Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Construction Progress Reporting Survey, 2656-2657 [2013-00550]

Download as PDF 2656 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 9 / Monday, January 14, 2013 / Notices 1458 of the CZMA and procedures set forth in 15 CFR part 923. NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) conducts periodic evaluations of the 34 coastal management programs and 28 research reserves and produces written findings for each evaluation. OCRM has access to documents submitted in cooperative agreement applications, performance reports, and certain documentation required by the CZMA and implementing regulations. However, additional information from each coastal management program and research reserve, as well as information from the program and reserve partners and stakeholders with whom each works, is necessary to evaluate against statutory and regulatory requirements. Different information collection subsets are necessary for (1) coastal management programs, (2) their partners and stakeholders, (3) research reserves, and (4) their partners and stakeholders. Affected Public: State, local and tribal government; not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: Conducted annually, but each program manager submits information only every five years. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits; voluntary. 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: January 9, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–00568 Filed 1–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Construction Progress Reporting Survey U.S. Census Bureau. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 Jan 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 15, 2013. 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 Erica M. Filipek, U.S. Census Bureau, MCD, CENHQ Room 7K057, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233–6900, telephone (301) 763–5161 (or via email at erica.mary.filipek@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request a three-year extension of a currently approved collection for forms C–700, Private Construction Projects; C–700(R), Multifamily Residential Projects; C– 700(SL), State and Local Government Projects; and C–700(F) Federal Government Projects. These forms are used to conduct the Construction Progress Reporting Surveys (CPRS) to collect information on the dollar value of construction put in place by private companies, individuals, private multifamily residential buildings, state and local governments and the Federal government. The Census Bureau is the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant and quality data about the people and economy of the United States. The Form C–700, Private Construction Projects, collects construction put in place data for nonresidential projects owned by private companies or individuals. The Form C–700(R), Multifamily Residential Projects, collects construction put in place data for private multifamily residential buildings. The Form C– 700(SL), State and Local Government Projects, collects construction put in place data for state and local government projects. The Form C– 700(F), Federal Government Projects collects construction put in place for federal government projects. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Census Bureau uses the information from these surveys to publish the value of construction put in place series. Published estimates are used by a variety of private business and trade associations to estimate the demand for building materials and to schedule production, distribution, and sales efforts. They also provide various government agencies with a tool to evaluate economic policy and to measure progress towards established goals. For example, Bureau of Economic Analysis staff use data to develop the construction components of gross private domestic investment in the gross domestic product. The Federal Reserve Board and the Department of the Treasury use the value in place data to predict the gross domestic product, which is presented to the Board of Governors and has an impact on monetary policy. II. Method of Collection An independent systematic sample of projects is selected each month according to predetermined sample rates. Once a project is selected, it remains in the sample until completion of the project. Preprinted forms are mailed monthly to respondents to fill in current month data and any revisions to previous months. Respondents also have the option to report online using a password protected site. Nonrespondents are later called by a Census interviewer and report data over the phone. Having the information available from a database at the time of the interview greatly helps reduce the time respondents spend on the phone. Interviews are scheduled at the convenience of the respondent, which further reduces their burden. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0153. Form Number: C–700, C–700(R), C– 700(SL), C–700(F). You can obtain information on the proposed content at this Web site: www.census.gov/mcd/clearance. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals, Businesses or Other for Profit, Not-forProfit Institutions, Small Businesses or Organizations, State and Local Governments and the Federal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: C–700 = 4,500 C–700(R) = 2,000 C–700(SL) = 12,500 C–700(F) = 2,000 TOTAL = 21,000 Estimated Time per Response: 5 to 15 minutes per month. E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 9 / Monday, January 14, 2013 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 54,600. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $2 million. 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. 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 9, 2013. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–00550 Filed 1–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [S–2–2013] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Foreign-Trade Zone 196—Fort Worth, TX, Foreign-Trade Subzone 196A—TTI, Inc.; Application for Additional Subzone Site An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by Alliance Corridor, Inc., grantee of FTZ 196, requesting an additional site for Subzone 196A located in Fort Worth, Texas. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of 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 docketed on January 4, 2013. Subzone 196A was approved on September 6, 2012 (S–102–2012) with a site located at 2601 Sylvania Cross Drive in Fort Worth (Site 1, 13 acres) subject to a three-year ASF sunset provision to September 30, 2015. An additional site located at 2441 Northeast Parkway in Fort Worth was approved on a temporary basis on December 13, 2012 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 Jan 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 (S–139–2012) (Temporary Site 2, 14.419 acres, expires 6/30/2013). The applicant is now requesting authority to include Temporary Site 2 in Subzone 196A on a longer-term basis. The proposed subzone site would be subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 196 and to the existing sunset provision applicable to Site 1 of the subzone. No authorization for production activity has been requested at this time. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Camille Evans of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to review the application and make recommendations to the Executive Secretary. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is February 25, 2013. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to March 11, 2013. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, 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 www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Camille Evans at Camille.Evans@trade.gov or (202) 482– 2350. Dated: January 4, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–00584 Filed 1–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 30–2011] Foreign-Trade Zone 141—Rochester, NY, Application for Manufacturing Authority, Firth Rixson, Inc. d/b/a Firth Rixson Monroe, Comment Period on Revised Preliminary Recommendation On April 29, 2011, an application was submitted by Monroe County, New York, grantee of FTZ 141, requesting authority on behalf of Firth Rixson, Inc. d/b/a Firth Rixson Monroe (Firth Rixson) to manufacture aircraft turbine components under FTZ procedures within FTZ 141 (76 FR 25300–25301, 5/ 4/2011). In January 2012, the applicant PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2657 was notified of the FTZ Board staff examiner’s preliminary recommendation for approval of the request with a restriction requiring that foreign-origin titanium be admitted to Firth Rixson’s FTZ operation in privileged foreign status (19 CFR § 146.63) (absent that restriction, at the time that U.S. customs entry is made on aircraft turbine components produced in the FTZ incorporating foreign-sourced titanium, Firth Rixson would be able to apply to the foreign-sourced titanium the lower duty rates applicable to aircraft turbine components—an ‘‘inverted tariff’’ benefit). In June 2012, the applicant submitted new evidence and information in response to the factors considered in the preliminary recommendation. Firth Rixson’s June 2012 submission was the subject of a Federal Register notice (77 FR 43572– 43573, 7/25/2012) inviting public comment. Firth Rixson subsequently made a rebuttal submission in response to comments received during the comment period. After a full review of the evidence and information on the record to date (including all submissions by the applicant and other parties) in the context of the applicable criteria from the FTZ Board’s regulations (15 CFR part 400), the examiner issued a revised preliminary recommendation on December 28, 2012. The examiner’s revised preliminary recommendation is to approve the requested authority—i.e., to allow unrestricted FTZ benefits on foreign titanium used in production for the U.S. market and export—for a period of five years. Any authority beyond the five year period would require an additional application to the FTZ Board. The examiner’s revised preliminary recommendation also includes a requirement for Firth Rixson to provide data on an ongoing basis to enable the FTZ Staff to conduct enhanced monitoring of the actual impact of Firth Rixson’s FTZ use. If there were to be evidence of negative effects resulting from the company’s FTZ use, the FTZ Board could review the activity and determine whether negative public interest impacts existed that warranted the imposition of a prohibition or restriction (see 15 CFR § 400.49). The examiner’s analysis indicates that allowing unrestricted FTZ benefits on foreign titanium used in production for the U.S. market and export for an initial five-year period should result in significant public benefits—such as maintained or increased U.S. employment—without negative economic effects (e.g., would not result in increased imports of titanium alloy that otherwise would not have E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 9 (Monday, January 14, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Construction 
Progress Reporting 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 March 15, 2013.

