Survey of Industrial Research and Development, 29958-29959 [E7-10330]

Download as PDF 29958 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 30, 2007 / Notices within 30 days of publication of this notice to Brian Harris-Kojetin, OMB Desk Officer either by fax (202–395– 7245) or e-mail (bharrisk@omb.eop.gov). Dated: May 23, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–10335 Filed 5–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–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 of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Bureau: International Trade Administration (ITA). Title: Advocacy Comment Card. Agency Form Number: None. OMB Number: 0625–0251. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden: 54 hours. Number of Respondents: 650. Average Hours Per Response: 5 minutes. Needs and Uses: The International Trade Administration’s U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) is mandated by Congress to help U.S. businesses, particularly small- and medium-sized companies, export their products and services to global markets. As part of its mission, the USCS uses ‘‘Comment Cards’’ to collect feedback from the U.S. business clients it serves. The surveys request the client to evaluate the USCS on its customer service provision. The results from the surveys are used to make improvements to the agency’s business processes in order to provide better and more effective export assistance to U.S. companies. The purpose of the survey is to collect feedback from U.S. businesses that receive advocacy services from the USCS. In providing these services, the USCS advocates on behalf of a U.S. company that is bidding on a project or government contract, attempting to recover payment or goods, or facing a barrier to market entry. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondents Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:13 May 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 this publication to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, via the Internet David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov or Fax (202) 395–7285. Dated: May 24, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–10406 Filed 5–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Survey of Industrial Research and Development Proposed information collection; comment request. ACTION: 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 July 30, 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 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 Julius Smith, Jr., Census Bureau, Room 7K145, Washington, DC 20233–6900, 301–763–4683 (or via the Internet at julius.smith.jr@census.gov) and Raymond M. Wolfe, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 965, Arlington, VA 22230, 703–292–7789 (or via the Internet at rwolfe@nsf.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau plans to extend the current OMB clearance for PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Survey of Industrial Research and Development (R&D). The survey has been conducted annually since 1953. The information collection involves the estimation of the expenditures on research and development performed within the United States by industrial firms. Industry accounts for over 70 percent of total U.S. R&D each year and since its inception, the survey has provided continuity of statistics on R&D expenditures by major industry groups and by source of funds. The survey is the industrial component of the National Science Foundation (NSF) statistical program that seeks ‘‘* * * to provide a central clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, and analysis of data on scientific and engineering resources and to provide a source of information for policy formulation by other agencies of the Federal government, as mandated in the National Science Foundation Act of 1950.’’ Statistics from the survey will be released by the Census Bureau and published in NSF’s annual publication series Research and Development in Industry. The proposed collection will continue the survey for three years. II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau will use mail out/ mail back survey forms to collect the data and will also offer an electronic version of the form via the Internet. Companies will be asked to respond within 30 days (RD–1A) or 60 days (RD– 1) of initial mailing. This due date will be imprinted at the top of the form. Letters encouraging participation will be mailed to companies that have not responded by the designated time. III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0912. Form Number: RD–1 (long form); RD– 1A (abbreviated form). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: RD–1, 3,600; and RD–1A, 28,500. Estimated Time Per Response: RD–1— 8 hours; RD–1A—1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 57,300. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,056,039. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 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 E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 30, 2007 / Notices 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: May 23, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–10330 Filed 5–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Program Proposed information collection; comment request. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ACTION: 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 July 30, 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 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 Robert A. LaMacchia, Chief, Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233–7400; telephone (301) 763–2131; fax (301) 763–4710; or by e-mail at robert.a.lamacchia@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:13 May 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 I. Abstract The Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Program was developed by the U.S. Census Bureau to meet the requirements of the Census Address List Improvement Act of 1994, Public Law 103–430. The Census Bureau will use the LUCA program to help develop the housing unit and group quarters (e.g., college dormitory, nursing home, correctional facility, etc.) address information that it will need to conduct the 2010 Decennial Census. Under the voluntary LUCA Program, participating governments may review the Census Bureau’s confidential list of individual living quarters addresses and provide to the Census Bureau address additions, corrections, deletions, and/or the identification of corrected address counts for census blocks; street and street attribute updates; and legal boundary updates. Governments electing to participate in the LUCA program also provide program contact information, certification of their agreement to maintain the confidentiality of the Census Bureau address information, responses regarding their physical and information technology security capabilities, program option and product media preference information, shipment inventory information, and certification of their return/destruction of materials containing confidential data. The program will be available to tribal, state, and local governments, and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico (or their designated representatives) in areas for which the Census Bureau performs a precensus address canvassing operation (excluded are sparsely settled areas in the states of Alaska and Maine). The LUCA program includes federally recognized American Indian tribes with reservations and/or off-reservation trust lands, states, and general-purpose local governments, such as cities and townships, for which the Census Bureau reports data. This information collection will occur between August 2007 and April 2008. II. Method of Collection The information on address additions, corrections, deletions, and/or the identification of corrected address counts for census blocks is collected, at the participating government’s option, in the form of: a. Handwritten annotations to printed address listings (for governments with 6,000 or fewer addresses); or b. Electronic data files formatted to Census Bureau specifications; or c. Electronic data files output by the MAF/TIGER Partnership Software, a PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29959 desktop computer application supplied free-of-charge to LUCA Program participants that permits the review and update of Census Bureau address and map information. The information on street and street attribute updates as well as legal boundary updates is collected, at the participating government’s option, in the form of: a. Handwritten annotations on Census Bureau-supplied paper maps; or b. Electronic updates to Census Bureau-supplied digital shape files; or c. Shape files output by the MAF/ TIGER Partnership Software, a desktop computer application supplied free-ofcharge to LUCA Program participants that permits the review and update of Census Bureau address and map information. The information on the program contacts, certification of agreement to maintain the confidentiality of the Census Bureau address information, physical and information technology security capabilities, program option and product media preferences, shipment inventory, and certification of the return/destruction of materials containing confidential data is collected via the completion of printed paper forms. III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0795. Form Numbers: D–1668—Registration Form—English D–1668(PR)(S)—Registration Form— Spanish D–1669—Confidentiality Agreement Form—English D–1669(PR)(S)—Confidentiality Agreement Form—Spanish D–1670—Participation Option/ Product Preference Form D–1670(LTW)—Product Preference Form—Mailed to entities wholly within a federally-recognized American Indian reservation and/or trust land D–1670(SG)—Participation Option/ GIS Preference/County Selection Form—mailed to governors only (state level form) D–1670(PR)(S)—Participation Option/ Product Preference Form—Spanish D–1670(SG)(PR)(S)—Participation Option/GIS Preference/County Selection Form—mailed to governors only (state level form) D–1671—Inventory Form—English D–1671(PR)(S)—Inventory Form— Spanish D–1674—Return/Destruction Form— English D–1674(PR)(S)—Return/Destruction Form—Spanish D–1676—Self-Assessment Checklist— English E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 103 (Wednesday, May 30, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29958-29959]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-10330]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Survey of Industrial Research and Development

