2007 Economic Census Covering the Mining Sector, 56104-56105 [06-8252]

Download as PDF 56104 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 186 / Tuesday, September 26, 2006 / Notices 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: September 21, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 06–8251 Filed 9–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau 2007 Economic Census Covering the Mining Sector ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. pwalker on PRODPC60 with NOTICES 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, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 27, 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(s) and instructions should be directed to Arminta N. Quash, U.S. Census Bureau, Manufacturing and Construction Division, Room 2108, Building #4, Washington, DC 20233, (301) 763–8189, (or via the Internet at arminta.n.quash@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau is the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant and quality data about the people and economy of the United States. Economic data are the Census Bureau’s primary program commitment during nondecennial census years. The economic census, conducted under authority of Title 13, United States Code, is the primary source of facts VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:03 Sep 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 about the structure and functioning of the Nation’s economy and features unique industry and geographic detail. Economic census statistics serve as part of the framework for the national accounts and provide essential information for government, business and the general public. The 2007 Economic Census Covering the Mining Sector (as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)) will measure the economic activity of almost 25,000 mineral establishments. The information collected from establishments in this sector of the economic census will produce basic statistics for number of establishments, shipments, payroll, employment, detailed supplies and fuels consumed, depreciable assets, inventories, and capital expenditures. It also will yield a variety of subject statistics, including shipments by product line, type of operation, size of establishments and other industry-specific measures. Primary strategies for reducing burden in Census Bureau economic data collections are to increase electronic reporting through broader use of computerized self-administered census questionnaires, on-line questionnaires and other electronic data collection. II. Method of Collection Establishments included in this collection will be selected from a frame given by the Census Bureau’s Business Register. To be eligible for selection, an establishment will be required to satisfy the following conditions: (i) It must be classified in the mining sector; (ii) it must be an active operating establishment of a multi-establishment firm (including operations under exploration and development), or it must be a single-establishment firm with payroll; and (iii) it must be located in one of the 50 states, offshore areas, or the District of Columbia. Mail selection procedures will distinguish the following groups of establishments: A. Establishments of MultiEstablishment Firms Selection procedures will assign all active mineral establishments of multiestablishment firms to the mail component of the universe, except for those in industries classified in the Support Activities for Mining subsector. In these selected industries, where activities are not easily attributable to individual locations or establishments, firms will be asked to report their basic data for several establishments at a nationwide level on a consolidated report form. Approximately seven percent of establishments of multi- PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 establishment firms will not be required to file separate reports because they will be included in consolidated company reports. We estimate that the census mail canvass for 2007 will include approximately 6,400 establishments of multi-establishment firms. B. Single-Establishment Firms With Payroll As an initial step in the selection process, we will analyze the universe for mining. The analysis will produce a set of industry-specific payroll cutoffs that we will use to distinguish large versus small single-establishment firms within each industry. This payroll size distinction will affect selection as follows: 1. Large Single-Establishment Firms Selection procedures will assign large single-establishment firms having annualized payroll (from Federal administrative records) that equals or exceeds the cutoff for their industry to the mail component of the universe. We estimate that the census mail canvass for 2007 will include approximately 6,000 firms in this category. These firms will receive a standard form. 2. Small Single-Establishment Firms Small single-establishment firms in the crushed stone, sand and gravel, and crude petroleum and natural gas industries, where application of the cutoff for nonmail establishments results in a larger number of small establishments included in the mail canvass, will receive a short form. The short form will collect basic statistics and other essential information that is not available from administrative records. The short form will be mailed to approximately 2,600 singleestablishment firms in these industries which are larger than the nonmail cutoff for their industry, but which have annual payroll under a certain criteria. In terms of employment, this criteria will identify establishments with approximately 5 to 19 employees. The approximately 10,000 remaining single-establishment firms with payroll will be represented in the census by data from Federal administrative records. III. Data OMB Number: Not available. Form Number: The forms used to collect information from businesses in this sector of the economic census are tailored to specific business practices and are too numerous to list separately in this notice. You can obtain information on the proposed content at E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 186 / Tuesday, September 26, 2006 / Notices this Web site: http://www.census.gov/ mcd/clearance/census. Type of Review: Regular review. Affected Public: Business or Other for Profit, Not-for-Profit institutions, and Small Businesses or Organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce has received a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from India. In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating an antidumping new shipper review of Standard Form ......................... 