Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Request To Amend an Investment Award and Project Service Maps, 19683-19684 [2018-09535]

Download as PDF 19683 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 87 / Friday, May 4, 2018 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The mission of EDA is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA accomplishes this mission by helping states, regions, and communities through capacity building, planning, infrastructure, research grants, and strategic initiatives. Further information on EDA’s program and grant opportunities can be found at www.eda.gov. In order to effectively administer and monitor its economic development assistance programs, EDA collects certain information from applications for, and recipients of, EDA investment assistance. The purpose of this notice is to seek comments from the public and other Federal agencies on a request for an extension of an information collected related to a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The collection of this information is required to ensure the recipient is complying with EDA’s CEDS requirements. A CEDS is required for an eligible applicant to qualify for an EDA investment assistance under its Public Works, Economic Adjustment, and certain planning programs, and is a prerequisite for a region’s designation by EDA as an Economic Development District (see 13 CFR 303, 305.2, and 307.2 of EDA’s regulations). This information collection is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2018. concept of economic resilience (i.e., the ability to avoid, withstand, and recover from economic shifts, natural disasters, etc.). EDA is not proposing any changes to the current information collection request. II. Method of Collection OMB Control Number: 0610–0093. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission; revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Federal government; State, local or Tribal government; Business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 527. Estimated Time per Response: 480 hours for the initial CEDS for a District organization or other planning organization funded by EDA; 160 hours for the CEDS revision required at least every 5 years from and EDA-funded District or other planning organization; 40 hours per applicant for EDA Public Works or Economic Adjustment Assistance with a project deemed by EDA to merit further consideration that is not located in an EDA-funded District. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 31,640. The CEDS are collected via both paper and electronic submissions. A CEDS emerges from a continuing planning process developed and driven by a public sector planning organization by engaging a broad-based and diverse set of stakeholders to address the economic problems and potential of a region. The CEDS should include information about how and to what extent stakeholder input and support was solicited. Information on how the planning organization collaborated with its diverse set of stakeholders (including the public sector, private interests, nonprofits, educational institutions, and community organizations) in the development of the CEDS should be included. In accordance with the regulations governing the CEDS (see 13 CFR 303.7), a CEDS must contain a summary background, a SWOT Analysis, Strategic Direction/Action Plan, and an Evaluation Framework. In addition, the CEDS must incorporate the Number of responses Type of response III. Data Hours per response Total estimated time (hours) Initial CEDS .................................................................. Revised CEDS .............................................................. CEDS Updates/Performance Reports .......................... CEDS by applicants not in EDA-funded District .......... 3 77 385 62 480 hours/initial CEDS ................................................. 160 hours/revised CEDS .............................................. 40 hours/report ............................................................. 40 hours ........................................................................ 1,440 12,320 15,400 2,480 Total ....................................................................... ........................ ....................................................................................... 31,640 Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 May 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and may be included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–09539 Filed 5–3–18; 8:45 am] Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Economic Development Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Request To Amend an Investment Award and Project Service Maps Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Economic Development Administration (EDA or the Agency), Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a proposed extension of an information collection SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 3510–34–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 19684 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 87 / Friday, May 4, 2018 / Notices request approved through September 30, 2018, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 3, 2018. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via email at PRAcomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Mitchell E. Harrison, Program Analyst, U.S. Economic Development Administration, Performance and National Programs, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 71030, Washington, DC 20230 (or via email at mharrison@eda.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: assistance programs, EDA collects certain information from applicants for, and recipients of, EDA investment assistance. The purpose of this notice is to seek comments from the public and other Federal agencies on a request for an extension of this information collection where a recipient must submit a written request to EDA to amend an investment award and provide such information and documentation as EDA deems necessary to determine the merit of altering the terms of an award (see 13 CFR 302.7(a) of EDA’s regulations). EDA may require a recipient to submit a project service map and information from which to determine whether services are provided to all segments of the region being assisted (see 13 CFR 302.16(c) of EDA’s regulations). This information collection is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2018. I. Abstract Amendments and project service maps are collected via both paper or electronic submissions, including email. A recipient must submit a written request to EDA to amend an investment award and provide such information and documentation as EDA deems necessary to determine the merit of altering the terms of an award (see 13 CFR 302.7(a) of EDA’s regulations). EDA may require a recipient to submit a project service map and information from which to determine whether services are provided to all segments of the region being assisted (see CFR 302.16(c) of EDA’s regulations). EDA is The mission of EDA is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA accomplishes this mission by helping states, regions, and communities through capacity building, planning, infrastructure, research grants, and strategic initiatives. Further information on EDA’s program and grant opportunities can be found at www.eda.gov. In order to effectively administer and monitor its economic development II. Method of Collection Number of requests Type of request not proposing any changes to the current information collection request. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0610–0102. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission; Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Current recipients of EDA construction (Public Works or Economic Adjustment Assistance) awards, to include (1) cities or other political subdivisions of a state, including a special purpose unit of state or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions; (2) states; (3) institutions of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; (4) public or private non-profit organizations or associations; (5) District Organizations; and (6) Indian Tribes or a consortia of Indian Tribes and (7) (for training, research, and technical assistance awards only) individuals and for-profit businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 632 (600 requests for amendments to construction awards, 30 requests for amendments to non-construction awards, 2 project service maps). Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours for an amendment to a construction award, 1 hour for an amendment to a non-construction award, 6 hours for a project service map. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,242 hours. Estimated hours per request Estimated burden hours Requests for amendments to construction awards ...... Requests for amendment to non-construction awards Project service maps .................................................... 600 30 2 2 hours/request preparation ......................................... 1 hour/request .............................................................. 6 hours/map .................................................................. 1200 30 12 Total ....................................................................... ........................ ....................................................................................... 1,242 Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 May 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and may be included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–09535 Filed 5–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–34–P E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 87 (Friday, May 4, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19683-19684]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-09535]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Request To 
Amend an Investment Award and Project Service Maps

