AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation
for the Arts and the Humanities.
ACTION: Notice, request for comments on this collection of information.
SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part
of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden,
conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general
public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed
and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the
Paperwork Reduction Act. This pre-clearance consultation program helps
to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format,
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized,
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. By
this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning the Collections
Assessment for Preservation (CAP) Program designed to support
collections assessments for small and medium-sized museums throughout
A copy of the proposed information collection request can be
obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES
section of this notice.
DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the
addressee section below on or before January 24, 2018.
IMLS is particularly interested in comments that help the agency
Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency,
including whether the information will have practical utility;
Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the
burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity
of the methodology and assumptions used;
Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
information to be collected; and
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, e.g., permitting
electronic submissions of responses.
ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Dr. Sandra Webb, Senior Advisor, Office of
the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L'Enfant
Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Dr. Webb can be
reached by Telephone: 202-653-4718 Fax: 202-653-4608, or by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing
difficulty at 202-653-4614.