Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Pretesting Research, 8963-8964 [E7-3431]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 28, 2007 / Notices Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: 0648–xxxx. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 10,539. Number of Respondents: 15,686. Average Hours Per Response: Auto, air and cruise ship visitors: On-site survey, 4 minutes; mail-back surveys, 15 minutes; other visitor surveys: On-site: 15 minutes; mail-back surveys, 20 minutes; resident mail survey, 1 hour; and supply-side surveys, 5 minutes. Needs and Uses: This is an approximate ten-year replication of the study ‘‘Linking the Economy and Environment of the Florida Keys/ Florida Bay’’ which established baseline measurements for recreation/tourist uses of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS). The baseline measurements were taken in 1995–96 for the broader recreation/ tourist uses, while for reef use the baseline measurements were taken in 2000–2001. Baseline measurements were taken on number of users and recreation/tourist uses of the Florida Keys, along with estimates of economic value of resource use, economic impact associated with these uses on the local and regional economies, importance/ satisfaction ratings for 25 natural resource attributes, facilities and services, and demographic profiles of users. This application also includes establishment of new baselines for knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of Sanctuary management strategies and regulations for recreation/tourist user groups, adds evaluations of management alternatives for coral reefs, and adds information that will support better predictions of how users will respond to management/regulations. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Frequency: One time only. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395–7285, or David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:08 Feb 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: February 22, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–3429 Filed 2–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506 (c)(2)(A)). Bureau: International Trade Administration (ITA). Title: Commercial Service Market Segmentation Study of Moderate U.S. Exporters Focus Groups. Agency Form Number: ITA–XXXX. OMB Number: None. Type of Request: Regular Submission. Burden: 108 hours. Number of Respondents: 72. Average Hours per Response: 1.5 hours. Needs and Uses: Expanding U.S. exports is a national priority essential to improving U.S. trade performance. The Department of Commerce, ITA, U.S. Commercial Service (CS) serves as the key U.S. government agency responsible for promoting exports of goods and services from the United States, particularly by small and medium-sized enterprises, and assisting U.S. exporters in their dealings with foreign governments. The CS is mandated by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 and the President’s Management Agenda Fiscal Year 2002 to improve program performance and achieve better results for the American people. In accordance with these mandates, the CS needs to address the weaknesses and opportunities for improvement identified by the Office of Management and Budget’s 2003 Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART). To address these weaknesses and opportunities and in an effort to remain relevant to the marketplace and optimize our respective operations, the Commercial Service, Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), Census Bureau (Census), and Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) have embarked on a market segmentation research study of moderate U.S. exporters. The objectives are to gain market knowledge and generate statistically valid characterizations about the needs and buying behavior of exporting PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8963 companies, with a particular focus on Moderate exporters, which are defined as those U.S. firms that currently export, but on a limited or reactive basis and whose international sales comprise less than 10% of total sales or whose international sales growth is less than 10% per year. Respondents benefit from the collection of this information because it will be used to improve services provided to the public. Without this information, the CS/MEP/Census/ Ex-Im team is unable to systematically determine the needs, attitudes and behaviors of U.S. exporters. This effort will gather statistically valid market intelligence on SME attitudes and ` behaviors vis-a-vis making international sales and working with a government consultant. Affected Public: U.S. companies that are recruited by Pacific Consulting Group, the vendor hired by the U.S. Commercial Service for this research. Frequency: One time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482– 0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. E-mail: dHynek@doc.gov. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–7285 within 30 days of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Dated: February 22, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–3430 Filed 2–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Pretesting Research ACTION: Proposed collection; Comment request. 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 E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 8964 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 28, 2007 / Notices collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 30, 2007. 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 instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Theresa J. DeMaio, U. S. Census Bureau, Room 3127, FOB 4, Washington, DC 20233–9150, (301) 457– 4894 (or via the Internet at theresa.j.demaio@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current OMB approval to conduct a variety of smallscale questionnaire pretesting activities under this generic clearance. A block of hours will be dedicated to these activities for each of the next three years. OMB will be informed in writing of the purpose and scope of each of these activities, as well as the time frame and the number of burden hours used. The number of hours used will not exceed the number set aside for this purpose. This research program will be used by the Census Bureau and survey sponsors to improve questionnaires and procedures, reduce respondent burden, and ultimately increase the quality of data collected in the Census Bureau censuses and surveys. The clearance will be used to conduct pretesting of decennial, demographic, and economic census and survey questionnaires prior to fielding them. Pretesting activities will involve one of the following methods for identifying measurement problems with the questionnaire or survey procedure: Cognitive interviews, focus groups, respondent debriefing, behavior coding of respondent/ interviewer interaction, and split panel tests. II. Method of Collection Any of the following methods may be used: Mail, telephone, face-to-face; paper-and-pencil, CATI, CAPI, Internet, or IVR. III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0725. Form Number: Various. Type of Review: Regular submission. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:08 Feb 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 Affected Public: Individuals or households, Farms, Business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,500. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,500. Estimated Total Annual Cost: There is no cost to respondents, except for their time to complete the questionnaire. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: 13 U.S.C. 131, 141, 142, 161, 181, 182, 193, and 301. 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: February 22, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–3431 Filed 2–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Age Search Service ACTION: Proposed collection; Comment request. 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, Pub. L. 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 30, 2007. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Angela Feldman Harkins, Assistant Director (Processing), United States Census Bureau, National Processing Center, Jeffersonville, Indiana, 46132, on (812) 218–3434 (or via the Internet at angela.m.feldman.harkins@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract Age Search is a service provided by the U.S. Census Bureau for persons who need official transcripts of personal data as proof of age for pensions, retirement plans, medicare, and social security. The transcripts are also used as proof of citizenship to obtain passports or to provide evidence of family relationship for rights of inheritance. The Age Search forms are used by the public in order to provide the Census Bureau with the necessary information to conduct a search of historical population decennial census records in order to provide the requested transcript. The Age Search service is self-supporting and is funded by the fees collected from the individuals requesting the service. II. Method of Collection The Form BC–600, Application for Search of Census Records, is a public use form that is submitted by applicants requesting information from the decennial census records. Applicants are requested to enclose appropriate fee by check or money order with the completed and signed Form BC–600 and return by mail to the U.S. Census Bureau, Personal Census Search Unit, in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The Form BC– 649 (L), which is called a ‘‘Not Found’’, advises the applicant that search for information from the census records was unsuccessful. The BC–658 (L), is sent to the applicant when insufficient information has been received on which to base a search of the census records. These two forms request additional information from the applicant to aid in the search of census records. III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0117. Form Number: BC–600, BC–649(L), BC–658(L). Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 39 (Wednesday, February 28, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8963-8964]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-3431]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Pretesting Research

