Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area, 76753-76754 [E5-7945]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 28, 2005 / Notices wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Type of Request: Revision-Regular Submission. Burden: 64 hours 16 min. Number of Respondents: 4 (Form ITA–340P) and 8 (Forms ITA–360P & 361P). Avg. Hours Per Response: 6 minutes (Forms ITA–340 & 361P) and 0 minutes (Form ITA–360P). Needs and Uses: Public Law 97–446, as amended by Public Law 103–465, Public Law 106–36 and Public Law 108–429 requires the Department of Commerce and the Interior to administer the distribution of watch duty exemptions and watch and jewelry duty refunds to program producers in the U.S. insular possessions and the Northern Mariana Islands. The primary consideration in collecting information is the enforcement of the law and the information gathered is limited to that necessary to prevent abuse of the program and to permit a fair and equitable distribution of its benefits. Form ITA–340P provides the data to assist in the verification of duty-free shipments and make certain the allocations are not exceeded. Form ITA– 360P and ITA–361P are necessary to implement the duty refund program. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Frequency: On Occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit, voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230; or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, at David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–7285 within 30 days of publication of the Federal Register notice. Dated: December 22, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–7973 Filed 12–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:37 Dec 27, 2005 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census [Docket Number 051213333–5333–01] Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area Bureau of the Census, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Determination. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the 2005 Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area. The 2005 Annual Surveys consist of the Current Industrial Reports surveys, the Annual Survey of Manufactures, the Survey of Industrial Research and Development, the Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization, and the Survey of Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures. We have determined that annual data collected from these surveys are needed to aid the efficient performance of essential governmental functions and have significant application to the needs of the public and industry. The data derived from these surveys, most of which have been conducted for many years, are not publicly available from nongovernmental or other governmental sources. ADDRESSES: The Census Bureau will furnish report forms to organizations included in the survey. Additional copies are available upon written request to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233–0101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mendel D. Gayle, Acting Chief, Manufacturing and Construction Division, on (301) 763–4587. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Census Bureau is authorized to conduct surveys necessary to furnish current data on the subjects covered by the major censuses authorized by Title 13, United States Code, Sections 61, 81, 182, 193, 224, and 225. These surveys will provide continuing and timely national statistical data on manufacturing for the period between economic censuses. The next economic censuses will be conducted for the year 2007. The data collected in these surveys will be within the general scope and nature of those inquiries covered in the economic censuses. Current Industrial Reports Most of the following commodity or product surveys provide data on shipments or production, stocks, unfilled orders, orders booked, consumption, and so forth. Reports will PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76753 be required of all, or a sample of, establishments engaged in the production of the items covered by the following list of surveys: Survey Title MA314Q—Carpets and Rugs MA321T—Lumber Production and Mill Stocks MA325F—Paint and Allied Products MA325G—Pharmaceutical Preparations, except Biologicals MA327C—Refractories MA327E—Consumer, Scientific, Technical, and Industrial Glassware MA331B—Steel Mill Products MA332Q—Antifriction Bearings MA333A—Farm Machinery and Lawn and Garden Equipment MA333D—Construction Machinery MA333F—Mining Machinery and Mineral Processing Equipment MA333M—Refrigeration, Airconditioning, and Warm Air Equipment MA333P—Pumps and Compressors MA334A—Analytical and Biomedical Instruments MA334C—Control Instruments MA334D—Defense, Navigational and Aerospace Electronics MA334M—Consumer Electronics MA334P—Telecommunications MA334Q—Electronic Components MA334R—Computers MA334T—Meters and Test Devices MA335E—Electric Housewares and Fans MA335F—Major Household Appliances MA335J—Insulated Wire and Cable MA335K—Wiring Devices and Supplies The following list of surveys represents annual counterparts of monthly and quarterly surveys and will cover only those establishments that are not canvassed, or do not report, in the more frequent surveys. Accordingly, there will be no duplication in reporting. The content of these annual reports (listed below) will be identical with that of the monthly and quarterly reports: Survey Title M311H—Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils (Stocks) M311J—Oilseeds, Beans, and Nuts (Primary Producers) M311L—Fats and Oils (Renderers) M311M—Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils (Consumption and Stocks) M311N—Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils (Production, Consumption, and Stock) M313P—Consumption on the Cotton System M313N—Cotton and Raw Linters in Public Storage M327G—Glass Containers E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 76754 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 28, 2005 / Notices M336G—Civil Aircraft and Aircraft Engines MQ311A—Flour