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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 25-29 October 2004

COMMERCE

NOAA Line Office Strategic Plans

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is revising the Strategic Plans of five Line Offices. NOAA recently updated its Strategic Plan for the period 2005-2010 to reflect updated stakeholder priorities, recent external events, and changes to NOAA's operations. The plan establishes the goals for NOAA and the approaches taken to account for results. The following five NOAA Line Offices are now updating their Strategic Plans to be consistent with the new NOAA Strategic Plan: National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Weather (NWS) and the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR). NOAA is seeking broad public review of the Line Office Strategic Plans. NOAA encourages all stakeholders and users to review the Line Office Plans and provide comments. All
comments received will be reviewed and considered in the final drafting of the NOAA Line Office Strategic Plans.

DATES: Public comments on this document must be received at the appropriate mailing or e-mail address (see ADDRESSES) on or before 5 p.m., local time, November 30, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Dr. James H. Butler, Acting Director, NOAA Strategic Planning Office, Office of Program Planning and Integration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Room 15755, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Comments may be submitted via e-mail to strategic.planning@noaa.gov. The draft NOAA Line Office Strategic Plans and the New NOAA Strategic Plan have been posted at http://www.spo.noaa.gov/, and NOAA will post the final Line Office Strategic Plans at http://www.spo.noaa.gov/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Joshua Lott, phone: 301-713-1622, Extension 210, fax: 301-713-0585.

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Science Advisory Board; Meetings

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA, DOC.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support the NOAA mission.

Time and Date: The meeting will be held Tuesday, November 2, 2004,
from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, November 3, 2004, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below may be subject to change. Refer to the Web page listed below for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

Place: The meeting will be held both days at the National Geographic Society Headquarters, 1145 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC.

Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30-minute time period set aside on Wednesday, November 3 for direct oral statements or questions from the public. The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted oral or written statements. In general, each individual or group making an oral presentation will be limited to a total time of five minutes.

Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by October 27, 2004, to provide sufficient time for SAB review prior to the meeting. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after October 27, 2004, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.

Approximately (30) seats will be available for the public including five seats reserved for the media. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) NOAA Response to the SAB recommendations in the Research Review Team Report "Review of the Organization and Management of Research in NOAA'', (2) Draft Strategic Plan for the U.S. Integrated Earth Observing System, (3) NOAA 5-Year Research Plan and 20-Year Research Vision, (4) Final U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy Report, (5) Regional Ecosystem Based Management, (6) Cooperative Institute For Arctic Research (CIFAR) Review, (7) Cooperative Institute for Atmospheric Sciences and Terrestrial Applications (CIASTA) Review, (8) SAB Subcommittee and Working Group Reports and (9) public statements.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael Uhart, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11142, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-713-9121, Fax: 301-713-3515, e-mail: Michael.Uhart@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http://www.sab.noaa.gov.

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Public Comment for Enhancement of the Initial Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

ACTION: Notice of opportunity for written public comment; extension of comment period.

SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is extending to November 15, 2004, the comment period for the First Annual Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Development Plan that appeared in the Federal Register of October 15, 2004 (69 FR 199), page 61207. The plan is available at http://www.ocean.us. NOAA in response to requests is extending the comment period to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments. Comments should be submitted via e-mail to k.stump@ocean.us or in writing to Ms. Kristine Stump; Ocean.US; 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 1350; Arlington, VA 22201.

DATES: Comments are due no later than the close of business on Monday, November 15, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Ms. Kristine Stump, Ocean.US at (703) 588-0855 or e-mail at k.stump@ocean.us.

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DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers

Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB)

Correction
In notice document 04-23229 beginning on page 61357 in the issue of Monday, October 18, 2004, make the following correction: On page 61357, in the third column, under the SUMMARY heading, in the third line from the bottom "(November 3, 2004); 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.'' should read "(November 2, 2004); 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.''.

[FR Doc. C4-23229 Filed 10-22-04; 8:45 am]

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EDUCATION

Office of Postsecondary Education

Overview Information; Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants Program--Teacher Quality Enhancement (TQE) Grants for States; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.336A.

Dates: Applications Available: October 25, 2004.

Deadline For Transmittal of Applications: December 17, 2004.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: February 15, 2005.

Eligible Applicants: Eligible States, as defined in sections 103(16) and 202(b) of the
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). A State that received a previous grant under this program is not eligible for a FY 2005 grant. The following States are eligible: Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Montana, New York, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands.

Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested $88,887,451 for this program for FY 2005. Of that amount, $39,999,353 would be allocated to TQE Grants for States under current law. Of this, approximately $30,624,151 would be available for new awards. The Department has requested appropriations language to override the statutory requirements that 45 percent of program funds be allocated for the State program and allow excess funds to be used where unmet demand for program funds exists. If this request is not approved, the Department will use funds allocated to Grants to States to provide additional years of funding for the awardees. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program.

Estimated Range of Awards: $500,000--$5,000,000.

Estimated Average Size of Awards: $2,038,000 per year.

Estimated Number of Awards: 9.

Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice.

Project Period: Up to 36 months.

Full Text of Announcement
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ENERGY

Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

DATES: Monday, December 6, 2004, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian Boulevard, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Talamini; Office of Basic Energy Sciences; U.S. Department of Energy; Germantown Building, Independence Avenue, Washington, DC 20585; Telephone: (301) 903-4563.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to provide advice and guidance with respect to the basic energy sciences research program.

Tentative Agenda: Agenda will include discussions of the following:
News from the Office of Science.
News from the Office of Basic Energy Sciences.
Final Report of BESAC Subcommittee on Theory and Computation in Basic Energy Sciences.
BESAC discussion.

Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. If you would like to file a written statement with the Committee, you may do so either before or after the meeting. If you would like to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, you should contact Karen Talamini at 301-903-6594 (fax) or karen.talamini@science.doe.gov (e-mail). You must make your request for an oral statement at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Reasonable provision will be made to include the scheduled oral statements on the agenda. The Chairperson of the Committee will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Public comment will follow the 10-minute rule.

Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public review and copying within 60 days at the Freedom of Information Public Reading Room; 1E-190, Forrestal Building; 1000 Independence Avenue, SW.; Washington, DC 20585; between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Guide To Analyzing Environmental Innovations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice on guide to analyze environmental innovations.

SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Center for Environmental Innovation (NCEI) promotes the use of innovative approaches to environmental problem-solving efforts that deliver improved environmental results. As part of this process, the Evaluation Support Division (ESD) within NCEI promotes and conducts rigorous evaluations to determine whether innovations deliver environmental results that surpass the traditional way of doing business and to identify lessons that can be applied more broadly. To guide its efforts and ensure consistency, NCEI developed a set of evaluation modules that outline core questions to be answered as part of any evaluation, either within EPA or outside the Agency. Because the field of environmental evaluation is fairly young, and EPA did not have one comprehensive method for evaluating innovation projects, ESD produced a "Companion User's Guide'' and corresponding questions in a modular format called, "Modular Approach to Analyzing Environmental Innovation,'' to help innovation practitioners analyze environmental innovations. The analysis modules include a series of questions that encourage critical thinking and assessment of successes, obstacles and lessons learned . The modules can be applied in a variety of scenarios, including developing an innovative project, informing future evaluation efforts, assessing environmental outcomes, and evaluating the potential transferability of an innovation. The following six modules are currently being tested on innovative projects: Background Information on the Innovation gathers information on project goals, purpose, focus, stakeholders, tools used, and legal/regulatory/programmatic issues; Environmental Outcomes evaluates measurement approach and project results and both qualitative and quantitative data; Costs and Cost-Effectiveness examines costs to the regulators, costs to other stakeholders, unintended costs, benefits of the project, resulting economic activity, cost analysis for future projects, and relative cost advantage; Compliance Assistance looks at reporting requirements, accountability, enforceability, and effectiveness compared to the traditional regulatory approaches; Transferability looks at the issue of whether the innovation could easily be transferred to other contexts and projects; and Public Involvement analyzes the degree to which the public was involved in the innovation, and the associated successes and lessons learned. The module questions were developed to be flexible enough to fit a variety of innovative experiments that are conducted both inside and outside EPA. The modules and user's guide are available for review at http://www.epa.gov/evaluate. If you do not have Internet access, please contact Suganthi Simon at 202-566-2199 or by mail, to receive hardcopies of the documents.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before November 30, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments about the innovation analysis modules to Suganthi Simon, U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, MC 1807T, Washington, DC 20460. If you prefer to send your comments by email, use the following address: simon.suganthi@epa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suganthi Simon at (202) 566-2199.

