Paperwork Reduction Act; Notice of Intent To Collect; Comment Request; Summary of Comments, 7621 [E9-3311]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 18, 2009 / Notices 908, when completed and sent to DOL, notifies DOL of the change in the beneficiary’s benefit amount and the reason for the change. The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 as amended, Section 432 (30 U.S.C. 942) and 20 CFR 725.621 necessitate this information collection. This information collection is currently approved for use through August 31, 2009. II. Review Focus: The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: • 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. III. Current Actions: The Department of Labor seeks the approval of the extension of this information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to assure payment of compensation benefits to injured workers at the proper rate. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Titles: Notice of Termination, Suspension, Reduction or Increase in Benefit Payments (CM–908). OMB Number: 1215–0064. Agency Numbers: CM–908. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 325. Total Annual Responses: 7,000. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,400. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Frequency: On occasion and annually. Total Burden Cost (Capital/Startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (Operating/ Maintenance): $6,300. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:45 Feb 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: February 12, 2009. Hazel Bell, Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. E9–3434 Filed 2–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY Paperwork Reduction Act; Notice of Intent To Collect; Comment Request; Summary of Comments AGENCY: Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: ONDCP invites comments on a collection of information. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the ONDCP, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB by fax at (202) 395–6566, or by electronic mail at oira_docket@omb.eop.gov. During the first comment period, ONDCP received the following from the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) concerning the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (hereafter NYADMC or ‘‘Campaign’’). 1. Data on which NYADMC is evaluated is unreliable; and researchers find self-report measures largely suspect. 2. Return to the Westat Analysis Methodology. 3. ONDCP should employ automated collection techniques to broaden the range of comments and reaction to proposed advertising campaigns; and consider the use of informal methodologies for measuring the success of the campaign. 4. The ONDCP NYADMC’s nearexclusive focus on marijuana is premised on a fallacious conclusion of cause-and-effect (The ‘‘Gateway Theory’’). ONDCP responds in turn to each of the four comments. 1. The collection of information is not designed to measure the effectiveness of the overall Campaign. The collection of information is intended only as part of the advertisement development process. This process is conducted by industryleading third-party vendors. Moreover, the Institutional Review Board reviewed the process to ensure it satisfies scientific, ethical, and Federal regulatory requirements. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7621 2. ONDCP will continue to measure the overall effectiveness of the Campaign using an independent contractor. Westat is eligible to submit a proposal on the award of the impending solicitation. However, ONDCP may not solicit a proposal solely from Westat. 3. ONDCP agrees that automated collection techniques can cultivate new ideas, gauge reactions and quickly spot potential problems. Consequently, the Campaign’s current Web sites prompt reactions to Campaign advertising, and encourage suggestions for improvement. Similarly, the data collection instruments under consideration here solicit open-ended feedback to advertising executions from members of the target audience. 4. The Campaign dispels the mistaken belief that teen substance abuse has no negative consequences, and conveys the fact that marijuana is a serious drug. Marijuana continues to be the illicit substance most widely abused by our nation’s youth, and such abuse has adverse health, safety, social, academic, economic and behavioral consequences. Based on the comments received, ONDCP intends to proceed with its collection of information as initially proposed. Signed on February 11, 2009. Daniel R. Petersen, Assistant General Counsel. [FR Doc. E9–3311 Filed 2–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3180–02–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Sunshine Federal Register Notice AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETINGS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. DATE: Weeks of February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2009. PLACE: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and Closed. 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OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY


Paperwork Reduction Act; Notice of Intent To Collect; Comment 
Request; Summary of Comments

AGENCY: Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: ONDCP invites comments on a collection of information.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the 
ONDCP, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB by fax at 
(202) 395-6566, or by electronic mail at oira_docket@omb.eop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: During the first comment period, ONDCP 
received the following from the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) 
concerning the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (hereafter 
NYADMC or ``Campaign'').
    1. Data on which NYADMC is evaluated is unreliable; and researchers 
find self-report measures largely suspect.
    2. Return to the Westat Analysis Methodology.
    3. ONDCP should employ automated collection techniques to broaden 
the range of comments and reaction to proposed advertising campaigns; 
and consider the use of informal methodologies for measuring the 
success of the campaign.
    4. The ONDCP NYADMC's near-exclusive focus on marijuana is premised 
on a fallacious conclusion of cause-and-effect (The ``Gateway 
Theory'').
    ONDCP responds in turn to each of the four comments.
    1. The collection of information is not designed to measure the 
effectiveness of the overall Campaign. The collection of information is 
intended only as part of the advertisement development process. This 
process is conducted by industry-leading third-party vendors. Moreover, 
the Institutional Review Board reviewed the process to ensure it 
satisfies scientific, ethical, and Federal regulatory requirements.
    2. ONDCP will continue to measure the overall effectiveness of the 
Campaign using an independent contractor. Westat is eligible to submit 
a proposal on the award of the impending solicitation. However, ONDCP 
may not solicit a proposal solely from Westat.
    3. ONDCP agrees that automated collection techniques can cultivate 
new ideas, gauge reactions and quickly spot potential problems. 
Consequently, the Campaign's current Web sites prompt reactions to 
Campaign advertising, and encourage suggestions for improvement. 
Similarly, the data collection instruments under consideration here 
solicit open-ended feedback to advertising executions from members of 
the target audience.
    4. The Campaign dispels the mistaken belief that teen substance 
abuse has no negative consequences, and conveys the fact that marijuana 
is a serious drug. Marijuana continues to be the illicit substance most 
widely abused by our nation's youth, and such abuse has adverse health, 
safety, social, academic, economic and behavioral consequences.
    Based on the comments received, ONDCP intends to proceed with its 
collection of information as initially proposed.

    Signed on February 11, 2009.
Daniel R. Petersen,
Assistant General Counsel.
 [FR Doc. E9-3311 Filed 2-17-09; 8:45 am]
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