[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 118 (Monday, June 21, 1999)]
[Page 33046]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-15684]



Submission For OMB Review; Comment Request

    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: U.S. Census Bureau.
    Title: Housing Vacancy Survey.
    Form Number(s): None (computerized survey instrument).
    Agency Approval Number: 0607-0179.
    Type of Request: Extension of the expiration date of a currently 
approved collection.
    Burden: 2,880 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 4,800.
    Avg. Hours Per Response: 3 minutes.
    Needs and Uses: The Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS) provides quarterly 
and annual statistics on rental vacancy rates and homeownership rates 
for the United States, the 4 census regions, inside vs. outside 
Metropolitan Areas (MAs), the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 
the 75 largest MAs. HVS data are collected for a sample of vacant 
housing units identified in the Current Population Survey. Information 
is collected from homeowners, realtors, landlords, rental agents, 
neighbors or other knowledgeable persons.
    Private and public sector organizations use these rates extensively 
to gauge and analyze the housing market with regard to supply, cost, 
and affordability at various points in time. In addition, the rental 
vacancy rate is a component of the leading economic indicators, 
published by the Department of Commerce.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Frequency: Monthly.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 USC, Section 182.
    OMB Desk Officer: Linda Hutton, (202) 395-7858.
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by calling or writing Linda Engelmeier, DOC Forms Clearance Officer, 
(202) 482-3272, Department of Commerce, room 5033, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to Linda Hutton, OMB Desk Officer, room 10201, New Executive Office 
Building, Washington, DC 20503.

    Dated: June 16, 1999.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 99-15684 Filed 6-18-99; 8:45 am]