Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 6639-6640 [2010-2915]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 10, 2010 / Notices Foreign regulators and exchanges are not included in the definition of ‘‘small entities’’ per 47 FR 18618 and 66 FR 42256. Therefore, the Chairman, on behalf of the Commission, hereby certifies, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed Questionnaire will not have an economic impact on a small entities. Nonetheless, the Commission specifically requests comment on the impact this proposed Questionnaire may have on small entities. Nonetheless, the Commission specifically requests comment on the impact this proposed Questionnaire may have on small entities—New Collection—3038.XXXX. Persons wishing to comment on the estimated paperwork burden associated with this proposed Questionnaire should contact the Desk Officer, CFTC, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10202, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395–7340. Copies of the information collection submission to OMB are available from the CFTC Clearance Officer, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington DC 20581, (202) 418– 5160. Dated: February 4, 2010. David A. Stawick, Secretary of the Commission. 6639 Accommodations-Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. For a recorded message containing the latest agenda information, call (301) 504–7948. Contact Person for More Information: Todd A. Stevenson, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7923. Dated: February 2, 2010. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–2811 Filed 2–9–10; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2010–2821 Filed 2–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–M BILLING CODE P sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES B. Paperwork Reduction Act When publishing a proposed questionnaire, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 4 imposes certain requirements on federal agencies (including the Commission) in connection with their conducting or sponsoring any collection of information as defined by the Paperwork Reduction Act. In compliance with the Act, the Commission, through this Questionnaire proposal, solicits comments to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (2) 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; (3) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) minimize the burden of the collection of the 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. The Commission has submitted this proposed Questionnaire and its associated information collection requirements to the Office of Management and Budget. The burden associated with this entire New Collection—3038–XXXX—including this proposed Questionnaire, is as follows: Average burden hours per response: One hour/question. Number of questions: 13. Number of respondents: 13. Frequency of response: Annually. 4 Public Law 104–13 (May 13, 1995). VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:21 Feb 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2010–OS–0015] Sunshine Act Meetings TIME AND DATE: Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 2–4 p.m. PLACE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. STATUS: Closed to the Public. MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Compliance Weekly Report— Commission Briefing The staff will brief the Commission on various compliance matters. For a recorded message containing the latest agenda information, call (301) 504–7948. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Todd A. Stevenson, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 504–7923. Dated: February 2, 2010. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–2809 Filed 2–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–M CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings Time and Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 9 a.m.–12 Noon. Place: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. Status: Open to the Public— Commission Briefing. Matter To Be Considered: Unblockable Drains/Minimum State Requirements for Grants/Public PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Industrial Policy), DoD. ACTION: Notice. In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Industrial Policy) announces a proposed new public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. 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 information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by April 12, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1160. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 6640 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 10, 2010 / Notices Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Industrial Policy), ATTN: Paul Halpern, 241 18th Street South, Suite 501, Arlington, VA 22202 or call at 703–607–4058. Title and OMB Number: Survey of Foreign Acquired Domestic Facilities with Defense Capabilities; OMB Control Number 0704–TBD. Needs and Uses: As part of its industrial base oversight responsibilities, DoD is planning to assess in a preliminary way the impact on the U.S. industrial base of the increasing foreign ownership of U.S. defense-relevant firms. Specifically, DoD will evaluate the extent to which foreign acquired firms (1) expanded domestically vs. off-shored production and R&D capabilities; and (2) remained reliable suppliers to defense customers. This assessment is limited to a sample of firms that were DoD suppliers when they were foreign-acquired acquired in 2003 or 2004 and that the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics determined at that time possessed defense critical technology under development. Affected Public: Business or other for profit. Annual Burden Hours: 430 hours. Number of Respondents: 86. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Average Burden Per Response: 5 hours. Frequency: One-time. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Summary of Information Collection The Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Industrial Policy) has responsibility to assess the performance of the industrial base relevant to defense which includes the traditional defense industrial base as well as many dual use and commercial firms that supply goods and services to the defense sector. Because of the value of the U.S. dollar until recently relative to the currencies of many of its trading partners and the profitability of the defense sector over the past five years, an increasing VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:21 Feb 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 number of defense-relevant firms have been acquired by foreign firms. As part of its industrial base oversight responsibilities, DoD is planning to assess in a preliminary way the impact on the U.S. industrial base of the increasing foreign ownership of U.S. defense-relevant firms. DoD will use the information collected to assess the extent to which the foreign-acquired sample of U.S. firms expanded U.S. facilities and/or off-shored them and whether they remained reliable suppliers to their defense agency customers. For the sample of firms surveyed, this assessment will attempt to address: (a) Growth or contraction in the firm size (measured in sales, capacity utilization, employment and production facility size) since being foreign acquired and the extent to which product lines are still produced in the U.S.; (b) Growth or contraction in R&D since being foreign acquired and the extent to which R&D is still performed primarily in the U.S.; (c) Growth or contraction in number of defense contracts and whether any such contracts were terminated and why; (d) Decisions not to participate in any defense-related contract competitions since being foreign-acquired and why. Dated: February 1, 2010. Patricia L. Toppings, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2010–2915 Filed 2–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DOD–2009–OS–0172] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by March 12, 2010. Title and OMB Number: Customer Satisfaction Surveys—Generic Clearance; OMB Control Number 0704– 0403. Type of Request: Extension. Number of Respondents: 12,150. Responses Per Respondent: 1. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Annual Responses: 12,150. Average Burden Per Response: .4 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 810 hours. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to assess the level of service the DTIC provides to its current customers. The surveys will provide information on the level of overall customer satisfaction as well as on customer satisfaction with several attributes of service that impact the level of overall satisfaction. These customer satisfaction surveys are required to implement Executive Order 12862, ‘‘Setting Customer Service Standards.’’ Respondents are DTIC registered users who are components of the DoD, military services, other Federal Government Agencies, U.S. Government contractors, and universities involved in federally funded research. The information obtained by these surveys will be used to assist agency senior management in determining agency business policies and processes that should be selected for examination, modification, and reengineering from the customer’s perspective. These surveys will also provide statistical and demographic basis for the design of follow-on surveys. Future surveys will be used to assist monitoring of changes in the level of customer satisfaction over time. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jasmeet Seehra. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Seehra at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. DoD Clearance Officer: Ms. Patricia Toppings. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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[FR Doc No: 2010-2915]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Docket ID: DoD-2010-OS-0015]


