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Institute of Museum and Library Services; Proposed Collection, Comment Request, Program Guidelines and Reporting Forms

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ACTION:

Notice of requests for information collection.

SUMMARY:

The Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95), 44 U.S.C. 3508 (2)(A). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently the Institute of Museum and Library Services is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection of application information and reporting information for the Partnership for a Nation of Learners initiative within the National Leadership Grant program.

A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the addresses section of this notice.

DATES:

Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before (insert sixty days from publication).

IMLS is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;
  • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collocation of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
  • Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and
  • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g. permitting electronic submissions of responses.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to: Rebecca Danvers, Director, Office of Research and Technology, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 1800 M Street NW. 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20036. Dr. Danvers can be reached on Telephone: 202-653-4680, Fax: 202-653-4625 or by e-mail at rdanvers@imls.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background: The Institute of Museum and Library Services is an independent Federal grant-making agency authorized by the Museum and Library Services Act, 20 U.S.C. 9101, et seq. The IMLS provides a variety of grant programs to assist the nation's museums and libraries in improving their operations and enhancing their services to the public. Museums and libraries of all sizes and types may receive support from IMLS programs. The Museum and Library Services Act, 20 U.S.C. 9101, et seq. authorizes the Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services to make grants to museums, Start Printed Page 39801libraries, and other entities as the Director considers appropriate, and to Indian tribes and to organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians. In addition, IMLS awards financial assistance to State Library Administrative Agencies, which are responsible for promoting library services throughout the country.

II. Current Actions

To administer these programs of grants, cooperative agreements and contracts, IMLS must develop application guidelines.

Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Title: Application Guidelines.

OMB Number: 3137-0035.

Agency Number: 3137.

Frequency: Annually.

Affected Public: Museums, museum organizations, libraries, library organizations, institutions of higher education, Indian tribes and to organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians, museum and library professionals, and public broadcasting licensees.

Number of Respondents: 150.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 40 hours.

Total Burden Hours: 6000.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total Annual costs: 0

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Rebecca Danvers, Director, Office of Research and Technology, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 1800 M Street NW., 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20036. Dr. Danvers can be reached on Telephone: 202-653-4680 Fax: 202-653-4625 or by e-mail at rdanvers@imls.gov.

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Dated: July 5, 2005.

Rebecca Danvers,

Director, Office of Research and Technology.

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[FR Doc. 05-13511 Filed 7-8-05; 8:45 am]

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