Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Services Survey, 4027-4028 [2018-01511]

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[FR Doc. 2018–01577 Filed 1–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Services Survey U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Jan 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 March 30, 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 Aidan Smith, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K175, Washington, DC 20233– 6500, 301–763–2972, or Aidan.D.Smith@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 Quarterly Services Survey (QSS). The QSS covers employer firms with establishments located in the United States and classified in select service industries as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The QSS coverage currently includes all or parts of the following NAICS sectors: Utilities (excluding government owned); transportation and warehousing (except rail transportation and postal); information; finance and insurance (except funds, trusts, and other financial vehicles); real estate and rental and leasing; professional, scientific, and technical services (except offices of notaries); administrative and support and waste management and remediation services; educational services (except elementary and secondary schools, junior colleges, and colleges, universities, and professional schools); health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment, and recreation; accommodation; and other services (except public administration). The primary estimates produced from the QSS are quarterly estimates of total operating revenue and the percentage of revenue by source. The survey also produces estimates of total operating expenses from tax-exempt firms in industries that have a large not-for-profit component. For hospitals, the survey produce estimates of the number of inpatient days and discharges, and for PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4027 select industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector, the survey produces estimates of admissions revenue. Firms are selected for the QSS using a stratified design with strata defined by industry, tax status, and estimated size based on annual revenue. The sample is a subsample of firms from the larger Service Annual Survey (OMB# 0607– 0422). Each quarter the QSS sample is updated to reflect the addition of new businesses and the removal of firms that have gone out-of-business. The Bureau of Economic Analysis uses the survey results as input to its quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and GDP by industry estimates. The estimates provide the Federal Reserve Board and Council of Economic advisors with timely information to assess current economic performance. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services use the QSS estimates to develop hospital-spending estimates for the National Accounts. Other government and private stakeholders also benefit from a better understanding of important cyclical components of the U.S. service economy. We do not plan any changes to the forms. II. Method of Collection We will collect this information by internet, mail, facsimile, and telephone follow-up. Approximately half of the QSS respondents are mailed a full paper form that provides the option for submission by internet, mail, or facsimile. The remaining half of respondents are mailed only their username and password providing for submission by internet. Respondents that report via the internet in any given quarter are only mailed a username and password in subsequent quarters. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0907. Form Number(s): QSS–1A, QSS–1E, QSS–1PA, QSS–1PE, QSS–2A, QSS–2E, QSS–3A, QSS–3E, QSS–3SA, QSS–3SE, QSS–4A, QSS–4E, QSS–4FA, QSS–4FE, QSS–4SA, QSS–4SE, QSS–5A, QSS–5E. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, and government hospitals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,150. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes: QSS–1A, QSS–1E, QSS–1PA, QSS–1PE, QSS–2A, QSS–2E, QSS–3A, QSS–3E, QSS–3SA, QSS–3SE, QSS–5A, QSS–5E. 10 minutes: QSS–4A, QSS–4E, QSS–4FA, QSS–4FE, QSS–4SA, QSS– 4SE. E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 4028 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 19 / Monday, January 29, 2018 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 19,087. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. (This is not the cost of respondents’ time, but the indirect costs respondents may incur for such things as purchases of specialized software or hardware needed to report, or expenditures for accounting or records maintenance services required specifically by the collection.) Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 131 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; they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Department Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–01511 Filed 1–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–874] Certain Steel Nails from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014– 2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On August 7, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of the antidumping duty administrative review of certain steel nails (nails) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). The period of review (POR) is December 29, 2014, through June 30, 2016. As a result of our analysis of the comments and sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Jan 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 information received, these final results differ from the Preliminary Results with respect to Daejin Steel Co., (Daejin), but remain unchanged with respect to Korea Wire Co., Ltd. (Kowire). For the final weighted-average dumping margins, see the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section below. DATES: Applicable January 29, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Galantucci or Trisha Tran, AD/ CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2923 or (202) 482–4852, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 7, 2017, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.1 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), we invited parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. On September 22, 2017, Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. (the petitioner), Daejin and Kowire submitted their case briefs.2 On September 27, 2017, the petitioner; Daejin and Kowire submitted their rebuttal briefs.3 Prior to the Preliminary Determination, on June 8, 2017, the petitioner alleged that a particular market situation (PMS) distorted production costs in the Korean steel nail industry.4 In the Preliminary Determination, we noted that we did not have the opportunity to consider the petitioner’s PMS allegation for the purposes of the preliminary results.5 On 1 See Certain Steel Nails from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014– 2016, 82 FR 36749 (August 7, 2017) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (Preliminary Results). 