[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 54 (Tuesday, March 20, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 16313]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6702]


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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


Data Collection Available for Public Comments and Recommendations

ACTION: 60-day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Small Business Administration's intentions to 
request approval on a new and/or currently approved information 
collection.

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 21, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send all comments regarding whether this information 
collection is necessary for the proper performance of the function of 
the agency, whether the burden estimates are accurate, and if there are 
ways to minimize the estimated burden and enhance the quality of the 
collection, to Eric Eide, Innovation and Technology Analyst, Office of 
Technology, Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, 6th Floor, 
Washington, DC 20416.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Eide, Innovation and Technology, 
mailto:202-205-7507%20%[email protected] 202-205-7576 
[email protected] Curtis B. Rich, Management Analyst, 202-205-7030 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Defense Reauthorization Act of 
2012 (Pub. L. 112-81, Section 5001) contains the SBIR/STTR 
Reauthorization Act of 2011 (Reauthorization Act), which amends the 
Small Business Act. The legislation extends and broadens a requirement 
for the Small Business Administration (SBA) to maintain searchable, 
electronic databases that include pertinent information concerning each 
SBIR and STTR awards made through the programs. The legislation 
contains a new data reporting requirement from companies concerning 
their potential ownership by venture capital, hedge fund, and private 
equity firms. Additional data fields will be collected from applicants 
and awardees concerning applicant demographics and company information 
(such as number of employees, additional funding received). These new 
data reporting requirements supplement demographic and company 
information already collected from awardees (such as women or minority 
owned, award amount information, research abstract, Principal 
Investigator's name, etc). The legislation differentiates between data 
that is available to the public and data that is available to the 
government only. SBA is required to collect this information and report 
on it annually to Congress.
    Title: ``Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small 
Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Individuals and small 
businesses may be applicants and awardees''
    Description of Respondents: Respondents include individuals, and 
small businesses, that are participating in the SBIR and STTR programs. 
Individuals and small businesses may be applicants and awardees.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Annual Responses: 13,500.
    Annual Burden: 38,500.

Curtis B. Rich,
Acting Chief, Administrative Information Branch.
[FR Doc. 2012-6702 Filed 3-19-12; 8:45 am]
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