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[FR Doc. 07–3613 Filed 7–19–07; 3:25 pm] BILLING CODE 7535–07–M NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Arts; Proposed Collection: Comment Request ACTION: including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting the electronic submissions of responses. ADDRESSES: Alice Whelihan, National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 726, Washington, DC 20506–0001, telephone (202) 682–5574 (this is not a toll-free number), fax (202) 682–5603. Murray Welsh, Director, Administrative Services. [FR Doc. E7–14133 Filed 7–20–07; 8:45 am] Notice. The National Endowment for the Arts, 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. 3506(c)(A)]. This program helps 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 requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the National Endowment for the Arts, on behalf of the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, is soliciting comments concerning renewal of the Application for Indemnification. A copy of this collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 140 (Monday, July 23, 2007)]
[Notices]
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NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES


National Endowment for the Arts; Proposed Collection: Comment 
Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Endowment for the Arts, 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. 3506(c)(A)]. This program 
helps 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 requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. 
Currently, the National Endowment for the Arts, on behalf of the 
Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, is soliciting comments 
concerning renewal of the Application for Indemnification. A copy of 
this collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed 
below in the address section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
address section below on or before September 17, 2007. The National 
Endowment for the Arts is particularly interested in comments which:

--Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 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;
--Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and
--Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology, e.g., permitting the electronic submissions 
of responses.

ADDRESSES: Alice Whelihan, National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 726, Washington, DC 20506-0001, 
telephone (202) 682-5574 (this is not a toll-free number), fax (202) 
682-5603.

Murray Welsh,
Director, Administrative Services.
 [FR Doc. E7-14133 Filed 7-20-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7536-01-P