Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Building and Zoning Permit Systems, 19975-19976 [2011-8474]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 69 / Monday, April 11, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD 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: International Trade Administration (ITA). Title: Information for SelfCertification under FAQ 6 of the United States—European Union Safe Harbor Privacy Framework. OMB Control Number: 0625–0239. Form Number(s): ITA–4149. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Burden Hours: 350. Number of Respondents: 500. Average Hours per Response: 20–40 minutes. Needs and Uses: In response to the European-Union Directive on Data Protection that restricts transfers of personal information from Europe to countries whose privacy practices are not deemed ‘‘adequate,’’ the U.S. Department of Commerce has developed a ‘‘Safe Harbor’’ framework that will allow U.S. organizations to satisfy the European Directive’s requirements and ensure that personal data flows to the United States are not interrupted. The Safe Harbor framework bridges the differences between the European Union (EU) and U.S. approaches to privacy protection. The complete set of Safe Harbor documents and additional guidance materials may be found at http://export.gov/safeharbor. As of December 10, 2010, 2,415 U.S. organizations have been placed on the Safe Harbor List. Organizations that have signed up to this list are deemed ‘‘adequate’’ under the Directive and do not have to provide further documentation to European officials. This list will be used by EU organizations to determine whether further information and contracts will be needed for a U.S. organization to receive personally identifiable information. This list is necessary to make the Safe Harbor accord operational, and was a key demand of the Europeans in agreeing that the Principles were providing ‘‘adequate’’ privacy protection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Wendy Liberante, (202) 395–3647. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 Wendy Liberante, OMB Desk Officer, Fax number (202) 395–5167 or via the Internet at Wendy_L._Liberante@omb.eop.gov. Dated: April 5, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–8492 Filed 4–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Building and Zoning Permit Systems 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 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 10, 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 Erica Filipek, U.S. Census Bureau, MCD, CENHQ Room 7K181, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone (301) 763–5161 (or via the Internet at Erica.Mary.Filipek@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19975 I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request a three-year extension of a currently approved collection of the Form C–411, Survey of Building and Zoning Permit Systems. The Census Bureau produces statistics used to monitor activity in the large and dynamic construction industry. These statistics help state and local governments and the Federal Government, as well as private industry, to analyze this important sector of the economy. The accuracy of the Census Bureau statistics regarding the amount of construction authorized depends on data supplied by building and zoning officials throughout the country. The Census Bureau uses the Survey of Building and Zoning Permit Systems to obtain information from state and local building permit officials needed for updating the universe of permit-issuing places. The questions pertain to the legal requirements for issuing building or zoning permits in the local jurisdictions. Information is obtained on such items as geographic coverage and types of construction for which permits are issued. The universe of permit-issuing places is the sampling frame for the Building Permits Survey (BPS) and the Survey of Construction (SOC). These two sample surveys provide widely used measures of construction activity, including the economic indicators Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits and Housing Starts. II. Method of Collection The form is sent to a jurisdiction when the Census Bureau has reason to believe that a new permit system has been established or an existing one has changed, based on information from a variety of sources including survey respondents, regional councils and the Census Bureau’s Geography Division which keeps abreast of changes in corporate status. Responses typically approach 85 percent. III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0350. Form Number: C–411. You can obtain information on the proposed content at this Web site: http://www.census.gov/ mcd/clearance. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State and Local Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000 per year. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The cost to the respondents is estimated to E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 19976 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 69 / Monday, April 11, 2011 / Notices be $12,170 based on an average hourly salary of $24.34 for local government employees. This estimate was taken from the Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of Government Employment for 2009. 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 5, 2011. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Dated: April 5, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2011–8493 Filed 4–8–11; 8:45 am] I. Abstract BILLING CODE 3510–24–P The mission of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. In 2010, EDA made improvements in its grant application process. The proposed short survey of five to ten questions will help EDA assess the effectiveness and overall customer satisfaction with the improvements to the grant application process and to make any necessary adjustments. EDA would like to conduct surveys of approximately 300 applicants every three months. II. Method of Collection [FR Doc. 2011–8474 Filed 4–8–11; 8:45 am] Web-based survey. BILLING CODE 3510–07–P III. Data DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of EDA Grant Process Improvement Economic Development Administration, 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 10, 2011. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 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. 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 and instructions should be directed to Kenneth M. Kukovich, EDA PRA Liaison, Office of Management Services, Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce, HCHB Room 7227, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4965; fax: (202) 501–0766; e-mail: kkukovich@eda.doc.gov. OMB Control Number: None. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection). Affected Public: Not for-profit institutions; state or local governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200. 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 clarity of the information to be PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648- XA352 Marine Mammals; File No. 15537 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of an Environmental Assessment. AGENCY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared in response to a public display permit application received from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS), P.O. Box 207, Gulfport, MS 39502 (Dr. Moby Solangi, Responsible Party). DATES: Written or telefaxed comments must be received on or before May 11, 2011. ADDRESSES: The EA is available for review online at http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ review.htm or upon written request or by appointment in the following office: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 713–2289; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. 15537 in the subject line of the e-mail comment. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 69 (Monday, April 11, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19975-19976]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-8474]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of 
Building and Zoning Permit Systems

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 June 10, 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 Erica Filipek, U.S. Census Bureau, MCD, CENHQ 
Room 7K181, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone 
(301) 763-5161 (or via the Internet at Erica.Mary.Filipek@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request a three-year extension of a 
currently approved collection of the Form C-411, Survey of Building and 
Zoning Permit Systems. The Census Bureau produces statistics used to 
monitor activity in the large and dynamic construction industry. These 
statistics help state and local governments and the Federal Government, 
as well as private industry, to analyze this important sector of the 
economy. The accuracy of the Census Bureau statistics regarding the 
amount of construction authorized depends on data supplied by building 
and zoning officials throughout the country.
    The Census Bureau uses the Survey of Building and Zoning Permit 
Systems to obtain information from state and local building permit 
officials needed for updating the universe of permit-issuing places. 
The questions pertain to the legal requirements for issuing building or 
zoning permits in the local jurisdictions. Information is obtained on 
such items as geographic coverage and types of construction for which 
permits are issued.
    The universe of permit-issuing places is the sampling frame for the 
Building Permits Survey (BPS) and the Survey of Construction (SOC). 
These two sample surveys provide widely used measures of construction 
activity, including the economic indicators Housing Units Authorized by 
Building Permits and Housing Starts.

II. Method of Collection

    The form is sent to a jurisdiction when the Census Bureau has 
reason to believe that a new permit system has been established or an 
existing one has changed, based on information from a variety of 
sources including survey respondents, regional councils and the Census 
Bureau's Geography Division which keeps abreast of changes in corporate 
status. Responses typically approach 85 percent.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0350.
    Form Number: C-411. You can obtain information on the proposed 
content at this Web site: http://www.census.gov/mcd/clearance.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State and Local Governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000 per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The cost to the respondents is 
estimated to

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be $12,170 based on an average hourly salary of $24.34 for local 
government employees. This estimate was taken from the Census Bureau's 
Annual Survey of Government Employment for 2009.
    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 5, 2011.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-8474 Filed 4-8-11; 8:45 am]
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