Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Survey, 75151-75152 [E5-7476]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 242 / Monday, December 19, 2005 / Notices organized animal welfare groups and private citizens requesting a Federal law covering the transportation, care, and handling of laboratory animals. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Regulatory Enforcement and Animal Care (AC) has the responsibility to enforce the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2131–2156) and the provisions of 9 CFR, Subchapter A, which implements the Animal Welfare Act. The purpose of the AWA is to insure that animal use in research facilities or exhibition purposes are provided humane care and treatment. To assure humane treatment of the animal during transportation in commerce and to protect the owners of animals from the theft of their animals by preventing the sale or use of animals which have been stolen. APHIS will collect information using several forms. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect health certificates, program of veterinary care, application for license and record of acquisition, disposition and transportation of animals. The information is used to ensure those dealers, exhibitors, research facilities, carriers, etc., are in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and regulations and standards promulgated under this authority of the Act. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 7,293. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Weekly; Semi-annually; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 99,083. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Burden: 3,000 hours. Average Time Per Response: 5,000 hours. Number of Respondents: 0.6 (6 respondents in 10 years). Needs and Uses: Commerce/BIS, upon request shall initiate an investigation to determine the effects of imports of certain commodities on the national security, and will make the findings known to the President for possible adjustments to imports through tariffs. The findings are made publicly available and are reported to Congress. The purpose of this collection is to account for the public burden associated with submitting such a request from any interested party, including other government departments or by the Secretary of Commerce. Affected Public: Individuals, businesses or other for-profit institutions. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, DOC Paperwork Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625; 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 David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20230. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E5–7483 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] Dated: December 13, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–7466 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 75151 Burden: 270 hours. Average Time Per Response: 9 hours. Number of Respondents: 30 respondents. Needs and Uses: This collection is required by The Defense Production Act. This law requires United States firms to furnish information to the Department of Commerce regarding offset agreements exceeding $5,000,000 in value associated with sales of weapon systems or defense-related items to foreign countries or foreign firms. Offsets are industrial or commercial compensation practices required as a condition of purchase in either government-to-government or commercial sales of defense articles and/or defense services as defined by the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Such offsets are required by most major trading partners when purchasing U.S. military equipment or defense related items. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit institutions. Respondent’s Obligation: Required. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, DOC Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482– 0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 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 David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, e-mail address, David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov, or fax number, (202) 395–7285. Dated: December 13, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–7475 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–33–P Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The Department of Commerce (DOC) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Title: Procedure to Initiate an Investigation under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended. Agency Form Number: n/a. OMB Approval Number: 0694–0120. The Department of Commerce (DOC) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Title: Offsets in Military Exports. Agency Form Number: N/A. OMB Approval Number: 0694–0084. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Dec 16, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Census Bureau Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Survey ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. SUMMARY: 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 E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 75152 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 242 / Monday, December 19, 2005 / Notices collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 17, 2006. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dhynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Chris Savage, Census Bureau, FOB #4 Room 2232, Washington, DC 20233–6913, (301) 763– 4834 or (via the Internet at john.c.savage@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) survey. The M3 survey requests data from a sample of domestic manufacturers on form M–3 (SD), which will be mailed at the end of each month. Data requested are shipments, new orders, unfilled orders, total inventory, materials and supplies, work-in-process, and finished goods. It is currently the only survey that provides broad-based monthly statistical data on the economic conditions in the domestic manufacturing sector. The M3 survey is designed to measure current industrial activity and to provide an indication of future production commitments. The value of shipments measures the value of goods delivered during the month by domestic manufacturers. Estimates of new orders serve as an indicator of future production commitments and represent the current sales value of new orders received during the month, net of cancellations. Substantial accumulation or depletion of unfilled orders measures excess or deficient demand for manufactured products. The level of inventories, especially in relation to shipments, is frequently used to monitor the business cycle. We do not plan any changes to the M– 3 (SD) form or any increase in annual burden. II. Method of Collection Respondents submit data on form M– 3 (SD) via mail, facsimile machine, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Dec 16, 2005 Jkt 208001 Touchtone Data Entry (TDE), Voice Recognition Entry (VRE), or via the Internet. Analysts call respondents who have not reported in time to prepare the monthly estimates. III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0008. Form Number: M–3 (SD). Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Businesses, large and small, or other for profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,500. Estimated Time Per Response: 20 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $345,380. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, sections 131 and 182. 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: December 13, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–7476 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P SUMMARY: 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 17, 2006. Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Ronald Marin, (202) 482– 3341 or via the Internet at rmarin@mbda.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Currently, as part of its service delivery programs, MBDA awards cooperative agreements each year. The recipient of each cooperative agreement is competitively selected to operate a client service center: (1) Minority Business Development Center (MBDC); or (2) Native American Business Development Center (NABDC) or (3) a Minority Business Opportunity Committee (MBOC) at one or more of the 50 sites serviced by MBDA. In accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), MBDA requires center operators to report client service activities quarterly (PERFORMANCE database); to list minority business enterprises (MBEs) doing business in the United States (PHOENIX database); and to match those MBEs with opportunities (OPPORUNITY database) entered in the system by public and private sector entities. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE II. Method of Collection Minority Business Development Agency Electronic transfer of performance data. Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Online Performance Database, the Online Phoenix Database, and the Online Opportunity Database III. Data Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB Number: 0640–0002. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Government. E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 242 (Monday, December 19, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Survey

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.

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SUMMARY: 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

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collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public 
Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 17, 
2006.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at dhynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Chris Savage, Census Bureau, FOB 4 Room 2232, 
Washington, DC 20233-6913, (301) 763-4834 or (via the Internet at 
john.c.savage@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

I. Abstract

    The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the Manufacturers' 
Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) survey. The M3 survey requests 
data from a sample of domestic manufacturers on form M-3 (SD), which 
will be mailed at the end of each month. Data requested are shipments, 
new orders, unfilled orders, total inventory, materials and supplies, 
work-in-process, and finished goods. It is currently the only survey 
that provides broad-based monthly statistical data on the economic 
conditions in the domestic manufacturing sector.
    The M3 survey is designed to measure current industrial activity 
and to provide an indication of future production commitments. The 
value of shipments measures the value of goods delivered during the 
month by domestic manufacturers. Estimates of new orders serve as an 
indicator of future production commitments and represent the current 
sales value of new orders received during the month, net of 
cancellations. Substantial accumulation or depletion of unfilled orders 
measures excess or deficient demand for manufactured products. The 
level of inventories, especially in relation to shipments, is 
frequently used to monitor the business cycle.
    We do not plan any changes to the M-3 (SD) form or any increase in 
annual burden.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents submit data on form M-3 (SD) via mail, facsimile 
machine, Touchtone Data Entry (TDE), Voice Recognition Entry (VRE), or 
via the Internet. Analysts call respondents who have not reported in 
time to prepare the monthly estimates.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0008.
    Form Number: M-3 (SD).
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: Businesses, large and small, or other for profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,500.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 20 min.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $345,380.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

    Legal Authority:  Title 13, United States Code, sections 131 and 
182.

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: December 13, 2005.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E5-7476 Filed 12-16-05; 8:45 am]
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