Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Survey, 48789-48790 [2017-22814]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 202 / Friday, October 20, 2017 / Notices the application. If the number of head has changed due to animal deaths or sales, the dairy operation must correct the number and certify to the change on the application. The dairy operation may apply for the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) If any cattle have died due to a LIP eligible cause of loss and all other LIP eligibility conditions and LIP payment limitations are met. The application period begins October 20, 2017. DAP–PR applications must be received by FSA by December 1, 2017. Approval for Vouchers The result of an approved feed application will be a one-time maximum eligible amount for feed to be acquired by the eligible dairy operation, consistent with the terms specified in this NOFA. The acquisition of the total amount of feed determined under the DAP–PR for the 30 days can be spread among up to 4 feed acquisitions under the one voucher. As the dairy operation acquires feed from the vendor(s), FSA employees will deduct the value of the feed acquired, not to exceed the calculated eligible maximum. The vouchers can only be used to acquire feedstuff for the cattle on that dairy operation to consume, acquired from the feed vendor(s) and cannot be used for any other purpose. All applications are subject to the approval by FSA on behalf of CCC; FSA will not approve ineligible applications. srobinson on DSKBC5CHB2PROD with NOTICES Voucher Calculation The maximum value of the voucher will be determined based on (1) $101 per adult cow, bull, and heifers over 2 years old times the number of head in each of those categories in the dairy operation and (2) $34 per heifers under 2 years old and young bulls and calves times the number of head in each of those categories in the dairy operation. The total will be the value of the voucher for the dairy operation. Additional Assistance If funds remain available under the DAP–PR, and if the Secretary of Agriculture determines that additional assistance can be provided, the acquisition of feed supply for days greater than a one-month supply may be made available under DAP–PR. In addition, at the sole discretion of the Secretary of Agriculture, DAP–PR may be made available for the purchase of fuel for generators. recalculated and the participant must refund any excess to FSA with interest to be calculated from the date of the disbursement to the participant. If for whatever reason FSA determines that the applicant misrepresented either the number of cows, or if the DAP–PR voucher would exceed the participant’s voucher based upon the correct number of cows, the application will be disapproved and the full DAP–PR voucher for that dairy and participant will be required to be refunded to FSA with interest from date of disbursement. The liability of anyone for any penalty or sanction resulting from a DAP–PR application, or for any refund to FSA or related charge is in addition to any other liability of such person under any civil or criminal fraud statute or any other provision of law including, but not limited to: 18 U.S.C. 286, 287, 371, 641, 651, 1001, and 1014; 15 U.S.C. 714; and 31 U.S.C. 3729. Paperwork Reduction Act Requirements In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), OMB approved an emergency information collection request on DAP–PR so FSA can begin the application period upon publication of this NOFA. Environmental Review Because this is a one-time provision of commodities and the impacts of DAP–PR occur outside of any impacts resulting from the existing dairy operations (consistent with 7 CFR 799.31(b)(6)(iii)), there are no measureable individual or cumulative impacts to the human environment, as defined by the National Environmental Policy Act and, as such, no Environmental Assessment nor Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared. Consistent with the emergency nature of this action, this NOFA serves as documentation of the programmatic environmental compliance for this federal action. Steven J. Peterson, Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency, and Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 2017–22868 Filed 10–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P Provisions Requiring Refund to FSA In the event that any application for a DAP–PR voucher resulted from erroneous information or a miscalculation, the amount will be VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Oct 19, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48789 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Survey 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 December 19, 2017. 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 PRAcomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Mary Catherine Potter, U.S. Census Bureau, Economic Indicators Division, 4600 Silver Hill Rd., Room 7K157, Washington, DC 20233–6913, (301) 763–4207 or via the Internet at mary.catherine.potter@ census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders (M3) survey. The M3 survey requests data monthly from domestic manufacturers on form M–3 (SD). Data requested are shipments, new orders, unfilled orders, total inventory, materials and supplies, work-in-process, and finished goods. The M3 survey is designed to measure current industrial activity and to provide an indication of future production commitments. The value of shipments measures the value of goods delivered during the month by domestic manufacturers. Estimates of new orders serve as an indicator of future production commitments and represent the current sales value of new orders received during the month, net of cancellations. Substantial accumulation E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 48790 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 202 / Friday, October 20, 2017 / Notices or depletion of unfilled orders measures excess or deficient demand for manufactured products. The level of inventories, especially in relation to shipments, is frequently used to monitor the business cycle, by calculating the inventories to sales ratio. In general, a low ratio indicates strong shipments. A high ratio indicates weaker shipments or accumulation of inventories in stock. We do not plan any changes to the M–3 (SD) form. II. Method of Collection Respondents may submit data on form M–3 (SD) via mail, or via the Internet. We send emails and make telephone calls to respondents to remind them to report on time. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0008. Form Number(s): M–3 (SD). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses, large and small, or other for profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 131, 182, and 193. srobinson on DSKBC5CHB2PROD with NOTICES 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. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental PRA Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–22814 Filed 10–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Oct 19, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Membership of the Departmental Performance Review Board Department of Commerce. Notice of membership on the Departmental Performance Review Board. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Commerce (DOC) announces the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of the Departmental Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months. DATES: The period of appointment for those individuals selected for the Departmental Performance Review Board begins on October 20, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Munz, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Human Resources Management, Office of Executive Resources, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Room 51010, Washington, DC 20230, at (202) 482–4051. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the Department of Commerce (DOC), announces the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of the Departmental Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months. The name, position title, and type of appointment of each member of the Performance Review Board are set forth below: 1. Jon Alexander, Deputy Director, Financial Management Systems, Career SES 2. Lisa Blumerman, Associate Director for Decennial Census, Career SES 3. Stephen Kong, Chief Counsel for Economic Development, Career SES SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4. James Sullivan, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, Noncareer SES 5. SaraHelen Thompson, Deputy Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Career SES Jennifer Munz, HR Specialist, Office of Executive Resources, Office of Human Resources Management, Office of the Secretary/Office of the CFO/ ASA, Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. 2017–22766 Filed 10–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–25–P 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. Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Report of Organization (formerly titled Company Organization Survey). OMB Control Number: 0607–0444. Form Number(s): NC–99001 and NC– 99007. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Number of Respondents: 87,000. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour and 23 minutes. Burden Hours: 120,544. Needs and Uses: The Census Bureau requests a revision of the currently approved Report of Organization data collection for survey years 2017, 2018 and 2019. We request an extension of the current expiration date to December 2020 to complete the data collection for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Report of Organization. We are changing the name of the collection from the Company Organization Survey to the Report of Organization to reflect how the survey name is presented in the survey instrument and public-facing documentation. The Census Bureau conducts the annual Report of Organization to update and maintain a centralized, multipurpose Business Register (BR). In particular, the survey supplies critical information on the organizational structure, operating characteristics, and employment and payroll of multiestablishment enterprises. For survey year 2017, the Report of Organization will be conducted in conjunction with the 2017 Economic Census, as has been done for previous economic censuses. During this year, all multi-establishment companies will receive Report of Organization inquiries. E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturers' 
Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Survey

