Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Assessing the Impact of Access to Computers and the Internet and to Related Services at Public Libraries on Individuals, Families, and Communities, 68199-68200 [E7-23424]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 4, 2007 / Notices as measured by the change in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers from January 2007 to January 2008. For viewing in commercial establishments, the 2007 rate per subscriber per month for viewing distant superstations in commercial establishments shall be adjusted for the amount of inflation as measured by the change in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers from January 2007 to January 2008. Conclusion. The Office shall be adjusting the royalty rates for the secondary transmission of the analog and digital transmissions of network and superstations to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers from January 2007 to January 2008. Another notice will be published after January 1, 2008, to announce the new CPI adjustments. Dated: November 29, 2007. Tanya M. Sandros, General Counsel [FR Doc. E7–23520 Filed 12–3–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–30–S NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION NASA International Space Station Advisory Committee; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: 17:38 Dec 03, 2007 Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3508(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be 1. Background The Institute of Museum and Library Services is authorized by the Museum and Library Services Act, Public Law 108–81, and is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. Attendees will be requested to sign a register and to comply with NASA security requirements, including the presentation of a valid picture ID, before receiving an access badge. Foreign nationals attending this meeting will be required to provide the following information: full name; gender; date/ place of birth; citizenship; visa/green card information (number, type, expiration date); passport information (number, country, expiration date); employer/affiliation information (name of institution, address, country, phone); title/position of attendee. To expedite admittance, attendees should provide identifying information in advance by contacting Glen Asner via e-mail at glen.asner@nasa.gov or by telephone at (202) 358–0903 by December 13, 2007. It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. BILLING CODE 7510–13–P SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces an open meeting of the NASA International Space Station Advisory Committee. DATES: December 20, 2007, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. ADDRESSES: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW., Room 3H46, Washington, DC 20546. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Glen R. Asner, Office of External Relations, (202) 358–0903, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting will be open to the public up to the seating capacity of the room. Five seats will be reserved for members of the press. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: —To assess the progress of the Expedition Sixteen mission. VerDate Aug<31>2005 AGENCY: provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently the Institute of Museum and Library Services is soliciting comments concerning the proposed study to assess the impact of access to computers and the Internet and to related services at public libraries on individuals, families, and communities. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before February 4, 2008. IMLS is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • 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, e.g. permitting electronic submissions of responses. ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Mary Downs, Ph.D., Research Officer, Office of Policy, Planning, Research, and Communications, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 1800 M Street, NW., 9th floor, Washington, DC 20036, by telephone: 202–653–4682; fax: 202– 653–4625; or by e-mail at mdowns@imls.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: —To assess the readiness of the International Space Station to accept visiting vehicles from international partners. —To assess NASA and Roscosmos plans for accommodating a six-person crew aboard the International Space Station. P. Diane Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. E7–23409 Filed 12–3–07; 8:45 am] [Notice (07–084)] 68199 THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Assessing the Impact of Access to Computers and the Internet and to Related Services at Public Libraries on Individuals, Families, and Communities Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation for the Arts and Humanities. ACTION: Notice. PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 68200 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 4, 2007 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES II. Current Actions The purpose of the study is to undertake original research and analysis to identify measurable indicators of the social, economic, personal, and professional value of free access to computers, the Internet, and related services at public libraries, and of negative impact where service is weak or absent, and to provide new, reliable data on the benefits to individuals, families, and communities of these services and resources at public libraries. The study will be framed by these questions: (1) What are the demographics of people who use computers, the Internet, and related services in public libraries? (2) What information and resources provided by free access to computers, the Internet, and related services in public libraries are people using, across the spectrum of on-site and off-site use? (3) How do individuals, families, and communities benefit (with a focus on social, economic, personal, and professional well-being) from free access to computers, the Internet, and related services at public