[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 31 (Thursday, February 14, 2013)]
[Page 10599]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03384]



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: National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science 
Collaboration Evaluation Survey.
    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (request for a new information 
    Number of Respondents: 140.
    Average Hours per Response: 20 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 47.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for a new information collection.
    The National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science 
Collaborative was created in 2009 to put Reserve-based science to work 
for coastal communities coping with the impacts of land use change, 
pollution, and habitat degradation in the context of a changing 
climate. The program operates on the belief that for science to be 
applied to solve coastal management problems, the people who need to 
use the science must be involved in its generation.
    The projects funded by the NERRS Science Collaborative are designed 
to bring the intended users of the science into the research process so 
that their perspectives can inform problem definition, research design 
and implementation, and ultimately, application of the project results. 
This is what is meant by ``collaboration,'' and it is the program's 
goal to use this process to ensure that the good science happening in 
and around the Reserves gets put to good use.
    To help evaluate the efficacy of the NERRS Science Collaborative, 
NOAA is conducting a survey of the NERRS staff located in the 28 
Reserves around the country to solicit their perspective about the 
program and how it has been implemented.
    Affected Public: State, local or tribal government, not-for-profit 
    Frequency: Once.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.
    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 
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.

    Dated: February 8, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-03384 Filed 2-13-13; 8:45 am]