Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection Request: Proposed Research Project: The Social Well-Being Impact (SWI) of Libraries and Museums Study, 65756-65757 [2018-27625]

Download as PDF 65756 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 245 / Friday, December 21, 2018 / Notices Number of total responses Response time Respondent hourly wage Labor burden per response Total labor burden Burden Calculation—Labor Cost of Respondent Burden Survey 1 ............................................................................... IV. Requests for Comments The OMB is particularly interested in comments that will help: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of NASA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including automated, electronic collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. They will also become a matter of public record. Gatrie Johnson, NASA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–27594 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Institute of Museum and Library Services Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection Request: Proposed Research Project: The Social WellBeing Impact (SWI) of Libraries and Museums Study Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities. ACTION: Submission for OMB review, comment request. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 AGENCY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces the following information collection has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:00 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 36,840 0.50 program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. By this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning a plan to conduct a research study entitled ‘‘The Social Well-being Impact (SWI) of Libraries and Museums Study’’. The study will be designed to demonstrate the impact of libraries and museums on community well-being. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Comments must be submitted to the office listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below on or before January 17, 2019. OMB is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn.: OMB Desk Officer for Education, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395–7316. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sandra Webb, Director of Grant Policy and Management, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Webb can be reached PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25.9 12.95 47,7078 by Telephone: 202–653–4718, Fax: 202– 653–4608, or by email at swebb@ imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202– 653–4614. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grant making, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov. II. Current Actions The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is proposing a research project that looks beyond economic impact, to the community relationships that are generated by museums and libraries, and how the impact of those organizations affects a community’s well-being. Since 2016, IMLS has engaged in a project entitled ‘‘Community Catalyst’’ which has shown that libraries and museums use community activities and strategic partnerships to address community concerns along a social well-being spectrum. Stakeholders from the library and museum fields have expressed a need for a national study that looks beyond economic impact of their institutions to the impact on employment, health and welfare, environment, crime, civic engagement, etc. all parts of social well-being. Previous research has focused on the economic impact of a single library or a subset of museums. The research study will use publicly available data bases at the county level to develop a sampling plan for in-depth targeted case studies of the relationship between the presence of museums and libraries and the indices of the social well-being indicators. Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Title: Proposed Research Project: The Social Well-being Impact (SWI) of Libraries and Museums Study. E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 245 / Friday, December 21, 2018 / Notices OMB Number: 3137–TBD. Frequency: One-time collection anticipated. Affected Public: Community stakeholders at the county level, museum and library staff, local government officials. Number of Respondents: 520. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 52.5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 484 hours. Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: n/a. Total Annual Costs: $13,421. Dated: December 18, 2018. Kim Miller, Grants Management Specialist, Office of Grants Policy and Management. Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request National Science Foundation. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION ACTION: RIN 3145–AA58 Notice on Penalty Inflation Adjustments for Civil Monetary Penalties National Science Foundation. Notice announcing updated penalty inflation adjustments for civil monetary penalties for 2019. ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF or Foundation) is providing notice of its adjusted maximum civil monetary penalties, effective January 15, 2019. These adjustments are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act). SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bijan Gilanshah, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. Telephone: 703.292.5055. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 27, 2016, NSF published an interim final rule amending its regulations to adjust, for inflation, the maximum civil monetary penalties that may be imposed for violations of the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (ACA), as amended, 16 U.S.C. 2401 et seq., and the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 (PFCRA), 31 U.S.C. 3801, et seq. These adjustments are required by the 2015 Act (Sec. 701 of Pub. L. 114–74). The 2015 Act also requires agencies to make subsequent annual adjustments for inflation. Pursuant to OMB guidance dated December 14, 2018, the cost-ofliving adjustment multiplier for 2019 is Jkt 247001 In accordance with the requirement of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is providing opportunity for public comment on the NSF Major Facilities Guide (MFG) and the accompanying NSF Financial Data Collection Tool for Major Facilities. The Major Facilities Guide was previously cleared under the title Large Facilities Manual. The primary purpose of this revision is to update the roles and responsibilities for NSF staff for oversight of Major Facilities, provide requirements for mid-scale projects, and provide content in previously reserved Sections as well as clarify existing content. The draft versions of the NSF MFG and the accompanying NSF Financial Data Collection Tool for Major Facilities are available on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/lfo/ lfo_documents.jsp. To facilitate review, a Change Log with brief comment explanations of the changes is provided in the guide. NSF is particularly interested in public comment on the new content provided in Section 5 Guidance for Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure Projects and the previously reserved sections. DATES: Written comments should be received by February 19, 2019 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the information collection and requests for copies of the proposed information collection request should be addressed to Suzanne Plimpton, Reports SUMMARY: AGENCY: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 [FR Doc. 2018–27659 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION BILLING CODE 7036–01–P 00:00 Dec 21, 2018 Dated: December 18, 2018. Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. BILLING CODE 7555–01–P [FR Doc. 2018–27625 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 1.02522. Accordingly, the 2019 annual inflation adjustments for the maximum penalties under the ACA are $17,278 ($16,853 × 1.02522) for violations and $29,239 ($28,520 × 1.02522) for knowing violations of the ACA. Finally, the 2019 annual inflation adjustment for the maximum penalty for violations under PFCRA is $11,463 ($11,181 × 1.02522). PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65757 Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rm. 1265, Arlington, VA 22230, or by email to splimpto@nsf.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne Plimpton on (703) 292–7556 or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments: In addition to the type of comments identified above, comments are also 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 of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; 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. After obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting OMB clearance of this collection for no longer than 3 years. Title of Collection: Major Facilities Guide. OMB Approval Number: 3145–0239. Expiration Date of Approval: 6/30/ 2020. Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to extend with revision an information collection for three years. Proposed Project: The National Science Foundation Act of 1950 (Pub. L. 81–507) set forth NSF’s mission and purpose: ‘‘To promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense. * * * The Act authorized and directed NSF to initiate and support: b Basic scientific research and research fundamental to the engineering process; b Programs to strengthen scientific and engineering research potential; b Science and engineering education programs at all levels and in all the various fields of science and engineering; b Programs that provide a source of information for policy formulation; and E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

