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Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau on behalf of the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), within the Department of Defense (DOD), requests an extension of approval for the Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization (QPC). The survey provides information on use of industrial capacity in manufacturing and publishing plants as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization began in the 1970’s as an annual survey that collected fourth quarter data only. The annual survey continued through 2006. In 2007 the FRB requested that the survey be converted to a quarterly survey due to the necessity for quarterly data rather than annual. The survey is the only source of capacity rates at industry levels. Changes in capacity utilization are considered important indicators of investment demand and inflationary pressure. For these reasons, the estimates of capacity utilization are closely monitored by government policy makers and private sector decision makers. This survey utilizes a multi-mode data collection process that includes internet reporting, fax, telephone and mail. The survey collects the value of quarterly production and the value of production that could be achieved if operating under ‘‘full production’’ capability and ‘‘emergency production’’ capability. The ratio of the actual to the full is the basis of the estimates of full capacity utilization rates and similarly, the actual to the emergency for the emergency capacity utilization rates. The survey also collects information by shift, on work patterns at the actual production level. The FRB is the primary user of the current QPC data and expressed the need for these quarterly data. FRB publishes measures of industrial production (IP), capacity, and capacity utilization in its G.17 statistical release, which has been designated by the federal government as a Principal PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Economic Indicator. Utilization rates from the QPC are a principle source for the measures of capacity and capacity utilization. The indexes of IP are either estimated from physical product data or estimated from monthly data on inputs to the production process, specifically production worker hours and an indicator of capital input. For many years, data on electric power use was used as the indicator of industry capital input. The deregulation of electricity markets led to the deterioration in the coverage and quality of the electricity data. As a result, in November 2005, the FRB discontinued its use of the industrial electric power data in the current estimates of IP. In order to maintain the quality of the IP index, the collection of these quarterly data, including the utilization rate data and the workweek of capital, are critical indicators of capital input use and industry output. The FRB uses these data in several ways. First, the QPC data is the primary source of the benchmark information for the capacity indexes and utilization rates published by the FRB. Second, the QPC utilization rate data and the capital workweek data are used as an indicator of capital use in the estimation of monthly IP. Third, the QPC utilization rate data and the workweek data are used to improve the projections of labor productivity that are used to align IP with comprehensive benchmark information from the Economic Census covering the Manufacturing sector and the Annual Survey of Manufactures. Finally, utilization rate data will assist in the assessment of recent changes in IP, as most of the high-frequency movement in utilization rates reflect production changes rather than capacity changes. The DLA uses the data to assess readiness to meet demand for goods under selected national emergency scenarios. In addition to the FRB and DLA uses, these data are published on the Census Bureau’s Web site, http:// www.census.gov/manufacturing/ capacity/index.html. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Frequency: Quarterly. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 8(b), 50 U.S.C. Section 98, et. seq, and 12 U.S.C. Section 244. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 162 / Friday, August 21, 2015 / Notices Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: August 18, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–20709 Filed 8–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD784 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Supplemental Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; Scoping Process; Request for Comments National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Supplemental notice of intent (NOI) to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS); request for comments. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council is in the process of preparing an environmental impact statement for Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. Amendment 8 would specify a long-term acceptable biological catch control rule for the herring fishery and consider alternatives for this control rule that explicitly account for herring’s role in the ecosystem. The Council recently decided to expand the scope of Amendment 8 to include consideration of localized depletion in inshore waters. During this comment period, the Council is only seeking comments on the expanded scope of Amendment 8. DATES: Written scoping comments must be received on or before 5 p.m., local time, September 30, 2015. ADDRESSES: Written scoping comments may be sent by any of the following methods: • Email to the following address: comments@nefmc.org; • Mail to Thomas A. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The purpose of this notification is to alert the interested public of the Council’s intent to expand the scope of Amendment 8 to consider localized depletion in inshore waters. In general, localized depletion is when harvesting takes more fish than can be replaced either locally or through fish migrating into the catch area within a given time period. The Council will consider input from the interested public as to how to define, measure, evaluate impacts, and minimize inshore, localized depletion in the herring fishery as part of the scoping process and during the development of Amendment 8. Initially, the Council proposed Amendment 8 to further consider longterm harvest strategies for herring, including an allowable biological catch (ABC) control rule that addresses the biological needs of the herring resource and explicitly accounts for herring’s role in the ecosystem. A detailed description of the background and need for Amendment 8 can be found in the original NOI dated February 26, 2015 (80 FR 10458). At its June 2015 meeting, the Council reviewed scoping comments on Amendment 8 and considered goals and objectives for the amendment. The Council recommended the following goals for Amendment 8: (1) Account for the role of herring within the ecosystem, including its role as forage; (2) stabilize the fishery at a level designed to achieve optimum yield; and (3) address localized depletion in inshore waters. The Council also recommended that an objective for Amendment 8 be to develop and implement an ABC control rule that manages herring within an ecosystem context and addresses the goals of Amendment 8. Public Comment Scoping consists of identifying the range of actions, alternatives, and PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50825 impacts to be considered. During this comment period, the Council is only seeking comments on Amendment 8’s consideration of localized depletion in inshore waters. All persons affected by or otherwise interested in herring management are encouraged to submit comments on the expanded scope of Amendment 8 by submitting written comments (see ADDRESSES) or by attending the supplemental scoping meeting for this amendment. The supplemental scoping meeting will be held during the afternoon of the Council’s Herring Committee meeting on September 15, 2015, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 100 Boardman Street, Boston, MA 02128, (617) 567–6789. After the scoping process is completed, the Council will continue development of Amendment 8 and preparation of an EIS to analyze the impacts of the range of alternatives under consideration. Impacts may be direct, individual, or cumulative. The public will also have the opportunity to comment during public meetings and public comment periods throughout the development of Amendment 8, consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act. Special Accommodations The meetings are accessible to people with physical disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies (see ADDRESSES) at least five days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 18, 2015. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–20798 Filed 8–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Addition and Deletion Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. 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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: Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-0175.
