Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 18355-18356 [05-7108]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 68 / Monday, April 11, 2005 / Notices population estimates calculation and to update the Census Bureau’s Master Address File (MAF) and Topographically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) System. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: One time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Section 196. 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: April 5, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–7111 Filed 4–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–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 Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Title: Performance Reporting System (PRS) for the Technology Opportunities Program (TOP). Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: 0660–0015. Type of Review: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 1,526. Number of Respondents: 27. Average Hours Per Response: Start-Up Documentation, 20 hours; Progress Reports, 4 hours; Annual Report, 30 minutes; and Final Closeout Report, 20 hours. Needs and Uses: The purpose of the Technology Opportunities Program (TOP), is to promote the widespread and VerDate jul<14>2003 17:45 Apr 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 efficient use of advanced telecommunications services in the public and non-profit sectors to serve America’s communities through the award of matching grants. In order to ensure that grant recipients are effectively carrying out the goals of TOP and the agency, and to comply with the Government Performance and Results Act, NTIA will collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data relating to start-up documentation, quarterly and annual progress reports, and close-out documentation on TOP-funded projects. NTIA uses the online data collection instrument to regularly evaluate the impacts of its projects, to monitor grants more efficiently and effectively, and to provide timely technical assistance to grant recipients. The Performance Reporting System is a web-based structured reporting system for both quantitative and qualitative project information. Affected Public: State, local or tribal government; not-for profit institutions. Frequency: Project start, quarterly, annually, and final report. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: Kristy LaLonde, (202) 395–7232. 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, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. Dated: April 5, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–7138 Filed 4–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–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: Census Employment Inquiry. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18355 Form Number(s): BC–170A, BC–170B, BC–170D. Agency Approval Number: 0607– 0139. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Burden: 8,500 hours. Number of Respondents: 34,000. Avg Hours Per Response: 15 minutes. Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau requests continued OMB approval for the BC–170, Census Employment Inquiry. We are also requesting minor modifications to the data collected. The BC–170 is used to collect information such as personal data and work experience from job applicants. The BC–170 is completed by job applicants before or at the time they are tested. Selecting officials review the information shown on the form to evaluate an applicant’s eligibility for employment and to determine the best qualified applicants to fill Census jobs. The BC–170 is used throughout the census and intercensal periods for the special census, pretests, and dress rehearsals for short-term time limited appointments. Applicants completing the form for a census related position are applying for temporary jobs in office and field positions (clerks, enumerators, crew leaders, supervisors). In addition, as an option to the OF–612, Optional Application for Federal Employment, the BC–170 may be used when applying for temporary/permanent office and field positions (clerks, field representatives, supervisors) on a recurring survey in one of the Census Bureau’s 12 Regional Offices (ROs) throughout the United States. During the decennial census, the BC– 170 is intended to expedite hiring and selection in situations requiring large numbers of temporary employees for assignments of a limited duration. The use of this form is limited to only situations which require the establishment of a temporary office and/ or involve special, one-time or recurring survey operations at one of the ROs. The form has been demonstrated to meet our recruitment needs for temporary workers and requires significantly less burden than the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Optional Forms that are available for use by the public when applying for Federal positions. In addition, before the 2010 decennial census, we expect to recruit approximately 102,000 applicants for census jobs (i.e., one-time censuses, special censuses and decennial pretests and dress rehearsals), which would equate to a significant reduction in the required paperwork and public burden. The form has been slightly modified for specific usage by each of the three E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 18356 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 68 / Monday, April 11, 2005 / Notices areas named below. The recurring survey form is identified as the BC– 170A. The form for special censuses is identified as the BC–170B, and the form for decennial pretests as the BC–170D. The variation of forms by operation, is to collect specific data needed based on the nature of the operation. The major area of difference relates to the collection of work history. A cover sheet will be attached to each respective BC– 170 to provide applicants with a brief description of their prospective job duties with the Census Bureau; the cover sheet message will vary for decennial, special censuses, or recurring survey positions. Affected Public: Individuals. Frequency: One-time. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain benefits. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Section 23 a and c. 