Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2019-2021 IMLS Grants to States Program “Five Year State Plan Guidelines”, 8902-8903 [2018-04114]

Download as PDF 8902 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 41 / Thursday, March 1, 2018 / Notices For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on August, 31, 2017 (82 FR 41431). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1220–0044. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate 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; • Evaluate 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; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • 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, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–BLS. Title of Collection: Telephone Point of Purchase Survey. OMB Control Number: 1220–0044. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,183. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 29,938. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 6,312 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: February 26, 2018. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–04201 Filed 2–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Institute of Museum and Library Services Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2019–2021 IMLS Grants to States Program ‘‘Five Year State Plan Guidelines’’ Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities. ACTION: Notice, request for comments on this collection of information. AGENCY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This pre-clearance consultation program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. By this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning a plan to continue the IMLS Grants to States Program ‘‘Five Year State Plan Guidelines’’ instructions. Each SLAA must submit a plan that details library services goals for a five-year period to receive funding. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before April 27, 2018. IMLS is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to: • Evaluate 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; • Evaluate 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; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Dr. Sandra Webb, Director, Office of Grant Policy and Management, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202–653– 4718, Fax: 202–653–4608, or by email at swebb@imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/ TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202–653–4614. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s approximately 120,000 libraries and 35,000 museums and related organizations. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov. II. Current Actions This action is to renew the forms and instructions for the IMLS Grants to States Program ‘‘Five Year State Plan Guidelines’’ for the next three years. The Grants to States program is the largest source of Federal funding support for library services in the U.S. Using a population based formula, more than $150 million is distributed among the State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs) every year. SLAAs are official agencies charged by law with the extension and development of library services, and they are located in: • Each of the 50 States of the United States, and the District of Columbia; • The Territories (the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands); and • The Freely Associated States (the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau). Each year, over 1,500 Grants to States projects support the purposes and priorities outlined in the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). (See 20 U.S.C. 9121 et seq.) SLAAs may use the funds to support statewide initiatives and services, and they may E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 41 / Thursday, March 1, 2018 / Notices also distribute the funds through competitive subawards (subgrants or cooperative agreements) to public, academic, research, school, or special libraries or library consortia (for-profit and Federal libraries are not eligible). Each SLAA must submit a plan that details library services goals for a fiveyear period. (20 U.S.C. 9134). SLAAs must also conduct a five-year evaluation of library services based on that plan. These plans and evaluations are the foundation for improving practice and informing policy. Each SLAA receives IMLS funding to support the five year period through a series of overlapping, two year grant awards. Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Title: 2019–2021 IMLS Grants to States Program ‘‘State Program Reporting System’’. OMB Number: 3137–0029. Frequency: 1 time every five years. Affected Public: State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs). Number of Respondents: 56. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 90 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,040 hours. Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: n/a. Total Annual Costs: $139,457. Public Comments Invited: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sandra Webb, Director, Grant Policy and Management, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4718, Fax: 202– 653–4608, or by email at swebb@ imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202– 653–4614. Dated: February 23, 2018. Kim Miller, Grants Management Specialist, Office of Grant Policy and Management. [FR Doc. 2018–04114 Filed 2–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES 60-Day Notice for the ‘‘NEA Panelist Profile Data’’ National Endowment for the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities. ACTION: Notice of proposed collection; comment request. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 8903 The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This program helps to ensure that requested data is provided in the desired format; reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized; collection instruments are clearly understood; and the impact of collection requirements on respondents is properly assessed. Currently, the NEA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection of NEA panelist profile data. A copy of the current information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this notice. Dated: February 26, 2018. Jillian Miller, Director, Office of Guidelines and Panel Operations, Administrative Services, National Endowment for the Arts. Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the address section below within 60 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. The NEA is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate 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; • Evaluate 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; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Can help the agency minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the electronic submission of responses. Correction SUMMARY: DATES: Email comments to Jillian Miller, Director, Office of Guidelines and Panel Operations, National Endowment for the Arts, at: millerj@ arts.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jillian Miller, Director of Guidelines and Panel Operations, National Endowment for the Arts, at millerj@arts.gov, or 202– 682–5504. PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 [FR Doc. 2018–04163 Filed 2–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7537–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Office of the Inspector General, National Science Foundation. AGENCY: Notice of a modified system of records; correction. ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) published a document in the Federal Register of February 15, 2018, concerning revisions to an existing system, NSF–52, ‘‘Office of the Inspector General—Investigative Files.’’ SUMMARY: In the Federal Register of February 15, 2018, in FR Doc. 2018–03147, on page 6883, in the third column, please correct the following: Delete in entirety the following: 11. Disclosure may be made to a congressional office from the record of an individual in response to an inquiry from the congressional office made at the request of that individual. Renumber the previously numbered paragraphs 12, 13, and 14 to 11, 12, and 13 respectively. On page 6882, in the third column please correct the following: Insert the words ‘‘the outcomes of’’ into routine use 14 so that it reads ‘‘This use not only advances overall transparency, but, by keeping complainants and victims informed about the outcomes of cases in which they are involved, it will encourage individuals to come forward and to cooperate in future investigations.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorothy Aronson, Acting Senior Agency Official for Privacy, Office of the Director, 2415 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22314, or daronson@ nsf.gov or via telephone at 703–292– 8000. Dated: February 26, 2018. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 2018–04159 Filed 2–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 41 (Thursday, March 1, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8902-8903]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-04114]


