Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery, 19826-19827 [2011-8384]

Download as PDF 19826 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 68 / Friday, April 8, 2011 / Notices Affairs Coordinator, via e-mail at WHABorderAffairs@state.gov; by phone at 202–647–6356; or by mail at WHA/ MEX—Room 3908, Department of State, 2201 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20520. General information about Presidential Permits is available on the Internet at http://www.state.gov/p/wha/rt/permit/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This application and related environmental assessment documents are available for review in the Office of Mexican Affairs, Border Affairs Unit, Department of State, during normal business hours. Dated: April 4, 2011. Edward Alexander Lee, Director, Office of Mexican Affairs, Department of State. Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107–56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS–D) database. Please see the Privacy Impact Assessment for VACS–D at http://www.state.gov/documents/ organization/100305.pdf for additional information. Please contact Christy Foushee at FousheeCT@state.gov or (703) 875–4131 with any questions. [FR Doc. 2011–8433 Filed 4–7–11; 8:45 am] Dated: March 28, 2011. Adam E. Namm, Director, Acting, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations. BILLING CODE 4710–29–P [FR Doc. 2011–8432 Filed 4–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 7330] [Public Notice: 7331] srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Industry Advisory Panel; Notice of Open Meeting The Industry Advisory Panel of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations will meet on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Loy Henderson Conference Room of the U.S. Department of State, located at 2201 C Street, NW., (entrance on 23rd Street) Washington, DC. For logistical and security reasons, it is imperative that everyone enter and exit using only the 23rd Street entrance. The majority of the meeting will be devoted to an exchange of ideas between the Department’s senior management and the panel members on design, operations, and building maintenance, with a focus on the new Design Excellence initiative. There will be reasonable time provided for members of the public to provide comment. Entry to the building is controlled; to obtain pre-clearance, a member of the public planning to attend should provide, by April 12, his or her name, professional affiliation, date of birth, citizenship, and a valid governmentissued ID number (i.e., U.S. government ID, U.S. military ID, passport, or drivers license) via e-mail to: IAPR@state.gov. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent to the same e-mail address by April 12. Requests made after that date will be considered, but may not be able to be fulfilled. Personal data is requested pursuant to Public Law 99–399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Apr 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL): Notice of Public Meeting of Its Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Study Group The Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law, Department of State hereby gives notice of a public meeting of the ACPIL ODR Study Group. The meeting will take place on Friday, April 29, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT at the Department of State, Washington, DC. This is not a meeting of the full Advisory Committee. The ODR Study Group will meet to discuss the upcoming meeting of the UNCITRAL ODR Working Group that will take place May 23–27 in New York. The UNCITRAL ODR Working Group is charged with the development of legal instruments for resolving both business to business and business to consumer cross-border electronic commerce disputes. At the May meeting, the UNCITRAL Working Group will consider inter alia ODR procedural rules for resolution of cross-border electronic commerce disputes. For the report of the first session of the UNCITRAL ODR Working Group December 13–17, 2010 in Vienna (A/CN.9/716) please follow the following link: http://daccess-ddsny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/V11/801/ 48/PDF/V1180148.pdf?OpenElement. For the draft text of online procedural rules that will be considered at the upcoming ODR Working Group session please see the following link: http:// daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/ LTD/V11/813/11/PDF/ V1181311.pdf?OpenElement. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Time and Place: The meeting will take place on Friday April 29, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT at the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law, Department of State, Washington, DC. Participants should appear by 9:45 a.m. at the C Street gate to Navy Hill, corner of C Street, NW., and 23rd Street, NW. Public Participation: This Study Group meeting is open to the public, subject to the capacity of the meeting room. Access to the meeting building is controlled; persons wishing to attend should contact Tricia Smeltzer or Niesha Toms of the Department of State Legal Adviser’s Office at SmeltzerTK@state.gov or TomsNN@state.gov and provide your name, affiliation, e-mail address, and mailing address. Data from the public is requested pursuant to Public Law 99– 399 (Omnibus Act of 1986) as amended; Public Law 107–56 (USA PATROIT ACT): and Executive Order 13356. The primary purpose for collecting is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. Please see the Privacy Impact Assessment for VACS–D at http://www.state.gov/ documents/organization/100305.pdf for additional information. Persons who cannot attend but who wish to comment are welcome to do so by e-mail to Michael Dennis at DennisMJ@state.gov. A member of the public needing reasonable accommodation should advise those same contacts not later than April 15th. Requests made after that date will be considered, but might not be able to be fulfilled. If you are unable to attend the public meeting and you would like to participate by teleconferencing, please contact Tricia Smeltzer or Niesha Toms at 202–776– 8420 to receive the conference call-in number and the relevant information. Dated: March 31, 2011. Michael J. Dennis, Attorney-Adviser, Office of Private International Law, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2011–8454 Filed 4–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–08–P TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery Tennessee Valley Authority. 30-Day notice of submission of information collection approval from AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 68 / Friday, April 8, 2011 / Notices the Office of Management and Budget and request for comments. As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery ’’ to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). DATES: Comments must be submitted May 9, 2011. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to the Agency Clearance Officer: Mark Winter, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market Street (MP–3C), Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402–2801; (423) 751–6004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, please contact the Agency Clearance Officer: Mark Winter, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market Street (MP–3C), Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402–2801; (423) 751–6004. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Abstract: The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Apr 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: the target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. The Agency received no comments in response to the 60-day notice published in the Federal Register of December 22, 2010 (75 FR 80542). Below we provide TVA’s projected average estimates for the next three years: 1 Current Actions: New collection of information. Type of Review: New Collection Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 5. Respondents: 10,000. Annual Responses: 10,000. Frequency of Response: Once per request. Average Minutes per Response: 15. Burden Hours: 2,500. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number. James W. Sample, Director, Enterprise Information Security and Policy. [FR Doc. 2011–8384 Filed 4–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8120–08–P 1 The 60-day notice included the following estimate of the aggregate burden hours for this generic clearance Federal-wide: Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 25,000. Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 200. Annual Responses: 5,000,000. Frequency of Response: Once per request. Average Minutes per Response: 30. Burden Hours: 2,500,000. PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19827 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Disclosure of Rail-Interchange Commitments; Notice and Request for Comments AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. 30-day notice of request for approval: Disclosure of Rail-Interchange Commitments. ACTION: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501– 3519 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) has submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an reinstatement of approval for the collection of agreements containing rail-interchange commitments. A rail interchange commitment is a contractual provision, which may be included with a sale or lease of a rail line, that limits the incentive or the ability of the purchaser or tenant carrier to interchange traffic with rail carriers other than the seller or lessor railroad. Under the Board’s regulations, whenever a carrier or other person seeks authority, through the Board’s abbreviated exemption procedures, to acquire (through sale or lease) or to operate a rail line, that carrier or other person is required to submit a copy of any agreement that contains such an interchange commitment. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on December 22, 2010, at 75 FR 80,569. That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. This collection is described in detail below. Comments may now be submitted to OMB concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board’s burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. SUMMARY: Description of Collection Title: Disclosure of Rail Interchange Commitments. OMB Control Number: 2140–0016. STB Form Number: None. E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 68 (Friday, April 8, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19826-19827]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-8384]


