Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current Population Survey (CPS) Basic Demographic Items, 51600-51601 [2017-24209]

Download as PDF 51600 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 7, 2017 / Notices Los Angeles Street, Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 90012. They may be faxed to the Commission at (213) 894–0508, or emailed Ana Victoria Fortes at afortes@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (213) 894– 3437. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing prior to and after the meeting at https://facadatabase.gov/ committee/meetings.aspx?cid=234. Please click on the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. Agenda I. Welcome II. Discuss Advisory Memorandum III. Public Comment IV. Next Steps V. Adjournment Exceptional Circumstance: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150, the notice for this meeting is given less than 15 calendar days prior to the meeting because of the exceptional circumstance of the committee needing to discuss and draft an advisory memorandum focused on Alaska Native voting rights that will be included in the 2018 Statutory Enforcement report. Dated: November 1, 2017. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2017–24137 Filed 11–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current Population Survey (CPS) Basic Demographic Items U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Nov 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before January 8, 2018. 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 Karen Woods, U.S. Census Bureau, 7H140F, Washington, DC 20133–8400 at (301) 763–3806. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of basic demographic information on the Current Population Survey (CPS) beginning in August 2018. The current clearance expires July 31, 2018. The CPS has been the source of official government statistics on employment and unemployment for over 60 years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Census Bureau jointly sponsor the basic monthly survey. The Census Bureau also prepares and conducts all the field work. At the OMB’s request, the Census Bureau and the BLS divide the clearance request in order to reflect the joint sponsorship and funding of the CPS program. The BLS submits a separate clearance request for the portion of the CPS that collects labor force information for the civilian noninstitutional population. Some of the information within that portion includes employment status, number of hours worked, job search activities, earnings, duration of unemployment, and the industry and occupation classification of the job held the previous week. The justification that follows is in support of the demographic data. The demographic information collected in the CPS provides a unique set of data on selected characteristics for the civilian noninstitutional population. Some of the demographic information we collect are age, marital status, sex, Armed Forces status, education, race, origin, and family income. We use these data in conjunction with other data, particularly the monthly labor force data, as well as periodic supplement data. We also use these data PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 independently for internal analytic research and for evaluation of other surveys. In addition, we use these data as a control to produce accurate estimates of other personal characteristics. II. Method of Collection The CPS basic demographic information is collected from individual households by both personal visit and telephone interviews each month. All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted interviewing. Households in the CPS are in sample for four consecutive months, and for the same four months the following year. This is called a 4–8–4 rotation pattern; households are in sample for four months, in a resting period for eight months, and then in sample again for four months. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0049. Form Number(s): There are no forms. All interviews are conducted on computers. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 59,000 per month. Estimated Time per Response: 1.5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,700. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: There is no cost to the respondents other than their time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 8(b), 141, and 182. 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; E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 7, 2017 / Notices they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental PRA Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–24209 Filed 11–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–810] Stainless Steel Bar From India: Preliminary Determination of No Shipments and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (SSB) from India. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2016, through January 31, 2017. This review covers two producers or exporters of the subject merchandise: Ambica Steels Limited (Ambica), and Bhansali Bright Bars Pvt. Ltd. (Bhansali). We preliminarily determine that Bhansali and Ambica had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable: November 7, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Kennedy, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–7883. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is SSB. SSB means articles of stainless steel in straight lengths that have been either hot-rolled, forged, turned, colddrawn, cold-rolled or otherwise coldfinished, or ground, having a uniform solid cross section along their whole length in the shape of circles, segments of circles, ovals, rectangles (including squares), triangles, hexagons, octagons, or other convex polygons. SSB includes cold-finished SSBs that are turned or ground in straight lengths, whether produced from hot-rolled bar or from straightened and cut rod or wire, and reinforcing bars that have indentations, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Nov 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 ribs, grooves, or other deformations produced during the rolling process. Except as specified above, the term does not include stainless steel semifinished products, cut-to-length flatrolled products (i.e., cut-to-length rolled products which if less than 4.75 mm in thickness have a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness, or if 4.75 mm or more in thickness having a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness), wire (i.e., cold-formed products in coils, of any uniform solid cross section along their whole length, which do not conform to the definition of flat-rolled products), and angles, shapes, and sections. Imports of these products are currently classifiable under subheadings 7222.10.00, 7222.11.00, 7222.19.00, 7222.20.00, 7222.30.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS). Although the HTS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the Order is dispositive. Background Carpenter Technology Corporation, Crucible Industries LLC, Electralloy, a Division of G,O, Carlson, Inc., North American Stainless, Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., and Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc. (the petitioners) timely requested an administrative review of Ambica, Bhansali, and Ambica Stainless Steel Limited (now known as Aamor Inox Limited) (ASSL).1 As such, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of this administrative review of the antidumping duty order on SSB from India for Ambica and Bhansali.2 Partial Rescission of Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that requested a review withdraw the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation. The petitioners timely withdrew their request for review of ASSL.3 No other party requested a 1 See Letter to the Department from the petitioners, ‘‘Stainless Steel Bar from India: Petitioners’ Request for 2016/17 Administrative Review,’’ dated February 28, 2017. Although the petitioners stated that ‘‘Ambica Stainless Steel Limited’’ is ‘‘now known as Aamor Inox Limited,’’ the Department has not determined that Aamor Inox Limited is the successor in interest to Ambica Stainless Steel Limited. 2 See ‘‘Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ 82 FR 17188 (April 10, 2017) (Initiation Notice). 3 See Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Stainless Steel Bar from India—Petitioners’ Request to Withdraw Request for Administrative Review of Ambica PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51601 review of this producer/exporter. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department is rescinding this review of the AD order on SSB from the PRC with respect to ASSL. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments We received timely certifications from Bhansali and Ambica reporting that they had no shipments of the subject merchandise to the United States during the POR and requested that the Department rescind the review with respect to it.4 As detailed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, the Department preliminarily determines that both Bhansali and Ambica had no shipments during the POR.5 Consistent with our practice, we will complete the review and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of this review.6 Public Comment Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of the preliminary results.7 Rebuttal briefs, limited to the issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than five days after the submission of case briefs.8 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.9 All submissions to the Department must be filed electronically using ACCESS, and must also be served on interested parties.10 An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department’s electronic records system, Stainless Steel Limited/Aamor Inox Limited,’’ dated April 24, 2017. 4 See Letter from Bhansali, ‘‘Stainless Steel Bar products from India: Request for No Shipment letter during the Period of Review (POR),’’ dated March 9, 2017; see also Letter from Ambica Steels Limited, ‘‘Stainless Steel Bar—No Shipments In Period of Review (POR),’’ dated May 1, 2017. 5 For additional information and analysis, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 6 See, e.g., Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Rescission of Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2012–2013, 79 FR 15951, 15952 (March 24, 2014), unchanged in Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Final Determination of No Shipments, and Partial Rescission of Review; 2012–2013, 79 FR 51306, 51306–307 (August 28, 2014). 7 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii); see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1). 9 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 10 See 19 CFR 351.303(f). 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 214 (Tuesday, November 7, 2017)]
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[Pages 51600-51601]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current 
Population Survey (CPS) Basic Demographic Items

