Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Building and Zoning Permit Systems, 24668-24669 [2014-09928]

Download as PDF 24668 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 84 / Thursday, May 1, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service North Gifford Pinchot Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The North Gifford Pinchot Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Vancouver, Washington. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L. 110– 343) (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to recommend projects for 2014 Title II funds. DATES: The meeting will be held June 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. 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Written comments and requests for time for oral comments must be sent to Sue Ripp, RAC Coordinator, Gifford Pinchot NF Supervisor’s Office, 10600 Northeast 51st Circle, Vancouver, Washington 98682; or by email to sripp@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 360–891–5045. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices or other reasonable accommodation for access to the facility or proceedings by contacting the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. Dated: April 25, 2014. Janine Clayton, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2014–09943 Filed 4–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Building and Zoning Permit Systems 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. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before June 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, telephone (301) 763–5161 (or via the Internet 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 of the Form C–411, Survey of Building and Zoning Permit Systems. The Census Bureau produces statistics used to monitor activity in the large and dynamic construction industry. These statistics help state and local governments and the Federal Government, as well as private industry, to analyze this important sector of the economy. The accuracy of the Census Bureau statistics regarding the amount of construction authorized depends on data supplied by building and zoning officials throughout the country. The Census Bureau uses the Form C– 411 to obtain information from state and local building permit officials needed for updating the universe of permitissuing places. The questions pertain to the legal requirements for issuing building or zoning permits in the local jurisdictions. Information is obtained on such items as geographic coverage and types of construction for which permits are issued. The universe of permit-issuing places is the sampling frame for the Building Permits Survey (BPS) and the Survey of Construction (SOC). These two sample surveys provide widely used measures of construction activity, including the economic indicators Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits and Housing Starts. II. Method of Collection The forms are sent to a jurisdiction when the Census Bureau has reason to believe that a new permit system has been established or an existing one has changed, based on information from a variety of sources including survey respondents, regional councils and the Census Bureau’s Geography Division which keeps abreast of changes in corporate status. Responses typically approach 85 percent. There are three versions of the Form C–411: E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 84 / Thursday, May 1, 2014 / Notices • C–411(V) for verification of coverage for jurisdictions with existing permit systems. • C–411(M) for municipalities where a new permit system may have been established. • C–411(C) for counties where new permit systems may have been established. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE III. Data An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Koochiching Economic Development Authority, Grantee of FTZ 259, requesting authority to reorganize the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.2(c)). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new subzones or ‘‘usage-driven’’ FTZ sites for operators/ users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the FTZ Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a zone. The application was submitted pursuant to 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 April 24, 2014. FTZ 259 was approved by the FTZ Board on November 28, 2003 (Board Order 1306, 68 FR 68590, 12/9/2003). The current zone includes the following sites: Site 1 (1 acre)—International Falls Airport, located at the southwest corner of U.S. Highway 53 and Van Lynn Road, International Falls; Site 2 (707 acres)— KEDA Business Park, located at the intersection of the D.W. & P. rail line and Minnesota Highway 11, south of the City of Rainer; and, Site 3 (10 acres)— International Falls Business Park, located at the southeast corner of U.S. Highway 53 and 22nd Street, International Falls. The grantee’s proposed service area under the ASF would be Koochiching County, Minnesota, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The proposed service area is within and adjacent to the International Falls Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing zone to include all of the existing sites as ‘‘magnet’’ sites. The ASF allows for the possible exemption of one magnet site from the ‘‘sunset’’ time limits that generally apply to sites under the ASF, and the applicant proposes that Site 2 be so exempted. No new subzones/usagedriven sites are being requested at this OMB Control Number: 0607–0350. Form Number: C–411. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State and Local Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000 per year. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: The cost to the respondents is estimated to be $12,490 based on an average hourly salary of $24.98 for local government employees. This estimate was taken from the Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of Government Employment for 2012. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 182. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: April 25, 2014. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–09928 Filed 4–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:30 Apr 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–34–2014] Foreign-Trade Zone 259—Koochiching County, Minnesota; Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24669 time. The application would have no impact on FTZ 259’s previously authorized subzone. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Camille Evans of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the FTZ Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is June 30, 2014. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to July 15, 2014. 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 FTZ 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: April 24, 2014. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–10012 Filed 4–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–849] Steel Wire Garment Hangers From Taiwan: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: May 1, 2014. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel wire garment hangers from Taiwan for the period of review (‘‘POR’’), August 2, 2012, through November 30, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Walker, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202– 482–0413. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 84 (Thursday, May 1, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24668-24669]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09928]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of 
Building and Zoning Permit Systems

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.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before June 30, 2014.

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, telephone 
(301) 763-5161 (or via the Internet 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 of the Form C-411, Survey of Building and 
Zoning Permit Systems. The Census Bureau produces statistics used to 
monitor activity in the large and dynamic construction industry. These 
statistics help state and local governments and the Federal Government, 
as well as private industry, to analyze this important sector of the 
economy. The accuracy of the Census Bureau statistics regarding the 
amount of construction authorized depends on data supplied by building 
and zoning officials throughout the country.
    The Census Bureau uses the Form C-411 to obtain information from 
state and local building permit officials needed for updating the 
universe of permit-issuing places. The questions pertain to the legal 
requirements for issuing building or zoning permits in the local 
jurisdictions. Information is obtained on such items as geographic 
coverage and types of construction for which permits are issued.
    The universe of permit-issuing places is the sampling frame for the 
Building Permits Survey (BPS) and the Survey of Construction (SOC). 
These two sample surveys provide widely used measures of construction 
activity, including the economic indicators Housing Units Authorized by 
Building Permits and Housing Starts.

II. Method of Collection

    The forms are sent to a jurisdiction when the Census Bureau has 
reason to believe that a new permit system has been established or an 
existing one has changed, based on information from a variety of 
sources including survey respondents, regional councils and the Census 
Bureau's Geography Division which keeps abreast of changes in corporate 
status. Responses typically approach 85 percent. There are three 
versions of the Form C-411:

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     C-411(V) for verification of coverage for jurisdictions 
with existing permit systems.
     C-411(M) for municipalities where a new permit system may 
have been established.
     C-411(C) for counties where new permit systems may have 
been established.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0350.
    Form Number: C-411.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State and Local Governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000 per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: The cost to the respondents 
is estimated to be $12,490 based on an average hourly salary of $24.98 
for local government employees. This estimate was taken from the Census 
Bureau's Annual Survey of Government Employment for 2012.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, 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, 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: April 25, 2014.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-09928 Filed 4-30-14; 8:45 am]
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