Plan for Generic Information Collection Activity: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 61342-61344 [2014-24234]

Download as PDF 61342 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 197 / Friday, October 10, 2014 / Notices October 22, 2014; 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. October 23, 2014; 8:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m. October 24, 2014; 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Place: Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA. Type of Meeting: Part-Open. Contact Person: Dr. Charles Bouldin, Program Director, Partnership for Research and Education in Materials Program, Division of Materials Research, Room 1065, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, Telephone (703) 292–4920. Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations concerning further support of the Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM). Agenda Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6–9 p.m. Executive Session and Dinner for Site Visit Team— (Closed) Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Executive session—(Closed) 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Presentations by PREM Director, co-PIs, Institutional Representatives and program participants (Open) 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Executive Session for Site Visit Team—(Closed) 6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Dinner for Panel and Faculty—(Open) Friday, October 24, 2014 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Executive Session and Director’s Response to Feedback, Debriefing with PREM Director and co-PIs—(Closed) Reason for Closing: The work being reviewed may include information of a proprietary or confidential nature, including technical information; financial data, such as salaries and personal information concerning individuals associated with the proposals. These matters are exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552 b(c), (4) and (6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act. Dated: October 6, 2014. Suzanne Plimpton, Acting Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–24161 Filed 10–9–14; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD Plan for Generic Information Collection Activity: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Oct 09, 2014 Jkt 235001 ACTION: Notice. The NTSB is announcing it is submitting a plan for an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This ICR Plan describes various evaluation forms the NTSB plans to use to obtain feedback from attendees of various NTSB training programs. Feedback from attendees is important to the NTSB in ensuring the NTSB’s training courses and programs are helpful to attendees in their places of employment; and useful to attendees who participate in NTSB investigations and other related agency matters. This ICR Plan is the second notice, as required by OMB regulations concerning approvals of information collections. This notice again describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden and advises the public it may submit comments on this proposed information collection to the OMB desk officer for the NTSB. DATES: Submit written comments regarding this proposed plan for the collection of information by November 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: Interested members of the public may submit written comments on the collection of information to the OMB Desk Officer for the NTSB at Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, or via fax: 202–395–5806, (this is not a toll-free number), or email: OIRAsubmission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments to the National Transportation Safety Board Training Center, 45065 Riverside Parkway, Ashburn, Virginia 20147. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Pritchert, NTSB Training Officer, at (571) 223–3927. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with OMB regulations that require this Notice for proposed ICRs, as well as OMB guidance concerning generic approval of plans for information collections, the NTSB herein notifies the public that it may submit comments on this proposed ICR Plan to the OMB Desk Officer for the NTSB. 5 CFR 1320.10(a). Section 1320.10(a) requires this ‘‘notice shall direct comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for [NTSB].’’ Pursuant to § 1320.10(a), the NTSB will provide a copy of this notice to OMB. On March 13, 2014, the NTSB published a Notice requesting SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments for this ICR. 79 FR 14302–02. The NTSB did not receive any comments in response to the request. A. NTSB Training Center Evaluation Forms Are Appropriate for Generic Approval On May 28, 2010, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), OMB, issued a memorandum to the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies, and Independent Regulatory Agencies, providing instructions concerning how agencies can obtain generic OMB clearances for information collections in certain circumstances. Paperwork Reduction Act—Generic Clearances, available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ sites/default/files/omb/assets/inforeg/ PRA_Gen_ICRs_5–28–2010.pdf. The memorandum states as follows concerning the appropriateness of obtaining such clearances: A generic ICR is a request for OMB approval of a plan for conducting more than one information collection using very similar methods when (1) the need for and the overall practical utility of the data collection can be evaluated in advance, as part of the review of the proposed plan, but (2) the agency cannot determine the details of the specific individual collections until a later time. The NTSB’s desire to obtain information immediately following a training course will assist the NTSB Training Center in developing courses to achieve the NTSB’s objective of improving investigators’ and transportation industry peers’ practices of accident investigation. The mission of the NTSB Training Center, in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 1113(b)(1)(I), is to promote safe transport by: • Ensuring and improving the quality of accident investigation through critical thought, instruction, and research; • Communicating lessons learned, fostering the exchange of new ideas and new experience, and advocating operational excellence; • Providing a modern platform for accident reconstruction and evaluation; and • Utilizing its high-quality training resources to facilitate family assistance and first responder programs, sister agency instruction, and other