Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 41778-41779 [07-3722]

Download as PDF 41778 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 31, 2007 / Notices NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: NARA is giving public notice that the agency has submitted to OMB for approval the information collections described in this notice. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to OMB at the address below on or before August 30, 2007 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Desk Officer for NARA, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5167. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the proposed information collections and supporting statements should be directed to Tamee Fechhelm at telephone number 301–837–1694 or fax number 301–713–7409. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), NARA invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collections. NARA published a notice of proposed collection for these information collections on May 16, 2007 (72 FR 27592 and 27593). No comments were received. NARA has submitted the described information collections to OMB for approval. In response to this notice, comments and suggestions should address one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the proposed information collections are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NARA; (b) the accuracy of NARA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collections; (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 the use of information technology; and (e) whether small businesses are affected by these collections. In this notice, NARA is soliciting comments concerning the following information collections: 1. Title: Item Approval Request List. OMB Number: 3095–0025. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Jul 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 Agency Form Number: NA Form 14110 and 14110A. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Business or for-profit, nonprofit organizations and institutions, federal, state and local government agencies, and individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,816. Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 704 hours. Abstract: The information collection is prescribed by 36 CFR 1254.72. The collection is prepared by researchers who cannot visit the appropriate NARA research room or who request copies of records as a result of visiting a research room. NARA offers limited provisions to obtain copies of records by mail and requires requests to be made on prescribed forms for certain bodies of records. NARA uses the Item Approval Request List form to track reproduction requests and to provide information for customers and vendors. 2. Title: Microfilm Rental Order Form. OMB Number: 3095–0059. Agency Form Number: NA Form 14127. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,200. Estimated Time Per Response: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 867 hours. Abstract: The NARA microfilm publications provides ready access to records for research in a variety of fields including history, economics, political science, law, and genealogy. NARA emphasizes microfilming groups of records relating to the same general subject or to a specific geographic area. For example, the decennial population censuses from 1790 to 1930 and their related indexes are available on microfilm. Census records constitute the vast majority of microfilmed records available currently through the rental program. Dated: July 25, 2007. Martha Morphy, Assistant Archivist for Information Services. [FR Doc. E7–14775 Filed 7–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request National Science Foundation. Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is inviting the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this proposed continuing information collection. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 29002 and no substantial comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. DATES: Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by OMB within 30 days of publication in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NSF, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of NSF’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; or (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 295, Arlington, VA 22230 or send e-mail to splimpto@nsf.gov. Copies of the submission may be obtained by calling (703) 292–7556. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne H. Plimpton, NSF Reports Clearance Officer at (703) 292–7556 or send e-mail to splimpto@nsf.gov. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 31, 2007 / Notices unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FY 2007 and FY 2009 Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities. Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to reinstate an information collection for three years. Proposed Project: The National Science Foundation Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities is a Congressionally mandated (Pub. L. 99– 159), biennial survey that has been conducted since 1986. The survey collects data on cyber infrastructure and on the amount, condition, and costs of the physical facilities used to conduct science and engineering research. It was expected by Congress that this survey would provide the data necessary to describe the status and needs of science and engineering research facilities and to formulate appropriate solutions to documented needs. During the FY 2003 and FY 2005 survey cycles, data were collected from a population of approximately 475 research-performing colleges and universities. This survey population was supplemented with approximately 190 nonprofit biomedical research institutions receiving research support from the National Institutes of Health. Beginning with the FY 2003 cycle, a new section was added to the survey requesting information on the computing and networking capacity at the surveyed institutions, an increasingly important part of the infrastructure for science and engineering research. Other important changes include updating the networking and computing section, based on technological changes that may occur. Use of the Information: Analysis of the Facilities Survey data will provide updated information on the status of scientific and engineering research facilities and capabilities. The information can be used by Federal policy makers, planners, and budget analysts in making policy decisions, as well as by institutional academic officials, the scientific/engineering establishment, and state agencies and legislatures that fund universities. Burden on the Public: Based on pretests, the time to complete the research space section of the survey (Part 1) ranged from 10 to 85 hours with VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Jul 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 an average of 40 hours. The time to complete the computing and networking section of the survey (Part 2) averaged 60 minutes. Therefore, in total, the time per academic institution to complete the survey is expected to average approximately 41 hours. Assuming a 94% response rate, this would result in an estimated burden of 18,368 hours in FY 2007 and a similar burden in FY 2009. [(.94 response rate × 477 institutions) × 41 hours = 18,368]. Because biomedical research organizations generally are not as large, diverse or complex as colleges and universities, there is substantially less variation in the survey completion time. On average, completion time per biomedical research organization for Part 1 of the survey was 4 hours. For Part 2 of the survey, average completion time per biomedical research organization was 1 hour. Therefore, in total, the time per biomedical research organization to complete the survey is expected to average approximately 5 hours. Assuming a 94% response rate, this would result in an estimated burden of 895 hours in FY 2007 and a similar burden in FY 2009. [(.94 response rate × institutions)] × 5 hours = 895] Total burden hours for academic institutions and biomedical institutions are 19,263. Dated: July 26, 2007. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 07–3722 Filed 7–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–M NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Permits Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 National Science Foundation. Notice of Permits Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation of 1978, Public Law 95–541. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish notice of permits issued under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. This is the required notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nadene G. Kennedy, Permit Office, Office of Polar Programs, Rm. 755, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 13, 2007, the National Science Foundation published a notice in the Federal Register of permit applications received. Permits were issued on July 14, 2007 to: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41779 Ross D. E. MacPhee: Permit No. 2008– 002. Anthony Powell: Permit No. 2008– 003. Arthur L. DeVries: Permit No. 2008– 004. Nadene G. Kennedy, Permit Officer. [FR Doc. E7–14691 Filed 7–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P ?≤ NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will convene a teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on August 16, 2007. This meeting is a continuation of the discussion of training and experience implementation issues in the medical community, from the June 12, 2007, ACMUI meeting. The meeting will be a discussion of various items related to the training and experience criteria in 10 CFR part 35, to include, but not limited to: the preceptor statement and the issue of the non-availability of preceptors; radiation safety officer requirements; and the grandfathering of diplomates. A copy of the agenda for the meeting can be obtained at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/acmui/agenda or by contacting Ashley M. Tull at the contact information below. DATE: The teleconference meeting will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2007, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m Eastern Daylight Time. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Any member of the public who wishes to participate in the teleconference discussion may contact Ashley M. Tull using the contact information below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ashley M. Tull, telephone (301) 415– 5294; e-mail: amt1@nrc.gov; of the Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop T8–E 24, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Conduct of the Meeting Leon S. Malmud, M.D., will chair the meeting. Dr. Malmud will conduct the meeting in a manner that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. The E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

