Current Population Surveys (CPS) Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS), 13448-13449 [05-5521]

Download as PDF 13448 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 53 / Monday, March 21, 2005 / Notices Section 343 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 states that revisions made after enactment of the law to NRCS State technical guides used to carry out highly erodible land and wetland provisions of the law shall be made available for public review and comment. For the next 30 days, the NRCS in Virginia will receive comments relative to the proposed changes. Following that period, a determination will be made by the NRCS in Virginia regarding disposition of those comments and a final determination of change will be made to the subject standards. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 9, 2005. Kenneth E. Carter, Assistant State Conservationist (Programs), Natural Resources Conservation Service, Richmond, Virginia. [FR Doc. 05–5456 Filed 3–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce 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: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Prohibited Species Donation Program. Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: 0648–0316. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 229. Number of Respondents: 21. Average Hours Per Response: 7 minutes (0.12 hours). Needs and Uses: A prohibited species donation (PSD) program for salmon and halibut was approved by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and implemented by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). This program has effectively reduced regulatory discard of salmon and halibut by allowing fish that would otherwise be discarded to be donated to needy individuals through tax-exempt organizations. The vessels and processing plants participating in the donation program voluntarily retain and process salmon and halibut bycatch. An authorized, tax-exempt, distributor, chosen by NMFS is responsible for monitoring the retention and processing of fish donated by vessels and processors. The authorized distributor VerDate jul<14>2003 18:36 Mar 18, 2005 Jkt 205001 also coordinates the processing, storage, transportation, and distribution of salmon and halibut. The PSD program requires a collection-of-information so that NMFS can monitor the authorized distributors’ ability to effectively supervise program participants and ensure that donated fish are properly processed, stored, and distributed. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Business or other for-profit organizations; State, Local or Tribal Government. Frequency: Triennially and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. 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 David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395–7285, or David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. Dated: March 16, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–5522 Filed 3–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Current Population Surveys (CPS) Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS) ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. 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. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Submit written comments on or before May 20, 2005. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at DHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Dennis Clark, U.S. Census Bureau, FOB 3, Room 3340, Washington, DC 20233–8400, (301) 763– 3806. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau is requesting clearance for the collection of data concerning the HVS. The current clearance expires October 31, 2005. The HVS has been conducted in conjunction with the CPS since 1956 and serves a broad array of data users as described below. We conduct the HVS interviews with landlords or other knowledgeable people concerning vacant housing units identified in the monthly CPS sample and meeting certain criteria. The HVS provides the only quarterly and annual statistics on rental vacancy rates and home ownership rates for the United States, the four census regions, the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and the 100 largest metropolitan areas (MAs). Private and public sector organizations use these rates extensively to gauge and analyze the housing market with regard to supply, cost, and affordability at various points in time. In addition, the rental vacancy rate is a component of the index of leading economic indicators published by the Department of Commerce. Policy analysts, program managers, budget analysts, and congressional staff use these data to advise the executive and legislative branches of government with respect to the number and characteristics of units available for occupancy and the suitability of housing initiatives. Several other government agencies use these data on a continuing basis in calculating consumer expenditures for housing as a component of the gross national product; to project mortgage demands; and to measure the adequacy of the supply of rental and homeowner units. In addition, investment firms use the HVS data to analyze market trends and for economic forecasting. II. Method of Collection Field representatives collect this HVS information by personal-visit interviews in conjunction with the regular monthly CPS interviewing. We collect HVS data concerning units that are vacant and E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 53 / Monday, March 21, 2005 / Notices 13449 intended for year-round occupancy as determined during the CPS interview. Approximately 6,518 units in the CPS sample meet these criteria each month. All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted interviewing. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1378] [Order No. 1381] III. Data Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 158 Vicksburg/Jackson, MI Grant of Authority for Subzone Status, Pfizer, Inc. (Pharmaceuticals/Animal Health Products), Lee’s Summit, MO OMB Number: 0607–0179. Form Number: HVS–600 (Fact Sheet for the Housing Vacancy Survey), CPS– 263 (L) (Introductory letter explaining the need for the survey and answering frequently asked questions) and BC– 1428RV (Brochure—The U.S. Census Bureau Respects Your Privacy and Keeps Your Personal Information Confidential). Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Individuals who have knowledge of the vacant sample unit (e.g., landlord, rental agents, neighbors). Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,518 per month. Estimated Time Per Response: 3 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,910 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to respondents is that of their time. Respondents Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C., Section 182, and Title 29, U.S.C., Sections 1–9. 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 technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for the Office of Management and Budget approval of this information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Vicksburg/Jackson Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 158, submitted an application to the Board for authority to expand FTZ 158 to include eight sites (Sites 10–17) in Lee County, Mississippi, adjacent to the Memphis, Tennessee, Customs port of entry and to restore zone status to 124 acres at Site 2 (Jackson International Airport Complex) in Jackson, Mississippi, within the Jackson Customs port of entry (FTZ Docket 30–2004; filed 7/28/ 04); Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (69 FR 47865, 8/6/04) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to expand FTZ 158 is approved, subject to the Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28, and subject to the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the overall zone project, and further subject to a sunset provision that would terminate authority for the proposed sites on March 31, 2012, unless the sites are activated under FTZ procedures. Dated: March 16, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–5521 Filed 3–18–05; 8:45 am] Signed in Washington, DC, this 8th day of March, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. Attest: Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–5533 Filed 3–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones Act provides for ‘‘* * * the establishment * * * of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes,’’ and authorizes the Foreign-Trade Zones Board to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs ports of entry; Whereas, the Board’s regulations (15 CFR Part 400) provide for the establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities cannot serve the specific use involved, and when the activity results in a significant public benefit and is in the public interest; Whereas, Greater Kansas City Foreign Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of ForeignTrade Zone 15, has made application to the Board for authority to establish special-purpose subzone at the manufacturing facilities of Pfizer, Inc., located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri (FTZ Docket 49–2004, filed 10/29/2004); Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (69 FR 64274–64275, 11/04/ 2004); and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that approval of the application is in the public interest; BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate jul<14>2003 18:36 Mar 18, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status at the manufacturing facilities of Pfizer, Inc., located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri (Subzone 15G), at the location described in the application, and subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 53 (Monday, March 21, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13448-13449]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-5521]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Current Population Surveys (CPS) Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS)

