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Notice of Public Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Agency for International Development; Comments Requested

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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is making efforts to reduce the paperwork burden. USAID invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act for 1995. Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed or continuing collections of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the burden estimates; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.


Submit comments on or before January 2, 2001.

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Beverly Johnson, Bureau for Management, Office of Administrative Services, Information and Records Division, U.S. Agency for International Development, Room 2.07-106, RRB, Washington, DC 20523, (202) 712-1365 or via e-mail

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OMB No.: OMB 0412-0510.

Form No.: N/A.

Title: Administration or Assistance Awards to U.S. Non-Government Organizations—22 CFR part 226 and USAID's Automated Directive Systems Chapter 303.

Type of Review: Renewal of Information Collection.

Purpose: Section 635(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) authorizes USAID to make grants and cooperative agreements with any organization and within limits of the FAA. Most of the information that USAID requests of its recipients is necessary to fulfill the requirement that USAID, as a Federal agency, ensure prudent management of public funds under all of its assistance instruments. The pre-award information is necessary to assure that funds are provided for programs that further the purposes of the FAA and that the recipients have the capability to manage the program administratively and financially. The administration (post-award) requirements are based on the need to assure that the program is functioning adequately, that the funds are managed properly and that statutory and regulatory requirements are complied with.

Annual Reporting Burden:

Respondents: 400.

Total annual responses: 1,100.

Total annual hours requested: 37,400 hours.

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Dated: October 24, 2000.

Joanne Paskar,

Chief, Information and Records Division, Office of Administrative Services, Bureau for Management.

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[FR Doc. 00-27918 Filed 10-30-00; 8:45 am]