[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 133 (Tuesday, July 11, 2000)]
[Pages 42735-42736]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-17516]



Information Collection; Request for Public Comments

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the 

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) invites 
the general public and Federal agencies to comment on renewal and 
changes to two information collection requests from two types of 
entities: (1) reports from auditors to auditees concerning audit 
results, audit findings, and questioned costs, and (2) reports from 
auditees to the Federal Government providing information about the 
auditees, the awards they administer, and the audit results. These 
collection efforts are required by the Single Audit Act Amendments of 
1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501 et seq.) and OMB Circular A-133, ``Audits of 
States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations.''
    Included as part of this information collection is the Data 
Collection Form (SF-SAC). The changes being proposed are to modify the 
data elements collected on the SF-SAC. The current SF-SAC will be used 
for audit periods ending on or before December 31, 2000. A revised SF-
SAC will be used for audit periods ending on or after January 1, 2001.

DATES: Submit comments on or before September 11, 2000. Late comments 
will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be mailed to Terrill W. Ramsey, Office of 
Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th 
Street, NW, Room 6025, Washington, DC 20503. Electronic mail (E-mail) 
comments may be submitted to: [email protected]. Please include the 
full body of the comments in the text of the message and not as an 
attachment. Please include the name, title, organization, postal 
address, and E-mail address in the text of the message as well as the 
name and phone number of a contact person.

COMMENTS: All responses will be summarized and included in the request 
for OMB approval. All comments will also be a matter of public record.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terrill W. Ramsey, Office of Federal 
Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget, (202) 395-3993. 
The Information Collection Form can be obtained by contacting the 
Office of Federal Financial Management as indicated above or by 
download from the OMB Grants Management home page on the Internet at 

    OMB Control No.: 0348-0057.
    Title: Data Collection Form.
    Form No: SF-SAC.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: States, local governments, and non-profit 
organizations (Non-Federal entities).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 60,000.

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    Estimated Time per Respondent: 59 hours for each of 400 large 
respondents and 17 hours for each of 59,600 small respondents for 
estimated annual burden hours of 1,036,800.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Needs and Uses: Reports from auditors to auditees and reports from 
auditees to the Federal government are used by non-Federal entities, 
pass-through entities, and Federal agencies to ensure that Federal 
awards are expended in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. 
The Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC) (maintained by the U.S. Bureau of 
the Census) uses the information on the SF-SAC to ensure proper 
distribution of audit reports to Federal agencies and identify non-
Federal entities who have not filed the required reports. The FAC also 
uses the information on the SF-FAC to create a government-wide database 
which contains information on audit results. This database is publicly 
accessible on the Internet at http://harvester.census.gov/sac/. It is 
used by Federal agencies, pass-through entities, non-Federal entities, 
auditors, the General Accounting Office, OMB, and the general public 
for management and information about Federal awards and the results of 
audits. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information 
collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the 
collection of the 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 those who 
respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques 
or other forms of information technology.

Joshua Gotbaum,
Executive Associate Director and Controller.
[FR Doc. 00-17516 Filed 7-10-00; 8:45 am]