[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 208 (Thursday, October 27, 2011)]
[Pages 66723-66724]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27850]



National Institutes of Health

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: National Institutes 
of Health Construction Grants

    Summary: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institutes of Health 
(NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a 
request to review and approve the information collection listed below. 
This proposed information collection was previously published in the 
Federal Register on August 17, 2011, pages 51042-51043, and allowed 60 
days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose 
of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. 
The NIH may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required 
to respond to, information that has been extended, revised or 
implemented on or after October 1, 2008, unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.
    Proposed Collection: Title: National Institutes of Health 
Construction GrantsB42 CFR part 52b (Final Rule). Type of Information 
Collection Request: Extension of No. 0925-0424, expiration date 8/31/
2008. Need and Use of the Information Collection: This request is for 
OMB review and approval of an extension for the information collection 
and recordkeeping requirements contained in the regulation codified at 
42 CFR part 52b. The purpose of the regulation is to govern the 
awarding and administration of grants awarded by NIH and its components 
for construction of new buildings and the alteration, renovation, 
remodeling, improvement, expansion, and repair of existing buildings, 
including the provision of equipment necessary to make the buildings 
(or applicable part of the buildings) suitable for the purpose for 
which it was constructed. In terms of reporting requirements: Section 
52b.9(b) of the regulation requires the transferor of a facility which 
is sold or transferred, or owner of a facility, the use of which has 
changed, to provide written notice of the sale, transfer or change 
within 30 days. Section 52b.10(f) requires a grantee to submit an 
approved copy of the construction

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schedule prior to the start of construction. Section 52b.10(g) requires 
a grantee to provide daily construction logs and monthly status reports 
upon request at the job site. Section 52b.11(b) requires applicants for 
a project involving the acquisition of existing facilities to provide 
the estimated cost of the project, cost of the acquisition of existing 
facilities, and cost of remodeling, renovating, or altering facilities 
to serve the purposes for which they are acquired. In terms of 
recordkeeping requirements: Section 52b.10(g) requires grantees to 
maintain daily construction logs and monthly status reports at the job 
site. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: Non-profit 
organizations and Federal agencies. Type of respondents: Grantees. The 
estimated respondent burden is as follows:

                               Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden
                                            Number of       Frequency of     Average time per     Annual hour
                                           respondents        response           response            burden
    Section 52b.9(b)..................                 1                 1                .50                .50
    Section 2b.10(f)..................                60                 1               1.0               60
    Section 2b.10(g)..................                60                12               1.0              720
    Section 2b.11(b)..................               100                 1               1.0              100
    Section 2b.10(g)..................                60               260               1.0           15,600
        Totals........................               281  ................  .................          16,480.5

    The annualized cost to the public, based on an average of 60 active 
grants in the construction phase, is estimated at: $576,818. There are 
no Capital Costs to report. There are no operating or Maintenance Costs 
to report.
    Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the 
public and affected agencies should address one or more of the 
following points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of 
information and recordkeeping are necessary for the proper performance 
of the function of the agency, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency=s 
estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information and 
recordkeeping, including the methodology and assumptions used; (3) 
Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected and the recordkeeping information to be maintained; and (4) 
Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection and recordkeeping 
techniques of other forms of information technology.
    Direct Comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions 
regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding 
the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be 
directed to the Office of Regulatory Affairs, [email protected] or by fax to (202) 395-6974, Attention: Desk 
Officer for NIH. To request more information on the proposed project or 
to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact 
Jerry Moore, NIH Regulations Officer, Office of Management Assessment, 
Division of Management Support, National Institutes of Health, 6011 
Executive Boulevard, Room 601, MSC 7669, Rockville Maryland 20852; call 
(301) 496-4607 (this is not a toll free number) or email your request 
to [email protected].
    Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection 
are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days 
of the date of this publication.

    Dated: October 20, 2011.
Jerry Moore,
NIH Regulations Officer, National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 2011-27850 Filed 10-26-11; 8:45 am]