2007 Economic Census Classification Report for Construction, Manufacturing, and Mining Sectors, 61785-61786 [05-21327]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 26, 2005 / Notices Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication of program information or related accommodations should contact Terri Henry, at the telephone number listed above. James E. Link, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 05–21345 Filed 10–25–05; 8:45 am] Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov or fax at (202) 395–7285 within 30 days of publication of this Federal Register notice. 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: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 27, 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, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 1656, Building 3, Washington, DC 20233, and 301–763– 7107 or e-mail at Scott.P.Handmaker@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. Prior to conducting the 2007 Economic Census, the Census Bureau needs to collect a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code from selected construction establishments. Those establishments selected have a partially assigned NAICS code on the Census Bureau’s Business Register. Collecting this classification information will ensure the Economic Census mailing list for the construction sector is complete and accurate prior to the mailing of the 2007 Economic Census. As a result of this collection, the Census Bureau will be able to select an efficient sample, thus minimizing the reporting burden that we impose on construction establishments. Additionally, this questionnaire will be used to collect a complete and reliable NAICS code for partially classified manufacturing and mining establishments. This will ensure these establishments are tabulated in the correct detailed industry for the 2007 Economic Census. Many of these establishments will not receive any further economic census mailings because of their small size, and this will be our only chance to obtain this detailed industry classification. Economic data for these cases could be lost if this data were not collected. 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. 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 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–99026 to those establishments from the following groups: (1) Any single unit construction establishment that is partially coded, (2) any single BILLING CODE 3410–EN–P Dated: October 20, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–21328 Filed 10–25–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 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 of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Bureau: International Trade Administration. Title: BISNIS Publication Subscription Form. Agency Form Number: N/A. OMB Number: 0625–0236. Type of Request: Regular Submission. Burden: 170. Number of Respondents: 2,000. Avg. Hours Per Response: 5 minutes. Needs and Uses: The International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States (BISNIS) offers business intelligence and counseling to U.S. companies seeking to export or to invest in the countries of the Former Soviet Union. A critical component of the program is the dissemination of information regarding market conditions and opportunities in various industries and countries of the former Soviet Union. These information products provided by BISNIS are in the form of e-mails, faxes, and paper mailers. The Publication Subscription Form is a quick way for interested parties to tell BISNIS which products they want and their industry and country interests. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits. Frequency: On Occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit, voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–7340. 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, NW., Washington, DC 20230. Email: dHynek@doc.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Oct 25, 2005 Jkt 208001 61785 Census Bureau 2007 Economic Census Classification Report for Construction, Manufacturing, and Mining Sectors ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 61786 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 26, 2005 / Notices unit manufacturing establishment that is partially coded, or (3) any single unit mining establishment that is partially coded. The NC-99026 will be used to assign a valid NAICS code. The NC–99026 will contain a list of codes and descriptions describing either diverse construction, manufacturing, or mining activities. Respondents check the box that best describes their business activity or describe their business activity if no box is appropriate. III. Data OMB Number: Not Available. Form Number: NC–99026. 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: 50,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,167. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $101,716. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C., Sections, 131 and 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 20, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–21327 Filed 10–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Oct 25, 2005 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board [Docket 51–2005] Foreign–Trade Zone 202- Los Angeles, California, Request for Processing Authority, Citizen Watch Company of America, Inc. (Watches) An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Port of Los Angeles, California, grantee of FTZ 202, requesting authority on behalf of Citizen Watch Company of America, Inc. (Citizen) for the processing and packaging of watches under FTZ procedures within Site 7 of FTZ 202 in Torrance, California. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign–Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 Cfr part 400). It was formally filed on October 19, 2005. Citizen operates a distribution facility (182 employees) for the warehousing, packaging and distribution of watches. The company’s application indicates that the duty rates for finished watches range from duty–free to 6 percent (ad valorem equivalent). Foreign–sourced inputs include imported gift boxes, watch bands, watch cases and other materials with duty rates ranging from duty–free to 20 percent. This application requests authority to allow Citizen to conduct activities under FTZ procedures, which would exempt the company from Customs duty payments on the foreign components used in export activity. On its domestic sales, the company would be able to choose the duty rate that applies to finished products for the foreign components noted above. Citizen’s application indicates that the savings from zone procedures could help improve the company’s international competitiveness. Public comment on the application is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and three copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the following addresses: 1. Submission Via Express/Package Delivery Services: Foreign–Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Franklin Court Building - Suite 4100W, 1099 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005; or 2. Submission Via the U.S. Postage Service: Foreign–Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, FCB Suite 4100W, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The closing period for their receipt is December 27, 2005. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to January 9, 2006. A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Foreign–Trade Zones Board’s Executive Secretary at address Number 1 listed above, and at the Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, 11150 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 975, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Dated: October 19, 2005. Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–21386 Filed 10–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board [Docket 52–2005] Proposed Foreign–Trade Zone Lawrence County, Ohio, Application and Public Hearing An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the Lawrence County Port Authority, an Ohio public corporation, to establish a general– purpose foreign–trade zone at a site in Lawrence County, Ohio, adjacent to the Charleston, West Virginia, Customs port of entry. The FTZ application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the FTZ Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed on October 20, 2005. The applicant is authorized to make the proposal under Ohio Revised Code Section 1743.11. The proposed zone would be the third general–purpose zone in the Charleston, West Virginia, Customs port of entry area. The existing zones are as follows: FTZ 229, Charleston,West Virginia (Grantee: West Virginia Economic Development Authority, Board Order 954, 02/13/98) and FTZ 264, Washington County, Ohio (Grantee: Southeastern Ohio Port Authority, Board Order 1392, 6/24/05). The proposed zone consists of one site (422 acres), located in Lawrence County, Ohio. The site is located at the Point Industrial Park, U.S. Route ι52 and County Road 1, Lawrence County, Ohio. The site is owned by Lawrence Economic Development Corporation, Biomass Energy LLC and M&M Service, Inc. E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


