[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 155 (Monday, August 12, 2013)]
[Page 48859]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-19408]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2013 NOAA 
Engagement Survey Tool

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 11, 

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Sami Grimes, Director of Planning and Evaluation, NOAA 
National Sea Grant College Program, 301-734-1073 or 
[email protected].


I. Abstract

    This request is for revision and extension of a current information 
collection. NOAA supplies the nation with information, products and 
services that are essential public goods used in public and private 
sectors, science institutions and households around the world. Because 
NOAA's information, products and services are important to both the 
nation as a whole and to the daily lives of U.S. citizens, NOAA's 
Science Advisory Board (SAB) has identified a need for more effective 
two-way communication between its programs and the customers and 
clients it serves. This survey instrument will be used by the National 
Sea Grant Program to obtain information used to assess NOAA's 
accessibility, responsiveness and respect for partners. These 
parameters are three of the seven parameters included in the Kellogg 
Engagement Test, which the SAB recommended NOAA use for assessing 
engagement with constituents. One objective of the survey is to collect 
responses to provide NOAA Sea Grant with information and feedback from 
its constituents that will lead to greater emphasis placed on the needs 
of NOAA Sea Grant partners, techniques to improve the products and 
services, and general improvement in the accessibility and 
responsiveness of NOAA Sea Grant to constituents.
    Revision: The survey will be conducted by the Sea Grant Program 
rather than the Office of Education and the Gulf of Mexico Regional 
Collaboration Team, as it was originally.

II. Method of Collection

    Primarily, respondents will be asked to complete the survey online 
through the web-based survey tool ``Survey Monkey'' 
(www.surveymonkey.com). Alternatively, a print version of the survey 
will be made available upon request, which can be returned by mail or 

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0615.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a 
current information collection).
    Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; Federal, State or local 
government; business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $50 in record keeping/
reporting costs.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: August 6, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-19408 Filed 8-9-13; 8:45 am]