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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
I.D. 091404CProposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Weather Modification Activities Reports
AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 19, 2004.
ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Karen King, R/WA, 1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282 (phone 301-713-0460, ext. 202.
Section 6(b) of Public Law 92-205 requires that persons who engage in weather modification activities (e.g., cloud-seeding) provide reports prior to and after the activity. They are also required to maintain certain records. The requirements are detailed in
II. Method of Collection
Paper forms and recordkeeping are used.
OMB Number: 0648-0025.
Form Number: NOAA forms 17-4 and 17-4A.
Type of Review: Regular submission.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 55.
Estimated Time Per Response: 30 minutes per report; and 5 hours per year for recordkeeping.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 240.
Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $275.
IV. Request for Comments
Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (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 submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record.
Dated: September 10, 2004. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-21093 Filed 9-17-04; 8:45 am]