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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 70 / Tuesday, April 14, 2009 / Notices the Grants.gov Web site and http:// www.grants.gov. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Done at Washington, DC, this 9th day of April 2009. Colien Hefferan, Administrator, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. [FR Doc. E9–8543 Filed 4–13–09; 8:45 am] Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the South Carolina Advisory Committee 17147 Census Bureau BILLING CODE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Plumas County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) AGENCY: ACTION: Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Plumas County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a meeting on April 24, 2009, in Quincy, CA. The purpose of the meeting is to review applications for Cycle 8 funding and select projects to be recommended to the Plumas National Forest Supervisor for calendar year 2009 funding consideration. The funding is available under Title II provisions of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. & ADDRESS: The meeting will take place from 9:30–3 at the Mineral Building Plumas/Sierra County Fairgrounds, 208 Fairgrounds Road, Quincy, CA. DATE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: (Or for special needs): Lee Anne Schramel Taylor, Forest Coordinator, USDA, Plumas National Forest, P.O. Box 11500/159 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA, 95971; (530) 283–7850; or by e-mail eataylor@fs.fed.us. Agenda items for the April 24 meeting include: (1) Forest Service Update; (2) Committee Review of Applications; and, (3) Recommendations for Cycle 8 funding distribution. The meetings are open to the public and individuals may address the Committee after being recognized by the Chair. Other RAC information may be obtained at http://www.fs.fed.us./srs. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 6, 2009. Mark Beaulieu, Public Services Staff Officer. [FR Doc. E9–8400 Filed 4–13–09; 8:45 am] Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting of the South Carolina Advisory to the Commission will convene at 1 p.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m. on May 7, 2009, at 300 Senate Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to discuss its report on parental notification of supplemental educational services under the No Child Left Behind Act. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments. The address is 61 Forsyth St., SW., Suite 18T40, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Persons wishing to email comments may do so to pminarik@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information should contact Peter Minarik, Regional Director, at (404) 562–7000 or 800–877– 8339 for individuals who are deaf, hearing impaired, and/or have speech disabilities or by e-mail to pminarik@usccr.gov. Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Regional Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Southern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s website, http://www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Southern Regional Office at the above e-mail or street address. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA. Dated in Washington, DC, April 8, 2009. Christopher Byrnes, Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. E9–8440 Filed 4–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P BILLING CODE VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Apr 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Service Annual Survey AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. 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 15, 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(s) and instructions should be directed to Ron Farrar, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K145, Washington, DC 20233– 6500, (301) 763–6782 or Jeff Barnett, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K045, Washington, DC 20233–6500, (301) 763– 2787. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Service Annual Survey (SAS) produces annual nationwide estimates of revenue and expenses for selected service industries. Selected service industries include all or portions of the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) sectors: Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48 and 49); Information, Finance and Insurance (NAICS 51 and 52); Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (NAICS 53); Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 54); Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (NAICS 56); Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS 62); Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (NAICS 71); and Other Services (NAICS 81). For selected industries in Finance, Information, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, and Administrative Support and Waste Management and E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 17148 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 70 / Tuesday, April 14, 2009 / Notices Remediation Services, SAS produces estimates of revenue by detailed North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) products. Inventory estimates for selected industries in the Information sector are produced, as well as estimates of expanded revenues for selected industries across multiple sectors. For industries with a significant non-profit component, separate estimates are developed for taxable firms and organizations exempt from Federal income tax. These data are needed to provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by various governmental agencies. The Census Bureau is authorized by Title 13, United States Code, to conduct surveys necessary to furnish current data on subjects covered by the major censuses. These surveys provide continuing and timely national statistical data for the period between economic censuses. The Bureau of Economic Analysis, the primary Federal user of these annual program statistics, uses the information in developing the national income and product accounts, compiling benchmark and annual input-output tables, and computing Gross Domestic Product by industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses the data as inputs to its Producer Price Indexes and in developing productivity measurements. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services use the data in the development of the National Health Expenditure Accounts. The Federal Communications Commission uses the data as a means for assessing FCC policy. The Census Bureau uses the data to provide new insight into changing structural and cost conditions that will impact the planning and design of future economic census questionnaires. Private industry also uses the data as a tool for marketing analysis. Data are collected from all of the largest firms and from a sample of small- and medium-sized businesses selected using a stratified sampling procedure. The samples are reselected periodically, generally at 5-year intervals. The largest firms continue to be canvassed when the sample is redrawn, while nearly all of the smalland medium-sized firms from the prior sample are replaced. We collect these data by using a mail-out/mail-back and online survey questionnaire. The Census Bureau is expanding the industry coverage of the SAS to include Utilities (NAICS 22) and Educational Services (NAICS 61); and the rest of Transportation (NAICS 48); Finance and Insurance (NAICS 52); and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (NAICS 53) not currently covered by SAS. For expanded VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Apr 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 industries, the survey will produce estimates of total operating revenue and both total and detailed operating expenses. This expansion will increase the size of the survey sample by about 30 percent. II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau collects this information by mail, Internet, fax, and telephone follow-up. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0422. Form Numbers: The SAS program consists of 81 unique forms, which are too extensive to list here. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, Government hospitals and Federal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 78,730. Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours and 27 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 271,619. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $7,450,509. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., 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: April 9, 2009. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–8463 Filed 4–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Services Survey AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. 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 15, 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(s) and instructions should be directed to Lisa Donaldson, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K041, Washington, DC 20233–6500, and 301–763–7296. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a quarterly survey of service industry production—the Quarterly Services Survey (QSS). The QSS is a principal economic indicator series that produces, for selected service industries, quarterly estimates of total operating revenue and the percentage of revenue by class of customer. The survey also produces estimates of total operating expenses from tax-exempt firms in industries that have a large not-for-profit component. In addition, for hospital services, the survey estimates the number of inpatient days and discharge admissions. Current selected service industries include information services; professional scientific and technical services; hospitals; nursing and residential care facilities; administrative and support and waste management and remediation services; ambulatory health care services; social assistance; credit intermediation and related activities; securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 70 (Tuesday, April 14, 2009)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E9-8463]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Service Annual 
Survey

