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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 139 / Friday, July 19, 2013 / Notices imports of xanthan gum from Austria and China were being sold at LTFV within the meaning of section 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the Commission’s investigations and of a public hearing to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of February 27, 2013 (78 FR 13379). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on May 23, 2013, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission transmitted its determinations in these investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on July 12, 2013. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4411 (July 2013), entitled Xanthan Gum From Austria and China: Investigation Nos. 1202–03 (Final). Issued: July 16, 2013. By order of the Commission. Lisa R. Barton, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2013–17344 Filed 7–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OJP (BJA) Docket No. 1627] Meeting of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). DOJ. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: This is an announcement of a meeting of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board to review and vote on recommendations for the 2012–2013 Medal of Valor nominations, consider issues relevant to the nomination review process, discuss pending ceremonies and upcoming activities and other relevant Board issues related thereto. The meeting date and time is listed below. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Gregory Joy, Policy Advisor/Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Justice Assistance. [FR Doc. 2013–17329 Filed 7–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43227 information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the ‘‘American Time Use Survey.’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the Addresses section of this notice on or before September 17, 2013. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Amelia Vogel, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also may be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (this is not a toll free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amelia Vogel, BLS Clearance Officer, at 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See Addresses section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The ATUS is the Nation’s first federally administered, continuous survey on time use in the United States. It measures, for example, time spent with children, working, sleeping, or doing leisure activities. In the United States, several existing Federal surveys collect income and wage data for individuals and families, and analysts often use such measures of material prosperity as proxies for quality of life. Time-use data substantially augment these quality-of-life measures. The data also can be used in conjunction with wage data to evaluate the contribution of non-market work to national economies. This enables comparisons of production between nations that have different mixes of market and nonmarket activities. The ATUS develops nationally representative estimates of how people spend their time. Respondents also report who was with them during activities, where they were, how long each activity lasted, and if they were paid. All of this information has numerous practical applications for sociologists, economists, educators, E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 43228 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 139 / Friday, July 19, 2013 / Notices government policymakers, businesspersons, health researchers, and others, potentially answering the following questions: • Do the ways people use their time vary across demographic and labor force characteristics, such as age, sex, race, ethnicity, employment status, earnings, and education? • How much time do parents spend in the company of their children, either actively providing care or being with them while socializing, relaxing, or doing other things? • How are earnings related to leisure time—do those with higher earnings spend more or less time relaxing and socializing? • Where do people work—at a workplace, in their homes, or someplace else? The ATUS data are collected on an ongoing, monthly basis, allowing analysts to identify changes in how people spend their time. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the American Time Use Survey. This survey collects information on how individuals in the United States use their time. Collection is done on a continuous basis with the sample drawn monthly. The survey sample is drawn from households completing their 8th month of interviews for the Current Population Survey (CPS). Households are selected to ensure a nationallyrepresentative demographic sample, and one individual from each household is selected to take part in one Computer Assisted Telephone Interview. Interviewers ask respondents to report all of their activities for one preassigned 24-hour day, the day prior to the interview. A short series of summary questions and CPS updates follows the core time diary collection. After each full year of collection, annual national estimates of time use for an average day, weekday, and weekend day are available. Because the ATUS sample is a subset of households completing interviews for the CPS, the same demographic information collected from that survey is available for ATUS respondents. Comparisons of activity patterns across characteristics such as sex, race, age, disability status, and education of the respondent, as well as the presence of children and the number of adults living in the respondent’s household, are possible. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:33 Jul 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: American Time Use Survey. OMB Number: 1220–0175. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Respondents: 13,200. Frequency: Once. Total Responses: 13,200. Average Time per Response: 16 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,520 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of July 2013. Kimberley D. Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2013–17351 Filed 7–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection; Comment Request National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Request for comment. AGENCY: The NCUA is submitting the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for reinstatement under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Notice of this information collection is published to obtain comments from the public. Under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), financial institutions that meet the reporting criteria must compile and make available data about their housingrelated lending activity. The data is made available to the public for the purposes of: (i) Helping to determine whether financial institutions are serving the housing needs of their communities; (ii) assisting public officials in distributing public-sector investment so as to attract private investment to areas where it is needed; and (iii) assisting in identifying possible discriminatory lending patterns and enforcing anti-discrimination statutes. The information collection will assist NCUA to ensure credit unions are in compliance with fair lending laws and regulations. DATES: Comments will be accepted until September 17, 2013. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the NCUA contact and OMB reviewer listed below: NCUA Contact: Tracy Crews, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314–3428, Fax No. 703–837–2861, Email: OCIOPRA@ncua.gov. OMB Contact: ATTN: Desk Officer for the National Credit Union Administration, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 20503. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or a copy of the information collection request, or a copy of submitted comments should be directed to Tracy Crews at the National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314–3428, or at (703) 518–6444. E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-17351]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Proposed Collection, Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to 
ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the 
proposed extension of the ``American Time Use Survey.'' A copy of the 
proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by 
contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
Addresses section of this notice on or before September 17, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Amelia Vogel, BLS Clearance Officer, 
Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 
2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also 
may be transmitted by fax to 202-691-5111 (this is not a toll free 
number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amelia Vogel, BLS Clearance Officer, 
at 202-691-7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See Addresses 
section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The ATUS is the Nation's first federally administered, continuous 
survey on time use in the United States. It measures, for example, time 
spent with children, working, sleeping, or doing leisure activities. In 
the United States, several existing Federal surveys collect income and 
wage data for individuals and families, and analysts often use such 
measures of material prosperity as proxies for quality of life. Time-
use data substantially augment these quality-of-life measures. The data 
also can be used in conjunction with wage data to evaluate the 
contribution of non-market work to national economies. This enables 
comparisons of production between nations that have different mixes of 
market and non-market activities.
    The ATUS develops nationally representative estimates of how people 
spend their time. Respondents also report who was with them during 
activities, where they were, how long each activity lasted, and if they 
were paid. All of this information has numerous practical applications 
for sociologists, economists, educators,

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government policymakers, businesspersons, health researchers, and 
others, potentially answering the following questions:
     Do the ways people use their time vary across demographic 
and labor force characteristics, such as age, sex, race, ethnicity, 
employment status, earnings, and education?
     How much time do parents spend in the company of their 
children, either actively providing care or being with them while 
socializing, relaxing, or doing other things?
     How are earnings related to leisure time--do those with 
higher earnings spend more or less time relaxing and socializing?
     Where do people work--at a workplace, in their homes, or 
someplace else?
    The ATUS data are collected on an ongoing, monthly basis, allowing 
analysts to identify changes in how people spend their time.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
American Time Use Survey.
    This survey collects information on how individuals in the United 
States use their time. Collection is done on a continuous basis with 
the sample drawn monthly. The survey sample is drawn from households 
completing their 8th month of interviews for the Current Population 
Survey (CPS). Households are selected to ensure a nationally-
representative demographic sample, and one individual from each 
household is selected to take part in one Computer Assisted Telephone 
Interview. Interviewers ask respondents to report all of their 
activities for one pre-assigned 24-hour day, the day prior to the 
interview. A short series of summary questions and CPS updates follows 
the core time diary collection. After each full year of collection, 
annual national estimates of time use for an average day, weekday, and 
weekend day are available.
    Because the ATUS sample is a subset of households completing 
interviews for the CPS, the same demographic information collected from 
that survey is available for ATUS respondents. Comparisons of activity 
patterns across characteristics such as sex, race, age, disability 
status, and education of the respondent, as well as the presence of 
children and the number of adults living in the respondent's household, 
are possible.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in 
comments that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility.
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: American Time Use Survey.
    OMB Number: 1220-0175.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Respondents: 13,200.
    Frequency: Once.
    Total Responses: 13,200.
    Average Time per Response: 16 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,520 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they also will become a 
matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of July 2013.
Kimberley D. Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2013-17351 Filed 7-18-13; 8:45 am]
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