Federal Register: February 28, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 38)
DOCID: fr28fe07-26 FR Doc E7-3432
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DOCUMENT ACTION: Proposed collection; Comment request.
Age Search Service
DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 30, 2007.
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 10413 (44 U.S.C.
Agency information collection activities; proposals, submissions, and approvals,
Age Search is a service provided by the U.S. Census Bureau for persons who need official transcripts of personal data as proof of age for pensions, retirement plans, medicare, and social security. The transcripts are also used as proof of citizenship to obtain passports or to provide evidence of family relationship for rights of inheritance. The Age Search forms are used by the public in order to provide the Census Bureau with the necessary information to conduct a search of historical population decennial census records in order to provide the requested transcript. The Age Search service is self supporting and is funded by the fees collected from the individuals requesting the service.
II. Method of Collection
The Form BC600, Application for Search of Census Records, is a
public use form that is submitted by applicants requesting information
from the decennial census records. Applicants are requested to enclose
appropriate fee by check or money order with the completed and signed
Form BC600 and return by mail to the U.S. Census Bureau, Personal
Census Search Unit, in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The Form BC649 (L),
which is called a ``Not Found'', advises the applicant that search for
information from the census records was unsuccessful. The BC658 (L),
is sent to the applicant when insufficient information has been
received on which to base a search of the census records. These two
forms request additional information from the applicant to aid in the search of census records.
OMB Number: 06070117.
Form Number: BC600, BC649(L), BC658(L).
Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. [[Page 8965]]
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,470 Total (BC6003,233; BC649 (L)1,036; BC658(L)201).
Estimated Time per Response: BC60012 minutes; BC649(L)6 minutes; BC658(L)6 minutes.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 772 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Cost: The Age Search processing fee is $65.00 per case. An additional charge of $20 per case for expedited requests requiring results within one day is also available.
Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 8. IV. Request for Comments
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record.
Dated: February 22, 2007.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E73432 Filed 22707; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Angela Feldman Harkins, Assistant Director (Processing), United States Census Bureau, National Processing Center, Jeffersonville, Indiana, 46132, on (812) 2183434 (or via the Internet at email@example.com).