Information Collection Standard Form, Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-XXXX), 64648-64650 [07-5735]

Download as PDF 64648 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 221 / Friday, November 16, 2007 / Notices Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755, or by faxing your request to (202) 501– 4067. Please cite the title, OMB Control No. 3090–00XX, Real Property Status Report, in all correspondence. Dated: November 9, 2007. Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 07–5724 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–RH–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 3090–00XX] Information Collection Standard Form, Tangible Personal Property Report (SF–XXXX) Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding a new information collection. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the GSA, Office of Governmentwide Policy will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new information collection requirement concerning reporting tangible personal property. In support of OMB’s continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, GSA invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed new information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning forms that will be used to collect information related to tangible personal property when required by a Federal financial assistance award. To view the form, go to OMB’s main Web page at http:// www.OMB.gov and click on the ‘‘Grants Management’’ and ‘‘Forms’’ links. OMB specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:48 Nov 15, 2007 Jkt 214001 collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comment Due Date: January 15, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Nelson, Chair, Post-Award Workgroup; telephone 202–482–4538; fax 301–713–0806; e-mail Michael.Nelson@noaa.gov; mailing address 1305 East-West Highway, Room 7142, Silver Spring, MD 20910. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), General Services Administration, Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–00XX, Tangible Personal Property Report, in all correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose GSA, on behalf of the Federal Grants Streamlining Initiative, proposes to issue a new standard form, the Tangible Personal Property Report (SF–XXXX). The SF–XXXX includes a cover page, an Annual Report attachment, a Final Report attachment, a Disposition/ Request Report attachment and a Supplemental Sheet to provide detailed item information. The purpose of this new form is to provide a standard form for assistance recipients to use when they are required to provide a Federal agency with information related to federally owned property, or equipment and supplies (tangible personal property) acquired with assistance award funds. The form does not create any new reporting requirements. It does establish a standard annual reporting date of September 30 to be used if an award does not specify an annual reporting date. The standard form will replace any agency unique forms currently in use to allow uniformity of collection and to support future electronic submission of information. Background Public Law 106–107 requires OMB to direct, coordinate, and assist Executive Branch departments and agencies in establishing an interagency process to streamline and simplify Federal financial assistance procedures for nonFederal entities. The law also requires executive agencies to develop, submit to PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Congress, and implement a plan for that streamlining and simplification. Twenty-six Executive Branch agencies jointly submitted a plan to the Congress in May 2001. The plan described the interagency process through which the agencies would review current policies and practices and seek to streamline and simplify them. The process involved interagency work groups under the auspices of the U.S. Chief Financial Officers Council, Grants Policy Committee. The plan also identified substantive areas in which the interagency work groups had begun their review. Those areas are part of the Federal Grants Streamlining Initiative. This proposed form is an undertaking of the interagency Post-Award Workgroup that supports the Federal Grants Streamlining Initiative. Additional information on the Federal Grants Streamlining Initiative, which focuses on implementing the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 106– 107), is set forth in the Federal Register published on September 13, 2006 (71 FR 54098). An overview of the SF–XXXX and five other report forms being developed under the Initiative was provided during a webcast of the Grants Policy Committee of the U.S. Chief Financial Officers Council held on March 8, 2007 (72 FR 7090, February 14, 2007). Under the standards for management and disposition of federally-owned property, equipment and supplies (tangible personal property) in 2 CFR part 215, the ‘‘Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other NonProfit Organizations,’’ and the ‘‘Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with State and Local Governments,’’ codified by Federal agencies at 53 FR 8048, March 11, 1988, recipients may be required to provide Federal agencies with information concerning property in their custody annually, at award closeout or when the property is no longer needed. During the public consultation process mandated by Public Law 106–107, recipients suggested the need for clarification of these requirements and the establishment of a standard form to help them submit appropriate property information when required. The Tangible Personal Property Report (SF– XXXX) must be used in connection with requirements listed in the table below and Federal awarding agency guidelines: E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 64649 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 221 / Friday, November 16, 2007 / Notices For . . . A recipient must . . . When . . . Under . . . Federally owned property ..... Submit an inventory listing ... Annually, with information accurate as of 30 September, unless the award specifies a different date. It wants to use the property on other activities not sponsored by the Federal Government. Immediately upon finding property is lost, damaged, or stolen. The property is no longer needed .......................... 2 CFR 215.33(a)(1); A–102, ll.32(f)(2). Request Federal agency authorization. Notify the Federal awarding agency. Request disposition instructions. .............................................. Grantee-acquired equipment Obtain the approval of the in which the Federal GovFederal awarding agency. ernment retains an interest. Compensate the original Federal awarding agency or its successor. Request disposition instructions. Sell the equipment and reimburse the Federal awarding agency for the Federal share. Account for the equipment ... Supplies ................................ Compensate the Federal Government for its share. B. Annual Reporting Burden This report will be used to collect information related to tangible personal property (equipment and supplies) when required by a Federal financial Upon completion of the award ................................ Acquiring replacement equipment, before: (1) Using the current equipment as trade-in; or (2) selling it and using the proceeds to offset the costs of the replacement equipment. Equipment has a per unit fair market value of greater than $5,000 and the grantee no longer needs the equipment for Federally supported activities and retains the equipment for other uses. It no longer needs the equipment for any purpose Equipment has a per unit fair market value of greater than $5,000 and the recipient no longer needs the equipment for any purpose and requested disposition instructions, and either was instructed to sell the equipment or received no instructions within 120 days. Upon completion of the award, when the awarding agency has reserved the right to transfer title to the Federal Government or a third party. It has a residual inventory of unused supplies exceeding $5,000 in aggregate value at the end of a project or program that is not needed for other Federally supported activities. assistance award. Since this form will primarily be used for reporting under grants, and GSA does not award grants, we are providing a burden estimate for one respondent. 2 CFR 215.33(f)(4). 2 CFR 215.33(a)(1); A–102, ll.32(f)(3). 2 CFR 215.33(a)(1) and 2 CFR 215.71(f); A–102, ll.50(b)(5). 2 CFR 215.34(e); A–102, ll.32(c)(4). 2 CFR 215.34(g); A–102, ll.32(e)(2). 2 CFR 215.34(g). 2 CFR 215.34(g)(1); A–102, ll.32(e)(2). 2 CFR 215.71(f) and 2 CFR 215.34(g)(4)(ii). 2 CFR 215.35(a); A–102, ll.33(b). Respondents: Federal agencies and their assistance recipients. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2.75. Estimated Cost: There is no expected cost to the respondents or to GSA. Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument 2 CFR 215.34(d). Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0.166666667 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.166666667 0.75 0.75 0.75 1 1 0.333333333 0.333333333 Total .......................................................................................... mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Tangible Personal Property Report (SF–XXXX) ............................. Annual Report: Attachment to SF–XXXX ........................................ Final Report: Attachment to SF–XXXX ........................................... Disposition Request/report: Attachment to SF–XXXX ..................... Tangible Personal Property Report Supplemental Sheet (SF– XXXX–S) ...................................................................................... ............................ ............................ ............................ 2.75 VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:48 Nov 15, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 64650 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 221 / Friday, November 16, 2007 / Notices Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755, or by faxing your request to (202) 501– 4067. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–00XX, Tangible Personal Property Report, in all correspondence. Dated: November 9, 2007. Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 07–5735 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–RH–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GA 30333 or send an e-mail to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60-Day–08–0138] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–5960 or send comments to Maryam Daneshvar, CDC Assistant Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, Pulmonary Function Testing Course Approval Program, 29 CFR 1910.1043 (OMB No. 0920–0138)—Extension—The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background NIOSH has the responsibility under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Cotton Dust Standard, 29 CFR 1920.1043, for approving courses to train technicians to perform pulmonary function testing in the cotton industry. Successful completion of a NIOSH-approved course is mandatory under the Standard. To carry out its responsibility, NIOSH maintains a Pulmonary Function Testing Course Approval Program. The program consists of an application submitted by potential sponsors (universities, hospitals, and private consulting firms) who seek NIOSH approval to conduct courses, and if approved, notification to NIOSH of any course or faculty changes during the approval period, which is limited to five years. The application form and added materials, including an agenda, curriculum vitae, and course materials are reviewed by NIOSH to determine if the applicant has developed a program which adheres to the criteria required in the Standard. Following approval, any subsequent changes to the course are submitted by course sponsors via letter or e-mail and reviewed by NIOSH staff to assure that the changes in faculty or course content continue to meet course requirements. Course sponsors also voluntarily submit an annual report to inform NIOSH of their class activity level and any faculty changes. Sponsors who elect to have their approval renewed for an additional 5 year period submit a renewal application and supporting documentation for review by NIOSH staff to ensure the course curriculum meets all current standard requirements. Approved courses that elect to offer NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Refresher Courses must submit a separate application and supporting documents for review by NIOSH staff. Institutions and organizations throughout the country voluntarily submit applications and materials to become course sponsors and carry out training. Submissions are required for NIOSH to evaluate a course and determine whether it meets the criteria in the Standard and whether technicians will be adequately trained as mandated under the Standard. The estimated annual burden to respondents is 196 hours. There will be no cost to respondents. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of responses/ respondent Number of respondents Forms for respondents Average burden/ response (in hrs) Total burden (in hrs) 3 35 12 13 10 1 1 1 1 1 3.5 30/60 45/60 6 8 11 18 9 78 80 Total .................................................................................. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Initial Application ...................................................................... Annual Report .......................................................................... Report for Course Changes .................................................... Renewal Application ................................................................ 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 221 (Friday, November 16, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64648-64650]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-5735]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 3090-00XX]


