Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Surveys for User Satisfaction, Impact and Needs, 35475-35476 [2021-14298]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 126 / Tuesday, July 6, 2021 / Notices mandated by Congress to broaden and deepen the U.S. exporter base. The CS accomplishes this by providing counseling, programs and services to help U.S. organizations export and conduct business in overseas markets. This information collection package enables the CS to provide appropriate export services to U.S. exporters and international buyers. CS offers a variety of services to enable clients to begin exporting/importing or to expand existing exporting/importing efforts. Clients may learn about our services from business related entities such as the National Association of Manufacturers, Federal Express, State Economic Development offices, the internet or word of mouth. The CS provides a standard set of services to assist clients with identifying potential overseas partners, establishing meeting programs with appropriate overseas business contacts and providing due diligence reports on potential overseas business partners. The CS also provides other export-related services considered to be of a ‘‘customized nature’’ because they do not fit into the standard set of CS export services, but are driven by unique business needs of individual clients. The dissemination of international market information and potential business opportunities for U.S. exporters are critical components of the Commercial Service’s export assistance programs and services. U.S. companies conveniently access and indicate their interest in these services by completing the appropriate forms via ITA and CS U.S. Export Assistance Center websites. The CS works closely with clients to educate them about the exporting/ importing process and to help prepare them for exporting/importing. When a client is ready to begin the exporting/ importing process our field staff provide counseling to assist in the development of an exporting strategy. We provide feebased, export-related services designed to help client export/import. The type of export-related service that is proposed to a client depends upon a client’s business goals and where they are in the export/import process. Some clients are at the beginning of the export process and require assistance with identifying potential distributors, whereas other clients may be ready to sign a contract with a potential distributor and require due diligence assistance. Before the CS can provide export-related services to clients, such as assistance with identifying potential partners or providing due diligence, specific information is required to determine the client’s business objectives and needs. For example, before we can provide a VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Jul 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 service to identify potential business partners we need to know whether the client would like a potential partner to have specific technical qualifications, coverage in a specific market, English or foreign language ability or warehousing requirements. This information collection is designed to elicit such data so that appropriate services can be proposed and conducted to most effectively meet the client’s exporting goals. Without these forms the CS is unable to provide services when requested by clients. The forms ask U.S. exporters standard questions about their company details, export experience, information about the products or services they wish to export and exporting goals. A few questions are tailored to a specific program type and will vary slightly with each program. CS staff use this information to gain an understanding of client’s needs and objectives so that they can provide appropriate and effective export assistance tailored to an exporter’s requirements. II. Method of Collection CS is seeking approval for the following data collection methods to provide flexibility for how clients will provide information about their company details, export experience, information about the products or services they wish to export and exporting goals. Clients will be asked to provide their information on our website (export.gov), web-based survey or form links, or paper-based forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0143. Form Number(s): ITA–4096P. Type of Review: Extension of a current information collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government; and Federal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 200,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 33,333 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35475 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. 2021–14288 Filed 7–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Surveys for User Satisfaction, Impact and Needs U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, 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 7, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1 35476 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 126 / Tuesday, July 6, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES mail to John Seo, Senior Economist, International Trade Administration, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230, or by email to john.seo@trade.gov or PRAcomments@ doc.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 0625–0275 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 copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to John Seo (john.seo@ trade.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The International Trade Administration provides a multitude of international trade related programs to help U.S. businesses. These programs include information products, services, and trade events. To accomplish its mission effectively, ITA needs ongoing feedback on its programs. This information collection item allows ITA to solicit clients’ opinions about the use of ITA products, services, and trade events. To promote optimal use and provide focused and effective improvements to ITA programs, we are requesting approval for this clearance package; including: Use of Comment Cards (i.e., transactional-based surveys) to collect feedback immediately after ITA assistance is provided to clients; use of annual surveys (i.e., relationshipbased surveys) to gauge overall satisfaction, impact and needs for clients with ITA assistance provided over a period time; use of multiple data collection methods (i.e., web-enabled surveys sent via email, telephone interviews, automated telephone surveys, and in-person surveys via mobile devices/laptops/tablets at trade events/shows) to enable clients to conveniently respond to requests for feedback; and a forecast of burden hours. Without this information, ITA is unable to systematically determine the actual and relative levels of performance for its programs and products/services and to provide clear, actionable insights for managerial intervention. This information will be used for program evaluation and improvement, strategic planning, allocation of resources and stakeholder reporting. II. Method of Collection The International Trade Administration is seeking approval for the following data collection methods to provide flexibility in conducting VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Jul 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 customer satisfaction surveys and to reduce the burden on respondents: (1) An email message delivering a hot link to a web enabled survey with an email reminder sent if the client does not respond to the survey within two weeks; (2) a telephone survey/interview; and (3) a web-enabled survey conducted inperson at trade shows/events via a laptop, tablet or mobile phone so participants can immediately respond without having to provide their email address. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0275. Form Number(s): N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a current information collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government; and Federal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,000 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $754,651. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Public Law 15 U.S.C. et seq. and 15 U.S.C. 171 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 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 2021–14298 Filed 7–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–821–830] Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From the Russian Federation: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of granular polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin from the Russian Federation (Russia). The period of investigation is January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable July 6, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Ayache or Joseph Dowling, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2623 or (202) 482–1646, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on February 23, 2021.1 On March 19, 2021, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now June 28, 2021.2 For a complete description of the events that followed 1 See Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from India and the Russian Federation: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 86 FR 10931 (February 23, 2021) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from India and the Russian Federation: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations, 86 FR 14871 (March 19, 2021). E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 126 (Tuesday, July 6, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35475-35476]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Surveys for User Satisfaction, Impact and Needs

