Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request, 29958 [E7-10406]

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

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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 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 for-profit 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 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]
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