[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 251 (Monday, December 30, 1996)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68771-68772]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-33170]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Geological Survey


Request for Public Comments on Proposed Information Collection 
Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for Review Under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act
    The proposed information collection described below has been 
submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for approval under the 
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 
35). Copies of the proposed collection instrument may be obtained by 
contacting the Bureau's clearance officer at the phone number listed 
below. Public comments on the proposal should be made within 30 days 
directly to: Desk Officer for the Interior Department, Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
Washington, DC 20503; and the Bureau of Clearance Officer, U.S. 
Geological Survey, 208 National Center, Reston, Virginia 20192, 
Telephone (703) 648-7313.
    As required by OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the U.S. 
Geological Survey solicits specific public comments regarding the 
proposed information collection as to:
    1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the bureau, including whether 
the information will have practical utility;
    2. The accuracy of the bureau's estimate of the burden of the 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used;
    3. The utility, quality, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and,
    4. 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 forms of information technology.
    Title: On-Demand System for Printing USGS Maps.
    OMB approval number: New Collection.
    Abstract: Customers for USGS maps will be invited to indicate their 
satisfaction with an experimental, on-demand version of a USGS 
topographic map as compared to the standard printed edition of the same 
map. Potential respondents will be mailed an evaluation package 
consisting of sample maps and a short questionnaire. Those electing to 
respond will then use the postage-paid questionnaire to answer specific 
questions about the

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experimental map and to submit additional comments they may wish to 
offer. Information from respondents will be used to evaluate a point-
of-sale map printing system the USGS intends to develop under a 
cooperative research and development agreement with private industry. 
The proposed collection is limited in scope to the on-demand printing 
system and its output products, and to the suitability of these 
experimental products to meet respondent applications for USGS maps.
    Bureau form number: None.
    Frequency: An estimated 2-3 surveys per year as indicated by 
technical milestones reached during the course of the on-demand 
development project and by customer reaction to initial map products 
generated from the on-demand system.
    Description of respondents: General public USGS map purchasers; 
dealers of USGS maps.
    Estimated completion time: 0.1 hours per response.
    Annual responses: 1,000.
    Annual burden hours: 100 hours.
    Bureau clearance officer: John Cordyack, 703-648-7313.

    Dated: November 26, 1996.
Richard E. Witmer,
Acting Chief, National Mapping Division.
[FR Doc. 96-33170 Filed 12-27-96; 8:45 am]
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