Notice of Information Collection, 74169-74170 [2013-29388]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / Notices Commission is required to examine all laws, policies and practices of the Federal Government that result in any direct payment of authorized or appropriated funds to current and former members (veteran and retired) of the uniformed services, including the reserve components of those services, as well as the spouses, family members, children, survivors, and other persons authorized to receive such payments as a result of their connection to the members of these uniformed services (§ 671(b)(1)(A)) and to seek written comment from the general public and interested parties, to hold public hearings and to examine such other matters as it considers appropriate (§ 671(b)(1)(C)). The Commission considers it essential to survey the recipients of the government funding that is the focus of the statute in order to write the report due May 1, 2014. The Commission has designed a survey that measures preferences for alternative levels and types of compensation across a broad cross-section of people either directly or indirectly benefiting from various forms of military compensation. In our review of existing surveys, we have determined that no available sources cover the demographic diversity of participants the Commission would like to cover using a preference-based approach. Because the statute requires the Commission to produce a report by May 1, 2014, the agency cannot comply with normal clearance procedures for authorizing a survey and it is requesting emergency processing. Respondents: Military Retirees. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 5,000. Frequency of Response: One time. Average Hours of Response: .5 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 2,500. Christopher Nuneviller, Associate Director, Administration and Operations. [FR Doc. 2013–29432 Filed 12–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: 13–144] Notice of Information Collection The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:48 Dec 09, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: All comments should be submitted within 60 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Frances Teel, Mail Code JF000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546– 0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Frances Teel, NASA PRA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Mail Code JF000, Washington, DC 20546, Frances.C.Teel@ nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Type of Review: Regular Clearance. Affected Public: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 844. Estimated Annual Responses: 3,376. Estimated Time per Response: 60 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,376. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $84,704. I. Abstract Frances Teel, NASA PRA Clearance Officer. NASA’s founding legislation, the Space Act of 1958, as amended, directs the Agency to expand human knowledge of Earth and space phenomena and to preserve the role of the United States as a leader in aeronautics, space science, and technology. The NASA Office of Education has three primary goals (1) strengthen NASA and the Nation’s future workforce, (2) attract and retain students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines, and (3) engage Americans in NASA’s mission. This regular clearance will enable the NASA Office of Education to fulfill federally mandated reporting on its education activities and investments portfolio as well as selected Agency annual performance indicators. This information collection will consist of project activity-level data submitted by program managers external to NASA, but who are responsible for reporting to NASA on the programs they manage that are within the NASA investments portfolio. Pertinent examples of this data include number of participants, duration of activity, and institution location of the activity. II. Method of Collection National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. AGENCY: 74169 Electronic and paper. III. Data Title: NASA Office of Education Program-level Data Collection. OMB Number: 2700–XXXX. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information collected has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed 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, including automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. [FR Doc. 2013–29391 Filed 12–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: 13–141] Notice of Information Collection National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. AGENCY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 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 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: All comments should be submitted within 60 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Frances Teel, Mail Code JF000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546– 0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Frances Teel, NASA PRA SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 74170 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / Notices Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Mail Code JF000, Washington, DC 20546, Frances.C.Teel@ nasa.gov. I. Abstract NASA’s founding legislation, the Space Act of 1958, as amended, directs the agency to expand human knowledge of Earth and space phenomena and to preserve the role of the United States as a leader in aeronautics, space science, and technology. The NASA Office of Education administers the agency’s national education activities in support of the Space Act, including the performance measurement and evaluation of educational projects and programs. This generic clearance will allow the NASA Office of Education to test and pilot with subject matter experts, secondary students, higher education students, educators, and interested parties new and existing information collection forms and assessment instruments for the purposes of improvement and establishing validity and reliability characteristics of the forms and instruments. Forms and instruments to be tested include program application forms, customer satisfaction questionnaires, focus group protocols, and project activity survey instruments. Methodological testing will include focus group discussions, pilot surveys to test new individual question items as well as the complete form and instrument. In addition, test-retest and similar protocols will be used to determine reliability characteristics of the forms and instruments. Methodological testing will assure that forms and instruments accurately and consistently collect and measure what they are intended to measure and that data collection items are interpreted precisely and consistently, all towards the goal of accurate Agency reporting while improving the execution of NASA Education project activities. maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Electronic, paper, and focus group interviews. III. Data Title: Generic Clearance for the NASA Office of Education/Performance Measurement and Evaluation (Testing). OMB Number: 2700–XXXX. Type of review: New Generic Clearance. Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,756. Estimated Annual Responses: Variable. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:48 Dec 09, 2013 Jkt 232001 Estimated Time per Response: Variable. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,487. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $50,913.23. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information collected has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed 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, including automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Frances Teel, NASA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–29388 Filed 12–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: 13–143] Notice of Information Collection National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. AGENCY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 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 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: All comments should be submitted within 60 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Frances Teel, Mail Code JF000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546– 0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Frances Teel, NASA PRA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Mail Code JF000, Washington, DC 20546, Frances.C.Teel@ nasa.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Abstract NASA’s founding legislation, the Space Act of 1958, as amended, directs the agency to expand human knowledge of Earth and space phenomena and to preserve the role of the United States as a leader in aeronautics, space science, and technology. The NASA Office of Education administers the agency’s national education activities in support of the Space Act, including the performance measurement and evaluation of educational projects and programs. This generic clearance will allow the Office of Education to test and pilot with subject matter experts, secondary students, higher education students, educators, and interested parties new and existing information collection forms and assessment instruments for the purposes of improvement and establishing validity and reliability characteristics of the forms and instruments. Forms and instruments to be tested include program application forms, customer satisfaction questionnaires, focus group protocols, and project activity survey instruments. Methodological testing will include focus group discussions, pilot surveys to test new individual question items as well as the complete form and instrument. In addition, test-retest and similar protocols will be used to determine reliability characteristics of the forms and instruments. Methodological testing will assure that forms and instruments accurately and consistently collect and measure what they are intended to measure and that data collection items are interpreted precisely and consistently, all towards the goal of accurate Agency reporting while improving the execution of NASA Education project activities. II. Method of Collection Electronic, paper, and focus group interviews. III. Data Title: Generic Clearance for the Office of Education Performance Measurement and Evaluation (Testing). OMB Number: 2700–XXXX. Type of Review: New Generic Clearance. Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,756. Estimated Annual Responses: Variable. Estimated Time per Response: Variable. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,487. E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 237 (Tuesday, December 10, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74169-74170]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29388]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Notice: 13-141]


