[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 147 (Monday, August 2, 1999)]
[Pages 41914-41915]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-19722]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce (DoC) has submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for 
collection of information under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 5).
    Agency: Economic Development Administration (EDA).
    Title: Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Guidelines.
    Form Number: Not Applicable.
    OMB Approval Number: 0610-0093.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 33,150 hours.
    Average Hours Per Response: (1) Initial CEDS for Districts and 
other EDA supported Planning Organizations--240 hours; (2) CEDS 
Document for non-districts and non-EDA supported organizations--25 
hours; (3) Annual CEDS Report--50 hours; and (4) CEDS Update--75 hours.
    Number of Respondents: Approximately 640 respondents.
    Needs and Uses: The information is needed by EDA to ensure that 
areas served by an EDA supported planning organization have or are 
developing a continuous community-based planning process and have 
thoroughly thought out what type of economic development is needed in 
the area to alleviate unemployment, underemployment, and/or depressed 
incomes. This information is required under the Public Works and 
Economic Development Act of 1965, as amended, including the 
comprehensive amendments by the Economic Development Administration 
Reform Act of 1998, Public Law 105-393, (PWEDA). The information is 
used by EDA to determine: if statutory requirements are met on 
eligibility for projects for public works and economic adjustment 
(except for strategy/planning); district designation requirements; and 
for planning requirements are met. CEDS is the foundation for most of 
EDA's programs. CEDS is a continuous and broad based and diverse 
process put in place to describe and to address economic distress 
through a particular economic development project(s) activity(es).
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Government and not-for 
profit organizations.
    Frequency: One time for Initial Document, Annual for Report, and 
Updates are due every 5 years for districts and other EDA-supported 
Planning Organizations.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395-7340.
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by calling or writing Linda Engelmeier, DoC Forms Clearance Officer, 
(202) 482-3272, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 5327, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. (or via the Internet at 
LE[email protected]).
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this

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notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10202, New Executive 
Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

    Dated: July 27, 1999.
Linda Engelmeier,
Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
[FR Doc. 99-19722 Filed 7-30-99; 8:45am]