Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: 1090-0007, American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Government Customer Satisfaction Survey, 68689-68690 [2014-27223]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 222 / Tuesday, November 18, 2014 / Notices collection will be used solely for the purpose of the survey. The contractor will not be authorized to release any agency information obtained through surveys without first obtaining permission from the Federal Consulting Group and the participating agency. In no case will any new system of records containing privacy information be developed by the Federal Consulting Group, participating agencies, or the contractor collecting the data. In addition, participating Federal Agencies may only provide information sufficient to randomly select Web site visitors as potential survey respondents. There is no other agency or organization able to provide the information that is accessible through the surveying approach used in this information collection. Further, the information will enable Federal agencies to determine customer satisfaction metrics with discrimination capability across variables. Thus, this information collection will assist Federal Agencies in improving their customer service in a targeted manner which will make best use of resources to improve service to the public. This survey asks no questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. Current Actions: Proposed renewal of collection of information. Type of Review: Renewal. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: Participation by Federal Agencies in the E-Government Index is expected to vary as agency Web sites are added or deleted. However, based on historical records, projected average estimates for the next three years are as follows: Average Expected Annual Number of Customer Satisfaction Surveys: 225. Respondents: 1,125,000. Annual responses: 1,125,000. Frequency of Response: Once per survey. Average minutes per response: 2.5. Burden hours: 46,875 hours. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. Comments are invited on: (a) whether the 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 of the collection of information; (c) ways to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Nov 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (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; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. All written comments will be available for public inspection by appointment with the Federal Consulting Group at the contact information given in the ADDRESSES section. The comments, with names and addresses, will be available for public view during regular business hours. If you wish us to withhold your personal information, you must prominently state at the beginning of your comment what personal information you want us to withhold. We will honor your request to extent allowable by law. 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: November 10, 2014. Jessica Reed, Director, Federal Consulting Group. [FR Doc. 2014–27222 Filed 11–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–12–P PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68689 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary [15XD4523WK DWK000000.000000 DS64900000 DQ.64920.15COPER] Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: 1090–0007, American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Government Customer Satisfaction Survey Office of Strategic Employee and Organization Development, Federal Consulting Group, Interior. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Interior, 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, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Federal Consulting Group within the Department of the Interior is soliciting comments concerning the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Government Customer Satisfaction Survey. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by January 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to the Federal Consulting Group, Attention: Richard Tate, 1849 C St. NW., MS MIB 2256, Washington, DC 20240–0001. Comments may also be sent by facsimile to (202) 316–1697, or via email to Richard_Tate@ios.doi.gov. Individuals providing comments should reference Customer Satisfaction Surveys. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information or copies of the form(s) and instructions, please write to the Federal Consulting Group (see contact information provided in the ADDRESSES section above). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Government Customer Satisfaction Survey. OMB Control Number: 1090–0007. Abstract: The proposed renewal of this information collection provides a means to consistently assess, benchmark and improve customer satisfaction with Federal government agency programs and/or services within the Executive Branch. The Federal Consulting Group of the Department of the Interior serves as the executive agent for this methodology and has partnered with the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 68690 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 222 / Tuesday, November 18, 2014 / Notices Claes Fornell International (CFI) Group and the ACSI organization to offer the methodology to Federal Agencies. The CFI Group, a leader in customer satisfaction and customer experience management, offers a comprehensive model that quantifies the effects of quality improvements on citizen satisfaction. The CFI Group has developed the methodology and licenses it to the ACSI organization which produces the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) for different economic sectors and as an annual benchmark for customer service in the U.S. Government. The ACSI was introduced in 1994 by Professor Claes Fornell under the auspices of the University of Michigan, the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and the CFI Group. In 2008, the ACSI became an independent organization that continues to monitor and benchmark customer satisfaction across more than 200 companies and many U.S. Federal Agencies. The ACSI is the only cross-agency methodology for obtaining comparable measures of customer satisfaction with Federal Government programs and/or services. Along with other economic objectives—such as employment and growth—the quality of output (goods and services) is a part of measuring living standards. The ACSI’s ultimate purpose is to help improve the quality of goods and services available to American citizens. ACSI surveys conducted by the Federal Consulting Group are completely subject to the Privacy Act 1074, Public Law 93–579, December 31, 1974 (5 U.S.C. 522a). The agency information collection is an integral part of conducting an ACSI survey. The contractor will not be authorized to release any agency information upon completion of the survey without first obtaining permission from the Federal Consulting Group and the participating agency. In no case shall any new system of records containing privacy information be developed by the Federal Consulting Group, participating agencies, or the contractor collecting the data. In addition, participating Federal agencies may only provide information used to randomly select respondents from among established systems of records provided for such routine uses. There is no other agency or organization which is able to provide the information that is accessible through the surveying approach used in this information collection. Further, the information will enable Federal Agencies to determine customer satisfaction metrics with discrimination capability across variables. Thus, this VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Nov 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 information collection will assist Federal Agencies in improving their customer service in a targeted manner which will make best use of resources to improve service to the public. This survey asks no questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. Current Actions: Proposed renewal of collection of information. Type of Review: Renewal. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: Participation by Federal agencies in the ACSI is expected to vary as new customer segment measures are added or deleted. However, based on historical records, projected average estimates for the next three years are as follows: Average Expected Annual Number of Customer Satisfaction Surveys: 100. Respondents: 80,000. Annual responses: 80,000. Frequency of Response: Once per survey. Average minutes per response: 12.0. Burden hours: 16,000 hours. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 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 of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (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; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 data sources, to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. All written comments will be available for public inspection by appointment with the Federal Consulting Group at the contact information given in the Addresses section. The comments, with names and addresses, will be available for public view during regular business hours. If you wish us to withhold your personal information, you must prominently state at the beginning of your comment what personal information you want us to withhold. We will honor your request to extent allowable by law. 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: November 10, 2014. Jessica Reed, Director, Federal Consulting Group. [FR Doc. 2014–27223 Filed 11–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–12–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R5–ES–2014–0047; FXES11120500000] Early Scoping for an Anticipated Application for Incidental Take Permit and Draft Habitat Conservation Plan; North Allegheny Wind Facility Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of initiation of scoping. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce our intent to prepare a NEPA document for an anticipated Incidental Take Permit (ITP) application and associated draft habitat conservation plan (HCP) from the North Allegheny Wind, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Duke Energy Generating Services (or Duke Energy Renewables) for operation of their wind facility within occupied habitat of the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) and the federally listed endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis). The northern long-eared bat has recently been proposed for listing as endangered under the ESA. Wind turbine operation has the potential to incidentally take Indiana bats and northern long-eared bats. Therefore, Duke Energy SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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Office of the Secretary