2007 Economic Census Classification Report for Construction, 
Manufacturing, and Mining Sectors

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: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 27, 
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, U.S. Census Bureau, 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.
    Prior to conducting the 2007 Economic Census, the Census Bureau 
needs to collect a North American Industry Classification System 
(NAICS) code from selected construction establishments. Those 
establishments selected have a partially assigned NAICS code on the 
Census Bureau's Business Register. Collecting this classification 
information will ensure the Economic Census mailing list for the 
construction sector is complete and accurate prior to the mailing of 
the 2007 Economic Census. As a result of this collection, the Census 
Bureau will be able to select an efficient sample, thus minimizing the 
reporting burden that we impose on construction establishments.
    Additionally, this questionnaire will be used to collect a complete 
and reliable NAICS code for partially classified manufacturing and 
mining establishments. This will ensure these establishments are 
tabulated in the correct detailed industry for the 2007 Economic 
Census. Many of these establishments will not receive any further 
economic census mailings because of their small size, and this will be 
our only chance to obtain this detailed industry classification. 
Economic data for these cases could be lost if this data were not 
collected.
    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-99026 to those establishments from the following groups: (1) Any 
single unit construction establishment that is partially coded, (2) any 
single

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unit manufacturing establishment that is partially coded, or (3) any 
single unit mining establishment that is partially coded. The NC-99026 
will be used to assign a valid NAICS code.
    The NC-99026 will contain a list of codes and descriptions 
describing either diverse construction, manufacturing, or mining 
activities. Respondents check the box that best describes their 
business activity or describe their business activity if no box is 
appropriate.

III. Data

    OMB Number: Not Available.
    Form Number: NC-99026.
    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: 50,000.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,167.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $101,716.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.

    Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C., Sections, 131 and 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 20, 2005.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-21327 Filed 10-25-05; 8:45 am]
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