Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special Census Program, 4816-4817 [E8-1409]

Download as PDF 4816 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 18 / Monday, January 28, 2008 / Notices development of the address list for the census makes a vital contribution. . Affected Public: State, local or Tribal government. Frequency: One-time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Section 16. 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). 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: January 22, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–1410 Filed 1–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special Census Program U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: 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 March 28, 2008. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Jan 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to J. Michael Stump, Bureau of the Census, 4600 Silver Hill Rd., Room 5H117, Washington, DC 20233 (or via the Internet at j.michael.stump@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Special Census Program is a reimbursable service offered and performed by the Census Bureau for the government of any state; county, city, or other political subdivision within a state; for the government of the District of Columbia; and for the government of any possession or area over which the U.S. exercises jurisdiction, control, or sovereignty, and other governmental units which require current population data between decennial censuses. The Special Census Program will be closing down for this decade in 2009 and will startup again after the 2010 Decennial Census. We are requesting an extension of the expiration date of the Special Census Program through June 2009, at which time, the program will close down and will be unavailable until after the 2010 Decennial Census. Many states distribute funds based on current population statistics. In addition, special census data are used by the local jurisdictions to plan new schools, transportation systems, housing programs, and water treatment facilities. The Census Bureau will use the following forms to update addresses listed on the Census Bureau’s Master Address File (MAF) and to enumerate populations in special censuses: SC–1, Special Census Enumerator Questionnaire—This interview form will be used to collect special census data at regular housing units (HU). SC–1 (SUPP), Continuation Form for Enumerator Questionnaire—This interview form will be used to collect special census data at a regular HU when there are more than five members in a household. SC–1 (Telephone), Special Census Enumeration Questionnaire—This interview form will be used to collect special census data when a respondent calls the local special census office. SC–2, Special Census Special Place Questionnaire—This interview form will be used to collect special census data at group quarters (GQ) in special places (SP) such as hospitals, prisons, boarding and rooming houses, campgrounds, hotels, college dormitories, military facilities, and convents. SC–116, Group Quarters Enumeration Control Sheet—This page will be used PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 by Special Census enumerators to list residents/clients at GQs. SC–351, Group Quarters Initial Contact Checklist—This checklist will be used by enumerators to collect contact information and to determine the type of GQ. SC–920, Address Listing Page—This page will include existing addresses from the MAF. Special Census enumerators will update these addresses, if needed, at the time of enumeration. SC–921(HU), Housing Unit Add Page—This page will be used by enumerators to add HUs that are observed to exist on the ground and that are not contained on the address listing page. SC–921(SP), Special Place/Group Quarter Add Page—This page will be used by enumerators to add SPs/GQs that are observed to exist on the ground and that are not reflected in the address listing page. The Special Census Program will operate as a generic OMB clearance including a library of forms and the operational procedures that will be used for the remaining special censuses we anticipate conducting this decade. The Census Bureau will establish a reimbursable agreement with a variety of potential special census customers that are unknown at this time. Census will submit for OMB’s review and approval, using a change worksheet, any special-purpose questions requested by customers to be added to special census questionnaires. II. Method of Collection The Special Census Program will use the Census 2000 Update/Enumerate (U/ E) methodology. Enumerators will canvass their assigned areas with an address register that contains addresses obtained from the MAF. Special Census enumerators will update the address information, as needed, based on their observation of HUs and/or SPs/GQs that exist on the ground. Additionally, enumerators will interview households at regular HUs and residents at GQs using the appropriate Special Census questionnaire. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0368. Form Numbers: SC–1, SC–1(SUPP), SC–1(Telephone), SC–2, SC–116, SC351, SC–920, SC–921(HU), SC–921(SP). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: (June 2008 through June 2009) Enumerator Questionnaire—152,440 respondents. E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 18 / Monday, January 28, 2008 / Notices Special Place Questionnaire—1,200 respondents. Address Listing Page—152,440 respondents. Group Quarters Enumeration Control Sheet—150 respondents. Housing Unit Add Page—5,000 respondents. Special Place/Group Quarters Add Page—75 respondents. Group Quarters Initial Contact Checklist—150 respondents. Estimated Time Per Response: Enumerator Questionnaire—7 minutes. Special Place Questionnaire—5 minutes. Address Listing Page—1 minute. Group Quarters Enumeration Control Sheet—10 minutes. Housing Unit Add Page—1 minute. Special Place/Group Quarters Add Page—1 minute. Group Quarters Initial Contact Checklist—10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,560. Estimated Total Annual Cost: There are no costs to respondents other than that of their time to respond. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, section 196. IV. Request for Comments mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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: January 22, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–1409 Filed 1–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Jan 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–928, A–791–821, A–552–803] Uncovered Innerspring Units From the People’s Republic of China, South Africa, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 28, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Begnal at (202) 482–1442 or Scot Fullerton at (202) 482–1386 (People’s Republic of China), AD/CVD Operations, Office 9; Dmitry Vladimirov at (202) 482–0665 or Minoo Hatten at (202) 482–1690 (South Africa), AD/CVD Operations, Office 5; Eugene Degnan at (202) 482–0414 or Robert Bolling at (202) 482–3434 (Socialist Republic of Vietnam), AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: The Petitions On December 31, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) received petitions concerning imports of uncovered innerspring units from the People’s Republic of China (the PRC), South Africa, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) (collectively, the Petitions) filed in proper form by Leggett and Platt, Incorporated (the petitioner). See Petitions on Uncovered Innerspring Units from China, South Africa, and Vietnam (December 31, 2007). On January 7, 2008, the Department issued a request for additional information and clarification of certain areas in the Petitions. Based on the Department’s requests, the petitioner filed additional information on January 11, 2008 (four distinct submissions on general issues, PRCspecific material (PRC Supplement to the Petition), Vietnam-specific material (Vietnam Supplement to the Petition), and South Africa-specific material (South Africa Supplement to the Petition)), and on January 16, 2008 (two distinct submissions on PRC-specific material (PRC Second Supplement to the Petition) and Vietnam-specific material (Vietnam Second Supplement to the Petition)). In accordance with section 732(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4817 Act), the petitioner alleges that imports of uncovered innerspring units from the PRC, South Africa, and Vietnam are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value, within the meaning of section 731 of the Act, and that such imports are materially injuring, or threatening material injury to, an industry in the United States. The Department finds that the petitioner filed these Petitions on behalf of the domestic industry because the petitioner is an interested party as defined in section 771(9)(C) of the Act and has demonstrated sufficient industry support with respect to the initiation of the antidumping duty investigations that the petitioner is requesting. See the ‘‘Determination of Industry Support for the Petitions’’ section below. Period of Investigation Because the Petitions were filed on December 31, 2007, the anticipated period of investigation (POI) for the PRC and Vietnam is April 1, 2007, through September 30, 2007. The anticipated POI for South Africa is October 1, 2006, through September 30, 2007. See 19 CFR 351.204(b)(1). Scope of Investigations The merchandise covered by each of these investigations is uncovered innerspring units composed of a series of individual metal springs joined together in sizes corresponding to the sizes of adult mattresses (e.g., twin, twin long, full, full long, queen, California king, and king) and units used in smaller constructions, such as crib and youth mattresses. All uncovered innerspring units are included in this scope regardless of width and length. Included within this definition are innersprings typically ranging from 30.5 inches to 76 inches in width and 68 inches to 84 inches in length. Innersprings for crib mattresses typically range from 25 inches to 27 inches in width and 50 inches to 52 inches in length. Uncovered innerspring units are suitable for use as the innerspring component in the manufacture of innerspring mattresses, including mattresses that incorporate a foam encasement around the innerspring. Pocketed and non-pocketed innerspring units are included in this definition. Non-pocketed innersprings are typically joined together with helical wire and border rods. Non-pocketed innersprings are included in this definition regardless of whether they have border rods attached to the perimeter of the innerspring. Pocketed E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 18 (Monday, January 28, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4816-4817]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-1409]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special Census 
Program

