Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area, 68323-68324 [2010-28085]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 214 / Friday, November 5, 2010 / Notices production of the items covered by the following list of annual surveys: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census Survey Title [Docket Number 101025512–0512–02] Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Determination. AGENCY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the 2010 Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area. The 2010 Annual Surveys consist of the Current Industrial Reports surveys, the Annual Survey of Manufactures, the Business R&D and Innovation Survey, and the Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders 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. 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: Mendel D. Gayle, Chief, Manufacturing and Construction Division at (301) 763– 4587 or via the Internet at mendel.d.gayle@census.gov. SUMMARY: 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, 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 census. The next economic census will be conducted for the year 2012. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Nov 04, 2010 Jkt 223001 MA311D Confectionery MA314Q Carpets and Rugs MA321T Lumber Production and Mill Stocks MA325F Paints 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 Heating Equipment 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, Electronics 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 MA336G Civil Aircraft and Aircraft Engines and Aerospace Industry (Orders, Sales and Backlog) The following list of surveys represents annual counterparts of monthly and quarterly surveys. These surveys 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 to that of the monthly and quarterly reports: Survey Title M311C Corn (Wet & Dry Producers of Ethanol) M311H Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils (Warehouse Stocks) M311J Oilseeds, Beans, and Nuts (Primary Producers) M311K Fats and Oils (Renderers) M311L Fats and Oils M311M Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils (Consumption and Stocks) M311N Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils (Production, Consumption and Stocks) M313N Cotton and Raw Linters in Public Storage M313P Consumption on the Cotton System and Stocks M336G Civil Aircraft and Aircraft Engines MQ311A Flour Milling Products PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68323 MQ313A Textiles MQ315A Apparel MQ315B Socks Production MQ325A Inorganic Chemicals MQ325B Fertilizers and Related Chemicals MQ325F Paint, Varnish, and Lacquer MQ327D Clay Construction Products MQ333W Metalworking Machinery MQ334P Telecommunications MQ334R Computers and Peripheral Equipment 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 is conducted on a sample basis, and 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 by United States businesses. This survey replaced the Survey of Industrial Research and Development that had been collected since the 1950’s. The BRDIS collects 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, United States Code. Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey The Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey collects data on sales and unfilled orders in order to provide annual benchmarks for unfilled orders for the monthly Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) survey. The Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) provides annual benchmarks for the shipments and inventory data in this monthly survey. The survey data will also be used to determine whether it is necessary to collect unfilled orders data for specific industries on a monthly basis; some industries are not requested to provide unfilled orders data on the M3 Survey. 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 E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 68324 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 214 / Friday, November 5, 2010 / Notices 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 45, OMB approved the Annual Surveys under the following OMB control numbers: Current Industrial Reports—0607–0476, Annual Survey of Manufactures—0607–0449, Business R&D and Innovation Survey—0607– 0912, Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey—0607–0561. Based upon the foregoing, I have directed that the Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area be conducted for the purpose of collecting these data. Scope of the Orders Dated: November 1, 2010. Robert M. Groves, Director, Bureau of the Census. South Korea The products subject to this order are certain welded stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings, whether finished or unfinished, under 14 inches in inside diameter. The pipe fittings are used to connect pipe sections in piping systems where conditions require welded connections. The subject merchandise can be used where one or more of the following conditions is a factor in designing the piping system: (1) Corrosion of the piping system will occur if material other than stainless steel is used; (2) contamination of the material in the system by the system itself must be prevented; (3) high temperatures are present; (4) extreme low temperatures are present; (5) high pressures are contained within the system. Stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings come in a variety of shapes, and the following five are the most basic: ‘‘elbows,’’ ‘‘tees,’’ ‘‘reducers,’’ ‘‘stub ends,’’ and ‘‘caps.’’ The edges of finished fittings are beveled. Threaded, grooved, and bolted fittings are excluded from the order. The pipe fittings subject to this order are classifiable under the HTSUS subheading 7307.23.00. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2010–28085 Filed 11–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–702, A–580–813, A–583–816] Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Japan, South Korea and Taiwan; Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: On September 1, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 75 FR 53664 (September 1, 2010) (Initiation Notice). Because no interested domestic party responded to the sunset review notice of initiation by the applicable deadline, the Department is revoking the antidumping duty orders on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES DATES: Effective Date: October 20, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Mermelstein, AD/CVD Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1391. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Nov 04, 2010 Jkt 223001 Japan The products covered by this order include certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings. These fittings are used in piping systems for chemical plants, pharmaceutical plants, food processing facilities, waste-treatment facilities, semiconductor equipment applications, nuclear power plants and other areas. This merchandise is classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 7307.23.00. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive as to the scope of the order. Taiwan The products subject to the order are certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings, whether finished or unfinished, under 14 inches in inside diameter. The pipe fittings are used to connect pipe sections in piping systems where conditions require welded connections. The subject merchandise is used where one or more of the following conditions is a factor in designing the piping system: (1) Corrosion of the piping system will occur if material other than PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 stainless steel is used; (2) contamination of the material in the system by the system itself must be prevented; (3) high temperatures are present; (4) extreme low temperatures are present; and (5) high pressures are contained within the system. Stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings come in a variety of shapes, with the following five shapes the most basic: ‘‘elbows,’’ ‘‘tees,’’ ‘‘reducers,’’ ‘‘stub ends,’’ and ‘‘caps.’’ The edges of finished fittings are beveled. Threaded, grooved, and bolted fittings are excluded from the order. The pipe fittings subject to the order are currently classifiable under subheading 7307.23.00 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings manufactured to the American Society of Testing and Materials specification A774 are included in the scope of this order. Background The Department published its antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Japan on March 25, 1988. See Antidumping Duty Order of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe and Tube Fittings From Japan, 53 FR 9787 (March 25, 1988). The Department published its antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from South Korea on February 23, 1993. See Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Welded Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Korea, 58 FR 11029 (February 23, 1993). The Department published its antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Taiwan on June 16, 1993. See Amended Final Determination and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Welded Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Taiwan, 58 FR 33250 (June 16, 1993). The Department determined that a continuation of the orders was warranted in two earlier rounds of sunset reviews. See Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan; Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 70 FR 61119 (October 20, 2005); Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews: Certain Stainless Steel ButtWeld Pipe and Tube Fittings From Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, 65 FR 5604 (February 4, 2000). On September 1, 2010, the Department initiated the current sunset reviews pursuant to section 751(c) of the E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

