Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area, 76334-76335 [E8-29687]

Download as PDF 76334 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 16, 2008 / Notices II. Method of Collection Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before February 17, 2009. DATES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). ADDRESSES: 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, Manufacturing and Construction Division, 4600 Silver Hill Rd., Room 7K071, Washington, DC 20233–6913, (301) 763–4834 or via the Internet at john.c.savage@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ACTION: Respondents submit data on form M– 3 (SD) via mail, facsimile machine, Touchtone Data Entry (TDE), or via the Internet. Analysts call respondents who usually report, to obtain data in time for preparing the monthly estimates. SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the 2008 Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area. The 2008 Annual Surveys consist of the Current Industrial Reports surveys, the Annual Survey of Manufactures, and the Business Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation Survey. 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. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0008. Form Number: M–3 (SD). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,300. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,200. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $424,324. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 131 and 182. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES I. Abstract IV. Request for Comments The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders (M3) survey. The Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) survey requests data from domestic manufacturers on form M–3 (SD), which will be mailed at the end of each month. Data requested are shipments, new orders, unfilled orders, total inventory, materials and supplies, work-in-process, and finished goods. It is currently the only survey that provides broad-based monthly statistical data on the economic conditions in the domestic manufacturing sector. The M3 survey is designed to measure current industrial activity and to provide an indication of future production commitments. The value of shipments measures the value of goods delivered during the month by domestic manufacturers. Estimates of new orders serve as an indicator of future production commitments and represent the current sales value of new orders received during the month, net of cancellations. Substantial accumulation or depletion of unfilled orders measures excess or deficient demand for manufactured products. The level of inventories, especially in relation to shipments, is frequently used to monitor the business cycle. We do not plan any changes to the M– 3 (SD) form. The estimated total annual burden hours have increased from 16,800 to 17,200 due to an increase in the number of respondents. 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:09 Dec 15, 2008 Jkt 217001 Dated: December 10, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–29734 Filed 12–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census Notice of determination. ADDRESSES: The Census Bureau will furnish report forms to organizations included in each survey. Additional copies of the surveys 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, on (301) 763–4598. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Census Bureau is authorized to conduct mandatory surveys necessary to furnish current data on the subjects covered by the major censuses authorized by Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), 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 data collected in the surveys will be within the general scope and nature of those inquiries covered in the economic censuses. The next economic censuses will be conducted for the year 2012. 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: [Docket Number 0811251517–81520–01] Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Commerce. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SURVEY TITLE MA311D MA314Q MA321T MA325F E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM Confectionery Carpets and Rugs Lumber Production and Mill Stocks Paint and Allied Products 16DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 16, 2008 / Notices SURVEY TITLE—Continued MA325G MA327C MA327E MA331B MA332Q MA333A MA333D MA333F MA333M MA333N MA333P MA334A MA334C MA334D MA334M MA334Q MA334T MA335E MA335F MA335J MA335K MA336G SURVEY TITLE—Continued 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 Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Fluid Power Products for Motion Control (Including Aerospace) Pumps and Compressors Electromedical Equipment and Analytical Instruments Control Instruments Defense, Navigational, and Aerospace Electronics Consumer Electronics Semiconductors, Printed Circuit Boards, and other Electronic Components Meters and Test Devices Electric Housewares and Fans Major Household Appliances Insulated Wire and Cable Wiring Devices and Supplies Aerospace Industries (Orders, Sales, and Backlog) 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 M311C ... M311H ... M311J .... M311L .... M311M ... M311N ... M313P ... sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES M313N ... M327G ... M336G ... MQ311A MQ313A MQ315A MQ315B MQ325A MQ325B MQ325F MQ327D MQ333W MQ334P Corn (Wet & Dry Producers of Ethanol) Fats and Oils (Warehouse) Oilseeds, Beans, and Nuts (Primary Producers) Fats and Oils (Renderers) Fats and Oils (Consumers) Fats and Oils (Producers) Consumption on the Cotton System and Stocks Cotton and Raw Linters in Public Storage Glass Containers Civil Aircraft and Aircraft Engines Flour Milling Products Textiles Apparel Socks Inorganic Chemicals Fertilizer Materials Paint, Varnish, and Lacquer Clay Construction Products Metalworking Machinery Telecommunications VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:09 Dec 15, 2008 Jkt 217001 MQ334R Computers and Peripheral Equipment 76335 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–469–814) 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. Business R&D and Innovation Survey The Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS) measures spending on research and development activities in U.S. businesses. This survey replaces the Survey of Industrial Research and Development that has been collected since the 1950’s. The BRDIS will collect global as well as domestic spending information, more detailed information about the R&D workforce, and information regarding innovation and intellectual property from 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. All data items are collected on a mandatory basis under the authority of Title 13, U.S.C. 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 2008 Annual Surveys under the following OMB control numbers: Current Industrial Reports—0607–0476; Annual Survey of Manufactures—-0607–0449; and Business R&D and Innovation Survey—0607–0912. 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 10, 2008. Steve H. Murdock, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. E8–29687 Filed 12–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Chlorinated Isocyanurates from Spain: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 16, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Lindsay, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0780. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 10, 2008, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published the preliminary results of the antidumping duty administrative review of chlorinated isocyanurates from Spain, covering the period June 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007. See Chlorinated Isocyanurates from Spain: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 39650 (July 10, 2008). On November 10, 2008, the Department extended the due date for this administrative review by 33 days, until December 10, 2008. See Chlorinated Isocyanurates from Spain: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 66594 (November 10, 2008). Extension of Time Limits for Final Results Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1), the Department shall issue the final results of an administrative review within 120 days after the date on which the notice of the preliminary results was published in the Federal Register. See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). However, if the Department determines that it is not practicable to complete the review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2) allow the Department to extend the 120-day period to 180 days. The Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the review within the current deadline due to further analysis that is required in this case. In particular, the Department E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

