Office of Governmentwide Policy: Submission for OMB Review; Information Collection, Real Property Status Report, Standard Form (SF-XXXX), 56540-56545 [2010-23032]

Download as PDF 56540 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 179 / Thursday, September 16, 2010 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES V. Entry Significant impediments to new entry exist in the markets for bulk liquid oxygen and nitrogen. In order to be competitively viable in the relevant markets, an ASU must produce at least 250 to 300 tons per day of liquid product. The cost to construct a plant sufficiently large to be cost-effective can be 30 to 50 million dollars, most of which are sunk costs and cannot be recovered. Although an ASU can be constructed within two years, it is not economically justifiable to build an ASU before contracting to sell a substantial portion of the plant’s capacity, either to an on-site customer or to liquid customers. On-site customers normally sign long-term contracts. Because such opportunities to contract with these customers are rare, it is uncertain whether such an opportunity would arise in the near future in any of the areas affected by the proposed acquisition. It is even more difficult and time-consuming for a potential new entrant to contract with enough liquid gas customers to justify building a new ASU. These customers are generally locked into contracts with existing suppliers that typically last between five and seven years. Even if the new entrant were able to secure enough customers to justify constructing a new ASU in any of the affected markets, the new entrant may still need to rely on incumbent suppliers to obtain liquid gases to service the new entrant’s customers while the ASU was constructed. Given the difficulties of entry, it is unlikely that new entry could be accomplished in a timely manner in the bulk liquid oxygen and nitrogen markets to defeat a likely price increase caused by the proposed acquisition. VI. The Consent Agreement The proposed Consent Agreement remedies the acquisition’s likely anticompetitive effects in the markets for bulk liquid oxygen and bulk liquid nitrogen. Pursuant to the Consent Agreement, Air Products will divest all of the Airgas business and assets relating to the manufacture or sale of bulk liquid oxygen and nitrogen in the identified geographic markets. The Consent Agreement provides that Air Products must find a buyer for the ASUs, at no minimum price, that is acceptable to the Commission, no later than four months from the date on which Air Products consummates its acquisition of Airgas. If Air Products is unable to consummate the acquisition by February 15, 2011, however, the Commission, in its discretion, may require Air Products to seek prior VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:19 Sep 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 approval of a buyer before Air Products can close any transaction with Airgas. This provision provides the Commission an opportunity to evaluate the continued availability of acceptable purchasers – if, for example, economic conditions were to deteriorate significantly – if the closing of the Air Products-Airgas transaction takes place after February 15, 2011. Any acquirer of the divested assets must receive the prior approval of the Commission. The Commission’s goal in evaluating possible purchasers of divested assets is to maintain the competitive environment that existed prior to the acquisition. A proposed acquirer of divested assets must not itself present competitive problems. There are a number of parties interested in purchasing the ASUs and related assets to be divested that have the expertise, experience, and financial viability to successfully purchase and manage these assets and retain the current level of competition in the relevant markets. The Commission is therefore satisfied that sufficient potential buyers for the divested bulk liquid oxygen and nitrogen assets currently exist. If the Commission determines that Air Products has not provided an acceptable buyer for the ASUs within the required time period, or that the manner of the divestiture is not acceptable, the Commission may appoint a trustee to divest the assets. The trustee would have the exclusive power and authority to accomplish the divestiture. The Consent Agreement also contains an Order to Hold Separate and Maintain Assets, which will serve to protect the viability, marketability, and competitiveness of the divestiture asset package until the assets are divested to a buyer approved by the Commission. The purpose of this analysis is to facilitate public comment on the proposed Consent Agreement, and it is not intended to constitute an official interpretation of the proposed Consent Agreement or to modify its terms in any way. By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–23132 Filed 9–15–10; 7:50 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–S PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 3090–00XX; Docket 2010– 0002; Sequence 21] Office of Governmentwide Policy: Submission for OMB Review; Information Collection, Real Property Status Report, Standard Form (SF– XXXX) Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request and Final Notice of the Real Property Status Report (RPSR) form. AGENCY: Effective with publication of this notice in the Federal Register, agencies will be able to utilize a new standard form to collect information on the status of real property under financial assistance awards. Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the GSA Office of Governmentwide Policy is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new information collection requirement concerning reporting real property status. The GSA, on behalf of the Grants Policy Committee proposes to issue a new standard form, the Real Property Status Report (RPSR) (SF–XXXX). Two notices were published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 64646, November 16, 2007 and 73 FR 67177, November 13, 2008. This notice is being issued to address comments received as a result of the notice published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 67177, November 13, 2008 and to present changes made to the report as a result of those comments. We anticipate this being the final notice before the form and instructions are finalized. The general public and Federal agencies, however, are invited to comment on the proposed final format during the 30 day public comment period. To view the report and the full list of comments received along with work group responses go to OMB’s web page at http://www.OMB.gov and click on the link ‘‘Management,’’ then the link ‘‘Grants Management,’’ then the link ‘‘Forms,’’ then the link ‘‘Proposed Government-Wide Standard Grants Reporting Forms.’’ DATES: Comment Due Date: October 18, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 3090–00XX, Real Property Status SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 179 / Thursday, September 16, 2010 / Notices Report, Standard Form (SF–XXXX), by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ‘‘Information Collection 3090–00XX; Real Property Status Report, Standard Form (SF–XXXX)’’ under the heading ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ and selecting ‘‘Search.’’ Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 3090–00XX; Real Property Status Report, Standard Form (SF–XXXX).’’ Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 3090–00XX; Real Property Status Report, Standard Form (SF–XXXX)’’ on your attached document. • Fax: 202–501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 3090–00XX. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 3090–00XX; Real Property Status Report, Standard Form (SF–XXXX), in all correspondence related to this collection. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Nelson, Chair, Post-Award Workgroup; telephone (301)443–6808; fax (301)443–6686; e-mail MNelson@hrsa.gov; mailing address, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11–03, Rockville, MD 20857. