Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Business and Professional Classification Report, 41055 [E7-14456]

Download as PDF 41055 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 143 / Thursday, July 26, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Business and Professional Classification Report 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)). DATES: To ensure consideration written comments must be submitted on or before September 24, 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 Scott Handmaker, Chief, Economic Classifications Operations Branch, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K149, Washington, DC 20233, Telephone: 301–763–7107; E-mail: Scott.P.Handmaker@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Business and Professional Classification Report survey, (Form SQ– CLASS) collects information about new businesses to properly classify them for Census Bureau economic surveys. The survey samples businesses with newly assigned Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) quarterly, on the SQ–CLASS form. This survey is conducted only once for each new business that is sampled. The SQ– CLASS form collects minimum data about a business on such areas as: primary business activity, EIN verification, company structure, size, and business operations. This information is used to replenish the Census Bureau survey universe with properly classified new businesses, updated administrative information, and current business data, which reduce respondent burdens to Census surveys and assure high quality economic estimates. The Census Bureau plans only minimal changes to the form and instruction sheet. The wording of the questions and instructions for both sales and inventory will be reworded to be in line with the Census Bureau’s monthly and annual surveys. 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 20, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–14456 Filed 7–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The information will be collected by mail, fax, and telephone follow-up. Economic Development Administration III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0189. Form Number: SQ–CLASS. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000. Estimated Time per Response: 13 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,835. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $316,057. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 182. 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 Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notice and Opportunity for Public Comment. ACTION: Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 143 (Thursday, July 26, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Business and 
Professional Classification Report

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 
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 24, 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 Scott Handmaker, Chief, Economic Classifications 
Operations Branch, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K149, Washington, DC 20233, 
Telephone: 301-763-7107; E-mail: Scott.P.Handmaker@census.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Business and Professional Classification Report survey, (Form 
SQ-CLASS) collects information about new businesses to properly 
classify them for Census Bureau economic surveys. The survey samples 
businesses with newly assigned Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) 
from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) quarterly, on the SQ-CLASS 
form. This survey is conducted only once for each new business that is 
sampled. The SQ-CLASS form collects minimum data about a business on 
such areas as: primary business activity, EIN verification, company 
structure, size, and business operations. This information is used to 
replenish the Census Bureau survey universe with properly classified 
new businesses, updated administrative information, and current 
business data, which reduce respondent burdens to Census surveys and 
assure high quality economic estimates.
    The Census Bureau plans only minimal changes to the form and 
instruction sheet. The wording of the questions and instructions for 
both sales and inventory will be reworded to be in line with the Census 
Bureau's monthly and annual surveys.

II. Method of Collection

    The information will be collected by mail, fax, and telephone 
follow-up.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0189.
    Form Number: SQ-CLASS.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 13 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,835.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $316,057.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 182.

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 20, 2007.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-14456 Filed 7-25-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-07-P