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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 28, 2007 / Notices Dated: August 22, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–16975 Filed 8–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES The Department of Commerce (DOC) will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Title: Report of Requests for Restrictive Trade Practice or Boycott, Single or Multiple Transactions. Agency Form Number: 621P, 6051P, and 6051P-A (continuation sheet). OMB Approval Number: 0694–0012. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 1,417. Average Time Per Response: 1 to 1 hour and 30 minutes. Number of Respondents: 1,291. 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Dated: August 22, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–16976 Filed 8–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DT–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:52 Aug 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 49253 www/Downloads/ proposal_acsdataproducts.pdf. Bureau of the Census Census Bureau working groups have sought to improve the ACS data [Docket Number 070725407–7408–01] products by taking into account the previous comments and suggestions of American Community Survey Data data users. On May 14, 2004 (69 FR Products 26806), the ACS program issued an earlier Federal Register notice and AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, request for comments on the data Department of Commerce. products. That notice focused on ACTION: Notice and request for soliciting comments for data products comments. released in 2005. The Census Bureau SUMMARY: Beginning in 2008, the Bureau received 31 responses to the 2004 notice; each response was reviewed in of the Census (Census Bureau) will detail. Several suggestions were introduce multyear estimates into the incorporated into the ACS data products American Community Survey (ACS) starting in 2005. For additional data products. The Census Bureau is information on the earlier 2004 notice, proposing to modify its current line of please contact the official identified in data products to accommodate the the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT multiyear estimates and is requesting section of this notice. comments from current and potential We have developed a preliminary users of ACS data products to help version of the suite of data products for guide this modification. The ACS data the multiyear estimates and are now products are currently only available in asking for feedback from public data the form of single-year estimates for users. In particular, the Census Bureau years 2005 and 2006. is looking for feedback about the basic DATES: Written comments must be concept of each product and its submitted on or before September 27, usefulness to the public. We welcome 2007. all comments and suggestions about ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments how the product could be improved to to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, seamlessly incorporate the multiyear Room 8H001, Mail Stop 0100, estimates into the existing data Washington, DC 20233–0001. products. This second solicitation is for FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: the data release scheduled for 2008 and Douglas Hillmer, Assistant Division does not relate to earlier data releases. Chief, Data Products, American The following provides a description Community Survey Office, on (301) of each of the types of data products. All 763–2994, by e-mail at of the data products include sampling douglas.w.hillmer@census.gov, or by errors displayed as margins of error. mail at Room 3K275, Washington, DC • Detailed Tables—These tables 20233–0001. provide basic distributions of characteristics. They are the most SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ACS detailed data and are the basis for other is the Nation’s largest survey with an ACS products. The detailed tables annual sample size of approximately 3 include tables iterated for nine race and million addresses in the United States Hispanic origin universes and tables and Puerto Rico. The ACS is part of the that show imputation (allocation) rates 2010 Decennial Census Program and for selected variables. provides annually updated, detailed • Data Profiles—Detailed tables that demographic, socioeconomic, and provide summaries by demographic, housing information for communities social, economic, and housing across the United States and Puerto characteristics. Rico. • Narrative Profiles—Data profile In 2008, the ACS will publish multiyear estimates in the form of 3-year information presented in a userperiod estimates for years 2005–2007, in friendly, text-and-graphic format that put various topics into words for the addition to the single-year estimates for general user. 2007. The current line of data products • Geographic Ranking Tables (state was developed for the initial releases of ACS data that only included single-year rankings)—These tables compare indicators for the United States, all estimates. The Census Bureau is most states, and the District of Columbia. interested in suggestions on how the Ranking tables also can be viewed as current data products can be modified to incorporate the multiyear estimates in charts that show the estimate as a point ways that are most useful for data users. and the upper and lower bounds of the confidence interval as ‘‘wings’’ or To view the Census Bureau proposal, please visit http://www.census.gov/acs/ ‘‘arms’’ extending to either side of the DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 49254 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 28, 2007 / Notices estimate. These tables and charts are available as Adobe Acrobat files. • Thematic Maps—Display geographic variation in map format from the geographic ranking tables. • Geographic Comparison Tables— These are single-variable tables comparing key indicators for geographies other than States. • Subject Tables—These tables highlight a particular subject of interest. • Selected Population Profiles—Data profiles for selected population groups. • Public Use Microdata Sample File (PUMS)—Computerized files containing record-level data that can be used to create custom analyses. The geography on these files is the same as the PUMS that were defined for the Census 2000 Sample PUMS files. Please go to the American FactFinder (AFF) Web site to review each data product in detail. Users can access the AFF from the Census Bureau’s home page at http://www.census.gov/., or from the AFF link on the ACS home page at http://www.census.gov/acs/www/. Users can view and download each data product. If you have questions about any of these data products, please contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Paperwork Reduction Act pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), unless that collection of information displays a current, valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 United States Code, Chapter 35, the OMB approved the ACS survey under OMB Control Number 0607–0810. We will furnish report forms to organizations included in the survey, and additional copies will be available upon written request to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233–0101. Dated: August 21, 2007. Charles Louis Kincannon, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 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The BRDPI is an index of prices paid for the labor, supplies, equipment, and other inputs required to perform the biomedical research the NIH supports in its intramural laboratories and through its awards to extramural organizations. The BRDPI is a vital tool for planning the NIH research budget and analyzing future NIH programs. A survey of award PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recipient entities is currently the only means for updating the expenditure categories that are used to prepare the BRDPI. II. Authority This survey will be voluntary. The authority for NIH to collect information for the BRDPI is provided in 45 CFR subpart C, Post-Award Requirements, section 74.21. This sets forth explicit standards for grantees in establishing and maintaining financial management systems and records, and section 74.53 which provides for the retention of such records as well as NIH access to such records. BEA will administer the survey and analyze the survey results on behalf of NIH, through an interagency agreement between the two agencies. The authority for the NIH to contract with DOC is the Economy Act (31 U.S.C. 1535 and 1536). The ‘‘Special Studies’’ authority, 15 U.S.C. 1525 (first paragraph), permits DOC to provide, upon the request of any person, firm or public or private organization (a) Special studies on matters within the authority of the Department of Commerce, including preparing from its records special compilations, lists, bulletins, or reports, and (b) furnishing transcripts or copies of its studies, compilations and other records. BEA has programmatic authority to perform this work pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 1527a. NIH’s support for this research is consistent with the Agency’s duties and authority under 42 U.S.C. 282. The information provided by the respondents will be held confidential and be used for exclusively statistical purposes. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

[Docket Number 070725407-7408-01]


American Community Survey Data Products

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: Beginning in 2008, the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) 
will introduce multyear estimates into the American Community Survey 
(ACS) data products. The Census Bureau is proposing to modify its 
current line of data products to accommodate the multiyear estimates 
and is requesting comments from current and potential users of ACS data 
products to help guide this modification. The ACS data products are 
currently only available in the form of single-year estimates for years 
2005 and 2006.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before September 27, 
2007.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to the Director, U.S. Census 
Bureau, Room 8H001, Mail Stop 0100, Washington, DC 20233-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Hillmer, Assistant Division 
Chief, Data Products, American Community Survey Office, on (301) 763-
2994, by e-mail at douglas.w.hillmer@census.gov, or by mail at Room 
3K275, Washington, DC 20233-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ACS is the Nation's largest survey with 
an annual sample size of approximately 3 million addresses in the 
United States and Puerto Rico. The ACS is part of the 2010 Decennial 
Census Program and provides annually updated, detailed demographic, 
socioeconomic, and housing information for communities across the 
United States and Puerto Rico.
    In 2008, the ACS will publish multiyear estimates in the form of 3-
year period estimates for years 2005-2007, in addition to the single-
year estimates for 2007. The current line of data products was 
developed for the initial releases of ACS data that only included 
single-year estimates. The Census Bureau is most interested in 
suggestions on how the current data products can be modified to 
incorporate the multiyear estimates in ways that are most useful for 
data users. To view the Census Bureau proposal, please visit http://
www.census.gov/acs/www/Downloads/proposal_acsdataproducts.pdf.
    Census Bureau working groups have sought to improve the ACS data 
products by taking into account the previous comments and suggestions 
of data users. On May 14, 2004 (69 FR 26806), the ACS program issued an 
earlier Federal Register notice and request for comments on the data 
products. That notice focused on soliciting comments for data products 
released in 2005. The Census Bureau received 31 responses to the 2004 
notice; each response was reviewed in detail. Several suggestions were 
incorporated into the ACS data products starting in 2005. For 
additional information on the earlier 2004 notice, please contact the 
official identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this notice.
    We have developed a preliminary version of the suite of data 
products for the multiyear estimates and are now asking for feedback 
from public data users. In particular, the Census Bureau is looking for 
feedback about the basic concept of each product and its usefulness to 
the public. We welcome all comments and suggestions about how the 
product could be improved to seamlessly incorporate the multiyear 
estimates into the existing data products. This second solicitation is 
for the data release scheduled for 2008 and does not relate to earlier 
data releases.
    The following provides a description of each of the types of data 
products. All of the data products include sampling errors displayed as 
margins of error.
     Detailed Tables--These tables provide basic distributions 
of characteristics. They are the most detailed data and are the basis 
for other ACS products. The detailed tables include tables iterated for 
nine race and Hispanic origin universes and tables that show imputation 
(allocation) rates for selected variables.
     Data Profiles--Detailed tables that provide summaries by 
demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics.
     Narrative Profiles--Data profile information presented in 
a user-friendly, text-and-graphic format that put various topics into 
words for the general user.
     Geographic Ranking Tables (state rankings)--These tables 
compare indicators for the United States, all states, and the District 
of Columbia. Ranking tables also can be viewed as charts that show the 
estimate as a point and the upper and lower bounds of the confidence 
interval as ``wings'' or ``arms'' extending to either side of the

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estimate. These tables and charts are available as Adobe Acrobat files.
     Thematic Maps--Display geographic variation in map format 
from the geographic ranking tables.
     Geographic Comparison Tables--These are single-variable 
tables comparing key indicators for geographies other than States.
     Subject Tables--These tables highlight a particular 
subject of interest.
     Selected Population Profiles--Data profiles for selected 
population groups.
     Public Use Microdata Sample File (PUMS)--Computerized 
files containing record-level data that can be used to create custom 
analyses. The geography on these files is the same as the PUMS that 
were defined for the Census 2000 Sample PUMS files.
    Please go to the American FactFinder (AFF) Web site to review each 
data product in detail. Users can access the AFF from the Census 
Bureau's home page at http://www.census.gov/., or from the AFF link on 
the ACS home page at http://www.census.gov/acs/www/. Users can view and 
download each data product. If you have questions about any of these 
data products, please contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required 
to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure 
to comply with, a collection of information subject to requirements of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), unless that collection of 
information displays a current, valid Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) control number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 United States 
Code, Chapter 35, the OMB approved the ACS survey under OMB Control 
Number 0607-0810. We will furnish report forms to organizations 
included in the survey, and additional copies will be available upon 
written request to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 
20233-0101.

    Dated: August 21, 2007.
Charles Louis Kincannon,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
 [FR Doc. E7-16850 Filed 8-27-07; 8:45 am]
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