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Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 12 / Thursday, January 19, 2012 / Notices records in an investigative file pertaining to such individual or to grant access to an investigative file could interfere with investigations undertaken in connection with national security; or could disclose the identity of sources kept secret to protect national security or reveal confidential information supplied by these sources. (3) 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)(I) requires the publication of the categories of sources of records in each system of records. The application of this provision could disclose the identity of sources kept secret to protect national security. (4) 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(1) requires each agency to maintain in its records only such information about an individual that is relevant and necessary to accomplish a purpose of the agency required by statute or Executive Order. An exemption from the foregoing is needed: a. Because it is not possible to detect relevance or necessity of specific information in the early stages of an investigation involving national security matters. b. Relevance and necessity are questions of judgment and timing. What appears relevant and necessary when collected may ultimately be determined to be unnecessary. It is only after the information is evaluated that the relevance and necessity of such information can be established. c. In any investigation the Inspector General may obtain information concerning the violators of laws other than those within the scope of his or her jurisdiction. In the interests of effective law enforcement, the Inspector General should retain this information as it may aid in establishing patterns of criminal activity, and provide leads for those law enforcement agencies charged with enforcing other segments of criminal or civil law. d. In interviewing persons, or obtaining forms of evidence during an investigation, information may be supplied to the investigator which relate to matters incidental to the main purpose of the investigation but which may relate to matters under the investigative jurisdiction of another agency. Such information cannot readily be segregated. Reasons for exemptions under 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(5): (1) 5 U.S.C. 552a(c)(3) requires that an agency make accountings of disclosures of records available to individuals named in the records at their request. These accountings must state the date, nature and purpose of each disclosure of the record and the name and address of the recipient. The application of this provision would alert subjects of an VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Jan 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 investigation to the existence of the investigation and that such persons are subjects of that investigation. Since release of such information to subjects of an investigation would provide the subject with significant information concerning the nature of the investigation, it could result in the altering or destruction of documentary evidence, improper influencing of witnesses, and other activities that could impede or compromise the investigation. (2) 5 U.S.C. 552a(d), (e)(4)(G) and (H), and (f) relate to an individual’s right to be notified of the existence of records pertaining to such individual; requirements for identifying an individual who requests access to records; and the agency procedures relating to access to records and the contest of information contained in such records. This system is exempt from the foregoing provisions for the following reasons: To notify an individual at the individual’s request of the existence of records in an investigative file pertaining to such individual or to grant access to an investigative file could interfere with investigative and enforcement proceedings; co-defendants of a right to a fair trial; constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy of others; disclose the identity of confidential sources and reveal confidential information supplied by these sources; and disclose investigative techniques and procedures. (3) 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)(I) requires the publication of the categories of sources of records in each system of records. The application of this provision could disclose investigative techniques and procedures and cause sources to refrain from giving such information because of fear of reprisal, or fear of breach of promises of anonymity and confidentiality. This would compromise the ability to conduct investigations, and to make fair and objective decisions on questions of suitability for Federal employment and related issues. (4) 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(1) requires each agency to maintain in its records only such information about an individual that is relevant and necessary to accomplish a purpose of the agency required by statute or Executive Order. An exemption from the foregoing is needed: a. Because it is not possible to detect relevance or necessity of specific information in the early stages of an investigation. b. Relevance and necessity are questions of judgment and timing. What appears relevant and necessary when collected may ultimately be determined to be unnecessary. It is only after that PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2697 information is evaluated that the relevance and necessity of such information can be established. c. In any investigation the Inspector General may obtain information concerning the violations of laws other than those within the scope of his or her jurisdiction. In the interest of effective law enforcement, the Inspector General should retain this information as it may aid in establishing patterns of criminal activity, and provide leads for those law enforcement agencies charged with enforcing other segments of criminal or civil law. d. In interviewing persons, or obtaining other forms of evidence during an investigation, information may be supplied to the investigator which relate to matters incidental to the main purpose of the investigation but which may relate to matters under investigative jurisdiction of another agency. Such information cannot readily be segregated. Dated: December 16, 2011. Jonathan R. Cantor, Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. 2012–898 Filed 1–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–55–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Services Report 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)). SUMMARY: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before March 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or DATES: E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 2698 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 12 / Thursday, January 19, 2012 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Ron Farrar, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K145, Washington, DC 20233– 6500, (301) 763–6782 or Bill Samples, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K045, Washington, DC 20233–6500, (301) 763– 7175. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Annual Services Report (ASR), previously named Service Annual Survey (SAS), produces annual nationwide estimates of revenue and expenses for service industries. These service industries include all or portions of the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) sectors: Utilities (NAICS 22); Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48 and 49); Information (NAICS 51); Finance and Insurance (NAICS 52); Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (NAICS 53); Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 54); Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (NAICS 56); Educational Services (NAICS 61); Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS 62); Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (NAICS 71); and Other Services (NAICS 81). For selected industries in Utilities; Transportation; Finance; Information; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Administrative Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services; and Educational Services, ASR produces estimates of revenue by detailed North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) products. Inventory estimates for selected industries in the Transportation and Information sectors are produced, as well as estimates of expanded revenues for selected industries across multiple sectors. For industries with a significant non-profit component, separate estimates are developed for taxable firms and organizations exempt from federal income tax. These data are needed to provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by various governmental agencies. The Census Bureau is authorized by Title 13, United States Code, to conduct surveys necessary to furnish current data on subjects covered by the major censuses. These surveys provide continuing and timely national statistical data for the period between economic censuses. The Bureau of Economic Analysis, the primary Federal user of these annual program statistics, uses the information in developing the national income and product accounts, compiling benchmark and annual input-output tables, and VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Jan 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 computing Gross Domestic Product by industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses the data as inputs to its Producer Price Indexes and in developing productivity measurements. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services use the data in the development of the National Health Expenditure Accounts. The Federal Communications Commission uses the data as a means for assessing FCC policy. The Coalition of Service Industries uses the data for general research and planning. Trade and professional organizations uses the data to analyze industry trends and benchmark their own statistical programs, develop forecasts, and evaluate regulatory requirements. The media uses the data for news reports and background information. Private businesses use the data to measure market share; analyze business potential; and plan investment decisions. The Census Bureau uses the data to provide new insight into changing structural and cost conditions that will impact the planning and design of future economic census questionnaires. Private industry also uses the data as a tool for marketing analysis. Data are collected from all of the largest firms and from a sample of small- and medium-sized businesses selected using a stratified sampling procedure. The samples are reselected periodically, generally at 5-year intervals. The largest firms continue to be canvassed when the sample is redrawn, while nearly all of the smalland medium-sized firms from the prior sample are replaced. We collect these data by using a mail-out/mail-back and online survey questionnaire. II. Method of Collection We collect this information by mail, Internet, fax, and telephone follow-up. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0422. Form Numbers: The Annual Services Report program consists of 154 unique forms, which are too extensive to list here. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, Government hospitals and Federal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 83,648. Estimated Time per Response: 3 to 6 hours depending on form. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 286,186. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $8,488,277. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 182, 224, and 225. 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: January 13, 2012. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–937 Filed 1–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 04–2012] Foreign-Trade Zone 230—Piedmont Triad Area, NC; Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the Piedmont Triad Partnership, grantee of FTZ 230, requesting authority to reorganize the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the Board (74 FR 1170, 1/12/09 (correction 74 FR 3987, 1/22/09); 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Services 
Report

