Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection for Compliance With Government Performance and Results Act, 28951-28952 [2011-12312]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 97 / Thursday, May 19, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Forest Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Hiawatha East Resource Advisory Committee AGENCY: ACTION: Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. The Hiawatha East Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (Pub. L. 110–343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose is to review project proposals. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on June 15, 2011, and will begin at 6 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Chippewa County 911 Center, 4657 Industrial Park Drive, Kincheloe, MI. Written comments should be sent to Janel Crooks, Hiawatha National Forest, 2727 North Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49829. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to HiawathaNF@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 906–789–3311. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at Hiawatha National Forest, 2727 North Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 906–786– 4062 to facilitate entry into the building. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janel Crooks, RAC coordinator, USDA, Hiawatha National Forest, 2727 North Lincoln Road, Escanaba, Michigan 49862; (906) 786–4062; E-mail HiawathaNF@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. The meeting is open to the public. The following business will be conducted: (1) Review of Project Proposals (2) Public Comment and (3) Vote, if appropriate. Persons who wish to bring related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: May 11, 2011. Stevan J. Christiansen, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–12329 Filed 5–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:54 May 18, 2011 Jkt 223001 The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Alaska Pacific Halibut Fisheries: Special Subsistence Permits and Harvest Logs. OMB Control Number: 0648–0512. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 33. Average Hours per Response: Applications, 10 minutes; logs, 30 minutes; appeals, 4 hours. Burden Hours: 17. Needs and Uses: This information collection concerns special permits issued to participants in the Pacific halibut subsistence fishery in waters off the coast of Alaska and any appeals resulting from denials. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) designed the permits to work in conjunction with other halibut harvest assessment measures. Subsistence fishing for halibut has occurred for many years among the Alaska Native people and non-Native people. Special permits in this collection are initiated in response to the concerns of Native and community groups regarding increased restrictions in International Pacific Halibut Commission Area 2C and include Community Harvest Permits, Ceremonial Permits, and Educational Permits. A Community Harvest Permit allows the community or Alaska Native tribe to appoint one or more individuals from its respective community or tribe to harvest subsistence halibut from a single vessel under reduced gear and harvest restrictions. Ceremonial and Educational Permits are available exclusively to Alaska Native tribes. Eligible Alaska Native tribes may appoint only one Ceremonial Permit Coordinator per tribe for Ceremonial Permits or one authorized Instructor per tribe for Educational Permits. Except for enrolled students fishing under a valid Educational Permit, special permits require persons fishing under them to also possess a Subsistence Halibut Registration Certificate (SHARC) (see OMB Control No. 0648–0460) which identifies those PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28951 persons who are currently eligible for subsistence halibut fishing. Each of the instruments is designed to minimize the reporting burden on subsistence halibut fishermen while retrieving essential information. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: Annually and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: May 16, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–12327 Filed 5–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection for Compliance With Government Performance and Results Act Economic Development 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 July 18, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 28952 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 97 / Thursday, May 19, 2011 / Notices copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Kerstin Millius, Senior Program Analyst, Performance and National Programs Division, Room 7009, Economic Development Administration, Washington, DC 20230, or at e-mail millius@eda.doc.gov or telephone (202) 482–3280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA accomplishes its mission by helping our partners across the nation (states, regions, and communities) create wealth and minimize poverty by promoting a favorable business environment to attract private capital investment and jobs through world-class capacity building, planning, infrastructure, research grants, and strategic initiatives. EDA’s strategic investments in public infrastructure and local capital markets provide lasting benefits for economically disadvantaged areas. Acting as catalysts to mobilize public and private investments, EDA’s investments address problems of high unemployment, low per capita income, and other forms of severe economic distress in local communities. EDA also provides special economic adjustment assistance to help communities and businesses respond to major layoffs, plant shutdowns, trade impacts, natural disasters, military facility closures, and other severe economic dislocations. EDA must comply with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 which requires Federal agencies to develop performance measures, and report to Congress and stakeholders the results of the agency’s performance. EDA must collect specific data from grant recipients to report on its performance in meeting its stated goals and objectives. II. Method of Collection jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Respondents will submit forms to the appropriate EDA regional office for compilation and transmission to EDA headquarters. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0610–0098. Form Number(s): ED–915, ED–916, ED–917, and ED–918. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of currently approved information collection). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:54 May 18, 2011 Jkt 223001 Affected Public: EDA-funded grantees: State, local and tribal governments; community organizations; not-for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,529. Estimated Time per Response: 7 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,703. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $113,220. 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: May 16, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–12312 Filed 5–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 33–2011] Foreign-Trade Zone 59—Lincoln, NE; Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the Lincoln ForeignTrade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 59, requesting authority to reorganize the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the Board (74 FR 1170–1173, 01/12/09 (correction 74 FR 3987, 01/22/09); 75 FR 71069– 71070, 11/22/10). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of general-purpose zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new ‘‘usage-driven’’ FTZ sites for operators/ PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a general-purpose zone project. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on May 12, 2011. FTZ 59 was approved by the Board on August 27, 1980 (Board Order 163,45 FR 58637, 09/04/80), and expanded on June 25, 1993 (Board Order 646, 58 FR 36389, 07/07/93). The current zone project includes the following sites: Site 1 (5.7 acres)—Lincoln Airpark West Industrial Park, 4521 NW. 36th Street, Lincoln; and, Site 2 (372 acres)—Lincoln Airpark North Industrial Park, 2400 West Adams Street, Lincoln. The grantee’s proposed service area under the ASF would be Lancaster, Otoe and Seward Counties, Nebraska. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The proposed service area is within and adjacent to the Omaha Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing zone project to include the existing sites as ‘‘magnet’’ sites. The ASF allows for the possible exemption of one magnet site from the ‘‘sunset’’ time limits that generally apply to sites under the ASF, and the applicant proposes that Site 2 be so exempted. Because the ASF only pertains to establishing or reorganizing a general-purpose zone, the application would have no impact on FTZ 59’s authorized subzones. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Camille Evans of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is July 18, 2011. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to August 2, 2011. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 97 (Thursday, May 19, 2011)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-12312]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection 
for Compliance With Government Performance and Results Act

