Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 76278-76279 [2013-29904]

Download as PDF 76278 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2013 / Notices The purpose of this meeting is to introduce and orient new members; finalize the work plan action items; discuss 2015 grant categories; hear updates from past grant recipients; continue preparation for the 10 year action plan revisions; receive Forest Service updates on program activities and budget; and hear feedback from the submitted accomplishment/recommendations report. The meeting is open to the public. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should submit a request in writing by January 10, 2014 to be scheduled on the agenda. Council discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Council members; however, anyone who would like to bring urban and community forestry matters to the attention of the Council may file written statements with the Council staff before or after the meeting. Written comments, time requests for oral comments and to facilitate entrance into the USDA South Building (next to the Smithsonian Metro) must be sent to Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff to the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, 201 14th Street SW., Yates Building (3 Southeast), Washington, DC 20250; by email nstremple@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 202–690–5792. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices or other reasonable accommodation for access to the facility or proceedings by contacting the person listed in the section titled For Further Information Contact. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 6, 2013. Paul Ries, Associate Deputy Chief, State and Private Forestry. [FR Doc. 2013–29910 Filed 12–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Dec 16, 2013 Jkt 232001 OMB Control Number: 0607–0354. Form Number(s): CPS–580 (ASEC), CPS–580 (ASEC)SP, CPS–676, CPS– 676(SP). Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Burden Hours: 32,500. Number of Respondents: 78,000. Average Hours per Response: 25 minutes. Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau has conducted the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) annually as part of the Current Population Survey (CPS) for over 60 years. The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsor this supplement. The Census Bureau will conduct the ASEC in conjunction with the February, March, and April CPS. The ASEC data collection instrument has undergone substantive revisions from the previous collection in 2013. A summary of the revisions include: • Tailoring the order of income questions to match those sources most likely received given certain known characteristics of the household: (1) householder aged 62 and older; (2) lowincome households; and (3) a default for all other household types. • Use of a dual-pass approach through the income types first, identifying all sources of income received. Then proceed to ask amounts for those sources the respondent indicated receiving. • Use of income ranges as a follow-up for ‘‘don’t know’’ or ‘‘refused’’ income amount questions. • Change to the disability income questions to eliminate confusion between disability income from Social Security and Supplemental Security Income. • Collecting back-payments for disability benefits. • Use of a new strategy to collect property income by asking separately about income from retirement assets and other assets. • Collecting the value of assets that generate income if the respondent is unsure of the income generated. • Asking about withdrawals and distributions from retirement accounts. • Total revision to Health Insurance Coverage questions, asking about coverage at the present time and then coverage since January 1 of the previous year. The questions continue to concentrate on the major types of health coverage, which are employer-based, privately-purchased, or governmentsponsored. The revisions surround the method by which the questions are asked. Information on work experience, personal income, noncash benefits, PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 health insurance coverage, and migration is collected. The work experience items in the ASEC provide a unique measure of the dynamic nature of the labor force as viewed over a oneyear period. These items produce statistics that show movements in and out of the labor force by measuring the number of periods of unemployment experienced by people, the number of different employers worked for during the year, the principal reasons for unemployment, and part-/full-time attachment to the labor force. We can make indirect measurements of discouraged workers and others with a casual attachment to the labor market. The income data from the ASEC are used by social planners, economists, government officials, and market researchers to gauge the economic wellbeing of the country as a whole, and selected population groups of interest. Government planners and researchers use these data to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of various assistance programs. Market researchers use these data to identify and isolate potential customers. Social planners use these data to forecast economic conditions and to identify special groups that seem to be especially sensitive to economic fluctuations. Economists use ASEC data to determine the effects of various economic forces, such as inflation, recession, recovery, and so on, and their differential effects on various population groups. A prime statistic of interest is the classification of people in poverty and how this measurement has changed over time for various groups. Researchers evaluate ASEC income data not only to determine poverty levels but also to determine whether government programs are reaching eligible households. The ASEC also contains questions related to: (1) medical expenditures; (2) presence and cost of a mortgage on property; (3) child support payments; and (4) amount of child care assistance received. These questions enable analysts and policymakers to obtain better estimates of family and household income, and more precisely gauge poverty status. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 182, and Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1–9. OMB Desk Officer: Brian HarrisKojetin, (202) 395–7314. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Jennifer Jessup, E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2013 / Notices Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@ doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Brian Harris-Kojetin, OMB Desk Officer either by fax (202–395– 7245) or email (bharrisk@omb.eop.gov). Dated: December 11, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–29904 Filed 12–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–849] Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Final No Shipments Determination of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011–2012 Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On July 24, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) published the Preliminary Results of the 2011–2012 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cutto-length carbon steel plate (‘‘CTL plate’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’).1 The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is November 1, 2011, through October 31, 2012. This review covers three PRC companies: Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (‘‘Hunan Valin’’), Shanghai Pudong Iron and Steel Co. (‘‘Shanghai Pudong’’), and the company grouping Bao/Baoshan Iron and Steel Corp., Baoshan International Trade Corp. and Bao Steel Metals Trading Corp. (‘‘Baosteel’’). The Department gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, but no comments were received. In these final results of review, we continue to find that Hunan Valin did not have any reviewable transactions during the POR, and that wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 1 See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Administrative Review; 2011–2012, 78 FR 44525 (July 24, 2013) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Dec 16, 2013 Jkt 232001 Baosteel and Shanghai Pudong did not establish their eligibility for separate rate status and, thus, are part of the PRC-wide entity. DATES: Effective Date: December 17, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Kearney, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0167. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 24, 2013, the Department published the Preliminary Results. We invited interested parties to submit comments on the Preliminary Results, but no comments were received. As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013.2 Therefore, all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 16 days. If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with the Department’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. The revised deadline for the final results of this review is now December 9, 2013. The Department has conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’). Scope of the Order The product covered by the order is certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate from the PRC. Included in this description is hot-rolled iron and nonalloy steel universal mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 millimeters (‘‘mm’’) but not exceeding 1250 mm and of a thickness of not less than 4 mm, not in coils and without patterns of relief), of rectangular shape, neither clad, plated nor coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances; and certain iron and non-alloy steel flatrolled products not in coils, of rectangular shape, hot-rolled, neither clad, plated nor coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished, or covered with plastics or other 2 See Memorandum for the Record from Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government’’ (October 18, 2013). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76279 nonmetallic substances, 4.75 mm or more in thickness and of a width which exceeds 150mm and measures at least twice the thickness. Included as subject merchandise in this order are flat-rolled products of nonrectangular cross-section where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process (i.e., products which have been ‘‘worked after rolling’’)—for example, products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges. This merchandise is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under item numbers 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7208.53.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Specifically excluded from subject merchandise within the scope of the order is grade X– 70 steel plate. Final Determination of No Shipments In the Preliminary Results, we determined that Hunan Valin did not have any reviewable transactions during the POR because Hunan Valin submitted a timely-filed certification that it had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR and U.S. import data did not show any POR entries of Hunan Valin’s subject merchandise.3 We did not receive information from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) indicating that there were reviewable transactions for Hunan Valin during the POR. Consistent with the Department’s assessment practice in non-market economy (‘‘NME’’) cases, we stated in the Preliminary Results that the Department would not rescind the review in these circumstances but, rather, would complete the review with respect to Hunan Valin and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of the review.4 As stated above, we did not receive any comments on our Preliminary Results. In these final results, we continue to determine that Hunan Valin had no reviewable transactions of subject merchandise during the POR. 3 See Preliminary Results and accompanying Decision Memorandum, at 3–4. 4 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011) (‘‘Assessment Practice Refinement’’); see also the ‘‘Assessment’’ section of this notice, below. E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. chapter 35).
    Agency: U.S. Census Bureau.
    Title: Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current 
Population Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-0354.
    Form Number(s): CPS-580 (ASEC), CPS-580 (ASEC)SP, CPS-676, CPS-
676(SP).
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden Hours: 32,500.
    Number of Respondents: 78,000.
    Average Hours per Response: 25 minutes.
    Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau has conducted the Annual 
Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) annually as part of the Current 
Population Survey (CPS) for over 60 years. The Census Bureau and the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsor this supplement. The Census 
Bureau will conduct the ASEC in conjunction with the February, March, 
and April CPS.
    The ASEC data collection instrument has undergone substantive 
revisions from the previous collection in 2013. A summary of the 
revisions include:
     Tailoring the order of income questions to match those 
sources most likely received given certain known characteristics of the 
household: (1) householder aged 62 and older; (2) low-income 
households; and (3) a default for all other household types.
     Use of a dual-pass approach through the income types 
first, identifying all sources of income received. Then proceed to ask 
amounts for those sources the respondent indicated receiving.
     Use of income ranges as a follow-up for ``don't know'' or 
``refused'' income amount questions.
     Change to the disability income questions to eliminate 
confusion between disability income from Social Security and 
Supplemental Security Income.
     Collecting back-payments for disability benefits.
     Use of a new strategy to collect property income by asking 
separately about income from retirement assets and other assets.
     Collecting the value of assets that generate income if the 
respondent is unsure of the income generated.
     Asking about withdrawals and distributions from retirement 
accounts.
     Total revision to Health Insurance Coverage questions, 
asking about coverage at the present time and then coverage since 
January 1 of the previous year. The questions continue to concentrate 
on the major types of health coverage, which are employer-based, 
privately-purchased, or government-sponsored. The revisions surround 
the method by which the questions are asked.
    Information on work experience, personal income, noncash benefits, 
health insurance coverage, and migration is collected. The work 
experience items in the ASEC provide a unique measure of the dynamic 
nature of the labor force as viewed over a one-year period. These items 
produce statistics that show movements in and out of the labor force by 
measuring the number of periods of unemployment experienced by people, 
the number of different employers worked for during the year, the 
principal reasons for unemployment, and part-/full-time attachment to 
the labor force. We can make indirect measurements of discouraged 
workers and others with a casual attachment to the labor market.
    The income data from the ASEC are used by social planners, 
economists, government officials, and market researchers to gauge the 
economic well-being of the country as a whole, and selected population 
groups of interest. Government planners and researchers use these data 
to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of various assistance 
programs. Market researchers use these data to identify and isolate 
potential customers. Social planners use these data to forecast 
economic conditions and to identify special groups that seem to be 
especially sensitive to economic fluctuations. Economists use ASEC data 
to determine the effects of various economic forces, such as inflation, 
recession, recovery, and so on, and their differential effects on 
various population groups.
    A prime statistic of interest is the classification of people in 
poverty and how this measurement has changed over time for various 
groups. Researchers evaluate ASEC income data not only to determine 
poverty levels but also to determine whether government programs are 
reaching eligible households.
    The ASEC also contains questions related to: (1) medical 
expenditures; (2) presence and cost of a mortgage on property; (3) 
child support payments; and (4) amount of child care assistance 
received. These questions enable analysts and policymakers to obtain 
better estimates of family and household income, and more precisely 
gauge poverty status.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 182, and 
Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1-9.
    OMB Desk Officer: Brian Harris-Kojetin, (202) 395-7314.
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by calling or writing Jennifer Jessup,

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Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-0336, Department of 
Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc.gov).
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to Brian Harris-Kojetin, OMB Desk Officer either by fax (202-395-7245) 
or email (bharrisk@omb.eop.gov).

    Dated: December 11, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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