Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS), 75499-75501 [E6-21320]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 241 / Friday, December 15, 2006 / Notices Operating Assets, of a U.S. Business Enterprise, Including Real Estate, and the BE–12 (benchmark) and BE–15 (annual) surveys, which provide data on the overall operations of U.S. affiliates. Affected Public: U.S. businesses or other for-profit institutions. Frequency: Quarterly. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (Pub. L. 94–472, 22 U.S.C. 3101–3108). OMB Desk Officer: Paul Bugg, (202) 395–3093. You may obtain copies of the above information collection proposal by writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6025, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, or e-mail dhynek@doc.gov. Send comments on the proposed information collection within 30 days of publication of this notice to the Office of Management and Budget, O.I.R.A., Attention PRA Desk Officer for BEA, e-mail pbugg@omb.eop.gov, or by FAX at 202–395–7245. Dated: December 11, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–21321 Filed 12–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE mstockstill on PROD1PC61 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 of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Bureau: International Trade Administration. Title: International Trade Specialist Counseling Session Survey. Agency Form Number: ITA–4154P. OMB Number: 0625–0253. Type of Request: Revisions, Regular Submission. Burden: 284. Number of Respondents: 1700. Avg. Hours per Response: 10 minutes. Needs and Uses: The International Trade Administration’s U.S. Commercial Service is mandated by Congress to help U.S. businesses, particularly small and medium-sized companies, export their products and services to global markets. To accomplish its mission effectively, the U.S. Commercial Service needs ongoing VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:47 Dec 14, 2006 Jkt 211001 feedback on its programs. In addition to collecting client feedback for pay-foruse products/events provided by the U.S. Commercial Service’s international offices, the U.S. Commercial Service would like to institutionalize Counseling Session Surveys to obtain client feedback from U.S. businesses that have engaged in ‘‘counseling sessions’’ with CS International Trade Specialists in the domestic offices (known as U.S. Export Assistance Centers). Counseling sessions occur when an International Trade Specialist from one of the U.S. Commercial Service’s domestic offices works with a client to determine their international marketing interests and provide ‘‘global trade solutions’’. This information collection item allows the U.S. Commercial Service to solicit clients’ opinions about the counseling services provided by International Trade Specialists located in domestic offices known as U.S. Export Assistance Centers. The information is used for program improvement, strategic planning, and allocation of resources. The surveys are part of ITA’s effort to implement objectives of the National Performance Review (NPR) and Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). Survey responses will acquaint ITA managers with firms’ perceptions and assessments of export-assistance counseling provided by International Trade Specialists in U.S. Export Assistance Centers. This information is critical for improving the level of service provided to U.S. businesses by the U.S. Commercial Service’s International Trade Specialists. Survey responses are used to assess client satisfaction, assess priorities, and identify areas where service levels and benefits differ from client expectations. Clients benefit because the information is used to improve services provided to the public. In addition, respondents will benefit from more effective follow-up to their unmet needs and expectations and more efficient resolution to their exporting issues and challenges. Without this information, the U.S. Commercial Service is unable to systematically determine client perceptions about the quality and benefit of its export counseling services. Affected Public: Businesses or other for profit, not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. Respondents Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit, voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection can be obtained by writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75499 Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. E-mail: dHynek@doc.gov. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–7285 within 30 days of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Dated: December 11, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–21327 Filed 12–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) 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 February 13, 2007. 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 e-mail to DHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection forms and instructions should be directed to Laura Waggoner, Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233–7400. In addition, you can contact her by calling (301) 763–1099, or sending an e-mail to geo.bas@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau conducts the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) to collect and maintain information about the inventory of the legal E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 75500 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 241 / Friday, December 15, 2006 / Notices boundaries for, and the legal actions affecting the boundaries of counties and equivalent governments, incorporated places, minor civil divisions, Census Areas of Alaska, Hawaiian Homelands, and federally recognized legal American Indian and Alaska Native areas (including the Alaska Native Regional Corporations). This information provides an accurate identification of geographic areas for the Census Bureau to use in conducting the decennial and economic censuses and ongoing surveys such as