Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery

CourtNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Citation87 FR 2235
Publication Date13 January 2022
Record Number2022-00528
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specific docket number. All comments
received will be posted without change
to the docket at www.regulations.gov,
including any personal information
provided. For detailed instructions on
submitting comments, or to submit
comments that are confidential in
nature, see the section entitled Public
Participation.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
James Mead, U.S. Department of
Transportation, Maritime
Administration, 1200 New Jersey
Avenue SE, Room W23–459,
Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202–
366–5723, Email James.Mead@dot.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: As
described in the application, the
intended service of the vessel PADRINO
is:
Intended Commercial Use of Vessel:
‘‘Private vessel charters, passengers
only.’’
Geographic Region Including Base of
Operations: ‘‘Maine, New Hampshire,
Massachusetts, Rhode Island,
Connecticut, New York (excluding
waters in New York harbor), New
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware,
Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Georgia, Florida,
California, Oregon, Washington, and
Alaska (excluding waters in
Southeastern Alaska)’’ (Base of
Operations: West Palm Beach, FL).
Vessel Length and Type: 84.2Motor
The complete application is available
for review identified in the DOT docket
as MARAD 2021–0272 at http://
www.regulations.gov. Interested parties
may comment on the effect this action
may have on U.S. vessel builders or
businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag
vessels. If MARAD determines, in
accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and
MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part
388, that the employment of the vessel
in the coastwise trade to carry no more
than 12 passengers will have an unduly
adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or
a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in
that business, MARAD will not issue an
approval of the vessel’s coastwise
endorsement eligibility. Comments
should refer to the vessel name, state the
commenter’s interest in the application,
and address the eligibility criteria given
in section 388.4 of MARAD’s
regulations at 46 CFR part 388.
Public Participation
How do I submit comments?
Please submit your comments,
including the attachments, following the
instructions provided under the above
heading entitled
ADDRESSES
. Be advised
that it may take a few hours or even
days for your comment to be reflected
on the docket. In addition, your
comments must be written in English.
We encourage you to provide concise
comments and you may attach
additional documents as necessary.
There is no limit on the length of the
attachments.
Where do I go to read public comments,
and find supporting information?
Go to the docket online at http://
www.regulations.gov, keyword search
MARAD–2021–0272 or visit the Docket
Management Facility (see
ADDRESSES
for
hours of operation). We recommend that
you periodically check the Docket for
new submissions and supporting
material.
Will my comments be made available to
the public?
Yes. Be aware that your entire
comment, including your personal
identifying information, will be made
publicly available.
May I submit comments confidentially?
If you wish to submit comments
under a claim of confidentiality, you
should submit the information you
claim to be confidential commercial
information by email to SmallVessels@
dot.gov. Include in the email subject
heading ‘‘Contains Confidential
Commercial Information’’ or ‘‘Contains
CCI’’ and state in your submission, with
specificity, the basis for any such
confidential claim highlighting or
denoting the CCI portions. If possible,
please provide a summary of your
submission that can be made available
to the public.
In the event MARAD receives a
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request for the information, procedures
described in the Department’s FOIA
regulation at 49 CFR 7.29 will be
followed. Only information that is
ultimately determined to be confidential
under those procedures will be exempt
from disclosure under FOIA.
Privacy Act
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c),
DOT solicits comments from the public
to better inform its rulemaking process.
DOT posts these comments, without
edit, to www.regulations.gov, as
described in the system of records
notice, DOT/ALL–14 FDMS, accessible
through www.dot.gov/privacy. To
facilitate comment tracking and
response, we encourage commenters to
provide their name, or the name of their
organization; however, submission of
names is completely optional. Whether
or not commenters identify themselves,
all timely comments will be fully
considered.
(Authority: 49 CFR 1.93(a), 46 U.S.C. 55103,
46 U.S.C. 12121)
By Order of the Acting Maritime
Administrator.
T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr.,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2022–00529 Filed 1–12–22; 8:45 am]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration
[Docket No. DOT–NHTSA–2022–0008]
Agency Information Collection
Activities; Notice and Request for
Comment; Generic Clearance for the
Collection of Qualitative Feedback on
Agency Service Delivery
AGENCY
: National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA),
Department of Transportation (DOT).
ACTION
: Notice and request for
comments for a reinstatement of a
previously approved information
collection.
SUMMARY
: The National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) invites
public comments about our intention to
request approval from the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) to
reinstate a previously approved
information collection. Before a Federal
agency can collect certain information
from the public, it must receive
approval from OMB. Under procedures
established by the Paperwork Reduction
Act of 1995 (PRA), before seeking OMB
approval, Federal agencies must solicit
public comment on proposed
collections of information, including
extensions and reinstatements of
previously approved collections. This
document describes a collection of
information for which NHTSA intends
to seek OMB approval on generic
clearance for qualitative feedback on
agency service delivery.
DATES
: Written comments should be
submitted by March 14, 2022.