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The report will be used to collect information related to real property when required by a Federal financial assistance award. The SF–XXXX includes a cover page, Attachment A, ‘‘General Reporting,’’ Attachment B, ‘‘Request to Acquire, Improve or Furnish,’’ Attachment C, ‘‘Disposition Request,’’ and instructions. The purpose of this new report is to assist recipients of grants and cooperative agreements when they are required to provide a Federal agency with information related to real property to which the Federal government holds an interest as a result of the real property being acquired, improved, or furnished under a Federal financial assistance award, and for real property that was donated to a Federal project in the form of a required match or cost sharing donation. The report establishes a standard format for reporting real property status under financial assistance awards. This rule also establishes an annual reporting date of September 30 to be used if an award does not specify an annual reporting date, unless Federal interest in the real property extends 15 years or longer. In those instances where recipients have real property with Federal interest attached for a period of 15 years or more, Federal agencies, at their option, may require their recipients to report on various multi-year frequencies (e.g. every two years or every three years, not to exceed a five-year reporting period; or an agency may require annual reporting for the first three years of an award and thereafter require reporting every five years.) To create uniformity of collection and support future electronic submission of information, the standard reporting form will replace any agency unique forms currently in use. Background The GSA, on behalf of the Federal Grants Streamlining Initiative, announced in the Federal Register on November 16, 2007 (72 FR 64646), its intent to issue a new standard report, the Real Property Status Report (SF– XXXX). Public Law 106–107 required the OMB to direct, coordinate, and assist Executive Branch departments and agencies in establishing an interagency process to streamline and simplify Federal financial assistance procedures for non-Federal entities. The law also required executive agencies to develop, submit to the Congress, and implement 56541 a plan to achieve streamlined and simplified procedures. Twenty-six Executive Branch agencies jointly submitted a plan to the Congress in May 2001, as the Act required. The plan described the interagency process through which the agencies would review current policies and practices, and seek to streamline and simplify them. The process involved interagency work groups under the auspices of the Grants Management Committee of the Chief Financial Officers Council. The plan also identified substantive areas in which the interagency work groups had begun their review. One of the substantive areas that the agencies identified in the plan was a need to streamline and simplify Federal grant reporting requirements and procedures and associated business processes to reduce unnecessary burdens on recipients and to improve the timeliness, completeness, and quality of the information collected. Under the standards for management and disposition of federally owned property, and real property acquired under assistance awards (real property status) in 2 CFR 215, the ‘‘Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations,’’ and the ‘‘Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with State and Local Governments,’’ codified by Federal agencies at 53 FR 8048 (March 11, 1988), recipients may be required to provide Federal agencies with information concerning property in their custody annually, at award closeout, or when the property is no longer needed. During the public consultation process mandated by Public Law 106– 107, recipients suggested the need for clarification of these requirements and the establishment of a standard report to help them submit appropriate property information when required. The Real Property Status Report is to be used in connection with the requirements listed in the table below and Federal awarding agency guidelines: A recipient must . . . When . . . Government Furnished Property. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES For . . . Submit an inventory listing. (Use: Cover Page and Attachment A). Report the property to the Federal awarding agency and request disposition instructions. (Use: Cover Page and Attachments A and C). Notify the Federal awarding agency (Use: Cover Page and Attachment A). Annually, with information accurate as of September 30, unless the award specifies a different date. The property is no longer needed. Upon completion of the award or at the point Federal interest in the property ceases. Immediately upon finding property damaged, significantly altered, or when there is an anticipated change expected during the next reporting period. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:19 Sep 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 56542 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 179 / Thursday, September 16, 2010 / Notices For . . . A recipient must . . . Request authority to furnish real property. (Use: Cover Page and Attachment B). Real property improved, donated or acquired in whole or in part under an assistance award.. When . . . The recipient is authorized, via the assistance award, to request to furnish real property for the purposes of the project or program. After the recipient has completed the final disposition of the property in accordance with agency instructions. The recipient is authorized, via the assistance award, to request authorization from the awarding agency, during the post-award phase, to acquire or improve real property for the purposes of the project or program. The recipient no longer needs the property for any purpose. The recipient is directed to sell the property under guidelines provided by the Federal awarding agency. Report the final disposition of the property. (Use: Cover Page and Attachment A). Request authority to acquire or improve real property. (Use: Cover Page and Attachment B). Request disposition instructions. (Use: Cover Page and Attachment C). Report that the property has been sold and reimburse the Federal awarding agency for the Federal share. (Use: Cover Page and Attachment A). Report the Transfer of title to the property to the Federal Government or to an eligible third party. Compensate the original Federal awarding agency or its successor. (Use: Cover Page and Attachment A). Obtain the approval of the Federal awarding agency. (Use: Cover Page and Attachment B). Obtain the approval of the Federal awarding agency. (Use: Cover Page and Attachment B). mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Report the final disposition of the property. (Use: Cover Page and Attachment A). Request release from the obligation to report on real property. (Use: Cover Page and Attachment C). Discussion of Comments Twenty-seven (27) comments were received in response to the November 13, 2008, Federal Register notice (73 FR 67177) regarding the Real Property Status Report (RPSR). All the comments came from two Federal agencies. Following the close of the comment period, an interagency team met to review the comments and make appropriate upgrades to the draft report. A summary of the comments and the work group responses are below: Comment 1: The team received 1 comment that indicated some of the data in the RPSR are currently being reported in electronic form to the Federal Real Property Council (FRPC) and suggested that we coordinate the reporting requirements with the FRPC to eliminate duplication of effort and reporting systems. Response: The commenter is referring to Federal property owned by the Government, not real property held by a grant/cooperative agreement recipient in which the Government maintains an interest. In those cases the RPSR would not be used. It would only be used by recipients of grants and cooperative agreements, not by a Federal agency reporting on real property. Comment 2: The team received 4 comments expressing concern about the lack of current requirements in 2 CFR VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:19 Sep 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 The recipient is directed to transfer title by the Federal awarding agency or its successor; or, The recipient wants to retain title without further obligation to the Federal Government. Before making capital expenditures for improvements to property that materially increase its value or useful life. The recipient wants to use the real property in other Federally-sponsored projects or programs that have purposes consistent with those authorized for support by the Federal awarding agency when the recipient determines that the property is no longer needed for the purposes of the original project. After the recipient has completed the final disposition of the property in accordance with agency instructions. The Federal interest in the property expires, or the real property has been disposed of in accordance with agency instructions. Part 215, the ‘‘Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other NonProfit Organizations,’’ and the ‘‘Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with State and Local Governments,’’ codified by Federal agencies at 53 FR 8048 (March 11, 1988), that address the specific reporting requirements being implemented by the RPSR. Response: The Grants Policy Committee (GPC) of the Chief Financial Officers Council is in the process of developing the related policy requirements for the implementation of the RPSR. As a result, OMB has decided to release the report as final at this time. However, agencies are not required to implement the use of the report until the final release of the related real property reporting requirements in the proposed 2 CFR Part 45. Agencies that wish to implement the RPSR requirements prior to the finalization of the related requirements in 2 CFR Part 45 may do so provided they issue related agency or program specific requirements. Such agency or program specific requirements would have to be amended once the RPSR policy requirements are finalized in 2 CFR Part 45. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comment 3: The team received 1 comment stating that agencies should be provided the option to apply this reporting requirement retroactively to grantees with existing Federal interest in their facilities without having to seek a waiver from OMB. Response: Agencies have the option to impose the requirement retroactively if they choose to do so via their individual agency implementation of the requirement. However, the reason the requirement is not required to be imposed retroactively is to reduce the impact of the requirement on the recipient community. Comment 4: The team received 1 comment that recommended the instructions and forms should be clarified to reflect that the RPSR applies to new construction. They indicated that the term ‘‘acquisition’’ could be interpreted as being applicable to purchases only versus constructing a new facility. Response: In response to the comment the general report instructions have been revised to include an example of the definition of acquisition as follows: ‘‘* * * acquired (i.e., purchased or constructed) in whole or in part under a Federal financial assistance award. Comment 5: The team received 1 comment that suggested that the section of the Federal Register notice (73 FR E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 179 / Thursday, September 16, 2010 / Notices 67177, November 13, 2008) which provides a chart listing when a recipient is to use the report, should where possible, reference the appropriate report attachment to use for reporting/ requesting related information. They also suggested an additional line be added stating, ‘‘The recipient must report to the agency when it has completed disposition of the property.’’ Response: In response to the comment the chart has been revised as requested. Comment 6: The team received 1 question asking if an agency already has the authority to request information, such as a detailed floor plan, why would it need to request additional OMB approval? Response: Once the RPSR is issued as final it may not be modified to meet program specific requirements without first obtaining OMB approval. Comment 7: The team received 1 comment/question that indicated it is unclear if under the situation where an agency already collects real property related information through other means, such as an electronic system(s), or as part of another OMB approved form(s), whether the RPSR report or format would still be required, or whether the other existing collection methods satisfy the RPSR information collection requirement. Response: Agencies may use electronic systems or formats to collect the information required by the RPSR as long as they are consistent with the data elements contained in the RPSR. However, other real property forms/ reports will be discontinued once the related real property reporting requirements are implemented as final under the proposed 2 CFR, Part 45. Comment 8: The team received 1 question regarding Attachment A, ‘‘General Reporting,’’ block 14e, ‘‘Real Property Ownership Types.’’ The commenter asked if the selection option of, ‘‘A. Owned’’ is defined as ‘‘grantee’’ owned or ‘‘Federally’’ owned. They also asked if more than one option can be checked (such as ‘‘Owned’’ and ‘‘Fee Simple’’). Response: The Attachment A, block 14e, selection option ‘‘A. Owned’’ is defined as grantee ownership. Also, the report and instructions have been revised to include ‘‘Government Furnished Property (GFP)’’ as an ownership type to cover Federal ownership. If multiple ownership types apply then each applicable type may be checked. This change is also reflected on Attachment B, block 14b, ‘‘Proposed Real Property Ownership Type.’’ Comment 9: The team received 1 question concerning Attachment A, block 14f, ‘‘Beginning date of Federal VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:19 Sep 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 Interest.’’ The commenter asked if it is necessary for grantees to report this information twice since the same information appears to be given in block 13, ‘‘Period of Federal Interest.’’ Response: In response to the comment, block 14f has been eliminated and the options to which the Federal interest is tied (e.g., Acquisition, Renovation, etc.) have been moved to block 13. The numbering of the report and instructions has been revised accordingly. Comment 10: The team received 1 question regarding Attachment A, original block 14h, ‘‘Has a deed, lien, covenant, or other related documentation been recorded to establish Federal interest in this real property?’’ The commenter asked, since this is a report to be used throughout the period of Federal interest, shouldn’t the grantee have already provided this information before the project is completed and/or before closeout? Therefore, doesn’t it seem burdensome to ask for this information for each reporting period? Response: In response to the question we have revised what is now block 14g as follows: ‘‘* * * If yes (unless previously reported), describe the * * *’’ Comment 11: The team received 1 question/comment regarding the instructions related to Attachment A, block 14h, which, as noted above, is now 14g. The commenter asked if it would be burdensome to request this information during each reporting period. The commenter stated that some of their operating divisions require this information 10 days after the Notice is filed. Therefore, the commenter suggested adding ‘‘unless previously reported’’ at the end of the ‘‘Yes’’ selection option. Response: In response to the comment we have revised the instructions for what is now 14g as follows: ‘‘* * * If yes (unless previously reported), describe the * * *’’ Comment 12: The team received 3 questions/comments concerning Attachment A, block 14j, ‘‘Are there any Uniform Relocation Act (URA) requirements applicable to this real property?’’; block 14k, ‘‘Are there any environmental compliance requirements related to the real property?’’; and block 14l, ‘‘In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), does the property possess historic significance, and/or is listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places?’’ The commenter stated that the questions in these blocks are being asked in the present tense when it would only be applicable to some PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56543 projects at the pre-award stage. Therefore, how would the grantee answer the questions if they were applicable at the pre-award stage but not during the post-award stage? The commenter further asked if we should consider adding ‘‘N/A’’ if these questions need to be addressed during the post-award stage. Response: The RPSR is a post-award report that only applies during the postaward stage. The sections of the report mentioned in this comment are used to document whether the URA, environmental compliance requirements, or NHPA apply to the real property during the post-award stage. The URA, environmental compliance requirements, or NHPA could potentially change during the award period or during the period under which Federal interest is maintained. Therefore, we did not revise the report in response to the questions raised. Note that blocks 14j, 14k, and 14l have been renumbered as 14i, 14j, and 14k, respectively. Comment 13: The team received 1 comment regarding the instructions related to Attachment A, blocks 14j, 14k, and 14l, which, as noted above, are now 14i, 14j, and 14k, respectively. The commenter stated that the requirements are more applicable during the preaward stage as opposed to the postaward stage. Therefore, it is not clear why they are being addressed on the RPSR. Response: As previously mentioned in the response to comment 12, the sections of the report mentioned in this comment are used to document whether the URA, environmental compliance requirements, or NHPA apply to the real property which could potentially change during the award period or during the period under which Federal interest is maintained. Therefore, we did not revise the report in response to the comment. Comment 14: The team received 1 comment concerning Attachment A, block 15, suggesting that it be edited to read as follows: ‘‘Has a significant change occurred with the use of real property, or is there an anticipated change expected during the next reporting period?’’ The commenter suggested that the use of the phrase ‘‘* * * that is not otherwise captured above * * *’’ is unnecessary. Response: In response to the comment both this block of the report and the related instructions have been revised as follows: ‘‘Has a significant change occurred with the real property, or is there an anticipated change expected during the next reporting period?’’ E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 56544 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 179 / Thursday, September 16, 2010 / Notices Comment 15: The team received 1 question concerning Attachment A, block 16, ‘‘Real Property Disposition Status.’’ The commenter asked why a question regarding ‘‘disposition of property’’ is being asked on this report. How would the grantee address the question if disposition is not applicable during the prescribed reporting period? The commenter stated that if the question is not omitted, ‘‘N/A’’ should be added as an option. Response: In response to the comment, both block 16 of the report and the related instructions have been revised to add the option ‘‘N/A.’’ Comment 16: The team received 1 comment regarding a specific agency requirement related to Attachment A, block 16, ‘‘Real Property Disposition Status.’’ The commenter indicated that their program regulation allows an institution to transfer the usage obligation to another facility, not another ‘‘award’’ during the required usage period. The commenter stated that if option ‘‘B. Transfer to different award’’ applies to this described situation, it does not appear to be applicable to the ‘‘disposition status’’ and therefore, should be removed. Response: Block 16.B. is intended to cover those instances where the Federal interest in real property is transferred to a different award in accordance with 2 CFR Part 215.32(b). Comment 17: The team received 1 comment suggesting that language should be added to Attachment B, ‘‘Request to Acquire, Improve or Furnish,’’ that ensures grantees will not fill out the Attachment unless they have received specific instructions by the awarding agency. The commenter suggests that this language will help avoid confusion on the part of grantees who may view Attachment B as a way to request new award funding. The commenter also suggested that the term ‘‘furnish’’ should be defined, as it could imply equipment which may or may not be permanently affixed to real property. Response: In response to the comments the report instructions have been revised to clarify that Attachment B should only be used if the applicable program authority or budget allows recipients to acquire, improve or furnish real property. The term ‘‘furnish’’ has been replaced with the term Government Furnished Property. Comment 18: The team received 1 comment regarding Attachment C, ‘‘Disposition Request,’’ blocks 14f, ‘‘Are there any Uniform Relocation Act (URA) requirements applicable to this real property?’’; 14g, ‘‘Are there any environmental compliance requirements related to the real property?’’; and 14h, ‘‘In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), does the property possess historic significance, and/or is listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places?’’ The commenter recommended deleting these question blocks since they felt the questions do not appear applicable to the ‘‘Disposition Request’’ attachment. Response: We did not delete those blocks because they are intended to provide information regarding real property for which either a request for disposition instructions or a request for a release from the obligation to report would be submitted. Comment 19: The team received 1 comment regarding the instructions related to Attachment C, in the section titled, ‘‘Real Property Details.’’ The commenter suggested that perhaps ‘‘N/ A’’ should be added as an option on the report. The commenter pointed out that question blocks 14f, 14g, and 14h have only ‘‘Yes’’ and ‘‘No’’ options. The commenter suggested these questions should be deleted due to the nature of the report. The commenter also suggested that in block 13b, ‘‘Address of Real Property,’’ the part that says, ‘‘Also, indicate zoning information related to the real property (i.e., mixed use, residential, commercial, etc.)’’ should be deleted. Response: Attachment C has been revised to say: ‘‘If a section does not apply, enter ‘N/A’.’’ Attachment C, blocks 14f, 14g and 14h have been retained because they are intended to provide relevant information regarding the URA, environmental, and NHPA requirements related to any property that a recipient would be requesting disposition instructions or requesting a release from the obligation to report. The reference to zoning information in block 13b has also been retained because it requests information that is relevant to the zoning status of property for which a disposition request or a request for a release from the obligation to report would be made. Comment 20: The team received 1 question and comment regarding Attachment C, block 15, ‘‘If this is a request for a release from the obligation to report on the real property, describe the reasons for the request.’’ The commenter asked why it would be necessary for a grantee to ‘‘request the release from the obligation to report’’ when a Federal agency’s authorizing or appropriation language does not require disposition beyond a prescribed usage period, and suggested revising the report to accommodate this situation. Response: Block 15 is provided to document any event that would allow the recipient to request to be released from the obligation to report. In the examples provided in the instructions we believe that the agency and the recipient would benefit from the documentation of the release from the obligation to report, which is accommodated by block 15 of Attachment C. Therefore, block 15 has been retained. B. Annual Reporting Burden The burden estimates below are for the following agencies: NEH, HUD, DOE, VA, IMLS, ED, HHS, and DOT. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,543,685.45. Estimated Cost: There is no expected cost to the respondents or to OMB. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Instrument Real Real Real Real Real Real Real Real Property Property Property Property Property Property Property Property VerDate Mar<15>2010 Status Status Status Status Status Status Status Status Report Report Report Report Report Report Report Report (RPSR) (RPSR) (RPSR) (RPSR) (RPSR) (RPSR) (RPSR) (RPSR) 19:19 Sep 15, 2010 Number of respondents Agency and and and and and and and and Jkt 220001 Attachments Attachments Attachments Attachments Attachments Attachments Attachments Attachments PO 00000 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... Frm 00044 NEH HUD DOE VA IMLS ED DOT HHS Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 10 748 500 200 10 1,694 1,100 1,223 E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 1 1.3 1 1 1 1 800 1.5 16SEN1 Average burden hours per response 4 3.66 2 2 4 8.3 4 2.5 Total burden hours 40 3,559 1,000 400 40 14,060.2 3,520,000 4,586.25 56545 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 179 / Thursday, September 16, 2010 / Notices Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755, or by faxing your request to (202) 501– 4067. Please cite the title, OMB Control No. 3090–00XX, Real Property Status Report (SF–XXXX), in all correspondence. Dated: August 27, 2010. Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer. collection activities, SLAITS has quickly collected and produced household and person-level data to monitor health-related areas. Questionnaire content is drawn from existing surveys within DHHS and other Federal agencies, or developed specifically to meet project sponsor needs. Examples of topical areas include infant, child, adolescent, parent, and family health, well-being, and knowledge, attitude, and behaviors; children with special health care needs (CSHCN); functioning; life course and social determinants of health; developmental delays and disabilities; acute and chronic conditions; immunizations; access to and use of health care; program participation; adoption; and changes in health insurance coverage and experiences. Since its inception, data from the SLAITS mechanism have been used by researchers in the government, university, commercial, and private sectors; policymakers; and advocates to evaluate content and/or programs. SLAITS data continue to be heavily used by Federal and state Maternal and Child Health Bureau Directors to evaluate programs and service needs. Several SLAITS modules provided data for multiple Congressionally-mandated reports on healthcare disparities and quality; at least one report to Congress on health insurance coverage among children; and reports of the National Academy of Sciences. Within DHHS, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and the Administration for Children and Families used SLAITS to collect data for the first nationally representative survey of adoptive families across adoption types for children with and without special health care needs, and to assess their post-adoption service use and unmet needs. There is no cost to respondents other than their time to participate. whether the information shall 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 respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey (SLAITS), (OMB No. 0920–0406, Expiration 04/30/2011)— Revision—National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). [FR Doc. 2010–23032 Filed 9–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–RH–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60 Day–10–0406] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–5960 and send comments to CDC/ATSDR Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-mail to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including Background and Brief Description Section 306 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 242k), as amended, authorizes that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (DHHS), acting through NCHS, shall collect statistics on the extent and nature of illness and disability of the population of the United States. The State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey (SLAITS) mechanism has been conducted since 1997. This is a request to continue for three years the integrated and coordinated survey system designed to collect needed health and well-being data at the national, state, and local levels, in accordance with the 1995 initiative to increase the integration of surveys within DHHS. The survey is being revised to allow for increased burden that may be associated with some topical areas. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 179 (Thursday, September 16, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56540-56545]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-23032]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 3090-00XX; Docket 2010-0002; Sequence 21]


Office of Governmentwide Policy: Submission for OMB Review; 
Information Collection, Real Property Status Report, Standard Form (SF-
XXXX)

AGENCY: Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request and Final Notice of 
the Real Property Status Report (RPSR) form.

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SUMMARY: Effective with publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, agencies will be able to utilize a new standard form to 
collect information on the status of real property under financial 
assistance awards. Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the GSA Office of Governmentwide Policy 
is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to 
review and approve a new information collection requirement concerning 
reporting real property status. The GSA, on behalf of the Grants Policy 
Committee proposes to issue a new standard form, the Real Property 
Status Report (RPSR) (SF-XXXX). Two notices were published in the 
Federal Register at 72 FR 64646, November 16, 2007 and 73 FR 67177, 
November 13, 2008.
    This notice is being issued to address comments received as a 
result of the notice published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 67177, 
November 13, 2008 and to present changes made to the report as a result 
of those comments. We anticipate this being the final notice before the 
form and instructions are finalized. The general public and Federal 
agencies, however, are invited to comment on the proposed final format 
during the 30 day public comment period.
    To view the report and the full list of comments received along 
with work group responses go to OMB's web page at http://www.OMB.gov 
and click on the link ``Management,'' then the link ``Grants 
Management,'' then the link ``Forms,'' then the link ``Proposed 
Government-Wide Standard Grants Reporting Forms.''

DATES: Comment Due Date: October 18, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 3090-
00XX, Real Property Status

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Report, Standard Form (SF-XXXX), by any of the following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov.
    Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting 
``Information Collection 3090-00XX; Real Property Status Report, 
Standard Form (SF-XXXX)'' under the heading ``Enter Keyword or ID'' and 
selecting ``Search.'' Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that 
corresponds with ``Information Collection 3090-00XX; Real Property 
Status Report, Standard Form (SF-XXXX).'' Follow the instructions 
provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, 
company name (if any), and ``Information Collection 3090-00XX; Real 
Property Status Report, Standard Form (SF-XXXX)'' on your attached 
document.
     Fax: 202-501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 
20405. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 3090-00XX.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 3090-00XX; Real Property Status Report, Standard Form (SF-
XXXX), in all correspondence related to this collection. All comments 
received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, 
including any personal and/or business confidential information 
provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Nelson, Chair, Post-Award 
Workgroup; telephone (301)443-6808; fax (301)443-6686; e-mail 
MNelson@hrsa.gov; mailing address, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11-03, 
Rockville, MD 20857.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    The report will be used to collect information related to real 
property when required by a Federal financial assistance award. The SF-
XXXX includes a cover page, Attachment A, ``General Reporting,'' 
Attachment B, ``Request to Acquire, Improve or Furnish,'' Attachment C, 
``Disposition Request,'' and instructions. The purpose of this new 
report is to assist recipients of grants and cooperative agreements 
when they are required to provide a Federal agency with information 
related to real property to which the Federal government holds an 
interest as a result of the real property being acquired, improved, or 
furnished under a Federal financial assistance award, and for real 
property that was donated to a Federal project in the form of a 
required match or cost sharing donation. The report establishes a 
standard format for reporting real property status under financial 
assistance awards. This rule also establishes an annual reporting date 
of September 30 to be used if an award does not specify an annual 
reporting date, unless Federal interest in the real property extends 15 
years or longer.
    In those instances where recipients have real property with Federal 
interest attached for a period of 15 years or more, Federal agencies, 
at their option, may require their recipients to report on various 
multi-year frequencies (e.g. every two years or every three years, not 
to exceed a five-year reporting period; or an agency may require annual 
reporting for the first three years of an award and thereafter require 
reporting every five years.)
    To create uniformity of collection and support future electronic 
submission of information, the standard reporting form will replace any 
agency unique forms currently in use.

Background

    The GSA, on behalf of the Federal Grants Streamlining Initiative, 
announced in the Federal Register on November 16, 2007 (72 FR 64646), 
its intent to issue a new standard report, the Real Property Status 
Report (SF-XXXX).
    Public Law 106-107 required the OMB to direct, coordinate, and 
assist Executive Branch departments and agencies in establishing an 
interagency process to streamline and simplify Federal financial 
assistance procedures for non-Federal entities. The law also required 
executive agencies to develop, submit to the Congress, and implement a 
plan to achieve streamlined and simplified procedures.
    Twenty-six Executive Branch agencies jointly submitted a plan to 
the Congress in May 2001, as the Act required. The plan described the 
interagency process through which the agencies would review current 
policies and practices, and seek to streamline and simplify them. The 
process involved interagency work groups under the auspices of the 
Grants Management Committee of the Chief Financial Officers Council. 
The plan also identified substantive areas in which the interagency 
work groups had begun their review.
