Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 14739-14740 [2021-05577]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 51 / Thursday, March 18, 2021 / Notices respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; • Information gathered will be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of the agency; • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. As a general matter, information collections will not result in any new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Mar 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jasmeet Seehra. You may also submit comments and recommendations, identified by Docket ID number and title, by the following method: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, Docket ID number, and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. DoD Clearance Officer: Ms. Angela James. Requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. James at whs.mc-alex.esd.mbx.dddod-information-collections@mail.mil. Dated: March 12, 2021. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2021–05571 Filed 3–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID DoD–2021–OS–0012] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Information collection notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14739 of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by May 17, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Mail: The DoD cannot receive written comments at this time due to the COVID–19 pandemic. Comments should be sent electronically to the docket listed above. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, 27130 Telegraph Rd, Quantico, VA 22134–2253, ATTN: Mr. Christopher Pirch, or call 571–305–6241. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Personnel Security Investigation Projection for Industry Census Survey; OMB Control Number 0704–0417. Needs and Uses: Executive Order (E.O.) 12829, ‘‘National Industrial Security Program (NISP),’’ stipulates that the Secretary of Defense shall serve as the Executive Agent for inspecting and monitoring the contractors, licensees, and grantees who require or will require access to classified information; and for determining the eligibility for access to classified information of contractors, licensees, and grantees and their respective employees. The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence assigned Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) the responsibility for central operational management of NISP personnel security investigation (PSI) workload projections, and for monitoring of NISP PSI funding and investigations. The execution of the collection instrument is an essential element of DCSA’s ability to plan, program and budget for the PSI FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 14740 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 51 / Thursday, March 18, 2021 / Notices needs of NISP personnel security investigations. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, state, local or tribal governments. Annual Burden Hours: 5,333. Number of Respondents: 7,999. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 7,999. Average Burden per Response: 40 minutes. Frequency: Annually. Contractor entities are responsible for completing contractual requirements. Based on guidance contained in their contracts, they must identify which personnel will require background investigations for clearances in order to complete those contracts. Therefore, in order to comply with the terms of the Fiscal Year 2001 Defense Authorization Bill as they pertain to quantifying background investigation requirements and to ensure sufficient funding for these background investigations for clearances, DCSA must solicit input from the contractor entities regarding the numbers of each type of investigation they require for contract performance requiring access to classified information. The survey data are used to project case and cost estimates, integral to planning and programming for NISP personnel security investigations across the Fiscal Year Defense Plan. Dated: March 12, 2021. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2021–05577 Filed 3–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID DoD–2020–OS–0088] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: 30-Day information collection notice. AGENCY: The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by April 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Mar 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 within 30 days of publication of this notice to 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela James, 571–372–7574, or whs.mc-alex.esd.mbx.dd-dodinformation-collections@mail.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: DoD Youth Programs School Leaders Survey; OMB Control Number 0704–YPSL. Type of Request: New collection. Number of Respondents: 1,300. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 1,300. Average Burden per Response: 9 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 195 hours. Needs and Uses: The collection has several distinct tasks and includes a focus on the military-civilian divide. This information collection, using a nationally representative panel, is needed to learn about educators’ awareness and knowledge of DoD youth programs. The collection will benefit further program and policy changes. This collection is also prescribed by DoDI 1025.8, ‘‘National Guard Challenge Program.’’ The respondents are U.S public and private schools, specifically the leaders or principals of these schools. This information is being collected to better understand how knowledgeable educators are of DoD youth programs. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jasmeet Seehra. You may also submit comments and recommendations, identified by Docket ID number and title, by the following method: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, Docket ID number, and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. DOD Clearance Officer: Ms. Angela James. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. James at whs.mc-alex.esd.mbx.dddod-information-collections@mail.mil. Dated: March 12, 2021. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2021–05573 Filed 3–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID DoD–2021–OS–0011] Proposed Collection; Comment Request The Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service (DCPAS), Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Information collection notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service (DCPAS) announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by May 17, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Mail: The DoD cannot receive written comments at this time due to the COVID–19 pandemic. Comments should be sent electronically to the docket listed above. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 51 (Thursday, March 18, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-05577]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Docket ID DoD-2021-OS-0012]


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, Department of 
Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Information collection notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency announces a proposed 
public information collection and seeks public comment on the 
provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall 
have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by May 17, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and 
title, by any of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    Mail: The DoD cannot receive written comments at this time due to 
the COVID-19 pandemic. Comments should be sent electronically to the 
docket listed above.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency 
name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The 
general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the 
public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without 
change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this 
proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and 
associated collection instruments, please write to the Defense 
Counterintelligence and Security Agency, 27130 Telegraph Rd, Quantico, 
VA 22134-2253, ATTN: Mr. Christopher Pirch, or call 571-305-6241.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Personnel Security 
Investigation Projection for Industry Census Survey; OMB Control Number 
0704-0417.
    Needs and Uses: Executive Order (E.O.) 12829, ``National Industrial 
Security Program (NISP),'' stipulates that the Secretary of Defense 
shall serve as the Executive Agent for inspecting and monitoring the 
contractors, licensees, and grantees who require or will require access 
to classified information; and for determining the eligibility for 
access to classified information of contractors, licensees, and 
grantees and their respective employees. The Under Secretary of Defense 
for Intelligence assigned Defense Counterintelligence and Security 
Agency (DCSA) the responsibility for central operational management of 
NISP personnel security investigation (PSI) workload projections, and 
for monitoring of NISP PSI funding and investigations. The execution of 
the collection instrument is an essential element of DCSA's ability to 
plan, program and budget for the PSI

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needs of NISP personnel security investigations.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit, not-for-profit 
institutions, state, local or tribal governments.
    Annual Burden Hours: 5,333.
    Number of Respondents: 7,999.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses: 7,999.
    Average Burden per Response: 40 minutes.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Contractor entities are responsible for completing contractual 
requirements. Based on guidance contained in their contracts, they must 
identify which personnel will require background investigations for 
clearances in order to complete those contracts. Therefore, in order to 
comply with the terms of the Fiscal Year 2001 Defense Authorization 
Bill as they pertain to quantifying background investigation 
requirements and to ensure sufficient funding for these background 
investigations for clearances, DCSA must solicit input from the 
contractor entities regarding the numbers of each type of investigation 
they require for contract performance requiring access to classified 
information. The survey data are used to project case and cost 
estimates, integral to planning and programming for NISP personnel 
security investigations across the Fiscal Year Defense Plan.

    Dated: March 12, 2021.
Aaron T. Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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