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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 18, 2008 / Notices the recovery, and the evaluation of the recovery, of injured natural resources and human services. The Prince William Sound User Experience Survey aims to advance understanding of the status of recovery for the recreation/ tourism human service still defined by EVOS trustees as ‘‘recovering’’ and not yet fully ‘‘recovered.’’ It also aims to identify potential impacts to the recovery of other injured goods and services. Need and Use of the Information: The survey will aid in evaluating the potential for conflict among user groups and the possibility of displacement resulting from those interactions. Additionally, it will investigate recreation/tourism user perceptions about lingering oil and evaluate how those perceptions may affect experience. The data will be used by managers to determine use patterns for the PWS, giving decision makers insight into the recovery of injured resources and human services, which were redistributed around the PWS in the aftermath of EVOS. The data will also provide managers with the ability to protect and restore EVOS injured resources and human services during a time of increasing human use in the PWS. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 500. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 167. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–5404 Filed 3–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2008 Estimate of Micronesians U.S. Census Bureau. Notice. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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)). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:39 Mar 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before May 19, 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 Claire Shook-Finucane via U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Room 6H154A, Washington, DC 20233, or (301) 763–6092, or via the Internet at claire.shookfinucane@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request clearance from the Office of Management and Budget to survey the residents of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) to collect basic demographic data to meet the needs of The Compact of Free Association. The Compact of Free Association between the United States, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands went into effect in 1986, and with the Republic of Palau in 1994. The Compact, a joint congressionalexecutive agreement, provides United States funds to these island areas for a range of development programs, the use of United States currency, immigration privileges, federal processing of applications for air services, United States transportation of mail, and other benefits. In exchange, each Pacific nation guarantees the United States exclusive use of its land for military purposes. As stated in the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003 an enumeration of Micronesians shall be conducted every five years in Hawaii, Guam, CNMI, and America Samoa for disbursing Compact funds.1 The U.S. Department of the Interior decided to use Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) data to estimate the number of Micronesians living in Hawaii and, due to the small population of Micronesians living in American Samoa, to use Census 2000 data to determine the number of Micronesians living there. The Department of the Interior has requested that the Census Bureau conduct a survey to estimate the 1 Public PO 00000 Law 108–188. Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14431 number of Micronesians living in Guam and CNMI. Based on the Compact, this Survey of Micronesians will be fielded in 2008 and will need to provide information to meet three data needs: place of birth, residential tenure, and children of Micronesians. Only questions pertaining to these needs will be requested. The questions and data collection procedures will follow the ACS and U.S. Island Area Census, including a content reinterview phase. II. Method of Collection In Guam, approximately 45 sample blocks totaling about 3,300 sample addresses will be listed and enumerated. In CNMI, approximately 30 sample blocks totaling about 2,000 sample addresses will be listed and enumerated. The data will be collected via in-person interviews. The content reinterview will sample approximately 400 respondents via a telephone number provided by the respondents. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,770. Estimated Time Per Response: 32 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,544. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 8(b) and Public Law 108–188, The Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003. 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. E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 14432 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 18, 2008 / Notices Dated: March 12, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–5324 Filed 3–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Wholesale Trade Survey 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)). To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before May 19, 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 John Miller, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8K081, Washington, DC 20233–6500, (301) 763–2758. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES I. Abstract The Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (AWTS) covers companies with employment that are primarily engaged in merchant wholesale trade in the United States, including wholesalers that take title of the goods they sell such as jobbers, industrial distributors, exporters, importers, and manufacturers’ sales branches and offices. Additionally, the AWTS includes companies that do not take title of the goods they sell such as agents, merchandise or commodity brokers, commission merchants, and electronic business-to-business markets. The Bureau of Economic Analysis uses this information to improve the inventory valuation adjustments applied VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:39 Mar 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 to estimates of the Gross Domestic Product, and considers these data vital inputs to the National Income and Product accounts and annual inputoutput tables. The estimates produced from the AWTS are based on a probability sample and are published on the North American Industry Classification System basis. The sample design consists of small, medium, and large businesses requested to report sales on one of six questionnaires (the three classifications that follow are broken into separate questionnaires for company or single establishment reporters). Merchant wholesale establishments, excluding manufacturers’ sales branches and offices, are requested to provide sales, ecommerce, inventories, method of inventory valuation, inventories held outside the United States, purchases, and operating expenses. Manufacturers’ sales branches and offices are requested to provide sales, e-commerce, inventories, method of inventory valuation, inventories held outside the United States, and operating expenses. The agents, merchandise or commodity brokers, commission merchants, and electronic business-to-business markets are requested to provide commissions, sales on their own account, e-commerce, and operating expenses. The sample, consisting of approximately 8,900 businesses, is drawn from the Business Register, which contains all Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) and listed establishment locations. The sample is updated quarterly to reflect employer ‘‘births’’ and ‘‘deaths’’; adding new employer businesses identified in the Business and Professional Classification Survey and deleting firms and EINs when it is determined they are no longer active. Data from the AWTS are published at the United States summary level for selected wholesale industries approximately fourteen months after the end of the collection year. II. Method of Collection The information will be collected by mail, Internet, fax, and telephone. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0195. Form Number: SA–42, SA–42A, SA– 42(MSBO), SA–42A(MSBO), SA– 42(AGBR), SA–42A(AGBR). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,887. Estimated Time per Response: 31 minutes. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,592. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, sections 182, 224, and 225. 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: March 12, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–5325 Filed 3–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board [Docket 16–2008] Foreign–Trade Zone 39 – Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, Application for Subzone, Dal–Tile Corporation, (Flooring and Home Furnishing Products Distribution), Sunnyvale and Mesquite, Texas An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board, grantee of FTZ 39, requesting special–purpose subzone status for the flooring and home furnishing products warehouse/ distribution facilities of Dal–Tile Corporation (Dal–Tile), at sites in Sunnyvale and Mesquite, Texas. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign–Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on March 7, 2008. The proposed subzone is located at two sites in Dallas County, Texas: Site E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 53 (Tuesday, March 18, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14431-14432]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-5324]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2008 Estimate 
of Micronesians

