Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Capital Expenditures Survey, 52507-52508 [2010-21205]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 165 / Thursday, August 26, 2010 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Boyd Hartwig; Address: Lolo National Forest, Building 24A Fort Missoula, Missoula, Montana 59804; Phone: 406– 329–1024; e-mail: bchartwig@fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Review of individual member proposal rankings; (2) brief discussion of proposals; (3) vote on proposals in order of ranking; (4) receive public comment; (5) review old business. There will be an open comment period for the public at the start of the meeting. Dated: August 18, 2010. Paul Matter, Missoula District Ranger. [FR Doc. 2010–21189 Filed 8–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request 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: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Alaska Region Scale and Catch Weighing Requirements. OMB Control Number: 0648–0330. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (renewal of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 61. Average Hours per Response: 21 hours for scale type evaluation; 45 minutes for records for daily flow scale tests; 45 minutes for records for daily automatic hopper scale tests; 1 minute for printed output, at-sea scales; 6 minutes for at-sea inspection request; 2 hours for at-sea scale approval report/ sticker; 2 hours for observer sampling station inspection request; 1 hour for video monitoring system; 2 hours for bin monitoring inspection request; 2 minutes to notify observer of scale tests; 5 minutes to notify observer of offload schedule for BSAI pollock; 16 hours for crab catch monitoring plan; 40 hours for inshore catch monitoring and control plan (CMCP); 5 minutes for inshore CMCP inspection request; 1 minute for Alaska State scale printed output; and 8 hours for inshore CMCP addendum. Burden Hours: 6,548. Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) scale and catch weighing requirements address VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:12 Aug 25, 2010 Jkt 220001 performance standards designed to ensure that all catch delivered to the processor is accurately weighed and accounted for. As part of Fishery Management Plans developed under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), scale and catch-weighing monitoring is required for Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program (CDQ) catcher/processors, American Fisheries Act (AFA) catcher/processors, AFA motherships, AFA shoreside processors and stationary floating processors, nonAFA trawl catcher/processors regulated under the annual Groundfish Retention Standard, and Crab Rationalization crab catcher/processors and Registered Crab Receivers. NMFS has identified three primary objectives for monitoring catch. First, monitoring must ensure independent verification of catch weight, species composition, and location data for every delivery by a catcher vessel or every pot by a catcher/processor. Second, all catch must be weighed accurately using NMFS-approved scales to determine the weight of total catch. Third, the system must provide a verifiable record of the weight of each delivery. In addition, operators of these vessels must ensure that each haul is observed by a NMFSapproved observer for verification that all fish are weighed. To effectively manage fisheries, NMFS must have data that will provide reliable independent estimates of the total catch. The catch weighing and monitoring system developed by NMFS for catcher/ processors and motherships is based on the vessel meeting a series of design criteria. Because of the wide variations in factory layout for inshore processors, NMFS requires a performance-based catch monitoring system for inshore processors. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually, daily during fishing time, and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. 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 6616, 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 David Rostker, OMB Desk PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52507 Officer, FAX number (202) 395–7285, or David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. Dated: August 20, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–21183 Filed 8–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Capital Expenditures Survey U.S. Census Bureau. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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)). SUMMARY: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before October 25, 2010. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 Valerie Strang, Census Bureau, Room 6K171—South Building, Washington, DC 20233 (or via the Internet at valerie.cherry.strang@census.gov). DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau plans to conduct the 2010 through 2012 Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES). The annual survey collects data on fixed assets and depreciation, sales and receipts, capitalized computer software, and capital expenditures for new and used structures and equipment. The ACES is the sole source of detailed comprehensive statistics on actual business spending for non-farm, nongovernmental companies, organizations, and associations operating in the United E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 52508 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 165 / Thursday, August 26, 2010 / Notices States. Both employer and nonemployer companies are included in the survey. The Bureau of Economic Analysis, the primary Federal user of the ACES data, uses these data in refining and evaluating annual estimates of investment in structures and equipment in the national income and product accounts, compiling annual inputoutput tables, and computing gross domestic product by industry. The Federal Reserve Board uses these data to improve estimates of investment indicators for monetary policy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses these data to improve estimates of capital stocks for productivity analysis. Industry analysts use these data for market analysis, economic forecasting, identifying business opportunities, product development, and business planning. Changes from the previous ACES are the elimination of detailed capital expenditures by type of structure and type of equipment. These data, collected once every five years, were collected in the 2008 ACES and will not be collected again until the 2013 ACES, which is not included in the scope of the present requests for comments. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau will primarily use mail out/mail back survey forms to collect data. Companies can respond via Centurion (The Bureau’s online reporting system), by mail, or by using our toll-free number to reply via secure facsimile machine. Companies will be asked to respond to the survey within 30 days of the initial mailing. Letters and/or telephone calls encouraging participation will be directed to respondents that have not responded by the designated time. Employer companies will be mailed one of three forms based on their diversity of operations and number of industries with payroll. Companies operating in only one industry will receive an ACE–1(S) form. Companies operating in more than one, but less than nine industries will receive an ACE–1(M) form. And, companies that operate in nine or more industries will receive an ACE–1(L). All nonemployer companies will receive an ACE–2 form. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0782. Form Number: ACE–1(S), ACE–1(M), ACE–1(L) and ACE–2. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, non-profit institutions, small businesses or organizations, and self-employed individuals. VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:12 Aug 25, 2010 Jkt 220001 Estimated Number of Respondents: Approximately 77,000 (47,000 employer companies, and 30,000 nonemployer companies). Estimated Time per Response: The average for all respondents is 1.99 hours. For employer companies completing form ACE–1, the range is 2 to 16 hours, averaging 2.56 hours. For companies completing form ACE–2, the range is less than 1 hour to 2 hours, averaging 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 153,300. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $4.4 million. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 182, 224, and 225. 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: August 20, 2010. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–21205 Filed 8–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Information and Communication Technology Survey U.S. Census Bureau. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 October 25, 2010. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 Valerie Strang, Census Bureau, Room 6K171—South Building, Washington, DC 20233 (or via the Internet at valerie.cherry.strang@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau plans to conduct the 2010 through 2012 Information and Communication Technology Survey (ICTS). The annual survey collects data on two categories of non-capitalized expenses (purchases; and operating leases and rental payments) for four types of information and communication technology equipment and software (computers and peripheral equipment; ICT equipment, excluding computers and peripherals; electromedical and electrotherapeutic apparatus; and computer software, including payroll associated with software development). The survey also collects capital expenditures data on the four types of ICT equipment and software cited above. Only non-farm, non-governmental companies, organizations, and associations operating in the United States are included in this survey. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Federal Reserve Board, Bureau of Labor Statistics and industry analysts use these data to evaluate productivity and economic growth prospects. In addition, the ICTS provides improved source data significant to BEA’s estimate of the investment component of Gross Domestic Product, capital stock estimates, and capital flow tables. II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau will primarily use mail out/mail back survey forms to collect data. Companies can respond via Centurion (the Bureau’s online reporting system), by mail, or by using our tollfree number to reply via secure E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Capital 
Expenditures 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 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 October 25, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 Valerie Strang, Census Bureau, Room 6K171--South 
Building, Washington, DC 20233 (or via the Internet at 
valerie.cherry.strang@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The U.S. Census Bureau plans to conduct the 2010 through 2012 
Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES). The annual survey collects 
data on fixed assets and depreciation, sales and receipts, capitalized 
computer software, and capital expenditures for new and used structures 
and equipment. The ACES is the sole source of detailed comprehensive 
statistics on actual business spending for non-farm, non-governmental 
companies, organizations, and associations operating in the United