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 June 15, 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(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Ron Farrar, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K145, 
Washington, DC 20233-6500, (301) 763-6782 or Jeff Barnett, U.S. Census 
Bureau, 8K045, Washington, DC 20233-6500, (301) 763-2787.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Service Annual Survey (SAS) produces annual nationwide 
estimates of revenue and expenses for selected service industries. 
Selected service industries include all or portions of the following 
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) sectors: 
Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48 and 49); Information, Finance 
and Insurance (NAICS 51 and 52); Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 
(NAICS 53); Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 54); 
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation 
Services (NAICS 56); Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS 62); 
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (NAICS 71); and Other Services 
(NAICS 81).
    For selected industries in Finance, Information, Professional, 
Scientific and Technical Services, and Administrative Support and Waste 
Management and

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Remediation Services, SAS produces estimates of revenue by detailed 
North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) products. 
Inventory estimates for selected industries in the Information sector 
are produced, as well as estimates of expanded revenues for selected 
industries across multiple sectors. For industries with a significant 
non-profit component, separate estimates are developed for taxable 
firms and organizations exempt from Federal income tax.
    These data are needed to provide a sound statistical basis for the 
formation of policy by various governmental agencies. The Census Bureau 
is authorized by Title 13, United States Code, to conduct surveys 
necessary to furnish current data on subjects covered by the major 
censuses. These surveys provide continuing and timely national 
statistical data for the period between economic censuses.
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis, the primary Federal user of these 
annual program statistics, uses the information in developing the 
national income and product accounts, compiling benchmark and annual 
input-output tables, and computing Gross Domestic Product by industry. 
The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses the data as inputs to its Producer 
Price Indexes and in developing productivity measurements. The Centers 
for Medicare and Medicaid Services use the data in the development of 
the National Health Expenditure Accounts. The Federal Communications 
Commission uses the data as a means for assessing FCC policy. The 
Census Bureau uses the data to provide new insight into changing 
structural and cost conditions that will impact the planning and design 
of future economic census questionnaires. Private industry also uses 
the data as a tool for marketing analysis.
    Data are collected from all of the largest firms and from a sample 
of small- and medium-sized businesses selected using a stratified 
sampling procedure. The samples are reselected periodically, generally 
at 5-year intervals. The largest firms continue to be canvassed when 
the sample is re-drawn, while nearly all of the small- and medium-sized 
firms from the prior sample are replaced. We collect these data by 
using a mail-out/mail-back and online survey questionnaire.
    The Census Bureau is expanding the industry coverage of the SAS to 
include Utilities (NAICS 22) and Educational Services (NAICS 61); and 
the rest of Transportation (NAICS 48); Finance and Insurance (NAICS 
52); and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (NAICS 53) not currently 
covered by SAS. For expanded industries, the survey will produce 
estimates of total operating revenue and both total and detailed 
operating expenses. This expansion will increase the size of the survey 
sample by about 30 percent.

II. Method of Collection

    The Census Bureau collects this information by mail, Internet, fax, 
and telephone follow-up.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0422.
    Form Numbers: The SAS program consists of 81 unique forms, which 
are too extensive to list here.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, not-
for-profit institutions, Government hospitals and Federal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 78,730.
    Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours and 27 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 271,619.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $7,450,509.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., 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: April 9, 2009.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-8463 Filed 4-13-09; 8:45 am]
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