Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Fast Track Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery, 15837-15838 [2018-07537]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 71 / Thursday, April 12, 2018 / Notices An Environmental Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM) will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. This Notice announces the location and time for the meeting and provides tentative agenda topics. The EMPM provides a public forum for EPA and its stakeholders to discuss current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, and exposure for pesticide risk assessments in a regulatory context. DATES: The meeting will be held on May 23, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or before April 23, 2018. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. 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You may be potentially affected by this action if you are required to conduct testing of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. The following list of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include: • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting NAICS code 11. • Utilities NAICS code 22. • Professional, Scientific and Technical NAICS code 54. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 15837 Dated: March 29, 2018. B. How can I get copies of this document Marietta Echeverria, and other related information? The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2009–0879, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. II. Background On a biannual interval, an EMPM is held for presentation and discussion of current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, and exposure for risk assessment in a regulatory context. Meeting dates and abstract requests are announced through the ‘‘empmlist’’ forum on the LYRIS list server at https://lists.epa.gov/read/all_ forums/. III. How can I request to participate in this meeting? You may submit a request to participate in this meeting to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Do not submit any information in your request that is considered CBI. Requests to participate in the meeting, identified by docket ID number EPA– HQ–OPP–2009–0879, must be received on or before April 23, 2018. IV. Tentative Theme for the Meeting Quantitative Use of Surface Water Monitoring Data: The 2018 Spring EMPM will provide a forum for presentations on methods for assessing pesticide monitoring data in surface waters. Potential topics include quantitative use of chemical surface water monitoring data in exposure/risk assessment, calibration of water quality models using surface water data, comparisons of chemical monitoring and modeling data, chemical removal efficacy of drinking water and sewage treatment and monitoring data for agricultural, urban, forestry and aquatic pesticide applications. Updates on ongoing topics will also be provided. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Director, Environmental Fate and Effects Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2018–07642 Filed 4–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Fast Track Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE). Notice and request for comments. ACTION: As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, OGE seeks comment on the development of a Generic Information Collection Request for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This notice announces OGE’s intent to submit this collection to the Office of Management and Budget for approval and solicits comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by June 11, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to OGE by any of the following methods: Email: usoge@oge.gov (Include reference to ‘‘Fast Track Generic Clearance comment’’ in the subject line of the message.) FAX: 202–482–9237, Attn: Grant Anderson. Mail, Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Government Ethics, 1201 New York Avenue NW, Suite 500, Attention: Grant Anderson, Assistant Counsel, Washington, DC 20005–3917. Instructions: Comments may be posted on OGE’s website, www.oge.gov. Sensitive personal information, such as account numbers or Social Security numbers, should not be included. Comments generally will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Grant Anderson at the U.S. Office of Government Ethics; telephone: 202– 482–9318; TTY: 800–877–8339; FAX: 202–482–9237; Email: ganderso@ oge.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 15838 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 71 / Thursday, April 12, 2018 / Notices Title: Fast Track Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB Number: To be determined. Needs and Uses: The proposed information collection provides a means to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the agency’s commitment to improving service delivery. Qualitative feedback means information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but is not a statistical survey that yields 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. OGE expects to use various methods (e.g., focus groups, customer satisfaction surveys, comment cards), to solicit feedback. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public and other agency stakeholders. If this 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; • The collections are focused on the awareness, understanding, attitudes, preferences, or experiences of the public or other stakeholders in order to improve existing or future services, products, or communication materials; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary; • Information gathered will be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release to the public; VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 • 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 population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does 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 to 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. As a general matter, information collections submitted under this generic clearance 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. Current Action: New information collection request (generic). Type of Review: New. Affected Public: Individuals; Business or Other For-Profit Institutions; Not-ForProfit Institutions; State or Local Government. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 45,000. Projected average burden estimates for the next three years: Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 40. Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 1,125. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 45,000. Average Minutes per Response: 3 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 2,250 hours. Frequency: On occasion. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Request for Comments: Agency and public comment is invited specifically on the need for and practical utility of this information collection, the accuracy of OGE’s burden estimate, the enhancement of quality, utility and clarity of the information collected, and the minimization of burden (including the use of information technology). Comments received in response to this notice will be summarized for, and may be included with, the OGE generic information collection request. The comments will also become a matter of public record. Approved: April 6, 2018. David J. Apol, General Counsel and Acting Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 2018–07537 Filed 4–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6345–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Docket Number CDC–2018–0033, NIOSH– 311] Draft—National Occupational Research Agenda for Public Safety National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Request for comment. AGENCY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the availability of a draft NORA Agenda entitled National Occupational Research Agenda for Public Safety for public comment. To view the notice and related materials, visit https://www.regulations.gov and enter CDC–2018–0033 in the search field and click ‘‘Search.’’ DATES: Electronic or written comments must be received by June 11, 2018. 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OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS


