2007 Economic Census General Classification Report, 60063-60064 [05-20595]

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E5–5648 Filed 10–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–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 7 Topical Modules. Form Number(s): SIPP/CAPI Automated Instrument; SIPP 24705(L) Director’s Letter; SIPP 24003 Reminder Card. Agency Approval Number: 0607– 0905. VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:54 Oct 13, 2005 Jkt 208001 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 7 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 7 are Informal Caregiving, Retirement and Pension Plan Coverage, Annual Income and Retirement Accounts, and Taxes. The Informal Caregiving and Retirement and Pension Plan Coverage topical modules were previously conducted in the SIPP 2001 Panel Wave 7 instrument. The Annual Income and Retirement Accounts and Taxes topical modules were previously conducted in the SIPP 2004 Panel Wave 4 instrument. Wave 7 interviews will be conducted from February 2006 through May 2006. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60063 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., Section 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: October 11, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–20594 Filed 10–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau 2007 Economic Census General Classification Report 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, E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 60064 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 198 / Friday, October 14, 2005 / Notices Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Written comments must be submitted on or before December 13, 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 copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Scott P. Handmaker, Bureau of the Census, Room 1656, Building 3, Washington, DC 20233, and 301–763–7107 or e-mail at Scott.P.Handmaker@census.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau is the preeminent collector of timely, relevant and quality data about the people and economy of the United States. Economic data are the Census Bureau’s primary program commitment during non-decennial census years. The economic census, conducted under authority of Title 13 U.S.C., is the primary source of facts about the structure and functioning of the Nation’s economy and features unique industry and geographic detail. Economic census statistics serve as part of the framework for the national accounts and provide essential information for government, business and the general public. This data collection, Form NC–99023, is designed to obtain detailed classification information in order to assign a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for establishments that are unclassified and that are partially classified. The NC– 99023 will be used to assign a detailed NAICS code to these establishments. Accurate and reliable industry and geographic codes are critical to the Census Bureau statistical programs. New businesses are assigned industry classification by the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, many of these businesses cannot be assigned detailed industry codes because insufficient information is provided by respondents on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form SS–4 and are therefore unclassified. Establishments that are currently partially classified could be misclassified in the Economic Census without a complete NAICS code. This refile operation will determine a VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:54 Oct 13, 2005 Jkt 208001 complete and reliable classification in order to ensure the establishment is tabulated in the correct detailed industry for the 2007 Economic Census. For many of these establishments, this is the only chance to obtain this detailed industry classification. If these establishments are not mailed as part of the Economic Census economic data for these cases could be lost. The failure to collect this classification information will have an adverse effect on the quality and usefulness of economic statistics and severely hamper the Census Bureau’s ability to effectively classify establishments under NAICS in the Economic Census and other survey programs. The Census Bureau is not requesting any economic data in this collection. The collection of this NAICS information will greatly reduce processing costs and ease reporting burden for the 2007 Economic Census data collection. 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: October 11, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–20595 Filed 10–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau will select establishments to receive this survey from the Census Bureau’s Business Register. The Census Bureau will mail the NC–99023 to those establishments selected from the mailing list. The NC– 99023 will be used to assign a valid NAICS code. The NC–99023 will contain a list of codes and descriptions. Respondents are to select the activity which best describes their business by checking the box next to the activity listed or to describe their principal business activity if no box can be checked. III. Data OMB Number: Not Available. Form Number: NC–99023. Type of Review: Regular Review. Affected Public: Businesses or Other For-profit Institutions, Small Businesses or Organizations, Non-profit Institutions, State or local governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 200,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 33,333. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $813,659. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections, 131, 224. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 090805A] Incidental Take of Marine Mammals; Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Operation of a Low Frequency Sound Source by the North Pacific Acoustic Laboratory National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of issuance of a letter of authorization. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, notification is hereby given that a letter of authorization to take several species of marine mammals incidental to operation of a low frequency sound source by the North Pacific Acoustic Laboratory (NPAL) has been issued to the University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Scripps). This letter of authorization is effective from October 15, 2005, through September 17, 2006. ADDRESSES: The application and letter is available for review in the Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. DATES: E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 198 (Friday, October 14, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


2007 Economic Census General Classification Report

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,

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Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 13, 
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 Scott P. Handmaker, Bureau of the Census, Room 
1656, Building 3, Washington, DC 20233, and 301-763-7107 or e-mail at 
Scott.P.Handmaker@census.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau is the preeminent collector of timely, relevant 
and quality data about the people and economy of the United States. 
Economic data are the Census Bureau's primary program commitment during 
non-decennial census years. The economic census, conducted under 
authority of Title 13 U.S.C., is the primary source of facts about the 
structure and functioning of the Nation's economy and features unique 
industry and geographic detail. Economic census statistics serve as 
part of the framework for the national accounts and provide essential 
information for government, business and the general public.
    This data collection, Form NC-99023, is designed to obtain detailed 
classification information in order to assign a North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS) code for establishments that are 
unclassified and that are partially classified. The NC-99023 will be 
used to assign a detailed NAICS code to these establishments.
    Accurate and reliable industry and geographic codes are critical to 
the Census Bureau statistical programs. New businesses are assigned 
industry classification by the Social Security Administration (SSA). 
However, many of these businesses cannot be assigned detailed industry 
codes because insufficient information is provided by respondents on 
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form SS-4 and are therefore 
unclassified.
    Establishments that are currently partially classified could be 
misclassified in the Economic Census without a complete NAICS code. 
This refile operation will determine a complete and reliable 
classification in order to ensure the establishment is tabulated in the 
correct detailed industry for the 2007 Economic Census. For many of 
these establishments, this is the only chance to obtain this detailed 
industry classification. If these establishments are not mailed as part 
of the Economic Census economic data for these cases could be lost.
    The failure to collect this classification information will have an 
adverse effect on the quality and usefulness of economic statistics and 
severely hamper the Census Bureau's ability to effectively classify 
establishments under NAICS in the Economic Census and other survey 
programs.
    The Census Bureau is not requesting any economic data in this 
collection. The collection of this NAICS information will greatly 
reduce processing costs and ease reporting burden for the 2007 Economic 
Census data collection.

II. Method of Collection

    The Census Bureau will select establishments to receive this survey 
from the Census Bureau's Business Register. The Census Bureau will mail 
the NC-99023 to those establishments selected from the mailing list. 
The NC-99023 will be used to assign a valid NAICS code. The NC-99023 
will contain a list of codes and descriptions. Respondents are to 
select the activity which best describes their business by checking the 
box next to the activity listed or to describe their principal business 
activity if no box can be checked.

III. Data

    OMB Number: Not Available.
    Form Number: NC-99023.
    Type of Review: Regular Review.
    Affected Public: Businesses or Other For-profit Institutions, Small 
Businesses or Organizations, Non-profit Institutions, State or local 
governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 200,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 33,333.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $813,659.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections, 131, 224.

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: October 11, 2005.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-20595 Filed 10-13-05; 8:45 am]
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