[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 18 (Monday, January 28, 2013)]
[Page 5805]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01622]



[Document Identifier: HHS-EGOV-18380-60D]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Electronic Government Office; Department of Health and Human 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the Electronic Government Office (EGOV), 
Department of Health and Human Services, announces plans to submit an 
Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR is for extending the use of the 
approved information collection assigned OMB control number 4040-0001, 
which expires on March 31, 2013. The ICR also requests categorizing the 
form as a common form, meaning HHS will only request approval for its 
own use of the form rather than aggregating the burden estimate across 
all Federal Agencies as was done for previous actions on this OMB 
control number. Prior to submitting that ICR to OMB, EGOV seeks 
comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any 
other aspect of the ICR.

DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before March 29, 

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to 
[email protected] or by calling (202) 690-6162.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information Collection Clearance 
staff, [email protected] or (202) 690-6162.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the document identifier HHS-EGOV-18380-60D 
for reference.
    Information Collection Request Title: SF-424 Research & Related 
    OMB No.: 4040-0001.
    Abstract: The SF-424 Research & Related Information Collection is 
an information collection comprised of a set of standardized forms used 
for grant applications to research-based agencies.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The SF-424 R&R is used by 
the public to apply for Federal financial assistance in the forms of 
grants. These forms are submitted to the Federal grant-making research-
based agencies for evaluation and review.
    Likely Respondents: Organizations and institutions seeking 
research-based grants.
    Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the 
information requested. This includes the time needed to review 
instructions, to 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, to train personnel and to be able to respond to 
a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and 
review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise 
disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for 
this ICR are summarized in the table below.
    HHS estimates that the SF-424 Research and Related form will take 1 
hour to complete. We expect that 128,378 respondents will use this 
    Once OMB approves the use of this common form, federal agencies may 
request OMB approval to use this common form without having to publish 
notices and request public comments for 60 and 30 days. Each agency 
must account for the burden associated with their use of the common 

                                    Total Estimated Annualized Burden--Hours
                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                    Form name                        Number of     responses per   per response    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)         hours
SF-424 Research and Related Application for              128,378               1               1         128,378
 Federal Assistance.............................
    Total.......................................         128,378               1               1         128,378

    EGOV specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and 
utility of the proposed information collection for the proper 
performance of the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the 
estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology to 
minimize the information collection burden.

Keith A. Tucker,
Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-01622 Filed 1-25-13; 8:45 am]