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Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. 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 Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). 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, FAX number (202) 395–7285, or David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census [Docket Number 061130319–6319–01] 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 2006 Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area. The 2006 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 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71131 conducted for many years, are not publicly available from nongovernmental or other governmental sources. 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: Thomas E. Zabelsky, Chief, Manufacturing and Construction Division, at (301) 763–4598. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Census Bureau may conduct surveys necessary to furnish current data on the subjects covered by the major censuses, as authorized by Title 13, United States Code, Sections 61, 81, 131, 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. ADDRESSES: Current Industrial Reports Most of the following commodity or product surveys provide data on shipments or production, stocks, unfilled orders, orders booked, consumption, etc. 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 ... MA321T .... MA325F .... MA325G ... MA327C .... MA327E .... MA331B .... MA332Q ... MA333A .... MA333D .... MA333F .... MA333M ... MA333P .... MA334A .... MA334C .... MA334D .... MA334M ... E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM Carpets and Rugs. Lumber Production and Mill Stocks. Paint and Allied Products. Pharmaceutical Preparations, except Biologicals. Refractories. Consumer, Scientific, Technical, and Industrial Glassware. Steel Mill Products. Antifriction Bearings. Farm Machinery and Lawn and Garden Equipment. Construction Machinery. Mining Machinery and Mineral Processing Equipment. Refrigeration, Air-conditioning, and Warm Air Equipment. Pumps and Compressors. Electromedical Equipment and Analytical Instruments. Control Instruments. Defense, Navigational and Aerospace Electronics. Consumer Electronics. 08DEN1 71132 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 236 / Friday, December 8, 2006 / Notices SURVEY TITLE—Continued MA334Q ... MA334T MA335E MA335F MA335J MA335K .... .... .... .... .... Semiconductors, Electronic Components, and Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment. Meters and Test Devices. Electric Housewares and Fans. Major Household Appliances. Insulated Wire and Cable. Wiring Devices and Supplies. The following list of surveys represent 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 ........... M311J ............ M311L ............ M311M ........... M311N ........... M313P ............ M313N ........... M327G ........... M336G ........... MQ311A ......... MQ313A ......... MQ315A ......... MQ315B ......... MQ325A ......... MQ325B ......... MQ327D ......... MQ333W ........ MQ334P ......... MQ334R ......... MQ335C ......... Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils (Stocks). Oilseeds, Beans, and Nuts (Primary Producers). Fats and Oils (Renderers). Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils (Consumption and Stocks). Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils (Production, Consumption, and Stock). Consumption on the Cotton System. Cotton and Raw Linters in Public Storage. Glass Containers. Civil Aircraft and Aircraft Engines. Flour Milling Products. Textiles. Apparel. Socks. Inorganic Chemicals. Fertilizer Materials. Clay Construction Products. Metalworking Machinery. Telecommunications. Computers and Peripheral Equipment. Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Dec 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 to those 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 (EPA), 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 obtains 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 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accordance with the PRA, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, the OMB approved the 2006 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 5, 2006. Charles Louis Kincannon, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. E6–20870 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Government Trade Information Request ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the 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 February 6, 2007. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230, or e-mail dHynek@doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to: Jessica Sanderson, The Advocacy Center, Room 3814A, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230; Phone number: (202) 482– 2429, and fax number: (202) 482–3508. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The U.S. Department of Commerce invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

[Docket Number 061130319-6319-01]


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 
2006 Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area. The 2006 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 non-governmental 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: Thomas E. Zabelsky, Chief, 
Manufacturing and Construction Division, at (301) 763-4598.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Census Bureau may conduct surveys 
necessary to furnish current data on the subjects covered by the major 
censuses, as authorized by Title 13, United States Code, Sections 61, 
81, 131, 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, etc. 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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
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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.................................  Electromedical Equipment and
                                          Analytical Instruments.
MA334C.................................  Control Instruments.
MA334D.................................  Defense, Navigational and
                                          Aerospace Electronics.
MA334M.................................  Consumer Electronics.

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MA334Q.................................  Semiconductors, Electronic
                                          Components, and Semiconductor
                                          Manufacturing Equipment.
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 represent 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.
M336G..................................  Civil Aircraft and Aircraft
                                          Engines.
MQ311A.................................  Flour Milling Products.
MQ313A.................................  Textiles.
MQ315A.................................  Apparel.
MQ315B.................................  Socks.
MQ325A.................................  Inorganic Chemicals.
MQ325B.................................  Fertilizer Materials.
MQ327D.................................  Clay Construction Products.
MQ333W.................................  Metalworking Machinery.
MQ334P.................................  Telecommunications.
MQ334R.................................  Computers and Peripheral
                                          Equipment.
MQ335C.................................  Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts.
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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 to 
those 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 (EPA), 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 obtains 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 
35, the OMB approved the 2006 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 5, 2006.
Charles Louis Kincannon,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
 [FR Doc. E6-20870 Filed 12-7-06; 8:45 am]
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