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Weather Modification Activities Reports

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AGENCY:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

ACTION:

Proposed information collection; comment request.

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, Pub. L. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506 (c)(2)(A)).

DATES:

Written comments must be submitted on or before July 16, 2001.

ADDRESSES:

Direct all written comments to Madeleine Clayton, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6086, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington DC 20230 (or via Internet at MClayton@doc.gov).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Karen King, R/WA, Room 11216, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring MD 20910-3282 (phone 301-713-0460, ext. 202).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

Section 6(b) of Pub. L. 92-205 requires that persons who engage in weather modification activities (e.g. cloud-seeding) provide reports prior to and after the activity. They are also required to maintain certain records. The requirements are detailed in 15 CFR 908. NOAA uses the data for scientific research, historical statistics, international reports, and other purposes.

II. Method of Collection

Paper forms and recordkeeping are used.

III. Data

OMB Number: 0648-0025

Form Number: NOAA Forms 17-4 and 17-4A.

Type of Review: Regular submission.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 40

Estimated Time Per Response: 30 minutes per report, 5 hours per year for recordkeeping.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 240

Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $160.

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 Start Printed Page 27068burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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.

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Dated: May 10, 2001.

Madeleine Clayton,

Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 01-12362 Filed 5-15-01; 8:45 am]

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