Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Commodity Flow Survey, 23539-23540 [2011-10053]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 81 / Wednesday, April 27, 2011 / Notices 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 June 27, 2011. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 Cynthia Hollingsworth, Bureau of the Census, Room 8K047, Washington, DC 20233, (301) 763–3655 (or via the Internet at cynthia.davis.hollingsworth @census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Signed at Washington, DC, April 7, 2011. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. I. Abstract The Commodity Flow Survey, a component of the Economic Census, is the only comprehensive source of multimodal, system-wide data on the volume and pattern of goods movement in the United States. These data are used by government analysts and policy makers at the Federal, State and local levels to estimate the future demand for transportation services and facilities; assess the adequacy of our current transportation infrastructure to accommodate the future demand; and to evaluate the economic, social and environmental impacts of transportation flows. The data also are used extensively by academics, researchers, economic planning organizations, and the business community. The Commodity Flow Survey is cosponsored by the Bureau of [FR Doc. 2011–9976 Filed 4–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Commodity Flow Survey U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:36 Apr 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Transportation Statistics, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation. The survey provides data on the movement of commodities in the United States from their origin to destination. The survey produces summary statistics on value, tons, ton-miles and average miles by commodity, industry, and mode of transportation. The Census Bureau will publish these shipment characteristics for the nation, census regions and divisions, states, and CFS defined geographical areas. Primary strategies for reducing respondent burden in the Commodity Flow Survey include: Employing a stratified random sample of business establishments, requesting data on a limited sample of shipment records from each establishment, accepting estimates of shipping activity, and providing the opportunity for establishments to report electronically. II. Method of Collection The Commodity Flow Survey will be sent to a sample of business establishments in mining, manufacturing, wholesale, and select retail and services industries. The survey also will cover auxiliary establishments (i.e., warehouses and managing offices) of multiestablishment companies. Each selected establishment will receive four questionnaires, one during each calendar quarter of 2012. On each questionnaire, an establishment will be asked to report data for approximately 20–30 shipments for a predefined reporting week. Respondents may report via paper questionnaire or via secure electronic reporting. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0932. Form Number: CFS 1000 (2012), CFS 2000 (2012). Type of Review: Regular submission. E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 EN27AP11.000</GPH> Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from the NASS Clearance Officer, by calling (202) 720– 2248 or by e-mail ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. 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 will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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 those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. 23539 23540 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 81 / Wednesday, April 27, 2011 / Notices Affected Public: Business and other for-profit, small businesses or organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000. Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 800,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $20,800,000. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 131. 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: April 21, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–10053 Filed 4–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Survey of Manufactures U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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)). WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:36 Apr 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before June 27, 2011. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 Julius Smith, Jr., U.S. Census Bureau, Manufacturing and Construction Division, Room 7K055, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, (301) 763–7662 (or via the Internet at julius.smith.jr@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Abstract The Census Bureau has conducted the Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) since 1949 to provide key measures of manufacturing activity during intercensal periods. In census years ending in ‘‘2’’ and ‘‘7’’, we mail and collect the ASM as part of the Economic Census covering the Manufacturing Sector. This survey is an integral part of the Government’s statistical program. The ASM furnishes up-to-date estimates of employment and payroll, hours and wages of production workers, value added by manufacture, cost of materials, value of shipments by product class, inventories, and expenditures for both plant and equipment and structures. The survey provides data for most of these items for each of the 5-digit and selected 6-digit industries as defined in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). It also provides geographic data by state at a more aggregated industry level. The survey also provides valuable information to private companies, research organizations, and trade associations. Industry makes extensive use of the annual figures on product class shipments at the U.S. level in its market analysis, product planning, and investment planning. The ASM data are used to benchmark and reconcile monthly and quarterly data on manufacturing production and inventories. This ASM clearance request will be for the year 2011. There will be no changes to the information requested from respondents. II. Method of Collection The ASM statistics are based on a survey that includes both mail and nonmail components. The mail portion of the survey consists of a probability PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sample of approximately 51,000 manufacturing establishments that was selected from a frame of approximately 117,000 establishments. The frame contained all manufacturing establishments of multiunit companies (companies with operations at more than one location) plus the largest single-location manufacturing companies within each manufacturing industry. The nonmail component contains the remaining single-location companies; approximately 211,000 companies. No data are collected from companies in the nonmail component. Rather, data are directly obtained from the administrative records of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Social Security Administration (SSA), and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Although the nonmail companies account for nearly two-thirds of the population, they account for less than 7 percent of the manufacturing output. The 51,000 sampled establishments in the mail portion of the ASM will be mailed either a long report form (MA– 10000(L)) or a short form (MA– 10000(S)) based on mail selection procedures. The MA–10000(L) will be mailed to all establishments of multiunit companies plus the large single-location companies. The remaining single-location companies in the sample will receive the MA– 10000(S) form. We estimate that the MA–10000(L) will be mailed to approximately 48,000 establishments and the MA–10000(S) will be mailed to 3,000 establishments. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0449. Form Number: MA–10000(L), MA– 10000(S). You can obtain information on the proposed content at this Web site: http://www.census.gov/mcd/ clearance. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, non-profit institutions, small businesses or organizations, and state or local governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: MA–10000(L)—(Long Form) ........ MA–10000(S)—(Short Form) ....... 48,000 3,000 Total ....................................... 51,000 Estimated Time per Response: MA–10000(L)—(Long Form) ........ MA–1000(S)—(Short Form) ......... 4.0 hrs. 1.4 hrs. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 196,200. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $6,360,804. E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 81 (Wednesday, April 27, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23539-23540]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-10053]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Commodity Flow 
Survey

