[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 223 (Monday, November 19, 2012)]
[Pages 69434-69435]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27984]



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 Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
    Title: National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) 
Information Collection System.
    OMB Approval Number: 0693-0003.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Burden Hours: 2,026.
    Number of Respondents: 850.
    Average Hours per Response: 2 hours, 23 minutes.
    Needs and Uses: This information is collected from all testing and 
calibration laboratories that apply for National Voluntary Laboratory 
Accreditation Program (NVLAP) accreditation. It is used by NVLAP to 
assess laboratory conformance with applicable criteria as defined in 15 
CFR part 285, Sec.  285.14. The information provides a service to 
customers in business and industry, including regulatory agencies and 
purchasing authorities that are seeking competent laboratories to 
perform testing and calibration services. An accredited laboratory's 
contact information and scope of accreditation are provided on NVLAP's 
Web site (http://www.nist.gov/nvlap).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; not-
for-profit institutions; and Federal, State or Local government.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

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    OMB Desk Officer: Jasmeet Seehra, (202) 395-3123.
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by calling or writing Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance 
Officer, (202) 482-0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at 
[email protected]).
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to Jasmeet Seehra, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395-5167 or via 
the Internet at [email protected].

    Dated: November 13, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-27984 Filed 11-16-12; 8:45 am]