Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Sea Grant Program Application Requirements for Grants, for Sea Grant Fellowships, Including the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships, and for Designation as a Sea Grant College or Sea Grant Institution, 68309-68310 [2020-23821]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 209 / Wednesday, October 28, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Sea Grant Program Application Requirements for Grants, for Sea Grant Fellowships, Including the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships, and for Designation as a Sea Grant College or Sea Grant Institution National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before December 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at Adrienne.thomas@noaa.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 0648– 0362 in the subject line of your comments. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to Doug Bell, National Sea Grant Office, (301– 734–1080), and oar.sg.info-admin@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for the extension, with minor proposed revisions, of a currently approved information collection. The objectives of the National Sea Grant College Program, as stated in the Sea Grant legislation (33 U.S.C. 1121 et seq.) are to increase the understanding, assessments, development, utilization, and conservation of the Nation’s ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. It VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Oct 27, 2020 Jkt 253001 accomplishes these objectives by conducting research, education, and outreach programs. Grant monies are available for funding activities that help obtain the objectives of the Sea Grant Program. Both single and multi-project grants are awarded, with the latter representing approximately 80 percent of the total grant program. In addition to other standard grant application requirements, three forms are required with the grants. The Sea Grant Control Form (NOAA Form 90–1) is used to identify the organizations and personnel who would be involved in the grant and briefly summarize the proposed activities under the grant. The Project Record Form (NOAA Form 90–2), which collects summary data on projects, helps the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) evaluate the proposals during its funding decisions. The Sea Grant Budget Form (NOAA Form 90–4) provides information similar to, but more detailed than, standardized budget forms SF–424A or SF–424C, and allows the NSGO to determine whether or not the breakdown cost of multi-project grant awards is reasonable. Collectively, the data supplied in these documents form the basis for many of NSGO’s responses to the Administration, the Congress, other agencies, and to the public about the scope of Sea Grant activities. The National Sea Grant College Program Act (33 U.S.C. 1126) also provides for the designation of a public or private institution of higher education, institute, laboratory, or State or local agency as a Sea Grant college or Sea Grant institute. Applications are required for designation of Sea Grant Colleges and Sea Grant Institutes, although no forms are required. The data the collection provides helps the National Sea Grant Office determine the suitability of the applicant for meeting the standards and conditions for being a Sea Grant College as set forth in 33 U.S.C. 1126 and 15 CFR 918.5. The NSGO proposes two primary revisions to this information collection. The NOAA Form 90–2 is collected using an Excel spreadsheet (>98% of use cases). The NSGO intends to migrate the Excel spreadsheet to an online webform that is hosted on Sea Grant’s Planning, Implementation and Evaluation Resource (PIER) database. The online webform would provide an additional and alternative method of information collection, but not eliminate the option for an Excel-based collection. The webform may require slight modifications on the form structure and existing data formats (such as ‘‘Classifications’’ or ‘‘Partners’’). These modifications may be driven by PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68309 software requirements, but are mostly sought to improve information management and the user interface. Public comments from previous extensions of this information collection have requested linkage of the NOAA Form 90–2 to the PIER database. This modification would enable synchronization of existing PIER data, so that time of user entry and data quality control is minimized. The second proposed revision utilizes existing components of the NOAA Form 90–2. The NSGO is proposing to collect more resolved information that will allow Sea Grant to classify the level of effort by topic (i.e., ‘‘Classification’’) for a subset of funded activities. This collection may modify the existing NOAA Form 90–2, but may also exist as a new form, if that method of collection is determined to be more effective and efficient. This collection would improve NSGO’s responses to the Administration, the Congress, other agencies, and to the public about the scope of Sea Grant activities. II. Method of Collection Responses are made in a variety of formats, including forms and narrative submissions, via mail, fax or email. The Sea Grant Project Record Form (NOAA Form 90–2) and Sea Grant Budget Form (NOAA Form 90–4) must be submitted in electronic format through grants.gov if the grant applicant has the means to do so. The proposed modification would also enable the NOAA Form 90– 2 to be submitted via electronic format. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0362. Form Number(s): NOAA Forms 90–1, 90–2, and 90–4. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension and revision of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Academic and notfor-profit institutions; individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations; State, Local, or Tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 680. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes for a Sea Grant Control form; 20 minutes for a Project Record Form; 15 minutes for a Sea Grant Budget form; and 20 hours for an application for designation as a Sea Grant college or Sea Grant institute. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1091. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $170 for record keeping and mailed submissions. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 68310 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 209 / Wednesday, October 28, 2020 / Notices Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1121 et seq. IV. Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) 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; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–23821 Filed 10–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038–0103, Ownership and Control Reports, Forms 102/102S, 40/ 40S, and 71 (Trader and Account Identification Reports) Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for review and comment. The ICR describes jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Oct 27, 2020 Jkt 253001 the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of this notice’s publication to OIRA, at https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Please find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the website’s search function. Comments can be entered electronically by clicking on the ‘‘comment’’ button next to the information collection on the ‘‘OIRA Information Collections Under Review’’ page, or the ‘‘View ICR—Agency Submission’’ page. A copy of the supporting statement for the collection of information discussed herein may be obtained by visiting https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. In addition to the submission of comments to https://Reginfo.gov as indicated above, a copy of all comments submitted to OIRA may also be submitted to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘CFTC’’) by clicking on the ‘‘Submit Comment’’ box next to the descriptive entry for OMB Control No. 3038–0103, at https:// comments.cftc.gov/FederalRegister/ PublicInfo.aspx. Or by either of the following methods: • Mail: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as Mail above. Please submit your comments using only one of these methods and identify that it is for the renewal of Collection Number 3038–0103. All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an English translation. Comments submitted to the Commission should include only information that you wish to make available publicly. If you wish the Commission to consider information that you believe is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, a petition for confidential treatment of the exempt information may be submitted according to the procedures established in § 145.9 of the Commission’s regulations.1 The Commission reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to review, prescreen, filter, redact, refuse or remove 1 17 PO 00000 CFR 145.9. Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 any or all of your submission from https://www.cftc.gov that it may deem to be inappropriate for publication, such as obscene language. All submissions that have been redacted or removed that contain comments on the merits of the ICR will be retained in the public comment file and will be considered as required under the Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elie Mishory, Special Counsel, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, at (202) 418–5609 or emishory@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0103. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Ownership and Control Reports, Forms 102/102S, 40/40S, and 71 (Trader and Account Identification Reports) (OMB Control No. 3038–0103). This is a request for extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The ownership and control reports rules 2 created new information collection requirements via §§ 17.01, 18.04, 18.05, and 20.5. Specifically, § 17.01 provides for the filing of Form 102A, Form 102B and Form 71, as follows: • Pursuant to § 17.01(a), futures commission merchants (‘‘FCMs’’), clearing members, and foreign brokers shall identify new special accounts to the Commission on Form 102A; • pursuant to § 17.01(b), clearing members shall identify volume threshold accounts to the Commission on Form 102B; and • pursuant to § 17.01(c), omnibus volume threshold account originators and omnibus reportable sub-account originators shall identify reportable subaccounts to the Commission on Form 71 when requested via a special call by the Commission or its designee. Additional reporting requirements arise from § 18.04, which results in the collection of information via Form 40 from and regarding traders who own, hold, or control reportable positions; volume threshold account controllers; persons who own volume threshold accounts; reportable sub-account controllers; and persons who own reportable sub-accounts. Reporting requirements also arise from § 20.5(a), which requires all reporting entities to submit Form 102S 2 See Commission, Final Rule: Ownership and Control Reports, Forms 102/102S, 40/40S, and 71, 78 FR 69178 (November 18, 2013). Terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning assigned to such terms in the final rules or in the Commission’s regulations. E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Sea Grant Program Application Requirements for Grants, for Sea 
Grant Fellowships, Including the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy 
Fellowships, and for Designation as a Sea Grant College or Sea Grant 
Institution

