Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Establish a New Information Collection, 39653-39655 [2010-16854]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 132 / Monday, July 12, 2010 / Notices Need and Use of the Information: Applicants generally are seed firms who use the seed analysis certificates to represent the quality of seed lots to foreign customers according to the terms specified in contracts of trade. The only information collected is information needed to provide the service requested by the applicant. Applicants must provide information such as the kind and quantity of seed, tests to be performed, and seed treatment, if present, along with a sample of seed in order for AMS to provide the service. Only authorized AMS employees use the information collected to track, test, and report test results to the applicant. If the information were not collected, AMS would not know which test to conduct or would not be able to relate the test results with a specific lot of seed. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 81. Frequency of Responses: Reporting; On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 668. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–16893 Filed 7–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES July 7, 2010. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:19 Jul 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 (OMB), OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Nursery Stock. OMB Control Number: 0579–0279. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, exportation, or movement in interstate commerce of plant pests and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulations contained in ‘‘Subpart-Nursery Stock Plants, Roots, Bulbs, Seeds, and Other Plant products (§§ 319.37 through 319.37–14) restricts among other things, the importation of living plants, plant parts, seeds, and plant cuttings for planting or propagation. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS requires that some plants or plant products be accompanied by either a phytosanitary inspection certificate with a declaration, export certificate, or a special certificate that is completed by plant health officials in the originating or transiting country. APHIS uses the information on these certificates to determine the pest condition of the shipment at the time of inspection in the foreign country. This information is used as a guide to the intensity of the inspection that APHIS must conduct when the shipment arrives. Without this information, all shipments would need to be inspected more thoroughly, thereby requiring considerably more time. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 52. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39653 Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 451. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–16896 Filed 7–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Institute of Food and Agriculture Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Establish a New Information Collection AGENCY: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, that implement the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) intention to request approval to establish a new information collection for the REEport system. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by September 15, 2010, to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by 2010–0002 to: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. You may submit written comments concerning this notice and requests for copies of the information collection to: Jason Hitchcock, Director, Information Policy, Planning and Training; Mail: NIFA/USDA, Mail Stop 2216, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–2299; Hand Delivery/Courier: 800 9th Street, SW., Waterfront Centre, Room 4217, Washington, DC 20024; Fax: 202–720– 0857; or E-mail: jhitchcock@nifa.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Hitchcock, Director of Information, Policy, Planning, and Training; Information Systems and Technology Management; NIFA/USDA; E-mail: jhitchcock@nifa.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: REEport System. OMB Number: 0524–New. Type of Request: Intent to request approval to establish a new information collection for three years. E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 39654 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 132 / Monday, July 12, 2010 / Notices Abstract: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) administers several competitive, peer-reviewed research, education, and extension programs, under which awards of a high-priority are made. These programs are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.); the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 341 et seq.); and other legislative authorities. NIFA also administers several formula funded research programs. The programs are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Act of October 10, 1962 (16 U.S.C. 582a–1– 582a–7); the Hatch Act of 1887, as amended (7 U.S.C. 361a–361i); Section 1445 of Public Law 95–113, the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3222); and Section 1433 of Subtitle E (Sections 1429–1439), Title XIV of Public Law 95–113, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3191–3201). Each formula funded program is subject to a set of administrative requirements: ‘‘Administrative Manual for the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program,’’ the ‘‘Administrative Manual for the Hatch Research Program,’’ the ‘‘Administrative Manual for the Evans-Allen Cooperative Agricultural Research Program,’’ and the ‘‘Administrative Manual for the Continuing Animal Health and Disease Research Program.’’ NIFA plans to deploy REEport, a critical component of its One Solution reporting initiative (http:// www.nifa.usda.gov/business/reporting/ onesolution.html) in a staged approach. REEport will become NIFA’s grant and formula project reporting system, building on and replacing the existing Current Research Information System (CRIS) web forms system (OMB Control Number: 0524–0042). As part of REEport’s implementation, NIFA intends to transfer existing data in CRIS to REEport and then terminate the applicable component of CRIS. For the existing projects that reported to CRIS, the awardees will then report to REEport. Out of an initiative of the Research Business Models (RBM) Subcommittee of the Committee on Science (CoS), a committee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), came the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR). The RPPR is a new uniform format for reporting performance progress on Federally-funded research projects. Upon implementation, the VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:19 Jul 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 RPPR will be used by agencies that support research and research-related activities for use in submission of interim progress reports. It is intended to replace other interim performance reporting formats currently in use by agencies. In anticipation of the RPPR’s implementation, NIFA based REEport’s format on the RPPR. REEport will better address NIFA accountability and reporting needs by supporting limited use of programspecific data fields and the ability to upload documents such as portable document files (PDF) into reports. With the implementation of REEport, NIFA will eliminate the requirement to submit an annual Funding and Staff Support (Form AD–419) for non-formula grants (AD–419 data will still be required for formula grant projects). At this time, the intention is to collect expenditure information only for formula projects through REEport and this will take the form of what is currently collected on the AD–419. REEport will allow Hatch and EvansAllen projects to be linked to planned programs in the Agricultural, Research, Extension and Education Reform Act of 1988 (AREERA) Plan of Work Information System which will simplify the preparation of State Annual Reports. Each Hatch and Evans-Allen project in REEport will choose which Planned Program it is a part of in the Plan of Work. Once this link is made, expenditures, FTEs, and possibly Knowledge Area Classification can then roll up into the Plan of Work system, thus eliminating points of double reporting and eliminating discrepancies between the two systems. Version 1 of REEport is expected to be deployed in the following four stages: • Stage A—Non-formula new project initiation—implementation is anticipated for October 1, 2010. • Stage B—Progress and final technical reports for all new and existing (data transferred from CRIS) non-formula grants—implementation is anticipated for January 14, 2011. • Stage C—Formula new project initiation—implementation is targeted for October 1, 2011. • Stage D—Expenditure, progress, and termination reports for all new and existing (data transferred from CRIS) formula projects—implementation is targeted for October 1, 2011. Further information about each of these stages can be found on http:// www.nifa.usda.gov/business/ reeport_imp.html which will include implementation updates and other information as it becomes available. NIFA will send out the updates monthly to the new REEportDeploy Lyris e-mail PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 list, which has been created from the CRIS and Plan of Work contacts lists. Interested parties may subscribe to the list by sending an e-mail message to lyris@lyris.nifa.usda.gov. Skip the subject line and type subscribe REEportDeploy in the body of your message. Be sure you receive an e-mail confirming your subscription. The REEport system is to be NIFA’s new documentation and reporting system for project initiation and reporting and constitute a necessary information collection for NIFAsupported projects as set forth in requirements established in 7 CFR Parts 3400 through 3430 pertaining to the aforementioned authorities. This information collection is necessary in order to provide descriptive information regarding individual research, education, extension, and integrated activities and to document expenditures and staff support, as well as monitor the progress and impact of such activities. The information provided through REEport will help users (grantees, grantee institutions and NIFA) to keep abreast of the latest developments in agricultural, food science, human nutrition and forestry research and education; track resource utilization in specific target areas of work; plan for future activities; plan for resource allocation to research, education, and extension programs; avoid costly duplication of effort; aid in coordination of efforts addressing similar problems in different locations; and aid research, education, and extension workers in establishing valuable contacts within the agricultural community. REEport Stage A and Stage B User Fields and Types 1. Project Initiation: a. (conditional requirement) Grantee Project Number (REEport partner sites require a project number. Field will not be displayed to independent grantees). b. (optional) Collaborating/Partnering Country. c. Goals and Objectives (text box). d. Expected Outputs (text box). e. Expected Outcomes (text box). f. Methods (text box). g. Non-technical Summary (text box). h. (optional) Target Audience (text box). i. (optional) Animal Health Component (percent). j. Taxonomy (one required but no more than 10 accepted). i. Knowledge Area (code and percent). ii. Subject of Investigation (code and percent). iii. Field of Science (code and percent). k. Research/Education/Extension project effort allocation (percent). E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 39655 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 132 / Monday, July 12, 2010 / Notices i. If Research percent is greater than 0, further refinement of the activity is required: 1. Basic (percent). 