Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Weather and Society Survey and Using Quick Response Surveys To Build a Public Perception and Response Database, 15920-15921 [2022-05943]

Download as PDF 15920 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 54 / Monday, March 21, 2022 / Notices Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council (council). The meeting is open to the public, and an opportunity for oral and written comments will be provided. DATES: The meeting will be held Wednesday, April 6, 2022, from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET, and an opportunity for public comment will be provided around 3:20 p.m. ET. Both times and agenda topics are subject to change. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually using Google Meet. To participate, please use the weblink provided below. If you are unable to participate online, you can also connect to the public meeting using the phone number provided. Weblink: meet.google.com/kqx-jtns-cbz Phone: +1 240–468–7658 PIN: 649 182 481# To provide an oral public comment during the virtual meeting, please sign up prior to or during the meeting by contacting Katie Denman by phone (240–533–0702) or email (katie.denman@noaa.gov). To provide written public comment, please send the comment to Katie Denman prior to or during the meeting via email (katie.denman@noaa.gov). Please note, the meeting will not be recorded. However, public comments, including any associated names, will be captured in the minutes of the meeting, will be maintained by ONMS as part of its administrative record, and may be subject to release pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. By signing up to provide a public comment, you agree that these communications, including your name and comment, will be maintained as described here. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katie Denman, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 (Phone: 240–533–0702; Email: katie.denman@noaa.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ONMS serves as the trustee for a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 620,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters from Washington State to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. The network includes a system of 15 national marine sanctuaries and Papaha¯naumokua¯kea and Rose Atoll marine national monuments. National marine sanctuaries protect our Nation’s most vital coastal and marine natural and cultural resources, and through active research, management, and public engagement, sustain healthy environments that are the foundation for khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:01 Mar 18, 2022 Jkt 256001 thriving communities and stable economies. One of the many ways ONMS ensures public participation in the designation and management of national marine sanctuaries is through the formation of advisory councils. The Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council has been formed to provide advice and recommendations to the Director regarding the relationship of ONMS with the business community. Additional information on the council can be found at https:// sanctuaries.noaa.gov/management /bac/. Matters to be discussed: The meeting will include a discussion and vote on a proposed amendment to the current council charter. For a complete agenda, including times and topics, please visit http:// sanctuaries.noaa.gov/management/bac/ meetings.html. Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq. John Armor, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2022–05815 Filed 3–18–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Weather and Society Survey and Using Quick Response Surveys To Build a Public Perception and Response Database The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite 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. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on 9/22/2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. Title: Weather and Society Survey and Using Quick Response Surveys to Build a Public Perception and Response Database. OMB Control Number: 0648–XXXX. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (New information collection). Number of Respondents: 37,650. Average Hours per Response: Longitudinal surveys: .20 minutes; QRS: 10 minutes. Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,140. Needs and Uses: In alignment with the Weather Forecasting and Innovation Act of 2017 (Pub. L. 115–25), two data collections are proposed under this request. There are no other collections for which these can be merged. The first proposed information collection request is sponsored by DOC/ NOAA/National Weather Service (NWS)/Office of Science and Technology Integration (OSTI). Currently, NOAA lacks data and data collection instruments that articulate and explicate how individuals receive, interpret, and respond to NOAA information, forecasts, and warnings for severe, winter, and tropical weather hazards. Furthermore, NOAA lacks this type of data longitudinally (i.e., collected over time). Without this type of longitudinal data, NOAA, and the NWS specifically, cannot determine if it has met its mission of saving lives and property, propose societal impact performance metrics, nor demonstrate if progress or improvements have been made, as outlined in the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017. This effort aims to advance the Tornado Warning Improvement and Extension Program (TWIEP)’s goal to ‘‘reduce the loss of life and economic losses from tornadoes through the development and extension of accurate, effective, and timely tornado forecasts, predictions, and warnings, including the prediction of tornadoes beyond one hour in advance (Pub. L. 115–25)’’. This work addresses NOAA’s 5-year Research and Development Vision Areas (2020– 2026) Section 1.4 (FACETs). The Weather and Society Survey also advances the findings of the National Academy of Science 2012 report, ‘‘Assessment of the NWS Modernization Program’’, in reference to NWS’ ‘‘chain of events associated with a tornado warning’’ (p52). This effort also advances the NWS Strategic Plan (2019– 2022) ‘‘Transformative Impact-Based Decision Support Services (IDSS) and Research to Operations and Operations to Research (R2O/O2R). Furthermore, E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 54 / Monday, March 21, 2022 / Notices the Survey furthers the NWS Weather Ready Nation (WRN) Roadmap (2013) Sections 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.8, and 3.1.4. This information would be collected at the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) and the University of Oklahoma’s Center for Risk and Crisis Management (CRCM), who has developed data collection instruments that would allow for more routine and longitudinal data collection, as the data will be collected on an annual basis. Furthermore, this team has developed interactive ‘‘dashboards’’, or tools, to visualize the aggregated data. Respondents include adults (age 18+) who reside in the United States, recruited by survey companies that maintain large panels of people who sign up to complete internet surveys, such as Qualtrics and Survey Sampling International. Respondents will be asked questions about the ways they have received, interpreted, and responded to NWS information, forecasts, and warnings for severe, tropical, and winter weather hazards. Questions about preparedness for specific hazards such as heat waves, tornadoes, and drought may also be included. This data collection serves many purposes, including gaining a better understanding of how key factors within a given population, or organization, vary over time, location, and across different groups; the ability to detect gradual trends or abrupt changes in those factors over time or in response to particular events; and the potential to explore possible correlations and causal relationships with other observed variables of interest. These data will be used by the OSTI in NWS to develop a baseline and performance metrics to improve the information and services it provides and to help members of the weather enterprise answer basic questions about the people in the communities they serve, which is a necessary step towards customizing and improving risk communication, education, and decision support to meet the characteristics of the community, including those in vulnerable populations. The information collected will help identify differences and best practices between communities and assist NWS in developing new education and risk communication strategies. The survey data and its associated dashboard will serve as interactive tools to allow NWS forecasters, partners, and policymakers to access and explore data for training and performance evaluation purposes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:01 Mar 18, 2022 Jkt 256001 The second proposed collection is sponsored through NOAA’s FY2021 Weather Program Office’s Social Science Program, and addresses the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBES) component of meeting NOAA’s Research and Development (R&D) Vision Areas (2020–2026) to integrate SBES into products, tools, and services that improve weather and air quality forecasting and societal outcomes. This proposal aims to create an online survey system for collecting data on the publics’ perception and response to four different hazards: Tornados, thunderstorm winds over 70 miles per hour (mph), flash floods, and winter weather. The online surveys will be the building blocks for a multi-year, crosssectional database on human perception and response. The survey system will enable individual National Weather Service Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) to disseminate Quick Response Surveys (QRS) soon after a hazardous event occurs to collect perishable data on the publics’ perceptions and response. Select WFOs will distribute the QRSs using web links on NWS social media and core partners’ social media or email lists. Surveys will ask the public questions on timing, location, weather information sources, motivations and influences for taking protective action to gain insights into how NWS warning communications interact with these factors to result in protective action behaviors. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: Once. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. Ch. 111, Weather Research and Forecasting Information. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website 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 and entering the title of the collection. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2022–05943 Filed 3–18–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KE–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15921 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Alaska Cost Recovery and Fee Programs The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite 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. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on October 29, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Title: Alaska Cost Recovery and Fee Programs. OMB Control Number: 0648–0711. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (Revision and extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,722. Average Hours per Response: Fee payments: 1 minute; volume and value reports (electronic submission): 1 minute; IFQ Registered Buyer Ex-vessel Volume and Value Report (nonelectronic submission): 2 hours; fee calculation forms: 30 minutes; administrative appeals: 4 hours. Total Annual Burden Hours: 82 hours. Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Regional Office (NMFS AKR), is requesting renewal and revision of a currently approved information collection that contains requirements for the NMFS AKR cost recovery fee programs and the observer coverage fee program. Three revisions are requested for this collection. A slight revision is requested to change the title of the collection from ‘‘Alaska Quota Cost Recovery Programs’’ to ‘‘Alaska Cost Recovery and Fee Programs.’’ Revisions are necessary to two forms because NMFS AKR has finished transitioning to online fee payments and these forms are no longer E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Weather and Society Survey and Using Quick Response Surveys To 
Build a Public Perception and Response Database

    The Department of Commerce will submit the following information 
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite 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. Public comments were previously requested via the 
Federal Register on 9/22/2021 during a 60-day comment period. This 
notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.
    Title: Weather and Society Survey and Using Quick Response Surveys 
to Build a Public Perception and Response Database.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-XXXX.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (New information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 37,650.
    Average Hours per Response: Longitudinal surveys: .20 minutes; QRS: 
10 minutes.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,140.
    Needs and Uses: In alignment with the Weather Forecasting and 
Innovation Act of 2017 (Pub. L. 115-25), two data collections are 
proposed under this request. There are no other collections for which 
these can be merged.