compatible federal activity. In administering training courses designed to achieve these objectives, the NTSB seeks to maintain a standard of excellence. The NTSB’s goal of providing materials, instructors, methods of instruction, and facility arrangements that are a worthy expenditure of Federal funds will E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 197 / Friday, October 10, 2014 / Notices require the NTSB to obtain feedback on the training courses from attendees. This type of information collection is appropriate for generic approval under the OIRA Administrator’s guidance. The NTSB periodically changes the identification numbers and subject matter addressed in NTSB training courses. Such variance renders generic approval appropriate. By distributing evaluation forms, the NTSB will gather feedback concerning whether attendees found the instructor knowledgeable and helpful; whether the course materials were appropriate; the location and course facilities; the ‘‘case studies’’ discussed in the course; and other similar topics. Each course evaluation form will include some course-specific questions. Responses to such evaluations will assist the NTSB in ensuring its courses work to fulfill the goals listed above. Currently, the NTSB offers the following training courses, about which the NTSB seeks approval for evaluation forms: Accident Investigation Orientation (RPH301); Aircraft Accident Investigation (AS101); Aircraft Accident Investigation for Aviation Professionals (AS 301); Cognitive Interviewing Series (IM401S); Family Assistance (TDA301); Investigating Human Fatigue Factors (IM303); Managing Communications During an Aircraft Accident or Incident (PA302); Managing Communications Following a Major Transportation Accident (PA303); Managing Transportation Mass Fatality Incidents (TDA406); Marine Accident Investigation (MS101); Mass Fatality Incidents for Medicolegal Professionals (TDA403); Rotorcraft Accident Investigation (AS102); and Survival Factors in Aviation Accidents (AS302). In response to attendee feedback, requests for training in specific areas, and other considerations, the NTSB will likely add or remove classes from this list in the coming years. The NTSB will tailor each evaluation form to ensure it requests feedback specific to the particular course of which the NTSB seeks evaluation. Consistent with the OIRA Administrator’s guidance concerning generic approvals, the NTSB will not be able to finalize draft evaluations specific to each course until the NTSB offers the course. These types of questions are unique to the specific course, and impossible to know prior to the offering of the course. Overall, the types of information the NTSB will solicit in its Training Center course evaluations is appropriate for a generic approval for the information collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Oct 09, 2014 Jkt 235001 B. Supporting Statement The OIRA Administrator’s memorandum instructs agencies to provide specific information in the supporting statements describing the information collections. In particular, the supporting statements should include the following: • The method of collection and, if statistical methods will be used, a discussion of the statistical methodology; • The category (or categories) of respondents; • The estimated ‘‘burden cap,’’ i.e., the maximum number of burden hours (per year) for the specific information collections, and against which burden will be charged for each collection actually used; • The agency’s plans for how it will use the information collected; • The agency’s plans to obtain public input regarding the specific information collections (i.e., consultation); and • The agency’s internal procedures to ensure that the specific collections comply with the PRA, applicable regulations, and the terms of the generic clearance. Id. at 2. 1. Method of Collection The NTSB will collect the information by transmitting the evaluation form to attendees of each Training Center course. Depending on the circumstances, such transmission may occur via hand delivery, electronic mail, postal mail, or express mail, or a combination of these methods. Respondents will be provided instructions concerning how to return questionnaires to the Training Center. The NTSB will not use statistical methodology in reaching any conclusions based on the evaluations. Instead, the NTSB merely will note the total number of respondents in any documents in which it discusses the evaluations. Respondents’ completion of the evaluations is voluntary, and the NTSB generally will not contact them more than once to request completion of the evaluation. 2. Category of Respondents In its evaluation forms, the NTSB will generally seek information only from attendees of each course. The NTSB will have the contact information for each attendee, because such information is required when registering for Training Center courses. 3. Maximum Burden Hours The NTSB plans to distribute the evaluations to attendees of each Training Center course. The NTSB offers 12 different courses per year and provides a repeated program for those courses with the highest attendance PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61343 levels. Among all courses, the NTSB estimates a total of 600 non-Government attendees complete courses in any given year. As a result, the NTSB estimates it will distribute approximately 600 Training Center evaluation forms each year. Each evaluation form will take approximately 11 minutes to complete. The NTSB seeks to emphasize these estimations are approximate, as they are depend on the number of courses the NTSB offers in the Training Center. Some courses may be cancelled due to low registration. In addition, only Government employees may choose to attend other courses. As a result, the NTSB can only provide an approximate estimate of the number of attendees per year. 4. Use of the Information Collected Feedback from attendees of NTSB Training Center courses is extremely important to the NTSB. The NTSB plans its course offerings based on the level of interest from potential attendees and on the degree to which attendees have found useful the information they learned during such courses. As a result, evaluations of NTSB Training Center courses will influence future course offerings. The NTSB will rely upon the provision of completed course evaluations to assist with the planning of course offerings. 5. Public Input Regarding the Information Collected The NTSB does not generally obtain public input concerning the scope of, or specific questions on, NTSB Training Center evaluation forms. 