AGENCY: U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, 
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 7, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by

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mail to John Seo, Senior Economist, International Trade Administration, 
1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230, or by email to 
[email protected] or [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control 
Number 0625-0275 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 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to John Seo ([email protected]).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The International Trade Administration provides a multitude of 
international trade related programs to help U.S. businesses. These 
programs include information products, services, and trade events. To 
accomplish its mission effectively, ITA needs ongoing feedback on its 
programs. This information collection item allows ITA to solicit 
clients' opinions about the use of ITA products, services, and trade 
events. To promote optimal use and provide focused and effective 
improvements to ITA programs, we are requesting approval for this 
clearance package; including: Use of Comment Cards (i.e., 
transactional-based surveys) to collect feedback immediately after ITA 
assistance is provided to clients; use of annual surveys (i.e., 
relationship-based surveys) to gauge overall satisfaction, impact and 
needs for clients with ITA assistance provided over a period time; use 
of multiple data collection methods (i.e., web-enabled surveys sent via 
email, telephone interviews, automated telephone surveys, and in-person 
surveys via mobile devices/laptops/tablets at trade events/shows) to 
enable clients to conveniently respond to requests for feedback; and a 
forecast of burden hours. Without this information, ITA is unable to 
systematically determine the actual and relative levels of performance 
for its programs and products/services and to provide clear, actionable 
insights for managerial intervention. This information will be used for 
program evaluation and improvement, strategic planning, allocation of 
resources and stakeholder reporting.

II. Method of Collection

    The International Trade Administration is seeking approval for the 
following data collection methods to provide flexibility in conducting 
customer satisfaction surveys and to reduce the burden on respondents: 
(1) An email message delivering a hot link to a web enabled survey with 
an email reminder sent if the client does not respond to the survey 
within two weeks; (2) a telephone survey/interview; and (3) a web-
enabled survey conducted in-person at trade shows/events via a laptop, 
tablet or mobile phone so participants can immediately respond without 
having to provide their email address.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-0275.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a current information collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; Not-
for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government; and 
Federal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,000 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $754,651.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Public Law 15 U.S.C. et seq. and 15 U.S.C. 171 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.
[FR Doc. 2021-14298 Filed 7-2-21; 8:45 am]
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