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Emily A. Covey, Acting Director, Program Operations. [FR Doc. E8–28252 Filed 11–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Survey of State and Local Tax Revenues U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. 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)). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before January 27, 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 Christopher Pece, Chief, Public Finance Analysis Branch–B, Governments Division, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233 (301–763–7330). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the Quarterly Survey of State and Local Tax Revenue. The Census Bureau needs state and local tax data to publish benchmark statistics on public sector taxes, to provide data to the Bureau of Economic Analysis for GDP calculations and other economic indicators, and to provide data for economic research and comparative studies of governmental finances. Data are collected on a quarterly basis from state and local government tax collecting agencies. Tax collection data are used to measure economic activity for the Nation as a whole, as well as for comparison among the various states. These data also are useful in comparing the mix of taxes employed by individual states, and in determining the revenue raising capacity of different types of taxes. The survey collects data using three forms: The Quarterly Survey of Property Tax Collections (Form F–71) is sent to 5,379 local government tax collecting agencies in 592 county areas. While some counties are served by a single countylevel tax collection agency, others have county, city, township, and even school district collectors. Each agency is asked to report the total property tax collections during the past quarter. In addition to the current sample, Census is implementing a new sample which will increase the overall collection size to 6,946 local government tax collecting agencies in 609 county areas (with 4,002 local governments overlapping on both samples). This sample revision will ensure that this portion of the survey meets OMB’s statistical standards. We will continue to collect the concurrent samples for four quarters at which time E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 230 / Friday, November 28, 2008 / Notices a bridge study will be conducted and the old sample will be discontinued. The Quarterly Survey of State Tax Collections (Form F–72) is sent to a state-level revenue, finance, or budget agency in each state to report tax collection data for the preceding 3month period. The Quarterly Survey of Selected Local Taxes (Form F–73) is sent to 111 local tax collection agencies known to have substantial collections of local general sales and/or local individual income taxes. II. Method of Collection The F–71 survey is conducted by mail canvass from the Census Bureau’s National Processing Center (NPC). Responses are either screened manually and then entered in the system at the NPC or entered directly by respondents via the Internet. The F–72 and F–73 forms are sent to respondents by email or facsimile (as requested by respondent). Respondents submit the forms by mail, email, facsimile or Internet. (Email and facsimile are accepted but not encouraged.) In those instances when we are not able to obtain a response a follow-up is conducted. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0112. Form Number: F–71, F–72, and F–73. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State and local governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,108. Estimated Time per Response: 25 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,159. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $162,151. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 182. 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:16 Nov 26, 2008 Jkt 217001 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: November 21, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–28216 Filed 11–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Internet Web Site Forms International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice. 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 27, 2009. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 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 and instructions should be directed to Susan Crawford—phone: (202) 482–2050, Susan.Crawford@mail.doc.gov, fax: (202) 482–2599. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The International Trade Administration’s U.S. Commercial Service (CS) is mandated by Congress to help U.S. businesses, particularly small and medium-sized companies, export their products and services to global markets. The Commercial Service provides this valuable assistance through a variety of channels including U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC) Web sites and the International Trade Administration’s Export.gov Web site. The CS operates 117 Export Assistance Centers throughout the U.S. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72447 where U.S. companies can meet with International Trade Specialists to receive export counseling and other export-related services such as market research, due diligence and foreign partner identification. Prior to meeting with a Trade Specialist a U.S. company may visit a USEAC Web site and complete a USEAC Internet Form to request that a Trade Specialist contact them. This USEAC Interest Form asks clients to provide company contact information and some company details including products or services to be exported and potential export markets of interest. This information allows the Trade Specialist to contact the client and make appropriate preparations for the initial client discussion. Although each USEAC will require similar information about a client, there may be some very minor modifications to the USEAC Internet Form depending upon unique circumstances at a particular USEAC. The CS would also like to renew approval for a revised Export.gov Web site registration form. ITA’s Export.gov Web site provides U.S. businesses with valuable export-related resources including an export manual and information regarding export topics such as financing, international logistics, export documentation, trade leads and trade events. Clients are required to register on the site to gain access to certain information such as trade leads and market research which are only available to American companies. The registration information also allows CS to tailor the Web site to improve usability and better meet clients’ needs. For example a firm that registers as being ‘‘new to exporting’’ would be directed to basic exporting information that is most appropriate for firms that have not yet exported. Whereas a firm that registers as an experienced exporter, who has already mastered exporting basics, would be directed to resources that are targeted to companies that are ready to expand current export efforts and seek new markets. II. Method of Collection In the majority of cases the information will be collected electronically via the Internet, although some clients may submit the information via telephone, fax, or e-mail. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0237. Form Number(s): ITA–4148P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly 
Survey of State and Local Tax Revenues

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, 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 January 27, 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 Christopher Pece, Chief, Public Finance Analysis 
Branch-B, Governments Division, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill 
Road, Washington, DC 20233 (301-763-7330).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the Quarterly 
Survey of State and Local Tax Revenue. The Census Bureau needs state 
and local tax data to publish benchmark statistics on public sector 
taxes, to provide data to the Bureau of Economic Analysis for GDP 
calculations and other economic indicators, and to provide data for 
economic research and comparative studies of governmental finances. 
Data are collected on a quarterly basis from state and local government 
tax collecting agencies.
    Tax collection data are used to measure economic activity for the 
Nation as a whole, as well as for comparison among the various states. 
These data also are useful in comparing the mix of taxes employed by 
individual states, and in determining the revenue raising capacity of 
different types of taxes.
    The survey collects data using three forms:
    The Quarterly Survey of Property Tax Collections (Form F-71) is 
sent to 5,379 local government tax collecting agencies in 592 county 
areas. While some counties are served by a single county-level tax 
collection agency, others have county, city, township, and even school 
district collectors. Each agency is asked to report the total property 
tax collections during the past quarter. In addition to the current 
sample, Census is implementing a new sample which will increase the 
overall collection size to 6,946 local government tax collecting 
agencies in 609 county areas (with 4,002 local governments overlapping 
on both samples). This sample revision will ensure that this portion of 
the survey meets OMB's statistical standards. We will continue to 
collect the concurrent samples for four quarters at which time

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a bridge study will be conducted and the old sample will be 
discontinued.
    The Quarterly Survey of State Tax Collections (Form F-72) is sent 
to a state-level revenue, finance, or budget agency in each state to 
report tax collection data for the preceding 3-month period.
    The Quarterly Survey of Selected Local Taxes (Form F-73) is sent to 
111 local tax collection agencies known to have substantial collections 
of local general sales and/or local individual income taxes.

II. Method of Collection

    The F-71 survey is conducted by mail canvass from the Census 
Bureau's National Processing Center (NPC). Responses are either 
screened manually and then entered in the system at the NPC or entered 
directly by respondents via the Internet.
    The F-72 and F-73 forms are sent to respondents by email or 
facsimile (as requested by respondent). Respondents submit the forms by 
mail, email, facsimile or Internet. (Email and facsimile are accepted 
but not encouraged.)
    In those instances when we are not able to obtain a response a 
follow-up is conducted.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0112.
    Form Number: F-71, F-72, and F-73.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State and local governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,108.
    Estimated Time per Response: 25 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,159.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $162,151.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 182.

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: November 21, 2008.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-28216 Filed 11-26-08; 8:45 am]
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