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 May 19, 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 Claire Shook-Finucane via U.S. Census Bureau, 
4600 Silver Hill Road, Room 6H154A, Washington, DC 20233, or (301) 763-
6092, or via the Internet at claire.shook-finucane@census.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request clearance from the Office 
of Management and Budget to survey the residents of Guam and the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) to collect basic 
demographic data to meet the needs of The Compact of Free Association.
    The Compact of Free Association between the United States, the 
Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall 
Islands went into effect in 1986, and with the Republic of Palau in 
1994. The Compact, a joint congressional-executive agreement, provides 
United States funds to these island areas for a range of development 
programs, the use of United States currency, immigration privileges, 
federal processing of applications for air services, United States 
transportation of mail, and other benefits. In exchange, each Pacific 
nation guarantees the United States exclusive use of its land for 
military purposes.
    As stated in the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003 
an enumeration of Micronesians shall be conducted every five years in 
Hawaii, Guam, CNMI, and America Samoa for disbursing Compact funds.\1\ 
The U.S. Department of the Interior decided to use Census' American 
Community Survey (ACS) data to estimate the number of Micronesians 
living in Hawaii and, due to the small population of Micronesians 
living in American Samoa, to use Census 2000 data to determine the 
number of Micronesians living there. The Department of the Interior has 
requested that the Census Bureau conduct a survey to estimate the 
number of Micronesians living in Guam and CNMI. Based on the Compact, 
this Survey of Micronesians will be fielded in 2008 and will need to 
provide information to meet three data needs: place of birth, 
residential tenure, and children of Micronesians. Only questions 
pertaining to these needs will be requested. The questions and data 
collection procedures will follow the ACS and U.S. Island Area Census, 
including a content reinterview phase.
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II. Method of Collection

    In Guam, approximately 45 sample blocks totaling about 3,300 sample 
addresses will be listed and enumerated. In CNMI, approximately 30 
sample blocks totaling about 2,000 sample addresses will be listed and 
enumerated. The data will be collected via in-person interviews. The 
content reinterview will sample approximately 400 respondents via a 
telephone number provided by the respondents.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,770.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 32 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,544.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 8(b) and 
Public Law 108-188, The Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 
2003.

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.


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    Dated: March 12, 2008.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-5324 Filed 3-17-08; 8:45 am]
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