[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 63 (Thursday, April 2, 1998)]
[Pages 16249-16250]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-8617]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Weather Modification 
Activities Reports

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 1, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Linda Engelmeier, 
Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 
5327, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Dr. Joe Golden, NOAA/OAR, Station 11426, 1315 
East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301-713-0460, ext. 123).


I. Abstract

    Public Law 92-205, as amended, requires that all non-Federal 
weather modification activities in the U.S. and its territories be 
reported to the Secretary of Commerce. NOAA retains these reports and 
makes them available to a variety of users interested in weather 
modification activities. Information is also forwarded to Canada on 
activities within 200 miles of our common border, and to the World 
Meteorological Organization.

II. Method of Collection

    Each project must file an initial and a final report, and also 
maintain a daily log of activities.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0025.
    Form Number: NOAA Forms 17-4, 17-4A, and 17-4B.
    Type of Review: Regular Submission.

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    Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit organizations; and 
State, local, or tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 40.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 30 minutes per report, 5 hours for 
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 240 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0 (no capital expenditures are 

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: March 27, 1998.
Linda Engelmeier,
Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Office of Management and 
[FR Doc. 98-8617 Filed 4-1-98; 8:45 am]