Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Online Performance Database, the Online Phoenix Database, and the Online Opportunity Database, 75152-75153 [E5-7467]

Download as PDF 75152 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 242 / Monday, December 19, 2005 / Notices 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 February 17, 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 and instructions should be directed to Chris Savage, Census Bureau, FOB #4 Room 2232, Washington, DC 20233–6913, (301) 763– 4834 or (via the Internet at john.c.savage@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 Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) survey. The M3 survey requests data from a sample of domestic manufacturers on form M–3 (SD), which will be mailed at the end of each month. Data requested are shipments, new orders, unfilled orders, total inventory, materials and supplies, work-in-process, and finished goods. It is currently the only survey that provides broad-based monthly statistical data on the economic conditions in the domestic manufacturing sector. The M3 survey is designed to measure current industrial activity and to provide an indication of future production commitments. The value of shipments measures the value of goods delivered during the month by domestic manufacturers. Estimates of new orders serve as an indicator of future production commitments and represent the current sales value of new orders received during the month, net of cancellations. Substantial accumulation or depletion of unfilled orders measures excess or deficient demand for manufactured products. The level of inventories, especially in relation to shipments, is frequently used to monitor the business cycle. We do not plan any changes to the M– 3 (SD) form or any increase in annual burden. II. Method of Collection Respondents submit data on form M– 3 (SD) via mail, facsimile machine, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Dec 16, 2005 Jkt 208001 Touchtone Data Entry (TDE), Voice Recognition Entry (VRE), or via the Internet. Analysts call respondents who have not reported in time to prepare the monthly estimates. III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0008. Form Number: M–3 (SD). Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Businesses, large and small, or other for profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,500. Estimated Time Per Response: 20 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $345,380. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, sections 131 and 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: December 13, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–7476 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 17, 2006. 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 and instructions should be directed to Ronald Marin, (202) 482– 3341 or via the Internet at rmarin@mbda.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Currently, as part of its service delivery programs, MBDA awards cooperative agreements each year. The recipient of each cooperative agreement is competitively selected to operate a client service center: (1) Minority Business Development Center (MBDC); or (2) Native American Business Development Center (NABDC) or (3) a Minority Business Opportunity Committee (MBOC) at one or more of the 50 sites serviced by MBDA. In accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), MBDA requires center operators to report client service activities quarterly (PERFORMANCE database); to list minority business enterprises (MBEs) doing business in the United States (PHOENIX database); and to match those MBEs with opportunities (OPPORUNITY database) entered in the system by public and private sector entities. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE II. Method of Collection Minority Business Development Agency Electronic transfer of performance data. Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Online Performance Database, the Online Phoenix Database, and the Online Opportunity Database III. Data Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB Number: 0640–0002. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Government. E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 242 / Monday, December 19, 2005 / Notices Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,670. Estimated Time Per Response: 3 to 15 minutes per function. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,473. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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: December 13, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–7467 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–21–P 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 and instructions should be directed to David Holts, Southwest Fishery Science Center, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037–1508 (phone 858–546–7186 or David.Holts@noaa.gov.) 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 13, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–7468 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] I. Abstract The Billfish Angler Survey provides the only estimates of billfish angling activities in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. This collection of recreational billfish catch and effort data began in 1969 and now provides a 37 year index of fishing success in many areas of the Pacific. The catch per unit of effort (CPUE) is measured in catch of billfish per angler fishing day. This time series of angler success provides a measure of relative abundance and is the only survey independent of commercial fisheries in the Pacific. Trends tracked over time indicate changes in the health and size of billfish stocks. This index of relative abundance is an important component of stock assessments, developing management options and monitoring domestic and international fishery interactions. II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE A paper form the size of a postcard is used. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration III. Data Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Billfish Angler Survey National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), DOC. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 17, 2006. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Dec 16, 2005 Jkt 208001 75153 OMB Number: 0648–0020. Form Number: NOAA Form 88–162. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 125. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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) PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Highly Migratory Species Tournament Reporting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), DOC. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 17, 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 and instructions should be directed to Margo Schulze-Haugen, Chief, Highly Migratory Species Management Division (F/SF1), Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301–713–2347 or Margo.SchulzeHaugen@noaa.gov.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Minority Business Development Agency


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Online 
Performance Database, the Online Phoenix Database, and the Online 
Opportunity Database

AGENCY: Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).

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 and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 17, 
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 and instructions should 
be directed to Ronald Marin, (202) 482-3341 or via the Internet at 
rmarin@mbda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Currently, as part of its service delivery programs, MBDA awards 
cooperative agreements each year. The recipient of each cooperative 
agreement is competitively selected to operate a client service center: 
(1) Minority Business Development Center (MBDC); or (2) Native American 
Business Development Center (NABDC) or (3) a Minority Business 
Opportunity Committee (MBOC) at one or more of the 50 sites serviced by 
MBDA. In accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act 
(GPRA), MBDA requires center operators to report client service 
activities quarterly (PERFORMANCE database); to list minority business 
enterprises (MBEs) doing business in the United States (PHOENIX 
database); and to match those MBEs with opportunities (OPPORUNITY 
database) entered in the system by public and private sector entities.

II. Method of Collection

    Electronic transfer of performance data.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0640-0002.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions; Federal 
Government; State, Local, or Tribal Government.

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    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,670.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 3 to 15 minutes per function.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,473.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

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: December 13, 2005.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E5-7467 Filed 12-16-05; 8:45 am]
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