Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Application (MBNQA), 13637-13638 [2019-06649]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 66 / Friday, April 5, 2019 / Notices ‘‘Unassembled’’ or ‘‘unfinished’’ refillable stainless steel kegs include drawn stainless steel cylinders that have been welded to form the body of the keg and attached to an upper (top) chime and/or lower (bottom) chime. Unassembled refillable stainless steel kegs may or may not be welded to a neck, may or may not have a valve assembly attached, and may be otherwise complete except for testing, certification, and/or marking. Subject merchandise also includes refillable stainless steel kegs that have been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to, attachment of necks, collars, spears or valves, heat treatment, pickling, passivation, painting, testing, certification or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigations if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope refillable stainless steel keg. Specifically excluded are the following: (1) Vessels or containers that are not approximately cylindrical in nature (e.g., box, ‘‘hopper’’ or ‘‘cone’’ shaped vessels); (2) stainless steel kegs, vessels, or containers that have either a ‘‘ball lock’’ valve system or a ‘‘pin lock’’ valve system (commonly known as ‘‘Cornelius,’’ ‘‘corny’’ or ‘‘ball lock’’ kegs); (3) necks, spears, couplers or taps, collars, and valves that are not imported with the subject merchandise; and (4) stainless steel kegs that are filled with beer, wine, or other liquid and that are designated by the Commissioner of Customs as Instruments of International Traffic within the meaning of section 332(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. The merchandise covered by this investigation is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7310.10.0010, 7310.00.0050, 7310.29.0025, and 7310.29.0050. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum Summary Background A. Initiation and Case History B. Postponement of Preliminary Determination C. Period of Investigation Scope Comments A. Scope of the Investigation B. Alignment C. Injury Test Application of the CVD Law to Imports From China Diversification of China’s Economy Subsidies Valuation A. Allocation Period B. Attribution of Subsidies C. Denominators Benchmarks and Interest Rates A. Short-Term and Long-Term Renminbi (RMB)-Denominated Loans B. Long-Term RMB-Dominated Loans C. Discount Rates VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:46 Apr 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 D. Input Benchmarks Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences A. Legal Standard B. Application of AFA: Non-Responsive Q&V Questionnaire Recipients C. Application of AFA: Penglai Jinfu D. Application of AFA: Provision of Electricity for LTAR E. Application of AFA: Provision of Stainless Steel Coil for LTAR F. Application of AFA: Export Assistance Grants and Special Funds for International Market Expansion Analysis of Programs A. Programs Preliminarily Determined to be Countervailable B. Programs Preliminarily Determined Not to Confer a Measurable Benefit C. Programs Preliminarily Determined to Be Not Used by Ningbo Master Calculation of the All-Others Rate ITC Notification Disclosure and Public Comment Verification Recommendation Appendix [FR Doc. 2019–06703 Filed 4–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Application (MBNQA) National Institute of Standards and Technology, 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 4, 2019. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 1401 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 and instructions should be directed to Dawn Bailey, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, 301–975–3074, dawn.bailey@nist.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13637 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Department of Commerce is responsible for the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA), the nation’s highest award for organizational performance excellence. Directly associated with this award is the Board of Examiners, an integral volunteer workforce for BPEP. NIST manages BPEP. An applicant organization for the MBNQA is required to perform two steps: (1) The applicant organization self-certifies that it meets eligibility requirements with an eligibility form; and (2) the applicant organization prepares and completes an application package. BPEP will assist with or offer advice on any questions or issues that the applicant may have concerning the eligibility or application processes; this includes BPEP staff manning a hotline during the week and on weekends for organizations to call or email. With the help of the Board of Examiners, BPEP will use the eligibility forms and application package to assess and provide feedback on the applicant’s performance excellence practices. These practices could lead to a MBNQA awarded by the President of the United States or his delegate. Per Public Law 100–107 (Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987), the MBNQA helps to stimulate American companies to improve quality and productivity for the pride of recognition while obtaining a competitive edge through increased profits; recognizes the achievements of those companies that improve the quality of their goods and services and provide an example to others; establishes guidelines and criteria that can be used by business, industrial, governmental, and other organizations in evaluating their own quality improvement efforts; and provides specific guidance for other American organizations that wish to learn how to manage for high quality by making available detailed information on how winning organizations were able to change their cultures and achieve eminence. The application to be a member of the Board of Examiners is a one-step, secure, online process. Each year, BPEP recruits highly skilled experts in the fields of manufacturing, service, small business, health care, education, and nonprofit, the six Award eligibility categories, to evaluate the applications that BPEP receives. Examiners serve for a one-year term; participation on the board is entirely voluntary. Examiners E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 13638 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 66 / Friday, April 5, 2019 / Notices receive three- to four-days of free on-site training (depending on experience level); this training has been nationally recognized for six consecutive years by Leadership 500 Awards, sponsored by HR.com. BPEP’s mission to improve the competitiveness and performance of U.S. organizations for the benefit of all U.S. residents. II. Method of Collection MBNQA applicant organizations must comply in writing according to the Eligibility Certification Form and Baldrige Award Application Form available at http://www.nist.gov/ baldrige/enter/how_to_apply.cfm. Information on the application for the Board of Examiners can be found at http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/ examiners/index.cfm. BPEP will electronically send a unique user ID and password (separate emails) on how applicants to the Board of Examiners can apply to the secure system. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0693–0006. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Extension of a current information collection. Affected Public: Business, health care, education, or other for-profit organizations; health care, education, and other nonprofit organizations; and individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 580 (30 Applications for MBNQA and 550 Applicants for the Board of Examiners). Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 290 (MBNQA = 15 hours, Board of Examiners = 275 hours). Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: MBNQA = $1,610–$79,610 (application and site visit fees vary depending on profit nature of organization and its sector [e.g., smallest fee is for a nonprofit K–12 school, largest fee is for a global manufacturer]; additionally, only 25% of applications pay site visit fees that again vary depending on number of sites and sector of the organization and Board of Examiners: $0. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments NIST invites comments on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:19 Apr 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 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, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–06649 Filed 4–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: North Atlantic Recreational Fishing Survey. OMB Control Number: 0648–. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (Request for a new collection). Number of Respondents: 1,295. Average Hours per Response: Telephone pre-screening survey with an eligible angler, 3 minutes; telephone pre-screening survey with an ineligible angler, 1 minute; completion of mail/ email survey by an eligible angler, 20 minutes; completion of mail/email survey by an ineligible angler, 10 minutes. Burden Hours: 226.66. Needs and Uses: The Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) is conducting an economics research project to assess how changes in recreational Atlantic cod and haddock fishing regulations affect angler effort, angler welfare, fishing mortality, and future stock levels. The statistical model needed to meet this research objective requires fishing-related and socioeconomic data on users of these fisheries. To collect this essential information, the NEFSC seeks to PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 implement the North Atlantic Recreational Fishing Survey (NARFS), a questionnaire directed toward recreational anglers who fish for Atlantic cod or haddock off the coast of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Data collected by the NARFS will be used as input into a bioeconomic model that is currently used to determine recreational fishing regulations for North Atlantic cod and haddock (83 FR 18972). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–06648 Filed 4–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD953 Marine Mammals; File No. 19108 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Daniel P. Costa, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 19108–03. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before May 6, 2019. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting ‘‘File No. 19108’’ from the list of available applications. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 66 (Friday, April 5, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Malcolm 
Baldrige National Quality Award Application (MBNQA)

