Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A-11, Section 280 Implementation), 56932-56933 [2021-22224]

Download as PDF 56932 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 13, 2021 / Notices Dated: October 5, 2021. Deborah Jordan, Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX. [FR Doc. 2021–22160 Filed 10–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OMS–2021–0325; FRL– 9068–01– OMS] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A–11, Section 280 Implementation) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A–11, Section 280 Implementation) (EPA ICR Number 2687.01, OMB Control Number 2030– NEW) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is request for approval of a new collection. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OMS–2021–0325 online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method) or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Krasnic, Customer Advocacy and Communications Division, Office of Customer Advocacy, Policy and Portfolio Management, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Oct 12, 2021 Jkt 256001 Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–564–0984; email address: krasnic.toni@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents, which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting, are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit https:// www.epa.gov/dockets. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) 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, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. Abstract: Creating a modern, streamlined and responsive customer experience means: Raising governmentwide customer experience to the average of the private sector service industry; developing indicators for high-impact Federal programs to monitor progress towards excellent customer experience and mature digital services; and providing the structure (including increasing transparency) and resources to ensure customer experience is a focal point for agency leadership. To support this, OMB Circular A–11 Section 280 established government-wide standards for mature customer experience organizations in government and measurement. To enable Federal programs to deliver the experience PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 taxpayers deserve, they must undertake three general categories of activities: Conduct ongoing customer research, gather and share customer feedback, and test services and digital products. These data collection efforts may be either qualitative or quantitative in nature or may consist of mixed methods. Additionally, data may be collected via a variety of means, including but not limited to electronic or social media, direct or indirect observation (i.e., in person, video and audio collections), interviews, questionnaires, surveys, and focus groups. EPA will limit its inquiries to data collections that solicit strictly voluntary opinions or responses. Steps will be taken to ensure anonymity of respondents in each activity covered by this request. The results of the data collected will be used to improve the delivery of Federal services and programs. It will include the creation of personas, customer journey maps, and reports and summaries of customer feedback data and user insights. It will also provide government-wide data on customer experience that can be displayed on performance.gov to help build transparency and accountability of Federal programs to the customers they serve. EPA will collect this information by electronic means when possible, as well as by mail, fax, telephone, technical discussions, and in-person interviews. EPA may also utilize observational techniques to collect this information. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Collections will be 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. For the purposes of this request, ‘‘customers’’ are individuals, businesses, and organizations that interact with a Federal Government agency or program, either directly or via a Federal contractor. This could include individuals or households; businesses or other for-profit organizations; not-forprofit institutions; State, local or tribal governments; Federal government; and Universities. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 2,001,550 (total). Frequency of response: Varies. Total estimated burden: 101,125 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $0 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 13, 2021 / Notices information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Changes in estimates: This is a new collection. Krysti Wells, Director, Office of Customer Advocacy, Policy and Portfolio Management. [FR Doc. 2021–22224 Filed 10–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–SFUND–2012–0578; FRL 8929– 01–OLEM] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request: Technical Assistance Needs Assessments (TANAs) at Superfund Remedial or Removal Sites Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Technical Assistance Needs Assessments’’ (EPA ICR No. 2470.03, OMB Control No. 2050–0211) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. This document is a proposed renewal of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2022. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– SFUND–2012–0578 to: (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to koller.callie@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Oct 12, 2021 Jkt 256001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Callie Koller, Assessment and Remediation Division, 6560–50–P, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: 703–603–0044; email address: koller.callie@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov. Out of an abundance of caution for members of the public and our staff, the EPA Docket Center and Reading Room is closed to the public, with limited exceptions, to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID–19. Our Docket Center staff will continue to provide remote customer service via email, phone and webform. For further information about the EPA’s public docket, Docket Center services and the current status, please visit us online at https://www.epa.gov/dockets. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) 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, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. Abstract: This ICR covers the usage of TANAs to solicit feedback from members of the affected community in order to determine how the community PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56933 is receiving technical information about a Superfund remedial or removal site; whether the community requires additional assistance in order to understand and respond to site-related technical information; and whether there are organizations in the community that are interested or involved in site-related issues and capable of acting as an appropriate conduit for technical assistance services to the affected community. EPA estimates that for each TANA it conducts, 20 individuals are interviewed per site via direct face-toface interaction, phone, or virtual call at five sites, with an approximate total of 100 individuals interviewed each year. Responses to the collection of information are voluntary and the names of respondents will be protected by the Privacy Act. The information obtained from each TANA will help ensure the community’s needs for technical information assistance are defined as early in the remedial/removal process as possible and enable meaningful community involvement in the Superfund decision-making process. Additionally, the TANA process produces a blueprint for designing a coordinated effort to meet the community’s needs for additional technical assistance while minimizing the overlap of services provided. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Respondents to this ICR are local, state, and tribal government officials, potentially responsible party (PRP) representatives, community organizations, businesses and individuals who may be impacted by a Superfund site or a removal action lasting 120 days or longer. These community members voluntarily participate in community involvement activities throughout the remedial phase of the Superfund process. SIC Codes are OSHA’s Standard Industrial Classification System used to identify different groups. Local/state governments are categorized as Division J: Public Administration, Major Group 95: Administration of Environmental Quality, subgroup 9511: Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management. The other respondents, community members, do not have a SIC Code as they do not constitute an industry. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 100. (20 per TANA at five sites). Frequency of response: Once during either a removal cleanup lasting 120 days or longer or a remedial cleanup of a site. Each TANA interview is expected E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 195 (Wednesday, October 13, 2021)]
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[FR Doc No: 2021-22224]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-OMS-2021-0325; FRL- 9068-01-OMS]