the American Community Survey (ACS). The BAS supports the following additional programs: • Population Estimates Program. • Special Census. • Geographic Update Population Certification Program. • Other statistical programs of the Census Bureau and the legislative programs of the Federal Government. No other Federal agency collects this data, nor is there a standard for collection of this information at the state level. The Census Bureau’s BAS is a unique boundary survey providing a standard result for use by Federal, State, local, and tribal governments and by commercial, private, and public organizations. The Census Bureau integrates the information collected in the BAS into the MAF/TIGER database. The MAF component of the database is the Census Bureau’s permanent list of addresses for individual living quarters. The TIGER component is a computer file that contains geographic information representing the position of boundaries, roads, rivers, railroads, and other census-required map features and attributes. Through the BAS, the Census Bureau asks each government official to provide updates to their boundaries and to review materials for their jurisdiction to verify the correctness of the information portrayed. County officials are asked to provide changes to the inventory of governments and their boundaries. The Census Bureau may enter into agreements with individual states to modify the list of minor civil divisions and/or incorporated places included in the BAS to reflect only entities with boundary changes. In addition, the Census Bureau includes each newly incorporated place in the year following notification of its incorporation. Every year, the BAS includes a single respondent request for the State of Alaska and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (including status and updates for municipio, barrio, barriopueblo, and subbarrio boundaries). The State of Hawaii provides updates for the Hawaiian homeland boundary and status information. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:47 Dec 14, 2006 Jkt 211001 II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau has developed several methods to collect information on status and updates for legal boundaries. These methods are: • Consolidation agreements. • Advanced response. • Traditional paper submission. • Digital submission. • Master Address File/Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding Referencing (MAF/TIGER) partnership software. • Internet (Web BAS). The government officials from state governments have an opportunity to participate in consolidation agreements to reduce the burden of response for their local governments. If a state government has legislation requiring local governments to report all legal boundary updates to a state agency (including a map of the annexed area), the state has the option to provide all the updates for their counties (and all associated governments within each county). The state provides the Census Bureau with a list of counties where the state agrees to provide a consolidated update of boundary changes for these counties and all entities within them. The Census Bureau notifies the governments within the counties that the state will be submitting the boundary updates for them and as a reminder to submit their updates to the state. State governments that have legislation requiring governments to report all legal boundary updates to a state agency will also have the opportunity to participate in a consolidation agreement. The state updates the list of minor civil divisions and/or incorporated places that will be surveyed to include only those entities known by the state as having boundary changes. The Census Bureau sends BAS materials to those local governments. If a county government has legislation requiring local governments to report all legal boundary updates to the county, or if the local governments agree that the county will provide the updates, then the Census Bureau will provide materials only to the county and send a notification to the local governments reminding them to send their updates to the county. Another method of collection is advanced response, which involves an announcement letter and a one-page form for the state and county governments who do not have a consolidation agreement. Under advanced response, counties, tribes and local governments indicate whether or not they have boundary changes to PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 report and provide a current contact person. The advanced response method reduces cost and respondent burden through savings on materials and effort. All governments receive this notification with the exception of newly incorporated governments, governments with state or county agreements, and governments who participated in other Census Bureau programs such as Geographically Updated Population Certification Program or Special Census. If a government requests materials through advanced response, they may choose to receive these materials as a traditional paper package or one of three digital media types (MAF/TIGER Partnership Software, Digital BAS, or Web BAS). The traditional paper package contains large-format maps, printed forms and supplies to complete the survey. The respondent completes the BAS form and draws the boundary updates on the maps using pencils provided in the package. The MAF/TIGER Partnership Software is a method in which the respondent installs software on their personal computer. The Census Bureau provides the software and spatial data to make their boundary updates. The minimum requirement for this software is Windows 98, as well as a media burner (such as CD–ROM or DVD). The key to this approach—and to all the digital methods—is the correction and update of Census Bureau spatial data. Another digital response option is Digital Submission. This option allows the respondent to complete the BAS electronically through a digital file. The Census Bureau provides spatial data to update boundaries to their correct spatial location. The entity submits the updated file on electronic media, such as CD–ROM or DVD, or through File Transfer Protocol (FTP) on the Internet. The last digital response option is Web BAS. The Census Bureau provides the participating government with a password to access the BAS program through the Internet. The respondent updates both their forms and maps using a single Internet site. A BAS package includes the following items for each respondent: 1. Introductory letter from the Director of the Census Bureau. 