Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Survey, 70409 [2011-29233]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 219 / Monday, November 14, 2011 / Notices live and on-demand, on the BBG’s public Web site at http://www.bbg.gov. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Persons interested in obtaining more information should contact Paul Kollmer-Dorsey at (202) 203–4545. Paul Kollmer-Dorsey, Deputy General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2011–29476 Filed 11–9–11; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8610–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) 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)). SUMMARY: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before January 13, 2012. 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 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: DATES: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:40 Nov 10, 2011 Jkt 226001 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 will remain 17,200 due to no increase in the number of respondents. II. Method of Collection Respondents submit data on form M–3 (SD) via mail, facsimile machine, or via the Internet. Analysts call respondents who usually report, to obtain data in time for preparing the monthly estimates. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0008. Form Number: M–3 (SD). 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: Businesses, large and small, or other for profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,300. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,200. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $510,152. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 131 and 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70409 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: November 7, 2011. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–29233 Filed 11–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–403–801] Fresh and Chilled Atlantic Salmon From Norway: Final Results of Full Third Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On January 3, 2011, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on fresh and chilled Atlantic salmon from Norway pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 76 FR 89 (January 3, 2011) (Sunset Initiation). On the basis of adequate substantive responses submitted by domestic and respondent interested parties, the Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of this AD order pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2). As a result of our analysis, the Department finds that revocation of the AD order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. DATES: Effective Date: November 14, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1009. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturers' 
Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Survey

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 January 13, 2012.

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 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:

I. Abstract

    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 will remain 17,200 due to no increase in the 
number of respondents.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents submit data on form M-3 (SD) via mail, facsimile 
machine, or via the Internet. Analysts call respondents who usually 
report, to obtain data in time for preparing the monthly estimates.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0008.
    Form Number: M-3 (SD). 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: Businesses, large and small, or other for profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,300.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,200.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $510,152.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 131 and 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 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: November 7, 2011.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-29233 Filed 11-10-11; 8:45 am]
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