DOC has submitted 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 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
AGENCY: Bureau of the Census.
Title: American Travel Survey.
Form Number(s): ATS-8(L), 9(L), 9(L).1, 9(L).2, 9(L).3, 10.
Agency Approval Number: 0607-0792.
Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
Burden: 148,688 hours.
Number of Respondents: 69,600.
Avg Hours Per Response: 28 minutes.
Needs and Uses: The Census Bureau will conduct the American Travel Survey (ATS) as part of the larger Census of Transportation. This survey will provide information on the interregional flows of passenger travel. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the Department of Transportation (DOT) has contracted with the Census Bureau to conduct the sampling, data collection, and processing operations for the ATS. The BTS and DOT will use the data to develop and analyze legislation affecting billions of dollars in user charges, infrastructure investments, new technology initiatives, and productivity of the transportation industry. This revision is necessary to implement revised data collection and reinterview instruments based on pretesting done under the Census Bureau's generic clearance for questionnaire pretesting and also to document changes in the survey's reinterview methodology. We are submitting this revision using an abbreviated supporting statement because much of what was in the original request for clearance remains unchanged and we are not asking for an extension of the survey's current expiration date.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
OMB Desk Officer: Maria Gonzalez, (202) 395-7313.
Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Gerald Tache, DOC Forms Clearance Officer, (202) 482-3271, Department of Commerce, room 5312, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent to Maria Gonzalez, OMB Desk Officer, room 10201, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.
Dated: December 2, 1994.
Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Office of Management and Organization.
[FR Doc. 94-30228 Filed 12-7-94; 8:45 am]
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