Proposed Information Collection, 22633-22635 [2010-9942]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 82 / Thursday, April 29, 2010 / Notices POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. CP2010–38 and CP2010–39; Order No. 446] New Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add two Global Expedited Package Services 2 contracts to the Competitive Product List. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with this filing. DATES: Comments are due: April 30, 2010. Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. Commenters who cannot submit their views electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on alternatives to electronic filing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, 202–789–6820 or stephen.sharfman@prc.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Notice of Filing III. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES On April 21, 2010, the Postal Service filed a notice announcing that it has entered into two additional Global Expedited Package Services 2 (GEPS 2) contracts.1 The Postal Service believes the instant contracts are functionally equivalent to previously submitted GEPS 2 contracts, and are supported by Governors’ Decision No. 08–7, attached to the Notice and originally filed in Docket No. CP2008–4. Id. at 1, Attachment 3. The Notice also explains that Order No. 86, which established GEPS 1 as a product, also authorized functionally equivalent agreements to be included within the product, provided that they meet the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3633. Id. at 1. In Order No. 290, the Commission approved the GEPS 2 product.2 1 (1) Notice of United States Postal Service Filing of Two Functionally Equivalent Global Expedited Package Services 2 Negotiated Service Agreements and Application for Non-Public Treatment of Materials Filed Under Seal, April 21, 2010 (Notice). 2 (2) Docket No. CP2009–50, Order Granting Clarification and Adding Global Expedited Package Services 2 to the Competitive Product List, August 28, 2009 (Order No. 290). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Apr 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 The instant contracts. The Postal Service filed the instant contracts pursuant to 39 CFR 3015.5. In addition, the Postal Service contends that each contract is in accordance with Order No. 86. The term of each contract is 1 year from the date the Postal Service notifies the customer that all necessary regulatory approvals have been received. Notice at 2–3. In support of its Notice, the Postal Service filed four attachments as follows: • Attachments 1A and 1B—redacted copies of the two contracts and applicable annexes; • Attachments 2A and 2B—a certified statement required by 39 CFR 3015.5(c)(2) for each of the two contracts; • Attachment 3—a redacted copy of Governors’ Decision No. 08–7 which establishes prices and classifications for GEPS contracts, a description of applicable GEPS contracts, formulas for prices, an analysis and certification of the formulas and certification of the Governors’ vote; and • Attachment 4—an application for non-public treatment of materials to maintain redacted portions of the contracts and supporting documents under seal. The Notice advances reasons why the instant GEPS 2 contracts fit within the Mail Classification Schedule language for GEPS 2. The Postal Service identifies customer-specific information, general contract terms and other differences that distinguish the instant contracts from the baseline GEPS 2 agreement, all of which are highlighted in the Notice. Id. at 3–6. These modifications as described in the Postal Service’s Notice apply to each of the instant contracts. The Postal Service contends that the instant contracts are functionally equivalent to the GEPS 2 contracts filed previously notwithstanding these differences. Id. at 6–7. The Postal Service asserts that several factors demonstrate the contracts’ functional equivalence with previous GEPS 2 contracts, including the product being offered, the market in which it is offered, and its cost characteristics. Id. at 3. The Postal Service concludes that because the GEPS agreements ‘‘incorporate the same cost attributes and methodology, the relevant cost and market characteristics are similar, if not the same...’’ despite any incidental differences. Id. at 6. The Postal Service contends that its filings demonstrate that each of the new GEPS 2 contracts comply with the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3633 and is functionally equivalent to previous GEPS 2 contracts. It also requests that PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22633 the contracts be included within the GEPS 2 product. Id. at 7. II. Notice of Filing The Commission establishes Docket Nos. CP2010–38 and CP2010–39 for consideration of matters related to the contracts identified in the Postal Service’s Notice. These dockets are addressed on a consolidated basis for purposes of this order. Filings with respect to a particular contract should be filed in that docket. Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal Service’s contracts are consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633 or 3642. Comments are due no later than April 30, 2010. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints Paul L. Harrington to serve as Public Representative in the captioned proceedings. III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. CP2010–38 and CP2010–39 for consideration of matters raised by the Postal Service’s Notice. 2. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no later than April 30, 2010. 3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Paul L. Harrington is appointed to serve as the officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in these proceedings. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–9887 Filed 4–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–S RECOVERY ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY BOARD Proposed Information Collection ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB and 30-day public comment period. SUMMARY: Under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D)) and 5 CFR Part 1320, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (Board) invites public comments on a revision of a currently approved collection of information (OMB number 0430–0004). E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 22634 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 82 / Thursday, April 29, 2010 / Notices DATES: Public comments on this Information Collection Request (ICR) will be accepted on or before June 1, 2010. Send all comments to Sharon Mar, Desk Officer for the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax 202–395–5167; or e-mail to smar@omb.eop.gov. ADDRESSES: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Comments Received on the 60-Day Federal Register Notice On June 18, 2009, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) through its emergency review process approved the Board’s ICR titled ‘‘Section 1512 Data Standards.’’ On August 7, 2009, the Board published a 60-Day Notice to solicit comments on the ICR in the Federal Register (74 FR 39605). Due to subsequent changes in the data elements requested pursuant to OMB Guidance (M–09–21, June 22, 2009), on August 27, 2009, the Board submitted to OMB a revised ICR titled ‘‘Section 1512 Data Elements—Federal Financial Assistance,’’ requesting approval. On September 10, 2009, OMB, through its emergency review process, approved the ICR. On October 8, 2009, the Board published in the Federal Register another 60-Day Notice to solicit comments on the revised ICR (74 FR 51884). The comment period closed on December 7, 2009. On December 18, 2009, OMB issued new Recovery Act guidance (M–10–08). This guidance, in part, included a new methodology that recipients were to use in calculating the jobs data requested by section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). Accordingly, the Board revised its ICR, and OMB approved the revised ICR on December 31, 2009. OMB further advised that another 60-Day Notice for the ICR would not be required. Instead, the Board is submitting the ICR to OMB and opening the 30-day public notice and comment period. The Board received four comments in response to its 60-Day Federal Register Notices. One commenter, a hospital, stated it anticipates that the level of detail required to be reported and the frequency (quarterly) of required reporting will be overly burdensome. This commenter suggested that the reporting requirements be limited to not more than twice a year, that subrecipient participation be minimized, and that no information be requested on vendors. The commenter further suggested that only basic information from prime recipients on their sub- VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Apr 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 recipients should be reported (DUNS, location, amount of award, amount expensed); that information on the most highly compensated officers of nonprofit institutions should be eliminated from reporting; and that information on research supplies paid to vendors is excessively burdensome and should be eliminated. These suggestions are beyond the statutory or regulatory authority of the Board, which oversees the reporting mandated by Congress, as implemented by OMB. A second comment was received requesting that OMB allow the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to grant a waiver to Project-Based Section 8 owners from the Section 1512 reporting requirements. The Board understands that OMB, through HUD, has granted this request on the grounds that the Project-Based Rental Assistance Program is tantamount to an