Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2007 Economic Census Covering the Wholesale Trade Sector, 5236-5237 [E6-1296]

Download as PDF 5236 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 1, 2006 / Notices methodology and assumptions used; (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 those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Tracy Givelekian, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 20, 2006. Russell T. Davis, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. E6–1276 Filed 1–31–06; 8:45 am] Dated: January 26, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–1300 Filed 1–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–22–P cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce 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: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Northeast Fisheries Observer Program Fishermen’s Comment Card. Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: None. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 260. Number of Respondents: 520. Average Hours Per Response: 15 minutes. Needs and Uses: The Comment Card will help Northeast Fisheries Observer Program assess observer performance (i.e., contractor performance), ensure higher data quality, help to detect fraud and provide the fishermen with a direct line of communication to the program management. This is a tailored qualitative customer survey for fishermen having had observers on their vessels to provide direct feedback on observer performance to the National Marine Fisheries Service. This will be collected on a voluntary basis. The Fishermen’s Comment Card is available to all fishermen who have had a certified Northeast Fisheries Observer VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:49 Jan 31, 2006 Jkt 208001 Program observer onboard their vessel. The captain, owner, or crew member in charge may complete the survey. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Semi-annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. 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 David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395–7285, or David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce 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: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: NOAA Coastal Services Center Coastal Resource Management Customer Survey. Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: 0648–0308. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 250. Number of Respondents: 500 Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes. Needs and Uses: This survey will be used by the NOAA Coastal Services Center to obtain information from our customers about their natural resource management issues, their information needs, and their technological capabilities in order to make quality improvements to our products and services. The respondents will be from the coastal natural resource management community. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal government, Federal government. Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Dated: January 26, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–1301 Filed 1–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PO 00000 Frequency: One time only. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. 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 David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395–7285, or David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. Sfmt 4703 Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2007 Economic Census Covering the Wholesale Trade Sector ACTION: 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)). Written comments must be submitted on or before April 3, 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 Yvonne Wade, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2682, Building 3, Washington, DC 20233–0001, (301) 763– 2661 (or via the Internet at mywade@census.gov). DATES: E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 1, 2006 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The economic census, conducted under authority of Title 13, United States Code (USC), is the primary source of facts about the structure and functioning of the Nation’s economy. Economic statistics serve as part of the framework for the national accounts and provide essential information for government, business, and the general public. Economic data are the Census Bureau’s primary program commitment during nondecennial census years. The 2007 Economic Census covering the Wholesale Trade sector (as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)) will measure the economic activity of more than 450,000 establishments. The information collected will produce basic statistics by kind of business on the number of establishments, sales, payroll, and employment. It will also yield a variety of subject statistics, including sales by product line, sales by class of customer, and other industryspecific measures. Primary strategies for reducing burden in Census Bureau economic data collections are to increase reporting through standardized questionnaires and broader electronic data collection methods. II. Method of Collection Mail Selection Procedures: Establishments in the Wholesale Trade sector of the economic census will be selected from the Census Bureau’s Business Register for a mail canvass. To be eligible for selection, an establishment will be required to satisfy the following conditions: (i) It must be classified in the Wholesale Trade sector; (ii) it must be an active operating establishment of a multi-establishment firm (i.e., a firm that operates at more than one physical location); and (iii) it must be located in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia. Mail selection procedures will distinguish the following groups of establishments: cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES 1. Establishments of MultiEstablishment Firms All active operating establishments of multi-establishment firms will be included in the mail component of the potential respondent universe. We estimate that the 2007 Economic Census mail canvass for the Wholesale Trade sector will include approximately 126,000 establishments of multiestablishment firms. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:49 Jan 31, 2006 Jkt 208001 2. Single-Establishment Firms With Payroll All single-establishment firms having annualized payroll (from Federal administrative records) will be included in the mail component of the potential respondent universe. We estimate that the 2007 Economic Census mail canvass for the Wholesale Trade sector will include approximately 324,000 establishments of single-establishment firms. III. Data OMB Number: None. Form Number: The 42 standard forms and ownership or control flier used to collect information from businesses in this sector of the Economic Census are tailored to specific business practices and are too numerous to list separately in this notice. Requests for information on the proposed content of the forms should be directed to M. Yvonne Wade, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2682, Building 3, Washington, DC 20233– 0001, (301) 763–2661 (or via the Internet at mywade@census.gov). Type of Review: Regular review. Affected Public: State or local government, business or other for-profit organizations, and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 450,000. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour and 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 675,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $16,652,250. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5237 Dated: January 26, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–1296 Filed 1–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Housing Starts, Sales, and Completions ACTION: 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)). Written comments must be submitted on or before April 3, 2006. 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 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: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the Survey of Housing Starts, Sales and Completions, also known as the Survey of Construction (SOC), to collect monthly data on new residential construction from a sample of owners or builders. The Census Bureau uses the Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) electronic questionnaires SOC–QI/SF.1 and SOC– QI/MF.1 to collect data on start and completion dates of construction, physical characteristics of the structure (floor area, number of bathrooms, type of heating system, etc), and if applicable, date of sale, sales price, and E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 21 (Wednesday, February 1, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2007 Economic 
Census Covering the Wholesale Trade Sector

