Current Population Survey (CPS)-Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC), 44611-44612 [E6-12709]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 151 / Monday, August 7, 2006 / Notices Choteau-Teton County Library, 17 Main Ave., North, Choteau, MT 59422. Copies of the Draft EIS may also be obtained by contacting either Richard Fristik at (202) 720–5093 (e-mail: Richard.Fristik@wdc.usda.gov) or Kathy Johnson at (406) 444–1760 (e-mail: katjohnson@mt.gov). Dated: August 1, 2006. Mark S. Plank, Director, Engineering and Environmental Staff. [FR Doc. E6–12672 Filed 8–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit 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: U.S. Caribbean Small-Scale Fleet Economic Performance Study. Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: None. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 1,000. Number of Respondents: 1,000. Average Hours per Response: Survey, one hour. Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to collect socioeconomic data on smallscale fishing fleets operating in the U.S. Caribbean (e.g., hook and line, net, and dive fisheries). The survey intends to collect economic information about revenues, variable and fixed costs, capital investment and other auxiliary and demographic information. The data gathered will be used to describe economic performance in small-scale fisheries and to evaluate the socioeconomic impacts of future federal regulatory actions. In addition, the information will be used to strengthen and improve fishery management decision-making, and to satisfy legal mandates under Executive Order 12866, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act, and other pertinent statues. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: One-time only. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Aug 04, 2006 Jkt 208001 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: August 1, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–12706 Filed 8–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit 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: NMFS Alaska Region Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Program. Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: 0648–0445. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 23,838. Number of Respondents: 1,854. Average Hours per Response: VMS transmission, 5 seconds; VMS installation, 6 hours; VMS maintenance, 4 hours annually; one-time VMS checkin report, 12 minutes; notification of VMS malfunction, 2 minutes. Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Alaska Region requires use of the VMS when fishing under certain conditions in the following fisheries: Atka Mackerel, Pollock, Pacific Cod, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Management Area Crab, essential fish habitat (EFH) and habitat areas of particular concern (HAPC) in the Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska. The Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) transmitter automatically determines the vessel’s position several times per hour using a Global Positioning System satellite. A communications service provider PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44611 receives the transmission and relays it to NMFS, Office for Enforcement. The VMS transmitters are designed to be tamper-resistant and automatic. In most cases, the vessel owner is unaware of exactly when the unit is transmitting and is unable to alter the signal or the time of transmission. The VMS unit is passive and automatic, requiring no reporting effort of the vessel operator. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Frequency: On occasion. 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. Dated: August 1, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–12708 Filed 8–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Current Population Survey (CPS)— Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) 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 October 6, 2006. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1 44612 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 151 / Monday, August 7, 2006 / Notices 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 Shannon Burnett, U.S. Census Bureau, FOB 3, Room 3340, Washington, DC 20233–8400, at (301) 763–3806. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request clearance for the collection of data concerning the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC), formerly known as the Annual Demographic Survey, to be conducted in conjunction with the February, March, and April CPS. The Census Bureau has conducted this supplement annually for over 50 years. The Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Department of Health and Human Services sponsor this supplement. In the ASEC, we collect information on work experience, personal income, noncash benefits, health insurance coverage, and migration. The work experience items in the ASEC provide a unique measure of the dynamic nature of the labor force as viewed over a oneyear period. These items produce statistics that show movements in and out of the labor force by measuring the number of periods of unemployment experienced by people, the number of different employers worked for during the year, the principal reasons for unemployment, and part-/full-time attachment to the labor force. We can make indirect measurements of discouraged workers and others with a casual attachment to the labor market. The income data from the ASEC are used by social planners, economists, government officials, and market researchers to gauge the economic wellbeing of the country as a whole and selected population groups of interest. Government planners and researchers use these data to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of various assistance programs. Market researchers use these data to identify and isolate potential customers. Social planners use these data to forecast economic conditions and to identify special groups that seem to be especially sensitive to economic fluctuations. Economists use ASEC data to determine the effects of various economic forces, such as inflation, recession, recovery, and so on, and their differential effects on various population groups. A prime statistic of interest is the classification of people in poverty and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Aug 04, 2006 Jkt 208001 how this measurement has changed over time for various groups. Researchers evaluate ASEC income data not only to determine poverty levels but also to determine whether government programs are reaching eligible households. Congressional passage of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), or Title XXI, led to a mandate from Congress, in 1999, that the sample size for the CPS, and specifically the ASEC, be increased to a level whereby more reliable estimates can be derived for the number of individuals participating in this program at the state level. By administering the ASEC in February, March, and April, rather than only in March as in the past, we have been able to achieve this goal. The total number of respondents has not been upwardly affected by this change. II. Method of Collection The ASEC information will be collected by both personal visit and telephone interviews in conjunction with the regular February, March and April CPS interviewing. All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted interviewing. III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0354. Form Number: There are no forms. We conduct all interviewing on computers. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 78,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 25 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 32,500. Estimated Total Annual Cost: There are no costs to the respondents other than their time to answer the CPS questions. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 182; and Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1–9. 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 will 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 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: August 1, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–12709 Filed 8–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Action Affecting Export Privileges; Asher Karni; Pakland PME Corporation and Humayun Khan; In the Matter of: Asher Karni, Federal Inmate Registration Number: 32338–016, Fort Dix FCI, Fort Dix, NJ 08640, Respondent: and Pakland PME Corporation, Unit 7&8, 2nd Floor, Mohammadi Plaza, Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area, F–6/4, Islamabad-44000, Pakistan; Humayun Khan, Unit 7&8, 2nd Floor, Mohammadi Plaza, Jinnah Avenue, Bule Area, F–64, Islamabad44000, Pakistan, Related Persons; Order Denying Export Privileges A. Denial of Export Privileges of Asher Karni On August 4, 2005, in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia, Asher Karni (‘‘Karni’’ or ‘‘Respondent’’) was convicted of violating the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (currently codified at 50 U.S.C. app. §§ 2401–2420 (2000)) (the ‘‘Act’’).1 Karni was found guilty of willfully exporting and attempting to export two oscilloscopes and triggered spark gaps from the United States to Pakistan via South Africa without having first obtained the required export licenses from the Department of Commerce. 1 From August 21, 1994 through November 12, 2000, the Act was in lapse. During that period, the President, through Executive Order 12924, which had been extended by successive Presidential Notices, the last of which was August 3, 2000 (3 CFR, 2000 Comp. 397 (2001)), continued the Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. §§ 1701–1706 (2000)) (‘‘IEEPA’’). On November 13, 2000, the Act was reauthorized and it remained in effect through August 20, 2001. Since August 21, 2001, the Act has been in lapse and the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), as extended by the Notice of August 2, 2005 (70 FR 45273, August 5, 2005), has continued the Regulations in effect under IEEPA. E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 151 (Monday, August 7, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44611-44612]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-12709]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Current Population Survey (CPS)--Annual Social and Economic 
Supplement (ASEC)

