Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories and Orders (M3) Supplement: 2006-2007 Unfilled Orders Benchmark Survey, 57519-57520 [E7-19858]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 10, 2007 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: An Observer Program for At-Sea Processing Vessels in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery. Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: 0648–0500. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 50. Number of Respondents: 12. Average Hours per Response: Observer applications; 15 minutes; observer appeals, 4 hours; observer providers’ registrations for observer training and debriefing, observer assignments, and weekly deployment/ logistics reports, 7 minutes; observer physicals and observer provider reports on observer harassment, safety or performance concerns, 2 hours; notification of observer physicals, 2 minutes. Needs and Uses: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) At-Sea Hake Observer Program defines observer duties, trains and debriefs observers, and manages data and release. The observers, deployed aboard at-sea processing vessels in the U.S. West Coast hake (a.k.a. whiting) fishery, are hired by observer providers who contract with the at-sea processors to provide the required observer coverage (50 CFR part 660). This data collection relates to the response time for observer providers and observers to register for training, debriefing or that have been issued suspension or decertification. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Frequency: Annually and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 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. Dated: October 3, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–19861 Filed 10–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Oct 09, 2007 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders (M3) Supplement: 2006–2007 Unfilled Orders Benchmark Survey U.S. Census Bureau. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: 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)). To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before December 10, 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 Chris Savage, U. S. Census Bureau, Room 7K071, Washington, DC 20233–6900, (301) 763– 4832, or (via the Internet at John.C.Savage@census.gov). DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The ‘‘Manufacturers’’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Survey collects monthly data on shipments, inventories, and new and unfilled orders from manufacturing companies. The orders, as well as the shipments and inventory data, are valuable tools for those who analyze business cycle conditions, including members of the Council of Economic Advisers, the Treasury Department, and the business community. The monthly M3 Survey estimates are based on a relatively small sample and reflect primarily the month-to-month changes of large companies. There is a clear need for periodic benchmarking of the M3 estimates to reflect the manufacturing universe. The Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) provides annual benchmarks for the shipments and inventory data in this monthly PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57519 survey. There is no benchmark for unfilled orders. The U.S. Census Bureau plans to reinstate the Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders (M3) Supplement: Unfilled Orders Benchmark Survey. Over the life of the M3 Survey, there have been three surveys specifically designed to collect unfilled orders. These surveys were conducted in 1976, 1986, and 2000. A periodic unfilled orders benchmark survey is necessary to determine the levels of unfilled orders for each industry covered in the M3 survey and whether to add or discontinue the collection of unfilled orders data for each industry. The information will be used to develop universe estimates of unfilled orders as of the end of 2006 and 2007. We will adjust the monthly M3 data on unfilled orders to these levels on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) basis. The benchmarked unfilled orders levels will be used to derive estimates of new orders received by manufacturers. II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau will use mail out/ mail back survey forms to collect the data. Companies will be asked to respond to the survey within 45 days of receipt. Letters encouraging participation will be mailed to companies that have not responded by the designated time. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0561. Form Number: MA–3000. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,000. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $78,780. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C., Section 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 E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 57520 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 10, 2007 / Notices 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: October 3, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–19858 Filed 10–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Action Affecting Export Privileges: Aviation Services International B.V.; Delta Logistics, B.V.; Robert Kraaipoel; Niels Kraaipoel; T.P.C B.V.; Mia Van Gemert; Mojir Trading; Reza Amidi; Lavantia, Ltd.; and Mita Zarek In the Matter of: Aviation Services International B.V., P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. Aviation Services International B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL. Delta Logistics B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL. Delta Logistics B.V., P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. Robert Kraaipoel, P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. Robert Kraaipoel, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL. Robert Kraaipoel, P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. Niels Kraaipoel, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL. T.P.C. B.V., P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. T.P.C. B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL. T.P.C. B.V., P.O. Box 11 1700AA, Heerhugowaard, Netherland. Mia Van Gemert, P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. Mia Van Gemert, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL. Mojir Trading, PO Box 18118, Jabel-Ali Free Zone, Dubai-UAE. Reza Amidi, PO Box 18118, Jabel-Ali Free Zone, Dubai-UAE. Lavantia Ltd., 16 Kyrakou Matsi Ave, 3rd Floor, 1082 Nicosia, Cyprus. Mita Zarek, 16 Kyrakou Matsi Ave, 3rd Floor, 1082 Nicosia, Cyprus. Respondents. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Oct 09, 2007 Jkt 214001 Order Temporarily Denying Export Privileges Pursuant to Section 766.24 of the Export Administration Regulations (‘‘EAR’’) 1, the Bureau of Industry and Security (‘‘BIS’’), U.S. Department of Commerce, through its Office of Export Enforcement (‘‘OEE’’), has requested that I issue an Order temporarily denying the export privileges under the EAR of: (1) AVIATION SERVICES INTERNATIONAL B.V., Fleming Straat 36, 1704 SL, Heerhugowaard, the Netherlands, and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700 (‘‘ASI’’). (2) TPC, B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL and P.O. Box 11, 1700AA Heerhugowaard, Netherlands and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. (3) DELTA LOGISTICS, B.V., Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL and P.O. Box 11, 1700AA Heerhugowaard, Netherlands. (4) ROBERT KRAAIPOEL, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL, and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. (5) NIELS KRAAIPOEL, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. (6) MIA VAN GEMERT, Fleming Straat 36, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1704SL and P.O. Box 418, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands 1700AK. (7) MOJIR TRADING, P.O. Box 18118, Jabel-Ali Free Zone, Dubai-UAE. (8) REZA AMIDI, P.O. Box 18118, Jabel-Ali Free Zone, Dubai-UAE. (9) LAVANTIA, Ltd., 16 Kyriakou Matsi Ave., 3rd Floor, 1082 Nicosia, Cyprus. (10) MITA ZAREK, 16 Kyrakou Matsi Ave., 3rd Floor, 1082 Nicosia, Cyprus. (hereinafter collectively referred to as the ‘‘Respondents’’) for 180 days. On August 29, 2007, four of the Respondents, Aviation Services International, B.V. (‘‘ASI’’) and its president, Robert Kraaipoel, and TPC, B.V. and Delta Logistics, B.V., two companies owned and operated by Robert Kraaipoel and his son, Niels Kraaipoel, were criminally charged with 1 The EAR are currently codified at 15 CFR Parts 730–774 (2007). The EAR are issued under the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (50 U.S.C. app. §§2401–2420 (2000)) (‘‘EAA’’). Since August 21, 2001, the EAA has been in lapse and the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 C.F.R., 2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), as extended by the Notice of August 15, 2007 (72 FR 46137 (Aug. 16, 2007)), has continued the Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701– 1706 (2000)) (‘‘IEEPA’’). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 five counts of violations encompassing IEEPA, the Iranian Transactions Regulations (‘‘ITR’’) 2 of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’), and 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 2. The criminal complaint alleged that they participated in the willful export and attempted export to Iran of U.S. origin items during the 2006–2007 period without the required authorization from OFAC and made false statements in 2005 and 2006 to the U.S. Government regarding end-use and end-users in connection with the export of U.S. origin items. The complaint also alleged that Niels Kraaipoel, ASI’s sales manager, was aware of the U.S. embargo against Iran. The Respondents allegedly exported or attempted to export items through the Netherlands to Iran and concealed the true identify of the endusers. In its request, BIS has presented evidence that shows that on two occasions in 2005 and 2006, the Respondents caused the export of items subject to the EAR and set forth on the Commerce Control List 3 from the United States to Netherlands and made false statements regarding end-use and end-users in connection with these transactions. Specifically, in November 2005 and January 2006, the Respondents caused receivers and video transmitters to be exported from the United States to the Netherlands. These items are subject to the EAR and are controlled for antiterrorism reasons (ECCN 4 5A991). The Respondents falsely claimed that the ultimate consignee was the Polish Border Control Agency (‘‘PBCA’’) in Poland and that the items would be used by PBCA in Unmanned Air Vehicles (‘‘UAVs’’). The U.S. Government obtained information indicating that the PBCA did not own UAVs and therefore would have no need for this type of equipment. Further, the information demonstrated that the PBCA had never contracted with ASI for equipment of any kind. ASI provided this false information to the U.S. exporter who in turn included it on the Shipper’s Export Declarations (‘‘SEDs’’) it filed with the U.S. Government. Subsequently, as alleged in the criminal complaint, in May 2007, in response to a request from the U.S. exporter for end-user information regarding spare parts to be provided for the electronic equipment previously purchased by ASI, an employee of ASI submitted an end-user statement from 2 31 CFR 560 (2007). CFR Part 744, Supp.1 (2007). 4 ‘‘ECCN’’ refers to ‘‘Export Control Classification Number.’’ See Supp. 1 to 15 CFR 774. 3 15 E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturers' 
Shipments, Inventories and Orders (M3) Supplement: 2006-2007 Unfilled 
Orders Benchmark Survey

