Friday, April 12, 2013

ICR On Great Lakes Accountability System

Apr 12: U.S. EPA issued a Federal Register announcement [78 FR 21937] indicating that it is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), "Great Lakes Accountability System" (EPA ICR No. 2379.02, OMB Control No. 2005-001) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through July 31, 2013. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
    In 2010, EPA, in concert with its federal partners, began implementation of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) that was included in the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-88) and subsequent appropriations. The GLRI invests funds in programs and projects strategically chosen to target the most significant environmental problems in the Great Lakes ecosystem. The legislation called for increased accountability for the GLRI and directed EPA to implement a process to track, measure, and report on progress.  web-based Great Lakes Accountability System (GLAS) is the primary mechanism for collecting information on GLRI activities.
    Access the FR announcement (click here). [#GLakes/GLRI]
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