Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2017 Economic Census, 43571-43573 [2016-15787]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 5, 2016 / Notices Category F. National Food Animal Science Society Category G. National Crop, Soil, Agronomy, Horticulture, or Weed Science Society Category L. 1890 Land-Grant Colleges and Universities Category M. 1994 Equity in EducationLand Grant Institutions Category P. American Colleges of Veterinary Medicine Category T. Rural Economic Development Category U. National Consumer Interest Group sradovich on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Specialty Crop Committee The Specialty Crop Committee was created as a subcommittee of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board in 2004 in accordance with the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004 under title III, section 303 of Public Law 108–465. The committee was formulated to study the scope and effectiveness of research, extension, and economics programs affecting the specialty crop industry. The legislation defines ‘‘specialty crops’’ as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits and nursery crops (including floriculture). The Agricultural Act of 2014 further expanded the scope of the Specialty Crop Committee to provide advice to the Secretary of Agriculture on the relevancy review process of the Specialty Crop Research Initiative, a granting program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Members should represent the breadth of the specialty crop industry. 6 members of the Specialty Crop Committee are also members of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board and 6 members represent various disciplines of the specialty crop industry. The terms of 3 members will expire on September 30, 2015. The Specialty Crop Committee is soliciting nominations to fill 3 vacant positions. Appointed members will serve 2–3 years with their terms expiring in September 2017 or 2018. National Genetic Resources Advisory Council The National Genetic Resources Advisory Council was re-established in 2012 as a permanent subcommittee of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board to formulate recommendations on actions and policies for the collection, maintenance, and utilization of genetic resources; to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jul 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 make recommendations for coordination of genetic resources plans of several domestic and international organizations; and to advise the Secretary of Agriculture and the National Genetic Resources Program of new and innovative approaches to genetic resources conservation. The National Genetic Resources Advisory Council will also advise the department on developing a broad strategy for maintaining plant biodiversity available to agriculture, and strengthening public sector plant breeding capacities. The National Genetic Resources Advisory Council membership is required to have two-thirds of the appointed members from scientific disciplines relevant to the National Genetic Resources Program including agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, natural resource sciences, health sciences, and nutritional sciences; and one-third of the appointed members from the general public including leaders in fields of public policy, trade, international development, law, or management. The terms of 4 members of the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council will expire on September 30, 2016. We are seeking nominations for a 4-year appointment effective October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2020. The 4 slots to be filled are to be composed of 3 scientific members and 1 general public member. Citrus Disease Subcommittee The Citrus Disease Subcommittee was established by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Sec. 7103) to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on citrus research, extension, and development needs, engage in regular consultation and collaboration with USDA and other organizations involved in citrus, and provide recommendations for research and extension activities related to citrus disease. The Citrus Disease Subcommittee will also advise the Department on the research and extension agenda of the Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program, a granting program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The subcommittee is composed of 9 members who must be a producer of citrus with representation from the following States: Three members from Arizona or California, five members from Florida, and one member from Texas. The terms of 6 Citrus Disease Subcommittee will expire on September 30, 2015. The Citrus Disease Subcommittee is soliciting nominations to fill 6 vacant positons for membership; PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43571 4 positions are to represent Florida and 2 positions are to represent California. Appointed members will serve 2–3 years with their terms expiring in September 2017 or 2018. Done at Washington, DC, this 28 day of June 2016. Ann Bartuska, Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics. [FR Doc. 2016–15851 Filed 7–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2017 Economic Census 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. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before September 6, 2016. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Kevin Deardorff, U.S. Census Bureau, Economy Wide Statistics Division, Room 8K154, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone (301) 763–6033, or via the Internet at Kevin.E.Deardorff@ census.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau is the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant, and quality data about the people and economy of the United States. Economic data are the Census Bureau’s primary program commitment during nondecennial census years. The Economic Census, conducted under authority of Title 13 United States Code, E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 43572 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 5, 2016 / Notices is the U.S. Government’s official fiveyear measure of American business and the economy. It features the primary source of facts about the structure and functioning of the Nation’s economy and features unique industry and geographic detail. Economic census statistics serve as part of the framework for the national accounts and provide essential information for government, business, and the public. The 2017 Economic Census covering the Mining; Utilities; Construction; Manufacturing; Wholesale Trade; Retail Trade; Transportation and Warehousing; Information; Finance and Insurance; Real Estate and Rental and Leasing; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Management of Companies and Enterprises; Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation; Educational Services; Health Care and Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation; Accommodation and Food Services; Other Services (except Public Administration) Sectors (as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)) will measure the economic activity of more than 7 million employer establishments. The information collected from establishments in these sectors of the economic census will produce basic statistics by industry for number of establishments, value of shipments/ receipts/revenue/sales, payroll, and employment. It also will yield a variety of industry-specific statistics, including materials consumed, detailed supplies and fuels consumed, electric energy consumed, depreciable assets, selected purchased services, inventories, and capital expenditures, value of shipments/receipts/revenue/sales by product line as defined by the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), type of operation, size of establishments, and other industryspecific measures. Respondent burden will be reduced by using a response driven electronic reporting instrument that includes skip patterns and will display survey paths specific to the establishment’s kind of business. sradovich on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Establishments in the Economic Census will be selected from the Census Bureau’s Business Register. The Census VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jul 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 Bureau’s Business Register provides a current and comprehensive database of U.S. business establishments and companies for statistical program use. To be eligible for selection, an establishment will be required to satisfy the following conditions: (i) It must be classified in one of the sectors listed above; (ii) it must be an active operating establishment of a multi-establishment firm (i.e., a firm that operates at more than one physical location), or it must be a single-establishment firm with payroll (i.e., a firm operating at only one physical location); and (iii) it must be located in one of the 50 states, offshore areas, or the District of Columbia. Initial contact with respondents will be a mailed letter directing them to report online. No form will be mailed. The sampling procedure will distinguish the following groups of establishments for collection: 1. Establishments of MultiEstablishment Firms Selection procedures will assign all active establishments of multiestablishment firms to the mail component of the universe, except for those in industries classified as consolidated reporters. In these selected industries, where activities are not easily attributable to individual locations or establishments, firms will be asked to report their basic data for several establishments at a nation-wide level on an electronic consolidated report path(s). 2. Single-Establishment Firms With Payroll All single-establishment firms having 2017 payroll (from Federal administrative records) will be included in the sampling frame. We will use a NAICS-by-state stratified sample design for selecting a sample of singleestablishment firms. The largest singleestablishment firms (based on 2017 payroll) will be selected with certainty. Using a NAICS-by-state stratified sample should produce reliable estimates for various characteristics at detailed NAICS-by-state levels. The remaining single-establishment firms with payroll that are not selected into the sample will be represented in the Economic Census by data from Federal administrative records, or by weighting the responses of the sampled establishments. Additionally, some of PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 these single-establishment firms not selected into the sample may be requested to respond to a short questionnaire to verify or confirm that the establishments are classified in the correct NAICS industry. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–XXXX. Electronic ID Path(s): The paths in the electronic instrument used to collect information are tailored to specific industries or groups of industries. The Electronic Path ID’s are too numerous to list individually in this notice. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State or local governments, businesses, or other for profit or non-profit institutions or organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,423,783—see Table 1 for detail. Estimated Time per Response: See Table 1 for detail. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,832,591—see Table 1 for detail. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 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: June 29, 2016. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc.gov). [FR Doc. 2016–15787 Filed 7–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Kevin Deardorff, U.S. Census Bureau, Economy Wide Statistics Division, Room 8K154, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, telephone (301) 763–6033, or via the Internet at Kevin.E.Deardorff@ census.gov. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2017 Economic Census of Island Areas 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. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before September 6, 2016. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., SUMMARY: sradovich on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jul 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 I. Abstract The Economic Census of Island Areas, conducted under authority of Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 131, is the primary source of facts about the structure and functioning of the U.S. economy, including Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa, collectively referred to as Island Areas. The Economic Census of Island Areas, is the primary source of facts about each of the island areas’ economies. Economic Census of Island Areas statistics serve to benchmark estimates of local net income and gross domestic product, and PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43573 provide essential information for government (Federal and local), businesses, and the general public. The 2017 Economic Census of Island Areas will cover the following sectors as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): Mining; Utilities; Construction; Manufacturing; Wholesale and Retail Trades; Transportation and Warehousing; Information; Finance and Insurance; Real Estate and Rental and Leasing; Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; Management of Companies and Enterprises; Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services; Educational Services; Health Care and Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation; Accommodation and Food Services; and Other Services (except Public Administration). This scope is roughly equivalent to that of the stateside Economic Census. Due to concerns about the completeness of the universe for collection, the Economic Census of Island Areas does not collect data on Scheduled Air Transportation (NAICS 4811) or Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (NAICS 8139). The Economic Census of Island Areas is the E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 EN05JY16.011</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 5, 2016 / Notices

