Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery, 59204-59205 [2017-26981]

Download as PDF 59204 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 239 / Thursday, December 14, 2017 / Notices tiers compared to the cost per unit in more active tiers creates regulatory economies of scale that favor larger competitors and, if so: (a) How those economies of scale compare to operational economies of scale; and (b) Whether those economies of scale reduce or increase the current advantages enjoyed by larger competitors or otherwise alter the competitive landscape. (20) Commenters’ views on whether the fees could affect competition between and among national securities exchanges and FINRA, in light of the fact that implementation of the fees does not require the unanimous consent of all such entities, and, specifically: (a) Whether any of the national securities exchanges or FINRA are disadvantaged by the fees; and (b) If so, whether any such disadvantages would be of a magnitude that would alter the competitive landscape. (21) Commenters’ views on any potential burden imposed by the fees on competitive quoting and other liquidity provision in the market, including, specifically: (a) Commenters’ views on the kinds of disincentives that discourage liquidity provision and/or disincentives that the Commission should consider in its analysis; (b) Commenters’ views as to whether the fees could disincentivize the provision of liquidity; and (c) Commenters’ views as to whether the fees limit any disincentives to provide liquidity. (22) Commenters’ views as to whether the amendment adequately responds to and/or addresses comments received on related filings. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– BatsBYX–2017–11 on the subject line. 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Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for website viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change. Persons submitting comments are cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying information from comment submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–BatsBYX–2017–11, and should be submitted on or before January 4, 2018. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.99 Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–26996 Filed 12–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery Small Business Administration. 30-day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is submitting a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). This information collection is part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on the agency’s service delivery. SBA previously published a SUMMARY: 99 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00413 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60-day notice soliciting public comment on the proposed information collection. This 30-day notice, as required by the PRA, provides an additional opportunity for public comment on the Generic ICR. DATES: Comments must be submitted January 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send all comments to Curtis B. Rich, Agency Clearance Officer, Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20416. (202) 205–7030 curtis.rich@ sba.gov; and SBA Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amber Chaudhry, Presidential Management Fellow, Office of Communications and Public Liaison, amber.chaudhry@sba.gov, 202–205– 0085. 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 Administration’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 E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 239 / Thursday, December 14, 2017 / Notices 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 mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. The Agency did not receive any comments in response to the 60-day public comment notice published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2017, at 82 FR 44865. Below we provide the SBA’s projected average annual 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: 20 Estimated Annual Respondents: 7,500. Estimated Annual responses: 7,500. Frequency of Response: Once per request; on occasion. Average Minutes per Response: 38 minutes. Burden Hours: 2690. 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 OMB Control Number. Curtis B. Rich, Management Analyst. [FR Doc. 2017–26981 Filed 12–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36157] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES City and County of Denver— Acquisition Exemption—Western Stock Show Association in the City and County of Denver, CO The City and County of Denver, Colo. (the City), a political subdivision of the State of Colorado and a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from the Western Stock Show Association (WSSA) the real property underlying two lines of railroad for a total distance of approximately 1.2 miles in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:28 Dec 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 Denver Stockyards in the City (the Lines). The Lines consist of two corridors of rail line: (1) The National Western Drive Corridor (NWD Corridor), which is adjacent to National Western Drive, from the south right-of-way line of East 47th Avenue, extending northeast and then north to the northeastern right-of-way line of Race Court; and (2) the River Corridor, which is adjacent to the east bank of the South Platte River, from the intersection with the NWD Corridor at a point just north of that corridor’s southern endpoint, extending north and then northeast to an intersection with the NWD Corridor just south of Race Court. The City states that it will acquire no right or obligation to provide freight rail service over the Lines.1 According to the City, although WSSA owns the real property, the Lines are operated by the Denver Rock Island Railroad (DRIR), a Class III rail carrier, which owns the rail, ties, and ballast over which it conducts its service. The City states that DRIR will retain its common carrier rights to provide rail service over the Lines and ownership of the rails, ties, and track bed, and it will continue its operations on the Lines following the City’s acquisition of the real property from WSSA.2 According to the City, DRIR’s nonexclusive freight operating easement over the Lines will remain in effect, subject to any amendments necessary to address the City’s acquisition of the underlying real property and future improvements to and relocation of the Lines, on which the City states it will coordinate with DRIR.3 The City states that it will at no 1 A motion to dismiss the notice of exemption on grounds that the transaction does not require authorization from the Board was concurrently filed with this notice of exemption. The motion to dismiss will be addressed in a subsequent Board decision. 