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Download as PDF 10472 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 40 / Wednesday, March 1, 2006 / Notices be submitted to the Compliance Division at the above address. Applications, comments, and other available information will be considered in determining which applicant will be designated. Authority: Public Law 94–582, 90 Stat. 2867, as amended (7 U.S.C. 71 et seq.). James E. Link, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. E6–2801 Filed 2–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–EN–P 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. Dated: February 23, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–2821 Filed 2–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 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: Firearms Convention. Agency Form Number: BIS–748P. OMB Approval Number: 0694–0114. Type of Request: Renewal of an existing collection of information. Burden: 619 hours. Average Time Per Response: 30 minutes per response Number of Respondents: 1,238 respondents. Needs and Uses: This collection is required by Sections 742.17 and 748.14 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which are authorized by Section 15(b) of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (EAA). The EAA authorizes the President to control exports of U.S. goods and technology to all foreign destinations, as necessary for the purposes of national security, foreign policy and short supply. The President delegated export control authority to the Secretary of Commerce and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) administers this function. 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 or via Internet at DHynek@doc.gov. Current Industrial Reports Surveys— WAVE I (Mandatory and Voluntary Surveys) VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Feb 28, 2006 Jkt 208001 ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. monthly, quarterly, and annual surveys as part of the Current Industrial Reports (CIR) program. The CIR surveys deal mainly with the quantity and value of shipments of particular products and occasionally with data on production and inventories; unfilled orders, receipts, stocks and consumption; and comparative data on domestic production, exports, and imports of the products they cover. These surveys provide continuing and timely national statistical data on manufacturing. Individual firms, trade associations, and market analysts use the results of these surveys extensively in planning or recommending marketing and legislative strategies. The CIR program includes both mandatory and voluntary surveys. Typically, the monthly and quarterly surveys are conducted on a voluntary basis and annual collections are mandatory. The collection frequency of individual CIR surveys is determined by the cyclical nature of production, the need for frequent trade monitoring, or the use of data in Government economic indicator series. Some monthly and quarterly CIR surveys have an annual ‘‘counterpart’’ collection. The annual counterpart collects annual data on a mandatory basis from those firms not participating in the more frequent collection. Due to the large number of surveys in the CIR program, for clearance purposes, the CIR surveys are divided into ‘‘waves.’’ One wave is resubmitted for clearance each year. This year the Census Bureau plans to submit mandatory and voluntary surveys of Wave I for clearance. The surveys included in Wave I are: 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 May 1, 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: Mendel D. Gayle, Assistant Chief for Census and Related Programs, (301) 763–4587, Census Bureau, Manufacturing and Construction Division, Room 2102A, Building #4, Washington, DC 20233 (or via the Internet at: mendel.d.gayle@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: * These voluntary surveys have mandatory annual counterparts. I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request a revision of the currently approved Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the Current Industrial Reports (CIR) for Wave I. The Census Bureau conducts a series of II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau will use mail out/ mail back survey forms to collect data. We ask respondents to return monthly report forms within 10 days, quarterly report forms within 15 days, and annual report forms within 30 days of the PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 VOLUNTARY SURVEY MA311D—Confectionery MA325F—Paint and Allied Products MA327C—Refractories MA331B—Steel Mill Products MA332Q—Antifriction Bearings MA333A—Farm Machinery MA333M—Air Conditioning and Refrigeration MA333N—Fluid Power Products MA335F—Major Household Appliances MA335K—Wiring Devices and Supplies *MQ325B—Fertilizer Materials *MQ327D—Clay Construction Products *MQ315B—Socks E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 40 / Wednesday, March 1, 2006 / Notices initial mailing. Telephone calls and/or letters encouraging participation will be mailed to respondents who have not responded by the designated time. III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0392. Form Number: See Chart Above. Type of Review: Regular Review. Affected Public: Businesses, or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,650. Estimated Time Per Response: 1.3497 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 6,276 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The estimated cost to respondents for all the CIR reports in Wave I for fiscal year 2007 is $115,667. Respondent’s Obligation: The CIR program includes both mandatory and voluntary surveys. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 61, 182, 224, and 225. IV. Request for Comments wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 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 23, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–2822 Filed 2–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Feb 28, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau 2007 Economic Census Covering the Utilities, Transportation and Warehousing, Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Sectors 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 May 1, 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 Steven Roman, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2665, Building 3, Washington, DC 20233–0001 (301–763– 2824 or via the Internet at sroman@census.gov). DATES: 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 Utilities, Transportation and Warehousing, Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing sectors (as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)) will measure the economic activity of more than 1 million establishments. However, approximately 13% of establishments will not be required to file separate PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10473 reports because they will be included in consolidated company reports; for explanation see selection procedure for establishments of multi-establishment firms below. The information collected will produce basic statistics by kind of business on the number of establishments, revenue, payroll, and employment. It will also yield a variety of subject statistics, including revenue by product line, 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 Utilities, Transportation and Warehousing, Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing sectors 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 one of the Utilities, Transportation and Warehousing, Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing sectors; (ii) it must be an active operating establishment of a multiestablishment firm (i.e., a firm that operates at more than one physical location), or it must be a singleestablishment firm with payroll (i.e., a firm operating at only 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 MultiEstablishment Firms Selection procedures will assign all eligible establishments of multiestablishment firms to the mail component of the potential respondent universe, except for those in selected industries in utilities, and finance and insurance. In these selected industries, where revenue and certain other operating data are not easily attributable to individual establishments, divisionor firm-level organizations are asked to report kind of business, payroll, and employment for several establishments, and other required data at a more aggregate level on a consolidated report form. We estimate that the 2007 Economic Census mail canvasses for the Utilities, Transportation and Warehousing, Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 40 (Wednesday, March 1, 2006)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Current Industrial Reports Surveys--WAVE I (Mandatory and 
Voluntary Surveys)