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 Erica M. Filipek, U.S. Census Bureau, MCD, CENHQ 
Room 7K057, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233-6900, telephone 
(301) 763-5161 (or via email at erica.mary.filipek@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request a three-year extension of a 
currently approved collection for forms C-700, Private Construction 
Projects; C-700(R), Multifamily Residential Projects; C-700(SL), State 
and Local Government Projects; and C-700(F) Federal Government 
Projects. These forms are used to conduct the Construction Progress 
Reporting Surveys (CPRS) to collect information on the dollar value of 
construction put in place by private companies, individuals, private 
multifamily residential buildings, state and local governments and the 
Federal government.
    The Census Bureau is the preeminent collector and provider of 
timely, relevant and quality data about the people and economy of the 
United States. The Form C-700, Private Construction Projects, collects 
construction put in place data for nonresidential projects owned by 
private companies or individuals. The Form C-700(R), Multifamily 
Residential Projects, collects construction put in place data for 
private multifamily residential buildings. The Form C-700(SL), State 
and Local Government Projects, collects construction put in place data 
for state and local government projects. The Form C-700(F), Federal 
Government Projects collects construction put in place for federal 
government projects.
    The Census Bureau uses the information from these surveys to 
publish the value of construction put in place series. Published 
estimates are used by a variety of private business and trade 
associations to estimate the demand for building materials and to 
schedule production, distribution, and sales efforts. They also provide 
various government agencies with a tool to evaluate economic policy and 
to measure progress towards established goals. For example, Bureau of 
Economic Analysis staff use data to develop the construction components 
of gross private domestic investment in the gross domestic product. The 
Federal Reserve Board and the Department of the Treasury use the value 
in place data to predict the gross domestic product, which is presented 
to the Board of Governors and has an impact on monetary policy.

II. Method of Collection

    An independent systematic sample of projects is selected each month 
according to predetermined sample rates. Once a project is selected, it 
remains in the sample until completion of the project. Preprinted forms 
are mailed monthly to respondents to fill in current month data and any 
revisions to previous months. Respondents also have the option to 
report online using a password protected site. Nonrespondents are later 
called by a Census interviewer and report data over the phone. Having 
the information available from a database at the time of the interview 
greatly helps reduce the time respondents spend on the phone. 
Interviews are scheduled at the convenience of the respondent, which 
further reduces their burden.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0153.
    Form Number: C-700, C-700(R), C-700(SL), C-700(F).
    You can obtain information on the proposed content at this Web 
site: www.census.gov/mcd/clearance.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals, Businesses or Other for Profit, Not-
for-Profit Institutions, Small Businesses or Organizations, State and 
Local Governments and the Federal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:

C-700 = 4,500
C-700(R) = 2,000
C-700(SL) = 12,500
C-700(F) = 2,000
TOTAL = 21,000

    Estimated Time per Response: 5 to 15 minutes per month.

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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 54,600.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $2 million.
    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.
    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 9, 2013.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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