Agency Information Collection Extension, 55354-55355 [2018-24131]

Download as PDF 55354 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 214 / Monday, November 5, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2018–ICCD–0116] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application Forms and Instructions for the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 5, 2018. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2018–ICCD–0116. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9086, Washington, DC 20202–0023. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Sara Starke, 202–453–7681. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Nov 02, 2018 Jkt 247001 information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Application Forms and Instructions for the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program. OMB Control Number: 1840–0501. Type of Review: A reinstatement of a previously approved information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 300. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 900. Abstract: The Department of Education (US/ED) is responsible for administering the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad (SA) Program under authority of Section 102(b)(6) of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange (Fulbright-Hays) Act of 1961, as amended. The program is administered under the policies established by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB), a 12member body appointed by the President. US/ED recruits and recommends candidates for seminar positions abroad in accordance with FSB policies, which support the purposes of the Fulbright-Hays Act. The application is necessary in order for the Department to award funds under this program. Dated: October 31, 2018. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2018–24178 Filed 11–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Agency Information Collection Extension AGENCY: PO 00000 U.S. Department of Energy. Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), intends to extend for three years, an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before January 4, 2019. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Courtney Bracey by email at Courtney.Bracey@science.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Courtney Bracey, courtney.bracey@ science.doe.gov, (301) 903–1844. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended 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 of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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. This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. {1910–5178}; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS); (3) Type of Review: {extension}; (4) Purpose: This existing collection is based on the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Electronic Handbooks software. Discretionary financial assistance proposals continue to be collected using Grants.gov but are imported into PAMS for use by the program offices. Under the existing information collection, an external interface in PAMS allows two other types of proposal submission: DOE National Laboratories are able to submit proposals for technical work authorizations directly into PAMS, while other Federal Agencies will be able to submit Proposals for interagency awards directly into PAMS. External users from all institution types are able to submit Solicitation Letters of Intent and Pre-proposals directly into PAMS. All applicants, whether they submitted SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 214 / Monday, November 5, 2018 / Notices through Grants.gov or PAMS, are able to register with PAMS to view the proposals that were submitted. They also are able to maintain a minimal amount of information in their personal profile. The existing collection automates and streamlines the submission, tracking, and correspondence portions of financial award pre-review processes. The information collected is used by DOE to select applicants and projects for financial awards; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: {The following numbers are calculated using the average of data received in fiscal year 2015 through fiscal year 2018. 6,533 PAMS new registrants, who are to include 9,700 submitters of lab proposals, interagency proposals, pre-proposals, and Letters Of Intent (LOI) (assuming one person per estimated submission) and 10,900 reviewers of proposals submitted through Grants.gov; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: The Office of Science receives about 370 DOE national laboratory and interagency proposals per year, based on an average number of submissions received for (fiscal year 2015 through fiscal year 2018) and about 4,600 pre-proposals and letters of intent per year, based on an average of the data collected between fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2018; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: The time it takes to complete a form depends upon the type of form being completed. External users will need to register with PAMS in order to access the system. It takes approximately 30 minutes for external users to complete the forms required to become a registered PAMS user. Both LOI and pre-proposal forms take 15 minutes each, whereas completing a lab/interagency proposal will take about 3 hours. The reviewers require about 3 hour of analysis, per submission. Based on the annual estimated number of responses, broken down by DOE national laboratory, letter of intent and pre-proposal, the annual estimated time required for reviewers to complete analysis or responses and the time required for external users to register with PAMS, the estimated annual number of burden hours is 30,150; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $0. Statutory Authority: Section 641 of the Department of Energy Organization Act, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7251. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Nov 02, 2018 Jkt 247001 Signed in Washington, DC, on October 22, 2018. Vasilios Kountouris, Director, Office of Information Technology and Services, Office of Science, Department of Energy. [FR Doc. 2018–24131 Filed 11–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Savannah River Site Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Savannah River Site. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. SUMMARY: DATES: Monday, November 26, 2018, 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Boyette, Office of External Affairs, Department of Energy, Savannah River Operations Office, P.O. Box A, Aiken, SC, 29802; Phone: (803) 952–6120. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE–EM and site management in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities. Tentative Agenda Monday, November 26, 2018 Opening, Chair Update, and Agenda Review Agency Updates Break Administrative & Outreach Committee Update Facilities Disposition & Site Remediation Committee Update Nuclear Materials Committee Update Strategic & Legacy Management Committee Update Waste Management Committee Update Presentation: Defense Waste Processing Facility and Glass Waste Storage Status Discussion of Draft Recommendation: Pollinator Management Program Public Comments PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 55355 Recess Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Reconvene Agenda Review Presentations • Annual Site Environmental Report • Environmental Management Systems • Plutonium Disposition Options Lunch Break Presentations • DOE–EM Performance Metrics • National Environmental Research Park Break Presentations • Solid Waste Program, Naval Waste and Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) update • Mercury in the Liquid Waste System Public Comments Voting on Recommendations Adjourn Public Participation: The EM SSAB, Savannah River Site, welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Amy Boyette at least seven days in advance of the meeting at the phone number listed above. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Amy Boyette’s office at the address or telephone listed above. Requests must be received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comments will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Amy Boyette at the address or phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following website: http://cab.srs.gov/ srs-cab.html. Signed in Washington, DC on October 31, 2018. LaTanya Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–24137 Filed 11–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 214 (Monday, November 5, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55354-55355]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-24131]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Agency Information Collection Extension