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 December 19, 2017.

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 PRAcomments@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Mary Catherine Potter, U.S. Census Bureau, 
Economic Indicators Division, 4600 Silver Hill Rd., Room 7K157, 
Washington, DC 20233-6913, (301) 763-4207 or via the Internet at 
mary.catherine.potter@census.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the Manufacturers' 
Shipments, Inventories and Orders (M3) survey. The M3 survey requests 
data monthly from domestic manufacturers on form M-3 (SD). Data 
requested are shipments, new orders, unfilled orders, total inventory, 
materials and supplies, work-in-process, and finished goods.
    The M3 survey is designed to measure current industrial activity 
and to provide an indication of future production commitments. The 
value of shipments measures the value of goods delivered during the 
month by domestic manufacturers. Estimates of new orders serve as an 
indicator of future production commitments and represent the current 
sales value of new orders received during the month, net of 
cancellations. Substantial accumulation

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or depletion of unfilled orders measures excess or deficient demand for 
manufactured products. The level of inventories, especially in relation 
to shipments, is frequently used to monitor the business cycle, by 
calculating the inventories to sales ratio. In general, a low ratio 
indicates strong shipments. A high ratio indicates weaker shipments or 
accumulation of inventories in stock.
    We do not plan any changes to the M-3 (SD) form.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents may submit data on form M-3 (SD) via mail, or via the 
Internet. We send emails and make telephone calls to respondents to 
remind them to report on time.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0008.
    Form Number(s): M-3 (SD).
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Businesses, large and small, or other for profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 131, 182, and 193.

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.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental PRA Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-22814 Filed 10-19-17; 8:45 am]
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