Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Fast Track Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery, 34134-34135 [2018-15411]

Download as PDF 34134 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 139 / Thursday, July 19, 2018 / Notices Irma. The FTR Bulletin expires once year from the respective applicable dates, unless extended or rescinded by this office. The Bulletin is also retroactively applicable for official relocation travel performed on or after September 20, 2017, the date Presidential Disaster Declarations DR–4339 and DR–4340 were issued, to locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria. The FTR Bulletin will expire one year from the applicable date, unless extended or rescinded by this office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact Mr. Rick Miller, Program Analyst, Office of Government-Wide Policy, Office of Asset and Transportation Management, at 202–501–3822, or by email at travelpolicy@gsa.gov. Please cite Notice of FTR Bulletin 18–07. Dated: July 12, 2018. Alexander Kurien, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Asset and Transportation Management, Office of Government-Wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–15398 Filed 7–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–14–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 allows for an additional 30 days of public comment. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by August 20, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this notice to the Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for OGE, via fax at 202–395– 6974 or email at OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov. (Include reference to sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Jul 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 ‘‘OGE Fast Track Generic Clearance comment’’ in the subject line of the message.) 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: Grant.Anderson@ oge.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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. A Federal Register Notice with a 60day comment period soliciting comments on this information collection was published on April 12, 2018 (83 FR 15837–15838). OGE did not receive any comments in response. Current Action: New information collection request (generic). Type of Review: New. E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 139 / Thursday, July 19, 2018 / Notices 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. Request for Comments: Agency and public comment is again 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). The comments will become a matter of public record. Approved: July 11, 2018. David Apol, General Counsel and Acting Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 2018–15411 Filed 7–18–18; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 6345–03–P GULF COAST ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION COUNCIL [Docket No.: 107162018–1111–03] Notice of Proposed Subaward Under a Council-Selected Restoration Component Award Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) publishes notice of proposed subawards from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to the Mississippi Wildlife Federation and the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation, two Mississippi nonprofit organizations, for the purpose of education and outreach in accordance with the Sea Grant Education and Outreach (EOE) Award, as approved in the Initial Funded Priority List. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please send questions by email to joshua.easton@restorethegulf.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1321(t)(2)(E)(ii)(III) of the RESTORE Act sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Jul 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 (33 U.S.C. 1321(t)(2)(E)(ii)(III)) and Treasury’s implementing regulation at 31 CFR 34.401(b) require that, for purposes of awards made under the Council-Selected Restoration Component, a State or Federal award recipient may make a grant or subaward to or enter into a cooperative agreement with a nongovernmental entity that equals or exceeds 10 percent of the total amount of the award provided to the State or Federal award recipient only if certain notice requirements are met. Specifically, at least 30 days before the State or Federal award recipient enters into such an agreement, the Council must publish in the Federal Register and deliver to specified Congressional Committees the name of the recipient and subrecipient; a brief description of the activity, including its purpose; and the amount of the award. This notice accomplishes the Federal Register requirement. Description of Proposed Action As specified in the Initial Funded Priority List, which is available on the Council’s website at https:// www.restorethegulf.gov/councilselected-restoration-component/fundedpriorities-list, RESTORE Act funds in the amount of $750,000 will support the Sea Grant Education and Outreach (EOE) Award to MDEQ. As part of this project, MDEQ will provide a subaward in the amount of $84,150 to the Mississippi Wildlife Federation for enhancement of the Mississippi Habitat Stewards Program. Through the subaward, the Mississippi Wildlife Federation will expand an existing curriculum that relays the ecosystem benefits of upstream land conservation, habitat restoration and water quality restoration. The expanded curriculum will be offered for three different targeted audiences at different levels: Habitat steward volunteers; youth, ages 9–12; and local high school environmental clubs. MDEQ will also provide a subaward in the amount of $99,050 to the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation (PGCLC). The PGCLC will conduct an outreach initiative that includes three components: The development of science-based communication products for use with a general audience that summarize and explain the benefits of land conservation in the Gulf coast region in lay terminology; field visits that bring together stakeholders to illustrate, in the field and by boat, the connectivity that land conservation practices along our coastal streams have to water quality in the northern Gulf of Mexico and to our marine and estuarine living resources; PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34135 and the development of a short digital film that illustrates the connection between riparian and wetland forests and marine and estuarine living resources in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Keala J. Hughes, Director of External Affairs & Tribal Relations, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council. [FR Doc. 2018–15451 Filed 7–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–58–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry [60Day–18–18AJK Docket No. ATSDR– 2018–0002] Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice with comment period. AGENCY: The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled ‘‘Per- or Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Exposure Assessments.’’ ATSDR and the CDC National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) will conduct a minimum of eight exposure assessments (EAs) at current or former military installations with known PFAS contamination in drinking water, groundwater, or another water source. DATES: ATSDR must receive written comments on or before September 17, 2018. SUMMARY: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. ATSDR–2018– 0002 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS–D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 139 (Thursday, July 19, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34134-34135]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-15411]


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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 allows for an additional 30 days of public 
comment.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by August 
20, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this notice to the Office of 
Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for OGE, via fax at 202-395-
6974 or email at [email protected]. (Include reference to 
``OGE Fast Track Generic Clearance comment'' in the subject line of the 
message.)

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:
    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.
    A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting 
comments on this information collection was published on April 12, 2018 
(83 FR 15837-15838). OGE did not receive any comments in response.
    Current Action: New information collection request (generic).
    Type of Review: New.

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    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 again 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). 
The comments will become a matter of public record.

    Approved: July 11, 2018.
David Apol,
General Counsel and Acting Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2018-15411 Filed 7-18-18; 8:45 a.m.]
 BILLING CODE 6345-03-P