The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection titled, “Interviews and Other Audience Research for Radio and TV Marti”. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)].
The information collection activity involved with this program is conducted pursuant to the mandate given to the BBG (formerly the United States Information Agency) in accordance with Public Law 98-11, the Radio Broadcasting to Cuba Act, dated, October 4, 1983, to provide for the broadcasting of accurate information to the people of Cuba and for other purposes. This act was then amended by Pub. Law 101-246, dated, February 16, 1990, which established the authority for TV Marti.
Comments are due on or before March 9, 2001.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
The Agency Clearance Officer, Ms. Jeannette Giovetti, BBG, M/AO, Room 1657A-1, 330 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20237, telephone (202) 205-9692, e-mail address JGiovett@IBB.GOV; or OMB Desk Officer for BBG, Mr. David Rostker, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Docket Library, Room 10202, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone (202) 395-3897.
Copies: Copies of the Request for Clearance (OMB 83-I), supporting statement, and other documents that will be submitted to OMB for approval may be obtained from the BBG Clearance Officer.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Public reporting burden for this proposed collection of information is estimated to average .11 hours per response (6.6 minutes), including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Responses are voluntary and respondents will be required to respond only one time. Comments are requested on the proposed information collection concerning:
(a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility;
(b) The accuracy of the Agency's burden estimates;
(c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and
(d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information to the Agency Clearance Officer, Ms. Jeannette Giovetti, BBG, M/AO, Room 1657A-1, 330 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20237, telephone (202) 205-9692, e-mail address JGiovett@IBB.GOV; or to the OMB Desk Officer for BBG, Mr. David Rostker, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Docket Library, Room 10202, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone (202) 395-3897.
Current Actions: The BBG is requesting reinstatement of this collection for a three-year period and approval for a revision to the burden hours.
Title: Interviews and Other Audience Research for Radio and TV Marti.
Abstract: Data from this information collection are used by BBG's Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) in fulfillment of its mandate to evaluate effectiveness of Radio and TV Marti operations by estimating the audience size and composition for broadcasts; and assess signal reception, credibility and relevance of programming through this research.
Proposed Frequency of Responses:
Number of Respondents—4880.
Total Annual Burden—560.Start Signature
Dated: January 2, 2001.
Dennis D. Sokol,
Director of Administration.
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