AGENCY: Economic Development Administration.

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 July 18, 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

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copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Kerstin Millius, Senior Program Analyst, Performance and 
National Programs Division, Room 7009, Economic Development 
Administration, Washington, DC 20230, or at e-mail millius@eda.doc.gov 
or telephone (202) 482-3280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Economic Development Administration's (EDA) mission is to lead 
the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and 
competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in 
the worldwide economy. EDA accomplishes its mission by helping our 
partners across the nation (states, regions, and communities) create 
wealth and minimize poverty by promoting a favorable business 
environment to attract private capital investment and jobs through 
world-class capacity building, planning, infrastructure, research 
grants, and strategic initiatives.
    EDA's strategic investments in public infrastructure and local 
capital markets provide lasting benefits for economically disadvantaged 
areas. Acting as catalysts to mobilize public and private investments, 
EDA's investments address problems of high unemployment, low per capita 
income, and other forms of severe economic distress in local 
communities. EDA also provides special economic adjustment assistance 
to help communities and businesses respond to major layoffs, plant 
shutdowns, trade impacts, natural disasters, military facility 
closures, and other severe economic dislocations.
    EDA must comply with the Government Performance and Results Act of 
1993 which requires Federal agencies to develop performance measures, 
and report to Congress and stakeholders the results of the agency's 
performance. EDA must collect specific data from grant recipients to 
report on its performance in meeting its stated goals and objectives.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents will submit forms to the appropriate EDA regional 
office for compilation and transmission to EDA headquarters.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0610-0098.
    Form Number(s): ED-915, ED-916, ED-917, and ED-918.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of currently approved 
information collection).
    Affected Public: EDA-funded grantees: State, local and tribal 
governments; community organizations; not-for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,529.
    Estimated Time per Response: 7 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,703.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $113,220.

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: May 16, 2011.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-12312 Filed 5-18-11; 8:45 am]
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