[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 40 (Tuesday, March 1, 1994)]
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[FR Doc No: 94-4619]

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[Federal Register: March 1, 1994]




Agency Form Under Review by the Office of Management and Budget

    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: Annual Capital Expenditures Survey
    Form Number(s): ACE-1, ACE-2.
    Agency Approval Number: none.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    Burden: 108,500 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 45,000.
    Avg Hours Per Response: 2 hours 25 minutes.
    Needs and Uses: A major concern of economic policymakers is the 
adequacy of investment in plant and equipment. Much of the current data 
on investment are estimates for broad categories of capital 
expenditures with very little or no detail about the investing 
industries. Census is proposing a new annual data collection to provide 
detail on capital expenditures needed for estimating the national 
income and product accounts, estimating productivity of U.S. 
industries, evaluating fiscal and monetary policy, and conducting 
research using capital expenditures data. In 1991 we conducted a pilot 
survey under OMB number 0607-0737 to examine the basic survey design, 
forms and content, and survey processing system. We also conducted a 
response analysis designed to detect major errors in the forms and 
obtain respondents' reactions to individual survey items. We then 
collected 1992 data in a preliminary survey with an expanded panel in 
order to further test the processing system and survey design. We now 
plan to collect 1993 data in a full-scale survey. This request is for 
clearance of the full-scale survey. This request if for clearance of 
the full-scale survey which includes refinements from the previous 
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit institutions, non-
profit institutions, small businesses or organizations.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    OMB Desk Officer: Maria Gonzalez, (202) 395-7313.
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by calling or writing Edward Michals, 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 
3208, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

    Dated: February 24, 1994.
Edward Michals,
Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Office of Management and 
[FR Doc. 94-4619 Filed 2-28-94; 8:45 am]