Data Collection Available for Public Comments, 55914 [2017-25388]

Download as PDF 55914 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Notices For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.11 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–25475 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Data Collection Available for Public Comments 60-day notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, requires federal agencies to publish a notice in the Federal Register to solicit public comments on each collection of information before submitting it to OMB for approval, and to allow 60 days for the public to provide comments. This notice complies with such requirements and announces SBA’s proposal to conduct a survey of the small business owners or potential owners who receive counseling and training through SBA’s Women’s Business Center (WBC) program. SUMMARY: Submit comments on or before January 23, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send all comments to Scott Henry, Director, Office of Performance Management, Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Room 6010, Washington, DC 20416. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Henry, Director, Office of Performance Management 202–205– 6474, wbcsurvey@sba.gov or Curtis B. Rich, Management Analyst, 202–205– 7030 curtis.rich@sba.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SBA’s Women’s Business Centers represent a national network of nearly 100 educational centers designed to assist women start and grow small businesses. WBCs operate with the mission to ‘‘level the playing field’’ for women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the world of business. Through the management and technical assistance provided by the WBCs, entrepreneurs (especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged) are offered comprehensive training and counseling on a variety of topics in many languages to help them start and grow their own businesses. The SBA plans to conduct a web-based survey to understand to what degree the Agency’s WBC programs and services help entrepreneurs start, manage and grow businesses. The survey will help determine customer sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Nov 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 satisfaction and the outcomes of the delivered business assistance services. Surveys will be completed by a sample of clients who received business assistance services at least one year ago. A minimum one year lag is desired to allow the business outcomes of the services to be observed. Because Women’s Business Center offer both training and counseling services, clients who received either service will be included. Solicitation of Public Comments SBA is requesting comments on (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the agency to properly perform its functions; (b) whether the burden estimates are accurate; (c) whether there are ways to minimize the burden, including through the use of automated techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) whether there are ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information. Summary of Information Collection Title: SBA’s Women’s Business Center (WBC) Client Survey. Description of Respondents: WBC clients who received entrepreneurship counseling and/or training services. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,145. Estimated Annual Hour Burden: 1,496. Curtis Rich, Management Analyst. [FR Doc. 2017–25388 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Data Collection Available for Public Comments Women’s Business Council Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20416. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dolores Rowen, Associate Director, Office of Policy and Research, National Women’s Business Council Small Business Administration, Dolores.rowen@sba.gov 202–205–9974, or Curtis B. Rich, Management Analyst, 202–205–7030, curtis.rich@sba.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Women’s Business Council will examine women’s participation in business incubation and acceleration programs to understand the characteristics of incubators and accelerators that affect the business outcomes of women business owners. NWBC will also gain insights into factors that affect women’s participation in these programs. Respondents will be managers of incubators and accelerators, women business owners who graduated from the programs, and a sample of women business owners from the general population. Summary of Information Collection Title: Women’s Participation in Incubators and Acceleration. Description of Respondents: Managers of incubators and accelerators, women business owners who graduated from the programs, and a sample of women business owners from the general population. Form Number: N/A. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 500. Total Estimated Annual Hour Burden: 123. Curtis B. Rich, Management Analyst. [FR Doc. 2017–25387 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] ACTION: 60-day notice and request for comments. BILLING CODE 8025–01–P The Small Business Administration (SBA) intends to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of information described below. The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, requires federal agencies to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information before submission to OMB, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice complies with that requirement. DATES: Submit comments on or before January 23, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send all comments to Dolores Rowen, Associate Director, Office of Policy and Research, National SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Data Collection Available for Public Comments 60-day notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Small Business Administration (SBA) intends to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of information described below. The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35 requires federal agencies to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information before submission to OMB, and to allow 60 days for public SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


Data Collection Available for Public Comments

ACTION: 60-day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, requires federal 
agencies to publish a notice in the Federal Register to solicit public 
comments on each collection of information before submitting it to OMB 
for approval, and to allow 60 days for the public to provide comments. 
This notice complies with such requirements and announces SBA's 
proposal to conduct a survey of the small business owners or potential 
owners who receive counseling and training through SBA's Women's 
Business Center (WBC) program.

DATES: Submit comments on or before January 23, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send all comments to Scott Henry, Director, Office of 
Performance Management, Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street 
SW., Room 6010, Washington, DC 20416.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Henry, Director, Office of 
Performance Management 202-205-6474, wbcsurvey@sba.gov or Curtis B. 
Rich, Management Analyst, 202-205-7030 curtis.rich@sba.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SBA's Women's Business Centers represent 
a national network of nearly 100 educational centers designed to assist 
women start and grow small businesses. WBCs operate with the mission to 
``level the playing field'' for women entrepreneurs, who still face 
unique obstacles in the world of business. Through the management and 
technical assistance provided by the WBCs, entrepreneurs (especially 
women who are economically or socially disadvantaged) are offered 
comprehensive training and counseling on a variety of topics in many 
languages to help them start and grow their own businesses. The SBA 
plans to conduct a web-based survey to understand to what degree the 
Agency's WBC programs and services help entrepreneurs start, manage and 
grow businesses. The survey will help determine customer satisfaction 
and the outcomes of the delivered business assistance services. Surveys 
will be completed by a sample of clients who received business 
assistance services at least one year ago. A minimum one year lag is 
desired to allow the business outcomes of the services to be observed. 
Because Women's Business Center offer both training and counseling 
services, clients who received either service will be included.

Solicitation of Public Comments

    SBA is requesting comments on (a) whether the collection of 
information is necessary for the agency to properly perform its 
functions; (b) whether the burden estimates are accurate; (c) whether 
there are ways to minimize the burden, including through the use of 
automated techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) 
whether there are ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information.

Summary of Information Collection

    Title: SBA's Women's Business Center (WBC) Client Survey.
    Description of Respondents: WBC clients who received 
entrepreneurship counseling and/or training services.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,145.
    Estimated Annual Hour Burden: 1,496.

Curtis Rich,
Management Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2017-25388 Filed 11-22-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 8025-01-P