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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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Proposed Projects:

Title: Administration for Native Americans Consultant and Evaluator Qualifications Form.

OMB No. New Collection.

Description: The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Consultant and Evaluator Qualifications Form is used to collect information from prospective panel reviewers in compliance with 42 USC Section 2991d-1. The form will allow the Commissioner of ANA to select qualified people to review grant applications for: Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS), Language Preservation and Environmental Mitigation. The panel review process is a legislative mandate in the ANA grant funding process.

Respondents are drawn from the public with a legislatively required preference being given to those who are Native American, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders. These project evaluation panels review and rank applications.

Respondents: Tribal members, the public.

Annual Burden Estimates:

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Consultant and Evaluator Qualifications Form3001288,400

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,400

In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: rsargis@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection.

The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection 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 agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or Start Printed Page 70813other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication.

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Dated: December 15, 2003.

Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-31381 Filed 12-18-03; 8:45 am]

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