[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 86 (Monday, May 5, 2014)]
[Pages 25581-25582]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-10174]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Weather 
Modification Activities Reports

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.


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.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 7, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Karen Williams, (301) 734-1196 or 
[email protected].


I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a current information collection.
    Section 6(b) of Public Law 92-205 requires that persons who engage 
in weather modification activities (e.g., cloud seeding) provide 
reports prior to and after the activity. They are also required to 
maintain certain records. The requirements are detailed in 15 CFR part 
908. NOAA uses the data for scientific research, historical statistics, 
international reports and other purposes.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. 
Methods of submittal include email of electronic forms, mail and 
facsimile transmission of paper forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0025.
    Form Number: NOAA Forms 17-4 and 17-4A.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other non-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 55.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes per report (2 reports 
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 55.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $275 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

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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: April 29, 2014.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-10174 Filed 5-2-14; 8:45 am]