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VerDate Mar<15>2010 Send all comments regarding whether these information collections are necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, whether the burden estimates are accurate, and if there are ways to minimize the estimated burden and enhance the quality of the collections to Emily Bruno, Director of Research and Policy, National Women’s Business Council, 409 3rd St SW., Suite 210, Washington, DC 20416. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Bruno, Director of Research and Policy, National Women’s Business Council, 202–205–6826 (Emily.Bruno@nwbc.gov) or Curtis B. Rich, Management Analyst, 202–205– 7030, Curtis.Rich@sba.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is a non-partisan federal advisory council that serves as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners. Members of the Council are prominent women business owners and leaders of women’s business organizations. One of the NWBC’s priorities this year is to better understand young women entrepreneurs (ages 18–34) and how they are the same or different from young men entrepreneurs and older women entrepreneurs in their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. NWBC aims to understand the existing differences shown through current data as well as to explore differing expectations and growth potential through original research. NWBC has acquired the services of a research firm to conduct quantitative data analysis of existing and available data to sketch the current state of young women entrepreneurs and identify any differences as compared to older women entrepreneurs and young men entrepreneurs. The firm would also conduct in-depth analysis of young ADDRESSES: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION women entrepreneurs in comparison to their counterparts through original qualitative research. The qualitative research would consist of 12 focus groups with approximately 10 individuals in each group. Questions in the focus groups will explore expectations, approaches, barriers and supports, and growth potential of young women entrepreneurs and their counterparts. The outcome of the research will be a body of evidence and set of recommendations to support the growth of businesses owned by young women entrepreneurs. The focus groups would commence with a short questionnaire directed at a limited number of questions with defined responses. This questionnaire would be developed based on the common themes identified through previous research. The questionnaire would be given prior to the start of the focus groups and would be limited to completion within 10–15 minutes by the participants. The cover page of the questionnaire would include a limited set of demographics about the person (e.g. age, gender, entrepreneur field, year first became entrepreneur). All questionnaires will be coded with a random participant identification number, so that no names or identifiers will be included on the questionnaire. The focus groups will be no longer than 2 hours in length in total from start to finish, and no more than 10 participants will be involved in any of the focus groups. Focus groups would likely be gender- and age-specific and would be held using remote communication tools to manage time and cost. Title: Focus Group Research: Young Women Entrepreneurs. Description of Respondents: Young women entrepreneurs, young men entrepreneurs, and older women entrepreneurs, all representing a range of industries and sectors across the United States. Average burden per respondent (hours) Form name/activity Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Focus Group ............... Approximately 80 ........ N/A .............................. 2 160 Focus Group ............... Approximately 20 ........ N/A .............................. 2 40 Focus Group ............... Approximately 20 ........ N/A .............................. 2 40 ..................................... Approximately 120 Respondents. ..................................... ........................ 15:12 Nov 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 Total burden (hours) Approximately 240 Hours Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 20, 2012 / Notices Dated: November 13, 2012. Anie J. Borja, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2012–28174 Filed 11–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–AB–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. NRC–2012–0230] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of pending NRC action to submit an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and solicitation of public comment. 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In addition, licensee recordkeeping must be performed on an on-going basis, and reporting of transfer of byproduct material must be reported every calendar year, and in some cases, every calendar quarter. 4. Who is required or asked to report: All specific licensees who manufacture or initially transfer items containing byproduct material for sale or distribution to general licensees, or persons exempt from licensing, medical use product distributors to specific licensees, and those requesting a certificate of registration for a sealed source and/or device. 5. The number of annual respondents: 959 (246 NRC licensees and registration certificate holders and 713 Agreement wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Nov 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 State licensees and registration certificate holders). 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 164,540 (16,346 reporting hours, 148,093 recordkeeping hours, and 101 third-party disclosures hours). 7. Abstract: Part 32 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), establishes requirements for specific licenses for the introduction of byproduct material into products or materials and transfer of the products or materials to general licensees, or persons exempt from licensing, medical use product distributors to specific licensees, and those requesting a certificate of registration for a sealed source and/or device. It also prescribes requirements governing holders of the specific licenses. 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[FR Doc No: 2012-28174]


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NATIONAL WOMEN'S BUSINESS COUNCIL


Data Collection Available for Public Comments and Recommendations

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the National Women's Business Council's intentions to 
request approval on a new information collection activity that is part 
of an ongoing research program.