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TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative 
Feedback on Agency Service Delivery

AGENCY: Tennessee Valley Authority.

ACTION: 30-Day notice of submission of information collection approval 
from

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the Office of Management and Budget and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the 
process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the 
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has submitted a Generic Information 
Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the 
Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery '' to OMB 
for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq.).

DATES: Comments must be submitted May 9, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to the Agency Clearance 
Officer: Mark Winter, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market Street 
(MP-3C), Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402-2801; (423) 751-6004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, 
please contact the Agency Clearance Officer: Mark Winter, Tennessee 
Valley Authority, 1101 Market Street (MP-3C), Chattanooga, Tennessee 
37402-2801; (423) 751-6004.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback 
on Agency Service Delivery.
    Abstract: The information collection activity will garner 
qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely 
manner, in accordance with the Administration's commitment to improving 
service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that 
provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not 
statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be 
generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide 
insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and 
expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus 
attention on areas where communication, training or changes in 
operations might improve delivery of products or services. These 
collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable 
communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. 
It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement 
of program management.
    Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful 
information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the 
overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative 
information will not be used for quantitative information collections 
that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as 
monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such 
data uses require more rigorous designs that address: the target 
population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, 
the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the 
precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed 
sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing 
potential non-response bias, the protocols for data collection, and any 
testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior fielding the 
study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to 
have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other 
generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results.
    The Agency received no comments in response to the 60-day notice 
published in the Federal Register of December 22, 2010 (75 FR 80542).
    Below we provide TVA's projected average estimates for the next 
three years: \1\
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    \1\ The 60-day notice included the following estimate of the 
aggregate burden hours for this generic clearance Federal-wide:
    Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 25,000.
    Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 200.
    Annual Responses: 5,000,000.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average Minutes per Response: 30.
    Burden Hours: 2,500,000.
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    Current Actions: New collection of information.
    Type of Review: New Collection
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and 
Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 5.
    Respondents: 10,000.
    Annual Responses: 10,000.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average Minutes per Response: 15.
    Burden Hours: 2,500.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number.

James W. Sample,
Director, Enterprise Information Security and Policy.
[FR Doc. 2011-8384 Filed 4-7-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 8120-08-P