Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, 71998-72000 [2011-29967]

Download as PDF 71998 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 224 / Monday, November 21, 2011 / Notices This information collection activity provides a means to consistently assess, benchmark and improve customer satisfaction with Federal government agency Web sites within the Executive Branch. The Federal Consulting Group of the Department of the Interior serves as the executive agent for this methodology and has partnered with ForeSee to offer this assessment to federal agencies. ForeSee is a leader in customer satisfaction and customer experience management on the web and related media. It utilizes the methodology of the most respected, credible, and wellknown measure of customer satisfaction in the country, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). This methodology combines survey data and a patented econometric model to precisely measure the customer satisfaction of Web site users, identify specific areas for improvement and determine the impact of those improvements on customer satisfaction and future customer behaviors. The ACSI is the only cross-agency methodology for obtaining comparable measures of customer satisfaction with Federal government programs and/or Web sites. Along with other economic objectives—such as employment and growth—the quality of output (goods and services) is a part of measuring living standards. The ACSI’s ultimate purpose is to help improve the quality of goods and services available to American citizens, including those from the Federal government. The ACSI E-Government Web site Customer Satisfaction Surveys will be completed subject to the Privacy Act 1074, Public Law 93–579, December 31, 1974 (5 U.S.C. 522a). The agency information collection is an integral part of conducting an ACSI survey. The contractor will not be authorized to release any agency information upon completion of the survey without first obtaining permission from the Federal Consulting Group and the participating agency. In no case shall any new system of records containing privacy information be developed by the Federal Consulting Group, participating agencies, or the contractor collecting the data. In addition, participating Federal agencies may only provide information used to randomly select respondents from among established systems of records provided for such routine uses. There is no other agency or organization which is able to provide the information that is accessible through the surveying approach used in this information collection. Further, the information will enable Federal agencies to determine customer emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:00 Nov 18, 2011 Jkt 226001 satisfaction metrics with discrimination capability across variables. Thus, this information collection will assist Federal agencies in improving their customer service in a targeted manner which will make best use of resources to improve service to the public. This survey asks no questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. Frequency of Collection: Once per survey. Description of Respondents: Individuals who have visited Government Web sites. Total Annual Burden Hours: 57,292. Current Expiration Date: December 31, 2011. Type of Review: Renewal. Affected Public: Individuals and households, businesses and organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: Participation by Federal agencies in the ACSI is expected to vary as new customer segment measures are added or deleted. However, based on historical records, projected average estimates for the next three years are as follows: Average Expected Annual Number of Customer Satisfaction Surveys: 275. Respondents: 1,375,000. Annual Responses: 1,375,000. Average Minutes per Response: 2.5. technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. All written comments will be available for public inspection by appointment with the Federal Consulting Group at the contact information given in the ‘‘For Further Information Contact’’ section. The comments, with names and addresses, will be available for public view during regular business hours. If you wish us to withhold your personal information, you must prominently state at the beginning of your comment what personal information you want us to withhold. We will honor your request to extent allowable by law. Note: it is expected that the first year there will be approximately 225 surveys initiated, the second year 275 surveys initiated, and the third year 325 surveys initiated due to expected growth in the program. The figures above represent an expected average per year over the three-year period. Dated: November 14, 2011. Ron Oberbillig, Chief Operating Officer, Federal Consulting Group. As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on the collection of information was published on July 25, 2011 (Vol. 76, No. 142. Pages 44351– 44352). No comments were received. This notice provides the public with an additional 30 days in which to comment on the proposed information collection activity. Request for Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 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 of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (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 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2011–29979 Filed 11–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–RK–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [USGS GX12EE000101000] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of an extension of an existing information collection (1028– 0084). AGENCY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is inviting comments on an information collection request (ICR) that we have sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR concerns SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 224 / Monday, November 21, 2011 / Notices the paperwork requirements for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, Cooperative Agreements Program (NSDI CAP) and describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR. This Information Collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2012. To submit a proposal for the NSDI CAP, three standard OMB forms and project narrative must be completed and submitted via Grants.gov. DATES: Submit written comments by December 21, 2011. ADDRESSES: Please submit comments on this information collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of Interior via email [OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov]; or fax (202) 395–5806; and identify your submission as 1028–0084. Please also submit a copy of your comments to Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 807 National Center, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); or smbaloch@usgs.gov (email). Please reference Information Collection 1028–0084, NSDI CAP in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information concerning this ICR, contact Brigitta Urban-Mathieux, by mail NSDI CAP Coordinator, Federal Geographic Data Committee, U.S. Geological Survey, MS 590 National Center, Reston, VA 20192; by telephone at (703) 648–5175 or by email burbanma@usgs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Spatial Data Infrastructure Cooperative Agreements Program (NSDI CAP). OMB Control Number: 1028–0084. Abstract: To date, the NSDI CAP awards have created collaborations at all levels of government, developed an understanding of geospatial information in organizations and disciplines new to the NSDI, provided seed money to enable geospatial organizations to participate in the national effort to implement the NSDI, promoted the development of standardized metadata in hundreds of organizations, and funded numerous implementations of OGC Web Mapping Services and Web Feature Services. The program is open to State, local and Tribal governments, academia, commercial, and non-profit organizations and provides small seed VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:00 Nov 18, 2011 Jkt 226001 grants to initiate sustainable on-going NSDI implementations. The program emphasizes partnerships, collaboration and the leveraging of geospatial resources in achieving its goals. Since the funding level is limited, organizations must compete to be awarded funds. Respondents are submitting proposals to acquire funding for projects to help build the infrastructure necessary for the geospatial data community to effectively discover, access, share, manage, and use digital geographic data. The NSDI consists of the technologies, policies, organizations, and people necessary to promote cost-effective production, and the ready availability and greater utilization of geospatial data among a variety of sectors, disciplines, and communities. Specific NSDI areas of emphasis include: Metadata documentation, clearinghouse establishment, framework development, standards implementation, and building organizational collaboration and cooperation among organizations to leverage of geospatial resources. This notice concerns the collection of information that is sufficient and relevant to evaluate and select proposals for funding. We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR Part 2), and under regulations at 30 CFR 250.197, ‘‘Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection.’’ Responses are voluntary. No questions of a ‘‘sensitive’’ nature are asked. We intend to release the project abstracts and primary investigators for awarded/funded projects only. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Affected Public: Private Sector; State, Local, and Tribal governments; academia, non-profit organizations. Respondent Obligation: Voluntary (necessary to receive benefits). Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: We expect to receive approximately 60 proposals during the grant application process. We anticipate issuing 25 grants per year. The program is open to State, local and Tribal governments, academia, commercial, and non-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Responses: Approximately 60 applications and 50 reports per year. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Based on comments received from our consultation, we have adjusted our original burden request by 10 hours from 25 to 35 hours per respondent. We expect to receive approximately 60 applications, taking each applicant PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71999 approximately 35 hours to complete, totaling 2,100 burden hours. We anticipate awarding an average of 25 grants per year. The 25 award recipients are required to submit 2 reports: an interim 6 months after the start of the project and a final report on or before 90 working days after the expiration of the agreement. We estimate that it will take approximately 5 hours to complete and submit the reports totaling 10 hours. Therefore, the annual burden for report preparation is 250 hours. We estimate that the total burden for this collection will be 2,350 hours. Annual Burden Hours: 2,350. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: We have not identified any ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection of information. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. Comments: To comply with the public consultation process, on July 25, 2011, we published a Federal Register notice (76 FR 44354) announcing our intent to submit this information collection to OMB for approval. In that notice we solicited public comments for 60 days, ending on September 23, 2011. We did not receive any public comments in response to the notice. We again invite comments concerning this information collection on: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 72000 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 224 / Monday, November 21, 2011 / Notices Dated: November 3, 2011. Kevin T. Gallagher, Associate Director, Core Science Systems. [FR Doc. 2011–29967 Filed 11–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey Patent, Trademark & Copyright Acts U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Prospective Intent to Award Exclusive License. AGENCY: The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is contemplating awarding an exclusive license to: Geosyntec Consultants, 1255 Roberts Boulevard NW., Suite 200, Kennesaw, GA 30144, on U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 12/133,666, and a divisional patent application to be filed shortly at the Patent and Trademark Office, both entitled ‘‘Anaerobic Microbial Composition and Methods of Using Same.’’ Inquiries: If other parties are interested in similar activities, or have comments related to the prospective awards, please contact Neil Mark, USGS, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 201, Reston, Virginia 20192, voice (703) 648–4344, fax (703) 648–7219, or email nmark@usgs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is submitted to meet the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 208 et seq. SUMMARY: Dated: November 14, 2011. Karen D. Baker, Associate Director for Administration and Enterprise Information. The Gila and Salt River Meridian, Arizona: The plat representing the survey of a portion of the Seventh Standard Parallel North (south boundary), the east and north boundaries, a portion of the subdivisional lines, the subdivision of certain sections and metes-and-bounds surveys of Tracts 37 and 38, Township 29 North, Range 21 East, accepted November 7, 2011, and officially filed November 9, 2011, for Group 1081, Arizona. This plat was prepared at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office. A person or party who wishes to protest against any of these surveys must file a written protest with the Arizona State Director, Bureau of Land Management, stating that they wish to protest. A statement of reasons for a protest may be filed with the notice of protest to the State Director, or the statement of reasons must be filed with the State Director within thirty (30) days after the protest is filed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: These plats will be available for inspection in the Arizona State Office, Bureau of Land Management, One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004–4427. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–(800) 877– 8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. Dated: November 9, 2011. Stephen K. Hansen, Chief Cadastral Surveyor of Arizona. [FR Doc. 2011–29974 Filed 11–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P [FR Doc. 2011–29975 Filed 11–18–11; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BILLING CODE 4310–32–P Bureau of Land Management DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [LLAZ956000.L14200000.BJ0000.241A] Bureau of Land Management Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona [LLCON06000–L17110000–DP0000] Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona. emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The plats of survey of the described lands were officially filed in the Arizona State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Phoenix, Arizona, on dates indicated. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:00 Nov 18, 2011 Jkt 226001 Notice of Change in Date for December Meeting of the Dominguez-Escalante Advisory Council Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) DominguezEscalante Advisory Council (Council) will meet as indicated below. The December meeting of the Dominguez-Escalante Advisory Council has been rescheduled to December 14, 2011, from 3–6 p.m. A meeting scheduled for December 7, 2011, and previously announced in the Federal Register has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Delta Performing Arts Center, 822 Grand Ave., Delta, Colorado 81416. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katie Stevens, Advisory Council Designated Federal Official, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Phone: (970) 244–3049. Email: kasteven@blm.gov. The 10member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with the resource management planning process for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area and Dominguez Canyon Wilderness. Topics of discussion during the meeting may include informational presentations from various resource specialists working on the resource management plan, as well as Council reports relating to the following topics: Recreation, fire management, land-use planning process, invasive species management, travel management, wilderness, land exchange criteria, cultural resource management and other resource management topics of interest to the Council raised during the planning process. These meetings are anticipated to occur monthly, and may occur as frequently as every two weeks during intensive phases of the planning process. Dates, times and agendas for additional meetings may be determined at future Advisory Council Meetings, and will be published in the Federal Register, announced through local media and available on the BLM’s Web site for the Dominguez-Escalante planning effort, www.blm.gov/co/st/en/ nca/denca/denca_rmp.html. These meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Council. Each formal Council meeting will have time allocated at the beginning and end of each meeting for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual, oral SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 224 (Monday, November 21, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

