Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Pilot Economic Survey, 69062-69063 [E9-30924]

Download as PDF 69062 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 30, 2009 / Notices Definition of Terms Components of Coverage Error—The two components of census coverage error are census omissions (missed persons or housing units) and erroneous enumerations (persons or housing units enumerated in the census that should not have been). Examples of erroneous enumerations are persons or housing units enumerated in the census that should not have been enumerated at all, persons or housing units enumerated in an incorrect location, and persons or housing units enumerated more than once (duplicates). Net Coverage Error—Net Coverage Error is a measure of the difference between census omissions and erroneous enumerations. A positive net error indicates an undercount, while a negative net error indicates an overcount. For more information about the Census 2010 Coverage Measurement Program, please visit the following page of the Census Bureau’s Web site: http://www.census.gov/cac/www/pdf/ coverage-measurement-program.pdf. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: D–1301, D–1301(PR), D–1301.2, D–1301.2(PR). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 57,776 sample addresses for PFU and 8,667 sample addresses for PFU RI. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,611 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: No cost to the respondents except for their time to respond. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 141, 193, and 221. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:01 Dec 29, 2009 Jkt 220001 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: December 24, 2009. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–30954 Filed 12–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Pilot Economic Survey AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 1, 2010. 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 Dr. Dan Lew, (530) 752–1746 or Dan.Lew@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The population of Cook Inlet beluga whales found in the Cook Inlet of Alaska is one of five distinct population segments in United States (U.S.) waters. It was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act on October 22, 2008 (73 FR 62919). The public benefits associated with the results of protective actions on the Cook Inlet beluga whale, such as population increases, are primarily the result of the nonconsumptive value people attribute to such protection (e.g., active use values PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 associated with being able to view beluga whales and passive use values unrelated to direct human use). Little is known about these values, yet such information is needed for decision makers to more fully understand the trade-offs involved in choosing among potential protection alternatives and to complement other information available about the costs, benefits, and impacts of protection alternatives. The National Marine Fisheries Service plans to conduct a pilot survey to test a survey instrument that will be used to collect data for measuring the economic benefits the public receives for providing additional protection, beyond current levels, to the Cook Inlet beluga whale. These preferences are currently not known, but are needed to assist in the evaluation of alternative measures to further protect and recover the species’ population, such as in the evaluation of critical habitat designations. The pilot survey consists of conducting a smallscale mail-telephone survey of U.S. households that will collect information needed to evaluate the survey instrument and implementation procedures. II. Method of Collection Data will be collected primarily through a mail survey of a random sample of U.S. households with an oversampling of Alaska households. Additional data will be collected in telephone interviews with individuals who do not respond to the mail survey. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 240. Estimated Time per Response: 25 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 34. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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 E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 30, 2009 / Notices 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.C Dated: December 23, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–30924 Filed 12–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD 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 March 1, 2010. 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 Cheryl Lee, Chief, State Finance and Tax Statistics Branch, Governments Division, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233 (301–763–5635). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau conducts the Quarterly Summary of State and Local Tax Revenue, using the F–71 (Quarterly Survey of Property Tax Collection), F– 72 (Quarterly Survey of State Tax Collections), and F–73 (Quarterly VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:01 Dec 29, 2009 Jkt 220001 Survey of Non-Property Taxes) forms. The Census Bureau is requesting a revision to the F–73 form, which surveys local governments on the nonproperty taxes they collect. The revised form will collect additional information about local government revenue, covering areas such as motor fuel sales, public utilities, alcohol sales, tobacco sales, motor vehicle licenses and operator’s licenses corporate income and all other non-property taxes. The Census Bureau needs local tax data to publish benchmark statistics on public sector taxes, to provide data to the Bureau of Economic Analysis for Gross Domestic Product (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 localities, and in determining the revenue raising capacity of different types of taxes. The Quarterly Survey of Non-Property Taxes (Form F–73) will be sent to approximately 3,000 local tax collection agencies known to have substantial collections of local general sales and/or local individual income taxes every quarter. A new sample frame is being developed to accompany the new survey design. The new sample is designed to meet the Office of Management and Budget’s statistical standards for data quality. II. Method of Collection The F–73 forms are sent to respondents by direct mail. Respondents submit the forms by mail, e-mail, facsimile or Internet. (E-mail and facsimile are accepted but not encouraged.) In those instances when we are not able to obtain a response we conduct follow-up operations using e-mail and phone calls. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0112. Form Number: F–71, F–72, F–73. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Local governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,800. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,400. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69063 Estimated Total Annual Cost: $269,154. 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: December 24, 2009. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–30969 Filed 12–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Internet Reinterview Evaluation 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 March 1, 2010. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 30, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69062-69063]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-30924]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Cook Inlet 
Beluga Whale Pilot Economic Survey

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
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.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 1, 2010.

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 Dr. Dan Lew, (530) 752-1746 or Dan.Lew@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The population of Cook Inlet beluga whales found in the Cook Inlet 
of Alaska is one of five distinct population segments in United States 
(U.S.) waters. It was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species 
Act on October 22, 2008 (73 FR 62919). The public benefits associated 
with the results of protective actions on the Cook Inlet beluga whale, 
such as population increases, are primarily the result of the non-
consumptive value people attribute to such protection (e.g., active use 
values associated with being able to view beluga whales and passive use 
values unrelated to direct human use). Little is known about these 
values, yet such information is needed for decision makers to more 
fully understand the trade-offs involved in choosing among potential 
protection alternatives and to complement other information available 
about the costs, benefits, and impacts of protection alternatives.
    The National Marine Fisheries Service plans to conduct a pilot 
survey to test a survey instrument that will be used to collect data 
for measuring the economic benefits the public receives for providing 
additional protection, beyond current levels, to the Cook Inlet beluga 
whale. These preferences are currently not known, but are needed to 
assist in the evaluation of alternative measures to further protect and 
recover the species' population, such as in the evaluation of critical 
habitat designations. The pilot survey consists of conducting a small-
scale mail-telephone survey of U.S. households that will collect 
information needed to evaluate the survey instrument and implementation 
procedures.

II. Method of Collection

    Data will be collected primarily through a mail survey of a random 
sample of U.S. households with an oversampling of Alaska households. 
Additional data will be collected in telephone interviews with 
individuals who do not respond to the mail survey.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 240.
    Estimated Time per Response: 25 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 34.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

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

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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.C

    Dated: December 23, 2009.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-30924 Filed 12-29-09; 8:45 am]
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