Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Information and Communication Technology Survey, 37185-37186 [E7-13219]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 130 / Monday, July 9, 2007 / Notices of the 30-day period, after consideration of all comments. ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted by one of the following methods: 1. In writing to: National Agricultural Engineer, Natural Resources Conservation Service, P.O. Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013–2890; or 2. Electronically by e-mail to: Daniel.meyer@wdc.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of these standards are attached to this Notice or can be downloaded or printed from the following Web site: ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NHQ/ practice-standards/federal-register/. Single copies of paper versions of these standards are also available from NRCS in Washington, DC. Submit individual inquiries in writing to Daniel Meyer, National Agricultural Engineer, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Post Office Box 2890, Room 6139–S, Washington, DC 20013–2890, or electronically to Daniel.meyer@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 343 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 requires NRCS to make available for public review and comment all proposed revisions to conservation practice standards used to carry out the highly erodible land and wetland provisions of the law. For the next 30 days, NRCS will receive comments relative to the proposed changes. Following that period, a determination will be made by NRCS regarding disposition of those comments and a final determination of changes will be made. Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: 0648–0353. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 3,138. Number of Respondents: 1,692. Average Hours per Response: Fifteen minutes. Needs and Uses: Participants in the groundfish fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone off the coast of Alaska are required to mark identification information on marker buoys for hookand-line, longline pot, and pot-and-line gear. The information is needed for fishery enforcement purposes. Cooperating fishermen also use the gear identification to report placement or occurrence of gear in unauthorized areas. Fishermen marking their gear correctly ultimately benefit, as unauthorized and illegal fishing is deterred and more burdensome regulations are avoided. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. 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. Signed in Washington, DC, on June 7, 2007. Arlen L. Lancaster, Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. E7–13251 Filed 7–6–07; 8:45 am] Dated: July 3, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–13216 Filed 7–6–07; 8:45 am] 37185 Form Number(s): 88–14. OMB Approval Number: 0648–0090. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 2,250. Number of Respondents: 1,000. Average Hours per Response: Application and agreement document, each 30 minutes; Schedules A and B, 50 minutes, certificate of completion, 1 hour. Needs and Uses: The Capital Construction Fund Program allows commercial fishermen to enter into agreements with the Secretary of Commerce to establish accounts to fund the construction, reconstruction, or replacement of a fishing vessel. Monies placed into the accounts receive tax deferral benefits. Persons must apply for the program to establish their eligibility. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. 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: July 3, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–13217 Filed 7–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request rwilkins on PROD1PC63 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: Alaska Region Gear Identification Requirements. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Jul 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 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: Interim Capital Construction Fund Agreement and Certificate Family of Forms. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Information and Communication Technology Survey ACTION: Notice. 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 E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 37186 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 130 / Monday, July 9, 2007 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: To ensure consideration written comments must be submitted on or before September 7, 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 Valerie Strang, U.S. Census Bureau, HQ–6K171, Washington, DC 20233–6400; (301) 763– 3317. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau plans to conduct the 2007 through 2009 Information and Communication Technology Survey (ICTS). The annual survey collects data on two categories of non-capitalized expenses (purchases; and operating leases and rental payments) for four types of information and communication technology equipment and software (computers and peripheral equipment; ICT equipment, excluding computers and peripherals; electromedical and electrotherapeutic apparatus; and computer software, including payroll associated with software development). The survey also collects capital expenditures data on the four types of ICT equipment and software cited above. Only non-farm, non-governmental companies, organizations, and associations operating in the United States are included in this survey. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Federal Reserve Board, Bureau of Labor Statistics and industry analysts use these data to evaluate productivity and economic growth prospects. In addition, the ICTS provides improved source data significant to BEA’s estimate of the investment component of Gross Domestic Product, capital stock estimates, and capital flow tables. The only change from the previous ICTS is the incorporation of the 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) into the 2009 ICTS. Through the 2008 ICTS, data will be collected based on the 2002 NAICS. Beginning with the 2009 ICTS, we will collect and publish data based on the 2007 NAICS. Industries will comprise 3digit and selected 4-digit 2007 NAICS codes. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Jul 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau will primarily use mail out/mail back survey forms to collect data. Companies will be asked to respond to the survey within 30 days of the initial mailing. They can respond via a secure facsimile machine by using our toll-free number. Letters and/or telephone calls encouraging participation will be directed to companies that have not responded by the designated time. Beginning with the 2006 ICTS, we introduced an encrypted Internet Data Collection System (Census Taker) for optional use as a substitute for the paper form mailed to all companies. Census Taker is an electronic version of the paper data collection instrument. It provides improved quality with automatic data checks and is contextsensitive to assist the data provider in identifying potential reporting problems before submission, thus reducing the need for follow-up. Census Taker is completed via the Internet eliminating the need for downloading software and increasing the integrity and confidentiality of these data. Employer companies will be mailed one of three forms based on their diversity of operations and number of industries with payroll. Companies operating in only one industry will receive an ICT–1(S) form. Companies operating in more than one, but less than nine industries will receive an ICT–1(M) form. And, companies that operate in nine or more industries will receive an ICT–1(L) form. III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0909. Form Numbers: ICT–1 (S), ICT–1 (M), ICT–1 (L). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, not for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 46,000. Estimated Time per Response: The average for all respondents is 1.74 hours with the range from less than 1 hour to 21 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 80,040. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $2 million. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 United States Code, Section 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 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: July 3, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–13219 Filed 7–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Capital Expenditures Survey ACTION: Notice. 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)). To ensure consideration written comments must be submitted on or before September 7, 2007. DATES: 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). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Valerie Strang, U.S. Census Bureau, Room HQ–6K171, Washington, DC 20233; (301) 763–3317. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 130 (Monday, July 9, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Information and 
Communication Technology Survey

