Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Baldrige Performance Excellence Program Team Leader Consensus and Site Visit Surveys, 23459-23460 [2016-09208]

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[FR Doc. 2016–09286 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Baldrige Performance Excellence Program Team Leader Consensus and Site Visit Surveys National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 Written comments must be submitted on or before June 20, 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 and instructions should be directed to Dawn Bailey, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, 301–975–3074, dawn.bailey@nist.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Abstract Public Law 100–107 (The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987), which established the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and its Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA), stipulates that organizational applicants for the award (see OMB Control #0693– 006) receive ‘‘an intensive evaluation by a competent board of examiners which shall review the evidence submitted by the organization and, through a site visit, verify the accuracy of the quality improvements claimed.’’ Per the statute, ‘‘the Director of the National Bureau of Standards shall rely upon’’ these examiners, as they are in essence the external workforce of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. Baldrige Program staff members manage and improve the award and all of its processes, but the examiners actually do the objective review of MBNQA applicants. The Team Leader Consensus and Site Visit Surveys will be one key way that Baldrige staff members can communicate with and seek feedback from the external workforce (Baldrige Examiners). To manage these voluntary PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23459 64.28 64.28 64.28 64.28 64.28 64.28 64.28 64.28 64.28 64.28 64.28 91.73 examiners (some private citizens, some government and military personnel), the Baldrige Program needs the ability to ask them of their preferences for the sector in which they will do their application review (e.g., do they want to review a health care applicant, manufacturing applicant), their availability to conduct reviews, their ability to travel on a site visit and about all of their logistical needs (e.g., dietary restrictions, cannot review an organization from a certain state due to conflicts in that state), their ability to perform particular MBNQA roles such as technical editor or team leader), their conflicts with a particular organization, etc. The Baldrige Program also needs to survey them to obtain qualitative information on performance, as being a Baldrige Examiner is a very competitive selection. The Baldrige Program could not perform the intensive evaluation called for in the law without surveying its own workforce about their unique needs in relation to the MBNQA process (and its subprocesses). In fact, these volunteer examiners expect to be asked their preferences, as well as given the ability to give their feedback to improve processes. II. Method of Collection Surveys are typically conducted via email or through a secure NIST filesharing system if any MBNQA organization-specific information needs to be shared. Surveys can also be conducted over the phone if the number of examiners who need to be asked about a particular role or need is less than about 20. Often, a personal phone call is the best way to survey a subset of examiners, as maintaining positive relationships with examiners is very important to the program. III. Data OMB Control Number: #0693–XXXX (New Collection). E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 23460 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Notices Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals, including private citizens. All must be U.S. citizens (proof of citizenship is required prior to Baldrige Examiner training). Estimated Number of Respondents: 500 per year. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 167 hours. 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: April 15, 2016. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–09208 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES RIN 0648–XE529 General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the General Advisory Committee; Meetings and Call Announcement National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and conference call. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 NMFS announces a public meeting of the General Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) on May 27, 2016, and a public meeting of the Scientific Advisory Subcommittee (SAS) to the GAC on May 26, 2016. Additionally, NMFS announces a public conference call of the GAC and SAS on May 3, 2016. The meeting and call topics are described under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The meeting of the SAS will be held on May 26, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT (or until business is concluded). The meeting of the GAC will be held on May 27, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT (or until business is concluded). The conference call with the SAS and GAC will be held on May 3, 2016, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (or until business is concluded). ADDRESSES: The GAC and SAS meetings will be held in the Pacific Conference Room (Room 300) at NMFS, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, California 92037– 1508. Please notify Taylor Debevec (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by May 20, 2016, if you plan to attend either or both meetings in person or remotely. The meetings will be accessible by webinar—instructions will be emailed to meeting participants. The call will be held via conference line: 1– 888–790–6181, passcode: 34214. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Taylor Debevec, West Coast Region, NMFS, at Taylor.Debevec@noaa.gov, or at (562) 980–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Tuna Conventions Act (16 U.S.C. 951 et seq.), as amended, the U.S. Department of Commerce, in consultation with the Department of State (the State Department), appoints a GAC to the U.S. Section to the IATTC, and a SAS that advises the GAC. The U.S. Section consists of the four U.S. Commissioners to the IATTC and representatives of the State Department, NOAA, Department of Commerce, other agencies of the U.S. Government, and other stakeholders. The purpose of the GAC shall be to advise the U.S. Section with respect to U.S. participation in the work of the IATTC, with particular reference to development of U.S. policies, positions, and negotiating tactics. The purpose of the SAS is to advise the GAC on matters of science. NMFS West Coast Region provides administrative support for the GAC and SAS. The meetings of the GAC and SAS shall be open to the public, unless in executive session. The time and manner of public comment will be at the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 discretion of the chairs for the GAC and SAS. The 90th meeting of the IATTC, the 33rd Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program (AIDCP), as well as working group meetings for both the IATTC and AIDCP, will be held in La Jolla, California from June 20 to July 1, 2016. For more information on these meetings, please visit the IATTC’s Web site: https://www.iattc.org/ MeetingsENG.htm. GAC and SAS Meeting Topics The GAC meeting topics will include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) Outcomes of the 2016 SAC to the IATTC (e.g., stock status updates for tuna, tuna-like species, and other species caught in association with those fisheries in the eastern Pacific Ocean); (2) Implementation of the Antigua Convention including the development of a SOPP; (3) Input from the SAS; (4) Formulation of advice on issues that may arise at the upcoming 90th meeting of the IATTC, including the IATTC staff’s recommended conservation measures, U.S. proposals, and proposals from other IATTC members; and (5) Other issues as they arise. The SAS meeting topics will include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) Outcomes of the 2016 Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) to the IATTC (e.g., stock status updates for tuna, tuna-like species, and other species caught in association with those fisheries in the eastern Pacific Ocean); (2) Implementation of the Antigua Convention including the development of a Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures (SOPP); (3) Issues related to the impact of fishing on non-target species, such as shark, seabirds, sea turtles; (4) Evaluation of the IATTC staff’s recommended conservation measures for 2016; (5) U.S. proposals for the 90th meeting of the IATTC and proposals from other IATTC members; and (6) Other issues as they arise. The GAC and SAS call will exclusively consist of review and discussion of the draft SOPP in an effort to resolve most of the edits and comments before the GAC and SAS meeting so it does not take away from other agenda items. Special Accommodations The meeting location is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 77 (Thursday, April 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23459-23460]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-09208]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Baldrige 
Performance Excellence Program Team Leader Consensus and Site Visit 
Surveys