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau.

ACTION: Notice.

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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: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before December 10, 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 Chris Savage, U. S. Census Bureau, Room 7K071, 
Washington, DC 20233-6900, (301) 763-4832, or (via the Internet at 
John.C.Savage@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The ``Manufacturers'' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) 
Survey collects monthly data on shipments, inventories, and new and 
unfilled orders from manufacturing companies. The orders, as well as 
the shipments and inventory data, are valuable tools for those who 
analyze business cycle conditions, including members of the Council of 
Economic Advisers, the Treasury Department, and the business community.
    The monthly M3 Survey estimates are based on a relatively small 
sample and reflect primarily the month-to-month changes of large 
companies. There is a clear need for periodic benchmarking of the M3 
estimates to reflect the manufacturing universe. The Annual Survey of 
Manufactures (ASM) provides annual benchmarks for the shipments and 
inventory data in this monthly survey. There is no benchmark for 
unfilled orders.
    The U.S. Census Bureau plans to reinstate the Manufacturers' 
Shipments, Inventories and Orders (M3) Supplement: Unfilled Orders 
Benchmark Survey. Over the life of the M3 Survey, there have been three 
surveys specifically designed to collect unfilled orders. These surveys 
were conducted in 1976, 1986, and 2000. A periodic unfilled orders 
benchmark survey is necessary to determine the levels of unfilled 
orders for each industry covered in the M3 survey and whether to add or 
discontinue the collection of unfilled orders data for each industry.
    The information will be used to develop universe estimates of 
unfilled orders as of the end of 2006 and 2007. We will adjust the 
monthly M3 data on unfilled orders to these levels on the North 
American Industry Classification System (NAICS) basis. The benchmarked 
unfilled orders levels will be used to derive estimates of new orders 
received by manufacturers.

II. Method of Collection

    The Census Bureau will use mail out/mail back survey forms to 
collect the data. Companies will be asked to respond to the survey 
within 45 days of receipt. Letters encouraging participation will be 
mailed to companies that have not responded by the designated time.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0561.
    Form Number: MA-3000.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $78,780.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C., Section 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

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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: October 3, 2007.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E7-19858 Filed 10-9-07; 8:45 am]
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