2. Appropriate BAS Form(s) that contains entity-specific identification information. a. BAS–1—incorporated places. b. BAS–2—counties, parishes, boroughs, city and boroughs. c. BAS–3—minor civil divisions. d. BAS–4—newly incorporated places or newly activated incorporated places. E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 241 / Friday, December 15, 2006 / Notices e. BAS–5—American Indian and Alaska Native Areas. 3. BAS Respondent Guide. 4. Set of maps or other media showing the current boundary of the government. 5. Return postage-paid envelope to submit boundary changes. 6. Postcard to notify the Census Bureau of no changes to the boundary. 7. Supplies for updating paper maps. A local contact from each government verifies the legal boundary, and then provides boundary changes and updated contact information. The official signs the materials, verifies the forms and returns the information to the Census Bureau. The key dates for governments are as follows: 1. Advanced response is e-mailed, faxed or mailed to the local contact in September/October of each year. 2. BAS package of materials is shipped during the month of January of each year. 3. Requests to change the method of participation (i.e., paper to digital submission) are due February 15th of each year. 4. Responses for inclusion in the ACS Sampling and Population Estimation Program tabulation are due April 1st of each year. Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C. 6. 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: December 11, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–21320 Filed 12–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P III. Data Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Number: 0607–0151. Form Numbers: BAS–1, BAS–2, BAS– 3, BAS–4, and BAS–5. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State, county, local and tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: Advanced response ....................... Packages with changes .................. Packages with no changes or no response ...................................... 32,500 13,000 12,875 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: ESTIMATED TIME PER RESPONSE Advanced response ................ Boundary updates ................... No boundary updates ............. 30 minutes 6 hours 4 hours TOTAL HOURS PER YEAR mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Hours Advanced response .............. Packages with changes ........ Packages with no changes or no response .................. 16,250 78,000 Total ............................... 145,750 51,500 Estimated Total Annual Cost: $3,041,803. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:47 Dec 14, 2006 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Market Segmentation of Moderate U.S. Exporters—Focus Groups ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information, as required Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 13, 2007. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. E-mail: dHynek@doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75501 directed to: Gary Rand, 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; Phone number: 202–482– 0691; E-mail: Gary.Rand@mail.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract In an effort to remain relevant to the marketplace and optimize our respective operations, the Commercial Service (CS), Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), Census Bureau (Census), and Export-Import Bank (ExIm) have formed a project team to conduct market segmentation research and analysis. Market segmentation is a systematic approach for identifying clusters of companies with similar needs and behavior, and developing service offerings and sales/marketing approaches targeted at segments with the greatest return on investment. The purpose of this initiative is to gain market knowledge and generate statistically valid characterizations about the needs and buying behavior of exporting companies, with a particular focus on Moderate exporters, for instance: (1) What are the challenges/barriers to exporting and international growth, for various types of companies? (2) What are their service needs, real and perceived? (3) In what areas do they want outside assistance? (4) What are their attitudes and purchasing behavior about working with outside resources on exporting, including private consultants and government trade specialists? (5) When and why do exporters purchase outside services for export assistance? What is the landscape of export service providers? (6) What are the key drivers of export success? What are the characteristics associated with success? Our focus here is getting the companies into the market, introducing them to the local partners, giving them the tools and the opportunities to make the deals, i.e., success is defined as getting the companies ‘‘to the plate’’. What do we need to learn in this area to be more effective? From this research, services, pricing, and messaging may be repositioned to address the exporting needs of small and medium-sized businesses. II. Method of Collection The CS, MEP, Census, and Ex-Im have contracted with Pacific Consulting Group (PCG) to conduct focus group interviews to gain insight into the attitudes, needs, and behaviors of moderate exporters. E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 241 (Friday, December 15, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75499-75501]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-21320]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)

