Renewal and Revision of a Previously Approved Information Collection; Comment Request; State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program, 9035-9036 [2013-02713]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 26 / Thursday, February 7, 2013 / Notices Final Results of Reviews Pursuant to sections 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on silicomanganese from India, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail if the order were revoked are as follows: Exporters/producers Rate (percent) India Nava Bharat Ventures, Ltd. ............................. Universal Ferro and Allied Chemicals, Ltd. ... All Others Rate .............. Kazakhstan Alloy 2000, S.A. ............. Kazakhstan-Wide Rate .. Venezuela ´ Hornos Electricos de Venezuela, S.A. ......... All Others Rate .............. 15.32 20.53 17.74 247.88 247.88 24.62 24.62 This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing the final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: January 31, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–02822 Filed 2–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES National Telecommunications and Information Administration Renewal and Revision of a Previously Approved Information Collection; Comment Request; State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program ACTION: Notice. The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:21 Feb 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on continuing and revising this information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 8, 2013. 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(s) and instructions should be directed to Anne Neville, Director, State Broadband Initiative, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Room 4898, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington DC 20230 (or via email to aneville@ntia.doc.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for an extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. In 2009 and 2010, under the Broadband Data Improvement Act and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, NTIA awarded grants to states, or their designees, to gather and verify statespecific broadband data, including the the maximum advertised speed, technology type and spectrum (if applicable) for each broadband provider offering service in each census block, or, in census blocks greater than two square miles, each road segment (See 74 FR 32545, July 8, 2009 and 74 FR 46573, Sept. 10, 2009). Additionally, grants included funding to collect the maximum advertised speed and technology type to which various classes of Community Anchor Institutions (CAIs) subscribe. Recipients are funded to conduct this activity until approximately December 31, 2014. The recipients gather and verify data twice per year, submitting the information to NTIA each October 1 and April 1. States use the data to populate state broadband maps, and NTIA uses the data to populate the National Broadband Map. The data is also freely available for stakeholders to use, via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and in various file formats. Numerous public and private stakeholders currently use the data to PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9035 inform funding, policy and commercial decisions. Consumers and businesses use the data to identify where broadband is available, the advertised speeds and other information. Despite the importance of broadband to the U.S. economy, information about broadband availability was not widely available until NTIA and the states developed this dataset. The data collected will continue to provide critical information for grant-making, regulatory and policy-making efforts, and to improve the quality of state-level broadband information. NTIA proposes to revise the currently approved reporting requirements to include with each submission of data several ‘‘best practices’’ documents including a document describing each recipient’s methodology for collecting and verifying data, a document that summarizes any major changes or corrections to data from the previous submission and a short text file (also known as a ‘‘readme’’ file) that summarizes basic, technical information for the dataset. Recipients began providing this information to NTIA as a best practice because it provided more transparency into their process and supported the efficient review of data. Note that at this time, NTIA is not proposing to revise the broadband availability or CAI adoption data that each recipient collects, though it may consider changes at a future date. II. Method of Collection Awardees will continue to submit all reports via the Internet. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0660–0032. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: States, territories and the District of Columbia or their designees. Subrespondents include facilities-based providers of broadband connections, incumbent and competitive local exchange carriers, facilities-based mobile telephony service providers and wireless Internet service providers. Estimated Number of Total Respondents: 56 respondents; 2,000 subrespondents. Estimated Time per Response: 3,123 hours for respondents; 50 hours for subrespondents. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 549,776. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Public: $0. E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 9036 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 26 / Thursday, February 7, 2013 / Notices 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 the information collection. Comments will also become a matter of public record. [FR Doc. 2013–02713 Filed 2–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2013–OS–0018] Proposed Collection; Comment Request United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration; OSD/ DA&M, DoD. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Commemorations under the Secretary of Defense announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. 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 of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 17:45 Feb 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, Attn: Yvonne Schilz, 1101 Wilson Boulevard Suite 810, Arlington, VA 22209 or call at 703–697–4919. Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Vietnam War Commemoration Planned Commemorative Events; DD Form 2956; OMB Number 0704–TBD. Needs and Uses: The information collection is necessary to notify the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration’s Commemorative Partner Program of Commemorative Partner’s planned events for inclusion on the Commemoration’s events calendar, and to request event support from the program. The Commemorative Partner Program (CPP) is designed to support federal agencies, State, local, civilian and military communities, international governments, veterans’ organizations, civic groups, industries, educational institutions, libraries, museums, business and other organizations in assisting a grateful nation in commemorating the Vietnam War. Commemorative Partners are asked to plan and conduct at least two appropriate events and activities each year during the 2015–2017 timeframe that will ‘‘thank and honor’’ our veterans and their families in a memorable, but dignified and honorable manner. Events and activities must meet one or more of the Congressionallymandated objectives of the program. Affected Public: Business of other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions; FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: February 1, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Consideration will be given to all comments received by April 8, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350–3100. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Government; State, local or tribal government. Annual Burden Hours: 2,500. Number of Respondents: 10,000. Responses per Respondent: One (1) on average. Responses are voluntary and thus the number of responses will vary among respondents. We estimate an average of one annual response per respondent. Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary of Information Collection The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Commemorative Partner Program is a voluntary program for organizations to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families. Requests for event support and notification of planned events are purely voluntary, but will inform the program as to the nationwide effort and success to thank and honor our Vietnam Veterans. Information to be collected includes: Commemorative Partner Program Organization name; Event Point of Contact; Year; Tentative Date(s); Planned Event; Planned Activities; and Requested Support (materials). Dated: February 4, 2013. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2013–02741 Filed 2–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2013–OS–0017] Proposed Collection; Comment Request United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration; OSD/ DA&M, DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Commemorations under the Secretary of Defense announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. 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 E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Renewal and Revision of a Previously Approved Information 
Collection; Comment Request; State Broadband Data and Development Grant 
Program

