2007 Census of Governments Prelist Survey of Special Districts, 6036-6037 [E6-1527]

Download as PDF 6036 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 24 / Monday, February 6, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 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: Alaska Seabird Avoidance Program. Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: 0648–0474. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 16,000. Number of Respondents: 2,000. Average Hours per Response: 8 hours. Needs and Uses: This collection describes an activity of the National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Region (NMFS) intended to reduce the incidental take of the short-tailed albatross and other seabird species. The goal of the Seabird Avoidance Plan is to potentially benefit the endangered short-tailed albatross population and populations of other seabird species and to reduce the risk of potentially serious economic impacts to the Alaska hookand-line fisheries. If the incidental take limit of short-tailed albatross and other seabird species under the section 7 ESA consultation were exceeded, fishery closures could become a possibility under the section 7 consultation process. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:55 Feb 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 Dated: January 31, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–1535 Filed 2–3–06; 8:45 am] Dated: January 31, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–1546 Filed 2–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BILLING CODE 3510–DT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request U.S. Census Bureau The Department of Commerce (DOC) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Title: Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser. Agency Form Number: BIS–711. OMB Approval Number: 0694–0021. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. Burden: 582 hours. Average Time per Response: 16 minutes. Number of Respondents: 1.884 respondents. Needs and Uses: This collection is required by Section 748.11 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The Form BIS–711 or letter puts the importer on notice of the special nature of the goods proposed for export and conveys a commitment against illegal disposition. In order to effectively control commodities, BIS must have sufficient information regarding the end-use and end-user of the U.S. origin commodities to be exported. The information will assist the licensing officer in making the proper decision on whether to approve or reject the application for the license. Affected Public: Individuals, businesses or other for-profit institutions. Respondent’s Obligation: Required. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, DOC Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482– 0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. 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, e-mail address, David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov, or fax number, (202) 395–7285. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2007 Census of Governments Prelist Survey of Special Districts 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 April 7, 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 Stephen Owens, Chief, Government Organization and Special Programs Branch, Governments Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233–6800 (301 763– 5149). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request approval of data collection Form G–24, Prelist Survey of Special Districts. This form will be used to verify the existence of special districts for the 2002 Census of Governments, to obtain current mailing addresses, and to identify new districts. The quinquennial Census of Governments enumerates five types of local governments: county governments, municipal governments, township governments, school district governments, and special district governments. Lists of county, municipal and township governments are kept upto-date through the Boundary and Annexation Survey conducted annually by the Geography Division of the Census E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 24 / Monday, February 6, 2006 / Notices Bureau. School district governments and other ‘‘local education agencies’’ are kept current through data sharing arrangements with state education agencies, and the National Center for Education Statistics. There is no national source of information on special district governments. We, therefore, enlist the help of county clerks, and other county officials to provide information on changes in special districts, including the creation of new districts, disincorporation of existing districts, and address changes. An updated list is necessary for subsequent phases of the Census of Governments to ensure complete coverage and to minimize the need for remailings caused by inaccurate addresses. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 II. Method of Collection Each of the approximately 1,500 counties, consolidated city-county governments, and independent cities designated for the survey will be sent a printed list of previously identified special districts within their county areas. Respondents will be requested to review and update the list to identify those districts that are no longer active, districts with address changes, and districts that are not included in the list. For new special districts, respondents will be requested to provide, in addition to the district name, mailing addresses and the names of counties included in the service area. This data collection effort will offer fax and e-mail as electronic response options, but no electronic form on the Internet. The Census Bureau explored the possibility of an electronic form during the previous survey cycle and determined that the nature of the information—unique and specific for every respondent—rendered this too costly. The effort required to develop and deploy a comprehensive and effective electronic response instrument would far exceed both the budget and potential benefits of such a method. In addition, in keeping with Governments Division policy, we will accept responses prepared by the respondents from their own files in either electronic, or printed form. III. Data OMB Number: None. Form Number: G–24. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: County governments, consolidated city-county governments, and independent cities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Time Per Response: 0.5 hours. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:55 Feb 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $15,000.00. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 161. 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 31, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–1527 Filed 2–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau 2007 Census of Governments Local Government Directory Survey 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)). Written comments must be submitted on or before April 7, 2006. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6037 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 Stephen Owens, Chief, Government Organization and Special Programs Branch, Governments Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233–6800 (301 763– 5149). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request approval of the 2007 Census of Governments Local Government Directory Survey data collection form: Form G–30 (Special District Governments). This form will be used for the following purposes: (1) To produce the official count of local government units in the United States; (2) To obtain descriptive information on the basic characteristics of governments; (3) To identify and delete inactive units; (4) To identify file duplicates and units that were dependent on other governments; and (5) To update and verify the mailing addresses of governments. The 2007 Census of Governments Local Government Directory Survey consists of two basic content areas: Government organization, and government employment. For government organization we will ask for authorizing legislation, method of governance, web address, services provided, and corrections to the name and address of the government. For government employment we will ask for full-time employees, part-time employees and annual payroll. II. Method of Collection Each of the 36,000 special district governments will be sent an appropriate form. Respondents will be asked to verify or correct the name and mailing address of the government, answer the questions on the form, and return the form. Respondents will also be given an option of responding electronically over the internet. III. Data OMB Number: None. Form Number: G–30. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Special district governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 36,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 0.25 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,000. E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 24 (Monday, February 6, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


