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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

NARA is giving public notice that the agency has submitted to OMB for approval the information collections described in this notice. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES:

Written comments must be submitted to OMB at the address below on or before September 19, 2002, to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES:

Comments should be sent to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Ms. Brooke Dickson, Desk Officer for NARA, Washington, DC 20503.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Requests for additional information or copies of the proposed information collections and supporting statements should be directed to Tamee Fechhelm at telephone number 301-837-1694 or fax number 301-837-3213.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), NARA invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collections. NARA published a notice of proposed collection for these information collections on June 7, 2002 (67 FR 39442 and 39443). No comments were received. NARA has submitted the described information collections to OMB for approval.

In response to this notice, comments and suggestions should address one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the proposed information collections are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NARA; (b) the accuracy of NARA's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collections; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of information technology. In this notice, NARA is soliciting comments concerning the following information collections:

1. Title: Application for attendance at the Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents.

OMB number: 3095-0012.

Agency form number: None.

Type of review: Regular.

Affected public: Individuals, often already working on documentary editing projects, who wish to apply to attend the annual one-week Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, an intensive seminar in all aspects of modern documentary editing techniques taught by visiting editors and specialists.

Estimated number of respondents: 25.

Estimated time per response: 1.5 hours.

Frequency of response: On occasion, no more than annually (when respondent wishes to apply for attendance at the Institute).

Estimated total annual burden hours: 37.5 hours.

Abstract: The application is used by the NHPRC staff to establish the applicants qualifications and to permit selection of those individuals best qualified to attend the Institute jointly sponsored by the NHPRC, the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, and the University of Wisconsin. Selected applicants forms are forwarded to the resident advisors of the Institute, who use them to determine what areas of instruction would be most useful to the applicants.

2. Title: National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grant Program.

OMB number: 3095-0013.

Agency form number: None.

Type of review: Regular.

Affected public: Nonprofit organizations and institutions, state and local government agencies, Federally acknowledged or state-recognized Native American tribes or groups, and individuals who apply for NHPRC grants for support of historical documentary editions, archival preservation and planning projects, and other records projects.

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Estimated time per response: 54 hours per application; 2 hours per narrative report.

Frequency of response: On occasion for the application; semiannually for the narrative report. Currently, the NHPRC considers grant applications 2 times per year; respondents usually submit no more than one application per year.

Estimated total annual burden hours: 7,636 hours.

Abstract: The application is used by the NHPRC staff, reviewers, and the Commission to determine if the applicant and proposed project are eligible for an NHPRC grant, and whether the proposed project is methodologically sound and suitable for support. The narrative report is used by the NHPRC staff to monitor the performance of grants.

3. Title: Applications for Archival Administration and Historical Documentary Editing Fellowships.

OMB number: 3095-0014.

Agency form number: None.

Type of review: Regular.

Affected public: Individuals who wish to apply for an NHPRC fellowship in archival administration or historical documentary editing. Applicants for the archival administration fellowship must have at least two years professional archival work experience; applicants for the editing fellowship must hold a Ph.D. or have completed all requirements for the degree except the dissertation.

Estimated number of respondents: 9.

Estimated time per response: 8 hours.

Frequency of response: Generally one-time.

Estimated total annual burden hours: 72 hours.

Abstract: The application is used by the NHPRC staff to establish the applicants' qualifications and to permit selection by the host institution of those individuals best qualified for the fellowships. One fellowship in archival administration and one fellowship in historical editing are awarded each year.

4. Title: Application for host institutions of archival administration and historical editing fellowships.

OMB number: 3095-0015.

Agency form number: None.

Type of review: Regular.

Affected public: Nonprofit institutions or organizations that have active archival or special collections programs, and historical documentary publication projects that have received an NHPRC grant.

Estimated number of respondents: 9.

Estimated time per response: 17 hours.

Frequency of response: Generally, one-time although an institution may apply in subsequent years.

Estimated total annual burden hours: 153 hours.

Abstract: The application is used by the NHPRC staff to select applicants to serve as host institutions for the two fellowships supported by the NHPRC each year.

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Dated: August 13, 2002.

L. Reynolds Cahoon,

Assistant Archivist for Human Resources and Information Services.

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[FR Doc. 02-21039 Filed 8-19-02; 8:45 am]

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