Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Boundary and Annexation Survey, Boundary Validation Program, 42647-42648 [E9-20181]

Download as PDF erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 162 / Monday, August 24, 2009 / Notices supplemented with questions designed to answer specific needs, such as estimating eligibility for government programs, examining pension and health care coverage, and analyzing individual net worth. These supplemental questions are included with the core and are referred to as ‘‘topical modules.’’ The topical modules for the 2008 Panel Wave 5 are as follows: Annual Income and Retirement Accounts; Taxes; Child Care; and Work Schedule. These topical modules were previously conducted in the SIPP 2004 Panel Wave 4 instrument. Wave 5 interviews will be conducted from January 1, 2010 through April 30, 2010. The SIPP is designed as a continuing series of national panels of interviewed households that are introduced every few years, with each panel having durations of approximately 3 to 4 years. The 2008 Panel is scheduled for four years and four months and includes thirteen waves which began September 1, 2008. All household members 15 years old or over are interviewed using regular proxy-respondent rules. They are interviewed a total of thirteen times (thirteen waves), at 4-month intervals, making the SIPP a longitudinal survey. Sample people (all household members present at the time of the first interview) who move within the country and reasonably close to a SIPP primary sampling unit (PSU) will be followed and interviewed at their new address. Individuals 15 years old or over who enter the household after Wave 1 will be interviewed; however, if these people move, they are not followed unless they happen to move along with a Wave 1 sample individual. The OMB has established an Interagency Advisory Committee to provide guidance for the content and procedures for the SIPP. Interagency subcommittees were set up to recommend specific areas of inquiries for supplemental questions. The Census Bureau developed the 2008 Panel Wave 3 topical modules through consultation with the SIPP OMB Interagency Subcommittee. The questions for the topical modules address major policy and program concerns as stated by this subcommittee and the SIPP Interagency Advisory Committee. Data provided by the SIPP are being used by economic policymakers, the Congress, State and local governments, and Federal agencies that administer social welfare or transfer payment programs, such as the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:04 Aug 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: Every 4 months. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., section 182. 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 7845, 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: August 18, 2009. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–20148 Filed 8–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Boundary and Annexation Survey, Boundary Validation Program 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)). DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before October 23, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42647 instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Laura Waggoner, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20233 (or via the Internet at Laura.L.Waggoner@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau requests a revision to the Paperwork Reduction Act clearance for the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) in order to conduct the Boundary Validation Program (BVP). The BVP for the 2010 Decennial Census will be administered in parallel with the 2010 BAS. The intent of this program is to provide each highest elected or appointed official (HEO) an opportunity to review the Census Bureau’s boundary information for the legal entities included in the BAS. The 2010 BVP will include all actively functioning counties or statistically equivalent entities, incorporated places (including consolidated cities), minor civil divisions (MCDs), all federally recognized American Indian reservations (AIRs) and off-reservation trust land entities in the United States, and municipios, barrios and subbarrios in Puerto Rico. In addition, the Census Bureau will send a letter to the governor of each state explaining the 2010 BVP process and advising them that state boundaries will be reviewed in conjunction with relevant counties boundaries as part of the BVP. II. Method of Collection The 2010 BVP will be conducted in two phases, initial and final. During the initial BVP phase, every HEO in the BAS universe will receive a BVP form, a letter with instructions, and a CD containing a complete set of 2010 BAS maps in .pdf format for their governmental unit. The HEO is asked to review the 2010 BAS maps on the CD and return the BVP form within ten days of receipt. If the HEO determines that there are no changes to report, the HEO will sign and return the validated BVP form. If the HEO determines that boundary changes are needed, the HEO will be instructed to return the unsigned BVP form and work with their local BAS contact to submit changes through the BAS process. If either the HEO or the BAS contact submits 2010 BAS updates by March 1, 2010, the entity will be included in the second and final phase of the BVP. In the final BVP phase, once the timely 2010 BAS updates are applied to the MAF/TIGER Database (MTDB), each HEO is provided a complete set of updated paper maps. This is their final opportunity to review the boundary and E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 42648 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 162 / Monday, August 24, 2009 / Notices verify that the BAS 2010 changes are reflected. In the final BVP phase, each HEO submits any remaining corrections directly to the Census Bureau using the instructions provided in the BAS respondent guide. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0151. Form Number: BVP–1; BVP–2. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: All actively functioning counties or statistically equivalent entities, incorporated places (including consolidated cities), minor civil divisions (MCDs), all federally recognized American Indian reservations (AIRs) and off-reservation trust land entities in the United States, and municipios, barrios and subbarrios in Puerto Rico. Estimated Number of Respondents: 48,000. Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 96,000 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $2,075,520. The estimate is based on an hourly rate of $21.62 from ‘‘financial administration’’ payroll in the Annual Survey of State and Local Government Employment. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 6. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 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: August 18, 2009. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–20181 Filed 8–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:04 Aug 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Procedures for Considering Requests and Comments From the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports From Oman AGENCY: International Trade Administration (ITA). 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 23, 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 Maria D’Andrea, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel. (202) 482–4058, maria_dandrea@ita.doc.gov, Fax. (202) 482–0667. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Title III, Subtitle B, Section 321 through Section 328 of the United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ‘‘Act’’) implements the textile and apparel safeguard provisions, provided for in Article 3.1 of the United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement (the ‘‘Agreement’’). This safeguard mechanism applies when, as a result of the elimination of a customs duty under the Agreement, an Omani textile or apparel article is being imported into the United States in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market for that article, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage or actual threat thereof to a U.S. industry producing a like or directly competitive article. In these circumstances, Article 3.1 permits the United States to increase duties on the imported article from Oman to a level PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that does not exceed the lesser of the prevailing U.S. normal trade relations (NTR)/most-favored-nation (MFN) duty rate for the article or the U.S. NTR/MFN duty rate in effect on the day before the Agreement entered into force. The Statement of Administrative Action accompanying the Act provides that ITA’s Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) will issue procedures for requesting such safeguard measures, for making its determinations under section 322(a) of the Act, and for providing relief under section 322(b) of the Act. In Proclamation No. 8332 (73 FR 80289, December 31, 2008), the President delegated to CITA his authority under Subtitle B of Title III of the Act with respect to textile and apparel safeguard measures. CITA must collect information in order to determine whether a domestic textile or apparel industry is being adversely impacted by imports of these products from Oman, thereby allowing CITA to take corrective action to protect the viability of the domestic textile industry, subject to section 322(b) of the Act. Pursuant to Section 321(a) of the Act and Section 7 of Presidential Proclamation 8332 of December 29, 2008, an interested party in the U.S. domestic textile and apparel industry may file a request for a textile and apparel safeguard action with CITA. Consistent with longstanding CITA practice in considering textile safeguard actions, CITA will consider an interested party to be an entity (which may be a trade association, firm, certified or recognized union, or group of workers) that is representative of either: (A) A domestic producer or producers of an article that is like or directly competitive with the subject Omani textile or apparel article; or (B) a domestic producer or producers of a component used in the production of an article that is like or directly competitive with the subject Omani textile or apparel article. In order for a request to be considered, the requestor must provide the following information in support of a claim that a textile or apparel article from Oman is being imported into the United States in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market for that article, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage or actual threat thereof, to a U.S. industry producing an article that is like, or directly competitive with, the imported article: (1) Name and description of the imported article concerned; (2) import data demonstrating that imports of an Omani E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Boundary and 
Annexation Survey, Boundary Validation Program

