Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Minority-Owned Business Participation, Opportunities and Barriers to Global Commerce, 78225 [2010-31398]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 15, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference in September, 2011. Minority Business Development Agency II. Method of Collection Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of MinorityOwned Business Participation, Opportunities and Barriers to Global Commerce Minority Business Development Agency, 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 February 14, 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 Ivonne Cunarro, Research and Knowledge Management Unit, 202– 482–2157, icunarro@mbda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: hsrobinson on DSK69SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) Research and Knowledge Management unit will be conducting a survey of minority-owned businesses to gather data on their participation in global commerce. The survey will provide valuable information on the markets minority businesses are exporting goods to, job creation as a result of export activity, exporting minority business industries, and barriers and opportunities to exporting. Findings from this survey support President’s Obama National Export Initiative, Executive Order 13534, which calls for doubling exports in five years and identifying and reducing barriers to exports. The survey also supports the MBDA’s mission of furthering the growth and expansion of minority-owned businesses as exemplified in Executive Order 11625 and 15 CFR part 1400. The findings from the survey will also be published in a report and released during MBDA’s VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:10 Dec 14, 2010 Jkt 223001 The data will be collected electronically through the use of a webbased survey instrument. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0640–0027. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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 will 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: December 9, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–31398 Filed 12–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–21–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES) Please National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78225 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 February 14, 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 Barbara C. Lippiatt, (301) 975–6133 or at blippiatt@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract Over the last 16 years, the Engineering Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed and automated an approach for measuring the life-cycle environmental and economic performance of building products. Known as BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability), the tool reduces complex, science-based technical content (e.g., over 500 material and energy flows from raw material extraction through product disposal) to decision-enabling results and delivers them in a visually intuitive graphical format. BEES Please is a voluntary program to collect data from product manufacturers so that the environmental performance of their products may be evaluated scientifically using BEES. BEES measures environmental performance using the environmental life-cycle assessment approach specified in the International Organization for Standardization 14040 series of standards. All stages in the life of a product are analyzed: Raw material acquisition, manufacture, transportation, installation, use, and recycling and waste management. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Minority Business Development Agency


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of 
Minority-Owned Business Participation, Opportunities and Barriers to 
Global Commerce

AGENCY: Minority Business Development Agency, 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 February 14, 
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 Ivonne Cunarro, Research and Knowledge Management Unit, 
202-482-2157, icunarro@mbda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Minority Business Development Agency's (MBDA) Research and 
Knowledge Management unit will be conducting a survey of minority-owned 
businesses to gather data on their participation in global commerce. 
The survey will provide valuable information on the markets minority 
businesses are exporting goods to, job creation as a result of export 
activity, exporting minority business industries, and barriers and 
opportunities to exporting. Findings from this survey support 
President's Obama National Export Initiative, Executive Order 13534, 
which calls for doubling exports in five years and identifying and 
reducing barriers to exports. The survey also supports the MBDA's 
mission of furthering the growth and expansion of minority-owned 
businesses as exemplified in Executive Order 11625 and 15 CFR part 
1400. The findings from the survey will also be published in a report 
and released during MBDA's Minority Enterprise Development Week 
Conference in September, 2011.

II. Method of Collection

    The data will be collected electronically through the use of a web-
based survey instrument.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0640-0027.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

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 will 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: December 9, 2010.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-31398 Filed 12-14-10; 8:45 am]
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