Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 57201-57202 [2017-26076]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES the products and levels of ingredients found in typical applications relative to human and environmental impact. Each product submitted is tested to determine the mammalian and aquatic toxicity of the product and must meet specific levels of performance to minimize potential risk during firefighting operations. Additional tests are performed to determine the effectiveness of the product to reduce spread rate and intensity of the fire by application directly on or near the fire. A number of product characteristics are measured over the operational performance range of the product to ensure that the product meets the needs of the firefighters in the field. The collection of this information for each product submission is necessary due to the length of time needed to test the product (18 to 24 months) and the need to ensure that products do not pose a hazard for laboratory personnel during the evaluation prior to purchase and use. This information collection and the product evaluation must be conducted on an ongoing basis to ensure the Agency can solicit and award contracts in a timely manner to provide firefighters with safe and effective wildland fire chemical products. Estimate of Annual Burden: 4.5 hours. Type of Respondents: Businesses (manufacturers and suppliers) of fire chemicals for wildland fire management. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 3. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 3. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 40.5 hours. Comment Is Invited Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 Comments will be summarized and included in the submission request toward Office of Management and Budget approval. Dated: November 13, 2017. Glenn Casamassa, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2017–25963 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Sunshine Act Meetings United States Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of Commission Public Briefing. AGENCY: Friday, December 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m. EST. ADDRESSES: National Place Building, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20245 (Entrance on F Street NW.). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Walch, (202) 376–8371; TTY: (202) 376–8116; publicaffairs@ usccr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission will hold a public briefing: The School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Intersections of Students of Color with Disabilities. This meeting is open to the public. The Commission’s focused investigation will examine school districts’ compliance with federal laws designed to ensure the safety of students of color with disabilities against discrimination, and whether laws adequately protect these students from discriminatory disciplinary actions and policies. The Commission will hear presentations from diverse stakeholders, including advocacy groups and academics. Following these presentations, the Commission will hold an open comment period from 1:00–2:00 p.m. EST. Individuals who wish to participate in the open comment period should sign-up at the Commission between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. EST. Each individual will have up to three (3) minutes to speak, with spots allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. In addition, the Commission welcomes submission of additional material for consideration as we prepare a report following the briefing; please submit such information to schooldiscipline@ usccr.gov. The event will live-stream at https:// www.youtube.com/user/USCCR/videos and there will be a public call-in line DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57201 (listen-only): 1–800–479–9001; conference ID 8362937. If attending in person, we ask that you RSVP to publicaffairs@usccr.gov. Persons with disabilities who need accommodation should contact Pamela Dunston at (202) 376–8105 or at access@usccr.gov at least three business days before the date of the meeting. Agenda I. Introductory Remarks by Chair Catherine E. Lhamon 9:00–9:10 a.m. II. Panel One: Federal Education Policy 9:10–10:30 a.m. • Anurima Bhargava: Former Chief of Educational Opportunities Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice • Eve Hill: Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice • Kristen Harper: Former Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education • Rebecca Cokley: Former Executive Director, National Council on Disability III. Break 10:30–10:40 a.m. IV. Panel Two: Stakeholders, Researchers, Experts on Special Education and the School-to-Prison Pipeline 10:40 a.m.–12:00 p.m. • Max Eden: Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute • James Scanlan: Attorney studying statistical discrimination on educational and achievement disparities and studies federal education statutes • Dan Losen: Director, Center for Civil Rights Remedies, University of California, Los Angeles • Monique Morris: Founder and President, National Black Women’s Justice Institute, with expertise in the areas of education, civil rights, juvenile and social justice V. Break 12:00–1:00 p.m. VI. Open Comment Period 1:00–2:00 p.m. VII. Adjourn 2:00 p.m. Dated: November 30, 2017. Brian Walch, Director, Communications and Public Engagement. [FR Doc. 2017–26145 Filed 11–30–17; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 57202 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices 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: Annual Retail Trade Survey. OMB Control Number: 0607–0013. Form Number(s): SA–44, SA–44A, SA–44C, SA–44D, SA–44E, SA–44N, SA–44S, SA–44T. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Number of Respondents: 20,067. Average Hours per Response: Because of the inclusion of the detailed operating expenses questions in the 2017 survey year ARTS (collected in 2018), the average burden per respondent for that year will be 3 hours and 19 minutes. In survey years 2018 and 2019, the average burden will be 37 minutes. Burden Hours: 30,531. Needs and Uses: The Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS) covers employer firms with establishments located in the United States and classified in retail trade sector as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The survey requests firms to provide annual sales, sales tax, e-commerce sales, year-end inventories held inside and outside the United States, total operating expenses, purchases, and accounts receivable. We also request, for selected industries, sales and e-commerce sales by merchandise line. The data collected in the ARTS provide a current statistical picture of the retail portion of consumer activity. These data are collected to provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by various government agencies, as well as to serve as a benchmark for the estimates compiled from the Monthly Retail Trade Survey. Results will be made available, at the United States summary level, for selected retail trade industries approximately fifteen months after the end of the reference year. Every 5 years, ARTS requests data on detailed operating expenses. During the 2017 collection survey year that will occur in 2018, ARTS will collect detailed operating expenses. The last time ARTS collected detailed operating expenses was in 2013 for the 2012 survey year. Estimates are published based on the NAICS, which has been widely adopted throughout both the public and private sectors. This request is for the clearance of eight electronic report worksheets, the SA–44, SA–44A, SA–44C, SA–44D, SA– 44E, SA–44N, SA–44S, and SA–44T. These eight electronic worksheets enable us to collect information on a VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 NAICS basis and to request similar data items. Variations in the electronic worksheets are needed to address the size of the firm, kind-of-business, or data items requested. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) uses the data to estimate the change in private inventories component of gross domestic product (GDP) and output in both the benchmark and annual input-output (I–O) accounts and GDP by industry. Data on sales taxes are also used to prepare estimates of GDP by industry and to derive industry output for the I–O accounts. Data on detailed operating expenses, are collected on this survey quinquennially and are used to produce national estimates of value added, gross output, and intermediate inputs and serve as a benchmark for the annual industry accounts, which provide the control totals for the GDP-by-state accounts. The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses the data as input to its Producer Price Indexes and in developing productivity measurements. The Federal Reserve Board uses the accounts receivables balances to measure consumer credit. Private businesses use the estimates in computing business activity indexes. Other government agencies and businesses use the data to satisfy a variety of public and business needs such as economic market analysis, company performance, and forecasting future demands. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 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. Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. Agency: International Trade Administration. Title: Steel Import License. OMB Control Number: 0625–0245. Form Number(s): ITA–4141P. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 3,500. Average Hours per Response: 0.17 hour/response (10 minutes). Burden Hours: 92,878. Needs and Uses: In order to monitor steel imports in real-time and to provide the public with real-time data, the Department of Commerce (DOC) must collect and provide timely aggregated summaries about these imports. The Steel Import License proposed by the International Trade Administration of the DOC is the tool used to collect the necessary information. The Census Bureau currently collects import data and disseminates aggregate information about steel imports. However, the time required to collect, process, and disseminate this information through Census can take up to 70 days after importation of the product, giving interested parties and the public far less time to respond to injurious sales. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at 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. 2017–26089 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Sheleen Dumas, Departmental PRA Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–26076 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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). E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management 
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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: Annual Retail Trade Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-0013.
    Form Number(s): SA-44, SA-44A, SA-44C, SA-44D, SA-44E, SA-44N, SA-
44S, SA-44T.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Number of Respondents: 20,067.
    Average Hours per Response: Because of the inclusion of the 
detailed operating expenses questions in the 2017 survey year ARTS 
(collected in 2018), the average burden per respondent for that year 
will be 3 hours and 19 minutes. In survey years 2018 and 2019, the 
average burden will be 37 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 30,531.
    Needs and Uses: The Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS) covers 
employer firms with establishments located in the United States and 
classified in retail trade sector as defined by the North American 
Industry Classification System (NAICS). The survey requests firms to 
provide annual sales, sales tax, e-commerce sales, year-end inventories 
held inside and outside the United States, total operating expenses, 
purchases, and accounts receivable. We also request, for selected 
industries, sales and e-commerce sales by merchandise line.
    The data collected in the ARTS provide a current statistical 
picture of the retail portion of consumer activity. These data are 
collected to provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of 
policy by various government agencies, as well as to serve as a 
benchmark for the estimates compiled from the Monthly Retail Trade 
Survey. Results will be made available, at the United States summary 
level, for selected retail trade industries approximately fifteen 
months after the end of the reference year.
    Every 5 years, ARTS requests data on detailed operating expenses. 
During the 2017 collection survey year that will occur in 2018, ARTS 
will collect detailed operating expenses. The last time ARTS collected 
detailed operating expenses was in 2013 for the 2012 survey year. 
Estimates are published based on the NAICS, which has been widely 
adopted throughout both the public and private sectors.
    This request is for the clearance of eight electronic report 
worksheets, the SA-44, SA-44A, SA-44C, SA-44D, SA-44E, SA-44N, SA-44S, 
and SA-44T. These eight electronic worksheets enable us to collect 
information on a NAICS basis and to request similar data items. 
Variations in the electronic worksheets are needed to address the size 
of the firm, kind-of-business, or data items requested.
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) uses the data to estimate the 
change in private inventories component of gross domestic product (GDP) 
and output in both the benchmark and annual input-output (I-O) accounts 
and GDP by industry. Data on sales taxes are also used to prepare 
estimates of GDP by industry and to derive industry output for the I-O 
accounts. Data on detailed operating expenses, are collected on this 
survey quinquennially and are used to produce national estimates of 
value added, gross output, and intermediate inputs and serve as a 
benchmark for the annual industry accounts, which provide the control 
totals for the GDP-by-state accounts.
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses the data as input to its 
Producer Price Indexes and in developing productivity measurements. The 
Federal Reserve Board uses the accounts receivables balances to measure 
consumer credit. Private businesses use the estimates in computing 
business activity indexes.
    Other government agencies and businesses use the data to satisfy a 
variety of public and business needs such as economic market analysis, 
company performance, and forecasting future demands.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 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. 2017-26076 Filed 12-1-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-07-P