Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Panel Member Survey To Develop Indicators of Resilient Coastal Tourism, 76285 [2013-29905]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2013 / Notices will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. How To Apply: Applications can be downloaded from the business development mission Web site (http://export.gov/GCCMission2014) or can be obtained by contacting the Office of Business Liaison (see below). Completed applications should be submitted to the Office of Business Liaison via email: businessliaison@ doc.gov or fax: 202–482–4054. Contacts: General Information and Applications: The Office of Business Liaison, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 5062, Washington, DC 20230, Tel: 202–482–1360, Fax: 202–482–4054, Email: BusinessLiaison@doc.gov. Elnora Moye, Trade Program Assistant. [FR Doc. 2013–29884 Filed 12–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Panel Member Survey To Develop Indicators of Resilient Coastal Tourism National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 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 February 18, 2014. SUMMARY: 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 Chris Ellis, (843) 740–1195 or Chris.Ellis@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Dec 16, 2013 Jkt 232001 I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. The purpose of this survey is to better understand the factors that shape the tourism industry’s ability to adapt to or bounce back from external shocks such as natural disasters, climate change, and economic downturns (i.e. resiliency) in order to develop a set of indicators to measure the resiliency of coastal tourism. To help gather this information, NOAA will conduct a multi-round, iterative survey process based on the Delphi Method, which is a structured method for eliciting and combining expert opinion. The method requires indirect interaction among experts through a moderator. Experts make individual judgments, and these judgments are shared anonymously with the whole group. After viewing other experts’ judgments, each expert is then given the opportunity to revise his or her own judgments, and the process is repeated. Theoretically, the goal of the Delphi study is to reach a consensus after a few rounds. In reality this rarely happens; thus, at the end of the Delphi rounds, the experts’ final judgments are typically combined mathematically. NOAA will apply the Delphi Method to a multi-round survey of panels of individuals with experience and insight into tourism resiliency and/or the tourism industry in two geographic areas: (1) The Central North Carolina Coast, and (2) The San Francisco Bay Area (inner and outer coast). Data to be collected through the survey include factors that may prevent or facilitate tourism resiliency as well as ranking or rating of those factors; suggested resiliency indicators; relevance and usefulness of resiliency indicators; and levels of respondent certainty with regard to their responses. II. Method of Collection The survey will be provided to respondents in electronic format via email and responses will be submitted via email of electronic forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection). Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; Federal Government; State, local, or tribal government; Business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40. Estimated Time per Response: Four hours per respondent as follows: Preliminary webinar, 1 hour; first round PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76285 survey, 1 hour; second round survey, 1 hour; and final webinar, 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 160. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. 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: December 11, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–29905 Filed 12–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–BD77 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; SnapperGrouper Fishery Off the South Atlantic States; Regulatory Amendment 17 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Supplemental notice of intent (NOI) to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS). AGENCY: NMFS, Southeast Region, in collaboration with the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), is publishing this supplemental NOI to announce that scoping meetings for Regulatory Amendment 17 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery in the South Atlantic Region (Regulatory Amendment 17) will be postponed and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Panel Member 
Survey To Develop Indicators of Resilient Coastal Tourism

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
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 February 18, 
2014.

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 Chris Ellis, (843) 740-1195 or Chris.Ellis@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for a new information collection.
    The purpose of this survey is to better understand the factors that 
shape the tourism industry's ability to adapt to or bounce back from 
external shocks such as natural disasters, climate change, and economic 
downturns (i.e. resiliency) in order to develop a set of indicators to 
measure the resiliency of coastal tourism. To help gather this 
information, NOAA will conduct a multi-round, iterative survey process 
based on the Delphi Method, which is a structured method for eliciting 
and combining expert opinion. The method requires indirect interaction 
among experts through a moderator. Experts make individual judgments, 
and these judgments are shared anonymously with the whole group. After 
viewing other experts' judgments, each expert is then given the 
opportunity to revise his or her own judgments, and the process is 
repeated. Theoretically, the goal of the Delphi study is to reach a 
consensus after a few rounds. In reality this rarely happens; thus, at 
the end of the Delphi rounds, the experts' final judgments are 
typically combined mathematically.
    NOAA will apply the Delphi Method to a multi-round survey of panels 
of individuals with experience and insight into tourism resiliency and/
or the tourism industry in two geographic areas: (1) The Central North 
Carolina Coast, and (2) The San Francisco Bay Area (inner and outer 
coast). Data to be collected through the survey include factors that 
may prevent or facilitate tourism resiliency as well as ranking or 
rating of those factors; suggested resiliency indicators; relevance and 
usefulness of resiliency indicators; and levels of respondent certainty 
with regard to their responses.

II. Method of Collection

    The survey will be provided to respondents in electronic format via 
email and responses will be submitted via email of electronic forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection).
    Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; Federal Government; 
State, local, or tribal government; Business or other for-profit 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 40.
    Estimated Time per Response: Four hours per respondent as follows: 
Preliminary webinar, 1 hour; first round survey, 1 hour; second round 
survey, 1 hour; and final webinar, 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 160.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

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: December 11, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-29905 Filed 12-16-13; 8:45 am]
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