[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 110 (Tuesday, June 9, 1998)]
[Page 31447]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-15297]



National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Reviewer Information Form

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.


SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as a 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, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506 

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 10, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Linda Engelmeier, 
Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 
5327, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Gay Shrum, NTIA--Room 4892, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230. (202-482-1056).


I. Abstract

    The purpose of the Telecommunications and Information 
Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP) is to promote the widespread 
and efficient use of advanced telecommunications services in the public 
and non-profit sectors to serve America's communities. It does this by 
providing matching funds to public and non-profit sector organizations 
to use information infrastructure to provide community-wide 
information, health, life-long learning, public safety and other public 
    As part of the TIIAP's process to select projects for funding, 
external experts are used to review applications. Collection of 
information about potential reviewers is used to determine their 
eligibility and availability and to facilitate payment for services 
rendered if they are selected to review.

II. Method of Collection

    The reporting requirements associated with this request have been 
updated annually during the four year history of the TIIAP program. The 
collection continues to be by mail with some supplementary information 
received via facsimile.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0660-0018.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Regular Submission--Reinstatement.
    Affected Public: Experts from state and local government, non-
profit institutions, and the private sector.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 130.
    Estimated Time Per Response: .1 hour each.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: Cost to respondents is consistent with 
their normal administrative overhead. No material or equipment will 
need to be purchased to provide information.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the program, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information 
collection; they also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: June 3, 1998.
Linda Engelmeier,
Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Office of Management and 
[FR Doc. 98-15297 Filed 6-8-98; 8:45 am]