Proposed Collection, Comment Request, 55356-55357 [2010-22620]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 55356 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 175 / Friday, September 10, 2010 / Notices Order 12196 (‘‘Occupational Safety and Health Programs for Federal Employees’’) (February 26, 1980). (h) Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, 49 U.S.C. 31105. (i) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986, 15 U.S.C. 2651. (j) International Safe Container Act, 46 U.S.C. 80507. (k) Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U.S.C. 300j–9(i). (l) Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 5851. (m) Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. 9610(a)–(d). (n) Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C. 1367. (o) Toxic Substances Control Act, 15 U.S.C. 2622. (p) Solid Waste Disposal Act, 42 U.S.C. 6971. (q) Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7622. (r) Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act For the 21st Century, 49 U.S.C. 42121. (s) Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, 18 U.S.C. 1514A. 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[FR Doc. 2010–22656 Filed 9–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–23–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 175 / Friday, September 10, 2010 / Notices opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed revision of the ‘‘Telephone Point of Purchase Survey.’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the Addresses section of this notice on or before November 9, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also may be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (this is not a toll free number.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, telephone number 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number.) (See Addresses section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES I. Background The purpose of this survey is to develop and maintain a timely list of retail, wholesale, and service establishments where urban consumers shop for specified items. This information is used as the sampling universe for selecting establishments at which prices of specific items are collected and monitored for use in calculating the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The survey has been ongoing since 1980 and also provides expenditure data that allows items that are priced in the CPI to be properly weighted. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the Telephone Point of Purchase Survey (TPOPS). Since 1997, the survey has been administered quarterly via a computerassisted-telephone-interview. This survey is flexible and creates the possibility of introducing new products VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Sep 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 into the CPI in a timely manner. The data collected in this survey are necessary for the continuing construction of a current outlet universe from which locations are selected for the price collection needed for calculating the CPI. Furthermore, the TPOPS provides the weights used in selecting the items that are priced at these establishments. This sample design produces an overall CPI market basket that is more reflective of the prices faced and the establishments visited by urban consumers. For this clearance, the BLS will be implementing a cell phone frame to address a coverage issue associated with landline RDD surveys. The goal of including a cell phone frame is to contact respondents who reside in households with no landline service, but with cellular phone service. The implementation process will begin with a pre-test beginning in the first quarter of 2011 to assess cell phone frame interviewing and to determine the correct amount of sample to pull for each primary sampling unit or geographic area in the CPI. The cell phone frame will be deployed into production in the third quarter of 2011. III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: Point of Purchase Survey. OMB Number: 1220–0044. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Respondents: 24,469. Frequency: Quarterly. Total Responses: 63,375. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55357 Average Time per Response: 11 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 11,619 hours. Total Burden Cost (Capital/Startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (Operating/ Maintenance): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 3rd day of September, 2010. Kimberley Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2010–22620 Filed 9–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for the Benefits, Timeliness, and Quality Data Collection System, Extension With Revisions Employment and Training Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data about the proposed extension of the Benefits Timeliness and Quality (BTQ) data collection system, which is part of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Performs measurement system (current expiration date is November 30, 2010). A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Proposed Collection, Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an

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opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of 
information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that 
requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden 
(time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are 
clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on 
respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics 
(BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed revision of the 
``Telephone Point of Purchase Survey.'' A copy of the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the 
individual listed below in the Addresses section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
Addresses section of this notice on or before November 9, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, 
Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments 
also may be transmitted by fax to 202-691-5111 (this is not a toll free 
number.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, 
telephone number 202-691-7628 (this is not a toll free number.) (See 
Addresses section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The purpose of this survey is to develop and maintain a timely list 
of retail, wholesale, and service establishments where urban consumers 
shop for specified items. This information is used as the sampling 
universe for selecting establishments at which prices of specific items 
are collected and monitored for use in calculating the Consumer Price 
Index (CPI). The survey has been ongoing since 1980 and also provides 
expenditure data that allows items that are priced in the CPI to be 
properly weighted.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
Telephone Point of Purchase Survey (TPOPS).
    Since 1997, the survey has been administered quarterly via a 
computer-assisted-telephone-interview. This survey is flexible and 
creates the possibility of introducing new products into the CPI in a 
timely manner. The data collected in this survey are necessary for the 
continuing construction of a current outlet universe from which 
locations are selected for the price collection needed for calculating 
the CPI. Furthermore, the TPOPS provides the weights used in selecting 
the items that are priced at these establishments. This sample design 
produces an overall CPI market basket that is more reflective of the 
prices faced and the establishments visited by urban consumers.
    For this clearance, the BLS will be implementing a cell phone frame 
to address a coverage issue associated with landline RDD surveys. The 
goal of including a cell phone frame is to contact respondents who 
reside in households with no landline service, but with cellular phone 
service. The implementation process will begin with a pre-test 
beginning in the first quarter of 2011 to assess cell phone frame 
interviewing and to determine the correct amount of sample to pull for 
each primary sampling unit or geographic area in the CPI. The cell 
phone frame will be deployed into production in the third quarter of 
2011.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in 
comments that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility.
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: Point of Purchase Survey.
    OMB Number: 1220-0044.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Respondents: 24,469.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Total Responses: 63,375.
    Average Time per Response: 11 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 11,619 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (Capital/Startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (Operating/Maintenance): $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they also will become a 
matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 3rd day of September, 2010.
Kimberley Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2010-22620 Filed 9-9-10; 8:45 am]
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