National Endowment for the Arts; Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 25633 [2017-11405]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 105 / Friday, June 2, 2017 / Notices Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 46,114 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $3.0M. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information collection has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NSA’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. They will also become a matter of public record. Frances Teel, NASA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–11423 Filed 6–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Arts; Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: National Endowment for the Arts. ACTION: Notice. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), 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 of 1995 (PRA95). This 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. Currently, the NEA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection on arts participation in the U.S.: Clearance Request for NEA 2018–2019 Annual Arts Basic Survey. Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by visiting www.Reginfo.gov. DATES: Comments should be sent by July 3, 2017. nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:31 Jun 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 You may send comments concerning this Notice to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the National Endowment for the Arts, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, 202/395–7316. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is particularly interested in comments which: • 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: National Endowment for the Arts. Title: 2018–2019 Annual Arts Basic Survey. OMB Number: New. Frequency: Annually, in years the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts is not conducted. Affected Public: American adults. Estimated Number of Respondents: 36,000. Estimated time per respondent: 4.0 minutes. Total burden hours: 2,000 hours. Total annualized capital/startup costs: 0. Total annual costs (operating/ maintaining systems or purchasing services): 0. Description: This request is for clearance of the 2018 and 2019 Annual Arts Basic Surveys (AABS). These surveys will be conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau as a supplement to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Current Population Survey. The AABS will be conducted in February 2018 and February 2019 and are expected to conducted annually thereafter in years that the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA) is not conducted. One of the strengths of the AABS surveys is that they will both ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25633 complement and supplement the information collected in the SPPA. The SPPA is the field’s premiere repeated cross-sectional survey of individual attendance and involvement in arts and cultural activity, and is conducted approximately every five years. The AABS questionnaires are much shorter than the SPPA, consisting of 12 to 14 questions that will be used to track arts participation over time. As with the SPPA, the AABS data will be circulated to interested researchers and will be the basis for a range of NEA reports and independent research publications. Reports on these data will be made publicly available on the NEA’s Web site. The AABS will provide annual primary knowledge on the extent and nature of participation in the arts in the United States. These data will also be used by the NEA as a contextual measure for one of the strategic goals identified in its FY 2014–FY 2018 strategic plan. Dated: May 30, 2017. Kathy Daum, Director, Administrative Services, National Endowment for the Arts. [FR Doc. 2017–11405 Filed 6–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7537–01–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: MultiState Plan Program External Review Case Intake Form, OPM Form 1840 Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revision of a currently approved collection, the Multi-State Plan Program External Review Intake Form, OPM Form 1840. This approval is necessary to improve the collection of information from members of the Multi-State Plan Program who need to request the external review of a disputed adverse benefit decision. DATES: Comments will be accepted until July 3, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send or deliver comments to: Donna Lease Batdorf, Multi-State Plan Program, National Healthcare Operations, Healthcare and Insurance, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street NW., Room 3468, Washington, DC 20415; and Charlie Cutshaw, OPM SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 105 (Friday, June 2, 2017)]
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NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES


National Endowment for the Arts; Proposed Collection; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: National Endowment for the Arts.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), 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 of 1995 (PRA95). This 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. Currently, the NEA is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed information collection on arts 
participation in the U.S.: Clearance Request for NEA 2018-2019 Annual 
Arts Basic Survey. Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting 
documentation, may be obtained by visiting www.Reginfo.gov.

DATES: Comments should be sent by July 3, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments concerning this Notice to the Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the 
National Endowment for the Arts, Office of Management and Budget, Room 
10235, Washington, DC 20503, 202/395-7316.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is 
particularly interested in comments which:
     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: National Endowment for the Arts.
    Title: 2018-2019 Annual Arts Basic Survey.
    OMB Number: New.
    Frequency: Annually, in years the Survey of Public Participation in 
the Arts is not conducted.
    Affected Public: American adults.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 36,000.
    Estimated time per respondent: 4.0 minutes.
    Total burden hours: 2,000 hours.
    Total annualized capital/startup costs: 0.
    Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): 0.
    Description: This request is for clearance of the 2018 and 2019 
Annual Arts Basic Surveys (AABS). These surveys will be conducted by 
the U.S. Census Bureau as a supplement to the Bureau of Labor 
Statistic's Current Population Survey. The AABS will be conducted in 
February 2018 and February 2019 and are expected to conducted annually 
thereafter in years that the National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) 
Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA) is not conducted. One 
of the strengths of the AABS surveys is that they will both complement 
and supplement the information collected in the SPPA. The SPPA is the 
field's premiere repeated cross-sectional survey of individual 
attendance and involvement in arts and cultural activity, and is 
conducted approximately every five years. The AABS questionnaires are 
much shorter than the SPPA, consisting of 12 to 14 questions that will 
be used to track arts participation over time. As with the SPPA, the 
AABS data will be circulated to interested researchers and will be the 
basis for a range of NEA reports and independent research publications. 
Reports on these data will be made publicly available on the NEA's Web 
site. The AABS will provide annual primary knowledge on the extent and 
nature of participation in the arts in the United States. These data 
will also be used by the NEA as a contextual measure for one of the 
strategic goals identified in its FY 2014-FY 2018 strategic plan.

    Dated: May 30, 2017.
Kathy Daum,
Director, Administrative Services, National Endowment for the Arts.
[FR Doc. 2017-11405 Filed 6-1-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7537-01-P