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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 June 7, 2011.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sylvia Joyner, Bureau for Management, Office of Administrative Services, Information and Records Division, U.S. Agency for International Development, Room 2.07C, RRB, Washington, DC, 20523 (202) 712-5007 or via e-mail sjoyner@usaid.gov.

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ADDRESSES:

Send comments via e-mail at rjones@usaid.gov, United States Agency for International Development, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20523-8700, 202-712-0674.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB NO: OMB 0412-0563.

Form No.: AID 1570-14.

Title: Report on Commodities.

Type of Review: Renewal of Information Collection.

Purpose: The purpose on this information collection is to properly respond to the annual competition among applicants who apply on behalf of their sponsored overseas institutions and independent reviewers. ASHA needs to assess the strength and capability of the U.S. organizations, the overseas institutions and the merits of their proposed projects. Easily accessible historical records on past accomplishments and performance by repeat USOs, would speed the grant making process and provide documented reasons for both successful and unsuccessful applications.

Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 75.

Total annual responses: 300.

Total annual hours requested: 900 hours.

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Dated: March 30, 2011.

Mercedes Eugenia,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-8295 Filed 4-7-11; 8:45 am]

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