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Document Number: 2014-18025
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Air Force announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Document Number: 2014-18023
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated July 21, 1996.
Document Number: 2014-18022
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated July 21, 1996.
Document Number: 2014-18018
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to VIC Technology Venture Development, LLC a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in the field of use of assistive devices for providing enhanced understanding of human speech for hearing-impaired individuals, for communication in acoustically noisy environments, for language interpretation, for voice control of other devices, and for security/surveillance applications in the United States, the Government-owned invention described in U.S. Patent Application No. 13/155,218: Radar Microphone Speech Recognition, Navy Case No. 100,567 and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Document Number: 2014-18017
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to NCP Coatings, Inc. a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in the field of use of manufacture and sale of single-component moisture-curable coatings for commercial marine, architectural, industrial OEM, and amusement park structural applications to metallic surfaces which require abrasion and oil/grease resistance and for U.S. Government applications in the United States, the Government-owned invention described in U.S. Patent Application No. 14/187,568: Single-Component Moisture-Curable Coatings Based on N- Substituted Urea Polymers with Extended Chains and Terminal Alkoxysilanes, Navy Case No. 102,270 and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Document Number: 2014-18004
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Independent Review Panel on Military Medical Construction Standards (``the Panel'').
Document Number: 2014-17977
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
On Friday, July 25, 2014 (79 FR 43445-43446), the Department of Defense published a notice titled Department of Defense (DoD) Civilian Physicians and Dentists Clinical Specialties and Tables. Subsequent to the publication of the notice, DoD realized that the DATES section was missing a sentence informing the public of the 30-day public comment period. The corrected DATES section is printed as set forth in this notice. The first sentence in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of the published notice is also corrected to include a reference to a 90-day effective date, rather than a 60-day effective date. This notice corrects this error.
Document Number: 2014-17942
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement sections of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014, that restricts use of military construction funds in various countries, including countries bordering the Arabian Sea.
Document Number: 2014-17941
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify the applicability of two clauses to acquisitions of commercial items.
Document Number: 2014-17940
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove the DoD-unique list of domestically nonavailable articles because these items have been found to be either available domestically or are not used by DoD.
Document Number: 2014-17789
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Document Number: 2014-17944
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to establish a new system of records for Continuous Evaluation (CE).\1\ These records will be used to conduct CE, as defined in Executive Order 13467, to: (1) Identify DoD-affiliated personnel who have engaged in conduct of security concern; (2) identify and initiate needed follow-on inquiries and/or investigative activity and enable security officials and adjudicators to determine and take appropriate actions; and (3) perform research, development, and analyses related to DoD's CE program. These analyses are conducted to: (a) Evaluate and improve DoD and Federal personnel security, insider threat,\2\ and other background vetting and continuous evaluation procedures, programs, and policies; (b) assist in providing training, instruction, and advice on personnel security and insider threats, and assess continuing reliability of subjects; (c) encourage cooperative research within and among DoD Components, the Intelligence Community, and the Executive branch on initiatives having DoD or Federal Government-wide implications in order to ensure that appropriate information is shared efficiently when authorized to do so and to avoid duplication of efforts; (d) address items of special interest to personnel security officials within DoD Components, the Intelligence Community, and the Executive branch (e.g., evaluating responses to excessive indebtedness, auditing information to ensure individuals with mental health issues are being protected appropriately, monitoring numbers and types of security incidents); (e) conduct personnel security pilot test projects related to DoD's CE program for purposes of research and development.
Document Number: 2014-17874
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Department of the Army, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announces a series of listening sessions by webinar for public input to inform the agency's implementation of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014. Each meeting will focus on implementation of a specific collection of provisions in the Act.
Document Number: 2014-17829
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-29
Agency: Department of Defense
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Document Number: 2014-17828
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-29
Agency: Department of Defense
As part of an effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, WHS has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Fast Track Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Deliverythe Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) System'' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Document Number: 2014-17795
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Document Number: 2014-17783
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Defense Science Board 2014 Summer Study on Strategic Surprise will meet in closed session on August 18-22, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, 555 Technology Square, Room 7137, Cambridge, MA.
