Proposed Information Collection Activities, 39605-39606 [E9-18933]

Download as PDF 39605 Notices Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 151 Friday, August 7, 2009 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. RECOVERY ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY BOARD Proposed Information Collection Activities pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (Board) invites comments on the proposed information collection request as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 6, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send all comments to Jennifer Dure, Office of General Counsel, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104–13, section 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR Part 1320, require Federal agencies to provide 60 days’ notice to the public for comment on information collection activities before seeking approval of such activities by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Specifically, the Board invites interested respondents to comment on the following summary of proposed information collection activities regarding (i) Whether the information collection activities are necessary for the Board to properly execute its functions; (ii) the accuracy of the Board’s estimates of the burden of the information collection activities; (iii) ways for the Board to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (iv) ways for the Board to minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public. Below is a brief summary of the proposed information collection: VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:09 Aug 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 Title of Collection: Section 1512 Data Standards. OMB Control No.: 0430–0001. Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–5, 123 Stat. 115 (2009)) (the Recovery Act) established the Board and required that the Board establish and maintain a public-facing website to track covered funds. Section 1512 of the Recovery Act requires recipients of Federal financial assistance—namely, grants, cooperative agreements, contracts and loans—to report on the use of funds. These reports are to be submitted to FederalReporting.gov, and certain information from these reports will later be posted on the public-facing Web site Recovery.gov. More specifically, as set forth in OMB’s June 22, 2009, Implementing Guidance for the Reports on Use of Funds Pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (OMB Guidance): Prime Recipients: The prime recipient is ultimately responsible for the reporting of all data required by section 1512 of the Recovery Act and the OMB Guidance, including the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) data elements for the sub-recipients of the prime recipient required under section 1512(c)(4). In addition, the prime recipient must report three additional data elements associated with any vendors receiving funds from the prime recipient for any payments greater than $25,000. Specifically, the prime recipient must report the identity of the vendor by reporting the DUNS number, the amount of the payment, and a description of what was obtained in exchange for the payment. If the vendor does not have a DUNS number, then the name and zip code of the vendor’s headquarters will be used for identification. Sub-Recipients of the Prime Recipient: The sub-recipients of the prime recipient may be required by the prime recipient to report the FFATA data elements required under section 1512(c)(4) for payments from the prime recipient to the sub-recipient. The reporting sub-recipients must also report one data element associated with any vendors receiving funds from that sub-recipient. Specifically, the subrecipient must report, for any payments greater than $25,000, the identity of the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 vendor by reporting the DUNS number, if available, or otherwise the name and zip code of the vendor’s headquarters. Required Data: Below are the basic reporting requirements to be reported on prime recipients, recipient vendors, subrecipients, and sub-recipient vendors. Prime Recipient 1. Federal Funding Agency Name 2. Award identification 3. Recipient DUNS 4. Parent DUNS 5. Recipient CCR information 6. CFDA number, if applicable 7. Recipient account number 8. Project/grant period 9. Award type, date, description, and amount 10. Amount of Federal Recovery Act funds expended to projects/ activities 11. Activity code and description 12. Project description and status 13. Job creation narrative and number 14. Infrastructure expenditures and rationale, if applicable 15. Recipient primary place of performance 16. Recipient area of benefit 17. Recipient officer names and compensation (Top 5) 18. Total number and amount of small sub-awards; less than $25,000 Recipient Vendor 1. DUNS or Name and zip code of Headquarters (HQ) 2. Expenditure amount 3. Expenditure description Sub-Recipient (also referred to as FFATA Data Elements) 1. Sub-recipient DUNS 2. Sub-recipient CCR information 3. Sub-recipient type 4. Amount received by sub-recipient 5. Amount awarded to sub-recipient 6. Sub-award date 7. Sub-award period 8. Sub-recipient place of performance 9. Sub-recipient area of benefit 10. Sub-recipient officer names and compensation (Top 5) Sub-Recipient Vendor 1. DUNS or Name and zip code of HQ Affected Public: All recipients of Recovery funds, as defined in section 1512(b)(1) of the Recovery Act. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 248,275. Frequency of Responses: Quarterly. E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1 39606 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 151 / Friday, August 7, 2009 / Notices Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,489,650. Ivan Flores, Paralegal Specialist, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. [FR Doc. E9–18933 Filed 8–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–GA–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2009–0051] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Irradiation Phytosanitary Treatment of Imported Fruits and Vegetables pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations for the use of irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment of imported fruits and vegetables. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before October 6, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/ component/ main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS– 2009–0051 to submit or view comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send two copies of your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2009–0051, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Please state that your comment refers to Docket No. APHIS– 2009–0051. Reading Room: You may read any comments that we receive on this docket in our reading room. The reading room is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 690–2817 before coming. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:09 Aug 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 Other Information: Additional information about APHIS and its programs is available on the Internet at http://www.aphis.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding regulations for irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment of imported fruits and vegetables, contact Dr. Inder P. Gadh, Senior Risk Manager–Treatments, Regulations, Permits, and Manuals, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 734–0627. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2908. Title: Irradiation Phytosanitary Treatment of Imported Fruits and Vegetables. OMB Number: 0579–0155. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is authorized, among other things, to regulate the importation of plants, plant products, including fruits and vegetables, and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests and noxious weeds into the United States. Regulations governing the importation of fruits and vegetables are set out in 7 CFR part 319. In accordance with the regulations, some fruits and vegetables from certain regions of the world must be treated for insect pests in order to be eligible for entry into the United States. The regulations in 7 CFR part 305 provide for the use of irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment for fruits and vegetables imported into the United States. The irradiation treatment provides protection against all insect pests including fruit flies, the mango seed weevil, and others. It may be used as an alternative to other approved treatments for these pests in fruits and vegetables, such as fumigation, cold treatment, heat treatment, and other techniques. The regulations concerning irradiation treatment involve the collection of information, including a compliance agreement, 24-hour notification, labeling, dosimetry recordings, requests for dosimetry device approval, requests for facility approval, trust fund agreement, and annual work plan, as well as recordkeeping. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection activities for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the information collection on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.0015369 hours per response. Respondents: Foreign plant protection services, irradiation facility personnel, importers. Estimated annual number of respondents: 93. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 433.76344. Estimated annual number of responses: 40,340. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 62 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 3rd day of August 2009. William H. Clay, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. E9–18987 Filed 8–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

