Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Expanded Services Center Information and Reporting System, 55303-55304 [2010-22561]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 175 / Friday, September 10, 2010 / Notices 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: September 7, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–22614 Filed 9–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Commercial Service Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, 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 November 9, 2010. SUMMARY: 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 copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Susan Crawford, 202–482– 2050, susan.crawford@trade.gov, 202– 482–2599. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: I. Abstract The U.S. Commercial Service (CS) is mandated by Congress to help U.S. businesses, particularly small and VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Sep 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 medium-sized companies, export their products and services to global markets. Additionally, the CS plays a leading role in achieving the President’s National Export Initiative and doubling exports within five years. To achieve its mission, the CS provides U.S. businesses with a range of export assistance services and resources including export counseling from one of our domestic Export Assistance Centers, educational webinars and seminars, an export-focused Web site (http:// www.export.gov), a trade-related help line (1–800–USA–TRAD(E)), international industry research, international business partner matchmaking services and basic due diligence services on potential international partners. The CS relies on client feedback to guide the development of services to meet client’s needs and to improve the effectiveness of its export assistance services. The CS uses an Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey to measure client’s overall satisfaction with the full array of services and experiences they have had with the CS on an annual basis. The survey specifically addresses: Client service principles, export assistance services and business practices. The Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey results enable the CS to prioritize the allocation of time, budget and resources to improve the export assistance services provided to U.S. companies. Without this information, the CS is unable to systematically determine the actual and relative levels of performance for attributes, identify the drivers or determinants of overall satisfaction, and provide clear, actionable insights for managerial intervention. II. Method of Collection The survey is deployed to a randomly selected sample of CS clients via an email message containing a link to a webenabled questionnaire. Two reminder messages are sent as needed to encourage customers to complete the questionnaire. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0262. Form Number(s): Not applicable. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 625. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55303 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 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: September 7, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–22615 Filed 9–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Expanded Services Center Information and Reporting System National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, 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 November 9, 2010. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 55304 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 175 / Friday, September 10, 2010 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Christopher Carbone on (301) 975–2952, or via e-mail at ccarbone@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a national network of locallybased manufacturing extension centers working with small manufacturers to assist them improve their productivity, improve profitability and enhance their economic competitiveness. The information collected will provide the MEP with information regarding MEP Center performance regarding the delivery of technology, and business solutions to U.S.-based manufacturers. The collected information will assist in determining the performance of the MEP Centers at both local and national levels; provide information critical to monitoring and reporting on MEP programmatic performance; and assist management in policy decisions. Responses to the collection of information are mandatory per the regulations governing the operation of the MEP Program (15 CFR parts 290, 291, 292, and H.R. 1274—section 2). The information will include center inputs and activities including services delivered, clients served, center staff, quarterly expenses and revenues, partners and affiliates, strategic plan, operating plans, and client success stories. No confidentiality for information submitted is promised or provided. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Information will be collected electronically, on a quarterly basis. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Mep-funded Recipients (centers). Estimated Number of Respondents: 60. Estimated Time per Response: 20 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,800. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $50,000. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Sep 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 (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: September 3, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–22561 Filed 9–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Sea Scallops Amendment 10 Data Collection National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, 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 November 9, 2010. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Peter Christopher, 978–281– 9288 or Peter.Christopher@noaa.gov. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for a revision and renewal of a currently approved information collection. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Region manages the Atlantic sea scallop (scallop) fishery of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the East Coast under the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The regulations implementing the FMP are at 50 CFR Part 648. This collection includes the following reporting requirements for scallop vessel owners, operators, and fishery participants: vessel monitoring system (VMS) trip declarations for all scallop vessels, including powerdown declarations; notification of access area trip termination for limited access scallop vessels; submission of access area compensation trip identification; submission of broken trip adjustment and access area trip exchange forms; VMS purchase and installation for individuals that purchase a Federally permitted-scallop vessel; submission of ownership cap forms for individual fishing quota (IFQ) scallop vessels; submission of vessel replacement, upgrade and permit history applications for IFQ, Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM), and Incidental Catch (IC) scallop vessels; submission of VMS prelanding notification form by IFQ vessels; enrollment into the State waters exemption program; submission of requests for IFQ transfers; payment of cost recovery bills for IFQ vessels; sector proposals for IFQ vessels and industry participants; sector operations plans for approved sector proposals. II. Method of Collection Participants will submit electronic VMS transmissions and paper applications by mail, facsimile, or email. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0491. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Renewal submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,296. Estimated Time per Response: VMS trip declaration, trip termination, compensation trip identification, powerdown provision, 2 minutes; broken trip adjustment and access area trip exchange, 10 minutes; VMS purchase and installation, 2 hours; IFQ ownership cap forms, 5 minutes; vessel replacement, upgrade and permit history applications, 3 hours; VMS pre- E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 175 (Friday, September 10, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55303-55304]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-22561]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National 
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Manufacturing Extension 
Partnership (MEP) Expanded Services Center Information and Reporting 
System

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, 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 November 9, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at dHynek@doc.gov).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Christopher Carbone on (301) 975-2952, or via e-mail at 
ccarbone@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology 
(NIST), the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a national 
network of locally-based manufacturing extension centers working with 
small manufacturers to assist them improve their productivity, improve 
profitability and enhance their economic competitiveness. The 
information collected will provide the MEP with information regarding 
MEP Center performance regarding the delivery of technology, and 
business solutions to U.S.-based manufacturers. The collected 
information will assist in determining the performance of the MEP 
Centers at both local and national levels; provide information critical 
to monitoring and reporting on MEP programmatic performance; and assist 
management in policy decisions. Responses to the collection of 
information are mandatory per the regulations governing the operation 
of the MEP Program (15 CFR parts 290, 291, 292, and H.R. 1274--section 
2).
    The information will include center inputs and activities including 
services delivered, clients served, center staff, quarterly expenses 
and revenues, partners and affiliates, strategic plan, operating plans, 
and client success stories. No confidentiality for information 
submitted is promised or provided.

II. Method of Collection

    Information will be collected electronically, on a quarterly basis.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Mep-funded Recipients (centers).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 60.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,800.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $50,000.

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 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: September 3, 2010.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-22561 Filed 9-9-10; 8:45 am]
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