Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 15410 [2018-07252]

Download as PDF 15410 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 10, 2018 / Notices NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–2018–029] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: NARA is giving public notice that the agency proposes to request an extension to use the two information collections described in this notice, which the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) uses in its grant program. NARA invites the public to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before June 11, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent by mail to Paperwork Reduction Act Comments (MP), Room 4100, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Rd., College Park, MD 20740–6001, by fax to 301–837–0319, or by email to tamee.fechhelm@nara.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please direct requests for additional information or copies of the proposed information collections and supporting statements to Tamee Fechhelm, by telephone at 301–837–1694, or by fax at 301–837–0319. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), NARA invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collections. The comments and suggestions should address one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the proposed information collections are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NARA; (b) the accuracy of NARA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collections; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of information technology; and (e) whether small businesses are affected by these collections. NARA will summarize and include submitted comments in our request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this notice, NARA is soliciting comments daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 concerning the following information collection: 1. Title: National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Grant Program Budget Form and Instructions and NHPRC Grant Offer Acknowledgement. OMB number: 3095–0013. Agency form number: NA Form 17001 and 17001a. Type of review: Regular. Affected public: Nonprofit organizations and institutions, state and local government agencies, and Federally-acknowledged or staterecognized Native American tribes or groups, who apply for and receive NHPRC grants for support of historical documentary editions, archival preservation and planning projects, and other records projects. Estimated number of respondents: 244 per year submit applications; approximately 25 grantees need to submit revised budgets. Estimated time per response: 10 hours per application; 5 hours per revised budget. Frequency of response: On occasion for the application; as needed for revised budget. Currently, the NHPRC considers grant applications two times per year. Respondents usually submit no more than one application per year, and, for those who need to submit revised budgets, only one revised budget per year. Estimated total annual burden hours: 1,765 hours. Abstract: The NHPRC posts grant announcements to their website and to grants.gov (www.grants.gov), where the information will be specific to the grant opportunity named. The basic information collection remains the same. The NA Form 17001 is used by the NHPRC staff, reviewers, and the Commission to determine if the applicant and proposed project are eligible for an NHPRC grant, and whether the proposed project is methodologically sound and suitable for support. The NA Form 17001a, NHPRC Grant Offer Acknowledgement, is used after the Archivist of the United States, as chair of the Commission, recommends a grant for approval. The prospective grantee must acknowledge the offer of the grant and agree to meet the requirements of applicable Federal regulations. In addition, they must verify the existence of an indirect cost agreement with a cognizant Federal agency if they are claiming indirect costs in the project’s budget. 2. Title: Accounting System and Financial Capability Questionnaire. OMB number: 3095–0072. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency form numbers: NA Form 17003. Type of review: Regular. Affected public: Not-for-profit institutions and State, Local, or Tribal Government. Estimated number of respondents: 75. Estimated time per response: 4 hours. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total annual burden hours: 300. Abstract: Pursuant to the Title 2, Section 215 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations (formerly Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A–110) and Office of Management and Budget Circular A– 133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, grant recipients are required to maintain adequate accounting controls and systems in managing and administering Federal funds. Some of the recipients of grants from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) have proven to have limited experience with managing Federal funds. This questionnaire is designed to identify those potential recipients and provide appropriate training or additional safeguards for Federal funds. Additionally, the questionnaire serves as a pre-audit function in identifying potential deficiencies and minimizing the risk of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement, which we use in lieu of a more costly and time consuming formal pre-award audit. Swarnali Haldar, Executive for Information Services/CIO. [FR Doc. 2018–07252 Filed 4–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Meeting of Humanities Panel National Endowment for the Humanities. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The National Endowment for the Humanities will hold one meeting of the Humanities Panel, a federal advisory committee, during May 2018. The purpose of the meeting is for panel review, discussion, evaluation, and recommendation of applications for financial assistance under the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for meeting date. The meeting will open SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1

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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

