Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Permit Family of Forms, 20980-20981 [E6-6043]

Download as PDF 20980 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 78 / Monday, April 24, 2006 / Notices Form 34–82 is used in checking for respondents’ compliance with program requirements and for inconsistencies in their reporting to NOAA and the Internal Revenue Service of programrelated adjustments to their income. The deposit and withdrawal information is also required, by statute, to be annually reported to the Secretary of Treasury. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. 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. Dated: April 18, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–6041 Filed 4–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request DOC 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: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Survey of Housing Starts, Sales, and Completions. Form Number(s): SOC–Q1/SF.1; SOC– Q1/MF.1. Agency Approval Number: 0607– 0110. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Burden: 14,688 hours. Number of Respondents: 28,200. Avg Hours Per Response: 5 minutes. Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau is requesting an extension of the currently approved collection for the Survey of Housing Starts, Sales, and Completions, otherwise known as the Survey of Construction (SOC). Government agencies and private VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:56 Apr 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 companies use statistics from SOC to monitor and evaluate the large and dynamic housing construction industry. Data for two principal economic indicators are produced from the SOC: New Residential Construction (housing starts and housing completions) and New Residential Sales. In addition, a number of other statistical series are produced, including extensive information on the physical characteristics of new residential buildings, and indexes measuring rates of inflation in the price of new buildings. These statistics are based on a sample of residential buildings in permit-issuing places and a road canvass in a sample of land areas not covered by building permit systems. The field representatives (FRs) mail forms SOC–QI/SF.1 and SOC–QI/MF.1 to the respondents to complete. A few days later, the FRs either call or visit the respondents to enter their survey responses into a laptop computer using the Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) software formatted for the SOC–QI/SF.1 and SOC–QI/MF.1 forms. The respondents are homebuilders, real estate agents, rental agents, or new homeowners of sampled residential buildings. FR’s contact respondents multiple times based on the number of projects in the sample and the number of months required to complete the project. Approximately 28,200 new buildings are added to our sample each year. A total of 176,250 responses are collected annually from all respondents. The Census Bureau uses the information collected in the SOC to publish estimates of the number of new residential housing units started, under construction, completed, and the number of new houses sold and for sale. The Census Bureau also publishes many financial and physical characteristics of new housing units. Government agencies use these statistics to evaluate economic policy, measure progress towards the national housing goal, make policy decisions, and formulate legislation. For example, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System uses data from this survey to evaluate the effect of interest rates in this interest-rate sensitive area of the economy. The Bureau of Economic Analysis uses the data in developing the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The private sector uses the information for estimating the demand for building materials and the many products used in new housing and to schedule production, distribution, and sales efforts. The financial community uses the data to estimate the demand for PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 short-term (construction loans) and long-term (mortgages) borrowing. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Individuals or households. Frequency: Monthly. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 182. OMB Desk Officer: Susan Schechter, (202) 395–5103. 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 Susan Schechter, OMB Desk Officer either by fax (202–395–7245) or e-mail (susan_schechter@omb.eop.gov). Dated: April 18, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–6042 Filed 4–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Permit Family of Forms 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 June 23, 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 Jason Rueter, (727) 824–5350 or jason.rueter@noaa.gov. E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 78 / Monday, April 24, 2006 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southeast Region manages the U.S. fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the South Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico under the Fishery Management Plans (FMP) for each Region. The Regional Fishery Management Councils prepared the FMPs pursuant to the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The regulations implementing the FMPs are at 50 CFR part 622. The recordkeeping and reporting requirements at 50 CFR part 622 form the basis for this collection of information. NMFS Southeast Region requests information from fishery participants. This information, upon receipt, results in an increasingly more efficient and accurate database for management and monitoring of the fisheries of the EEZ off the South Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico. II. Method of Collection Paper applications, electronic reports, and telephone calls are required from participants, and methods of submittal include Internet and facsimile transmission of paper forms. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0205. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,820. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour and 24 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 24,121. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,887,000. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:56 Apr 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 18, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–6043 Filed 4–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau 2007 Economic Census Covering the Information; Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; Management of Companies and Enterprises; Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services; Educational Services; Health Care and Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation; and Other Services (Except Public Administration) 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)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 23, 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 Jack Moody, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2784, Building 3, Washington, DC 20233–0001 on (301) 763–5181 or via the Internet at jmoody@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The economic census, conducted under the authority of Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), is the primary source of facts about the structure and functioning of the Nation’s economy. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20981 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 Information; Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; Management of Companies and Enterprises; Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services; Educational Services; Health Care and Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation; and Other Services (Except Public Administration) sectors (as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) will measure the economic activity of 2.9 million establishments. The information collected will produce basic statistics by kind of business on the number of establishments, receipts/ revenue, expenses, payroll, and employment. It will also yield a variety of subject statistics, including receipts/ revenue by product line, receipts/ revenue 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 for the mail canvass will be selected from the Census Bureau’s Business Register. To be eligible for selection, an establishment will be required to satisfy the following conditions: (i) It must be classified in the information; professional, scientific, and technical services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and support and waste management and remediation services; educational services; health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment, and recreation; or other services (except public administration) 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), or it must be a single-establishment firm with payroll (i.e., a firm that operates 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: E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 78 (Monday, April 24, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast 
Region Permit Family of Forms

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 23, 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 Jason Rueter, (727) 824-5350 or jason.rueter@noaa.gov.



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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:


I. Abstract

    National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southeast Region manages 
the U.S. fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the South 
Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico under the Fishery Management 
Plans (FMP) for each Region. The Regional Fishery Management Councils 
prepared the FMPs pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act. The regulations implementing the FMPs are at 50 CFR 
part 622.
    The recordkeeping and reporting requirements at 50 CFR part 622 
form the basis for this collection of information. NMFS Southeast 
Region requests information from fishery participants. This 
information, upon receipt, results in an increasingly more efficient 
and accurate database for management and monitoring of the fisheries of 
the EEZ off the South Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico.

II. Method of Collection

    Paper applications, electronic reports, and telephone calls are 
required from participants, and methods of submittal include Internet 
and facsimile transmission of paper forms.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0205.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,820.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour and 24 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 24,121.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,887,000.

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: April 18, 2006.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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