[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 165 (Tuesday, August 26, 2014)]
[Pages 50889-50890]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20230]



National Institute of Standards and Technology

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Organization of 
Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) Membership Application

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

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 27, 

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 Richard Cavanagh, Director, Office of Special Programs, 
NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4701; 301-975-4447; 
[email protected].


I. Abstract

    NIST established an Organization of Scientific Area Committees 
(OSAC) to enable a coordinated U.S. approach to Standards for the 
Forensic Science Disciplines. NIST seeks broad participation from 
Forensic Science Practitioners, Researchers, Metrologists, 
Accreditation Bodies, Defense, and Prosecution. NIST solicits self-
nominations from these communities, using the OSAC Membership 
Application, to identify individuals interested and qualified to 

II. Method of Collection

    The OSAC Membership Application may be completed and submitted only 
via web-based application.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0693-0070.
    Form Number(s): None.

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    Type of Review: Regular submission (reinstatement without change of 
a previously approved collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,250.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

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 20, 2014.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-20230 Filed 8-25-14; 8:45 am]