DATES: Submit comments on or before January 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send all comments regarding whether these information 
collections are necessary for the proper performance of the function of 
the agency, whether the burden estimates are accurate, and if there are 
ways to minimize the estimated burden and enhance the quality of the 
collections to Emily Bruno, Director of Research and Policy, National 
Women's Business Council, 409 3rd St SW., Suite 210, Washington, DC 
20416.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Bruno, Director of Research and 
Policy, National Women's Business Council, 202-205-6826 
(Emily.Bruno@nwbc.gov) or Curtis B. Rich, Management Analyst, 202-205-
7030, Curtis.Rich@sba.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) 
is a non-partisan federal advisory council that serves as an 
independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, 
and the Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance 
to women business owners. Members of the Council are prominent women 
business owners and leaders of women's business organizations.
    One of the NWBC's priorities this year is to better understand 
young women entrepreneurs (ages 18-34) and how they are the same or 
different from young men entrepreneurs and older women entrepreneurs in 
their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. NWBC aims to understand the 
existing differences shown through current data as well as to explore 
differing expectations and growth potential through original research.
    NWBC has acquired the services of a research firm to conduct 
quantitative data analysis of existing and available data to sketch the 
current state of young women entrepreneurs and identify any differences 
as compared to older women entrepreneurs and young men entrepreneurs. 
The firm would also conduct in-depth analysis of young women 
entrepreneurs in comparison to their counterparts through original 
qualitative research. The qualitative research would consist of 12 
focus groups with approximately 10 individuals in each group. Questions 
in the focus groups will explore expectations, approaches, barriers and 
supports, and growth potential of young women entrepreneurs and their 
counterparts. The outcome of the research will be a body of evidence 
and set of recommendations to support the growth of businesses owned by 
young women entrepreneurs.
    The focus groups would commence with a short questionnaire directed 
at a limited number of questions with defined responses. This 
questionnaire would be developed based on the common themes identified 
through previous research. The questionnaire would be given prior to 
the start of the focus groups and would be limited to completion within 
10-15 minutes by the participants. The cover page of the questionnaire 
would include a limited set of demographics about the person (e.g. age, 
gender, entrepreneur field, year first became entrepreneur). All 
questionnaires will be coded with a random participant identification 
number, so that no names or identifiers will be included on the 
questionnaire. The focus groups will be no longer than 2 hours in 
length in total from start to finish, and no more than 10 participants 
will be involved in any of the focus groups. Focus groups would likely 
be gender- and age-specific and would be held using remote 
communication tools to manage time and cost.
    Title: Focus Group Research: Young Women Entrepreneurs.
    Description of Respondents: Young women entrepreneurs, young men 
entrepreneurs, and older women entrepreneurs, all representing a range 
of industries and sectors across the United States.

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                                                                   Number of     Average burden
     Type of respondent          Form name/       Number of      responses per   per respondent    Total burden
                                  activity       respondents       respondent        (hours)         (hours)
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Young Women Entrepreneurs...  Focus Group....  Approximately    N/A............               2  160
                                                80.
Older Women Entrepreneurs...  Focus Group....  Approximately    N/A............               2  40
                                                20.
Young Men Entrepreneurs.....  Focus Group....  Approximately    N/A............               2  40
                                                20.
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    Totals..................  ...............  Approximately    ...............  ..............  Approximately
                                                120                                               240 Hours
                                                Respondents.
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    Dated: November 13, 2012.
Anie J. Borja,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-28174 Filed 11-19-12; 8:45 am]
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