2. Applied (percent). 3. Development (percent). ii. If Research is null or zero, the refinement fields will be hidden from view on the interface. 2. Progress/Final Technical Reports: Information collected for progress/final technical reports will be as indicated in the RPPR with the exception of NIFA special reporting requirements (as allowed by the RPPR) as noted. a. Grant Participants. i. Actual FTEs for reporting period. Nonstudents or faculty Role Students within staffing roles Undergraduate Graduate Postdoctorate Scientist ....................................................................................................................... Professional ................................................................................................................. Technical ...................................................................................................................... Administrative .............................................................................................................. Other ............................................................................................................................ ii. Changes project participants from Project Initiation or previous report (text box). b. Target Audiences (NIFA special requirement) (text box). c. Products. i. Publications, conference papers, and presentations. 1. Type (choice of journal publications; books or other nonperiodical, one time publications; other publications, conference papers and presentations). 2. Status (choice of published, accepted, submitted, other). 3. Year published (4 digit year). 4. Citation (text box). 5. NIFA support acknowledged (Y/N field). ii. Inventions, patent applications, and/or licenses (including Plant Variety Protections). 1. Type (choice of patent, PVP, licenses). 2. Status (choice of application, awarded, licensed). 3. Patent/PVP Number (text box). 4. Title (text box). iii. Other Products (Outputs). 1. Output Type. 2. Output (text box). 3. Description (text box). d. Accomplishments. i. Major activities, specific objectives, and significant results, including major findings, developments, or conclusions (both positive and negative), including a discussion of stated goals not met. (text box). ii. Key outcomes. 1. Outcome type (choice of change in knowledge, change in action, change in condition). 2. Outcome (text box). Using RPPR format Transaction name erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Project Initiation ............................................................................................... Progress Report ............................................................................................... Final Technical Report ..................................................................................... Expenditure Report .......................................................................................... Comments: 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 will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the 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 those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:19 Jul 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 [FR Doc. 2010–16854 Filed 7–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee ACTION: PO 00000 Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated number of responses Estimated burden per response 3,700 8,700 2,800 8,700 4.6 2.7 2.7 1.4 No Yes No No Done at Washington, DC, this 1st day of July, 2010. Ann Bartuska, Acting Deputy Under Secretary Research, Education, and Economics. AGENCY: iii. What opportunities for training and professional development has the project provided? (text box). iv. How have the results been disseminated to communities of interest? (text box). v. What do you plan to do during the next reporting period to accomplish the goals? (text box). e. Changes/Problems (text box). Estimate of Burden: NIFA used burden estimates from the current CRIS collection to estimate the burden for REEport, but anticipates the transactions for project initiation may be reduced because grant application information will be used to prepopulate many fields. The total annual burden for the non RPPR portion of this collection is 36,620 hours. Total annual burden 17,020 23,490 7,560 12,180 SUMMARY: The Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Socorro, New Mexico. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L. 110–343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the meeting is to continue to develop operating protocols, create a news release to solicit for project proposals, election of RAC Chairman, and creation of evaluation criteria for submitted proposals. DATES: The meeting will be held August 2, 2010, 10 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at 401 Park Street, Socorro Public Library. E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 132 (Monday, July 12, 2010)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-16854]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Institute of Food and Agriculture


Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Establish a New 
Information Collection

AGENCY: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, that implement the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the National 
Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) intention to request 
approval to establish a new information collection for the REEport 
system.

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by September 
15, 2010, to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that 
date will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by 2010-0002 to: Federal 
eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions 
for submitting comments. You may submit written comments concerning 
this notice and requests for copies of the information collection to: 
Jason Hitchcock, Director, Information Policy, Planning and Training; 
Mail: NIFA/USDA, Mail Stop 2216, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-2299; Hand Delivery/Courier: 800 9th Street, SW., 
Waterfront Centre, Room 4217, Washington, DC 20024; Fax: 202-720-0857; 
or E-mail: jhitchcock@nifa.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Hitchcock, Director of 
Information, Policy, Planning, and Training; Information Systems and 
Technology Management; NIFA/USDA; E-mail: jhitchcock@nifa.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: REEport System.
    OMB Number: 0524-New.
    Type of Request: Intent to request approval to establish a new 
information collection for three years.

[[Page 39654]]

    Abstract: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) administers several 
competitive, peer-reviewed research, education, and extension programs, 
under which awards of a high-priority are made. These programs are 
authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the National 
Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as 
amended (7 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.); the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 341 et 
seq.); and other legislative authorities. NIFA also administers several 
formula funded research programs. The programs are authorized pursuant 
to the authorities contained in the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative 
Forestry Research Act of October 10, 1962 (16 U.S.C. 582a-1-582a-7); 
the Hatch Act of 1887, as amended (7 U.S.C. 361a-361i); Section 1445 of 
Public Law 95-113, the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, as amended (7 
U.S.C. 3222); and Section 1433 of Subtitle E (Sections 1429-1439), 
Title XIV of Public Law 95-113, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3191-3201). Each 
formula funded program is subject to a set of administrative 
requirements: ``Administrative Manual for the McIntire-Stennis 
Cooperative Forestry Research Program,'' the ``Administrative Manual 
for the Hatch Research Program,'' the ``Administrative Manual for the 
Evans-Allen Cooperative Agricultural Research Program,'' and the 
``Administrative Manual for the Continuing Animal Health and Disease 
Research Program.''
    NIFA plans to deploy REEport, a critical component of its One 
Solution reporting initiative (http://www.nifa.usda.gov/business/reporting/onesolution.html) in a staged approach. REEport will become 
NIFA's grant and formula project reporting system, building on and 
replacing the existing Current Research Information System (CRIS) web 
forms system (OMB Control Number: 0524-0042). As part of REEport's 
implementation, NIFA intends to transfer existing data in CRIS to 
REEport and then terminate the applicable component of CRIS. For the 
existing projects that reported to CRIS, the awardees will then report 
to REEport.
    Out of an initiative of the Research Business Models (RBM) 
Subcommittee of the Committee on Science (CoS), a committee of the 
National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), came the Research 
Performance Progress Report (RPPR). The RPPR is a new uniform format 
for reporting performance progress on Federally-funded research 
projects. Upon implementation, the RPPR will be used by agencies that 
support research and research-related activities for use in submission 
of interim progress reports. It is intended to replace other interim 
performance reporting formats currently in use by agencies. In 
anticipation of the RPPR's implementation, NIFA based REEport's format 
on the RPPR.
    REEport will better address NIFA accountability and reporting needs 
by supporting limited use of program-specific data fields and the 
ability to upload documents such as portable document files (PDF) into 
reports. With the implementation of REEport, NIFA will eliminate the 
requirement to submit an annual Funding and Staff Support (Form AD-419) 
for non-formula grants (AD-419 data will still be required for formula 
grant projects). At this time, the intention is to collect expenditure 
information only for formula projects through REEport and this will 
take the form of what is currently collected on the AD-419.
    REEport will allow Hatch and Evans-Allen projects to be linked to 
planned programs in the Agricultural, Research, Extension and Education 
Reform Act of 1988 (AREERA) Plan of Work Information System which will 
simplify the preparation of State Annual Reports. Each Hatch and Evans-
Allen project in REEport will choose which Planned Program it is a part 
of in the Plan of Work. Once this link is made, expenditures, FTEs, and 
possibly Knowledge Area Classification can then roll up into the Plan 
of Work system, thus eliminating points of double reporting and 
eliminating discrepancies between the two systems.
    Version 1 of REEport is expected to be deployed in the following 
four stages:
     Stage A--Non-formula new project initiation--
implementation is anticipated for October 1, 2010.
     Stage B--Progress and final technical reports for all new 
and existing (data transferred from CRIS) non-formula grants--
implementation is anticipated for January 14, 2011.
     Stage C--Formula new project initiation--implementation is 
targeted for October 1, 2011.
     Stage D--Expenditure, progress, and termination reports 
for all new and existing (data transferred from CRIS) formula 
projects--implementation is targeted for October 1, 2011.
    Further information about each of these stages can be found on 
http://www.nifa.usda.gov/business/reeport_imp.html which will include 
implementation updates and other information as it becomes available. 
NIFA will send out the updates monthly to the new REEportDeploy Lyris 
e-mail list, which has been created from the CRIS and Plan of Work 
contacts lists. Interested parties may subscribe to the list by sending 
an e-mail message to lyris@lyris.nifa.usda.gov. Skip the subject line 
and type subscribe REEportDeploy in the body of your message. Be sure 
you receive an e-mail confirming your subscription.
    The REEport system is to be NIFA's new documentation and reporting 
system for project initiation and reporting and constitute a necessary 
information collection for NIFA-supported projects as set forth in 
requirements established in 7 CFR Parts 3400 through 3430 pertaining to 
the aforementioned authorities. This information collection is 
necessary in order to provide descriptive information regarding 
individual research, education, extension, and integrated activities 
and to document expenditures and staff support, as well as monitor the 
progress and impact of such activities.
    The information provided through REEport will help users (grantees, 
grantee institutions and NIFA) to keep abreast of the latest 
developments in agricultural, food science, human nutrition and 
forestry research and education; track resource utilization in specific 
target areas of work; plan for future activities; plan for resource 
allocation to research, education, and extension programs; avoid costly 
duplication of effort; aid in coordination of efforts addressing 
similar problems in different locations; and aid research, education, 
and extension workers in establishing valuable contacts within the 
agricultural community.

