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Agency Information Collection Activities: Renewal of Currently Approved Collection; Comment Request

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Notice and request for comments.


The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (Board) invites comments on the proposed renewal of a currently approved information collection request (ICR) as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).


Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 22, 2013.


Send comments to Atticus Reaser, Office of General Counsel, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20006. Alternatively, you can email comments to Please be sure to identify the title of the collection in the subject line.


Atticus Reaser, General Counsel, 202-254-7900.


The PRA and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require federal agencies to provide 60 days notice to the public for comment on information collection activities—including renewals of currently approved ICRs—before seeking approval of such activities by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Accordingly, the Board invites interested respondents to comment on the following summary of proposed information collection activities regarding (i) Whether the information collection activities are necessary for the Board to properly execute its functions; (ii) the accuracy of the Board's estimates of the burden of the information collection activities; (iii) ways for the Board to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (iv) ways for the Board to minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public.

The Board is planning to submit the following currently approved ICR to OMB for review and approval of renewal under the PRA:

Title of Collection: Recipient Registration System.

ICR Reference No.: 200912-0430-001.

OMB Control No.: 043-0002.

ICR Status: The approval for this ICR is scheduled to expire on 2/28/2013.

Description: Section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, 123 Stat. 115 (2009) (Recovery Act), requires recipients of Recovery Act funds to report on the use of those funds. These reports are submitted to, and certain information from these reports is then posted to the publically available Web site

The Recipient Registration System (FRRS) was developed to protect the Board and users from individuals seeking to gain unauthorized access to user accounts on FRRS is used for the purpose of verifying the identity of the user; allowing users to establish an account on; providing users access to their account for reporting data; allowing users to customize, update, or terminate their accounts with; and renewing or revoking a user's account on, thereby protecting and users from potential harm caused by individuals with malicious intentions gaining unauthorized access to the system.

To assist in this goal, FRRS will collect a registrant's name, email address, telephone number and extension, three security questions and answers, and, by way of a DUNS number, organization information. The person registering for will generate a self-assigned password that will be stored on the FRRS, but will only be accessible to the registering individual.

Affected Public: Private sector, and state, local, and tribal governments.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1000.

Frequency of Responses: Once.

Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 83.

Dated: December 19, 2012.

Atticus Reaser,

General Counsel.

[FR Doc. 2012-30952 Filed 12-21-12; 8:45 am]