Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery, 7532-7533 [2016-02800]

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Issued in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2016. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–02793 Filed 2–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy. ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Submission of Information Collection Approval from the Office of Management and Budget and Request for Comments. AGENCY: As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, EIA has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery’’’ to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). DATES: Comments must be submitted by March 14, 2016. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to: DOE Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 735 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. and to Jacob Bournazian, Energy Information Administration, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, or by fax at 202–586–0552, or by email at jacob.bournazian@eia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Jacob Bournazian, U.S. Energy Information Administration, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 phone: 202–586–5562, email: jacob.bournazian@eia.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Abstract: The proposed information collection activity provides a means to collect qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. Qualitative feedback means data that provide useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations. This feedback also provides an early warning of issues with service, or focuses attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve the accuracy of data reported on survey instruments or the delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. The 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register of December 4, 2015; it can be reviewed at https:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR–2015–12– E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 29 / Friday, February 12, 2016 / Notices 04/pdf/2015–30657.pdf. EIA proposes to reduce the burden hour estimate shown in the 60-day notice from 25,000 hours to 15,000 hours to reflect current program needs. Below we provide EIA’s projected average estimates for the next three years: Current Actions: New collection of information. Type of Review: New Collection. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 150. Respondents: 100. Annual Responses: 15,000. Frequency of Response: Once per request. Average Minutes per Response: 60. Burden Hours: 15,000. 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. Statutory Authority: Executive Order (EO) 13571, Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service. Issued in Washington, DC on February 5, 2016. Nanda Srinivasan, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, U.S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–02800 Filed 2–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2777–123] asabaliauskas on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES2 Idaho Power Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Amendment to Land Management Plan. b. Project No: 2777–123. c. Date Filed: December 29, 2015. d. Applicant: Idaho Power Company. e. Name of Project: Upper Salmon Falls Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project is located on the Snake River in Gooding and Twin Falls counties, Idaho. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: L. Lewis Wardle, Senior Biologist—Licensing VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Feb 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 Program; lwardle@idahopower.com; (208) 388–2964. i. FERC Contact: Krista Sakallaris, (202) 502–6302, Krista.Sakallaris@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: March 8, 2015. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests, comments, or recommendations using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–2777–123. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. Description of Request: Idaho Power Company (IPC) filed a five-year compliance report for the project’s approved land management plan as well as proposed updates to the existing plan. Updates include new land-use classification maps based off previously approved changes and modifications to the use classification of private boat docks on conservation and agriculture/ grazing land. IPC proposes to change the classification of private boat docks to ‘‘conditional’’ in both conservation and agriculture/grazing land-use areas, which are currently listed as allowed and prohibited, respectively. To remain consistent across projects, IPC proposes the modification due to changes in land ownership and land use patterns from open-range grazing to private/ruralresidential uses in the project area, as well as at this and several other IPC projects. IPC states that by listing private boat docks as conditional it would review all applications to ensure the proposal does not have adverse PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7533 resource effects. Additionally, all dock applications would be required to meet the IPC’s existing boat dock standards and applicants would be required to obtain the required state and federal permits and consult with specified resource agencies. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214, respectively. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person commenting, protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis. Any E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 29 (Friday, February 12, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7532-7533]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02800]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Energy Information Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative 
Feedback on Agency Service Delivery

AGENCY: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of 
Energy.

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Submission of Information Collection Approval 
from the Office of Management and Budget and Request for Comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the 
process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, EIA has 
submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): 
``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on 
Agency Service Delivery''' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.).

DATES: Comments must be submitted by March 14, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to:

DOE Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 
735 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

and to

Jacob Bournazian, Energy Information Administration, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, or by fax at 202-586-0552, or by 
email at jacob.bournazian@eia.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Jacob Bournazian, U.S. Energy Information 
Administration, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, 
phone: 202-586-5562, email: jacob.bournazian@eia.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback 
on Agency Service Delivery.
    Abstract: The proposed information collection activity provides a 
means to collect qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an 
efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration's 
commitment to improving service delivery.
    Qualitative feedback means data that provide useful insights on 
perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield 
quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of 
study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder 
perceptions, experiences and expectations. This feedback also provides 
an early warning of issues with service, or focuses attention on areas 
where communication, training or changes in operations might improve 
the accuracy of data reported on survey instruments or the delivery of 
products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, 
collaborative and actionable communications between the agency and its 
customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute 
directly to the improvement of program management.
    Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful 
information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the 
overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative 
information will not be used for quantitative information collections 
that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as 
monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such 
data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target 
population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, 
the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the 
precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed 
sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing 
potential non-response bias, the protocols for data collection, and any 
testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding 
the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely 
to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for 
other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative 
results.
    The 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register of December 
4, 2015; it can be reviewed at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-
12-

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04/pdf/2015-30657.pdf. EIA proposes to reduce the burden hour estimate 
shown in the 60-day notice from 25,000 hours to 15,000 hours to reflect 
current program needs. Below we provide EIA's projected average 
estimates for the next three years:
    Current Actions: New collection of information.
    Type of Review: New Collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and 
Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 150.
    Respondents: 100.
    Annual Responses: 15,000.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average Minutes per Response: 60.
    Burden Hours: 15,000.
    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.

    Statutory Authority:  Executive Order (EO) 13571, Streamlining 
Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service.

    Issued in Washington, DC on February 5, 2016.
Nanda Srinivasan,
Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, 
U.S. Energy Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-02800 Filed 2-11-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6450-01-P