Current Industrial Reports Surveys-WAVE II (Mandatory and Voluntary Surveys), 8965-8966 [E7-3433]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 28, 2007 / Notices Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,470 Total (BC–600–3,233; BC–649 (L)– 1,036; BC–658(L)–201). Estimated Time per Response: BC– 600–12 minutes; BC–649(L)–6 minutes; BC–658(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. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–3432 Filed 2–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Current Industrial Reports Surveys— WAVE II (Mandatory and Voluntary Surveys) ACTION: Proposed collection; Comment sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:08 Feb 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 April 30, 2007. 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: Mendel D. Gayle, Assistant Chief for Census and Related Programs, (301) 763–4587, Census Bureau, Manufacturing and Construction Division, Room 2102A, Building #4, Washington, DC 20233 (or via the Internet at: mendel.d.gayle@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request a revision of the currently approved Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the Current Industrial Reports (CIR) for Wave II. The Census Bureau conducts a series of monthly, quarterly, and annual surveys as part of the Current Industrial Reports (CIR) program. The CIR surveys primarily publish data on quantity and value of shipments of particular products and occasionally with data on production and inventories; unfilled orders, receipts, stocks and consumption; and comparative data on domestic production, exports, and imports of the products they cover. These surveys provide continuing and timely national statistical data on manufacturing. Individual firms, trade associations, and market analysts use the results of these surveys extensively in planning or recommending marketing and legislative strategies. The CIR program includes both mandatory and voluntary surveys. Typically, the monthly and quarterly surveys are conducted on a voluntary basis and annual collections are mandatory. The collection frequency of individual CIR surveys is determined by the cyclical nature of production, the need for frequent trade monitoring, or the use of data in Government economic indicator series. Some monthly and quarterly CIR surveys have an annual ‘‘counterpart’’ collection. The annual counterpart collects annual data on a mandatory basis from those firms not PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8965 participating in the more frequent collection. Due to the large number of surveys in the CIR program, for clearance purposes, the CIR surveys are divided into ‘‘waves.’’ One wave is resubmitted for clearance each year. This year the Census Bureau plans to submit mandatory and voluntary surveys of Wave II for clearance. During the economic census years, years ending in 2 and 7 all voluntary annual surveys are made mandatory. For the 2007 Economic Census the following surveys are converting to mandatory status: MA311D—‘‘Confectionery’’, MA333N— ‘‘Fluid Power Products for Motion Control (Including Aerospace), and MA336G—‘‘Aerospace Industry’’. The MQ335C—‘‘Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts’’ is discontinued. All known manufacturing activities for this industry are done outside the United States. The surveys included in Wave II are: Mandatory surveys Voluntary survey M311J—Oilseeds, Beans, and Nuts (Primary Producers). M313N—Cotton and Raw Linters in Public Storage. M313P—Consumption on the Cotton System and Stocks. MQ313A—Textiles .... *M327G—Glass Containers. MQ315A—Apparel .... MQ333W—Metalworking Machinery. MA311D—Confectionery. MA314Q—Carpets and Rugs. MA321T—Lumber Production and Mill Stocks. MA325G—Pharmaceutical Preparations, except Biologicals. MA333N—Fluid Power Products for Motion Control (Including Aerospace). MA333P—Pumps and Compressors. MA335E—Electric Housewares and Fans. MA335J—Insulated Wire and Cable. MA336G—Aerospace Industry. E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 *MQ311A—Flour Milling Products. *MQ325A—Inorganic Chemicals. MQ325F—Paint, Varnish, and Lacquer. *These voluntary surveys have mandatory annual counterparts. 8966 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 28, 2007 / Notices II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The Census Bureau will use mail out/ mail back survey forms to collect data. We ask respondents to return monthly report forms within 10 days, quarterly report forms within 15 days, and annual report forms within 30 days of the initial mailing. Telephone calls and/or letters encouraging participation will be mailed to respondents who have not responded by the designated time. Foreign–Trade Zones Board III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0395. Form Number: See Chart Above. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,182. Estimated Time per Response: 1.332 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 10,857 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The estimated cost to respondents for all the CIR reports in Wave II for fiscal year 2008 is $185,329. Respondent’s Obligation: The CIR program includes both mandatory and voluntary surveys. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 61, 81, 131, 182, 224, and 225. IV. Request for Comments sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–3433 Filed 2–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:43 Feb 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 Order No. 1501 Approval for Expansion of Authority for Subzone 99E The Premcor Refining Group Inc. (Oil Refinery), Delaware City, DE Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign–Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the Foreign– Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Delaware Economic Development Office, grantee of FTZ 99, has requested authority on behalf of The Premcor Refining Group Inc. (Premcor), to expand the scope of manufacturing activity conducted under zone procedures within Subzone 99E at the Premcor refinery in Delaware City, Delaware (FTZ Docket 21–2006, filed 5/ 31/2006); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (71 FR 34303, 6/14/2006); Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations would be satisfied, and that approval of the application would be in the public interest if approval is subject to the conditions listed below; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to expand the scope of manufacturing authority under zone procedures within Subzone 99E, is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including § 400.28, and subject to the following conditions: 1. Foreign status (19 CFR § 146.41, 146.42) products consumed as fuel for the petrochemical complex shall be subject to the applicable duty rate. 2. Privileged foreign status (19 CFR § 146.41) shall be elected on all foreign merchandise admitted to the subzone, except that non–privileged foreign (NPF) status (19 CFR § 146.42) may be elected on refinery inputs covered under HTSUS Subheadings #2709.00.10, #2709.00.20, #2710.11.25, #2710.11.45, #2710.19.05, #2710.19.10, #2710.19.45, #2710.91.00, #2710.99.05, #2710.99.10, #2710.99.16, #2710.99.21 and #2710.99.45 which are used in the production of: -petrochemical feedstocks (examiners PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 report, Appendix ‘‘C’’); -products for export; -and, products eligible for entry under HTSUS #9808.00.30 and #9808.00.40 (U.S. Government purchases). Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of February 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration. Alternate Chairman Foreign–Trade Zones Board. Attest: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–3434 Filed 2–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board Order No. 1500 Expansion of Foreign–Trade Zone 164, Muskogee, Oklahoma Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign–Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the Foreign– Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Muskogee City–County Port Authority, grantee of Foreign– Trade Zone 164, submitted an application to the Board for authority to expand FTZ 164–Site 1 to include two additional parcels and to expand the zone to include two additional sites in Muskogee and McAlester, Oklahoma, within and adjacent to the Tulsa Customs and Border Protection port of entry (FTZ Docket 29–2006; filed 7/12/ 06); Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (71 FR 40991, 7/19/06) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to expand FTZ 164 is approved, subject to the Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 39 (Wednesday, February 28, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8965-8966]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-3433]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Current Industrial Reports Surveys--WAVE II (Mandatory and 
Voluntary Surveys)

