60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment, 70785-70786 [06-9538]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 6, 2006 / Notices Dated: November 21, 2006. Fred O’Ferrall, Branch of Lands and Minerals Resources. [FR Doc. E6–20586 Filed 12–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment Department of the Interior, National Park Service. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR Part 1320, Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites comments on a proposed new collection of information (OMB # 1024–XXXX). DATES: Public comments will be accepted on or before February 5, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send Comments To: Patricia A. Taylor, Ph.D. (Professor, Departments of Statistics and Sociology, and WYSAC Faculty Affiliate)—University of Wyoming, Department of Sociology/ Dept. 3293 or Dept of Statistics/Dept. 3332, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, Wyoming 82071; gaia@uwvo.edu; (307) 766–6870 (office direct line), (307) 766– 4229 (Statistics office). To Request a Draft of Proposed Collection of Information Contact: Patricia A. Taylor, Ph.D. (Professor, Departments of Statistics and Sociology, and WYSAC Faculty Affiliate)— University of Wyoming, Department of Sociology/Dept. 3293 or Dept of Statistics/Dept. 3332, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, Wyoming 82071; gaia@uwvo.edu; (307) 766–6870 (office direct line), (307) 766–4229 (Statistics office). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Gramann, Social Science Program, National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street, NW (2300), Washington, DC 20005; Phone 202–513–7189; E-mail igramann@tamu.edu PWALKER on PRODPC60 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 2007 National Park Service Comprehensive Survey of the American Public. Bureau Form Number: None. OMB Number: To be requested. Expiration Date: To be requested. Type of Request: New collection. Description of Need: The NPS conducted its last comprehensive survey of the American public in 2000. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:03 Dec 05, 2006 Jkt 211001 That survey provided valuable information on patterns of use and nonuse of parks and on the demographic characteristics of visitors and nonvisitors that have been used to inform NPS decision-making. However, since 2000 many events and actions have occurred with the potential to affect the public’s knowledge, behavior, and opinions regarding the NPS and the National Park System. Examples include the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, higher fuel prices, and several catastrophic hurricanes and wildfires. In addition, the U.S. population has aged and become more racially and ethnically diverse since the last comprehensive survey. Although the NPS and its research partners regularly survey visitors to selected National Park System units, these separate surveys cannot be rolled up into a description of visitors at the national and regional levels, nor do they describe the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of non-visitors and former visitors. Furthermore, individual park visitor surveys are not able to show trends in the knowledge, opinions, and behavior of the U.S. population over time. This information is essential to informing many important planning and management decisions of the NPS, ranging from visitor services, fee policy, and resource management actions to civic engagement and visitors and nonvisitors over time can also provide a perspective on how national and regional populations are changing in their knowledge of the National Park System and in their use of parks, including leisure travel patterns, perceived service quality, and constraints to park visitation. The method of information collection for the 2007 survey will be a nationwide telephone survey of households conducted using a random-digit-dial (RDD) telephone sample, disproportionately stratified by the seven NPS administrative regions (including the states of Alaska and Hawaii). In each of the seven regions, 500 completed interviews of about 15 minutes length will be obtained, for a total of 3,500 completions. The data collected from the comprehensive survey will profile patterns in visitation and non-visitation to the National Park System. These findings will be described in a national technical report and in reports for each of the seven NPS regions. Thematic reports on specific policy and management issues included in the survey will be produced, and a summary report tracking changes in key variables between 2000 and 2007 will be written. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70785 Response rates to telephone surveys have been declining. Therefore, it is probable that future NPS surveys of the American public will shift from telephone interviewing to a mail response or to a combination of response modes. Changes in response mode from telephone to mail can affect answers to survey questions. Because the NPS comprehensive survey tracks several ‘‘core’’ variables over time, it is important to know if measured changes in these variables are due to a switch in response modes or to real changes in the variables. To understand how response mode affects answers to core questions, the NPS will compare the telephone mode of survey administration with a paper and pencil self-administration. This test will utilize an additional sample of 4,000 listed mailing addresses with associated phone numbers (screened to eliminate numbers that duplicate numbers in the RDD sample) and randomly split in half. A short-form questionnaire including a few core variables from the full survey, such as visitation patterns and demographics, will be used for this test. One-half of the sample will be administered as a phone survey. The other half will be sent a printed version of the short-form questionnaire. The project anticipates obtaining 1,000 completed questionnaires from each of the two response modes, for an additional 2,000 short interviews beyond the 3,500 completed for the main telephone survey. A report on response-mode effects on survey interviewing will be produced, including mode effects on