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Standard Data Elements for Recovery Act Reporting

Federal Register, April 1, 2009, Page 14824-14829

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 standard data elements that are being reviewed under emergency review procedures for use in complying with reporting requirements under section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) (``Recovery Act''). The title of the standard data element set is ``Standard Data Elements for Reports under Section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5 (Grants, Cooperative Agreements and Loans).'' Once the standard data elements are approved, each federal agency must require its recipients of grants, cooperative agreements and loans made under the Recovery Act to report the information and data electronically through a central Governmentwide portal or through an agency information collection process. Information on the reporting procedures will be posted to http://www.federalreporting.gov once available. Recipients of Recovery Act funded grants, cooperative agreements and loans may collect the data and information approved under this approved information collection from their subrecipients and subcontractors. A standard information collection for recipients of Recovery Act funded contracts directly awarded by the Federal government is being reviewed under a separate information collection process.

Dates

Comments must be submitted on or before May 1, 2009.

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. Comments may be sent via http://www.regulations.gov_a Federal E- Government Web site that allows the public to find, review, and submit comments on documents that agencies have published in the Federal Register and that are open for comment. Simply type a key term in the information collection title such as ``section 1512'' in quotes in the Comment or Submission search box, click Go, and follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments received by the date specified above will be included as part of the official record. Comments may be e-mailed to: mpridgen@omb.eop.gov. Please include ``section 1512'' in the subject line of your e-mail message. Also, please include the full body of your comments in the text of the electronic message, as well as in an attachment. 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 Marguerite Pridgen, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget, Room 6025, New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

Further Information

Marguerite Pridgen, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget, telephone (202) 395-7844 (direct) or (202) 395-3993 (main office) and e-mail: mpridgen@omb.eop.gov. The proposed data elements can be downloaded from the OMB Grants Management Web page at (http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants_standard_report_forms/).

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