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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request

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Electronic Government Office, Department of Health and Human Services.




In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (EGOV), Department of Health and Human Services, announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR is for reinstatement of a previously-approved information collection assigned OMB control number 4040-0013—SF-LLL—Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, which expired on December 31, 2013. The ICR also requests categorizing the form as a common form, meaning HHS will only request approval for its own use of the form rather than aggregating the burden estimate across all Federal Agencies as was done for previous actions on this OMB control number. Prior to submitting that ICR to OMB, EGOV seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.


Comments on the ICR must be received on or before January 5, 2015.


Submit your comments to or (202) 690-7569.

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Form is available upon request.

Information Collection Request Title: Disclosure of Lobbying Activities.

Abstract: The SF-LLL is the standard disclosure reporting form for lobbying paid for with non-Federal funds, as required by the Byrd Amendment, as amended by the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995.

Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The SF-LLL is the standard disclosure reporting form for lobbying paid for with non-Federal funds, as required by the Byrd Amendment, as amended by the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995. The form is used by persons who request or receive a Federal contract, grant, cooperative agreements, loan or a Federal commitment to insure or guarantee a loan. The Federal awarding agencies and OMB use information reported on this form for general management of the Federal assistance awards programs.

Likely Respondents: Federal grant award recipients.

Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below.

Total Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Form nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)Total burden hours
Total17,1441.254,286 specifically requests comments on (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.

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Darius Taylor,

Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2014-26381 Filed 11-5-14; 8:45 am]