Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Community Resilience Data Collections, 14516-14517 [2022-05417]

Download as PDF 14516 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 50 / Tuesday, March 15, 2022 / Notices should submit their initial entry of appearance after publication of this notice in order to appear in the first annual inquiry service list for those orders for which they qualify as an interested party. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.225(n)(3), the petitioners and foreign governments will not need to resubmit their entries of appearance each year to continue to be included on the annual inquiry service list. However, the petitioners and foreign governments are responsible for making amendments to their entries of appearance during the annual update to the annual inquiry service list in accordance with the procedures described above. Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the antidumping duty orders with respect to granular PTFE resin from India and Russia pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect at https://enforcement.trade.gov/ stats/iastats1.html. These antidumping duty orders are published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: March 9, 2022. Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Appendix—Scope of the Orders The product covered by these orders is granular polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin. Granular PTFE resin is covered by the scope of these orders whether filled or unfilled, whether or not modified, and whether or not containing co-polymer, additives, pigments, or other materials. Also included is PTFE wet raw polymer. The chemical formula for granular PTFE resin is C2F4, and the Chemical Abstracts Service Registry number is 9002–84–0. Subject merchandise includes material matching the above description that has been finished, packaged, or otherwise processed in a third country, including by filling, modifying, compounding, packaging with another product, or performing any other finishing, packaging, or processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the orders if performed in the country of manufacture of the granular PTFE resin. The product covered by these orders does not include dispersion or coagulated dispersion (also known as fine powder) PTFE. PTFE further processed into micropowder, having particle size typically ranging from 1 to 25 microns, and a melt-flow rate no less than 0.1 gram/10 minutes, is excluded from the scope of these orders. Granular PTFE resin is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheading 3904.61.0010. Subject merchandise may also VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:10 Mar 14, 2022 Jkt 256001 be classified under HTSUS subheading 3904.69.5000. Although the HTSUS subheadings and CAS Number are provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2022–05420 Filed 3–14–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–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 Community Resilience Data Collections National Institute of Standards and Technology, 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 May 16, 2022. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Nina Argent, NIST, Management Analyst, at PRAcomments@doc.gov. 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 Jennifer Helgeson, Economist, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 8603, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–1710, telephone 240–672–2575, or via email to jennifer.helgeson@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract Through acts such as the National Construction Safety Team Act (NCSTA), the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act (NWIRA) and the NIST Organic Act, among others, as well as PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the President’s Climate Action Plan (2013), NIST conducts research and develops guidance and other related tools to promote and enhance the safety and well-being of people in the face of a hazard event. With this in mind, NIST proposes to conduct a number of data collection efforts within the topic areas of disaster and failure studies and community resilience and sustainability, including studies of specific disaster events (e.g., wildfire, urban fire, structure collapse, hurricane, earthquake, tornado, and flood events), assessments of community resilience and sustainability, and evaluations of the usability and utility of NIST resilience guidance or other 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, and focus groups. NIST will limit its inquiries to data collections that solicit strictly voluntary opinions or responses. The results of the data collected will be used to decrease negative impacts of disasters on society, and, in turn, increase community resilience within the U.S. communities. Steps will be taken to protect confidentiality of respondents in each activity covered by this request. This notice pertains to both a revision and an extension of a previously approved submission. The NIST Engineering Laboratory utilizes this clearance to conduct research in support of topic areas of disaster and failure studies and community resilience (including studies of specific disaster events such as wildfire, urban fire, structure collapse, hurricane, earthquake, tornado, and flood events). This type of research is directly related to a range of disasters which are unpredictable in their number during a given year. Additionally, some disasters may require multiple studies resulting in multiple collections. Therefore, in light of the recent increases in the number of severe disaster events and the growing trend of disasters occuring outside of their typical season, NIST is requesting to increase the ICR Annual Response allotment from 20,000 to 25,000 Responses; and the ICR Annual Hours allotment from 15,000 to 18,000. NIST assures that no changes will be made to any of the individual information collection requests that have been approved for use. E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 50 / Tuesday, March 15, 2022 / Notices 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. BILLING CODE 3510–13–P OMB Control Number: 0693–0078. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Revision. Affected Public: Individuals or households; first responders; weather forecasters; members of the media; water, power, transportation, and communications infrastructure operators; 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: 25,000. Estimated Time per Response: Varied, dependent upon the data collection method used. The possible response time to complete a questionnaire may be 15 minutes or 2 hours to participate in an interview. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 18,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2022–05417 Filed 3–14–22; 8:45 am] III. Data NIST invites comments on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 21:10 Mar 14, 2022 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Patents External Quality Survey United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension and revision of an existing information collection: 0651–0057 (Patents External Quality Survey). The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the information collection to OMB. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 16, 2022. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by any of the following methods. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘0651–0057 comment’ in the subject line of the message. • Federal Rulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. • Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to David Fitzpatrick, Management Analyst, Office of Patent Quality Assurance, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by telephone at 571–272–0525; or by email at David.Fitzpatrick@uspto.gov, with ‘‘0651–0057 comment’’ in the subject line. Additional information about this SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14517 information collection is also available at https://www.reginfo.gov under ‘‘Information Collection Review.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Quality Survey is an instrument designed to measure opinions about the services that USPTO provides its patent application customers. The results from this voluntary survey will assist USPTO in guiding improvements and enhancements in the future. The USPTO conducts the Patents External Quality Survey as part of its quality improvement efforts under E.O. 14058, Transforming Federal Customer Experience and Service Delivery to Rebuild Trust in Government (Dec. 13, 2021). This survey narrows the focus of customer satisfaction to examination quality and uses a longitudinal, rotating panel design to assess changes in customer perceptions and to identify key areas for examiner training and opportunities for improvement. The USPTO surveys patent agents, attorneys, and other individuals from large domestic corporations (including those with 500+ employees), small and medium-size businesses, independent inventors, and universities and other non-profit research organizations. This survey does not include foreign entities. The USPTO random sample used in this survey is drawn from the Patent Application and Location Management (PALM) database. The sample population is drawn from the top filing firms and entities that have filed more than 5 patent applications in a 12month period. This ongoing survey is generally conducted twice a year. USPTO uses a rotating panel design where participants will take the survey twice in back-to-back survey periods. Half the participants in each survey period are new, completing the survey for the first time, and half are returning to complete the survey for a second time. This design allows a precise measurement of changes in customer experience over time. The Patents External Quality Survey is primarily a web-based survey, although respondents can also complete the survey via paper and mail if they prefer. The content of both versions is identical. Potential respondents are sent either an email or mailed pre-survey letter, depending on noted preferences for contact. At the beginning of each survey period, respondents are provided instructions for accessing and completing the survey electronically. After a specified response period, a survey packet containing the E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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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 Community Resilience Data Collections

