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1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions on the USGS, including whether the information will have practical utility;
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3. The quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
4. How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology.
Title: The National Atlas of the United States of America®.
Current OMB approval number: 1028-0057.
Abstract: Potential customers of National Atlas products and services will be asked questions that provide (1) potential uses of these products and services; (2) types of personal computers and telecommunications used; (3) current methods of acquiring atlas-type information; (4) demographic information; (5) personal expectations from the products; (6) suggestions for improving these products and services. Survey questionnaires will be distributed by mail in a return postage-paid format, in person at National Atlas exhibits and other venues, and via the World Wide Web. Focus groups will be held at various locations across the United States and could include prototype product testing. Software usability studies will be conducted at various locations and will result in the development of products and services that are easier to use. Customer information gathered from the questionnaires, focus groups, and usability studies will be used to evaluate and improve the National Atlas of the United State based on customer responses. The proposed collection is limited in scope to the National Atlas products and the capability of the products to meet customer needs.
Bureau form number: None.
Frequency: An estimated 2-3 surveys, 2-5 focus groups, and 2-5 software usability studies per year to evaluate potential customer segments and reactions.
Description of respondents: Owners of personal computers, with Internet access. Potentially the general public, libraries, and schools.
Estimated completion time: Varies depending on the mechanism used: Approximately 0.15 minutes per survey and 1 hour per focus group session of usability test session.
Annual responses: Approximately 1,000 survey, 75 focus group responses, and 75 software usability responses.
Annual burden hours: 400.
Bureau clearance officer: John Cordyack, 703-648-7313.Start Signature
Dated: July 14, 2003.
Robert A. Lidwin,
Chief of Staff for Geography.
[FR Doc. 03-19100 Filed 7-25-03; 8:45 am]
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