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The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has submitted revisions to the following public information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: Blanket Justification for NEA Funding Application Guidelines and Reporting Requirements. Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by visiting

Comments should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the National Endowment for the Arts, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 202/395-7316, within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is particularly interested in comments which:

  • 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 collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
  • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
  • Could help minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of electronic submission of responses through


The Endowment requests the review of revisions to two of its grantee reporting requirements. This entry is issued by the Endowment and contains the following information: (1) The title of the form; (2) how often the required information that is being revised must be reported; (3) who will be required or asked to report on the revised information; (4) what the revised forms will be used for; (5) an estimate of the number of responses to the revised forms; (6) the average burden hours per response for the revised forms; (7) an estimate of the total number of hours needed to prepare the revised forms. This entry is not subject to 44 U.S.C. 3504(h).

Agency: National Endowment for the Arts.

Title: Blanket Justification for NEA Funding Application Guidelines and Reporting Requirements.

OMB Number: 3135-0112.

Frequency: Annually.

Affected Public: Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and individuals.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 64.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 8 hours.

Total Burden Hours: 512.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: 0.

Total Annual Costs (Operating/Maintaining Systems or Purchasing Services): 0.

Description: According to OMB Circulars A-102 and A-110, recipients of federal funds are required to report on project activities and expenditures. Reporting requirements are necessary to ascertain that grant projects have been completed, and that all terms and conditions have been fulfilled. This information collection revision serves to update only the portion of the blanket clearance of all NEA guidelines, applications, and reporting requirements that refer to the agency's state arts agency (SAA) and regional arts organization (RAO) grantees.

Kathleen Edwards,

Director, Administrative Services, National Endowment for the Arts.

[FR Doc. 2012-9328 Filed 4-17-12; 8:45 am]