Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery, 54340-54341 [2017-24979]

Download as PDF 54340 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices Francisco, CA 94105–3901; (415) 947– 4151 or kelly.johnj@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, whenever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean the EPA. Today’s notice is simply an announcement of a finding that we have already made. The EPA sent a letter to CARB on October 19, 2017 stating that the motor vehicle emissions budgets in the submitted 2016 San Diego Ozone Plan for the RFP milestone year 2017 are adequate for transportation conformity purposes.1 We announced availability of the plan and related budgets on the EPA’s transportation conformity Web site on July 20, 2017, requesting comments by August 21, 2017. We received no comments in response to the adequacy review posting. The finding is available at the EPA’s conformity Web site: https:// www.epa.gov/state-and-localtransportation/state-implementationplans-sip-submissions-epa-has-foundadequate-or. The adequate motor vehicle emissions budgets are provided in the following table: ADEQUATE MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS BUDGETS information in these resources in making our adequacy determination.3 Please note that an adequacy review is separate from the EPA’s completeness review and should not be used to prejudge the EPA’s ultimate action on the SIP. Even if we find a budget adequate, the SIP could later be disapproved. Pursuant to 40 CFR 93.104(e), within 2 years of the effective date of this notice, SANDAG and the U.S. Department of Transportation will need to demonstrate conformity to the new budgets if the demonstration has not already been made.4 For demonstrating conformity to the budgets in this plan, the on-road motor vehicle emissions from implementation of the transportation plan or program should be projected consistently with the budgets in this plan, i.e., by taking the county’s emissions results derived from CARB’s EMFAC model (short for EMission FACtor) and then rounding the emissions up to the nearest ton. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: October 25, 2017. Alexis Strauss, Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX. [FR Doc. 2017–25020 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Nitrogen xides (tons per summer day) 2017 .......... sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Budget year Volatile organic compounds (tons per summer day) 23 42 [ER–FRL–9036–2)] Transportation conformity is required by Clean Air Act section 176(c). The EPA’s conformity rule requires that transportation plans, transportation improvement programs, and transportation projects conform to a state’s air quality SIP and establishes the criteria and procedures for determining whether or not they conform. Conformity to a SIP means that transportation activities will not produce new air quality violations, worsen existing violations, or delay timely attainment of the NAAQS. The criteria we use to determine whether a SIP’s motor vehicle emission budgets are adequate for conformity purposes are outlined in 40 CFR 93.118(e)(4), promulgated on August 15, 1997.2 We have further described our process for determining the adequacy of submitted SIP budgets in our final rule dated July 1, 2004, and we used the 1 See letter from Matthew J. Lakin, Acting Director, Air Division, EPA Region IX, to Richard Corey, Executive Officer, CARB, dated October 19, 2017. 2 See 62 FR 43780 (August 15, 1997). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7146 or http://www2.epa.gov/ nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) Filed 11/06/2017 Through 11/10/2017 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA’s comment letters on EISs are available at: https:// cdxnodengn.epa.gov/cdx-nepa-public/ action/eis/search. EIS No. 20170219, Draft Supplement, FRA, CA, California High-Speed Rail: Fresno to Bakersfield Section, Comment Period Ends: 01/16/2018, Contact: Stephanie Perez (202) 493– 0388. 4 See PO 00000 69 FR 40004 (July 1, 2004). 73 FR 4419 (January 24, 2008). Frm 00025 Dated: November 14, 2017. Kelly Knight, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 2017–24973 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Notice 3 See EIS No. 20170222, Final, NMFS, OR, Analyze Impacts of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries, Service joining as a signatory to a new U.S. v. Oregon, Management Agreement for the Years 2018–2027, Review Period Ends: 12/ 18/2017, Contact: Jeromy Jording (360) 753–9576. EIS No. 20170223, Draft, NCPC, DC, South Mall Campus Master Plan, Comment Period Ends: 01/16/2018, Contact: Matthew Flis (202) 482– 7236. EIS No. 20170224, Draft, USACE, VA, Draft Integrated City of Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study, Comment Period Ends: 01/02/2018, Contact: Kathy Perdue (757) 201–7218. EIS No. 20170225, Final, DOS, DC, Foreign Missions Center at the Former Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Review Period Ends: 12/18/2017, Contact: Geoffrey Hunt (202) 647– 7530. EIS No. 20170226, Draft Supplement, BLM, AZ, Ray Land Exchange Plan Amendment, Comment Period Ends: 02/16/2018, Contact: Michael Werner (602) 417–9561. EIS No. 20170227, Draft, TVA, TN, Cumberland Fossil Plant Coal Combustion Residual Management Operations, Comment Period Ends: 01/02/2018, Contact: Anita Masters (423) 751–8697. EIS No. 20170228, Final, FHWA, NY, New York State Route 198 (Scajaquada Expressway) Corridor Project, Review Period Ends: 12/19/ 2017, Contact: Peter Osborn (518) 431–4127. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices Commission (EEOC) has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery’’ to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). DATES: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before December 18, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice must be submitted to Joseph B. Nye, Policy Analyst, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, email oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are also encouraged to send comments to the EEOC online at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions on this Web site for submitting comments. In addition, the EEOC’s Executive Secretariat will accept comments in hard copy. Hard copy comments should be sent to Bernadette Wilson, Acting Executive Officer, EEOC, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507. Finally, the Executive Secretariat will accept comments totaling six or fewer pages by facsimile (‘‘fax’’) machine before the same deadline at (202) 663–4114. (This is not a toll-free number.) Receipt of fax transmittals will not be acknowledged, except that the sender may request confirmation of receipt by calling the Executive Secretariat staff at (202) 663–4070 (voice) or (202) 663–4074 (TTY). (These are not toll-free telephone numbers.) The EEOC will post online at http:// www.regulations.gov all comments submitted, regardless of whether they are submitted via the Web site, in hard copy, or by fax to the Executive Secretariat. These comments will be posted without change, including any personal information you provide. However, the EEOC reserves the right to refrain from posting libelous or otherwise inappropriate comments including those that contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; that contain threats or defamatory statements; that contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, or genetic information; or that promote or endorse services or products. All comments received, including any personal information provided, also will be available for public inspection during normal business hours by appointment only at the EEOC Headquarters Library, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507. Upon request, individuals who require assistance viewing comments will be provided appropriate aids such VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 as readers or print magnifiers. To schedule an appointment, contact EEOC Library staff at (202) 663–4630 (voice) or (202) 663–4641 (TTY). (These are not toll-free numbers.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Norris, Senior Attorney, EEOC Office of Legal Counsel, 129 W. Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202, 704–954–6491, erin.norris@eeoc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Abstract: The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the government’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of 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. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54341 mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. No comments were received by the agency in response to the 60-day notice published in the Federal Register of December 22, 2010 (75 FR 80542). Below we provide EEOC’s projected average estimates for the next three years: Current Actions: New collection of information. Type of Review: New collection. Affected Public: Individuals and households, businesses and organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 5. Respondents: 8,020. Annual Responses: 11,020. Frequency of Response: Once per respondent for four activities, twice per respondent for one activity. Average Minutes per Response: 6.5. Burden Hours: 1194. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number. For the Commission. Dated: November 9, 2017. Victoria A. Lipnic, Acting Chair. 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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative 
Feedback on Agency Service Delivery