individual benefits program. A third comment was submitted by an association of 180 research universities and their affiliated academic medical centers and research institutions concerning the annual and quarterly burden associated with section 1512 reporting. The association states that it performed an analysis to estimate the burden associated with section 1512 reporting, focusing on those research institutions which may receive hundreds of Recovery Act awards. The association concluded that the burden associated with each Recovery Act award would be approximately 11.5 hours per quarter. The association’s quarterly estimation included time devoted to ‘‘accumulating data, analyzing data quality, data entry into FederalReporting.gov, etc.’’ Given the implementation of a copy-forward feature on the data submitted into FederalReporting.gov, however, it is likely that little data—aside from jobs reporting and project status updates— will need to be accumulated or entered into FederalReporting.gov on a quarterly basis. The Board did take into account the association’s note that, of Recovery Act recipients who receive upwards of 15 awards, some will be major research institutions that receive hundreds of awards. As of the date the 60-Day Notice comment period had closed, of the recipients who received 15 or more Recovery Act awards, the average number of awards was approximately 70 per recipient. The Board therefore revised its estimates to account for these larger institutions. The association also commented on ‘‘ways for the Board to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected,’’ PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 concluding that administrative cost relief for colleges and universities similar to that provided to the States would help those recipients meet the monitoring and reporting requirements of the Recovery Act. The Board believes that the administrative cost issues are more properly addressed to OMB, as the Board lacks authority to effect changes in that regard. A fourth comment letter was submitted by a university grants office. A number of the university’s comments dealt with the frequency and depth of reporting and would therefore be more appropriately addressed to OMB or Congress rather than the Board. The university did raise the matter of time burdens, stating that ‘‘[f]or the initial setup, organization and work flow design, [it] spent in excess of 400 hours for the initial 162 awards’’ received. (This comes out to approximately 2.5 hours spent per award for the initial entry of each award.) As noted by the association in its comments referenced above, the university stated that it had received more than 100 Recovery awards. As explained above, the Board has accordingly revised its estimates to incorporate the heavier time burden experienced by entities receiving numerous awards. The university also noted that ‘‘[t]here is a considerable amount of one time and static information required to be reported that could be requested once. This information could then be used to automatically populate the actual award spreadsheet.’’ This suggestion is a good one, and, as explained, the Board has implemented such a solution with the copy-forward feature added to FederalReporting.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Section 1512 Data Elements—Federal Financial Assistance. OMB Control No.: 0430–0004. Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–5, 123 Stat. 115 (2009)) (Recovery Act) established the Board and required that the Board establish and maintain a public-facing Web site 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, prime recipients, sub-recipients, and vendors who receive Recovery Act funds are required to submit section 1512 data E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 82 / Thursday, April 29, 2010 / Notices 6. Recipient DUNS Number elements as set forth in the Recipient 7. Parent DUNS (derived from CCR) Reporting Data Dictionary (available 8. Recipient Type (derived from CCR) electronically at https:// 9. CFDA Number www.federalreporting.gov/ 10. Government Contracting Office federalreporting/downloads.do). On Code June 22, 2009, OMB issued the 11.. Recipient Congressional District following reporting guidance in its 12. Recipient Account Number ‘‘Implementing Guidance for the Reports 13. Final Report (not FFATA) on Use of Funds Pursuant to the 14. Award Type American Recovery and Reinvestment 15. Award Date Act of 2009’’ (M–09–21): 16. Award Description Prime Recipients: The prime recipient 17. Project Name or Project/Program is ultimately responsible for the Title reporting of all data required by section 18. Quarterly Activities/Project 1512 of the Recovery Act and the OMB 19. Project Status Guidance, including the Federal 20. Activity Code (NAICS) or NTEE– Funding Accountability and NPC) Transparency Act (FFATA) data 21. Number