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National Endowment for the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities.


Notice and request for comments.


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has submitted the following public information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.


Comments on this ICR must be submitted on or before June 15, 2017.


Send comments, identified by control number 3136-0139, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; (202) 395-7316.

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Mr. Joel Schwartz, Chief Guidelines Officer, NEH, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20506; (202) 606-8473;

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OMB is particularly interested in comments which (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.

Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities.

Title of Proposal: General Clearance Authority to Develop Evaluation Instruments for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

OMB Number: N/A.

Affected Public: NEH grantees.

Total Respondents: 1160.

Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

Average Time per Response: 30 minutes.

Estimated Total Burden Hours: 580 hours.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): 0.

Description: NEH seeks approval from OMB for a general clearance authority to develop evaluation instruments for its grant programs. These evaluation instruments will be used to collect information from NEH grantees from one to three years after the grantee has submitted the final performance report.

You may obtain copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, by contacting Joel Schwartz, Chief Guidelines Officer, NEH at (202) 606-8473 or

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Dated: May 10, 2017.

Margaret F. Plympton,

Deputy Chairman.

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[FR Doc. 2017-09837 Filed 5-15-17; 8:45 am]