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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 123 / Thursday, June 26, 2014 / Notices Additional factors, such as diversity of company size, type, location, and demographics, may also be considered during the review process. Referrals from political organizations and any documents, including the application, containing references to partisan political activities (including political contributions) will be removed from an applicant’s submission and not considered during the selection process. Timeframe for Recruitment and Application Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the Commerce Department trade mission calendar (http://www.export.gov/ trademissions/) and other Internet Web sites, press releases to general and trade media, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for this mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than December 31, 2014. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis beginning June 23, 2014 until the maximum of 20 participants is selected. Applications received after December 31, 2014 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, Anne Novak, Tel: 202–482–8178, Email: Anne.Novak@trade.gov U.S. Commercial Service Johannesburg, Brent Omdahl, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, Phone: 27–11– 290–3227, Email: Brent.Omdahl@ trade.gov Elnora Moye, Trade Program Assistant. [FR Doc. 2014–14994 Filed 6–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES National Institute of Standards and Technology Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST MEP Client Impact Survey National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Jun 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 August 25, 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 Dede McMahon, deirdre.mcmahon@nist.gov, 301–975– 8328. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract Sponsored by NIST, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a national network of locally based manufacturing extension centers working with small manufacturers to assist them improve their productivity, improve profitability and enhance their economic competitiveness. The information collected will provide the MEP with information regarding MEP Center performance regarding the delivery of technology, and business solutions to U.S.-based manufacturers. The collected information will assist in determining the performance of the MEP Centers at both local and national levels, provide information critical to monitoring and reporting on MEP programmatic performance, and assist management in policy decisions. Responses to the collection of information are mandatory per the regulations governing the operation of the MEP Program (15 CFR parts 290, 291, 292, and H.R. 1274—section 2). The information collected will include MEP Customer inputs regarding their sales, costs, investments, employment, and exports. Customers will take the survey online. Customers will only be surveyed once per year under this collection. Data collected in this survey is confidential. II. Method of Collection Information will be collected electronically. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0693–0021. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36295 Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,667. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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: June 20, 2014. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST MEP Client 
Impact Survey

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, 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 August 25, 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 Dede McMahon, deirdre.mcmahon@nist.gov, 301-975-8328.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Sponsored by NIST, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is 
a national network of locally based manufacturing extension centers 
working with small manufacturers to assist them improve their 
productivity, improve profitability and enhance their economic 
competitiveness. The information collected will provide the MEP with 
information regarding MEP Center performance regarding the delivery of 
technology, and business solutions to U.S.-based manufacturers. The 
collected information will assist in determining the performance of the 
MEP Centers at both local and national levels, provide information 
critical to monitoring and reporting on MEP programmatic performance, 
and assist management in policy decisions. Responses to the collection 
of information are mandatory per the regulations governing the 
operation of the MEP Program (15 CFR parts 290, 291, 292, and H.R. 
1274--section 2). The information collected will include MEP Customer 
inputs regarding their sales, costs, investments, employment, and 
exports. Customers will take the survey online. Customers will only be 
surveyed once per year under this collection. Data collected in this 
survey is confidential.

II. Method of Collection

    Information will be collected electronically.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0693-0021.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,667.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

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: June 20, 2014.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-14968 Filed 6-25-14; 8:45 am]
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