REEport Stage A and Stage B User Fields and Types

    1. Project Initiation:
    a. (conditional requirement) Grantee Project Number (REEport 
partner sites require a project number. Field will not be displayed to 
independent grantees).
    b. (optional) Collaborating/Partnering Country.
    c. Goals and Objectives (text box).
    d. Expected Outputs (text box).
    e. Expected Outcomes (text box).
    f. Methods (text box).
    g. Non-technical Summary (text box).
    h. (optional) Target Audience (text box).
    i. (optional) Animal Health Component (percent).
    j. Taxonomy (one required but no more than 10 accepted).
    i. Knowledge Area (code and percent).
    ii. Subject of Investigation (code and percent).
    iii. Field of Science (code and percent).
    k. Research/Education/Extension project effort allocation 
(percent).

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    i. If Research percent is greater than 0, further refinement of the 
activity is required:
    1. Basic (percent).
    2. Applied (percent).
    3. Development (percent).
    ii. If Research is null or zero, the refinement fields will be 
hidden from view on the interface.
    2. Progress/Final Technical Reports: Information collected for 
progress/final technical reports will be as indicated in the RPPR with 
the exception of NIFA special reporting requirements (as allowed by the 
RPPR) as noted.
    a. Grant Participants.
    i. Actual FTEs for reporting period.

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                                                                               Students within staffing roles
                                                            Non- students --------------------------------------
                           Role                              or faculty       Under-                    Post-
                                                                             graduate     Graduate    doctorate
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Scientist................................................  ..............  ...........  ...........  ...........
Professional.............................................  ..............  ...........  ...........  ...........
Technical................................................  ..............  ...........  ...........  ...........
Administrative...........................................  ..............  ...........  ...........  ...........
Other....................................................  ..............  ...........  ...........  ...........
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    ii. Changes project participants from Project Initiation or 
previous report (text box).
    b. Target Audiences (NIFA special requirement) (text box).
    c. Products.
    i. Publications, conference papers, and presentations.
    1. Type (choice of journal publications; books or other non-
periodical, one time publications; other publications, conference 
papers and presentations).
    2. Status (choice of published, accepted, submitted, other).
    3. Year published (4 digit year).
    4. Citation (text box).
    5. NIFA support acknowledged (Y/N field).
    ii. Inventions, patent applications, and/or licenses (including 
Plant Variety Protections).
    1. Type (choice of patent, PVP, licenses).
    2. Status (choice of application, awarded, licensed).
    3. Patent/PVP Number (text box).
    4. Title (text box).
    iii. Other Products (Outputs).
    1. Output Type.
    2. Output (text box).
    3. Description (text box).
    d. Accomplishments.
    i. Major activities, specific objectives, and significant results, 
including major findings, developments, or conclusions (both positive 
and negative), including a discussion of stated goals not met. (text 
box).
    ii. Key outcomes.
    1. Outcome type (choice of change in knowledge, change in action, 
change in condition).
    2. Outcome (text box).
    iii. What opportunities for training and professional development 
has the project provided? (text box).
    iv. How have the results been disseminated to communities of 
interest? (text box).
    v. What do you plan to do during the next reporting period to 
accomplish the goals? (text box).
    e. Changes/Problems (text box).
    Estimate of Burden: NIFA used burden estimates from the current 
CRIS collection to estimate the burden for REEport, but anticipates the 
transactions for project initiation may be reduced because grant 
application information will be used to prepopulate many fields. The 
total annual burden for the non RPPR portion of this collection is 
36,620 hours.

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                                                                     Estimated       Estimated
                Transaction name                    Using RPPR       number of      burden per     Total annual
                                                      format         responses       response         burden
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Project Initiation..............................              No           3,700             4.6          17,020
Progress Report.................................             Yes           8,700             2.7          23,490
Final Technical Report..........................              No           2,800             2.7           7,560
Expenditure Report..............................              No           8,700             1.4          12,180
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    Comments: 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 will 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of 
the burden of the 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 those who are to respond, including through the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

    Done at Washington, DC, this 1st day of July, 2010.
Ann Bartuska,
Acting Deputy Under Secretary Research, Education, and Economics.
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