Notice of Public Information Collection; Requirements Submitted to OMB for Review; Partner Information Form, 4907 [2016-01228]

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 18 (Thursday, January 28, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Page 4907]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01228]


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AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Notice of Public Information Collection; Requirements Submitted 
to OMB for Review; Partner Information Form

AGENCY: U.S. Agency for International Development.

ACTION: 30-Day notice.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Agency for International Development 
(USAID) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a 
request for review and approval of the information collection listed 
below. This proposed information collection was previously published in 
the Federal Register on July 17, 2015, 80 FR 42467, and allowed 60-days 
for public comment. USAID's responses to comments received during the 
60-day comment period can be found at: www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/partner-vetting-system.

DATES: Comments Due Date: February 29, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be identified as Paperwork Reduction 
Act Comments, OMB Control Number 0412-0577. These comments should be 
directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Desk Officer for USAID, by email at 
OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.E0P.GOV; by fax at (202) 395-6974; or by mail to 
Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manuel A. Avendano, Management and 
Policy Analyst, USAID, RRB, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20523; (202) 7125-5785 or at mavendano@usaid.gov. Copies of the 
revised Partner Information Form (PIF) may be obtained from Mr. 
Avendano.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Number: 200705-0412-003.
    Form Number: 0412-0577.

Overview of This Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Partner Information Form.
    (3) Agency form number: AID500-13.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: The U.S. Agency for International Development 
intends to continue collection of information from individuals and/or 
officers of for-profit and not-for-profit non-governmental 
organizations (NG0s) who apply for USAID contracts, grants, cooperative 
agreements, other funding from USAID, or who apply for registration 
with USAID as Private and Voluntary Organizations. The collection of 
this information will be used to conduct screening to help mitigate the 
risk that USAID funds or USAID-funded activities inadvertently provide 
support to entities or individuals associated with terrorism. Screening 
programs are being conducted in West Bank/Gaza, Afghanistan, and pilot 
countries under the Partner Vetting System Pilot Program (Guatemala, 
Kenya, Lebanon, Philippines, and Ukraine).
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: USAID estimates 
that for pilot and non-pilot vetting programs, 3,800 PIFs will be 
completed in a calendar year and the additional requirements for 
partner vetting will add 1.25 hours (75 minutes) to an USAID 
acquisition or assistance award application.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated 
with this collection is 4,750 hours (3,800 forms multiplied by 75 
minutes per form, divided by 60 minutes).
    (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated 
with the collection: The estimated total annual cost burden associated 
with this collection of information is $217,740 (3,800 forms multiplied 
by $57.30 per submission cost)

    Dated: January 14, 2016.
Lynn P. Winston,
Chief, Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services, 
Information and Records Division, U.S. Agency for International 
Development.
[FR Doc. 2016-01228 Filed 1-27-16; 8:45 am]
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