ACTION: Proposed collection; Comment request.

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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

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collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. 
L. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 30, 2007.

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 instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Theresa J. DeMaio, U. S. Census Bureau, Room 
3127, FOB 4, Washington, DC 20233-9150, (301) 457-4894 (or via the 
Internet at theresa.j.demaio@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current OMB 
approval to conduct a variety of small-scale questionnaire pretesting 
activities under this generic clearance. A block of hours will be 
dedicated to these activities for each of the next three years. OMB 
will be informed in writing of the purpose and scope of each of these 
activities, as well as the time frame and the number of burden hours 
used. The number of hours used will not exceed the number set aside for 
this purpose.
    This research program will be used by the Census Bureau and survey 
sponsors to improve questionnaires and procedures, reduce respondent 
burden, and ultimately increase the quality of data collected in the 
Census Bureau censuses and surveys. The clearance will be used to 
conduct pretesting of decennial, demographic, and economic census and 
survey questionnaires prior to fielding them. Pretesting activities 
will involve one of the following methods for identifying measurement 
problems with the questionnaire or survey procedure: Cognitive 
interviews, focus groups, respondent debriefing, behavior coding of 
respondent/interviewer interaction, and split panel tests.

II. Method of Collection

    Any of the following methods may be used: Mail, telephone, face-to-
face; paper-and-pencil, CATI, CAPI, Internet, or IVR.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0725.
    Form Number: Various.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, Farms, Business or 
other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,500.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,500.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: There is no cost to respondents, 
except for their time to complete the questionnaire.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: 13 U.S.C. 131, 141, 142, 161, 181, 182, 193, and 
301.

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: February 22, 2007.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E7-3431 Filed 2-27-07; 8:45 am]
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