[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 194 (Thursday, October 8, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51884-51885]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-24320]


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RECOVERY ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY BOARD


Proposed Information Collection Activities

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (Board) 
invites comments on the proposed information collection request as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
December 7, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Send all comments to Jennifer Dure, Office of General 
Counsel, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, 1717 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20006.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
Public Law 104-13, section 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised 
at 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR Part 
1320, require Federal agencies to provide 60 days' notice to the public 
for comment on information collection activities. Specifically, the 
Board invites interested respondents to comment on the following 
summary of proposed information collection activities regarding (i) 
whether the information collection activities are necessary for the 
Board to properly execute its functions; (ii) the accuracy of the 
Board's estimates of the burden of the information collection 
activities; (iii) ways for the Board to enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information being collected; and (iv) ways for the 
Board to minimize the burden of information collection activities on 
the public. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, on 
an emergency basis, this collection of information.

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That approval is set to expire on March 31, 2010.
    Below is a brief summary of the proposed information collection:
    Title of Collection: Section 1512 Data Standards.
    OMB Control No.: 0430-0004.
    Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 
(Pub. L. 111-5, 123 Stat. 115 (2009)) (the Recovery Act) established 
the Board and required that the Board establish and maintain a public-
facing Web site to track covered funds. Section 1512 of the Recovery 
Act requires recipients of Federal financial assistance--namely, 
grants, cooperative agreements, contracts and loans--to report on the 
use of funds. These reports are to be submitted to 
FederalReporting.gov, and certain information from these reports will 
later be posted on the public-facing Web site Recovery.gov. More 
specifically, prime recipients, sub-recipients, and vendors who receive 
Recovery Act funds are required to submit section 1512 data elements as 
set forth in the Recipient Reporting Data Model (available 
electronically at https://www.federalreporting.gov/federalreporting/downloads.do). On June 22, 2009, OMB issued the following reporting 
guidance in its ``Implementing Guidance for the Reports on Use of Funds 
Pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009'' (OMB 
Guidance):
    Prime Recipients: The prime recipient is ultimately responsible for 
the reporting of all data required by section 1512 of the Recovery Act 
and the OMB Guidance, including the Federal Funding Accountability and 
Transparency Act (FFATA) data elements for the sub-recipients of the 
prime recipient required under section 1512(c)(4). In addition, the 
prime recipient must report three additional data elements associated 
with any vendors receiving funds from the prime recipient for any 
payments greater than $25,000. Specifically, the prime recipient must 
report the identity of the vendor by reporting the DUNS number, the 
amount of the payment, and a description of what was obtained in 
exchange for the payment. If the vendor does not have a DUNS number, 
then the name and zip code of the vendor's headquarters will be used 
for identification.
    Sub-Recipients of the Prime Recipient: The sub-recipients of the 
prime recipient may be required by the prime recipient to report the 
FFATA data elements required under section 1512(c)(4) for payments from 
the prime recipient to the sub-recipient. The reporting sub-recipients 
must also report one data element associated with any vendors receiving 
funds from that sub-recipient. Specifically, the sub-recipient must 
report, for any payments greater than $25,000, the identity of the 
vendor by reporting the DUNS number, if available, or otherwise the 
name and zip code of the vendor's headquarters.
    Required Data: The specific data elements to be reported by prime 
recipients and sub-recipients are included in the Recipient Reporting 
Data Model. Below are the basic reporting requirements to be reported 
on prime recipients, recipient vendors, sub-recipients, and sub-
recipient vendors.

Prime Recipient

1. Federal Funding Agency Name
2. Award identification
3. Recipient DUNS
4. Parent DUNS
5. Recipient CCR information
6. CFDA number, if applicable
7. Recipient account number
8. Project/grant period
9. Award type, date, description, and amount
10. Amount of Federal Recovery Act funds expended to projects/
activities
11. Activity code and description
12. Project description and status
13. Job creation narrative and number
14. Infrastructure expenditures and rationale, if applicable
15. Recipient primary place of performance
16. Recipient area of benefit
17. Recipient officer names and compensation (Top 5)
18. Total number and amount of small sub-awards; less than $25,000

Recipient Vendor

1. DUNS or Name and zip code of Headquarters (HQ)
2. Expenditure amount
3. Expenditure description

Sub-Recipient (Also Referred to as FFATA Data Elements)

1. Sub-recipient DUNS
2. Sub-recipient CCR information
3. Sub-recipient type
4. Amount received by sub-recipient
5. Amount awarded to sub-recipient
6. Sub-award date
7. Sub-award period
8. Sub-recipient place of performance
9. Sub-recipient area of benefit
10. Sub-recipient officer names and compensation (Top 5)

Sub-Recipient Vendor

1. DUNS or Name and zip code of HQ

    Affected Public: All recipients, as defined in section 1512(b)(1) 
of the Recovery Act, of Recovery funds (specifically, Federal financial 
assistance).
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 133,993.
    Frequency of Responses: Quarterly.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,339,930.

Ivan Flores,
Paralegal Specialist, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.
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