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Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 151 / Friday, August 7, 2009 / 
Notices

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RECOVERY ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY BOARD


Proposed Information Collection Activities

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (Board) 
invites comments on the proposed information collection request as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 6, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Send all comments to Jennifer Dure, Office of General 
Counsel, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, 1717 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20006.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
Public Law 104-13, section 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised 
at 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR Part 
1320, require Federal agencies to provide 60 days' notice to the public 
for comment on information collection activities before seeking 
approval of such activities by the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB). Specifically, the Board invites interested respondents to 
comment on the following summary of proposed information collection 
activities regarding (i) Whether the information collection activities 
are necessary for the Board to properly execute its functions; (ii) the 
accuracy of the Board's estimates of the burden of the information 
collection activities; (iii) ways for the Board to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (iv) ways 
for the Board to minimize the burden of information collection 
activities on the public.
    Below is a brief summary of the proposed information collection:
    Title of Collection: Section 1512 Data Standards.
    OMB Control No.: 0430-0001.
    Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 
(Pub. L. 111-5, 123 Stat. 115 (2009)) (the Recovery Act) established 
the Board and required that the Board establish and maintain a public-
facing website to track covered funds. Section 1512 of the Recovery Act 
requires recipients of Federal financial assistance--namely, grants, 
cooperative agreements, contracts and loans--to report on the use of 
funds. These reports are to be submitted to FederalReporting.gov, and 
certain information from these reports will later be posted on the 
public-facing Web site Recovery.gov. More specifically, as set forth in 
OMB's June 22, 2009, Implementing Guidance for the Reports on Use of 
Funds Pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 
(OMB Guidance):
    Prime Recipients: The prime recipient is ultimately responsible for 
the reporting of all data required by section 1512 of the Recovery Act 
and the OMB Guidance, including the Federal Funding Accountability and 
Transparency Act (FFATA) data elements for the sub-recipients of the 
prime recipient required under section 1512(c)(4). In addition, the 
prime recipient must report three additional data elements associated 
with any vendors receiving funds from the prime recipient for any 
payments greater than $25,000. Specifically, the prime recipient must 
report the identity of the vendor by reporting the DUNS number, the 
amount of the payment, and a description of what was obtained in 
exchange for the payment. If the vendor does not have a DUNS number, 
then the name and zip code of the vendor's headquarters will be used 
for identification.
    Sub-Recipients of the Prime Recipient: The sub-recipients of the 
prime recipient may be required by the prime recipient to report the 
FFATA data elements required under section 1512(c)(4) for payments from 
the prime recipient to the sub-recipient. The reporting sub-recipients 
must also report one data element associated with any vendors receiving 
funds from that sub-recipient. Specifically, the sub-recipient must 
report, for any payments greater than $25,000, the identity of the 
vendor by reporting the DUNS number, if available, or otherwise the 
name and zip code of the vendor's headquarters.
    Required Data: Below are the basic reporting requirements to be 
reported on prime recipients, recipient vendors, sub-recipients, and 
sub-recipient vendors.

Prime Recipient

1. Federal Funding Agency Name
2. Award identification
3. Recipient DUNS
4. Parent DUNS
5. Recipient CCR information
6. CFDA number, if applicable
7. Recipient account number
8. Project/grant period
9. Award type, date, description, and amount
10. Amount of Federal Recovery Act funds expended to projects/
activities
11. Activity code and description
12. Project description and status
13. Job creation narrative and number
14. Infrastructure expenditures and rationale, if applicable
15. Recipient primary place of performance
16. Recipient area of benefit
17. Recipient officer names and compensation (Top 5)
18. Total number and amount of small sub-awards; less than $25,000

Recipient Vendor

1. DUNS or Name and zip code of Headquarters (HQ)
2. Expenditure amount
3. Expenditure description

Sub-Recipient (also referred to as FFATA Data Elements)

1. Sub-recipient DUNS
2. Sub-recipient CCR information
3. Sub-recipient type
4. Amount received by sub-recipient
5. Amount awarded to sub-recipient
6. Sub-award date
7. Sub-award period
8. Sub-recipient place of performance
9. Sub-recipient area of benefit
10. Sub-recipient officer names and compensation (Top 5)

Sub-Recipient Vendor

1. DUNS or Name and zip code of HQ
    Affected Public: All recipients of Recovery funds, as defined in 
section 1512(b)(1) of the Recovery Act.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 248,275.
    Frequency of Responses: Quarterly.

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    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,489,650.

Ivan Flores,
Paralegal Specialist, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.
[FR Doc. E9-18933 Filed 8-6-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-GA-P