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Industrial 
Policy), DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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    In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense 
(Industrial Policy) announces a proposed new public information 
collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. 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 
information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize 
the burden of the information collection on respondents, including 
through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by April 
12, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and 
title, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1160.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency 
name, docket number and title for this Federal

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Register document. The general policy for comments and other 
submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions 
available for public viewing on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any 
personal identifiers or contact information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this 
proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and 
associated collection instruments, please write to the Office of the 
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Industrial Policy), ATTN: Paul 
Halpern, 241 18th Street South, Suite 501, Arlington, VA 22202 or call 
at 703-607-4058.
    Title and OMB Number: Survey of Foreign Acquired Domestic 
Facilities with Defense Capabilities; OMB Control Number 0704-TBD.
    Needs and Uses: As part of its industrial base oversight 
responsibilities, DoD is planning to assess in a preliminary way the 
impact on the U.S. industrial base of the increasing foreign ownership 
of U.S. defense-relevant firms. Specifically, DoD will evaluate the 
extent to which foreign acquired firms (1) expanded domestically vs. 
off-shored production and R&D capabilities; and (2) remained reliable 
suppliers to defense customers. This assessment is limited to a sample 
of firms that were DoD suppliers when they were foreign-acquired 
acquired in 2003 or 2004 and that the Office of the Under Secretary of 
Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics determined at that time 
possessed defense critical technology under development.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit.
    Annual Burden Hours: 430 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 86.
    Responses Per Respondent: 1.
    Average Burden Per Response: 5 hours.
    Frequency: One-time.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Summary of Information Collection

    The Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Industrial Policy) has 
responsibility to assess the performance of the industrial base 
relevant to defense which includes the traditional defense industrial 
base as well as many dual use and commercial firms that supply goods 
and services to the defense sector. Because of the value of the U.S. 
dollar until recently relative to the currencies of many of its trading 
partners and the profitability of the defense sector over the past five 
years, an increasing number of defense-relevant firms have been 
acquired by foreign firms.
    As part of its industrial base oversight responsibilities, DoD is 
planning to assess in a preliminary way the impact on the U.S. 
industrial base of the increasing foreign ownership of U.S. defense-
relevant firms.
    DoD will use the information collected to assess the extent to 
which the foreign-acquired sample of U.S. firms expanded U.S. 
facilities and/or off-shored them and whether they remained reliable 
suppliers to their defense agency customers. For the sample of firms 
surveyed, this assessment will attempt to address:
    (a) Growth or contraction in the firm size (measured in sales, 
capacity utilization, employment and production facility size) since 
being foreign acquired and the extent to which product lines are still 
produced in the U.S.;
    (b) Growth or contraction in R&D since being foreign acquired and 
the extent to which R&D is still performed primarily in the U.S.;
    (c) Growth or contraction in number of defense contracts and 
whether any such contracts were terminated and why;
    (d) Decisions not to participate in any defense-related contract 
competitions since being foreign-acquired and why.

    Dated: February 1, 2010.
Patricia L. Toppings,
OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2010-2915 Filed 2-9-10; 8:45 am]
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