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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 80 / Thursday, April 24, 2008 / Notices Should any proposals include programming for Iranian audiences or include follow-on activities involving Iranian grantees, the following additional requirements would apply to this project: A critical component of the Administration’s Iran policy is the support for indigenous Iranian voices. President Bush himself has pledged this support and the State Department has made the awarding of grants for this purpose a key component of its Iran policy. As a condition of licensing these activities, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has requested the Department of State to follow certain procedures to effectuate the goals of Sections 481(b), 531(a), 571, 582, and 635(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (as amended); 18 U.S.C. 2339A and 2339B; Executive Order 13224; and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 6. These licensing conditions mandate that the Department conduct a vetting of potential Iran grantees and sub-grantees for counter-terrorism purposes. To conduct this vetting the Department will collect information from grantees and sub-grantees regarding the identity and background of their key employees and Boards of Directors. Note: To assure that planning for the inclusion of Iran complies with requirements, please contact the Office’s Iran Policy Coordinator, Lea Perez, at (202) 453– 8156 for additional information. Or in her absence, please contact Sheila Casey at (202) 453–8150. All awards made under this competition must be executed according to all relevant U.S. laws and policies regarding assistance to the Palestinian Authority, and to the West Bank and Gaza. Organizations must consult with relevant Public Affairs Offices before entering into any formal arrangements or agreements with Palestinian organizations or institutions. Note: To assure that planning for the inclusion of the Palestinian Authority complies with requirements, please contact program officer Susan Cohen (202) 203–7509, e-mail: cohensl@state.gov for additional information. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES VI.2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements Terms and Conditions for the Administration of ECA agreements include the following: Office of Management and Budget Circular A–122, ‘‘Cost Principles for Nonprofit Organizations.’’ Office of Management and Budget Circular A–21, ‘‘Cost Principles for Educational Institutions.’’ VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Apr 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 OMB Circular A–87, ‘‘Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Governments’’. OMB Circular No. A–110 (Revised), Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations. OMB Circular No. A–102, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants-in-Aid to State and Local Governments. OMB Circular No. A–133, Audits of States, Local Government, and Nonprofit Organizations. Please reference the following Web sites for additional information: http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants. http://fa.statebuy.state.gov. VI.3. Reporting Requirements: You must provide ECA with a hard copy original plus two copies of the following reports: (1) A final program and financial report no more than 90 days after the expiration of the award; (2) A concise, one-page final program report summarizing program outcomes no more than 90 days after the expiration of the award. This one-page report will be transmitted to OMB, and be made available to the public via OMB’s USAspending.gov Web site—as part of ECA’s Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) reporting requirements; (3) Quarterly program and financial reports showing activities carried out and expenses incurred in the calendar quarter. Grantees will be required to provide reports analyzing their evaluation findings to the Bureau in their regular program reports. (Please refer to IV. Application and Submission Instructions (IV.3.d.3) above for Program Monitoring and Evaluation information.) All data collected, including survey responses and contact information, must be maintained for a minimum of three years and provided to the Bureau upon request. All reports must be sent to the ECA Grants Officer and ECA Program Officer listed in the final assistance award document. VII. Agency Contacts For questions about this announcement, contact: Susan Cohen, Cultural Programs, ECA/PE/C/CU, Room 568, Ref. # ECA/PE/C–CU–08–70, U.S. Department of State, SA–44, 301 4th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20547, tel: 202/203–7509; fax: 202/203–7525; email: CohenSL@state.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22213 All correspondence with the Bureau concerning this RFGP should reference the above title and number ECA/PE/C– CU–08–70. Please read the complete announcement before sending inquiries or submitting proposals. Once the RFGP deadline has passed, Bureau staff may not discuss this competition with applicants until the proposal review process has been completed. VIII. Other Information Notice The terms and conditions published in this RFGP are binding and may not be modified by any Bureau representative. Explanatory information provided by the Bureau that contradicts published language will not be binding. Issuance of the RFGP does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the Government. The Bureau reserves the right to reduce, revise, or increase proposal budgets in accordance with the needs of the program and the availability of funds. Awards made will be subject to periodic reporting and evaluation requirements per section VI.3 above. Dated: April 18, 2008. Goli Ameri, Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. E8–8958 Filed 4–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below regarding motorcycle helmet labels has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on February 1, 2008 [73 FR 6554]. The docket number is NHTSA–2008–0023. The agency received eight comments on this collection item. Two comments E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1 22214 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 80 / Thursday, April 24, 2008 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES questioned the effectiveness of motorcycle helmet laws. This notice is not intended to address state or local helmet laws and therefore the comments are not relevant to this notice. Three comments were related to testing specifications of FMVSS No. 218. This notice does not change FMVSS No. 218 testing specifications. Consequently these comments are outside the scope of this notice. One comment recommended doing away with motorcycle helmet labels and two other comments suggested that collection of this information by NHTSA was unnecessary. The agency does not agree that motorcycle helmet labels or the information collection should be eliminated. These labels provide consumers with the assurance that the helmet meets FMVSS No. 218 minimum performance requirements. Assurance that a helmet meets FMVSS No. 218 is important to consumers because the standard specifies minimum performance requirements that are designed to reduce deaths and injuries to motorcyclists. The agency believes that it is important for consumers to be able to distinguish between helmets that meet FMVSS No. 218 requirements and those that do not. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 27, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Doyle, National Highway Traffic VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Apr 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 Safety Administration, Office of Crash Worthiness W43–414, 202–493–0188, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: read easily without removing padding or any other permanent part. Affected Public: Motorcycle helmet manufacturers. Estimated Burden Hours: 5,000 hours. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Title: 49 CFR 571.1218, Motorcycle Helmets (Labeling). OMB Number: 2127–0518. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The National Traffic Vehicle Safety statute at 49 U.S.C. subchapter II standards and compliance, sections 30111 and 30117, authorizes the issuance of Federal motor vehicle safety standards, rules and regulations as he/ she deems necessary. The Secretary is also authorized to require manufacturers to provide information in the form of printed matter placed in the vehicle or attached to the motor vehicle or motor vehicle equipment to first purchasers of motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment when the vehicle equipment is purchased. Using this authority, the agency issued the initial FMVSS No. 218, Motorcycle Helmets, in 1974. Motorcycle helmets are devices used to protect motorcyclists from head injury in motor vehicle accidents. FMVSS No. 218 S5.6 requires that each helmet shall be labeled permanently and legibly in a manner such that the label(s) can be ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725–17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. Attention NHTSA Desk Officer. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to OMB are most effective if received by OMB within 30 days of publication. Issued in Washington, DC, on April 18, 2008. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E8–8867 Filed 4–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 80 (Thursday, April 24, 2008)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency 
Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below regarding motorcycle helmet 
labels has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information 
collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with 
a 60-day comment period was published on February 1, 2008 [73 FR 6554]. 
The docket number is NHTSA-2008-0023.
    The agency received eight comments on this collection item. Two 
comments

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questioned the effectiveness of motorcycle helmet laws. This notice is 
not intended to address state or local helmet laws and therefore the 
comments are not relevant to this notice. Three comments were related 
to testing specifications of FMVSS No. 218. This notice does not change 
FMVSS No. 218 testing specifications. Consequently these comments are 
outside the scope of this notice. One comment recommended doing away 
with motorcycle helmet labels and two other comments suggested that 
collection of this information by NHTSA was unnecessary. The agency 
does not agree that motorcycle helmet labels or the information 
collection should be eliminated. These labels provide consumers with 
the assurance that the helmet meets FMVSS No. 218 minimum performance 
requirements. Assurance that a helmet meets FMVSS No. 218 is important 
to consumers because the standard specifies minimum performance 
requirements that are designed to reduce deaths and injuries to 
motorcyclists. The agency believes that it is important for consumers 
to be able to distinguish between helmets that meet FMVSS No. 218 
requirements and those that do not.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 27, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Doyle, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, Office of Crash Worthiness W43-414, 202-493-
0188, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Title: 49 CFR 571.1218, Motorcycle Helmets (Labeling).
    OMB Number: 2127-0518.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The National Traffic Vehicle Safety statute at 49 U.S.C. 
subchapter II standards and compliance, sections 30111 and 30117, 
authorizes the issuance of Federal motor vehicle safety standards, 
rules and regulations as he/she deems necessary. The Secretary is also 
authorized to require manufacturers to provide information in the form 
of printed matter placed in the vehicle or attached to the motor 
vehicle or motor vehicle equipment to first purchasers of motor 
vehicles or motor vehicle equipment when the vehicle equipment is 
purchased.
    Using this authority, the agency issued the initial FMVSS No. 218, 
Motorcycle Helmets, in 1974. Motorcycle helmets are devices used to 
protect motorcyclists from head injury in motor vehicle accidents. 
FMVSS No. 218 S5.6 requires that each helmet shall be labeled 
permanently and legibly in a manner such that the label(s) can be read 
easily without removing padding or any other permanent part.
    Affected Public: Motorcycle helmet manufacturers.
    Estimated Burden Hours: 5,000 hours.

ADDRESSES: Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. Attention NHTSA Desk Officer.
    Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology. Comments to OMB are most effective if received 
by OMB within 30 days of publication.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 18, 2008.
Stephen R. Kratzke,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. E8-8867 Filed 4-23-08; 8:45 am]
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