Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Meaningful Access Information Collections, 48895 [2018-21076]

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[FR Doc. 2018–21065 Filed 9–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Meaningful Access Information Collections Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, on behalf of itself and the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) and as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to comment on the proposed SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Sep 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 information collections listed below, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before November 26, 2018. Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 8100, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submissions may be obtained from Jennifer Quintana by emailing PRA@treasury.gov, calling (202) 622–0489, or viewing the entire information collection request at www.reginfo.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for Meaningful Access Information Collections. OMB Control Number: 1520–0009. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Description: A court order was issued in American Council of the Blind v. Paulson, 591 F. Supp. 2d 1 (D.D.C. 2008) (‘‘ACB v. Paulson’’) requiring the Department of the Treasury and BEP to ‘‘provide meaningful access to United States currency for blind and other visually impaired persons, which steps shall be completed, in connection with each denomination of currency, not later than the date when a redesign of that denomination is next approved by the Secretary of the Treasury. . . .’’ In compliance with the court’s order, BEP intends to meet with blind and visually impaired persons and request their feedback about tactile features that BEP is considering for possible incorporation into the next U.S. paper currency redesign. BEP employees will attend national conventions and conferences for disabled persons, as well as focus groups and other meetings. At those gatherings, BEP employees will invite blind and visually impaired persons to provide feedback about certain tactile features being considered for inclusion in future United States currency paper designs. In the past BEP contracted with specialists in the field of tactile acuity to develop a methodology for collecting the feedback. This same or substantially similar methodology will be used to continue this information collection. Over the next three years, the BEP anticipates undertaking a variety of new information collection activities related PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48895 to BEP’s continued efforts to provide meaningful access to U.S. paper currency for blind and visually impaired persons. Following standard OMB requirements, for each information collection that BEP proposes to undertake under this generic clearance, the OMB will be notified at least two weeks in advance and provided with a copy of the information collection instrument along with supportive materials. The BEP will only undertake a new collection if the OMB does not object to the BEP’s proposal. Form: None. Affected Public: Individuals and households, businesses and other forprofits, not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 650. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 650. Estimated Time per Response: 60 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 650 hours. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 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 of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services required to provide information. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: September 24, 2018. Spencer W. Clark, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Meaningful Access Information 
Collections

AGENCY: Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, on behalf of itself and the 
United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) and as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites 
the general public and other federal agencies to comment on the 
proposed information collections listed below, in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before November 26, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other 
aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for 
reducing the burden, to Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 8100, Washington, DC 20220, or email at 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submissions may be 
obtained from Jennifer Quintana by emailing [email protected], calling 
(202) 622-0489, or viewing the entire information collection request at 
www.reginfo.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Generic Clearance for Meaningful Access Information 
Collections.
    OMB Control Number: 1520-0009.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Description: A court order was issued in American Council of the 
Blind v. Paulson, 591 F. Supp. 2d 1 (D.D.C. 2008) (``ACB v. Paulson'') 
requiring the Department of the Treasury and BEP to ``provide 
meaningful access to United States currency for blind and other 
visually impaired persons, which steps shall be completed, in 
connection with each denomination of currency, not later than the date 
when a redesign of that denomination is next approved by the Secretary 
of the Treasury. . . .''
    In compliance with the court's order, BEP intends to meet with 
blind and visually impaired persons and request their feedback about 
tactile features that BEP is considering for possible incorporation 
into the next U.S. paper currency redesign. BEP employees will attend 
national conventions and conferences for disabled persons, as well as 
focus groups and other meetings. At those gatherings, BEP employees 
will invite blind and visually impaired persons to provide feedback 
about certain tactile features being considered for inclusion in future 
United States currency paper designs. In the past BEP contracted with 
specialists in the field of tactile acuity to develop a methodology for 
collecting the feedback. This same or substantially similar methodology 
will be used to continue this information collection.
    Over the next three years, the BEP anticipates undertaking a 
variety of new information collection activities related to BEP's 
continued efforts to provide meaningful access to U.S. paper currency 
for blind and visually impaired persons. Following standard OMB 
requirements, for each information collection that BEP proposes to 
undertake under this generic clearance, the OMB will be notified at 
least two weeks in advance and provided with a copy of the information 
collection instrument along with supportive materials. The BEP will 
only undertake a new collection if the OMB does not object to the BEP's 
proposal.
    Form: None.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households, businesses and other 
for-profits, not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 650.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 650.
    Estimated Time per Response: 60 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 650 hours.
    Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management 
and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 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 of the 
collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
through the use of technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up 
costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services 
required to provide information.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

    Dated: September 24, 2018.
Spencer W. Clark,
Treasury PRA Clearance Officer.
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