Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Management Information Reporting, 23462-23463 [2012-9444]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 23462 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2012 / Notices make such additional payments to participants as the Secretary determines appropriate for the purpose of providing reimbursements to participants for individual tax liability resulting from participation in this program. Finally, this section requires USDA to promulgate regulations within 270 days of the enactment of FCEA (i.e., June 18, 2008). The Secretary delegated the authority to carry out this program to NIFA. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on April 19, 2010 [75 FR 20239–20248]. Based on comments received during the 60-day comment period upon publication of the interim rule [74 FR 32788–32798, July 9, 2009], NIFA reconsidered the policy regarding individuals who consolidated their veterinary school loans with other educational loans (e.g. undergraduate) and their eligibility to apply for the VMLRP. NIFA will allow these individuals to apply for and receive a VMLRP award; however, only the eligible portion of the consolidation will be repaid by the VMLRP. Furthermore, applicants with consolidated loans will be asked to provide a complete history of their student loans from the National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS), a central database for student aid operated by the U.S. Department of Education. The NSLDS Web site can be found at www.nslds.ed.gov. Individuals who consolidated their DVM loans with non-educational loans or loans belonging to an individual other than the applicant, such as a spouse or child, will continue to be ineligible for the VMLRP. In FY 2010, VMLRP announced its first funding opportunity and received 260 applications from which NIFA issued 53 VMLRP awards totaling $5,186,000. In FY 2011, VMLRP announced its second funding opportunity and received 159 applications from which NIFA issued 78 VMLRP awards totaling $7,506,000. Consequently, up to $4,300,000 is available to support this program in FY 2012. Funding for future years will be based on annual appropriations and balances, if any, remaining from prior years. The eligibility criteria for applicants and the application forms and associated instructions needed to apply for a VMLRP award can be viewed and downloaded from the VMLRP Web site at http://www.nifa.usda.gov/vmlrp. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:10 Apr 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 Done in Washington, DC, this 7th day of March, 2012. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Acting Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2012–9376 Filed 4–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request 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: Aleutian Islands Pollock Fishery Requirements. OMB Control Number: 0648–0513. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (revision and extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 2. Average Hours per Response: Annual letter to NMFS, 16 hours; appeal, 20 hours. Burden Hours: 36. Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a current information collection. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004 (Public Law (Pub. L.) 108–199) was signed into law on January 23, 2004. Section 803 of this law allocates the Aleutian Islands (AI) directed pollock fishery to the Aleut Corporation for economic development of Adak, Alaska. The statute permits the Aleut Corporation to authorize one or more agents for activities necessary for conducting the AI directed pollock fishery. Management provisions for the AI directed pollock fishery include: restrictions on the harvest specifications for the AI directed pollock fishery; provisions for fishery monitoring; reporting requirements; and an AI Chinook salmon prohibited species catch limit that, when reached, would close the existing Chinook salmon savings areas in the AI. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Officer, (202) 482–0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@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: April 16, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–9445 Filed 4–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Management Information Reporting National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 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 June 18, 2012. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Deirdre McMahon, National Institute of Standards and Technology— Manufacturing Extension Partnership, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4800, 301–975– 8328 (phone). In addition, written comments may be sent via email to Deirdre.mcmahon@nist.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Sponsored by NIST, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a national network of locally- E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2012 / Notices based manufacturing extension centers working with small manufacturers to assist them improve their productivity, improve profitability and enhance their economic competitiveness. The information collected will provide the MEP with information regarding MEP Center performance regarding the delivery of technology, and business solutions to U.S.-based manufacturers. The collected information will assist in determining the performance of the MEP Centers at both local and national levels, provide information critical to monitoring and reporting on MEP programmatic performance, and assist management in policy decisions. Responses to the collection of information are mandatory per the regulations governing the operation of the MEP Program (15 CFR parts 290, 291, 292, and H.R. 1274—section 2). The information collected will include center inputs and activities including services delivered, clients served, center staff, quarterly expenses and revenues, partners, strategic plan, operation plans, and client success stories. No confidentiality for information submitted is promised or provided. In order to reflect new initiatives and new data needs, NIST MEP has identified a need to revise its existing reporting processes by modifying existing reporting elements and adding additional elements that will enable NIST MEP to better monitor and assess the extent to which the Centers are meeting program goals and milestones. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection The information will be collected from the MEP Centers through the MEP Enterprise Information System (MEIS), https://meis.nist.gov. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0693–0032. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 60. Estimated Time per Response: 160 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,600. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments 17:10 Apr 18, 2012 Dated: April 16, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–9444 Filed 4–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XB167 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: NMFS has completed a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for 10(a)(1)(A), Enhancement of the Species Permit Application for the collection and transport of Spring-Run Chinook for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program. SUMMARY: Written comments on the draft EA must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on May 21, 2012. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the draft EA should be submitted to the Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 5–100, Sacramento, CA 95814. Comments may also be submitted via fax to (916) 930– 6329 or by email to SJRSpring.Salmon@noaa.gov. DATES: Elif Fehm-Sullivan, Sacramento, CA (ph: 916–930–3723, email: elif.fehmsullivan@noaa.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 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. Jkt 226001 The EA is available for review upon written SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23463 request or by appointment in the following office: the Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 5–100, Sacramento, CA 95814.; or on the Web site http://swr. nmfs.noaa.gov/sjrrestorationprogram/ salmonreintroduction.htm or http://swr. nmfs.noaa.gov/nepa.htm. This EA is for issuance of an Endangered Species Act section 10(a)(1)(A) permit to US Fish and Wildlife Service to collect Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon eggs and juveniles from the Feather River Fish Hatchery to place into the San Joaquin Conservation Facility and enclosed net pens and egg boxes placed within the San Joaquin River, as an initial step to further the process of reestablishing this species in the San Joaquin River below Friant Dam. Meetings Three public meetings are to be held at which the public can make comments on the Draft EA. The first meeting will be held in Chico, CA on May 1 at the Chico Area Recreation and Park District, 545 Vallombrosa Avenue from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The second meeting will be in Fresno, CA on May 3 at the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District Board Meeting Room, 5469 E. Olive from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (The public should park in the front parking area (rear parking area closes at 5:30 p.m. with no exit after that time) and enter the door located on the west side of the front building); and the third meeting will be in Los Banos, CA on May 4 at the Los Banos Community Center, 645 7th Street from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dated: April 13, 2012. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–9479 Filed 4–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA216 Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Space Vehicle and Missile Launch Operations at Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturing 
Extension Partnership (MEP) Management Information Reporting

