Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Report of Building or Zoning Permits Issued for New Privately-Owned Housing Units (Building Permits Survey), 34982-34983 [2018-15761]

Download as PDF 34982 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 24, 2018 / Notices to the Commission at (213) 894–0508, or emailed Angelica Trevino at atrevino@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (213) 894– 3437. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing prior to and after the meeting at https://facadatabase.gov/ committee/meetings.aspx?cid=259. Please click on the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s website, https:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. Agenda I. Welcome and Rollcall II. Discussion III. Next Steps IV. Public Comment V. Adjournment Exceptional Circumstance: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150, the notice for this meeting is given less than 15 calendar days prior to the meeting because of the exceptional circumstance of staffing limitations that require immediate action. Dated: July 18, 2018. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2018–15748 Filed 7–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Report of Building or Zoning Permits Issued for New Privately-Owned Housing Units (Building Permits 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. jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:59 Jul 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before September 24, 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 copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed Erica Filipek, U.S. Census Bureau, Economic Indicators Division, 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: DATES: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request a three-year extension of Form C–404, ‘‘Report of Building or Zoning Permits Issued for New Privately-Owned Housing Units’’, otherwise known as the Building Permits Survey. The Census Bureau uses this survey to produce statistics to monitor activity in the large and dynamic construction industry. For New Residential Construction (which includes Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits, Housing Starts, and Housing Completions), form C–404 is used to collect the estimate for Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits. For New Residential Construction and Sales, the number of housing units authorized by building permits is a key component utilized in the estimation of housing units started, completed, and sold. These statistics help state and local governments, the Federal Government, and private industry, analyze the housing and construction industry sector of the economy. Building permits for new private housing units also are a component of The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index. The Census Bureau uses Form C–404 to collect information on changes to the geographic coverage of permit-issuing places, the number and valuation of new residential housing units authorized by building permits, and additional information on residential permits valued at $1 million or more, including, but not limited to, site address and type of building. The Census Bureau uses these data to estimate the number of housing units started, the number of housing units completed, the number of single-family houses sold, and to select samples for the Census Bureau’s demographic PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 surveys. The Building Permits Survey is the only source of statistics on residential construction for states and smaller geographic areas. The Census Bureau uses the detailed geographic data collected from state and local officials on new residential construction authorized by building permits in the development of annual population estimates that are used by government agencies to allocate funding and other resources to local areas. Policymakers, planners, businesses, and others also use the detailed geographic data to monitor growth, plan for local services, and to develop production and marketing plans. II. Method of Collection Respondents may submit their data via internet or a mailed or faxed form. Some respondents choose to email proprietary electronic files or mail proprietary printouts of permit information in lieu of returning the form. The survey universe is comprised of approximately 20,325 local governments that issue building permits. Due to resource availability and the time required to complete the data review and analysis, the Census Bureau collects data from a sample of permit-issuing jurisdictions monthly, and the remainder of the jurisdictions annually. We collect this information monthly for about 7,850 permit-issuing jurisdictions who respond via internet or who mail or fax the provided form. Another 325 jurisdictions have established reporting arrangements that allow them to submit their responses monthly via proprietary electronic files or mailed printouts using their own file format. We collect this information annually for about 11,700 permit-issuing jurisdictions who respond via internet or who mail or fax the provided form. Another 450 jurisdictions have established reporting arrangements that allow them to submit their responses annually via proprietary electronic files or mailed printouts using their own file format. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0094. Form Number(s): C–404. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State and Local Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,325. Estimated Time per Response: 8 minutes for monthly respondents who report via internet, mail or faxing the form, 23 minutes for annual respondents who report via internet, mail or faxing the form and 3 minutes for monthly and annual respondents E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 24, 2018 / Notices who send electronic files or mail printouts. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,263. 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: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 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. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–15761 Filed 7–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey. OMB Control Number: 0607–0561. Form Number(s): MA–3000. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Number of Respondents: 6,000. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:59 Jul 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 Burden Hours: 3,000. Needs and Uses: The data collected in the Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders (M3UFO) Survey will be used to benchmark the new and unfilled orders information published in the monthly Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Survey. The M3 Survey collects monthly data on the value of shipments, inventories, and new and unfilled orders from manufacturing companies. The data are used by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Council of Economic Advisers, the Federal Reserve Board, the Conference Board, and members of the business community such as trade associations and the media to analyze business conditions in the manufacturing sector. The associated monthly M3 Survey estimates are based on a panel of approximately 5,000 reporting units that represent approximately 3,100 companies and provide an indication of month-to-month change for the Manufacturing Sector. These reporting units may be divisions of diversified large companies, large homogenous companies, or single-unit manufacturers. The