Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST Generic Clearance for Program Evaluation Data Collections, 63199-63200 [2015-26466]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 201 / Monday, October 19, 2015 / Notices 73. Valicoff Fruit Co., Inc., Wapato, WA 74. Valley Fruit III L.L.C., Wapato, WA 75. Washington Cherry Growers, Peshastin, WA 76. Washington Fruit & Produce Co., Yakima, WA 77. Western Sweet Cherry Group, LLC, Yakima, WA 78. Whitby Farms, Inc. dba: Farm Boy Fruit Snacks LLC, Mesa, WA 79. Yakima Fresh, Yakima, WA 80. Yakima Fruit & Cold Storage Co., Yakima, WA 81. Zirkle Fruit Company, Selah, WA Dated: October 13, 2015. Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–26419 Filed 10–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology [Docket Number: 141021884–5743–02] Announcing the Withdrawal of Six (6) Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the withdrawal of six Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS): FIPS 181, FIPS 185, FIPS 188, FIPS 190, FIPS 191 and FIPS 196. These FIPS are obsolete and are being withdrawn because they have not been updated to reference current or revised voluntary industry standards, federal specifications, or federal data standards. Federal agencies are responsible for using current voluntary industry standards and current federal specifications and data standards in their acquisition and management activities. SUMMARY: The withdrawal of FIPS 181, FIPS 185, FIPS 188, FIPS 190, FIPS 191 and FIPS 196 is effective on October 19, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Diane Honeycutt, telephone (301) 975– 8443, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 8930, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8930 or via email at dhoneycutt@nist.gov Authority: Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) are issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology after approval by the Secretary of Commerce, asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Oct 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 pursuant to Section 5131 of the Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–106), and the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107– 347). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996 (Division E of Pub. L. 104–106) and Executive Order 13011 emphasize agency management of information technology and Government-wide interagency support activities to improve productivity, security, interoperability, and coordination of Government resources. Under the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–113), Federal agencies and departments are directed to use technical standards that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies, using such technical standards as a means to carry out policy objectives or activities determined by the agencies and departments. Voluntary industry standards are the preferred source of standards to be used by the Federal government. The use of voluntary industry standards eliminates the cost to the government of developing its own standards, and furthers the policy of reliance upon the private sector to supply goods and services to the government. A notice was published in the Federal Register (80 FR 2398) on January 16, 2015, announcing the proposed withdrawal of FIPS 181, FIPS 185, FIPS 188, FIPS 190, FIPS 191 and FIPS 196. The Federal Register notice solicited comments from the public, users, the information technology industry, and Federal, State, and local government organizations concerning the withdrawal of the FIPS. Comments were received from one commenter: an industry organization. These comments are posted at http:// csrc.nist.gov/publications/ PubsFIPS.html. Following is a summary of the comments received. The single set of comments received was from an industry organization and pertained solely to the withdrawal of FIPS 185, Escrowed Encryption Standard. The comments supported the withdrawal of FIPS 185, Escrowed Encryption Standard. The commenter stated that the citation of Skipjack as the reference algorithm, vulnerabilities in Escrowed Encryption Standards, and potential for misuse of escrowed encryption keys were reasons for supporting the withdrawal of FIPS 185. No comments were received concerning the other five standards that had been proposed for withdrawal. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63199 The FIPS number and title for each of the six FIPS being withdrawn are: FIPS 181, Automated Password Generator, FIPS 185, Escrowed Encryption Standard, FIPS 188, Standard Security Label for Information Transfer, FIPS 190, Guideline for the Use of Advanced Authentication Technology Alternatives, FIPS 191, Guideline for the Analysis of Local Area Network Security, and FIPS 196, Entity Authentication using Public Key Cryptography. Withdrawal means that these FIPS will no longer be part of a subscription service that is provided by the National Technical Information Service, and federal agencies will no longer be required to comply with these FIPS. NIST will continue to provide relevant information on standards and guidelines by means of electronic dissemination methods. Current versions of the data standards and specifications are available through the Web pages of the Federal agencies that develop and maintain the data codes. NIST will keep references to these withdrawn FIPS on its FIPS Web pages, and will link to current versions of these standards and specifications where appropriate. Richard Cavanagh, Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs. [FR Doc. 2015–26429 Filed 10–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST Generic Clearance for Program Evaluation Data Collections National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 December 18, 2015. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 63200 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 201 / Monday, October 19, 2015 / Notices 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 Darla Yonder, Management Analyst, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 1710, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–1710, telephone 301–975–4064 or via email to darla.yonder@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract In accordance with Executive Order 12862, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a non-regulatory agency of the Department of Commerce, proposes to conduct a number of surveys—both quantitative and qualitative—designed to evaluate our current programs from a customer’s perspective. NIST proposes to perform program evaluation data collections by means of, but not limited to, focus groups, reply cards that accompany product distributions, and Web-based surveys and dialogue boxes that offer customers the opportunity to express their views on the programs they are asked to evaluate. NIST will limit its inquiries to data collections that solicit strictly voluntary opinions and will not collect information that is required or regulated. Steps will be taken to assure anonymity of respondents in each activity covered under this request. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,000. 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: October 14, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–26466 Filed 10–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration II. Method of Collection RIN 0648–XE195 NIST will collect this information by electronic means when possible, as well as by mail, fax, telephone and personto-person interviews. Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Correction asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: #0693–0033. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission [revision of a currently approved information collection.] Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000. Estimated Time per Response: Varied, dependent upon the data collection method used. The response time may vary from two minutes for a response card or two hours for focus group participation. The average time per response is expected to be 30 minutes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Oct 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of correction to a public meeting. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management (Habitat) Advisory Panel (AP) in St. Petersburg, FL. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, and from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 18, 2015. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Florida Fish and Wildlife and Resources Institute SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (FWRI), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 100 8th Ave SE 3370, St. Petersburg, FL; phone: (727) 896–8626. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC, 29405; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This notice being re-published in its entirety is a correction to a meeting notice that published on October 2, 2015 (80 FR 59739). The original notice stated in the SUMMARY that the meeting was to be held in N. Charleston, SC. The ADDRESSES section, however, was correct. The meeting is to be held in St. Petersburg, FL. Items to be addressed or sessions to be conducted during the Habitat AP meeting include but not limited to: The review and completion of a redrafted Council Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Policy Statement on Energy Exploration, Development and Transportation; a presentation on the Florida Artificial Reef Program and discussion on the developing Artificial Reef Policy Statement; a roundtable discussion on issues associated with South Atlantic Climate Variability and Fisheries and South Atlantic Food Webs and Connectivity for possible future policy statement development; and a Panel member working session highlighting regional research program activities and facilitating the update of Volume V of Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) II, Regional Programs and Data Needs and associated appendices presenting Council, State, Commission and partner research, monitoring and data needs. Other status reports will focus on regional ecosystem modelling, threats to EFH, and EFH updates associated with FEP II development. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 5 days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST Generic 
Clearance for Program Evaluation Data Collections