AGENCY: Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Economic Development Administration (EDA or the Agency), 
Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce 
paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on a proposed extension of an information 
collection

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request approved through September 30, 2018, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 3, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via email at 
[email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Mitchell E. Harrison, Program Analyst, U.S. Economic 
Development Administration, Performance and National Programs, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW, Room 71030, Washington, DC 20230 (or via email 
at [email protected]).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The mission of EDA is to lead the federal economic development 
agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American 
regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA 
accomplishes this mission by helping states, regions, and communities 
through capacity building, planning, infrastructure, research grants, 
and strategic initiatives. Further information on EDA's program and 
grant opportunities can be found at www.eda.gov.
    In order to effectively administer and monitor its economic 
development assistance programs, EDA collects certain information from 
applicants for, and recipients of, EDA investment assistance. The 
purpose of this notice is to seek comments from the public and other 
Federal agencies on a request for an extension of this information 
collection where a recipient must submit a written request to EDA to 
amend an investment award and provide such information and 
documentation as EDA deems necessary to determine the merit of altering 
the terms of an award (see 13 CFR 302.7(a) of EDA's regulations). EDA 
may require a recipient to submit a project service map and information 
from which to determine whether services are provided to all segments 
of the region being assisted (see 13 CFR 302.16(c) of EDA's 
regulations). This information collection is scheduled to expire on 
September 30, 2018.

II. Method of Collection

    Amendments and project service maps are collected via both paper or 
electronic submissions, including email. A recipient must submit a 
written request to EDA to amend an investment award and provide such 
information and documentation as EDA deems necessary to determine the 
merit of altering the terms of an award (see 13 CFR 302.7(a) of EDA's 
regulations). EDA may require a recipient to submit a project service 
map and information from which to determine whether services are 
provided to all segments of the region being assisted (see CFR 
302.16(c) of EDA's regulations). EDA is not proposing any changes to 
the current information collection request.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0610-0102.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission; Revision of a currently 
approved collection.
    Affected Public: Current recipients of EDA construction (Public 
Works or Economic Adjustment Assistance) awards, to include (1) cities 
or other political subdivisions of a state, including a special purpose 
unit of state or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure 
development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions; (2) 
states; (3) institutions of higher education or a consortium of 
institutions of higher education; (4) public or private non-profit 
organizations or associations; (5) District Organizations; and (6) 
Indian Tribes or a consortia of Indian Tribes and (7) (for training, 
research, and technical assistance awards only) individuals and for-
profit businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 632 (600 requests for amendments 
to construction awards, 30 requests for amendments to non-construction 
awards, 2 project service maps).
    Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours for an amendment to a 
construction award, 1 hour for an amendment to a non-construction 
award, 6 hours for a project service map.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,242 hours.

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                                                   Number of                                         Estimated
                Type of request                    requests       Estimated hours  per request     burden hours
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Requests for amendments to construction awards             600  2 hours/request preparation.....            1200
Requests for amendment to non-construction                  30  1 hour/request..................              30
 awards.
Project service maps..........................               2  6 hours/map.....................              12
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    Total.....................................  ..............  ................................           1,242
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    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

IV. Request for Comments

    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq.), comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and may be included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter 
of public record.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-09535 Filed 5-3-18; 8:45 am]
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