[Docket Number 101025512-0512-02]


Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Determination.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the 
2010 Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area. The 2010 Annual Surveys 
consist of the Current Industrial Reports surveys, the Annual Survey of 
Manufactures, the Business R&D and Innovation Survey, and the 
Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders 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.

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: Mendel D. Gayle, Chief, Manufacturing 
and Construction Division at (301) 763-4587 or via the Internet at 
mendel.d.gayle@census.gov.

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, 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 census. The 
next economic census 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 annual surveys:

Survey Title

MA311D Confectionery
MA314Q Carpets and Rugs
MA321T Lumber Production and Mill Stocks
MA325F Paints 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 Heating 
Equipment
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, Electronics 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
MA336G Civil Aircraft and Aircraft Engines and Aerospace Industry 
(Orders, Sales and Backlog)

    The following list of surveys represents annual counterparts of 
monthly and quarterly surveys. These surveys 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 to that of the monthly and quarterly reports:

Survey Title

M311C Corn (Wet & Dry Producers of Ethanol)
M311H Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils (Warehouse Stocks)
M311J Oilseeds, Beans, and Nuts (Primary Producers)
M311K Fats and Oils (Renderers)
M311L Fats and Oils
M311M Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils (Consumption and Stocks)
M311N Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils (Production, Consumption 
and Stocks)
M313N Cotton and Raw Linters in Public Storage
M313P Consumption on the Cotton System and Stocks
M336G Civil Aircraft and Aircraft Engines
MQ311A Flour Milling Products
MQ313A Textiles
MQ315A Apparel
MQ315B Socks Production
MQ325A Inorganic Chemicals
MQ325B Fertilizers and Related Chemicals
MQ325F Paint, Varnish, and Lacquer
MQ327D Clay Construction Products
MQ333W Metalworking Machinery
MQ334P Telecommunications
MQ334R Computers and Peripheral Equipment

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 is conducted on a sample basis, and 
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 by United States businesses. This 
survey replaced the Survey of Industrial Research and Development that 
had been collected since the 1950's. The BRDIS collects 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, United 
States Code.

Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders Survey

    The Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders Survey collects data on sales 
and unfilled orders in order to provide annual benchmarks for unfilled 
orders for the monthly Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and 
Orders (M3) survey. The Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) provides 
annual benchmarks for the shipments and inventory data in this monthly 
survey. The survey data will also be used to determine whether it is 
necessary to collect unfilled orders data for specific industries on a 
monthly basis; some industries are not requested to provide unfilled 
orders data on the M3 Survey.
    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

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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 45, OMB approved the Annual 
Surveys under the following OMB control numbers: Current Industrial 
Reports--0607-0476, Annual Survey of Manufactures--0607-0449, Business 
R&D and Innovation Survey--0607-0912, Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders 
Survey--0607-0561.
    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: November 1, 2010.
Robert M. Groves,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. 2010-28085 Filed 11-4-10; 8:45 am]
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