Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Office of Education Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program, 68603-68604 [2010-28086]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 215 / Monday, November 8, 2010 / Notices likelihood of a participating company’s increased exports to or business interests in India as a result of this mission; • Demonstrated export experience in India and/or other foreign markets; • Prior experience in public discussions, such as through conferences, business organizations, public/private entities, or academic fora, on policy issues related to market access for U.S. firms in India; • Current or pending major project participation; and • Rank/seniority of the designated company representative. Additional factors, such as diversity of company size, type, location, and demographics, may also be considered during the review process. Referrals from political organizations and any documents, including the application, containing references to partisan political activities (including political contributions) will be removed from an applicant’s submission and not considered during the selection process. Timeframe for Recruitment and Applications: Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register posting on the Commerce Department trade mission calendar (http://www.ita.doc.gov/ doctm/tmcal.html) and other Internet Web sites, press releases to general and trade media, direct mail, broadcast fax, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. The Commerce Department’s Office of Business Liaison and the International Trade Administration will explore and welcome outreach assistance from other interested organizations, including other U.S. Government agencies. Recruitment for this mission will begin immediately upon approval. Applications can be completed on-line at the India High Technology Business Development Mission Web site at http://www.trade.gov/IndiaMission2011 or can be obtained by contacting the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Business Liaison (202–482–1360 or IndiaMission2011@doc.gov). The application deadline is Tuesday, November 30, 2010. Completed applications should be submitted to the Office of Business Liaison. Applications received after Tuesday, November 30, 2010 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. General Information and Applications: The Office of Business Liaison, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 5062, Washington, DC 20230. Tel: 202–482– VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:02 Nov 05, 2010 Jkt 223001 1360. Fax: 202–482–4054. E-mail: IndiaMission2011@doc.gov. Clarance E. Burden, US & FCS, Senior Budget Analyst, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program. [FR Doc. 2010–28148 Filed 11–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Office of Education Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 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 January 7, 2011. 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). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Priti Brahma, 301–713–9437 or Priti.Brahma@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The proposed information collection is a reinstatement of a previous collection, with revisions in the requirements: a pre- and post-evaluation by participants, and a new application form. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Education (OEd) collects, evaluates and assesses student data and information for the purpose of selecting successful scholarship candidates, generating internal NOAA reports and articles to demonstrate the success of its program. The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program is available to graduate students pursuing masters and doctoral degrees in the areas of marine PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68603 biology, oceanography and maritime archaeology. The OEd requires applicants to the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program to complete an application and to supply references (e.g., from academic professors and advisors) in support of the scholarship application. Scholarship recipients are required to conduct a pre- and postevaluation of their studies through the scholarship program to gather information about the level of knowledge, skills and behavioral changes that take place with the students before and after their program participation. The evaluation results support NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries program performance measures. Scholarship recipients are also required to submit an annual progress report, a biographical sketch, and a photograph. II. Method of Collection All forms are electronic, and the primary methods of submittal are e-mail and Internet transmission. Approximately 1% of the application and reference forms may be mailed. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0432. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (reinstatement with change of a previously approved information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 200. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 621. Estimated Time per Response: Dr. Nancy Foster application form: 8 hours; Letter of Recommendation: 45 minutes; Bio/Photograph Submission: 1 hour; Annual Report: 1 hour, 30 minutes; and Evaluation: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,919. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $4,000. 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 E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 68604 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 215 / Monday, November 8, 2010 / Notices 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. Signed at Washington, DC, this 29th day of October 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, ForeignTrade Zones Board. Attest: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–28165 Filed 11–5–10; 8:45 am] Dated: November 2, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2010–28086 Filed 11–5–10; 8:45 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration BILLING CODE P RIN 0648–XZ91 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Saltwater Angler Registry Program Designation of Exempted States Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1719] Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 70; Detroit, Michigan National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: AGENCY: Whereas, the Greater Detroit ForeignTrade Zone, Inc., grantee of ForeignTrade Zone 70, submitted an application to the Board for authority to expand FTZ 70 to include two sites in the Detroit, Michigan, area, adjacent to the Detroit Customs and Border Protection port of entry (FTZ Docket 14– 2010, filed 2/24/2010); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (75 FR 11514, 3/11/2010 and 75 FR 15679, 3/30/2010) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to expand FTZ 70 is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:02 Nov 05, 2010 Jkt 223001 NMFS has designated the states of Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Washington, and Guam as exempted states for anglers, spear fishers and for-hire fishing vessels. NMFS has designated the state of Maryland as an exempted state for forhire fishing vessels pursuant to 50 CFR 600. DATES: The designation of the states as exempted states is effective on November 8, 2010. ADDRESSES: Gordon C. Colvin, Fishery Biologist, NMFS ST–12453, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gordon C. Colvin, Fishery Biologist; (301) 713–2367 x175; e-mail: Gordon.Colvin@noaa.gov The final rule implementing the National Saltwater Angler Registry Program, 50 CFR Subpart P, was published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2008. The final rule requires persons who are angling, spear fishing or operating a forhire fishing vessel in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone or for anadromous species to register annually with NOAA. However, persons who are licensed or registered by, or state residents who are not required to register or hold a license issued by, a state that is designated as an exempted state are not required to register with NOAA. The final rule sets forth the requirements for states to be SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 designated as exempted states. Generally, exempted states must agree to provide to NMFS names, addresses, dates of birth and telephone numbers of the persons licensed or registered under a qualifying state license and/or registry program, or to provide catch and effort data from a qualifying regional survey of recreational fishing, and enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with NMFS to formalize the data reporting agreement. NMFS has received proposals for providing license/registry and/or regional survey catch and effort data from the states listed below, has determined that the states’ programs qualify for exempted state designation under the provisions of the final rule, and has entered into Memoranda of Agreement with each of the states. Therefore, pursuant to 50 CFR 600.1415(b)(3), notice is hereby given that the following states are designated as exempted states under 50 CFR Subpart P: Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Washington, and Guam. Persons who hold a valid fishing license or registration issued by these exempted states for angling, spear fishing or operating a for-hire fishing vessel in tidal waters are not required to register with NOAA under 50 CFR 600.1405(b). Persons who are residents of these exempted states who are not required to hold a fishing license, or to be registered to fish under the laws of these exempted states, also are not required to register with NOAA. Further, pursuant to 50 CFR 600.1415(b)(3), notice is hereby given that the following state is designated as an exempted state only for for-hire fishing vessels: Maryland. Persons who hold a valid license or registration issued by this exempted state for operating a for-hire fishing vessel in tidal waters are not required to register with NOAA under 50 CFR 600.1405(b). Dated: November 1, 2010. Eric C. Schwaab, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–28058 Filed 11–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Office of 
Education Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

