Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Construction Progress Reporting Survey, 52443-52444 [2015-21389]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 168 / Monday, August 31, 2015 / Notices year to year, and determine what new services customers desire. The customer service survey consists of one document containing questions about timeliness, cost effectiveness, accuracy, consistency, usefulness of services and results, and the professionalism of employees. Some examples of survey questions include the following: ‘‘I receive results in a timely manner,’’ ‘‘Official results are accurate,’’ and ‘‘Inspection personnel are knowledgeable.’’ These survey questions would be assessed using a one to five rating scale with responses ranging from ‘‘strongly disagree’’ to ‘‘strongly agree’’ or ‘‘no opinion.’’ Customers would also be asked about the products for which they primarily request service, and what percentage of their product is officially inspected. Customers can also provide additional comments or request new or existing services on the survey. Space would be added on the revised survey for customers to provide their email addresses should they wish to be directly contacted about their survey responses. By obtaining information from customers through a voluntary customer service survey, FGIS believes that it will continue to improve services and service delivery of its official inspection, grading, and weighing programs that meets or exceeds customer expectations. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes (i.e., 0.167 hours) per response. Respondents: The primary respondents will be interested current or potential customers of the official inspection, grading, and weighing program who either visit the GIPSA Web site or receive the link via outreach communications. FY 2016: Estimated Number of Respondents: 605 (i.e., 1100 total customers times 55% response rate = 605). Frequency of Responses: 1. Estimated Annual Burden: 109 hours. (605 responses times 0.167 hours/ response plus 495 non respondents times 0.0170 hours/response = 109 hours). FY 2017: Estimated Number of Respondents: 616. (i.e., 1100 total customers times 56% response rate = 616). Frequency of Responses: 1. Estimated Annual Burden: 111 hours (616 responses times 0.167 hours/ response plus 484 non respondents times 0.0170 hours/response = 111 hours). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Aug 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 FY 2018: Estimated Number of Respondents: 627 (i.e., 1100 total customers times 57% response rate = 627). Frequency of Responses: 1. Estimated Annual Burden: 105 hours (627 responses times 0.167 hours/ response plus to 473 non respondents times 0.0170 hours/response = 113 hours). As required by the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) and its implementing regulations (5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)(i)), GIPSA specifically requests comments on: (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of GIPSA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Larry Mitchell, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–21422 Filed 8–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Construction Progress Reporting Survey 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 October 30, 2015. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52443 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, EID, 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 revision of a currently approved collection for forms C–700, C–700(R), C–700(SL), and C–700(F). These forms are used to conduct the Construction Progress Reporting Surveys (CPRS) and collect information on the dollar value of construction put in place. Form C– 700, Private Construction Projects, collects construction put in place data for nonresidential projects owned by private companies or individuals. Form C–700(R), Multi-family Residential Projects, collects construction put in place data for private multi-family residential buildings. Form C–700(SL), State and Local Government Projects, collects construction put in place data for state and local government projects. 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 for the ‘Construction Spending’ monthly principal economic indicator. 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. There are two changes planned to the content of these questionnaires. The first is the elimination of the data item E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 52444 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 168 / Monday, August 31, 2015 / Notices for square footage of the construction project. This information was used for editing but is no longer needed. The second change is the addition of a data item to collect the projected completion date to assist with imputation if a response is not obtained in future months. II. Method of Collection An independent systematic sample of construction 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 are asked to 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(s): C–700, C–700(R), C– 700(SL), C–700(F). 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 = 6,900; C–700(R) = 3,300; C– 700(SL) = 12,200; C–700(F) = 1,600; TOTAL = 24,000. Estimated Time per Response: 30 min. for the first month; and 10 min. for the subsequent months. We estimate, on average, that projects remain in sample for 12 months. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 56,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 131 and 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Aug 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 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: August 25, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–21389 Filed 8–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meeting Economic Development Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2015, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and Friday, September 18, 2015, 8:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EDT. During this time, members will continue to work on various Council initiatives which include: Innovation, entrepreneurship and workforce talent. Additionally, the Council will discuss and identify next steps. SUMMARY: DATES: Thursday, September 17, 2015, Time: 2:00–3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, September 18, 2015, Time: 8:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EDT ADDRESSES: Department of Commerce, Commerce Research Library, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230. September 17–18, 2015, Teleconference: Dial-In: 1–888–469– 3146, Passcode: 1371820. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Lenzer Kirk, Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room 78018, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; email: NACIE@ doc.gov; telephone: 202–482–8001; fax: 202–273–4781. Please reference ‘‘NACIE PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 September 17–18 Meeting’’ in the subject line of your correspondence. The Council was chartered on November 10, 2009 to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters related to innovation and entrepreneurship in the United States. NACIE’s overarching focus is recommending transformational policies to the Secretary that will help U.S. communities, businesses, and the workforce become more globally competitive. The Council operates as an independent entity within the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), which is housed within the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration. NACIE members are a diverse and dynamic group of successful entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors, as well as leaders from nonprofit organizations and academia. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Council’s planned work initiatives in three focus areas: Workforce/talent, entrepreneurship, and innovation. The final agenda will be posted on the NACIE Web site at http:// www.eda.gov/oie/nacie/ prior to the meeting. Any member of the public may submit pertinent questions and comments concerning the Council’s affairs at any time before or after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the contact information below. Those unable to attend the meetings in person but wishing to listen to the proceedings can do so through a conference call line: 1– 888–469–3146, passcode: 1371820 for both meeting days on September 17 and September 18. Copies of the meeting minutes will be available by request within 90 days of the meeting date. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 25, 2015. Julie Lenzer Kirk, Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. [FR Doc. 2015–21459 Filed 8–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notice and opportunity for public comment. ACTION: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Construction 
Progress Reporting 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.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before October 30, 2015.

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, EID, 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 revision of a currently 
approved collection for forms C-700, C-700(R), C-700(SL), and C-700(F). 
These forms are used to conduct the Construction Progress Reporting 
Surveys (CPRS) and collect information on the dollar value of 
construction put in place. Form C-700, Private Construction Projects, 
collects construction put in place data for nonresidential projects 
owned by private companies or individuals. Form C-700(R), Multi-family 
Residential Projects, collects construction put in place data for 
private multi-family residential buildings. Form C-700(SL), State and 
Local Government Projects, collects construction put in place data for 
state and local government projects. 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 for the `Construction 
Spending' monthly principal economic indicator. 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.
    There are two changes planned to the content of these 
questionnaires. The first is the elimination of the data item

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for square footage of the construction project. This information was 
used for editing but is no longer needed. The second change is the 
addition of a data item to collect the projected completion date to 
assist with imputation if a response is not obtained in future months.

II. Method of Collection

    An independent systematic sample of construction 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 are asked 
to 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(s): C-700, C-700(R), C-700(SL), C-700(F).
    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 = 6,900; C-700(R) = 3,300; 
C-700(SL) = 12,200; C-700(F) = 1,600; TOTAL = 24,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 min. for the first month; and 10 
min. for the subsequent months. We estimate, on average, that projects 
remain in sample for 12 months.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 56,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 131 and 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: August 25, 2015.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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