    One of the substantive areas that the agencies identified in the 
plan was a need to streamline and simplify Federal grant reporting 
requirements and procedures and associated business processes to reduce 
unnecessary burdens on recipients and to improve the timeliness, 
completeness, and quality of the information collected.
    Under the standards for management and disposition of federally 
owned property, and real property acquired under assistance awards 
(real property status) in 2 CFR 215, the ``Uniform Administrative 
Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of Higher 
Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations,'' and the 
``Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with 
State and Local Governments,'' codified by Federal agencies at 53 FR 
8048 (March 11, 1988), recipients may be required to provide Federal 
agencies with information concerning property in their custody 
annually, at award closeout, or when the property is no longer needed.
    During the public consultation process mandated by Public Law 106-
107, recipients suggested the need for clarification of these 
requirements and the establishment of a standard report to help them 
submit appropriate property information when required. The Real 
Property Status Report is to be used in connection with the 
requirements listed in the table below and Federal awarding agency 
guidelines:

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                              A recipient must . .
          For . . .                     .                When . . .
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Government Furnished          Submit an inventory   Annually, with
 Property.                     listing. (Use:        information
                               Cover Page and        accurate as of
                               Attachment A).        September 30,
                                                     unless the award
                                                     specifies a
                                                     different date.
                              Report the property   The property is no
                               to the Federal        longer needed. Upon
                               awarding agency and   completion of the
                               request disposition   award or at the
                               instructions. (Use:   point Federal
                               Cover Page and        interest in the
                               Attachments A and     property ceases.
                               C).
                              Notify the Federal    Immediately upon
                               awarding agency       finding property
                               (Use: Cover Page      damaged,
                               and Attachment A).    significantly
                                                     altered, or when
                                                     there is an
                                                     anticipated change
                                                     expected during the
                                                     next reporting
                                                     period.

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                              Request authority to  The recipient is
                               furnish real          authorized, via the
                               property. (Use:       assistance award,
                               Cover Page and        to request to
                               Attachment B).        furnish real
                                                     property for the
                                                     purposes of the
                                                     project or program.
                              Report the final      After the recipient
                               disposition of the    has completed the
                               property. (Use:       final disposition
                               Cover Page and        of the property in
                               Attachment A).        accordance with
                                                     agency
                                                     instructions.
Real property improved,       Request authority to  The recipient is
 donated or acquired in        acquire or improve    authorized, via the
 whole or in part under an     real property.        assistance award,
 assistance award..            (Use: Cover Page      to request
                               and Attachment B).    authorization from
                                                     the awarding
                                                     agency, during the
                                                     post-award phase,
                                                     to acquire or
                                                     improve real
                                                     property for the
                                                     purposes of the
                                                     project or program.
                              Request disposition   The recipient no
                               instructions. (Use:   longer needs the
                               Cover Page and        property for any
                               Attachment C).        purpose.
                              Report that the       The recipient is
                               property has been     directed to sell
                               sold and reimburse    the property under
                               the Federal           guidelines provided
                               awarding agency for   by the Federal
                               the Federal share.    awarding agency.
                               (Use: Cover Page
                               and Attachment A).
                              Report the Transfer   The recipient is
                               of title to the       directed to
                               property to the       transfer title by
                               Federal Government    the Federal
                               or to an eligible     awarding agency or
                               third party.          its successor; or,
                              Compensate the        The recipient wants
                               original Federal      to retain title
                               awarding agency or    without further
                               its successor.        obligation to the
                               (Use: Cover Page      Federal Government.
                               and Attachment A).
                              Obtain the approval   Before making
                               of the Federal        capital
                               awarding agency.      expenditures for
                               (Use: Cover Page      improvements to
                               and Attachment B).    property that
                                                     materially increase
                                                     its value or useful
                                                     life.
                              Obtain the approval   The recipient wants
                               of the Federal        to use the real
                               awarding agency.      property in other
                               (Use: Cover Page      Federally-sponsored
                               and Attachment B).    projects or
                                                     programs that have
                                                     purposes consistent
                                                     with those
                                                     authorized for
                                                     support by the
                                                     Federal awarding
                                                     agency when the
                                                     recipient
                                                     determines that the
                                                     property is no
                                                     longer needed for
                                                     the purposes of the
                                                     original project.
                              Report the final      After the recipient
                               disposition of the    has completed the
                               property. (Use:       final disposition
                               Cover Page and        of the property in
                               Attachment A).        accordance with
                                                     agency
                                                     instructions.
                              Request release from  The Federal interest
                               the obligation to     in the property
                               report on real        expires, or the
                               property. (Use:       real property has
                               Cover Page and        been disposed of in
                               Attachment C).        accordance with
                                                     agency
                                                     instructions.
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Discussion of Comments

    Twenty-seven (27) comments were received in response to the 
November 13, 2008, Federal Register notice (73 FR 67177) regarding the 
Real Property Status Report (RPSR). All the comments came from two 
Federal agencies. Following the close of the comment period, an 
interagency team met to review the comments and make appropriate 
upgrades to the draft report. A summary of the comments and the work 
group responses are below:
    Comment 1: The team received 1 comment that indicated some of the 
data in the RPSR are currently being reported in electronic form to the 
Federal Real Property Council (FRPC) and suggested that we coordinate 
the reporting requirements with the FRPC to eliminate duplication of 
effort and reporting systems.
    Response: The commenter is referring to Federal property owned by 
the Government, not real property held by a grant/cooperative agreement 
recipient in which the Government maintains an interest. In those cases 
the RPSR would not be used. It would only be used by recipients of 
grants and cooperative agreements, not by a Federal agency reporting on 
real property.
    Comment 2: The team received 4 comments expressing concern about 
the lack of current requirements in 2 CFR Part 215, the ``Uniform 
Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions 
of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations,'' 
and the ``Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements 
with State and Local Governments,'' codified by Federal agencies at 53 
FR 8048 (March 11, 1988), that address the specific reporting 
requirements being implemented by the RPSR.
    Response: The Grants Policy Committee (GPC) of the Chief Financial 
Officers Council is in the process of developing the related policy 
requirements for the implementation of the RPSR. As a result, OMB has 
decided to release the report as final at this time. However, agencies 
are not required to implement the use of the report until the final 
release of the related real property reporting requirements in the 
proposed 2 CFR Part 45. Agencies that wish to implement the RPSR 
requirements prior to the finalization of the related requirements in 2 
CFR Part 45 may do so provided they issue related agency or program 
specific requirements. Such agency or program specific requirements 
would have to be amended once the RPSR policy requirements are 
finalized in 2 CFR Part 45.
