Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 20323-20324 [2016-07966]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 67 / Thursday, April 7, 2016 / Notices to extend and expand the project: 64 FR 52810 (September 30, 1999); 68 FR 47948 (August 12, 2003); 68 FR 54505 (September 17, 2003); 70 FR 38732 (July 5, 2005); 71 FR 25615 (May 1, 2006); 71 FR 50950 (August 28, 2006); 74 FR 22728 (May 14, 2009); 80 FR 25 (January 2, 2015). With the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 110–161, on December 26, 2007, the project was made permanent (extended indefinitely) and renamed the Commerce Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). CAPS provides for modifications to be made as experience is gained, results are analyzed, and conclusions are reached on how the system is working. This notice announces that the DoC expands CAPS to include non-bargaining unit employees in NOAA, OCIO, in all duty locations, as a participating organization. OCIO will convert employees to career paths and occupational series already established under CAPS, requiring no additional series to be added to accommodate the expansion. The DoC will follow the CAPS plan as published in the Federal Register on December 24, 1997, and subsequent modifications as listed in the Background Section of this notice. Kevin E. Mahoney, Director for Human Resources Management and Chief Human Capital Officer. Table of Contents I. Executive Summary II. Basis for CAPS Expansion III. Changes to the Project Plan mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Executive Summary CAPS is designed to (1) improve hiring and allow DoC to compete more effectively for high-quality candidates through direct hiring, selective use of higher entry salaries, and selective use of recruitment incentives; (2) motivate and retain staff through higher pay potential, pay-for-performance, more responsive personnel systems, and selective use of retention incentives; (3) strengthen the manager’s role in personnel management through delegation of personnel authorities; and (4) increase the efficiency of personnel systems through the installation of a simpler and more flexible classification system based on pay banding through reduction of guidelines, steps, and paperwork in classification, hiring, and other personnel systems, and through automation. The current participating organizations include 7 offices of the Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Secretary for Administration in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Apr 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 Office of the Secretary; the Bureau of Economic Analysis; 2 units of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA): the Institute for Telecommunications Science and the First Responder Network Authority (an independent authority within NTIA); and 11 units of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Marine Fisheries Service, the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Weather Service — Space Environment Center, National Ocean Service, Program Planning and Integration Office, Office of the Under Secretary, Marine and Aviation Operations, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, and the Workforce Management Office. This amendment modifies the December 24, 1997, Federal Register notice. Specifically, it expands DoC CAPS to include NOAA, OCIO. II. Basis for CAPS Expansion A. Purpose CAPS is designed to provide managers at the lowest organizational level the authority, control, and flexibility to recruit, retain, develop, recognize, and motivate its workforce, while ensuring adequate accountability and oversight. The expansion of coverage to include NOAA, OCIO, should improve OCIO’s ability to recruit and retain a high-quality workforce. DoC’s CAPS allows for modifications of procedures if no new waiver from law or regulation is added. Given that this expansion and modification is in accordance with existing law and regulation and CAPS is a permanent alternative personnel system, the DoC is authorized to make the changes described in this notice. B. Participating Employees Employee notification of this expansion will be accomplished by providing a full set of briefings to employees and managers and providing them electronic access to all CAPS policies and procedures, including the nine previous Federal Register Notices. Employees will also be provided a copy of this Federal Register notice upon approval. Subsequent supervisor training and informational briefings for all employees will be accomplished prior to the implementation date of the expansion. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20323 III. Changes to the Project Plan The CAPS at DoC, published in the Federal Register on December 24, 1997 (62 FR 67434), is amended as follows: 1. The following organization will be added to the project plan, Section II D—Participating Organizations National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) [FR Doc. 2016–07982 Filed 4–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–EA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP)/National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Title: Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) Application. OMB Control Number: 0693–0006. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Revision of a current information collection. Number of Respondents: 30 organizations apply for the MBNQA; 550 individuals apply for a spot on the MBNQA Board of Examiners, the assessors who review the applications for the MBNQA. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes for organizational applications for MBNQA, and 30 minutes for applications for the Board of Examiners. Burden Hours: MBNQA = 15 hours, Board of Examiners = 275 hours. Needs and Uses: Collection needed to obtain information to conduct the MBNQA (Public Law 100–107, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987). Affected Public: Business, health care, education, or other for-profit organizations; health care, education, and other nonprofit organizations; and individuals or households. Frequency: Annual. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 20324 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 67 / Thursday, April 7, 2016 / Notices Department within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. All submissions must be filed electronically at http://access.trade.gov in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303.1 Such submissions are subject to verification in accordance with section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(1)(i), a copy must be served on every party on the Department’s service list. within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@omb. eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: April 4, 2016. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–07966 Filed 4–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Respondent Selection International Trade Administration Notice of No Sales In the event the Department limits the number of respondents for individual examination for administrative reviews initiated pursuant to requests made for the orders identified below, except for the reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’), the Department intends to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) data for U.S. imports during the period of review. We intend to place the CBP data on the record within five days of publication of the initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent selection within 30 days of publication of the initiation Federal Register notice. Comments regarding the CBP data and respondent selection should be submitted seven days after the placement of the CBP data on the record of this review. Parties wishing to submit rebuttal comments should submit those comments five days after the deadline for the initial comments. In the event the Department decides it is necessary to limit individual examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection under section 777A(c)(2) of the Act: In general, the Department has found that determinations concerning whether particular companies should be ‘‘collapsed’’ (i.e., treated as a single entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) require a substantial amount of detailed information and analysis, which often require follow-up questions and analysis. Accordingly, the Department will not conduct collapsing analyses at the respondent selection phase of this review and will not collapse companies at the respondent selection phase unless there has been a determination to collapse certain companies in a previous segment of this antidumping proceeding (i.e., investigation, If a producer or exporter named in this notice of initiation had no exports, sales, or entries during the period of review (‘‘POR’’), it must notify the 1 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with February anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department’s regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. DATES: Effective Date: April 7, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Waters, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background The Department has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with February anniversary dates. With respect to the antidumping duty orders of Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India and Thailand, the initiation of the antidumping duty administrative review for these cases will be published in a separate initiation notice. All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, certifications, or comments or actions by the Department discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting time. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Apr 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 administrative review, new shipper review or changed circumstances review). For any company subject to this review, if the Department determined, or continued to treat, that company as collapsed with others, the Department will assume that such companies continue to operate in the same manner and will collapse them for respondent selection purposes. Otherwise, the Department will not collapse companies for purposes of respondent selection. Parties are requested to (a) identify which companies subject to review previously were collapsed, and (b) provide a citation to the proceeding in which they were collapsed. Further, if companies are requested to complete the Quantity and Value (‘‘Q&V’’) Questionnaire for purposes of respondent selection, in general each company must report volume and value data separately for itself. Parties should not include data for any other party, even if they believe they should be treated as a single entity with that other party. If a company was collapsed with another company or companies in the most recently completed segment of this proceeding where the Department considered collapsing that entity, complete Q&V data for that collapsed entity must be submitted. Respondent Selection—Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From Taiwan and the PRC In the event the Department limits the number of respondents for individual examination in the administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from Taiwan and the PRC, the Department intends to select respondents, for the instant reviews, based on volume data contained in responses to Q&V questionnaires. We note that the units used to measure U.S. import quantities of solar cells and solar modules in CBP data are ‘‘number’’; however, it would not be meaningful to sum the number of imported solar cells and the number of imported solar modules in attempting to determine the volume of subject merchandise exported by Taiwanese exporters. Moreover, we also have concerns regarding inconsistencies in the unit of measure used to report CBP data for solar modules exported from the PRC. Therefore, all parties for which we have initiated administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from Taiwan and the PRC are hereby notified that they must timely respond to the Q&V questionnaire issued by the Department. Please be advised that due to the time E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 67 (Thursday, April 7, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20323-20324]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-07966]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP)/National 
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
    Title: Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) Application.
    OMB Control Number: 0693-0006.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Revision of a current information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 30 organizations apply for the MBNQA; 550 
individuals apply for a spot on the MBNQA Board of Examiners, the 
assessors who review the applications for the MBNQA.
    Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes for organizational 
applications for MBNQA, and 30 minutes for applications for the Board 
of Examiners.
    Burden Hours: MBNQA = 15 hours, Board of Examiners = 275 hours.
    Needs and Uses: Collection needed to obtain information to conduct 
the MBNQA (Public Law 100-107, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality 
Improvement Act of 1987).
    Affected Public: Business, health care, education, or other for-
profit organizations; health care, education, and other nonprofit 
organizations; and individuals or households.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. 
Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections 
currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent

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within 30 days of publication of this notice to 
OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395-5806.

    Dated: April 4, 2016.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-07966 Filed 4-6-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-13-P