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Service Annual Survey

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AGENCY:

Bureau of the Census, Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice of determination.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Sections 182, 224, and 225, the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) has determined that limited financial data (revenue, expenses, and the like) for selected service industries are needed to provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by various governmental agencies and that these data also apply to a variety of public and business needs. To obtain the desired data, the Census Bureau announces the administration of the Service Annual Survey.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ruth A. Bramblett, Chief, Current Services Branch, Service Sector Statistics Division, on (301) 763-7089.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Census Bureau conducts surveys necessary to furnish current data on subjects covered by the major censuses authorized by Title 13, U.S.C. The Service Annual Survey (SAS) provides continuing and timely national statistical data each year. Data collected in this survey are within the general scope, type, and character of those inquiries covered in the economic census.

The Census Bureau needs reports only from a limited sample of service sector firms in the United States. The SAS now covers all or some of the following nine sectors: Transportation and Warehousing; Information; Finance and Insurance; Real Estate and Rental and Leasing; Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; Administration and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services; Health Care and Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation; and Other Services. The probability of a firm's selection is based on its revenue size (estimated from payroll); that is, firms with a larger payroll will have a greater probability of being selected than those with smaller ones. We are mailing report forms to the firms covered by this survey and require their submission within thirty days after receipt. These data are not publicly available from nongovernment or other government sources.

Based upon the foregoing, the Census Bureau is conducting the Service Annual Survey for the purpose of collecting these 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 (PRA) unless that collection of information displays a current valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, the OMB approved the Service Annual Survey under OMB Control Number 0607-0422. Copies of the proposed forms are available upon written request to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233.

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Dated: January 21, 2004.

Charles Louis Kincannon,

Director, Bureau of the Census.

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[FR Doc. 04-1636 Filed 1-26-04; 8:45 am]

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