[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 142 (Tuesday, July 24, 2001)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38434-38440]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-18358]


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MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP AND EXCELLENCE IN NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL 
POLICY FOUNDATION

The United States Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution; 
Application for Support From the Environmental Conflict Resolution 
(ECR) Participation Program

AGENCY: Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National 
Environmental Policy Foundation, U.S. Institute for Environmental 
Conflict Resolution.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and supporting 
regulations, this document announces that the U.S. Institute for 
Environmental Conflict Resolution (the U.S. Institute), part of the 
Morris K. Udall Foundation, is planning to submit the following 
proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB): Application for Support from the 
Environmental Conflict Resolution Participation Program. Before 
submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, the U.S. Institute 
is soliciting comments regarding the proposed information collection 
(see Section C, below entitled Questions to Consider in Making 
Comments.) This document provides information on the need for the ECR 
Participation Program, the information to be provided in the 
application form, and the burden estimate for applying for and 
documenting activities conducted under the ECR Participation Program. 
The application will not be available until all Paperwork Reduction Act 
requirements are met.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 24, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Please direct comments and requests for information, 
including copies of the proposed ICR, to: David P. Bernard, Associate 
Director, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, 110 
South Church Avenue, Suite 3350, Tucson, Arizona 85701, Fax: 520-670-
5530, Phone: 520-670-5299, E-mail: bernard@ecr.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David P. Bernard, Associate Director, 
U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, 110 South Church 
Avenue, Suite 3350, Tucson, Arizona 85701, Fax: 520-670-5530, Phone: 
520-670-5299, E-mail: bernard@ecr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Title for the Collection of Information

    Application for Support from the Environmental Conflict Resolution 
(ECR) Participation Program from the U.S. Institute for Environmental 
Conflict Resolution.

B. Potentially Affected Persons

    State and local governments and agencies, tribes, and non-
governmental organizations who may apply for support to initiate multi-
party, neutral-led conflict resolution processes on environmental and 
natural resource issues that involve federal agencies or interests.

C. Questions To Consider in Making Comments

    The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution requests 
your comments and responses to any of the following questions related 
to collecting information as part of the Application for Support from 
the Environmental Conflict Resolution Participation Program.
    1. Is the proposed application process (``collection of 
information'') necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information will have practical 
utility?
    2. Is the agency's estimate of the time spent completing the 
application (``burden of the proposed collection of information'') 
accurate, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used?
    3. Can you suggest ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information collected?
    4. Can you suggest ways to minimize the burden of the information 
collection 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?

D. Abstract

    The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution plans to 
collect information in an application form to be submitted by entities 
and organizations for the purpose of documenting the need for U.S. 
Institute support, both technical and financial, for specific conflict 
resolution projects. Through the ECR Participation Program, the U.S. 
Institute will provide neutral facilitation and convening services, and 
related participation support, for the initiation of agreement-focused 
environmental conflict resolution processes. State and local 
governments and agencies, tribes, and non-governmental organizations, 
may apply for support when it is needed to create balanced stakeholder 
involvement processes involving federal agencies or interests.
    Responses to the collection of information (the application) are 
voluntary, but required to obtain a benefit (financial or technical 
support from the U.S. Institute.) An agency may not conduct or sponsor, 
and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information 
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
    Background Information: U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict 
Resolution. The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution 
was created in 1998 by the Environmental Policy and Conflict Resolution 
Act (P.L. 105-156). The U.S. Institute is located in Tucson, Arizona 
and is part of the Morris K. Udall Foundation, an independent agency of 
the executive branch of the federal government. The U.S. Institute's 
primary purpose is to provide impartial, non-partisan assistance to 
parties in conflicts involving environmental, natural resources, and 
public lands issues involving a federal interest. The U.S. Institute 
provides assistance in seeking agreement or resolving disputes through 
use of mediation and other collaborative, non-adversarial means.
    The Need for and Proposed Use of the Information Collected in the 
Application for the ECR Participation Program: The ECR Participation 
Program is designed to achieve several objectives, consistent with the 
U.S. Institute's mission of promoting resolution of environmental 
disputes involving federal agencies. The specific objectives for this 
program are:
     To further the U.S. Institute goal of increasing the use 
of ECR in environmental, natural resource, and public lands conflicts 
that involve federal agencies.
     To encourage high quality dispute resolution processes by 
supporting appropriate use of ECR strategies and appropriate balance 
among interests involved in the processes.
     To support the ability of all affected parties to 
participate effectively in ECR processes.
    The U.S. Institute conducted an assessment of the need for support 
to foster participation by all essential parties in ECR efforts early 
in 2001. The U.S. Institute consulted with representatives of 
constituencies who would be potential users of this program to 
ascertain their views of the need for ECR participation support. 
Representatives of environmental groups, natural resource users, 
tribes, local and state governments, and ECR practitioners provided 
information about the specific needs for such a fund and about criteria 
for eligibility.
    The consultative contacts identified the following needs for 
participation support.
     Many opportunities exist to build consensus on 
environmental and natural resource issues, but the parties are often 
unable to do so without neutral, third party assistance.
     State, local, non-governmental, and tribal entities often 
lack the technical and financial resources to obtain neutral 
feasibility assessments, ECR process design and facilitation.

