Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2012 Economic Census Covering the Utilities, Transportation and Warehousing, Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Sectors, 321-322 [2010-33172]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 2 / Tuesday, January 4, 2011 / Notices (OMB) to conduct the Wave 9 interview for the 2008 Panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). The core SIPP and reinterview instruments were cleared under Authorization No. 0607–0944. 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 and 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 survey is molded around a central ‘‘core’’ of labor force and income questions that remain fixed throughout the life of a panel. The core is supplemented with questions designed to answer specific needs, such as estimating eligibility for government programs, examining pension and health care coverage, and analyzing individual net worth. These supplemental questions are included with the core and are referred to as ‘‘topical modules.’’ The topical modules for the 2008 Panel Wave 9 are as follows: Adult Well Being; and Informal Care Giving. Wave 9 interviews will be conducted from May 1, 2011 through August 31, 2011. 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 approximately 3 to 6 years. The 2008 Panel is scheduled for approximately 6 years and includes seventeen waves which began September 1, 2008. All household members 15 years old or over are interviewed using regular proxyrespondent rules. They are interviewed a total of thirteen times (thirteen 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 (PSU) 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:35 Jan 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 these people move, they are not followed unless they happen to move along with a Wave 1 sample individual. The OMB has established an Interagency Advisory Committee to provide guidance for the content and procedures for the SIPP. Interagency subcommittees were set up to recommend specific areas of inquiries for supplemental questions. The Census Bureau developed the 2008 Panel Wave 9 topical modules through consultation with the SIPP OMB Interagency Subcommittee. The questions for the topical modules address major policy and program concerns as stated by this subcommittee and the SIPP Interagency Advisory Committee. Data provided by the SIPP are being used by economic policymakers, the Congress, state and local governments, and federal agencies that administer social welfare or transfer payment programs, such as the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: Every 4 months. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., 182. OMB Desk Officer: Brian HarrisKojetin, (202) 395–7314. 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 Brian Harris-Kojetin, OMB Desk Officer either by fax (202–395– 7245) or e-mail (bharrisk@omb.eop.gov). Dated: December 29, 2010. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–33175 Filed 1–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 321 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2012 Economic Census Covering the Utilities, Transportation and Warehousing, Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Sectors U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce. 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)). DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before March 7, 2011. 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 Steven Roman, U.S. Census Bureau, SSSD, HQ–8K049, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233–0001 (301–763–2824 or via the Internet at fcb@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The economic census, conducted under authority of Title 13, United States code (U.S.C.), is the primary source of facts about the structure and functioning of the Nation’s economy. Economic statistics serve as part of the framework for the national accounts and provide essential information for government, business, and the general public. Economic data are the Census Bureau’s primary program commitment during nondecennial census years. The 2012 Economic Census covering Utilities, Transportation and Warehousing, Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing sectors (as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)) will measure the economic activity of more than 1.2 million establishments. However, E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 322 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 2 / Tuesday, January 4, 2011 / Notices approximately 12% of establishments will not be required to file separate reports because they will be included in consolidated company reports; for explanation see selection procedure for establishments of multi-establishment firms below. The information collected will produce basic statistics by kind of business on the number of establishments, revenue, payroll, and employment. It will also yield a variety of subject statistics, including revenue by product line, and other industryspecific measures. Primary strategies for reducing burden in Census Bureau economic data collections are to increase reporting through standardized questionnaires and broader electronic data collection methods. Transportation and Warehousing, Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing sectors will include approximately 340,100 establishment and consolidated reports of multi-establishment firms. Transportation and Warehousing, Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing sectors will include approximately 219,800 small single-establishment firms that receive these forms. 