Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current Population Survey (CPS) Voting and Civic Engagement Supplements, 18738-18739 [E8-7108]

Download as PDF 18738 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 67 / Monday, April 7, 2008 / Notices rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES procedures that will be used for the many special censuses we anticipate conducting through June 2009. The Census Bureau will establish a reimbursable agreement with a variety of potential special census customers. Census will submit for OMB’s review and approval, under cover of a change worksheet, any special-purpose questions requested by customers to be added to special census questionnaires. Local jurisdictions use special census data to apply for available funds from both the state and Federal government. Many states distribute these funds based on current population statistics. This fact, along with local population shifts or annexations of territory, prompts local officials to request special censuses. In addition, special census data are used by the local jurisdictions to plan new schools, transportation systems, housing programs, water treatment facilities, etc. Some jurisdictions believe that additional data are required for proper planning and others must have the additional data to qualify for some sources of funding. For these reasons, local officials request special purpose questions. The Census Bureau also uses special census data as part of its local population estimates calculation and to update the Census Bureau’s Master Address File (MAF) and Topographically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) System. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: One time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, section 196. 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: April 1, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–7097 Filed 4–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Apr 04, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current Population Survey (CPS) Voting and Civic Engagement Supplements 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 June 6, 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 Tim Marshall, U.S. Census Bureau, 7H106C, Washington, DC 20233–8400 at (301) 763–3806 (or via the Internet at Tim.J.Marshall@census.gov). DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request clearance for the collection of data concerning the Voting and Civic Engagement Supplements to be conducted in conjunction with the November 2008 Current Population Survey (CPS). The Census Bureau sponsors the Voting Supplement questions, which have been requested biennially since 1964. The Civic Engagement Supplement will be conducted at the request of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The voting supplement has provided statistical information for tracking historical trends of voter and nonvoter characteristics in each Presidential or Congressional election since 1964. The data collected from this supplement relates demographic characteristics (age, sex, race, education, occupation, and income) to voting and nonvoting PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 behavior. The November CPS supplement is the only source of data that provides a comprehensive set of voter and nonvoter characteristics distinct from independent surveys, media polls, or other outside agencies. Federal, state, and local election officials use these data to formulate policies relating to the voting and registration process. College institutions, political party committees, research groups, and other private organizations also use the voting and registration data. The civic engagement supplement will provide information on the extent to which American communities are places where individuals are civically active. It will also provide information on the number of Americans who are active in their communities, communicating with one another on issues of public concern, and interacting with public institutions and private enterprises. The information will also provide the number of Americans who engage in activities that promote positive relationships with those of equal and differing socio-economic or professional levels. This survey will be the only source of nationallyrepresentative data on such information as: level of participation in organized groups, extent of political action and knowledge, extent of connections with other community members, and how often individuals get news and information from various media sources. When combined with demographic characteristics (age, sex, race, education, occupation, income), the data can provide information on the relationship between these characteristics and the level of civic engagement in the United States. Government agency analysts and private, state and local leaders will use this data to compare levels specific to their geographic area to the national level of civic engagement, and to formulate policies that foster healthy communities. II. Method of Collection The voting and civic engagement supplements will be collected by both personal visit and telephone interviews in conjunction with the regular November 2008 CPS interview process. All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted interviewing. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0466. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 48,000. E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 18739 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 67 / Monday, April 7, 2008 / Notices Estimated Time per Response: 9 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,200. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C., Section 182, and Title 29, U.S.C., Sections 1–9. Dated: April 1, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–7108 Filed 4–4–08; 8:45 am] IV. Request for Comments International Trade Administration FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Manning or Howard Smith, Office 4, telephone: (202) 482–5253 or (202) 482–5193 (Vietnam); or Scot Fullerton, Office 9, telephone: (202) 482–1386 (PRC), AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. A–552–802, A–570–893 Background BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notice of Initiation of Administrative Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) received timely requests to conduct administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). The anniversary month of these orders is February. In accordance with the Department’s regulations, we are initiating these administrative reviews. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 7, 2008 AGENCY: The Department received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), during the anniversary month of February, for administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the PRC covering multiple entities. The Department is now initiating these administrative reviews of the orders covering those entities. INITIATION OF REVIEW In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we are initiating administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the PRC. We intend to issue the final results of these reviews on the companies listed below not later than March 9, 2009. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Antidumping Duty Proceeding Period to be Reviewed SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM:1,2 ............................................................................................ Frozen Warmwater Shrimp A–552–802. • AAAS Logistics. • Agrimex. • Amanda Foods (Vietnam) Ltd.. • Amerasian Shipping Logistics Corp.. • American Container Line. • An Giang Fisheries Import and Export Joint Stock Company (Agifish). • An Xuyen. • Angiang Agricultural Technology Service Company. • Aquatic Products Trading Company. • Bac Lieu Fisheries Company Limited. • Bac Lieu Fisheries Company Limited (‘‘Bac Lieu’’). • Bentre Aquaproduct Imports & Exports. • Bentre Forestry and Aquaproduct Import–Export Company (‘‘FAQUIMEX’’). • Bentre Frozen Aquaproduct Exports. •Bentre Seafood Joint Stock. • Beseaco. • Binh Dinh Fishery Joint Stock. • C P Livestock. • C.P. Vietnam Livestock Co. Ltd.. • C.P. Vietnam Livestock Co., Ltd.. • Ca Mau Seafood Joint Stock Company (‘‘SEAPRIMEXCO’’). • Ca Mau Seafood Joint Stock Company (‘‘SEAPRIMEXCO’’). • Ca Mau Seaproducts Exploitation and Service Corporation (‘‘SES’’). • Cadovimex Seafood Import–Export and Processing Joint Stock Company (‘‘CADOVIMEX’’). • Cadovimex Seafood Import–Export and Processing Joint–Stock Company (‘‘Cadovimex–Vietnam’’). • Cafatex Fishery Joint Stock Corporation (‘‘Cafatex Corp.’’). • Cafatex Fishery Joint Stock Corporation (‘‘CAFATEX CORP.’’). • Cai Doi Vam Seafood Import–Export Company (Cadovimex). • Cam Ranh Seafoods Processing Enterprise Company (‘‘Camranh Seafoods’’). • Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation (‘‘CAMIMEX’’). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Apr 04, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 02/01/2007 - 01/31/2008 07APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 67 (Monday, April 7, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18738-18739]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-7108]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current 
Population Survey (CPS) Voting and Civic Engagement Supplements

