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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 1, 2011 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Frequency: Every 5 years. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: This information collection is part of the 2012 Economic Census, which is required by law under Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.). Section 131 of this statute directs the taking of a census at 5-year intervals. Section 224 makes reporting mandatory. 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 email (bharrisk@omb.eop.gov). activities: Mine operation and mining support activities. The economic census will produce basic statistics for number of establishments, shipments, payroll, employment, detailed supplies and fuels consumed, depreciable assets, inventories, and capital expenditures. It also will yield a variety of subject statistics, including shipments by product line, type of operation, size of establishments and other industryspecific measures. The economic census is the primary source of facts about the structure and functioning of the Nation’s economy and features unique industry and geographic detail. Economic census statistics serve as part of the framework for the national accounts and provides essential information for government, industry, business, and the general public. The federal government uses information from the economic census as an important part of the framework for the national accounts, input-output measures, key economic indexes, and other estimates that serve as the factual basis for economic policy-making, Dated: October 26, 2011. planning, and program administration. Glenna Mickelson, State and local governments rely on the Management Analyst, Office of the Chief economic census as a unique source of Information Officer. comprehensive economic statistics for [FR Doc. 2011–28167 Filed 10–31–11; 8:45 am] small geographical areas for use in BILLING CODE 3510–07–P policy-making, planning, and program administration. Finally, industry, business, and the general public use DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE data from the economic census for economic forecasts, market research, Submission for OMB Review; benchmarks for their own sample-based Comment Request surveys, and business and financial The Department of Commerce will decision making. submit to the Office of Management and If the economic census was not Budget (OMB) for clearance the conducted, the federal government following proposal for collection of would lose vital source data and information under the provisions of the benchmarks for the national accounts, Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. input-output tables, and other chapter 35). composite measures of economic Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. activity, causing substantial degradation Title: 2012 Economic Census Covering in the quality of these important the Mining Sector. statistics. Further, the government OMB Control Number: 0607–0939. would lose critical benchmarks for Form Number(s): Various. current, sample-based economic surveys Type of Request: Reinstatement of a and an essential source of detailed, previously approved collection. comprehensive economic information Burden Hours: 72,920. for use in policy-making and program Number of Respondents: 16,400. administration. Average Hours per Response: 4 hours Affected Public: Business or other forand 27 minutes. profit. Needs and Uses: The 2012 Economic Frequency: One-time. Census covering the Mining Sector will Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. use a mail canvass, supplemented by Legal Authority: This information data from federal administrative collection is part of the 2012 Economic records, to measure the economic Census, which is required by law under activity of approximately 26,000 mining Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.). establishments classified in the North Section 131 of this statute directs the American Industry Classification taking of a census at 5-year intervals. System (NAICS). Section 224 makes reporting mandatory. OMB Desk Officer: Brian HarrisThe mining sector of the economic Kojetin, (202) 395–7314. census distinguishes two basic VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Oct 31, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67405 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 email (bharrisk@omb.eop.gov). Dated: October 26, 2011. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–28161 Filed 10–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Federal Statistical System Public Opinion Survey AGENCY: ACTION: U.S. Census Bureau. Notice. 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)). SUMMARY: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before January 3, 2012. DATES: 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). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Jennifer Hunter Childs, Jennifer.hunter.childs@census.gov (301) 763–4927, U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Survey Measurement, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 67406 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 1, 2011 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract II. Method of Collection From December 2009 through April 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau contracted a private survey firm to conduct a nightly poll of public attitudes toward the 2010 Census, public awareness of Census promotional efforts, and intent to mail back their Census forms. The nationally representative sample of 200 respondents per night was rolled up into 7 day moving estimates that provided nearly immediate feedback on public reaction to national events that might influence perceptions of the 2010 Census, and on the success or failure of our communications campaign messaging. The Census Bureau used this feedback to make communication campaign decisions during the 2010 Census that contributed to achieving a mail-back participation rate of 74%, despite increased vacancy rates due to the economic downturn, increased public skepticism about the role of the Federal Government, and a general decline in survey response rates during the decade that crossed both public and private sector surveys. Moving forward the Census Bureau is seeking ways to reverse the decline in response rates for its ongoing surveys to avoid both increasing operational costs and potential declines in data quality. The information collected will assist the Census Bureau in addressing attitudes, beliefs, and concerns the public may have regarding its trust (confidence) in federal statistics and in the collection of statistical information by the federal government from the public, as well attitudes toward and knowledge of the statistical uses of administrative records. The data will also allow us to understand how current events impact public perception towards federal statistics. Ultimately, this public opinion data will enable the Census Bureau to better understand public perceptions, which will provide guidance for communicating with the public and for future planning of data collection that reflects a good understanding of public perceptions and concerns. Because all federal statistical agencies are also these facing issues of declining response rates and increasing costs in a time of constrained budgets, the Census Bureau will share the results of these surveys with other federal statistical agencies, including those that sponsor surveys conducted by the Census Bureau, to maximize the utility of this information collection and ultimately, the quality and efficiency of federal statistics. The Census Bureau plans to add up to 25 questions to a sample of cases in an ongoing survey, the Gallup Daily Tracking, which is a daily survey asking U.S. adults about various political, economic, and well-being topics. The survey includes sample coverage in Alaska and Hawaii, and relies on a three-call design to reach respondents not contacted on the initial attempt. The survey methods for the Gallup Daily Tracking rely on live interviews, dualframe sampling (which includes listed landline interviewing as well as cell phone sampling to reach those in cell phone-only households, cell phonemostly households, and unlisted landline-only households), and a random selection method for choosing respondents within the household. The survey conducts Spanish-language interviews for respondents who speak only Spanish. The Census Bureau will ask questions of 200 respondents who participate in the Gallup survey most evenings from January 3, 2012 through September 20, 2013. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Oct 31, 2011 Jkt 226001 III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 70,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,667. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. chapter 5. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: October 27, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–28212 Filed 10–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1794] Approval for Expanded Manufacturing Authority; Foreign-Trade Subzone 158D Nissan North America, Inc.; (Motor Vehicles) Canton, MS Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order. Whereas, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA), operator of Subzone 158D, has requested an expansion of the scope of manufacturing authority within Subzone 158D in Canton, Mississippi, and authority to shift production between Subzone 158D and Subzone 78A, as needed, provided that NNA’s combined activity at the two subzones remains consistent with the products, components and production capacity authorized individually for Subzone 158D and Subzone 78A (FTZ Docket 14–2011, filed 2–22–2011); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (76 FR 11196, 3/1/2011) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to expand the scope of manufacturing authority under zone procedures within Subzone 158D and to shift authorized production between Subzone 158D and Subzone 78A, as described in the application and Federal Register notice, is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 211 (Tuesday, November 1, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67405-67406]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28212]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Federal 
Statistical System Public Opinion Survey