2. Single-Establishment Firms With Payroll As an initial step in the selection process, we will conduct a study of the potential respondent universe. This study will produce a set of industryspecific payroll cutoffs that we will use to distinguish large versus small singleestablishment firms within each industry or kind of business. This payroll size distinction will affect selection as follows: III. Data II. Method of Collection a. Large Single-Establishment Firms All single-establishment firms having annualized payroll (from Federal administrative records) that equals or exceeds the cutoff for their industry will be included in the mail component of the potential respondent universe. We estimate that the 2012 Economic Census mail canvasses for the Utilities, Transportation and Warehousing, Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing sectors will include approximately 307,600 large single-establishment firms. Mail Selection Procedures Establishments in the Utilities, Transportation and Warehousing, Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing sectors of the economic census will be selected from the Census Bureau’s Business Register for a mail canvass. To be eligible for selection, an establishment will be required to satisfy the following conditions: (i) It must be classified in one of the Utilities, Transportation and Warehousing, Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing sectors, (ii) it must be an active operating establishment of a multiestablishment firm (i.e., a firm that operates at more than one physical location), or it must be a singleestablishment firm with payroll (i.e., a firm operating at only one physical location); and (iii) it must be located in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia. Mail selection procedure will distinguish the following groups of establishments: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 1. Establishments of MultiEstablishment Firms Selection procedures will assign all eligible establishments of multiestablishment firms to the mail component of the potential respondent universe, except for those in selected industries in utilities, finance and insurance. In these selected industries, where revenue and certain other operating data are not easily attributable to individual establishments, divisionor firm-level organizations are asked to report kind of business, payroll, and employment for several establishments, and other required data at a more aggregate level on a consolidated report form. We estimate that the 2012 Economic Census mail canvasses for the Utilities, VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:35 Jan 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 b. Small Single-Establishment Firms A sample of single-establishment firms having annualized payroll below the cutoff for their industry will be included in the mail component of the potential respondent universe. Sampling strata and corresponding probabilities of selection will be determined by a study of the potential respondent universe conducted shortly before the mail selection operations begin. We estimate that the 2012 Economic Census mail canvasses for the Utilities, Transportation and Warehousing, Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing sectors will include approximately 62,400 small single-establishment firms selected in this sample. All remaining single-establishment firms with payroll will be represented in the census by data from Federal Administrative records. Generally, we will not include these small employers in the census mail canvasses. However, administrative records sometimes have fundamental industry classification deficiencies that make them unsuitable for use in producing detailed industry statistics by geographic area. When we find such a deficiency, we will mail the firm a census classification form. We estimate that the 2012 Economic Census mail canvasses for the Utilities, PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 OMB Control Number: 0607–0931. Form Number: The 31 standard forms, five classification forms, and three ownership or control fliers used to collect information from businesses in these sectors of the Economic Census are tailored to specific business practices and are too numerous to list separately in this notice. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State or local governments, business, or other for profit or non-profit institutions or organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 931,100 Estimated Time per Response: 0.982 hours Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 914,000 Estimated Total Annual Cost: $26,515,140 Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 131 and 224. 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 28, 2010. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 2 (Tuesday, January 4, 2011)]
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[Pages 321-322]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2012 Economic 
Census Covering the Utilities, Transportation and Warehousing, Finance 
and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Sectors

