Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Pretesting Research, 70751 [2015-28929]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 220 / Monday, November 16, 2015 / Notices contacting the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. John P. Allen, Forest Supervisor, Deschutes National Forest. [FR Doc. 2015–28926 Filed 11–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Pretesting Research U.S. Census Bureau, 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, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). SUMMARY: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before January 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Jennifer Hunter Childs, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233–9150, (202) 603–4827 (or via the Internet at jennifer.hunter.childs@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current OMB approval to conduct a variety of smallscale questionnaire pretesting activities under this generic clearance. A block of hours will be dedicated to these activities for each of the next three years. 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Method of Collection Any of the following methods may be used: Mail, telephone, face-to-face; paper-and-pencil, CATI, CAPI, Internet, or IVR. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0725. Form Number: Various. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses or other for profit, farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,500 per year. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,500 hours annually. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: There is no cost to the respondent other than time to answer the information request. Respondents Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Data collection for this project is authorized under the authorizing legislation for the questionnaire being tested. This may be Title 13, Sections 131, 141, 161, 181, 182, 193, and 301 for Census Bureausponsored surveys, and Title 13 and 15 for surveys sponsored by other Federal agencies. We do not now know what other titles will be referenced, since we do not know what survey questionnaires will be pretested during the course of the clearance. 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) PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70751 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: November 10, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–28929 Filed 11–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–75–2015] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 76— Bridgeport, Connecticut; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; MannKind Corporation (Inhalable Insulin); Danbury, Connecticut MannKind Corporation (MannKind), an operator of FTZ 76, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in Danbury, Connecticut, within FTZ 76. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on October 29, 2015. A separate application for subzone designation at the MannKind facilities was submitted and will be processed under Section 400.31 of the FTZ Board’s regulations (Doc. S–147–2015). The facilities are used for the production of inhalable insulin. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status material and specific finished product described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt MannKind from customs duty payments on the foreign-status ingredient used in export production. On its domestic sales, MannKind would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to inhalable insulin (duty-free) for the foreign-status ingredient, fumaryl diketopiperazone (duty rate—6.5%). Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Pretesting Research

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, 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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before January 15, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at jjessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Jennifer Hunter Childs, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 
Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233-9150, (202) 603-4827 (or via the 
Internet at jennifer.hunter.childs@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current OMB 
approval to conduct a variety of small-scale questionnaire pretesting 
activities under this generic clearance. A block of hours will be 
dedicated to these activities for each of the next three years. OMB 
will be informed in writing of the purpose and scope of each of these 
activities, as well as the time frame and the number of burden hours 
used. The number of hours used will not exceed the number set aside for 
this purpose.
    This research program will be used by the Census Bureau and survey 
sponsors to improve questionnaires and procedures, reduce respondent 
burden, and ultimately increase the quality of data collected in the 
Census Bureau censuses and surveys. The clearance will be used to 
conduct pretesting of decennial, demographic, and economic census and 
survey questionnaires prior to fielding them. Pretesting activities 
will involve one of the following methods for identifying measurement 
problems with the questionnaire or survey procedure: Cognitive 
interviews, focus groups, respondent debriefing, behavior coding of 
respondent/interviewer interaction, and split panel tests.

II. Method of Collection

    Any of the following methods may be used: Mail, telephone, face-to-
face; paper-and-pencil, CATI, CAPI, Internet, or IVR.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0725.
    Form Number: Various.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses or other for 
profit, farms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,500 per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,500 hours annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: There is no cost to the 
respondent other than time to answer the information request.
    Respondents Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Data collection for this project is authorized 
under the authorizing legislation for the questionnaire being tested. 
This may be Title 13, Sections 131, 141, 161, 181, 182, 193, and 301 
for Census Bureau-sponsored surveys, and Title 13 and 15 for surveys 
sponsored by other Federal agencies. We do not now know what other 
titles will be referenced, since we do not know what survey 
questionnaires will be pretested during the course of the clearance.

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: November 10, 2015.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-28929 Filed 11-13-15; 8:45 am]
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