6. Internal Procedures Lastly, the OIRA Administrator’s memorandum describing generic clearances recommends agencies describe the procedures it will undertake to ensure information collections to which the generic clearance applies will comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act, applicable regulations, and the terms provided in the generic clearance. The NTSB Office of General Counsel plans to provide internal guidance to agency personnel who offer courses and distribute course evaluations at the NTSB Training Center. Such guidance will include this publication, as well as the OIRA Administrator’s memorandum discussing generic clearances, upon OMB approval of the clearance. The internal guidance will include specific instructions concerning use of evaluation forms, and explain the applicable provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act and its implementing regulations. E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 61344 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 197 / Friday, October 10, 2014 / Notices C. Description of Burden The NTSB has carefully reviewed previous questionnaires it has used to obtain information from attendees of courses the NTSB Training Center offers. The NTSB assures the public that these questionnaires have used plain, coherent, and unambiguous terminology in its requests for feedback. In addition, the questionnaires are not duplicative of other agencies’ collections of information, because the NTSB maintains unique authority to offer such courses concerning investigations of transportation events. 49 U.S.C. 1113(b)(1)(I). In general, the NTSB believes the evaluation forms will impose a minimal burden on respondents: As indicated above, the NTSB estimates that each respondent will spend approximately 11 minutes in completing the evaluation. The NTSB estimates that a maximum of 240 respondents per year would complete an evaluation. Although the NTSB may distribute evaluations to perhaps as many as 600 people, historic response rates indicate only 40 percent of the evaluations will be returned completed. However, the NTSB again notes this number will vary, given the changes in course offerings at the NTSB Training Center. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES D. Request for Comments In accordance with 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), the NTSB seeks feedback from the public concerning this proposed plan for information collection. In particular, the NTSB asks the public to evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary; to assess the accuracy of the NTSB’s burden estimate; to comment on how to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and to comment on how the NTSB might minimize the burden of the collection of information. The NTSB will carefully consider all feedback it receives in response to this notice. As described above, obtaining the information the NTSB seeks on these evaluations in a timely manner is important to course offerings at the NTSB Training Center; therefore, obtaining approval from OIRA for these collections of information on a generic basis is a priority for the NTSB. Dated: October 6, 2014. Christopher A. Hart, Acting Chairman. [FR Doc. 2014–24234 Filed 10–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7533–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Oct 09, 2014 Jkt 235001 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. NRC–2014–0134] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and solicitation of public comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on July 2, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 36, ‘‘Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators.’’ 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150–0158. 4. How often the collection is required: Annually. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Irradiator licensees licensed by NRC or an Agreement State. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1,911.28 (7.28 for reporting [1.04 NRC licensee and 6.24 Agreement State licensees], 56 for recordkeepers [8 NRC licensees and 48 Agreement State Licensees], and 1,848 for third-party disclosures [264 NRC licensees and 1,584 Agreement State licensees]). 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 56 (8 NRC licensees and 48 Agreement State licensees). 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 34,048 hours (4,864 NRC licensee hours + 29,184 Agreement State licensee hours). 9. Abstract: Part 36 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), contains requirements for the issuance of a license authorizing the use of sealed sources containing radioactive materials in irradiators used to irradiate objects or materials for a variety of purposes in research, industry, and other fields. The SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 subparts cover specific requirements for obtaining a license or license exemption, design and performance criteria for irradiators; and radiation safety requirements for operating irradiators, including requirements for operating irradiators, including requirements for operator training, written operating and emergency procedures, personnel monitoring, radiation surveys, inspection, and maintenance. Part 36 also contains the recordkeeping and reporting requirements that are necessary to ensure that the irradiator is being safely operated so that it does not pose any danger to the health and safety of the general public and the irradiator employees. The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly-available documents, including the final supporting statement, at the NRC’s Public Document Room, Room O–1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC’s Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/ public-involve/doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC’s home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by November 10, 2014. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date. Vlad Dorjets, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150–0158), NEOB–10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be emailed to Vlad_Dorjets@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at 202–395–7315. The NRC Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, telephone: 301–415– 6258. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 7th day of October, 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Tremaine Donnell, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services. 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NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD


