Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 77603 [2015-31415]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 240 / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD 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: Report of Building or Zoning Permits Issued for New PrivatelyOwned Housing Units (Building Permits Survey). OMB Control Number: 0607–0094. Form Number(s): C–404. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Number of Respondents: 19,875. Average Hours per Response: 9.34 minutes. Burden Hours: 16,918. Needs and Uses: The Census Bureau requests a three-year extension of a currently approved collection of the Form C–404, otherwise known as the Building Permits Survey (BPS). This survey collects data on new residential buildings from state and local permitissuing offices. The key estimates from the survey are the numbers of new housing units authorized by building permits; data are also collected on the valuation of the housing units. The Census Bureau produces statistics used to monitor activity in the large and dynamic construction industry. Given the importance of this industry, several of the statistical series have been designated by the Office of Management and Budget as Principal Economic Indicators. Two such indicators are directly dependent on the key estimates from the BPS: (1) New Residential Construction (which includes Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits, Housing Starts, and Housing Completions), and (2) New Residential Sales. These statistics help state, local, and federal governments, as well as private industry, analyze this important sector of the economy. The building permit series are available monthly based on a sample of building permit offices, and annually based on the entire universe of permit offices. Published data from the survey can be found on the Census Bureau’s Web site at www.census.gov/permits. The Census Bureau collects these data primarily by mail using the Form C–404 or online using an online version of the same questionnaire. Some data are also collected via receipt of electronic files. Form C–404 collects information on changes to the geographic coverage of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Dec 14, 2015 Jkt 238001 the permit-issuing place, the number, and valuation of new residential housing units authorized by building permits, and additional information on residential permits valued at $1 million or more. The form is titled ‘‘Report of Building or Zoning Permits Issued for New Privately-Owned Housing Units.’’ The Census Bureau uses the Form C– 404 to collect data that provide estimates of the number and valuation of new residential housing units authorized by building permits. About one-half of the permit offices are requested to report monthly. The remaining offices are surveyed once per year. We use the data, a component of the Conference Board’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators, to estimate the number of housing units authorized, started, completed, and sold (singlefamily only). In addition, the Census Bureau uses the detailed geographic data in the development of annual population estimates that are used by government agencies to allocate funding and other resources to local areas, inform policy, and aid in city planning. Policymakers, planners, businesses, and others use the detailed geographic data to monitor growth and plan for local services, and to develop production and marketing plans. The BPS is the only source of statistics on residential construction for states, counties, and smaller geographic areas. Because building permits are public records, we can release data for individual jurisdictions, and annual data are published for every permit-issuing jurisdiction. Affected Public: State, local, or Tribal governments. Frequency: Monthly and annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 131 and 182. 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. 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. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental PRA Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–31415 Filed 12–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77603 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–958] Certain Coated Paper Suitable for High-Quality Print Graphics Using Sheet-Fed Presses From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Pursuant to Court Decision Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On November 23, 2015, the United States Court of International Trade (‘‘CIT’’) issued its final judgment 1 sustaining the Department of Commerce’s (the ‘‘Department’’) final results of redetermination 2 issued pursuant to the CIT’s remand order in Gold East Paper (Jiangsu) Co. v. United States, Court No. 10–00371, Slip Op. 15–37 (CIT 2015) (‘‘Gold East III’’), with respect to the Department’s amended final determination 3 of the antidumping duty investigation of certain coated paper suitable for high-quality print graphics using sheet-fed presses (‘‘coated paper’’) from the People’s Republic of China. Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (‘‘CAFC’’) in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (‘‘Timken’’), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (‘‘Diamond Sawblades’’), the Department is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department’s Final Determination and is amending the Final Determination with respect to the dumping margin determined for Gold East Paper (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd., Gold Huasheng Paper Co., Ltd., Gold East AGENCY: 1 See Gold East Paper (Jiangsu) Co. v. United States, Court No. 10–00371, Slip Op. 15–131 (CIT November 23, 2015) (‘‘Gold East IV’’). 2 See Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand, Gold East Paper (Jiangsu) Co. v. United States, Court No. 10–00371, Slip Op. 15–37 (CIT 2015), dated July 10, 2015 (‘‘Remand Redetermination III’’). 3 See Certain Coated Paper Suitable for HighQuality Print Graphics Using Sheet-Fed Presses From the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 75 FR 59217 (September 27, 2010), as amended by Certain Coated Paper Suitable for High-Quality Print Graphics Using Sheet-Fed Presses From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Order, 75 FR 70203 (November 17, 2010), (collectively, ‘‘Final Determination’’). E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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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: Report of Building or Zoning Permits Issued for New 
Privately-Owned Housing Units (Building Permits Survey).
    OMB Control Number: 0607-0094.
    Form Number(s): C-404.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Number of Respondents: 19,875.
    Average Hours per Response: 9.34 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 16,918.
    Needs and Uses: The Census Bureau requests a three-year extension 
of a currently approved collection of the Form C-404, otherwise known 
as the Building Permits Survey (BPS). This survey collects data on new 
residential buildings from state and local permit-issuing offices. The 
key estimates from the survey are the numbers of new housing units 
authorized by building permits; data are also collected on the 
valuation of the housing units.
    The Census Bureau produces statistics used to monitor activity in 
the large and dynamic construction industry. Given the importance of 
this industry, several of the statistical series have been designated 
by the Office of Management and Budget as Principal Economic 
Indicators. Two such indicators are directly dependent on the key 
estimates from the BPS: (1) New Residential Construction (which 
includes Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits, Housing Starts, 
and Housing Completions), and (2) New Residential Sales. These 
statistics help state, local, and federal governments, as well as 
private industry, analyze this important sector of the economy. The 
building permit series are available monthly based on a sample of 
building permit offices, and annually based on the entire universe of 
permit offices. Published data from the survey can be found on the 
Census Bureau's Web site at www.census.gov/permits.
    The Census Bureau collects these data primarily by mail using the 
Form C-404 or online using an online version of the same questionnaire. 
Some data are also collected via receipt of electronic files. Form C-
404 collects information on changes to the geographic coverage of the 
permit-issuing place, the number, and valuation of new residential 
housing units authorized by building permits, and additional 
information on residential permits valued at $1 million or more. The 
form is titled ``Report of Building or Zoning Permits Issued for New 
Privately-Owned Housing Units.''
    The Census Bureau uses the Form C-404 to collect data that provide 
estimates of the number and valuation of new residential housing units 
authorized by building permits. About one-half of the permit offices 
are requested to report monthly. The remaining offices are surveyed 
once per year. We use the data, a component of the Conference Board's 
Index of Leading Economic Indicators, to estimate the number of housing 
units authorized, started, completed, and sold (single-family only). In 
addition, the Census Bureau uses the detailed geographic data in the 
development of annual population estimates that are used by government 
agencies to allocate funding and other resources to local areas, inform 
policy, and aid in city planning. Policymakers, planners, businesses, 
and others use the detailed geographic data to monitor growth and plan 
for local services, and to develop production and marketing plans. The 
BPS is the only source of statistics on residential construction for 
states, counties, and smaller geographic areas. Because building 
permits are public records, we can release data for individual 
jurisdictions, and annual data are published for every permit-issuing 
jurisdiction.
    Affected Public: State, local, or Tribal governments.
    Frequency: Monthly and annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 131 and 
182.
    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.
    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.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental PRA Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-31415 Filed 12-14-15; 8:45 am]
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