AGENCY: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the 
process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the U.S. 
Equal Employment Opportunity

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Commission (EEOC) has submitted a Generic Information Collection 
Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of 
Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to OMB for approval 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before 
December 18, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice must be submitted to Joseph B. Nye, 
Policy Analyst, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, email 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are also encouraged to send 
comments to the EEOC online at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions on this Web site 
for submitting comments. In addition, the EEOC's Executive Secretariat 
will accept comments in hard copy. Hard copy comments should be sent to 
Bernadette Wilson, Acting Executive Officer, EEOC, 131 M Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20507. Finally, the Executive Secretariat will accept 
comments totaling six or fewer pages by facsimile (``fax'') machine 
before the same deadline at (202) 663-4114. (This is not a toll-free 
number.) Receipt of fax transmittals will not be acknowledged, except 
that the sender may request confirmation of receipt by calling the 
Executive Secretariat staff at (202) 663-4070 (voice) or (202) 663-4074 
(TTY). (These are not toll-free telephone numbers.) The EEOC will post 
online at http://www.regulations.gov all comments submitted, regardless 
of whether they are submitted via the Web site, in hard copy, or by fax 
to the Executive Secretariat. These comments will be posted without 
change, including any personal information you provide. However, the 
EEOC reserves the right to refrain from posting libelous or otherwise 
inappropriate comments including those that contain obscene, indecent, 
or profane language; that contain threats or defamatory statements; 
that contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, national origin, 
age, religion, disability, or genetic information; or that promote or 
endorse services or products. All comments received, including any 
personal information provided, also will be available for public 
inspection during normal business hours by appointment only at the EEOC 
Headquarters Library, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507. Upon 
request, individuals who require assistance viewing comments will be 
provided appropriate aids such as readers or print magnifiers. To 
schedule an appointment, contact EEOC Library staff at (202) 663-4630 
(voice) or (202) 663-4641 (TTY). (These are not toll-free numbers.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Norris, Senior Attorney, EEOC 
Office of Legal Counsel, 129 W. Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202, 704-
954-6491, erin.norris@eeoc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback 
on Agency Service Delivery.
    Abstract: The information collection activity will garner 
qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely 
manner, in accordance with the government's commitment to improving 
service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that 
provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not 
statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be 
generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide 
insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and 
expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus 
attention on areas where communication, training or changes in 
operations might improve delivery of products or services. These 
collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable 
communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. 
It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement 
of program management.
    Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful 
information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the 
overall population. This type of 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. Such 
data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target 
population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, 
the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the 
precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed 
sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing 
potential non-response bias, the protocols for data collection, and any 
testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior fielding the 
study. 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.
    No comments were received by the agency in response to the 60-day 
notice published in the Federal Register of December 22, 2010 (75 FR 
80542).
    Below we provide EEOC's projected average estimates for the next 
three years:
    Current Actions: New collection of information.
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households, businesses and 
organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 5.
    Respondents: 8,020.
    Annual Responses: 11,020.
    Frequency of Response: Once per respondent for four activities, 
twice per respondent for one activity.
    Average Minutes per Response: 6.5.
    Burden Hours: 1194.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number.

    For the Commission.

    Dated: November 9, 2017.
Victoria A. Lipnic,
Acting Chair.
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