Milling Products MQ313A—Textiles MQ315A—Apparel MQ325A—Inorganic Chemicals MQ325B—Fertilizer Materials MQ327D—Clay Construction Products MQ333W—Metalworking Machinery MQ335C—Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts Annual Survey of Manufactures The Annual Survey of Manufactures collects industry statistics, such as total value of shipments, employment, payroll, workers’ hours, capital expenditures, cost of materials consumed, supplemental labor costs, and so forth. This survey, conducted on a sample basis, covers all manufacturing industries, including data on plants under construction, but not yet in operation. Survey of Industrial Research and Development The Survey of Industrial Research and Development measures spending on research and development activities in private U.S. businesses. The Census Bureau collects and compiles this information in accordance with a joint project agreement between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Census Bureau. The NSF publishes the results in its publication series. Five data items in the survey provide interim statistics collected in the Census Bureau’s economic censuses. These items (total company sales, total employment, total expenditures for research and development conducted within the company, federally-funded expenditures for research and development conducted within the company, and total expenditures and federally-funded expenditures for research and development within the company by state) are collected on a mandatory basis under the authority of Title 13, United States Code. Responses to all other data collected are voluntary. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization The Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization is designed to measure the use of industrial capacity. The survey collects information on actual output and estimates of potential output in terms of value of production. These data are the basis for calculating rates of utilization of full production capability and use of production capability under national emergency conditions. Survey of Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures Under a joint project agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:37 Dec 27, 2005 Jkt 208001 the Survey of Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures is designed to collect from establishments in manufacturing, mining, and electric utilities industries the total expenditures by industry and geographic area to abate pollutant emissions. The survey covers current operating costs and capital expenditures to abate air and water pollution and solid waste. The survey also will obtain the costs recovered from abatement activities. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) unless that collection of information displays a current, valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 45, the OMB approved the 2005 Annual Surveys under the following OMB control numbers: Current Industrial Reports—0607–0392, 0607– 0395, and 0607–0476; Annual Survey of Manufactures—0607–0449; Survey of Industrial Research and Development— 0607–0912; Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization—0607–0175, and Survey of Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures—0607–0176. Based upon the foregoing, I have directed that the Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area be conducted for the purpose of collecting these data. Dated: December 21, 2005. Charles Louis Kincannon, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. E5–7945 Filed 12–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–558–804, A–559–801] Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Japan and Singapore; Five-Year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Preliminary Results Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings from Japan and Singapore. On the basis of the notice of intent to participate and adequate substantive responses and rebuttal comments filed on behalf of the domestic and respondent interested parties, the AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department is conducting a full sunset review of the antidumping duty orders pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i). As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Preliminary Results of Reviews.’’ EFFECTIVE DATE: December 28, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zev Primor or Fred Aziz, Office 5, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202– 482–4114 or (202) 482–4023, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 1, 2005, the Department published the notice of initiation of the second sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings from Japan and Singapore. See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 31423 (June 1, 2005). The Department received the Notice of Intent to Participate from the Timken Company, Pacamor Kubar Bearings, RBC Bearings (Collectively, ‘‘the domestic interested parties’’), NSK Corporation, and American NTN Bearing Manufacture Corporation (NTN USA) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). NSK Corp. and NTN USA claimed interested-party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a manufacturer, producer, or wholesaler of the subject merchandise in the United States. We received complete substantive responses from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). NSK Corp. and NTN USA filed complete substantive responses within the statutory deadlines. We received complete substantive responses from the following foreign producers of the subject merchandise within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(I): Japan—Koyo Seiko Co. Ltd. and Koyo Corporation USA (collectively Koyo), NTN Corporation and NTN USA (collectively NTN), and NSK Ltd. and NSK Corp. (collectively NSK) (collectively, the respondents); Singapore—NMB/Pelmec. We received rebuttal comments form the domestic interested parties and the respondents within the proper deadlines as specified in 19 CFR E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