M3 estimates are periodically benchmarked to comprehensive data on the manufacturing sector from the Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM), the Economic Census (shipments and inventories) and the M3UFO Survey, which is the subject of this notice. Unfilled orders data are not collected in the ASM or the Economic Census. To obtain more accurate M3 estimates of unfilled orders, which are also used in deriving M3 estimates of new orders, we conduct the M3UFO Survey annually to be used as the source for benchmarking M3 unfilled orders data. Industries that maintain unfilled orders cannot fulfill the order in the same month in which the order is received. This is not true for each industry, and occurs mainly in industries where production takes longer than one month. In order to reduce burden from our respondents, the M3UFO data are used to determine which North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industries continue to maintain unfilled orders. We then utilize that information to only request unfilled orders on the monthly M3 survey from the NAICS industries that actually have unfilled orders which cannot be completed within the same month that the order was placed. There are no changes to the MA–3000 form, which is used to conduct the M3UFO survey. The Census Bureau will use mail out or mail back survey forms to collect the data with online reporting encouraged. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34983 Online response for the survey is typically 70 percent. Companies are asked to respond to the survey within 30 days of receipt. The Census Bureau mails letters encouraging participation to companies that have not responded within 30 days and later uses telephone follow-up to seek response from delinquent companies. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections 131 and 182. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–15816 Filed 7–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [Application No. 92–14A001] Export Trade Certificate of Review Notice of issuance of an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc., Application no. 92–14A001. ACTION: The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc. (‘‘AIA’’) on July 9, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, by telephone at (202) 482–5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at etca@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. 4001–21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR part 325 (2014). The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (‘‘OTEA’’) is issuing this notice SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Report of 
Building or Zoning Permits Issued for New Privately-Owned Housing Units 
(Building Permits 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 September 24, 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 Erica Filipek, U.S. Census Bureau, Economic 
Indicators Division, CENHQ Room 7K057, 4600 Silver Hill Road, 
Washington, DC 20233, telephone (301) 763-5161 (or via the internet at 
[email protected]).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request a three-year extension of Form 
C-404, ``Report of Building or Zoning Permits Issued for New Privately-
Owned Housing Units'', otherwise known as the Building Permits Survey. 
The Census Bureau uses this survey to produce statistics to monitor 
activity in the large and dynamic construction industry. For New 
Residential Construction (which includes Housing Units Authorized by 
Building Permits, Housing Starts, and Housing Completions), form C-404 
is used to collect the estimate for Housing Units Authorized by 
Building Permits. For New Residential Construction and Sales, the 
number of housing units authorized by building permits is a key 
component utilized in the estimation of housing units started, 
completed, and sold.
    These statistics help state and local governments, the Federal 
Government, and private industry, analyze the housing and construction 
industry sector of the economy. Building permits for new private 
housing units also are a component of The Conference Board's Leading 
Economic Index.
    The Census Bureau uses Form C-404 to collect information on changes 
to the geographic coverage of permit-issuing places, the number and 
valuation of new residential housing units authorized by building 
permits, and additional information on residential permits valued at $1 
million or more, including, but not limited to, site address and type 
of building. The Census Bureau uses these data to estimate the number 
of housing units started, the number of housing units completed, the 
number of single-family houses sold, and to select samples for the 
Census Bureau's demographic surveys. The Building Permits Survey is the 
only source of statistics on residential construction for states and 
smaller geographic areas. The Census Bureau uses the detailed 
geographic data collected from state and local officials on new 
residential construction authorized by building permits in the 
development of annual population estimates that are used by government 
agencies to allocate funding and other resources to local areas. 
Policymakers, planners, businesses, and others also use the detailed 
geographic data to monitor growth, plan for local services, and to 
develop production and marketing plans.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents may submit their data via internet or a mailed or faxed 
form. Some respondents choose to email proprietary electronic files or 
mail proprietary printouts of permit information in lieu of returning 
the form.
    The survey universe is comprised of approximately 20,325 local 
governments that issue building permits. Due to resource availability 
and the time required to complete the data review and analysis, the 
Census Bureau collects data from a sample of permit-issuing 
jurisdictions monthly, and the remainder of the jurisdictions annually. 
We collect this information monthly for about 7,850 permit-issuing 
jurisdictions who respond via internet or who mail or fax the provided 
form. Another 325 jurisdictions have established reporting arrangements 
that allow them to submit their responses monthly via proprietary 
electronic files or mailed printouts using their own file format. We 
collect this information annually for about 11,700 permit-issuing 
jurisdictions who respond via internet or who mail or fax the provided 
form. Another 450 jurisdictions have established reporting arrangements 
that allow them to submit their responses annually via proprietary 
electronic files or mailed printouts using their own file format.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0094.
    Form Number(s): C-404.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State and Local Governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,325.
    Estimated Time per Response: 8 minutes for monthly respondents who 
report via internet, mail or faxing the form, 23 minutes for annual 
respondents who report via internet, mail or faxing the form and 3 
minutes for monthly and annual respondents

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who send electronic files or mail printouts.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,263.
    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: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 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.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-15761 Filed 7-23-18; 8:45 am]
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