response rates, non-response bias, the demographic characteristics of respondents, item non-response, and substantive responses to core variables. Comments are invited on: (1) The practical utility of the information being gathered; (2) the accuracy of the burden hour estimate; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden to respondents, including use of automated information collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 70786 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 6, 2006 / Notices Automated data collection: This information will be primarily collected via telephone interviews. Some information will be collected through paper and pencil, self-administered mail-back surveys. No automated data collection will take place. Description of respondents: Residents of the United States of America in the seven administrative regions of National Park Service. Estimated average number of respondents: 5,500 (3,500 for the main telephone survey and 2,000 for the response-mode test). Estimated average number of responses: 5,500. Estimated average burden hours per response: 10 minutes. Frequency of response: 1 time per respondent. Estimated annual reporting burden: 1,100 hours. Dated: November 29, 2006. Leonard E. Stowe, NPS, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–9538 Filed 12–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EJ–M INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731–TA–873–875, 877– 880, and 882 (Review)] Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Belarus, China, Indonesia, Korea, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Scheduling of full five-year reviews concerning the antidumping duty orders on steel concrete reinforcing bar from Belarus, China, Indonesia, Korea, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine. PWALKER on PRODPC60 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of full reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty orders on steel concrete reinforcing bar from Belarus, China, Indonesia, Korea, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207). VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:03 Dec 05, 2006 Jkt 211001 Effective Date: Date of Commission Approval of Action Jacket. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Olympia DeRosa Hand (202–205–3182), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these reviews may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—On November 6, 2006, the Commission determined that responses to its notice of institution of the subject five-year reviews were such that full reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of the Act should proceed (71 FR 66974, November 17, 2006). A record of the Commissioners’ votes, the Commission’s statement on adequacy, and any individual Commissioner’s statements are available from the Office of the Secretary and at the Commission’s Web site. Participation in the reviews and public service list.—Persons, including industrial users of the subject merchandise and, if the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations, wishing to participate in these reviews as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the Commission’s rules, by 45 days after publication of this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance following publication of the Commission’s notice of institution of the reviews need not file an additional notice of appearance. The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the reviews. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.—Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI gathered in these reviews available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the reviews, provided that the application is made by 45 days after publication of this notice. Authorized DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. 1677(9), who are parties to the reviews. A party granted access to BPI following publication of the Commission’s notice of institution of the reviews need not reapply for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Staff report.—The prehearing staff report in the reviews will be placed in the nonpublic record on April 20, 2007, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to section 207.64 of the Commission’s rules. Hearing.—The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the reviews beginning at 9:30 a.m. on May 10, 2007, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to the Commission on or before May 1, 2007. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the hearing. All parties and nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral presentations should attend a prehearing conference to be held at 9:30 a.m. on May 3, 2007, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the public hearing are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2), 201.13(f), 207.24, and 207.66 of the Commission’s rules. Parties must submit any request to present a portion of their hearing testimony in camera no later than 7 business days prior to the date of the hearing. Written submissions.—Each party to the reviews may submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must conform with the provisions of section 207.65 of the Commission’s rules; the deadline for filing is May 1, 2007. Parties may also file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, as provided in section 207.24 of the Commission’s rules, and posthearing briefs, which must conform with the provisions of section 207.67 of the Commission’s rules. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs is May 22, 2007; witness testimony must be filed no later than three days before the hearing. In addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to the reviews may submit a written statement of information pertinent to the subject of the reviews on or before May 22, 2007. On June 19, 2007, the Commission will make available to parties all information on which they have not had an opportunity to comment. Parties may E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[FR Doc No: 06-9538]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of 
Information; Opportunity for Public Comment

