Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 230 (Friday, November 29, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 230 (Friday, November 29, 2019)]
[Page 65787]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-25880]
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44
U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: The Ocean Enterprise: A study of US business activity in
ocean measurement, observation, and forecasting.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0712.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (Reinstatement with change of a previously
approved collection).
    Number of Respondents: 200.
    Average Hours per Response: 0.5 hours.
    Burden Hours: 100 hours.
    Needs and Uses: NOAA's National Ocean Service is requesting
approval to repeat a web-based survey of employers who provide either
services or infrastructure to the Integrated Ocean Observing System
(IOOS) or organizations that add value to the IOOS data and other
outputs by tailoring them for specific end uses. The purpose of the
survey and overall project is to gather data to articulate the
collective and derived value of the IOOS enterprise, and to create a
profile of businesses and organizations who are involved with providing
services or utilizing the data for other specific end uses. This will
be the second survey of its kind on a national scale following the
first survey conducted in FY2015.
    The web survey will be the final data collection piece of this
repeat study and is necessary in order to collect demographic,
financial, and functional information for each organization with regard
to their involvement with IOOS. The final deliverable of this project
is an analytic report detailing the findings of the web survey and the
analysis of the employer database. The marine technology industry is an
important partner and stakeholder within IOOS: This follow up study
will build upon the previous baseline study conducted in FY2015 and
will identify trends in this important industry cluster. This
information can be used to understand the changing value of export
sales and the identification of potential growth and/or new
international markets which would further the Department of Commerce
(DOC) strategic goal for better environment intelligence ( and translate
into better programs by the DOC International Trade Administration in
ocean observing industries in international trade.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit; not-for-profit
    Frequency: Once.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    This information collection request may be viewed at
Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections
currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice
to [email protected] or fax to (202) 395-5806.
Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer,
Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-25880 Filed 11-27-19; 8:45 am]