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Request for Applications for the National Environmental Education Advisory Council; Due Date: January 31, 2005

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: Section 9(a) and (b) of the National Environmental Education Actof 1990 (Public Law 101-619) mandates a National Environmental Education Advisory Council. The Advisory Council provides advice, consults with, and makes recommendations to the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on matters relating to the activities, functions, and policies of EPA under the Act. EPA is requesting nominations of candidates for membership on the Council. The Act requires that the Council be comprised of eleven (11) members appointed by the Administrator of EPA. Members represent a balance of perspectives, professional qualifications, and experience.

DATES: Applications to fill all of the identified vacancies on the Council for 2005 must be submitted no later than January 31, 2005. The application must include the following:
Name/address/phone/e-mail of applicant;
1-2 page resume (Please detail environmental education experience.);
Two (2) letters of support for the applicant;
One (1) page statement by the applicant on his/her personal perspective on environmental education. This must not exceed one (1) page.
Please note that meetings will be held subject to availability of funds.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to Ginger Potter, Designated Federal Official, Office of Environmental Education, Office of Public Affairs (1704A) U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ginger Potter at the above address, or call (202) 564-0453; E-mail address: potter.ginger@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Act specifies that members must represent the following:

Primary and secondary education (one of whom shall be a classroom teacher)--two members;

Colleges and universities--two members; Not-for-profit organizations involved in environmental education--two members;

State departments of education and natural resources--two members;

Business and industry--two members;

Senior Americans--one member.

Members are chosen to represent various geographic regions of the country, and the Council strives for a diverse representation. The professional backgrounds of Council members should include education, science, policy, or other appropriate disciplines. Each member of the Council shall hold office for a one (1) to three (3) year period. Members are expected to participate in up to two (2) meetings per year and monthly or more conference calls per year. Members of the Council shall receive compensation and allowances, including travel expenses, at a rate fixed by the Administrator.

As of January 1, 2005, there will be five (5) vacancies on the Advisory Council that must be filled:

Business and Industry--one vacancy (2005-2008);

College and University--two vacancies (2005-2008);

State Department of Education--one vacancy (2005-2008);

Primary and Secondary Education--one vacancy (2005-2008);

EPA particularly seeks candidates with demonstrated experience and/or knowledge in any of the following environmental education issue areas:
Integrating environmental education into state and local education reform and improvement;
State, local and tribal level capacity building;
Cross-sector partnerships; leveraging resources for environmental education;
Design and implementation of environmental education research
Professional development for teachers and other education professionals; and
Targeting under-represented audiences, including low-income and multi-cultural audiences, senior citizens, and other adults.

Additional Considerations:
The Council is looking for individuals who demonstrate the following:
Ability to make the time commitment;
Strong leadership skills;
Strong analytical and writing skills;
Ability to stand apart and evaluate programs in an unbiased fashion;
Team players;
Conviction to follow-through and to meet deadlines;
Ability to review items on short notice.

The Council provides the Administrator with advice and recommendations on EPA implementation of the National Environmental Education Act. In general, the Act is designed to increase public understanding of environmental issues and problems, and to improve the training of environmental education professionals. EPA will achieve these goals, in part, by awarding grants and/or establishing partnerships with other Federal agencies, state and local education and natural resource agencies, not-for-profit organizations, universities, and the private sector to encourage and support environmental education and training programs. The Council is also responsible for preparing a national biennial report to Congress that will describe and assess the extent and quality of environmental education, discuss major obstacles to improving environmental education, and identify the skill, education, and training needs for environmental professionals.

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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Solicitation of Nominations for Membership on the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Health and Science.

ACTION: Notice.

Authority: 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. The Committee is governed by the provisions of Pub. L. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees.

SUMMARY: The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), a program office within the Office of Public Health and Science, HHS, is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP). SACHRP was established by the Secretary of Health and Human Services on October 1, 2002. The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Assistant Secretary for Health on matters pertaining to the continuance and improvement of functions within the authority of the Department directed toward protections for human subjects in research. Individuals selected to serve as members of the Committee are appointed by the Secretary.

The terms of three Committee members are scheduled to end in January 2005. OHRP is seeking applications of qualified candidates to nominate for appointment to the Committee to fill the pending
vacancies.

DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than 5 p.m. e.s.t. on November 19, 2004, at the address listed below.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Bernard Schwetz, Director, Office for Human Research Protections, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200; Rockville, MD 20852. Nominations will not be accepted by either e-mail or facsimile.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Catherine Slatinshek, Executive Director, SACHRP, Office for Human Research Protections, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: 1-301-496-7005. A copy of the Committee charter and list of the current membership can be obtained by contacting Ms. Slatinshek or by accessing the SACHRP Web site, sachrp@osophs.dhhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
1. The Committee shall advise on matters pertaining to the continuance and improvement of functions within the authority of HHS directed toward protections for human subjects in research. Specifically, the Committee will provide advice relating to the responsible conduct of research involving human subjects with particular emphasis on: Special populations, such as neonates and children, prisoners, and the decisionally impaired; pregnant women, embryos, and fetuses; individuals and populations in international studies; populations in which there are individually identifiable samples, data, or information; and investigator conflicts of interest.

In addition, the Committee is responsible for reviewing selected ongoing work and planned activities of the OHRP and other offices/agencies within HHS responsible for human subjects protection. These evaluations may include but are not limited to a review of assurance systems, the application of minimal research risk standards, the granting of waivers, education programs sponsored by OHRP, and the ongoing monitoring and oversight of institutional review boards (IRBs) and the institutions that sponsor research.

2. Nominations. Nominations of potential candidates for consideration are being sought from a wide array of career fields, including but not limited to: Public health and medicine; behavioral and social sciences; health administration; biomedical ethics. To qualify for consideration of appointment to the Committee, an individual must possess demonstrated experience and expertise in any of the several disciplines and fields pertinent to human subjects protection and/or clinical research.

An individual selected for appointment to the Committee will serve as a voting member. An individual selected for appointment to the Committee can be invited to serve a term of up to four years. Committee members receive a stipend for attending Committee meetings and conducting other business in the interest of the Committee, including per diem and reimbursement for travel expenses incurred.

Nominations should be typewritten. The following information should be included in the package of material submitted for each individual being nominated for consideration: (1) A letter of nomination that clearly states the name and affiliation of the nominee, the basis for the nomination (i.e., specific attributes which qualify the nominee for service in this capacity), and a statement that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the Committee; (2) the nominator's name, address and daytime telephone number, and the home and/or work address, telephone number, and email address of the individual being nominated; and (3) a current copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae. The names of Federal employees should not be nominated for consideration of appointment to this Committee.

The Department makes every effort to ensure that the membership of HHS Federal advisory committees is fairly balanced in terms of points of view represented and the committee's function. Every effort is made to ensure that a broad representation of geographic areas, females, ethnic and minority groups, and the disabled are given consideration for membership on HHS Federal advisory committees. Appointment to this Committee shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. Nominations must state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of SACHRP and appears to have no conflict of interest that would preclude membership. Potential candidates are required to provide detailed information concerning such matters as financial holdings, consultancies, and research grants or contracts to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflict of interest.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Infectious Disease

In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the following committee meeting.

Name: Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

Times and Dates: 9 a.m.--5:30 p.m., December 9, 2004. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., December 10, 2004.

Place: CDC, Auditorium B, Building 1, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30333.

Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available.

Purpose: The Board of Scientific Counselors, NCID, provides advice and guidance to the Director, CDC, and Director, NCID, in the following areas: program goals and objectives; strategies; program organization and resources for infectious disease prevention and control; and program priorities.

Matters To Be Discussed: Agenda items will include:
1. Opening Session: NCID Update
2. Futures Initiative Update
3. Environmental Microbiology
4. IT Consolidations/Bioinformatics Center
5. Veterinary-Human Public Health Interface
6. Global Disease Detection Initiative
7. Topic Updates
a. Influenza
b. Pneumococcal Disease
c. Genetics Initiatives
8. Board meets with Director, CDC
Other agenda items include announcements/introductions; follow-up on actions recommended by the Board May 2004; consideration of future directions, goals, and recommendations.

Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

Written comments are welcome and should be received by the contact person listed below prior to the opening of the meeting.

For Further Information Contact: Tony Johnson, Office of the Director, NCID, CDC, Mailstop E-51, 1600 Clifton Road, NEO, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, e-mail tjohnson3@cdc.gov; telephone 404/498-3249.

The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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Advisory Committee: Change of Name and Function; Technical Amendment

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the standing advisory committees' regulations to change the name and function of the Biological Response Modifiers Advisory Committee. This action is being taken to reflect changes made to the charter for this advisory committee.