12,400 Ambica Steels Limited. Short Form ............................... 2,600 EFFECTIVE DATE: September 26, 2006. Total .................................. 15,000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Holland or Brandon Farlander, Estimated Time Per Response: AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Standard Form ........................... 4.6 hours. Administration, U.S. Department of Short Form ................................. 2.5 hours. Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Estimated Total Annual Burden Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; Hours: 63,540. telephone: (202) 482–0179 or (202) 482– Estimated Total Annual Cost: 0182, respectively. $1,567,532. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Background Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 131 and 224. On February 21, 1995, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) IV. Request for Comments published in the Federal Register the Comments are invited on: (a) Whether antidumping duty order on stainless the proposed collection of information steel bar (‘‘SSB’’) from India. See is necessary for the proper performance Antidumping Duty Orders: Stainless of the functions of the agency, including Steel Bar form Brazil, India and Japan, whether the information shall have 60 FR 9661 (February 21, 1995). practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the On August 31, 2006, the Department agency’s estimate of the burden received a timely request from Ambica (including hours and cost) of the Steels Limited (‘‘Ambica’’), for a new proposed collection of information; (c) shipper review of the antidumping duty ways to enhance the quality, utility, and order on SSB from India, in accordance clarity of the information to be with 19 CFR 351.214(c). The collected; and (d) ways to minimize the Department also received a timely burden of the collection of information request for a new shipper review from on respondents, including through the D.H. Exports Pvt., Ltd. (‘‘DHX’’) on use of automated collection techniques August 31, 2006. However, this request or other forms of information did not contain documentation technology. establishing: the date on which DHX Comments submitted in response to first shipped the subject merchandise this notice will be summarized and/or for export to the United States; the date included in the request for OMB on which subject merchandise entered approval of this information collection; the United States; or the volume of the they also will become a matter of public shipment. On September 1, 2006, the record. Department received an amended request from DHX that contained Dated: September 21, 2006. shipment documentation, however, no Madeleine Clayton, documentation establishing the date of Management Analyst, Office of the Chief first entry into the United States was Information Officer. provided. [FR Doc. 06–8252 Filed 9–25–06; 8:45 am] This order has a February anniversary BILLING CODE 3510–07–P month and an August semiannual anniversary month. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Initiation of Review International Trade Administration pwalker on PRODPC60 with NOTICES (A–533–810) Stainless Steel Bar from India: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:03 Sep 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i) and (iii)(A), Ambica certified in its request that it did not export the subject merchandise to the United States during the period of investigation (‘‘POI’’) and that it is not now and never has been affiliated with any exporter or producer who exported the subject merchandise to the United States during the POI (i.e., July 1, 1993, through December 31, PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56105 1993). Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), Ambica also submitted documentation establishing the date on which its stainless steel bar was first shipped for export to the United States, the volume of that shipment, and the date of the first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from India. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(B), the standard period of review (‘‘POR’’) in a new shipper review based on the semiannual anniversary month is the six-month period immediately preceding the semiannual anniversary month, i.e., for the instant review, February 1 through July 31, 2006. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(i), we intend to issue the preliminary results of this review not later than 180 days after the date on which the review is initiated. All provisions of 19 CFR 351.214 will apply to Ambica throughout the duration of this new shipper review, except for 351.214(e), which allows a new shipper to post a single entry bond or other types of securities in lieu of a cash deposit. See the ‘‘Cash Deposit Requirements’’ section below. In its August 31, 2006, new shipper request, DHX certified that it did not export the subject merchandise to the United States during the POI and that it is not now and never has been affiliated with any exporter or producer who exported the subject merchandise to the United States during the POI pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i) and (iii)(A). However, the request did not submit documentation establishing the date on which its stainless steel bar was first shipped for export to the United States, the volume of that shipment, and the date of the first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv). Therefore, we are not initiating a new shipper review of DHX for the semiannual review period February 1, 2006, through July 31, 2006, because its initial August 31, 2006, request did not meet the Department’s regulatory requirements by the semiannual anniversary month deadline (i.e., August 31, 2006). However, the Department will treat DHX’s September 1, 2006, request as a ‘‘new’’ request to be considered for the next new shipper initiation deadline (i.e., February 28, 2007) for the annual anniversary period of February 1, 2006, through January 21, E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 186 (Tuesday, September 26, 2006)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-8252]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


