Proposed Information Collection Activity: Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, 26434-26435 [E8-10117]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 26434 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 91 / Friday, May 9, 2008 / Notices the NATO ASI Travel Awards Program. The following describes the procedures for the administration of the Foundation’s NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) Travel Awards, which provide travel support for a number of U.S. graduate students to attend the ASIs scheduled for Europe. • ADVANCED STUDY INSTITUTE DETERMINATION Once NATO has notified DGE that the schedule of institutes is final, and DGE has received the descriptions of each institute, DGE determines which institutes NSF will support. The ASI travel award program supports those institutes that offer instruction in the STEM fields traditionally supported by NSF as published in Guide to Programs. The program will not support institutes that deal with clinical topics, biomedical topics, or topics that have disease-related goals. Examples of areas of research that will not be considered are epidemiology; toxicology; the development or testing of drugs or procedures for their use; diagnosis or treatment of physical or mental disease, abnormality, or malfunction in human beings or animals; and animal models of such conditions. However, the program does support institutes that involve research in bioengineering, with diagnosis or treatment-related goals that apply engineering principles to problems in biology and medicine while advancing engineering knowledge. The program also supports bioengineering topics that aid persons with disabilities. Program officers from other Divisions in NSF will be contacted should scientific expertise outside of DGE be required in the determination process. • SOLICITATION FOR NOMINATIONS Following the final determination as to which Advanced Study Institutes NSF will support, DGE contacts each institute director to ask for a list of up to 5 nominations to be considered for NSF travel support. • DGE/EHR CONTACT WITH THE INDIVIDUALS NOMINATED Each individual who is nominated by a director will be sent the rules of eligibility, information about the amount of funding available, and the forms (NSF Form 1379, giving our Division of Financial Management (DFM) electronic banking information; NSF Form 1310 (already cleared), and NSF Form 192 (Application for International Travel Grant)) necessary for our application process. • THE FUNDING PROCESS Once an applicant has been selected to receive NSF travel award support, his or her application is sent to DFM for funding. DFM electronically transfers VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:46 May 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 the amount of $1000 into the bank or other financial institution account identified by the awardee. Our plan is to have the $1000 directly deposited into the awardee’s account prior to the purchase of their airline ticket. An electronic message to the awardee states that NSF is providing support in the amount of $1000 for transportation and miscellaneous expenses. The letter also states that the award is subject to the conditions in F.L. 27, Attachment to International Travel Grant, which states the U.S. flagcarrier policy. As a follow-up, each ASI director may be asked to verify whether all NSF awardees attended the institute. If an awardee is identified as not utilizing the funds as prescribed, we contact the awardee to retrieve the funds. However, if our efforts are not successful, we will forward the awardee’s name to the Division of Grants and Agreements (DGA), which has procedures to deal with that situation. We also ask the awardee to submit a final report on an NSF Form 250, which we provide as an attachment to the electronic award message. • SELECTION OF AWARDEES The criteria used to select NSF Advanced Study Institute travel awardees are as follows: 1. The applicant is an advanced graduate student. 2. We shall generally follow the order of the nominations, listed by the director of the institute, within priority level. 3. Those who have not attended an ASI in the past will have a higher priority than those who have. 4. Nominees from different institutions and research groups have higher priority than those from the same institution or research group. (Typically, no more than one person is invited from a school or from a research group.) Use of the Information: For NSF Form 192, information will be used in order to verify eligibility and qualifications for the award. For NSF Form 250, information will be used to verify attendance at Advanced Study Institute and will be included in Division reports. Estimate of Burden: Form 192—1.5 hours. Form 250—2 hours. Respondents: Individuals. Estimated Number of Responses per Award: 150 responses, broken down as follows: For NSF Form 250, 75 respondents; for NSF Form 192, 75 respondents. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 262.5 hours, broken down by 150 hours for NSF Form 250 (2 hours per 75 respondents); and 112.5 hours for PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NSF Form 192 (1.5 hours per 75 respondents). Frequency of Responses: Annually. 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 of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; 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. Dated: May 6, 2008. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. E8–10353 Filed 5–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD Proposed Information Collection Activity: Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The NTSB is announcing that it has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This ICR describes a voluntary web site that the NTSB proposes to use to obtain feedback from the public regarding the NTSB Web site. This Notice informs the public that they may submit comments concerning the NTSB’s proposed collection of information to the NTSB Desk Officer at the OMB. DATES: Submit written comments regarding this proposed collection of information by June 9, 2008. ADDRESSES: Respondents may submit written comments on the collection of information to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, DC 20503. E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 91 / Friday, May 9, 2008 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Christine Fortin, NTSB Office of Chief Information Officer, at (202) 314–6607. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the NTSB previously published a Notice in the Federal Register indicating its proposal to collect feedback concerning its public Web site, and sought comments from the public concerning this proposed ICR. The NTSB did not receive any comments. At this juncture, in accordance with OMB regulations that require this additional Notice for proposed ICRs, the NTSB seeks to notify the public that it may submit comments on this proposed ICR to OMB. 5 CFR 1320.10(a). The NTSB Online Customer Satisfaction Survey will seek the public’s feedback regarding a variety of aspects of the current NTSB Web site. In particular, the survey will solicit feedback concerning the public’s satisfaction with the content of information on the Web site, as well as the presentation and organization of information that is available on the NTSB Web site. The survey will also ask the public for opinions regarding the overall utility of certain categories of the existing Web site. The survey will also seek responses to questions concerning ways to improve the Web site, such as whether the public would find it helpful to include certain information. In addition, the survey will seek general comments regarding ways the NTSB can improve its Web site. Finally, the survey will inquire into whether respondents are affiliated with a particular group, industry, or profession, and how often respondents visit the NTSB Web site. Respondents’ participation in the survey is voluntary. The survey will only be available on the NTSB Web site, and the NTSB has carefully reviewed the survey to ensure that it has used plain, coherent, and unambiguous terminology in its requests for information and feedback. The survey is not duplicative of other agencies’ collections of information. The survey will consist of seven questions, and imposes minimal burden on respondents: the NTSB estimates that respondents will spend approximately 10 minutes in completing the survey. The NTSB estimates that approximately VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:01 May 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 100 respondents will participate in the survey. Dated: May 2, 2008. Vicky D’Onofrio, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E8–10117 Filed 5–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7533–01–M NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD Agenda; Sunshine Act Meeting 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2008. PLACE: NTSB Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20594. STATUS: The one item is open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 7853A Railroad Accident Report-Derailment of Norfolk Southern Railway Company Train 68QB 119 with Release of Hazardous Materials and Fire, New Brighton, Pennsylvania, October 20, 2006. News Media Contact: Telephone: (202) 314–6100. Individuals requesting specific accommodations should contact Antoin Downs at (202) 314–6557 by Friday, May 9, 2008. The public may view the meeting via a live or archived Webcast by accessing a link under ‘‘News & Events’’ on the NTSB home page at http:// www.ntsb.gov. For More Information Contact: Vicky D’Onofrio, (202) 314–6410. TIME AND DATE: Dated: May 2, 2008. Vicky D’Onofrio, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E8–10120 Filed 5–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7533–01–M OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Implementation of Textile Safeguard Measure Under the Dominican Republic—Central America—United States Free Trade Agreement Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26435 SUMMARY: Pursuant to Proclamation 8228 of March 28, 2008 (73 Fed. Reg. 18,141 (2008)), the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of a modification to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) to reflect a textile safeguard measure under the Dominican Republic—Central America—United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA– DR or the Agreement). EFFECTIVE DATE: May 1, 2008. ADDRESSES: Inquiries may be mailed, delivered, or faxed to Rachel A. Alarid, Director of Textile Trade Policy, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508, fax number (202) 395–5639. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel A. Alarid, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 202–395– 3026. On April 25, 2008, the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) determined, pursuant to Section 322(a)–(b) of the Dominican Republic— Central America—United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 109–53; 19 U.S.C. 4082), to impose a textile safeguard measure on certain cotton socks of Honduras. This measure takes the form of an increase in the rate of duty in the amount of 5 percent ad valorem on all CAFTA–DR originating cotton socks of Honduras classifiable in subheading 6115.95 of the HTS that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the period July 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008. This duty will be applied on the full value of the entered goods, regardless of the value of any United States content of such goods. See 73 Fed. Reg. 23,196 (2008). In Proclamation 8228 of March 28, 2008, the President directed the USTR to modify the HTS to reflect CAFTA–DR textile safeguard determinations by CITA. Pursuant to this authority, effective with respect to goods of Honduras, under the terms of general note 29 to the HTS, that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after July 1, 2008 and before the close of December 31, 2008, subchapter XV of chapter 99 of the HTS is hereby modified as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1

