Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: Museums for All Program Evaluation, 5608-5609 [2017-00954]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 5608 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2017 / Notices information collection has been classified as a revision, because of clarifications to a statement about accommodations available to persons with disabilities who file the form. WHCA section 104(a) authorizes this information collection. See 42 U.S.C. 1704(a). This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1240–0006. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB remain in effect while they undergo review. New requirements would only take effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on October 12, 2016 (81 FR 70443). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1240–0006. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jan 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 Agency: DOL–OWCP. Title of Collection: Claim for Reimbursement of Benefit Payments and Claims Expense Under the War Hazards Compensation Act. OMB Control Number: 1240–0006. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 7. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 345. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 173 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $542. Dated: January 11, 2017. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. I. Background [FR Doc. 2017–00975 Filed 1–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CH–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Institute of Museum and Library Services Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: Museums for All Program Evaluation Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities. ACTION: Notice, request for comments, and collection of information. AGENCY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This pre-clearance consultation program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. By this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning a proposed survey to collect information to monitor the use, expectations of and satisfaction with cultural programs and services, most especially library and museum services. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before March 17, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Christopher J. Reich, Chief Administrator, Office of Museum Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Mr. Reich can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4685, Fax: 202– 653–4608, or by email at creich@ imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202– 653–4614. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the Nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. The Institute’s mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, learning and civic engagement. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. IMLS is responsible for identifying national needs for and trends in museum, library, and information services; measuring and reporting on the impact and effectiveness of museum, library and information services throughout the United States, including programs conducted with funds made available by IMLS; identifying, and disseminating information on, the best practices of such programs; and developing plans to improve museum, library and information services of the United States and strengthen national, State, local, regional, and international communications and cooperative networks (20 U.S.C. Chapter 72, 20 U.S.C. 9108). II. Current Actions The purpose of this collection is to assess institutional and individual outcomes from participation in the Museums for All program. Museums for All is a voluntary program inviting museums to invite EBT card holders to receive reduced-price admission to their facilities. A summative evaluation will be conducted to measure participating institutions’ understanding of the program’s value, structural strengths and difficulties, partnership implications, financial implications, and community support and engagement. The evaluation is intended E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2017 / Notices to provide insight for future changes and programmatic improvements. Methods will include online surveys and in-depth interviews. The institutional online survey, expected to require an average of 10 minutes to complete, will consist of 1– 3 questions focused on the Museums for All program’s implications for participating museums, allowing for a broad understanding of the program’s institutional participants, their perceptions of the program, and potential future directions. In-depth interviews with 15–18 survey participants, each projected to require 20 minutes to complete, will add depth and clarity of understanding to the online survey. An additional online survey, projected to require 10 minutes to complete, will be conducted with a sampling of adult museum participants in the program to gauge the level of awareness of the program and its influence on their museum experience. IMLS is particularly interested in comments that help the agency: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Title: Museum Assessment Program Evaluation. OMB Number: To Be Determined. Frequency: One-time collection anticipated. Affected Public: The target population is museums that have chosen to participate in the Museums for All program and their visitors. Number of Respondents: 150 museum staff to respond to institutional survey; 18 museum staff to respond to institutional interview; and 200 museum visitors. Estimated Average Burden per Response: The burden per respondent is estimated to be an average of 10 minutes for the museum survey, 20 minutes for VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jan 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 the in-depth interview, and 10 minutes for the visitor survey. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 64.33 hours (that is 10 minutes times 350 respondents plus 20 minutes per respondent times 18 interview respondents, equaling 3,860 minutes or 64.33 hours). Total Annualized capital/startup costs: n/a. Total Annual costs: To be determined. Public Comments Invited: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Burwell, Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024– 2135. Mrs. Burwell can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4684, Fax: 202– 653–4625, or by email at sburwell@ imls.gov or by teletype (TTY/TDD) at 202–653–4614. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Dated: January 11, 2017. Kim Miller, Grants Management Specialist, Office of Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–00954 Filed 1–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Institute of Museum and Library Services Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection: ‘‘Museums Empowered: Professional Development and Capacity Building Opportunities for Museums’’—A Museums for America Special Initiative Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities. ACTION: Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request. AGENCY: The Institute of Museum and Library Service (‘‘IMLS’’) as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). This program helps to ensure that SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5609 requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below on or before February 17, 2017. ADDRESSES: Stephanie Burwell, Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Mrs. Burwell can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4684, Fax: 202–653–4625, or by email at sburwell@imls.gov or by teletype (TTY/TDD) at 202–653–4614. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the Nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. The Institute’s mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, learning, and civic engagement. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. IMLS is responsible for identifying national needs for and trends in museum, library, and information services; measuring and reporting on the impact and effectiveness of museum, library and information services throughout the United States, including programs conducted with funds made available by IMLS; identifying, and disseminating information on, the best practices of such programs; and developing plans to improve museum, library, and information services of the United States and strengthen national, State, local, regional, and international communications and cooperative networks (20 U.S.C. 72, 20 U.S.C. 9108). The purpose of this survey is to administer a special initiative in the Museums for America (MFA) grant program titled ‘‘Museums Empowered: Professional Development and Capacity Building Opportunities for Museums’’— A Museums for America Special Initiative. E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 18, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-00954]


