30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: State Assistance Management System Domestic Results Performance Monitoring Module for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), 13969-13970 [2020-04843]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 47 / Tuesday, March 10, 2020 / Notices 13969 **** There will be one CPA firm respondent (an SSA-approved contractor) to conduct compliance reviews and prepare written reports of findings on the 10 permitted entities. Cost Burden The public cost burden is dependent upon the number of permitted entities and annual transaction volume. In FY 2019, 10 companies enrolled out of 123 applications received to participate in eCBSV. We based the cost estimates below on 10 participating permitted entities in FY 2020 submitting an anticipated volume of 307,000,000 transactions. The Banking Bill requires that we collect at least 50 percent of the ECBSV start-up costs (i.e., that we collect $9.2 million) before we may begin development of the eCBSV verification system. 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Each enrolled permitted entity will be required to remit the above tier based subscription fee for the 365-day agreement period and the appropriate administrative fee. We will charge newly enrolled entities a startup administrative fee of $3,693. After the initial year, we will charge the entities a renewal administrative fee of $1,691 each time the agreement is renewed or amended. We calculated the fees based on forecasted systems and operational expenses; agency oversight, overhead and CPA audit contract costs. In addition, SSA will periodically recalculate costs to provide eCBSV services and adjust the fees charged as needed. We will notify companies of a fee adjustment at the renewal of the eCBSV User Agreement and via notice in the Federal Register; companies have the opportunity to cancel the agreement or continue service using the new fee. Dated: March 5, 2020. Faye I. Lipsky, Director, Office of Regulations and Reports, Clearance, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–04807 Filed 3–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P Hamidawi, also known as Ahmed Kadhim Raheem Al-Saedi, also known as Ahmad Kazim Rahim Al-Sa’idi, also known as Abu Husayn, is a leader of Kata’ib Hizballah, a group whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to a determination by the Secretary of State pursuant to Executive Order 13224. Consistent with the determination in section 10 of Executive Order 13224 that prior notice to persons determined to be subject to the Order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States would render ineffectual the blocking and other measures authorized in the Order because of the ability to transfer funds instantaneously, I determine that no prior notice needs to be provided to any person subject to this determination who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, because to do so would render ineffectual the measures authorized in the Order. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: February 14, 2020. Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State. DEPARTMENT OF STATE [FR Doc. 2020–04864 Filed 3–9–20; 8:45 am] [Public Notice 11067] BILLING CODE 4710–AD–P khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Designation of Ahmad al-Hamidawi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Acting under the authority of and in accordance with sections 1(a)(ii)(B) of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, as amended by Executive Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, Executive Order 13284 of January 23, 2003, and Executive Order 13886 of September 9, 2019, I hereby determine that the person known as Ahmad al-Hamidawi, also known as Ahmad Muhsin Faraj al- VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1–1,000 1,001–10,000 10,001–200,000 200,001–50 million 50,000,001–2 billion Annual fee $400 3,030 14,300 276,500 860,000 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11066] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: State Assistance Management System Domestic Results Performance Monitoring Module for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment. DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to April 9, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods: • Email: oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Fax: 202–395–5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 13970 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 47 / Tuesday, March 10, 2020 / Notices may be sent to Natalie Donahue, Chief of Evaluation, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, who may be reached at (202) 632–6193 or DonahueNR@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: SAMS-Domestic Results Performance Module (SAMS-D RPM). • OMB Control Number: None. • Type of Request: New collection. • Originating Office: Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/P/V). • Form Number: No form. • Respondents: Implementing partners of ECA grants and cooperative agreements. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. • Estimated Number of Responses: 250 per year (most respondents report on a semi-annual basis; though there are some that will report more frequently, which has been factored into this figure). • Average Time per response: 20 hours (regardless of frequency of reporting). • Total Estimated Burden Time: 5,000 hours per year. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. The State Assistance Management System Domestic (SAMS-D) database is the official system of record for grants reporting, this notice of proposed information collection pertains only to the SAMS-D RPM, which is an extension module within the larger SAMS-D database. The use of that module is voluntary. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection As a normal course of business and in compliance with OMB Guidelines VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 contained in Circular A–110, recipient organizations are required to provide, and the U.S. State Department required to collect, periodic program and financial performance reports. The responsibility of the State Department to track and monitor the programmatic and financial performance necessitates a database that can help facilitate this in a consistent and standardized manner. The larger SAMS-D database is already the Department of State’s system of record; the database enables monitoring of grants and cooperative agreements through standardized collection and storage of performance monitoring award elements, such as progress reports, workplans, grant agreements, and other business information related to ECA awards. The SAMS-D RPM (which this notice of information collection pertains to, specifically) is an extension module within the larger SAMS-D platform, designed to collect performance monitoring data in a format that will make analysis of program performance and monitoring of the award more efficient. Methodology Information will be entered into SAMS-D RPM electronically. For organizations that are unable to submit their reports online, they will be able to submit a word document or PDF as the report, which will then be uploaded to the SAMS-D RPM. ECA will seek to limit such situations. Kristin Roberts, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–04843 Filed 3–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Notice of Product Exclusions: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of product exclusions. AGENCY: On August 20, 2019, at the direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative determined to modify the action being taken in the investigation by imposing additional duties of 10 percent ad valorem on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $300 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 innovation. The additional duties on products in List 1, which is set out in Annex A of that action, became effective on September 1, 2019. On August 30, 2019, at the direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative determined to increase the rate of the additional duty applicable to the tariff subheadings covered by the action announced in the August 20 notice from 10 percent to 15 percent. On January 22, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative determined to reduce the rate from 15 percent to 7.5 percent. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated a product exclusion process in October 2019, and interested persons have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative’s determination to grant certain exclusion requests, as specified in the Annex to this notice. The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to issue decisions on pending requests on a periodic basis. DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of September 1, 2019, the effective date of the $300 billion action, and will extend to September 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this notice, contact Assistant General Counsels Philip Butler or Megan Grimball, or Director of Industrial Goods Justin Hoffmann at (202) 395–5725. For specific questions on customs classification or implementation of the product exclusions identified in the Annex to this notice, contact traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background For background on the proceedings in this investigation, please see the prior notices issued in the investigation, including 82 FR 40213 (August 24, 2017), 83 FR 14906 (April 6, 2018), 83 FR 28710 (June 20, 2018), 83 FR 33608 (July 17, 2018), 83 FR 38760 (August 7, 2018), 83 FR 40823 (August 16, 2018), 83 FR 47974 (September 21, 2018), 83 FR 49153 (September 28, 2018), 84 FR 20459 (May 9, 2019), 84 FR 43304 (August 20, 2019), 84 FR 45821 (August 30, 2019), 84 FR 57144 (October 24, 2019), 84 FR 69447 (December 18, 2019), and 85 FR 3741 (January 22, 2020). In a notice published August 20, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative, at the direction of the President, announced a determination to modify the action being taken in the Section 301 investigation by imposing an additional 10 percent ad valorem duty E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 47 (Tuesday, March 10, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13969-13970]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-04843]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 11066]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: State 
Assistance Management System Domestic Results Performance Monitoring 
Module for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of 
proposed collection of information.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the information 
collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we 
are requesting comments on this collection from all interested 
individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 
30 days for public comment.

DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) up to April 9, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following 
methods:
     Email: [email protected]. You must include the 
DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control 
number in the subject line of your message.
     Fax: 202-395-5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department 
of State.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including 
requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and 
supporting documents,

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may be sent to Natalie Donahue, Chief of Evaluation, Bureau of 
Educational and Cultural Affairs, who may be reached at (202) 632-6193 
or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: SAMS-Domestic Results 
Performance Module (SAMS-D RPM).
     OMB Control Number: None.
     Type of Request: New collection.
     Originating Office: Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/
P/V).
     Form Number: No form.
     Respondents: Implementing partners of ECA grants and 
cooperative agreements.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 100.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 250 per year (most 
respondents report on a semi-annual basis; though there are some that 
will report more frequently, which has been factored into this figure).
     Average Time per response: 20 hours (regardless of 
frequency of reporting).
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 5,000 hours per year.
     Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. The State Assistance 
Management System Domestic (SAMS-D) database is the official system of 
record for grants reporting, this notice of proposed information 
collection pertains only to the SAMS-D RPM, which is an extension 
module within the larger SAMS-D database. The use of that module is 
voluntary.
    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
     Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost 
burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are 
public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you 
should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your 
personal information, will be available for public review.

Abstract of Proposed Collection

    As a normal course of business and in compliance with OMB 
Guidelines contained in Circular A-110, recipient organizations are 
required to provide, and the U.S. State Department required to collect, 
periodic program and financial performance reports. The responsibility 
of the State Department to track and monitor the programmatic and 
financial performance necessitates a database that can help facilitate 
this in a consistent and standardized manner. The larger SAMS-D 
database is already the Department of State's system of record; the 
database enables monitoring of grants and cooperative agreements 
through standardized collection and storage of performance monitoring 
award elements, such as progress reports, workplans, grant agreements, 
and other business information related to ECA awards. The SAMS-D RPM 
(which this notice of information collection pertains to, specifically) 
is an extension module within the larger SAMS-D platform, designed to 
collect performance monitoring data in a format that will make analysis 
of program performance and monitoring of the award more efficient.

Methodology

    Information will be entered into SAMS-D RPM electronically. For 
organizations that are unable to submit their reports online, they will 
be able to submit a word document or PDF as the report, which will then 
be uploaded to the SAMS-D RPM. ECA will seek to limit such situations.

Kristin Roberts,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural 
Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2020-04843 Filed 3-9-20; 8:45 am]
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