Government In the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice, 26904-26905 [2017-12220]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 26904 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 111 / Monday, June 12, 2017 / Notices • Efax: (855) 838–6382. • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250– 2024. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS—OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690–2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Programs. OMB Control Number: 0535–NEW. Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to conduct a new information collection for a period of three years. Abstract: The proposed information collection activities provides a means to obtain qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving the quality and timeliness of survey data and its analysis. The qualitative feedback will provide useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not rigorous statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the study population. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with data collection efforts, and focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve NASS surveys and publications. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. The information collections will target areas such as: Timeliness, usefulness of summarized information, perceptions of products or services, accuracy of information, efficiency and ease of reporting data, and the ease and understandability of data collection instruments. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of data collected and reported to the public. If this VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Jun 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the Agency’s services will be unavailable. The Agency will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collections are voluntary; • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with NASS surveys or data, or may reasonably be expected to have experience with the surveys or data in the near future; • Information gathered will be used only internally for improving data collection efforts, products and services, and the summarization and publication of data, and is not intended for release outside of the agency; • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the study population. This 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 program performance. 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. As a general matter, information collections will not result in any new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. Respondents: Farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and data users. Estimated Number of Respondents: 150,000. Below we provide projected average estimates for the next three years: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 150,000 (30,000 completed responses and 120,000 refusals). Frequency of Responses: Once per request. Average Minutes per Response: 5 to 30 minutes, depending on the survey. Total Estimated Burden Hours: 8,250. 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 will have practical utility; (b) 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; (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 those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed at Washington, DC, May 31, 2017. Hubert Hamer, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–12121 Filed 6–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS Government In the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 12:00 p.m. EDT. PLACE: Cohen Building, Room 3321, 330 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20237. SUMMARY: The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its April 6, 2017 meeting, a resolution honoring Voice of America’s (VOA) Swahili Service 55th anniversary, a resolution honoring VOA’s Afghanistan Service 35th anniversary, a resolution honoring VOA’s Kurdish Service 25th anniversary, and a resolution honoring Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s North Caucasus 15th anniversary. The Board will receive a report from the DATE AND TIME: E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 111 / Monday, June 12, 2017 / Notices Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency’s public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency’s public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https://bbgboardmeeting june2017.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on June 13. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203–4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Persons interested in obtaining more information should contact Oanh Tran at (202) 203–4545. Oanh Tran, Director of Board Operations. [FR Doc. 2017–12220 Filed 6–8–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8610–01–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Wisconsin Advisory Committee for a Meeting To Continue Discussion of a Draft Report Resulting From the Committee’s Study of Hate Crime in the State U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Wisconsin Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 12:00pm CST for the purpose of discussing a draft report regarding hate crime in the state, in preparation to issue a final report and recommendations to the Commission on the topic. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday June 16, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. CST. ADDRESSES: Public call information: Dial: 800–310–1961, Conference ID: 8996601. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski, DFO, at mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or 312–353– 8311. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Jun 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 Members of the public can listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the following tollfree call-in number: 800–310–1961, conference ID: 8996601. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement as time allows. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address prior to placing callers into the conference room. Callers can expect to incur regular charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, according to their wireless plan. The Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to Carolyn Allen at callen@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at (312) 353–8311. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Midwestern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Wisconsin Advisory Committee link (http://www.facadatabase.gov/ committee/meetings.aspx?cid=282). Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at the above email or street address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda Welcome and Roll Call Announcements and Business Updates Discussion of civil rights report: Hate Crime in Wisconsin Future Plans and Actions: Civil Rights in Wisconsin PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 26905 Public Comment Adjournment Exceptional Circumstance: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Management Regulations (41 CFR 102– 3.150), the notice for this meeting is given less than 15 calendar days prior to the meeting due to exceptional circumstance of DFO/staffing transitions that require discussion with the Committee. Dated: June 6, 2017. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2017–12028 Filed 6–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the District of Columbia Advisory Committee; Correction AGENCY: ACTION: Commission on Civil Rights. Notice; correction. The Commission on Civil Rights published a notice in the Federal Register of May 22, 2017, concerning a meeting of the District of Columbia Advisory Committee. The meeting now will be conducted via conference call; not in-person. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ivy Davis, (202) 376–7533. Correction In the Federal Register of District of Columbia, in FR Doc. 2017–10412, on page 23185, correct the Summary to read: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting of the District of Columbia Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene via conference call at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Interested members of the public may listen to the discussion by calling the following toll-free conference call-in number: 1–877–723–9523 and conference call ID: 3424799#. Dated: June 6, 2017. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. 2017–12026 Filed 6–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 111 (Monday, June 12, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26904-26905]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12220]


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BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS


Government In the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice

DATE AND TIME:  Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 12:00 p.m. EDT.

PLACE:  Cohen Building, Room 3321, 330 Independence Ave. SW., 
Washington, DC 20237.

SUMMARY: The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at 
the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent 
agenda consisting of the minutes of its April 6, 2017 meeting, a 
resolution honoring Voice of America's (VOA) Swahili Service 55th 
anniversary, a resolution honoring VOA's Afghanistan Service 35th 
anniversary, a resolution honoring VOA's Kurdish Service 25th 
anniversary, and a resolution honoring Radio Free Europe/Radio 
Liberty's North Caucasus 15th anniversary. The Board will receive a 
report from the

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Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG.
    This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed 
webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at 
www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates 
or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's 
public Web site.
    The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address 
listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking 
to attend the meeting in person must register at https://bbgboardmeetingjune2017.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on June 13. 
For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-
4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.

CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Persons interested in obtaining 
more information should contact Oanh Tran at (202) 203-4545.

Oanh Tran,
Director of Board Operations.
[FR Doc. 2017-12220 Filed 6-8-17; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 8610-01-P