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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; AoA Uniform Project Description

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AGENCY:

Administration on Aging, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Administration on Aging (AoA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information collection requirements relating to the AoA Uniform Project Description.

DATES:

Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by February 17, 2004.

ADDRESSES:

Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to: Melanie.Starns@AoA.gov. Submit written comments on the collection of information to Center for Planning and Policy Development, Administration on Aging, Attention: UPD Comments, Washington, DC 20201.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Melanie K. Starns at (202) 357-3464.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. “Collection of information” is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency request or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, AoA is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. With respect to the following collection of information, AoA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AoA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of AoA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. The collection of applicants' project description and budget justification information is necessary to issue AoA discretionary grants. The information is used to evaluate if applications are eligible for funding, and further used during the grant review process. The respondents are organizations that choose to apply for an AoA discretionary grant. AoA estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: 500 responses/year; 5,000 hours/year.

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Dated: December 16, 2003.

Josefina G. Carbonell,

Assistant Secretary for Aging.

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[FR Doc. 03-31269 Filed 12-18-03; 8:45 am]

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