Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Government Employment Forms, 52047-52048 [E7-17919]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 12, 2007 / Notices 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 via the Internet at David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. Dated: September 6, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–17920 Filed 9–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 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. Dated: September 6, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–17921 Filed 9–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Census Bureau 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: Statement of Financial Interests, Regional Fishery Management Councils. Form Number(s): NOAA Form 88– 195. OMB Approval Number: 0648–0192. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 194. Number of Respondents: 332. Average Hours Per Response: 35 minutes. Needs and Uses: Section 302(j) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act requires that Council members appointed by the Secretary, Scientific and Statistical Committee members appointed by a Council, or individuals nominated by the Governor of a State for possible appointment as a Council member disclose their financial interest in any Council fishery. These interests include harvesting, processing, lobbying, advocacy, or marketing activity that is being, or will be, undertaken within any fishery over which the Council concerned has jurisdiction. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: Annually and on occasion. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:43 Sep 11, 2007 Jkt 211001 Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Government Employment Forms U.S. Census Bureau. Notice. AGENCY: 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: To ensure consideration written comments must be submitted on or before November 13, 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 dynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Ellen Thompson, Chief, Employment Branch, Governments Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233–6800 (301–763– 1531) (or via the Internet at ellen.ann.thompson@census.gov). PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52047 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request clearance for the forms necessary to conduct the public employment program which consists of an annual collection of information and a quinquennial collection in a census environment in years ending in ‘‘2’’ or ‘‘7.’’ During the upcoming two years, Census plans to conduct the 2008 and 2009 Annual Survey of Government Employment. Under Title 13, Section 161, of the United States Code, the Secretary of Commerce is authorized to conduct the public employment program, which collects and disseminates data by function for full-time and part-time employees, payroll, and number of parttime hours worked. The number and content of the data items collected are the same in the annual and census cycles. The burden hours requested are based on the expected 2008 annual survey mail out of 18,160 forms. The state and local government statistics produced, covered national, state, and local aggregates on various functions with comparative detail for individual governments for the pay period that includes March 12. The public employment program provides the only comprehensive count of employees and payrolls in state and local governments. Government employees constitute approximately one-sixth of the entire U.S. workforce and their salaries are a major source of personal income. The Census Bureau provides this employment data to the Bureau of Economic Analysis for constructing the functional payrolls in the public sector Gross Domestic Product, payroll being the single largest component of current operations. Other government users include the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as a benchmark for its monthly employment programs, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to establish payroll guidelines for local public housing authorities. The public employment program has increasingly been used as the base for reimbursable programs of other Federal agencies such as: (1) The government portion of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey commissioned by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to provide timely, comprehensive information about health care use and costs in the United States, and (2) The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) survey Criminal Justice Expenditure and Employment Survey E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 52048 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 12, 2007 / Notices which provides criminal justice expenditure and employment data on spending and personnel levels. Statistics are produced as data files in both electronic and printed formats. The program has made possible the dissemination of comprehensive and comparable governmental statistics since 1940. The many users of the public employment program data include Federal agencies, state and local governments and related organizations, public interest groups, and many business, market, and private research organizations. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Approximately 18,160 state agencies, county governments, consolidated citycounty governments, independent cities, towns, townships, special district governments, and public school systems designated for the annual survey will be sent an appropriate form or the data will be collected through a data sharing arrangement between the Census Bureau and the state government. We developed cooperative agreements with state and large local government officials to collect the data from their dependent agencies and report to Census as one central respondent. These arrangements reduce the need for a mail canvass of approximately 3,413 state agencies and 740 school systems. Currently we have central collection agreements with 43 states, five local school district governments, and nine local governments. We continue to work at expanding the conversion of paper submissions into electronic formats, for both individual units and central collection units. Since the 2003 annual collection cycle, all form types can be completed on the Internet. For the 2007 Census, 18,708 governments responded using the Web site. III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0452. Form Number: E–1, E–2, E–3, E–4, E– 5, E–6, E–7, E–9. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State governments, county governments, consolidated citycounty governments, independent cities, towns, townships, special district governments, and public school systems. Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,160. Estimated Time Per Response: 49 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,733. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $324,347. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:43 Sep 11, 2007 Jkt 211001 Legal Authority: Title 13 United States Code, Section 161. 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: September 6, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–17919 Filed 9–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–552–801] Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Extension of Time Limits for the Preliminary Results of the 2006–2007 Semiannual New Shipper Reviews Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 12, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cindy Lai Robinson, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone:(202) 482–3797. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On April 2, 2007, the Department published a notice of initiation of antidumping duty new shipper reviews of certain frozen fish fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (‘‘Vietnam’’), covering the period August 1, 2006, through January 31, PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2007. See Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews, 72 FR 15653 (April 2, 2007). Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Results The preliminary results for these new shipper reviews are currently due on September 22, 2007. See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’). The Department is extending the time limit for the completion of the preliminary results of these reviews by 90 days because the case is extraordinarily complicated. Id. The 2006–2007 semiannual new shipper reviews cover three companies and involve complicated affiliation and data issues, which require further analysis. Such analysis is necessary in order for the Department to obtain accurate sales and factors of production. In addition, because these are new shipper reviews, the Department needs to analyze bona fide issues with respect to the three respondents, which entails obtaining and analyzing entry data from U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection, and reviewing importer questionnaire responses. Furthermore, the Department needs additional time to analyze information pertaining to the respondents’ sales practices, factors of production and corporate relationships. Finally, the Department intends to issue additional supplemental questionnaires to all three respondents. Given the number and complexity of issues in this case, and in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act, we are extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of review by 90 days until December 21, 2007. The final results continue to be due 90 days after the publication of the preliminary results. This notice is published pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.214(h)(I)(1) of the Department’s regulations. Dated: August 30, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–17987 Filed 9–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Government 
Employment Forms