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 October 6, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625,

[[Page 44612]]

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 Shannon Burnett, U.S. Census Bureau, FOB 3, Room 
3340, Washington, DC 20233-8400, at (301) 763-3806.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request clearance for the collection of 
data concerning the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC), 
formerly known as the Annual Demographic Survey, to be conducted in 
conjunction with the February, March, and April CPS. The Census Bureau 
has conducted this supplement annually for over 50 years. The Census 
Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Department of Health 
and Human Services sponsor this supplement.
    In the ASEC, we collect information on work experience, personal 
income, noncash benefits, health insurance coverage, and migration. The 
work experience items in the ASEC provide a unique measure of the 
dynamic nature of the labor force as viewed over a one-year period. 
These items produce statistics that show movements in and out of the 
labor force by measuring the number of periods of unemployment 
experienced by people, the number of different employers worked for 
during the year, the principal reasons for unemployment, and part-/
full-time attachment to the labor force. We can make indirect 
measurements of discouraged workers and others with a casual attachment 
to the labor market.
    The income data from the ASEC are used by social planners, 
economists, government officials, and market researchers to gauge the 
economic well-being of the country as a whole and selected population 
groups of interest. Government planners and researchers use these data 
to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of various assistance 
programs. Market researchers use these data to identify and isolate 
potential customers. Social planners use these data to forecast 
economic conditions and to identify special groups that seem to be 
especially sensitive to economic fluctuations. Economists use ASEC data 
to determine the effects of various economic forces, such as inflation, 
recession, recovery, and so on, and their differential effects on 
various population groups.
    A prime statistic of interest is the classification of people in 
poverty and how this measurement has changed over time for various 
groups. Researchers evaluate ASEC income data not only to determine 
poverty levels but also to determine whether government programs are 
reaching eligible households.
    Congressional passage of the State Children's Health Insurance 
Program (SCHIP), or Title XXI, led to a mandate from Congress, in 1999, 
that the sample size for the CPS, and specifically the ASEC, be 
increased to a level whereby more reliable estimates can be derived for 
the number of individuals participating in this program at the state 
level. By administering the ASEC in February, March, and April, rather 
than only in March as in the past, we have been able to achieve this 
goal. The total number of respondents has not been upwardly affected by 
this change.

II. Method of Collection

    The ASEC information will be collected by both personal visit and 
telephone interviews in conjunction with the regular February, March 
and April CPS interviewing. All interviews are conducted using 
computer-assisted interviewing.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0354.
    Form Number: There are no forms. We conduct all interviewing on 
computers.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 78,000.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 25 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 32,500.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: There are no costs to the respondents 
other than their time to answer the CPS questions.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 182; and 
Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1-9.

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 will 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: August 1, 2006.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E6-12709 Filed 8-4-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-07-P