Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 35759-35760 [2021-14455]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 7, 2021 / Notices • Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Propose ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES A 60-day Notice requesting public comment was published in the Federal Register on April 1, 2021 at 86:17140. This comment period ended June 1, 2021. No public comments were received from this Notice. Title of Collection: Applicant Operational and Financial Management Survey. OMB Control Number: 3045–0102. Type of Review: Renewal. Respondents/Affected Public: Businesses and Organizations and State, Local or Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,500. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 3,000. Abstract: This survey is intended to collect information about the capacity of applicants to manage federal grant funds. Per 2 CFR 200.205, AmeriCorps must evaluate the degree of risk posed by an applicant. Information from the survey will be used to assess an organization’s operational and financial management capabilities prior to receiving a federal award and may also be used to support future monitoring activities, should the applicant receive federal funds from AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps seeks to renew the current information collection. The information collection will otherwise be used in the same manner as the existing application. The currently approved information collection expired on May 30, 2021 and AmeriCorps seeks to continue using the currently approved information collection until the revised information collection is approved by OMB. Dated: June 30, 2021. Linda Southcott, Director, Office of Monitoring. BILLING CODE 6050–28–P 17:44 Jul 06, 2021 Office of the Secretary [Docket ID DoD–2021–OS–0059] Proposed Collection; Comment Request The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Information collection notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness 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 September 7, 2021. SUMMARY: 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: 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. ADDRESSES: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to Ms. Angela Duncan at FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2021–14363 Filed 7–6–21; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35759 the Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services, ATTN: Executive Services Directorate, Directives Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 03F09–09, Alexandria, VA 22350–3100 or call 571–372–7574. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Service Academy Gender Relations Survey; OMB Control Number 0704–SAGR. Needs and Uses: The legal requirements for the Service Academy Gender Relations (SAGR) surveys can be found in the following: • 10 U.S.C. 4361, as amended by John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007, Sec. 532. • 10 U.S.C. 481. • Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 6495.02 and 6495.03. These legal requirements mandate that the SAGR solicit information relating to sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender discrimination in the MSAs, as well as the climate at the MSAs and social perspectives. MSAs include the U.S. Military Academy (USMA), the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), and U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA). The requirements state that the assessment cycle consists of surveys and focus groups during alternate years. They also give the Department authority to conduct such surveys under the guidance of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)). The U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), the only Federal Military Academy within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is not required to participate in the assessments codified by U.S.C. Section 10. However, USCGA officials requested the Coast Guard be included, beginning in 2008, in order to evaluate and improve their programs addressing sexual assault and sexual harassment. Similarly, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), under the Department of Transportation (DOT), requested their inclusion beginning in 2012. USCGA and USMMA will continue to participate in the assessments. Surveys of USCGA and USMMA are not covered under this DoD licensure and will not be mentioned further. The Office of People Analytics (OPA) administers both web-based and paper-and-pen surveys to support the personnel information needs of the USD(P&R). The SAGR survey expands a series of surveys that began in 2004 with the DoD Inspector General’s first survey, subsequently transferred to OPA. OPA conducted the SAGR survey at the MSAs in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 35760 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 7, 2021 / Notices 2014, 2016, and 2018. The 2020 administration of the survey was postponed due to the COVID–19 pandemic. The 2022 survey would be the ninth iteration of the SAGR survey. The first focus group assessment was conducted in 2007, with subsequent focus groups in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021. Information from the SAGR surveys will be used by 4 DoD policy offices, the Military Departments, the MSAS, and Congress for program evaluation and, specifically, to assess and improve policies, programs, practices, and training related to gender relations at the MSAs. OPA will provide reports to DoD policy offices, each Military Department, the MSAs, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), and Congress. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Annual Burden Hours: 5,000 hours. Number of Respondents: 10,000. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 10,000. Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes. Frequency: Biennially. The target population of the 2022 SAGR will consist of all students at the Military Service Academies (MSAs): U.S. Military Academy (USMA), U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), and U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), including the Preparatory Schools. Excluded are Service Academy Students who are (1) non-citizens and (2) are visiting from another MSA. Students under 18 years of age are also excluded. Working with the MSAs, we estimate the approximate numbers of cadets and midshipmen to be 14,200. The survey will be administered to all cadets/midshipmen (i.e., a census). Based on the 2018 SAGR survey that had a 73% response rate, we estimate a 70% response rate. To achieve sufficient statistical analytical power, we will include a census of the population of interest in the study to achieve sufficient coverage. Each Academy notifies students about the survey with an electronic message explaining the overall survey process and providing them instructions on how to select a session for administration of the survey. OPA staff is on location during the survey week to brief students and administer the survey in person using a paper survey. Sessions are typically scheduled from 0700 through 1500 and follow the Academy’s class periods. Attendance is checked when a student arrives for their session (attendance is only for purposes of following up and not for identifying survey responses by individuals). Academy officials follow up with VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Jul 06, 2021 Jkt 253001 students who do not appear at their designated session and reschedule accordingly. OPA staff provides an overview briefing on the purpose for the survey. Students are advised they may leave at any time after the briefing if they choose not to complete the survey. Data will be weighted, using an industry standard process, to reflect each Academy’s population as of the time of the survey. Weighting produces survey estimates of population totals, proportions, and means (as well as other statistics) that are representative of their respective populations. OPA creates variance strata so precision measures can be associated with each estimate. We produce precision measures for reporting categories using 95% confidence intervals with the goal of achieving a precision of 5% or less (e.g. 80% (+/¥5%) of cadets/midshipmen are satisfied with their training). Dated: June 29, 2021. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2021–14455 Filed 7–6–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID DoD–2021–OS–0017] 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 DoD 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 August 6, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent 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 Duncan, 571–372–7574, or whs.mc-alex.esd.mbx.dd-dodinformation-collections@mail.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB); SF 186; OMB Control Number 0704–0502. Type of Request: Regular. Number of Respondents: 1,200,000. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 1,200,000. Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 300,000 hours. Needs and Uses: The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), 52 U.S.C. 203, requires the Presidential designee (Secretary of Defense) to prescribe an official backup ballot for use by the States to permit absent uniformed services voters and overseas voters to participate in general, special, primary, and runoff elections for Federal office. The collected information will be used by State and local election officials to process uniformed service members, spouses, and overseas citizens who submit their information to register to vote or receive an absentee ballot. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion. 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 Duncan. Requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Duncan at whs.mc-alex.esd.mbx.dddod-information-collections@mail.mil. Dated: June 29, 2021. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 127 (Wednesday, July 7, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Docket ID DoD-2021-OS-0059]


