Notice of Information Collection, 5488 [2016-01853]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 21 (Tuesday, February 2, 2016)]
[Page 5488]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-01853]



[Notice: 16-004]

Notice of Information Collection

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of information collection.


SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of 
its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this 
opportunity 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: Consideration will be given to all comments received within 30 
days from the date of this publication.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
regarding the proposed information collection to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
725 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20543. Attention: Desk Officer for 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instruments and instructions 
should be directed to Ms. Frances Teel, NASA PRA Clearance Officer, 
NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Mail Code JF0000, Washington, DC 
20546 or


I. Abstract

    This is a request to reinstate OMB control number 2700-0092, with 
changes. This collection is required to ensure proper accounting of 
Federal funds and property provided under finanical assistance awards 
(grants and cooperative agreements). Reporting and recordkeeping are 
prescribed at 2 CFR 1800 for awards issued to non-profits, institutions 
of higher education, government, and commercial firms when cost sharing 
is not required and at 14 CFR part 1274 for awards issued to commercial 
firms when cost sharing is required. This information collection was 
formerly titled Cooperative Agreements with Commercial Firms. Comments 
submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in 
the request for OMB approval of this information collection. They will 
also become a matter of public record. The basis for calculating the 
estimated burden remain the same as reported in the November 30, 2015 
Federal Register Notice (80 FR 74812); however, corrections were made 
to the total estimated hours and costs.

II. Method of Collection

    NASA collects approximately 90% of this information via electronic 
media, which is the preferred manner. However, certain information may 
also be collected via mail or fax.

III. Data

    Title: Financial Assistance Awards/Grants and Cooperative 
    OMB Control Number: 2700-0092.
    Type of Review: Reinstatement with Change of a Previously Approved 
Information Collection.
    Affected Public: Non-profits, institutions of higher educations, 
government, and commercial firms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,600.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 717,281.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $23,950,013.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on (1) whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
NASA, including whether the information collected has practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA's estimate of the burden (including 
hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including automated collection techniques 
or the use of other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection. They will also become a matter of public record.

Frances Teel,
NASA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-01853 Filed 2-1-16; 8:45 am]