Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NOAA Customer Surveys, 12179-12180 [2021-04286]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 39 / Tuesday, March 2, 2021 / Notices Affected Public: Business or other for profit organizations, and individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5. Estimated Time per Response: 6 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $50 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2021–04287 Filed 3–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3310–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Mar 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 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; NOAA Customer Surveys 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 May 3, 2021. 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– 0342 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 Adrienne Thomas at Adrienne.Thomas@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved generic information collection. This collection follows the guidelines contained in the OMB Resource Manual for Customer Surveys. In accordance with Executive Order 12862, the National Performance Review, and good management practices, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) offices seek approval to continue to gather customer feedback on services and/or products which can be used in planning for service/product modification and prioritization. Under this generic clearance, individual offices would use PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12179 approved questionnaires and develop new questionnaires, as needed, by selecting subsets of the approved set of collection questions and tailoring those specific questions to be meaningful for their particular programs. These proposed questionnaires would then be submitted to OMB using a fast-track request for approval process, for which separate Federal Register notices are not required. Surveys currently typically include IT and website satisfaction surveys, Weather Service product surveys, and National Marine Sanctuary participation surveys, among others. This generic clearance will not be used to survey any bodies NOAA regulates unless precautions are taken to ensure that the respondents believe that they are not under any risk for not responding or for the contents of their responses, e.g., in no survey to such a population will the names and addresses of respondents be required. Two sets of survey questions are used for generation of program-level questionnaires. Quantitative questions seek to obtain numerical ratings from respondents on their satisfaction with various aspects of the product or service they obtained—satisfaction with the quality of the product, the courtesy of the staff, the format of and documentation for data received, and similar standard types of questions. The offices using such questions are able to determine which aspects of their program need improvement or have improved. Qualitative questions are more focused on who is using the product and service, how it is being used, and the medium or format in which the respondent would like to see data provided. II. Method of Collection Information will be collected via email or online survey. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0342. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission [extension of a current information collection]. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government; Federal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 24,000. Estimated Time per Response: 5–10 minutes per response. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 22,500. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 12180 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 39 / Tuesday, March 2, 2021 / Notices be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. Legal Authority: 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. 2021–04286 Filed 3–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA900] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council is convening its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) via webinar to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Mar 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 This webinar will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Webinar registration URL information: https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 7544505055762063375. Call in information: +1 (562) 247–8321, Access Code 658–624–262. DATES: Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Scientific and Statistical Committee will meet to review initial information from the Atlantic Herring Plan Development Team (PDT) and provide the PDT guidance on developing rebuilding plan alternatives for Atlantic Herring. They will receive a presentation on the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s (NEFSC) State of the Ecosystem Report and provide the NEFSC any recommendations about revisions. Other business will be discussed as necessary. Although non-emergency issues not contained on the agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. The public also should be aware that the meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2021–04267 Filed 3–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–P–2021–0012] Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 8,858,612; Reducer® United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Interim Patent Term Extension. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting a one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 8,858,612. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ali Salimi by telephone at 571–272–0909; by mail marked to his attention and addressed to the Commissioner for Patents, Mail Stop Hatch-Waxman PTE, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450; by fax marked to his attention at 571–273–0909; or by email to ali.salimi@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 156 of Title 35, United States Code, generally provides that the term of a patent may be extended for a period of up to five years if the patent claims a product, or a method of making or using a product, that has been subject to certain defined regulatory review, and that the patent may be extended for interim periods of up to one year if the regulatory review is anticipated to extend beyond the expiration date of the patent. On February 19, 2021, Neovasc Medical Ltd., the patent owner of record, timely filed an application under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a second interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 8,858,612. The patent claims methods of using a catheter delivered implantable device, Reducer®. The application for patent term extension indicates that a Premarket Approval Application (PMA) P190035 was submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 31, 2019. Review of the patent term extension application indicates that, except for permission to market or use the product commercially, the subject patent would be eligible for an extension of the patent term under 35 U.S.C. 156, and that the patent should be extended for one year SUMMARY: Agenda PO 00000 Dated: February 25, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 39 (Tuesday, March 2, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12179-12180]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-04286]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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; NOAA Customer Surveys

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

ACTION: Notice of Information Collection, request for comment.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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 May 3, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 0648-0342 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 Adrienne Thomas at [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved generic 
information collection.
    This collection follows the guidelines contained in the OMB 
Resource Manual for Customer Surveys. In accordance with Executive 
Order 12862, the National Performance Review, and good management 
practices, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 
offices seek approval to continue to gather customer feedback on 
services and/or products which can be used in planning for service/
product modification and prioritization. Under this generic clearance, 
individual offices would use approved questionnaires and develop new 
questionnaires, as needed, by selecting subsets of the approved set of 
collection questions and tailoring those specific questions to be 
meaningful for their particular programs. These proposed questionnaires 
would then be submitted to OMB using a fast-track request for approval 
process, for which separate Federal Register notices are not required. 
Surveys currently typically include IT and website satisfaction 
surveys, Weather Service product surveys, and National Marine Sanctuary 
participation surveys, among others.
    This generic clearance will not be used to survey any bodies NOAA 
regulates unless precautions are taken to ensure that the respondents 
believe that they are not under any risk for not responding or for the 
contents of their responses, e.g., in no survey to such a population 
will the names and addresses of respondents be required.
    Two sets of survey questions are used for generation of program-
level questionnaires. Quantitative questions seek to obtain numerical 
ratings from respondents on their satisfaction with various aspects of 
the product or service they obtained--satisfaction with the quality of 
the product, the courtesy of the staff, the format of and documentation 
for data received, and similar standard types of questions. The offices 
using such questions are able to determine which aspects of their 
program need improvement or have improved. Qualitative questions are 
more focused on who is using the product and service, how it is being 
used, and the medium or format in which the respondent would like to 
see data provided.

II. Method of Collection

    Information will be collected via email or online survey.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0342.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission [extension of a current 
information collection].
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or 
Tribal government; Federal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 24,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5-10 minutes per response.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 22,500.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

[[Page 12180]]

    Legal Authority:

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. 2021-04286 Filed 3-1-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-12-P