[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13018-13019]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5351]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

March 3, 2011.
    The Department of the Treasury will submit the following public 
information collection requirements to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 on or 
after the date of publication of this notice. A copy of the submissions 
may be obtained by contacting the Treasury Department Office Clearance 
Officers listed. Comments regarding these information collections 
should be addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and to the Treasury PRA 
Clearance Officer, Department of the Treasury, 1750 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW., Suite 11020, Washington, DC 20220.
    Dates: Written comments should be received on or before April 8, 
2011 to be assured of consideration.

Departmental Offices (DO)

    Summary: As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline 
the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the 
Department of the Treasury has submitted a Generic Information 
Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the 
Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to OMB 
for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq.). Treasury is requesting clearance for eight separate OMB Control 
Numbers for eight bureaus and offices within the Department. Each 
clearance will have the same title and purpose, but will be available 
for use by each bureau under their control number and burden estimate, 
as detailed below.
    Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback 
on Agency Service Delivery.
    Abstract: The information collection activity will garner 
qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely 
manner, in accordance with the

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Administration's commitment to improving 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.
    Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful 
information, but it will 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.

Total Burden Estimate for the Department of the Treasury

    Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and 
Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Average Expected Annual Number of activities: 120.
    Respondents: 120,000.
    Annual responses: 120,000.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average minutes per response: 60.
    Burden hours: 120,000.
    Breakdown of Separate Agency Clearances and Burden Estimates:

Treasury Departmental Offices 1505-xxxx

    Average Expected Annual Number of activities: 40.
    Respondents: 40,000.
    Annual responses: 40,000.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average minutes per response: 60.
    Burden hours: 40,000.

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network: 1506-xxxx

    Average Expected Annual Number of activities: 10.
    Respondents: 10,000.
    Annual responses: 10,000.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average minutes per response: 60.
    Burden hours: 10,000.

United States Mint: 1525-xxxx

    Average Expected Annual Number of activities: 10.
    Respondents: 10,000.
    Annual responses: 10,000.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average minutes per response: 60.
    Burden hours: 10,000.

Community Development Financial Institutions Fund: 1559-xxxx

    Average Expected Annual Number of activities: 10.
    Respondents: 10,000.
    Annual responses: 10,000.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average minutes per response: 60.
    Burden hours: 10,000.

Financial Management Service: 1510-xxxx

    Average Expected Annual Number of activities: 10.
    Respondents: 10,000.
    Annual responses: 10,000.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average minutes per response: 60.
    Burden hours: 10,000.

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau: 1513-xxxx

    Average Expected Annual Number of activities: 10.
    Respondents: 10,000.
    Annual responses: 10,000.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average minutes per response: 60.
    Burden hours: 10,000.

Bureau of Public Debt: 1535-xxxx

    Average Expected Annual Number of activities: 10.
    Respondents: 10,000.
    Annual responses: 10,000.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average minutes per response: 60.
    Burden hours: 10,000.

Internal Revenue Service: 1545-xxxx

    Average Expected Annual Number of activities: 20.
    Respondents: 20,000.
    Annual responses: 20,000.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average minutes per response: 60.
    Burden hours: 20,000.
    Departmental Clearance Officer: Robert Dahl, OCIO, 1750 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Ste. 11020, Washington, DC 20220; (202) 622-
3119.
    OMB Reviewer: Shagufta Ahmed, Office of Management and Budget, New 
Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; (202) 395-
7873.

Robert Dahl,
Treasury PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-5351 Filed 3-8-11; 8:45 am]
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