DATES: This rule is effective October 28, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theresa Green, Advisory Committee Oversight Management Staff (HF-4), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-1220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FDA is announcing that the name of the Biological Response Modifiers Advisory Committee, which was established on October 28, 1988, has been changed. The name "Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee'' more accurately describes the subject areas for which the committee is responsible. The committee reviews and evaluates available data relating to the safety, effectiveness, and appropriate use of human cells, human tissues, gene transfer therapies, and xenotransplantation products which are intended for transplantation, implantation, infusion, and transfer in the prevention and treatment of a broad spectrum of human diseases, and in the reconstruction, repair or replacement of tissues for various conditions. The Committee also considers the quality and relevance of FDA's research program which provides scientific support for the regulation of these products, and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs.
The Biological Response Modifiers Advisory Committee name was changed and its functions expanded in the charter renewal dated October 28, 2004. FDA is revising 21 CFR 14.100(b)(2) to reflect these changes. In this document, FDA is hereby formally changing the name and the function of the committee by revising 21 CFR 14.100(b)(2).
Publication of this final rule constitutes a final action on this change under the Administrative Procedure Act. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) and (d) and 21 CFR 10.40(d) and (e), the agency finds good cause to dispense with notice and public procedure and to proceed to an immediately effective regulation. Such notice and procedures are unnecessary and are not in the public interest, because the final rule is merely codifying the new name and expanded function of the advisory committee to reflect the current committee charter.

List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 14

Administrative practice and procedure, Advisory committees, Color additives, Drugs, Radiation protection.

Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, 21 CFR part 14 is amended as follows:

PART 14--PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE A PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

1. The authority citation for 21 CFR part 14 continues to read as follows:

Authority: 5 U.S.C. App. 2; 15 U.S.C. 1451-1461, 21 U.S.C. 41-50, 141-149, 321-394, 467f, 679, 821, 1034; 28 U.S.C. 2112; 42 U.S.C. 201, 262, 263b, 264; Pub. L. 107-109; Pub. L. 108-155.

2. Section 14.100 is amended by revising the heading of paragraph (b)(2) and paragraph (b)(2)(ii) to read as follows:

Sec. 14.100 List of standing advisory committees.

(b)(2) Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee.

(ii) Function: Reviews and evaluates available data relating to the safety, effectiveness, and appropriate use of human cells, human tissues, gene transfer therapies and xenotransplantation products which are intended for transplantation, implantation, infusion, and transfer in the prevention and treatment of a broad spectrum of human diseases and in the reconstruction, repair or replacement of tissues for various conditions. The Committee also considers the quality and relevance of FDA's research program which provides scientific support for the regulation of these products, and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs.

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INTERIOR

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force. The meeting topics are identified in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

DATES: The Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2004 and 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2004. Minutes of the meeting will be available for public inspection during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.

ADDRESSES: The Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force meeting will be held at the Marriott Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. Phone (703) 920-3230. Minutes of the meeting will be maintained in the office of Chief, Division of Environmental Quality, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Suite 322, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203-1622.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Everett Wilson, Acting Executive Secretary, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, at (703) 358-2148.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. I), this notice announces meetings of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. The Task Force was established by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990.

Topics to be covered during the ANS Task Force meeting include: a discussion of the implementation of the ANSTF Strategic Plan; ANSTF Committee and Regional Panel reports; a presentation on the draft National Management Plan for the genus Caulerpa; and a presentation of a new public awareness campaign.

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

Notice of Information Collection Under OMB Review

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Notice: [04-115]

ACTION: Notice of information collection under OMB review

SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: All comments should be submitted within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication.

ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Desk Officer for NASA; Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs; Room 10236; New Executive Office Building; Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Ms. Kathleen Shaeffer, Acting NASA Reports Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Mail Code V, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-1230, kshaeff1@hq.nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is requesting Office of Management and Budget approval for a new information collection which will be used to evaluate the need for NASA to establish a central repository of reusable components for earth science data systems. The NASA Earth Science Data Systems Working Group, who will be collecting the information, needs to better understand the community's needs with respect to such a repository before it can be built.

II. Method of Collection

Collection of information will be entirely through an on line web-based questionnaire in order to minimize respondent burden.

III. Data

Title: Earth Science Software Reuse.
OMB Number: 2700-XXXX .
Type of review: New collection.
Affected Public: Federal Government; business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 60.
Estimated Time Per Response: 20 minutes.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20.
Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences; Notice of Meeting

In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting:

Name: Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences (BIO) (1110).

Date and Time: November 18, 2004; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., November 19, 2004; 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230, Room 375.

