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Download as PDF 36756 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 28, 2006 / Notices the construction industry. They also provide all levels of Government with a tool to evaluate economic policy and measure progress toward established goals. For example, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) uses the Census Bureau’s improvement statistics to develop the residential structures component of the gross private domestic investment in the national income and product accounts. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other forprofit. 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: June 22, 2006, Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–10144 Filed 6–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau 2007 Economic Census of the Island Areas ACTION: Proposed collection; comment jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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 August 28, 2006. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 Jun 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 Lee R. Wentela, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 1183, Building 3, Washington, DC 20233–6400 (301–763– 7270 or via the Internet at lee.r.wentela@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The economic census, conducted under authority of Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), is the primary source of facts about the structure and functioning of the United States economy, including Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. The economic census, is the primary source of dependable facts about each of the island areas’ economies, and features the only recognized source of data at a geographic level equivalent to U.S. counties. Economic census statistics for the island areas serve to benchmark estimates of local net income and gross product, and provide essential information for government (Federal and local), business, and the general public. Economic data are the Census Bureau’s primary program commitment during nondecennial census years. The 2007 Economic Census of the Island Areas will cover the following sectors (as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)): Mining, Utilities, Construction, Manufacturing; Wholesale and Retail Trades, Transportation and Warehousing, Information; Finance and Insurance; Real Estate and Rental and Leasing; Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; Management of Companies and Enterprises; Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services, Educational Services; Health Care and Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation; Accommodation and Food Services, and Other Services (except Public Administration). This scope is equivalent to that of the stateside economic census. The information collected will produce basic statistics by kind of business on the number of establishments, sales/ shipments/receipts/revenue, payroll, and employment. It will also yield a variety of industry-specific statistics, including sales/receipts by commodity/ merchandise/receipt line, sales/ shipments by class of customer, PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 inventories, and number of hotel rooms. 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 The 2007 Economic Census of the Island Areas will be conducted using mailout/mailback procedures. Establishments will be selected from the Census Bureau’s Business Register. An establishment will be included in the 2007 Economic Census of Island Areas if: (a) It is engaged in any of the sectors within the scope of the census listed above; (b) it is an active operating establishment with payroll; and (c) it is located in Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or American Samoa. Generally, non-employer establishments are excluded from the Economic Census of the Island Areas. However, nonemployer establishments are included in the data collection in American Samoa due to the unique structure of the economy for this area as well as the lack of economic statistics. The data for non-employer establishments in American Samoa will be collected through an enumeration conducted by employees of the government of American Samoa. This enumeration will follow guidelines provided by the Census Bureau, which will include the requirement that all staff are sworn to uphold all confidentiality requirements of Title 13, U.S.C. III. Data OMB Number: Not available. Form Number: The forms used to collect information in Puerto Rico are tailored to specific industries or groups of industries. Puerto Rico forms are available in English as well as Spanish. Only one form, covering all economic activity within the scope of the census, is used for each of the remaining areas. The forms are too numerous to list individually in this notice. The contact named above can provide interested parties with complete information on the forms to be included in this information collection. Type of Review: Regular review. Affected Public: Local governments, businesses, or other for profit or nonprofit institutions or organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: Puerto Rico 50,000; Guam 3,250; Northern Mariana Islands 1,500; U.S. Virgin Islands 3,000; American Samoa 1,250 (includes non-employers); Total 59,000. E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 28, 2006 / Notices Estimated Time per Response: Puerto Rico 1 hour; Guam 30 minutes; Northern Mariana Islands 30 minutes; U.S. Virgin Islands 30 minutes; American Samoa 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 54,500. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,344,515. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C. 131 and 224. 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: June 22, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–10145 Filed 6–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [No. DOD–2006–OS–0151] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DoD. ACTION: Notice. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service announces the proposed extension of public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:33 Jun 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will given to all comments received by August 28, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1160. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service—Cleveland, DFAS– CGA, ATTN: Mr. Charles Moss, 1240 East Ninth Street, Room 2323, Cleveland, OH 44199, or call 216–204– 4426. Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Trustee Report; DD Form 2826; OMB License 0730–0012. Needs and Uses: This form is used to report on the administration of the funds received on behalf of a mentally incompetent member of the uniformed services pursuant to 37 U.S.C. 602–604. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Annual Burden Hours: 300 hours. Number of Respondents: 600. Responses per Respondent: 1. Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Summary of Information Collection When member of the uniformed services are declared mentally incompetent, the need arises to have a PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36757 trustee appointed to act on their behalf with regard to military pay matters. Trustees will complete this form to report the administration of the funds received on behalf of the member. The requirement to complete this form helps alleviate the opportunity for fraud, waste and abuse of Government funds and member’s benefits. Dated: June 20, 2006. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 06–5726 Filed 6–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [No. DoD–2006–OS–0152] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. 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 of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by August 28, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1160. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


