Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Wave 8 of the 2008 Panel, 21593-21594 [2010-9536]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 79 / Monday, April 26, 2010 / Notices CLASS(00)) collects information on new businesses to obtain proper industry classification for use in economic surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The survey, conducted quarterly, samples businesses with newly assigned Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Businesses can only be selected once for the survey. The SQ–CLASS(00) form collects minimum data about a business in such areas as: primary business activity, company structure, size, and business operations. This information is used to update the sampling frame for current business surveys, which ensures high quality economic estimates. Additionally by ensuring proper industry classification, this survey reduces respondent burden for the fiveyear Economic Census as businesses will be mailed five-year Economic Census forms specifically tailored to their industry. There are a few changes since the last request was submitted for an OMB clearance request in 2007. An inquiry will be added to the form to determine not-for-profit status. This inquiry will be used to properly classify not-for-profit businesses. It will ensure that the proper current survey form is sent to the business if it is selected into a survey. Minimal changes will be made to the wording and organization of existing questions and instructions. Additionally, respondents will have the option to respond electronically via the Internet. II. Method of Collection Information is collected by Internet, mail, fax, and telephone follow-up. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0189. Form Number: SQ–CLASS(00). Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Businesses and other organizations in the United States. Estimated Number of Respondents: 67,000 business firms. Estimated Time per Response: 13 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,519 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $414,808. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 182 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:56 Apr 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 21, 2010. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–9567 Filed 4–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Wave 8 of the 2008 Panel 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 25, 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 Patrick J. Benton, Census Bureau, Room HQ–6H045, Washington, DC 20233–8400, (301) 763–4618. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21593 I. Abstract The Census Bureau conducts the SIPP, which is a household-based survey designed as a continuous series of national panels. New panels are introduced every few years with each panel usually having durations of one to four years. Respondents are interviewed at 4-month intervals or ‘‘waves’’ over the life of the panel. The survey is molded around a central ‘‘core’’ of labor force and income questions that remain fixed throughout the life of the panel. The core is supplemented with questions designed to address specific needs, such as obtaining information on household members’ participation in government programs as well as prior labor force patterns of household members. These supplemental questions are included with the core and are referred to as ‘‘topical modules.’’ The SIPP represents a source of information for a wide variety of topics and allows information for separate topics to be integrated to form a single, unified database so that the interaction between tax, transfer, and other government and private policies can be examined. Government domestic-policy formulators depend heavily upon the SIPP information concerning the distribution of income received directly as money or indirectly as in-kind benefits and the effect of tax and transfer programs on this distribution. They also need improved and expanded data on the income and general economic and financial situation of the U.S. population. The SIPP has provided these kinds of data on a continuing basis since 1983 permitting levels of economic well-being and changes in these levels to be measured over time. The 2008 panel is currently scheduled for 4 years and will include 13 waves of interviewing beginning September 2008. Approximately 65,300 households were selected for the 2008 panel, of which 42,032 households were interviewed. We estimate that each household contains 2.1 people, yielding 88,267 person-level interviews in Wave 1 and subsequent waves. Interviews take 30 minutes on average. Three waves will occur in the 2008 SIPP Panel during FY 2011. The total annual burden for 2008 Panel SIPP interviews would be 132,400 hours in FY 2011. The topical modules for the 2008 Panel Wave 8 collect information about: • Annual Income and Retirement Accounts • Taxes • Child Care • Work Schedule Wave 8 interviews will be conducted from January 1, 2011 through April 30, 2011. E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1 21594 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 79 / Monday, April 26, 2010 / Notices A 10-minute reinterview of 3,100 people is conducted at each wave to ensure accuracy of responses. Reinterviews require an additional 1,553 burden hours in FY 2011. II. Method of Collection 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 1 to 4 years. All household members 15 years old or over are interviewed using regular proxyrespondent rules. During the 2008 panel, respondents are interviewed a total of 13 times (13 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 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 individuals move, they are not followed unless they happen to move along with a Wave 1 sample individual. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0944. Form Number: SIPP/CAPI Automated Instrument. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 88,267 people per wave. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes per person on average. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 133,9531. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, 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. 1 (88,267 × .5 hr × 3 waves + 3,100 × .167 hr × 3 waves). VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:56 Apr 23, 2010 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: April 20, 2010. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–9536 Filed 4–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 26–2010] Foreign-Trade Zone 126—Reno, NV, Application for Reorganization/ Expansion Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, grantee of FTZ 126, requesting authority to reorganize and expand the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the Board (74 FR 1170, 1/12/09; correction 74 FR 3987, 1/22/09). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of general-purpose zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new ‘‘usage-driven’’ FTZ sites for operators/ users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a general-purpose zone project. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on April 19, 2010. FTZ 126 was approved by the Board on April 4, 1986 (Board Order 328, 51 FR 12904, 04/16/1986) and expanded on February 25, 1997 (Board Order 872, 62 FR 10520, 03/07/1997), on December 15, 1999 (Board Order 1066, 64 FR 72642, 12/28/1999), and, on March 12, 2007 (Board Order 1506, 72 FR 13080, 03/20/ 2007). The current zone project includes the following sites: Site 1 (13.9 acres)—728 Spice Island Drive, Sparks; Site 2 (9 acres)—450–475 Lillard Drive, Sparks; Site 3 (26 acres)—205 Parr Boulevard, 345 and 365 Parr Circle, Reno; Site 4 (200 acres, sunset 03/31/12)—within the 5,000-acre Crossroads Commerce Center at Nevada Pacific Parkway and East Newlands Drive, Fernly; Site 5 (20 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 acres, sunset 03/31/12)—within the 110acre Fernly Industrial Park at Lyon Drive and Industrial Drive, Fernly; Site 6 (622 acres, sunset 03/31/12)—within the Tahoe Industrial Center southwest of Denmark and USA Parkway, Patrick; Site 7 (38 acres, sunset 03/31/12)—Reno Stead Airport, 14551 Industry Circle and 4895 Texas Avenue, Reno; Site 8 (53 acres, sunset 03/31/12)—within the Sage Point Business Park at Lear Boulevard and Military Road, Reno; Site 9 (25 acres, sunset 03/31/12)—within the Dermody Business Park at 5360 Capital Court and 1312 and 1316 Capital Boulevard, Reno; Site 10 (10 acres, sunset 03/31/12)—within the 180-acre Dermody Aircenter at 4879 Aircenter Circle and 4750 Longley Lane, Reno; Site 11 (18 acres, sunset 03/31/12)—45 Vista Boulevard, Sparks; Site 12 (100 acres, sunset 03/31/12)—within the South Meadows Business Park at 1150, 1160, 1170, 1175, 1190 and 1195 Trademark Drive, Reno; Site 13 (10 acres, sunset 03/31/12)—within the Reno Tahoe International Airport at 700 South Rock Boulevard, Reno; Site 14 (0.4 acres)—1095 Spice Island Drive, Sparks; Site 15 (0.7 acres)—1415 Greg Street, Sparks; Site 16 (4 acres)—800 Stillwell Road, Reno; and, Site 17 (146 acres, sunset 03/31/12)—within the Patrick Business Park on Waltham Way, Patrick. The grantee’s proposed service area under the ASF would be all of Carson City, Douglas and Storey Counties as well as portions of Churchill, Lyon and Washoe Counties, Nevada, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The proposed service area is within and adjacent to the Reno, Nevada Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing zone project to include thirteen of the existing sites as ‘‘magnet’’ sites (sites 1, 4–14, 17) and four of the existing sites as ‘‘usagedriven’’ sites (sites 2, 3, 15, 16). The ASF allows for the possible exemption of one magnet site from the ‘‘sunset’’ time limits that generally apply to sites under the ASF, and the applicant proposes that Site 6 be so exempted. The applicant is also requesting to expand the zone to include the following ‘‘usage-driven’’ sites: Proposed Site 18 (12.68 acres)— Eastman Kodak Company, 12035 Moya Boulevard, Reno (Washoe County); and, Proposed Site 19 (6.64 acres)—Randa Logistics, 201 Ireland Drive, McCarran (Storey County). Because the ASF only pertains to establishing or reorganizing a general-purpose zone, the application E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 79 (Monday, April 26, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21593-21594]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of 
Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Wave 8 of the 2008 Panel

