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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.

Title: NIST Generic Clearance for Usability Data Collections.

OMB Control Number: 0693-0043.

Form Number(s): None.

Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection).

Number of Respondents: 8,500.

Average Hours per Response: Varied, dependent upon the data collection method used. The possible response time to complete a questionnaire may be 15 minutes or 2 hours to participate in an empirical study.

Burden Hours: 5,000.

Needs and Uses: NIST will conduct information collections of usability data involving usage of technological devices (such as web sites, handheld computers, cell phones, and robots.) This information will enable NIST researchers to study human-computer interactions and help establish guidelines and standards for more effective and efficient interactions.

Affected Public: Individual or households; State, Local or Tribal Government; Federal Government.

Frequency: On occasion.

Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

OMB Desk Officer: Jasmeet Seehra, (202) 395-3123.

Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Jennifer 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

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Jasmeet Seehra, OMB Desk Officer, Fax number (202) 395-5167, or via the Internet at

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Dated: October 5, 2012.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2012-25093 Filed 10-11-12; 8:45 am]