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 January 7, 2011.

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).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Priti Brahma, 301-713-9437 or Priti.Brahma@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The proposed information collection is a reinstatement of a 
previous collection, with revisions in the requirements: a pre- and 
post-evaluation by participants, and a new application form.
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office 
of Education (OEd) collects, evaluates and assesses student data and 
information for the purpose of selecting successful scholarship 
candidates, generating internal NOAA reports and articles to 
demonstrate the success of its program. The Dr. Nancy Foster 
Scholarship Program is available to graduate students pursuing masters 
and doctoral degrees in the areas of marine biology, oceanography and 
maritime archaeology. The OEd requires applicants to the Dr. Nancy 
Foster Scholarship Program to complete an application and to supply 
references (e.g., from academic professors and advisors) in support of 
the scholarship application. Scholarship recipients are required to 
conduct a pre- and post-evaluation of their studies through the 
scholarship program to gather information about the level of knowledge, 
skills and behavioral changes that take place with the students before 
and after their program participation. The evaluation results support 
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries program performance 
measures. Scholarship recipients are also required to submit an annual 
progress report, a biographical sketch, and a photograph.

II. Method of Collection

    All forms are electronic, and the primary methods of submittal are 
e-mail and Internet transmission. Approximately 1% of the application 
and reference forms may be mailed.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0432.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (reinstatement with change of a 
previously approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 200.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 621.
    Estimated Time per Response: Dr. Nancy Foster application form: 8 
hours; Letter of Recommendation: 45 minutes; Bio/Photograph Submission: 
1 hour; Annual Report: 1 hour, 30 minutes; and Evaluation: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,919.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $4,000.

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

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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: November 2, 2010.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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