[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 249 (Friday, December 28, 2012)]
[Page 76449]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31025]

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Agency for International Development

Notice of Public Information Collections Being Reviewed by the 
U.S. Agency for International Development; Comments Requested

SUMMARY: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is making 
efforts to reduce the paperwork burden. USAID invites the general 
public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment 
on the following proposed and/or continuing information collections, as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act for 1995. Comments are 
requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed or continuing 
collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the burden estimates; (c) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Submit comments on or before February 26, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Wade, Bureau for Management, 
Office of Management Services, Information and Records Division, U.S. 
Agency for International Development, Room 2.07C, RRB, Washington, DC 
20523, (202) 712-0789 or via email [email protected].

ADDRESSES: Send comments via email to [email protected], United 
States Agency for International Development, Bureau for Food Security, 
Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20523, 202-712-1629. If you would like a copy of the survey, please 
send requests to [email protected].

    OMB No: OMB 0412-XXXX.
    Form No.: AID 101-1.
    Title: Feed the Future Public-Private Partnership Opportunity 
    Type of Review: A New Information Collection.
    Purpose: United States Agency for International Development must 
collect information as part of the Public-Private Partnerships 
Opportunity Explorer (PPOE) will be used to initially respond to 
private-sector interest in a partnership with Feed the Future and 
provide additional information and contacts regarding partnerships 
(i.e., how to get the process started if it looks like a good fit or 
alternative options for partnership). The information will be collected 
from private-sector organizations that are interested in partnering 
with the U.S. Government. Responses are voluntary. The information will 
be collected electronically via an online decision tree and related 
online form. The form will be collected by the Bureau for Food Security 
at USAID. The decision tree and form help reduce the transaction costs 
for initial exploration of a partnership for both the private-sector 
organization and the U.S. Government. They also provide the initial 
point of entry for private sector organizations into partnerships with 
the U.S. Government. Electronic submission ensures the creation of a 
record. Submissions will be stored within an Excel spreadsheet 
(database) created for the purpose of archiving these submissions and 
managed by the Bureau for Food Security at USAID. At a later date, the 
Bureau for Food Security may use a more formalized system to maintain 
the records, such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. 
Electronic record retention will adhere to USAID ADS Chapter 502 
regulations USAID (ADS 502.3.4.10) and in cases where a registration of 
interest turns into a public-private partnership, record retention will 
adhere to procurement record regulations outlined in USAID ADS 324 
(USAID ADS 324.3.7). In rare cases where completing the form via the 
online tool is impossible, USAID will provide the form in PDF or Word 
document format for completion and submission via email or fax.

Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 120.
    Total annual responses: 120.
    Total annual hours requested: 30 hours.

Lynn Winston,
Chief, Information and Records Division, US Agency for International 
[FR Doc. 2012-31025 Filed 12-27-12; 8:45 am]