The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Start Printed Page 57626Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Title: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (HMEP) Program Application Requirements.
OMB Control Number: None.
Form Number(s): None.
Type of Request: Regular submission.
Burden Hours: 1,344.
Number of Respondents: 12.
Average Hours per Response: 112.
Needs and Uses: The objective of the NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (HMEP) is to enhance productivity, technological performance, and strengthen the global competitiveness of small- and medium- sized U.S.-based manufacturing firms.
Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State or local government; consortia of not-for-profit institutions.
Frequency: On occasion.
Respondent's Obligati on: Required to obtain benefits.
OMB Desk Officer: Jasmeet Seehra, (202) 395-3123.
Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-0266, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov).
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Jasmeet Seehra, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395-5806 or via the Internet at Jasmeet_K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov.Start Signature
Dated: November 4, 2009.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-26920 Filed 11-6-09; 8:45 am]
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