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Download as PDF erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 13, 2009 / Notices measure computer and Internet access and usage, as well as parental place of birth and revisions to veteran’s identification and period of service, cash public assistance income, wages income and property income, and the Food Stamp program name. A third test, the ACS Internet ModeTest, is planned to determine the best methods for informing sample households about an ACS Internet response option and encouraging them to respond. By offering an Internet response option in the ACS, the Census Bureau is taking further steps to comply with the e-gov initiative and potentially reduce collection costs. The objectives of the Internet ModeTest include: potential improvement in self-response rates; potential cost savings if we can change the distribution of responses by mode (i.e., obtain more responses by Internet); and potential improvement in data quality including a potential reduction in item nonresponse. Two additional tests are currently planned. The specific details of these tests are not known at this time but would include an additional content test for new questions that have an urgent need to be included on the ACS as well as an additional test of new methods to address an emergent need. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: One time. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., sections 141, 193 and 221. 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: October 6, 2009. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–24466 Filed 10–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:29 Oct 09, 2009 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Title: License Transfer and Duplicate License Services. OMB Control Number: 0694–0126. Form Number(s): N/A. Type of Request: Regular submission (Extension). Burden Hours: 38. Number of Respondents: 110. Average Hours per Response: 15 to 30 minutes. Needs and Uses: The information is needed to provide services to exporters who have either lost their original license and require a duplicate, or wish to transfer ownership of their approved license to another party. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: Jasmeet Seehra, (202) 395–3123. 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 Jasmeet Seehra, OMB Desk Officer via the Internet at Jasmeet_K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov, or fax to (202) 395–5167. Dated: October 7, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–24502 Filed 10–9–09; 8:45 am] 52449 information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Title: Commercial Encryption Items under Commerce Jurisdiction. OMB Control Number: 0694–0104. Form Number(s): N/A. Type of Request: Regular submission (Extension). Burden Hours: 8,090. Number of Respondents: 940. Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes to 20 hours. Needs and Uses: The collection is necessary to provide technical and end user information for encryption items that are eligible for export under license exception or under licenses that authorize exports to various destinations. This collection provides technical information for programs related to encrypted communications. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: Jasmeet Seehra, (202) 395–3123. 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 Jasmeet Seehra, OMB Desk Officer, via the Internet at Jasmeet_K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov, or fax to (202) 395–5167. Dated: October 7, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–24501 Filed 10–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Master Address File (MAF) and Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) Update Activities U.S. Census Bureau. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 52450 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 13, 2009 / Notices erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD 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 14, 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 M. Adele Hilton, U.S. Census Bureau, 5H028B, Washington, DC 20233, 301–763–7943 (or via the Internet at Margaret.a.Hilton@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau presently operates a generic clearance covering activities involving respondent burden associated with updating our Master Address File (MAF) and Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) system. The MAF is the Census Bureau’s address database and the TIGER is the geographic database. We now propose to extend the generic clearance to cover update activities we will undertake during the next three fiscal years. Under the terms of the generic clearance, we plan to submit a request for OMB approval that will describe, in general terms, all planned activities for the entire period. We will provide information to OMB at least two weeks before the planned start of each activity giving more exact details, examples of forms, and final estimates of respondent burden. We also will file a year-end summary with OMB after the close of each fiscal year giving results of each activity conducted. The generic clearance enables OMB to review our overall strategy for MAF and TIGER updating in advance, instead of reviewing each activity in isolation shortly before the planned start. The Census Bureau used the MAF for mailing and delivering questionnaires to households during the Census 2000 and will do so for the Census 2010. The VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:29 Oct 09, 2009 Jkt 220001 MAF is also used as a sampling frame for our demographic current surveys. In the past, the Census Bureau built a new address list for each decennial census. The MAF built for Census 2000 and 2010 is designed to be kept up-to-date, thereby eliminating the need to develop a completely new address list for future censuses and surveys. The Census Bureau plans to use the MAF for postCensus 2010 evaluations and as a sampling frame for the American Community Survey and our other demographic current surveys. The TIGER is a geographic system that maps the entire country in Census Blocks with applicable address ranges or living quarter location information. Linking MAF and TIGER allows us to assign each address to the appropriate Census Block, produce maps as needed and publish results at the appropriate level of geographic detail. The following are descriptions of activities we plan to conduct under the clearance for the next three fiscal years. The Census Bureau has conducted these activities (or similar ones) previously and the respondent burden remains relatively unchanged from one time to another. Demographic Area Address Listing (DAAL) The Demographic Area Address Listing (DAAL) program encompasses the geographic area updates for the Community Address Updating System (CAUS), the area and group quarters frame listings for many ongoing demographic surveys (the Current Population Survey, the Consumer Expenditures Survey, etc.), and any other operations which choose to use the Automated Listing and Mapping System (ALMI) for evaluations, assessments, or to collect updates for the MAF and TIGER. The CAUS program was designed to address quality concerns relating to areas with high concentrations of noncity-style addresses, and to provide a rural counterpart to the update of city-style addresses the MAF will receive from the U.S. Postal Services’s Delivery Sequence File. The ongoing demographic surveys, as part of the 2000 Sample Redesign Program, use the MAF as one of several sources of addresses from which they select their samples. In fiscal year 2010, the DAAL program will also be used to assess a job aid used in the 2010 Address Canvassing operation to identify units in small multi-unit structures. The DAAL program is a cooperative effort among many divisions at the Census Bureau; it includes automated listing software, systems, and procedures that will allow us to conduct listing operations in a PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 dependent manner based on information contained in the MAF. The DAAL operations will be conducted on an ongoing basis in potentially any county across the country. Field Representatives (FRs) will canvass selected Census 2000 tabulation blocks in an effort to improve the address list in areas where substantial address changes may have occurred that have not been added to the MAF through regular update operations, and/or in blocks in the area or group quarters frame sample for the demographic surveys. FRs will update existing address information and, when necessary, contact individuals to collect accurate location and mailing address information. In general, contact will occur only when the FR is adding a unit to the address list, and/or the individual’s address is not posted or visible to the FR. There is no predetermined or scripted list of questions asked as part of this listing operation. If an address is not posted or visible to the FR, the FR will ask about the address of the structure, the mailing address, and, in some instances, the year the structure was built. If the occupants of these households are not at home, the FR may attempt to contact a neighbor to determine the best time to find the occupants at home and/or to obtain the correct address information. DAAL is an ongoing operation. Listing assignments are distributed quarterly with the work conducted throughout the time period. We expect that DAAL listing operation will be conducted throughout the entire time period of the extension. The list above is not exhaustive of all activities, which may be performed under this generic clearance. We will follow the approved procedure when submitting any additional activities not specifically listed here. II. Method of Collection The primary method of data collection for most operations/ evaluations will be personal interview by Census Listers, Verifiers, Enumerators or Field Representatives using the operation/evaluation’s listing form or questionnaire. In some cases, the interview could be by telephone callback if no one was home during the initial visit. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0809. Form Number: Some form numbers for activities have not yet been assigned. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 13, 2009 / Notices FY10: 65,300 HH 1,294 GQs FY11: 70,543 HH 2,138 GQs FY12: 71,236 HH 1,781 GQs Estimated Time per Response: 3 min/ HH; 10 min/GQ. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: FY10: 3,481 FY11: 3,883 FY12: 3,859 Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to respondents is that of their time to respond. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 United States Code, Sections 141 and 193. 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: October 6, 2009. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–24481 Filed 10–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P 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 December 14, 2009. Estimated Number of Respondents: 60. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 60. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,100. 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 and instructions should be directed to Susan Crawford, phone 202– 482–2050, Susan.Crawford@mail.doc.gov, fax 202– 482–2599. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: IV. Request for Comments ADDRESSES: I. Abstract Certified Trade Missions are international trade events that have been accepted into the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) trade promotion events program. Certified Trade Missions can be planned, organized and led by both Federal and non-Federal government export promotion agencies such as industry trade associations, State and local government agencies, Congressional representatives, chambers of commerce, regional groups and other export-oriented groups. The Certified Trade Mission Program Application form is the vehicle by which individual mission organizers apply, and if accepted agree, to participate in the DOC’s trade promotion events program, recruit U.S. companies, identify the products or services they intend to sell or promote, and report on results. The collection of information is required for DOC to properly assess the credentials of the missions and applicants. II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The Certified Trade Mission Program Application is e-mailed by request to U.S. export-oriented organizations seeking DOC certification of their trade mission. Applicant firms complete the form and return it via e-mail to DOC. International Trade Administration erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Certified Trade Mission Program Application III. Data AGENCY: International Trade Administration. 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:29 Oct 09, 2009 Jkt 220001 52451 OMB Control Number: 0625–0215. Form Number(s): ITA–4127P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Mission organizers (business or for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions) applying to participate in trade missions facilitated but not led by DOC officials. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: October 7, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–24513 Filed 10–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–898] Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Semi-Annual New Shipper Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: October 13, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lilit Astvatsatrian, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6412. Background On July 27, 2009, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published the preliminary results of a E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic 
Clearance for Master Address File (MAF) and Topologically Integrated 
Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) Update Activities

