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Federal Transit Administration, DOT.
30-Day notice of submission of information collection approval from the Office of Management and Budget and request for comments.
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): “Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery” to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Comments must be submitted before April 13, 2011.
All written comments must refer to the docket number that appears at the top of this document and be submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725—17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: FTA Desk Officer.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sylvia L. Marion, Office of Administration, Office of Management Planning, (202) 366-6680.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.
Abstract: The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration's commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Federal Transit Administration and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management.
Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: the target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential non-response bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for sub mission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results.
The agency received no comments in response to the 60-day notice published in the Federal Register on December 22, 2010 (75 FR 80542).
Current Actions: New collection of information.
Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government.
Below we provide the Federal Transit Administration's projected average estimates for the next three years:
Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 4.
Annual Responses: 2,700.
Frequency of Response: Once per request.
Average Minutes per Response: 3.8.
Burden Hours: 592 annually.Start Signature
Issued On: March 8, 2011.
Ann M. Linnertz,
Associate Administrator for Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-5830 Filed 3-11-11; 8:45 am]
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