of Jobs elements for the sub-recipients of the 22. Descriptions of Jobs Created/ prime recipient required under section Retained 1512(c)(4). In addition, the prime 23. Amount of Award recipient must report three additional 24. Total Federal Amount ARRA data elements associated with any Funds Received/Invoiced vendors receiving funds from the prime 25. Total Federal Amount of ARRA recipient for any payments greater than Expenditure $25,000. Specifically, the prime 26. Total Federal ARRA Infrastructure recipient must report the identity of the Expenditure vendor by reporting the DUNS number, 27. Infrastructure Purpose and the amount of the payment, and a Rationale description of what was obtained in 28. Infrastructure Contact Information exchange for the payment. If the vendor 29. Recipient Primary Place of does not have a DUNS number, then the Performance name and zip code of the vendor’s 30. Recipient Officer Names and headquarters will be used for Compensation (if applicable) identification. 31. Total Number of Sub-Awards to Sub-Recipients of the Prime Recipient: Individuals The sub-recipients of the prime 32. Total Amount of Sub-Awards to recipient may be required by the prime Individuals recipient to report the FFATA data 33. Total Number of Payments to elements required under section Vendors Less Than $25,000/Award 1512(c)(4) for payments from the prime 34. Total Amount of Payments to recipient to the sub-recipient. The Vendors Less Than $25,000/Award reporting sub-recipients must also 35. Total Number of Sub-Awards Less report one data element associated with Than $25,000/Award any vendors receiving funds from that 36. Total Amount of Sub-Awards Less sub-recipient. Specifically, the subThan $25,000/Award recipient must report, for any payments greater than $25,000, the identity of the Sub-Recipient vendor by reporting the DUNS number, 1. Sub-Recipient DUNS if available, or otherwise the name and 2. Sub-Award Number zip code of the vendor’s headquarters. 3. Sub-Recipient Name and Address Required Data: The specific data (derived from CCR) elements to be reported by prime 4. Sub-Recipient Congressional District recipients and sub-recipients are 5. Amount of Subward included in the Recipient Reporting 6. Total Subaward Funds Disbursed Data Dictionary. Below are the basic 7. Sub-Award Date reporting requirements to be reported on 8. Sub-Recipient Place of Performance prime recipients, recipient vendors, sub9. Sub-Recipient Officer Names and recipients, and sub-recipient vendors. Compensation (if applicable) Where noted, the information is not entered by the recipient but rather is Vendor derived from another source: 1. Award Number—Prime Recipient Prime Recipient Vendor 2. Subaward Number—Sub-Recipient 1.. Funding Agency Code Vendor 2. Awarding Agency Code 3. Vendor DUNS Number 3. Program Source (TAS) 4. Vendor HQ Zip Code + 4 4. Award Number 5. Vendor Name 5. Order Number VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Apr 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22635 6. Product and Service Description 7. Payment Amount Affected Public: Recipients, as defined in section 1512(b)(1) of the Recovery Act, of Recovery funds (specifically, Federal financial assistance). Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 80,000. Frequency of Responses: Quarterly. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 2,720,000. Ivan Flores, Paralegal Specialist, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. [FR Doc. 2010–9942 Filed 4–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–GA–P OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Meeting Notice of Meeting: Partially Closed Meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. ACTION: Public Notice. SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a partially closed meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. DATES: May 21, 2010. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Keck Center of the National Academies, 500 5th Street, NW., Room Keck 100, Washington, DC. Type of Meeting: Open and Closed. Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to meet in open session on May 21, 2010 from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. with a lunch break from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Open Portion of Meeting: During this open meeting, PCAST is tentatively scheduled to hear presentations from the director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA–E), the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The ARPA– E director will focus his remarks on the energy innovation, and the NOAA Administrator and USGS Director on biodiversity issues. PCAST members will also discuss reports they are E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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RECOVERY ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY BOARD