Plan for Generic Information Collection Activity: Submission for 
OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The NTSB is announcing it is submitting a plan for an 
Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for approval, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act.
    This ICR Plan describes various evaluation forms the NTSB plans to 
use to obtain feedback from attendees of various NTSB training 
programs. Feedback from attendees is important to the NTSB in ensuring 
the NTSB's training courses and programs are helpful to attendees in 
their places of employment; and useful to attendees who participate in 
NTSB investigations and other related agency matters. This ICR Plan is 
the second notice, as required by OMB regulations concerning approvals 
of information collections. This notice again describes the nature of 
the information collection and its expected burden and advises the 
public it may submit comments on this proposed information collection 
to the OMB desk officer for the NTSB.

DATES: Submit written comments regarding this proposed plan for the 
collection of information by November 10, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Interested members of the public may submit written comments 
on the collection of information to the OMB Desk Officer for the NTSB 
at Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 
20503, or via fax: 202-395-5806, (this is not a toll-free number), or 
email: OIRA-submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not 
required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments to the National 
Transportation Safety Board Training Center, 45065 Riverside Parkway, 
Ashburn, Virginia 20147.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Pritchert, NTSB Training 
Officer, at (571) 223-3927.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with OMB regulations that 
require this Notice for proposed ICRs, as well as OMB guidance 
concerning generic approval of plans for information collections, the 
NTSB herein notifies the public that it may submit comments on this 
proposed ICR Plan to the OMB Desk Officer for the NTSB. 5 CFR 
1320.10(a). Section 1320.10(a) requires this ``notice shall direct 
comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, 
Attention: Desk Officer for [NTSB].'' Pursuant to Sec.  1320.10(a), the 
NTSB will provide a copy of this notice to OMB.
    On March 13, 2014, the NTSB published a Notice requesting comments 
for this ICR. 79 FR 14302-02. The NTSB did not receive any comments in 
response to the request.

A. NTSB Training Center Evaluation Forms Are Appropriate for Generic 
Approval

    On May 28, 2010, Administrator, Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), OMB, issued a memorandum to the Heads of 
Executive Departments and Agencies, and Independent Regulatory 
Agencies, providing instructions concerning how agencies can obtain 
generic OMB clearances for information collections in certain 
circumstances. Paperwork Reduction Act--Generic Clearances, available 
at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/assets/inforeg/PRA_Gen_ICRs_5-28-2010.pdf. The memorandum states as follows concerning 
the appropriateness of obtaining such clearances:

    A generic ICR is a request for OMB approval of a plan for 
conducting more than one information collection using very similar 
methods when (1) the need for and the overall practical utility of 
the data collection can be evaluated in advance, as part of the 
review of the proposed plan, but (2) the agency cannot determine the 
details of the specific individual collections until a later time.