Document Number: 2014-17657
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
STRLs will implement Senior Scientific Technical Manager (SSTM) positions, which are defined as senior professional scientific and technical positions classified above the GS-15 level of the General Schedule (GS). The primary functions of these positions shall be (1) to engage in research and development in the physical, biological, medical, or engineering sciences, or another field closely related to the mission of such STRL; and (2) to carry out technical supervisory responsibilities. These positions may only be established at authorized STRLs with personnel demonstration projects. STRLs will also implement two new direct-hire authorities to appoint bachelor's degree candidates into scientific and engineering positions and veteran candidates into scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematics positions. The current direct-hire authority to appoint candidates with an advanced degree into scientific and engineering positions is also being included in this notice so that all STRL direct-hire authorities are documented in one location.
Document Number: 2014-17635
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This rule updates established policy, assigned responsibilities, and procedures for informing Service members and individuals who apply for uniformed service of their civilian employment and reemployment rights, benefits, and obligations. The purpose of this regulatory action is to support the non-career uniformed service by taking appropriate actions to inform and assist uniformed Service members and former Service members and individuals who apply for uniformed service of their rights, benefits, and obligations under Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
Document Number: 2014-17626
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Defense Health Agency is proposing to alter an existing system of records, EDHA 08, entitled ``Health Affairs Survey and Study Data Base'', in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system will be used to collect, assemble, interpret, analyze, report and publish survey and study findings and results for the purpose of improving the quality of DoD health care and the health status, welfare, and well-being of the DoD beneficiary population. Uses of identifiable data include primary analysis; secondary analysis; non-response analysis; and cross-mapping analysis. Results will only be reported in the aggregate.
Document Number: 2014-17581
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 Code of Federal Regulations parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) evaluating the potential environmental effects of constructing, operating, and maintaining an academic campus on Naval Base Coronado (NBC) to support the operational readiness of Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) personnel. With the filing of the Draft EIS, the DoN is initiating a 60-day public comment period beginning on July 25, 2014 and ending on September 22, 2014. During this period, the DoN will conduct two public meetings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS. This notice announces the dates and locations of the public meetings and provides supplementary information about this environmental planning effort. Dates and Addresses: Public information and comment meetings will be held in Imperial Beach and Coronado, California between 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the following dates and at the following locations: 1. August 13, 2014, Marina Vista Community Center, 1075 Eighth Street, Imperial Beach, California 91932. 2. August 14, 2014, Winn Room, Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado, California 92118. Additional information concerning meeting times and locations is available on the EIS Web site (http://www.nbccoastalcampuseis.com) and through local news media. Federal, state, and local agencies and officials, and interested groups and individuals, are encouraged to provide comments during the public comment period, in person at the public meetings (orally or in writing), or in writing online at http://www.nbccoastalcampuseis.com or via the U.S. Postal Service. Comments will not be accepted through social media. Written comments on the Draft EIS should be postmarked or received (online) no later than September 22, 2014, to ensure they become part of the official record. Equal weight will be given to oral and written statements. For Mailing Written Comments and Further Information Contact: NBC Coastal Campus EIS Project Manager (Attn: Ms. Teresa Bresler), 2730 McKean Street, Building 291, San Diego, California 92136.
Document Number: 2014-17530
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Defense Travel Management Office is publishing Civilian Personnel Per Diem Bulletin Number 294. This bulletin lists revisions in the per diem rates prescribed for U.S. Government employees for official travel in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and Possessions of the United States when applicable. AEA changes announced in Bulletin Number 194 remain in effect. Bulletin Number 294 is being published in the Federal Register to assure that travelers are paid per diem at the most current rates.
Document Number: 2014-17502
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-25
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-76, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005-76, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Document Number: 2014-17501
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-25
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make editorial changes.