 Geological Survey

[USGS GX12EE000101000]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of an extension of an existing information collection 
(1028-0084).

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the 
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is inviting comments on an information 
collection request (ICR) that we have sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR concerns

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the paperwork requirements for the National Spatial Data 
Infrastructure, Cooperative Agreements Program (NSDI CAP) and describes 
the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. As 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of 
our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we 
invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this 
opportunity to comment on this ICR. This Information Collection is 
scheduled to expire on January 31, 2012. To submit a proposal for the 
NSDI CAP, three standard OMB forms and project narrative must be 
completed and submitted via Grants.gov.

DATES: Submit written comments by December 21, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Please submit comments on this information collection 
directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the 
Department of Interior via email [OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov]; or fax 
(202) 395-5806; and identify your submission as 1028-0084. Please also 
submit a copy of your comments to Information Collection Clearance 
Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 807 National Center, Reston, VA 20192 
(mail); or smbaloch@usgs.gov (email). Please reference Information 
Collection 1028-0084, NSDI CAP in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
concerning this ICR, contact Brigitta Urban-Mathieux, by mail NSDI CAP 
Coordinator, Federal Geographic Data Committee, U.S. Geological Survey, 
MS 590 National Center, Reston, VA 20192; by telephone at (703) 648-
5175 or by email burbanma@usgs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: National Spatial Data Infrastructure Cooperative Agreements 
Program (NSDI CAP).
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0084.
    Abstract: To date, the NSDI CAP awards have created collaborations 
at all levels of government, developed an understanding of geospatial 
information in organizations and disciplines new to the NSDI, provided 
seed money to enable geospatial organizations to participate in the 
national effort to implement the NSDI, promoted the development of 
standardized metadata in hundreds of organizations, and funded numerous 
implementations of OGC Web Mapping Services and Web Feature Services. 
The program is open to State, local and Tribal governments, academia, 
commercial, and non-profit organizations and provides small seed grants 
to initiate sustainable on-going NSDI implementations. The program 
emphasizes partnerships, collaboration and the leveraging of geospatial 
resources in achieving its goals. Since the funding level is limited, 
organizations must compete to be awarded funds. Respondents are 
submitting proposals to acquire funding for projects to help build the 
infrastructure necessary for the geospatial data community to 
effectively discover, access, share, manage, and use digital geographic 
data. The NSDI consists of the technologies, policies, organizations, 
and people necessary to promote cost-effective production, and the 
ready availability and greater utilization of geospatial data among a 
variety of sectors, disciplines, and communities. Specific NSDI areas 
of emphasis include: Metadata documentation, clearinghouse 
establishment, framework development, standards implementation, and 
building organizational collaboration and cooperation among 
organizations to leverage of geospatial resources.
    This notice concerns the collection of information that is 
sufficient and relevant to evaluate and select proposals for funding. 
We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary 
under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its 
implementing regulations (43 CFR Part 2), and under regulations at 30 
CFR 250.197, ``Data and information to be made available to the public 
or for limited inspection.'' Responses are voluntary. No questions of a 
``sensitive'' nature are asked. We intend to release the project 
abstracts and primary investigators for awarded/funded projects only.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Affected Public: Private Sector; State, Local, and Tribal 
governments; academia, non-profit organizations.
    Respondent Obligation: Voluntary (necessary to receive benefits).
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: We expect to 
receive approximately 60 proposals during the grant application 
process. We anticipate issuing 25 grants per year. The program is open 
to State, local and Tribal governments, academia, commercial, and non-
profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Responses: Approximately 60 applications and 50 
reports per year.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Based on comments received 
from our consultation, we have adjusted our original burden request by 
10 hours from 25 to 35 hours per respondent. We expect to receive 
approximately 60 applications, taking each applicant approximately 35 
hours to complete, totaling 2,100 burden hours. We anticipate awarding 
an average of 25 grants per year. The 25 award recipients are required 
to submit 2 reports: an interim 6 months after the start of the project 
and a final report on or before 90 working days after the expiration of 
the agreement. We estimate that it will take approximately 5 hours to 
complete and submit the reports totaling 10 hours. Therefore, the 
annual burden for report preparation is 250 hours. We estimate that the 
total burden for this collection will be 2,350 hours.
    Annual Burden Hours: 2,350.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: We 
have not identified any ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with this 
collection of information.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 
Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated 
to respond.
    Comments: To comply with the public consultation process, on July 
25, 2011, we published a Federal Register notice (76 FR 44354) 
announcing our intent to submit this information collection to OMB for 
approval. In that notice we solicited public comments for 60 days, 
ending on September 23, 2011. We did not receive any public comments in 
response to the notice.
    We again invite comments concerning this information collection on:
    (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
    (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection 
of information;
    (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents.
    Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice 
are a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone 
number, email address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including 
your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you can ask OMB in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that it will be done.


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    Dated: November 3, 2011.
Kevin T. Gallagher,
Associate Director, Core Science Systems.
[FR Doc. 2011-29967 Filed 11-18-11; 8:45 am]
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