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     Third party assistance is often required to ensure 
balanced representation, or a level playing field, for non-
governmental, state and local groups, and others who are not paid to 
participate in environmental negotiations and collaborative processes.
     There is also a need to provide training in interest-based 
negotiations for those working to overcome serious differences on 
environmental and natural resource issues.
     A participation support program should be easy to use and 
accessible to all types of applicants involved in ECR processes, but 
particularly to groups and situations that would be less likely than 
others to succeed without it.
    The U.S. Institute developed guidelines and application forms to 
gather information about ECR processes for which support was requested. 
The U.S. Institute requires a mechanism for determining if the 
applicants meet the criteria for receiving support and for targeting 
support to the most promising ECR efforts (i.e. those likely to produce 
implementable results through collaboration.) The selection criteria 
for U.S. Institute support include:

Required Criteria

    The U.S. Institute will target participation support to ECR 
efforts:
     Where the initiators, co-sponsors, or key parties to the 
conflict resolution effort are state or local governments or agencies, 
tribes, or non-governmental organizations;
     Involving a federal agency or federal interest;
     That are, or likely will be, agreement seeking; and
     Involve a third party neutral facilitator or mediator who 
is a member of the U.S. Institute's Roster of Environmental Dispute 
Resolution and Consensus Building Professionals, or who has equivalent 
experience.

Discretionary Criteria

    The following additional factors will be considered when choosing 
among applicants who meet the requirements stated above. Project 
support from the U.S. Institute will be more likely when:
     The quality of the proposed process would suffer without 
support from the U.S. Institute,
     Resources from an impartial source (i.e. the U.S. 
Institute) would be beneficial to the ECR process,
     Applicants demonstrate a commitment to the ECR process 
through in-kind contributions, previous collaborative efforts, or 
allocations of personnel, time and resources to building consensus on 
the issues involved, and/or
     The conflict involves resolution of issues that could have 
a national impact.
    Quarterly progress reports will be used to collect information 
about the use of any funding provided and to maintain accountability of 
the contracted entity receiving financial support, usually a neutral 
facilitator.
    The program will be open for applications through September 30, 
2003, roughly two years from approval of the information collection 
request.
    Draft Application Form: The Draft Guidelines and Application Form 
are attached. The format of the actual application will be modified to 
use fonts, spacing and formatting for optimum electronic use.

