Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 3456-3457 [E6-675]

Download as PDF 3456 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 14 / Monday, January 23, 2006 / Notices Board believes that participation of this kind can be very valuable for the advisory committee process. The meeting will be held at a site accessible to individuals with disabilities. Real-time captioning will be provided. Individuals who require sign language interpreters should contact David Yanchulis by January 26, 2006. Notices of future meetings will be published in the Federal Register. Lawrence W. Roffee, Executive Director. [FR Doc. E6–743 Filed 1–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8150–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Office of the Secretary Estimates of the Voting Age Population for 2005 Office of the Secretary, Commerce. ACTION: General notice announcing population estimates. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the voting age population estimates, as of July 1, 2005, for each State and the District of Columbia. We are giving this notice in accordance with the 1976 amendment to the Federal Election Campaign Act, Title 2, United States Code, Section 441a(e). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Signe I. Wetrogan, Acting Chief, Population Division, Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce, Room 2019, Federal Building 3, Washington, DC 20233, telephone 301– 763–2093. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the requirements of the 1976 amendment to the Federal Election Campaign Act, Title 2, United States Code, Section 441a(e), I hereby give notice that the estimates of the voting age population for July 1, 2005, for each State and the District of Columbia are as shown in the following table. ESTIMATES OF THE POPULATION OF VOTING AGE FOR EACH STATE AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: JULY 1, 2005 ESTIMATES OF THE POPULATION OF VOTING AGE FOR EACH STATE AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: JULY 1, 2005—Continued [In thousands] Population 18 and over Area Colorado ............................... Connecticut ........................... Delaware ............................... District of Columbia .............. Florida ................................... Georgia ................................. Hawaii ................................... Idaho ..................................... Illinois .................................... Indiana .................................. Iowa ...................................... Kansas .................................. Kentucky ............................... Louisiana .............................. Maine .................................... Maryland ............................... Massachusetts ...................... Michigan ............................... Minnesota ............................. Mississippi ............................ Missouri ................................ Montana ................................ Nebraska .............................. Nevada ................................. New Hampshire .................... New Jersey ........................... New Mexico .......................... New York .............................. North Carolina ...................... North Dakota ........................ Ohio ...................................... Oklahoma ............................. Oregon .................................. Pennsylvania ........................ Rhode Island ........................ South Carolina ...................... South Dakota ........................ Tennessee ............................ Texas .................................... Utah ...................................... Vermont ................................ Virginia .................................. Washington ........................... West Virginia ........................ Wisconsin ............................. Wyoming ............................... 3,484,652 2,675,291 647,645 437,684 13,721,987 6,709,854 975,342 1,054,916 9,522,332 4,669,126 2,295,533 2,070,402 3,193,245 3,375,977 1,044,169 4,197,427 4,940,707 7,596,586 3,903,221 2,172,544 4,422,078 730,676 1,327,158 1,793,627 1,006,789 6,556,124 1,438,902 14,708,746 6,542,201 500,159 8,704,930 2,694,548 2,791,112 9,612,877 830,835 3,227,881 587,663 4,572,437 16,533,683 1,727,029 490,431 5,742,897 4,803,394 1,434,359 4,240,206 394,973 I have certified these counts to the Federal Election Commission. Dated: January 10, 2006. Carlos M. Gutierrez, Secretary, Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. E6–660 Filed 1–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P [In thousands] erjones on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Area Population 18 and over DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau United States ........................ Alabama ................................ Alaska ................................... Arizona .................................. Arkansas ............................... California ............................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:01 Jan 20, 2006 222,940,420 3,468,055 475,337 4,358,856 2,103,532 26,430,285 Jkt 208001 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request DOC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: 2007 Economic Census General Classification Report. Form Number(s): NC–99023, NC– 99023–L1, NC–99023–L11, NC–99023– L21, NC–99023–L31. Agency Approval Number: None. Type of Request: New collection. Burden: 33,333 hours. Number of Respondents: 200,000. Avg. Hours per Response: 10 minutes. Needs and Uses: Accurate and reliable industry and geographic codes are critical to the U.S. Census Bureau’s economic statistical programs. New businesses are assigned industry classifications by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Over seven percent of these businesses cannot be assigned industry codes because insufficient information is provided on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form SS–4. Since the 2002 Economic Census, the number of unclassified businesses has grown to over 110,000 (over 3% increase). In order to provide detailed industry data for the 2007 Economic Census and the Business Register, the basic sampling frame for many of our current surveys, these unclassified businesses must be assigned North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. During the 2007 Economic Census, the NC–99023 questionnaire will be used to collect information from unclassified single-unit establishments. In 2006, the year prior to the census, this form will be used to collect information from: (1) Unclassified establishments due to insufficient information provided on their SS–4 forms, and (2) partially classified establishments. Establishments that are currently unclassified or 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. Although the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides industry codes for establishments that they have classified in their universe but which are unclassified in the Business Register, detailed industry classification would still be missing for the remaining units. If these establishments are not mailed as part of the economic census, economic data for these cases could be lost. Classification information obtained from these establishments will also be E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 erjones on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 14 / Monday, January 23, 2006 / Notices included in the Census Bureau’s County Business Patterns (CBP) publications. CBP publications provide annual data on establishment counts, employment, and payroll for all sectors of the economy at national, State, and county levels. The economic census is the primary source of facts about the structure and functioning of the Nation’s economy featuring industry and geographic detail. Economic census statistics and their derivatives serve as part of the framework for the national accounts and provide essential information for government, business, and the general public. The Federal Government uses census information as an important part of the framework for the national income and product accounts, inputoutput tables, economic indexes, and other composite measures that serve as the factual basis for economic policymaking, planning, and program administration. Further, the census provides sampling frames and benchmarks for current surveys of business which track short-term economic trends, serve as economic indicators, and contribute critical source data for current estimates of gross domestic product. State and local governments rely on the economic census as a unique source of small geographic area economic statistics for use in policy-making, planning, and program administration. Finally, industry, business, academia, and the general public use information from the economic census for evaluating markets, preparing business plans and making business decisions; conducting economic research, including forecasting and modeling; and establishing benchmarks for their own sample surveys. The failure to collect this information would result in less reliable source data and benchmarks reflecting today’s economy for the national accounts, input-output tables, and other measures of economic activity. This would lead to a substantial degradation in the quality of these important statistics. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: Every 5 years. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: 13 U.S.C. 131 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 13:01 Jan 20, 2006 Jkt 208001 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: January 17, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–675 Filed 1–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Proposed Collection: Request for Comments Title: Voluntary Customer Service Survey. 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)). Written comments must be submitted on or before March 24, 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 Larry Hall, BIS ICB Liaison, Department of Commerce, Room 6703, 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: 3457 the survey in paper and electronic formats. II. Method of Collection Submitted on forms or electronically. III. Data OMB Number: 0694–01xx. Form Number: BIS–xxx. Type of Review: New collection. Affected Public: Individuals, businesses or other for-profit and notfor-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes per response. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 167 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: No start-up capital expenditures. 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. In addition, the public is encouraged to provide suggestions on how to reduce and/or consolidate the current frequency of reporting. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: January 17, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–673 Filed 1–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DT–P I. Abstract DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE This collection of information is required to obtain feedback on the quality of services BIS delivers to the public. This information will be used to improve the quality of services and to measure Government performance in accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act. This survey will be voluntary and not more than one page in length. BIS will offer International Trade Administration PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [A–533–809, A–583–821] Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders: Forged Stainless Steel Flanges from India and Taiwan Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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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).
    Agency: U.S. Census Bureau.
    Title: 2007 Economic Census General Classification Report.
    Form Number(s): NC-99023, NC-99023-L1, NC-99023-L11, NC-99023-L21, 
NC-99023-L31.
    Agency Approval Number: None.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    Burden: 33,333 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 200,000.
    Avg. Hours per Response: 10 minutes.
    Needs and Uses: Accurate and reliable industry and geographic codes 
are critical to the U.S. Census Bureau's economic statistical programs. 
New businesses are assigned industry classifications by the Social 
Security Administration (SSA). Over seven percent of these businesses 
cannot be assigned industry codes because insufficient information is 
provided on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form SS-4. Since the 
2002 Economic Census, the number of unclassified businesses has grown 
to over 110,000 (over 3% increase).
    In order to provide detailed industry data for the 2007 Economic 
Census and the Business Register, the basic sampling frame for many of 
our current surveys, these unclassified businesses must be assigned 
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. During the 
2007 Economic Census, the NC-99023 questionnaire will be used to 
collect information from unclassified single-unit establishments. In 
2006, the year prior to the census, this form will be used to collect 
information from: (1) Unclassified establishments due to insufficient 
information provided on their SS-4 forms, and (2) partially classified 
establishments.
    Establishments that are currently unclassified or 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. Although the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides industry 
codes for establishments that they have classified in their universe 
but which are unclassified in the Business Register, detailed industry 
classification would still be missing for the remaining units. If these 
establishments are not mailed as part of the economic census, economic 
data for these cases could be lost. Classification information obtained 
from these establishments will also be

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included in the Census Bureau's County Business Patterns (CBP) 
publications. CBP publications provide annual data on establishment 
counts, employment, and payroll for all sectors of the economy at 
national, State, and county levels.
    The economic census is the primary source of facts about the 
structure and functioning of the Nation's economy featuring industry 
and geographic detail. Economic census statistics and their derivatives 
serve as part of the framework for the national accounts and provide 
essential information for government, business, and the general public. 
The Federal Government uses census information as an important part of 
the framework for the national income and product accounts, input-
output tables, economic indexes, and other composite measures that 
serve as the factual basis for economic policy-making, planning, and 
program administration. Further, the census provides sampling frames 
and benchmarks for current surveys of business which track short-term 
economic trends, serve as economic indicators, and contribute critical 
source data for current estimates of gross domestic product. State and 
local governments rely on the economic census as a unique source of 
small geographic area economic statistics for use in policy-making, 
planning, and program administration. Finally, industry, business, 
academia, and the general public use information from the economic 
census for evaluating markets, preparing business plans and making 
business decisions; conducting economic research, including forecasting 
and modeling; and establishing benchmarks for their own sample surveys.
    The failure to collect this information would result in less 
reliable source data and benchmarks reflecting today's economy for the 
national accounts, input-output tables, and other measures of economic 
activity. This would lead to a substantial degradation in the quality 
of these important statistics.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Frequency: Every 5 years.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: 13 U.S.C. 131 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, 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: January 17, 2006.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E6-675 Filed 1-20-06; 8:45 am]
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