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 January 8, 2018.

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 Karen Woods, U.S. Census Bureau, 7H140F, 
Washington, DC 20133-8400 at (301) 763-3806.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request clearance from the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of basic demographic 
information on the Current Population Survey (CPS) beginning in August 
2018. The current clearance expires July 31, 2018.
    The CPS has been the source of official government statistics on 
employment and unemployment for over 60 years. The Bureau of Labor 
Statistics (BLS) and the Census Bureau jointly sponsor the basic 
monthly survey. The Census Bureau also prepares and conducts all the 
field work. At the OMB's request, the Census Bureau and the BLS divide 
the clearance request in order to reflect the joint sponsorship and 
funding of the CPS program. The BLS submits a separate clearance 
request for the portion of the CPS that collects labor force 
information for the civilian noninstitutional population. Some of the 
information within that portion includes employment status, number of 
hours worked, job search activities, earnings, duration of 
unemployment, and the industry and occupation classification of the job 
held the previous week. The justification that follows is in support of 
the demographic data.
    The demographic information collected in the CPS provides a unique 
set of data on selected characteristics for the civilian 
noninstitutional population. Some of the demographic information we 
collect are age, marital status, sex, Armed Forces status, education, 
race, origin, and family income. We use these data in conjunction with 
other data, particularly the monthly labor force data, as well as 
periodic supplement data. We also use these data independently for 
internal analytic research and for evaluation of other surveys. In 
addition, we use these data as a control to produce accurate estimates 
of other personal characteristics.

II. Method of Collection

    The CPS basic demographic information is collected from individual 
households by both personal visit and telephone interviews each month. 
All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted interviewing. 
Households in the CPS are in sample for four consecutive months, and 
for the same four months the following year. This is called a 4-8-4 
rotation pattern; households are in sample for four months, in a 
resting period for eight months, and then in sample again for four 
months.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0049.
    Form Number(s): There are no forms. All interviews are conducted on 
computers.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 59,000 per month.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1.5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,700.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: There is no cost to the 
respondents other than their time.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 8(b), 141, and 182.

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;

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they also will become a matter of public record.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental PRA Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-24209 Filed 11-6-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-07-P