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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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SUMMARY:

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 are 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.

DATES:

Submit comments on or before September 21, 2007.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Beverly Johnson, Bureau for 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 bjohnson@usaid.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB No:

Form No: N/A.

Title: Partner Vetting System (PVS).

Type of Review: NEW Information Collection.

Purpose: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Security, intends to collect information from approximately 2000 individuals and/or officers of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who apply for USAID contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, other funding from USAID, or who apply for registration with USAID as Private and Voluntary Organizations (PVO). Collection of personally identifiable information from these individuals is specifically used to conduct screening to ensure that neither USAID funds nor USAID-funded activities inadvertently provide support to entities or individuals associated with terrorism.

Annual Reporting Burden: Respondents: 2000. Total annual responses: 2000. Total annual hours requested: 500 hours.

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Dated: July 16, 2007.

Joanne Paskar,

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

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[FR Doc. 07-3555 Filed 7-20-07; 8:45 am]

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