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995), intends to extend for three years, an 
information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB).

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before January 4, 2019. If you anticipate difficulty in 
submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below 
as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Courtney Bracey by email at 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Courtney Bracey, 
[email protected], (301) 903-1844.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 
extended 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 of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (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. This information collection request contains:
    (1) OMB No. {1910-5178{time} ;
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: Portfolio Analysis and 
Management System (PAMS);
    (3) Type of Review: {extension{time} ;
    (4) Purpose: This existing collection is based on the Health 
Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Electronic Handbooks 
software. Discretionary financial assistance proposals continue to be 
collected using Grants.gov but are imported into PAMS for use by the 
program offices. Under the existing information collection, an external 
interface in PAMS allows two other types of proposal submission: DOE 
National Laboratories are able to submit proposals for technical work 
authorizations directly into PAMS, while other Federal Agencies will be 
able to submit Proposals for interagency awards directly into PAMS. 
External users from all institution types are able to submit 
Solicitation Letters of Intent and Pre-proposals directly into PAMS. 
All applicants, whether they submitted

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through Grants.gov or PAMS, are able to register with PAMS to view the 
proposals that were submitted. They also are able to maintain a minimal 
amount of information in their personal profile. The existing 
collection automates and streamlines the submission, tracking, and 
correspondence portions of financial award pre-review processes.
    The information collected is used by DOE to select applicants and 
projects for financial awards;
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: {The following numbers 
are calculated using the average of data received in fiscal year 2015 
through fiscal year 2018. 6,533 PAMS new registrants, who are to 
include 9,700 submitters of lab proposals, interagency proposals, pre-
proposals, and Letters Of Intent (LOI) (assuming one person per 
estimated submission) and 10,900 reviewers of proposals submitted 
through Grants.gov;
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: Annual Estimated 
Number of Total Responses: The Office of Science receives about 370 DOE 
national laboratory and interagency proposals per year, based on an 
average number of submissions received for (fiscal year 2015 through 
fiscal year 2018) and about 4,600 pre-proposals and letters of intent 
per year, based on an average of the data collected between fiscal year 
2015 and fiscal year 2018;
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: The time it takes to 
complete a form depends upon the type of form being completed. External 
users will need to register with PAMS in order to access the system. It 
takes approximately 30 minutes for external users to complete the forms 
required to become a registered PAMS user. Both LOI and pre-proposal 
forms take 15 minutes each, whereas completing a lab/interagency 
proposal will take about 3 hours. The reviewers require about 3 hour of 
analysis, per submission. Based on the annual estimated number of 
responses, broken down by DOE national laboratory, letter of intent and 
pre-proposal, the annual estimated time required for reviewers to 
complete analysis or responses and the time required for external users 
to register with PAMS, the estimated annual number of burden hours is 
30,150;
    (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $0.
    Statutory Authority: Section 641 of the Department of Energy 
Organization Act, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7251.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on October 22, 2018.
Vasilios Kountouris,
Director, Office of Information Technology and Services, Office of 
Science, Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2018-24131 Filed 11-2-18; 8:45 am]
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