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Renewal of Information Collection (OMB No. 2105-0520); Agency Requests for Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Information Collection(s): Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments and for Grants and Cooperative Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, and Other Nonprofit Organizations

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ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a previously approved information collection. These forms include Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424), Federal Financial Report (SF-425), Request for Advance or Reimbursement (SF-270), and Outlay Report and Request for Reimbursement for Construction Programs (SF-271).

We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES:

Written comments should be submitted by May 10, 2019.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments identified by Docket No. DOT-OST-2019-0036 through one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
  • Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
  • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Audrey Clarke, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Financial Assistance Policy and Oversight Division, M-65, Office of the Senior Procurement Executive, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-4268. Refer to OMB Control Number 2105-0520.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 2105-0520.

Title: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Form Numbers: SF-424, SF-425, SF-270, and SF-271.

Type of Review: Revision of a previously approved collection.

Background: This is to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) renewed three-year approved clearance for the information collection, entitled, “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards” OMB Control No 2105-0520, which is currently due to expire on May 31, 2019. This information collection involves the use of various forms necessary because of management and oversight responsibilities of the agency imposed by OMB Circular 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. The May 31, 2015 OMB Control Number is titled: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (OMB 2 CFR 200). These guidelines cover the following data collection standard forms (SF): Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424); Federal Financial Report (SF-425); Request for Advance or Reimbursement (SF-270); and Outlay Report & Request for Reimbursement for Construction Programs (SF-271).

No adjustments have been made to the burden estimates. In 2015, the Start Printed Page 8784Department estimated a combined total of 1,758 respondents and 123,060 burden hours. Therefore the 2019 burden estimates will remain the same.

Respondents: Grantees.

Number of Respondents: 1,758.

Number of Responses: 7,030.

Total Annual Burden: 123,060.

Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the Department's performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information.

The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information collection.

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Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on March 5, 2019.

Audrey Clarke,

Associate Director, Financial Assistance Policy and Oversight, Office of the Senior Procurement Executive.

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[FR Doc. 2019-04381 Filed 3-8-19; 8:45 am]

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