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 October 23, 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 Laura Waggoner, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver 
Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20233 (or via the Internet at 
Laura.L.Waggoner@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The U.S. Census Bureau requests a revision to the Paperwork 
Reduction Act clearance for the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) in 
order to conduct the Boundary Validation Program (BVP). The BVP for the 
2010 Decennial Census will be administered in parallel with the 2010 
BAS. The intent of this program is to provide each highest elected or 
appointed official (HEO) an opportunity to review the Census Bureau's 
boundary information for the legal entities included in the BAS. The 
2010 BVP will include all actively functioning counties or 
statistically equivalent entities, incorporated places (including 
consolidated cities), minor civil divisions (MCDs), all federally 
recognized American Indian reservations (AIRs) and off-reservation 
trust land entities in the United States, and municipios, barrios and 
subbarrios in Puerto Rico. In addition, the Census Bureau will send a 
letter to the governor of each state explaining the 2010 BVP process 
and advising them that state boundaries will be reviewed in conjunction 
with relevant counties boundaries as part of the BVP.

II. Method of Collection

    The 2010 BVP will be conducted in two phases, initial and final. 
During the initial BVP phase, every HEO in the BAS universe will 
receive a BVP form, a letter with instructions, and a CD containing a 
complete set of 2010 BAS maps in .pdf format for their governmental 
unit. The HEO is asked to review the 2010 BAS maps on the CD and return 
the BVP form within ten days of receipt. If the HEO determines that 
there are no changes to report, the HEO will sign and return the 
validated BVP form. If the HEO determines that boundary changes are 
needed, the HEO will be instructed to return the unsigned BVP form and 
work with their local BAS contact to submit changes through the BAS 
process. If either the HEO or the BAS contact submits 2010 BAS updates 
by March 1, 2010, the entity will be included in the second and final 
phase of the BVP.
    In the final BVP phase, once the timely 2010 BAS updates are 
applied to the MAF/TIGER Database (MTDB), each HEO is provided a 
complete set of updated paper maps. This is their final opportunity to 
review the boundary and

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verify that the BAS 2010 changes are reflected. In the final BVP phase, 
each HEO submits any remaining corrections directly to the Census 
Bureau using the instructions provided in the BAS respondent guide.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0151.
    Form Number: BVP-1; BVP-2.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: All actively functioning counties or statistically 
equivalent entities, incorporated places (including consolidated 
cities), minor civil divisions (MCDs), all federally recognized 
American Indian reservations (AIRs) and off-reservation trust land 
entities in the United States, and municipios, barrios and subbarrios 
in Puerto Rico.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 48,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 96,000 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $2,075,520. The estimate is based on 
an hourly rate of $21.62 from ``financial administration'' payroll in 
the Annual Survey of State and Local Government Employment.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 6.

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: August 18, 2009.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E9-20181 Filed 8-21-09; 8:45 am]
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