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: April 5, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–7108 Filed 4–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Survey of Building and Zoning Permit Systems 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, VerDate jul<14>2003 17:45 Apr 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 10, 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(s) and instructions should be directed to Erica Filipek, Census Bureau, Room 2105, FOB 4, Washington, DC 20233–6900, (301) 763– 5161 (or via the Internet at erica.mary.filipek@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau produces statistics used to monitor activity in the large and dynamic construction industry. These statistics help state and local governments and the Federal Government, as well as private industry, to analyze this important sector of the economy. The accuracy of the Census Bureau statistics regarding the amount of construction authorized depends on data supplied by building and zoning officials throughout the country. The Census Bureau uses the Survey of Building and Zoning Permit Systems to obtain information from state and local building permit officials needed for updating the universe of permit-issuing places. The questions pertain to the legal requirements for issuing building or zoning permits in the local jurisdictions. Information is obtained on such items as geographic coverage and types of construction for which permits are issued. The universe of permit-issuing places is the sampling frame for the Building Permits Survey (BPS) and the Survey of Construction (SOC). These two sample surveys provide widely used measures of construction activity, including the economic indicators, Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits and Housing Starts. We plan to change the format of the form and add a question asking how many new residential housing unit permits were issued in the prior calendar year. II. Method of Collection The form is sent to a jurisdiction when the Census Bureau has reason to believe that a new permit system has been established or an existing one has changed, based on information from a PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 variety of sources including survey respondents, regional councils and the Census Bureau’s Geography Division which keeps abreast of changes in corporate status. Responses typically approach 85 percent. III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0350. Form Number: C–411. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State and Local Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000 per year. Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The cost to the respondents is estimated to be $9,770 based on an average hourly salary of $19.54 for state and local government employees. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 182. 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 OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 5, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–7112 Filed 4–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau 2006 Census Test Group Quarters Advance Visit ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 68 (Monday, April 11, 2005)]
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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: Census Employment Inquiry.
    Form Number(s): BC-170A, BC-170B, BC-170D.
    Agency Approval Number: 0607-0139.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 8,500 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 34,000.
    Avg Hours Per Response: 15 minutes.
    Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau requests continued OMB 
approval for the BC-170, Census Employment Inquiry. We are also 
requesting minor modifications to the data collected. The BC-170 is 
used to collect information such as personal data and work experience 
from job applicants. The BC-170 is completed by job applicants before 
or at the time they are tested. Selecting officials review the 
information shown on the form to evaluate an applicant's eligibility 
for employment and to determine the best qualified applicants to fill 
Census jobs.
    The BC-170 is used throughout the census and intercensal periods 
for the special census, pretests, and dress rehearsals for short-term 
time limited appointments. Applicants completing the form for a census 
related position are applying for temporary jobs in office and field 
positions (clerks, enumerators, crew leaders, supervisors). In 
addition, as an option to the OF-612, Optional Application for Federal 
Employment, the BC-170 may be used when applying for temporary/
permanent office and field positions (clerks, field representatives, 
supervisors) on a recurring survey in one of the Census Bureau's 12 
Regional Offices (ROs) throughout the United States.
    During the decennial census, the BC-170 is intended to expedite 
hiring and selection in situations requiring large numbers of temporary 
employees for assignments of a limited duration. The use of this form 
is limited to only situations which require the establishment of a 
temporary office and/or involve special, one-time or recurring survey 
operations at one of the ROs. The form has been demonstrated to meet 
our recruitment needs for temporary workers and requires significantly 
less burden than the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Optional 
Forms that are available for use by the public when applying for 
Federal positions. In addition, before the 2010 decennial census, we 
expect to recruit approximately 102,000 applicants for census jobs 
(i.e., one-time censuses, special censuses and decennial pretests and 
dress rehearsals), which would equate to a significant reduction in the 
required paperwork and public burden.
    The form has been slightly modified for specific usage by each of 
the three

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areas named below. The recurring survey form is identified as the BC-
170A. The form for special censuses is identified as the BC-170B, and 
the form for decennial pretests as the BC-170D. The variation of forms 
by operation, is to collect specific data needed based on the nature of 
the operation. The major area of difference relates to the collection 
of work history. A cover sheet will be attached to each respective BC-
170 to provide applicants with a brief description of their prospective 
job duties with the Census Bureau; the cover sheet message will vary 
for decennial, special censuses, or recurring survey positions.
    Affected Public: Individuals.
    Frequency: One-time.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain benefits.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Section 23 a and c.
    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: April 5, 2005.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-7108 Filed 4-8-05; 8:45 am]
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