Proposed Information Collection

ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB and 30-day public comment period.

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SUMMARY: Under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D)) and 5 CFR Part 1320, the Recovery Accountability 
and Transparency Board (Board) invites public comments on a revision of 
a currently approved collection of information (OMB number 0430-0004).

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DATES: Public comments on this Information Collection Request (ICR) 
will be accepted on or before June 1, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Send all comments to Sharon Mar, Desk Officer for the 
Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, Office of Management 
and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax 
202-395-5167; or e-mail to smar@omb.eop.gov.

Comments Received on the 60-Day Federal Register Notice

    On June 18, 2009, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) through 
its emergency review process approved the Board's ICR titled ``Section 
1512 Data Standards.'' On August 7, 2009, the Board published a 60-Day 
Notice to solicit comments on the ICR in the Federal Register (74 FR 
39605). Due to subsequent changes in the data elements requested 
pursuant to OMB Guidance (M-09-21, June 22, 2009), on August 27, 2009, 
the Board submitted to OMB a revised ICR titled ``Section 1512 Data 
Elements--Federal Financial Assistance,'' requesting approval. On 
September 10, 2009, OMB, through its emergency review process, approved 
the ICR. On October 8, 2009, the Board published in the Federal 
Register another 60-Day Notice to solicit comments on the revised ICR 
(74 FR 51884). The comment period closed on December 7, 2009.
    On December 18, 2009, OMB issued new Recovery Act guidance (M-10-
08). This guidance, in part, included a new methodology that recipients 
were to use in calculating the jobs data requested by section 1512 of 
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). 
Accordingly, the Board revised its ICR, and OMB approved the revised 
ICR on December 31, 2009. OMB further advised that another 60-Day 
Notice for the ICR would not be required. Instead, the Board is 
submitting the ICR to OMB and opening the 30-day public notice and 
comment period.
    The Board received four comments in response to its 60-Day Federal 
Register Notices. One commenter, a hospital, stated it anticipates that 
the level of detail required to be reported and the frequency 
(quarterly) of required reporting will be overly burdensome. This 
commenter suggested that the reporting requirements be limited to not 
more than twice a year, that sub-recipient participation be minimized, 
and that no information be requested on vendors. The commenter further 
suggested that only basic information from prime recipients on their 
sub-recipients should be reported (DUNS, location, amount of award, 
amount expensed); that information on the most highly compensated 
officers of non-profit institutions should be eliminated from 
reporting; and that information on research supplies paid to vendors is 
excessively burdensome and should be eliminated. These suggestions are 
beyond the statutory or regulatory authority of the Board, which 
oversees the reporting mandated by Congress, as implemented by OMB.
    A second comment was received requesting that OMB allow the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to grant a waiver to 
Project-Based Section 8 owners from the Section 1512 reporting 
requirements. The Board understands that OMB, through HUD, has granted 
this request on the grounds that the Project-Based Rental Assistance 
Program is tantamount to an individual benefits program.
    A third comment was submitted by an association of 180 research 
universities and their affiliated academic medical centers and research 
institutions concerning the annual and quarterly burden associated with 
section 1512 reporting. The association states that it performed an 
analysis to estimate the burden associated with section 1512 reporting, 
focusing on those research institutions which may receive hundreds of 
Recovery Act awards. The association concluded that the burden 
associated with each Recovery Act award would be approximately 11.5 
hours per quarter. The association's quarterly estimation included time 
devoted to ``accumulating data, analyzing data quality, data entry into 
FederalReporting.gov, etc.'' Given the implementation of a copy-forward 
feature on the data submitted into FederalReporting.gov, however, it is 
likely that little data--aside from jobs reporting and project status 
updates--will need to be accumulated or entered into 
FederalReporting.gov on a quarterly basis. The Board did take into 
account the association's note that, of Recovery Act recipients who 
receive upwards of 15 awards, some will be major research institutions 
that receive hundreds of awards. As of the date the 60-Day Notice 
comment period had closed, of the recipients who received 15 or more 
Recovery Act awards, the average number of awards was approximately 70 
per recipient. The Board therefore revised its estimates to account for 
these larger institutions.
    The association also commented on ``ways for the Board to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected,'' 
concluding that administrative cost relief for colleges and 
universities similar to that provided to the States would help those 
recipients meet the monitoring and reporting requirements of the 
Recovery Act. The Board believes that the administrative cost issues 
are more properly addressed to OMB, as the Board lacks authority to 
effect changes in that regard.
    A fourth comment letter was submitted by a university grants 
office. A number of the university's comments dealt with the frequency 
and depth of reporting and would therefore be more appropriately 
addressed to OMB or Congress rather than the Board. The university did 
raise the matter of time burdens, stating that ``[f]or the initial set-
up, organization and work flow design, [it] spent in excess of 400 
hours for the initial 162 awards'' received. (This comes out to 
approximately 2.5 hours spent per award for the initial entry of each 
award.) As noted by the association in its comments referenced above, 
the university stated that it had received more than 100 Recovery 
awards. As explained above, the Board has accordingly revised its 
estimates to incorporate the heavier time burden experienced by 
entities receiving numerous awards.
    The university also noted that ``[t]here is a considerable amount 
of one time and static information required to be reported that could 
be requested once. This information could then be used to automatically 
populate the actual award spreadsheet.'' This suggestion is a good one, 
and, as explained, the Board has implemented such a solution with the 
copy-forward feature added to FederalReporting.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title of Collection: Section 1512 Data Elements--Federal Financial 
Assistance.
    OMB Control No.: 0430-0004.
    Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 
(Pub. L. 111-5, 123 Stat. 115 (2009)) (Recovery Act) established the 
Board and required that the Board establish and maintain a public-
facing Web site 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, prime recipients, sub-recipients, and vendors who receive 
Recovery Act funds are required to submit section 1512 data

