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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 94 / Tuesday, May 16, 2006 / Notices collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: May 11, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–7427 Filed 5–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Evaluation of the Coastal Management Fellowship Program National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), DOC. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 17, 2006. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instruments and instructions should be directed to Thomas Fish, NOAA Coastal Services Center, Ph: (843) 740–1271, or tom.fish@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES I. 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Four types of respondents are included in the evaluation: Fellows (past and current), finalists to the fellowship (past and current), state coastal zone program mentors, and partner organizations. Current and past fellows will complete an electronic survey that assesses both their fellowship experience and subsequent professional goals/experiences. Also, current and past finalists will complete a telephone interview that evaluates both their experiences applying to the fellowship program and subsequent professional goals/experiences. State coastal zone program mentors will complete an electronic survey that assesses their experiences with the fellowship program and the impact of the program on their state coastal zone program. In addition, partner organizations will complete an electronic survey that assesses their experiences with the fellowship and how the fellowship has impacted CSC. II. Method of Collection Electronic surveys and telephone interviews will be the modes of collection. III. Data OMB Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households; not for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 68. Estimated Time per Response: Telephone interviews, 25 minutes; surveys, 1 hour and15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 41. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 94 (Tuesday, May 16, 2006)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Evaluation of 
the Coastal Management Fellowship Program

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), DOC.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 17, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at dHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instruments and instructions 
should be directed to Thomas Fish, NOAA Coastal Services Center, Ph: 
(843) 740-1271, or tom.fish@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC) conducts the Coastal 
Management Fellowship, which provides on-the-job education and training 
opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for 
postgraduate students as well as project assistance to state coastal 
zone management programs. CSC is seeking a new clearance to conduct 
data collection activities associated with the evaluation of the 
fellowship program. The evaluation is designed to assess the 
effectiveness of the fellowship and its impact on state coastal zone 
programs to address high priority coastal issues. The results of the 
evaluation will provide information on the success of the Coastal 
Management Fellowship Program in meeting its goals to train young 
professionals entering the coastal management field and to help states 
address high priority coastal issues.
    Four types of respondents are included in the evaluation: Fellows 
(past and current), finalists to the fellowship (past and current), 
state coastal zone program mentors, and partner organizations. Current 
and past fellows will complete an electronic survey that assesses both 
their fellowship experience and subsequent professional goals/
experiences. Also, current and past finalists will complete a telephone 
interview that evaluates both their experiences applying to the 
fellowship program and subsequent professional goals/experiences. State 
coastal zone program mentors will complete an electronic survey that 
assesses their experiences with the fellowship program and the impact 
of the program on their state coastal zone program. In addition, 
partner organizations will complete an electronic survey that assesses 
their experiences with the fellowship and how the fellowship has 
impacted CSC.

II. Method of Collection

    Electronic surveys and telephone interviews will be the modes of 
collection.

III. Data

    OMB Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; not for-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 68.
    Estimated Time per Response: Telephone interviews, 25 minutes; 
surveys, 1 hour and15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 41.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

IV. Request for Comments

    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 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: May 11, 2006.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-4583 Filed 5-15-06; 8:45 am]
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