AGENCY: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information 
collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information 
collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment 
preceding submission of the collection to OMB.

DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed 
information collection must be received on or before December 28, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 0648-0362 in the subject line of your 
comments. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise 
sensitive or protected information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
specific questions related to collection activities should be directed 
to Doug Bell, National Sea Grant Office, (301-734-1080), and 
oar.sg.info[email protected]">oar.sg.info[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for the extension, with minor proposed revisions, 
of a currently approved information collection.
    The objectives of the National Sea Grant College Program, as stated 
in the Sea Grant legislation (33 U.S.C. 1121 et seq.) are to increase 
the understanding, assessments, development, utilization, and 
conservation of the Nation's ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. 
It accomplishes these objectives by conducting research, education, and 
outreach programs. Grant monies are available for funding activities 
that help obtain the objectives of the Sea Grant Program. Both single 
and multi-project grants are awarded, with the latter representing 
approximately 80 percent of the total grant program. In addition to 
other standard grant application requirements, three forms are required 
with the grants. The Sea Grant Control Form (NOAA Form 90-1) is used to 
identify the organizations and personnel who would be involved in the 
grant and briefly summarize the proposed activities under the grant. 
The Project Record Form (NOAA Form 90-2), which collects summary data 
on projects, helps the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) evaluate the 
proposals during its funding decisions. The Sea Grant Budget Form (NOAA 
Form 90-4) provides information similar to, but more detailed than, 
standardized budget forms SF-424A or SF-424C, and allows the NSGO to 
determine whether or not the breakdown cost of multi-project grant 
awards is reasonable. Collectively, the data supplied in these 
documents form the basis for many of NSGO's responses to the 
Administration, the Congress, other agencies, and to the public about 
the scope of Sea Grant activities.
    The National Sea Grant College Program Act (33 U.S.C. 1126) also 
provides for the designation of a public or private institution of 
higher education, institute, laboratory, or State or local agency as a 
Sea Grant college or Sea Grant institute. Applications are required for 
designation of Sea Grant Colleges and Sea Grant Institutes, although no 
forms are required. The data the collection provides helps the National 
Sea Grant Office determine the suitability of the applicant for meeting 
the standards and conditions for being a Sea Grant College as set forth 
in 33 U.S.C. 1126 and 15 CFR 918.5.
    The NSGO proposes two primary revisions to this information 
collection. The NOAA Form 90-2 is collected using an Excel spreadsheet 
(>98% of use cases). The NSGO intends to migrate the Excel spreadsheet 
to an online webform that is hosted on Sea Grant's Planning, 
Implementation and Evaluation Resource (PIER) database. The online 
webform would provide an additional and alternative method of 
information collection, but not eliminate the option for an Excel-based 
collection. The webform may require slight modifications on the form 
structure and existing data formats (such as ``Classifications'' or 
``Partners''). These modifications may be driven by software 
requirements, but are mostly sought to improve information management 
and the user interface. Public comments from previous extensions of 
this information collection have requested linkage of the NOAA Form 90-
2 to the PIER database. This modification would enable synchronization 
of existing PIER data, so that time of user entry and data quality 
control is minimized. The second proposed revision utilizes existing 
components of the NOAA Form 90-2. The NSGO is proposing to collect more 
resolved information that will allow Sea Grant to classify the level of 
effort by topic (i.e., ``Classification'') for a subset of funded 
activities. This collection may modify the existing NOAA Form 90-2, but 
may also exist as a new form, if that method of collection is 
determined to be more effective and efficient. This collection would 
improve NSGO's responses to the Administration, the Congress, other 
agencies, and to the public about the scope of Sea Grant activities.

II. Method of Collection

    Responses are made in a variety of formats, including forms and 
narrative submissions, via mail, fax or email. The Sea Grant Project 
Record Form (NOAA Form 90-2) and Sea Grant Budget Form (NOAA Form 90-4) 
must be submitted in electronic format through grants.gov if the grant 
applicant has the means to do so. The proposed modification would also 
enable the NOAA Form 90-2 to be submitted via electronic format.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0362.
    Form Number(s): NOAA Forms 90-1, 90-2, and 90-4.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension and revision of a 
currently approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Academic and not-for-profit institutions; 
individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations; 
State, Local, or Tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 680.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes for a Sea Grant Control 
form; 20 minutes for a Project Record Form; 15 minutes for a Sea Grant 
Budget form; and 20 hours for an application for designation as a Sea 
Grant college or Sea Grant institute.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1091.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $170 for record keeping and 
mailed submissions.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits.

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    Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1121 et seq.

IV. Request for Comments

    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau 
to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; (b) 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; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden 
on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone 
number, email address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including 
your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2020-23821 Filed 10-27-20; 8:45 am]
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