AGENCY: Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

ACTION:  Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: Under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 
CFR Part 1320, Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements, the National 
Park Service (NPS) invites comments on a proposed new collection of 
information (OMB  1024-XXXX).

DATES: Public comments will be accepted on or before February 5, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Send Comments To: Patricia A. Taylor, Ph.D. (Professor, 
Departments of Statistics and Sociology, and WYSAC Faculty Affiliate)--
University of Wyoming, Department of Sociology/Dept. 3293 or Dept of 
Statistics/Dept. 3332, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, Wyoming 82071; 
gaia@uwvo.edu; (307) 766-6870 (office direct line), (307) 766-4229 
(Statistics office).
    To Request a Draft of Proposed Collection of Information Contact: 
Patricia A. Taylor, Ph.D. (Professor, Departments of Statistics and 
Sociology, and WYSAC Faculty Affiliate)--University of Wyoming, 
Department of Sociology/Dept. 3293 or Dept of Statistics/Dept. 3332, 
1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, Wyoming 82071; gaia@uwvo.edu; (307) 
766-6870 (office direct line), (307) 766-4229 (Statistics office).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Gramann, Social Science Program, 
National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street, NW (2300), Washington, DC 
20005; Phone 202-513-7189; E-mail igramann@tamu.edu

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 2007 National Park Service Comprehensive Survey of the 
American Public.
    Bureau Form Number: None.
    OMB Number: To be requested.
    Expiration Date: To be requested.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    Description of Need: The NPS conducted its last comprehensive 
survey of the American public in 2000. That survey provided valuable 
information on patterns of use and non-use of parks and on the 
demographic characteristics of visitors and non-visitors that have been 
used to inform NPS decision-making. However, since 2000 many events and 
actions have occurred with the potential to affect the public's 
knowledge, behavior, and opinions regarding the NPS and the National 
Park System. Examples include the terrorist attacks of September 11, 
2001, higher fuel prices, and several catastrophic hurricanes and 
wildfires. In addition, the U.S. population has aged and become more 
racially and ethnically diverse since the last comprehensive survey. 
Although the NPS and its research partners regularly survey visitors to 
selected National Park System units, these separate surveys cannot be 
rolled up into a description of visitors at the national and regional 
levels, nor do they describe the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of 
non-visitors and former visitors. Furthermore, individual park visitor 
surveys are not able to show trends in the knowledge, opinions, and 
behavior of the U.S. population over time. This information is 
essential to informing many important planning and management decisions 
of the NPS, ranging from visitor services, fee policy, and resource 
management actions to civic engagement and visitors and non-visitors 
over time can also provide a perspective on how national and regional 
populations are changing in their knowledge of the National Park System 
and in their use of parks, including leisure travel patterns, perceived 
service quality, and constraints to park visitation.
    The method of information collection for the 2007 survey will be a 
nationwide telephone survey of households conducted using a random-
digit-dial (RDD) telephone sample, disproportionately stratified by the 
seven NPS administrative regions (including the states of Alaska and 
Hawaii). In each of the seven regions, 500 completed interviews of 
about 15 minutes length will be obtained, for a total of 3,500 
completions.
    The data collected from the comprehensive survey will profile 
patterns in visitation and non-visitation to the National Park System. 
These findings will be described in a national technical report and in 
reports for each of the seven NPS regions. Thematic reports on specific 
policy and management issues included in the survey will be produced, 
and a summary report tracking changes in key variables between 2000 and 
2007 will be written.
    Response rates to telephone surveys have been declining. Therefore, 
it is probable that future NPS surveys of the American public will 
shift from telephone interviewing to a mail response or to a 
combination of response modes. Changes in response mode from telephone 
to mail can affect answers to survey questions. Because the NPS 
comprehensive survey tracks several ``core'' variables over time, it is 
important to know if measured changes in these variables are due to a 
switch in response modes or to real changes in the variables. To 
understand how response mode affects answers to core questions, the NPS 
will compare the telephone mode of survey administration with a paper 
and pencil self-administration. This test will utilize an additional 
sample of 4,000 listed mailing addresses with associated phone numbers 
(screened to eliminate numbers that duplicate numbers in the RDD 
sample) and randomly split in half.
    A short-form questionnaire including a few core variables from the 
full survey, such as visitation patterns and demographics, will be used 
for this test. One-half of the sample will be administered as a phone 
survey. The other half will be sent a printed version of the short-form 
questionnaire. The project anticipates obtaining 1,000 completed 
questionnaires from each of the two response modes, for an additional 
2,000 short interviews beyond the 3,500 completed for the main 
telephone survey. A report on response-mode effects on survey 
interviewing will be produced, including mode effects on response 
rates, non-response bias, the demographic characteristics of 
respondents, item non-response, and substantive responses to core 
variables.
    Comments are invited on: (1) The practical utility of the 
information being gathered; (2) the accuracy of the burden hour 
estimate; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden to 
respondents, including use of automated information collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Before including 
your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other identifying 
information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire 
comment--including your personal identifying information--may be made 
publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to 
withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we 
cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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    Automated data collection: This information will be primarily 
collected via telephone interviews. Some information will be collected 
through paper and pencil, self-administered mail-back surveys. No 
automated data collection will take place.
    Description of respondents: Residents of the United States of 
America in the seven administrative regions of National Park Service.
    Estimated average number of respondents: 5,500 (3,500 for the main 
telephone survey and 2,000 for the response-mode test).
    Estimated average number of responses: 5,500.
    Estimated average burden hours per response: 10 minutes.
    Frequency of response: 1 time per respondent.
    Estimated annual reporting burden: 1,100 hours.

    Dated: November 29, 2006.
Leonard E. Stowe,
NPS, Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-9538 Filed 12-5-06; 8:45 am]
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