Bureau of the Census, Commerce.
Notice of determination.
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the 2003 Company Organization Survey. The survey's data are needed, in part, to update the multiestablishment companies in the Business Register. The survey, which has been conducted annually since 1974, is designed to collect information on the number of employees, payroll, geographic location, current operational status, and kind of business for the establishments of multilocation companies. We have determined that annual data collected from this survey are needed to aid the efficient performance of essential governmental functions and have significant application to the needs of the public and industry. The data derived from this survey are not available from any other source.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Paul Hanczaryk, Economic Planning and Coordination Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2747, Federal Building 3, Washington, DC 20233-6100, telephone (301) 763-4058.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Title 13, United States Code, sections 182, 195, 224, and 225 authorize the Census Bureau to undertake surveys necessary to furnish current data on the subjects covered by the major censuses. This survey will provide continuing and timely national statistical data for the period between economic censuses. The next economic censuses will be conducted for the year 2007. The data collected in this survey will be within the general scope, type, and character of those that are covered in the economic censuses. Form NC-99001 will be used to collect the desired data.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, unless that collection of information displays a current, valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C., chapter 35, the OMB approved Form NC-99001 on October 9, 2003, under OMB Control Number 0607-0444. We will furnish report forms to organizations included in the survey, and additional copies will be available upon written request to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233-0101.
I have, therefore, directed that the 2003 Company Organization Survey be conducted for the purpose of collecting these data.Start Signature
Dated: January 16, 2004.
Charles Louis Kincannon,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. 04-1392 Filed 1-22-04; 8:45 am]
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