Proposed Agency Informational Collection Activities; Comment Request, 12131-12132 [E9-6184]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 54 / Monday, March 23, 2009 / Notices applicable rules) within 30 calendar days from the date on the letter. This reporting requirement will be used by Commission staff to assure that licensees’ stations are constructed and currently operating in accordance with the parameters of the current FCC authorization and rules. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–6126 Filed 3–20–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE Proposed Agency Informational Collection Activities; Comment Request dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES AGENCY: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. ACTION: Notice of Forms SF–424, SF– 270 (LM–6), LM–8, SF–269a, LM–7, LM–9 and LM–3 to be submitted for extension to the Office of Management and Budget. SUMMARY: This notice announces that seven information collection requests contained among the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), Labor Management Corporation Program have come up for renewal. FMCS will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of these seven forms: Application for Federal Assistance (SF–424), Request for Advance or Reimbursement SF–270 (LM–6), Project Performance (LM–8), Financial Status Report SF–269a (LM– 7), Grants Program Grantee Evaluation Questionnaire (agency form LM–9), and Accounting System and Financial Capability Questionnaire (LM–3). The request seeks OMB approval for a threeyear extension with an expiration date of March 12, 2012, for forms SF–424, SF–270 (LM–6), (LM–8), SF–269a, (LM– 7), (LM–9) and (LM–3). FMCS is soliciting comments on aspects of the collection as described below. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 22, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments by mail to Office of Labor Management Grants Program, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 2100 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20427 or by contacting the person whose name appears under the section headed, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Comments may be submitted by fax at (202) 606–3434 or electronically by sending electronic (e-mail) to Michael Bartlett, Federal Register Liaison at VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:28 Mar 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 mbartlett@fmcs.gov or Linda Stubbs the Grants Management Specialist at lstubbs@fmcs.gov. All comments must be identified by the appropriate agency form number. No confidential business information (CBI) should be submitted through e-mail. Information submitted as a comment concerning this document may be claimed confidential by marking any part or all of the information as ‘‘CBI’’. Information so marked will not be disclosed but a copy of the comment that does contain CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public record. Information not marked confidential may be disclosed publicly by FMCS without prior notice. All written comments will be available for inspection in Room 610 at the Washington, DC address above from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Stubbs, Grants Management Specialist, FMCS, 2100 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20427. Telephone number (202) 606–8181, e-mail to lstubbs@fmcs.gov or fax at (202) 606– 3434. Copies of the complete agency forms are available from the Office of Labor Management Grants Program by calling, faxing, or writing Linda Stubbs at the address above. Please ask for forms by agency number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Information Collection Requests FMCS is seeking comments on the following information collection requests contained in FMCS agency forms. Agency: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Form Number: OMB No. 3076–0006. Expiration date: December 12, 2006. Type of Request: Extension of a previously approved collection without change in the substance or method of collection. Affected Entities: Potential applicants and/or grantees who received our grant application kit. Also applicants who have received a grant from FMCS. Frequency: a. Three of the forms, the SF–424, LM–6, and LM–9 are submitted at the applicant/grantee’s discretion. b. To conduct the quarterly submissions, LM–7and LM–8 forms are used. Less than quarterly reports would deprive FMCS of the opportunity to provide prompt technical assistance to deal with those problems identified in the report. c. Once per application. The LM–3 is the only form to which a ‘‘similar information’’ requirement could apply. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12131 That form takes the requirement into consideration by accepting recent audit reports in lieu of applicant completion of items C2 through 9 and items D1 through 3. Abstract: Except for the FMCS Forms LM–3 and LM–9, the forms under consideration herein are either required or recommended in OMB Circulars. The two exceptions are non-recurring forms, the former a questionnaire sent only to non-public sector potential grantees and the latter a questionnaire sent only to former grantees for voluntary completion and submission. The collected information is used by FMCS to determine annual applicant suitability, to monitor quarterly grant project status, and for on-going program evaluation. If the information were not collected, there could be no accounting for the activities of the program. Actual use has been the same as intended use. Burden: Application for Federal Assistance (SF–424) is an OMB form which we do not include in the burden. We have not added to it; however we have deleted the requirements for completion of sections C, D, and E. We received approximately 113 responses. Request for Advance or Reimbursement SF–270 (LM–6) is an OMB form with no agency additions. The number of respondents is approximately 37 and estimated time per response is 30 minutes. Project Performance (LM–8) had approximately 37 respondents and the estimated time per response is 30 minutes. Financial Status Report (SF– 