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.

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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. 
3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Submit written comments on or before May 20, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at DHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Dennis Clark, U.S. Census Bureau, FOB 3, Room 3340, 
Washington, DC 20233-8400, (301) 763-3806.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau is requesting clearance for the collection of 
data concerning the HVS. The current clearance expires October 31, 
2005. The HVS has been conducted in conjunction with the CPS since 1956 
and serves a broad array of data users as described below.
    We conduct the HVS interviews with landlords or other knowledgeable 
people concerning vacant housing units identified in the monthly CPS 
sample and meeting certain criteria. The HVS provides the only 
quarterly and annual statistics on rental vacancy rates and home 
ownership rates for the United States, the four census regions, the 50 
states and the District of Columbia, and the 100 largest metropolitan 
areas (MAs). Private and public sector organizations use these rates 
extensively to gauge and analyze the housing market with regard to 
supply, cost, and affordability at various points in time.
    In addition, the rental vacancy rate is a component of the index of 
leading economic indicators published by the Department of Commerce. 
Policy analysts, program managers, budget analysts, and congressional 
staff use these data to advise the executive and legislative branches 
of government with respect to the number and characteristics of units 
available for occupancy and the suitability of housing initiatives. 
Several other government agencies use these data on a continuing basis 
in calculating consumer expenditures for housing as a component of the 
gross national product; to project mortgage demands; and to measure the 
adequacy of the supply of rental and homeowner units. In addition, 
investment firms use the HVS data to analyze market trends and for 
economic forecasting.

II. Method of Collection

    Field representatives collect this HVS information by personal-
visit interviews in conjunction with the regular monthly CPS 
interviewing. We collect HVS data concerning units that are vacant and

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intended for year-round occupancy as determined during the CPS 
interview. Approximately 6,518 units in the CPS sample meet these 
criteria each month. All interviews are conducted using computer-
assisted interviewing.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0179.
    Form Number: HVS-600 (Fact Sheet for the Housing Vacancy Survey), 
CPS-263 (L) (Introductory letter explaining the need for the survey and 
answering frequently asked questions) and BC-1428RV (Brochure--The U.S. 
Census Bureau Respects Your Privacy and Keeps Your Personal Information 
Confidential).
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: Individuals who have knowledge of the vacant 
sample unit (e.g., landlord, rental agents, neighbors).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,518 per month.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 3 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,910 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to respondents is that 
of their time.

    Respondents Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C., Section 182, and Title 29, 
U.S.C., Sections 1-9.

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 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for the Office of Management and Budget 
approval of this information collection; they will also become a matter 
of public record.

    Dated: March 16, 2005.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-5521 Filed 3-18-05; 8:45 am]
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