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, 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 16, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
Nina Argent, NIST, Management Analyst, at [email protected]. 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 Jennifer Helgeson, Economist, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 
8603, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1710, telephone 240-672-2575, or via email 
to [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Through acts such as the National Construction Safety Team Act 
(NCSTA), the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act (NWIRA) and the 
NIST Organic Act, among others, as well as the President's Climate 
Action Plan (2013), NIST conducts research and develops guidance and 
other related tools to promote and enhance the safety and well-being of 
people in the face of a hazard event. With this in mind, NIST proposes 
to conduct a number of data collection efforts within the topic areas 
of disaster and failure studies and community resilience and 
sustainability, including studies of specific disaster events (e.g., 
wildfire, urban fire, structure collapse, hurricane, earthquake, 
tornado, and flood events), assessments of community resilience and 
sustainability, and evaluations of the usability and utility of NIST 
resilience guidance or other 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, and 
focus groups. NIST will limit its inquiries to data collections that 
solicit strictly voluntary opinions or responses. The results of the 
data collected will be used to decrease negative impacts of disasters 
on society, and, in turn, increase community resilience within the U.S. 
communities. Steps will be taken to protect confidentiality of 
respondents in each activity covered by this request.
    This notice pertains to both a revision and an extension of a 
previously approved submission. The NIST Engineering Laboratory 
utilizes this clearance to conduct research in support of topic areas 
of disaster and failure studies and community resilience (including 
studies of specific disaster events such as wildfire, urban fire, 
structure collapse, hurricane, earthquake, tornado, and flood events).
    This type of research is directly related to a range of disasters 
which are unpredictable in their number during a given year. 
Additionally, some disasters may require multiple studies resulting in 
multiple collections. Therefore, in light of the recent increases in 
the number of severe disaster events and the growing trend of disasters 
occuring outside of their typical season, NIST is requesting to 
increase the ICR Annual Response allotment from 20,000 to 25,000 
Responses; and the ICR Annual Hours allotment from 15,000 to 18,000. 
NIST assures that no changes will be made to any of the individual 
information collection requests that have been approved for use.

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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.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0693-0078.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission. Revision.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; first responders; 
weather forecasters; members of the media; water, power, 
transportation, and communications infrastructure operators; 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: 25,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varied, dependent upon the data 
collection method used. The possible response time to complete a 
questionnaire may be 15 minutes or 2 hours to participate in an 
interview.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 18,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

IV. Request for Comments

    NIST invites comments on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through 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. 2022-05417 Filed 3-14-22; 8:45 am]
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