2007 Economic Census Covering the Mining Sector

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 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 November 27, 
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(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Arminta N. Quash, U.S. Census Bureau, 
Manufacturing and Construction Division, Room 2108, Building 
4, Washington, DC 20233, (301) 763-8189, (or via the Internet 
at arminta.n.quash@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau is the preeminent collector and provider of 
timely, relevant and quality data about the people and economy of the 
United States. Economic data are the Census Bureau's primary program 
commitment during nondecennial census years. The economic census, 
conducted under authority of Title 13, United States Code, is the 
primary source of facts about the structure and functioning of the 
Nation's economy and features unique industry and geographic detail. 
Economic census statistics serve as part of the framework for the 
national accounts and provide essential information for government, 
business and the general public. The 2007 Economic Census Covering the 
Mining Sector (as defined by the North American Industry Classification 
System (NAICS)) will measure the economic activity of almost 25,000 
mineral establishments.
    The information collected from establishments in this sector of the 
economic census will produce basic statistics for number of 
establishments, shipments, payroll, employment, detailed supplies and 
fuels consumed, depreciable assets, inventories, and capital 
expenditures. It also will yield a variety of subject statistics, 
including shipments by product line, type of operation, size of 
establishments and other industry-specific measures.
    Primary strategies for reducing burden in Census Bureau economic 
data collections are to increase electronic reporting through broader 
use of computerized self-administered census questionnaires, on-line 
questionnaires and other electronic data collection.

II. Method of Collection

    Establishments included in this collection will be selected from a 
frame given by the Census Bureau's Business Register. To be eligible 
for selection, an establishment will be required to satisfy the 
following conditions: (i) It must be classified in the mining sector; 
(ii) it must be an active operating establishment of a multi-
establishment firm (including operations under exploration and 
development), or it must be a single-establishment firm with payroll; 
and (iii) it must be located in one of the 50 states, offshore areas, 
or the District of Columbia. Mail selection procedures will distinguish 
the following groups of establishments:

A. Establishments of Multi-Establishment Firms

    Selection procedures will assign all active mineral establishments 
of multi-establishment firms to the mail component of the universe, 
except for those in industries classified in the Support Activities for 
Mining subsector. In these selected industries, where activities are 
not easily attributable to individual locations or establishments, 
firms will be asked to report their basic data for several 
establishments at a nationwide level on a consolidated report form. 
Approximately seven percent of establishments of multi-establishment 
firms will not be required to file separate reports because they will 
be included in consolidated company reports. We estimate that the 
census mail canvass for 2007 will include approximately 6,400 
establishments of multi-establishment firms.

B. Single-Establishment Firms With Payroll

    As an initial step in the selection process, we will analyze the 
universe for mining. The analysis will produce a set of industry-
specific payroll cutoffs that we will use to distinguish large versus 
small single-establishment firms within each industry. This payroll 
size distinction will affect selection as follows:
1. Large Single-Establishment Firms
    Selection procedures will assign large single-establishment firms 
having annualized payroll (from Federal administrative records) that 
equals or exceeds the cutoff for their industry to the mail component 
of the universe. We estimate that the census mail canvass for 2007 will 
include approximately 6,000 firms in this category. These firms will 
receive a standard form.
2. Small Single-Establishment Firms
    Small single-establishment firms in the crushed stone, sand and 
gravel, and crude petroleum and natural gas industries, where 
application of the cutoff for nonmail establishments results in a 
larger number of small establishments included in the mail canvass, 
will receive a short form. The short form will collect basic statistics 
and other essential information that is not available from 
administrative records.
    The short form will be mailed to approximately 2,600 single-
establishment firms in these industries which are larger than the 
nonmail cutoff for their industry, but which have annual payroll under 
a certain criteria. In terms of employment, this criteria will identify 
establishments with approximately 5 to 19 employees.
    The approximately 10,000 remaining single-establishment firms with 
payroll will be represented in the census by data from Federal 
administrative records.

III. Data

    OMB Number: Not available.
    Form Number: The forms used to collect information from businesses 
in this sector of the economic census are tailored to specific business 
practices and are too numerous to list separately in this notice. You 
can obtain information on the proposed content at

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this Web site: http://www.census.gov/mcd/clearance/census. 
    Type of Review: Regular review.
    Affected Public: Business or Other for Profit, Not-for-Profit 
institutions, and Small Businesses or Organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:

 
 
 
Standard Form..............................................       12,400
Short Form.................................................        2,600
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    Total..................................................       15,000
 

    Estimated Time Per Response:

 
 
 
Standard Form..............................  4.6 hours.
Short Form.................................  2.5 hours.
 

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 63,540.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,567,532.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 131 and 
224.

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: September 21, 2006.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-8252 Filed 9-25-06; 8:45 am]
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