Survey of Residential Alterations and Repairs, 8838-8839 [E6-2364]

Download as PDF rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 8838 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 21, 2006 / Notices Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: 0648–0459. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 1,007. Number of Respondents: 50. Average Hours Per Response: 35 hours for a plan (one time only); 10 hours for an application; and 5 hours for a report. Needs and Uses: The FY 2002 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations Act directed the Secretary of Commerce to establish a Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) to protect important areas that have significant conservation, recreation, ecological, historical, or aesthetic values, or that are threatened by conversion, and to issue guidelines for this program delineating the criteria for grant awards. (16 U.S.C. 1456d.). The guidelines establish procedures for eligible applicants, who choose to participate in the program, to use when developing state conservation plans, proposing or soliciting projects under this program, applying for funds and carrying out projects under this program in a manner that is consistent with the purposes of the program. NOAA also has, or is given, authority under the Coastal Zone Management Act, annual appropriations or other authorities, to issue funds to coastal states and localities for planning, conservation, acquisition, protection, restoration, or construction projects. This information collection will enable NOAA to implement the CELCP, under its current or future authorization, and facilitate the review of similar projects under different, but related authorities. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government; not-for profit institutions. Frequency: One time, annually, and semi-annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 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 13:48 Feb 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 Dated: February 14, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–2365 Filed 2–17–06; 8:45 am] Dated: February 14, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–2366 Filed 2–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Census Bureau 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: Reporting of Sea Turtle Incidental Takes in Virginia Chesapeake Bay Pound Net Operations. Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: 0648–0470. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 102. Number of Respondents: 53. Average Hours Per Response: 10 minutes. Needs and Uses: The year-round reporting of sea turtle incidental take is necessary to (1) monitor the level of incidental take in the state-monitored pound net fishery, (2) ensure that the level of take does not exceed the Incidental Take Statement issued in conjunction with the Biological Opinion, and (3) verify that the seasonal pound net leader restrictions are adequate to protect sea turtles. The respondents will be Virginia pound net fishermen. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Survey of Residential Alterations and Repairs 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 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 Joseph Huesman, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2125 Building 4, Washington, DC 20233–6916, (301) 763– 4822 (or via the Internet at joseph.john.huesman@census.gov). DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the currently approved Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the Survey of Residential Alterations and Repairs, also known as the (SORAR). SORAR collects monthly data on expenditures for residential improvements and repairs from owners or designated representatives of rental and vacant housing units. This segment of the economy amounted to more than $199 billion in 2004. The Census Bureau also conducts the Consumer Expenditures Survey to collect data for improvement and repairs to owner-occupied residential properties. The Census Bureau E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 21, 2006 / Notices publishes estimates from these two sources in the C50 Series, Expenditures for Residential Improvements and Repairs. These estimates are used by a variety of private businesses and trade associations for marketing studies, economic forecasts, and assessments of the remodeling and construction industries. They also help governments evaluate economic policy. For example, the Bureau of Economic Analysis uses these statistics to develop the structures component of gross private domestic investment in the national income and product accounts. II. Method of Collection The universe for this survey is the owners or designated representatives of the more than 40 million rental and vacant housing units in the United States. A sample of these owners, as identified in the Consumer Expenditure Survey, is mailed the SORAR–705 form. They are asked to report detailed alterations, improvement, and repair expenditures for their entire property. Approximately 4,000 owners are sampled each month. The sample design uses a rotation procedure that replaces one-twelfth of the sample survey each month. The data collected will continue to be adjusted for unreturned or unusable forms by region and metropolitan statistical area (MSA). The weights are adjusted so that sample counts of renter occupied and vacant housing units agree with independently derived controls from the Current Population Survey. 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: February 14, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–2364 Filed 2–17–06; 8:45 am] Census Bureau [Docket No.: 050617160–5297–02] Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records OMB Number: 0607–0130. Form Number: SORAR–705. Type of Review: Regular Review. Affected Public: Individuals or households, Businesses or Other for Profit, and State or Local Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The cost to the respondents is estimated to be $120,000. Respondents Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 182. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 On July 11, 2005, the Commerce published and requested comments on a proposed amended Privacy Act System of Records notice entitled COMMERCE/CENSUS–5, Population and Housing Census Records of the 2000 Census Including Preliminary Statistics for the 2010 Decennial Census. No comments were received in response to the request for comments. By this notice, the Department is adopting the proposed system as final without changes effective February 21, 2006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: February 13, 2006. Brenda Dolan, Departmental Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Officer. [FR Doc. E6–2392 Filed 2–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P Economic Development Administration ACTION: Jkt 208001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gerald W. Gates, Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233, 301–763–2515. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AGENCY: 13:48 Feb 17, 2006 W. Gates, Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233, 301–763–2515. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–07–P III. Data VerDate Aug<31>2005 8839 Department of Commerce. Notice; COMMERCE/CENSUS– 5, Population and Housing Census Records of the 2000 Census Including Preliminary Statistics for the 2010 Decennial Census. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) publishes this notice to announce the effective date of a Privacy Act System of Records notice entitled COMMERCE/CENSUS–5, Population and Housing Census Records of the 2000 Census Including Preliminary Statistics for the 2010 Decennial Census. DATES: The system of records becomes effective on February 21, 2006. ADDRESSES: For a copy of the system of records please mail requests to Gerald PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notice and Opportunity for Public Comment. ACTION: Pursuant to section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. EDA has initiated separate investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each firm contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firm’s workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 34 (Tuesday, February 21, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8838-8839]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-2364]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Survey of Residential Alterations and Repairs

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 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 Joseph Huesman, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2125 
Building 4, Washington, DC 20233-6916, (301) 763-4822 (or via the 
Internet at joseph.john.huesman@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the currently 
approved Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the Survey 
of Residential Alterations and Repairs, also known as the (SORAR). 
SORAR collects monthly data on expenditures for residential 
improvements and repairs from owners or designated representatives of 
rental and vacant housing units. This segment of the economy amounted 
to more than $199 billion in 2004.
    The Census Bureau also conducts the Consumer Expenditures Survey to 
collect data for improvement and repairs to owner-occupied residential 
properties. The Census Bureau

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publishes estimates from these two sources in the C50 Series, 
Expenditures for Residential Improvements and Repairs. These estimates 
are used by a variety of private businesses and trade associations for 
marketing studies, economic forecasts, and assessments of the 
remodeling and construction industries. They also help governments 
evaluate economic policy. For example, the Bureau of Economic Analysis 
uses these statistics to develop the structures component of gross 
private domestic investment in the national income and product 
accounts.

II. Method of Collection

    The universe for this survey is the owners or designated 
representatives of the more than 40 million rental and vacant housing 
units in the United States. A sample of these owners, as identified in 
the Consumer Expenditure Survey, is mailed the SORAR-705 form. They are 
asked to report detailed alterations, improvement, and repair 
expenditures for their entire property.
    Approximately 4,000 owners are sampled each month. The sample 
design uses a rotation procedure that replaces one-twelfth of the 
sample survey each month. The data collected will continue to be 
adjusted for unreturned or unusable forms by region and metropolitan 
statistical area (MSA). The weights are adjusted so that sample counts 
of renter occupied and vacant housing units agree with independently 
derived controls from the Current Population Survey.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0130.
    Form Number: SORAR-705.
    Type of Review: Regular Review.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, Businesses or Other for 
Profit, and State or Local Governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,000.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The cost to the respondents is 
estimated to be $120,000.
    Respondents Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 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: February 14, 2006.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E6-2364 Filed 2-17-06; 8:45 am]
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