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NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

Institute of Museum and Library Services


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: Museums for 
All Program Evaluation

AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation 
for the Arts and the Humanities.

ACTION: Notice, request for comments, and collection of information.

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SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part 
of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general 
public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed 
and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act. This pre-clearance consultation program helps 
to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. By 
this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning a proposed survey 
to collect information to monitor the use, expectations of and 
satisfaction with cultural programs and services, most especially 
library and museum services.
    A copy of the proposed information collection request can be 
obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES 
section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee section below on or before March 17, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Christopher J. Reich, Chief Administrator, 
Office of Museum Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 
955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. 
Mr. Reich can be reached by Telephone: 202-653-4685, Fax: 202-653-4608, 
or by email at creich@imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons 
with hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source 
of federal support for the Nation's 123,000 libraries and 35,000 
museums. The Institute's mission is to inspire libraries and museums to 
advance innovation, learning and civic engagement. The Institute works 
at the national level and in coordination with state and local 
organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance 
learning and innovation; and support professional development. IMLS is 
responsible for identifying national needs for and trends in museum, 
library, and information services; measuring and reporting on the 
impact and effectiveness of museum, library and information services 
throughout the United States, including programs conducted with funds 
made available by IMLS; identifying, and disseminating information on, 
the best practices of such programs; and developing plans to improve 
museum, library and information services of the United States and 
strengthen national, State, local, regional, and international 
communications and cooperative networks (20 U.S.C. Chapter 72, 20 
U.S.C. 9108).

II. Current Actions

    The purpose of this collection is to assess institutional and 
individual outcomes from participation in the Museums for All program. 
Museums for All is a voluntary program inviting museums to invite EBT 
card holders to receive reduced-price admission to their facilities.
    A summative evaluation will be conducted to measure participating 
institutions' understanding of the program's value, structural 
strengths and difficulties, partnership implications, financial 
implications, and community support and engagement. The evaluation is 
intended

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to provide insight for future changes and programmatic improvements. 
Methods will include online surveys and in-depth interviews.
    The institutional online survey, expected to require an average of 
10 minutes to complete, will consist of 1-3 questions focused on the 
Museums for All program's implications for participating museums, 
allowing for a broad understanding of the program's institutional 
participants, their perceptions of the program, and potential future 
directions. In-depth interviews with 15-18 survey participants, each 
projected to require 20 minutes to complete, will add depth and clarity 
of understanding to the online survey. An additional online survey, 
projected to require 10 minutes to complete, will be conducted with a 
sampling of adult museum participants in the program to gauge the level 
of awareness of the program and its influence on their museum 
experience.
    IMLS is particularly interested in comments that help the agency:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity 
of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques, or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.
    Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    Title: Museum Assessment Program Evaluation.
    OMB Number: To Be Determined.
    Frequency: One-time collection anticipated.
    Affected Public: The target population is museums that have chosen 
to participate in the Museums for All program and their visitors.
    Number of Respondents: 150 museum staff to respond to institutional 
survey; 18 museum staff to respond to institutional interview; and 200 
museum visitors.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: The burden per respondent is 
estimated to be an average of 10 minutes for the museum survey, 20 
minutes for the in-depth interview, and 10 minutes for the visitor 
survey.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 64.33 hours (that is 10 minutes 
times 350 respondents plus 20 minutes per respondent times 18 interview 
respondents, equaling 3,860 minutes or 64.33 hours).
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: n/a.
    Total Annual costs: To be determined.
    Public Comments Invited: Comments submitted in response to this 
notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB's 
clearance of this information collection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Burwell, Chief Information 
Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Institute of Museum 
and Library Services, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North SW., Suite 4000, 
Washington, DC 20024-2135. Mrs. Burwell can be reached by Telephone: 
202-653-4684, Fax: 202-653-4625, or by email at sburwell@imls.gov or by 
teletype (TTY/TDD) at 202-653-4614. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 
5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Dated: January 11, 2017.
Kim Miller,
Grants Management Specialist, Office of Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-00954 Filed 1-17-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7036-01-P