[Docket Number 0811251517-81520-01]


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 
2008 Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area. The 2008 Annual Surveys 
consist of the Current Industrial Reports surveys, the Annual Survey of 
Manufactures, and the Business Research and Development (R&D) and 
Innovation Survey. 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 each survey. Additional copies of the surveys 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, on (301) 763-4598.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Census Bureau is authorized to conduct 
mandatory surveys necessary to furnish current data on the subjects 
covered by the major censuses authorized by Title 13, United States 
Code (U.S.C.), 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 data collected in the surveys will be within the general 
scope and nature of those inquiries covered in the economic censuses. 
The next economic censuses will be conducted for the year 2012.

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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
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MA311D.................................  Confectionery
MA314Q.................................  Carpets and Rugs
MA321T.................................  Lumber Production and Mill
                                          Stocks
MA325F.................................  Paint and Allied Products

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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.................................  Air-conditioning and
                                          Refrigeration
MA333N.................................  Fluid Power Products for Motion
                                          Control (Including Aerospace)
MA333P.................................  Pumps and Compressors
MA334A.................................  Electromedical Equipment and
                                          Analytical Instruments
MA334C.................................  Control Instruments
MA334D.................................  Defense, Navigational, and
                                          Aerospace Electronics
MA334M.................................  Consumer Electronics
MA334Q.................................  Semiconductors, Printed Circuit
                                          Boards, and other Electronic
                                          Components
MA334T.................................  Meters and Test Devices
MA335E.................................  Electric Housewares and Fans
MA335F.................................  Major Household Appliances
MA335J.................................  Insulated Wire and Cable
MA335K.................................  Wiring Devices and Supplies
MA336G.................................  Aerospace Industries (Orders,
                                          Sales, and Backlog)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
M311C..................................  Corn (Wet & Dry Producers of
                                          Ethanol)
M311H..................................  Fats and Oils (Warehouse)
M311J..................................  Oilseeds, Beans, and Nuts
                                          (Primary Producers)
M311L..................................  Fats and Oils (Renderers)
M311M..................................  Fats and Oils (Consumers)
M311N..................................  Fats and Oils (Producers)
M313P..................................  Consumption on the Cotton
                                          System and Stocks
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
MQ325F.................................  Paint, Varnish, and Lacquer
MQ327D.................................  Clay Construction Products
MQ333W.................................  Metalworking Machinery
MQ334P.................................  Telecommunications
MQ334R.................................  Computers and Peripheral
                                          Equipment
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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.

Business R&D and Innovation Survey

    The Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS) measures spending on 
research and development activities in U.S. businesses. This survey 
replaces the Survey of Industrial Research and Development that has 
been collected since the 1950's. The BRDIS will collect global as well 
as domestic spending information, more detailed information about the 
R&D workforce, and information regarding innovation and intellectual 
property from 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. All data items are 
collected on a mandatory basis under the authority of Title 13, U.S.C.
    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 2008 Annual Surveys under the following OMB 
control numbers: Current Industrial Reports--0607-0476; Annual Survey 
of Manufactures---0607-0449; and Business R&D and Innovation Survey--
0607-0912.
    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 10, 2008.
Steve H. Murdock,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
 [FR Doc. E8-29687 Filed 12-15-08; 8:45 am]
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