E. Burden Statement

    The Application Form will be available in both hard copy and 
through the U.S. Institute's web site. It is a two-page list of 
questions about the proposed ECR effort and the activities that require 
support. The application includes suggested budget formats, and is 
designed to allow applicants to attach existing documents and, where 
possible, reduce the time required for completion of the application. 
An application can be submitted electronically, through e-mail, and/or 
in hard copy via fax or mail. The required quarterly progress report 
form is also included in the application form attached to this 
submittal.
    The Burden calculation includes time for applicants to complete the 
application form and the time required for the submittal of quarterly 
reports. It assumes a pool of 15 applicants per year, and assumes that 
10 of the applications will be approved. Quarterly reports would be 
required only for those ten funded projects. It further assumes an 
average of four quarterly project reports per project.
    Likely Respondents: State agency staff, local government staff, 
non-governmental organizations, tribal governments, and natural 
resource user group association staff or members.
    Estimated Number of Respondents (per year): 15.
    Proposed Frequency of Response: One response per application, plus 
up to four quarterly progress reports per year.
    Respondent Time Burden Estimates:
    Estimated Time per Response for Initial Application: Eight hours.
    Estimated Time per Responder for Quarterly Reports: 4 hours per 
year (1 hour per report).
    Estimated Total Burden Per Year for Applications: 120 hours for 15 
applicants.
    Estimated Total Burden Per Year for Quarterly Reports: 40 hours for 
ten projects.
    Respondent Cost Burden Estimates (at $55 per hour (managerial level 
salary)):
    No capital or start-up costs.
    Estimated Cost per Respondent per application: $440.
    Estimated Cost per Project for Quarterly Reports: $220.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost Burden for 15 Applications: $6,600.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost Burden for Quarterly Reports: $2,200.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost Burden: $8,800.
    Estimated Total Cost Burden, Two Years: $17,600.
    Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources 
expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or 
provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time 
needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize 
technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating, and 
verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and 
disclosing and providing information and transmitting information.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. Sec. 5601-5609)

    Dated: July 16, 2001.
Christopher L. Helms,
Executive Director, Morris K. Udall Foundation.

Guidelines

Draft; Do Not Submit
    The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution is a 
federal program established by the U.S. Congress to assist parties in 
resolving environmental, natural resource, and public lands conflicts. 
The U.S. Institute is part of the Morris K. Udall Foundation, an 
independent agency within the executive branch of the federal 
government. The U.S. Institute serves as an impartial, non-partisan 
institution providing professional expertise, services, and resources 
to all parties involved in such disputes, regardless of who initiates 
or pays for assistance. The U.S. Institute helps parties determine 
whether collaborative problem solving is appropriate for specific 
environmental conflicts, how to bring all the parties to the table when 
appropriate, and whether a third-party facilitator or mediator might be 
helpful in assisting the parties to resolve the conflict. In addition, 
the U.S. Institute provides mediation and facilitation services, 
maintains a roster of qualified

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facilitators and mediators with substantial experience in environmental 
conflict resolution, and can help parties in selecting a neutral when 
asked. (See www.ecr.gov for more information.)
    The U.S. Institute has established the ECR Participation Program to 
provide support for the full participation of all essential parties in 
specific environmental conflict resolution (ECR) efforts. ECR is 
defined, for the purposes of this program, as the intervention of a 
neutral to assist affected interests in developing and conducting 
processes that reach agreement on controversial environmental issues. 
This document outlines how eligible parties can apply for U.S. 
Institute assistance under the ECR Participation Program.

Objectives of the ECR Participation Program

    Consistent with the U.S. Institute's mission of promoting 
resolution of environmental disputes involving federal agencies and 
other parties, the ECR Participation Program is designed to achieve 
several objectives:
     To further the U.S. Institute goal of increasing use of 
ECR in environmental, natural resource, and public lands conflicts 
involving federal agencies.
     To encourage high quality dispute resolution processes by 
supporting appropriate use of ECR strategies and appropriate balance 
among interests involved in the processes.
     To increase the ability of all affected parties to 
participate effectively in ECR processes.

What Activities Can Be Supported?

