Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Data.gov Feedback Mechanisms Information Collection, 52489-52490 [E9-24628]

Download as PDF 52489 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 13, 2009 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Kevin R. Salley, Information Division, 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463; Telephone: (202) 694–1100; Toll Free (800) 424–9530. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Principal Campaign Committees All principal campaign committees of candidates who participate in the New York Special General Election shall file a 12-day Pre-General Report on October 22, 2009; and a 30-day Post-General Report on December 3, 2009. (See chart below for the closing date for each report). Note that these reports are in addition to the campaign committee’s Year-End filing in January 2010. (See chart below for the closing date for each report). Unauthorized Committees (PACs and Party Committees) FEC Web site at http://www.fec.gov/ info/report_dates.shtml. Political committees filing on a semiannual basis in 2009 are subject to special election reporting if they make previously undisclosed contributions or expenditures in connection with the New York Special General Election by the close of books for the applicable report(s). (See chart below for the closing date for each report). Political committees filing monthly that make contributions or expenditures in connection with the New York Special General Election should continue to file according to the monthly reporting schedule. 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CALENDAR OF REPORTING DATES FOR NEW YORK SPECIAL ELECTION Close of books 1 Report Reg./cert. and overnight mailing deadline Filing deadline Quarterly Filing Political Committees Involved in the Special General (11/03/09) Must File: October Quarterly .................................................................................... Pre-General ............................................................................................. Post-General ............................................................................................ Year-End .................................................................................................. .................................... 10/14/09 11/23/09 12/31/09 —WAIVED— 10/19/09 12/03/09 01/31/10 10/22/09 12/03/09 2 01/31/10 Semi–Annual Filing Political Committees Involved in the Special General (11/03/09) Must File: Pre-General ............................................................................................. Post-General ............................................................................................ Year-End .................................................................................................. 10/14/09 11/23/09 12/31/09 10/19/09 12/03/09 01/31/10 10/22/09 12/03/09 2 01/31/10 1 The reporting period always begins the day after the closing date of the last report filed. If the committee is new and has not previously filed a report, the first report must cover all activity that occurred before the committee registered up through the close of books for the first report due. 2 Notice that this filing deadline falls on a weekend. Filing deadlines are not extended when they fall on nonworking days. Accordingly, reports filed by methods other than Registered, Certified or Overnight Mail, or electronically, must be received before the Commission’s close of business on the last business day before the deadline. Dated: October 6, 2009. On behalf of the Commission. Steven T. Walther, Chairman, Federal Election Commission. [FR Doc. E9–24535 Filed 10–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6715–01–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES [OMB Control No. 3090–0284; Submission for OMB Review] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Data.gov Feedback Mechanisms Information Collection General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of a request for comments regarding a new information collection. AGENCY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:29 Oct 09, 2009 Jkt 220001 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 November 12, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments regarding this collection of information to: datagov@gsa.gov or to Marion Royal at the information provided below. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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: E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 52490 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 13, 2009 / Notices (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. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 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 improves public access to a wide variety of U.S. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:29 Oct 09, 2009 Jkt 220001 Government data. Data.gov is a publicfriendly Web site that provides descriptions of the federal datasets, information on how to access the 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 and text ‘‘Comment on this Data’’ field to give visitors information about which datasets other visitors found most useful and interesting on the Data.gov webpage, (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 field for visitors to rank datasets suggested by other visitors at an estimated annual burden of 17 hours, (4) A ‘‘Contact Us’’ entry page with an optional contact e-mail address for those visitors wishing to identify themselves, (5) A Collaborative Work Environment using wiki web pages and e-mail discussion forum, (6) Pages for visitors to advise how they leverage the datasets in new and different ways to build applications, conduct analysis, and perform research, (7) 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 400 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; PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: 16,200. Estimated total number of potential responses: 16,200. Frequency of response: Occasionally. Estimated total annual burden hours: 400 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 did not receive comments to its first Federal Register notice 74 FR 29211–29212, June 19, 2009. The final ICR package is being submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv). The purpose of this Federal Register notice is to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and to provide 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. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite Data.gov, in all correspondence. Dated: October 5, 2009. Casey Colemen, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–24628 Filed 10–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–WY–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Document Identifier: OS–0990–0326] Agency Information Collection Request. 60–Day Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed information collection request for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 3090-0284; Submission for OMB Review]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Data.gov Feedback Mechanisms Information Collection

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 November 12, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments regarding this collection of 
information to: datagov@gsa.gov or to Marion Royal at the information 
provided below. 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 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:

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    (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 improves public access to a wide variety of U.S. Government 
data. Data.gov is a public-friendly Web site that provides descriptions 
of the federal datasets, information on how to access the 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 and text ``Comment on this Data'' field to 
give visitors information about which datasets other visitors found 
most useful and interesting on the Data.gov webpage,
    (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 field for visitors to rank datasets suggested by other 
visitors at an estimated annual burden of 17 hours,
    (4) A ``Contact Us'' entry page with an optional contact e-mail 
address for those visitors wishing to identify themselves,
    (5) A Collaborative Work Environment using wiki web pages and e-
mail discussion forum,
    (6) Pages for visitors to advise how they leverage the datasets in 
new and different ways to build applications, conduct analysis, and 
perform research,
    (7) 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 
400 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: 16,200.
    Estimated total number of potential responses: 16,200.
    Frequency of response: Occasionally.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 400 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 did not receive comments to its first Federal Register notice 
74 FR 29211-29212, June 19, 2009. The final ICR package is being 
submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 
1320.5(a)(1)(iv). The purpose of this Federal Register notice is to 
announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and to provide 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.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 
4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite 
Data.gov, in all correspondence.

    Dated: October 5, 2009.
Casey Colemen,
Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-24628 Filed 10-9-09; 8:45 am]
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