Notice of Intent To Extend an Information Collection, 69883-69884 [2014-27654]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 226 / Monday, November 24, 2014 / Notices should be directed to Tamee Fechhelm at telephone number 301–837–1694 or fax number 301–713–7409. Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), NARA invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collections. NARA published a notice of proposed collection for this information collection on September 3, 2014 (79 FR 52372). No comments were received. NARA has submitted the described information collection to OMB for approval. In response to this notice, comments and suggestions should address one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NARA; (b) the accuracy of NARA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (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 the use of information technology; and (e) whether small businesses are affected by this collection. In this notice, NARA is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: Title: Researcher Application. OMB number: 3095–0016. Agency form number: NA Form 14003. Type of review: Regular. Affected public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, Federal, State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated number of respondents: 18,487. Estimated time per response: 8 minutes. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total annual burden hours: 2,465 hours. Abstract: The information collection is prescribed by 36 CFR 1254.8. The collection is an application for a research card. Respondents are individuals who wish to use original archival records in a NARA facility. NARA uses the information to screen individuals, to identify which types of records they should use, and to allow further contact. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 17, 2014. Swarnali Haldar, Executive for Information Services/CIO. [FR Doc. 2014–27739 Filed 11–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 Nov 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Intent To Extend an Information Collection National Science Foundation. Notice and Request for Comments. AGENCY: ACTION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is inviting the general public or other Federal agencies to comment on this proposed continuing information collection. The NSF will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. 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 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 those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by January 23, 2015 to be assured consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. Send comments to address below. For Additional Information or Comments: Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1265, Arlington, Virginia 22230; telephone (703) 292– 7556; or send email to splimpto@ nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including Federal holidays). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Survey of Earned Doctorates. OMB Approval Number: 3145–0019. Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2016. Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to extend an information collection for three years. 1. Abstract: Established within the National Science Foundation by the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69883 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 § 505, codified in the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended, the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) serves as a central Federal clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, analysis, and dissemination of objective data on science, engineering, technology, and research and development for use by practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and the public. The Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) is part of an integrated survey system that collects data on individuals in an effort to provide information on science and engineering education and careers in the United States. The SED has been conducted annually since 1958 and is jointly sponsored by six Federal agencies (the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Endowment for the Humanities, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration) in order to avoid duplication. It is an accurate, timely source of information on one of our Nation’s most important resources—highly educated individuals. Data are obtained via Web survey or paper questionnaire from each person earning a research doctorate at the time they receive the degree. Data are collected on their field of specialty, educational background, sources of support in graduate school, debt level, postgraduation plans for employment, and demographic characteristics. The Federal government, universities, researchers, and others use the information extensively. The National Science Foundation, as the lead agency, publishes statistics from the survey in several reports, but primarily in the annual publication series, ‘‘Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities.’’ These reports are available on the NSF Web site. The survey will be collected in conformance with the Privacy Act of 1974. Responses from individuals are voluntary. NSF will ensure that all individually identifiable information collected will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for research or statistical purposes, analyzing data, and preparing scientific reports and articles. 2. Expected Respondents: A total response rate of 92% of the 51,008 persons who earned a research doctorate was obtained in academic year 2012. This level of response rate has been consistent for several years. Based on the historical trend, in 2016 approximately 56,000 individuals are E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 69884 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 226 / Monday, November 24, 2014 / Notices expected to receive research doctorates from U.S. institutions. Using the past response rate, the number of respondents in 2016 is estimated to be 51,520 (56,000 doctorate recipients × 0.92 response rate). Similarly, the number of individuals expected to earn research doctorates in 2017 is estimated to be about 57,000; hence, the number of respondents in 2017 is estimated to be 52,440 (57,000 × 0.92). 3. Estimate of Burden: The Foundation estimates that, on average, 20 minutes per respondent will be required to complete the survey. The annual respondent burden for completing the SED is therefore estimated at 17,173 hours in 2016 (51,520 respondents × 20 minutes) and 17,480 hours in 2017 (based on 52,440 respondents). In addition to the actual survey, the SED requires the collection of administrative data from participating academic institutions. The Institutional Coordinator at the institution helps distribute the Web survey link (and paper surveys when necessary), track survey completions, and submit information to the SED survey contractor. Based on focus groups conducted with Institutional Coordinators, it is estimated that the SED demands no more than 1% of the Institutional Coordinator’s time over the course of a year, which computes to 20 hours per year per Institutional Coordinator (40 hours per week × 50 weeks per year × .01). With about 570 programs expected to participate in the SED in 2016 and 2017, the estimated annual burden to Institutional Coordinators of administering the SED is 11,400 hours. Therefore, the total annual information burden for the SED is estimated to be 28,573 hours in 2016 (17,173 + 11,400) and 28,880 hours in 2017 (17,480 + 11,400). This is higher than the last annual estimate approved by OMB due to the increased number of respondents (doctorate recipients). Dated: November 18, 2014. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 2014–27654 Filed 11–21–14; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education; Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, as amended), the National Science VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 Nov 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 Foundation announces the following meeting: that are licensed under the NRC’s regulations. Name: Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education (virtual) (#9487). Dates: January 20, 2015; 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Place: Stafford I, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22230. Type of Meeting: Open. Contact Person: Linda Deegan, National Science Foundation, Suite 655, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22230. Email: ldeegan@nsf.gov. Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above. Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning support for environmental research and education. Agenda: Discuss development of the Decadal Vision for Environmental Research and Education document. Submit comments by January 23, 2015. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. Although a time limit is given, comments and suggestions in connection with items for inclusion in guides currently being developed or improvements in all published guides are encouraged at any time. ADDRESSES: You may submit comment by any of the following methods (unless this document describes a different method for submitting comments on a specific subject): • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2014–0244. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: 3WFN 06A–A44M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. For additional direction on accessing information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary L. Stevens; telephone: 301–251–7569, email: Gary.Stevens@nrc.gov; and Steve Burton; telephone: 301–415–7000 email: Stephen.Burton@nrc.gov. Both are staff of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. Dated: November 18, 2014. Suzanne Plimpton, Acting Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27655 Filed 11–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2014–0244] Guidelines for Evaluating the Effects of Light-Water Reactor Coolant Environments in Fatigue Analyses of Metal Components Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Draft regulatory guide; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG–1309, ‘‘Guidelines for Evaluating the Effects of Light-Water Reactor Coolant Environments in Fatigue Analyses of Metal Components.’’ This guide, Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide 1.207 has been revised to consolidate, update, and replace previous NRC staff guidance on the effects of light-water reactor coolant environments on the fatigue lives of nuclear power plant components. This proposed revision provides an alternative to previous guidance provided for new reactors in Revision 0 of this guide, as well as to previous guidance provided for license renewal of operating reactors in the Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report and the Standard Review Plan for License Renewal (SRP–LR). This guide supports reviews of applications for new nuclear reactor construction SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2014– 0244 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this action by the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2014–0244. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION


Notice of Intent To Extend an Information Collection

AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments.

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SUMMARY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the National Science Foundation 
(NSF) is inviting the general public or other Federal agencies to 
comment on this proposed continuing information collection. The NSF 
will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects.
    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 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 those who are to respond, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by January 23, 
2015 to be assured consideration. Comments received after that date 
will be considered to the extent practicable. Send comments to address 
below.
    For Additional Information or Comments: Suzanne H. Plimpton, 
Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson 
Boulevard, Suite 1265, Arlington, Virginia 22230; telephone (703) 292-
7556; or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, which is accessible 
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including Federal 
holidays).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title of Collection: Survey of Earned Doctorates.
    OMB Approval Number: 3145-0019.
    Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2016.
    Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to extend an information 
collection for three years.
    1. Abstract: Established within the National Science Foundation by 
the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 Sec.  505, codified in 
the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended, the National 
Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) serves as a 
central Federal clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, 
analysis, and dissemination of objective data on science, engineering, 
technology, and research and development for use by practitioners, 
researchers, policymakers, and the public. The Survey of Earned 
Doctorates (SED) is part of an integrated survey system that collects 
data on individuals in an effort to provide information on science and 
engineering education and careers in the United States.
    The SED has been conducted annually since 1958 and is jointly 
sponsored by six Federal agencies (the National Science Foundation, 
National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, National Endowment for the Humanities, and 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration) in order to avoid 
duplication. It is an accurate, timely source of information on one of 
our Nation's most important resources--highly educated individuals. 
Data are obtained via Web survey or paper questionnaire from each 
person earning a research doctorate at the time they receive the 
degree. Data are collected on their field of specialty, educational 
background, sources of support in graduate school, debt level, 
postgraduation plans for employment, and demographic characteristics.
    The Federal government, universities, researchers, and others use 
the information extensively. The National Science Foundation, as the 
lead agency, publishes statistics from the survey in several reports, 
but primarily in the annual publication series, ``Doctorate Recipients 
from U.S. Universities.'' These reports are available on the NSF Web 
site.
    The survey will be collected in conformance with the Privacy Act of 
1974. Responses from individuals are voluntary. NSF will ensure that 
all individually identifiable information collected will be kept 
strictly confidential and will be used for research or statistical 
purposes, analyzing data, and preparing scientific reports and 
articles.
    2. Expected Respondents: A total response rate of 92% of the 51,008 
persons who earned a research doctorate was obtained in academic year 
2012. This level of response rate has been consistent for several 
years. Based on the historical trend, in 2016 approximately 56,000 
individuals are

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expected to receive research doctorates from U.S. institutions. Using 
the past response rate, the number of respondents in 2016 is estimated 
to be 51,520 (56,000 doctorate recipients x 0.92 response rate). 
Similarly, the number of individuals expected to earn research 
doctorates in 2017 is estimated to be about 57,000; hence, the number 
of respondents in 2017 is estimated to be 52,440 (57,000 x 0.92).
    3. Estimate of Burden: The Foundation estimates that, on average, 
20 minutes per respondent will be required to complete the survey. The 
annual respondent burden for completing the SED is therefore estimated 
at 17,173 hours in 2016 (51,520 respondents x 20 minutes) and 17,480 
hours in 2017 (based on 52,440 respondents).
    In addition to the actual survey, the SED requires the collection 
of administrative data from participating academic institutions. The 
Institutional Coordinator at the institution helps distribute the Web 
survey link (and paper surveys when necessary), track survey 
completions, and submit information to the SED survey contractor. Based 
on focus groups conducted with Institutional Coordinators, it is 
estimated that the SED demands no more than 1% of the Institutional 
Coordinator's time over the course of a year, which computes to 20 
hours per year per Institutional Coordinator (40 hours per week x 50 
weeks per year x .01). With about 570 programs expected to participate 
in the SED in 2016 and 2017, the estimated annual burden to 
Institutional Coordinators of administering the SED is 11,400 hours.
    Therefore, the total annual information burden for the SED is 
estimated to be 28,573 hours in 2016 (17,173 + 11,400) and 28,880 hours 
in 2017 (17,480 + 11,400). This is higher than the last annual estimate 
approved by OMB due to the increased number of respondents (doctorate 
recipients).

    Dated: November 18, 2014.
Suzanne H. Plimpton,
Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation.
[FR Doc. 2014-27654 Filed 11-21-14; 8:45 am]
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