    The U.S. Institute will provide neutral services and related 
participation support for initiation of agreement-focused environmental 
conflict resolution efforts. State and local governments, tribes, and 
non-governmental organizations may apply for support to initiate multi-
party, neutral-led conflict resolution processes that involve federal 
agencies or interests. Support under the ECR Participation Program is 
not provided to federal agencies. Participation support is available 
for two-phases of ECR activities:
    Phase One activities are:
     Consultation with the U.S. Institute or a contracted 
neutral about the potential for using ECR in a given situation,
     Assistance to parties in the identification and selection 
of an appropriate neutral, preparation of a scope of work, and contract 
management,
     A full conflict assessment conducted by a neutral and 
involving consultation with all affected interests about the 
feasibility and design of a specific ECR project, and/or
     Training for potential stakeholders in ECR methods to help 
determine whether ECR would be useful to address a specific situation.
    Phase Two activities are those that take place after a decision is 
made to proceed with an ECR process. If barriers to participation in 
that process are identified through a conflict assessment, Phase Two 
support could help overcome these barriers. Phase Two support is 
available for:
     Neutral facilitation services,
     Services of technical experts. This support is intended to 
help ensure that all parties can contribute fully to consensus 
decision-making; it is not provided to support individual interest 
groups or caucuses,
     ECR project-specific training and other activities that 
increase the capacity of negotiation groups to work in an interest-
based and collaborative manner,
     Direct costs for meeting logistics, such as meeting 
facilities, teleconferencing, and meeting recording services when no 
other source of such funding is available,
     Direct costs for participants to attend meetings when no 
other source of such funding is available, and/or
     Other activities that will have a direct impact on 
improving the quality of the ECR effort.

Who Should Apply?

    Potential initiators, co-sponsors, or key participants in ECR 
processes (other than federal agencies) are eligible to apply for U.S. 
Institute support. Support will be targeted to situations that meet the 
required selection criteria, outlined below.

What Support Is Available?

    It is expected that the average project will receive participation 
support up to $20,000 for Phase One activities, and no more than 
$50,000 for Phase Two. Phase Two support will require an additional 
application if the applicant has already received Phase One support. It 
would be considered on an expedited basis.
    There is no requirement for matching funds for Phase One, although 
demonstration of commitment to the ECR process through in-kind support 
or match funds from other organizations is encouraged. For Phase Two, 
the U.S. Institute will provide no more than 50% of the support 
required for that phase.
    When funding is for a neutral, the ECR participation support will 
be made available through an U.S. Institute contract directly with the 
neutral ECR professional. For other activities, the U.S. Institute will 
either directly process reimbursement payments or contract with the 
applicant.

What Are the Selection Criteria?

Required Criteria

    The U.S. Institute will target participation support to ECR 
efforts:
     Where non-federal entities are the initiators, co-
sponsors, or key parties to the conflict,
     Involving a federal agency or federal interest,
     That are, or likely to be, agreement seeking, and
     Involve a third-party neutral facilitator or mediator who 
is a member of the U.S. Institute's roster of Environmental Dispute 
resolution and Consensus Building Professionals, or who has equivalent 
experience,
     For Phase Two projects, a previous conflict assessment and 
a 50% or more financial match.

Discretionary Criteria

    The following additional factors will be considered when choosing 
among applicants who meet the requirements stated above. Project 
support from the U.S. Institute will be more likely when:
     The quality of the proposed process would suffer without 
the support from the U.S. Institute,
     Resources from an impartial source (i.e., the U.S. 
Institute) would be beneficial to the ECR process,
     Applicants demonstrate a commitment to the ECR process 
through in-kind contributions, previous collaborative efforts, or 
allocations of personnel, time and resources to building consensus on 
the issues involved, (a financial match is required for Phase Two 
projects) and/or
     The conflict involves resolution of issues that could have 
a national impact.

How Is a Project Administered?

     U.S. Institute support will be provided to the applicant 
through a contractual arrangement involving the applicant, the neutral, 
and the U.S. Institute, with payment on a reimbursement basis.
     Applicants must provide a brief quarterly report for the 
duration of the project. A reporting format is provided with the 
application form.
     Applicants agree to credit the U.S. Institute for any 
support received as opportunities arise to do so.
     Applicants agree to cooperate in documentation efforts for 
case studies and evaluations of the ECR Participation Program and for 
other ECR evaluation efforts.

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What Is the Application Process?