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 May 1, 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: Mendel D. Gayle, Assistant Chief for Census and 
Related Programs, (301) 763-4587, Census Bureau, Manufacturing and 
Construction Division, Room 2102A, Building 4, Washington, DC 
20233 (or via the Internet at: mendel.d.gayle@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request a revision of the currently 
approved Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the Current 
Industrial Reports (CIR) for Wave I. The Census Bureau conducts a 
series of monthly, quarterly, and annual surveys as part of the Current 
Industrial Reports (CIR) program. The CIR surveys deal mainly with the 
quantity and value of shipments of particular products and occasionally 
with data on production and inventories; unfilled orders, receipts, 
stocks and consumption; and comparative data on domestic production, 
exports, and imports of the products they cover. These surveys provide 
continuing and timely national statistical data on manufacturing. 
Individual firms, trade associations, and market analysts use the 
results of these surveys extensively in planning or recommending 
marketing and legislative strategies.
    The CIR program includes both mandatory and voluntary surveys. 
Typically, the monthly and quarterly surveys are conducted on a 
voluntary basis and annual collections are mandatory. The collection 
frequency of individual CIR surveys is determined by the cyclical 
nature of production, the need for frequent trade monitoring, or the 
use of data in Government economic indicator series. Some monthly and 
quarterly CIR surveys have an annual ``counterpart'' collection. The 
annual counterpart collects annual data on a mandatory basis from those 
firms not participating in the more frequent collection.
    Due to the large number of surveys in the CIR program, for 
clearance purposes, the CIR surveys are divided into ``waves.'' One 
wave is resubmitted for clearance each year. This year the Census 
Bureau plans to submit mandatory and voluntary surveys of Wave I for 
clearance. The surveys included in Wave I are:

                            Voluntary survey
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MA311D--Confectionery
MA325F--Paint and Allied Products
MA327C--Refractories
MA331B--Steel Mill Products
MA332Q--Antifriction Bearings
MA333A--Farm Machinery
MA333M--Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
MA333N--Fluid Power Products
MA335F--Major Household Appliances
MA335K--Wiring Devices and Supplies
*MQ325B--Fertilizer Materials
*MQ327D--Clay Construction Products
*MQ315B--Socks
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* These voluntary surveys have mandatory annual counterparts.

II. Method of Collection

    The Census Bureau will use mail out/mail back survey forms to 
collect data. We ask respondents to return monthly report forms within 
10 days, quarterly report forms within 15 days, and annual report forms 
within 30 days of the

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initial mailing. Telephone calls and/or letters encouraging 
participation will be mailed to respondents who have not responded by 
the designated time.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0392.
    Form Number: See Chart Above.
    Type of Review: Regular Review.
    Affected Public: Businesses, or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,650.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 1.3497 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 6,276 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The estimated cost to respondents for 
all the CIR reports in Wave I for fiscal year 2007 is $115,667.
    Respondent's Obligation: The CIR program includes both mandatory 
and voluntary surveys.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 61, 182, 
224, and 225.

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 23, 2006.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E6-2822 Filed 2-28-06; 8:45 am]
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