Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Services Survey, 13076-13077 [2012-5189]

Download as PDF 13076 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 43 / Monday, March 5, 2012 / Notices regional office by April 30, 2012. The address is U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 400 State Avenue, Suite 908, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. Persons wishing to email their comments, or to present their comments verbally at the meeting, or who desire additional information should contact Farella E. Robinson, Regional Director, Central Regional Office, at (913) 551–1400, (or for hearing impaired TDD 913–551– 1414), or by email to frobinson@usccr.gov. Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Regional Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Central Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s Web site, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Central Regional Office at the above email or street address. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA. Dated in Washington, DC, February 29, 2012. Peter Minarik, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. 2012–5252 Filed 3–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD 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: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Pacific Islands Region SeabirdFisheries Interaction Recovery Reporting. OMB Control Number: 0648–0456. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 1. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Burden Hours: 3. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:06 Mar 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requires longline vessel operators to notify NMFS in the event an endangered short-tailed albatross is hooked or entangled during fishing operations. Following the retrieval of the seabird from the ocean, as required by Federal regulations at 50 CFR 665.815, the vessel captain must record the condition of the injured short-tailed albatross on a recovery data form. The information will be used by a veterinarian in providing advice to the captain caring for the short-tailed albatross. If the albatross is dead, the captain must attach an identification tag to the carcass to assist the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) biologists in follow-up studies on the specimen. This collection is one of the terms and conditions contained in the biological opinion issued by USFWS, and is intended to maximize the probability of the long-term survival of short-tailed albatross accidentally taken by longline gear. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: February 29, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–5283 Filed 3–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Services Survey U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 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)). DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before May 4, 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 copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Roderick Asekhauno, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K168A, Washington, DC 20233–6500, 301–763–2154, or Roderick.I.Asekhauno@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Quarterly Services Survey (QSS) covers employer firms with establishments located in the United States and classified in select service industries as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The QSS coverage currently includes all or parts of the following NAICS sectors: Utilities (excluding government owned); transportation and warehousing (except rail transportation and postal) services; information; finance and insurance (except funds, trusts, and other financial vehicles); real estate and rental and leasing; professional, scientific, and technical services; administrative and support and waste management and remediation services; educational services (except elementary and secondary schools, junior colleges, and colleges, universities, and professional schools); health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment, and recreation; and other services (except public administration). The primary estimates produced from the QSS are quarterly estimates of total operating revenue and the percentage of revenue by source. The survey also produces estimates of total operating expenses from tax-exempt firms in industries that have a large not-for-profit component. In addition, for hospitals, the survey produces estimates of the number of inpatient days and discharges and for E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 43 / Monday, March 5, 2012 / Notices select industries in arts, entertainment, and recreation sector, the survey produces estimates of admissions revenue. Beginning in March 2013, with the introduction of a new QSS sample, the QSS will also provide estimates of revenue for the accommodation subsector and estimates for interest income, loan fees, fees and commissions, financial planning and investment management, and net gains and losses from brokering for select finance and insurance industries. Firms are selected for this survey using a stratified design with strata defined by industry, tax status, and estimated size based on annual revenue. The sample consists of approximately 18,000 firms and consists of a subsample of firms from the larger Service Annual Survey. Each quarter the QSS sample is updated to reflect the addition of new businesses and the removal of firms that have gone out-ofbusiness. The Bureau of Economic Analysis uses the survey results as input to its quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and GDP by industry estimates. The estimates provide the Federal Reserve Board and Council of Economic advisors with timely information to assess current economic performance. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services use the QSS estimates to develop hospital-spending estimates for the National Accounts. Other government and private stakeholders also benefit from a better understanding of important cyclical components of our economy. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection We will collect this information by mail, facsimile, Internet, and a telephone follow-up. 15:06 Mar 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 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: February 28, 2012. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–5189 Filed 3–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0907. Form Number: QSS–1(A), QSS–1(E), QSS–2(A), QSS–2(E), QSS–3(A), QSS– 3(E), QSS–4(A), QSS–4(E), QSS–5(A), QSS–5(E), QSS–6(A), QSS–6(E), QSS– 7(A), QSS–7(E), QSS–8(A), QSS–8(E), QSS–9(A), QSS–9(E), QSS–0(A), QSS– 0(E), QSS1P(A), QSS1P(E), QSS4f(A), QSS–4f(E). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, and government hospitals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 23,500. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes: QSS–1(A), QSS–1(E), QSS– 2(A), QSS–2(E), QSS–3(A), QSS–3(E), QSS–5(A), QSS–5(E), QSS–6(A), QSS– 6(E), QSS–7(A), QSS–7(E), QSS–8(A), QSS–8(E), QSS–9(A), QSS–9(E), QSS– VerDate Mar<15>2010 0(A), QSS–0(E), QSS1P(A), QSS1P(E). 10 minutes: QSS–4(A), QSS–4(E), QSS4f(A), QSS–4f(E). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,900. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $692,835. Respondents Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 182. Order Temporarily Denying Export Privileges Delfin Group USA LLC, 4950 Virginia Avenue, North Charleston, South Carolina 29405. 650 Saint Regis Lane, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022. Marcos Baghdasarian, 4950 Virginia Avenue, North Charleston, South Carolina 29405. 650 Saint Regis Lane, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022. Bagdel Corporation, 4950 Virginia Avenue, North Charleston, South Carolina 29405. 650 Saint Regis Lane, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022. Naren Sachanandani, P.O. Box 9645, Q4–280, Sharjah Airport International Free Zone, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Do-It FZC, P.O. Box 9645, Q4–280, Sharjah Airport International Free Zone, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Respondents. Pursuant to Section 766.24 of the Export Administration Regulations (‘‘EAR’’ or the ‘‘Regulations’’),1 the 1 The EAR is currently codified at 15 CFR parts 730–774 (2011). The EAR are issued under the PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13077 Bureau of Industry and Security (‘‘BIS’’), U.S. Department of Commerce, through its Office of Export Enforcement (‘‘OEE’’), has requested that I issue an Order temporarily denying, for a period of 180 days, the export privileges under the EAR of: 1. Delfin Group USA LLC, 4950 Virginia Avenue, North Charleston, South Carolina 29405. 650 Saint Regis Lane, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022. 2. Marcos Baghdasarian, 4950 Virginia Avenue, North Charleston, South Carolina 29405. 650 Saint Regis Lane, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022. 3. Bagdel Corporation, 4950 Virginia Avenue, North Charleston, South Carolina 29405. 650 Saint Regis Lane, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022. 4. Naren Sachanandani, P.O. Box 9645, Q4–280, Sharjah Airport International Free Zone, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. 5. Do-It FZC, P.O. Box 9645, Q4–280, Sharjah Airport International Free Zone, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Legal Standard Pursuant to Section 766.24(b) of the Regulations, BIS may issue a TDO upon a showing that the order is necessary in the public interest to prevent an ‘‘imminent violation’’ of the Regulations. 15 CFR 766.24(b)(1). ‘‘A violation may be ‘imminent’ either in time or 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 or 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. Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (50 U.S.C. app. §§ 2401–2420 (2000)) (‘‘EAA’’). Since August 21, 2001, the Act has been in lapse and the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), which has been extended by successive presidential notices, the most recent being that of August 12, 2011 (76 FR 50661 (Aug. 16, 2011)), has continued the Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq.) (‘‘IEEPA’’). E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 43 (Monday, March 5, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13076-13077]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-5189]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly 
Services Survey

