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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 6, 2009 / Notices either the manufacturing industry or energy suppliers to the manufacturing industry to participate in the Roundtable. To be considered for participation, applicants should provide information regarding their qualifications to participate in the event and to make a valuable contribution based on their experiences regarding the topics to be discussed as identified in the Summary above. As space for this event is limited to 50 persons representing the private sector, DOC wishes to ensure broad coverage of industry sectors. Applicants will be notified of their selection to participate by October 16, 2009. Dated: September 22, 2009. Cheryl McQueen, Acting Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. E9–23964 Filed 10–5–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey U.S. Census Bureau. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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 December 7, 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 Chris Savage, U.S. Census Bureau, Manufacturing and Construction Division, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Room 7K071, Washington, DC 20233–6913, (301) 763–4834, or (via the Internet at John.C.Savage@census.gov.) VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:15 Oct 05, 2009 Jkt 220001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) survey collects monthly data on shipments, inventories, and new and unfilled orders from manufacturing companies. The orders, as well as the shipments and inventory data, are valuable tools for analysts of business cycle conditions, including members of the Council of Economic Advisers, the Treasury Department, and the business community. The monthly M3 Survey estimates are based on a relatively small sample and reflect primarily the month-to-month changes of large companies. There is a clear need for periodic benchmarking of the M3 estimates to reflect the manufacturing universe. The Annual Survey of Manufacturers (ASM) provides annual benchmarks for the shipments and inventory data in this monthly survey. There is no benchmark for unfilled orders. The U.S. Census Bureau plans a reinstatement to an expired collection ‘‘Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders (M3) Supplement: 2006–2007 Unfilled Orders Benchmark Survey,’’ to be renamed the ‘‘Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey.’’ Over the life of the M3 Survey, there have been four surveys specifically designed to collect unfilled orders. These surveys were conducted in 1976, 1986, 2000, and 2008. After analyzing the results of the 2008 survey, the Census Bureau ascertained the need for an ongoing data collection of unfilled orders data annually. The Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey will be used as a benchmark for the M3 Survey each year. The Census Bureau will use these data to develop universe estimates of unfilled orders as of the end of the calendar year and adjust the monthly M3 data on unfilled orders to these levels on the NAICS basis. The benchmarked unfilled orders levels will be used to derive estimates of new orders received by manufacturers. The survey data will also be used to determine whether it is necessary to collect unfilled orders data for specific industries on a monthly basis; some industries are not requested to provide unfilled orders data on the M3 Survey. II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau will use mail out/ mail back survey forms to collect the data. Companies will be asked to respond to the survey within 30 days of receipt. Letters encouraging participation will be mailed to companies that have not responded by PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51255 the designated time. Telephone followup will be conducted to obtain response from delinquent companies. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0561. Form Number: MA–3000. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses, large and small, or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,000. Estimated Time per Response: .50 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $94,950. Respondents Obligation: Mandatory. 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: September 30, 2009. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–23963 Filed 10–5–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–09–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Construction Progress Reporting 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 E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1 51256 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 6, 2009 / Notices jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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 December 7, 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 Michael Davis, U.S. Census Bureau, 7K081, Washington, DC 2033–6900, (301) 763–1605 (or via the Internet at michael.davis@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request a three-year extension of a currently approved collection for forms C–700, Private Construction Projects; C–700(R), Multifamily Residential Projects; and C– 700(SL), State and Local Government Projects. These forms are used to conduct the Construction Progress Reporting Surveys (CPRS) to collect information on the dollar value of construction put in place by private companies, individuals, private multifamily residential buildings, and state and local governments. The Census Bureau is the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant and quality data about the people and economy of the United States. The Form C–700, Private Construction Projects, collects construction put in place data for nonresidential projects owned by private companies or individuals. The Form C–700(R), Multifamily Residential Projects, collects construction put in place data for private multifamily residential buildings. The Form C– 700(SL), State and Local Government Projects, collects construction put in place data for state and local government projects. The Census Bureau uses the information from these surveys to publish the value of construction put in place series. Published estimates are used by a variety of private business and trade associations to estimate the demand for building materials and to schedule production, distribution, and sales efforts. They also provide various VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:15 Oct 05, 2009 Jkt 220001 government agencies with a tool to evaluate economic policy and to measure progress towards established goals. For example, Bureau of Economic Analysis staff use data to develop the construction components of gross private domestic investment in the gross domestic product. The Federal Reserve Board and the Department of the Treasury use the value in place data to predict the gross domestic product, which is presented to the Board of Governors and has an impact on monetary policy. 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. II. Method of Collection An independent systematic sample of projects is selected each month according to predetermined sample rates. Once a project is selected, it remains in the sample until completion of the project. Preprinted forms are mailed monthly to respondents to fill in current month data and any revisions to previous months. Some respondents are later called by a Census interviewer and report data over the phone. Having the information available from a database at the time of the interview greatly helps reduce the time respondents spend on the phone. Interviews are scheduled at the convenience of the respondent, which further reduces their burden. Dated: September 30, 2009. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–23972 Filed 10–5–09; 8:45 am] III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0153. Form Number: C–700, C–700(R), C– 700(SL). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals, Businesses or Other for Profit, Not-forProfit Institutions, Small Businesses or Organizations, and State and Local Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: C–700 = 6,500. C–700(R) = 1,500. C–700(SL) = 10,500. TOTAL = 18,500. Estimated Time per Response: 5 to 15 minutes per month. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 48,100. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1.5 million. 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) PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3510–09–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Amendment of Date for Trade Mission to Algeria and Libya, February 17–22, 2010 Department of Commerce. Amendment and extension of deadline, of Federal Register March 11, 2009, Volume 74, Number 46. AGENCY: ACTION: Mission Statement The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service has rescheduled the Trade Mission to Algiers, Algeria, and Tripoli, Libya, from November 4–8, 2009, to February 17–22, 2010. The Department of Commerce will accept additional applications for this mission through November 12, 2009. A maximum of 12 additional companies will be selected to participate in the mission from the new applicant pool. Companies previously selected to participate in this mission need not reapply. Proposed Timetable Tuesday, February 16 Arrive in Algiers, Algeria Optional no-host dinner Wednesday, February 17 Market briefing One-on-one business appointments U.S. Embassy reception Thursday, February 18 One-on-one business appointments Meetings with government and industry officials Friday, February 19 Cultural site visits Saturday, February 20 Travel from Algiers to Tripoli, Libya E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 192 (Tuesday, October 6, 2009)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Construction 
Progress Reporting Survey

