Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information.
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to March 29, 2013.
Keith Miller, Department of State, Office of Overseas Schools, A/OPR/Os, Room H328, SA-1, Washington, DC 20522-0103, who is reachable on 202-261-8200. Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods:
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Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message.
Fax: 202-395-5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Wanda Lyles, Department of State, Office of Overseas Schools, A/OPR/OS, Room H328, SA-1, Washington, DC 20522-0103, who is reachable on 202-261-8200 or email@example.com.
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Title of Information Collection: DS-2028, Overseas Schools Grant Status Report
OMB Control Number: OMB 1405-0033
Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection
Originating Office: Office of Overseas Schools, A/OPR/OS
Form Number: DS-2028
Respondents: Overseas schools grantees
Estimated Number of Respondents: 196
Estimated Number of Responses: 196
Average Time per Response: 15 minutes
Total Estimated Burden Time: 49 hours
Obligation to Respond: Required to Retain a Benefit
We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
- Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
- Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used.
- Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
- Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review.
Abstract of proposed collection: The Office of Overseas Schools of the Department of State (A/OPR/OS) is responsible for determining that adequate educational opportunities exist at Foreign Service Posts for dependents of U.S. Government personnel stationed abroad, and for assisting American-sponsored overseas schools to demonstrate U.S. educational philosophy and practice. The information gathered provides the technical and professional staff of A/OPR/OS the means by which obligations, expenditures and reimbursements of the grant funds are monitored to ensure the grantee is in compliance with the terms of the grant.
Methodology: Information is collected via electronic and paper submission.
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Dated: February 8, 2013.
William S. Amoroso,
Executive Director, Bureau of Administration, Department of State.
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