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 comment on continuing and revising this 
information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 8, 2013.

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(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Anne Neville, Director, State Broadband 
Initiative, National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA), Room 4898, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington DC 20230 (or via email to 
aneville@ntia.doc.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for an extension and revision of a currently 
approved information collection.
    In 2009 and 2010, under the Broadband Data Improvement Act and the 
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, NTIA awarded grants to 
states, or their designees, to gather and verify state-specific 
broadband data, including the the maximum advertised speed, technology 
type and spectrum (if applicable) for each broadband provider offering 
service in each census block, or, in census blocks greater than two 
square miles, each road segment (See 74 FR 32545, July 8, 2009 and 74 
FR 46573, Sept. 10, 2009). Additionally, grants included funding to 
collect the maximum advertised speed and technology type to which 
various classes of Community Anchor Institutions (CAIs) subscribe. 
Recipients are funded to conduct this activity until approximately 
December 31, 2014.
    The recipients gather and verify data twice per year, submitting 
the information to NTIA each October 1 and April 1. States use the data 
to populate state broadband maps, and NTIA uses the data to populate 
the National Broadband Map. The data is also freely available for 
stakeholders to use, via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and 
in various file formats. Numerous public and private stakeholders 
currently use the data to inform funding, policy and commercial 
decisions. Consumers and businesses use the data to identify where 
broadband is available, the advertised speeds and other information.
    Despite the importance of broadband to the U.S. economy, 
information about broadband availability was not widely available until 
NTIA and the states developed this dataset. The data collected will 
continue to provide critical information for grant-making, regulatory 
and policy-making efforts, and to improve the quality of state-level 
broadband information.
    NTIA proposes to revise the currently approved reporting 
requirements to include with each submission of data several ``best 
practices'' documents including a document describing each recipient's 
methodology for collecting and verifying data, a document that 
summarizes any major changes or corrections to data from the previous 
submission and a short text file (also known as a ``readme'' file) that 
summarizes basic, technical information for the dataset. Recipients 
began providing this information to NTIA as a best practice because it 
provided more transparency into their process and supported the 
efficient review of data. Note that at this time, NTIA is not proposing 
to revise the broadband availability or CAI adoption data that each 
recipient collects, though it may consider changes at a future date.

II. Method of Collection

    Awardees will continue to submit all reports via the Internet.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0660-0032.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a 
currently approved collection).
    Affected Public: States, territories and the District of Columbia 
or their designees. Subrespondents include facilities-based providers 
of broadband connections, incumbent and competitive local exchange 
carriers, facilities-based mobile telephony service providers and 
wireless Internet service providers.
    Estimated Number of Total Respondents: 56 respondents; 2,000 
subrespondents.
    Estimated Time per Response: 3,123 hours for respondents; 50 hours 
for subrespondents.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 549,776.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Public: $0.

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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 the information 
collection. Comments will also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: February 1, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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