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Notice of Public Information Collections Being Reviewed by the U.S. 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 November 25, 2003.

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Beverly Johnson, Bureau of 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 0412-0506.

Form No.: AID 1420-50.

Title: Vendor Database (formerly known as ACRIS) Instruction Books for the Organization Profile.

Type of Review: Renewal of Information Collection.

Purpose: USAID procuring activities are required to establish bidders mailing lists to assure access to sources and to obtain meaningful competition (41 CFR Section 1-2.205). In compliance with this requirement, USAID's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization/Minority Resource Center has responsibility for developing and maintaining a Contractor's Index of bidders/offerors capable of furnishing services for use by the USAID procuring activities. (AIDAR 719.271-2(b)(4)).

Annual Reporting Burden:

Respondents: 1,000.

Total annual responses: 1,000.

Total annual hours requested: 250 hours.

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Dated: September 22, 2003.

Joanne Paskar,

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

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[FR Doc. 03-24355 Filed 9-25-03; 8:45 am]