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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 June 27, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 Cynthia Hollingsworth, Bureau of the Census, Room 
8K047, Washington, DC 20233, (301) 763-3655 (or via the Internet at 
cynthia.davis.hollingsworth@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Commodity Flow Survey, a component of the Economic Census, is 
the only comprehensive source of multi-modal, system-wide data on the 
volume and pattern of goods movement in the United States. These data 
are used by government analysts and policy makers at the Federal, State 
and local levels to estimate the future demand for transportation 
services and facilities; assess the adequacy of our current 
transportation infrastructure to accommodate the future demand; and to 
evaluate the economic, social and environmental impacts of 
transportation flows. The data also are used extensively by academics, 
researchers, economic planning organizations, and the business 
community.
    The Commodity Flow Survey is co-sponsored by the Bureau of 
Transportation Statistics, Research and Innovative Technology 
Administration, Department of Transportation. The survey provides data 
on the movement of commodities in the United States from their origin 
to destination. The survey produces summary statistics on value, tons, 
ton-miles and average miles by commodity, industry, and mode of 
transportation. The Census Bureau will publish these shipment 
characteristics for the nation, census regions and divisions, states, 
and CFS defined geographical areas.
    Primary strategies for reducing respondent burden in the Commodity 
Flow Survey include: Employing a stratified random sample of business 
establishments, requesting data on a limited sample of shipment records 
from each establishment, accepting estimates of shipping activity, and 
providing the opportunity for establishments to report electronically.

II. Method of Collection

    The Commodity Flow Survey will be sent to a sample of business 
establishments in mining, manufacturing, wholesale, and select retail 
and services industries. The survey also will cover auxiliary 
establishments (i.e., warehouses and managing offices) of multi-
establishment companies. Each selected establishment will receive four 
questionnaires, one during each calendar quarter of 2012. On each 
questionnaire, an establishment will be asked to report data for 
approximately 20-30 shipments for a predefined reporting week. 
Respondents may report via paper questionnaire or via secure electronic 
reporting.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0932.
    Form Number: CFS 1000 (2012), CFS 2000 (2012).
    Type of Review: Regular submission.

[[Page 23540]]

    Affected Public: Business and other for-profit, small businesses or 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 800,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $20,800,000.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 131.

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: April 21, 2011.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-10053 Filed 4-26-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-07-P