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Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: 1090-0007, American 
Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Government Customer Satisfaction 
Survey

AGENCY: Office of Strategic Employee and Organization Development, 
Federal Consulting Group, Interior.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior, 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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Federal Consulting Group within the 
Department of the Interior is soliciting comments concerning the 
American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Government Customer 
Satisfaction Survey.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by January 
20, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to the Federal Consulting 
Group, Attention: Richard Tate, 1849 C St. NW., MS MIB 2256, 
Washington, DC 20240-0001. Comments may also be sent by facsimile to 
(202) 316-1697, or via email to Richard_Tate@ios.doi.gov. Individuals 
providing comments should reference Customer Satisfaction Surveys.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information or 
copies of the form(s) and instructions, please write to the Federal 
Consulting Group (see contact information provided in the ADDRESSES 
section above).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Government 
Customer Satisfaction Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 1090-0007.
    Abstract: The proposed renewal of this information collection 
provides a means to consistently assess, benchmark and improve customer 
satisfaction with Federal government agency programs and/or services 
within the Executive Branch. The Federal Consulting Group of the 
Department of the Interior serves as the executive agent for this 
methodology and has partnered with the

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Claes Fornell International (CFI) Group and the ACSI organization to 
offer the methodology to Federal Agencies.
    The CFI Group, a leader in customer satisfaction and customer 
experience management, offers a comprehensive model that quantifies the 
effects of quality improvements on citizen satisfaction. The CFI Group 
has developed the methodology and licenses it to the ACSI organization 
which produces the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) for 
different economic sectors and as an annual benchmark for customer 
service in the U.S. Government. The ACSI was introduced in 1994 by 
Professor Claes Fornell under the auspices of the University of 
Michigan, the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and the CFI Group. In 
2008, the ACSI became an independent organization that continues to 
monitor and benchmark customer satisfaction across more than 200 
companies and many U.S. Federal Agencies.
    The ACSI is the only cross-agency methodology for obtaining 
comparable measures of customer satisfaction with Federal Government 
programs and/or services. Along with other economic objectives--such as 
employment and growth--the quality of output (goods and services) is a 
part of measuring living standards. The ACSI's ultimate purpose is to 
help improve the quality of goods and services available to American 
citizens.
    ACSI surveys conducted by the Federal Consulting Group are 
completely subject to the Privacy Act 1074, Public Law 93-579, December 
31, 1974 (5 U.S.C. 522a). The agency information collection is an 
integral part of conducting an ACSI survey. The contractor will not be 
authorized to release any agency information upon completion of the 
survey without first obtaining permission from the Federal Consulting 
Group and the participating agency. In no case shall any new system of 
records containing privacy information be developed by the Federal 
Consulting Group, participating agencies, or the contractor collecting 
the data. In addition, participating Federal agencies may only provide 
information used to randomly select respondents from among established 
systems of records provided for such routine uses.
    There is no other agency or organization which is able to provide 
the information that is accessible through the surveying approach used 
in this information collection. Further, the information will enable 
Federal Agencies to determine customer satisfaction metrics with 
discrimination capability across variables. Thus, this information 
collection will assist Federal Agencies in improving their customer 
service in a targeted manner which will make best use of resources to 
improve service to the public.
    This survey asks no questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual 
behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are 
commonly considered private.
    Current Actions: Proposed renewal of collection of information.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and 
Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: Participation by Federal agencies 
in the ACSI is expected to vary as new customer segment measures are 
added or deleted. However, based on historical records, projected 
average estimates for the next three years are as follows:
    Average Expected Annual Number of Customer Satisfaction Surveys: 
100.
    Respondents: 80,000.
    Annual responses: 80,000.
    Frequency of Response: Once per survey.
    Average minutes per response: 12.0.
    Burden hours: 16,000 hours.
    Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. 
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 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 of the collection of 
information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; (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; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of 
operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide 
information. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial 
resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose 
or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the 
time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and 
utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, 
validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining 
information, and disclosing and providing information; to train 
personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to 
search data sources, to complete and review the collection of 
information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    All written comments will be available for public inspection by 
appointment with the Federal Consulting Group at the contact 
information given in the Addresses section. The comments, with names 
and addresses, will be available for public view during regular 
business hours. If you wish us to withhold your personal information, 
you must prominently state at the beginning of your comment what 
personal information you want us to withhold. We will honor your 
request to extent allowable by law.
    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: November 10, 2014.
Jessica Reed,
Director, Federal Consulting Group.
[FR Doc. 2014-27223 Filed 11-17-14; 8:45 am]
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