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau.

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 November 13, 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 dynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Ellen Thompson, Chief, Employment Branch, 
Governments Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233-6800 
(301-763-1531) (or via the Internet at ellen.ann.thompson@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request clearance for the forms 
necessary to conduct the public employment program which consists of an 
annual collection of information and a quinquennial collection in a 
census environment in years ending in ``2'' or ``7.'' During the 
upcoming two years, Census plans to conduct the 2008 and 2009 Annual 
Survey of Government Employment.
    Under Title 13, Section 161, of the United States Code, the 
Secretary of Commerce is authorized to conduct the public employment 
program, which collects and disseminates data by function for full-time 
and part-time employees, payroll, and number of part-time hours worked. 
The number and content of the data items collected are the same in the 
annual and census cycles.
    The burden hours requested are based on the expected 2008 annual 
survey mail out of 18,160 forms.
    The state and local government statistics produced, covered 
national, state, and local aggregates on various functions with 
comparative detail for individual governments for the pay period that 
includes March 12. The public employment program provides the only 
comprehensive count of employees and payrolls in state and local 
governments. Government employees constitute approximately one-sixth of 
the entire U.S. workforce and their salaries are a major source of 
personal income.
    The Census Bureau provides this employment data to the Bureau of 
Economic Analysis for constructing the functional payrolls in the 
public sector Gross Domestic Product, payroll being the single largest 
component of current operations. Other government users include the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics, as a benchmark for its monthly employment 
programs, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to 
establish payroll guidelines for local public housing authorities.
    The public employment program has increasingly been used as the 
base for reimbursable programs of other Federal agencies such as: (1) 
The government portion of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 
commissioned by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to 
provide timely, comprehensive information about health care use and 
costs in the United States, and (2) The Bureau of Justice Statistics 
(BJS) survey Criminal Justice Expenditure and Employment Survey

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which provides criminal justice expenditure and employment data on 
spending and personnel levels.
    Statistics are produced as data files in both electronic and 
printed formats. The program has made possible the dissemination of 
comprehensive and comparable governmental statistics since 1940.
    The many users of the public employment program data include 
Federal agencies, state and local governments and related 
organizations, public interest groups, and many business, market, and 
private research organizations.

II. Method of Collection

    Approximately 18,160 state agencies, county governments, 
consolidated city-county governments, independent cities, towns, 
townships, special district governments, and public school systems 
designated for the annual survey will be sent an appropriate form or 
the data will be collected through a data sharing arrangement between 
the Census Bureau and the state government.
    We developed cooperative agreements with state and large local 
government officials to collect the data from their dependent agencies 
and report to Census as one central respondent. These arrangements 
reduce the need for a mail canvass of approximately 3,413 state 
agencies and 740 school systems. Currently we have central collection 
agreements with 43 states, five local school district governments, and 
nine local governments. We continue to work at expanding the conversion 
of paper submissions into electronic formats, for both individual units 
and central collection units. Since the 2003 annual collection cycle, 
all form types can be completed on the Internet. For the 2007 Census, 
18,708 governments responded using the Web site.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0452.
    Form Number: E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, E-5, E-6, E-7, E-9.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State governments, county governments, 
consolidated city-county governments, independent cities, towns, 
townships, special district governments, and public school systems.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,160.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 49 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,733.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $324,347.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 United States Code, Section 161.

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: September 6, 2007.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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