Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery, 79008-79009 [2016-27173]

Download as PDF 79008 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 218 / Thursday, November 10, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES requires DOE to give appropriate consideration to the environmental effects of its proposed decisions. No final decision will be issued in this proceeding until DOE has met its environmental responsibilities. Public Comment Procedures In response to this Notice, any person may file a protest, comments, or a motion to intervene or notice of intervention, as applicable. Due to the complexity of the issues raised by the Applicant, interested persons will be provided 60 days from the date of publication of this Notice in which to submit comments, protests, motions to intervene, or notices of intervention. Any person wishing to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene or notice of intervention. The filing of comments or a protest with respect to the Application will not serve to make the commenter or protestant a party to the proceeding, although protests and comments received from persons who are not parties will be considered in determining the appropriate action to be taken on the Application. All protests, comments, motions to intervene, or notices of intervention must meet the requirements specified by the regulations in 10 CFR part 590. Filings may be submitted using one of the following methods: (1) Emailing the filing to fergas@hq.doe.gov, with FE Docket No. 16–109–LNG in the title line; (2) mailing an original and three paper copies of the filing to the Office of Regulation and International Engagement at the address listed in ADDRESSES; or (3) hand delivering an original and three paper copies of the filing to the Office of Regulation and International Engagement at the address listed in ADDRESSES. All filings must include a reference to FE Docket No. 16–109–LNG. Please note: If submitting a filing via email, please include all related documents and attachments (e.g., exhibits) in the original email correspondence. Please do not include any active hyperlinks or password protection in any of the documents or attachments related to the filing. All electronic filings submitted to DOE must follow these guidelines to ensure that all documents are filed in a timely manner. Any hardcopy filing submitted greater in length than 50 pages must also include, at the time of the filing, a digital copy on disk of the entire submission. A decisional record on the Application will be developed through responses to this notice by parties, including the parties’ written comments and replies thereto. Additional VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Nov 09, 2016 Jkt 241001 procedures will be used as necessary to achieve a complete understanding of the facts and issues. If an additional procedure is scheduled, notice will be provided to all parties. If no party requests additional procedures, a final Opinion and Order may be issued based on the official record, including the Application and responses filed by parties pursuant to this notice, in accordance with 10 CFR 590.316. The Application is available for inspection and copying in the Office of Regulation and International Engagement docket room, Room 3E– 042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. The docket room is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Application and any filed protests, motions to intervene or notice of interventions, and comments will also be available electronically by going to the following DOE/FE Web address: http://energy.gov/fe/lake-charles-lngexport-company-llc-fe-docket-16-109lng-export-fta-and-nftas. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 4, 2016. John A. Anderson, Director, Office of Regulation and International Engagement, Office of Oil and Natural Gas. [FR Doc. 2016–27175 Filed 11–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY U.S. 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. AGENCY: 30-Day Notice of Submission of Information Collection Approval From the Office of Management and Budget and Request for Comments. ACTION: 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.). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments must be submitted by December 12, 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: OMB Number: 1905–0210. 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 218 / Thursday, November 10, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 August 1, 2016 at 81 FR 50492 and is available at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR2016-08-01/pdf/2016-18120.pdf. EIA proposes to increase the burden hour estimate shown in the 60-day notice from 15,000 hours to 15,750 hours (5,250 hours annually) to reflect current program needs. Below we provide EIA’s projected average estimates for the next three years: Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 10. Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 5,000. Annual Estimated Number of Responses: 50,000. Frequency of Response: Once per request. Average Minutes per Response: 6.3. Annual Burden Hours: 5,250. 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 November 4, 2016. Nanda Srinivasan, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, U.S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–27173 Filed 11–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Nov 09, 2016 Jkt 241001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2015–0365; FRL–9955–09– ORD] Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air, Climate, and Energy Subcommittee Meeting—December 2016 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting (via conference call) of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air, Climate, and Energy Subcommittee. SUMMARY: The conference call will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Eastern Time. These times are approximate; the conference call may adjourn early if all business is finished or may adjourn late if additional time is needed. Written comments and requests for the draft agenda or for making oral presentations at the meeting will be accepted through Thursday, December 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: Participation in the conference call will be by teleconference only; meeting rooms will not be used. Members of the public may obtain the call-in number and access code for the call from Tim Benner, the Designated Federal Officer, via any of the contact methods listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. Submitting Comments: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2015–0365, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Email: Send comments by electronic mail (email) to: ORD.Docket@ epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–ORD–2015–0365. • Fax: Fax comments to: (202) 566– 0224, Attention Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–ORD–2015–0365. • Mail: Send comments by mail to: Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air, Climate, and Energy Subcommittee Docket, Mail Code: 2822T, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20004, Attention Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–ORD–2015–0365. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/ DC), Room 3334, William Jefferson DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79009 Clinton West Building, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– ORD–2015–0365. Note: this is not a mailing address. Deliveries are only accepted during the docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–ORD–2015– 0365. The EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or email. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means the EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to the EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, the EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If the EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about the EPA’s public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/ dockets/. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air, Climate, and Energy Subcommittee Docket, EPA/DC, William Jefferson Clinton West Building, Room E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 218 (Thursday, November 10, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 79008-79009]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-27173]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

U.S. 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.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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 December 12, 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:
    OMB Number: 1905-0210.
    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

[[Page 79009]]

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 August 
1, 2016 at 81 FR 50492 and is available at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-01/pdf/2016-18120.pdf. EIA proposes to increase the 
burden hour estimate shown in the 60-day notice from 15,000 hours to 
15,750 hours (5,250 hours annually) to reflect current program needs. 
Below we provide EIA's projected average estimates for the next three 
years:
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and 
Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 10.
    Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 5,000.
    Annual Estimated Number of Responses: 50,000.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average Minutes per Response: 6.3.
    Annual Burden Hours: 5,250.
    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 November 4, 2016.
Nanda Srinivasan,
Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, 
U.S. Energy Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-27173 Filed 11-9-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6450-01-P