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce.

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 March 28, 2008.

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 J. Michael Stump, Bureau of the Census, 4600 
Silver Hill Rd., Room 5H117, Washington, DC 20233 (or via the Internet 
at j.michael.stump@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Special Census Program is a reimbursable service offered and 
performed by the Census Bureau for the government of any state; county, 
city, or other political subdivision within a state; for the government 
of the District of Columbia; and for the government of any possession 
or area over which the U.S. exercises jurisdiction, control, or 
sovereignty, and other governmental units which require current 
population data between decennial censuses. The Special Census Program 
will be closing down for this decade in 2009 and will startup again 
after the 2010 Decennial Census. We are requesting an extension of the 
expiration date of the Special Census Program through June 2009, at 
which time, the program will close down and will be unavailable until 
after the 2010 Decennial Census.
    Many states distribute funds based on current population 
statistics. In addition, special census data are used by the local 
jurisdictions to plan new schools, transportation systems, housing 
programs, and water treatment facilities.
    The Census Bureau will use the following forms to update addresses 
listed on the Census Bureau's Master Address File (MAF) and to 
enumerate populations in special censuses:
    SC-1, Special Census Enumerator Questionnaire--This interview form 
will be used to collect special census data at regular housing units 
(HU).
    SC-1 (SUPP), Continuation Form for Enumerator Questionnaire--This 
interview form will be used to collect special census data at a regular 
HU when there are more than five members in a household.
    SC-1 (Telephone), Special Census Enumeration Questionnaire--This 
interview form will be used to collect special census data when a 
respondent calls the local special census office.
    SC-2, Special Census Special Place Questionnaire--This interview 
form will be used to collect special census data at group quarters (GQ) 
in special places (SP) such as hospitals, prisons, boarding and rooming 
houses, campgrounds, hotels, college dormitories, military facilities, 
and convents.
    SC-116, Group Quarters Enumeration Control Sheet--This page will be 
used by Special Census enumerators to list residents/clients at GQs.
    SC-351, Group Quarters Initial Contact Checklist--This checklist 
will be used by enumerators to collect contact information and to 
determine the type of GQ.
    SC-920, Address Listing Page--This page will include existing 
addresses from the MAF. Special Census enumerators will update these 
addresses, if needed, at the time of enumeration.
    SC-921(HU), Housing Unit Add Page--This page will be used by 
enumerators to add HUs that are observed to exist on the ground and 
that are not contained on the address listing page.
    SC-921(SP), Special Place/Group Quarter Add Page--This page will be 
used by enumerators to add SPs/GQs that are observed to exist on the 
ground and that are not reflected in the address listing page.
    The Special Census Program will operate as a generic OMB clearance 
including a library of forms and the operational procedures that will 
be used for the remaining special censuses we anticipate conducting 
this decade. The Census Bureau will establish a reimbursable agreement 
with a variety of potential special census customers that are unknown 
at this time.
    Census will submit for OMB's review and approval, using a change 
worksheet, any special-purpose questions requested by customers to be 
added to special census questionnaires.

II. Method of Collection

    The Special Census Program will use the Census 2000 Update/
Enumerate (U/E) methodology. Enumerators will canvass their assigned 
areas with an address register that contains addresses obtained from 
the MAF. Special Census enumerators will update the address 
information, as needed, based on their observation of HUs and/or SPs/
GQs that exist on the ground. Additionally, enumerators will interview 
households at regular HUs and residents at GQs using the appropriate 
Special Census questionnaire.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0368.
    Form Numbers: SC-1, SC-1(SUPP), SC-1(Telephone), SC-2, SC-116, SC-
351, SC-920, SC-921(HU), SC-921(SP).
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-
profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:
    (June 2008 through June 2009)
    Enumerator Questionnaire--152,440 respondents.

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    Special Place Questionnaire--1,200 respondents.
    Address Listing Page--152,440 respondents.
    Group Quarters Enumeration Control Sheet--150 respondents.
    Housing Unit Add Page--5,000 respondents.
    Special Place/Group Quarters Add Page--75 respondents.
    Group Quarters Initial Contact Checklist--150 respondents.
    Estimated Time Per Response:
    Enumerator Questionnaire--7 minutes.
    Special Place Questionnaire--5 minutes.
    Address Listing Page--1 minute.
    Group Quarters Enumeration Control Sheet--10 minutes.
    Housing Unit Add Page--1 minute.
    Special Place/Group Quarters Add Page--1 minute.
    Group Quarters Initial Contact Checklist--10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,560.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: There are no costs to respondents 
other than that of their time to respond.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, section 196.

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: January 22, 2008.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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