Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Establish a New Information Collection, 34333-34335 [2013-13571]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2013 / Notices organization, led by 4–H National Headquarters, Division of Youth & 4–H, NIFA, USDA, with hundreds of educational curricula, activities, and events for youth ages 5 to 19. Programs originate at 109 Land-Grant Institutions, and local programs are conducted and managed by some 3,000 professional Extension staff in 3,150 counties, with nearly 6 million youth enrolled each year. Over 500,000 volunteer leaders work directly with the 4–H youth. The 1914 Smith-Lever Act created the Cooperative Extension System (CES) of the Land-Grant Institutions and their Federal partner, the Extension Service, now NIFA, USDA. 4–H was already well-established and became the first operating part of the new extension work. The Smith-Lever Act stipulated that ‘‘It shall be the duty of said colleges, annually, on or about the first day of January, to make to the Governor of the State in which it is located a full and detailed report of its operations in extension work as defined in this Act . . . a copy of which report shall be sent to the Secretary of Agriculture.’’ As a result of this requirement, the state 4– H office submits an electronic aggregated summary of their 4–H enrollment. Information collected in the 4–H Youth Enrollment Report by the state 4–H offices includes the youth enrollment totals, by delivery mode, by type of 4–H activity, by school grade, by gender, by place of residence, by race and ethnicity as well as youth and adult volunteer totals. The NIFA information collection is being revised to include the youth and adult volunteer totals by gender, as well as race and ethnicity. Need for the Information: The Annual 4–H Enrollment Report is the principal means by which NIFA tracks 4–H member and volunteer enrollments, as well as identifies trends that can indicate emerging needs, potential problems, and opportunities. Information obtained from this report, as requested by the Congress or the Administration, is used to estimate rural versus urban outreach, enrollment by race, youth participation in leadership, community service, etc. In addition, it is used to estimate market share, percentage of the youth of each state by age and place of residence, and those who are enrolled in the 4–H youth development program. The annual 4–H Youth Enrollment Report also allows oversight of all reasonable efforts by staff and volunteers to reach underserved and minority groups. New information collected will allow NIFA to address civil rights related requests. Information also is available at http:// www.4-h.org/resource-library/access-4- VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Jun 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 h-online-enrollment-managementsystem/. Estimate of Burden: The numbers of respondents increase because individual institutions will have the option to submit an institution report, rather than aggregating data from multiple institutions into a single state report. The burden estimates expect to increase by no more than 1 minute to generate the data and fill in the cells on the spreadsheet. The increase is minimal because the new information to be reported is already made available to the institution so they need only relay the information to NIFA. The estimates are: • Number of Respondents: 109. • Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. • Time per Response: 1 hour and 1 minute. • Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 110 hours and 49 minutes. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request to OMB for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Done at Washington, DC, this 31st day of May 2013. Catherine E. Woteki, Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics. [FR Doc. 2013–13569 Filed 6–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Institute of Food and Agriculture Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Establish a New Information Collection National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34333 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, that implement the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) intention to request approval to establish a new information collection for the REEport system. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by August 12, 2013, to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Email: rmartin@nifa.usda.gov; Fax: 202–720–0857; Mail: Office of Information Technology (OIT), NIFA, USDA, STOP 2216, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250– 2216. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin, Records Officer; Email: rmartin@nifa.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: REEport System. OMB Number: 0524—New. Type of Request: Intent to request approval to establish a new information collection for three years. Abstract: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), NIFA administers several competitive, peer-reviewed research, education, and extension programs, under which awards of a high-priority are made. These programs are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.); the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 341 et seq.); and other legislative authorities. NIFA also administers several formula funded research programs. The programs are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the McIntireStennis Cooperative Forestry Research Act of October 10, 1962 (16 U.S.C. 582a–1–582a–7); the Hatch Act of 1887, as amended (7 U.S.C. 4361a–361i); Section 1445 of Public Law 95–113, the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3222); and Section 1433 of Subtitle E (Sections 1429–1439), Title XIV of Public Law 95–113, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3191–3201). Each formula funded program is subject to a set of administrative requirements: ‘‘Administrative Manual for the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program,’’ the ‘‘Administrative Manual for the Hatch Research Program,’’ the ‘‘Administrative Manual for the Evans-Allen Cooperative E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 34334 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2013 / Notices Agricultural Research Program,’’ and the ‘‘Administrative Manual for the Continuing Animal Health and Disease Research Program’’. NIFA plans to deploy REEport as NIFA’s singular non-formula (including competitive grants) and formula