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 December 14, 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 M. Adele Hilton, U.S. Census Bureau, 5H028B, 
Washington, DC 20233, 301-763-7943 (or via the Internet at 
Margaret.a.Hilton@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau presently operates a generic clearance covering 
activities involving respondent burden associated with updating our 
Master Address File (MAF) and Topologically Integrated Geographic 
Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) system. The MAF is the Census Bureau's 
address database and the TIGER is the geographic database. We now 
propose to extend the generic clearance to cover update activities we 
will undertake during the next three fiscal years.
    Under the terms of the generic clearance, we plan to submit a 
request for OMB approval that will describe, in general terms, all 
planned activities for the entire period. We will provide information 
to OMB at least two weeks before the planned start of each activity 
giving more exact details, examples of forms, and final estimates of 
respondent burden. We also will file a year-end summary with OMB after 
the close of each fiscal year giving results of each activity 
conducted. The generic clearance enables OMB to review our overall 
strategy for MAF and TIGER updating in advance, instead of reviewing 
each activity in isolation shortly before the planned start.
    The Census Bureau used the MAF for mailing and delivering 
questionnaires to households during the Census 2000 and will do so for 
the Census 2010. The MAF is also used as a sampling frame for our 
demographic current surveys. In the past, the Census Bureau built a new 
address list for each decennial census. The MAF built for Census 2000 
and 2010 is designed to be kept up-to-date, thereby eliminating the 
need to develop a completely new address list for future censuses and 
surveys. The Census Bureau plans to use the MAF for post-Census 2010 
evaluations and as a sampling frame for the American Community Survey 
and our other demographic current surveys. The TIGER is a geographic 
system that maps the entire country in Census Blocks with applicable 
address ranges or living quarter location information. Linking MAF and 
TIGER allows us to assign each address to the appropriate Census Block, 
produce maps as needed and publish results at the appropriate level of 
geographic detail. The following are descriptions of activities we plan 
to conduct under the clearance for the next three fiscal years. The 
Census Bureau has conducted these activities (or similar ones) 
previously and the respondent burden remains relatively unchanged from 
one time to another.

