60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: I2U2 Project Proposal Submission Template

Citation88 FR 71920
Published date18 October 2023
Record Number2023-22950
CourtState Department
Federal Register, Volume 88 Issue 200 (Wednesday, October 18, 2023)
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 18, 2023)]
                [Pages 71920-71921]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2023-22950]
                DEPARTMENT OF STATE
                [Public Notice 12232]
                60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: I2U2 Project
                Proposal Submission Template
                ACTION: Notice of request for public comment.
                SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and
                Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below.
                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 60 days for
                public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
                DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to
                December 18, 2023.
                ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
                 Web: Persons with access to the internet may comment on
                this notice by going to www.regulations.gov. You can search for the
                document by entering ``Docket Number: DOS-2023-0033'' in the Search
                field. Then click the ``Comment Now'' button and complete the comment
                 Email: [email protected].
                 You must include the information collection title and the OMB
                control number in any correspondence.
                 Title of Information Collection: I2U2 Project Proposal
                Submission Template.
                 OMB Control Number: 1405-0261.
                 Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved
                 Originating Office: Office of the Under Secretary for
                Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment.
                 Respondents: Individuals.
                 Estimated Number of Respondents: 10.
                 Estimated Number of Responses: 10.
                 Average Time per Response: 1 hour.
                 Total Estimated Burden Time: 10 hours.
                 Frequency: Once.
                 Obligation to Respond: 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
                 I2U2 is a partnership between the heads of government of India,
                Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. This grouping
                of countries identifies bankable projects and initiatives, with a
                particular focus on joint investments and new initiatives in water,
                energy, transportation, space, health, food security, and technology.
                The I2U2 initiative aims to mobilize
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                private sector capital and expertise to achieve a variety of economic
                 The purpose of this collection is to gather the required details
                necessary to determine if applicants' projects qualify to participate
                in the I2U2 initiative. This information is necessary to select
                participants and share information with I2U2 partners. The window to
                receive project proposals will remain open as long as the I2U2
                initiative exists.
                 I2U2 will consider projects and initiatives on an individual basis
                that meet the following criteria:
                 1. Fall into at least one of these seven sectors: water, climate/
                energy, transportation, space, health, food security, or technology.
                 2. Preferably operate in the Middle East, India, the United States,
                or Africa. However, the I2U2 Group will consider opportunities anywhere
                in the world.
                 3. Allow each of the four partner countries to benefit from and/or
                contribute to the project. Priority will be given to projects based on
                cooperation and/or involvement of participants from all four I2U2
                partner countries.
                 Respondents will access to the form at www.state.gov/I2U2.
                Following these criteria, the form asks individuals to select the
                applicable sectors and explain the proposed role of/benefits to each
                partner country. The form also requests details about the project
                submitter, any monetary and nonmonetary requests, and a description of
                the project and timeline. I2U2 will utilize this form for vetting,
                review, and selection of project submissions. Submitters may also
                optionally provide additional supporting documentation, such as a
                detailed budget, marketing brochure, or other relevant materials.
                 The collection will be completed 100 percent electronically. The
                respondent will complete the form online and submit the form by email
                to [email protected].
                Kevin E. Bryant,
                Deputy Director, Office of Directives Management, Department of State.
                [FR Doc. 2023-22950 Filed 10-17-23; 8:45 am]
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