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60-day notice and request for comments.


The Small Business Administration (SBA) intends to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of information described below. The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C Chapter 35 requires federal agencies to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information before submission to OMB, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice complies with that requirement.


Submit comments on or before December 21, 2015.


Send all comments to Travis Farris, Counsel to Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20416.

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Travis Farris, Counsel to Inspector General, Inspector General, 202-205-7178, or Curtis B. Rich, Management Analyst, 202-205-7030,

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Small Business Administration SBA Form 912 is used to collect information needed to make character determinations with respect to applicants for monetary loan assistance or applicants for participation in SBA programs. The information collected is used as the basis for conducting name checks at national Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and local levels.

Solicitation of Public Comments

SBA is requesting comments on (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the agency to properly perform its functions; (b) whether the burden estimates are accurate; (c) whether there are ways to minimize the burden, including through the use of automated techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) whether there are ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information.

Summary of Information Collection

Title: Statement of Personal History.

Description of Respondents: Applicants participationing in SBA programs.

Form Number: SBA Form 912.

Total Estimated Annual Responses: 142,000.

Total Estimated Annual Hour Burden: 35,500.

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Curtis B. Rich,

Management Analyst.

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[FR Doc. 2015-26664 Filed 10-21-15; 8:45 am]