    The first proposed information collection request is sponsored by 
DOC/NOAA/National Weather Service (NWS)/Office of Science and 
Technology Integration (OSTI). Currently, NOAA lacks data and data 
collection instruments that articulate and explicate how individuals 
receive, interpret, and respond to NOAA information, forecasts, and 
warnings for severe, winter, and tropical weather hazards. Furthermore, 
NOAA lacks this type of data longitudinally (i.e., collected over 
time). Without this type of longitudinal data, NOAA, and the NWS 
specifically, cannot determine if it has met its mission of saving 
lives and property, propose societal impact performance metrics, nor 
demonstrate if progress or improvements have been made, as outlined in 
the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017. This 
effort aims to advance the Tornado Warning Improvement and Extension 
Program (TWIEP)'s goal to ``reduce the loss of life and economic losses 
from tornadoes through the development and extension of accurate, 
effective, and timely tornado forecasts, predictions, and warnings, 
including the prediction of tornadoes beyond one hour in advance (Pub. 
L. 115-25)''. This work addresses NOAA's 5-year Research and 
Development Vision Areas (2020-2026) Section 1.4 (FACETs). The Weather 
and Society Survey also advances the findings of the National Academy 
of Science 2012 report, ``Assessment of the NWS Modernization 
Program'', in reference to NWS' ``chain of events associated with a 
tornado warning'' (p52). This effort also advances the NWS Strategic 
Plan (2019-2022) ``Transformative Impact-Based Decision Support 
Services (IDSS) and Research to Operations and Operations to Research 
(R2O/O2R). Furthermore,

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the Survey furthers the NWS Weather Ready Nation (WRN) Roadmap (2013) 
Sections 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.8, and 3.1.4.
    This information would be collected at the Cooperative Institute 
for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) and the University of 
Oklahoma's Center for Risk and Crisis Management (CRCM), who has 
developed data collection instruments that would allow for more routine 
and longitudinal data collection, as the data will be collected on an 
annual basis. Furthermore, this team has developed interactive 
``dashboards'', or tools, to visualize the aggregated data.
    Respondents include adults (age 18+) who reside in the United 
States, recruited by survey companies that maintain large panels of 
people who sign up to complete internet surveys, such as Qualtrics and 
Survey Sampling International. Respondents will be asked questions 
about the ways they have received, interpreted, and responded to NWS 
information, forecasts, and warnings for severe, tropical, and winter 
weather hazards. Questions about preparedness for specific hazards such 
as heat waves, tornadoes, and drought may also be included. This data 
collection serves many purposes, including gaining a better 
understanding of how key factors within a given population, or 
organization, vary over time, location, and across different groups; 
the ability to detect gradual trends or abrupt changes in those factors 
over time or in response to particular events; and the potential to 
explore possible correlations and causal relationships with other 
observed variables of interest. These data will be used by the OSTI in 
NWS to develop a baseline and performance metrics to improve the 
information and services it provides and to help members of the weather 
enterprise answer basic questions about the people in the communities 
they serve, which is a necessary step towards customizing and improving 
risk communication, education, and decision support to meet the 
characteristics of the community, including those in vulnerable 
populations. The information collected will help identify differences 
and best practices between communities and assist NWS in developing new 
education and risk communication strategies. The survey data and its 
associated dashboard will serve as interactive tools to allow NWS 
forecasters, partners, and policymakers to access and explore data for 
training and performance evaluation purposes.
    The second proposed collection is sponsored through NOAA's FY2021 
Weather Program Office's Social Science Program, and addresses the 
Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBES) component of meeting 
NOAA's Research and Development (R&D) Vision Areas (2020-2026) to 
integrate SBES into products, tools, and services that improve weather 
and air quality forecasting and societal outcomes.
    This proposal aims to create an online survey system for collecting 
data on the publics' perception and response to four different hazards: 
Tornados, thunderstorm winds over 70 miles per hour (mph), flash 
floods, and winter weather. The online surveys will be the building 
blocks for a multi-year, cross-sectional database on human perception 
and response. The survey system will enable individual National Weather 
Service Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) to disseminate Quick Response 
Surveys (QRS) soon after a hazardous event occurs to collect perishable 
data on the publics' perceptions and response. Select WFOs will 
distribute the QRSs using web links on NWS social media and core 
partners' social media or email lists. Surveys will ask the public 
questions on timing, location, weather information sources, motivations 
and influences for taking protective action to gain insights into how 
NWS warning communications interact with these factors to result in 
protective action behaviors.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Frequency: Once.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. Ch. 111, Weather Research and 
Forecasting Information.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of 
Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of 
this notice on the following website 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 and entering the title of the collection.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2022-05943 Filed 3-18-22; 8:45 am]
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