269a) (LM–7) is an OMB form with no agency additions. The estimated time per response is 30 minutes and there are approximately 37 respondents. FMCS Grants Program Evaluation Questionnaire (LM–9) form number of respondents is approximately 12 and the estimated time per response is 60 minutes. The Accounting System and Financial Capability Questionnaire (LM–3) has approximately 28 respondents and the estimated time per response is 60 minutes. II. Request for Comments The FMCS is particularly interested in comments which: (i) 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; (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 12132 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 54 / Monday, March 23, 2009 / Notices (iv) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated electronic collection technologies or other forms of information technology, e.g. permitting electronic and fax submission of responses. III. The Official Records The official records are the paper electronic records maintained at the address at the beginning of this document. FMCS will transfer all electronically received comments into printed-paper form as they are received. List of Subjects Labor-Management Cooperation Program and Information Collection Requests. Dated: March 17, 2009. Michael Bartlett, Deputy General Counsel. [FR Doc. E9–6184 Filed 3–20–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6732–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60 Day–09–09AY] dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES 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. Alternatively, to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instrument, call 404–639–5960 and send comments to Maryam I. Daneshvar, CDC Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road NE., MS–D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30333; comments may also be sent by 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 a practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:28 Mar 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 information technology. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project Laboratory Response Network (LRN)—New—National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The Laboratory Response Network (LRN) was established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in accordance with Presidential Decision Directive 39, which outlined national anti-terrorism policies and assigned specific missions to Federal departments and agencies. The LRN’s mission is to maintain an integrated national and international network of laboratories that can respond to suspected acts of biological, chemical, or radiological terrorism and other public health emergencies. When Federal, State and local public health laboratories voluntarily join the LRN, they assume specific responsibilities and are required to provide information to the LRN Program Office at CDC. Each laboratory must submit and maintain complete information regarding the testing capabilities of the laboratory. Biannually, laboratories are required to review, verify and update their testing capability information. Complete testing capability information is required in order for the LRN Program Office to determine the ability of the Network to respond to a biological or chemical terrorism event. The sensitivity of all information associated with the LRN requires the LRN Program Office to obtain personal information about all individuals accessing the LRN Web site. In addition, the LRN Program Office must be able to contact all laboratory personnel during an event so each laboratory staff member that obtains access to the restricted LRN Web site must provide his or her contact information to the LRN Program Office. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 As a requirement of membership, LRN Laboratories must report all biological and chemical testing results to the LRN Program at CDC using a CDC developed software tool called the LRN Results Messenger. This information is essential for surveillance of anomalies, to support response to an event that may involve multiple agencies and to manage limited resources. LRN Laboratories must also participate in and report results for Proficiency Testing Challenges or Validation Studies. LRN Laboratories participate in multiple Proficiency Testing Challenges, Exercises and/or Validation Studies every year consisting of five to 500 simulated samples provided by the LRN Program Office. It is necessary to conduct such challenges in order to verify the testing capability of the LRN Laboratories. The rarity of biological or chemical agents perceived to be of bioterrorism concern prevents some LRN Laboratories from maintaining proficiency as a result of day-to-day testing. Simulated samples are therefore distributed to ensure proficiency across the LRN. The results obtained from testing these simulated samples must also be entered into Results Messenger for evaluation by the LRN Program Office. During a surge event resulting from a bioterrorism or chemical terrorism attack, LRN Laboratories are also required to submit all testing results using LRN Results Messenger. The LRN Program Office requires these results in order to track the progression of a bioterrorism event and respond in the most efficient and effective way possible and for data sharing with other Federal partners involved in the response. The number of samples tested during a response to a possible event could range from 10,000 to more than 500,000 samples depending on the length and breadth of the event. Since there is potentially a large range in the number of samples for a surge event, CDC estimates the annualized burden for this event will be 3,000,000 hours or 625 responses per respondent. Semiannually the LRN Program Office may conduct a Special Data Call to obtain additional information from LRN Member Laboratories in regards to biological or chemical terrorism preparedness. Special Data Calls are conducted using the LRN Web site. There is no cost to the respondents other than their time. E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1

