Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current Population Surveys (CPS) Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS), 91902-91903 [2016-30461]

Download as PDF 91902 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 243 / Monday, December 19, 2016 / Notices number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 13th day of December 2016. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2016–30456 Filed 12–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Deschutes Provincial Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Deschutes Provincial Advisory Committee (PAC) will meet in Bend, Oregon. The committee is authorized pursuant to the implementation of E–19 of the Record of Decision and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to promote a better integration of forest management activities between Federal and nonFederal entities to ensure that such activities are complementary. PAC information can be found at the following Web site: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/detail/deschutes/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees. DATES: The meeting will be held on January 20, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All PAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the Deschutes National Forest Headquarters Office, 63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, Oregon. Written comments may be submitted as described under Supplementary Information. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at Deschutes National Forest Headquarters Office. Please call ahead at 541–383–4761 to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beth Peer, Deschutes PAC Coordinator by sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:55 Dec 16, 2016 Jkt 241001 phone at 541–383–4761, or via email at bpeer@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to: (1) Work on setting goals for committee accomplishments for 2017, particularly in the area of sustainable recreation; (2) To identify any needs for expanding education on focus topics; and (3) To address committee rechartering process and membership. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing by January 6, 2017, to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and requests for time to make oral comments must be sent to Beth Peer, Deschutes PAC Coordinator, 63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, Oregon, 97701; or by email to bpeer@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 541–383–4755. 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, please contact the person listed in the section titled For Further Information Contact. 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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 Kyra Linse, U.S. Census Bureau, 7H045, Washington, DC 20233– 8400 at (301) 763–9280. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 243 / Monday, December 19, 2016 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request clearance for the collection of data concerning the Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS). The current clearance expires August 31, 2017. Collection of the HVS in conjunction with the Current Population Survey began in 1956, and serves a broad array of data users. We conduct the HVS interviews with landlords or other knowledgeable people concerning vacant housing units identified in the monthly CPS sample and meeting certain criteria. The HVS provides the only quarterly statistics on rental vacancy rates and homeownership rates for the United States, the four census regions, the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and the 75 largest metropolitan areas (MAs). Private and public sector organizations use these rates extensively to gauge and analyze the housing market with regard to supply, cost, and affordability at various points in time. In addition, the rental vacancy rate is a component of the index of leading economic indicators published by the Department of Commerce. Policy analysts, program managers, budget analysts, and congressional staff use these data to advise the executive and legislative branches of government with respect to the number and characteristics of units available for occupancy and the suitability of housing initiatives. Several other government agencies use these data on a continuing basis in calculating consumer expenditures for housing as a component of the gross national product; to project mortgage demands; and to measure the adequacy of the supply of rental and homeowner units. In addition, investment firms use the HVS data to analyze market trends and for economic forecasting. II. Method of Collection Field representatives collect this HVS information by personal-visit interviews in conjunction with the regular monthly CPS interviewing. We collect HVS data concerning units that are vacant and intended for year-round occupancy as determined during the CPS interview. Approximately 9,000 units in the CPS sample meet these criteria each month. All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted interviewing. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0179. Form Number: HVS–600 (Fact Sheet for the Housing Vacancy Survey). Type of Review: Regular submission. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:55 Dec 16, 2016 Jkt 241001 Affected Public: Individuals who have knowledge of the vacant sample unit (e.g., landlord, rental agents, neighbors). Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,000 per month. Estimated Time per Response: 3 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5400 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: There is no cost to the respondents other than their time. Respondents Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C., Section 182 and Title 29, U.S.C., Sections 1–9. 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. Sheleen Dumas, PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–30461 Filed 12–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P 91903 India. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. Based on comments received from interested parties, we have made changes to the preliminary results. For the final results of this review, we find that neither Jindal Poly Films Limited (Jindal) nor SRF Limited (SRF) made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. DATES: Effective December 19, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 2, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the Preliminary Results.1 For events that have occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.2 The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at https://trade.gov/login.aspx. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Order Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 The products covered by the order are all gauges of raw, pretreated, or primed PET Film, whether extruded or coextruded. Excluded are metallized films and other finished films that have had at least one of their surfaces modified by the application of a performance-enhancing resinous or inorganic layer of more than 0.00001 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On August 3, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the 2014–2015 administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET Film) from 1 See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015, 81 FR 50684 (August 2, 2016) (Preliminary Results). 2 See Department Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Polyethylene Terephthalate Film from India; 2014— 2015 Administrative Review’’ (Issues and Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–824] AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 243 (Monday, December 19, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 91902-91903]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-30461]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current 
Population Surveys (CPS) Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS)

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 February 17, 2017.

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 Kyra Linse, U.S. Census Bureau, 7H045, 
Washington, DC 20233-8400 at (301) 763-9280.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request clearance for the collection of 
data concerning the Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS). The current clearance 
expires August 31, 2017.
    Collection of the HVS in conjunction with the Current Population 
Survey began in 1956, and serves a broad array of data users. We 
conduct the HVS interviews with landlords or other knowledgeable people 
concerning vacant housing units identified in the monthly CPS sample 
and meeting certain criteria. The HVS provides the only quarterly 
statistics on rental vacancy rates and homeownership rates for the 
United States, the four census regions, the 50 states and the District 
of Columbia, and the 75 largest metropolitan areas (MAs). Private and 
public sector organizations use these rates extensively to gauge and 
analyze the housing market with regard to supply, cost, and 
affordability at various points in time.
    In addition, the rental vacancy rate is a component of the index of 
leading economic indicators published by the Department of Commerce.
    Policy analysts, program managers, budget analysts, and 
congressional staff use these data to advise the executive and 
legislative branches of government with respect to the number and 
characteristics of units available for occupancy and the suitability of 
housing initiatives. Several other government agencies use these data 
on a continuing basis in calculating consumer expenditures for housing 
as a component of the gross national product; to project mortgage 
demands; and to measure the adequacy of the supply of rental and 
homeowner units. In addition, investment firms use the HVS data to 
analyze market trends and for economic forecasting.

II. Method of Collection

    Field representatives collect this HVS information by personal-
visit interviews in conjunction with the regular monthly CPS 
interviewing. We collect HVS data concerning units that are vacant and 
intended for year-round occupancy as determined during the CPS 
interview. Approximately 9,000 units in the CPS sample meet these 
criteria each month. All interviews are conducted using computer-
assisted interviewing.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0179.
    Form Number: HVS-600 (Fact Sheet for the Housing Vacancy Survey).
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals who have knowledge of the vacant 
sample unit (e.g., landlord, rental agents, neighbors).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,000 per month.
    Estimated Time per Response: 3 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5400 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: There is no cost to the respondents 
other than their time.
    Respondents Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C., Section 182 and Title 29, 
U.S.C., Sections 1-9.

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.

Sheleen Dumas,
PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-30461 Filed 12-16-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-07-P