Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Business and Professional Classification Report, 21592-21593 [2010-9567]

Download as PDF 21592 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 79 / Monday, April 26, 2010 / Notices and to the U.S. government in its trade negotiation efforts. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Wendy Liberante, (202) 395–3647. 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 6625, 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 Wendy Liberante, OMB Desk Officer, Fax number (202) 395–7285 or via the Internet at Wendy_L._Liberante@omb.eop.gov. Dated: April 21, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Natural Resource Damage Assessment Restoration Project Information Sheet sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 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 June 25, 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 16:56 Apr 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 I. Abstract The purpose of the collection of this information is to assist state and federal Natural Resource Trustees in more efficiently carrying out the restoration planning phase of Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDA), in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321–4370d; 40 CFR 1500–1500 and other federal and local statutes and regulations as applicable. The NRDA Restoration Project Information Sheet is designed to facilitate the collection of information on existing, planned, or proposed restoration projects. This information will be used by the Natural Resource Trustees to develop potential restoration alternatives for natural resource injuries and service losses requiring restoration during the restoration planning phase of the NRDA process. II. Method of Collection The Restoration Project Information Sheet can be submitted on paper through the mail or faxed, or can be submitted electronically via the Internet or e-mail. [FR Doc. 2010–9570 Filed 4–23–10; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 instrument and instructions should be directed to Lisa Vandiver, (301) 713– 0174 or Lisa.Vandiver@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0497. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal governments; individuals or households; business or other for-profits organizations; not-for-profit institutions; farms; and the Federal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 66. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes including the time for reviewing instructions, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 55. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–9596 Filed 4–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Business and Professional Classification Report 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 Scott Handmaker, Chief, Economic Classifications Operations Branch, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K149, Washington, DC 20233, Telephone: 301–763–7107; E-mail: Scott.P.Handmaker@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Business and Professional Classification Report survey (SQ– E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 79 (Monday, April 26, 2010)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Business and 
Professional Classification Report

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 Scott Handmaker, Chief, Economic Classifications 
Operations Branch, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K149, Washington, DC 20233, 
Telephone: 301-763-7107; E-mail: Scott.P.Handmaker@census.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Business and Professional Classification Report survey (SQ-

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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 
five-year 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.

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 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]
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