Information Collection Standard Form, Tangible Personal Property 
Report (SF-XXXX)

AGENCY: Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding a new information 
collection.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the GSA, Office of Governmentwide Policy will 
submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review 
and approve a new information collection requirement concerning 
reporting tangible personal property.
    In support of OMB's continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden, GSA invites the general public and other Federal 
agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed new 
information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning forms that will be used 
to collect information related to tangible personal property when 
required by a Federal financial assistance award. To view the form, go 
to OMB's main Web page at http://www.OMB.gov and click on the ``Grants 
Management'' and ``Forms'' links. OMB specifically requests comments 
on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy 
of the estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 
of information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Comment Due Date: January 15, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Nelson, Chair, Post-Award 
Workgroup; telephone 202-482-4538; fax 301-713-0806; e-mail 
Michael.Nelson@noaa.gov; mailing address 1305 East-West Highway, Room 
7142, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden, to the Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), General 
Services Administration, Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090-00XX, Tangible Personal 
Property Report, in all correspondence.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    GSA, on behalf of the Federal Grants Streamlining Initiative, 
proposes to issue a new standard form, the Tangible Personal Property 
Report (SF-XXXX). The SF-XXXX includes a cover page, an Annual Report 
attachment, a Final Report attachment, a Disposition/Request Report 
attachment and a Supplemental Sheet to provide detailed item 
information. The purpose of this new form is to provide a standard form 
for assistance recipients to use when they are required to provide a 
Federal agency with information related to federally owned property, or 
equipment and supplies (tangible personal property) acquired with 
assistance award funds. The form does not create any new reporting 
requirements. It does establish a standard annual reporting date of 
September 30 to be used if an award does not specify an annual 
reporting date. The standard form will replace any agency unique forms 
currently in use to allow uniformity of collection and to support 
future electronic submission of information.

Background

    Public Law 106-107 requires OMB to direct, coordinate, and assist 
Executive Branch departments and agencies in establishing an 
interagency process to streamline and simplify Federal financial 
assistance procedures for non-Federal entities. The law also requires 
executive agencies to develop, submit to Congress, and implement a plan 
for that streamlining and simplification. Twenty-six Executive Branch 
agencies jointly submitted a plan to the Congress in May 2001. The plan 
described the interagency process through which the agencies would 
review current policies and practices and seek to streamline and 
simplify them. The process involved interagency work groups under the 
auspices of the U.S. Chief Financial Officers Council, Grants Policy 
Committee. The plan also identified substantive areas in which the 
interagency work groups had begun their review. Those areas are part of 
the Federal Grants Streamlining Initiative.
    This proposed form is an undertaking of the interagency Post-Award 
Workgroup that supports the Federal Grants Streamlining Initiative. 
Additional information on the Federal Grants Streamlining Initiative, 
which focuses on implementing the Federal Financial Assistance 
Management Improvement Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 106-107), is set forth in 
the Federal Register published on September 13, 2006 (71 FR 54098). An 
overview of the SF-XXXX and five other report forms being developed 
under the Initiative was provided during a webcast of the Grants Policy 
Committee of the U.S. Chief Financial Officers Council held on March 8, 
2007 (72 FR 7090, February 14, 2007).
    Under the standards for management and disposition of federally-
owned property, equipment and supplies (tangible personal property) in 
2 CFR part 215, the ``Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants 
and Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and 
Other Non-Profit Organizations,'' and the ``Uniform Administrative 
Requirements for Grants and Agreements with State and Local 
Governments,'' codified by Federal agencies at 53 FR 8048, March 11, 
1988, recipients may be required to provide Federal agencies with 
information concerning property in their custody annually, at award 
closeout or when the property is no longer needed. During the public 
consultation process mandated by Public Law 106-107, recipients 
suggested the need for clarification of these requirements and the 
establishment of a standard form to help them submit appropriate 
property information when required. The Tangible Personal Property 
Report (SF-XXXX) must be used in connection with requirements listed in 
the table below and Federal awarding agency guidelines:

