Office of Civil Rights; Information Collection; Nondiscrimination in Federal Financial Assistance Programs, 25547 [E9-12346]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 101 / Thursday, May 28, 2009 / Notices businesses currently holding GSA contracts. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. DATES: Submit comments on or before: June 29, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jocelyn Johnson, Office of Citizen Services and Communications, at telephone (202) 208–0043, or via e-mail to jocelyn.johnson@gsa.gov. 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 (VPR), General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–0277, Market Research Collection for the Office of Citizen Services and Communications, in all correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The purpose of this information collection is to inform GSA on how to best provide service and relevance to the American public via GSA’s Web site http://www.gsa.gov. The information collected from an online survey, focus groups, and Web site usability testing will be used to refine the http:// www.gsa.gov Web site. The questions to be asked are non-invasive and do not address or probe sensitive issues. It is important for the GSA to gain information from the many diffuse groups it serves; therefore, the GSA will be questioning individuals and households, and businesses and other for-profit groups. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 190. Responses per Respondent: 1. Hours per Response: 72.6 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 230. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–0277, Market Research Collection for the Office of Citizen Services and Communications, in all correspondence. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:11 May 27, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: May 15, 2009. Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–12369 Filed 5–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–CX–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 3090–0228] Office of Civil Rights; Information Collection; Nondiscrimination in Federal Financial Assistance Programs Office of Civil Rights, GSA. Notice of request for comments regarding a renewal to an existing OMB clearance. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a renewal of a currently approved information collection requirement regarding nondiscrimination in Federal financial assistance programs. This information is needed to facilitate nondiscrimination in GSA’s Federal Financial Assistance Programs, consistent with Federal civil rights laws and regulations that apply to recipients of Federal financial assistance. The clearance currently expires on July 31, 2009. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate and based on valid assumptions and methodology; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. DATES: Submit comments on or before: July 27, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sloan Farrell, Compliance Officer, Office of Civil Rights, at telephone (202) 501–4347 or via e-mail to sloan.farrell@gsa.gov. 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 (VPR), General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, Room 4041, NW., Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–0228, Nondiscrimination in Federal Financial Assistance Programs, in all correspondence. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25547 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The General Services Administration (GSA) has mission responsibilities related to monitoring and enforcing compliance with Federal civil rights laws and regulations that apply to Federal Financial Assistance programs administered by GSA. Specifically, those laws provide that no person on the ground of race, color, national origin, disability, sex or age shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program in connection with which Federal financial assistance is extended under laws administered in whole or in part by GSA. These mission responsibilities generate the requirement to request and obtain certain data from recipients of Federal surplus property for the purpose of determining compliance, such as the number of individuals, based on race and ethnic origin, of the recipient’s eligible and actual serviced population; race and national origin of those denied participation in the recipient’s program(s); non-English languages encountered by the recipient’s program(s) and how the recipient is addressing meaningful access for individuals that are Limited English Proficient; whether there have been complaints or lawsuits filed against the recipient based on prohibited discrimination and whether there have been any findings; and whether the recipient’s facilities are accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 200. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 200. Hours per Response: 2. Total Burden Hours: 400. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–0228, Nondiscrimination in Federal Financial Assistance Programs, in all correspondence. Dated: May 14, 2009. Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–12346 Filed 5–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–CX–P E:\FR\FM\28MYN1.SGM 28MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 101 (Thursday, May 28, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Page 25547]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12346]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 3090-0228]


Office of Civil Rights; Information Collection; Nondiscrimination 
in Federal Financial Assistance Programs

AGENCY: Office of Civil Rights, GSA.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding a renewal to an 
existing OMB clearance.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 
Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a renewal of a 
currently approved information collection requirement regarding 
nondiscrimination in Federal financial assistance programs. This 
information is needed to facilitate nondiscrimination in GSA's Federal 
Financial Assistance Programs, consistent with Federal civil rights 
laws and regulations that apply to recipients of Federal financial 
assistance. The clearance currently expires on July 31, 2009.
    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary and whether it will have 
practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this 
collection of information is accurate and based on valid assumptions 
and methodology; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information to be collected.

DATES: Submit comments on or before: July 27, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sloan Farrell, Compliance Officer, 
Office of Civil Rights, at telephone (202) 501-4347 or via e-mail to 
sloan.farrell@gsa.gov.

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 (VPR), General 
Services Administration, 1800 F Street, Room 4041, NW., Washington, DC 
20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090-0228, Nondiscrimination in 
Federal Financial Assistance Programs, in all correspondence.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    The General Services Administration (GSA) has mission 
responsibilities related to monitoring and enforcing compliance with 
Federal civil rights laws and regulations that apply to Federal 
Financial Assistance programs administered by GSA. Specifically, those 
laws provide that no person on the ground of race, color, national 
origin, disability, sex or age shall be excluded from participation in, 
be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination 
under any program in connection with which Federal financial assistance 
is extended under laws administered in whole or in part by GSA. These 
mission responsibilities generate the requirement to request and obtain 
certain data from recipients of Federal surplus property for the 
purpose of determining compliance, such as the number of individuals, 
based on race and ethnic origin, of the recipient's eligible and actual 
serviced population; race and national origin of those denied 
participation in the recipient's program(s); non-English languages 
encountered by the recipient's program(s) and how the recipient is 
addressing meaningful access for individuals that are Limited English 
Proficient; whether there have been complaints or lawsuits filed 
against the recipient based on prohibited discrimination and whether 
there have been any findings; and whether the recipient's facilities 
are accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 200.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Total Responses: 200.
    Hours per Response: 2.
    Total Burden Hours: 400.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 
4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB 
Control No. 3090-0228, Nondiscrimination in Federal Financial 
Assistance Programs, in all correspondence.

    Dated: May 14, 2009.
Casey Coleman,
Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-12346 Filed 5-27-09; 8:45 am]
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