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 May 4, 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 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Roderick Asekhauno, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K168A, 
Washington, DC 20233-6500, 301-763-2154, or 
Roderick.I.Asekhauno@census.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Quarterly Services Survey (QSS) covers employer firms with 
establishments located in the United States and classified in select 
service industries as defined by the North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS). The QSS coverage currently includes all 
or parts of the following NAICS sectors: Utilities (excluding 
government owned); transportation and warehousing (except rail 
transportation and postal) services; information; finance and insurance 
(except funds, trusts, and other financial vehicles); real estate and 
rental and leasing; professional, scientific, and technical services; 
administrative and support and waste management and remediation 
services; educational services (except elementary and secondary 
schools, junior colleges, and colleges, universities, and professional 
schools); health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment, and 
recreation; and other services (except public administration). The 
primary estimates produced from the QSS are quarterly estimates of 
total operating revenue and the percentage of revenue by source. The 
survey also produces estimates of total operating expenses from tax-
exempt firms in industries that have a large not-for-profit component. 
In addition, for hospitals, the survey produces estimates of the number 
of inpatient days and discharges and for

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select industries in arts, entertainment, and recreation sector, the 
survey produces estimates of admissions revenue. Beginning in March 
2013, with the introduction of a new QSS sample, the QSS will also 
provide estimates of revenue for the accommodation subsector and 
estimates for interest income, loan fees, fees and commissions, 
financial planning and investment management, and net gains and losses 
from brokering for select finance and insurance industries.
    Firms are selected for this survey using a stratified design with 
strata defined by industry, tax status, and estimated size based on 
annual revenue. The sample consists of approximately 18,000 firms and 
consists of a subsample of firms from the larger Service Annual Survey. 
Each quarter the QSS sample is updated to reflect the addition of new 
businesses and the removal of firms that have gone out-of-business.
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis uses the survey results as input to 
its quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and GDP by industry 
estimates. The estimates provide the Federal Reserve Board and Council 
of Economic advisors with timely information to assess current economic 
performance. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services use the QSS 
estimates to develop hospital-spending estimates for the National 
Accounts. Other government and private stakeholders also benefit from a 
better understanding of important cyclical components of our economy.

II. Method of Collection

    We will collect this information by mail, facsimile, Internet, and 
a telephone follow-up.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0907.
    Form Number: QSS-1(A), QSS-1(E), QSS-2(A), QSS-2(E), QSS-3(A), QSS-
3(E), QSS-4(A), QSS-4(E), QSS-5(A), QSS-5(E), QSS-6(A), QSS-6(E), QSS-
7(A), QSS-7(E), QSS-8(A), QSS-8(E), QSS-9(A), QSS-9(E), QSS-0(A), QSS-
0(E), QSS1P(A), QSS1P(E), QSS4f(A), QSS-4f(E).
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, not-
for-profit institutions, and government hospitals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 23,500.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes: QSS-1(A), QSS-1(E), QSS-
2(A), QSS-2(E), QSS-3(A), QSS-3(E), QSS-5(A), QSS-5(E), QSS-6(A), QSS-
6(E), QSS-7(A), QSS-7(E), QSS-8(A), QSS-8(E), QSS-9(A), QSS-9(E), QSS-
0(A), QSS-0(E), QSS1P(A), QSS1P(E). 10 minutes: QSS-4(A), QSS-4(E), 
QSS4f(A), QSS-4f(E).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,900.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $692,835.
    Respondents Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 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: February 28, 2012.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-5189 Filed 3-2-12; 8:45 am]
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