Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Day 8-10 Timeline Forecast Survey and Focus Groups, 43817-43818 [2020-15645]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 139 / Monday, July 20, 2020 / Notices Americans and Pacific Islanders; telephone (202) 482–1375; email: whiaapi@doc.gov. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background. The President, through Executive Order 13872 (May 13, 2019), re-established the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to advise the President, through the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Transportation. The AAPI Advisory Commission provides advice to the President on executive branch efforts to broaden access of AAPI communities, families and businesses to economic resources and opportunities that empower AAPIs to improve the quality of their lives, raise the standard of living of their communities and families, and more fully participate in the U.S. economy. Public Participation. In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), this notice is the public announcement of the Commission’s intent to hold a teleconference on August 5, 2020. This meeting is open to the public and interested persons may listen to the teleconference by using the call-in number and pass code to be provided upon registration (see ADDRESSES). Prospective agenda items for the meeting include a deliberation of the draft Commission report to the President, discussion regarding ratification of the report, administrative tasks and such other Commission business as may arise during the meeting. The Commission welcomes interested persons to submit written comments at any time before or after the meeting to the Office of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). To facilitate distribution of written comments to Commission members prior to the meeting, the Commission suggests that comments be submitted by facsimile or by email no later than August 4, 2020. The Commission will reserve a portion of the meeting to receive pertinent oral comments from members of the public. Copies of the Commission open meeting minutes will be made available to the public. Josephine Arnold, Chief Counsel, Minority Business Development Agency. [FR Doc. 2020–15549 Filed 7–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jul 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Day 8–10 Timeline Forecast Survey and Focus Groups National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites 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. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before September 18, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at Adrienne.thomas@noaa.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 0648– 0757 in the subject line of your comments. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to James A. Nelson, Jr., Development and Training Branch Chief at the Weather Prediction Center, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/WPC, 5830 University Research Court—College Park, MD 20740, (301) 683–1493, james.a.nelson@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract Increasingly, user demand is reflecting a need for probabilistic forecasts in the 8 to 10-day time frame. Improved forecast capability means the NOAA National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center (WPC) can begin to address this user need, but the task is complicated by the range of possible forecast format and delivery needs and options. WPC is seeking usertested and informed guidance on how to present forecasts at the 8 to 10-day PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43817 timeframe. WPC is looking to understand how probabilistic forecasts can improve core user decision-making in this range, and for guidance on the format and design of forecasts, based on iterative field-testing of core users. WPC requires a robust understanding of core user needs in this time frame, as well as explanation of the preferred web delivery methods and the optimal mix of design and delivery considerations. WPC also requires information about what products end-users are utilizing and how they are being used. To assess ways to improve guidance products for producing forecasts, the project will include meeting with forecasters, conducting phone interviews and webbased focus groups with core partners and posting an online public survey. The information will provide WPC staff with the guidance needed to develop 8 to 10-day weather prediction products. Creating easier to use visualizations and communication products will provide the public and decision-makers accurate information that is understandable and will enhance value for a variety of weather-related decision processes. Survey and focus group results will define how to present the probabilistic forecast tools clearly and concisely. II. Method of Collection The information collected via the online survey will make use of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other technological techniques. The online survey will use a ‘‘responsive’’ web-based survey, meaning that its display will adapt to a desktop or mobile device screen allowing the public to take the survey whenever they have internet access. The focus group data will be collected manually and entered directly into a desktop computer. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0757. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Extension of a current information collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households and Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 775. Estimated Time per Response: 30 min for survey, 1 hour for interviews, 2 hours for focus groups. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 485 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: None. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 43818 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 139 / Monday, July 20, 2020 / Notices IV. Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–15645 Filed 7–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA287] Marine Mammals; File No. 23932 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. Notice is hereby given that the New York Genome Center, 101 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10013 [Responsible Party: Catherine Reeves], has applied in due form for a permit to import specimens from southern hemisphere humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jul 17, 2020 Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before August 19, 2020. DATES: Jkt 250001 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 (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 23932 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@ noaa.gov. Written comments on this application should be submitted via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include File No. 23932 in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@ noaa.gov. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Carrie Hubard, (301) 427–8401. The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant proposes to import biological samples from up to six individual humpback whales (East Australia distinct population segment) annually. These samples will be used in genetic analyses. The requested duration of the permit is five years. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA289] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice; public meeting. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) Working Group will hold a meeting. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020, beginning at 1 p.m. and conclude by 4 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The meeting will be held via webinar (http://www.mafmc.org/ ntap). Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; www.mafmc.org. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. The purpose of this meeting is to: (1) Discuss timing concerns due to COVID–19, (2) working group member roles and responsibilities, (3) objectives, approaches, and the implementation plan of NTAP side-by-side research, and (4) develop talking points for a full panel update. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 15, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–15603 Filed 7–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Dated: July 14, 2020. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–15565 Filed 7–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 139 (Monday, July 20, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Day 8-10 Timeline Forecast Survey and Focus Groups

AGENCY: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites 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. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment 
preceding submission of the collection to OMB.

DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed 
information collection must be received on or before September 18, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 0648-0757 in the subject line of your 
comments. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise 
sensitive or protected information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
specific questions related to collection activities should be directed 
to James A. Nelson, Jr., Development and Training Branch Chief at the 
Weather Prediction Center, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/WPC, 5830 University Research 
Court--College Park, MD 20740, (301) 683-1493, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Increasingly, user demand is reflecting a need for probabilistic 
forecasts in the 8 to 10-day time frame. Improved forecast capability 
means the NOAA National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center (WPC) 
can begin to address this user need, but the task is complicated by the 
range of possible forecast format and delivery needs and options. WPC 
is seeking user-tested and informed guidance on how to present 
forecasts at the 8 to 10-day timeframe. WPC is looking to understand 
how probabilistic forecasts can improve core user decision-making in 
this range, and for guidance on the format and design of forecasts, 
based on iterative field-testing of core users. WPC requires a robust 
understanding of core user needs in this time frame, as well as 
explanation of the preferred web delivery methods and the optimal mix 
of design and delivery considerations. WPC also requires information 
about what products end-users are utilizing and how they are being 
used. To assess ways to improve guidance products for producing 
forecasts, the project will include meeting with forecasters, 
conducting phone interviews and web-based focus groups with core 
partners and posting an online public survey.
    The information will provide WPC staff with the guidance needed to 
develop 8 to 10-day weather prediction products. Creating easier to use 
visualizations and communication products will provide the public and 
decision-makers accurate information that is understandable and will 
enhance value for a variety of weather-related decision processes. 
Survey and focus group results will define how to present the 
probabilistic forecast tools clearly and concisely.

II. Method of Collection

    The information collected via the online survey will make use of 
automated, electronic, mechanical, and other technological techniques. 
The online survey will use a ``responsive'' web-based survey, meaning 
that its display will adapt to a desktop or mobile device screen 
allowing the public to take the survey whenever they have internet 
access. The focus group data will be collected manually and entered 
directly into a desktop computer.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0757.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a current information collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households and Business or other 
for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 775.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 min for survey, 1 hour for 
interviews, 2 hours for focus groups.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 485 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: None.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

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IV. Request for Comments

    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau 
to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy 
of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed 
collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden 
on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone 
number, email address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including 
your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2020-15645 Filed 7-17-20; 8:45 am]
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