ACTION: Proposed information 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 July 30, 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 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 Julius Smith, Jr., Census Bureau, Room 7K145, 
Washington, DC 20233-6900, 301-763-4683 (or via the Internet at 
julius.smith.jr@census.gov) and Raymond M. Wolfe, National Science 
Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 965, Arlington, VA 22230, 703-
292-7789 (or via the Internet at rwolfe@nsf.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The U.S. Census Bureau plans to extend the current OMB clearance 
for the Survey of Industrial Research and Development (R&D). The survey 
has been conducted annually since 1953. The information collection 
involves the estimation of the expenditures on research and development 
performed within the United States by industrial firms.
    Industry accounts for over 70 percent of total U.S. R&D each year 
and since its inception, the survey has provided continuity of 
statistics on R&D expenditures by major industry groups and by source 
of funds. The survey is the industrial component of the National 
Science Foundation (NSF) statistical program that seeks ``* * * to 
provide a central clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, and 
analysis of data on scientific and engineering resources and to provide 
a source of information for policy formulation by other agencies of the 
Federal government, as mandated in the National Science Foundation Act 
of 1950.'' Statistics from the survey will be released by the Census 
Bureau and published in NSF's annual publication series Research and 
Development in Industry. The proposed collection will continue the 
survey for three years.

II. Method of Collection

    The Census Bureau will use mail out/mail back survey forms to 
collect the data and will also offer an electronic version of the form 
via the Internet. Companies will be asked to respond within 30 days 
(RD-1A) or 60 days (RD-1) of initial mailing. This due date will be 
imprinted at the top of the form. Letters encouraging participation 
will be mailed to companies that have not responded by the designated 
time.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0912.
    Form Number: RD-1 (long form); RD-1A (abbreviated form).
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: RD-1, 3,600; and RD-1A, 28,500.
    Estimated Time Per Response: RD-1--8 hours; RD-1A--1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 57,300.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,056,039.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 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

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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: May 23, 2007.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-10330 Filed 5-29-07; 8:45 am]
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