[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 166 (Monday, August 29, 2022)]
[Page 52813]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-18576]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request; 
National Science Foundation Request for Proposals

AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to 
reinstate, with changes, this collection. In accordance with the 
requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are providing 
opportunity for public comment on this action. After obtaining and 
considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of this collection for 
no longer than 3 years.

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by October 28, 
2022 to be assured consideration. Comments received after that date 
will be considered to the extent practicable. Send comments to the 
address below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance 
Officer, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 
E7400, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone (703) 292-7556; or send 
email to [email protected]. Individuals who use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay 
Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 
days a week, 365 days a year (including Federal holidays).

    Title of Collection: United States Antarctic Program (USAP) Climate 
    OMB Approval Number: 3145-0260.
    Expiration Date of Approval: Not applicable.
    Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to reinstate with 
revisions an information collection for three years. The primary 
purpose of this reinstatement is to identify and study the perceptions 
and perspectives of USAP participants located in Antarctica. The 
surveys address attitudes and concerns that will help NSF work with 
program participants and participating organizations to instill 
positive changes.
    Proposed Project: In accordance with presidential memo 6646 the NSF 
manages the US Antarctic Program including occupation of three year-
round stations located on the Antarctic continent. NSF is committed to 
a workplace and community that fosters a climate free from sexual 
assault and harassment. NSF has recently completed a Sexual Assault/
Harassment Prevention and Response (SAHR) program which requires 
reinstatement of this information collection.
    Use of the Information: Disseminating a climate survey ensures 
accurate baseline data that will allow NSF to monitor SAHPR program 
progress, course correct efforts, and objectively demonstrate 
    Burden on the Public: The Foundation estimates that an average of 
1,180 respondents are expected to complete the request per year for a 
total of (580) burden hours annually.
    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 of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

    Dated: August 24, 2022.
Suzanne H. Plimpton,
Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation.
[FR Doc. 2022-18576 Filed 8-26-22; 8:45 am]