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Agency Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment Request

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Office of the Secretary, HHS.

In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed information collection request for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.

To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, to, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690-7569. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be directed to the Paperwork Clearance Officer at the above e-mail address within 60-days.

Proposed Project: SF-424 Research and Related Form-Extension—OMB No. 4040-0001—

Abstract The SF-424 Research and Related form (R&R) is an OMB approved collection (4040-0001). We propose revising the collection to include changes adopted by the cross-agency R&R working group. This working group established the original proposed collection of 4040-0001 in 2004. The form instructions will also be revised.

This collection will be utilized by up to 26 Federal grant-making agencies. The 4040-0001 collection expires on Start Printed Page 23817June 30, 2011. We are requesting a three-year clearance of this collection. The 4040-0001 proposed collection encompasses 14 forms.

There are four requested changes to the SF 424 (R&R) Application for Federal Assistance (Cover) and, there are four requested changes to the R&R Other Project Information form.

These changes to the instructions will increase data quality and clarity for the collection. Agencies will not be required to collect all of the information in the proposed data set. The agency will identify the data that must be provided by applicants through instructions that will accompany the application forms.

Estimated Annualized Burden Table for SF-424 R&R

AgencyType of respondentNumber of annual respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden on respondent per response in hoursTotal burden hours
DHSGrant Applicant17316010,380
DOCGrant Applicant1651609,900
DODGrant Applicant17,9431601,076,580
DOEGrant Applicant7,292160437,520
DOIGrant Applicant411602,460
DOTGrant Applicant37016022,200
EDGrant Applicant2,000160120,000
HHSGrant Applicant62,1331603,727,980
NARAGrant Applicant116060
NASAGrant Applicant1021606,120
NRCGrant Applicant2160120
NSFGrant Applicant1,00116060,060
USAIDGrant Applicant9160540
USDAGrant Applicant6,349160380,940
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Mary Forbes,

Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer, Office of the Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2011-10250 Filed 4-27-11; 8:45 am]