[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 7 (Monday, January 12, 1998)]
[Pages 1882-1883]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-605]



Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: United States Information Agency.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.


SUMMARY: The United States Information Agency, as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites 
the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an 
information collection requirement concerning the public use form 
entitled ``Proposal Submission Instructions (PSI), United Stated 
Information Agency, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs''. This 
request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 [Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)].
    USIA is requesting OMB approval for a three-year reinstatement and 
revision to the currently approved collection under OMB Number 3116-
0212 which is scheduled to expire on April 30, 1998. The information 
collection activity involved with this program is conducted pursuant to 
the mandate given to the United States Information Agency under the 
terms and conditions of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange 
Act of 1961, Public Law 87-256.

DATES: Comments are due on or before March 13, 1998.

COPIES: Copies of the Request for Clearance (OMB 83-I), supporting 
statement, and other documents that will be submitted to OMB for 
approval may be obtained from the USIA Clearance Officer. Comments 
should be submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for USIA, and also to the USIA 
Clearance Officer.

Agency Clearance Officer, Ms. Jeannette Giovetti, United States 

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Agency, M/AOL, 301 Fourth Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20547, 
telephone (202) 619-4408, internet address: [email protected]; and OMB 
review: Ms. Victoria Wassmer, Officer of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office 
Building, Docket Library, Room 10202, NEOB, Washington, D.C. 20503, 
Telephone (202) 395-3176.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public reporting burden for this collection 
of information (Paper Work Reduction Project: OMB No. 3116-0181) is 
estimated to average twenty (20) hours per response, including the time 
for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering 
and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the 
collection of information. Responses are voluntary and respondents will 
be required to respond only one time.
    Comments are requested on the proposed information collection 
concerning (a) whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether 
the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency's 
burden estimates; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information to the United States 
Information Agency, M/AOL, 301 Fourth Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 
20547; and to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Docket 
Library, Room 10202, NEOB, Washington, D.C. 20503.
    Current Actions: USIA is requesting OMB approval for a revision to 
the total annual burden and the reinstatement of this collection for a 
three-year period.
    Title: Proposal Submission Instructions (PSI), United States 
Information Agency.
    Form Numbers: IAP-135, IA-1285, M/KR-13, SF-LLL, M/KR-12, IA-1279, 
IA-1280 and IAP-100.
    Abstract: Information collection from the public will enable the 
grant review panel and Associate Director to ensure that each 
application complies with the established procedures and approving and/
or disapproving of funding is properly warranted.
    Proposed Frequency of Responses: No. of Respondents--700; 
Recordkeeping Hours--20; Total Annual Burden--14,000.

    Dated: January 6, 1998.
Rose Royal,
Federal Register Liaison.
[FR Doc. 98-605 Filed 1-9-98; 8:45 am]