Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Decision Science Data Collections, 14314-14315 [2021-05226]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 14314 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 48 / Monday, March 15, 2021 / Notices 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 January 7, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Title: NIST Associates Information System. OMB Control Number 0693–0067. Form Number(s): Type of Request: Revision and extension of a current information collection. Number of Respondents: 4,000. Average Hours per Response: 40 minutes. Burden Hours: 2,667. Needs and Uses: NIST Associates (NA) will include guest researchers, research associates, contractors, and other non-NIST employees that require access to the NIST campuses or resources. The NIST Associates Information System (NAIS) information collection instruments(s) are completed by incoming NAs. They are asked to provide personal identifying data including home address, date and place of birth, employer name and address, and basic security information. The data provided by the collection instruments is input into NAIS which automatically populates the appropriate forms and is routed through the approval process. NIST’s Office of Security receives security forms through the NAIS process and can allow preliminary access to NIST for NAs. The data collected is the basis for further security investigations as necessary. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: Once. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Legal Authority: 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 16:36 Mar 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0693–0067. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–05296 Filed 3–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Decision Science Data Collections National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce. AGENCY: Notice of information collection, request for comment. ACTION: 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. SUMMARY: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before May 14, 2021. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by mail to Elizabeth Reinhart, Management Analyst, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), elizabeth.reinhart@nist.gov or PRAcomments@doc.gov). Please reference NIST Generic Clearance for Decision Science Data Collections in the subject line of your comments. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to Elizabeth Reinhart, Management Analyst, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 301–975–8707, or elizabeth.reinhart@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Abstract The core mission of the National Insitute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. NIST’s operating units across the agency increasingy recognize that the built environment is meant to serve social and economic functions. With this in mind, NIST proposes to conduct a number of data collection efforts directly related to decision-making across individuals, insitutions, and communities relevant to key research areas of the agency. The use of decision and information sciecne is critical to further the mission of NIST to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness. NIST proposes to conduct a number of data collection efforts in decision and information science to include: Decision analysis, risk analysis, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, constrained optimization, simulation modeling, and application of perception, information processing, and decision models and theories; and drawing on parts of operations research, microeconomics, statistical inference, management control, cognitive and social psychology, and computer science. By focusing on decisions as the unit of analysis, decision science provides a unique framework for understanding interactions across technologies, socioeconomic networks, organizations (e.g., institutions, firms), elements of the built environment, and a range of ecological problems and perceptions that influence these decisions. Data may be collected through a variety of modes, including but not limited to electronic or social media, direct or indirect observation (i.e., inperson, video and audio collections), interviews, structured questionnaires, and focus groups. II. Method of Collection NIST will collect this information by electronic means when possible, as well as by mail, fax, telephone, technical discussions, and in-person interviews. NIST may also utilize observational techniques to collect this information. Furthermore, remuneration will be offered to respondents when deemed appropriate. Remuneration is justified due to: (1) The complex study design of many collections requires ongoing participation of various respondents, each of whom is important to achieving study goals. In such studies, should E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 48 / Monday, March 15, 2021 / Notices attrition occur at a higher rate than expected, the study goals will not be met. (2) There is burden on the respondent to take time out of their workday in many cases. There will be equity in the use of remuneration: All respondents will be treated equally with regard to incentives. 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. 2021–05226 Filed 3–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P III. Data OMB Control Number: New collection. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households; first responders; businesses or other for-profit organizations; not-forprofit institutions; State, local or tribal government; Federal government; Standards-making bodies; Universities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 48,000. Estimated Time per Response: Varied, dependent upon the data collection method used. The possible response time may be 15 minutes to complete a questionnaire or 2 hours to participate in an interview. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Mar 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA928] Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council—Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Workshops for the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Citizen Science Program’s Customizable Citizen Science Mobile Application. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Citizen Science Program will hold three workshops via webinar to assist in the development of a customizable citizen science mobile application. DATES: The workshops via webinar will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.; Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meetings will be held via webinar. The webinars are open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julia Byrd (see Contact Information below) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. There will be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Byrd, Citizen Science Program Manager, SAFMC; phone 843/302–8433 or toll free 866/SAFMC–10; FAX 843/769– 4520; email: julia.byrd@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The role of citizen science is an evolving and potentially powerful tool to better understand marine fish populations. With that in mind, the South Atlantic SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14315 Fishery Management Council’s Citizen Science Program has partnered with the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program and the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries to develop a mobile application that encourages and supports the capture and sharing of information about Atlantic coast fish. The workshops will be interactive, facilitated meetings with invited participants to refine the design of the customizable citizen science mobile application. Items of discussion for the workshops are as follows: 1. Clarify and align around the most useful information that could be generated through a citizen science mobile application and identify what questions need to be asked to gather that information. 2. Identify overlaps between the questions identified to determine what common sets of data may be required to answer them. 3. Develop an outline structure for the mobile application that incorporates research needs, useability issues, and positive feedback loops. The meeting end times are subject to change depending on attendance and discussions. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 5 days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 10, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–05302 Filed 3–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Boundary Expansion for the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of proposed boundary expansion and availability of a draft AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 48 (Monday, March 15, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Generic Clearance for Decision Science Data Collections