ACTION: Notice.

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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

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Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: To ensure consideration written comments must be submitted on or 
before September 7, 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 Valerie Strang, U.S. Census Bureau, HQ-6K171, 
Washington, DC 20233-6400; (301) 763-3317.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The U.S. Census Bureau plans to conduct the 2007 through 2009 
Information and Communication Technology Survey (ICTS). The annual 
survey collects data on two categories of non-capitalized expenses 
(purchases; and operating leases and rental payments) for four types of 
information and communication technology equipment and software 
(computers and peripheral equipment; ICT equipment, excluding computers 
and peripherals; electromedical and electrotherapeutic apparatus; and 
computer software, including payroll associated with software 
development). The survey also collects capital expenditures data on the 
four types of ICT equipment and software cited above. Only non-farm, 
non-governmental companies, organizations, and associations operating 
in the United States are included in this survey.
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Federal Reserve Board, 
Bureau of Labor Statistics and industry analysts use these data to 
evaluate productivity and economic growth prospects. In addition, the 
ICTS provides improved source data significant to BEA's estimate of the 
investment component of Gross Domestic Product, capital stock 
estimates, and capital flow tables.
    The only change from the previous ICTS is the incorporation of the 
2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) into the 
2009 ICTS. Through the 2008 ICTS, data will be collected based on the 
2002 NAICS. Beginning with the 2009 ICTS, we will collect and publish 
data based on the 2007 NAICS. Industries will comprise 3-digit and 
selected 4-digit 2007 NAICS codes.

II. Method of Collection

    The Census Bureau will primarily use mail out/mail back survey 
forms to collect data. Companies will be asked to respond to the survey 
within 30 days of the initial mailing. They can respond via a secure 
facsimile machine by using our toll-free number. Letters and/or 
telephone calls encouraging participation will be directed to companies 
that have not responded by the designated time.
    Beginning with the 2006 ICTS, we introduced an encrypted Internet 
Data Collection System (Census Taker) for optional use as a substitute 
for the paper form mailed to all companies. Census Taker is an 
electronic version of the paper data collection instrument. It provides 
improved quality with automatic data checks and is context-sensitive to 
assist the data provider in identifying potential reporting problems 
before submission, thus reducing the need for follow-up. Census Taker 
is completed via the Internet eliminating the need for downloading 
software and increasing the integrity and confidentiality of these 
data.
    Employer companies will be mailed one of three forms based on their 
diversity of operations and number of industries with payroll. 
Companies operating in only one industry will receive an ICT-1(S) form. 
Companies operating in more than one, but less than nine industries 
will receive an ICT-1(M) form. And, companies that operate in nine or 
more industries will receive an ICT-1(L) form.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0909.
    Form Numbers: ICT-1 (S), ICT-1 (M), ICT-1 (L).
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, not 
for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 46,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: The average for all respondents is 
1.74 hours with the range from less than 1 hour to 21 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 80,040.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $2 million.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 United States Code, Section 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 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: July 3, 2007.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-13219 Filed 7-6-07; 8:45 am]
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