Agency Information Collection Activity: Generic Information Collection Under Circular A-11, Section 280: Improving Customer Service, 33113-33114 [2019-14749]

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Accordingly, the Commission finds good cause, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,65 to approve the proposed rule change, as modified by Amendment No. 3, on an accelerated basis. jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES VII. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,66 that the proposed rule change (SR–NASDAQ– 2019–009), as modified by Amendment 64 See 65 15 Notice, supra note 3. U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). No. 3, be, and it hereby is, approved on an accelerated basis. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.67 J. Lynn Taylor, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–14723 Filed 7–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activity: Generic Information Collection Under Circular A–11, Section 280: Improving Customer Service U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, federal agencies are required to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. Accordingly, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a new proposed information collection on improving customer service. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before September 9, 2019. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Terell Lasane, Lead Program Evaluator, Office of Performance Management and the Chief Financial Officers, Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20416. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terell Lasane, Lead Program Evaluator, performance.management@sba.gov, 202–205–7111, or Curtis B. Rich, Management Analyst, 202–205–7030, curtis.rich@sba.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract Whether seeking a loan, Social Security benefits, veterans’ benefits, or other services provided by the Federal Government, individuals and businesses expect Government customer services to be efficient and intuitive, just like services from leading private-sector organizations. Yet the 2016 American Consumer Satisfaction Index and the 2017 Forrester Federal Customer 66 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 67 17 17:26 Jul 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33113 Experience Index show that, on average, Government services lag nine percentage points behind the private sector. A modern, streamlined and responsive customer experience means: Raising government-wide customer experience to the average of the private sector service industry; developing indicators for high-impact Federal programs to monitor progress towards excellent customer experience and mature digital services; and providing the structure (including increasing transparency) and resources to ensure customer experience is a focal point for agency leadership. To support this, OMB Circular A–11 Section 280 established government-wide standards for mature customer experience organizations. To enable Federal programs to deliver the experience taxpayers deserve, agencies must undertake three general categories of activities: Conduct ongoing customer research, gather and share customer feedback, and test services and digital products. These data collection efforts may be either qualitative or quantitative in nature or may consist of mixed methods. Additionally, data may be collected via a variety of means, including but not limited to electronic or social media, direct or indirect observation (e.g., in person, video and audio collections), interviews, questionnaires, surveys, and focus groups. The U.S. Small Business Administration will limit its inquiries to data collections that solicit strictly voluntary opinions or responses. Steps will be taken to ensure anonymity of respondents in each activity covered by this request. The results of the data collected will be used to understand and improve the delivery of Federal services and programs. It will include the creation of personas, customer journey maps, formative evaluations, reports and summaries of customer feedback data and user insights. II. Method of Collection SBA will collect this information by electronic means when possible, as well as by mail, fax, telephone, technical discussions, and in-person interviews. SBA may also utilize observational techniques to collect this information. III. Data Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: New. Affected Public: Collections will be targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with a program or may have experience E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 33114 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 133 / Thursday, July 11, 2019 / Notices with it in the near future. For the purposes of this request, ‘‘customers’’ are individuals, businesses, and organizations that interact with a Federal Government agency or program, either directly or via a Federal contractor. This could include individuals or households; businesses or other for-profit organizations; not-forprofit institutions; State, local or tribal governments; Federal government; and Universities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500,000. Estimated Time per Response: Varied, dependent upon the data collection method used. The possible response time to complete a questionnaire or survey may be 3 minutes or up to 2 hours to participate in an interview. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 37,500. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments The U.S. Small Business Administration 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. Curtis Rich, Management Analyst. [FR Doc. 2019–14749 Filed 7–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES [Disaster Declaration #16020 and #16021; Indiana Disaster Number IN–00065] Administrative Declaration of a Disaster for the State of Indiana U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jul 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 for the State of INDIANA dated 07/03/ 2019. Incident: Tornadoes, High Winds and Severe Storms. Incident Period: 06/15/2019 through 06/17/2019. Issued on 07/03/2019. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/03/2019. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/03/2020. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Christopher Pilkerton, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–14760 Filed 7–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P DATES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. ADDRESSES: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the Administrator’s disaster declaration, applications for disaster loans may be filed at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Monroe. Contiguous Counties: Indiana: Brown, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Morgan, Owen. The Interest Rates are: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Percent For Physical Damage: Homeowners with Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... Homeowners without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Businesses with Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... Businesses without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Non-Profit Organizations with Credit Available Elsewhere ... Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... For Economic Injury: Businesses & Small Agricultural Cooperatives without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... 3.875 1.938 8.000 4.000 2.750 2.750 4.000 2.750 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 16020 C and for economic injury is 16021 0. The State which received an EIDL Declaration # is Indiana. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Finance Docket 34936] Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Project Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA), Surface Transportation Board (Board). ACTION: Notice of availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (DSEA) on July 11, 2019 and request for comments. AGENCY: On November 2, 2018, the Port of Moses Lake (Applicant) filed a Petition to Reopen with the Board seeking authorization for modifications to portions of an 11-mile (7.6 miles of which would be new construction) rail line previously approved by the Board in 2009 in the City of Moses Lake, Grant County, Washington. The purpose of this Notice of Availability (NOA) is to notify individuals and agencies interested in or affected by the proposed action of the availability of the DSEA for review and comment on July 11, 2019. DATES: The DSEA will be available for public review and comment on July 11, 2019. Mailed comments must be postmarked by August 12, 2019. Electronic comments must be received by August 12, 2019. ADDRESSES: Please mail written comments on the DSEA, including the recommended environmental mitigation to: Mr. Adam Assenza, Surface Transportation Board, Docket No. FD 34936, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423. Electronic comments on this DSEA may also be submitted electronically on the STB’s website: https://www.stb.gov or emailed to Adam.Assenza@stb.gov. Please refer to Docket No. FD 34936 in all correspondence, including electronic, addressed to the lead agency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Assenza, Surface Transportation Board, Docket No. FD 34963, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423, (202) 245–0301. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the proposed project is to promote economic development through the attraction of new railSUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 133 (Thursday, July 11, 2019)]
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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activity: Generic Information 
Collection Under Circular A-11, Section 280: Improving Customer Service

AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration.

ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, federal 
agencies are required to publish a notice in the Federal Register 
concerning each proposed collection of information and allow 60 days 
for public comment in response to the notice. Accordingly, the U.S. 
Small Business Administration (SBA), as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to comment on a new proposed information 
collection on improving customer service.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before September 9, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Terell Lasane, Lead Program 
Evaluator, Office of Performance Management and the Chief Financial 
Officers, Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, 6th Floor, 
Washington, DC 20416.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terell Lasane, Lead Program Evaluator, 
[email protected], 202-205-7111, or Curtis B. Rich, 
Management Analyst, 202-205-7030, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Whether seeking a loan, Social Security benefits, veterans' 
benefits, or other services provided by the Federal Government, 
individuals and businesses expect Government customer services to be 
efficient and intuitive, just like services from leading private-sector 
organizations. Yet the 2016 American Consumer Satisfaction Index and 
the 2017 Forrester Federal Customer Experience Index show that, on 
average, Government services lag nine percentage points behind the 
private sector.
    A modern, streamlined and responsive customer experience means: 
Raising government-wide customer experience to the average of the 
private sector service industry; developing indicators for high-impact 
Federal programs to monitor progress towards excellent customer 
experience and mature digital services; and providing the structure 
(including increasing transparency) and resources to ensure customer 
experience is a focal point for agency leadership. To support this, OMB 
Circular A-11 Section 280 established government-wide standards for 
mature customer experience organizations. To enable Federal programs to 
deliver the experience taxpayers deserve, agencies must undertake three 
general categories of activities: Conduct ongoing customer research, 
gather and share customer feedback, and test services and digital 
products.
    These data collection efforts may be either qualitative or 
quantitative in nature or may consist of mixed methods. Additionally, 
data may be collected via a variety of means, including but not limited 
to electronic or social media, direct or indirect observation (e.g., in 
person, video and audio collections), interviews, questionnaires, 
surveys, and focus groups. The U.S. Small Business Administration will 
limit its inquiries to data collections that solicit strictly voluntary 
opinions or responses. Steps will be taken to ensure anonymity of 
respondents in each activity covered by this request.
    The results of the data collected will be used to understand and 
improve the delivery of Federal services and programs. It will include 
the creation of personas, customer journey maps, formative evaluations, 
reports and summaries of customer feedback data and user insights.

II. Method of Collection

    SBA will collect this information by electronic means when 
possible, as well as by mail, fax, telephone, technical discussions, 
and in-person interviews. SBA may also utilize observational techniques 
to collect this information.

III. Data

    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: New.
    Affected Public: Collections will be targeted to the solicitation 
of opinions from respondents who have experience with a program or may 
have experience

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with it in the near future. For the purposes of this request, 
``customers'' are individuals, businesses, and organizations that 
interact with a Federal Government agency or program, either directly 
or via a Federal contractor. This could include individuals or 
households; businesses or other for-profit organizations; not-for-
profit institutions; State, local or tribal governments; Federal 
government; and Universities.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 500,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varied, dependent upon the data 
collection method used. The possible response time to complete a 
questionnaire or survey may be 3 minutes or up to 2 hours to 
participate in an interview.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 37,500.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

IV. Request for Comments

    The U.S. Small Business Administration 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.

Curtis Rich,
Management Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2019-14749 Filed 7-10-19; 8:45 am]
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