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and 
Readiness, Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Information collection notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness 
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 
September 7, 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: 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 Ms. Angela Duncan at 
the Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services, ATTN: 
Executive Services Directorate, Directives Division, 4800 Mark Center 
Drive, Suite 03F09-09, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100 or call 571-372-7574.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Service Academy Gender 
Relations Survey; OMB Control Number 0704-SAGR.
    Needs and Uses: The legal requirements for the Service Academy 
Gender Relations (SAGR) surveys can be found in the following:
     10 U.S.C. 4361, as amended by John Warner National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007, Sec. 532.
     10 U.S.C. 481.
     Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 6495.02 and 
6495.03.
    These legal requirements mandate that the SAGR solicit information 
relating to sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender 
discrimination in the MSAs, as well as the climate at the MSAs and 
social perspectives. MSAs include the U.S. Military Academy (USMA), the 
U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), and U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA). The 
requirements state that the assessment cycle consists of surveys and 
focus groups during alternate years. They also give the Department 
authority to conduct such surveys under the guidance of the Under 
Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)). The U.S. 
Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), the only Federal Military Academy within 
the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is not required to 
participate in the assessments codified by U.S.C. Section 10. However, 
USCGA officials requested the Coast Guard be included, beginning in 
2008, in order to evaluate and improve their programs addressing sexual 
assault and sexual harassment. Similarly, the U.S. Merchant Marine 
Academy (USMMA), under the Department of Transportation (DOT), 
requested their inclusion beginning in 2012. USCGA and USMMA will 
continue to participate in the assessments. Surveys of USCGA and USMMA 
are not covered under this DoD licensure and will not be mentioned 
further. The Office of People Analytics (OPA) administers both web-
based and paper-and-pen surveys to support the personnel information 
needs of the USD(P&R). The SAGR survey expands a series of surveys that 
began in 2004 with the DoD Inspector General's first survey, 
subsequently transferred to OPA. OPA conducted the SAGR survey at the 
MSAs in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012,

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2014, 2016, and 2018. The 2020 administration of the survey was 
postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 survey would be the 
ninth iteration of the SAGR survey. The first focus group assessment 
was conducted in 2007, with subsequent focus groups in 2009, 2011, 
2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021. Information from the SAGR surveys 
will be used by 4 DoD policy offices, the Military Departments, the 
MSAS, and Congress for program evaluation and, specifically, to assess 
and improve policies, programs, practices, and training related to 
gender relations at the MSAs. OPA will provide reports to DoD policy 
offices, each Military Department, the MSAs, the Joint Chiefs of Staff 
(JCS), and Congress.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Annual Burden Hours: 5,000 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 10,000.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses: 10,000.
    Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes.
    Frequency: Biennially.
    The target population of the 2022 SAGR will consist of all students 
at the Military Service Academies (MSAs): U.S. Military Academy (USMA), 
U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), and U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), 
including the Preparatory Schools. Excluded are Service Academy 
Students who are (1) non-citizens and (2) are visiting from another 
MSA. Students under 18 years of age are also excluded. Working with the 
MSAs, we estimate the approximate numbers of cadets and midshipmen to 
be 14,200. The survey will be administered to all cadets/midshipmen 
(i.e., a census). Based on the 2018 SAGR survey that had a 73% response 
rate, we estimate a 70% response rate. To achieve sufficient 
statistical analytical power, we will include a census of the 
population of interest in the study to achieve sufficient coverage. 
Each Academy notifies students about the survey with an electronic 
message explaining the overall survey process and providing them 
instructions on how to select a session for administration of the 
survey. OPA staff is on location during the survey week to brief 
students and administer the survey in person using a paper survey. 
Sessions are typically scheduled from 0700 through 1500 and follow the 
Academy's class periods. Attendance is checked when a student arrives 
for their session (attendance is only for purposes of following up and 
not for identifying survey responses by individuals). Academy officials 
follow up with students who do not appear at their designated session 
and reschedule accordingly. OPA staff provides an overview briefing on 
the purpose for the survey. Students are advised they may leave at any 
time after the briefing if they choose not to complete the survey. Data 
will be weighted, using an industry standard process, to reflect each 
Academy's population as of the time of the survey. Weighting produces 
survey estimates of population totals, proportions, and means (as well 
as other statistics) that are representative of their respective 
populations. OPA creates variance strata so precision measures can be 
associated with each estimate. We produce precision measures for 
reporting categories using 95% confidence intervals with the goal of 
achieving a precision of 5% or less (e.g. 80% (+/-5%) of cadets/
midshipmen are satisfied with their training).

    Dated: June 29, 2021.
Aaron T. Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2021-14455 Filed 7-6-21; 8:45 am]
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