ADDRESSES
: You may submit comments,
identified by Docket No. DOT–NHTSA–
2022–0008 through one of the following
methods:
Electronic submissions: Go to the
Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the online
instructions for submitting comments.
Fax: 1–202–493–2251.
Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket
Management Facility, U.S. Department
of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey
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Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12–
140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except on Federal holidays. To
be sure someone is there to help you,
please call (202) 366–9322 before
coming.
Instructions: All submissions must
include the agency name and docket
number for this notice. Note that all
comments received will be posted
without change to http://
www.regulations.gov, including any
personal information provided. Please
see the Privacy Act heading below.
Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search
the electronic form of all comments
received into any of our dockets by the
name of the individual submitting the
comment (or signing the comment, if
submitted on behalf of an association,
business, labor union, etc.). You may
review DOT’s complete Privacy Act
Statement in the Federal Register
published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR
19477–78) or you may visit https://
www.transportation.gov/privacy.
Docket: For access to the docket to
read background documents or
comments received, go to http://
www.regulations.gov or the street
address listed above. Follow the online
instructions for accessing the dockets
via internet.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: For
additional information or access to
background documents, contact Walter
Culbreath, NIO–0300, (202) 366–1566,
Office of the Chief Information Officer,
W51–316, U.S. Department of
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey
Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
Please identify the relevant collection of
information by referring to its OMB
Control Number.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: Under the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before an agency
submits a proposed collection of
information to OMB for approval, it
must first publish a document in the
Federal Register providing a 60-day
comment period and otherwise consult
with members of the public and affected
agencies concerning each proposed
collection of information. The OMB has
promulgated regulations describing
what must be included in such a
document. Under OMB’s regulation (at
5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must ask
for public comment on the following: (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 of the proposed collection
of information, including the validity of
the methodology and assumptions used;
(c) how to enhance the quality, utility,
and clarity of the information to be
collected; and (d) how to minimize the
burden of the collection of information
on those who are to respond, including
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. In compliance with these
requirements, NHTSA asks for public
comments on the following proposed
collection of information for which the
agency is seeking approval from OMB.
Title: Generic Clearance for the
Collection of Qualitative Feedback on
Agency Service Delivery.
OMB Control Number: 2127–0682.
Form Number(s): To be determined by
specific collections.
Type of Request: Reinstatement of a
previously approved information
collection.
Type of Review Requested: Regular.
Requested Expiration Date of
Approval: 3 years from date of approval.
Summary of the Collection of
Information: Executive Order 12862
directs Federal agencies to provide the
highest quality service possible to the
public. This proposed information
collection provides a means to garner
qualitative customer and stakeholder
feedback in an efficient, timely manner,
in accordance with the Administration’s
commitment to improving service
delivery.
This feedback collected through this
information collection will provide
insights into customer or stakeholder
perceptions, experiences and
expectations; provide early warning of
issues with service; or focus attention
on areas where communication,
training, or changes in operations might
improve delivery of products or
services. The feedback will allow for
ongoing, collaborative and actionable
communication between the Agency
and its customers and stakeholders.
This information collection will also
allow feedback to contribute directly to
the improvement of program
management.
The Agency will only submit a
collection for approval under this
generic clearance if it meets the
following conditions:
The collection is voluntary;
The collection is low-burden for
respondents (based on considerations of
total burden hours, total number of
respondents, or burden-hours per
respondent) and is low-cost for both the
respondents and the Federal
Government;
The collection is non-controversial
and does not raise issues of concern to
other Federal agencies;
Any collection is 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;
Personally identifiable information
(PII) is collected only to the extent
necessary and is not retained;
Information gathered is intended to
be used only internally for general
service improvement and program
management purposes and is not
intended for release outside of the
agency (if released, the agency must
indicate the qualitative nature of the
information);
Information gathered will not be
used for the purpose of substantially
informing influential policy decisions;
and
Information gathered will yield
qualitative information; the collections
will not be designed or expected to
yield statistically reliable results or used
as though the results are generalizable to
the population of study.
Feedback collected under this generic
clearance provides useful information,
but it does not yield data that can be
generalized to the overall population.
This type of generic clearance for
qualitative information will not be used
for quantitative information collections
that are designed to yield reliably
actionable results, such as monitoring
trends over time or documenting
program performance. Such data uses
require more rigorous designs that
address: The target population to which
generalizations will be made, the
sampling frame, the sample design
(including stratification and clustering),
the precision requirements or power
calculations that justify the proposed
sample size, the expected response rate,
methods for assessing potential non-
response bias, the protocols for data
collection, and any testing procedures
that were or will be undertaken prior to
fielding the study. Depending on the
degree of influence the results are likely
to have, such collections may still be
eligible for submission for other generic
mechanisms that are designed to yield
quantitative results.
As a general matter, information
collections under this request will not
result in any new system of records
containing privacy information and will
not ask questions of a sensitive nature,
such as sexual behavior and attitudes,
religious beliefs, and other matters that
are commonly considered private.