grant project reporting system, building on and replacing the existing Current Research Information System (CRIS) Web forms system (OMB Control Number: 0524–0042). REEport will be NIFA’s new documentation and data collection system for project initiation and progress reporting and constitutes a necessary information collection for NIFA-supported projects as set forth in requirements established in 7 CFR Parts 3400 through 3430 pertaining to the aforementioned authorities. The transition from CRIS to REEport and this new information collection in support of it are necessary in order to provide descriptive information regarding individual research, education, extension, and integrated activities and to document expenditures and staff support, as well as monitor the progress and impact of such activities. Out of an initiative of the Research Business Models (RBM) Subcommittee of the Committee on Science (CoS), a committee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), came the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR). The RPPR is a new uniform format for reporting performance progress on Federally-funded research projects. Upon implementation, the RPPR will be used by agencies that support research and research-related activities for use in submission of interim progress reports. It is intended to replace other interim performance reporting formats currently in use by agencies. In anticipation of the RPPR’s implementation, NIFA based REEport’s Progress Report format on the RPPR. As part of REEport’s implementation, NIFA intends to transfer existing data in CRIS to REEport and then terminate the applicable components of CRIS. For the existing projects that reported to CRIS, the awardees will then report to REEport. REEport will better address NIFA accountability and reporting needs by supporting limited use of program-specific data fields and the ability to upload documents such as portable document files (PDF) into reports. REEport will allow Hatch and Evans-Allen projects to be linked to planned programs in the Agricultural, Research, Extension and Education Reform Act of 1998 (AREERA) Plan of Work Information System, which will simplify the preparation of State Annual Reports. Each Hatch and Evans-Allen project in REEport will choose which Planned Program it is a part of in the Plan of Work. Once this link is made, expenditures, Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs), and possibly Knowledge Area Classifications can then be rolled up into the Plan of Work system, thus eliminating points of double reporting and eliminating discrepancies between the two systems. Additionally, deployment of REEport will facilitate the transition to the Research, Education, and Economics Information System (REEIS) as the primary source of information on the research, education, and extension programs, projects and activities of USDA and its partner institutions currently hosted by the CRIS system, including REEIS’ Leadership Management Dashboard. REEport implementation includes: • Formula and Non-formula new project initiation; and • Expenditure, progress, and termination reports for all new and Using RPPR format Project Initiation .................................................................................................. Progress Report ................................................................................................. Final Report ........................................................................................................ Financial Report ................................................................................................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Transaction name existing projects (data transferred from CRIS) Further information about REEport deployment can be found on http:// www.nifa.usda.gov/business/ reeport_imp.html which will include implementation updates and other information as it becomes available. NIFA will send out the updates to the new REEportDeploy Lyris email list, which has been created from the CRIS and Plan of Work contacts lists. Interested parties may subscribe to the list by sending an email message to lyris@lyris.nifa.usda.gov (skip the subject line and type subscribe REEportDeploy in the body of your message; be sure you receive an email confirming your subscription). The information provided through REEport will help users (grantees, grantee institutions and NIFA) to keep abreast of the latest developments in agricultural, food science, human nutrition and forestry research and education; track resource utilization in specific target areas of work; plan for future activities; plan for resource allocation to research, education, and extension programs; avoid costly duplication of effort; aid in coordination of efforts addressing similar problems in different locations; and aid research, education, and extension workers in establishing valuable contacts within the agricultural community. Estimate of Burden: NIFA used burden estimates from the current CRIS collection to estimate the burden for REEport, but anticipates the transactions for project initiation may be reduced because grant application information will be used to prepopulate many fields. The total annual burden for the nonRPPR portion of this collection is 36,760 hours and 23,490 hours for the RPPR Progress Report. Estimated number of responses No ................ Yes .............. Yes .............. No ................ Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Jun 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3,700 8,700 2,800 8,700 Estimated burden per response 4.6 2.7 2.7 1.4 Total annual burden 17,020 23,490 7,560 12,180 All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request to OMB for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Obtaining a Copy of the Information Collection: A copy of the information collection and related instructions may be obtained free of charge by contacting Robert Martin as directed above. E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2013 / Notices Done at Washington, DC, this 31st day of May 2013. Catherine E. Woteki, Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics. [FR Doc. 2013–13571 Filed 6–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–56–2013] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 141— Monroe County, New York; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; John D. Brush & Co., dba Sentry Group (Safes and Secured Storage Devices); Pittsford and East Rochester, New York The County of Monroe, New York, grantee of FTZ 141, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of John D. Brush & Co., dba Sentry Group (Sentry), located in Pittsford and East Rochester, New York. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 30, 2013. The Sentry facility is located within Subzone 141F. The facility is used for the manufacturing and warehousing of fire resistant safes and secured storage devices. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Sentry from customs duty payments on the foreign status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, Sentry would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to fire proof safes made of steel, fire and water resistant storage chests, gun safes, security safes, portable security safes, cash boxes, key boxes, safe boxes, drawer safes, depository safes and commercial safes (duty rate ranges from free to 3.8%) for the foreign status inputs noted below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. The components and materials sourced from abroad include: Interior lights, drawer slides, cap plugs, battery holders, replacement module kits, face plates, touchpads, plastic gun racks, keypad assemblies, panel lock assemblies, door backs, plastic trays, drawers, shelves, battery drawer VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Jun 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 assemblies, chrome bezels, locks, padlock assemblies, keys, battery packs, electronic lock assemblies, actuator boards, lock solenoids, diecast dial assemblies, metal dial assemblies, wood gun shelf racks, cable assemblies, communication cables, gasket kits, door springs, metal handles, handle assemblies, bungee cords, replacement keys, battery covers, key lock covers, steel screws and bolt down kits (duty rate ranges from 1.5 to 12.5%). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is July 17, 2013. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. Dated: June 3, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–13575 Filed 6–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–008] Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011– 2012 Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Taiwan. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2011, through April 30, 2012, and the review covers Shin Yang Steel Co., Ltd. (Shin Yang), a producer and exporter of subject merchandise. We have preliminarily found that sales of the subject merchandise were made at prices below normal value, and that Shin Yang is the AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34335 successor-in-interest to Yieh Phui Enterprise Co, Ltd. (Yieh Phui). DATES: As of June 7, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Bezirganian or Robert James, 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) 482–1131 or (202) 482– 0649, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is certain circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Taiwan. The product is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, and 7306.30.5055. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive.1 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, please see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.2 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Import Administration’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACCESS). Access to IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// iaaccess.trade.gov and to all parties in the Central Records Unit (CRU), room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http:// www.trade.gov.ia/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decisions Memorandum are identical in content. Successor-in-Interest In response to questionnaires issued in the current review, Shin Yang 1 The complete description of the scope of the order appears in the memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Taiwan, 2011/ 12’’ (dated concurrently with this notice) (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by this notice. 2 A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum appears in Appendix I of this notice. E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Institute of Food and Agriculture


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

AGENCY: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by August 12, 
2013, to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date 
will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by any of the following 
methods: Email: rmartin@nifa.usda.gov; Fax: 202-720-0857; Mail: Office 
of Information Technology (OIT), NIFA, USDA, STOP 2216, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-2216.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin, Records Officer; Email: 
rmartin@nifa.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: REEport System.
    OMB Number: 0524--New.
    Type of Request: Intent to request approval to establish a new 
information collection for three years.
    Abstract: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), NIFA 
administers several competitive, peer-reviewed research, education, and 
extension programs, under which awards of a high-priority are made. 
These programs are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in 
the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act 
of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.); the Smith-Lever Act (7 
U.S.C. 341 et seq.); and other legislative authorities. NIFA also 
administers several formula funded research programs. The programs are 
authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the McIntire-
Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Act of October 10, 1962 (16 
U.S.C. 582a-1-582a-7); the Hatch Act of 1887, as amended (7 U.S.C. 
4361a-361i); Section 1445 of Public Law 95-113, the Food and 
Agriculture Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3222); and Section 1433 
of Subtitle E (Sections 1429-1439), Title XIV of Public Law 95-113, as 
amended (7 U.S.C. 3191-3201). Each formula funded program is subject to 
a set of administrative requirements: ``Administrative Manual for the 
McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program,'' the 
``Administrative Manual for the Hatch Research Program,'' the 
``Administrative Manual for the Evans-Allen Cooperative

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Agricultural Research Program,'' and the ``Administrative Manual for 
the Continuing Animal Health and Disease Research Program''.
