Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

 
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Federal Register: February 28, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 40)

Notices

Page 10779-10780

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment

Request

In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the

Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS),

Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed information collection request for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.

To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to Sherette.funncoleman@hhs.gov, or call the

Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690-6162. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be received with 60-days, and directed to the OS Paperwork.

Proposed Project: SF-424 Research & Related (R&R) Form--Revision-

OMB No. 4040-0001--Grants.Gov.

Abstract: The SF-424 (R&R) is the government-wide data set for research grant applications. The data set provides information to assist Federal program staff and grants officials in assessing the adequacy of applicant's proposals to accomplish project objectives and determine whether grant applications reflect program needs. Agencies will not be required to collect all of the information in the proposed data set. The agency will identify the data that must be provided by applicants through instructions that will accompany the application package. The proposed data set incorporates proposed revisions adopted by the cross-agency R&R working group. This working group established the original proposed data set (4040-0001) in 2004. The instructions will also be revised.

We propose two major changes in our revision request. The first major change is to remove the Project/Performance Site Location(s) form from the collection. This form will be revised and included in a separate OMB-approved collection. The Project/Performance Site

Locations(s) forms will be required with all SF-424 form families with the exception of the SF-424 Individual form. The second major change is to incorporate into this collection the Small Business Innovation

Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Information form (OMB Number 0925-0001). The existing SBIR/STTR Information form

(OMB No. 0925-0001) will be discontinued once this R&R collection is renewed. We are requesting a 3-year extension of the revised form. The affected public may include Federal, State, Local, or tribal governments, business or other for profit, and not for profit institutions.

Estimated Annualized Burden Table

Number of

Average burden

Agency

Number of

responses per per response

Total burden respondents

respondent

(in hours)

hours

DOC.............................................

2,300

1

25/60

958

DOE.............................................

8,000

1

1.5

12,000

ED..............................................

1,200

1

40

48,000

HHS.............................................

60,000

1

60

3,600,000

DOD.............................................

2,500

5

1.0676

13,345

NASA............................................

10,000

1

1.5

15,000

USDA............................................

6,000

1

1.25

7,500

NSF.............................................

40,000

1

120

4,800,000

DHS.............................................

350

1

120

42,000

Total....................................... .............. .............. ..............

8,538,803

Page 10780

John Teeter,

Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance

Officer.

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