    Form Number(s): MQ-C2.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Number of Respondents: 7,500.
    Average Hours Per Response: 2 hours and 5 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 62,500.
    Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau on behalf of the Federal 
Reserve Board (FRB) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), within the 
Department of Defense (DOD), requests an extension of approval for the 
Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization (QPC). The survey 
provides information on use of industrial capacity in manufacturing and 
publishing plants as defined by the North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS). The Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization 
began in the 1970's as an annual survey that collected fourth quarter 
data only. The annual survey continued through 2006. In 2007 the FRB 
requested that the survey be converted to a quarterly survey due to the 
necessity for quarterly data rather than annual. The survey is the only 
source of capacity rates at industry levels. Changes in capacity 
utilization are considered important indicators of investment demand 
and inflationary pressure. For these reasons, the estimates of capacity 
utilization are closely monitored by government policy makers and 
private sector decision makers.
    This survey utilizes a multi-mode data collection process that 
includes internet reporting, fax, telephone and mail. The survey 
collects the value of quarterly production and the value of production 
that could be achieved if operating under ``full production'' 
capability and ``emergency production'' capability. The ratio of the 
actual to the full is the basis of the estimates of full capacity 
utilization rates and similarly, the actual to the emergency for the 
emergency capacity utilization rates. The survey also collects 
information by shift, on work patterns at the actual production level.
    The FRB is the primary user of the current QPC data and expressed 
the need for these quarterly data. FRB publishes measures of industrial 
production (IP), capacity, and capacity utilization in its G.17 
statistical release, which has been designated by the federal 
government as a Principal Federal Economic Indicator. Utilization rates 
from the QPC are a principle source for the measures of capacity and 
capacity utilization. The indexes of IP are either estimated from 
physical product data or estimated from monthly data on inputs to the 
production process, specifically production worker hours and an 
indicator of capital input. For many years, data on electric power use 
was used as the indicator of industry capital input. The deregulation 
of electricity markets led to the deterioration in the coverage and 
quality of the electricity data. As a result, in November 2005, the FRB 
discontinued its use of the industrial electric power data in the 
current estimates of IP. In order to maintain the quality of the IP 
index, the collection of these quarterly data, including the 
utilization rate data and the workweek of capital, are critical 
indicators of capital input use and industry output.
    The FRB uses these data in several ways. First, the QPC data is the 
primary source of the benchmark information for the capacity indexes 
and utilization rates published by the FRB. Second, the QPC utilization 
rate data and the capital workweek data are used as an indicator of 
capital use in the estimation of monthly IP. Third, the QPC utilization 
rate data and the workweek data are used to improve the projections of 
labor productivity that are used to align IP with comprehensive 
benchmark information from the Economic Census covering the 
Manufacturing sector and the Annual Survey of Manufactures. Finally, 
utilization rate data will assist in the assessment of recent changes 
in IP, as most of the high-frequency movement in utilization rates 
reflect production changes rather than capacity changes.
    The DLA uses the data to assess readiness to meet demand for goods 
under selected national emergency scenarios.
    In addition to the FRB and DLA uses, these data are published on 
the Census Bureau's Web site, http://www.census.gov/manufacturing/capacity/index.html.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 8(b), 50 
U.S.C. Section 98, et. seq, and 12 U.S.C. Section 244.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce 
collections currently under review by OMB.

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    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395-5806.

    Dated: August 18, 2015.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-20709 Filed 8-20-15; 8:45 am]
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