[Docket Number 051213333-5333-01]


Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Determination.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the 
2005 Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area. The 2005 Annual Surveys 
consist of the Current Industrial Reports surveys, the Annual Survey of 
Manufactures, the Survey of Industrial Research and Development, the 
Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization, and the Survey of Pollution 
Abatement Costs and Expenditures. We have determined that annual data 
collected from these surveys are needed to aid the efficient 
performance of essential governmental functions and have significant 
application to the needs of the public and industry. The data derived 
from these surveys, most of which have been conducted for many years, 
are not publicly available from nongovernmental or other governmental 
sources.

ADDRESSES: The Census Bureau will furnish report forms to organizations 
included in the survey. Additional copies are available upon written 
request to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233-0101.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mendel D. Gayle, Acting Chief, 
Manufacturing and Construction Division, on (301) 763-4587.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Census Bureau is authorized to conduct 
surveys necessary to furnish current data on the subjects covered by 
the major censuses authorized by Title 13, United States Code, Sections 
61, 81, 182, 193, 224, and 225.
    These surveys will provide continuing and timely national 
statistical data on manufacturing for the period between economic 
censuses. The next economic censuses will be conducted for the year 
2007. The data collected in these surveys will be within the general 
scope and nature of those inquiries covered in the economic censuses.

Current Industrial Reports

    Most of the following commodity or product surveys provide data on 
shipments or production, stocks, unfilled orders, orders booked, 
consumption, and so forth. Reports will be required of all, or a sample 
of, establishments engaged in the production of the items covered by 
the following list of surveys:

Survey Title

MA314Q--Carpets and Rugs
MA321T--Lumber Production and Mill Stocks
MA325F--Paint and Allied Products
MA325G--Pharmaceutical Preparations, except Biologicals
MA327C--Refractories
MA327E--Consumer, Scientific, Technical, and Industrial Glassware
MA331B--Steel Mill Products
MA332Q--Antifriction Bearings
MA333A--Farm Machinery and Lawn and Garden Equipment
MA333D--Construction Machinery
MA333F--Mining Machinery and Mineral Processing Equipment
MA333M--Refrigeration, Air-conditioning, and Warm Air Equipment
MA333P--Pumps and Compressors
MA334A--Analytical and Biomedical Instruments
MA334C--Control Instruments
MA334D--Defense, Navigational and Aerospace Electronics
MA334M--Consumer Electronics
MA334P--Telecommunications
MA334Q--Electronic Components
MA334R--Computers
MA334T--Meters and Test Devices
MA335E--Electric Housewares and Fans
MA335F--Major Household Appliances
MA335J--Insulated Wire and Cable
MA335K--Wiring Devices and Supplies

    The following list of surveys represents annual counterparts of 
monthly and quarterly surveys and will cover only those establishments 
that are not canvassed, or do not report, in the more frequent surveys. 
Accordingly, there will be no duplication in reporting. The content of 
these annual reports (listed below) will be identical with that of the 
monthly and quarterly reports:

Survey Title

M311H--Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils (Stocks)
M311J--Oilseeds, Beans, and Nuts (Primary Producers)
M311L--Fats and Oils (Renderers)
M311M--Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils (Consumption and Stocks)
M311N--Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils (Production, Consumption, and 
Stock)
M313P--Consumption on the Cotton System
M313N--Cotton and Raw Linters in Public Storage
M327G--Glass Containers

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M336G--Civil Aircraft and Aircraft Engines
MQ311A--Flour Milling Products
MQ313A--Textiles
MQ315A--Apparel
MQ325A--Inorganic Chemicals
MQ325B--Fertilizer Materials
MQ327D--Clay Construction Products
MQ333W--Metalworking Machinery
MQ335C--Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts

Annual Survey of Manufactures

    The Annual Survey of Manufactures collects industry statistics, 
such as total value of shipments, employment, payroll, workers' hours, 
capital expenditures, cost of materials consumed, supplemental labor 
costs, and so forth. This survey, conducted on a sample basis, covers 
all manufacturing industries, including data on plants under 
construction, but not yet in operation.

Survey of Industrial Research and Development

    The Survey of Industrial Research and Development measures spending 
on research and development activities in private U.S. businesses. The 
Census Bureau collects and compiles this information in accordance with 
a joint project agreement between the National Science Foundation (NSF) 
and the Census Bureau. The NSF publishes the results in its publication 
series. Five data items in the survey provide interim statistics 
collected in the Census Bureau's economic censuses. These items (total 
company sales, total employment, total expenditures for research and 
development conducted within the company, federally-funded expenditures 
for research and development conducted within the company, and total 
expenditures and federally-funded expenditures for research and 
development within the company by state) are collected on a mandatory 
basis under the authority of Title 13, United States Code. Responses to 
all other data collected are voluntary.

Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization

    The Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization is designed to measure the 
use of industrial capacity. The survey collects information on actual 
output and estimates of potential output in terms of value of 
production. These data are the basis for calculating rates of 
utilization of full production capability and use of production 
capability under national emergency conditions.

Survey of Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures

    Under a joint project agreement with the Environmental Protection 
Agency, the Survey of Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures is 
designed to collect from establishments in manufacturing, mining, and 
electric utilities industries the total expenditures by industry and 
geographic area to abate pollutant emissions. The survey covers current 
operating costs and capital expenditures to abate air and water 
pollution and solid waste. The survey also will obtain the costs 
recovered from abatement activities.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required 
to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure 
to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) unless that collection of 
information displays a current, valid Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) control number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 
45, the OMB approved the 2005 Annual Surveys under the following OMB 
control numbers: Current Industrial Reports--0607-0392, 0607-0395, and 
0607-0476; Annual Survey of Manufactures--0607-0449; Survey of 
Industrial Research and Development--0607-0912; Survey of Plant 
Capacity Utilization--0607-0175, and Survey of Pollution Abatement 
Costs and Expenditures--0607-0176.
    Based upon the foregoing, I have directed that the Annual Surveys 
in the Manufacturing Area be conducted for the purpose of collecting 
these data.

    Dated: December 21, 2005.
Charles Louis Kincannon,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
 [FR Doc. E5-7945 Filed 12-27-05; 8:45 am]
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