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 128 (Tuesday, July 5, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43571-43573]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-15787]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2017 Economic 
Census

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.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before September 6, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at jjessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Kevin Deardorff, U.S. Census Bureau, Economy Wide 
Statistics Division, Room 8K154, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 
20233, telephone (301) 763-6033, or via the Internet at 
Kevin.E.Deardorff@census.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau is the preeminent collector and provider of 
timely, relevant, and quality data about the people and economy of the 
United States. Economic data are the Census Bureau's primary program 
commitment during nondecennial census years. The Economic Census, 
conducted under authority of Title 13 United States Code,

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is the U.S. Government's official five-year measure of American 
business and the economy. It features the primary source of facts about 
the structure and functioning of the Nation's economy and features 
unique industry and geographic detail. Economic census statistics serve 
as part of the framework for the national accounts and provide 
essential information for government, business, and the public.
    The 2017 Economic Census covering the Mining; Utilities; 
Construction; Manufacturing; Wholesale Trade; Retail Trade; 
Transportation and Warehousing; Information; Finance and Insurance; 
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing; Professional, Scientific and 
Technical Services; Management of Companies and Enterprises; 
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation; 
Educational Services; Health Care and Social Assistance; Arts, 
Entertainment, and Recreation; Accommodation and Food Services; Other 
Services (except Public Administration) Sectors (as defined by the 
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)) will measure the 
economic activity of more than 7 million employer establishments. The 
information collected from establishments in these sectors of the 
economic census will produce basic statistics by industry for number of 
establishments, value of shipments/receipts/revenue/sales, payroll, and 
employment. It also will yield a variety of industry-specific 
statistics, including materials consumed, detailed supplies and fuels 
consumed, electric energy consumed, depreciable assets, selected 
purchased services, inventories, and capital expenditures, value of 
shipments/receipts/revenue/sales by product line as defined by the 
North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), type of 
operation, size of establishments, and other industry-specific 
measures.
    Respondent burden will be reduced by using a response driven 
electronic reporting instrument that includes skip patterns and will 
display survey paths specific to the establishment's kind of business.

II. Method of Collection

    Establishments in the Economic Census will be selected from the 
Census Bureau's Business Register. The Census Bureau's Business 
Register provides a current and comprehensive database of U.S. business 
establishments and companies for statistical program use. To be 
eligible for selection, an establishment will be required to satisfy 
the following conditions: (i) It must be classified in one of the 
sectors listed above; (ii) it must be an active operating establishment 
of a multi-establishment firm (i.e., a firm that operates at more than 
one physical location), or it must be a single-establishment firm with 
payroll (i.e., a firm operating at only one physical location); and 
(iii) it must be located in one of the 50 states, offshore areas, or 
the District of Columbia. Initial contact with respondents will be a 
mailed letter directing them to report online. No form will be mailed. 
The sampling procedure will distinguish the following groups of 
establishments for collection:

1. Establishments of Multi-Establishment Firms

    Selection procedures will assign all active establishments of 
multi-establishment firms to the mail component of the universe, except 
for those in industries classified as consolidated reporters. In these 
selected industries, where activities are not easily attributable to 
individual locations or establishments, firms will be asked to report 
their basic data for several establishments at a nation-wide level on 
an electronic consolidated report path(s).

2. Single-Establishment Firms With Payroll

    All single-establishment firms having 2017 payroll (from Federal 
administrative records) will be included in the sampling frame. We will 
use a NAICS-by-state stratified sample design for selecting a sample of 
single-establishment firms. The largest single-establishment firms 
(based on 2017 payroll) will be selected with certainty. Using a NAICS-
by-state stratified sample should produce reliable estimates for 
various characteristics at detailed NAICS-by-state levels.
    The remaining single-establishment firms with payroll that are not 
selected into the sample will be represented in the Economic Census by 
data from Federal administrative records, or by weighting the responses 
of the sampled establishments. Additionally, some of these single-
establishment firms not selected into the sample may be requested to 
respond to a short questionnaire to verify or confirm that the 
establishments are classified in the correct NAICS industry.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-XXXX.
    Electronic ID Path(s): The paths in the electronic instrument used 
to collect information are tailored to specific industries or groups of 
industries. The Electronic Path ID's are too numerous to list 
individually in this notice.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State or local governments, businesses, or other 
for profit or non-profit institutions or organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,423,783--see Table 1 for detail.
    Estimated Time per Response: See Table 1 for detail.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,832,591--see Table 1 for 
detail.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 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: June 29, 2016.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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