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Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 12:49 (EST)
From: TInews Announcement <announce@tinet.ita.doc.gov>
To: TInews Announcement <tiannounce@tinet.ita.doc.gov>
Subject: Comments Requested for In-Flight Survey Program

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11/30/2001

Comments Requested for In-Flight Survey Program

Please review the following information and submit your comments by January 14, 2002. Your comments will be summarized and used in Tourism Industries' (TI) Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical clearance package for the In-Flight Survey.

TI's current clearance for this survey program expires at the end of March 2002. To obtain a permission to continue this survey, TI must submit a statistical clearance package to OMB. Part of the clearance package entails a Federal Register Notice in which the industry is asked to submit comments related to the four issues requested. If OMB decides the money provided by the Federal Government for the In-Flight Survey is not provide a benefit to the taxpayer, they may terminate the program, thus reducing government survey burdens on the public.

OMB uses the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public on items it is reviewing. To ensure you have an opportunity to state your views on this program, TI is issuing this announcement. Please continue to read the information provided. It will provide information on how to find this notice and a summary of what you will be asked to provide comments on.

In the Federal Register: November 14, 2001, (Volume 66, Number 220)] [Under: Notices], [Page 57033-57-34], [DOCID: fr14no01-32]. The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration issued a request for comments on the TI's In-Flight Survey. The actual notice can be found on-line from the Federal Register Online via a GPO Access web site at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aces140.html

You can also see the announcement by visiting TI's web site under the Questionnaire section at: https://travel.trade.gov/research/programs/ifs/question.html. Once there, please click on the link for the Federal Register.

Please review the information contained in the document. You will be asked to provide comments 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 costs) 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 forms of information technology. 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.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 14, 2002. Do not send your comments to TI.

Direct all written comment to: Madeleine Clayton, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-3129, Department of Commerce, Room 6086, 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20230 (or via the Internet at Mclayton@doc.gov.).

For more information on Tourism Industries In-Flight Survey, please visit our web site. You can find this information at: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/

If you have any questions, or need any additional information, please contact the Tourism Industry contact listed in the Federal Register Notice.

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