Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Wave 7 of the 2004 Panel, 43680-43681 [05-14908]

Download as PDF 43680 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 144 / Thursday, July 28, 2005 / Notices by the program to evaluate program strengths and weaknesses in order to plan for improvements in program effectiveness and efficiency. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Jacqueline Zeiher, (202) 395–4638. 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: July 22, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–14910 Filed 7–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Wave 7 of the 2004 Panel ACTION: Notice. 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 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)). SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 2005. DATES: 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 ADDRESSES: VerDate jul<14>2003 13:40 Jul 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Patrick J. Benton, Census Bureau, FOB 3, Room 3387, Washington, DC 20233–8400, (301) 763– 4618. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau conducts the SIPP which is a household-based survey designed as a continuous series of national panels. New panels are introduced every few years with each panel usually having durations of one to five years. Respondents are interviewed at 4-month intervals or ‘‘waves’’ over the life of the panel. The survey is molded around a central ‘‘core’’ of labor force and income questions that remain fixed throughout the life of the panel. The core is supplemented with questions designed to address specific needs, such as obtaining information on retirement plans, taxes, and providing health care in the home. These supplemental questions are included with the core and are referred to as ‘‘topical modules.’’ 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, 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. The 2004 Panel is currently scheduled for 5 years and will include 15 waves of interviewing, which began in February 2004. The 2004 Panel is scheduled for 5 years because of the reauthoring of the instrument and reengineering of the post data collection processing systems for the 2009 Panel. Approximately 62,000 households were selected for the 2004 Panel, of which, 46,500 are expected to be interviewed. We estimate that each household will contain 2.1 people 15 years of age or older, yielding 97,650 interviews in Wave 1 and subsequent waves. Interviews take 30 minutes on average. Three waves of interviewing will occur in the 2004 SIPP Panel during FY 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The total annual burden for 2004 Panel SIPP interviews will be 146,475 hours in FY 2006. The topical modules for the 2004 Panel Wave 7 collect information about: • Informal Caregiving. • Retirement and Pension Plan Coverage. • Annual Income and Retirement Accounts. • Taxes. Wave 7 interviews will be conducted from February 2006 through May 2006. A 10-minute reinterview of 3,100 people is conducted at each wave to ensure accuracy of responses. Reinterviews will require an additional 1,553 burden hours in FY 2006. II. Method of Collection 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 1 to 4 years. All household members 15 years old or over are interviewed using regular proxyrespondent rules. During the 2004 Panel, respondents are interviewed a total of 15 times (15 waves) at 4-month intervals making the SIPP a longitudinal survey. Sample people (all household members present at the time of the first interview) who move within the country and reasonably close to a SIPP primary sampling unit will be followed and interviewed at their new address. Individuals 15 years old or over who enter the household after Wave 1 will be interviewed; however, if these individuals move, they are not followed unless they happen to move along with a Wave 1 sample individual. III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0905. Form Number: SIPP/CAPI Automated Instrument. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 97,650 people per wave. Estimated Time Per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 148,028. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to respondents is their time. 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 E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 144 / Thursday, July 28, 2005 / Notices 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 or included in the request for the Office of Management and Budget approval of this information collection. They also will become a matter of public record. Dated: July 22, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–14908 Filed 7–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Notice Requesting Nominations for the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) was constituted to advise the Secretary of Commerce through the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters relating to the U.S. commercial remote sensing industry and NOAA’s activities to carry out responsibilities of the Department of Commerce set forth in the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992 (15 U.S.C. Secs 5621–5625). The Committee is composed of leaders in the commercial space-based remote sensing industry, space-based remote sensing data users, government (federal, state, local), and academia. The Department of Commerce is seeking up to eight highly qualified individuals knowledgeable about the commercial space-based remote sensing industry and uses of space-based remote sensing data to serve on the Committee. DATES: Nominations must be postmarked on or before August 29, 2005. ACCRES was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on May 21, 2002, to advise the Secretary through the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters relating to the U.S. commercial remote sensing industry and NOAA’s activities SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate jul<14>2003 13:40 Jul 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 to carry out responsibilities of the Department of Commerce set forth in the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992 (15 U.S.C. 5621–5625). The Committee meets at least twice a year. Committee members serve in a representative capacity for a term of two years and may serve up to two consecutive terms, if reappointed. No less than 12 and no more than 15 individuals may serve on the Committee. Membership is comprised of highly qualified individuals representing the commercial spacebased remote sensing industry, spacebased remote sensing data users, government (Federal, state, local), and academia from a balance of geographical regions. Nominations are encouraged from all interested persons and organizations representing interests affected by the U.S. commercial spacebased remote sensing industry. Nominees must possess demonstrable expertise in a field related to the spacebased commercial remote sensing industry or exploitation of space-based commercial remotely sensed data and be able to attend committee meetings that are held at least two times per year. In addition, selected candidates must apply for and obtain a security clearance. Membership is voluntary, and service is without pay. Each nomination submission should include the proposed committee member’s name and organizational affiliation, a cover letter describing the nominee’s qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee, a curriculum vitae or resume of the nominee, and no more than three supporting letters describing the nominee’s qualifications and interest in serving on the Committee. Self-nominations are acceptable. The following contact information should accompany each submission: The nominee’s name, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address, if available. Nominations should be sent to Douglas Brauer, NOAA/NESDIS International and Interagency Affairs, 1335 East West Highway, Room 7311, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 and nominations must be received by August 29, 2005. The full text of the Committee Charter and its current membership can be viewed at the Agency’s Web page at http:// www.accres.noaa.gov/index.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Brauer, NOAA/NESDIS International and Interagency Affairs, 1335 East West Highway, Room 7311, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone (301) 713–2024 x213, fax PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43681 (301) 713–2032, e-mail Douglas.Brauer@noaa.gov. Gregory W. Withee, Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services. [FR Doc. 05–14928 Filed 7–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–HR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 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: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Title: Applications for Trademark Registration (formerly Trademark Processing). Form Number(s): PTO Forms 4.8, 4.9, 1478, and 1478(a). Agency Approval Number: 0651– 0009. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Burden: 74,593 hours annually. Number of Respondents: 253,801 responses per year. Avg. Hours Per Response: The USPTO estimates that the public will take approximately 15 to 23 minutes completing the applications in this collection, depending on the form and the nature of the information. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, create the documents, and submit the completed request. The time estimates for the electronic forms in this collection are based on the average amount of time needed to complete and electronically file the associated form. Needs and Uses: This collection of information is required by the Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq. and is implemented through the Trademark rules set forth in 37 CFR part 2. It provides for the registration of trademarks, service marks, collective trademarks and service marks, collective membership marks, and certification marks. Individuals and businesses who use their marks, or intend to use their marks, in commerce regulable by Congress, may file an application to register their mark. The USPTO is proposing to split this collection into four separate collections, based upon the Trademark business E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 144 (Thursday, July 28, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of 
Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Wave 7 of the 2004 Panel

