Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Census Employment Inquiry, 22864-22865 [2011-9908]

Download as PDF 22864 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 79 / Monday, April 25, 2011 / Notices during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(c)). In the January 4, 2011, Federal Register (76 FR 317), GIPSA requested applications for designation to provide official services in the geographic area previously serviced by Lewiston Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Lewiston). Applications were due by February 3, 2011. Washington was the sole applicant for designation to provide official services SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: in this area. As a result, GIPSA did not ask for additional comments. GIPSA evaluated all available information regarding the designation criteria in section 7(f)(l) of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 79(f)) and determined that Washington is qualified to provide official services in the geographic area specified in the January 4, 2011, Federal Register for which they applied. This designation action to provide official services in the specified area is effective March 1, 2011 and will terminate on December 31, 2011. Effective March 1, 2011, Washington’s present geographic area is amended to include the following areas in the States of Idaho and Oregon: • The northern half of the State of Idaho down to the northern boundaries of Adams, Valley, and Lemhi Counties. • The entire State of Oregon, except those export port locations within the State that are serviced by GIPSA. Interested persons may obtain official services by contacting this agency at the following telephone number: Official agency Headquarters location and telephone Designation start Designation end Washington ............ Olympia, WA (360) 753–1484 Additional Locations: Colfax, Othello, Pasco, Quincy, Spokane, and Yakima, WA. 3/1/2011 12/31/2011 Section 7(f)(1) of the USGSA authorizes GIPSA’s Administrator to designate a qualified applicant to provide official services in a specified area after determining that the applicant is better able than any other applicant to provide such official services (7 U.S.C. 79 (f)(1)). Under section 7(g)(1) of the USGSA, designations of official agencies are effective for no longer than 3 years unless terminated by the Secretary; however, designations may be renewed according to the criteria and procedures prescribed in section 7(f) of the Act. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71–87k. J. Dudley Butler, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–9940 Filed 4–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Census Employment Inquiry U.S. Census Bureau, 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)). jdjones on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:21 Apr 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before June 24, 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 Viola Lewis-Willis, Bureau of the Census, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Room 5H043, Washington, DC 20233, and (301) 763–3285. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Abstract The BC–170, Census Employment Inquiry, is used to collect information such as personal data and work experience from job applicants. The BC– 170 is used throughout the census and intercensal periods for surveys, special censuses, decennial census pretests, and dress rehearsals. Applicants completing the form for a census related position are applying for temporary jobs in office and field positions (clerks, enumerators, crew leaders, supervisors). In addition, as an option to the OF–612, Optional Application for Federal Employment, the BC–170 may be used when applying for temporary/permanent office and field positions (clerks, field representatives, supervisors) on a recurring survey in one of the Census Bureau’s 12 Regional Offices (ROs) throughout the United States. This form is completed by job applicants at the time they are tested. Selecting officials review the information shown on the form to evaluate an applicant’s eligibility for employment. During the PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 decennial census, the BC–170 is intended to expedite hiring and selection in situations requiring large numbers of temporary employees for assignments of a limited duration. The use of this form is limited to only situations that involve special, one-time or recurring survey operations at one of the ROs and/or which require the establishment of a temporary office. The form has been demonstrated to meet our recruitment needs for field workers and requires significantly less burden than the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Optional Forms that are available for use by the public when applying for Federal positions. Over the next three years, we expect to recruit approximately 61,500 applicants for census jobs (i.e., one-time censuses, special censuses and decennial pretests and dress rehearsals), which would equate to a significant reduction in the required paperwork and public burden, as compared to other Federal application forms. The bulk of the proposed changes to the form are related to standardizing the information collected across the three variations of the forms which we currently utilized and to collect additional applicant data to facilitate the processing of the application. II. Method of Collection We collect this information at the time of testing for temporary and permanent positions. Potential employees being tested complete a fourpage paper application at the time of testing. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0139. Form Number: BC–170A, BC–170B, BC–170D. Type of Review: Regular submission. E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 79 / Monday, April 25, 2011 / Notices Affected Public: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,500. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,125. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to the respondent is his/her time for completing the BC–170A (recurring surveys), BC–170B (special censuses), or BC–170D (decennial censuses). Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain a benefit. Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C. Section 23. 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 20, 2011. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–9908 Filed 4–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security jdjones on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Action Affecting Export Privileges; Orion Air, S.L. and Syrian Pearl Airlines In the Matter of: Orion Air, S.L., Canada Real de Merinas, 7 Edificio 5, 3’A, Eissenhower business center, 28042 Madrid, Spain; and Ad. de las Cortes Valencianas no 37, Esc.A Puerta 45 46015 Valencia, Spain; and Syrian Pearl Airlines, Damascus International Airport, Damascus, Syria, Respondents. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:21 Apr 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 Order Renewing Temporary Denial of Export Privileges Pursuant to Section 766.24 of the Export Administration Regulations, 15 CFR parts 730–774 (2011) (‘‘EAR’’ or the ‘‘Regulations’’), I hereby grant the request of the Bureau of Industry and Security (‘‘BIS’’) to renew for 180 days the Order Temporarily Denying the Export Privileges of Respondents Orion Air, S.L. (‘‘Orion Air’’) and Syrian Pearl Airlines (collectively, ‘‘Respondents’’), as I find that renewal of the temporary denial order (‘‘TDO’’ or the ‘‘Order’’) is necessary in the public interest to prevent an imminent violation of the EAR. I. Procedural History On May 7, 2009, then-Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement Kevin Delli-Colli signed an Order Temporarily Denying the Export Privileges of the Respondents for 180 days on the grounds that its issuance was necessary in the public interest to prevent an imminent violation of the Regulations. Pursuant to Section 766.24(a), the TDO was issued ex parte and was effective upon issuance. Copies of the TDO were sent to each Respondent in accordance with Section 766.5 of the Regulations and the Order was published in the Federal Register on May 26, 2009.1 Thereafter, Acting Assistant Secretary Delli-Colli issued an Order on November 2, 2009, renewing the TDO for an additional 180 days, and I similarly issued a 180-day renewal Order on April 29, 2010.2 Most recently, on October 22, 2010, I renewed the TDO against the Respondents for an additional 180 days. This renewal was effective upon issuance and was published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010.3 The current Order would expire on April 20, 2011, unless renewed in accordance with Section 766.24 of the Regulations. On March 28, 2011, BIS, through its Office of Export Enforcement (‘‘OEE’’), filed a written request for renewal of the TDO against the Respondents for an additional 180 days. A copy of this request was delivered to the Respondents in accordance with Section 766.5 of the Regulations. No opposition to renewal of the TDO has been received from either Orion Air or Syrian Pearl Airlines. 1 74 FR 24,786. November 2, 2009 renewal Order was published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2009 (74 FR 57,626). The April 29, 2010 renewal Order was published in the Federal Register on May 7, 2010 (75 FR 25,002). 3 75 FR 66,728 (October 29, 2010). 2 The PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22865 II. Discussion A. Legal Standard Pursuant to section 766.24(d)(3) of the EAR, the sole issue to be considered in determining whether to continue a TDO is whether the TDO should be renewed to prevent an imminent violation of the EAR, as ‘‘imminent’’ violation is defined in Section 766.24. ‘‘A violation may be ‘imminent’ either in time or in degree of likelihood.’’ 15 CFR 766.24(b)(3). BIS may show ‘‘either that a violation is about to occur, or that the general circumstances of the matter under investigation or case under criminal or administrative charges demonstrate a likelihood of future violations.’’ Id. As to the likelihood of future violations, BIS may show that ‘‘the violation under investigation or charges is significant, deliberate, covert and/or likely to occur again, rather than technical and negligent[.]’’ Id. A ‘‘lack of information establishing the precise time a violation may occur does not preclude a finding that a violation is imminent, so long as there is sufficient reason to believe the likelihood of a violation.’’ Id. B. Findings As part of its initial TDO request, BIS presented evidence that on or about May 1, 2009, Orion Air re-exported a BAE 146–300 aircraft (tail number EC– JVO) to Syria, and specifically to Syrian Pearl Airlines, without the U.S. Government authorization required by General Order No. 2 of Supplement 1 to Part 736 of the EAR. The aircraft is subject to the Regulations because it contains greater than a 10-percent de minimis amount of U.S.-origin content. Orion Air engaged in this re-export transaction despite having been directly informed of the export licensing requirements by the U.S. Government. Moreover, Orion Air not only engaged in this conduct after having received actual as well as constructive notice of the applicable license requirements, but then sought to evade the Regulations and U.S. export controls by giving the U.S. Government false assurances that it would put the transaction on hold due to the U.S. Government’s concerns. BIS also produced evidence that the re-exported aircraft bore the livery, colors and logos of Syrian Pearl Airlines, a national of Syria, a Country Group E:1 destination; was flight capable; and under the terms of the lease agreement was to be based in and operated out of Syria during the lease term. The record also shows that the reexported aircraft currently remains in Syria under the control of Syrian Pearl Airlines. E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Census 
Employment Inquiry