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Description of the Need for the
Information and Proposed Use of the
Information
Improving agency programs requires
ongoing assessment of service
delivery—systematic review of the
operation of a program compared to a
set of explicit or implicit standards—as
a means of contributing to the
continuous improvement of the those
programs. The Agency will collect,
analyze, and interpret information
gathered through this generic clearance
to identify strengths and weaknesses of
current services and make
improvements in service delivery based
on that feedback. The solicitation of
feedback will target areas such as:
Timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy
of information, courtesy, efficiency of
service delivery, and resolution of
issues with service delivery. Responses
will be assessed to plan and inform
efforts to improve or maintain the
quality of service offered to the public.
If this information were not collected,
vital feedback from customers and
stakeholders on the Agency’s services
would be unavailable and the Agency
would not know if adjustments would
be warranted.
Affected Public: Individuals and
Households, Businesses and
Organizations, State, Local or Tribal
Government.
Estimated Number of Respondents:
113,582.
Frequency: On occasion, per request.
Number of Responses: 113,582.
Estimated Total Annual Burden
Hours: 20,204.
The 20,204 annual burden hours
requested are based on the number of
collections we expect to conduct over
the requested period for this clearance.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Cost:
$0.
Participation in this collection is
voluntary, and there are no costs to
respondents beyond the time spent
participating in the surveys.
Public Comments Invited: You are
asked to comment on any aspect of this
information collection, including (a)
Whether the proposed collection of
information is necessary for the proper
performance of the functions of the
Department, including whether the
information will have practical utility;
(b) the accuracy of the Department’s
estimate of the burden of the proposed
information collection; (c) ways f 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 the use of
automated collection techniques or
other forms of information technology.
The agency will summarize and/or
include your comments in the request
for OMB’s clearance of this information
collection.
Authority: The Paperwork Reduction
Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as
amended; and 49 CFR 1:49; and DOT
Order 1351.29.
Issued in Washington, DC, on January 10,
2022.
William Berry,
Director, Office of IT Compliance.
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials
Safety Administration
Hazardous Materials: Notice of
Applications for New Special Permits
AGENCY
: Pipeline and Hazardous
Materials Safety Administration
(PHMSA), DOT.
ACTION
: List of applications for special
permits.
SUMMARY
: In accordance with the
procedures governing the application
for, and the processing of, special
permits from the Department of
Transportation’s Hazardous Material
Regulations, notice is hereby given that
the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety
has received the application described
herein.
DATES
: Comments must be received on
or before February 14, 2022.
ADDRESSES
: Record Center, Pipeline and
Hazardous Materials Safety
Administration U.S. Department of
Transportation Washington, DC 20590.
Comments should refer to the
application number and be submitted in
triplicate. If confirmation of receipt of
comments is desired, include a self-
addressed stamped postcard showing
the special permit number.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Donald Burger, Chief, Office of
Hazardous Materials Safety General
Approvals and Permits Branch, Pipeline
and Hazardous Materials Safety
Administration, U.S. Department of
Transportation, East Building, PHH–13,
1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast,
Washington, DC 20590–0001, (202) 366–
4535.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: Each
mode of transportation for which a
particular special permit is requested is
indicated by a number in the ‘‘Nature of
Application’’ portion of the table below
as follows: 1—Motor vehicle, 2—Rail
freight, 3—Cargo vessel, 4—Cargo
aircraft only, 5—Passenger-carrying
aircraft.
Copies of the applications are
available for inspection in the Records
Center, East Building, PHH–13, 1200
New Jersey Avenue Southeast,
Washington, DC.
This notice of receipt of applications
for special permit is published in
accordance with part 107 of the Federal
hazardous materials transportation law
(49 U.S.C. 5117(b); 49 CFR 1.53(b)).
Issued in Washington, DC, on January 7,
2022.
Donald P. Burger,
Chief, General Approvals and Permits
Branch.
S
PECIAL
P
ERMITS
D
ATA
Application No. Applicant Regulation(s) affected Nature of the special permits thereof
21315–N ............ Umbra Lab, Inc ...................... 173.185(e) .............................. To authorize the transportation in commerce of prototype
lithium batteries contained in equipment by motor vehicle.
(mode 1).
21316–N ............ Cryoconcepts, LP .................. 171.2(k), 172.200, 172.300,
172.400, 172.700(a). To authorize the transportation in commerce of DOT 3AL
cylinders containing carbon dioxide using alternative haz-
ard communication. Additionally, the application requests
authorization for cylinders charged to a pressure of less
than 29.0 psig to be shipped as a hazardous material.
(modes 1, 2, 3).
21317–N ............ Spaceflight, Inc ...................... 173.185(e)(3) ......................... To authorize the transportation in commerce of satellites
containing prototype or low production lithium batteries in
alternative packaging by motor vehicle. (mode 1).
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