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Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 91 / Friday, May 12, 2017 / Notices categories: Expirations of sentence, commutations, other conditional releases, probations, supervised mandatory releases, paroles, other conditional releases, deaths by cause, AWOLs, escapes, transfers to other jurisdictions, and releases to appeal or bond; (e) Number of inmates under jurisdiction on December 31 by race and Hispanic origin; (f) Number of inmates under physical custody on December 31 classified as non-citizens of the U.S. with maximum sentences of more than one year, one year or less; and unsentenced inmates; (g) Number of inmates under physical custody who are under 18 years of age; (h) Testing of incoming inmates for HIV; and HIV infection and AIDS cases on December 31; and (i) The aggregated rated, operational, and/or design capacities, by sex, of the state/BOP’s correctional facilities at year-end. For the NPS–1B(T) form, five central reporters from the U.S. Territories and Commonwealths of Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa will be asked to provide information for the following categories for the calendar year just ended, and, if available, for the previous calendar year: (a) As of December 31, the number of male and female inmates within their custody and under their jurisdiction with maximum sentences of more than one year, one year or less; and unsentenced inmates; and an assessment of the completeness of these counts (complete, partial, or estimated) (b) The number of inmates under jurisdiction on December 31 but in the custody of facilities operated by other jurisdictions’ authorities solely to reduce prison overcrowding; (c) Number of inmates under jurisdiction on December 31 by race and Hispanic origin; (d) The aggregated rated, operational, and/or design capacities, by sex, of the territory’s/Commonwealth’s correctional facilities at year-end. The Bureau of Justice Statistics uses this information in published reports and for the U.S. Congress, Executive Office of the President, practitioners, researchers, students, the media, and others interested in criminal justice statistics. 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: During data collection in 2018, 51 respondents will each take an average of 7 hours to complete the NPS– 1B and 5 respondents will each taking an average of 2 hours to respond to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 May 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 NPS–1B(T) form. Data collection conducted in 2019 and 2020 will require each respondent to spend an average of 6.5 total hours to respond to the NPS–1B form. 5 respondents, each taking an average of 2 hours to respond to the NPS–1B(T) form. The burden estimates are based on feedback from respondents, and the burden for data collected in 2019 and 2020 remains the same as the previous clearance. The burden for data collected in 2018 increased due to the addition of questions disaggregating the number of non-citizen in custody by sentence length and the source of these data. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There is an estimated 1,050 total burden hours associated with this collection for the three years of data collection, or approximately 350 hours for each year. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: May 9, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–09651 Filed 5–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension without change of a currently approved SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22163 collection for the ‘‘Producer Price Index’’ survey. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before July 11, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also may be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (this is not a toll free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, at 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Producer Price Index (PPI), one of the Nation’s leading economic indicators, is used as a measure of price movements, as an indicator of inflationary trends, for inventory valuation, and as a measure of purchasing power of the dollar at the primary-market level. It also is used for market and economic research and as a basis for escalation in long-term contracts and purchase agreements. PPI data provide a description of the magnitude and composition of price change within the economy, and serve a wide range of governmental needs. This family of indexes are closely followed, monthly statistics which are viewed as sensitive indicators of the economic environment. Price data are vital in helping both the President and Congress set fiscal-spending targets. Producer prices are monitored by the Federal Reserve Board Open Market Committee to help decide monetary policy. Federal policy-makers at the Department of Treasury and the Council of Economic Advisors utilize these statistics to help form and evaluate monetary and fiscal measures and to help interpret the general business environment. In addition, it is common to find one or more PPIs, alone or in combination with other measures, used to escalate the delivered price of goods for government purchases. In addition to governmental uses, PPI data are regularly put to use by the private sector. Private industry uses PPI data for contract price adjustment. For one particular method of tax-related Last-In-First-Out (LIFO) inventory accounting, the Internal Revenue E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1 22164 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 91 / Friday, May 12, 2017 / Notices Service suggests that firms use PPI data for making calculations. Private businesses make extensive use of industrial-price data for planning and operations. Price trends are used to assess the condition of markets. Firms commonly compare the prices they pay for material inputs as well as prices they receive for products that they make and sell with changes in similar PPIs. Economic researchers and forecasters also put the PPI to regular use. PPIs are widely used to probe and measure the interaction of market forces. Some examples of research topics that require extensive price data include: The identification of varying price elasticities and the degree of cost passthrough in the economy, the identification of potential lead and lag structures among price changes, and the identification of prices which exert major impacts throughout market structures. of the PPI collection is to accumulate data for the ongoing, monthly publication of the PPI family of indexes. The Bureau of Labor Statistics must continue collecting data for the PPI since both policy and business planning are affected by the completeness of the description of price trends. Dollardenominated measures of economic performance, such as Gross Domestic Product, require accurate price data in order to convert nominal to constantdollar values. Inflation-free national income accounting figures are vital to fiscal and monetary policy-makers when setting objectives and targets. It is conservatively estimated that hundredsof-billions of dollars’ worth of contracts and purchase agreements employ PPIs as part of price-adjustment clauses. Failure to calculate data would tend to extend the time frame required for accurate recognition of and appropriate adaptation to economic events. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the PPI survey. The PPI collection is not a one-time project with an end date. The purpose III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary Total respondents Form Frequency for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: Producer Price Index Survey. OMB Number: 1220–0008. Affected Public: Private Sector. Average time per response (minutes) Total responses Estimated total burden (hours) BLS 1810A, A1, B, C, C1, and E ........................................ BLS 473P ............................................................................ 5,836 20,600 once ............... monthly .......... 5,836 * 1,122,000 120 5 11,672 93,500 Totals ............................................................................ 26,436 ........................ 1,127,836 ........................ 105,172 * For monthly repricing, PPI requests repricing of 93,500 items each month. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 19th day of April 2017. Kimberley D. Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2017–09602 Filed 5–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 May 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Meetings of Humanities Panel National Endowment for the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities. ACTION: Notice of meetings. AGENCY: The National Endowment for the Humanities will hold six meetings of the Humanities Panel, a federal advisory committee, during June, 2017. The purpose of the meetings is for panel review, discussion, evaluation, and recommendation of applications for financial assistance under the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for meeting dates. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 91 (Friday, May 12, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22163-22164]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-09602]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Proposed Collection, Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be 
provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial 
resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, 
and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be 
properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed extension without change of a 
currently approved collection for the ``Producer Price Index'' survey. 
A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be 
obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES 
section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before July 11, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, 
Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 
2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also 
may be transmitted by fax to 202-691-5111 (this is not a toll free 
number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, 
at 202-691-7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES 
section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Producer Price Index (PPI), one of the Nation's leading 
economic indicators, is used as a measure of price movements, as an 
indicator of inflationary trends, for inventory valuation, and as a 
measure of purchasing power of the dollar at the primary-market level. 
It also is used for market and economic research and as a basis for 
escalation in long-term contracts and purchase agreements.
    PPI data provide a description of the magnitude and composition of 
price change within the economy, and serve a wide range of governmental 
needs. This family of indexes are closely followed, monthly statistics 
which are viewed as sensitive indicators of the economic environment. 
Price data are vital in helping both the President and Congress set 
fiscal-spending targets. Producer prices are monitored by the Federal 
Reserve Board Open Market Committee to help decide monetary policy. 
Federal policy-makers at the Department of Treasury and the Council of 
Economic Advisors utilize these statistics to help form and evaluate 
monetary and fiscal measures and to help interpret the general business 
environment. In addition, it is common to find one or more PPIs, alone 
or in combination with other measures, used to escalate the delivered 
price of goods for government purchases.
    In addition to governmental uses, PPI data are regularly put to use 
by the private sector. Private industry uses PPI data for contract 
price adjustment. For one particular method of tax-related Last-In-
First-Out (LIFO) inventory accounting, the Internal Revenue

