Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Customer Satisfaction Research, 45412-45413 [2018-19434]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 45412 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 174 / Friday, September 7, 2018 / Notices Faxed objections must be sent and addressed to ‘‘Chris French, Objection Reviewing Officer’’ at (202) 649–1172 and must include a subject line stating: ‘‘Objection regarding the Revised Colville Plan.’’ The fax coversheet should specify the number of pages being submitted. Hardcopy objections may be submitted by regular mail, private carrier, or hand delivery to the following address: USDA Forest Service, Attn: Chris French, Objection Reviewing Officer, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, EMC–PEEARS, Mailstop 1104, Washington, DC 20250. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. Hardcopy submissions must include a subject line on page one stating: ‘‘Objection regarding the Revised Colville Forest Plan.’’ Individuals who need to use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) to transmit objections may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Holly Hutchinson, Team Leader, 765 S Main St., Colville, WA 99114, phone: (509) 684–7201. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The decision to approve the Revised Forest Plan will be subject to the objection process identified in 36 CFR part 219 Subpart B (219.50 to 219.62). Individuals and entities who have submitted substantive formal comments related to the revision of the Forest Plan during the opportunities for public comment, as provided in 36 CFR part 219 Subpart A, during the planning process for that decision may file an objection. Objections must be based on previously submitted substantive formal comments attributed to the objector unless the objection concerns an issue that arose after the opportunities for formal comment. The burden is on the objector to demonstrate compliance with the requirements for objection. All objections must be filed, in writing, with the reviewing officer for the Revised Forest Plan. Objections received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who object, will be considered part of the public record on these proposed actions and will be available for public inspection. At a minimum, an objection must include the following (36 CFR 219.54(c)): (1) The objector’s name and address along with a telephone number or email address if available. In cases where no identifiable name is attached to an VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 objection, the Forest Service will attempt to verify the identity of the objector to confirm objection eligibility; (2) Signature or other verification of authorship upon request (a scanned signature for electronic mail may be filed with the objection); (3) Identification of the lead objector, when multiple names are listed on an objection. The Forest Service will communicate to all parties to an objection through the lead objector. Verification of the identity of the lead objector must also be provided if requested; (4) The name of the Plan Revision document(s) being objected to, and the name and title of the responsible official; (5) A statement of the issues and/or parts of the Plan Revision document(s) to which the objection applies; (6) A concise statement explaining the objection and suggesting how the proposed Forest Plan decision may be improved. If the objector believes that the Plan Revision is inconsistent with law, regulation, or policy, an explanation should be included; (7) A statement that demonstrates the link between the objector’s prior substantive formal comments and the content of the objection, unless the objection concerns an issue that arose after the opportunities for formal comment; and (8) All documents referenced in the objection (a bibliography is not sufficient), except that the following need not be provided: a. All or any part of a Federal law or regulation, b. Forest Service Directive System documents and land management Plans or other published Forest Service documents, c. Documents referenced by the Forest Service in the planning documentation related to the proposal subject to objection, and d. Formal comments previously provided to the Forest Service by the objector during the plan revision comment period. Prior to the issuance of the reviewing officer’s written response, either the reviewing officer or the objector may request to meet to discuss issues raised in the objection. Interested persons who wish to participate in meetings to discuss issues raised by objectors must have previously submitted substantive formal comments related to the objection issues. Interested persons must file a request to participate as an interested person within 10 days after legal notice of objections received has been published. Requests must be sent to the same email or address identified PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for filing objections, above, and the interested person must identify the specific issues they have interest in discussing. During the objection meeting, interested persons will be able to participate in discussions related to issues on the agenda that they have listed in their request to be an interested person. Responsible Official The Regional Forester for the Pacific Northwest Region (1220 SW 3rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204, (503) 808– 2200), is the responsible official who will approve the final ROD for the Revised Forest Plan. Reviewing Officer Chris French, Associate Deputy Chief, is the delegated reviewing officer for the Chief of the Forest Service (36 CFR 219.56(e)(2)). Dated: August 29, 2018. Chris French, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2018–19468 Filed 9–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Customer Satisfaction Research U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before November 6, 2018. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at docpra@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Rebecca E. Vilky, 301– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 174 / Friday, September 7, 2018 / Notices III. Data daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 763–2162, U.S. Census Bureau, HQ– 8H172F, Washington, DC 20233–0500 (or via email at rebecca.e.vilky@ census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau is requesting generic clearance to conduct customer satisfaction research which may be in the form of mailed or electronic questionnaires and/or focus groups, telephone interviews, or web-based interviews. The Census Bureau has ranked a customer-focused environment as one of its most important strategic planning objectives. The Census Bureau routinely needs to collect and analyze customer feedback about its products and services to better align them to its customers’ needs and preferences. Several programs, products, and distribution channels have been designed and/or redesigned based on feedback from its various customer satisfaction research efforts. Each research design is reviewed for content, utility, and user-friendliness by a variety of appropriate staff (including research design and subject-matter experts). The concept and design are tested by internal staff and a select sample of respondents to confirm its appropriateness, user-friendliness, and to estimate burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information. Collection techniques are discussed and included in the research, concept, and design discussion to define the most time-, cost-efficient and accurate collection media. The clearance operates in the following manner: A block of burden hours is reserved at the beginning of the clearance period. The particular activities that will be conducted under the clearance are not specified in advance because they would not be known at the beginning of the clearance period. The Census Bureau provides detailed information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) about the specific activities a minimum of two weeks prior to the planned start date of the collection. OMB provides any comments it may have prior to the start date of the planned activity. At the end of each year, a report is submitted to OMB that summarizes the number of hours used as well as the nature and results of the activities completed under the clearance. II. Method of Collection This research may be in the form of mailed or electronic questionnaires and/ or focus groups, telephone or web-based interviews. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 OMB Control Number: 0607–0760. Form Number: Various. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households, State or local governments, farms, business or other for-profit organizations, federal agencies or employees, and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost: There is no cost to respondents, except for their time to answer the questions. Respondents Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Executive Order 12862. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–19434 Filed 9–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–55–2018] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 207— Richmond, Virginia; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Kaiser Aluminum Fabricated Products, LLC (Aluminum Extrusions); Richmond, Virginia Kaiser Aluminum Fabricated Products, LLC (Kaiser) submitted a PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45413 notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Richmond, Virginia. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on August 29, 2018. The applicant indicates that it will be submitting a separate application for FTZ designation at the Kaiser facility under FTZ 207. The facility is used for the production of aluminum extrusions for the automotive industry. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Kaiser from customs duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreignstatus materials/components noted below, Kaiser would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: Hollow profile tubes of aluminum alloys; bars and rods of aluminum alloys; rounded bars and rods of aluminum alloys; non-rounded bars and rods of aluminum alloys; and, tube pipe of aluminum alloys (duty rate ranges from 1.5% to 5.7%). Kaiser would be able to avoid duty on foreignstatus components which become scrap/ waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The components and materials sourced from abroad include alloyed aluminum logs and billets (duty-free). The request indicates that the materials/ components are subject to special duties under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (Section 232), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 232 decision requires subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is October 17, 2018. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 174 (Friday, September 7, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45412-45413]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-19434]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic 
Clearance for Customer Satisfaction Research

