Notice of Proposed Information Collection Request: IMLS Native American Library Basic Grant Program-Final Performance Report Form, 60506 [2018-25568]

Download as PDF 60506 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2018 / Notices Dated: November 19, 2018. Kim Miller, Grants Management Specialist, Institute of Museum and Library Services. [FR Doc. 2018–25567 Filed 11–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Institute of Museum and Library Services Notice of Proposed Information Collection Request: IMLS Native American Library Basic Grant Program—Final Performance Report Form Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation on 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 the use of the IMLS Native American Basic Library Grant Program Final Performance Report Form for the next three years. 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 January 21, 2019. 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Nov 23, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 Grants 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelcy Shepherd, Associate Deputy Director for Discretionary Programs, Office of Library Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. She can be reached by Telephone: 202–653– 4716 Fax: 202–653–4608, or by email at kshepherd@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 libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grant making, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov. II. Current Actions Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Dated: November 19, 2018. Kim Miller, Grants Management Specialist, Institute of Museum and Library Services. [FR Doc. 2018–25568 Filed 11–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P Native American Basic Grants support existing library operations and maintain core library services, particularly as they relate to the following goals in the Museum and Library Services Act (20 U.S.C. 9141). Indian tribes are eligible to apply for funding under the Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant program. Entities such as libraries, schools, tribal colleges, or departments of education are not eligible applicants, although they may be involved in the administration of this program and their staff may serve as PO 00000 project directors in partnership with an eligible applicant. For purposes of funding under this program, ‘‘Indian tribe’’ means any tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska native village, regional corporation, or village corporation (as defined in, or established pursuant to, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.)), which is recognized by the Secretary of the Interior as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians. A list of eligible entities is available from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. To be eligible for this program you must be able to document an existing library that meets, at a minimum, three basic criteria: (1) Regularly scheduled hours, (2) staff, and (3) materials available for library users. This action is to create the form and instructions for the Final Performance Report Form for the grant program for the next three years. Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Title: IMLS Native American Library Basic Grant Program—Final Performance Report Form. OMB Number: 3137–0098. Frequency: Once a year. Affected Public: Library staff. Number of Respondents: TBD. Estimated Average Burden per Response: TBD. Estimated Total Annual Burden: TBD. Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: n/a. Total Annual Costs: TBD. 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. 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NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

Institute of Museum and Library Services


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Request: IMLS Native 
American Library Basic Grant Program--Final Performance Report Form

AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation 
on 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 the use of the IMLS 
Native American Basic Library Grant Program Final Performance Report 
Form for the next three years.
    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 January 21, 2019.
    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 
Grants 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelcy Shepherd, Associate Deputy 
Director for Discretionary Programs, Office of Library Services, 
Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW, 
Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. She can be reached by Telephone: 
202-653-4716 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 libraries and museums. We advance, 
support, and empower America's museums, libraries, and related 
organizations through grant making, research, and policy development. 
Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to 
transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, 
visit www.imls.gov.

II. Current Actions

    Native American Basic Grants support existing library operations 
and maintain core library services, particularly as they relate to the 
following goals in the Museum and Library Services Act (20 U.S.C. 
9141). Indian tribes are eligible to apply for funding under the Native 
American Library Services Enhancement Grant program. Entities such as 
libraries, schools, tribal colleges, or departments of education are 
not eligible applicants, although they may be involved in the 
administration of this program and their staff may serve as project 
directors in partnership with an eligible applicant.
    For purposes of funding under this program, ``Indian tribe'' means 
any tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, 
including any Alaska native village, regional corporation, or village 
corporation (as defined in, or established pursuant to, the Alaska 
Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.)), which is 
recognized by the Secretary of the Interior as eligible for the special 
programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because 
of their status as Indians. A list of eligible entities is available 
from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. To be eligible for this program you 
must be able to document an existing library that meets, at a minimum, 
three basic criteria: (1) Regularly scheduled hours, (2) staff, and (3) 
materials available for library users.
    This action is to create the form and instructions for the Final 
Performance Report Form for the grant program for the next three years.
    Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    Title: IMLS Native American Library Basic Grant Program--Final 
Performance Report Form.
    OMB Number: 3137-0098.
    Frequency: Once a year.
    Affected Public: Library staff.
    Number of Respondents: TBD.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: TBD.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: TBD.
    Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: n/a.
    Total Annual Costs: TBD.
    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.

    Dated: November 19, 2018.
Kim Miller,
Grants Management Specialist, Institute of Museum and Library Services.
[FR Doc. 2018-25568 Filed 11-23-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7036-01-P