    The first step in the application process is to thoroughly review 
the application form, including the Frequently Asked Questions. Next, 
the applicant--which must be a non-federal entity initiating a conflict 
assessment--should contact the U.S. Institute by telephone. The ECR 
Participation Program manager at the U.S. Institute will help the 
applicant determine whether and how to complete the application form.
    An ECR Participation Program application can be submitted at any 
time. The U.S. Institute will make its decision no later than 30 days 
after an application is deemed complete. If an application for support 
is declined, a proposal may be modified and resubmitted once more 
within the life of the ECR project.
    The application must be complete before the U.S. Institute begins 
its decision-making review. Assistance with scoping the project tasks 
and preparing a budget can be obtained from U.S. Institute staff. The 
application must include the following elements:
     Name and contact information for the applicant.
     A description of the ECR process for which the support 
will be used. The description should be a one-page summary with 
attachments, covering all of the following items:
     A brief overview of the conflict being addressed,
     A list of potential participants and their affiliations,
     A description of the expected product or agreement,
     The suggested neutral, if one has already been identified,
     (For Phase Two applications) a copy of the conflict 
assessment,
     (For Phase Two applications) a copy of the process 
groundrules, and a detailed outline of the activities which will be 
conducted with the requested support.
     A statement outlining how the application meets the 
required and discretionary support criteria.
     A detailed budget for the support requested.

Project Application Form

    An application form is attached, and is also available at the U.S. 
Institute website.

For Further Information

    Please contact: David Bernard, Associate Director, U.S. Institute 
for Environmental Conflict Resolution, 110 South Church Avenue, Suite 
3350, Tucson, AZ 85701, Telephone: 520/670-5299, Fax: 520/670-5530, E-
mail: bernard@ecr.gov.

Application Form

(Draft; Do Not Submit)
    1. Project Title:
    2. Date of Submission:
    3. Support requested for______ Phase One______ Phase Two
    4. Applicant:
    Name:
    Address:
    Phone:
    Fax:
    E-mail:
    Designated Contact or Project Manager:
    5. Description of ECR Project for Which Support Is Requested: (One-
page summary covering the following items. Attach supporting documents, 
if available.)
    Conflict Addressed by the Project:
    List of Potential Participants and their Affiliations:
    Agreement or Product Sought:
    (For Phase Two applications) Conflict Assessment Results: (A copy 
of a written conflict assessment is sufficient.)
    (For Phase Two applications) Groundrules for Participants:
    6. Outline of Activities for Which Support is Requested: Specify 
type of assistance (see list of activities on page two of this 
information packet). Outline all tasks or sub activities, creating a 
scope of work for the support funded through the U.S. Institute. (See 
required format in the budget section and/or consult with the U.S. 
Institute for help with this section.)
    7. Describe (in no more than two pages) how the application meets 
the required and discretionary funding criteria (see list on page three 
of this information packet):
    8. Budget (see example budget, attached and request U.S. Institute 
help with this section, if desired):
    A. Specify category(s) of support requested (see list of activities 
on page two of this information packet).
    B. Assign cost to each activity listed in Item 5 of the 
application.
    C. Provide a total for the support requested.
    D. Attach the total budget for the entire ECR project, if 
available.
    E. For Phase Two applications, the U.S. Institute will only fund up 
to 50% of the total proposed Phase Two costs. The application must 
document the sources of the matching funds for the remaining 50%. A 
sample budget format that includes a matching component is included.
    Please note that incomplete or unclear presentation of project 
costs and/or details regarding requested support will result in delays 
in processing applications.

Application Budget Format--Phase One Request

Example Budget A: Neutral Conflict Assessment.