    NIFA plans to deploy REEport as NIFA's singular non-formula 
(including competitive grants) and formula grant project reporting 
system, building on and replacing the existing Current Research 
Information System (CRIS) Web forms system (OMB Control Number: 0524-
0042). REEport will be NIFA's new documentation and data collection 
system for project initiation and progress reporting and constitutes a 
necessary information collection for NIFA-supported projects as set 
forth in requirements established in 7 CFR Parts 3400 through 3430 
pertaining to the aforementioned authorities. The transition from CRIS 
to REEport and this new information collection in support of it are 
necessary in order to provide descriptive information regarding 
individual research, education, extension, and integrated activities 
and to document expenditures and staff support, as well as monitor the 
progress and impact of such activities.
    Out of an initiative of the Research Business Models (RBM) 
Subcommittee of the Committee on Science (CoS), a committee of the 
National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), came the Research 
Performance Progress Report (RPPR). The RPPR is a new uniform format 
for reporting performance progress on Federally-funded research 
projects. Upon implementation, the RPPR will be used by agencies that 
support research and research-related activities for use in submission 
of interim progress reports. It is intended to replace other interim 
performance reporting formats currently in use by agencies. In 
anticipation of the RPPR's implementation, NIFA based REEport's 
Progress Report format on the RPPR.
    As part of REEport's implementation, NIFA intends to transfer 
existing data in CRIS to REEport and then terminate the applicable 
components of CRIS. For the existing projects that reported to CRIS, 
the awardees will then report to REEport. REEport will better address 
NIFA accountability and reporting needs by supporting limited use of 
program-specific data fields and the ability to upload documents such 
as portable document files (PDF) into reports. REEport will allow Hatch 
and Evans-Allen projects to be linked to planned programs in the 
Agricultural, Research, Extension and Education Reform Act of 1998 
(AREERA) Plan of Work Information System, which will simplify the 
preparation of State Annual Reports. Each Hatch and Evans-Allen project 
in REEport will choose which Planned Program it is a part of in the 
Plan of Work. Once this link is made, expenditures, Full-Time 
Equivalents (FTEs), and possibly Knowledge Area Classifications can 
then be rolled up into the Plan of Work system, thus eliminating points 
of double reporting and eliminating discrepancies between the two 
systems.
    Additionally, deployment of REEport will facilitate the transition 
to the Research, Education, and Economics Information System (REEIS) as 
the primary source of information on the research, education, and 
extension programs, projects and activities of USDA and its partner 
institutions currently hosted by the CRIS system, including REEIS' 
Leadership Management Dashboard.
    REEport implementation includes:
     Formula and Non-formula new project initiation; and
     Expenditure, progress, and termination reports for all new 
and existing projects (data transferred from CRIS)
    Further information about REEport deployment can be found on http://www.nifa.usda.gov/business/reeport_imp.html which will include 
implementation updates and other information as it becomes available. 
NIFA will send out the updates to the new REEportDeploy Lyris email 
list, which has been created from the CRIS and Plan of Work contacts 
lists. Interested parties may subscribe to the list by sending an email 
message to lyris@lyris.nifa.usda.gov (skip the subject line and type 
subscribe REEportDeploy in the body of your message; be sure you 
receive an email confirming your subscription).
    The information provided through REEport will help users (grantees, 
grantee institutions and NIFA) to keep abreast of the latest 
developments in agricultural, food science, human nutrition and 
forestry research and education; track resource utilization in specific 
target areas of work; plan for future activities; plan for resource 
allocation to research, education, and extension programs; avoid costly 
duplication of effort; aid in coordination of efforts addressing 
similar problems in different locations; and aid research, education, 
and extension workers in establishing valuable contacts within the 
agricultural community.
    Estimate of Burden: NIFA used burden estimates from the current 
CRIS collection to estimate the burden for REEport, but anticipates the 
transactions for project initiation may be reduced because grant 
application information will be used to prepopulate many fields. The 
total annual burden for the non-RPPR portion of this collection is 
36,760 hours and 23,490 hours for the RPPR Progress Report.

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                                                                     Estimated       Estimated
           Transaction name                Using RPPR  format        number of      burden per     Total annual
                                                                     responses       response         burden
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Project Initiation...................  No.......................           3,700             4.6          17,020
Progress Report......................  Yes......................           8,700             2.7          23,490
Final Report.........................  Yes......................           2,800             2.7           7,560
Financial Report.....................  No.......................           8,700             1.4          12,180
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    Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of 
the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request to OMB for approval. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.
    Obtaining a Copy of the Information Collection: A copy of the 
information collection and related instructions may be obtained free of 
charge by contacting Robert Martin as directed above.


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    Done at Washington, DC, this 31st day of May 2013.
Catherine E. Woteki,
Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics.
[FR Doc. 2013-13571 Filed 6-6-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-22-P