libraries? (4) What reliable indicators can measure the social, economic, personal, and/or professional well-being of individuals, families, and communities that result from access to computers, the Internet, and related services at public libraries? (5) What correlations can be made between the benefits obtained through access to computers and the Internet and a range of demographic variables? What correlations can be made to type, level, or volume of related services? (6) What computer and Internet services and resources are lacking at public libraries that, if provided, could bring about greater benefit? (7) What indicators of negative impact can be identified where free access to computers and the Internet is weak or absent? Once completed, the results of the study will be issued as a report that will be made widely available to inform and benefit libraries, the library research field, and the public at large. Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Title: Assessing the Impact of Access to Computers and the Internet and to Related Services at Public Libraries on Individuals, Families, and Communities. OMB Number: To be determined. Agency Number: 3137. Frequency: One time. Affected Public: General public, libraries, State Library Administrative agencies, State and local governments. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:38 Dec 03, 2007 Jkt 214001 Number of Respondents: To be determined. Estimated Time per Respondent: To be determined. Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: To be determined. Total Costs: To be determined. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Downs, Ph.D., Research Officer, Office of Policy, Planning, Research, and Communications, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 1800 M Street, NW., 9th Floor, Washington, DC, by telephone: 202–653–4630; fax: 202– 653–4600; or e-mail: mdowns@imls.gov. Dated: November 26, 2007. Barbara G. Smith, E-Projects Officer, Institute of Museum & Library Services. [FR Doc. E7–23424 Filed 12–3–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 55–61336; License No. SOP– 11801; IA–07–14] In the Matter of Keith Davis; Confirmatory Order (Effective Immediately) I Keith Davis (Mr. Davis) was previously employed as a licensed Senior Reactor Operator at the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station (SSES). Mr. Davis was the holder of Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) License Number SOP–11801 issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) pursuant to 10 CFR part 55. The license authorized Mr. Davis to direct the licensed activities of licensed operators at, and to manipulate all controls of, the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, (facility license numbers NPF–14 and NPF–15). The facility is located on a PPL-Susquehanna, LLC site in Berwick, PA. II An investigation was initiated by the NRC Office of Investigations (OI) on August 4, 2006, at the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station. This investigation was initiated, in part, to determine if Mr. Davis deliberately failed to report an arrest as required by station procedures on June 27, 2006, on his first day back to work after the arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol on June 19, 2006. As noted in an NRC letter to Mr. Davis on July 2, 2007, OI substantiated, based on the evidence developed during its investigation, that Mr. Davis PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 deliberately failed to report the arrest as required by station procedure. The letter offered Mr. Davis the opportunity to either attend a Predecisional Enforcement Conference or to request use of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR), to resolve this matter. III In response to the July 2, 2007 letter, Mr. Davis requested the use of ADR to resolve this matter with the NRC. ADR is a process in which a neutral mediator with no decision-making authority assists the NRC and Mr. Davis in reaching an agreement on resolving any differences regarding the enforcement action. An ADR session was held between Mr. Davis and the NRC in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania on September 27, 2007, and was mediated by a professional mediator, arranged through Cornell University’s Institute of Conflict Management. During that ADR session, a settlement agreement was reached. The elements of the settlement agreement consisted of the following: 1. The NRC and Mr. Davis agreed with the following facts: (1) Mr. Davis, while employed as a senior reactor operator at the PPL-Susquehanna nuclear facility, was arrested on June 19, 2006, for driving under the influence of alcohol; (2) Mr. Davis did not report the arrest to the Pennsylvania Power Light (PPL)— Susquehanna management on June 27, 2006, upon arrival for scheduled work, his first opportunity after the arrest; and, (3) at the time of the arrest, Mr. Davis understood that he was required to follow all station procedures under the terms and conditions of his individual senior reactor operator license (SOP–11801). 2. As a result of the facts agreed to in Item 1, the NRC and Mr. Davis agreed that Mr. Davis violated NRC requirements, in that on June 27, 2006, contrary to 10 CFR 55.53, as required by 10 CFR 50.34(c) and PPL-Susquehanna procedure, NDAP–00–2002, Rev 4, ‘‘Fitness for Duty/Behavior Observation Program,’’ Mr. Davis willfully failed to report to PPL-Susquehanna that he had been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on June 19, 2006. 3. Mr. Davis, subsequent to the NRC’s identification of this violation, took actions to assure that he learned from the violation and provided the NRC with assurance that it would not recur. These actions included attending substance abuse counseling and entering into Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition Program with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which included participating in education awareness and community service. E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES


Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Assessing the Impact 
of Access to Computers and the Internet and to Related Services at 
Public Libraries on Individuals, Families, and Communities

AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation 
for the Arts and Humanities.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) as part of 
its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general 
public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed 
and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3508(2)(A)]. This 
program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the 
desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is 
minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the 
impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly 
assessed. Currently the Institute of Museum and Library Services is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed study to assess the impact 
of access to computers and the Internet and to related services at 
public libraries on individuals, families, and communities.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section below on or before February 4, 2008. IMLS is 
particularly interested in comments that help the agency to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     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, e.g. permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Mary Downs, Ph.D., Research Officer, 
Office of Policy, Planning, Research, and Communications, Institute of 
Museum and Library Services, 1800 M Street, NW., 9th floor, Washington, 
DC 20036, by telephone: 202-653-4682; fax: 202-653-4625; or by e-mail 
at mdowns@imls.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

1. Background

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services is authorized by the 
Museum and Library Services Act, Public Law 108-81, and is the primary 
source of federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 
museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and 
museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute 
works at the national level and in coordination with state and local 
organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance 
learning and innovation; and support professional development.

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II. Current Actions

    The purpose of the study is to undertake original research and 
analysis to identify measurable indicators of the social, economic, 
personal, and professional value of free access to computers, the 
Internet, and related services at public libraries, and of negative 
impact where service is weak or absent, and to provide new, reliable 
data on the benefits to individuals, families, and communities of these 
services and resources at public libraries. The study will be framed by 
these questions:
    (1) What are the demographics of people who use computers, the 
Internet, and related services in public libraries?
    (2) What information and resources provided by free access to 
computers, the Internet, and related services in public libraries are 
people using, across the spectrum of on-site and off-site use?
    (3) How do individuals, families, and communities benefit (with a 
focus on social, economic, personal, and professional well-being) from 
free access to computers, the Internet, and related services at public 
libraries?
    (4) What reliable indicators can measure the social, economic, 
personal, and/or professional well-being of individuals, families, and 
communities that result from access to computers, the Internet, and 
related services at public libraries?
    (5) What correlations can be made between the benefits obtained 
through access to computers and the Internet and a range of demographic 
variables? What correlations can be made to type, level, or volume of 
related services?
    (6) What computer and Internet services and resources are lacking 
at public libraries that, if provided, could bring about greater 
benefit?
    (7) What indicators of negative impact can be identified where free 
access to computers and the Internet is weak or absent?
    Once completed, the results of the study will be issued as a report 
that will be made widely available to inform and benefit libraries, the 
library research field, and the public at large.
    Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    Title: Assessing the Impact of Access to Computers and the Internet 
and to Related Services at Public Libraries on Individuals, Families, 
and Communities.
    OMB Number: To be determined.
    Agency Number: 3137.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: General public, libraries, State Library 
Administrative agencies, State and local governments.
    Number of Respondents: To be determined.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: To be determined.
    Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: To be determined.
    Total Costs: To be determined.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Downs, Ph.D., Research Officer, 
Office of Policy, Planning, Research, and Communications, Institute of 
Museum and Library Services, 1800 M Street, NW., 9th Floor, Washington, 
DC, by telephone: 202-653-4630; fax: 202-653-4600; or e-mail: 
mdowns@imls.gov.

    Dated: November 26, 2007.
Barbara G. Smith,
E-Projects Officer, Institute of Museum & Library Services.
[FR Doc. E7-23424 Filed 12-3-07; 8:45 am]
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