Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Request for Customer Service-Related Data Collections, 65293-65294 [E8-26124]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 213 / Monday, November 3, 2008 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES with the Department’s regulations regarding format, translation, service, and certification of documents. These rules can be found at 19 CFR 351.303. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.103 (c), the Department will maintain and make available a service list for these proceedings. To facilitate the timely preparation of the service list(s), it is requested that those seeking recognition as interested parties to a proceeding contact the Department in writing within 10 days of the publication of the Notice of Initiation. Because deadlines in Sunset Reviews can be very short, we urge interested parties to apply for access to proprietary information under administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) immediately following publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation by filing a notice of intent to participate. The Department’s regulations on submission of proprietary information and eligibility to receive access to business proprietary information under APO can be found at 19 CFR 351.304– 306. Information Required from Interested Parties Domestic interested parties defined in section 771(9)(C), (D), (E), (F), and (G) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.102(b)) wishing to participate in a Sunset Review must respond not later than 15 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation by filing a notice of intent to participate. The required contents of the notice of intent to participate are set forth at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(ii). In accordance with the Department’s regulations, if we do not receive a notice of intent to participate from at least one domestic interested party by the 15-day deadline, the Department will automatically revoke the order without further review. See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii). If we receive an order–specific notice of intent to participate from a domestic interested party, the Department’s regulations provide that all parties wishing to participate in the Sunset Review must file complete substantive responses not later than 30 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation. The required contents of a substantive response, on an order–specific basis, are set forth at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3). Note that certain information requirements differ for respondent and domestic parties. Also, note that the Department’s information requirements are distinct from the Commission’s information requirements. Please consult the Department’s regulations for information regarding the Department’s VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:42 Oct 31, 2008 Jkt 217001 conduct of Sunset Reviews.1 Please consult the Department’s regulations at 19 CFR Part 351 for definitions of terms and for other general information concerning antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings at the Department. This notice of initiation is being published in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218 (c). Dated: October 23, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–26160 Filed 10–31–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE: 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Request for Customer Service-Related Data Collections National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (DOC), 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 2, 2009. 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 a copy of the collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Darla Yonder, Management Analyst, NIST, 301–975–4064 or via e-mail to darla.yonder@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 In comments made on the interim final sunset regulations, a number of parties stated that the proposed five-day period for rebuttals to substantive responses to a notice of initiation was insufficient. This requirement was retained in the final sunset regulations at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(4). As provided in 19 CFR 351.302(b), however, the Department will consider individual requests to extend that five-day deadline based upon a showing of good cause. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65293 I. Abstract In accordance with Executive Order 12862, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a non-regulatory agency of the Department of Commerce, proposes to conduct a number of surveys, both quantitative and qualitative. The surveys will be designed to determine the type and quality of the products, services, and information our key customers want and expect, as well as their satisfaction with and awareness of existing products, services, and information. In addition, NIST proposes other customer service satisfaction data collections that include, but may not be limited to focus groups, reply cards that accompany product distributions, and Web-based surveys and dialog boxes that offer customers the opportunity to express their level of satisfaction with NIST products, services, and information and for ongoing dialogue. NIST will limit its inquiries to data collections that solicit strictly voluntary options and will not collect information that is required or regulated. No assurances of confidentiality will be given. However, it will be completely optional for survey participants to provide their name or affiliation information if they wish to provide comments for which they elect to receive a response. NIST will not use electronic tracking and will not set cookies for Web-based customer responses. II. Method of Collection NIST will collect this information by electronic means, as well as by mail, fax, telephone, and person-to-person interaction. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0693–0031. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, individuals or households, not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,000. Estimated Time per Response: Less than 2 minutes for a response card; 2 hours for focus group participation. The average estimated response time is expected to be less than 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,022. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: None. 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 E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 65294 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 213 / Monday, November 3, 2008 / Notices 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: October 29, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–26124 Filed 10–31–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XH17 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS); Atlantic Shark Management Measures; Research Fishery National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of intent; request for applications. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces its request for applications for the 2009 shark research fishery from commercial shark fishermen with a directed or incidental permit. The shark research fishery allows for the collection of fishery– dependent data for future stock assessments while also allowing NMFS and commercial fishermen to conduct cooperative research to meet the shark research objectives for the Agency. The only commercial vessels authorized to land sandbar sharks are those participating in the shark research fishery. Shark research fishery permittees may also land non–sandbar large coastal sharks (LCS), small coastal sharks (SCS), and pelagic sharks. Commercial vessels not participating in the shark research fishery may only land non–sandbar LCS, SCS, and pelagic sharks. Commercial shark fishermen who are interested in participating in the shark research fishery need to submit a completed Shark Research VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Oct 31, 2008 Jkt 217001 Fishery Permit Application in order to be considered. Generally, these permits will be valid through December 31, 2009, unless otherwise specified, subject to the terms and conditions of individual permits. DATES: Shark Research Fishery Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m., local time, on December 3, 2008. ADDRESSES: Please submit completed applications to the HMS Management Division at: • Mail: Attn: Jess Beck, HMS Management Division (F/SF1), NMFS, 1315 East–West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. • Fax: (301) 713–1917 For copies of the Shark Research Fishery Permit Application, please write to the HMS Management Division at the address listed above, or call (301) 713– 2347 (phone), or (301) 713–1917 (fax). Copies of the Shark Research Fishery Application are also available at the HMS website at http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/index.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karyl Brewster–Geisz or Jess Beck, at (301) 713–2347 (phone) or (301) 713– 1917 (fax). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Atlantic shark fisheries are managed under the authority of the Magnuson– Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson–Stevens Act). The Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan (FMP) is implemented by regulations at 50 CFR part 635. The final rule for Amendment 2 to the Consolidated HMS FMP (73 FR 35778, June 24, 2008, corrected at 73 FR 40658, July 15, 2008) established, among other things, a shark research fishery to maintain time series data for stock assessments and to meet NMFS’ 2009 research objectives. The shark research fishery also allows selected commercial fishermen the opportunity to earn revenue from selling more sharks, including sandbar sharks, than allowed in the rest of the commercial shark fishery. Only the commercial shark fishermen selected to participate in the shark research fishery are authorized to land/harvest sandbars subject to the sandbar quota available each year. The base quota is 87.9 mt dw/year through December 31, 2012, although this number may be reduced in the event of overharvests, if any, and 116.6 mt dw/ year starting on January 1, 2013. The selected shark research fishery permittees will also have access to the non–sandbar LCS, SCS, and pelagic shark quotas. Commercial fishermen not participating in the shark research PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 fishery may land non–sandbar LCS, SCS, and pelagic sharks subject to retention limits and quotas per 50 CFR 635.24 and 635.27, respectively. In 2008, selected vessels were allowed a trip limit of 2,750 lbs dw, of which no more than 2,000 lbs dw were allowed to be sandbar sharks. As of October 2008, vessels participating in the shark research fishery fished an average of 2 trips per month. The 2009 trip limits and number of trips per month will depend on the number of selected vessels, available quota, and objectives of the research fishery. Vessels selected for 2009 may not all have the same retention limit. In order to participate in the shark research fishery, commercial shark fishermen need to submit a completed Shark Research Fishery Application showing the vessel and owner(s) meet the specific criteria outlined below. Research Objectives Each year, NMFS will determine the research objectives for the upcoming shark research fishery. The research objectives are developed by a shark board, which is comprised of representatives within NMFS including representatives from the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) Panama City Laboratory, Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) Narragansett Laboratory, the Southeast Regional Office, Protected Species Division (SERO\PSD), and the HMS Management Division. The research objectives for 2009 are the same as the research objectives for 2008, and the shark board based them on the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) 11, 2005/2006 LCS stock assessment. These research objectives include: • collect reproductive and age data from sandbar sharks throughout the calendar year; • collect reproductive and age data for Gulf of Mexico blacktip sharks for determination of the reproductive cycle (i.e., annual or biennial frequency); • collect reproductive and age data from all species of sharks for additional species–specific assessments; • monitor the size distribution of sandbar sharks and other species captured in the fishery; • continue on–going tagging programs for identification of migration corridors and stock structure; • maintain time–series of abundance from previously derived indices for the shark BLL observer program; • acquire fin–clip samples of all species for genetic analysis; • attach satellite archival tags to endangered smalltooth sawfish to E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 213 (Monday, November 3, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: E8-26124]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Request 
for Customer Service-Related Data Collections