ACTION: Notice.

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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 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: Written comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 
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 Patrick J. Benton, Census Bureau, FOB 3, Room 
3387, Washington, DC 20233-8400, (301) 763-4618.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau conducts the SIPP which is a household-based 
survey designed as a continuous series of national panels. New panels 
are introduced every few years with each panel usually having durations 
of one to five years. Respondents are interviewed at 4-month intervals 
or ``waves'' over the life of the panel. The survey is molded around a 
central ``core'' of labor force and income questions that remain fixed 
throughout the life of the panel. The core is supplemented with 
questions designed to address specific needs, such as obtaining 
information on retirement plans, taxes, and providing health care in 
the home. These supplemental questions are included with the core and 
are referred to as ``topical modules.''
    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, 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.
    The 2004 Panel is currently scheduled for 5 years and will include 
15 waves of interviewing, which began in February 2004. The 2004 Panel 
is scheduled for 5 years because of the re-authoring of the instrument 
and re-engineering of the post data collection processing systems for 
the 2009 Panel. Approximately 62,000 households were selected for the 
2004 Panel, of which, 46,500 are expected to be interviewed. We 
estimate that each household will contain 2.1 people 15 years of age or 
older, yielding 97,650 interviews in Wave 1 and subsequent waves. 
Interviews take 30 minutes on average. Three waves of interviewing will 
occur in the 2004 SIPP Panel during FY 2006. The total annual burden 
for 2004 Panel SIPP interviews will be 146,475 hours in FY 2006.
    The topical modules for the 2004 Panel Wave 7 collect information 
about:
     Informal Caregiving.
     Retirement and Pension Plan Coverage.
     Annual Income and Retirement Accounts.
     Taxes.
    Wave 7 interviews will be conducted from February 2006 through May 
2006.
    A 10-minute reinterview of 3,100 people is conducted at each wave 
to ensure accuracy of responses. Reinterviews will require an 
additional 1,553 burden hours in FY 2006.

II. Method of Collection

    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 1 to 4 years. All household members 15 years 
old or over are interviewed using regular proxy-respondent rules. 
During the 2004 Panel, respondents are interviewed a total of 15 times 
(15 waves) at 4-month intervals making the SIPP a longitudinal survey. 
Sample people (all household members present at the time of the first 
interview) who move within the country and reasonably close to a SIPP 
primary sampling unit will be followed and interviewed at their new 
address. Individuals 15 years old or over who enter the household after 
Wave 1 will be interviewed; however, if these individuals move, they 
are not followed unless they happen to move along with a Wave 1 sample 
individual.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0905.
    Form Number: SIPP/CAPI Automated Instrument.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 97,650 people per wave.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 148,028.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to respondents is their 
time.
    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

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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 or 
included in the request for the Office of Management and Budget 
approval of this information collection. They also will become a matter 
of public record.

    Dated: July 22, 2005.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-14908 Filed 7-27-05; 8:45 am]
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