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

AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE).

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, OGE seeks 
comment on the development of a Generic Information Collection Request 
for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery 
for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This notice announces 
OGE's intent to submit this collection to the Office of Management and 
Budget for approval and solicits comments on specific aspects for the 
proposed information collection.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by June 11, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to OGE by any of the following 
methods:
    Email: [email protected] (Include reference to ``Fast Track Generic 
Clearance comment'' in the subject line of the message.)
    FAX: 202-482-9237, Attn: Grant Anderson.
    Mail, Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Government Ethics, 1201 New 
York Avenue NW, Suite 500, Attention: Grant Anderson, Assistant 
Counsel, Washington, DC 20005-3917.
    Instructions: Comments may be posted on OGE's website, www.oge.gov. 
Sensitive personal information, such as account numbers or Social 
Security numbers, should not be included. Comments generally will not 
be edited to remove any identifying or contact information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Grant Anderson at the U.S. Office of 
Government Ethics; telephone: 202-482-9318; TTY: 800-877-8339; FAX: 
202-482-9237; Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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    Title: Fast Track Generic Clearance for the Collection of 
Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.
    OMB Number: To be determined.
    Needs and Uses: The proposed information collection provides a 
means to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an 
efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the agency's commitment to 
improving service delivery. Qualitative feedback means information that 
provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but is not a 
statistical survey that yields 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.
    OGE expects to use various methods (e.g., focus groups, customer 
satisfaction surveys, comment cards), to solicit feedback. Responses 
will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the 
quality of service offered to the public and other agency stakeholders. 
If this 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 non-controversial;
     The collections are focused on the awareness, 
understanding, attitudes, preferences, or experiences of the public or 
other stakeholders in order to improve existing or future services, 
products, or communication materials;
     Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected 
only to the extent necessary;
     Information gathered will be used only internally for 
general service improvement and program management purposes and is not 
intended for release to the public;
     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 
population of study.
    Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful 
information, but it does 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 to 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.
    As a general matter, information collections submitted under this 
generic clearance 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.
    Current Action: New information collection request (generic).
    Type of Review: New.
    Affected Public: Individuals; Business or Other For-Profit 
Institutions; Not-For-Profit Institutions; State or Local Government.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 45,000.
    Projected average burden estimates for the next three years:
    Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 40.
    Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 1,125.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses: 45,000.
    Average Minutes per Response: 3 minutes.
    Annual Burden Hours: 2,250 hours.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Request for Comments: Agency and public comment is invited 
specifically on the need for and practical utility of this information 
collection, the accuracy of OGE's burden estimate, the enhancement of 
quality, utility and clarity of the information collected, and the 
minimization of burden (including the use of information technology). 
Comments received in response to this notice will be summarized for, 
and may be included with, the OGE generic information collection 
request. The comments will also become a matter of public record.

    Approved: April 6, 2018.
David J. Apol,
General Counsel and Acting Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2018-07537 Filed 4-11-18; 8:45 am]
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