Type of Meeting: Open.

Contact Person: Dr. Mary E. Clutter, Assistant Director, Biological Sciences, Room 605, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230 Tel No.: (703) 292-8400.

Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above.

Purpose of Meeting: The Advisory Committee for BIO provides advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning major program emphases, directors, and goals for the research-related activities
of the divisions that make up BIO.

Agenda: Planning and Issues Discussion:
Committee of Visitors Report
Education and Outreach Activities
Subcommittee Reports

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Business and Operations Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

In accordance with Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting:

Name: Business and Operations Advisory Committee (9556).

Date/Time: November 18, 2004; 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EST). November 19, 2004; 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EST).

Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 1235, Arlington, VA.

Type of Meeting: Open.

Contact Person: Mary Ann Birchett, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230 (703) 292-8100.

Purposes of Meeting: To provide advice concerning issues relatedto the oversight, integrity, development and enhancement of NSF's business operations.

Agenda:

November 18, 2004

P.M.: Welcome and introduction of new members; updates--Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management, Office of Information and Resource Management, Chief Information Officer activities.
Presentation and discussion--Large Faclities: Forming a Subcommittee; update on Business Analysis.

November 19, 2004

A.M.: Presentation and discussion--eGovernment at NSF; Federal Initiatives in eGovernment; meeting with NSF Acting Director; committee discussion; planning for next meeting; feedback; other
business.

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Earth Scope Science and Education Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting.

Name: EarthScope Science and Education Advisory Committee (16638).

Dates/Time: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2004 (NSF); 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2004 (EarthScope Office); 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2004 (NSF).

Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, Stafford I Building, Room 770; EarthScope Office, 1200 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC.

Type of Meeting: Part Open (see agenda below).

Contact Person: Dr. Kaye Shedlock, Program Director, EarthScope Program, Division of Earth Sciences, Room 785, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, (703) 292-4693.

Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above.

Purpose of Meeting: To carry out EarthScope proposal and management review, including program evaluation, GPRA assessments, and access to privileged materials; and to provide advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning EarthScope construction, operation, science and education support.

Agenda: Closed: November 16, 2004, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.--To review the EarthScope Project Execution Plan (PEP) covering funding decisions for personnel and subcontracts for the construction phase of EarthScope; proposal actions from the 2004 EarthScope Solicitation, including the discussion of roposals still under review.

Open: November 17, 2004, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.--To provide advice on the 2004 EarthScope Solicitation, education and outreach management structure, and revision of volcanic area instrumentation.

Closed: November 17, 2004, 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.--continue discussions of EarthScope Project Execution Plan (PEP) covering funding decisions.

Reason For Closing: During the closed sessions, the committee will be reviewing proposal actions that may include privileged intellectual property or information confidential in nature, including personal information concerning individuals associated with the proposals. These matters are exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), (4) and (6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act.

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Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Extend a Current Information Collection

AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request clearance of this collection. In accordance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), we are providing opportunity for public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting that OMB approve clearance of this collection for three years.

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by December 27, 2004 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 295, Arlington, Virginia 22230; telephone 703-292-7556; or send e-mail to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday. You also may obtain a copy of the data collection instrument and instructions from Ms. Plimpton.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Title of Collection: "eRecruitment'' System.
OMB Number: 3145-0184.
Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2005.
Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to extend a current information collection for three years.

Abstract: National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Human Resource Management (HRM), as part of its Workforce Planning efforts, is continuing to reengineer its business processes. Part of this reengineering effort is devoted to making the application and referral process for both internal and external applicants easier to use, more efficient and timely.Applicants apply on-line using a Web-based resume, which prompts them to provide pertinent personal data necessary to apply for a position.

Use of the Information: The information is used by NSF to provide applicants with the ability to apply electronically for NSF positions and receive notification as to their qualifications, application dispensation and to request to be notified of future vacancies for which they may qualify. In order to apply for vacancies, applicants are encouraged to submit certain data in order to receive consideration. Users only need access to the Internet for this system to work. This information is used to determine which applicants are best qualified for a position, based on applicant responses to a series of job related "yes/no'' or "multiple choice'' questions. The resume portion requires applicants to provide the same information they would provide were they submitting a paper OF-612. The obvious benefit being that the applicant may do so on-line, 24 hours a day/seven days a week and receive electronic notification about the status of their application or information on other vacancies for which they may qualify. Staff members of the Division of Human Resource Management and the selecting official(s) for specific positions for which applicants apply are the only ones privy to the applicant data. The most significant data is not the applicant personal data such as address or phone number but rather their description of their work experience and their corresponding responses to those questions, which determine their overall rating, ranking, and referral to the selecting official.

Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated average 45 minutes to create the on line resume and potentially less than 45 minutes to apply for jobs on-line. There is no financial burden on the applicant, in fact this relieves much of the burden the former paper-intensive process puts on applicants.

Respondents: Individuals. 7971 applicants applied for NSF vacancies between October 2003 and September 2004.

Average Number of Applicants: Approximately 42 responses per job opening for vacancy announcements between October 2003 and September 2004.
Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: Approximately 45 minutes per respondent total time is all that is needed to complete the on-line application, for a total of 5,978.25 hours annually.

Frequency of Responses: Applicants need only complete the resume one time, and they may use that resume to apply as often as they wish for any NSF job opening.

Comments

Comments are invited on (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

ACTION: Notice; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.

SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 69 FR 31846, and no comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed renewal submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. Comments regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation, 725-17th Street, NW. Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rm. 295, Arlington, VA 22230, or by e-mail to splimpto@nsf.gov. Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling 703-292-8060.

NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Under OMB regulations, the agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the information collection and requests for copies of the proposed information collection request should be addressed to Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rm. 295, Arlington, VA 22230, or by e-mail to splimpto@nsf.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne Plimpton on (703) 292-7556 or send e-mail to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Title of Collection: EHR Generic Clearance.
OMB Approval Number: 3145-0136.
Abstract: The EHR Generic Clearance was established in 1995 to integrate management, monitoring and evaluation information pertaining to the NSF's Education and Training (E&T) portfolio. Under a generic survey clearance (OMB 3145-0136) data from the NSF administrative databases are incorporated and additional information is obtained through initiative-, divisional-, and program-specific data collections.
Use of the Information: This information is required for effective administration, program monitoring and evaluation, and for measuring attainment of NSF's program goals, as required by the Government
Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 and the President's Management 2003 agenda as represented by the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART).
Burden on the Public: The total estimate for this collection is 39,188 annual burden hours. This figure is based on the previous 3 years of collecting information under this clearance and anticipated collections. The average annual reporting burden is between .5 and 50 hours per `respondent' depending on whether a respondent is self-reporting or representing a project and reporting on behalf of groups of individuals.

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WHITE HOUSE

Proposed Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget.

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) invites the general public and Federal agencies to comment on the extension without change of standard form, SF-424, Application for Federal Assistance. This form is currently required by OMB Circular A-102, ``Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments,'' and Title 2 Code of Federal Regulations part 215 (OMB Circular A-110, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations.'' The form will continue to be used while the E-GOV Grants.gov interagency team completes their analysis of public comments received in response to an April 8, 2003, Federal Register notice [68 FR 17090] and finalizes the government-wide data standard.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 28, 2004. Late comments will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Due to potential delays in OMB's receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, we encourage respondents to submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt. We cannot guarantee that comments mailed will be received before the comment closing date. Electronic mail comments may be submitted to: ephillip@omb.eop.gov. Please include "SF-424'' in the subject line and the full body of your comments in the text of the electronic message (and as an attachment if you wish). Please include your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone number, and E-mail address in the text of the message. Comments may also be submitted via facsimile to 202-395-3952. Comments may be mailed to Elizabeth Phillips, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget, Room 6025, New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Phillips, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget, (202) 395-3993. The standard forms can be downloaded from the OMB Grants Management home page (http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants).

OMB Control No.: 0348-0043.
Title: Application for Federal Assistance.
Form No.: SF-424.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: States, Local Governments, Non-Profit Organizations.
Number of Responses: 100,000.
Estimated Time Per Response: 20 minutes.
Needs and Uses: The SF-424 is used to provide general information about the entity and the proposed project when applying for Federal assistance under grant and cooperative agreement awards. The Federal awarding agencies use information reported on this form for the pre-award and award processes.

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Proposed Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget.

