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NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: National Endowment for the Humanities.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is soliciting public comments on the proposed information collection described below. The proposed information collection will be sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
DATES: Comments on this information collection must be submitted on or before May 5, 2003.
ADDRESSES: Send comments to Ms. Susan Daisey, Director, Office of Grant Management, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 311, Washington, DC 20506, or by e-mail to:sdaisey@neh.gov.Telephone: 202-606-8494.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The National Endowment for the Humanities will submit the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies. NEH is particularly interested in comments which help the agency to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions 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, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology,e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.

This Notice also lists the following information:

Type of Review:Extension of a currently approved collection.

Agency:National Endowment for the Humanities.

Title of Proposal:Generic Clearance Authority for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

OMB Number:3136-0134.

Affected Public:Applicants to NEH grant programs, reviewers of NEH grant applications, and NEH grantees.

Total Respondents:10,670.

Frequency of Collection:On occasion.

Total Responses:10,670.

Average Time per Response:Varied according to type of information collection.

Estimated Total Burden Hours:91,412 hours.

Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request. They will also become a matter of public record.

Lynne Munson, Deputy Chairman.