Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery, 35257-35258 [2020-12413]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 111 / Tuesday, June 9, 2020 / Notices or to send an email to the attention of Corrine Sanders, i.e., insert in Subject Line: Atten: Corrine Sanders, at: ero@ usccr.gov, or call the above phone number. Agenda Tuesday, June 16, 2020 I. Rollcall II. Welcome III. Project Planning —Discuss draft report on its civil rights project IV. Other Business V. Next Planning Meetings VI. Public Comments VII. Adjourn Dated: June 4, 2020. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2020–12444 Filed 6–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Office of the Secretary jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; The Environmental Questionnaire and Checklist (EQC) The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on March 30, 2020 (85 FR 17532) during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: Office of Facilities and Environmental Quality, Office of the Secretary. Title: The Environmental Questionnaire and Checklist (EQC). OMB Control Number: 0690–0028. Form Number(s): CD–593. Type of Request: Regular submission (an extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,000. Average Hours per Response: 3 hours. Burden Hours: 3,000. VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:08 Jun 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 Needs and Uses: This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4347) and the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508) require that federal agencies complete an environmental analysis for all major federal actions significantly affecting the environment. Those actions may include a federal agency’s decision to fund non-federal projects under grants and cooperative agreements, including infrastructure projects. In order to determine NEPA compliance requirements for a project receiving Department of Commerce (DOC) bureaulevel funding, DOC must assess information which can only be provided by the applicant for federal financial assistance (grant). The Environmental Questionnaire and Checklist (EQC) provides federal financial assistance applicants and DOC staff with a tool to ensure that the necessary project and environmental information is obtained. The EQC was developed to collect data concerning potential environmental impacts that the applicant for federal financial assistance possesses and to transmit that information to the Federal reviewer. The EQC will allow for a more rapid review of projects and facilitate DOC’s evaluation of the potential environmental impacts of a project and level of NEPA documentation required. DOC staff will use the information provided in answers to the questionnaire to determine compliance requirements for NEPA and conduct subsequent NEPA analysis as needed. Information provided in the questionnaire may also be used for other regulatory review requirements associated with the proposed project, such as the National Historic Preservation Act. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government; Federal Government, etc. Frequency: One-time; Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,200 in mailing costs ($6 × approximately 200 respondents who choose to mail rather than email attachments). Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35257 Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0690–0028. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–12414 Filed 6–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NW–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on March 24, 2020 (85 FR 16612) during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: Office of the Secretary. Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB Control Number: 0690–0030. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (an extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 122,355. Average Hours per Response: 5 to 30 minutes for surveys; 1 to 2 hours for focus groups; 30 minutes to 1 hour for interviews (Other response times will depend on the type of information collected). E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 35258 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 111 / Tuesday, June 9, 2020 / Notices Burden Hours: 18,512. Needs and Uses: This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection of a ‘‘Generic Fast-track’’ process offered to all government agencies by OMB in 2010. Fast-track means that each request receives approval five days after submission if no issues are brought to DOC’s attention by OMB within five days. The information collection activity for this fast-track process will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Department of Commerce’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences, and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative, and actionable communications between the Department and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government; Federal Government, etc. Frequency: One-time; Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:08 Jun 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0690–0030. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–12413 Filed 6–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–17–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs RIN 0691–XC112 American Workforce Policy Advisory Board; Meeting Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs announces the sixth meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board (Advisory Board). Discussions of the Advisory Board will include its progress toward achieving the goals set at its inaugural meeting on March 6, 2019, as well as other Advisory Board matters. The meeting will take place in Washington, DC on June 26, 2020. DATES: The Advisory Board will meet on June 26, 2020; the meeting will begin at 1 p.m. and end at approximately 3 p.m. (EDT). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, 1650 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20502. Board members will have the option to join the meeting in person or via audio conference technology. The meeting is open to the public via audio conference technology. Audio instructions will be prominently posted on the Advisory Board homepage at: https://www.commerce.gov/american worker/american-workforce-policyadvisory-board. Please note: The Advisory Board website will maintain the most current information on the meeting agenda, schedule, and location. These items may be updated without further notice in the Federal Register. The public may also submit statements or questions via the Advisory Board email address, American WorkforcePolicyAdvisoryBoard@ doc.gov (please use the subject line ‘‘June 2020 Advisory Board Meeting Public Comment’’), or by letter to Sabrina Montes, c/o Office of Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DC 20230. If you wish the Advisory Board to consider your statement or question during the meeting, we must receive your written statement or question no later than 5 p.m. (EDT) four business days prior to the meeting. We will provide all statements or questions received after the deadline to the members; however, they may not consider them during the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sabrina Montes, c/o Office of Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, (301) 278–9268, or sabrina.montes@bea.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Commerce and the Advisor to the President overseeing the Office of Economic Initiatives serve as the cochairs of the Advisory Board. In addition to the co-chairs, the Advisory Board comprises 25 members that represent various sectors of the economy. The Board advises the National Council for the American Worker. The June meeting will include updates on implementation of the Call to Action from the May 2020 meeting and recommendations from prior meetings, and discussions of new recommendations under each of the four main goals of the Advisory Board: • Develop a Campaign to Promote Multiple Pathways to Career Success. Companies, workers, parents, and policymakers have traditionally assumed that a university degree is the best, or only, path to a middle-class career. Employers and job seekers should be aware of multiple career pathways and skill development opportunities outside of traditional 4year degrees. • Increase Data Transparency to Better Match American Workers with American Jobs. High-quality, transparent, and timely data can significantly improve the ability of employers, students, job seekers, education providers, and policymakers to make informed choices about education and employment—especially for matching education and training programs to in-demand jobs and the skills needed to fill them. • Modernize Candidate Recruitment and Training Practices. Employers often struggle to fill job vacancies, yet their hiring practices may actually reduce the pool of qualified job applicants. To acquire a talented workforce, employers must better identify the skills needed for specific jobs and communicate those needs to education providers, job seekers, and students. E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 111 (Tuesday, June 9, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35257-35258]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback 
on Agency Service Delivery

    The Department of Commerce will submit the following information 
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite the 
general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and 
continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of 
our information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the 
Federal Register on March 24, 2020 (85 FR 16612) during a 60-day 
comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public 
comments.
    Agency: Office of the Secretary.
    Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback 
on Agency Service Delivery.
    OMB Control Number: 0690-0030.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (an extension of a current 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 122,355.
    Average Hours per Response: 5 to 30 minutes for surveys; 1 to 2 
hours for focus groups; 30 minutes to 1 hour for interviews (Other 
response times will depend on the type of information collected).

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    Burden Hours: 18,512.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for an extension of a currently 
approved information collection of a ``Generic Fast-track'' process 
offered to all government agencies by OMB in 2010. Fast-track means 
that each request receives approval five days after submission if no 
issues are brought to DOC's attention by OMB within five days.
    The information collection activity for this fast-track process 
will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an 
efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Department of 
Commerce's commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative 
feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on 
perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield 
quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of 
study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder 
perceptions, experiences, and expectations, provide an early warning of 
issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, 
training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or 
services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative, and 
actionable communications between the Department and its customers and 
stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the 
improvement of program management.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or 
Tribal Government; Federal Government, etc.
    Frequency: One-time; Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of 
Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of 
this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. 
Find this particular information collection by selecting ``Currently 
under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search 
function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB 
Control Number 0690-0030.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2020-12413 Filed 6-8-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-17-P