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 
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 December 18, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental

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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 Darla Yonder, Management Analyst, NIST, 100 Bureau 
Drive, MS 1710, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1710, telephone 301-975-4064 or 
via email to darla.yonder@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    In accordance with Executive Order 12862, the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology (NIST), a non-regulatory agency of the 
Department of Commerce, proposes to conduct a number of surveys--both 
quantitative and qualitative--designed to evaluate our current programs 
from a customer's perspective. NIST proposes to perform program 
evaluation data collections by means of, but not limited to, focus 
groups, reply cards that accompany product distributions, and Web-based 
surveys and dialogue boxes that offer customers the opportunity to 
express their views on the programs they are asked to evaluate. NIST 
will limit its inquiries to data collections that solicit strictly 
voluntary opinions and will not collect information that is required or 
regulated. Steps will be taken to assure anonymity of respondents in 
each activity covered under this request.

II. Method of Collection

    NIST will collect this information by electronic means when 
possible, as well as by mail, fax, telephone and person-to-person 
interviews.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: #0693-0033.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission [revision of a currently 
approved information collection.]
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or 
Tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varied, dependent upon the data 
collection method used. The response time may vary from two minutes for 
a response card or two hours for focus group participation. The average 
time per response is expected to be 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,000.
    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: October 14, 2015.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-26466 Filed 10-16-15; 8:45 am]
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