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The Department of Commerce (DoC) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following information collection under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 5).

Agency: Economic Development Administration (EDA).

Title: Award for Excellence in Economic Development.

Agency Form Number: Not applicable.

OMB Approval Number: 0610-0097.

Type of Request: Regular submission.

Burden: 150 hours.

Average Hours Per Response: 3.

Number of Respondents: Approximately 50 respondents.

Needs and Uses: EDA provides a broad range of economic development assistance to help distressed communities design and implement effective economic development strategies. Part of this assistance includes disseminating information about best practices and encouraging collegial learning among economic development practitioners. EDA has created the Award for Excellence in Economic Development to recognize outstanding economic development activities of national importance. In order to make Awards for Excellence in Economic Development, EDA must collect two kinds of information: (a) Information identifying the nominee and contacts within the organization being nominated and (b) information explaining why the nominee should be given the award. The information will be used to determine those applicants best meeting the preannounced selection criteria. Use of a nomination form standardizes and limits the information collected as part of the nomination process. This makes the competition fair and eases any burden on applicants and reviewers alike. Participation in the competition is voluntary. The award is strictly honorary.

Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Government and not-for profit organizations.

Frequency: Annually.

Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain benefits.

OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395-3897.

Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Madeleine Clayton, Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, (202) 482-3129, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 6086, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20230.

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20503.

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Dated: November 3, 2000.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 00-28762 Filed 11-8-00; 8:45 am]