Questionnaire for Building Permit Official, 72290-72291 [E5-6744]

Download as PDF 72290 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 231 / Friday, December 2, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau 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). Title: 2007 Economic Census, Precanvass for the Commodity Flow Survey. Form Number(s): CFS–0001, CFS– 0002. Agency Approval Number: None. Type of Request: New collection. Burden: 4,933 hours. Number of Respondents: 85,000. Avg. Hours Per Response: CFS– 0001—5 min.; CFS–0002—2 min. Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau plans to conduct the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) as a part of the quinquennial Economic Census. In advance of the 2007 CFS we will conduct a Precanvass. That Precanvass is the subject of this request. The information collected in the 2007 CFS Precanvass will be used to: a. Improve the frame and sampling efficiency of the 2007 CFS, and b. Provide contact information for the largest establishments, reducing the cost and improving the timeliness of data collection. The 2007 CFS Precanvass will be mailed to auxiliary establishments, and establishments expected to be selected with certainty in the 2007 CFS. The Commodity Flow Survey, a component of the Economic Census, is the only comprehensive source of multimodal, system-wide data on the volume and pattern of goods movement in the United States. The CFS is conducted in partnership with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), U.S. Department of Transportation. The 2007 CFS will be the subject of a separate submission in 2006. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Frequency: Every 5 years. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 131, 193, and 224. 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Dec 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 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: November 28, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–6743 Filed 12–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE information from state and local building permit officials, such as (1) the types of permits they issue, (2) the length of time a permit is valid, (3) how they store permits, and (4) the geographic coverage of the permit system. We need this information to carry out the sampling for the Survey of Housing Starts, Sales, and Completions (OMB number 0607–0110), also known as Survey of Construction (SOC). The SOC provides widely used measures of construction activity, including the economic indicators Housing Starts, Housing Completions, and New Housing Sales. We plan no changes to the SOC– QBPO, the information collection methodology, or the sample size. Census Bureau II. Method of Collection Questionnaire for Building Permit Official The Census Bureau uses its field representatives to obtain information on the operating procedures of a permit office. The field representative visits the permit office, conducts the interview, and completes the electronic form. 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: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 31, 2006. 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 U.S. Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the Questionnaire for Building Permit Official (SOC– QBPO). The Census Bureau uses the Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) electronic questionnaire SOC–QBPO to collect PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0125. Form Number: SOC–QBPO. Type of Review: Regular Review. Affected Public: State and local governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 900. Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 225 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The cost to the respondents is estimated to be $4,502 based on an average hourly salary of $20.01 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 E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 231 / Friday, December 2, 2005 / Notices included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: November 28, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–6744 Filed 12–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P composition. Past studies have discovered noticeable changes in the patterns of fertility rates and the timing of the first birth. Potential needs for government assistance, such as aid to families with dependent children, child care, and maternal health care for single parent households, can be estimated using CPS characteristics matched with fertility data. II. Method of Collection Census Bureau Current Population Survey (CPS) Fertility Supplement ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. 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 January 31, 2006. 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 Karen Woods, U.S. Census Bureau, FOB 3, Room 3340, Washington, DC 20233–8400, (301) 763– 3806. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau is requesting clearance for the collection of data concerning the Fertility Supplement to be conducted in conjunction with the June 2006 CPS. The Census Bureau sponsors the supplement questions, which were previously collected in June 2004, and have been asked periodically since 1971. This survey provides information used mainly by government and private analysts to project future population growth, to analyze child spacing, and to aid policymakers in their decisions affected by changes in family size and VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Dec 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0610. Form Number: There are no forms. We conduct all interviewing on computers. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 1 minute. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500. Estimated Total Annual Cost: There are no costs to the respondents other than their time to answer the CPS questions. Respondents’ Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C. 182; and Title 29, U.S.C., 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 also will become a matter of public record. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: November 28, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–6745 Filed 12–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1420] The fertility information will be collected by both personal visit and telephone interviews in conjunction with the regular June CPS interviewing. All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted interviewing. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 72291 Grant of Authority for Subzone Status, IKEA Wholesale Inc. (Home Furnishings and Accessories), Lebec, CA 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, the Board of Harbor Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles (California), grantee of ForeignTrade Zone 202, has made application to the Board for authority to establish special-purpose subzone status at the warehousing and distribution facility (home furnishings and accessories) of IKEA Wholesale Inc., located in Lebec, California (FTZ Docket 6–2005, filed 1/ 21/2005); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (70 FR 5605–5606, 2/3/2005); 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 would be in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status for distribution activity involving home furnishings and accessories at the warehousing/distribution facility of IKEA Wholesale Inc., located in Lebec, E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 231 (Friday, December 2, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72290-72291]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-6744]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Questionnaire for Building Permit Official

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 January 31, 
2006.

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 U.S. Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the Questionnaire 
for Building Permit Official (SOC-QBPO). The Census Bureau uses the 
Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) electronic questionnaire 
SOC-QBPO to collect information from state and local building permit 
officials, such as (1) the types of permits they issue, (2) the length 
of time a permit is valid, (3) how they store permits, and (4) the 
geographic coverage of the permit system. We need this information to 
carry out the sampling for the Survey of Housing Starts, Sales, and 
Completions (OMB number 0607-0110), also known as Survey of 
Construction (SOC). The SOC provides widely used measures of 
construction activity, including the economic indicators Housing 
Starts, Housing Completions, and New Housing Sales.
    We plan no changes to the SOC-QBPO, the information collection 
methodology, or the sample size.

II. Method of Collection

    The Census Bureau uses its field representatives to obtain 
information on the operating procedures of a permit office. The field 
representative visits the permit office, conducts the interview, and 
completes the electronic form.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0125.
    Form Number: SOC-QBPO.
    Type of Review: Regular Review.
    Affected Public: State and local governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 900.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 225 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The cost to the respondents is 
estimated to be $4,502 based on an average hourly salary of $20.01 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

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included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: November 28, 2005.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E5-6744 Filed 12-1-05; 8:45 am]
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