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 April 30, 2007.

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: Mendel D. Gayle, Assistant Chief for Census and 
Related Programs, (301) 763-4587, Census Bureau, Manufacturing and 
Construction Division, Room 2102A, Building 4, Washington, DC 
20233 (or via the Internet at: mendel.d.gayle@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request a revision of the currently 
approved Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the Current 
Industrial Reports (CIR) for Wave II. The Census Bureau conducts a 
series of monthly, quarterly, and annual surveys as part of the Current 
Industrial Reports (CIR) program. The CIR surveys primarily publish 
data on quantity and value of shipments of particular products and 
occasionally with data on production and inventories; unfilled orders, 
receipts, stocks and consumption; and comparative data on domestic 
production, exports, and imports of the products they cover. These 
surveys provide continuing and timely national statistical data on 
manufacturing. Individual firms, trade associations, and market 
analysts use the results of these surveys extensively in planning or 
recommending marketing and legislative strategies.
    The CIR program includes both mandatory and voluntary surveys. 
Typically, the monthly and quarterly surveys are conducted on a 
voluntary basis and annual collections are mandatory. The collection 
frequency of individual CIR surveys is determined by the cyclical 
nature of production, the need for frequent trade monitoring, or the 
use of data in Government economic indicator series. Some monthly and 
quarterly CIR surveys have an annual ``counterpart'' collection. The 
annual counterpart collects annual data on a mandatory basis from those 
firms not participating in the more frequent collection.
    Due to the large number of surveys in the CIR program, for 
clearance purposes, the CIR surveys are divided into ``waves.'' One 
wave is resubmitted for clearance each year. This year the Census 
Bureau plans to submit mandatory and voluntary surveys of Wave II for 
clearance. During the economic census years, years ending in 2 and 7 
all voluntary annual surveys are made mandatory. For the 2007 Economic 
Census the following surveys are converting to mandatory status: 
MA311D--``Confectionery'', MA333N--``Fluid Power Products for Motion 
Control (Including Aerospace), and MA336G--``Aerospace Industry''. The 
MQ335C--``Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts'' is discontinued. All known 
manufacturing activities for this industry are done outside the United 
States. The surveys included in Wave II are:

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             Mandatory surveys                    Voluntary survey
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M311J--Oilseeds, Beans, and Nuts (Primary   *M327G--Glass Containers.
 Producers).
M313N--Cotton and Raw Linters in Public     *MQ311A--Flour Milling
 Storage.                                    Products.
M313P--Consumption on the Cotton System     *MQ325A--Inorganic
 and Stocks.                                 Chemicals.
MQ313A--Textiles..........................  MQ325F--Paint, Varnish, and
                                             Lacquer.
MQ315A--Apparel...........................  *These voluntary surveys
                                             have mandatory annual
                                             counterparts.
MQ333W--Metalworking Machinery............  ............................
MA311D--Confectionery.....................  ............................
MA314Q--Carpets and Rugs..................  ............................
MA321T--Lumber Production and Mill Stocks.  ............................
MA325G--Pharmaceutical Preparations,        ............................
 except Biologicals.
MA333N--Fluid Power Products for Motion     ............................
 Control (Including Aerospace).
MA333P--Pumps and Compressors.............  ............................
MA335E--Electric Housewares and Fans......  ............................
MA335J--Insulated Wire and Cable..........  ............................
MA336G--Aerospace Industry................  ............................
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II. Method of Collection

    The Census Bureau will use mail out/mail back survey forms to 
collect data. We ask respondents to return monthly report forms within 
10 days, quarterly report forms within 15 days, and annual report forms 
within 30 days of the initial mailing. Telephone calls and/or letters 
encouraging participation will be mailed to respondents who have not 
responded by the designated time.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0395.
    Form Number: See Chart Above.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,182.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1.332 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 10,857 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The estimated cost to respondents for 
all the CIR reports in Wave II for fiscal year 2008 is $185,329.
    Respondent's Obligation: The CIR program includes both mandatory 
and voluntary surveys.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 61, 81, 
131, 182, 224, and 225.

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.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E7-3433 Filed 2-27-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-07-P