Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey: Expenditures Incurred by Recipients of Biomedical Research and Development Awards From the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 18517-18518 [2011-7804]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 64 / Monday, April 4, 2011 / Notices Board reviews the performance appraisals of career and non-career senior executives. The Board recommendations regarding proposed performance appraisals, ratings, bonuses and other appropriate personnel actions. Composition of PRB: The Board shall consist of at least three voting members. In the case of an appraisal appointee, more than half of the members shall consist of career appointees. The names and titles of the PRB members are as follows: Primary Members Cynthia Z. Springer, Executive Director, Administrative Resource Center, Bureau of Public Debt Debra L. Hines, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Public Debt Accounting, Bureau of Public Debt Kimberly A. McCoy, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information Technology, Bureau of Public Debt. Alternate Members Keith Rake, Deputy Executive Director, Administrative Resource Center, Bureau of Public Debt Matt Miller, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information Technology, Bureau of Public Debt. DATES: Membership is effective on the date of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven McManus, Acting Chief Operating Officer, Armed Forces Retirement Home, Box 1303, Washington, DC 20011, (202) 730–3533. This notice does not meet the Armed Forces Retirement Home’s criteria for significant regulations. Dated: March 17, 2011. Steve McManus, Acting Chief Operating Officer, Armed Forces Retirement Home. [FR Doc. 2011–7719 Filed 4–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8250–01–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey: Expenditures Incurred by Recipients of Biomedical Research and Development Awards From the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ACTION: Notice. The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:47 Apr 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. June 3, 2011. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616,14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, or via email at dhynek@doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Payson, Chief of Research, Government Division (BE–57), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 606–9788; fax: (202) 606– 5369; or via e-mail at steven.payson@bea.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The survey obtains the distribution of expenditures incurred by recipients of biomedical research awards from the National Institutes of Health Research (NIH) and will provide information on how the NIH award amounts are expended across several major categories. This information, along with wage and price data from other published sources, will be used to generate the Biomedical Research and Developmental Price Index (BRDPI). BEA develops this index for NIH under a reimbursable contract. The BRDPI is an index of prices paid for the labor, supplies, equipment, and other inputs required to perform the biomedical research the NIH supports in its intramural laboratories and through its awards to extramural organizations. The BRDPI is a vital tool for planning the NIH research budget and analyzing future NIH programs. A survey of award recipient entities is currently the only means for updating the expenditure categories that are used to prepare the BRDPI. II. Authority This survey will be voluntary. The authority for NIH to collect information for the BRDPI is provided in 45 CFR subpart C, Post-Award Requirements, section 74.21. This sets forth explicit standards for grantees in establishing and maintaining financial management systems and records, and section 74.53 which provides for the retention of such records as well as NIH access to such records. BEA will administer the survey and analyze the survey results on behalf of NIH, through an interagency agreement PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18517 between the two agencies. The authority for the NIH to contract with DOC to make this collection is the Economy Act (31 U.S.C. 1535 and 1536). The ‘‘Special Studies’’ authority, 15 U.S.C. 1525 (first paragraph), permits DOC to provide, upon the request of any person, firm or public or private organization (a) Special studies on matters within the authority of the Department of Commerce, including preparing from its records special compilations, lists, bulletins, or reports, and (b) furnishing transcripts or copies of its studies, compilations and other records. BEA has programmatic authority to perform this work pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 1527a. NIH’s support for this research is consistent with the Agency’s duties and authority under 42 U.S.C. 282. The information provided by the respondents will be held confidential and be used for exclusively statistical purposes. This pledge of confidentiality is made under the Confidential Information Protection provisions of title V, subtitle A, Public Law 107–347. Title V is the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA). Section 512 (on Limitations on Use and Disclosure of Data and Information) of the Act, provides that ‘‘data or information acquired by an agency under a pledge of confidentiality and for exclusively statistical purposes shall be used by officers, employees, or agents of the agency exclusively for statistical purposes. Data or information acquired by an agency under a pledge of confidentiality for exclusively statistical purposes shall not be disclosed by an agency in identifiable form, for any use other than an exclusively statistical purpose, except with the informed consent of the respondent.’’ Responses will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed in identifiable form to anyone other than employees or agents of BEA without prior written permission of the person filing the report. By law, each employee as well as each agent is subject to a jail term of up to 5 years, a fine of up to $250,000, or both for disclosing to the public any identifiable information that is reported about a business or institution. Section 515 of the Information Quality Guidelines applies to this survey. The collection and use of this information complies with all applicable information quality guidelines, i.e., those of the Office of Management and Budget, Department of Commerce, and BEA. E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 18518 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 64 / Monday, April 4, 2011 / Notices III. Method of Collection A survey with a cover letter that includes a brief description of, and rationale for, the survey will be sent by e-mail to potential respondents by the first week of June of each year. A report of the respondent’s expenditures of the NIH award amounts, following the proposed format for expenditure categories included with the survey form, will be requested to be completed and submitted online no later than 120 days after mailing. Survey respondents will be selected on the basis of award levels, which determine the weight of the respondent in the biomedical research and development price index. Potential respondents will include (1) The top 100 organizations in total awards, which account for about 59 percent of total awards; (2) 40 additional organizations that are not primarily in the ‘‘Research and Development (R&D) contracts’’ category; and (3) 10 additional organizations that are primarily in the ‘‘R&D contracts’’ category. IV. Data OMB Number: 0608–0069. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Universities or other organizations that are NIH award recipients. Estimated Number of Respondents: 90. Estimated Time per Response: 11 hours and 12 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,008 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES V. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the NIH, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) 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. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:47 Apr 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 Dated: March 29, 2011. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Department published a notice of initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Mexico. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Deferral of Initiation of Administrative Review, 75 FR 53274 (August 31, 2010). International Trade Administration Rescission of Review [A–201–822] In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, ‘‘in whole or in part, if a party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. The Secretary may extend this time limit if the Secretary decides that it is reasonable to do so.’’ On March 21, 2011, petitioners withdrew their request for a review of the order with respect to Mexinox. Although the party submitted a letter withdrawing their review request after the 90-day regulatory deadline, the Department finds it is reasonable to extend the deadline for withdrawing the review request because it has not yet devoted significant time or resources to the review. Because of the withdrawal of the request for review and because we received no other requests for review, we are rescinding the administrative review of the order with respect to Mexinox. This rescission is in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). [FR Doc. 2011–7804 Filed 4–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–EA–P Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From Mexico: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request from an interested party, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order covering stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Mexico. The period of review is July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010. Based on the withdrawal of request for review submitted by Allegheny Ludlum Corporation, North American Stainless, and AK Steel Corporation (collectively ‘‘petitioners’’), we are now rescinding this administrative review. DATES: Effective Date: April 4, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Olga Carter, John Drury or Angelica Mendoza, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–8221, (202) 482–0195 or (202) 482–3019 respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 1, 2010, the Department published a notice announcing an opportunity for interested parties to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Mexico. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 75 FR 38074 (July 1, 2010). On July 30, 2010, petitioners filed a request that the Department initiate an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Mexico with respect to ThyssenKrupp Mexinox, S.A. de C.V. (‘‘Mexinox’’). Based on petitioners’ request, on August 31, 2010, the PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Assessment The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. For Mexinox, the antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice. Notifications This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey: 
Expenditures Incurred by Recipients of Biomedical Research and 
Development Awards From the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. June 3, 
2011.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616,14th and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, or via e-mail at 
dhynek@doc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Payson, Chief of Research, 
Government Division (BE-57), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 606-9788; 
fax: (202) 606-5369; or via e-mail at steven.payson@bea.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The survey obtains the distribution of expenditures incurred by 
recipients of biomedical research awards from the National Institutes 
of Health Research (NIH) and will provide information on how the NIH 
award amounts are expended across several major categories. This 
information, along with wage and price data from other published 
sources, will be used to generate the Biomedical Research and 
Developmental Price Index (BRDPI). BEA develops this index for NIH 
under a reimbursable contract. The BRDPI is an index of prices paid for 
the labor, supplies, equipment, and other inputs required to perform 
the biomedical research the NIH supports in its intramural laboratories 
and through its awards to extramural organizations. The BRDPI is a 
vital tool for planning the NIH research budget and analyzing future 
NIH programs. A survey of award recipient entities is currently the 
only means for updating the expenditure categories that are used to 
prepare the BRDPI.