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 February 13, 
2007.

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 e-mail to 
DHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection forms and instructions should be 
directed to Laura Waggoner, Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau, 
Washington, DC 20233-7400. In addition, you can contact her by calling 
(301) 763-1099, or sending an e-mail to geo.bas@census.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau conducts the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) 
to collect and maintain information about the inventory of the legal

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boundaries for, and the legal actions affecting the boundaries of 
counties and equivalent governments, incorporated places, minor civil 
divisions, Census Areas of Alaska, Hawaiian Homelands, and federally 
recognized legal American Indian and Alaska Native areas (including the 
Alaska Native Regional Corporations). This information provides an 
accurate identification of geographic areas for the Census Bureau to 
use in conducting the decennial and economic censuses and ongoing 
surveys such as the American Community Survey (ACS). The BAS supports 
the following additional programs:
     Population Estimates Program.
     Special Census.
     Geographic Update Population Certification Program.
     Other statistical programs of the Census Bureau and the 
legislative programs of the Federal Government.
    No other Federal agency collects this data, nor is there a standard 
for collection of this information at the state level. The Census 
Bureau's BAS is a unique boundary survey providing a standard result 
for use by Federal, State, local, and tribal governments and by 
commercial, private, and public organizations. The Census Bureau 
integrates the information collected in the BAS into the MAF/TIGER 
database. The MAF component of the database is the Census Bureau's 
permanent list of addresses for individual living quarters. The TIGER 
component is a computer file that contains geographic information 
representing the position of boundaries, roads, rivers, railroads, and 
other census-required map features and attributes.
    Through the BAS, the Census Bureau asks each government official to 
provide updates to their boundaries and to review materials for their 
jurisdiction to verify the correctness of the information portrayed. 
County officials are asked to provide changes to the inventory of 
governments and their boundaries.
    The Census Bureau may enter into agreements with individual states 
to modify the list of minor civil divisions and/or incorporated places 
included in the BAS to reflect only entities with boundary changes. In 
addition, the Census Bureau includes each newly incorporated place in 
the year following notification of its incorporation. Every year, the 
BAS includes a single respondent request for the State of Alaska and 
the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (including status and updates for 
municipio, barrio, barrio-pueblo, and subbarrio boundaries). The State 
of Hawaii provides updates for the Hawaiian homeland boundary and 
status information.