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States. Both employer and nonemployer companies are included in the 
survey.
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis, the primary Federal user of the 
ACES data, uses these data in refining and evaluating annual estimates 
of investment in structures and equipment in the national income and 
product accounts, compiling annual input-output tables, and computing 
gross domestic product by industry. The Federal Reserve Board uses 
these data to improve estimates of investment indicators for monetary 
policy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses these data to improve 
estimates of capital stocks for productivity analysis.
    Industry analysts use these data for market analysis, economic 
forecasting, identifying business opportunities, product development, 
and business planning.
    Changes from the previous ACES are the elimination of detailed 
capital expenditures by type of structure and type of equipment. These 
data, collected once every five years, were collected in the 2008 ACES 
and will not be collected again until the 2013 ACES, which is not 
included in the scope of the present requests for comments.

II. Method of Collection

    The Census Bureau will primarily use mail out/mail back survey 
forms to collect data. Companies can respond via Centurion (The 
Bureau's online reporting system), by mail, or by using our toll-free 
number to reply via secure facsimile machine. Companies will be asked 
to respond to the survey within 30 days of the initial mailing. Letters 
and/or telephone calls encouraging participation will be directed to 
respondents that have not responded by the designated time.
    Employer companies will be mailed one of three forms based on their 
diversity of operations and number of industries with payroll. 
Companies operating in only one industry will receive an ACE-1(S) form. 
Companies operating in more than one, but less than nine industries 
will receive an ACE-1(M) form. And, companies that operate in nine or 
more industries will receive an ACE-1(L). All nonemployer companies 
will receive an ACE-2 form.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0782.
    Form Number: ACE-1(S), ACE-1(M), ACE-1(L) and ACE-2.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, non-
profit institutions, small businesses or organizations, and self-
employed individuals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: Approximately 77,000 (47,000 
employer companies, and 30,000 nonemployer companies).
    Estimated Time per Response: The average for all respondents is 
1.99 hours. For employer companies completing form ACE-1, the range is 
2 to 16 hours, averaging 2.56 hours. For companies completing form ACE-
2, the range is less than 1 hour to 2 hours, averaging 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 153,300.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $4.4 million.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 182, 224, and 225.

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: August 20, 2010.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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