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) invites the general public and Federal agencies to comment on the renewal without change of eight (8) standard forms: the SF-269, Financial Status Report (long form); SF-269A, Financial Status Report (short form); SF-272, Federal Cash Transactions Report; SF-272A, Federal Cash Transactions Report (continuation); SF-424A, Budget Information--Non-construction Programs; SF-424B, Assurances--Non-construction Programs; SF-424C, Budget Information--Construction Programs; and SF-424D, Assurances--Construction Programs. These forms are currently required by OMB Circular A-102, ``Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments,'' and Title 2 Code of Federal Regulations Part 215 (OMB Circular A-110, ``Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations.'' These eight forms will continue to be used while interagency teams working under two streamlining initiatives (the Grants.gov E-Gov effort and the Pub. L. 106-107 implementation work groups) complete the final consolidated data standards.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 28, 2004. Late comments will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Due to potential delays in OMB's receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, we encourage respondents to submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt. We cannot guarantee that comments mailed will be received before the comment closing date. Electronic mail comments may be submitted to: ephillip@omb.eop.gov. Please include ``Grant Forms'' in the subject
line and the full body of your comments in the text of the electronic message (and as an attachment if you wish). Please include your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone number, and E-mail address in the text of the message. Comments may also be submitted via facsimile to 202-395-3952. Comments may be mailed to Elizabeth Phillips, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget, Room 6025, New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Phillips, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget, (202) 395-3993. The standard forms can be downloaded from the OMB Grants Management home page (http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants).

OMB Control No.: 0348-0039.
Title: Financial Status Report (Long Form).
Form No.: SF-269.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: States, Local Governments, Non-Profit Organizations.
Number of Responses: 100,000.
Estimated Time Per Response: 60 minutes.
Needs and Uses: The SF-269 is used to report on cash received. The Federal awarding agencies and OMB use information reported on this form for general management of Federal assistance program awards.

OMB Control No.: 0348-0038.
Title: Financial Status Report (Short Form).
Form No.: SF-269A.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: States, Local Governments, Non-Profit Organizations.
Number of Responses: 50,000.
Estimated Time Per Response: 40 minutes.
Needs and Uses: The SF-269A is used to report on cash received. The Federal awarding agencies and OMB use information reported on this form for general management of Federal assistance program awards.

OMB Control No.: 0348-0003.
Title: Federal Cash Transactions Report.
Form No.: SF-272.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: States, Local Governments, Non-Profit Organizations.
Number of Responses: 50,000.
Estimated Time Per Response: 40 minutes.
Needs and Uses: The SF-272 is used to report on cash received. The Federal awarding agencies and OMB use information reported on this form for general management of Federal assistance program awards.

OMB Control No.: 0348-0003.
Title: Federal Cash Transactions Report (continuation).
Form No.: SF-272A.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: States, Local Governments, Non-Profit Organizations.
Number of Responses: 25,000.
Estimated Time Per Response: 40 minutes.
Needs and Uses: The SF-272A is used to report on cash received. The Federal awarding agencies and OMB use information reported on this form for general management of Federal assistance program awards.

OMB Control No.: 0348-0044.
Title: Budget Information--Non-Construction.
Form No.: SF-424A.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: States, Local Governments, Non-Profit Organizations.
Number of Responses: 100,000.
Estimated Time Per Response: 60 minutes.
Needs and Uses: The SF-424A is used to provide budget information when applying for non-construction Federal grants. The Federal awarding agencies use information reported on this form for the award and general management of Federal assistance program awards.

OMB Control No.: 0348-0040.
Title: Assurances--Non-construction Programs.
Form No.: SF-424B.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: States, Local Governments, Non-Profit Organizations.
Number of Responses: 100,000.
Estimated Time Per Response: 10 minutes.
Needs and Uses: The SF-424B is used to provide information on required assurances when applying for non-construction Federal grants. The Federal awarding agencies use information reported on this form for the award and general management of Federal assistance program awards.

OMB Control No.: 0348-0041.
Title: Budget Information--Construction Programs.
Form No.: SF-424C.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: States, Local Governments, Non-Profit Organizations.
Number of Responses: 40,000.
Estimated Time Per Response: 60 minutes.
Needs and Uses: The SF-424C is used to provide budget information when applying for Federal construction grants. The Federal awarding agencies use information reported on this form for the award and general management of Federal assistance program awards.

OMB Control No.: 0348-0042.
Title: Assurances--Construction Programs.
Form No.: SF-424D.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Respondents: States, Local Governments, Non-Profit Organizations.
Number of Responses: 40,000.
Estimated Time Per Response: 10 minutes.
Needs and Uses: The SF-424D is used to provide information on required assurances when applying for Federal construction grants. The Federal awarding agencies use information reported on this form for the award and general management of Federal assistance program awards.

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