II. Method of Collection

    The Census Bureau has developed several methods to collect 
information on status and updates for legal boundaries. These methods 
are:
     Consolidation agreements.
     Advanced response.
     Traditional paper submission.
     Digital submission.
     Master Address File/Topologically Integrated Geographic 
Encoding Referencing (MAF/TIGER) partnership software.
     Internet (Web BAS).
    The government officials from state governments have an opportunity 
to participate in consolidation agreements to reduce the burden of 
response for their local governments. If a state government has 
legislation requiring local governments to report all legal boundary 
updates to a state agency (including a map of the annexed area), the 
state has the option to provide all the updates for their counties (and 
all associated governments within each county). The state provides the 
Census Bureau with a list of counties where the state agrees to provide 
a consolidated update of boundary changes for these counties and all 
entities within them. The Census Bureau notifies the governments within 
the counties that the state will be submitting the boundary updates for 
them and as a reminder to submit their updates to the state.
    State governments that have legislation requiring governments to 
report all legal boundary updates to a state agency will also have the 
opportunity to participate in a consolidation agreement. The state 
updates the list of minor civil divisions and/or incorporated places 
that will be surveyed to include only those entities known by the state 
as having boundary changes. The Census Bureau sends BAS materials to 
those local governments.
    If a county government has legislation requiring local governments 
to report all legal boundary updates to the county, or if the local 
governments agree that the county will provide the updates, then the 
Census Bureau will provide materials only to the county and send a 
notification to the local governments reminding them to send their 
updates to the county.
    Another method of collection is advanced response, which involves 
an announcement letter and a one-page form for the state and county 
governments who do not have a consolidation agreement. Under advanced 
response, counties, tribes and local governments indicate whether or 
not they have boundary changes to report and provide a current contact 
person. The advanced response method reduces cost and respondent burden 
through savings on materials and effort. All governments receive this 
notification with the exception of newly incorporated governments, 
governments with state or county agreements, and governments who 
participated in other Census Bureau programs such as Geographically 
Updated Population Certification Program or Special Census.
    If a government requests materials through advanced response, they 
may choose to receive these materials as a traditional paper package or 
one of three digital media types (MAF/TIGER Partnership Software, 
Digital BAS, or Web BAS).
    The traditional paper package contains large-format maps, printed 
forms and supplies to complete the survey. The respondent completes the 
BAS form and draws the boundary updates on the maps using pencils 
provided in the package.
    The MAF/TIGER Partnership Software is a method in which the 
respondent installs software on their personal computer. The Census 
Bureau provides the software and spatial data to make their boundary 
updates. The minimum requirement for this software is Windows 98, as 
well as a media burner (such as CD-ROM or DVD). The key to this 
approach--and to all the digital methods--is the correction and update 
of Census Bureau spatial data.
    Another digital response option is Digital Submission. This option 
allows the respondent to complete the BAS electronically through a 
digital file. The Census Bureau provides spatial data to update 
boundaries to their correct spatial location. The entity submits the 
updated file on electronic media, such as CD-ROM or DVD, or through 
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) on the Internet.
    The last digital response option is Web BAS. The Census Bureau 
provides the participating government with a password to access the BAS 
program through the Internet. The respondent updates both their forms 
and maps using a single Internet site.
    A BAS package includes the following items for each respondent:
    1. Introductory letter from the Director of the Census Bureau.
    2. Appropriate BAS Form(s) that contains entity-specific 
identification information.
    a. BAS-1--incorporated places.
    b. BAS-2--counties, parishes, boroughs, city and boroughs.
    c. BAS-3--minor civil divisions.
    d. BAS-4--newly incorporated places or newly activated incorporated 
places.

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    e. BAS-5--American Indian and Alaska Native Areas.
    3. BAS Respondent Guide.
    4. Set of maps or other media showing the current boundary of the 
government.
    5. Return postage-paid envelope to submit boundary changes.
    6. Postcard to notify the Census Bureau of no changes to the 
boundary.
    7. Supplies for updating paper maps.
    A local contact from each government verifies the legal boundary, 
and then provides boundary changes and updated contact information. The 
official signs the materials, verifies the forms and returns the 
information to the Census Bureau. The key dates for governments are as 
follows:
    1. Advanced response is e-mailed, faxed or mailed to the local 
contact in September/October of each year.
    2. BAS package of materials is shipped during the month of January 
of each year.
    3. Requests to change the method of participation (i.e., paper to 
digital submission) are due February 15th of each year.
    4. Responses for inclusion in the ACS Sampling and Population 
Estimation Program tabulation are due April 1st of each year.

III. Data

    Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Number: 0607-0151.
    Form Numbers: BAS-1, BAS-2, BAS-3, BAS-4, and BAS-5.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State, county, local and tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:

Advanced response.............................................    32,500
Packages with changes.........................................    13,000
Packages with no changes or no response.......................    12,875
 

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:

                       Estimated Time Per Response
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Advanced response........................  30 minutes
Boundary updates.........................  6 hours
No boundary updates......................  4 hours
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                          Total Hours Per Year
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                                                               Hours
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Advanced response.......................................          16,250
Packages with changes...................................          78,000
Packages with no changes or no response.................          51,500
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    Total...............................................         145,750
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    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $3,041,803.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C. 6.

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: December 11, 2006.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E6-21320 Filed 12-14-06; 8:45 am]
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