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 
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 May 14, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by 
mail to Elizabeth Reinhart, Management Analyst, National Institute of 
Standards and Technology (NIST), [email protected] or 
[email protected]). Please reference NIST Generic Clearance for 
Decision Science Data Collections 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 Elizabeth Reinhart, Management Analyst, National Institute of 
Standards and Technology (NIST), 301-975-8707, or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The core mission of the National Insitute of Standards and 
Technology (NIST) is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial 
competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and 
technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our 
quality of life. NIST's operating units across the agency increasingy 
recognize that the built environment is meant to serve social and 
economic functions. With this in mind, NIST proposes to conduct a 
number of data collection efforts directly related to decision-making 
across individuals, insitutions, and communities relevant to key 
research areas of the agency. The use of decision and information 
sciecne is critical to further the mission of NIST to promote U.S. 
innovation and industrial competitiveness. NIST proposes to conduct a 
number of data collection efforts in decision and information science 
to include: Decision analysis, risk analysis, cost-benefit and cost-
effectiveness analysis, constrained optimization, simulation modeling, 
and application of perception, information processing, and decision 
models and theories; and drawing on parts of operations research, 
microeconomics, statistical inference, management control, cognitive 
and social psychology, and computer science. By focusing on decisions 
as the unit of analysis, decision science provides a unique framework 
for understanding interactions across technologies, socio-economic 
networks, organizations (e.g., institutions, firms), elements of the 
built environment, and a range of ecological problems and perceptions 
that influence these decisions.
    Data may be collected through a variety of modes, including but not 
limited to electronic or social media, direct or indirect observation 
(i.e., in-person, video and audio collections), interviews, structured 
questionnaires, and focus groups.

II. Method of Collection

    NIST will collect this information by electronic means when 
possible, as well as by mail, fax, telephone, technical discussions, 
and in-person interviews. NIST may also utilize observational 
techniques to collect this information.
    Furthermore, remuneration will be offered to respondents when 
deemed appropriate. Remuneration is justified due to:
    (1) The complex study design of many collections requires ongoing 
participation of various respondents, each of whom is important to 
achieving study goals. In such studies, should

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attrition occur at a higher rate than expected, the study goals will 
not be met.
    (2) There is burden on the respondent to take time out of their 
workday in many cases. There will be equity in the use of remuneration: 
All respondents will be treated equally with regard to incentives.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: New collection.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; first responders; 
businesses or other for-profit organizations; not-for-profit 
institutions; State, local or tribal government; Federal government; 
Standards-making bodies; Universities.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 48,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varied, dependent upon the data 
collection method used. The possible response time may be 15 minutes to 
complete a questionnaire or 2 hours to participate in an interview.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

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. 2021-05226 Filed 3-12-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-13-P