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Download as PDF 4472 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 15 / Monday, January 26, 2009 / Notices their services and expertise as described in the solicitation. If you do not have Internet access to the above sites and wish to receive the solicitation by email, fax or U.S. mail please contact Sarah Palmer at the addresses below. NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION DATES: Materials must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. MST February 9, 2009. AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice. You may submit materials by any of the following methods: • E-mail: palmer@ecr.gov. • Fax: 1–520–901–8557. • Mail: U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution; Attn: Sarah Palmer, 130 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Palmer, Senior Program Manager, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, 130 S. Scott Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701, phone (520) 901– 8556, fax (520) 901–8557, palmer@ecr.gov. The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution is a Federal program established by the U.S. Congress to assist parties in resolving environmental, natural resource, and public lands conflicts. The U.S. Institute is part of the Morris K. Udall Foundation, an independent Federal agency of the executive branch overseen by a board of trustees appointed by the President. The U.S. Institute serves as an impartial, non-partisan institution providing professional expertise, services, and resources to all parties involved in such disputes, regardless of who initiates or pays for assistance. The U.S. Institute helps parties determine whether collaborative problem solving is appropriate for specific environmental conflicts, how and when to bring all the parties to the table, and whether a third-party facilitator or mediator might be helpful in assisting the parties in their efforts to reach consensus or to resolve the conflict. 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DATES: Written comments must be submitted to OMB at the address below on or before February 25, 2009 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Mr. Nicholas A. Fraser, Desk Officer for NARA, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395– 5167; or electronically mailed to Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the proposed information collections and supporting statements should be directed to Tamee Fechhelm at telephone number 301–837–1694 or fax number 301–713–7409. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), NARA invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collections. NARA published a notice of proposed collection for these information collections on November 20, 2008 (73 FR 70383 and 70384). No comments were received. NARA has submitted the described information collections to OMB for approval. In response to this notice, comments and suggestions should address one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the proposed information collections are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NARA; (b) the accuracy of NARA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collections; (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 the use of information technology; and (e) whether small businesses are affected by this collection. In this notice, NARA is soliciting comments concerning the following information collections: PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1. Title: Application for attendance at the Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents. OMB number: 3095–0012. Agency form number: None. Type of review: Regular. Affected public: Individuals, often already working on documentary editing projects, who wish to apply to attend the annual one-week Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, an intensive seminar in all aspects of modern documentary editing techniques taught by visiting editors and specialists. Estimated number of respondents: 25. Estimated time per response: 1.5 hours. Frequency of response: On occasion, no more than annually (when respondent wishes to apply for attendance at the Institute). Estimated total annual burden hours: 37.5 hours. Abstract: The application is used by the NHPRC staff to establish the applicant’s qualifications and to permit selection of those individuals best qualified to attend the Institute jointly sponsored by the NHPRC, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the University of Wisconsin. Selected applicants forms are forwarded to the resident advisors of the Institute, who use them to determine what areas of instruction would be most useful to the applicants. You can also use NARA’s Web site at http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/forms/ editing-application.pdf to review and fill in the application. 2. Title: National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grant Program. OMB number: 3095–0013. Agency form number: None. Type of review: Regular. Affected public: Nonprofit organizations and institutions, state and local government agencies, Federally acknowledged or state-recognized Native American tribes or groups, and individuals who apply for NHPRC grants for support of historical documentary editions, archival preservation and planning projects, and other records projects. Estimated number of respondents: 148 per year submit applications; approximately 100 grantees among the applicant respondents also submit semiannual narrative performance reports. Estimated time per response: 54 hours per application; 2 hours per narrative report. Frequency of response: On occasion for the application; semiannually for the narrative report. Currently, the NHPRC E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 15 / Monday, January 26, 2009 / Notices considers grant applications 2 times per year; respondents usually submit no more than one application per year. Estimated total annual burden hours: 8,392 hours. Abstract: The NHPRC is changing the way it provides information about its grant program. The previously all inclusive grant guidelines booklet is being replaced by a suite of announcements where the information will be specific to the grant opportunity named. The basic information collection remains the same. The grant proposal is used by the NHPRC staff, reviewers, and the Commission to determine if the applicant and proposed project are eligible for an NHPRC grant, and whether the proposed project is methodologically sound and suitable for support. The narrative report is used by the NHPRC staff to monitor the performance of grants. You can also use NARA’s Web site at http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/ guidelines/index.html to review the guidelines. The forms used to apply for a grant can be found at http:// www.archives.gov/nhprc/forms/. Dated: January 21, 2009. Martha Morphy, Assistant Archivist for Information Services. [FR Doc. E9–1572 Filed 1–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Meetings of Humanities Panel AGENCY: The National Endowment for the Humanities. ACTION: Notice of meetings. Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, as amended), notice is hereby given that the following meetings of Humanities Panels will be held at the Old Post Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20506. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael P. McDonald, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC 20506; telephone (202) 606–8322. Hearingimpaired individuals are advised that information on this matter may be obtained by contacting the Endowment’s TDD terminal on (202) 606–8282. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed meetings are for the purpose of panel review, discussion, evaluation and recommendation on applications SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:20 Jan 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 for financial assistance under the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, including discussion of information given in confidence to the agency by the grant applicants. Because the proposed meetings will consider information that is likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential and/or information of a personal nature the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, pursuant to authority granted me by the Chairman’s Delegation of Authority to Close Advisory Committee meetings, dated July 19, 1993, I have determined that these meetings will be closed to the public pursuant to subsections (c)(4), and (6) of section 552b of Title 5, United States Code. 1. Date: February 9, 2009. