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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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The Department of Commerce has submitted 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 Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Title: Generic Request for Program Evaluation Data Collections.

Form Number(s): None.

OMB Approval Number: 0693-0033.

Type of Review: Regular submission.

Burden Hours: 3,022.

Number of Respondents: 4,000.

Average Hours Per Response: Varied dependent upon data collection. However, average time is expected to be 30 minutes.

Needs and Uses: NIST proposes to conduct surveys designed to evaluate current programs from a customer prospective. The surveys will offer customers the opportunity to express views on the programs they are asked to evaluate. Use of these types of data collections will present NIST with a measure of the economic impact of products, services, or assistance provided by NIST and will give NIST customers a mechanism to suggest how Start Printed Page 39509programs may be improved and then to provide valuable strategic input on enhancing the future direction of NIST programs.

Affected Public: Business or for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, and individuals or households.

Frequency: On occasion.

Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

OMB Desk Officer: Jacqueline Zeiher, (202) 395-4638.

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 6625, 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 David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: June 25, 2003.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-16636 Filed 7-1-03; 8:45 am]