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Draft U.S. Institute Information Collections Available for Public Comment

Posted: 6/15/2015

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (the U.S. Institute), is publishing in the Federal Register a Notice that it will submit for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review, a request for approval of four information collections:

  1. Request to renew with no changes two currently approved questionnaires: Roster Search Questionnaire and Training Participant Questionnaire.
  2. Request to establish one new questionnaire titled ECCR Services Questionnaire, which will consist of seven (7) questions relating to environmental collaboration and conflict resolution (ECCR) services drawn from five (5) currently approved questionnaires. If the new questionnaire is approved, the five existing questionnaires that it replaces will be discontinued together with any question not on the new questionnaire. The intent of this request is to reduce the burden and economic impact on the questionnaire respondents. The proposed new questionnaire would be approved as a common form. A “common form” is an information collection that can be used by two or more agencies, or government-wide, for the same purposes. (See the “Supplementary Information” section of the Federal Register notice).
  3. Request to renew with minor, non-substantive changes to the format, the current Application to the National Roster of ECR Professionals (Roster).

These requests are consolidated under one announcement to provide a more coherent picture of the U.S. Institute’s information collection activities. The proposed collections are necessary to measure, improve, and report on U.S. Institute performance and delivery of its services.

Comments are invited on (1) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the time spent completing the application (“burden of the proposed collection of information”); (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of technology.

To view the information collections, please click on the document links below:

Roster Search Questionnaire 3320-0005

Training Participant Questionnaire 3320-0006

New ECCR Services Questionnaire

USIECR Roster Application 3320-0008

For further information or to submit comments, please contact Stephanie Zimmt-Mack, General Counsel, The Morris K. Udall & Stewart L. Udall Foundation, 130 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701, Phone: 520-901-8576, Fax: 520-901-8577, E-mail: Comments must be submitted on or before August 13, 2015.

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