Guidance for Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Pilot and Test Data, 34723-34724 [2014-14224]

Download as PDF 34723 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 117 / Wednesday, June 18, 2014 / Notices application, depending upon the applicant’s situation. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 8,051.5 hours. Estimated time for response (minutes) Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours Item No. Item 1 ....................................... Patent Examiner Employee Application ........................................ 30 16,103 8,051.5 Total .......................... ........................................................................................................ ........................ 16,103 8,051.5 Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $359,822. Using the median hourly rate for scientists and engineers of $44.69 as derived from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the USPTO estimates $359,822 per year in cost burden associated with respondents. This is a fully loaded hourly rate. Estimated Total Annual (Non-hour) Respondent Cost Burden: $0. There are no filing fees or start-up, maintenance, record keeping, or postage costs associated with this information collection. IV. Request for Comments emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The USPTO is soliciting public comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Dated: June 13, 2014. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–14214 Filed 6–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Jun 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Guidance for Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Pilot and Test Data Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). ACTION: Guidance for CNCS Notices, with request for comments. AGENCY: CNCS is submitting the below information for future CNCS Federal Register Notices in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, OMB is coordinating the development of the following proposed Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Pilot and Test Data’’ for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This notice announces that CNCS intends to submit collections to OMB for approval and solicit comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection. DATES: Comments must be submitted July 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for CNCS, by any of the following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register: (1) By fax to: 202–395–6974, Attention: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for CNCS; and (2) Electronically by email to: smar@ omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, please contact Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director of Policy, at 202–606–6930 or email to aborgstrom@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (TTY–TDD) may call 1–800–833–3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Pilot and Test Data. Abstract: This is a new information collection. The information collection activity will enable pilot testing of survey instruments in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By pilot testing we mean information that provides useful insights on how respondents interact with the instrument, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations regarding prospective studies. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of research program management. The Agency will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collections are voluntary; • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; • Information gathered will be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of the agency; • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 34724 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 117 / Wednesday, June 18, 2014 / Notices • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not 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 to 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. As a general matter, information collections will not result in any new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. No comments were received in response to the 60-day notice published in the Federal Register of March 5, 2014 (79 FR 12495). Current Actions: New collection of information. Type of Review: New Collection. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 10. Respondents: 350. Annual responses: 350. Frequency of Response: Once per request. Average minutes per response: 30. Burden hours: 10,500. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget Control Number. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Jun 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: June 12, 2014. Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director of Policy. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2014–14224 Filed 6–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Guidance for Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). ACTION: Guidance for CNCS Notices, with request for comments. AGENCY: CNCS is submitting the below information for future CNCS Federal Register Notices in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). As part of a Federal Governmentwide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, OMB is coordinating the development of the following proposed Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery’’ for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This notice announces that CNCS intends to submit collections to OMB for approval and solicit comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection. DATES: Comments must be submitted July 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for CNCS, by any of the following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register: (1) By fax to: 202–395–6974, Attention: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for CNCS; and (2) Electronically by email to: smar@ omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, please contact Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director of Policy, at 202–606–6930 or email to aborgstrom@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call 1–800–833–3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Abstract: The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder 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 and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not 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. No comments were received in response to the 60-day notice published in the Federal Register of March 5, 2014 (79 FR 12493). Current Actions: New collection of information. Type of Review: New Collection. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 117 (Wednesday, June 18, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34723-34724]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14224]


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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Guidance for Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed 
Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of 
Pilot and Test Data

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

ACTION: Guidance for CNCS Notices, with request for comments.

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SUMMARY: CNCS is submitting the below information for future CNCS 
Federal Register Notices in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). As part of a Federal 
Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from 
the public on service delivery, OMB is coordinating the development of 
the following proposed Generic Information Collection Request (Generic 
ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Pilot and Test Data'' 
for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq.). This notice announces that CNCS intends to submit collections to 
OMB for approval and solicit comments on specific aspects for the 
proposed information collection.

DATES: Comments must be submitted July 18, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the 
information collection activity, to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for CNCS, by 
any of the following two methods within 30 days from the date of 
publication in the Federal Register:
    (1) By fax to: 202-395-6974, Attention: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk 
Officer for CNCS; and
    (2) Electronically by email to: smar@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, 
please contact Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director of Policy, at 202-606-
6930 or email to aborgstrom@cns.gov. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call 1-800-833-
3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through 
Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Pilot and Test Data.
    Abstract: This is a new information collection. The information 
collection activity will enable pilot testing of survey instruments in 
an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration's 
commitment to improving service delivery. By pilot testing we mean 
information that provides useful insights on how respondents interact 
with the instrument, but are not statistical surveys that yield 
quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of 
study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder 
perceptions, experiences and expectations regarding prospective 
studies. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the 
improvement of research program management.
    The Agency will only submit a collection for approval under this 
generic clearance if it meets the following conditions:
     The collections are voluntary;
     The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on 
considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or 
burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents 
and the Federal Government;
     The collections are non-controversial and do not raise 
issues of concern to other Federal agencies;
     Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions 
from respondents who have experience with the program or may have 
experience with the program in the near future;
     Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected 
only to the extent necessary and is not retained;
     Information gathered will be used only internally for 
general service improvement and program management purposes and is not 
intended for release outside of the agency;
     Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of 
substantially informing influential policy decisions; and

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     Information gathered will yield qualitative information; 
the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically 
reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the 
population of study.
    Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful 
information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the 
overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative 
information will not 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 to 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.
    As a general matter, information collections will not result in any 
new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask 
questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, 
religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered 
private.
    No comments were received in response to the 60-day notice 
published in the Federal Register of March 5, 2014 (79 FR 12495).
    Current Actions: New collection of information.
    Type of Review: New Collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and 
Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 10.
    Respondents: 350.
    Annual responses: 350.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average minutes per response: 30.
    Burden hours: 10,500.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid Office of Management and Budget Control Number.

    Dated: June 12, 2014.
Amy Borgstrom,
Associate Director of Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-14224 Filed 6-17-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6050-28-P