[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2011)]
[Pages 12692-12693]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5122]



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: User Engagement Survey for Water Resources Forecasts and 
Climate Information.
    OMB Control Number: None.

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    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (request for approval of a new 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 90.
    Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 45.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for approval of a new information 
collection. The National Weather Service plans to conduct a survey to 
engage with and assess the science and forecasting needs of 
stakeholders in the water resources sector. The water resources sector 
includes agencies and companies operating reservoirs, and private and 
public interests in regulating rivers. The survey is designed to (1) 
assess the accessibility and utility of water and climate information 
and data, (2) assess participants' perceptions and knowledge about 
water and climate, and (3) evaluate user needs and the gaps in existing 
water and climate information. Participation in the survey will be 
entirely voluntary and will usually be in conjunction with workshops 
related to water resources and/or climate.
    Affected Public: State, local and Tribal government; individuals or 
households; not-for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Annually.
    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 Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance 
Officer, (202) 482-0266, 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: March 2, 2011.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-5122 Filed 3-7-11; 8:45 am]