ACTION: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.

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SUMMARY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the National Science Foundation 
(NSF) is inviting the general public and other Federal agencies to 
comment on this proposed continuing information collection. This is the 
second notice for public comment; the first was published in the 
Federal Register at 72 FR 29002 and no substantial comments were 
received. NSF is forwarding the proposed submission to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the 
publication of this second notice.

DATES: Comments regarding these information collections are best 
assured of having their full effect if received by OMB within 30 days 
of publication in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding (a) whether the collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
NSF, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) 
the accuracy of NSF's estimate of burden including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; or (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for 
National Science Foundation, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, 
Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance 
Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 295, 
Arlington, VA 22230 or send e-mail to splimpto@nsf.gov. Copies of the 
submission may be obtained by calling (703) 292-7556.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne H. Plimpton, NSF Reports 
Clearance Officer at (703) 292-7556 or send e-mail to splimpto@nsf.gov.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information

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unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to 
respond to the collection of information that such persons are not 
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: FY 2007 and FY 2009 Survey of Science and Engineering 
Research Facilities.
    Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to reinstate an 
information collection for three years.
    Proposed Project: The National Science Foundation Survey of Science 
and Engineering Research Facilities is a Congressionally mandated (Pub. 
L. 99-159), biennial survey that has been conducted since 1986. The 
survey collects data on cyber infrastructure and on the amount, 
condition, and costs of the physical facilities used to conduct science 
and engineering research. It was expected by Congress that this survey 
would provide the data necessary to describe the status and needs of 
science and engineering research facilities and to formulate 
appropriate solutions to documented needs. During the FY 2003 and FY 
2005 survey cycles, data were collected from a population of 
approximately 475 research-performing colleges and universities. This 
survey population was supplemented with approximately 190 nonprofit 
biomedical research institutions receiving research support from the 
National Institutes of Health. Beginning with the FY 2003 cycle, a new 
section was added to the survey requesting information on the computing 
and networking capacity at the surveyed institutions, an increasingly 
important part of the infrastructure for science and engineering 
research. Other important changes include updating the networking and 
computing section, based on technological changes that may occur.
    Use of the Information: Analysis of the Facilities Survey data will 
provide updated information on the status of scientific and engineering 
research facilities and capabilities. The information can be used by 
Federal policy makers, planners, and budget analysts in making policy 
decisions, as well as by institutional academic officials, the 
scientific/engineering establishment, and state agencies and 
legislatures that fund universities.
    Burden on the Public: Based on pretests, the time to complete the 
research space section of the survey (Part 1) ranged from 10 to 85 
hours with an average of 40 hours. The time to complete the computing 
and networking section of the survey (Part 2) averaged 60 minutes. 
Therefore, in total, the time per academic institution to complete the 
survey is expected to average approximately 41 hours. Assuming a 94% 
response rate, this would result in an estimated burden of 18,368 hours 
in FY 2007 and a similar burden in FY 2009. [(.94 response rate x 477 
institutions) x 41 hours = 18,368].
    Because biomedical research organizations generally are not as 
large, diverse or complex as colleges and universities, there is 
substantially less variation in the survey completion time. On average, 
completion time per biomedical research organization for Part 1 of the 
survey was 4 hours. For Part 2 of the survey, average completion time 
per biomedical research organization was 1 hour. Therefore, in total, 
the time per biomedical research organization to complete the survey is 
expected to average approximately 5 hours. Assuming a 94% response 
rate, this would result in an estimated burden of 895 hours in FY 2007 
and a similar burden in FY 2009. [(.94 response rate x institutions)] x 
5 hours = 895]
    Total burden hours for academic institutions and biomedical 
institutions are 19,263.

    Dated: July 26, 2007.
Suzanne H. Plimpton,
Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation.
[FR Doc. 07-3722 Filed 7-30-07; 8:45 am]
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