The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44
U.S.C. Chapter 35).
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Title: Sea Grant Program Application Requirements for Grants, for
Sea Grant Fellowships, including the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy
Fellowships, and for Designation as a Sea Grant College or Sea Grant
OMB Control Number: 0648-0362.
Form Number(s): NOAA Forms 90-1, 90-2 and 90-4.
Type of Request: Regular (revision and extension of a currently
approved information collection).
Number of Respondents: 162.
Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes for a Sea Grant Control
form; 22 minutes for a Project Record Form; 15 minutes for a Sea Grant
Budget form; 2 hours to apply for a Sea Grant Fellowship and 20 hours
for an application for designation as a Sea Grant college or Sea Grant
Burden Hours: 868.
Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a
currently approved information collection. There will be minor changes
to some of the forms.
The objectives of the National Sea Grant College Program, as stated
in the Sea Grant legislation (33 U.S.C. 1121-1131) are to increase the
understanding, assessments, development, utilization, and conservation
of the Nation's ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. It
accomplishes these objectives by conducting research, education, and
Grant monies are available for funding activities that help obtain
the objectives of the Sea Grant Program. Both single and multi-project
grants are awarded, with the latter representing about 80 percent of
the total grant program. In addition to other standard grant
application requirements, three forms are required with the grants.
These are the Sea Grant Control Form 90-2, used to identify the
organizations and personnel who would be involved in the grant and
briefly summarize the proposed activities under the grant; the Project
Record Form 90-1, which collects summary data on projects; and the Sea
Grant Budget Form 90-4, which provides information similar to, but more
detailed than on, forms SF-424A or SF-424C.
The National Sea Grant College Program Act (33 U.S.C. 1126)
provides for the designation of a public or private institution of
higher education, institute, laboratory, or State or local agency as a
Sea Grant college or Sea Grant institute. Applications are required for
designation of Sea Grant Colleges and Sea Grant Institutes.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit institutions; not-for
profit institutions; state, local or tribal governments; individuals or
Frequency: Annually and on occasion.
Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov.
Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections
currently under review by OMB.
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice
to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395-5806.