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 January 3, 2012.

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 Jennifer Hunter Childs, 
Jennifer.hunter.childs@census.gov (301) 763-4927, U.S. Census Bureau, 
Center for Survey Measurement, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 
20233.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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I. Abstract

    From December 2009 through April 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau 
contracted a private survey firm to conduct a nightly poll of public 
attitudes toward the 2010 Census, public awareness of Census 
promotional efforts, and intent to mail back their Census forms. The 
nationally representative sample of 200 respondents per night was 
rolled up into 7 day moving estimates that provided nearly immediate 
feedback on public reaction to national events that might influence 
perceptions of the 2010 Census, and on the success or failure of our 
communications campaign messaging. The Census Bureau used this feedback 
to make communication campaign decisions during the 2010 Census that 
contributed to achieving a mail-back participation rate of 74%, despite 
increased vacancy rates due to the economic downturn, increased public 
skepticism about the role of the Federal Government, and a general 
decline in survey response rates during the decade that crossed both 
public and private sector surveys.
    Moving forward the Census Bureau is seeking ways to reverse the 
decline in response rates for its ongoing surveys to avoid both 
increasing operational costs and potential declines in data quality. 
The information collected will assist the Census Bureau in addressing 
attitudes, beliefs, and concerns the public may have regarding its 
trust (confidence) in federal statistics and in the collection of 
statistical information by the federal government from the public, as 
well attitudes toward and knowledge of the statistical uses of 
administrative records. The data will also allow us to understand how 
current events impact public perception towards federal statistics.
    Ultimately, this public opinion data will enable the Census Bureau 
to better understand public perceptions, which will provide guidance 
for communicating with the public and for future planning of data 
collection that reflects a good understanding of public perceptions and 
concerns. Because all federal statistical agencies are also these 
facing issues of declining response rates and increasing costs in a 
time of constrained budgets, the Census Bureau will share the results 
of these surveys with other federal statistical agencies, including 
those that sponsor surveys conducted by the Census Bureau, to maximize 
the utility of this information collection and ultimately, the quality 
and efficiency of federal statistics.

II. Method of Collection

    The Census Bureau plans to add up to 25 questions to a sample of 
cases in an ongoing survey, the Gallup Daily Tracking, which is a daily 
survey asking U.S. adults about various political, economic, and well-
being topics. The survey includes sample coverage in Alaska and Hawaii, 
and relies on a three-call design to reach respondents not contacted on 
the initial attempt. The survey methods for the Gallup Daily Tracking 
rely on live interviews, dual-frame sampling (which includes listed 
landline interviewing as well as cell phone sampling to reach those in 
cell phone-only households, cell phone-mostly households, and unlisted 
landline-only households), and a random selection method for choosing 
respondents within the household. The survey conducts Spanish-language 
interviews for respondents who speak only Spanish. The Census Bureau 
will ask questions of 200 respondents who participate in the Gallup 
survey most evenings from January 3, 2012 through September 20, 2013.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 70,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,667.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. chapter 5.

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: October 27, 2011.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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