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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 117 / Friday, June 19, 2009 / Notices In addition, TRS providers and state administrators are also reminded that, pursuant to 47 CFR 64.604(c)(2) of the Commission’s rules, they are required to submit to the Commission a contact person or office for TRS consumer information and complaints. The submission shall include the name and address of the state or provider person or office that receives complaints, grievances, inquiries, and suggestions; the voice, TTY, and fax numbers for that office; the email address; and the physical address to which correspondence should be sent. Any changes in contact information for certified state TRS programs and/or interstate TRS providers should be sent to TRS_POC@fcc.gov. Finally, the Commission reminds TRS providers and state administrators that pursuant to 47 CFR 64.606(f)(1) of the Commission’s rules, they are required to notify the Commission of any substantive changes in their TRS programs within 60 days of when they occur, and must certify that the state TRS program continues to meet federal minimum standards after implementing the substantive change. Notices of substantive changes in TRS Programs must reference CG Docket No. 03–123. Federal Communications Commission. Suzanne M. Tetreault, Acting Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. [FR Doc. E9–14473 Filed 6–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Meeting; Sunshine Act AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Federal Maritime Commission. TIME AND DATE: June 24, 2009—10 a.m. PLACE: 800 North Capitol Street, NW., First Floor Hearing Room, Washington, DC. STATUS: The meeting will be in Open Session. Matters To Be Considered CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Karen V. Gregory, Secretary, (202) 523– 5725. Karen V. Gregory, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–14575 Filed 6–17–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 3090–0284] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Data.gov Information Collection; OMB Control No. 3090–0284 AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of a request for comments regarding a new information collection. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this document announces that GSA is planning to submit a request to replace an emergency Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting this ICR to OMB for review and approval, GSA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 18, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments regarding this collection of information to: datagov@gsa.gov or to Marion Royal at the information provided below. Please cite Data.gov Information Collection OMB Control No. 3090–0284 in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marion Royal, General Services Administration, Office of Governmentwide Policy, 1800 F Street, NW., Room 2018, Washington, DC 20405–0001; telephone number: 202– 208–4643; fax number: 202–501–6455; e-mail address: datagov@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Open Session What Information Is GSA Particularly Interested in? 1. Docket No. 02–15 Passenger Vessel Financial Responsibility. 2. FMC Agreement No. 201201: Port of Seattle/Terminal Operator Agreement. 3. Marine Terminal Agreements Exemption at 46 CFR 535.308. 4. FY 2009 Budget Status Update. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, GSA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:25 Jun 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29211 whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) 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; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) 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 submission of responses. In particular, GSA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that GSA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. What Should I Consider When I Prepare My Comments for GSA? You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your comments. 1. Explain your views as clearly as possible and provide specific examples. 2. Describe any assumptions that you used. 3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used that support your views. 4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you arrived at the estimate that you provide. 5. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity. 6. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified under DATES. 7. To ensure proper receipt by GSA, be sure to identify the ICR title on the first page of your response. You may also provide the Federal Register citation. What Information Collection Activity or ICR Does This Apply to? Title: Data.gov Information Collection. OMB Control Number: 3090–0284. Abstract: Data.gov is inspired by the President’s program for ‘‘Open Government’’ and ‘‘Transparency’’. In response to the President’s direction to improve the transparency of government, the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council has created a Web site/portal that will improve public access to a wide variety of U.S. Government data. Data.gov is a public-friendly website that provides descriptions of the Federal datasets, information on how to access the E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 29212 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 117 / Friday, June 19, 2009 / Notices datasets, points of contact information, metadata information, and links to publicly accessible applications that leverage the datasets. This information collection request for a generic clearance is a replacement of the emergency ICR approved by OMB. It is being submitted in order to fulfill the public feedback aspects of this important initiative. Data.gov visitors will be provided opportunities to provide feedback and ratings in the spirit of the President’s open government and transparency initiative. Examples of feedback mechanisms are: (1) A five-star rating system to give visitors information about which datasets other visitors found most useful and interesting on the Data.gov Web page, (2) a ‘‘Suggest Other Datasets’’ entry page for the public to submit ideas for datasets with an optional contact e-mail address provided for those visitors wishing to identify themselves, (3) a ‘‘Contact Us’’ entry page with an optional contact e-mail address for those visitors wishing to identify themselves, (4) pages for visitors to advise how they leverage the datasets in new and different ways to build applications, conduct analysis, and perform research, (5) pages for visitors to rate the benefit of the reported new solutions, etc. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average up to 500 hours per year. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The estimated annual burden request is summarized here: Affected entities: Visitors to Data.gov. Estimated total number of potential respondents: 22,500. Estimated total number of potential responses: 22,500. Frequency of response: Occasionally. Estimated total annual burden hours: 500 hours. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:25 Jun 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 Estimated total annual costs: No cost to the public; no additional government resources. What Is the Next Step in the Process for This ICR? GSA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. At that time, GSA will issue another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: June 12, 2009. Casey Colemen, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–14493 Filed 6–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–WY–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control NO. 3090–00XX] Office of Facilities Management and Program Services; Submission for OMB Review; Background Check Investigations for Child Care Workers AGENCY: Office of Facilities Management and Program Services, Public Building Service (PBS), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding a new OMB information collection. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the new information collection requirement regarding the collection of personal data for background check investigations for child care workers accessing GSA owned and leased controlled facilities. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: Submit comments on or before: July 20, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Layna Koentopf, Program Analyst, Building Security and Policy Division, GSA, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405; or telephone (202) 208–1585. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090– 00XX, Background Check Investigations for Child Care Workers. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to the GSA Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), U.S. General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite Background Check Investigations for Child Care Workers, in all correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12 ‘‘Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors’’ requires the implementation of a governmentwide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification for Federal employees and contractors. OMB’s implementing instructions requires all contract employees requiring routine access to Federally controlled facilities for greater than six (6) months to receive a background investigation. The minimum background investigation is the National Agency Check with Written Inquiries or NACI. However, there is no requirement in the law or HSPD–12 that requires child care employees to be subject to the NACI since employees of child care providers are neither government employees nor government contractors. Instead, the child care providers are required to complete the criminal history background checks mandated in the Crime Control Act of 1990, Public Law 101–647, dated November 29, 1990, as amended by Public Law 102–190, dated December 5, 1991. These statutes require that each employee of a child care center located in a Federal building or in leased space must undergo a background check. According to GSA policy, child care workers (as described above) will need to submit the following: 1. An original signed copy of a Basic National Agency Check Criminal History, GSA Form 176; and 2. Two sets of fingerprints on FBI Fingerprint Cards, for FD–258. E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 3090-0284]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Data.gov Information Collection; OMB Control No. 3090-
0284

AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice of a request for comments regarding a new information 
collection.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), this document announces that GSA is planning to 
submit a request to replace an emergency Information Collection Request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting 
this ICR to OMB for review and approval, GSA is soliciting comments on 
specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described 
below.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 18, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments regarding this collection of 
information to: datagov@gsa.gov or to Marion Royal at the information 
provided below. Please cite Data.gov Information Collection OMB Control 
No. 3090-0284 in all correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marion Royal, General Services 
Administration, Office of Governmentwide Policy, 1800 F Street, NW., 
Room 2018, Washington, DC 20405-0001; telephone number: 202-208-4643; 
fax number: 202-501-6455; e-mail address: datagov@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

What Information Is GSA Particularly Interested in?

    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, GSA specifically 
solicits comments and information to enable it to:
    (i) 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;
    (ii) 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;
    (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and
    (iv) 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 
submission of responses. In particular, GSA is requesting comments from 
very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of 
specific additional efforts that GSA could make to reduce the paperwork 
burden for very small businesses affected by this collection.

What Should I Consider When I Prepare My Comments for GSA?

    You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your 
comments.
    1. Explain your views as clearly as possible and provide specific 
examples.
    2. Describe any assumptions that you used.
    3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used 
that support your views.
    4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you 
arrived at the estimate that you provide.
    5. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity.
    6. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified 
under DATES.
    7. To ensure proper receipt by GSA, be sure to identify the ICR 
title on the first page of your response. You may also provide the 
Federal Register citation.

What Information Collection Activity or ICR Does This Apply to?

    Title: Data.gov Information Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 3090-0284.
    Abstract: Data.gov is inspired by the President's program for 
``Open Government'' and ``Transparency''. In response to the 
President's direction to improve the transparency of government, the 
Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council has created a Web site/
portal that will improve public access to a wide variety of U.S. 
Government data. Data.gov is a public-friendly website that provides 
descriptions of the Federal datasets, information on how to access the

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datasets, points of contact information, metadata information, and 
links to publicly accessible applications that leverage the datasets. 
This information collection request for a generic clearance is a 
replacement of the emergency ICR approved by OMB. It is being submitted 
in order to fulfill the public feedback aspects of this important 
initiative. Data.gov visitors will be provided opportunities to provide 
feedback and ratings in the spirit of the President's open government 
and transparency initiative. Examples of feedback mechanisms are:
    (1) A five-star rating system to give visitors information about 
which datasets other visitors found most useful and interesting on the 
Data.gov Web page,
    (2) a ``Suggest Other Datasets'' entry page for the public to 
submit ideas for datasets with an optional contact e-mail address 
provided for those visitors wishing to identify themselves,
    (3) a ``Contact Us'' entry page with an optional contact e-mail 
address for those visitors wishing to identify themselves,
    (4) pages for visitors to advise how they leverage the datasets in 
new and different ways to build applications, conduct analysis, and 
perform research,
    (5) pages for visitors to rate the benefit of the reported new 
solutions, etc.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average up to 
500 hours per year. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial 
resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or 
disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This 
includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, 
install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of 
collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and 
maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; 
adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable 
instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train 
personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search 
data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and 
transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    The estimated annual burden request is summarized here:
    Affected entities: Visitors to Data.gov.
    Estimated total number of potential respondents: 22,500.
    Estimated total number of potential responses: 22,500.
    Frequency of response: Occasionally.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 500 hours.
    Estimated total annual costs: No cost to the public; no additional 
government resources.

What Is the Next Step in the Process for This ICR?

    GSA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as 
appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for 
review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. At that time, GSA will 
issue another Federal Register notice pursuant to 5 CFR 
1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the 
opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. If you have any 
questions about this ICR or the approval process, please contact the 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Dated: June 12, 2009.
Casey Colemen,
Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-14493 Filed 6-18-09; 8:45 am]
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