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Agency Information Collection Under Review by the Office of Management and Budget (Circular A-21)

Federal Register, May 9, 2000, Page 26859

Agency

Office of Management and Budget

Action

Notice of submission for OMB review; comment request.

Summary

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has submitted the information collection listed as Appendix C at the end of this notice to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), OMB, for review under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13). This new form will be required by OMB Circular A-21, ``Cost Principles for Educational Institutions,'' for the submission of facilities and administrative rate proposals by educational institutions. On September 10, 1997, (62 FR 47721) OMB proposed the use of a standard format for submitting of facilities and administrative rate proposals by educational institutions. OMB received 35 comments from Federal agencies, universities and professional organizations, all of whom favored the development of such a form. Based upon this information, OMB issued a Federal Register notice on August 12, 1999, (64 FR 44062) which proposed to revise Circular A-21 to incorporate a new form. OMB received 40 comments from Federal agencies, universities and professional organizations. Most commenters agreed with the concept of a standard format that would streamline the rate proposal submission process. In addition, many commenters had questions and requested clarifications regarding data to be included in the form or the format of the form. Changes were made to the form as appropriate. The comments and OMB responses are summarized in the Comments and Responses section.

Once this new form receives clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act, OMB will issue a final revision to incorporate the form in Circular A-21.

Dates

Submit comments on or before June 8, 2000.

Addresses

Address comments to Ed Springer, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), OMB, 725 17th Street NW, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. E-mail comments may be submitted to edward.springer@omb.eop.gov. Please include the full body of the comments in the text of the message and not as an attachment.

Further Information

Gilbert Tran, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget, (202) 395-3993 (e-mail Hai _M._Tran@omb.eop.gov).

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