Demographic Area Address Listing (DAAL)

    The Demographic Area Address Listing (DAAL) program encompasses the 
geographic area updates for the Community Address Updating System 
(CAUS), the area and group quarters frame listings for many ongoing 
demographic surveys (the Current Population Survey, the Consumer 
Expenditures Survey, etc.), and any other operations which choose to 
use the Automated Listing and Mapping System (ALMI) for evaluations, 
assessments, or to collect updates for the MAF and TIGER. The CAUS 
program was designed to address quality concerns relating to areas with 
high concentrations of noncity-style addresses, and to provide a rural 
counterpart to the update of city-style addresses the MAF will receive 
from the U.S. Postal Services's Delivery Sequence File. The ongoing 
demographic surveys, as part of the 2000 Sample Redesign Program, use 
the MAF as one of several sources of addresses from which they select 
their samples. In fiscal year 2010, the DAAL program will also be used 
to assess a job aid used in the 2010 Address Canvassing operation to 
identify units in small multi-unit structures. The DAAL program is a 
cooperative effort among many divisions at the Census Bureau; it 
includes automated listing software, systems, and procedures that will 
allow us to conduct listing operations in a dependent manner based on 
information contained in the MAF.
    The DAAL operations will be conducted on an ongoing basis in 
potentially any county across the country. Field Representatives (FRs) 
will canvass selected Census 2000 tabulation blocks in an effort to 
improve the address list in areas where substantial address changes may 
have occurred that have not been added to the MAF through regular 
update operations, and/or in blocks in the area or group quarters frame 
sample for the demographic surveys. FRs will update existing address 
information and, when necessary, contact individuals to collect 
accurate location and mailing address information. In general, contact 
will occur only when the FR is adding a unit to the address list, and/
or the individual's address is not posted or visible to the FR. There 
is no pre-determined or scripted list of questions asked as part of 
this listing operation. If an address is not posted or visible to the 
FR, the FR will ask about the address of the structure, the mailing 
address, and, in some instances, the year the structure was built. If 
the occupants of these households are not at home, the FR may attempt 
to contact a neighbor to determine the best time to find the occupants 
at home and/or to obtain the correct address information.
    DAAL is an ongoing operation. Listing assignments are distributed 
quarterly with the work conducted throughout the time period. We expect 
that DAAL listing operation will be conducted throughout the entire 
time period of the extension.
    The list above is not exhaustive of all activities, which may be 
performed under this generic clearance. We will follow the approved 
procedure when submitting any additional activities not specifically 
listed here.

II. Method of Collection

    The primary method of data collection for most operations/
evaluations will be personal interview by Census Listers, Verifiers, 
Enumerators or Field Representatives using the operation/evaluation's 
listing form or questionnaire. In some cases, the interview could be by 
telephone callback if no one was home during the initial visit.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0809.
    Form Number: Some form numbers for activities have not yet been 
assigned.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:

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FY10: 65,300 HH
    1,294 GQs
FY11: 70,543 HH
    2,138 GQs
FY12: 71,236 HH
    1,781 GQs
    Estimated Time per Response: 3 min/HH; 10 min/GQ.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:
FY10: 3,481
FY11: 3,883
FY12: 3,859
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to respondents is that 
of their time to respond.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 United States Code, Sections 141 and 193.

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: October 6, 2009.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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