Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Business and Professional Classification Report, 23630 [2018-10821]

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Dated: May 14, 2018. Bette B. Brand, Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2018–10866 Filed 5–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Business and Professional Classification Report 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 July 23, 2018. 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 PRAcomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 May 21, 2018 Jkt 241001 copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Scott Handmaker, Chief, Classification Processing Branch, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K149, Washington, DC 20233, Telephone 301–763–7107; Email: Scott.P.Handmaker@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau conducts the Business and Professional Classification Report survey to collect information from new businesses to obtain proper industry classification for use in economic surveys and the Economic Census. The survey, conducted quarterly, samples businesses with newly assigned Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Businesses can only be selected once for the survey. The survey collects data about a business in such areas as: primary business activity, company structure, size, and business operations. This information is used to update the sampling frame for current business surveys, which ensures high quality economic estimates. Additionally, by ensuring proper industry classification, this survey reduces burden for the businesses in the five-year Economic Census, as the questions in the census are tailored to the industry in which the business operates. There are no major changes to this collection. Minimal changes will be made to the wording and organization of existing questions and instructions. II. Method of Collection We will collect this information over the internet and by telephone follow-up. Respondents will receive a letter directing them to the internet to report their information. After three weeks, respondents will receive a reminder letter about the survey. After the due date, the Census Bureau will conduct a telephone follow-up operation for nonresponse. Throughout the survey, telephone assistance is available for respondents with questions and for those that cannot report over the internet. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0189. Form Number(s): SQ–CLASS. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other for profit and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 57,000. Estimated Time per Response: 13 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,350 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. (This is not the cost of respondents’ time, but the indirect costs respondents may incur for such things as purchases of specialized software or hardware needed to report, or expenditures for accounting or records maintenance services required specifically by the collection.) Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 131, 182, and 193. 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, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–10821 Filed 5–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Direct Investment Surveys: BE–11, Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of 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 comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 23, 2018. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Business and 
Professional Classification Report

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 July 23, 2018.

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 [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Scott Handmaker, Chief, Classification Processing 
Branch, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K149, Washington, DC 20233, Telephone 301-
763-7107; Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau conducts the Business and Professional 
Classification Report survey to collect information from new businesses 
to obtain proper industry classification for use in economic surveys 
and the Economic Census. The survey, conducted quarterly, samples 
businesses with newly assigned Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) 
from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Businesses can only be 
selected once for the survey. The survey collects data about a business 
in such areas as: primary business activity, company structure, size, 
and business operations. This information is used to update the 
sampling frame for current business surveys, which ensures high quality 
economic estimates. Additionally, by ensuring proper industry 
classification, this survey reduces burden for the businesses in the 
five-year Economic Census, as the questions in the census are tailored 
to the industry in which the business operates. There are no major 
changes to this collection. Minimal changes will be made to the wording 
and organization of existing questions and instructions.

II. Method of Collection

    We will collect this information over the internet and by telephone 
follow-up. Respondents will receive a letter directing them to the 
internet to report their information. After three weeks, respondents 
will receive a reminder letter about the survey. After the due date, 
the Census Bureau will conduct a telephone follow-up operation for 
nonresponse. Throughout the survey, telephone assistance is available 
for respondents with questions and for those that cannot report over 
the internet.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0189.
    Form Number(s): SQ-CLASS.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 57,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 13 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,350 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. (This is not the cost of 
respondents' time, but the indirect costs respondents may incur for 
such things as purchases of specialized software or hardware needed to 
report, or expenditures for accounting or records maintenance services 
required specifically by the collection.)
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 131, 182, 
and 193.

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,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-10821 Filed 5-21-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-07-P