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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


Notice of information collection.


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections.


Comments are due by July 20, 2020.


All comments should be addressed to Claire Little, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546-0001 or call 202-358-2375.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Claire Little, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, JF0000, Washington, DC 20546, 202-358-2375, or email

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I. Abstract

The NASA Universal Registration and Data Management System is a comprehensive tool designed to allow learners (i.e., students, educators, and awardee principal investigators) to apply to NASA STEM engagement opportunities (e.g., internships, fellowships, challenges, educator professional development, experiential learning activities, etc.) in a single location. NASA personnel manage the selection of applicants and implementation of engagement opportunities within the Universal Registration and Data Management System. The information collected will be used by the NASA Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM) in order to review applications for participation in NASA engagement opportunities. The information is reviewed by OSTEM project and activity managers, as well as NASA mentors who would be hosting students. This information collection will consist of student-level data such as demographic information submitted as part of the application. In addition to supporting student selection, student-level data will enable NASA OSTEM to fulfill federally mandated reporting on its STEM engagement activities and report relevant demographic information as needed for Agency performance goals and success criteria (annual performance indicators).

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Title: NASA Universal Registration and Data Management System.

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Type of Review: New Collection.

Affected Public: Eligible students or educators, and/or awardee principal investigators may voluntarily apply for an internship or fellowship experience at a NASA facility, or register for a STEM engagement opportunity (e.g., challenges, educator professional development, experiential learning activities, etc.). Parents/caregivers of eligible student applicants (at least 16 years of age but under the age of 18) may voluntarily provide consent for their eligible student applicants to apply.

Estimated Annual Number of Activities: 40.

Estimated Number of Respondents per Activity: 4,125.

Annual Responses: 165,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 82,500.

Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,015,207.

IV. Request for Comments

Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information collected has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA's estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology.

Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB Start Printed Page 30743approval of this information collection. They will also become a matter of public record.

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Lori Parker,

NASA PRA Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2020-10874 Filed 5-19-20; 8:45 am]