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Download as PDF 3280 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 7 Wednesday, January 11, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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: National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Title: Community Connectivity Initiative Self-Assessment Tool. OMB Control Number: None. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission; new collection. Number of Respondents: 500. Average Hours Per Response: Annually: 12 hours. Burden Hours: 6,000. Needs and Uses: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) launched BroadbandUSA in January 2015 in response to demand from communities that realized broadband access and use are vital to their economic development, innovation, education, and healthcare needs. BroadbandUSA provides technical assistance, guidance, and resources to communities across the country that want to expand their broadband capacity and promote broadband adoption. BroadbandUSA brings stakeholders together to solve problems, contribute to emerging policies, link communities to other federal agencies and funding sources, and address barriers to collaboration across agencies. In March 2015, President Obama created the Broadband Opportunity Council (Council), an interagency collaboration among 25 federal agencies co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and Agriculture, to determine what actions the federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jan 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 government could take to eliminate regulatory barriers to broadband deployment and to encourage investment in broadband networks and services.1 The Community Connectivity Initiative is one of NTIA’s commitments outlined in the Council’s report released in September 2015.2 The purpose of the Community Connectivity Initiative is to support communities with tools and resources to attract broadband investment and promote meaningful use. NTIA and the National Economic Council conducted outreach to more than 200 stakeholders and communities to seek input on the implementation of the Community Connectivity Initiative. The initial findings of that outreach resulted in collaborators and communities assisting in the creation of the framework for the community connectivity self-assessment tool. The questions developed for the community connectivity self-assessment tool reflect extensive input from stakeholders in communities, businesses, and nonprofits across America. Throughout 2016, NTIA conducted more than 20 webinars and workshops where individuals and groups served as collaborators in shaping the Community Connectivity framework, assessment, and resources. That stakeholder input is the foundation of the Community Connectivity Initiative. The objectives of the Community Connectivity Initiative are to: (1) Support communities as they convene, assess, and act to promote local priorities and advance broadband access, adoption, policies, and use; and (2) increase the number of communities actively assessing connectivity impacts and investing to improve broadband outcomes. The Community Connectivity Initiative includes three resources for communities, including the community connectivity framework, an online selfassessment tool, and resources that support local planning and action. The community connectivity framework 1 The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, Presidential Memorandum—Expanding Broadband Deployment and Adoption by Addressing Regulatory Barriers and Encouraging Investment and Training (March 23, 2015), available at https:// www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/03/23/ presidential-memorandum-expanding-broadbanddeployment-and-adoption-addr. 2 Id. at 19. The report tasked NTIA, in collaboration with the National Economic Council, to ‘‘convene stakeholders to design and launch a community connectivity index.’’ PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provides a structure to engage local stakeholders in conversations about broadband access and community priorities. The online self-assessment tool will provide local leaders with a means for assessing broadband needs in their communities. The tool will enable them to record findings and integrate assessments with national datasets on community broadband by providing users with data and asking questions covering three specific categories: access, adoption, and community. Initially, at the time of the 60-day Federal Register Notice, NTIA intended to collect input through the community connectivity self-assessment tool across four major categories: access, adoption, policy, and use. However, in response to stakeholder engagement in clarifying the framework, NTIA decided to combine the policy and use categories into one category called community. The community connectivity selfassessment tool will collect input on the same information outlined in the 60-day Federal Register Notice. Since the Notice, NTIA has also decided to reorganize the tool’s categories and subcategories. The reorganized approach does not change the information that NTIA intends to collect, only the order in which NTIA collects the information. Upon completion of the selfassessment tool, communities will receive a report that combines input from the self-assessment tool with other data sources, along with resources that communities could use to improve their broadband capabilities. Through this effort, the community connectivity selfassessment tool will produce improved broadband planning assets for communities, thereby increasing the number of communities actively investing to improve broadband access and digital inclusion. Affected Public: State, regional, local, and tribal government organizations. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. NTIA published a Notice in the Federal Register on June 28, 2016 soliciting comments on this information collection, with a 60-day public comment period. NTIA did not receive comments on this Notice. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov or http:// federalregister.gov/a/2016-15149. Follow the instructions to view E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 7 / Wednesday, January 11, 2017 / Notices Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Sheleen Dumas, PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–00399 Filed 1–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting The Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee (SITAC) will meet on February 1, 2017, 9:30 a.m., (Pacific Standard Time) at the SPIE Photonics West, Moscone South, 747 Howard Street, Exhibit Level, Room 102, San Francisco, CA 94103. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to sensors and instrumentation equipment and technology. Agenda sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Public Session 1. Welcome and Introductions. 2. Remarks from the Bureau of Industry and Security Management. 3. Industry Presentations. 4. New Business. The open session will be accessible via teleconference to 20 participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@ bis.doc.gov no later than January 25, 2017. A limited number of seats will be available during the public session of the meeting. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent that time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate distribution of public presentation materials to the Committee members, the Committee suggests that the materials be forwarded before the meeting to Ms. Springer. For more information contact Yvette Springer on (202) 482–2813. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jan 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: January 5, 2017. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2017–00339 Filed 1–10–17; 8:45 am] 3281 [Docket No.: 170103004–7004–01] International Trade Administration BILLING CODE P RIN 0625–XC028 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Revisions to User Fees for Export and Investment Promotion Services/Events Bureau of Industry and Security AGENCY: Information Systems; Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting The Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee (ISTAC) will meet on January 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m., in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues NW., Washington, DC. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to information systems equipment and technology. Wednesday, January 25 Open Session 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Working Group Reports 3. Old Business 4. Industry Presentations 5. New business The open session will be accessible via teleconference to 20 participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@ bis.doc.gov, no later than January 18, 2017. A limited number of seats will be available for the public session. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate distribution of public presentation materials to Committee members, the Committee suggests that public presentation materials or comments be forwarded before the meeting to Ms. Springer. For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482–2813. Dated: January 5, 2017. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–00338 Filed 1–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Extension of comment period. The U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS) within the International Trade Administration (ITA) is extending the comment period for the notice, ‘‘Revisions to User Fees for Export and Investment Promotion Services/Events.’’ The comment period is extended from January 16, 2016, to January 21, 2017. DATES: The comment period for the notice that was published on December 21, 2016 (81 FR 93660), is extended. Comments must be received on or before January 21, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.Regulations.gov. The identification number is ITA–2016–0012. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery to Docket No. ITA–2016–0012, International Trade Administration, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, Office of Strategic Planning & Resource Management, 1400 Constitution Avenue NW., Rm. C125, Washington, DC 20235. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by US&FCS. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. US&FCS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/ A’’ in required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). 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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 7 / Wednesday, January 11, 2017 / 
Notices

