Respondent Obligation:Voluntary; necessary to receive benefits.
Frequency of Collection:Annually: Grant proposals and reporting; Every two to five years: Cooperative Agreement proposals and reporting.
Estimated Annual Number of and Description of Respondents:250 Educational institutions, and profit and non-profit organizations.
Estimated Annual Number of Responses:350 (250 applications and narratives and 100 annual and final reports).
Estimated Completion Time:45 hours per application response and 12 hours per final report.
Estimated Annual Burden Hours:12,450 (11,250 hours for applications and 1,200 hours for final reports).
Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping “Hour” Burden:We estimate the public reporting burden will average 45 hours per application response. This includes time to develop project goals, write the statement of work, perform internal proposal reviews, and submit the proposal throughgrants.gov.We estimate the public reporting burden will average 12 hours per final or annual report response. This includes summarizing accomplishments for the past year's funded efforts.
Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping “Non-Hour Cost” Burden:We have not identified any “non-hour cost” burdens associated with this collection of information.
Public Disclosure Statement:The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501,et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Comments:We are soliciting comments as to: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) how to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so.
Dated: October 23, 2012.
Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards.