Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 6613 [05-2327]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 8, 2005 / Notices and Departmental Regulation 1512–1; therefore, the Executive Order and Departmental Regulation do not apply to this action. In the December 8, 2004, Federal Register (69 FR 70994), GIPSA asked persons interested in providing official services in the South Texas area to submit an application for designation. There were four applicants for the South Texas area: Plainview Grain Inspection and Weighing Service, Inc. (Plainview), and D. R. Schaal Agency, Inc., (Schaal) both currently designated official agencies; a company proposing to do business as Global Grain Inspection Services, Inc., (Global) with the parent company of BSI Inspectorate America Corporation, and Tyrone Martin, Sr., proposing to do business as Gulf South Regional Grain Service, LLC, (Gulf South). Plainview, Schaal, Global, and Gulf South applied for designation to provide official services in the entire area named in the December 8, 2004, Federal Register. GIPSA is publishing this notice to provide interested persons the opportunity to present comments concerning the applicants. Commenters are encouraged to submit reasons and pertinent data for support or objection to the designation of the applicants. All comments must be submitted to the Compliance Division at the above address. Comments and other available information will be considered in making a final decision. GIPSA will publish notice of the final decision in the Federal Register, and GIPSA will send the applicants written notification of the decision. Authority: Pub. L. 94–582, 90 Stat. 2867, as amended (7 U.S.C. 71 et seq.). Dated: February 3, 2005. David R. Shipman, Deputy Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 05–2387 Filed 2–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–EN–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request DOC has submitted 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: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: 2004 Panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation, Wave 5 Topical Modules. VerDate jul<14>2003 19:01 Feb 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 Form Number(s): SIPP 24505(L) Director’s Letter; SIPP/CAPI Automated Instrument; SIPP 24003 Reminder Card. Agency Approval Number: 0607– 0905. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Burden: 148,028 hours. Number of Respondents: 97,650. Avg Hours Per Response: 30 Minutes. Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau requests authorization from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct the Wave 5 topical module interview for the 2004 Panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). We are also requesting approval for a few replacement questions in the reinterview instrument. The core SIPP and reinterview instruments were cleared under Authorization No. 0607– 0905. The SIPP is designed as a continuing series of national panels of interviewed households that are introduced every few years, with each panel having durations of 3 to 4 years. The 2004 Panel is scheduled for four years and will include twelve waves of interviewing. All household members 15 years old or over are interviewed a total of twelve times (twelve waves), at 4-month intervals, making the SIPP a longitudinal survey. The survey is molded around a central ‘‘core’’ of labor force and income questions that remain fixed throughout the life of a panel. The core is supplemented with questions designed to answer specific needs. These supplemental questions are included with the core and are referred to as ‘‘topical modules.’’ The topical modules for the 2004 Panel Wave 5 are School Enrollment and Financing, Child Support Agreements, Support for Nonhousehold Members, Functional Limitations and Disability for Adults and Children, Employer Provided Health Benefits, and Adult Well-being. The Child Support Agreements, Support for Non-household Members, Functional Limitations and Disability for Adults and Children, and Adult Well-being topical modules were previously conducted in the 2001 Panel Wave 8 instrument. The School Enrollment and Financing and Employer Provided Health Benefits topical modules were previously conducted in the 2001 Panel Wave 5 instrument. 2004 Panel Wave 5 interviews will be conducted from June 2005 through September 2005. Data provided by the SIPP are being used by economic policymakers, the Congress, state and local governments, and Federal agencies that administer PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6613 social welfare or transfer payment programs, such as the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture. The SIPP represents a source of information for a wide variety of topics and allows information for separate topics to be integrated to form a single and unified database so that the interaction between tax, transfer, and other government and private policies can be examined. Government domestic policy formulators depend heavily upon the SIPP information concerning the distribution of income received directly as money or indirectly as in-kind benefits and the effect of tax and transfer programs on this distribution. They also need improved and expanded data on the income and general economic and financial situation of the U.S. population. The SIPP has provided these kinds of data on a continuing basis since 1983, permitting levels of economic well-being and changes in these levels to be measured over time. Monetary incentives to encourage nonrespondents to participate is planned for all waves of the 2004 SIPP Panel. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: Every 4 months. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 182. OMB Desk Officer: Susan Schechter, (202) 395–5103. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202)482–0266, Department of Commerce, room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dhynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Susan Schechter, OMB Desk Officer either by fax (202–395–7245) or e-mail (susan_schechter@omb.eop.gov). Dated: February 2, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–2327 Filed 2–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau 2006 Census Test Group Quarters Validation Operation ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 8, 2005)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    DOC has submitted 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: U.S. Census Bureau.
    Title: 2004 Panel of the Survey of Income and Program 
Participation, Wave 5 Topical Modules.
    Form Number(s): SIPP 24505(L) Director's Letter; SIPP/CAPI 
Automated Instrument; SIPP 24003 Reminder Card.
    Agency Approval Number: 0607-0905.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 148,028 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 97,650.
    Avg Hours Per Response: 30 Minutes.
    Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau requests authorization from 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct the Wave 5 topical 
module interview for the 2004 Panel of the Survey of Income and Program 
Participation (SIPP). We are also requesting approval for a few 
replacement questions in the reinterview instrument. The core SIPP and 
reinterview instruments were cleared under Authorization No. 0607-0905.
    The SIPP is designed as a continuing series of national panels of 
interviewed households that are introduced every few years, with each 
panel having durations of 3 to 4 years. The 2004 Panel is scheduled for 
four years and will include twelve waves of interviewing. All household 
members 15 years old or over are interviewed a total of twelve times 
(twelve waves), at 4-month intervals, making the SIPP a longitudinal 
survey.
    The survey is molded around a central ``core'' of labor force and 
income questions that remain fixed throughout the life of a panel. The 
core is supplemented with questions designed to answer specific needs. 
These supplemental questions are included with the core and are 
referred to as ``topical modules.'' The topical modules for the 2004 
Panel Wave 5 are School Enrollment and Financing, Child Support 
Agreements, Support for Non-household Members, Functional Limitations 
and Disability for Adults and Children, Employer Provided Health 
Benefits, and Adult Well-being. The Child Support Agreements, Support 
for Non-household Members, Functional Limitations and Disability for 
Adults and Children, and Adult Well-being topical modules were 
previously conducted in the 2001 Panel Wave 8 instrument. The School 
Enrollment and Financing and Employer Provided Health Benefits topical 
modules were previously conducted in the 2001 Panel Wave 5 instrument. 
2004 Panel Wave 5 interviews will be conducted from June 2005 through 
September 2005.
    Data provided by the SIPP are being used by economic policymakers, 
the Congress, state and local governments, and Federal agencies that 
administer social welfare or transfer payment programs, such as the 
Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of 
Agriculture. The SIPP represents a source of information for a wide 
variety of topics and allows information for separate topics to be 
integrated to form a single and unified database so that the 
interaction between tax, transfer, and other government and private 
policies can be examined. Government domestic policy formulators depend 
heavily upon the SIPP information concerning the distribution of income 
received directly as money or indirectly as in-kind benefits and the 
effect of tax and transfer programs on this distribution. They also 
need improved and expanded data on the income and general economic and 
financial situation of the U.S. population. The SIPP has provided these 
kinds of data on a continuing basis since 1983, permitting levels of 
economic well-being and changes in these levels to be measured over 
time. Monetary incentives to encourage non-respondents to participate 
is planned for all waves of the 2004 SIPP Panel.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Frequency: Every 4 months.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 182.
    OMB Desk Officer: Susan Schechter, (202) 395-5103.
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance 
Officer, (202)482-0266, Department of Commerce, room 6625, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at 
dhynek@doc.gov).
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to Susan Schechter, OMB Desk Officer either by fax (202-395-7245) or e-
mail (susan_schechter@omb.eop.gov).

    Dated: February 2, 2005.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-2327 Filed 2-7-05; 8:45 am]
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