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Survey of Industrial Research Institute Members

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ACTION:

Proposed 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, Public. Law. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES:

Written comments must be submitted on or before April 29, 2002.

ADDRESSES:

Direct all written comments to Madeleine Clayton, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6086, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the 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 Barbara Lambis, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4700, Administration Building, Room A333, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4700. (Tel: 301-975-4447; e-mail: barbara.lambis@nist.gov)

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

The information collection is part of a joint study being done by the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) and the Industrial Research Institute (IRI) to understand the investment-decision tools that medium-to-large companies use for funding high-risk technology development. This information collection from IRI member-companies will help ATP make more informed decisions when it evaluates proposals from medium-to-large firms.

II. Method of Collection

E-mail survey and telephone interviews.

III. Data

OMB Number: None.

Form Number: None.

Type of Review: Regular submission.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 50.

Estimated Time Per Response: 30 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25.

Estimated Total Annual Cost to the 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 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 will also become a matter of public record.

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Dated: February 20, 2002.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-4486 Filed 2-25-02; 8:45 am]

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