60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery, 7273-7274 [2014-02567]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2014 / Notices change should be approved or disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.13 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–02499 Filed 2–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8623] Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– NYSEMKT–2014–13 on the subject line. 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery Paper Comments The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to April 7, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web: Persons with access to the Internet may use the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) to comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by entering ‘‘Public Notice 8623’’ in the Search bar. If necessary, use the Narrow by Agency filter option on the Results page. • Email: ciupekra@state.gov. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Raymond Ciupek, Department of State, Office of Directives Management, 1800 G St. NW., Suite 2400, Washington, DC 20522–2202, who may be reached at ciupekra@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSEMKT–2014–13. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Section, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing will also be available for inspection and copying at the NYSE’s principal office and on its Internet Web site at www.nyse.com. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR– NYSEMKT–2014–13 and should be submitted on or before February 27, 2014. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:18 Feb 05, 2014 Notice of request for public comment. ACTION: Jkt 232001 13 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7273 Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0193. • Type of Request: Extension of an approved collection. • Originating Office: Office of Directives Management, A/GIS/DIR. • Form Number: Various public surveys and comment cards. • Respondents: Individuals responding to Department of State customer service evaluation requests. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000. • Estimated Number of Responses: 50,000. • Average Time per Response: 5 minutes • Total Estimated Burden Time: 4,167 hours. • Frequency: Once per request. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of proposed collection: The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. This qualitative feedback will provide insights into customer perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 7274 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2014 / Notices information, but it will not yield data that can be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. Methodology: Respondents will fill out a brief customer survey after completing their interaction with a Department Office or Embassy. Surveys are designed to gather feedback on the customer’s experiences. Dated: February 3, 2014. Janet Freer, Director, Office of Directives Management, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–02567 Filed 2–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8624] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In the Matter of the Review of the Designation of Lashkar i Jhangvi (and Other Aliases) As a Foreign Terrorist Organization Pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended Based upon a review of the Administrative Record assembled pursuant to Section 219(a)(4)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)(4)(C)) (‘‘INA’’), and in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury, I conclude that the circumstances that were the basis for the 2008 decision to maintain the designation of the aforementioned organization as a Foreign Terrorist Organization have not changed in such a manner as to warrant revocation of the designation and that the national security of the United States does not warrant a revocation of the designation. Therefore, I hereby determine that the designation of the aforementioned VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:18 Feb 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 organization as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, pursuant to Section 219 of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1189), shall be maintained. This determination shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: December 9, 2013 John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–02569 Filed 2–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–10–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2014–0006] Draft Core Toll Concessions Public Private Partnership Model Contract Guide Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP– 21) requires DOT and FHWA to develop public-private partnership (P3) transaction model contracts for the most popular types of P3s for transportation projects. Based on public input on the most prevalent P3 transaction type and the need for an educational, rather than prescriptive contract model, the FHWA has developed a draft Core Toll Concession Model Contract Guide. The FHWA values public input in the development of the model contracts, and seeks continuing input. A draft of the Core Toll Concession Model Contract Guide is provided with this notice so that the general public and interested stakeholders may provide comments. This model contract guide has been prepared solely for informational purposes and should be not construed as a statement of DOT or FHWA policy. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 10, 2014. Late comments will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: To ensure that you do not duplicate your docket submissions, please submit them by only one of the following means: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 New Jersey Ave. SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is (202) 366–9329. • Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number at the beginning of your comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Deborah E. Brown-Davis, Office of Innovative Program Delivery, (202) 366– 4249, Ms. Alla Shaw, Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–1042, Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, and Mr. Prabhat Diksit, Office of Innovative Program Delivery, 12300 W Dakota Ave., Suite 370, Lakewood, CO 80227, (720) 963–3202, or via email at prabhat.diksit@dot.gov. Office hours for the FHWA are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access and Filing You may submit or retrieve comments online through the Federal eRulemaking portal at: http://www.regulations.gov. The Web site is available 24 hours every day of the year. Electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines are available under the help section of the Web site. An electronic copy of this document may also be downloaded from the Office of the Federal Register’s home page at: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register and the Government Printing Office’s Web page at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov. Background Public-private partnerships are contractual arrangements between public and private sector entities that allow for greater participation by the private sector in the delivery of surface transportation projects and associated services. Generally, in addition to designing or building a project, a private partner in a P3 may be involved in financing, operating, and maintaining the project. By transferring certain risks and responsibilities to the private partner, P3s can result in more efficient and effective project delivery. However, P3 contracts are complex and are of a much longer-term duration than traditional construction contracts. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 25 (Thursday, February 6, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-02567]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8623]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Generic 
Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service 
Delivery

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are 
requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals 
and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for 
public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to April 
7, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Web: Persons with access to the Internet may use the 
Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) to comment on this notice by 
going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by 
entering ``Public Notice 8623'' in the Search bar. If necessary, use 
the Narrow by Agency filter option on the Results page.
     Email: ciupekra@state.gov.
    You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information 
collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including 
requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and 
supporting documents, to Raymond Ciupek, Department of State, Office of 
Directives Management, 1800 G St. NW., Suite 2400, Washington, DC 
20522-2202, who may be reached at ciupekra@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Generic Clearance for the 
Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0193.
     Type of Request: Extension of an approved collection.
     Originating Office: Office of Directives Management, A/
GIS/DIR.
     Form Number: Various public surveys and comment cards.
     Respondents: Individuals responding to Department of State 
customer service evaluation requests.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 50,000.
     Average Time per Response: 5 minutes
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 4,167 hours.
     Frequency: Once per request.
     Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
     Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost 
burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are 
public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you 
should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your 
personal information, will be available for public review.
    Abstract of proposed collection: The information collection 
activity will garner qualitative customer feedback in an efficient, 
timely manner, in accordance with the Administration's commitment to 
improving service delivery. This qualitative feedback will provide 
insights into customer perceptions, experiences and expectations, 
provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on 
areas where communication, training or changes in operations might 
improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow 
for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the 
Agency and its customers. It will also allow feedback to contribute 
directly to the improvement of program management.
    Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful

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information, but it will not yield data that can be used for 
quantitative information collections that are designed to yield 
reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or 
documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous 
designs that address: The target population to which generalizations 
will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including 
stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power 
calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected 
response rate, methods for assessing potential non-response bias, the 
protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or 
will be undertaken prior fielding the study. Depending on the degree of 
influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be 
eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed 
to yield quantitative results.
    Methodology: Respondents will fill out a brief customer survey 
after completing their interaction with a Department Office or Embassy. 
Surveys are designed to gather feedback on the customer's experiences.

    Dated: February 3, 2014.
Janet Freer,
Director, Office of Directives Management, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2014-02567 Filed 2-5-14; 8:45 am]
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