Notice of Information Collection

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of information collection.

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SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 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 (Pub. 
L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: All comments should be submitted within 60 calendar days from 
the date of this publication.

ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Frances Teel, Mail Code 
JF000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 
20546-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Frances Teel, NASA PRA

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Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Mail Code 
JF000, Washington, DC 20546, Frances.C.Teel@nasa.gov.

I. Abstract

    NASA's founding legislation, the Space Act of 1958, as amended, 
directs the agency to expand human knowledge of Earth and space 
phenomena and to preserve the role of the United States as a leader in 
aeronautics, space science, and technology. The NASA Office of 
Education administers the agency's national education activities in 
support of the Space Act, including the performance measurement and 
evaluation of educational projects and programs.
    This generic clearance will allow the NASA Office of Education to 
test and pilot with subject matter experts, secondary students, higher 
education students, educators, and interested parties new and existing 
information collection forms and assessment instruments for the 
purposes of improvement and establishing validity and reliability 
characteristics of the forms and instruments. Forms and instruments to 
be tested include program application forms, customer satisfaction 
questionnaires, focus group protocols, and project activity survey 
instruments. Methodological testing will include focus group 
discussions, pilot surveys to test new individual question items as 
well as the complete form and instrument. In addition, test-retest and 
similar protocols will be used to determine reliability characteristics 
of the forms and instruments. Methodological testing will assure that 
forms and instruments accurately and consistently collect and measure 
what they are intended to measure and that data collection items are 
interpreted precisely and consistently, all towards the goal of 
accurate Agency reporting while improving the execution of NASA 
Education project activities.

II. Method of Collection

    Electronic, paper, and focus group interviews.

III. Data

    Title: Generic Clearance for the NASA Office of Education/
Performance Measurement and Evaluation (Testing).
    OMB Number: 2700-XXXX.
    Type of review: New Generic Clearance.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,756.
    Estimated Annual Responses: Variable.
    Estimated Time per Response: Variable.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,487.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $50,913.23.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
NASA, including whether the information collected has practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA's estimate of the burden (including 
hours and cost) of the proposed 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, including automated collection techniques 
or the use of other forms of information technology.

Frances Teel,
NASA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-29388 Filed 12-9-13; 8:45 am]
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