[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 188 (Thursday, September 29, 2005)]
[Pages 56931-56932]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-19396]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: NARA is giving public notice that the agency proposes to renew 
the information collections described in this notice, which are used in 
the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) 
grant program.

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The public is invited to comment on the proposed information 
collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before November 28, 2005 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to: Paperwork Reduction Act Comments 
(NHP), Room 4400, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 
Adelphi Rd, College Park, MD 20740-6001; or faxed to 301-837-3213; or 
electronically mailed to tamee.fechhelm@nara.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the proposed information collections and supporting 
statements should be directed to Tamee Fechhelm at telephone number 
301-837-1694, or fax number 301-837-3213.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (Public Law 104-13), NARA invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collections. The 
comments and suggestions should address one or more of the following 
points: (a) Whether the proposed information collections are necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of NARA; (b) the accuracy 
of NARA's estimate of the burden of the proposed information 
collections; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on respondents, including the use of 
information technology; and (e) whether small businesses are affected 
by this collection. The comments that are submitted will be summarized 
and included in the NARA request for Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In 
this notice, NARA is soliciting comments concerning the following 
information collections:
    1. Title: Application for attendance at the Institute for the 
Editing of Historical Documents.
    OMB number: 3095-0012.
    Agency form number: None.
    Type of review: Regular.
    Affected public: Individuals, often already working on documentary 
editing projects, who wish to apply to attend the annual one-week 
Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, an intensive seminar 
in all aspects of modern documentary editing techniques taught by 
visiting editors and specialists.
    Estimated number of respondents: 25.
    Estimated time per response: 1.5 hours.
    Frequency of response: On occasion, no more than annually (when 
respondent wishes to apply for attendance at the Institute).
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 37.5 hours.
    Abstract: The application is used by the NHPRC staff to establish 
the applicant's qualifications and to permit selection of those 
individuals best qualified to attend the Institute jointly sponsored by 
the NHPRC, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the University of 
Wisconsin. Selected applicants' forms are forwarded to the resident 
advisors of the Institute, who use them to determine what areas of 
instruction would be most useful to the applicants.
    You can also use NARA's Web site at http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/forms/editing-application.pdf to review and fill in the application.
    2. Title: National Historical Publications and Records Commission 
Grant Program.
    OMB number: 3095-0013.
    Agency form number: None.
    Type of review: Regular.
    Affected public: Nonprofit organizations and institutions, state 
and local government agencies, Federally acknowledged or state-
recognized Native American tribes or groups, and individuals who apply 
for NHPRC grants for support of historical documentary editions, 
archival preservation and planning projects, and other records 
    Estimated number of respondents: 148 per year submit applications; 
approximately 100 grantees among the applicant respondents also submit 
semiannual narrative performance reports.
    Estimated time per response: 54 hours per application; 2 hours per 
narrative report.
    Frequency of response: On occasion for the application; 
semiannually for the narrative report. Currently, the NHPRC considers 
grant applications 2 times per year; respondents usually submit no more 
than one application per year.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 8,392 hours.
    Abstract: The NHPRC is changing the way it provides information 
about its grant program. The previously all inclusive grant guidelines 
booklet is being replaced by a suite of announcements where the 
information will be specific to the grant opportunity named. The basic 
information collection remains the same. The grant proposal is used by 
the NHPRC staff, reviewers, and the Commission to determine if the 
applicant and proposed project are eligible for an NHPRC grant, and 
whether the proposed project is methodologically sound and suitable for 
support. The narrative report is used by the NHPRC staff to monitor the 
performance of grants.
    You can also use NARA's Web site at http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/guidelines/index.html to review the guidelines. The forms used to apply 
for a grant can be found at http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/forms/.

    Dated: September 23, 2005.
Shelly L. Myers,
Deputy Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-19396 Filed 9-28-05; 8:45 am]