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, 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.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 4, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 1401 
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 and instructions should 
be directed to Dawn Bailey, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, 
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, 301-975-3074, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Department of Commerce is responsible for the Baldrige 
Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) and the Malcolm Baldrige National 
Quality Award (MBNQA), the nation's highest award for organizational 
performance excellence. Directly associated with this award is the 
Board of Examiners, an integral volunteer workforce for BPEP. NIST 
manages BPEP. An applicant organization for the MBNQA is required to 
perform two steps: (1) The applicant organization self-certifies that 
it meets eligibility requirements with an eligibility form; and (2) the 
applicant organization prepares and completes an application package. 
BPEP will assist with or offer advice on any questions or issues that 
the applicant may have concerning the eligibility or application 
processes; this includes BPEP staff manning a hotline during the week 
and on weekends for organizations to call or email. With the help of 
the Board of Examiners, BPEP will use the eligibility forms and 
application package to assess and provide feedback on the applicant's 
performance excellence practices. These practices could lead to a MBNQA 
awarded by the President of the United States or his delegate.
    Per Public Law 100-107 (Malcolm Baldrige National Quality 
Improvement Act of 1987), the MBNQA helps to stimulate American 
companies to improve quality and productivity for the pride of 
recognition while obtaining a competitive edge through increased 
profits; recognizes the achievements of those companies that improve 
the quality of their goods and services and provide an example to 
others; establishes guidelines and criteria that can be used by 
business, industrial, governmental, and other organizations in 
evaluating their own quality improvement efforts; and provides specific 
guidance for other American organizations that wish to learn how to 
manage for high quality by making available detailed information on how 
winning organizations were able to change their cultures and achieve 
eminence.
    The application to be a member of the Board of Examiners is a one-
step, secure, online process. Each year, BPEP recruits highly skilled 
experts in the fields of manufacturing, service, small business, health 
care, education, and nonprofit, the six Award eligibility categories, 
to evaluate the applications that BPEP receives. Examiners serve for a 
one-year term; participation on the board is entirely voluntary. 
Examiners

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receive three- to four-days of free on-site training (depending on 
experience level); this training has been nationally recognized for six 
consecutive years by Leadership 500 Awards, sponsored by HR.com.
    BPEP's mission to improve the competitiveness and performance of 
U.S. organizations for the benefit of all U.S. residents.

II. Method of Collection

    MBNQA applicant organizations must comply in writing according to 
the Eligibility Certification Form and Baldrige Award Application Form 
available at http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/enter/how_to_apply.cfm. 
Information on the application for the Board of Examiners can be found 
at http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/examiners/index.cfm. BPEP will 
electronically send a unique user ID and password (separate emails) on 
how applicants to the Board of Examiners can apply to the secure 
system.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0693-0006.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a current information collection.
    Affected Public: Business, health care, education, or other for-
profit organizations; health care, education, and other nonprofit 
organizations; and individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 580 (30 Applications for MBNQA and 
550 Applicants for the Board of Examiners).
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 290 (MBNQA = 15 hours, Board 
of Examiners = 275 hours).
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: MBNQA = $1,610-$79,610 
(application and site visit fees vary depending on profit nature of 
organization and its sector [e.g., smallest fee is for a nonprofit K-12 
school, largest fee is for a global manufacturer]; additionally, only 
25% of applications pay site visit fees that again vary depending on 
number of sites and sector of the organization and Board of Examiners: 
$0.

IV. Request for Comments

    NIST invites comments on: (a) 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; (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, 
Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-06649 Filed 4-4-19; 8:45 am]
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