    The NTSB's desire to obtain information immediately following a 
training course will assist the NTSB Training Center in developing 
courses to achieve the NTSB's objective of improving investigators' and 
transportation industry peers' practices of accident investigation. The 
mission of the NTSB Training Center, in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 
1113(b)(1)(I), is to promote safe transport by:
     Ensuring and improving the quality of accident 
investigation through critical thought, instruction, and research;
     Communicating lessons learned, fostering the exchange of 
new ideas and new experience, and advocating operational excellence;
     Providing a modern platform for accident reconstruction 
and evaluation; and
     Utilizing its high-quality training resources to 
facilitate family assistance and first responder programs, sister 
agency instruction, and other compatible federal activity.
    In administering training courses designed to achieve these 
objectives, the NTSB seeks to maintain a standard of excellence. The 
NTSB's goal of providing materials, instructors, methods of 
instruction, and facility arrangements that are a worthy expenditure of 
Federal funds will

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require the NTSB to obtain feedback on the training courses from 
attendees.
    This type of information collection is appropriate for generic 
approval under the OIRA Administrator's guidance. The NTSB periodically 
changes the identification numbers and subject matter addressed in NTSB 
training courses. Such variance renders generic approval appropriate. 
By distributing evaluation forms, the NTSB will gather feedback 
concerning whether attendees found the instructor knowledgeable and 
helpful; whether the course materials were appropriate; the location 
and course facilities; the ``case studies'' discussed in the course; 
and other similar topics. Each course evaluation form will include some 
course-specific questions. Responses to such evaluations will assist 
the NTSB in ensuring its courses work to fulfill the goals listed 
above.
    Currently, the NTSB offers the following training courses, about 
which the NTSB seeks approval for evaluation forms: Accident 
Investigation Orientation (RPH301); Aircraft Accident Investigation 
(AS101); Aircraft Accident Investigation for Aviation Professionals (AS 
301); Cognitive Interviewing Series (IM401S); Family Assistance 
(TDA301); Investigating Human Fatigue Factors (IM303); Managing 
Communications During an Aircraft Accident or Incident (PA302); 
Managing Communications Following a Major Transportation Accident 
(PA303); Managing Transportation Mass Fatality Incidents (TDA406); 
Marine Accident Investigation (MS101); Mass Fatality Incidents for 
Medicolegal Professionals (TDA403); Rotorcraft Accident Investigation 
(AS102); and Survival Factors in Aviation Accidents (AS302). In 
response to attendee feedback, requests for training in specific areas, 
and other considerations, the NTSB will likely add or remove classes 
from this list in the coming years.
    The NTSB will tailor each evaluation form to ensure it requests 
feedback specific to the particular course of which the NTSB seeks 
evaluation. Consistent with the OIRA Administrator's guidance 
concerning generic approvals, the NTSB will not be able to finalize 
draft evaluations specific to each course until the NTSB offers the 
course. These types of questions are unique to the specific course, and 
impossible to know prior to the offering of the course. Overall, the 
types of information the NTSB will solicit in its Training Center 
course evaluations is appropriate for a generic approval for the 
information collection.

B. Supporting Statement

    The OIRA Administrator's memorandum instructs agencies to provide 
specific information in the supporting statements describing the 
information collections. In particular, the supporting statements 
should include the following:

     The method of collection and, if statistical methods 
will be used, a discussion of the statistical methodology;
     The category (or categories) of respondents;
     The estimated ``burden cap,'' i.e., the maximum number 
of burden hours (per year) for the specific information collections, 
and against which burden will be charged for each collection 
actually used;
     The agency's plans for how it will use the information 
collected;
     The agency's plans to obtain public input regarding the 
specific information collections (i.e., consultation); and
     The agency's internal procedures to ensure that the 
specific collections comply with the PRA, applicable regulations, 
and the terms of the generic clearance.

Id. at 2.

1. Method of Collection

    The NTSB will collect the information by transmitting the 
evaluation form to attendees of each Training Center course. Depending 
on the circumstances, such transmission may occur via hand delivery, 
electronic mail, postal mail, or express mail, or a combination of 
these methods. Respondents will be provided instructions concerning how 
to return questionnaires to the Training Center.
    The NTSB will not use statistical methodology in reaching any 
conclusions based on the evaluations. Instead, the NTSB merely will 
note the total number of respondents in any documents in which it 
discusses the evaluations.
    Respondents' completion of the evaluations is voluntary, and the 
NTSB generally will not contact them more than once to request 
completion of the evaluation.

