Federal Acquisition Regulation;Submission for OMB Review; Travel Costs, 8348-8349 [05-3126]

Download as PDF 8348 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 33 / Friday, February 18, 2005 / Notices CONTACT PERSON FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Jean A. Webb, 202–418– 5100. Jean A. Webb, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 05–3285 Filed 2–16–05; 11:00 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning its proposed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Application Instructions using the Corporation’s Electronic Application System, eGrants. Completion of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Application Instructions is required for funding considerations. Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the address section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by April 19, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Office of Grants Policy and Operations; Attention Mr. James Willie, Grants Policy Specialist, Room 9817; 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. VerDate jul<14>2003 15:41 Feb 17, 2005 Jkt 205001 (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom at Room 6010 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. (3) By fax to: (202) 565–2786, Attention Mr. James Willie, Grants Policy Specialist. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: mlkday@cns.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Willie, (202) 606–5000, ext. 391 or by e-mail at mlkday@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Corporation, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Propose 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, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Description The purpose of these Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Grants is to mobilize more Americans to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal holiday as a day of service in communities and to bring people together around the common focus of service to others. The Corporation will award these funds to eligible applicants who will in turn subgrant to eligible local organizations or fund separate events to plan and carry out service activities. Background The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Grant is completed by applicant organizations interested in supporting an MLK Day of Service Program. The application is completed electronically by using the Corporation’s Web-based system, eGrants. the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service grants. When finalized, the application will include additional instructions to clarify narrative and work plan sections; will contain an updated list of ‘‘Service Categories’’ used by applicants to identify the types of needs the national service participants will meet; and will contain current references used in the grants management system. Type of Review: New. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Application Instructions. OMB Number: None. Affected Public: Eligible applicants to the Corporation for National and Community Service for funding of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Grants. Total Respondents: 80. Frequency: Annual. Average Time Per Response: Ten (10) hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 800 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: February 10, 2005. Amy Mack, Chief of Staff, Office of Chief Executive Officer. [FR Doc. 05–3125 Filed 2–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0088] Federal Acquisition Regulation;Submission for OMB Review; Travel Costs Current Action AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding a reinstatement of OMB clearance (9000–0088). The Corporation seeks to create new application instructions specifically for SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 33 / Friday, February 18, 2005 / Notices U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning travel costs. A request for public comments was published at 69 FR 39911 on July 1, 2004. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Submit comments on or before March 21, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VIR),1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0088, Travel Costs, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Olson, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 501–3221. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose FAR 31.205–46, Travel Costs, requires that, except inextraordinary and temporary situations, costs incurred by a contractor for lodging, meals, and incidental expenses shall be considered to be reasonable and allowable only to the extent that they do not exceed on a daily basis the per diem rates in effect as of the time of travel as set forth in the Federal Travel Regulations for travel in the conterminous 48 United States, the Joint Travel Regulations, Volume 2, Appendix A, for travel is Alaska, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and territories and possessions of the United States, and the Department of State Standardized Regulations, section 925, ‘‘Maximum Travel Per Diem Allowances for Foreign Areas.’’ The burden generated by this coverage is in the form of the contractor preparing a justification whenever a VerDate jul<14>2003 15:41 Feb 17, 2005 Jkt 205001 higher actual expense reimbursement method is used. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 5,800. Responses Per Respondent: 10. Total Responses: 58,000. Hours Per response: .25. Total Burden Hours: 14,500. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0088, Travel Costs, in all correspondence. Dated: February 14, 2005. Rodney P. Lantier Director, Contract Policy Division. [FR Doc. 05–3126 Filed 2–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S 8349 Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. Dated: February 14, 2005. Angela C. Arrington, Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Federal Student Aid DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request AGENCY: Department of Education. SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 21, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Carolyn Lovett, Desk Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395–6974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Leader, PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of Review: Revision. Title: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program Electronic Debit Account Application and Brochure. Frequency: One time. Affected Public: Individuals or household. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses—234,700. Burden Hours—7,816. Abstract: A Direct Loan borrower uses this application to request and authorize the automatic deduction of monthly student loan payments from his or her checking or savings account. Requests for copies of the submission for OMB review; comment request may be accessed from http:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 2648. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to (202) 245–6621. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be directed to Joseph Schubart at his e-mail address Joe.Schubart@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 33 (Friday, February 18, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8348-8349]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-3126]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0088]


Federal Acquisition Regulation;Submission for OMB Review; Travel 
Costs

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding a reinstatement 
of OMB clearance (9000-0088).

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(44

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U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 
Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved 
information collection requirement concerning travel costs. A request 
for public comments was published at 69 FR 39911 on July 1, 2004. No 
comments were received.
    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; 
whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of 
information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and 
methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the 
burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, 
through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

DATES: Submit comments on or before March 21, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden to the General Services Administration, FAR 
Secretariat (VIR),1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. 
Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0088, Travel Costs, in all 
correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Olson, Contract Policy Division, 
GSA (202) 501-3221.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    FAR 31.205-46, Travel Costs, requires that, except inextraordinary 
and temporary situations, costs incurred by a contractor for lodging, 
meals, and incidental expenses shall be considered to be reasonable and 
allowable only to the extent that they do not exceed on a daily basis 
the per diem rates in effect as of the time of travel as set forth in 
the Federal Travel Regulations for travel in the conterminous 48 United 
States, the Joint Travel Regulations, Volume 2, Appendix A, for travel 
is Alaska, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and territories and 
possessions of the United States, and the Department of State 
Standardized Regulations, section 925, ``Maximum Travel Per Diem 
Allowances for Foreign Areas.'' The burden generated by this coverage 
is in the form of the contractor preparing a justification whenever a 
higher actual expense reimbursement method is used.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 5,800.
    Responses Per Respondent: 10.
    Total Responses: 58,000.
    Hours Per response: .25.
    Total Burden Hours: 14,500.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, 
telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0088, Travel 
Costs, in all correspondence.

    Dated: February 14, 2005.
Rodney P. Lantier
 Director, Contract Policy Division.
[FR Doc. 05-3126 Filed 2-17-05; 8:45 am]
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