Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 63162 [E7-21944]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 63162 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 216 / Thursday, November 8, 2007 / Notices self coding. Companies that operate in more than one but less than nine industries will receive an ACE–1(M) form. Companies that operate in nine or more industries will receive an ACE– 1(L) form. All ACE–1 forms request sales and receipts information to calculate industry investment to sales ratios and to assist in verifying that consolidated company data are being reported. Asset and depreciation information, also collected, assists in measuring changes in the Nation’s capital stock estimates. Capital expenditures data are also collected annually from a small sample of nonemployer enterprises using Form ACE–2. This collection is intended to better represent the total capital expenditures activity of all firms. The ACES is an integral part of the Federal Government’s effort to improve the quality and usefulness of National economic statistics. Federal agencies, including the Census Bureau, use these data to improve and supplement ongoing statistical programs. The Census Bureau uses the data to improve the quality of monthly economic indicators of investment. The Bureau’s Value of New Construction Put in Place survey currently uses the ACES data to benchmark its industrial buildings data. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) uses the data in refining and evaluating annual estimates of investment in structures and equipment in the national income and product accounts, compiling annual inputoutput tables, and computing gross domestic product by industry. The Federal Reserve Board uses the data to improve estimates of investment indicators for monetary policy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses the data to improve estimates of capital stocks for productivity analysis. In addition, industry analysts use the data for market analysis, economic forecasting, product development, and business planning. Affected Public: Business or other for profit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 182, 224, & 225. OMB Desk Officer: Brian HarrisKojetin, (202) 395–7314. 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). VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Nov 07, 2007 Jkt 214001 Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent 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: November 2, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–21932 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P 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 emergency provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Title: Certification for Retailers to Accept and Redeem Coupons for the Purchase of a Digital-to-Analog Converter Box. OMB Approval Number: 0660–0020. Agency Form Number: DTV–1. Type of Request: Emergency submission. Burden Hours: 2,000. Average Time per Response: 30 minutes. Number of Respondents: 4,000. Needs and Uses: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) proposes to add additional questions to the retailer certification form for the digital-toanalog converter box coupon program. In March 2007, NTIA published a Final Rule that outlined the parameters of the coupon program for consumers, retailers, and manufacturers.1 As part of that rulemaking, NTIA discussed its information requirements for consumers, manufacturers and retailers.2 NTIA received approval from OMB on its information collection certification for retailers, but has determined that additional information is needed to ensure that the program is run efficiently. The additional information required from retailers will ensure, among other things, that: (1) Retailers are timely reimbursed; (2) there is consumer 1 See Rules to Implement and Administer a Coupon Program for Digital-to-Analog Converter Boxes (Final Rule), 72 FR 12097 (March 15, 2007). 2 Id. at p. 12113. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information regarding the availability of converter boxes; (3) retailers are complying with program regulations; (4) there is information available as to the geographic location of converter boxes; and (5) the program is able to minimize waste, fraud, and abuse. An agreement will be on a retailer Web site that will enable retailers to provide the information previously approved by OMB as part of the information collection. This agreement, which is also available to retailers in a hard copy format, also requires additional information from retailers. Affected Public: Business and other for-profit organizations. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Jasmeet K. Seehra, (202) 395–3123. 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. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent by November 14, 2007 to Jasmeet K. Seehra, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395–5167 or via the Internet at Jasmeet_K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov. Dated: November 5, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–21944 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P 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 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Information and Communication Technology Survey. Form Number(s): ICT–1(S), ICT–1(M), ICT–1(L). OMB Control Number: 0607–0909. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Burden Hours: 80,040. Number of Respondents: 46,000. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour and 45 minutes. Needs and Uses: Economic policymakers are concerned about the E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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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 emergency provisions of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA).
    Title: Certification for Retailers to Accept and Redeem Coupons for 
the Purchase of a Digital-to-Analog Converter Box.
    OMB Approval Number: 0660-0020.
    Agency Form Number: DTV-1.
    Type of Request: Emergency submission.
    Burden Hours: 2,000.
    Average Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Number of Respondents: 4,000.
    Needs and Uses: The National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration (NTIA) proposes to add additional questions to the 
retailer certification form for the digital-to-analog converter box 
coupon program. In March 2007, NTIA published a Final Rule that 
outlined the parameters of the coupon program for consumers, retailers, 
and manufacturers.\1\ As part of that rulemaking, NTIA discussed its 
information requirements for consumers, manufacturers and retailers.\2\ 
NTIA received approval from OMB on its information collection 
certification for retailers, but has determined that additional 
information is needed to ensure that the program is run efficiently.
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    \1\ See Rules to Implement and Administer a Coupon Program for 
Digital-to-Analog Converter Boxes (Final Rule), 72 FR 12097 (March 
15, 2007).
    \2 \ Id. at p. 12113.
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    The additional information required from retailers will ensure, 
among other things, that: (1) Retailers are timely reimbursed; (2) 
there is consumer information regarding the availability of converter 
boxes; (3) retailers are complying with program regulations; (4) there 
is information available as to the geographic location of converter 
boxes; and (5) the program is able to minimize waste, fraud, and abuse.
    An agreement will be on a retailer Web site that will enable 
retailers to provide the information previously approved by OMB as part 
of the information collection. This agreement, which is also available 
to retailers in a hard copy format, also requires additional 
information from retailers.
    Affected Public: Business and other for-profit organizations.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    OMB Desk Officer: Jasmeet K. Seehra, (202) 395-3123.
    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.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent by November 14, 2007 to Jasmeet K. Seehra, 
OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395-5167 or via the Internet at 
Jasmeet--K.--Seehra@omb.eop.gov.

    Dated: November 5, 2007.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E7-21944 Filed 11-7-07; 8:45 am]
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