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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 94 / Monday, May 16, 2011 / Notices Dated: May 5, 2011. Darla Lenz, Chippewa National Forest Supervisor. written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: May 10, 2011. Michael T. Esters, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–11883 Filed 5–13–11; 8:45 am] Census Bureau [FR Doc. 2011–11942 Filed 5–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE The Delta-Bienville Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Forest, Mississippi. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (Pub. L. 110–343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the meeting is to review and approve project proposals. DATES: The meeting will be held on June 13, 2011, and will begin at 6 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Bienville Ranger District Work Center, Hwy 501 South, 935A South Raleigh St., Forest, Mississippi 39074. Written comments should be sent to Michael T. Esters, Bienville Ranger District Office, 3473 Hwy 35 South, Forest, Mississippi 39074. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to mesters@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 601 469–2513. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at Bienville Ranger District Office, 3473 Hwy 35 South, Forest, Mississippi 39074. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 601 469–3811 to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nefisia Kittrell, RAC coordinator, USDA, Bienville Ranger District Office, 3473 Hwy 35 South, Forest, Mississippi; (601) 469–3811; E-mail: nkittrell@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. The following business will be conducted: (1) Review and approve project proposals and recommendations. Persons who wish to bring related matters to the attention of the Committee may file erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 May 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 SUMMARY: AGENCY: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. Forest Service Delta-Bienville Resource Advisory Committee ACTION: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Housing Starts, Sales, and Completions DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service 28211 Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Resource Advisory Committee will conduct a meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (Pub. L. 110–343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose is to continue the review of project submittals. DATES: The meeting will be held on May 25, 2011, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Salt Lake County Government Center, Room S1002, 2001 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah. Written comments should be sent to Loyal Clark, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, 88 West 100 North, Provo, Utah 84601. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to lfclark@fs.fed.us, via facsimile to 801–342–5144. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the UintaWasatch-Cache National Forest, 88 West 100 North, Provo, Utah 84601. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Loyal Clark, RAC Coordinator, USDA, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, 88 West 100 North, Provo, Utah 84601; 801–342–5117; lfclark@fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. The following business will be conducted: (1) Finalize projects, and (2) schedule site monitoring visits. Persons who wish to bring related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. SUMMARY: Dated: May 10, 2011. Larry Lucas, Acting Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2011–11939 Filed 5–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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)). To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before July 15, 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). DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request a three-year extension of the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the Survey of Housing Starts, Sales and Completions, also known as the Survey of Construction (SOC). The SOC collects monthly data on new residential construction from a sample of owners or builders. The Census Bureau uses the Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) electronic questionnaires SOC–QI/SF.1 and SOC– QI/MF.1 to collect data on start and completion dates of construction, physical characteristics of the structure (floor area, number of bathrooms, type of heating system, etc.), and if applicable, date of sale, sales price, and type of financing. The SOC provides widely used measures of construction activity, including the economic E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 28212 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 94 / Monday, May 16, 2011 / Notices indicators Housing Starts and Housing Completions, which are from the New Residential Construction series, and New Residential Sales. The current clearance for this survey is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2011. No changes are planned to the questionnaire. We sample about 1,850 new buildings each month (22,200 per year). We inquire about the progress of each building multiple times until it is completed (and a sales contract is signed, if it is a single-family house that is built for sale). We conduct an average of 7.9 interviews for each building sampled. The total number of interviews conducted each year is about 175,380. Each interview takes 5 minutes on average. Therefore the total annual burden is 14,615 hours. 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: May 10, 2011. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–11872 Filed 5–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 32–2011] II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau uses its field representatives to collect the data. The field representatives conduct interviews to obtain data. Foreign-Trade Zone 225—Springfield, MO; Application for Reorganization/ Expansion Under Alternative Site Framework III. Data An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the City of Springfield Airport Board, grantee of FTZ 225, requesting authority to reorganize and expand the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the Board (74 FR 1170–1173, 01/12/09 (correction 74 FR 3987, 01/22/09); 75 FR 71069–71070, 11/22/10). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of general-purpose zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new ‘‘usage-driven’’ FTZ sites for operators/users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a general-purpose zone project. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on May 10, 2011. FTZ 225 was approved by the Board on August 1, 1997 (Board Order 911, 62 FR 43143, 08/12/97), and consists of a site at the Springfield-Branson National Airport Complex, 2300 North Airport Boulevard, Springfield (Site 1—2,363 acres). The grantee’s proposed service area under the ASF would be Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell (partial), Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Polk, Stone, Taney, Texas (partial), Vernon, Webster and Wright Counties, Missouri, as described in the application. If approved, the OMB Control Number: 0607–0110. Form Number: SOC–QI/SF.1 and SOC–QI/MF.1. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households, business, or other for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,200. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,615. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The estimated cost to the respondents is $433,773 based on an average hourly pay for the respondent of $29.68. This estimate was taken from the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey for 2009. Respondents Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 182. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 May 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The proposed service area is within and adjacent to the Springfield Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing zone project to include the existing site as a ‘‘magnet’’ site. The ASF allows for the possible exemption of one magnet site from the ‘‘sunset’’ time limits that generally apply to sites under the ASF, and the applicant proposes that Site 1 be so exempted. The applicant is also requesting approval of the following initial ‘‘usage-driven’’ site: Proposed Site 2 (88.77 acres)—Jarden Consumer Solutions, 303 Nelson Avenue, Neosho (Newton County). In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Camille Evans of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is July 15, 2011. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to August 1, 2011. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via http:// www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Camille Evans at Camille.Evans@trade.gov or (202) 482– 2350. Dated: May 10, 2011. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–11992 Filed 5–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1756] Grant of Authority; Establishment of a Foreign-Trade Zone; Greenup and Boyd Counties, KY Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 94 (Monday, May 16, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28211-28212]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-11872]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of 
Housing Starts, Sales, and Completions

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 July 15, 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 U.S. Census Bureau plans to request a three-year extension of 
the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the 
Survey of Housing Starts, Sales and Completions, also known as the 
Survey of Construction (SOC). The SOC collects monthly data on new 
residential construction from a sample of owners or builders. The 
Census Bureau uses the Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) 
electronic questionnaires SOC-QI/SF.1 and SOC-QI/MF.1 to collect data 
on start and completion dates of construction, physical characteristics 
of the structure (floor area, number of bathrooms, type of heating 
system, etc.), and if applicable, date of sale, sales price, and type 
of financing. The SOC provides widely used measures of construction 
activity, including the economic

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indicators Housing Starts and Housing Completions, which are from the 
New Residential Construction series, and New Residential Sales.
    The current clearance for this survey is scheduled to expire on 
November 30, 2011. No changes are planned to the questionnaire.
    We sample about 1,850 new buildings each month (22,200 per year). 
We inquire about the progress of each building multiple times until it 
is completed (and a sales contract is signed, if it is a single-family 
house that is built for sale). We conduct an average of 7.9 interviews 
for each building sampled. The total number of interviews conducted 
each year is about 175,380. Each interview takes 5 minutes on average. 
Therefore the total annual burden is 14,615 hours.

II. Method of Collection

    The Census Bureau uses its field representatives to collect the 
data. The field representatives conduct interviews to obtain data.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0110.
    Form Number: SOC-QI/SF.1 and SOC-QI/MF.1.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, business, or other for-
profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,200.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,615.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The estimated cost to the respondents 
is $433,773 based on an average hourly pay for the respondent of 
$29.68. This estimate was taken from the Department of Labor, Bureau of 
Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey for 2009.
    Respondents Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 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: May 10, 2011.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-11872 Filed 5-13-11; 8:45 am]
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