Information Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery

CourtForest Service
Citation86 FR 24840
Publication Date10 May 2021
Record Number2021-09806
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required and must be revoked. FNCS
employees, contractors, State Agencies
and partners (Food Banks, etc.) have
requested access to FNCS systems via
the User Access Request form. FNCS has
used the information collected to grant
access to the FNCS network and
information systems. Information that is
collected includes: Name, e-
Authentication ID (if applicable),
telephone number, email address,
contract expiration date, temporary
employee expiration date, office
address, State/locality codes, system
name, form type, type of access, action
requested, comments and special
Description of Respondents: State and
Local Government, Private Sector
Businesses or other for-profits
Number of Respondents: 2,700.
Frequency of Responses: Reporting:
On occasion.
Total Burden Hours: 870.
Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021–09798 Filed 5–7–21; 8:45 am]
Forest Service
Information Collection: Generic
Clearance for the Collection of
Qualitative Feedback on Agency
Service Delivery
: Forest Service, USDA.
: Notice; request for comment.
: In accordance with the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the
Forest Service is seeking comments
from all interested individuals and
organizations on the renewal of a
currently approved information
collection, Generic Clearance for the
Collection of Qualitative Feedback on
Agency Service Delivery.
: Comments must be received in
writing on or before July 9, 2021 to be
assured of consideration. Comments
received after that date will be
considered to the extent practicable.
: Commenters are encouraged
to submit comments by email, if
possible. You may submit comments by
any of the following methods:
Email: and/or
Mail: Ann E. Goode, Branch Chief,
Directives and Regulations Branch,
Strategic Planning, Budget and
Accountability, Forest Service, 1400
Independence Avenue SW, Washington,
DC 20250.
Hand Delivery/Courier: Forest
Service, USDA, 1400 Independence
Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250.
Comments received in response to
this notice may be made available to the
public through relevant websites and
upon request. For this reason, please do
not include in your comments
information of a confidential nature,
such as sensitive personal information
or proprietary information. If you send
an email comment, your email address
will be automatically captured and
included as part of the comment that is
placed in the public docket and made
available on the internet. Please note
that responses to this public comment
request containing any routine notice
about the confidentiality of the
communication will be treated as public
comments that may be made available to
the public notwithstanding the
inclusion of the routine notice.
The public may request an electronic
copy of the draft supporting statement
and/or any comments received.
Requests should be emailed to
Dannette Jones, Information Collections
Officer, Directives and Regulations,
Strategic Planning, Budget and
Accountability, via email at or (202) 205–
1295. Individuals who use
telecommunication devices for the
hearing-impaired (TDD) may call the
Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–
877–8339 twenty-four hours a day,
every day of the year, including
Title: Generic Clearance for the
Collection of Qualitative Feedback on
Agency Service Delivery.
OMB Number: 0596–0226.
Expiration Date of Approval: July 31,
Type of Request: Extension with no
Abstract: This information collection
activity provides a means to garner
qualitative customer and stakeholder
feedback in an efficient, timely manner,
in accordance with the Agency’s
commitment to improve service
delivery. By qualitative feedback we
mean information that provides useful
insights on perceptions and opinions
but are not statistical surveys that yield
quantitative results that can be
generalized to the population of study.
This feedback will provide insights
into customer or stakeholder
perceptions, experiences, and
expectations, provide an 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. These
collections will allow for ongoing,
collaborative, and actionable
communications between the Agency
and its customers and stakeholders. It
will also allow feedback to contribute
directly to the improvement of program
management. 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 is not collected,
vital feedback from customers and
stakeholders on the Agency’s services
will be unavailable. The Agency will
only submit a collection for approval
under this generic clearance if it meets
the following conditions:
The collections are voluntary;
The collections are low-burden for
respondents (based on considerations of
total burden hours, total number of
respondents, or burden-hours per
respondent) and are low-cost for both
the respondents and the Federal
The collections are
noncontroversial and do 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 gathered will not be
used for the purpose of substantially
informing influential policy decisions;
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
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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
nonresponse 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 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.
Type of Respondents: Individuals and
Households, Business and
Organizations, State, Local or Tribal
Estimate of Burden per Response: 1 to
60 Minutes.
Estimated Annual Number of
Respondents: 3,500,000.