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NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD


Proposed Information Collection Activity: Submission for OMB 
Review, Comment Request

AGENCY: National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The NTSB is announcing that it has submitted an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for approval, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This ICR 
describes a voluntary web site that the NTSB proposes to use to obtain 
feedback from the public regarding the NTSB Web site. This Notice 
informs the public that they may submit comments concerning the NTSB's 
proposed collection of information to the NTSB Desk Officer at the OMB.

DATES: Submit written comments regarding this proposed collection of 
information by June 9, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Respondents may submit written comments on the collection of 
information to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the 
Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the 
National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, DC 20503.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Fortin, NTSB Office of Chief 
Information Officer, at (202) 314-6607.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act, the NTSB previously published a Notice in the Federal Register 
indicating its proposal to collect feedback concerning its public Web 
site, and sought comments from the public concerning this proposed ICR. 
The NTSB did not receive any comments. At this juncture, in accordance 
with OMB regulations that require this additional Notice for proposed 
ICRs, the NTSB seeks to notify the public that it may submit comments 
on this proposed ICR to OMB. 5 CFR 1320.10(a).
    The NTSB Online Customer Satisfaction Survey will seek the public's 
feedback regarding a variety of aspects of the current NTSB Web site. 
In particular, the survey will solicit feedback concerning the public's 
satisfaction with the content of information on the Web site, as well 
as the presentation and organization of information that is available 
on the NTSB Web site. The survey will also ask the public for opinions 
regarding the overall utility of certain categories of the existing Web 
site. The survey will also seek responses to questions concerning ways 
to improve the Web site, such as whether the public would find it 
helpful to include certain information. In addition, the survey will 
seek general comments regarding ways the NTSB can improve its Web site. 
Finally, the survey will inquire into whether respondents are 
affiliated with a particular group, industry, or profession, and how 
often respondents visit the NTSB Web site.
    Respondents' participation in the survey is voluntary. The survey 
will only be available on the NTSB Web site, and the NTSB has carefully 
reviewed the survey to ensure that it has used plain, coherent, and 
unambiguous terminology in its requests for information and feedback. 
The survey is not duplicative of other agencies' collections of 
information. The survey will consist of seven questions, and imposes 
minimal burden on respondents: the NTSB estimates that respondents will 
spend approximately 10 minutes in completing the survey. The NTSB 
estimates that approximately 100 respondents will participate in the 
survey.

    Dated: May 2, 2008.
Vicky D'Onofrio,
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-10117 Filed 5-8-08; 8:45 am]
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