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

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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 December 7, 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 Michael Davis, U.S. Census Bureau, 7K081, 
Washington, DC 2033-6900, (301) 763-1605 (or via the Internet at 
michael.davis@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request a three-year extension of a 
currently approved collection for forms C-700, Private Construction 
Projects; C-700(R), Multifamily Residential Projects; and C-700(SL), 
State and Local Government Projects. These forms are used to conduct 
the Construction Progress Reporting Surveys (CPRS) to collect 
information on the dollar value of construction put in place by private 
companies, individuals, private multifamily residential buildings, and 
state and local governments.
    The Census Bureau is the preeminent collector and provider of 
timely, relevant and quality data about the people and economy of the 
United States. The Form C-700, Private Construction Projects, collects 
construction put in place data for nonresidential projects owned by 
private companies or individuals. The Form C-700(R), Multifamily 
Residential Projects, collects construction put in place data for 
private multifamily residential buildings. The Form C-700(SL), State 
and Local Government Projects, collects construction put in place data 
for state and local government projects.
    The Census Bureau uses the information from these surveys to 
publish the value of construction put in place series. Published 
estimates are used by a variety of private business and trade 
associations to estimate the demand for building materials and to 
schedule production, distribution, and sales efforts. They also provide 
various government agencies with a tool to evaluate economic policy and 
to measure progress towards established goals. For example, Bureau of 
Economic Analysis staff use data to develop the construction components 
of gross private domestic investment in the gross domestic product. The 
Federal Reserve Board and the Department of the Treasury use the value 
in place data to predict the gross domestic product, which is presented 
to the Board of Governors and has an impact on monetary policy.

II. Method of Collection

    An independent systematic sample of projects is selected each month 
according to predetermined sample rates. Once a project is selected, it 
remains in the sample until completion of the project. Preprinted forms 
are mailed monthly to respondents to fill in current month data and any 
revisions to previous months. Some respondents are later called by a 
Census interviewer and report data over the phone. Having the 
information available from a database at the time of the interview 
greatly helps reduce the time respondents spend on the phone. 
Interviews are scheduled at the convenience of the respondent, which 
further reduces their burden.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0153.
    Form Number: C-700, C-700(R), C-700(SL).
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals, Businesses or Other for Profit, Not-
for-Profit Institutions, Small Businesses or Organizations, and State 
and Local Governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:
C-700 = 6,500.
C-700(R) = 1,500.
C-700(SL) = 10,500.
TOTAL = 18,500.

    Estimated Time per Response: 5 to 15 minutes per month.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 48,100.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1.5 million.
    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: September 30, 2009.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-23972 Filed 10-5-09; 8:45 am]
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