II. Authority

    This survey will be voluntary. The authority for NIH to collect 
information for the BRDPI is provided in 45 CFR subpart C, Post-Award 
Requirements, section 74.21. This sets forth explicit standards for 
grantees in establishing and maintaining financial management systems 
and records, and section 74.53 which provides for the retention of such 
records as well as NIH access to such records.
    BEA will administer the survey and analyze the survey results on 
behalf of NIH, through an interagency agreement between the two 
agencies. The authority for the NIH to contract with DOC to make this 
collection is the Economy Act (31 U.S.C. 1535 and 1536).
    The ``Special Studies'' authority, 15 U.S.C. 1525 (first 
paragraph), permits DOC to provide, upon the request of any person, 
firm or public or private organization (a) Special studies on matters 
within the authority of the Department of Commerce, including preparing 
from its records special compilations, lists, bulletins, or reports, 
and (b) furnishing transcripts or copies of its studies, compilations 
and other records. BEA has programmatic authority to perform this work 
pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 1527a. NIH's support for this research is 
consistent with the Agency's duties and authority under 42 U.S.C. 282.
    The information provided by the respondents will be held 
confidential and be used for exclusively statistical purposes. This 
pledge of confidentiality is made under the Confidential Information 
Protection provisions of title V, subtitle A, Public Law 107-347. Title 
V is the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency 
Act of 2002 (CIPSEA). Section 512 (on Limitations on Use and Disclosure 
of Data and Information) of the Act, provides that ``data or 
information acquired by an agency under a pledge of confidentiality and 
for exclusively statistical purposes shall be used by officers, 
employees, or agents of the agency exclusively for statistical 
purposes. Data or information acquired by an agency under a pledge of 
confidentiality for exclusively statistical purposes shall not be 
disclosed by an agency in identifiable form, for any use other than an 
exclusively statistical purpose, except with the informed consent of 
the respondent.''
    Responses will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed in 
identifiable form to anyone other than employees or agents of BEA 
without prior written permission of the person filing the report. By 
law, each employee as well as each agent is subject to a jail term of 
up to 5 years, a fine of up to $250,000, or both for disclosing to the 
public any identifiable information that is reported about a business 
or institution.
    Section 515 of the Information Quality Guidelines applies to this 
survey. The collection and use of this information complies with all 
applicable information quality guidelines, i.e., those of the Office of 
Management and Budget, Department of Commerce, and BEA.

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III. Method of Collection

    A survey with a cover letter that includes a brief description of, 
and rationale for, the survey will be sent by e-mail to potential 
respondents by the first week of June of each year. A report of the 
respondent's expenditures of the NIH award amounts, following the 
proposed format for expenditure categories included with the survey 
form, will be requested to be completed and submitted online no later 
than 120 days after mailing. Survey respondents will be selected on the 
basis of award levels, which determine the weight of the respondent in 
the biomedical research and development price index. Potential 
respondents will include (1) The top 100 organizations in total awards, 
which account for about 59 percent of total awards; (2) 40 additional 
organizations that are not primarily in the ``Research and Development 
(R&D) contracts'' category; and (3) 10 additional organizations that 
are primarily in the ``R&D contracts'' category.

IV. Data

    OMB Number: 0608-0069.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Universities or other organizations that are NIH 
award recipients.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 90.
    Estimated Time per Response: 11 hours and 12 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,008 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.

V. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the NIH, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) 
the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (including hours 
and cost) 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.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: March 29, 2011.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-7804 Filed 4-1-11; 8:45 am]
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