2. Category of Respondents

    In its evaluation forms, the NTSB will generally seek information 
only from attendees of each course. The NTSB will have the contact 
information for each attendee, because such information is required 
when registering for Training Center courses.

3. Maximum Burden Hours

    The NTSB plans to distribute the evaluations to attendees of each 
Training Center course. The NTSB offers 12 different courses per year 
and provides a repeated program for those courses with the highest 
attendance levels. Among all courses, the NTSB estimates a total of 600 
non-Government attendees complete courses in any given year. As a 
result, the NTSB estimates it will distribute approximately 600 
Training Center evaluation forms each year. Each evaluation form will 
take approximately 11 minutes to complete.
    The NTSB seeks to emphasize these estimations are approximate, as 
they are depend on the number of courses the NTSB offers in the 
Training Center. Some courses may be cancelled due to low registration. 
In addition, only Government employees may choose to attend other 
courses. As a result, the NTSB can only provide an approximate estimate 
of the number of attendees per year.

4. Use of the Information Collected

    Feedback from attendees of NTSB Training Center courses is 
extremely important to the NTSB. The NTSB plans its course offerings 
based on the level of interest from potential attendees and on the 
degree to which attendees have found useful the information they 
learned during such courses. As a result, evaluations of NTSB Training 
Center courses will influence future course offerings. The NTSB will 
rely upon the provision of completed course evaluations to assist with 
the planning of course offerings.

5. Public Input Regarding the Information Collected

    The NTSB does not generally obtain public input concerning the 
scope of, or specific questions on, NTSB Training Center evaluation 
forms.

6. Internal Procedures

    Lastly, the OIRA Administrator's memorandum describing generic 
clearances recommends agencies describe the procedures it will 
undertake to ensure information collections to which the generic 
clearance applies will comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 
applicable regulations, and the terms provided in the generic 
clearance. The NTSB Office of General Counsel plans to provide internal 
guidance to agency personnel who offer courses and distribute course 
evaluations at the NTSB Training Center. Such guidance will include 
this publication, as well as the OIRA Administrator's memorandum 
discussing generic clearances, upon OMB approval of the clearance. The 
internal guidance will include specific instructions concerning use of 
evaluation forms, and explain the applicable provisions of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act and its implementing regulations.

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C. Description of Burden

    The NTSB has carefully reviewed previous questionnaires it has used 
to obtain information from attendees of courses the NTSB Training 
Center offers. The NTSB assures the public that these questionnaires 
have used plain, coherent, and unambiguous terminology in its requests 
for feedback. In addition, the questionnaires are not duplicative of 
other agencies' collections of information, because the NTSB maintains 
unique authority to offer such courses concerning investigations of 
transportation events. 49 U.S.C. 1113(b)(1)(I).
    In general, the NTSB believes the evaluation forms will impose a 
minimal burden on respondents: As indicated above, the NTSB estimates 
that each respondent will spend approximately 11 minutes in completing 
the evaluation. The NTSB estimates that a maximum of 240 respondents 
per year would complete an evaluation. Although the NTSB may distribute 
evaluations to perhaps as many as 600 people, historic response rates 
indicate only 40 percent of the evaluations will be returned completed. 
However, the NTSB again notes this number will vary, given the changes 
in course offerings at the NTSB Training Center.

D. Request for Comments

    In accordance with 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), the NTSB seeks feedback 
from the public concerning this proposed plan for information 
collection. In particular, the NTSB asks the public to evaluate whether 
the proposed collection of information is necessary; to assess the 
accuracy of the NTSB's burden estimate; to comment on how to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and to comment on how the NTSB might minimize the burden of the 
collection of information.
    The NTSB will carefully consider all feedback it receives in 
response to this notice. As described above, obtaining the information 
the NTSB seeks on these evaluations in a timely manner is important to 
course offerings at the NTSB Training Center; therefore, obtaining 
approval from OIRA for these collections of information on a generic 
basis is a priority for the NTSB.

    Dated: October 6, 2014.
Christopher A. Hart,
Acting Chairman.
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