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THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

Institute of Museum and Library Services


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2019-2021 
IMLS Grants to States Program ``Five Year State Plan Guidelines''

AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation 
for the Arts and the Humanities.

ACTION: Notice, request for comments on this collection of information.

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SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part 
of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general 
public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed 
and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act. This pre-clearance consultation program helps 
to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. By 
this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning a plan to continue 
the IMLS Grants to States Program ``Five Year State Plan Guidelines'' 
instructions. Each SLAA must submit a plan that details library 
services goals for a five-year period to receive funding.
    A copy of the proposed information collection request can be 
obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES 
section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee section below on or before April 27, 2018.
    IMLS is particularly interested in comments that help the agency 
to:
     Evaluate 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;
     Evaluate 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;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     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, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Dr. Sandra Webb, Director, Office of Grant 
Policy and Management, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 
L'Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Dr. 
Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202-653-4718, Fax: 202-653-4608, or 
by email at [email protected], or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with 
hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source 
of federal support for the nation's approximately 120,000 libraries and 
35,000 museums and related organizations. Our mission is to inspire 
libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and 
cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, 
and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that 
make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn 
more, visit www.imls.gov.

II. Current Actions

    This action is to renew the forms and instructions for the IMLS 
Grants to States Program ``Five Year State Plan Guidelines'' for the 
next three years.
    The Grants to States program is the largest source of Federal 
funding support for library services in the U.S. Using a population 
based formula, more than $150 million is distributed among the State 
Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs) every year. SLAAs are official 
agencies charged by law with the extension and development of library 
services, and they are located in:
     Each of the 50 States of the United States, and the 
District of Columbia;
     The Territories (the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. 
Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the 
Northern Mariana Islands); and
     The Freely Associated States (the Republic of the Marshall 
Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of 
Palau).
    Each year, over 1,500 Grants to States projects support the 
purposes and priorities outlined in the Library Services and Technology 
Act (LSTA). (See 20 U.S.C. 9121 et seq.) SLAAs may use the funds to 
support statewide initiatives and services, and they may

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also distribute the funds through competitive subawards (subgrants or 
cooperative agreements) to public, academic, research, school, or 
special libraries or library consortia (for-profit and Federal 
libraries are not eligible). Each SLAA must submit a plan that details 
library services goals for a five-year period. (20 U.S.C. 9134). SLAAs 
must also conduct a five-year evaluation of library services based on 
that plan. These plans and evaluations are the foundation for improving 
practice and informing policy. Each SLAA receives IMLS funding to 
support the five year period through a series of overlapping, two year 
grant awards.
    Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    Title: 2019-2021 IMLS Grants to States Program ``State Program 
Reporting System''.
    OMB Number: 3137-0029.
    Frequency: 1 time every five years.
    Affected Public: State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs).
    Number of Respondents: 56.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 90 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,040 hours.
    Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: n/a.
    Total Annual Costs: $139,457.
    Public Comments Invited: Comments submitted in response to this 
notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB's 
clearance of this information collection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sandra Webb, Director, Grant 
Policy and Management, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 
L'Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Dr. 
Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202-653-4718, Fax: 202-653-4608, or 
by email at [email protected], or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with 
hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614.

    Dated: February 23, 2018.
Kim Miller,
Grants Management Specialist, Office of Grant Policy and Management.
[FR Doc. 2018-04114 Filed 2-28-18; 8:45 am]
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