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 25, 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 Patrick J. Benton, Census Bureau, Room HQ-6H045, 
Washington, DC 20233-8400, (301) 763-4618.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau conducts the SIPP, which is a household-based 
survey designed as a continuous series of national panels. New panels 
are introduced every few years with each panel usually having durations 
of one to four years. Respondents are interviewed at 4-month intervals 
or ``waves'' over the life of the panel. The survey is molded around a 
central ``core'' of labor force and income questions that remain fixed 
throughout the life of the panel. The core is supplemented with 
questions designed to address specific needs, such as obtaining 
information on household members' participation in government programs 
as well as prior labor force patterns of household members. These 
supplemental questions are included with the core and are referred to 
as ``topical modules.''
    The SIPP represents a source of information for a wide variety of 
topics and allows information for separate topics to be integrated to 
form a single, unified database so that the interaction between tax, 
transfer, and other government and private policies can be examined. 
Government domestic-policy formulators depend heavily upon the SIPP 
information concerning the distribution of income received directly as 
money or indirectly as in-kind benefits and the effect of tax and 
transfer programs on this distribution. They also need improved and 
expanded data on the income and general economic and financial 
situation of the U.S. population. The SIPP has provided these kinds of 
data on a continuing basis since 1983 permitting levels of economic 
well-being and changes in these levels to be measured over time.
    The 2008 panel is currently scheduled for 4 years and will include 
13 waves of interviewing beginning September 2008. Approximately 65,300 
households were selected for the 2008 panel, of which 42,032 households 
were interviewed. We estimate that each household contains 2.1 people, 
yielding 88,267 person-level interviews in Wave 1 and subsequent waves. 
Interviews take 30 minutes on average. Three waves will occur in the 
2008 SIPP Panel during FY 2011. The total annual burden for 2008 Panel 
SIPP interviews would be 132,400 hours in FY 2011.
    The topical modules for the 2008 Panel Wave 8 collect information 
about:
     Annual Income and Retirement Accounts
     Taxes
     Child Care
     Work Schedule
    Wave 8 interviews will be conducted from January 1, 2011 through 
April 30, 2011.

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    A 10-minute reinterview of 3,100 people is conducted at each wave 
to ensure accuracy of responses. Reinterviews require an additional 
1,553 burden hours in FY 2011.

II. Method of Collection

    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 1 to 4 years. All household members 15 years 
old or over are interviewed using regular proxy-respondent rules. 
During the 2008 panel, respondents are interviewed a total of 13 times 
(13 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 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 individuals move, they 
are not followed unless they happen to move along with a Wave 1 sample 
individual.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0944.
    Form Number: SIPP/CAPI Automated Instrument.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 88,267 people per wave.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes per person on average.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 133,953\1\.
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    \1\ (88,267 x .5 hr x 3 waves + 3,100 x .167 hr x 3 waves).
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    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, 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: April 20, 2010.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-9536 Filed 4-23-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-07-P