30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: NEA/AC Performance Reporting System (ACPRS) and State Assistance Management System (SAMS) Domestic Results Monitoring Module, 40826 [2017-18194]

Download as PDF 40826 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10087] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: NEA/AC Performance Reporting System (ACPRS) and State Assistance Management System (SAMS) Domestic Results Monitoring Module Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment. DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to September 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods: • Email: oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Fax: 202–395–5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, may be made to Hainer Sibrian, TetraTech/PRO-telligent Contractor, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC), NEA Mail Room—Room 6528, 2201 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20520. He may be reached by phone at 202–776–8826 or by email at SibrianHE@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: NEA/AC Performance Reporting System (ACPRS); and State Assistance Management System (SAMS) Domestic. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0183. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC). • Form Number: DS–4127. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Aug 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 • Respondents: Recipients of NEA/ AC grants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 240. • Estimated Number of Responses: 960. • Average Time per Response: 20 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 19,200 hours. • Frequency: Quarterly. • Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection The Assistance Coordination (AC) Office, established in June 2014, coordinates United States government foreign assistance in the Middle East and North Africa region for the Department of State, and manages the implementation of all the assistance functions within the Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. In fiscal year 2017, the AC office expects to obligate over $142 million to support economic development, good governance, education, democracy programs, and human rights reform in 20 countries of the Middle East and North Africa. As a normal course of business and in compliance with OMB Guidelines contained in 2 CFR 200, recipient organizations are required to provide, and the U.S. Department of State is required to collect, periodic program and financial performance reports. The responsibility of the Department to track and monitor the programmatic and financial performance necessitates a database that can help facilitate this in a consistent and standardized manner. The NEA/AC Performance Reporting System (ACPRS) enables enhanced monitoring and PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 evaluation of grants through standardized collection and storage of relevant award elements, such as quarterly progress reports, workplans, results monitoring plans, grant agreements, and other business information related to AC implementers. The ACPRS streamlines communication with implementers and allows for rapid identification of information gaps for specific projects. With the introduction of a results monitoring module within SAMS Domestic in April 2018, NEA/AC will exclusively use SAMS Domestic to track and monitor programmatic and financial performance of awards and phase out ACPRS. Methodology Information will be electronically entered into ACPRS, and later SAMS Domestic, by respondents. Gregory Young, Grants Manager, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–18194 Filed 8–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–31–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Office of Dispute Resolution Procedures for Protests and Contact Disputes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. The regulations seek factual and legal information from protesters or claimants primarily through written submissions. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by September 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10087]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: NEA/AC 
Performance Reporting System (ACPRS) and State Assistance Management 
System (SAMS) Domestic Results Monitoring Module

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of 
proposed collection of information.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the information 
collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we 
are requesting comments on this collection from all interested 
individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 
30 days for public comment.

DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) up to September 27, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following 
methods:
     Email: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. You must include the 
DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control 
number in the subject line of your message.
     Fax: 202-395-5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department 
of State.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including 
requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and 
supporting documents, may be made to Hainer Sibrian, TetraTech/PRO-
telligent Contractor, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Near Eastern 
Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC), NEA Mail Room--
Room 6528, 2201 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20520. He may be reached by 
phone at 202-776-8826 or by email at SibrianHE@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: NEA/AC Performance 
Reporting System (ACPRS); and State Assistance Management System (SAMS) 
Domestic.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0183.
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office 
of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC).
     Form Number: DS-4127.
     Respondents: Recipients of NEA/AC grants.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 240.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 960.
     Average Time per Response: 20 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 19,200 hours.
     Frequency: Quarterly.
     Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
     Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost 
burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are 
public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you 
should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your 
personal information, will be available for public review.

Abstract of Proposed Collection

    The Assistance Coordination (AC) Office, established in June 2014, 
coordinates United States government foreign assistance in the Middle 
East and North Africa region for the Department of State, and manages 
the implementation of all the assistance functions within the 
Department of State's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. In fiscal year 
2017, the AC office expects to obligate over $142 million to support 
economic development, good governance, education, democracy programs, 
and human rights reform in 20 countries of the Middle East and North 
Africa. As a normal course of business and in compliance with OMB 
Guidelines contained in 2 CFR 200, recipient organizations are required 
to provide, and the U.S. Department of State is required to collect, 
periodic program and financial performance reports. The responsibility 
of the Department to track and monitor the programmatic and financial 
performance necessitates a database that can help facilitate this in a 
consistent and standardized manner. The NEA/AC Performance Reporting 
System (ACPRS) enables enhanced monitoring and evaluation of grants 
through standardized collection and storage of relevant award elements, 
such as quarterly progress reports, workplans, results monitoring 
plans, grant agreements, and other business information related to AC 
implementers. The ACPRS streamlines communication with implementers and 
allows for rapid identification of information gaps for specific 
projects. With the introduction of a results monitoring module within 
SAMS Domestic in April 2018, NEA/AC will exclusively use SAMS Domestic 
to track and monitor programmatic and financial performance of awards 
and phase out ACPRS.

Methodology

    Information will be electronically entered into ACPRS, and later 
SAMS Domestic, by respondents.


Gregory Young,
Grants Manager, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance 
Coordination (NEA/AC) Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2017-18194 Filed 8-25-17; 8:45 am]
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