Estimated Annual Number of
Responses per Respondent: 1.
Estimated Total Annual Burden on
Respondents: 875,000 hours.
Comment is Invited: Comment is
invited on: (1) Whether this collection
of information is necessary for the stated
purposes and the proper performance of
the functions of the Agency, including
whether the information will have
practical or scientific utility; (2) the
accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the
burden of the collection of information,
including the validity of the
methodology and assumptions used; (3)
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and
clarity of the information to be
collected; and (4) ways to minimize the
burden of the collection of information
on respondents, including the use of
automated, electronic, mechanical, or
other technological collection
techniques or other forms of information
All comments received in response to
this notice, including names and
addresses when provided, will be a
matter of public record. Comments will
be summarized and included in the
submission to the Office of Management
and Budget for approval.
Amelia Steed,
Acting Assistant Director, Formulations
Branch, Strategic Planning, Budget and
[FR Doc. 2021–09806 Filed 5–7–21; 8:45 am]
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 20—Norfolk,
Virginia; Notification of Proposed
Production Activity; STIHL,
Incorporated (Handheld Outdoor
Power Equipment), Virginia Beach,
STIHL, Incorporated (STIHL)
submitted a notification of proposed
production activity to the FTZ Board for
its facility in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The notification conforming to the
requirements of the regulations of the
FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was
received on May 3, 2021.
STIHL already has authority to
produce handheld outdoor power
equipment and related parts within
Subzone 20E. The current request
would add two foreign status materials/
components to the scope of authority.
Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b),
additional FTZ authority would be
limited to the specific foreign-status
materials/components described in the
submitted notification (as described
below) and subsequently authorized by
the FTZ Board.
Production under FTZ procedures
could exempt SITHL from customs duty
payments on the foreign-status
materials/components used in export
production. On its domestic sales, for
the foreign-status materials/components
noted below, STIHL would be able to
choose the duty rates during customs
entry procedures that apply to blowers,
trimmers, sprayers, cutters, cultivators,
and chainsaws (duty rate ranges from
duty-free to 4.7%). STIHL would be able
to avoid duty on foreign-status
components which become scrap/waste.
Customs duties also could possibly be
deferred or reduced on foreign-status
production equipment.
The materials/components sourced
from abroad include flat-rolled and
cold-rolled alloy special steel products
of a width less than 600 mm, and bars
and rods of alloy special steel (duty-
free). The request indicates that the
components are subject to an
antidumping/countervailing duty (AD/
CVD) order if imported from certain
countries. The FTZ Board’s regulations
(15 CFR 400.14(e)) require that
merchandise subject to AD/CVD orders,
or items which would be otherwise
subject to suspension of liquidation
under AD/CVD procedures if they
entered U.S. customs territory, be
admitted to the zone in privileged
foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). The
request also indicates that certain
materials/components are subject to
duties under Section 232 of the Trade
Expansion Act of 1962 (Section 232) or
Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974
(Section 301), depending on the country
of origin. The applicable Section 232
and Section 301 decisions require
subject merchandise to be admitted to
FTZs in privileged foreign status.
Public comment is invited from
interested parties. Submissions shall be
addressed to the Board’s Executive
Secretary and sent to: The
closing period for their receipt is June
21, 2021.
A copy of the notification will be
available for public inspection in the
‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s
website, which is accessible via
For further information, contact
Juanita Chen at
or 202–482–1378.
Dated: May 5, 2021.
Elizabeth Whiteman,
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021–09864 Filed 5–7–21; 8:45 am]
Bureau of Industry and Security
Emerging Technology Technical
Advisory Committee; Notice of
Partially Closed Meeting
The Emerging Technology Technical
Advisory Committee (ETTAC) will meet
on May 21, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., Eastern
Daylight Time. The meetings will be
available via teleconference. The
Committee advises the Office of the
Assistant Secretary for Export
Administration on the identification of
emerging and foundational technologies
with potential dual-use applications as
early as possible in their developmental
stages both within the United States and
Closed Session: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
1. Discussion of matters determined to
be exempt from the provisions
relating to public meetings found in 5
U.S.C. app. 2 §§ 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3)
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