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 315. Program: This meeting will review applications for Archaeology: Old World in Collaborative Research, submitted to the Division of Research Programs, at the November 5, 2008 deadline. 2. Date: February 10, 2009. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 315. Program: This meeting will review applications for Africa and Asia in Collaborative Research, submitted to the Division of Research Programs, at the November 5, 2008 deadline. 3. Date: February 17, 2009. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 415. Program: This meeting will review applications for DFG/NEH Joint Digitization Program, submitted to the Office of Digital Humanities, at the October 15, 2008 deadline. 4. Date: February 17, 2009. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 315. Program: This meeting will review applications for Literature, Philosophy, Music, and History of Science in Scholarly Editions, submitted to the Division of Research Programs, at the November 5, 2008 deadline. 5. Date: February 18, 2009. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 315. Program: This meeting will review applications for Religion, Philosophy, History of Science, and Political Science in Collaborative Research, submitted to the Division of Research Programs, at the November 5, 2008 deadline. 6. Date: February 19, 2009. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 315. Program: This meeting will review applications for American, British, and PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4473 Anglophone Literature in Scholarly Editions, submitted to the Division of Research Programs, at the November 5, 2008 deadline. 7. Date: February 23, 2009. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 315. Program: This meeting will review applications for Archaeology: New World in Collaborative Research, submitted to the Division of Research Programs, at the November 5, 2008 deadline. 8. Date: February 24, 2009. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 315. Program: This meeting will review applications for Europe and Latin America in Collaborative Research, submitted to the Division of Research Programs, at the November 5, 2008 deadline. 9. Date: February 25, 2009. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 315. Program: This meeting will review applications for American History in Scholarly Editions, submitted to the Division of Research Programs, at the November 5, 2008 deadline. 10. Date: February 26, 2009. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 315. Program: This meeting will review applications for American Studies in Collaborative Research, submitted to the Division of Research Programs, at the November 5, 2008 deadline. Michael P. McDonald, Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E9–1618 Filed 1–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7536–01–P NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: National Mediation Board. SUMMARY: The Director, Office of Administration, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 14, 2009 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (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 E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: NARA is giving public notice that the agency has submitted to 
OMB for approval the information collections described in this notice. 
The public is invited to comment on the proposed information 
collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to OMB at the address below 
on or before February 25, 2009 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Mr. Nicholas A. Fraser, Desk Officer for 
NARA, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202-395-5167; or electronically mailed to 
Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the proposed information collections and supporting 
statements should be directed to Tamee Fechhelm at telephone number 
301-837-1694 or fax number 301-713-7409.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), NARA invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collections. NARA 
published a notice of proposed collection for these information 
collections on November 20, 2008 (73 FR 70383 and 70384). No comments 
were received. NARA has submitted the described information collections 
to OMB for approval.
    In response to this notice, comments and suggestions should address 
one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the proposed 
information collections are necessary for the proper performance of the 
functions of NARA; (b) the accuracy of NARA's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed information collections; (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 the use of information technology; and (e) whether small 
businesses are affected by this collection. In this notice, NARA is 
soliciting comments concerning the following information collections:
    1. Title: Application for attendance at the Institute for the 
Editing of Historical Documents.
    OMB number: 3095-0012.
    Agency form number: None.
    Type of review: Regular.
    Affected public: Individuals, often already working on documentary 
editing projects, who wish to apply to attend the annual one-week 
Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, an intensive seminar 
in all aspects of modern documentary editing techniques taught by 
visiting editors and specialists.
    Estimated number of respondents: 25.
    Estimated time per response: 1.5 hours.
    Frequency of response: On occasion, no more than annually (when 
respondent wishes to apply for attendance at the Institute).
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 37.5 hours.
    Abstract: The application is used by the NHPRC staff to establish 
the applicant's qualifications and to permit selection of those 
individuals best qualified to attend the Institute jointly sponsored by 
the NHPRC, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the University of 
Wisconsin. Selected applicants forms are forwarded to the resident 
advisors of the Institute, who use them to determine what areas of 
instruction would be most useful to the applicants.
    You can also use NARA's Web site at http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/
forms/editing-application.pdf to review and fill in the application.
    2. Title: National Historical Publications and Records Commission 
Grant Program.
    OMB number: 3095-0013.
    Agency form number: None.
    Type of review: Regular.
    Affected public: Nonprofit organizations and institutions, state 
and local government agencies, Federally acknowledged or state-
recognized Native American tribes or groups, and individuals who apply 
for NHPRC grants for support of historical documentary editions, 
archival preservation and planning projects, and other records 
projects.
    Estimated number of respondents: 148 per year submit applications; 
approximately 100 grantees among the applicant respondents also submit 
semiannual narrative performance reports.
    Estimated time per response: 54 hours per application; 2 hours per 
narrative report.
    Frequency of response: On occasion for the application; 
semiannually for the narrative report. Currently, the NHPRC

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considers grant applications 2 times per year; respondents usually 
submit no more than one application per year.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 8,392 hours.
    Abstract: The NHPRC is changing the way it provides information 
about its grant program. The previously all inclusive grant guidelines 
booklet is being replaced by a suite of announcements where the 
information will be specific to the grant opportunity named. The basic 
information collection remains the same. The grant proposal is used by 
the NHPRC staff, reviewers, and the Commission to determine if the 
applicant and proposed project are eligible for an NHPRC grant, and 
whether the proposed project is methodologically sound and suitable for 
support. The narrative report is used by the NHPRC staff to monitor the 
performance of grants.
    You can also use NARA's Web site at http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/
guidelines/index.html to review the guidelines. The forms used to apply 
for a grant can be found at http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/forms/.

    Dated: January 21, 2009.
Martha Morphy,
Assistant Archivist for Information Services.
[FR Doc. E9-1572 Filed 1-23-09; 8:45 am]
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