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (DOC), 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.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 2, 2009.

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 
a copy of the collection instrument and instructions should be directed 
to Darla Yonder, Management Analyst, NIST, 301-975-4064 or via e-mail 
to darla.yonder@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    In accordance with Executive Order 12862, the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology (NIST), a non-regulatory agency of the 
Department of Commerce, proposes to conduct a number of surveys, both 
quantitative and qualitative. The surveys will be designed to determine 
the type and quality of the products, services, and information our key 
customers want and expect, as well as their satisfaction with and 
awareness of existing products, services, and information. In addition, 
NIST proposes other customer service satisfaction data collections that 
include, but may not be limited to focus groups, reply cards that 
accompany product distributions, and Web-based surveys and dialog boxes 
that offer customers the opportunity to express their level of 
satisfaction with NIST products, services, and information and for 
ongoing dialogue. NIST will limit its inquiries to data collections 
that solicit strictly voluntary options and will not collect 
information that is required or regulated. No assurances of 
confidentiality will be given. However, it will be completely optional 
for survey participants to provide their name or affiliation 
information if they wish to provide comments for which they elect to 
receive a response. NIST will not use electronic tracking and will not 
set cookies for Web-based customer responses.

II. Method of Collection

    NIST will collect this information by electronic means, as well as 
by mail, fax, telephone, and person-to-person interaction.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0693-0031.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, 
individuals or households, not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: Less than 2 minutes for a response 
card; 2 hours for focus group participation. The average estimated 
response time is expected to be less than 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,022.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: None.

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

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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: October 29, 2008.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-26124 Filed 10-31-08; 8:45 am]
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