2007 Census of Governments Prelist Survey of Special Districts

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 April 7, 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 Stephen Owens, Chief, Government Organization and 
Special Programs Branch, Governments Division, U.S. Census Bureau, 
Washington, DC 20233-6800 (301 763-5149).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request approval of data collection 
Form G-24, Prelist Survey of Special Districts. This form will be used 
to verify the existence of special districts for the 2002 Census of 
Governments, to obtain current mailing addresses, and to identify new 
districts. The quinquennial Census of Governments enumerates five types 
of local governments: county governments, municipal governments, 
township governments, school district governments, and special district 
governments. Lists of county, municipal and township governments are 
kept up-to-date through the Boundary and Annexation Survey conducted 
annually by the Geography Division of the Census

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Bureau. School district governments and other ``local education 
agencies'' are kept current through data sharing arrangements with 
state education agencies, and the National Center for Education 
Statistics. There is no national source of information on special 
district governments. We, therefore, enlist the help of county clerks, 
and other county officials to provide information on changes in special 
districts, including the creation of new districts, disincorporation of 
existing districts, and address changes. An updated list is necessary 
for subsequent phases of the Census of Governments to ensure complete 
coverage and to minimize the need for remailings caused by inaccurate 
addresses.

II. Method of Collection

    Each of the approximately 1,500 counties, consolidated city-county 
governments, and independent cities designated for the survey will be 
sent a printed list of previously identified special districts within 
their county areas. Respondents will be requested to review and update 
the list to identify those districts that are no longer active, 
districts with address changes, and districts that are not included in 
the list. For new special districts, respondents will be requested to 
provide, in addition to the district name, mailing addresses and the 
names of counties included in the service area.
    This data collection effort will offer fax and e-mail as electronic 
response options, but no electronic form on the Internet. The Census 
Bureau explored the possibility of an electronic form during the 
previous survey cycle and determined that the nature of the 
information--unique and specific for every respondent--rendered this 
too costly. The effort required to develop and deploy a comprehensive 
and effective electronic response instrument would far exceed both the 
budget and potential benefits of such a method.
    In addition, in keeping with Governments Division policy, we will 
accept responses prepared by the respondents from their own files in 
either electronic, or printed form.

III. Data

    OMB Number: None.
    Form Number: G-24.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: County governments, consolidated city-county 
governments, and independent cities.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 0.5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $15,000.00.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 161.

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 31, 2006.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E6-1527 Filed 2-3-06; 8:45 am]
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