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elements as set forth in the Recipient Reporting Data Dictionary 
(available electronically at https://www.federalreporting.gov/federalreporting/downloads.do). On June 22, 2009, OMB issued the 
following reporting guidance in its ``Implementing Guidance for the 
Reports on Use of Funds Pursuant to the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009'' (M-09-21):
    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: The specific data elements to be reported by prime 
recipients and sub-recipients are included in the Recipient Reporting 
Data Dictionary. Below are the basic reporting requirements to be 
reported on prime recipients, recipient vendors, sub-recipients, and 
sub-recipient vendors. Where noted, the information is not entered by 
the recipient but rather is derived from another source:

Prime Recipient

 1.. Funding Agency Code
 2. Awarding Agency Code
 3. Program Source (TAS)
 4. Award Number
 5. Order Number
 6. Recipient DUNS Number
 7. Parent DUNS (derived from CCR)
 8. Recipient Type (derived from CCR)
 9. CFDA Number
 10. Government Contracting Office Code
 11.. Recipient Congressional District
 12. Recipient Account Number
 13. Final Report (not FFATA)
 14. Award Type
 15. Award Date
 16. Award Description
 17. Project Name or Project/Program Title
 18. Quarterly Activities/Project
 19. Project Status
 20. Activity Code (NAICS) or NTEE-NPC)
 21. Number of Jobs
 22. Descriptions of Jobs Created/Retained
 23. Amount of Award
 24. Total Federal Amount ARRA Funds Received/Invoiced
 25. Total Federal Amount of ARRA Expenditure
 26. Total Federal ARRA Infrastructure Expenditure
 27. Infrastructure Purpose and Rationale
 28. Infrastructure Contact Information
 29. Recipient Primary Place of Performance
 30. Recipient Officer Names and Compensation (if applicable)
 31. Total Number of Sub-Awards to Individuals
 32. Total Amount of Sub-Awards to Individuals
 33. Total Number of Payments to Vendors Less Than $25,000/Award
 34. Total Amount of Payments to Vendors Less Than $25,000/Award
 35. Total Number of Sub-Awards Less Than $25,000/Award
 36. Total Amount of Sub-Awards Less Than $25,000/Award

Sub-Recipient

 1. Sub-Recipient DUNS
 2. Sub-Award Number
 3. Sub-Recipient Name and Address (derived from CCR)
 4. Sub-Recipient Congressional District
 5. Amount of Subward
 6. Total Subaward Funds Disbursed
 7. Sub-Award Date
 8. Sub-Recipient Place of Performance
 9. Sub-Recipient Officer Names and Compensation (if applicable)

Vendor

 1. Award Number--Prime Recipient Vendor
 2. Subaward Number--Sub-Recipient Vendor
 3. Vendor DUNS Number
 4. Vendor HQ Zip Code + 4
 5. Vendor Name
 6. Product and Service Description
 7. Payment Amount

    Affected Public: Recipients, as defined in section 1512(b)(1) of 
the Recovery Act, of Recovery funds (specifically, Federal financial 
assistance).
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 80,000.
    Frequency of Responses: Quarterly.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 2,720,000.

Ivan Flores,
Paralegal Specialist, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.
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