Name of Information Collection: Financial Assistant Awards/Grants and Cooperative Agreements, 15234-15235 [2019-07352]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES 15234 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 72 / Monday, April 15, 2019 / Notices Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202–395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor—OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary Required Under the Affordable Care Act information collection. Section 2715 of the PHS Act directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Department of the Treasury (collectively, the Departments), in consultation with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and a working group comprised of stakeholders, to ‘‘develop standards for use by a group health plan and a health insurance issuer in compiling and providing to applicants, enrollees, and policyholders and certificate holders a summary of benefits and coverage explanation that accurately describes the benefits and coverage under the applicable plan or coverage.’’ To implement these disclosure requirements, collection of information requests relate to the provision of the following: Summary of benefits and coverage, which includes coverage examples; a uniform glossary of health coverage and medical terms, and a notice of modifications. Public Law 111–148 Section 2714 (Affordable Care Act) authorizes this information collection. See 29 CFR 2520.104b–10. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Apr 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1210–0147. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on 04/30/2019. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on 10/ 23/2018 (83 FR 53500). 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 1210–0147. 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–EBSA. Title of Collection: Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary Required Under the Affordable Care Act. OMB Control Number: 1210–0147. Affected Public: Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,701,736. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 72,826,994. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 328,265 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $7,040,366. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Frederick Licari, Departmental Clearance Officer (Acting). [FR Doc. 2019–07378 Filed 4–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [NOTICE: (19–016)] Name of Information Collection: Financial Assistant Awards/Grants and Cooperative Agreements National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection—renewal. AGENCY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections. DATES: All comments should be submitted within 60 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Gatrie Johnson, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Gatrie Johnson, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, JF0000, Washington, DC 20546, Gatrie.Johnson@NASA.gov, 202–358–1013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This is a request to renew OMB control number 2700–0092. This collection is required to ensure proper accounting of Federal funds and property provided under financial assistance awards (grants and cooperative agreements). Reporting and recordkeeping are prescribed at 2 CFR part 1800 for awards issued to nonprofits, institutions of higher educations, government, and commercial firms when cost sharing is not required and 14 CFR part 1274 for awards issued to commercial firms when cost sharing is required. II. Methods of Collection Proposals are submitted through the NASA Solicitation and Proposal E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 72 / Monday, April 15, 2019 / Notices Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) or Grants.gov. The use of these systems reduces the need for proposers to submit multiple copies to the agency. It allows proposers to submit multiple proposals to different funding announcements without registering each time. Electronic funds transfer is used for payment under Treasury guidance, for commercial firms and through the HHS Payment Management System (PMS) for other recipients. In addition, NASA encourages the use of computer technology and is participating in Federal efforts to extend the use of information technology to more Government processes. Basis of Estimate. Approximately 6,100 NASA financial assistance awards are open at any one time. It is estimated that out of the 7,100 proposals received each year, NASA awards approximately 1,600 new awards. The period of performance for each financial assistance award is usually three to five years. NASA had approximately 120 awards with commercial firms. Commercial firms submit quarterly payment requests directly to NASA, while other recipients submit the Federal Financial Reports (SF 425) on a quarterly basis to the HHS PMS. Performance, Property, and Patent Reports are filed annually. Historical records indicate that, on average, 1,625 changes are submitted annually. The total number of respondents is based on the average number of proposals that are received each year and the average number of active grants that are managed each year. The total number of hours spent on each task was estimated through historical records and experience of former recipients. Using past calculations, the total cost was estimated using the average salary (wages and benefits) for a GS–12 step 5. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES III. Data Title: Financial Assistant Awards/ Grants and Cooperative Agreements. OMB Number: 2700–0092. Type of review: Renewal of a previously approved information collection. Affected Public: Non-profits, institutions of higher educations, government, and commercial firms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,600. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 717,641. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Respondents: $25,131,787.82. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Apr 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 15235 IV. Request for Comments I. Abstract Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information collected has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. They will also become a matter of public record. To ensure accurate reporting of Government-owned, contractor-held property on the financial statements and to provide information necessary for effective property management in accordance with FAR Part 45, NASA obtains summary data annually from the official Government property records maintained by its contractors. The information is submitted via the NASA Form 1018, at the end of each fiscal year. Gatrie Johnson, NASA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–07352 Filed 4–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Notice: (19–017). ACTION: Notice of information collection. AGENCY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: All comments should be submitted within 60 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Gatrie Johnson, JF000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546– 0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Gatrie Johnson, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, JF0000, Washington, DC 20546–0001 or Gatrie.Johnson@ nasa.gov. SUMMARY: II. Method of Collection Electronic. III. Data Title: NASA Property in the Custody of Contractors. OMB Number: 2700–0017. Type of Review: Renewal of a previously approved information collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 726. Estimated Time per Response: 4 hrs. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,644. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $308,944.00. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information collected has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. They will also become a matter of public record. Gatrie Johnson, NASA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–07353 Filed 4–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 72 (Monday, April 15, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-07352]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[NOTICE: (19-016)]


