Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Survey of Manufactures, 23540-23541 [2011-10055]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 81 / Wednesday, April 27, 2011 / Notices Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 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: April 21, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–10055 Filed 4–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Government Units 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 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). WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:36 Apr 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Debra Coaxum, Chief, Sampling Frame Research and Development Branch, Governments Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233 (or via the Internet at Debra.L.Coaxum@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request approval of the 2011 Government Units Survey data collection form. The Government Units Survey (GUS) is the directory survey for the 2012 Census of Governments. The survey has the following purposes: (1) To produce the official count of local government units in the United States; (2) To obtain descriptive information on the basic characteristics of governments; (3) To identify and delete inactive units; (4) To identify file duplicates and units that were dependent on other governments; and (5) To update and verify the mailing addresses of governments. In 2007, the Government Organization form was mailed to special districts only. The form (G–30) collected only basic information on the governing board, authorizing legislation, the Web address, agency activity, and employment and payroll data. The employment and payroll data were used in lieu of a response to the March 2007 Census of Governments: Employment for special district governments. For 2012, the GUS collects more data and will be mailed out to municipalities, townships, counties, and special districts. The GUS contains nine broad content areas: Background information, debt, license and permit fees, taxes, retirement/pension plan, government activity, public services, judicial or legal activities, and finance. The first eight content areas consist predominantly of yes/no questions and are designed to collect information on general characteristics of the government. The finance section of the questionnaire requests four numerical values on payroll, expenditures, revenue, and debt. Two GUS forms are currently being pretested using a split panel design to study the effects of using headers to inform the respondent of section content versus a form with no section segmentation. The final questionnaire will be determined pending the results of the split panel design analysis. Frm 00006 II. Method of Collection Each of the estimated 76,500 nonschool governments will be sent a form. Respondents will be asked to verify their existence, correct name and address information, answer questions on the form, and return it. Both a paper collection instrument and a Web collection instrument will be available for respondents to use beginning October 11, 2011. III. Data I. Abstract PO 00000 23541 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 OMB Control Number: 0607–0930. Form Number: Not available at this time. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: County, municipality, township, and special district governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 76,500. Estimated Time per Response: 0.67 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 51,255. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,242,934. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 161. 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 81 (Wednesday, April 27, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23540-23541]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Survey 
of Manufactures

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce.

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 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: 

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 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 for-profit, non-profit 
institutions, small businesses or organizations, and state or local 
governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:

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MA-10000(L)--(Long Form).....................................     48,000
MA-10000(S)--(Short Form)....................................      3,000
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    Total....................................................     51,000
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    Estimated Time per Response:

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MA-10000(L)--(Long Form).....................................   4.0 hrs.
MA-1000(S)--(Short Form).....................................   1.4 hrs.
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 196,200.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $6,360,804.

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    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 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: April 21, 2011.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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