Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Customer Satisfaction Research, 27684-27685 [2017-12506]

Download as PDF 27684 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 115 / Friday, June 16, 2017 / Notices Dated: June 12, 2017. Chad Parker, Acting Administrator, Rural BusinessCooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2017–12531 Filed 6–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Georgia Advisory Committee 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 Georgia (State) Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, for discussing potential project implementation on the topic of civil rights and the Olmstead rule in Florida. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be by teleconference. Toll-free call-in number: 877–795–3638, conference ID: 4175532. 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Agenda Welcome and Introductions Jeff Hinton, Regional Director; Jerry Gonzalez, Chair Georgia SAC Regional Update—Jeff Hinton Discussion of implementation process to the public hearing— Jerry Gonzalez, Chair Georgia SAC Staff/Advisory Committee Public comments Adjournment Dated: June 12, 2017. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2017–12486 Filed 6–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Customer Satisfaction Research U.S. Census Bureau. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before August 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Rebecca E. Vilky, 301– 763–2162, U.S. Census Bureau, HQ– 8H172F, Washington, DC 20233–0500 (or via email at rebecca.e.vilky@ census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau is requesting generic clearance to conduct customer satisfaction research which may be in the form of mailed or electronic questionnaires and/or focus groups, telephone interviews, or web-based interviews. The Census Bureau has ranked a customer-focused environment as one of its most important strategic planning objectives. The Census Bureau routinely needs to collect and analyze customer feedback about its products and services to better align them to its customers’ needs and preferences. Several programs, products, and distribution channels have been designed and/or redesigned based on feedback from its various customer satisfaction research efforts. Each research design is reviewed for content, utility, and user-friendliness by a variety of appropriate staff (including research design and subject-matter experts). The concept and design are tested by internal staff and a select sample of respondents to confirm its appropriateness, user-friendliness, and to estimate burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information. Collection techniques are discussed and included in the research, concept, and design discussion to define the most time-, cost-efficient and accurate collection media. The clearance operates in the following manner: A block of burden hours is reserved at the beginning of the clearance period. The particular activities that will be conducted under the clearance are not specified in advance because they would not be known at the beginning of the clearance period. The Census Bureau provides detailed information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) about the specific activities a minimum of two weeks prior to the planned start date of the collection. OMB provides any comments it may have prior to the start date of the planned activity. At the end of each year, a report is submitted to OMB that summarizes the number of hours used as well as the nature and results of the activities completed under the clearance. E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 115 / Friday, June 16, 2017 / Notices II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE This research may be in the form of mailed or electronic questionnaires and/ or focus groups, telephone or web-based interviews. Office of the Secretary III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0760. Form Number: Various. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households, State or local governments, farms, business or other for-profit organizations, federal agencies or employees, and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost: There is no cost to respondents, except for their time to answer the questions. Respondents Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Executive Order 12862. IV. Request for Comments sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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 shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (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 respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–12506 Filed 6–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Jun 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; The Environmental Questionnaire and Checklist (EQC) The Department of Commerce will submit a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Office of the Secretary, Office of Facilities and Environmental Quality. Title: DOC National Environmental Questionnaire and Checklist (EQC). OMB Control Number: 0690–0028. Form Number(s): CD–593. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,000. Average Hours per Response: 3 hours. Burden Hours: 3,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,000 in miscellaneous costs ($5 × approximately 200 respondents who would mail attachments rather than emailing them). Needs and Uses: This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4347) and the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508) require that federal agencies complete an environmental analysis for all major federal actions significantly affecting the environment. Those actions may include a federal agency’s decision to fund non-federal projects under grants and cooperative agreements, including infrastructure projects. In order to determine NEPA compliance requirements for a project receiving Department of Commerce (DOC) bureaulevel funding, DOC must assess information which can only be provided by the applicant for federal financial assistance (grant). The National Environmental Questionnaire and Checklist (EQC) provides federal financial assistance applicants and DOC staff with a tool to ensure that the necessary project and environmental information is obtained. The EQC was developed to collect data concerning potential environmental impacts that the applicant for federal financial assistance possesses and to transmit that information to the Federal reviewer. The EQC will allow for a more rapid review of projects and facilitate DOC’s evaluation of the potential PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27685 environmental impacts of a project and level of NEPA documentation required. DOC staff will use the information provided in answers to the questionnaire to determine compliance requirements for NEPA and conduct subsequent NEPA analysis as needed. Information provided in the questionnaire may also be used for other regulatory review requirements associated with the proposed project, such as the National Historic Preservation Act. The DOC received no comments in response to the 60-day notice published in the Federal Register on April 14, 2017 (82 FR 17968). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; individuals and households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view 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, Departmental PRA Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 115 (Friday, June 16, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27684-27685]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12506]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic 
Clearance for Customer Satisfaction Research

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before August 15, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at PRAcomments@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Rebecca E. Vilky, 301-763-2162, U.S. Census 
Bureau, HQ-8H172F, Washington, DC 20233-0500 (or via email at 
rebecca.e.vilky@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau is requesting generic clearance to conduct 
customer satisfaction research which may be in the form of mailed or 
electronic questionnaires and/or focus groups, telephone interviews, or 
web-based interviews.
    The Census Bureau has ranked a customer-focused environment as one 
of its most important strategic planning objectives. The Census Bureau 
routinely needs to collect and analyze customer feedback about its 
products and services to better align them to its customers' needs and 
preferences. Several programs, products, and distribution channels have 
been designed and/or redesigned based on feedback from its various 
customer satisfaction research efforts.
    Each research design is reviewed for content, utility, and user-
friendliness by a variety of appropriate staff (including research 
design and subject-matter experts). The concept and design are tested 
by internal staff and a select sample of respondents to confirm its 
appropriateness, user-friendliness, and to estimate burden (including 
hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information. Collection 
techniques are discussed and included in the research, concept, and 
design discussion to define the most time-, cost-efficient and accurate 
collection media.
    The clearance operates in the following manner: A block of burden 
hours is reserved at the beginning of the clearance period. The 
particular activities that will be conducted under the clearance are 
not specified in advance because they would not be known at the 
beginning of the clearance period. The Census Bureau provides detailed 
information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) about the 
specific activities a minimum of two weeks prior to the planned start 
date of the collection. OMB provides any comments it may have prior to 
the start date of the planned activity. At the end of each year, a 
report is submitted to OMB that summarizes the number of hours used as 
well as the nature and results of the activities completed under the 
clearance.

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II. Method of Collection

    This research may be in the form of mailed or electronic 
questionnaires and/or focus groups, telephone or web-based interviews.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0760.
    Form Number: Various.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, State or local 
governments, farms, business or other for-profit organizations, federal 
agencies or employees, and not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: There is no cost to respondents, 
except for their time to answer the questions.
    Respondents Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Executive Order 12862.

IV. Request for 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 shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(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 respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

Sheleen Dumas,
PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-12506 Filed 6-15-17; 8:45 am]
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