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, 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 June 20, 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 and instructions should 
be directed to Dawn Bailey, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, 
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, 301-975-3074, 
dawn.bailey@nist.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    Public Law 100-107 (The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality 
Improvement Act of 1987), which established the Baldrige Performance 
Excellence Program and its Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award 
(MBNQA), stipulates that organizational applicants for the award (see 
OMB Control #0693-006) receive ``an intensive evaluation by a competent 
board of examiners which shall review the evidence submitted by the 
organization and, through a site visit, verify the accuracy of the 
quality improvements claimed.''
    Per the statute, ``the Director of the National Bureau of Standards 
shall rely upon'' these examiners, as they are in essence the external 
workforce of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. Baldrige 
Program staff members manage and improve the award and all of its 
processes, but the examiners actually do the objective review of MBNQA 
applicants.
    The Team Leader Consensus and Site Visit Surveys will be one key 
way that Baldrige staff members can communicate with and seek feedback 
from the external workforce (Baldrige Examiners). To manage these 
voluntary examiners (some private citizens, some government and 
military personnel), the Baldrige Program needs the ability to ask them 
of their preferences for the sector in which they will do their 
application review (e.g., do they want to review a health care 
applicant, manufacturing applicant), their availability to conduct 
reviews, their ability to travel on a site visit and about all of their 
logistical needs (e.g., dietary restrictions, cannot review an 
organization from a certain state due to conflicts in that state), 
their ability to perform particular MBNQA roles such as technical 
editor or team leader), their conflicts with a particular organization, 
etc. The Baldrige Program also needs to survey them to obtain 
qualitative information on performance, as being a Baldrige Examiner is 
a very competitive selection.
    The Baldrige Program could not perform the intensive evaluation 
called for in the law without surveying its own workforce about their 
unique needs in relation to the MBNQA process (and its subprocesses). 
In fact, these volunteer examiners expect to be asked their 
preferences, as well as given the ability to give their feedback to 
improve processes.

II. Method of Collection

    Surveys are typically conducted via email or through a secure NIST 
file-sharing system if any MBNQA organization-specific information 
needs to be shared. Surveys can also be conducted over the phone if the 
number of examiners who need to be asked about a particular role or 
need is less than about 20. Often, a personal phone call is the best 
way to survey a subset of examiners, as maintaining positive 
relationships with examiners is very important to the program.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: #0693-XXXX (New Collection).

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    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals, including private citizens. All must 
be U.S. citizens (proof of citizenship is required prior to Baldrige 
Examiner training).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 500 per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 167 hours.
    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: April 15, 2016.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-09208 Filed 4-20-16; 8:45 am]
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