Federal Register Notice

 
OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Requested

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget

ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and solicitation of public comment.

SUMMARY: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has recently submitted to OMB for review the following three proposals for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

OMB Control No.: 0348-0004
Title: Request for Advance or Reimbursement
Form No: SF-270
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-270 is used to request funds for all nonconstruction grant programs when letters of credit or predetermined advance methods are not used. The Federal awarding agencies and OMB use information reported on this form for general management of Federal assistance awards programs.

OMB Control No.: 0348-0002
Title: Outlay and Request for Reimbursement for Construction Programs
Form No: SF-271
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-271 is used to request reimbursement for all construction grant programs. The Federal awarding agencies and OMB use information reported on this form for general management of Federal assistance awards programs.

OMB Control No.: 0348-0046
Title: Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
Form No: SF-LLL
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection
Respondents: States, Local Governments, Non-Profit organizations, Individuals, Businesses.
Number of Responses: 300
Estimated Time Per Response: 10 minutes
Needs and Uses: The SF-LLL is the standard disclosure form for lobbying paid for with non-Federal funds, as required by the Byrd Amendment, as amended by the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995.

Abstract: On April 1, 2003, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published a Notice in the Federal Register (68 FR 15772) seeking comments on the renewal without change of three standard forms, the SF-270, Request for Advance or Reimbursement; the SF-271, Outlay Report and Request for Reimbursement for Construction Programs; and the SF-LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities. These forms are required by OMB Circulars A-102, "Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments," and A-110, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non Profit Organizations." No comments were received.

Copies of these forms can be downloaded from the OMB Grants Management home page (http://www.whitehouse.gov/OMB/Grants).

Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB Desk Officer by [insert date 30 days after publication.] Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date.