Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection for Compliance With Government Performance and Results Act, 20245 [E8-8011]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 15, 2008 / Notices II. Method of Collection ARTS data are collected through mail, fax, and telephone follow-up. In January 2006, we began offering the option to submit data over the Internet using the Census Taker system. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0013. Form Number: SA–44, SA–44A, SA– 44C, SA–44E, SA–44N, SA–44S, SA–45, SA–45C, SA–721A, SA–721E, SA–722A, and SA–722E. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 21,635. Estimated Time Per Response: 34 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,260. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. Respondents Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 United States Code, Section 182, 224, and 225. IV. Request for Comments 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 (including hours and cost) 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. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 10, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–8012 Filed 4–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Economic Development Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection for Compliance With Government Performance and Results Act Economic Development Administration. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:31 Apr 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 16, 2008. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to William P. Kittredge, PhD, Senior Program Analyst, Program Evaluation Division, Room 7009, Economic Development Administration, Washington, DC 20230, or at e-mail wkittredge@eda.doc.gov or telephone (202) 482–5442. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Economic Development Administration’s mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. The Economic Development Administration (EDA) accomplishes its mission by helping our partners across the nation (states, regions, and communities) create wealth and minimize poverty by promoting a favorable business environment to attract private capital investment and jobs through world-class capacity building, planning, infrastructure, research grants, and strategic initiatives. EDA’s strategic investments in public infrastructure and local capital markets provide lasting benefits for economically disadvantaged areas. Acting as catalysts to mobilize public and private investments, EDA’s investments address problems of high unemployment, low per capita income, and other forms of severe economic distress in local communities. EDA also provides special economic adjustment assistance to help communities and businesses respond to major layoffs, plant shutdowns, trade impacts, natural disasters, military facility closures, and other severe economic dislocations. EDA must comply with the Government Performance and Results PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20245 Act of 1993 which requires Federal agencies to develop performance measures, and report to Congress and stakeholders the results of the agency’s performance. EDA needs to collect specific data from grant recipients to report on its performance in meeting its stated goals and objectives. II. Method of Collection The forms can be submitted electronically or in paper format. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0610–0098. Form Number(s): ED–915, ED–916, ED–917, and ED–918. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government; not-for-profit institutions; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,529. Estimated Time per Response: 7 hours 16 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,116. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $113,220. IV. Request for Comments 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 (including hours and cost) 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. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 10, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 73 (Tuesday, April 15, 2008)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection 
for Compliance With Government Performance and Results Act

AGENCY: Economic Development Administration.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 16, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at dHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to William P. Kittredge, PhD, Senior Program Analyst, 
Program Evaluation Division, Room 7009, Economic Development 
Administration, Washington, DC 20230, or at e-mail 
wkittredge@eda.doc.gov or telephone (202) 482-5442.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Economic Development Administration's mission is to lead the 
federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and 
competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in 
the worldwide economy. The Economic Development Administration (EDA) 
accomplishes its mission by helping our partners across the nation 
(states, regions, and communities) create wealth and minimize poverty 
by promoting a favorable business environment to attract private 
capital investment and jobs through world-class capacity building, 
planning, infrastructure, research grants, and strategic initiatives.
    EDA's strategic investments in public infrastructure and local 
capital markets provide lasting benefits for economically disadvantaged 
areas. Acting as catalysts to mobilize public and private investments, 
EDA's investments address problems of high unemployment, low per capita 
income, and other forms of severe economic distress in local 
communities. EDA also provides special economic adjustment assistance 
to help communities and businesses respond to major layoffs, plant 
shutdowns, trade impacts, natural disasters, military facility 
closures, and other severe economic dislocations.
    EDA must comply with the Government Performance and Results Act of 
1993 which requires Federal agencies to develop performance measures, 
and report to Congress and stakeholders the results of the agency's 
performance. EDA needs to collect specific data from grant recipients 
to report on its performance in meeting its stated goals and 
objectives.

II. Method of Collection

    The forms can be submitted electronically or in paper format.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0610-0098.
    Form Number(s): ED-915, ED-916, ED-917, and ED-918.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government; not-for-profit 
institutions; business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,529.
    Estimated Time per Response: 7 hours 16 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,116.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $113,220.

IV. Request for Comments

    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 
(including hours and cost) 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.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: April 10, 2008.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-8011 Filed 4-14-08; 8:45 am]
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