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

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 3, 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 Yvonne Wade, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2682, 
Building 3, Washington, DC 20233-0001, (301) 763-2661 (or via the 
Internet at mywade@census.gov).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The economic census, conducted under authority of Title 13, United 
States Code (USC), is the primary source of facts about the structure 
and functioning of the Nation's economy. Economic statistics serve as 
part of the framework for the national accounts and provide essential 
information for government, business, and the general public. Economic 
data are the Census Bureau's primary program commitment during 
nondecennial census years. The 2007 Economic Census covering the 
Wholesale Trade sector (as defined by the North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS)) will measure the economic activity of 
more than 450,000 establishments. The information collected will 
produce basic statistics by kind of business on the number of 
establishments, sales, payroll, and employment. It will also yield a 
variety of subject statistics, including sales by product line, sales 
by class of customer, and other industry-specific measures. Primary 
strategies for reducing burden in Census Bureau economic data 
collections are to increase reporting through standardized 
questionnaires and broader electronic data collection methods.

II. Method of Collection

    Mail Selection Procedures: Establishments in the Wholesale Trade 
sector of the economic census will be selected from the Census Bureau's 
Business Register for a mail canvass. To be eligible for selection, an 
establishment will be required to satisfy the following conditions: (i) 
It must be classified in the Wholesale Trade sector; (ii) it must be an 
active operating establishment of a multi-establishment firm (i.e., a 
firm that operates at more than one physical location); and (iii) it 
must be located in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia. 
Mail selection procedures will distinguish the following groups of 
establishments:

1. Establishments of Multi-Establishment Firms

    All active operating establishments of multi-establishment firms 
will be included in the mail component of the potential respondent 
universe. We estimate that the 2007 Economic Census mail canvass for 
the Wholesale Trade sector will include approximately 126,000 
establishments of multi-establishment firms.

2. Single-Establishment Firms With Payroll

    All single-establishment firms having annualized payroll (from 
Federal administrative records) will be included in the mail component 
of the potential respondent universe. We estimate that the 2007 
Economic Census mail canvass for the Wholesale Trade sector will 
include approximately 324,000 establishments of single-establishment 
firms.

III. Data

    OMB Number: None.
    Form Number: The 42 standard forms and ownership or control flier 
used to collect information from businesses in this sector of the 
Economic Census are tailored to specific business practices and are too 
numerous to list separately in this notice. Requests for information on 
the proposed content of the forms should be directed to M. Yvonne Wade, 
U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2682, Building 3, Washington, DC 20233-0001, 
(301) 763-2661 (or via the Internet at mywade@census.gov).
    Type of Review: Regular review.
    Affected Public: State or local government, business or other for-
profit organizations, and not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 450,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour and 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 675,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $16,652,250.
    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: January 26, 2006.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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