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; 
Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A-11, Section 280 
Implementation)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to 
submit an information collection request (ICR), Improving Customer 
Experience (OMB Circular A-11, Section 280 Implementation) (EPA ICR 
Number 2687.01, OMB Control Number 2030-NEW) to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public 
comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as 
described below. This is request for approval of a new collection. An 
agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to 
respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 13, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OMS-
2021-0325 online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method) or by 
mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 
28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460.
    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the 
public docket without change including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information 
claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Krasnic, Customer Advocacy and 
Communications Division, Office of Customer Advocacy, Policy and 
Portfolio Management, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-564-
0984; email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents, which explain in 
detail the information that the EPA will be collecting, are available 
in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at 
www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, 
Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The telephone 
number for the Docket Center is 202-566-1744. For additional 
information about EPA's public docket, visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets.
    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting 
comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of 
the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (iv) 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, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. EPA 
will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. 
The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and 
approval. At that time, EPA will issue another Federal Register notice 
to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to 
submit additional comments to OMB.
    Abstract: Creating a modern, streamlined and responsive customer 
experience means: Raising government-wide customer experience to the 
average of the private sector service industry; developing indicators 
for high-impact Federal programs to monitor progress towards excellent 
customer experience and mature digital services; and providing the 
structure (including increasing transparency) and resources to ensure 
customer experience is a focal point for agency leadership. To support 
this, OMB Circular A-11 Section 280 established government-wide 
standards for mature customer experience organizations in government 
and measurement. To enable Federal programs to deliver the experience 
taxpayers deserve, they must undertake three general categories of 
activities: Conduct ongoing customer research, gather and share 
customer feedback, and test services and digital products.
    These data collection efforts may be either qualitative or 
quantitative in nature or may consist of mixed methods. Additionally, 
data may be collected via a variety of means, including but not limited 
to electronic or social media, direct or indirect observation (i.e., in 
person, video and audio collections), interviews, questionnaires, 
surveys, and focus groups. EPA will limit its inquiries to data 
collections that solicit strictly voluntary opinions or responses. 
Steps will be taken to ensure anonymity of respondents in each activity 
covered by this request.
    The results of the data collected will be used to improve the 
delivery of Federal services and programs. It will include the creation 
of personas, customer journey maps, and reports and summaries of 
customer feedback data and user insights. It will also provide 
government-wide data on customer experience that can be displayed on 
performance.gov to help build transparency and accountability of 
Federal programs to the customers they serve.
    EPA will collect this information by electronic means when 
possible, as well as by mail, fax, telephone, technical discussions, 
and in-person interviews. EPA may also utilize observational techniques 
to collect this information.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Respondents/affected entities: Collections will be 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. For 
the purposes of this request, ``customers'' are individuals, 
businesses, and organizations that interact with a Federal Government 
agency or program, either directly or via a Federal contractor. This 
could include individuals or households; businesses or other for-profit 
organizations; not-for-profit institutions; State, local or tribal 
governments; Federal government; and Universities.
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Voluntary.
    Estimated number of respondents: 2,001,550 (total).
    Frequency of response: Varies.
    Total estimated burden: 101,125 hours (per year). Burden is defined 
at 5 CFR 1320.03(b).
    Total estimated cost: $0 (per year), includes $0 annualized capital 
or operation & maintenance costs.

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    Changes in estimates: This is a new collection.

Krysti Wells,
Director, Office of Customer Advocacy, Policy and Portfolio Management.
[FR Doc. 2021-22224 Filed 10-12-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P