The Department of Commerce will submit 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: NIST Associates Information System.
OMB Control Number: None.
Form Number(s): None.
Type of Request: Regular submission (new information collection).
Burden Hours: 2,000.
Number of Respondents: 4,000.
Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes.
Needs and Uses: NIST Associates (NA) will include guest researchers, research associates, contractors, and other non-NIST employees that require access to the NIST campuses or resources. The NIST Associates Information System (NAIS) information collection instrument(s) are completed by incoming NAs. They are asked to provide personal identifying data including home address, date and place of birth, employer name and address, and basic security information. The data provided by the collection instruments is input into NAIS, which automatically populates the appropriate forms, and is routed through the approval process. NIST's Office of Security receives security forms through the NAIS process and is able to allow preliminary access to NIST for NAs. The data collected is the basis for further security investigations as necessary.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
OMB Desk Officer: Jasmeet Seehra, (202) 395-3123.
Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Jessica Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to, OMB Desk Officer, Jasmeet Seehra, FAX Number (202) 395-5167, or Jasmeet_K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov).
Dated: July 6, 2012.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-16998 Filed 7-11-12; 8:45 am]
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