Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Input of Value and Use of NOAA Tropical Cyclone Graphical and Text Products in Decision-Making, 22115 [2019-10100]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 95 / Thursday, May 16, 2019 / Notices 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. 2019–10163 Filed 5–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Input of Value and Use of NOAA Tropical Cyclone Graphical and Text Products in Decision-Making National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 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 July 15, 2019. 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 PRAcomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Jennifer Sprague-Hildebrand, NOAA National Weather Service, 1325 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 301–427–9065, and Jennifer.Sprague@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. The NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) National Hurricane Center (NHC) produces tropical cyclone VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 May 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 text and graphical products to provide critical information about meteorological parameters of tropical storms and hurricanes that could threaten the United States and other countries. While NOAA has a good understanding of how many of its core partners (i.e., emergency management personnel and broadcast meteorologists/ members of the media) use these graphics, it is interested in how other professionals within key sectors (i.e., transportation, marine, tourism, energy) and international users perceive these products and use them in decisionmaking. In particular, NOAA is interested in input on the NHC Track Forecast Cone (often referred to as the cone of uncertainty). In addition to appearing on NHC’s website, the cone is widely disseminated on social media, online (e.g., local and national news websites), and on television—with broadcast meteorologists and private weather industry often making their own version of the graphic. This request is for a set of related data collection activities, including interviews, focus groups, and a survey to collect information from audiences that use NHC products, particularly the Track Forecast Cone. II. Method of Collection NOAA will collect information by conducting a web-based survey within the four sectors of interest (transportation, marine, tourism, and energy) and interviews and/or focus groups with international users. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–XXXX. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regulation (New information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government; Federal government; International government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,700 (2,660 for survey; 40 for interviews and/or focus groups). Estimated Time per Response: 2,660 respondents × 30 minutes (survey); 40 respondents × 90 minutes (interviews and/or focus groups). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,370 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22115 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. 2019–10100 Filed 5–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB). The members will discuss issues outlined in the section on Matters To Be Considered. DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. EDT to 4:00 p.m. EDT. These times and agenda topics described below are subject to change. For the latest agenda please refer to the SAB website: http:// sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx. ADDRESSES: This will be a webinar meeting. Members of the public may attend at the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, Room 12836, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Members of the public may also participate virtually by registering at: https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 53725036640687363. SUMMARY: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone Number: 301–734–1156; Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Input of Value 
and Use of NOAA Tropical Cyclone Graphical and Text Products in 
Decision-Making

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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 July 15, 2019.

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 and instructions should 
be directed to Jennifer Sprague-Hildebrand, NOAA National Weather 
Service, 1325 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 301-427-9065, 
and [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for a new information collection. The NOAA National 
Weather Service (NWS) National Hurricane Center (NHC) produces tropical 
cyclone text and graphical products to provide critical information 
about meteorological parameters of tropical storms and hurricanes that 
could threaten the United States and other countries. While NOAA has a 
good understanding of how many of its core partners (i.e., emergency 
management personnel and broadcast meteorologists/members of the media) 
use these graphics, it is interested in how other professionals within 
key sectors (i.e., transportation, marine, tourism, energy) and 
international users perceive these products and use them in decision-
making. In particular, NOAA is interested in input on the NHC Track 
Forecast Cone (often referred to as the cone of uncertainty). In 
addition to appearing on NHC's website, the cone is widely disseminated 
on social media, online (e.g., local and national news websites), and 
on television--with broadcast meteorologists and private weather 
industry often making their own version of the graphic. This request is 
for a set of related data collection activities, including interviews, 
focus groups, and a survey to collect information from audiences that 
use NHC products, particularly the Track Forecast Cone.

II. Method of Collection

    NOAA will collect information by conducting a web-based survey 
within the four sectors of interest (transportation, marine, tourism, 
and energy) and interviews and/or focus groups with international 
users.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-XXXX.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regulation (New information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; Not-
for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government; Federal 
government; International government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,700 (2,660 for survey; 40 for 
interviews and/or focus groups).
    Estimated Time per Response: 2,660 respondents x 30 minutes 
(survey); 40 respondents x 90 minutes (interviews and/or focus groups).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,370 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

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, 
Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-10100 Filed 5-15-19; 8:45 am]
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