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Service suggests that firms use PPI data for making calculations. 
Private businesses make extensive use of industrial-price data for 
planning and operations. Price trends are used to assess the condition 
of markets. Firms commonly compare the prices they pay for material 
inputs as well as prices they receive for products that they make and 
sell with changes in similar PPIs.
    Economic researchers and forecasters also put the PPI to regular 
use. PPIs are widely used to probe and measure the interaction of 
market forces. Some examples of research topics that require extensive 
price data include: The identification of varying price elasticities 
and the degree of cost pass-through in the economy, the identification 
of potential lead and lag structures among price changes, and the 
identification of prices which exert major impacts throughout market 
structures.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
PPI survey.
    The PPI collection is not a one-time project with an end date. The 
purpose of the PPI collection is to accumulate data for the ongoing, 
monthly publication of the PPI family of indexes. The Bureau of Labor 
Statistics must continue collecting data for the PPI since both policy 
and business planning are affected by the completeness of the 
description of price trends. Dollar-denominated measures of economic 
performance, such as Gross Domestic Product, require accurate price 
data in order to convert nominal to constant-dollar values. Inflation-
free national income accounting figures are vital to fiscal and 
monetary policy-makers when setting objectives and targets. It is 
conservatively estimated that hundreds-of-billions of dollars' worth of 
contracts and purchase agreements employ PPIs as part of price-
adjustment clauses. Failure to calculate data would tend to extend the 
time frame required for accurate recognition of and appropriate 
adaptation to economic events.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in 
comments that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility.
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: Producer Price Index Survey.
    OMB Number: 1220-0008.
    Affected Public: Private Sector.

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                                                                                   Average  time     Estimated
            Form                   Total           Frequency           Total       per  response   total burden
                                respondents                          responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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BLS 1810A, A1, B, C, C1, and           5,836  once..............           5,836             120          11,672
 E.
BLS 473P....................          20,600  monthly...........     * 1,122,000               5          93,500
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    Totals..................          26,436  ..................       1,127,836  ..............         105,172
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* For monthly repricing, PPI requests repricing of 93,500 items each month.

    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they also will become a 
matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 19th day of April 2017.
Kimberley D. Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2017-09602 Filed 5-11-17; 8:45 am]
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