2007 Census of Governments Local Government Directory Survey, 6037-6038 [E6-1533]

Download as PDF 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 Respondents will be requested to review and update the list to identify those districts that are no longer active, districts with address changes, and districts that are not included in the list.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 6038 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 24 / Monday, February 6, 2006 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Cost: $180,000.00. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 United States Code, 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. E6–1533 Filed 2–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904; NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review NAFTA Secretariat, United States Section, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of First Request for Panel Review. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 AGENCY: SUMMARY: On January 30, 2006, Mittal Canada Inc. (formerly Ispat Sidbec Inc.) filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel review was requested of the final results of the antidumping duty administrative review made by the United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, respecting Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Canada. This determination was published in the Federal Register, (71 FR 3822) on January 24, 2006. The NAFTA VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:55 Feb 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA–CDA–2006–1904–04 to this request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caratina L. Alston, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Suite 2061, 14th and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–5438. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of the North American Free-Trade Agreement (‘‘Agreement’’) establishes a mechanism to replace domestic judicial review of final determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty cases involving imports from a NAFTA country with review by independent binational panels. When a Request for Panel Review is filed, a panel is established to act in place of national courts to reiew expeditiously the final determination to determine whether it conforms with the antidumping or countervailing duty law of the country that made the determination. Under Article 1904 of the Agreement, which came into force on January 1, 1994, the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada and the Government of Mexico established Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews (‘‘Rules’’). These Rules were published in the Federal Register on February 23, 1994 (59 FR 8686). A first Request for Panel Review was filed with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat, pursuant to Article 1904 of the Agreement, on January 30, 2006, requesting panel review of the final determination described above. The Rules provide that: (a) A Party of interested person may challenge the final determination in whole or in part by filing a Complaint in accordance with Rule 39 within 30 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Complaint is March 1, 2006); (b) A Party, investigating authority, or interested person that does not file a Complaint but that intends to appear in support of any reviewable portion of the final determination may participate in the panel review by filing a Notice of Appearance in accordance with Rule 40 within 45 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Notice of Appearance is March 16, 2006); and (c) The panel review shall be limited to the allegations of error of fact or law, including the jurisdiction of the investigating authority, that are set out in the Complaints filed in the panel review and the procedural and substantive defenses raised in the panel review. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: January 31, 2006. Caratina L. Alston, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat. [FR Doc. 06–1042 Filed 2–3–06; 8:45am] BILLING CODE 3510–GT–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Estuary Restoration Act Database Projects National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 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 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 and instructions should be directed to Perry Gayaldo, NMFS Restoration Center, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or Perry.Gayaldo@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Estuary habitat restoration project information (e.g., location, habitat type, goals, status, monitoring information) is collected in order to populate a restoration project database mandated by the Estuary Restoration Act (ERA) of 2000. The Estuary Restoration Act Database (ERAD) contains information for estuary habitat restoration projects funded through the ERA as well as nonERA project data that meet quality control requirements and data standards established under the Act. The database provides information to improve restoration methods, provides the basis for required reports to Congress, and tracks estuary habitat acreage restored. It is accessible to the public via the Internet for data queries and project reports. Recipients of ERA funds are E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 24 (Monday, February 6, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6037-6038]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-1533]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


2007 Census of Governments Local Government Directory Survey

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 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.

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    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $180,000.00.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 United States Code, 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. E6-1533 Filed 2-3-06; 8:45 am]
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