Institute of Museum and Library Services


Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection 
Request: Proposed Research Project: The Social Well-Being Impact (SWI) 
of Libraries and Museums Study

AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation 
on the Arts and the Humanities.

ACTION: Submission for OMB review, comment request.

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SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces the 
following information collection has been submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act. This program helps to ensure that 
requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden 
(time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are 
clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on 
respondents can be properly assessed. By this notice, IMLS is 
soliciting comments concerning a plan to conduct a research study 
entitled ``The Social Well-being Impact (SWI) of Libraries and Museums 
Study''. The study will be designed to demonstrate the impact of 
libraries and museums on community well-being.
    A copy of the proposed information collection request can be 
obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES 
section of this notice.

DATES: Comments must be submitted to the office listed in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below on or before January 17, 
2019.
    OMB is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses).

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attn.: OMB Desk Officer for Education, Office of 
Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-
7316.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sandra Webb, Director of Grant 
Policy and Management, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 
L'Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Dr. 
Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202-653-4718, Fax: 202-653-4608, or 
by email at swebb@imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with 
hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source 
of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums. We advance, 
support, and empower America's museums, libraries, and related 
organizations through grant making, research, and policy development. 
Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to 
work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To 
learn more, visit www.imls.gov.

II. Current Actions

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is proposing a 
research project that looks beyond economic impact, to the community 
relationships that are generated by museums and libraries, and how the 
impact of those organizations affects a community's well-being. Since 
2016, IMLS has engaged in a project entitled ``Community Catalyst'' 
which has shown that libraries and museums use community activities and 
strategic partnerships to address community concerns along a social 
well-being spectrum. Stakeholders from the library and museum fields 
have expressed a need for a national study that looks beyond economic 
impact of their institutions to the impact on employment, health and 
welfare, environment, crime, civic engagement, etc. all parts of social 
well-being. Previous research has focused on the economic impact of a 
single library or a subset of museums. The research study will use 
publicly available data bases at the county level to develop a sampling 
plan for in-depth targeted case studies of the relationship between the 
presence of museums and libraries and the indices of the social well-
being indicators.
    Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    Title: Proposed Research Project: The Social Well-being Impact 
(SWI) of Libraries and Museums Study.

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    OMB Number: 3137-TBD.
    Frequency: One-time collection anticipated.
    Affected Public: Community stakeholders at the county level, museum 
and library staff, local government officials.
    Number of Respondents: 520.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 52.5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 484 hours.
    Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: n/a.
    Total Annual Costs: $13,421.

    Dated: December 18, 2018.
Kim Miller,
Grants Management Specialist, Office of Grants Policy and Management.
[FR Doc. 2018-27625 Filed 12-20-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7036-01-P