    (The activities and quantities in this example are for illustrative 
purposes only)
    Project Title:
    Applicant Name:
    Category of Support Required: Neutral Conflict Assessment.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  Cost per
               Task                   Hours         hour     Labor total
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1. Read background on conflict...            6         $100         $600
2. Interview 5 key parties.......           20          100        2,000
3. Interview addtl 25 parties, if           40          100        4,000
 warranted.......................
4. Determine feasibility.........            5          100          450
5. Draft feasibility report and             16          100        1,600
 recommended process design......
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      Total Labor................  ...........  ...........        8,700
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Other Direct Costs

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                                                                Dollars
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Neutral Travel for Conflict Assessment:......................     $3,390
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5 trips Phoenix to Boise to interview parties:
  Airfare....................................................        450
  Hotel......................................................         80
  Ground transportation......................................        120
  Per diem...................................................         28
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      Total per trip.........................................        678
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Miscellaneous................................................        230
Phone........................................................        100
Reproduction.................................................         30
Postage/Shipping.............................................        100
                                                              ----------
      Total Project Budget...................................     12,320
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Application Budget Formats--Phase Two Requests

Example Budget B: Technical Consultant Services

    (The activities and quantities in this example are for illustrative 
purposes only)
    Project Title:
    Applicant Name:
    Category of Support Requested: Technical Consultant Services.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                 Unit cost
             Activity                 Hours      (per hour)     Total
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Review technical documents.......           24          100       $2,400
Provide technical advice at 8               64          100        6,400
 meetings........................
Consult with subcommittee to                24          100        2,400
 produce draft proposals.........
                                  --------------------------------------
      Total......................          112  ...........       11,200
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Example Budget C: Meeting Attendance Expenses
    (The activities and quantities in this example are for illustrative 
purposes only)
    Project Name:
    Applicant Name:
    Category of Support Requested: Support for Meeting Attendance.

Cost per Meeting:
    Airfare: $370
    Mileage at $.32
    Hotel (at govt. per diem for area): $85
    Total per participant per mtg.: $455 + mileage, if any

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    Number of     Cost per
  Participant receiving support      meetings     meeting       Total
------------------------------------------------------------------------
John Doe (no mileage)............            4         $455       $1,820
Jane Doe (no mileage)............            4          455        1,820
Sally Smith (no airfare, 100                 2          117          234
 miles)..........................
                                                            ------------
      Total support needed.......  ...........  ...........        3,874
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Application Budget Formats--Phase Two Requests

Example Budget D: Neutral Facilitation Services with Match

    (The activities and quantities in this example are for illustrative 
purposes only)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                 Requested
                                                    U.S.       Complete
          Budget element              Match      institute     project
                                                  support
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Neutral's labor..................   \1\ $7,050      $30,000      $37,050
Neutral's travel.................                     4,000        4,000
Neutral's other direct costs                          1,000        1,000
 (phone, copying, postage, etc.).
Other labor......................    \2\ 5,000                     5,000
Mtg. support (meeting rooms,        \3\ 20,000                    20,000
 teleconference, xeroxing, audio
 visual, note-taker).............
Technical experts................   \1\ 10,000                    10,000
Other costs......................  ...........  ...........  ...........
                                  --------------------------------------
      Totals.....................       42,050       35,000       77,050
Percent of total.................           55           45         100
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\1\ The Metropolitan Planning Council will provide an in-house technical
  expert on the subject of the dispute.
\2\ The state environmental agency will contribute the follow staff
  hours: 25 hrs. @ $75, 50 hrs. @ $45, and 25 hrs. @ $35 (the rates are
  fully burdened, i.e., they include benefits and salary/wages).
\3\ The state agency match for meeting expenses will be provided through
  an existing meeting management contract on the project and through in-
  kind support. In-kind personnel for note taking will be provided
  through a .16 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) staff person (which equals
  $5,000). The remaining meeting logistical support of $15,000 will be
  provided through a separate agency contract mechanism.

Quarterly Report Form

(Draft; Do Not Submit)
    Project Title:
    Project Manager:
    Period Covered by This Report:
    Date of This Report:
    Activities Conducted with U.S. Institute Funds Since Last Report 
(Attach a 1-2 page summary).
    Total Expenses Incurred This Quarter:
    Total Budget Amount:
    Total Expended this Quarter:
    Cumulative Total Expended to Date:
    Balance Available for Future Activities: (Attach an expenditure 
report showing budgeted amounts for each budget category, together with 
expenditures for this reporting period and cumulative expenditures 
since the start of the project).

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    Additional Comments: (Explain delays, barriers to use of funds, 
pace of expenditures, etc.)
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