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before November 6, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet 
at [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Rebecca E. Vilky, 301-

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763-2162, U.S. Census Bureau, HQ-8H172F, Washington, DC 20233-0500 (or 
via email at [email protected]).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau is requesting generic clearance to conduct 
customer satisfaction research which may be in the form of mailed or 
electronic questionnaires and/or focus groups, telephone interviews, or 
web-based interviews.
    The Census Bureau has ranked a customer-focused environment as one 
of its most important strategic planning objectives. The Census Bureau 
routinely needs to collect and analyze customer feedback about its 
products and services to better align them to its customers' needs and 
preferences. Several programs, products, and distribution channels have 
been designed and/or redesigned based on feedback from its various 
customer satisfaction research efforts.
    Each research design is reviewed for content, utility, and user-
friendliness by a variety of appropriate staff (including research 
design and subject-matter experts). The concept and design are tested 
by internal staff and a select sample of respondents to confirm its 
appropriateness, user-friendliness, and to estimate burden (including 
hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information. Collection 
techniques are discussed and included in the research, concept, and 
design discussion to define the most time-, cost-efficient and accurate 
collection media.
    The clearance operates in the following manner: A block of burden 
hours is reserved at the beginning of the clearance period. The 
particular activities that will be conducted under the clearance are 
not specified in advance because they would not be known at the 
beginning of the clearance period. The Census Bureau provides detailed 
information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) about the 
specific activities a minimum of two weeks prior to the planned start 
date of the collection. OMB provides any comments it may have prior to 
the start date of the planned activity. At the end of each year, a 
report is submitted to OMB that summarizes the number of hours used as 
well as the nature and results of the activities completed under the 
clearance.

II. Method of Collection

    This research may be in the form of mailed or electronic 
questionnaires and/or focus groups, telephone or web-based interviews.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0760.
    Form Number: Various.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, State or local 
governments, farms, business or other for-profit organizations, federal 
agencies or employees, and not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: There is no cost to respondents, 
except for their time to answer the questions.
    Respondents Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Executive Order 12862.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-19434 Filed 9-6-18; 8:45 am]
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