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 
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 June 18, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at jjessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Deirdre McMahon, National Institute of Standards and 
Technology--Manufacturing Extension Partnership, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 
4800, 301-975-8328 (phone). In addition, written comments may be sent 
via email to Deirdre.mcmahon@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Sponsored by NIST, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is 
a national network of locally-

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based manufacturing extension centers working with small manufacturers 
to assist them improve their productivity, improve profitability and 
enhance their economic competitiveness. The information collected will 
provide the MEP with information regarding MEP Center performance 
regarding the delivery of technology, and business solutions to U.S.-
based manufacturers. The collected information will assist in 
determining the performance of the MEP Centers at both local and 
national levels, provide information critical to monitoring and 
reporting on MEP programmatic performance, and assist management in 
policy decisions. Responses to the collection of information are 
mandatory per the regulations governing the operation of the MEP 
Program (15 CFR parts 290, 291, 292, and H.R. 1274--section 2). The 
information collected will include center inputs and activities 
including services delivered, clients served, center staff, quarterly 
expenses and revenues, partners, strategic plan, operation plans, and 
client success stories. No confidentiality for information submitted is 
promised or provided.
    In order to reflect new initiatives and new data needs, NIST MEP 
has identified a need to revise its existing reporting processes by 
modifying existing reporting elements and adding additional elements 
that will enable NIST MEP to better monitor and assess the extent to 
which the Centers are meeting program goals and milestones.

II. Method of Collection

    The information will be collected from the MEP Centers through the 
MEP Enterprise Information System (MEIS), https://meis.nist.gov.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0693-0032.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (revision of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 60.
    Estimated Time per Response: 160 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,600.
    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 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: April 16, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-9444 Filed 4-18-12; 8:45 am]
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