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 June 6, 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 Tim Marshall, U.S. Census Bureau, 7H106C, 
Washington, DC 20233-8400 at (301) 763-3806 (or via the Internet at 
Tim.J.Marshall@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request clearance for the 
collection of data concerning the Voting and Civic Engagement 
Supplements to be conducted in conjunction with the November 2008 
Current Population Survey (CPS). The Census Bureau sponsors the Voting 
Supplement questions, which have been requested biennially since 1964. 
The Civic Engagement Supplement will be conducted at the request of the 
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
    The voting supplement has provided statistical information for 
tracking historical trends of voter and nonvoter characteristics in 
each Presidential or Congressional election since 1964. The data 
collected from this supplement relates demographic characteristics 
(age, sex, race, education, occupation, and income) to voting and 
nonvoting behavior. The November CPS supplement is the only source of 
data that provides a comprehensive set of voter and nonvoter 
characteristics distinct from independent surveys, media polls, or 
other outside agencies. Federal, state, and local election officials 
use these data to formulate policies relating to the voting and 
registration process. College institutions, political party committees, 
research groups, and other private organizations also use the voting 
and registration data.
    The civic engagement supplement will provide information on the 
extent to which American communities are places where individuals are 
civically active. It will also provide information on the number of 
Americans who are active in their communities, communicating with one 
another on issues of public concern, and interacting with public 
institutions and private enterprises. The information will also provide 
the number of Americans who engage in activities that promote positive 
relationships with those of equal and differing socio-economic or 
professional levels. This survey will be the only source of nationally-
representative data on such information as: level of participation in 
organized groups, extent of political action and knowledge, extent of 
connections with other community members, and how often individuals get 
news and information from various media sources.
    When combined with demographic characteristics (age, sex, race, 
education, occupation, income), the data can provide information on the 
relationship between these characteristics and the level of civic 
engagement in the United States. Government agency analysts and 
private, state and local leaders will use this data to compare levels 
specific to their geographic area to the national level of civic 
engagement, and to formulate policies that foster healthy communities.

II. Method of Collection

    The voting and civic engagement supplements will be collected by 
both personal visit and telephone interviews in conjunction with the 
regular November 2008 CPS interview process. All interviews are 
conducted using computer-assisted interviewing.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0466.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 48,000.

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    Estimated Time per Response: 9 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,200.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C., Section 182, and Title 29, 
U.S.C., Sections 1-9.

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: April 1, 2008.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-7108 Filed 4-4-08; 8:45 am]
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