Document Number: 2014-17500
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-25
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 that addresses the allowability of legal costs incurred by a contractor or subcontractor related to a whistleblower proceeding commenced by the submission of a complaint of reprisal by the contractor or subcontractor employee.
Document Number: 2014-17499
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-25
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Small Business Administration's revision of the small business size and small business status protest and appeal procedures.
Document Number: 2014-17498
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-25
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement final rules issued by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the Department of Labor (DOL) relating to equal opportunity and affirmative action for veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Document Number: 2014-17496
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-25
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-76. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Document Number: 2014-17490
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-25
Agency: Department of Defense
As required by the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel Enhancement Act of 2004 and in conjunction with the 2012 Delegation Agreement between the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Department of Defense (DoD), the Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service (DCPAS) is hereby giving notice of specialty additions and revisions, as well as the addition of pay table six from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) structure revised as contained herein for DoD physicians and dentists. These revisions are intended to enhance the flexibility of the DoD to recruit, develop, and retain the most highly qualified providers to serve our nation's active duty members and their families and maintain a standard of excellence in the DoD healthcare system.
Document Number: 2014-17464
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the U.S. Army War College Board of Visitors, a subcommittee of the Army Education Advisory Committee. This meeting is open to the public.
Document Number: 2014-17462
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Board of Visitors, a subcommittee of the Army Education Advisory Committee. This meeting is open to the public.
Document Number: 2014-17440
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Health Board will take place.
Document Number: 2014-17422
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Document Number: 2014-17405
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-24
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning Standard Form (SF) 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety.
Document Number: 2014-17404
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-24
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning statement and acknowledgment Standard Form (SF) 1413. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 79 FR 24429 on April 30, 2014, no comments were received.
Document Number: 2014-17344
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Department of Defense
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Document Number: 2014-17319
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to INF Microsensors, LLC, a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license in the United States to practice the Government-Owned inventions described in U.S. Patent Application No. 14/037,546: Sensor signal processing using cascade coupled oscillators.
Document Number: 2014-17308
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the Army Education Advisory Committee (``the Committee'').
Document Number: 2014-17291
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated July 21, 1996.
Document Number: 2014-17288
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Document Number: 2014-17284
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Logistics Agency announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Document Number: 2014-17112
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
In accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e), and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) and 37 CFR 404.7(b)(1)(i), announcement is made of the intent to grant an exclusive, revocable license to the invention claimed in Invention Disclosure RIID 14-26 entitled ``Ricin Immunodiagnostic Assay.'' The intended licensee is Defence Science Organisation National Laboratories with its principal place of business at 20 Science Park Drive, Singapore 118230.
Document Number: 2014-17060
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
Agency: Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Judicial Proceedings since Fiscal Year 2012 Amendments Panel (``the Judicial Proceedings Panel'' or ``the Panel''). The meeting is open to the public.
Document Number: 2014-17056
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-21
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the Rules of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA). The final rule revises and reorders the Board's Rules for clarity and consistency and accounts for changes in technology, provides updated contact information, and adds two addendums.
Document Number: 2014-17000
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
Agency: Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce a Federal advisory committee meeting of the Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council. This meeting will be open to the public.
Document Number: 2014-16947
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the Department of Defense published a meeting notice titled Independent Review Panel on Military Medical Construction Standards; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting (79 FR 38522-38523). Subsequent to the publication of that notice, the Department of Defense realized that the original notice did not specify the location for each of the three meeting dates. In addition, the staff at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center required modifications to the original times. This notice makes these revisions. The ``Agenda'' paragraph in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section is reprinted with revisions. All other information in the July 8, 2014 notice remains the same.
Document Number: 2014-16911
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following meeting of the Board of Regents, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (``The Board'').
Document Number: 2014-16884
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
Document Number: 2014-16883
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel (``the Panel'').
Document Number: 2014-16845
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Logistics Agency announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.