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 March 19, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at jjessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or

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copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Ron Farrar, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K145, 
Washington, DC 20233-6500, (301) 763-6782 or Bill Samples, U.S. Census 
Bureau, 8K045, Washington, DC 20233-6500, (301) 763-7175.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Annual Services Report (ASR), previously named Service Annual 
Survey (SAS), produces annual nationwide estimates of revenue and 
expenses for service industries. These service industries include all 
or portions of the following North American Industry Classification 
System (NAICS) sectors: Utilities (NAICS 22); Transportation and 
Warehousing (NAICS 48 and 49); Information (NAICS 51); Finance and 
Insurance (NAICS 52); Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (NAICS 53); 
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 54); 
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation 
Services (NAICS 56); Educational Services (NAICS 61); Health Care and 
Social Assistance (NAICS 62); Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 
(NAICS 71); and Other Services (NAICS 81).
    For selected industries in Utilities; Transportation; Finance; 
Information; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 
Administrative Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services; 
and Educational Services, ASR produces estimates of revenue by detailed 
North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) products. 
Inventory estimates for selected industries in the Transportation and 
Information sectors are produced, as well as estimates of expanded 
revenues for selected industries across multiple sectors. For 
industries with a significant non-profit component, separate estimates 
are developed for taxable firms and organizations exempt from federal 
income tax.
    These data are needed to provide a sound statistical basis for the 
formation of policy by various governmental agencies. The Census Bureau 
is authorized by Title 13, United States Code, to conduct surveys 
necessary to furnish current data on subjects covered by the major 
censuses. These surveys provide continuing and timely national 
statistical data for the period between economic censuses.
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis, the primary Federal user of these 
annual program statistics, uses the information in developing the 
national income and product accounts, compiling benchmark and annual 
input-output tables, and computing Gross Domestic Product by industry. 
The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses the data as inputs to its Producer 
Price Indexes and in developing productivity measurements. The Centers 
for Medicare and Medicaid Services use the data in the development of 
the National Health Expenditure Accounts. The Federal Communications 
Commission uses the data as a means for assessing FCC policy. The 
Coalition of Service Industries uses the data for general research and 
planning. Trade and professional organizations uses the data to analyze 
industry trends and benchmark their own statistical programs, develop 
forecasts, and evaluate regulatory requirements. The media uses the 
data for news reports and background information. Private businesses 
use the data to measure market share; analyze business potential; and 
plan investment decisions. The Census Bureau uses the data to provide 
new insight into changing structural and cost conditions that will 
impact the planning and design of future economic census 
questionnaires. Private industry also uses the data as a tool for 
marketing analysis.
    Data are collected from all of the largest firms and from a sample 
of small- and medium-sized businesses selected using a stratified 
sampling procedure. The samples are reselected periodically, generally 
at 5-year intervals. The largest firms continue to be canvassed when 
the sample is re-drawn, while nearly all of the small- and medium-sized 
firms from the prior sample are replaced. We collect these data by 
using a mail-out/mail-back and online survey questionnaire.

II. Method of Collection

    We collect this information by mail, Internet, fax, and telephone 
follow-up.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0422.
    Form Numbers: The Annual Services Report program consists of 154 
unique forms, which are too extensive to list here.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, not-
for-profit institutions, Government hospitals and Federal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 83,648.
    Estimated Time per Response: 3 to 6 hours depending on form.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 286,186.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $8,488,277.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.

    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 182, 224, and 225.

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: January 13, 2012.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-937 Filed 1-18-12; 8:45 am]
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