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                                A recipient must . .
          For . . .                      .                         When . . .                    Under . . .
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Federally owned property.....  Submit an inventory    Annually, with information accurate   2 CFR 215.33(a)(1);
                                listing.               as of 30 September, unless the        A-102, ----
                                                       award specifies a different date.     .32(f)(2).
                               Request Federal        It wants to use the property on       2 CFR 215.34(d).
                                agency authorization.  other activities not sponsored by
                                                       the Federal Government.
                               Notify the Federal     Immediately upon finding property is  2 CFR 215.33(f)(4).
                                awarding agency.       lost, damaged, or stolen.
                               Request disposition    The property is no longer needed....  2 CFR 215.33(a)(1);
                                instructions.                                                A-102, ----
                                                                                             .32(f)(3).
                               .....................  Upon completion of the award........  2 CFR 215.33(a)(1)
                                                                                             and 2 CFR
                                                                                             215.71(f);
                                                                                            A-102, ----
                                                                                             .50(b)(5).
Grantee-acquired equipment in  Obtain the approval    Acquiring replacement equipment,      2 CFR 215.34(e); A-
 which the Federal Government   of the Federal         before: (1) Using the current         102, ----.32(c)(4).
 retains an interest.           awarding agency.       equipment as trade-in; or (2)
                                                       selling it and using the proceeds
                                                       to offset the costs of the
                                                       replacement equipment.
                               Compensate the         Equipment has a per unit fair market  2 CFR 215.34(g); A-
                                original Federal       value of greater than $5,000 and      102, ----.32(e)(2).
                                awarding agency or     the grantee no longer needs the
                                its successor.         equipment for Federally supported
                                                       activities and retains the
                                                       equipment for other uses.
                               Request disposition    It no longer needs the equipment for  2 CFR 215.34(g).
                                instructions.          any purpose.
                               Sell the equipment     Equipment has a per unit fair market  2 CFR 215.34(g)(1);
                                and reimburse the      value of greater than $5,000 and      A-102, ----
                                Federal awarding       the recipient no longer needs the     .32(e)(2).
                                agency for the         equipment for any purpose and
                                Federal share.         requested disposition instructions,
                                                       and either was instructed to sell
                                                       the equipment or received no
                                                       instructions within 120 days.
                               Account for the        Upon completion of the award, when    2 CFR 215.71(f) and
                                equipment.             the awarding agency has reserved      2 CFR
                                                       the right to transfer title to the    215.34(g)(4)(ii).
                                                       Federal Government or a third party.
Supplies.....................  Compensate the         It has a residual inventory of        2 CFR 215.35(a); A-
                                Federal Government     unused supplies exceeding $5,000 in   102, ----.33(b).
                                for its share.         aggregate value at the end of a
                                                       project or program that is not
                                                       needed for other Federally
                                                       supported activities.
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B. Annual Reporting Burden

    This report will be used to collect information related to tangible 
personal property (equipment and supplies) when required by a Federal 
financial assistance award. Since this form will primarily be used for 
reporting under grants, and GSA does not award grants, we are providing 
a burden estimate for one respondent.
    Respondents: Federal agencies and their assistance recipients.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2.75.
    Estimated Cost: There is no expected cost to the respondents or to 
GSA.

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                                                                Number of      Average burden
               Instrument                     Number of       responses per       hours per       Total burden
                                             respondents       respondent         response            hours
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Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-                   1                 1       0.166666667       0.166666667
 XXXX)..................................
Annual Report: Attachment to SF-XXXX....                 1                 1              0.75              0.75
Final Report: Attachment to SF-XXXX.....                 1                 1              0.75              0.75
Disposition Request/report: Attachment                   1                 1              0.75              0.75
 to SF-XXXX.............................
Tangible Personal Property Report                        1                 1       0.333333333       0.333333333
 Supplemental Sheet (SF-XXXX-S).........
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    Total...............................  ................  ................  ................              2.75
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    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 
4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755, or by faxing your 
request to (202) 501-4067. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090-00XX, 
Tangible Personal Property Report, in all correspondence.

    Dated: November 9, 2007.
Casey Coleman,
Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-5735 Filed 11-15-07; 8:45 am]
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