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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: National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
    Title: Community Connectivity Initiative Self-Assessment Tool.
    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission; new collection.
    Number of Respondents: 500.
    Average Hours Per Response: Annually: 12 hours.
    Burden Hours: 6,000.
    Needs and Uses:
    The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA) launched BroadbandUSA in January 2015 in response to demand from 
communities that realized broadband access and use are vital to their 
economic development, innovation, education, and healthcare needs. 
BroadbandUSA provides technical assistance, guidance, and resources to 
communities across the country that want to expand their broadband 
capacity and promote broadband adoption. BroadbandUSA brings 
stakeholders together to solve problems, contribute to emerging 
policies, link communities to other federal agencies and funding 
sources, and address barriers to collaboration across agencies.
    In March 2015, President Obama created the Broadband Opportunity 
Council (Council), an interagency collaboration among 25 federal 
agencies co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and Agriculture, to 
determine what actions the federal government could take to eliminate 
regulatory barriers to broadband deployment and to encourage investment 
in broadband networks and services.\1\ The Community Connectivity 
Initiative is one of NTIA's commitments outlined in the Council's 
report released in September 2015.\2\
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    \1\ The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, Presidential 
Memorandum--Expanding Broadband Deployment and Adoption by 
Addressing Regulatory Barriers and Encouraging Investment and 
Training (March 23, 2015), available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/03/23/presidential-memorandum-expanding-broadband-deployment-and-adoption-addr.
    \2\ Id. at 19. The report tasked NTIA, in collaboration with the 
National Economic Council, to ``convene stakeholders to design and 
launch a community connectivity index.''
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    The purpose of the Community Connectivity Initiative is to support 
communities with tools and resources to attract broadband investment 
and promote meaningful use. NTIA and the National Economic Council 
conducted outreach to more than 200 stakeholders and communities to 
seek input on the implementation of the Community Connectivity 
Initiative. The initial findings of that outreach resulted in 
collaborators and communities assisting in the creation of the 
framework for the community connectivity self-assessment tool. The 
questions developed for the community connectivity self-assessment tool 
reflect extensive input from stakeholders in communities, businesses, 
and nonprofits across America. Throughout 2016, NTIA conducted more 
than 20 webinars and workshops where individuals and groups served as 
collaborators in shaping the Community Connectivity framework, 
assessment, and resources. That stakeholder input is the foundation of 
the Community Connectivity Initiative.
    The objectives of the Community Connectivity Initiative are to: (1) 
Support communities as they convene, assess, and act to promote local 
priorities and advance broadband access, adoption, policies, and use; 
and (2) increase the number of communities actively assessing 
connectivity impacts and investing to improve broadband outcomes. The 
Community Connectivity Initiative includes three resources for 
communities, including the community connectivity framework, an online 
self-assessment tool, and resources that support local planning and 
action. The community connectivity framework provides a structure to 
engage local stakeholders in conversations about broadband access and 
community priorities.
    The online self-assessment tool will provide local leaders with a 
means for assessing broadband needs in their communities. The tool will 
enable them to record findings and integrate assessments with national 
datasets on community broadband by providing users with data and asking 
questions covering three specific categories: access, adoption, and 
community. Initially, at the time of the 60-day Federal Register 
Notice, NTIA intended to collect input through the community 
connectivity self-assessment tool across four major categories: access, 
adoption, policy, and use. However, in response to stakeholder 
engagement in clarifying the framework, NTIA decided to combine the 
policy and use categories into one category called community.
    The community connectivity self-assessment tool will collect input 
on the same information outlined in the 60-day Federal Register Notice. 
Since the Notice, NTIA has also decided to reorganize the tool's 
categories and sub-categories. The reorganized approach does not change 
the information that NTIA intends to collect, only the order in which 
NTIA collects the information.
    Upon completion of the self-assessment tool, communities will 
receive a report that combines input from the self-assessment tool with 
other data sources, along with resources that communities could use to 
improve their broadband capabilities. Through this effort, the 
community connectivity self-assessment tool will produce improved 
broadband planning assets for communities, thereby increasing the 
number of communities actively investing to improve broadband access 
and digital inclusion.
    Affected Public: State, regional, local, and tribal government 
organizations.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    NTIA published a Notice in the Federal Register on June 28, 2016 
soliciting comments on this information collection, with a 60-day 
public comment period. NTIA did not receive comments on this Notice.
    This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov or 
http://federalregister.gov/a/2016-15149. Follow the instructions to 
view

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Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395-5806.

Sheleen Dumas,
PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-00399 Filed 1-10-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-JE-P