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Department of 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 March 7, 2011.

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 Steven Roman, U.S. Census Bureau, SSSD, HQ-8K049, 
4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233-0001 (301-763-2824 or via 
the Internet at fcb@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The economic census, conducted under authority of Title 13, United 
States code (U.S.C.), is the primary source of facts about the 
structure and functioning of the Nation's economy. Economic statistics 
serve as part of the framework for the national accounts and provide 
essential information for government, business, and the general public. 
Economic data are the Census Bureau's primary program commitment during 
nondecennial census years. The 2012 Economic Census covering Utilities, 
Transportation and Warehousing, Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate 
and Rental and Leasing sectors (as defined by the North American 
Industry Classification System (NAICS)) will measure the economic 
activity of more than 1.2 million establishments. However,

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approximately 12% of establishments will not be required to file 
separate reports because they will be included in consolidated company 
reports; for explanation see selection procedure for establishments of 
multi-establishment firms below. The information collected will produce 
basic statistics by kind of business on the number of establishments, 
revenue, payroll, and employment. It will also yield a variety of 
subject statistics, including revenue by product line, and other 
industry-specific measures. Primary strategies for reducing burden in 
Census Bureau economic data collections are to increase reporting 
through standardized questionnaires and broader electronic data 
collection methods.

II. Method of Collection

Mail Selection Procedures

    Establishments in the Utilities, Transportation and Warehousing, 
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing sectors 
of the economic census will be selected from the Census Bureau's 
Business Register for a mail canvass. To be eligible for selection, an 
establishment will be required to satisfy the following conditions: (i) 
It must be classified in one of the Utilities, Transportation and 
Warehousing, Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and 
Leasing sectors, (ii) it must be an active operating establishment of a 
multi-establishment firm (i.e., a firm that operates at more than one 
physical location), or it must be a single-establishment firm with 
payroll (i.e., a firm operating at only one physical location); and 
(iii) it must be located in one of the 50 states or the District of 
Columbia. Mail selection procedure will distinguish the following 
groups of establishments:
1. Establishments of Multi-Establishment Firms
    Selection procedures will assign all eligible establishments of 
multi-establishment firms to the mail component of the potential 
respondent universe, except for those in selected industries in 
utilities, finance and insurance. In these selected industries, where 
revenue and certain other operating data are not easily attributable to 
individual establishments, division- or firm-level organizations are 
asked to report kind of business, payroll, and employment for several 
establishments, and other required data at a more aggregate level on a 
consolidated report form.
    We estimate that the 2012 Economic Census mail canvasses for the 
Utilities, Transportation and Warehousing, Finance and Insurance, and 
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing sectors will include approximately 
340,100 establishment and consolidated reports of multi-establishment 
firms.
2. Single-Establishment Firms With Payroll
    As an initial step in the selection process, we will conduct a 
study of the potential respondent universe. This study will produce a 
set of industry-specific payroll cutoffs that we will use to 
distinguish large versus small single-establishment firms within each 
industry or kind of business. This payroll size distinction will affect 
selection as follows:
a. Large Single-Establishment Firms
    All single-establishment firms having annualized payroll (from 
Federal administrative records) that equals or exceeds the cutoff for 
their industry will be included in the mail component of the potential 
respondent universe. We estimate that the 2012 Economic Census mail 
canvasses for the Utilities, Transportation and Warehousing, Finance 
and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing sectors will 
include approximately 307,600 large single-establishment firms.
b. Small Single-Establishment Firms
    A sample of single-establishment firms having annualized payroll 
below the cutoff for their industry will be included in the mail 
component of the potential respondent universe. Sampling strata and 
corresponding probabilities of selection will be determined by a study 
of the potential respondent universe conducted shortly before the mail 
selection operations begin. We estimate that the 2012 Economic Census 
mail canvasses for the Utilities, Transportation and Warehousing, 
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing sectors 
will include approximately 62,400 small single-establishment firms 
selected in this sample.
    All remaining single-establishment firms with payroll will be 
represented in the census by data from Federal Administrative records. 
Generally, we will not include these small employers in the census mail 
canvasses. However, administrative records sometimes have fundamental 
industry classification deficiencies that make them unsuitable for use 
in producing detailed industry statistics by geographic area. When we 
find such a deficiency, we will mail the firm a census classification 
form. We estimate that the 2012 Economic Census mail canvasses for the 
Utilities, Transportation and Warehousing, Finance and Insurance, and 
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing sectors will include approximately 
219,800 small single-establishment firms that receive these forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0931.
    Form Number: The 31 standard forms, five classification forms, and 
three ownership or control fliers used to collect information from 
businesses in these sectors of the Economic Census are tailored to 
specific business practices and are too numerous to list separately in 
this notice.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State or local governments, business, or other for 
profit or non-profit institutions or organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 931,100
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.982 hours
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 914,000
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $26,515,140
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 131 and 224.

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 28, 2010.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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