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 24, 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 Viola Lewis-Willis, Bureau of the Census, 4600 
Silver Hill Road, Room 5H043, Washington, DC 20233, and (301) 763-3285.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The BC-170, Census Employment Inquiry, is used to collect 
information such as personal data and work experience from job 
applicants. The BC-170 is used throughout the census and intercensal 
periods for surveys, special censuses, decennial census pretests, and 
dress rehearsals. Applicants completing the form for a census related 
position are applying for temporary jobs in office and field positions 
(clerks, enumerators, crew leaders, supervisors). In addition, as an 
option to the OF-612, Optional Application for Federal Employment, the 
BC-170 may be used when applying for temporary/permanent office and 
field positions (clerks, field representatives, supervisors) on a 
recurring survey in one of the Census Bureau's 12 Regional Offices 
(ROs) throughout the United States. This form is completed by job 
applicants at the time they are tested. Selecting officials review the 
information shown on the form to evaluate an applicant's eligibility 
for employment. During the decennial census, the BC-170 is intended to 
expedite hiring and selection in situations requiring large numbers of 
temporary employees for assignments of a limited duration.
    The use of this form is limited to only situations that involve 
special, one-time or recurring survey operations at one of the ROs and/
or which require the establishment of a temporary office. The form has 
been demonstrated to meet our recruitment needs for field workers and 
requires significantly less burden than the Office of Personnel 
Management (OPM) Optional Forms that are available for use by the 
public when applying for Federal positions. Over the next three years, 
we expect to recruit approximately 61,500 applicants for census jobs 
(i.e., one-time censuses, special censuses and decennial pretests and 
dress rehearsals), which would equate to a significant reduction in the 
required paperwork and public burden, as compared to other Federal 
application forms.
    The bulk of the proposed changes to the form are related to 
standardizing the information collected across the three variations of 
the forms which we currently utilized and to collect additional 
applicant data to facilitate the processing of the application.

II. Method of Collection

    We collect this information at the time of testing for temporary 
and permanent positions. Potential employees being tested complete a 
four-page paper application at the time of testing.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0139.
    Form Number: BC-170A, BC-170B, BC-170D.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.

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    Affected Public: Individuals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,500.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,125.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to the respondent is 
his/her time for completing the BC-170A (recurring surveys), BC-170B 
(special censuses), or BC-170D (decennial censuses).
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain a benefit.

    Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C. Section 23.

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 20, 2011.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-9908 Filed 4-22-11; 8:45 am]
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