Name of Information Collection: Financial Assistant Awards/Grants 
and Cooperative Agreements

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of information collection--renewal.

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SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of 
its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this 
opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information 
collections.

DATES: All comments should be submitted within 60 calendar days from 
the date of this publication.

ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Gatrie Johnson, National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 
20546-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Gatrie Johnson, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA 
Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, JF0000, Washington, DC 20546, 
[email protected], 202-358-1013.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This is a request to renew OMB control number 2700-0092. This 
collection is required to ensure proper accounting of Federal funds and 
property provided under financial assistance awards (grants and 
cooperative agreements). Reporting and recordkeeping are prescribed at 
2 CFR part 1800 for awards issued to nonprofits, institutions of higher 
educations, government, and commercial firms when cost sharing is not 
required and 14 CFR part 1274 for awards issued to commercial firms 
when cost sharing is required.

II. Methods of Collection

    Proposals are submitted through the NASA Solicitation and Proposal

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Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) or Grants.gov. The 
use of these systems reduces the need for proposers to submit multiple 
copies to the agency. It allows proposers to submit multiple proposals 
to different funding announcements without registering each time. 
Electronic funds transfer is used for payment under Treasury guidance, 
for commercial firms and through the HHS Payment Management System 
(PMS) for other recipients. In addition, NASA encourages the use of 
computer technology and is participating in Federal efforts to extend 
the use of information technology to more Government processes.

Basis of Estimate.

    Approximately 6,100 NASA financial assistance awards are open at 
any one time. It is estimated that out of the 7,100 proposals received 
each year, NASA awards approximately 1,600 new awards. The period of 
performance for each financial assistance award is usually three to 
five years. NASA had approximately 120 awards with commercial firms. 
Commercial firms submit quarterly payment requests directly to NASA, 
while other recipients submit the Federal Financial Reports (SF 425) on 
a quarterly basis to the HHS PMS. Performance, Property, and Patent 
Reports are filed annually. Historical records indicate that, on 
average, 1,625 changes are submitted annually. The total number of 
respondents is based on the average number of proposals that are 
received each year and the average number of active grants that are 
managed each year. The total number of hours spent on each task was 
estimated through historical records and experience of former 
recipients. Using past calculations, the total cost was estimated using 
the average salary (wages and benefits) for a GS-12 step 5.

III. Data

    Title: Financial Assistant Awards/Grants and Cooperative 
Agreements.
    OMB Number: 2700-0092.
    Type of review: Renewal of a previously approved information 
collection.
    Affected Public: Non-profits, institutions of higher educations, 
government, and commercial firms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,600.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 717,641.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Respondents: $25,131,787.82.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
NASA, including whether the information collected has practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA's estimate of the burden (including 
hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including automated collection techniques 
or the use of other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection. They will also become a matter of public record.

Gatrie Johnson,
NASA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-07352 Filed 4-12-19; 8:45 am]
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