 4.
Respondents: 15 hours. assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance Estimated Number of Responses per
Copies of this information collection the quality, utility, and clarity of the Respondent: 6.
can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, information to be collected; and (d) Estimated Total Annual Burden on
Program Development and Regulatory ways to minimize the burden of the Respondents: 72 hours.
Analysis, at (202) 720–7853. FAX: (202) collection of information on Dated: February 6, 2006.
720–8435. respondents, including through the use James M. Andrew,
All responses to this notice will be
of appropriate automated, electronic, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
summarized and included in the request
mechanical or other technological [FR Doc. E6–2107 Filed 2–14–06; 8:45 am]
for OMB approval. All comments will
collection techniques or other forms of
also become a matter of public record. BILLING CODE 3410–15–P
information technology. Comments may
Dated: February 6, 2006. be sent to Richard C. Annan, Director,
James M. Andrew, Program Development and Regulatory COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S.
[FR Doc. E6–2096 Filed 2–14–06; 8:45 am] Department of Agriculture, STOP 1522, Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting
BILLING CODE 3410–15–P 1400 Independence Ave., SW., of the Hawai’i Advisory Committee
Washington, DC 20250–1522. Fax: (202)
720–0784. Notice is hereby given, pursuant to
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Title: Telecommunications Field the provisions of the rules and
Trials. regulations of the U.S. Commission on
Rural Utilities Service OMB Control Number: 0572–0133. Civil Rights, that a conference call of the
Type of Request: Extension of a Hawai’i State Advisory Committee in
Information Collection Activity; currently approved collection. the Western Region will convene at 1
Comment Request Abstract: To protect the equity of p.m. (PDT) and adjourn at 2:30 p.m.,
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Rural Utilities Service, USDA.


AGENCY: loans it makes, RUS Thursday, February 23, 2006. The
Notice and request for
ACTION: Telecommunications Program purpose of the conference call is to plan
comments. establishes the minimum acceptable future activities and discuss on-going
performance criteria for materials and projects.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the equipment to be employed on This conference call is available to the
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