    Comment 3: The team received 1 comment stating that agencies should 
be provided the option to apply this reporting requirement 
retroactively to grantees with existing Federal interest in their 
facilities without having to seek a waiver from OMB.
    Response: Agencies have the option to impose the requirement 
retroactively if they choose to do so via their individual agency 
implementation of the requirement. However, the reason the requirement 
is not required to be imposed retroactively is to reduce the impact of 
the requirement on the recipient community.
    Comment 4: The team received 1 comment that recommended the 
instructions and forms should be clarified to reflect that the RPSR 
applies to new construction. They indicated that the term 
``acquisition'' could be interpreted as being applicable to purchases 
only versus constructing a new facility.
    Response: In response to the comment the general report 
instructions have been revised to include an example of the definition 
of acquisition as follows: ``* * * acquired (i.e., purchased or 
constructed) in whole or in part under a Federal financial assistance 
award.
    Comment 5: The team received 1 comment that suggested that the 
section of the Federal Register notice (73 FR

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67177, November 13, 2008) which provides a chart listing when a 
recipient is to use the report, should where possible, reference the 
appropriate report attachment to use for reporting/requesting related 
information. They also suggested an additional line be added stating, 
``The recipient must report to the agency when it has completed 
disposition of the property.''
    Response: In response to the comment the chart has been revised as 
requested.
    Comment 6: The team received 1 question asking if an agency already 
has the authority to request information, such as a detailed floor 
plan, why would it need to request additional OMB approval?
    Response: Once the RPSR is issued as final it may not be modified 
to meet program specific requirements without first obtaining OMB 
approval.
    Comment 7: The team received 1 comment/question that indicated it 
is unclear if under the situation where an agency already collects real 
property related information through other means, such as an electronic 
system(s), or as part of another OMB approved form(s), whether the RPSR 
report or format would still be required, or whether the other existing 
collection methods satisfy the RPSR information collection requirement.
    Response: Agencies may use electronic systems or formats to collect 
the information required by the RPSR as long as they are consistent 
with the data elements contained in the RPSR. However, other real 
property forms/reports will be discontinued once the related real 
property reporting requirements are implemented as final under the 
proposed 2 CFR, Part 45.
    Comment 8: The team received 1 question regarding Attachment A, 
``General Reporting,'' block 14e, ``Real Property Ownership Types.'' 
The commenter asked if the selection option of, ``A. Owned'' is defined 
as ``grantee'' owned or ``Federally'' owned. They also asked if more 
than one option can be checked (such as ``Owned'' and ``Fee Simple'').
    Response: The Attachment A, block 14e, selection option ``A. 
Owned'' is defined as grantee ownership. Also, the report and 
instructions have been revised to include ``Government Furnished 
Property (GFP)'' as an ownership type to cover Federal ownership. If 
multiple ownership types apply then each applicable type may be 
checked. This change is also reflected on Attachment B, block 14b, 
``Proposed Real Property Ownership Type.''
    Comment 9: The team received 1 question concerning Attachment A, 
block 14f, ``Beginning date of Federal Interest.'' The commenter asked 
if it is necessary for grantees to report this information twice since 
the same information appears to be given in block 13, ``Period of 
Federal Interest.''
    Response: In response to the comment, block 14f has been eliminated 
and the options to which the Federal interest is tied (e.g., 
Acquisition, Renovation, etc.) have been moved to block 13. The 
numbering of the report and instructions has been revised accordingly.
    Comment 10: The team received 1 question regarding Attachment A, 
original block 14h, ``Has a deed, lien, covenant, or other related 
documentation been recorded to establish Federal interest in this real 
property?'' The commenter asked, since this is a report to be used 
throughout the period of Federal interest, shouldn't the grantee have 
already provided this information before the project is completed and/
or before closeout? Therefore, doesn't it seem burdensome to ask for 
this information for each reporting period?
    Response: In response to the question we have revised what is now 
block 14g as follows: ``* * * If yes (unless previously reported), 
describe the * * *''
    Comment 11: The team received 1 question/comment regarding the 
instructions related to Attachment A, block 14h, which, as noted above, 
is now 14g. The commenter asked if it would be burdensome to request 
this information during each reporting period. The commenter stated 
that some of their operating divisions require this information 10 days 
after the Notice is filed. Therefore, the commenter suggested adding 
``unless previously reported'' at the end of the ``Yes'' selection 
option.
    Response: In response to the comment we have revised the 
instructions for what is now 14g as follows: ``* * * If yes (unless 
previously reported), describe the * * *''
    Comment 12: The team received 3 questions/comments concerning 
Attachment A, block 14j, ``Are there any Uniform Relocation Act (URA) 
requirements applicable to this real property?''; block 14k, ``Are 
there any environmental compliance requirements related to the real 
property?''; and block 14l, ``In accordance with the National Historic 
Preservation Act (NHPA), does the property possess historic 
significance, and/or is listed or eligible for listing in the National 
Register of Historic Places?'' The commenter stated that the questions 
in these blocks are being asked in the present tense when it would only 
be applicable to some projects at the pre-award stage. Therefore, how 
would the grantee answer the questions if they were applicable at the 
pre-award stage but not during the post-award stage? The commenter 
further asked if we should consider adding ``N/A'' if these questions 
need to be addressed during the post-award stage.
    Response: The RPSR is a post-award report that only applies during 
the post-award stage. The sections of the report mentioned in this 
comment are used to document whether the URA, environmental compliance 
requirements, or NHPA apply to the real property during the post-award 
stage. The URA, environmental compliance requirements, or NHPA could 
potentially change during the award period or during the period under 
which Federal interest is maintained. Therefore, we did not revise the 
report in response to the questions raised. Note that blocks 14j, 14k, 
and 14l have been renumbered as 14i, 14j, and 14k, respectively.
    Comment 13: The team received 1 comment regarding the instructions 
related to Attachment A, blocks 14j, 14k, and 14l, which, as noted 
above, are now 14i, 14j, and 14k, respectively. The commenter stated 
that the requirements are more applicable during the pre-award stage as 
opposed to the post-award stage. Therefore, it is not clear why they 
are being addressed on the RPSR.