2 The City states that over time a number of railroads have operated on the Denver Stockyards. Due to acquisitions and consolidations, the City has not been able to confirm that all prior operators have either merged into DRIR or the two carriers for which the agency has authorized discontinuance of service. However, according to the City, for the past two decades DRIR has been the only freight rail operator on the Lines. The City states that it will pursue further proceedings as appropriate to resolve the status of any lingering previously granted common carrier interests. 3 The notice states that following the acquisition, the status quo would continue ‘‘with respect to freight rail operations . . . and any future alterations to the site [would] be designed to allow current operations to continue. Further Board approval would be required for DRIR to discontinue or abandon any freight service that DRIR currently offers on the line.’’ (Notice 6–7.) The concurrently filed motion to dismiss states that the ‘‘redevelopment includes the proposed consolidation of rail operations on a single corridor.’’ (Mot. 5.) This notice should not be construed as approving, or indicating whether Board approval would be required for, any PO 00000 Frm 00414 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59205 time have the right to interfere with DRIR’s ability to fulfill its common carrier freight obligation. The City explains that it is acquiring the property to implement a comprehensive redevelopment plan of the Denver Stockyards to: (a) Provide improved facilities for Denver’s annual National Western Stock Show and Rodeo; (b) develop, in conjunction with Colorado State University (CSU), an equine sport medicine facility and stock animal research complex; (c) create additional mixed-use facilities, and (d) establish a public park. In connection with the real property acquisition and development project, the City states that the City, WSSA, and CSU entered into a Framework Agreement. As part of the agreement, the parties entered into a Real Property Conveyance Agreement that will govern the transfers of real property including the real property associated with the Lines. The City certifies that, because it will not conduct any rail carrier operations on the Line, its projected revenues from freight operations will not result in the creation of a Class I or Class II carrier. The City states that it expects to consummate the proposed transaction in approximately the second quarter of 2018. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is December 28, 2017, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice of exemption was filed). If the notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than December 21, 2017 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36157, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Charles A. Spitulnik, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. Board decisions and notices are available on our website at WWW.STB.GOV. Decided: December 11, 2017. consolidation of track associated with the redevelopment. E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


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

AGENCY: Small Business Administration.

ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is submitting a 
Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic 
Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service 
Delivery'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). This information collection is 
part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to 
seek feedback from the public on the agency's service delivery. SBA 
previously published a 60-day notice soliciting public comment on the 
proposed information collection. This 30-day notice, as required by the 
PRA, provides an additional opportunity for public comment on the 
Generic ICR.

DATES: Comments must be submitted January 16, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send all comments to Curtis B. Rich, Agency Clearance 
Officer, Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, 5th Floor, 
Washington, DC 20416. (202) 205-7030 [email protected]; and SBA Desk 
Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 
20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amber Chaudhry, Presidential 
Management Fellow, Office of Communications and Public Liaison, 
[email protected], 202-205-0085.

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 Administration'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

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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.
    The Agency did not receive any comments in response to the 60-day 
public comment notice published in the Federal Register on September 
26, 2017, at 82 FR 44865.
    Below we provide the SBA's projected average annual 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: 20 Estimated Annual 
Respondents: 7,500.
    Estimated Annual responses: 7,500.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request; on occasion.
    Average Minutes per Response: 38 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 2690.
    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 OMB Control Number.

Curtis B. Rich,
Management Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2017-26981 Filed 12-13-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 8025-01-P