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FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE


Proposed Agency Informational Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

ACTION: Notice of Forms SF-424, SF-270 (LM-6), LM-8, SF-269a, LM-7, LM-
9 and LM-3 to be submitted for extension to the Office of Management 
and Budget.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that seven information collection 
requests contained among the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 
(FMCS), Labor Management Corporation Program have come up for renewal. 
FMCS will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request 
for review of these seven forms: Application for Federal Assistance 
(SF-424), Request for Advance or Reimbursement SF-270 (LM-6), Project 
Performance (LM-8), Financial Status Report SF-269a (LM-7), Grants 
Program Grantee Evaluation Questionnaire (agency form LM-9), and 
Accounting System and Financial Capability Questionnaire (LM-3). The 
request seeks OMB approval for a three-year extension with an 
expiration date of March 12, 2012, for forms SF-424, SF-270 (LM-6), 
(LM-8), SF-269a, (LM-7), (LM-9) and (LM-3). FMCS is soliciting comments 
on aspects of the collection as described below.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 22, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments by mail to Office of Labor 
Management Grants Program, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 
2100 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20427 or by contacting the person 
whose name appears under the section headed, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT. Comments may be submitted by fax at (202) 606-3434 or 
electronically by sending electronic (e-mail) to Michael Bartlett, 
Federal Register Liaison at mbartlett@fmcs.gov or Linda Stubbs the 
Grants Management Specialist at lstubbs@fmcs.gov. All comments must be 
identified by the appropriate agency form number. No confidential 
business information (CBI) should be submitted through e-mail. 
Information submitted as a comment concerning this document may be 
claimed confidential by marking any part or all of the information as 
``CBI''. Information so marked will not be disclosed but a copy of the 
comment that does contain CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the 
public record. Information not marked confidential may be disclosed 
publicly by FMCS without prior notice. All written comments will be 
available for inspection in Room 610 at the Washington, DC address 
above from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 
legal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Stubbs, Grants Management 
Specialist, FMCS, 2100 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20427. Telephone 
number (202) 606-8181, e-mail to lstubbs@fmcs.gov or fax at (202) 606-
3434.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the complete agency forms are 
available from the Office of Labor Management Grants Program by 
calling, faxing, or writing Linda Stubbs at the address above. Please 
ask for forms by agency number.

I. Information Collection Requests

    FMCS is seeking comments on the following information collection 
requests contained in FMCS agency forms.
    Agency: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
    Form Number: OMB No. 3076-0006.
    Expiration date: December 12, 2006.
    Type of Request: Extension of a previously approved collection 
without change in the substance or method of collection.
    Affected Entities: Potential applicants and/or grantees who 
received our grant application kit. Also applicants who have received a 
grant from FMCS.
    Frequency:
    a. Three of the forms, the SF-424, LM-6, and LM-9 are submitted at 
the applicant/grantee's discretion.
    b. To conduct the quarterly submissions, LM-7and LM-8 forms are 
used. Less than quarterly reports would deprive FMCS of the opportunity 
to provide prompt technical assistance to deal with those problems 
identified in the report.
    c. Once per application. The LM-3 is the only form to which a 
``similar information'' requirement could apply. That form takes the 
requirement into consideration by accepting recent audit reports in 
lieu of applicant completion of items C2 through 9 and items D1 through 
3.
    Abstract: Except for the FMCS Forms LM-3 and LM-9, the forms under 
consideration herein are either required or recommended in OMB 
Circulars. The two exceptions are non-recurring forms, the former a 
questionnaire sent only to non-public sector potential grantees and the 
latter a questionnaire sent only to former grantees for voluntary 
completion and submission.
    The collected information is used by FMCS to determine annual 
applicant suitability, to monitor quarterly grant project status, and 
for on-going program evaluation. If the information were not collected, 
there could be no accounting for the activities of the program. Actual 
use has been the same as intended use.
    Burden: Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) is an OMB form 
which we do not include in the burden. We have not added to it; however 
we have deleted the requirements for completion of sections C, D, and 
E. We received approximately 113 responses. Request for Advance or 
Reimbursement SF-270 (LM-6) is an OMB form with no agency additions. 
The number of respondents is approximately 37 and estimated time per 
response is 30 minutes. Project Performance (LM-8) had approximately 37 
respondents and the estimated time per response is 30 minutes. 
Financial Status Report (SF-269a) (LM-7) is an OMB form with no agency 
additions. The estimated time per response is 30 minutes and there are 
approximately 37 respondents. FMCS Grants Program Evaluation 
Questionnaire (LM-9) form number of respondents is approximately 12 and 
the estimated time per response is 60 minutes. The Accounting System 
and Financial Capability Questionnaire (LM-3) has approximately 28 
respondents and the estimated time per response is 60 minutes.

II. Request for Comments

    The FMCS is particularly interested in comments which:
    (i) 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;
    (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimates of the burden 
of the proposed collection of information;
    (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and

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    (iv) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated 
electronic collection technologies or other forms of information 
technology, e.g. permitting electronic and fax submission of responses.

III. The Official Records

    The official records are the paper electronic records maintained at 
the address at the beginning of this document. FMCS will transfer all 
electronically received comments into printed-paper form as they are 
received.

List of Subjects

    Labor-Management Cooperation Program and Information Collection 
Requests.

    Dated: March 17, 2009.
Michael Bartlett,
Deputy General Counsel.
 [FR Doc. E9-6184 Filed 3-20-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6732-01-P