    Response: As previously mentioned in the response to comment 12, 
the sections of the report mentioned in this comment are used to 
document whether the URA, environmental compliance requirements, or 
NHPA apply to the real property which could potentially change during 
the award period or during the period under which Federal interest is 
maintained. Therefore, we did not revise the report in response to the 
comment.
    Comment 14: The team received 1 comment concerning Attachment A, 
block 15, suggesting that it be edited to read as follows: ``Has a 
significant change occurred with the use of real property, or is there 
an anticipated change expected during the next reporting period?'' The 
commenter suggested that the use of the phrase ``* * * that is not 
otherwise captured above * * *'' is unnecessary.
    Response: In response to the comment both this block of the report 
and the related instructions have been revised as follows: ``Has a 
significant change occurred with the real property, or is there an 
anticipated change expected during the next reporting period?''

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    Comment 15: The team received 1 question concerning Attachment A, 
block 16, ``Real Property Disposition Status.'' The commenter asked why 
a question regarding ``disposition of property'' is being asked on this 
report. How would the grantee address the question if disposition is 
not applicable during the prescribed reporting period? The commenter 
stated that if the question is not omitted, ``N/A'' should be added as 
an option.
    Response: In response to the comment, both block 16 of the report 
and the related instructions have been revised to add the option ``N/
A.''
    Comment 16: The team received 1 comment regarding a specific agency 
requirement related to Attachment A, block 16, ``Real Property 
Disposition Status.'' The commenter indicated that their program 
regulation allows an institution to transfer the usage obligation to 
another facility, not another ``award'' during the required usage 
period. The commenter stated that if option ``B. Transfer to different 
award'' applies to this described situation, it does not appear to be 
applicable to the ``disposition status'' and therefore, should be 
removed.
    Response: Block 16.B. is intended to cover those instances where 
the Federal interest in real property is transferred to a different 
award in accordance with 2 CFR Part 215.32(b).
    Comment 17: The team received 1 comment suggesting that language 
should be added to Attachment B, ``Request to Acquire, Improve or 
Furnish,'' that ensures grantees will not fill out the Attachment 
unless they have received specific instructions by the awarding agency. 
The commenter suggests that this language will help avoid confusion on 
the part of grantees who may view Attachment B as a way to request new 
award funding. The commenter also suggested that the term ``furnish'' 
should be defined, as it could imply equipment which may or may not be 
permanently affixed to real property.
    Response: In response to the comments the report instructions have 
been revised to clarify that Attachment B should only be used if the 
applicable program authority or budget allows recipients to acquire, 
improve or furnish real property. The term ``furnish'' has been 
replaced with the term Government Furnished Property.
    Comment 18: The team received 1 comment regarding Attachment C, 
``Disposition Request,'' blocks 14f, ``Are there any Uniform Relocation 
Act (URA) requirements applicable to this real property?''; 14g, ``Are 
there any environmental compliance requirements related to the real 
property?''; and 14h, ``In accordance with the National Historic 
Preservation Act (NHPA), does the property possess historic 
significance, and/or is listed or eligible for listing in the National 
Register of Historic Places?'' The commenter recommended deleting these 
question blocks since they felt the questions do not appear applicable 
to the ``Disposition Request'' attachment.
    Response: We did not delete those blocks because they are intended 
to provide information regarding real property for which either a 
request for disposition instructions or a request for a release from 
the obligation to report would be submitted.
    Comment 19: The team received 1 comment regarding the instructions 
related to Attachment C, in the section titled, ``Real Property 
Details.'' The commenter suggested that perhaps ``N/A'' should be added 
as an option on the report. The commenter pointed out that question 
blocks 14f, 14g, and 14h have only ``Yes'' and ``No'' options. The 
commenter suggested these questions should be deleted due to the nature 
of the report. The commenter also suggested that in block 13b, 
``Address of Real Property,'' the part that says, ``Also, indicate 
zoning information related to the real property (i.e., mixed use, 
residential, commercial, etc.)'' should be deleted.
    Response: Attachment C has been revised to say: ``If a section does 
not apply, enter `N/A'.'' Attachment C, blocks 14f, 14g and 14h have 
been retained because they are intended to provide relevant information 
regarding the URA, environmental, and NHPA requirements related to any 
property that a recipient would be requesting disposition instructions 
or requesting a release from the obligation to report. The reference to 
zoning information in block 13b has also been retained because it 
requests information that is relevant to the zoning status of property 
for which a disposition request or a request for a release from the 
obligation to report would be made.
    Comment 20: The team received 1 question and comment regarding 
Attachment C, block 15, ``If this is a request for a release from the 
obligation to report on the real property, describe the reasons for the 
request.'' The commenter asked why it would be necessary for a grantee 
to ``request the release from the obligation to report'' when a Federal 
agency's authorizing or appropriation language does not require 
disposition beyond a prescribed usage period, and suggested revising 
the report to accommodate this situation.
    Response: Block 15 is provided to document any event that would 
allow the recipient to request to be released from the obligation to 
report. In the examples provided in the instructions we believe that 
the agency and the recipient would benefit from the documentation of 
the release from the obligation to report, which is accommodated by 
block 15 of Attachment C. Therefore, block 15 has been retained.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    The burden estimates below are for the following agencies: NEH, 
HUD, DOE, VA, IMLS, ED, HHS, and DOT.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,543,685.45.
    Estimated Cost: There is no expected cost to the respondents or to 
OMB.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
           Instrument                 Agency         Number of     responses per     hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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Real Property Status Report                  NEH              10               1               4              40
 (RPSR) and Attachments.........
Real Property Status Report                  HUD             748             1.3            3.66           3,559
 (RPSR) and Attachments.........
Real Property Status Report                  DOE             500               1               2           1,000
 (RPSR) and Attachments.........
Real Property Status Report                   VA             200               1               2             400
 (RPSR) and Attachments.........
Real Property Status Report                 IMLS              10               1               4              40
 (RPSR) and Attachments.........
Real Property Status Report                   ED           1,694               1             8.3        14,060.2
 (RPSR) and Attachments.........
Real Property Status Report                  DOT           1,100             800               4       3,520,000
 (RPSR) and Attachments.........
Real Property Status Report                  HHS           1,223             1.5             2.5        4,586.25
 (RPSR) and Attachments.........
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    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 
4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755, or by faxing your 
request to (202) 501-4067. Please cite the title, OMB Control No. 3090-
00XX, Real Property Status Report (SF-XXXX), in all correspondence.

    Dated: August 27, 2010.
Casey Coleman,
Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-23032 Filed 9-15-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-RH-P