[NARA-2018-029]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection and request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: NARA is giving public notice that the agency proposes to 
request an extension to use the two information collections described 
in this notice, which the National Historical Publications and Records 
Commission (NHPRC) uses in its grant program. NARA invites the public 
to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before June 11, 2018 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent by mail to Paperwork Reduction Act 
Comments (MP), Room 4100, National Archives and Records Administration, 
8601 Adelphi Rd., College Park, MD 20740-6001, by fax to 301-837-0319, 
or by email to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please direct requests for additional 
information or copies of the proposed information collections and 
supporting statements to Tamee Fechhelm, by telephone at 301-837-1694, 
or by fax at 301-837-0319.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), NARA invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collections. The 
comments and suggestions should address one or more of the following 
points: (a) Whether the proposed information collections are necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of NARA; (b) the accuracy 
of NARA's estimate of the burden of the proposed information 
collections; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including the use of 
information technology; and (e) whether small businesses are affected 
by these collections. NARA will summarize and include submitted 
comments in our request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this 
notice, NARA is soliciting comments concerning the following 
information collection:
    1. Title: National Historical Publications and Records Commission 
(NHPRC) Grant Program Budget Form and Instructions and NHPRC Grant 
Offer Acknowledgement.
    OMB number: 3095-0013.
    Agency form number: NA Form 17001 and 17001a.
    Type of review: Regular.
    Affected public: Nonprofit organizations and institutions, state 
and local government agencies, and Federally-acknowledged or state-
recognized Native American tribes or groups, who apply for and receive 
NHPRC grants for support of historical documentary editions, archival 
preservation and planning projects, and other records projects.
    Estimated number of respondents: 244 per year submit applications; 
approximately 25 grantees need to submit revised budgets.
    Estimated time per response: 10 hours per application; 5 hours per 
revised budget.
    Frequency of response: On occasion for the application; as needed 
for revised budget. Currently, the NHPRC considers grant applications 
two times per year. Respondents usually submit no more than one 
application per year, and, for those who need to submit revised 
budgets, only one revised budget per year.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 1,765 hours.
    Abstract: The NHPRC posts grant announcements to their website and 
to grants.gov (www.grants.gov), where the information will be specific 
to the grant opportunity named. The basic information collection 
remains the same. The NA Form 17001 is used by the NHPRC staff, 
reviewers, and the Commission to determine if the applicant and 
proposed project are eligible for an NHPRC grant, and whether the 
proposed project is methodologically sound and suitable for support. 
The NA Form 17001a, NHPRC Grant Offer Acknowledgement, is used after 
the Archivist of the United States, as chair of the Commission, 
recommends a grant for approval. The prospective grantee must 
acknowledge the offer of the grant and agree to meet the requirements 
of applicable Federal regulations. In addition, they must verify the 
existence of an indirect cost agreement with a cognizant Federal agency 
if they are claiming indirect costs in the project's budget.
    2. Title: Accounting System and Financial Capability Questionnaire.
    OMB number: 3095-0072.
    Agency form numbers: NA Form 17003.
    Type of review: Regular.
    Affected public: Not-for-profit institutions and State, Local, or 
Tribal Government.
    Estimated number of respondents: 75.
    Estimated time per response: 4 hours.
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 300.
    Abstract: Pursuant to the Title 2, Section 215 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations, Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher 
Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations (formerly 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-110) and Office of 
Management and Budget Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local 
Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, grant recipients are 
required to maintain adequate accounting controls and systems in 
managing and administering Federal funds. Some of the recipients of 
grants from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission 
(NHPRC) have proven to have limited experience with managing Federal 
funds. This questionnaire is designed to identify those potential 
recipients and provide appropriate training or additional safeguards 
for Federal funds. Additionally, the questionnaire serves as a pre-
audit function in identifying potential deficiencies and minimizing the 
risk of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement, which we use in lieu of 
a more costly and time consuming formal pre-award audit.

Swarnali Haldar,
Executive for Information Services/CIO.
[FR Doc. 2018-07252 Filed 4-9-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7515-01-P