2007 Economic Census of the Island Areas

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 August 28, 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 Lee R. Wentela, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 1183, 
Building 3, Washington, DC 20233-6400 (301-763-7270 or via the Internet 
at lee.r.wentela@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The economic census, conducted under authority of Title 13, United 
States Code (U.S.C.), is the primary source of facts about the 
structure and functioning of the United States economy, including 
Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin 
Islands, and American Samoa. The economic census, is the primary source 
of dependable facts about each of the island areas' economies, and 
features the only recognized source of data at a geographic level 
equivalent to U.S. counties. Economic census statistics for the island 
areas serve to benchmark estimates of local net income and gross 
product, and provide essential information for government (Federal and 
local), business, and the general public. Economic data are the Census 
Bureau's primary program commitment during nondecennial census years. 
The 2007 Economic Census of the Island Areas will cover the following 
sectors (as defined by the North American Industry Classification 
System (NAICS)): Mining, Utilities, Construction, Manufacturing; 
Wholesale and Retail Trades, Transportation and Warehousing, 
Information; Finance and Insurance; Real Estate and Rental and Leasing; 
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; Management of 
Companies and Enterprises; Administrative and Support, Waste Management 
and Remediation Services, Educational Services; Health Care and Social 
Assistance; Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation; Accommodation and Food 
Services, and Other Services (except Public Administration). This scope 
is equivalent to that of the stateside economic census. The information 
collected will produce basic statistics by kind of business on the 
number of establishments, sales/shipments/receipts/revenue, payroll, 
and employment. It will also yield a variety of industry-specific 
statistics, including sales/receipts by commodity/ merchandise/receipt 
line, sales/shipments by class of customer, inventories, and number of 
hotel rooms. 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

    The 2007 Economic Census of the Island Areas will be conducted 
using mailout/mailback procedures. Establishments will be selected from 
the Census Bureau's Business Register. An establishment will be 
included in the 2007 Economic Census of Island Areas if: (a) It is 
engaged in any of the sectors within the scope of the census listed 
above; (b) it is an active operating establishment with payroll; and 
(c) it is located in Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, 
the U.S. Virgin Islands, or American Samoa. Generally, non-employer 
establishments are excluded from the Economic Census of the Island 
Areas. However, non-employer establishments are included in the data 
collection in American Samoa due to the unique structure of the economy 
for this area as well as the lack of economic statistics. The data for 
non-employer establishments in American Samoa will be collected through 
an enumeration conducted by employees of the government of American 
Samoa. This enumeration will follow guidelines provided by the Census 
Bureau, which will include the requirement that all staff are sworn to 
uphold all confidentiality requirements of Title 13, U.S.C.

III. Data

    OMB Number: Not available.
    Form Number: The forms used to collect information in Puerto Rico 
are tailored to specific industries or groups of industries. Puerto 
Rico forms are available in English as well as Spanish. Only one form, 
covering all economic activity within the scope of the census, is used 
for each of the remaining areas. The forms are too numerous to list 
individually in this notice. The contact named above can provide 
interested parties with complete information on the forms to be 
included in this information collection.
    Type of Review: Regular review.
    Affected Public: Local governments, businesses, or other for profit 
or nonprofit institutions or organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: Puerto Rico 50,000; Guam 3,250; 
Northern Mariana Islands 1,500; U.S. Virgin Islands 3,000; American 
Samoa 1,250 (includes non-employers); Total 59,000.

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    Estimated Time per Response: Puerto Rico 1 hour; Guam 30 minutes; 
Northern Mariana Islands 30 minutes; U.S. Virgin Islands 30 minutes; 
American Samoa 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 54,500.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,344,515.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C. 131 and 224.

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: June 22, 2006.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E6-10145 Filed 6-27-06; 8:45 am]
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