2 See Petitioner’s Case Brief, ‘‘Certain Steel Nails from the Republic of Korea: Case Brief,’’ dated September 22, 2017 (Petitioner Case Brief); Daejin’s Case Brief, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Antidumping Order on Certain Steel Nails from Korea — Comments on Preliminary Determination,’’ dated September 22, 2017 (Daejin Case Brief); Kowire’s Case Brief, ‘‘Steel Nails from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated September 22, 2017 (Kowire Case Brief). 3 See Petitioner’s Rebuttal Brief, ‘‘Certain Steel Nails from the Republic of Korea: Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated September 27, 2017 (Petitioner Rebuttal Brief); Daejin’s Rebuttal Brief, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Steel Nails from Korea—Rebuttal Brief of Daejin Steel Company,’’ dated September 27, 2017 (Daejin Rebuttal Brief); Kowire’s Rebuttal Brief, ‘‘Steel Nails from the Republic of Korea—Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated September 27, 2017 (Kowire Rebuttal Brief). 4 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Certain Steel Nails from Korea: Particular Market Situation Allegation,’’ dated June 8, 2017. 5 See Preliminary Determination, at 36750. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 October 23, 2017, we issued a postpreliminary determination regarding the petitioner’s PMS allegation, and permitted parties to comment.6 On October 30, 2017, the petitioner submitted a case brief regarding its PMS allegation.7 On November 6, 2017, Daejin and Kowire submitted rebuttal briefs concerning the petitioner’s PMS allegation.8 On September 6, 2017, Kowire requested a hearing.9 However, it subsequently withdrew its request for a hearing,10 and no other interested parties requested a hearing. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is nails having a nominal shaft length not exceeding 12 inches.11 Merchandise covered by the order is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7317.00.55.02, 7317.00.55.03, 7317.00.55.05, 7317.00.55.07, 7317.00.55.08, 7317.00.55.11, 7317.00.55.18, 7317.00.55.19, 7317.00.55.20, 7317.00.55.30, 7317.00.55.40, 7317.00.55.50, 7317.00.55.60, 7317.00.55.70, 7317.00.55.80, 7317.00.55.90, 7317.00.65.30, 7317.00.65.60 and 7317.00.75.00. Nails subject to this order also may be classified under HTSUS subheadings 7907.00.60.00, 8206.00.00.00 or other HTSUS subheadings. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. For a complete 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘2014–2016 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Steel Nails from the Republic of Korea: Post-Preliminary Decision on Particular Market Situation Allegation,’’ dated October 23, 2017. 7 See Petitioner’s PMS Brief, ‘‘Certain Steel Nails from the Republic of Korea: Case Brief Regarding Particular Market Situation,’’ dated October 30, 2017 (Petitioner PMS Brief). 8 See Daejin’s PMS Rebuttal Brief, ‘‘First Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Steel Nails from Korea—Brief of Daejin Steel Company in Response to Mid Continent’s PMS Allegations,’’ dated November 6, 2017 (Daejin PMS Rebuttal Brief); Kowire’s Rebuttal Brief, ‘‘Steel Nails from the Republic of Korea –Rebuttal Brief Regarding the Particular Market Situation Determination,’’ dated November 6, 2017 (Kowire PMS Rebuttal Brief). 9 See Letter from Kowire to Commerce, ‘‘Steel Nails from the Republic of Korea—Request for a Public Hearing,’’ dated September 6, 2017. 10 See Letter from Kowire to Commerce, ‘‘Steel Nails from the Republic of Korea—Withdrawal of Request for Public Hearing,’’ dated December 1, 2017. 11 The shaft length of certain steel nails with flat heads or parallel shoulders under the head shall be measured from under the head or shoulder to the tip of the point. The shaft length of all other certain steel nails shall be measured overall. E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 19 (Monday, January 29, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly 
Services 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 March 30, 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 [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Aidan Smith, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K175, 
Washington, DC 20233-6500, 301-763-2972, or [email protected].

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 Quarterly 
Services Survey (QSS). The QSS covers employer firms with 
establishments located in the United States and classified in select 
service industries as defined by the North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS). The QSS coverage currently includes all 
or parts of the following NAICS sectors: Utilities (excluding 
government owned); transportation and warehousing (except rail 
transportation and postal); information; finance and insurance (except 
funds, trusts, and other financial vehicles); real estate and rental 
and leasing; professional, scientific, and technical services (except 
offices of notaries); administrative and support and waste management 
and remediation services; educational services (except elementary and 
secondary schools, junior colleges, and colleges, universities, and 
professional schools); health care and social assistance; arts, 
entertainment, and recreation; accommodation; and other services 
(except public administration). The primary estimates produced from the 
QSS are quarterly estimates of total operating revenue and the 
percentage of revenue by source. The survey also produces estimates of 
total operating expenses from tax-exempt firms in industries that have 
a large not-for-profit component. For hospitals, the survey produce 
estimates of the number of inpatient days and discharges, and for 
select industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector, 
the survey produces estimates of admissions revenue.
    Firms are selected for the QSS using a stratified design with 
strata defined by industry, tax status, and estimated size based on 
annual revenue. The sample is a subsample of firms from the larger 
Service Annual Survey (OMB# 0607-0422). Each quarter the QSS sample is 
updated to reflect the addition of new businesses and the removal of 
firms that have gone out-of-business.
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis uses the survey results as input to 
its quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and GDP by industry 
estimates. The estimates provide the Federal Reserve Board and Council 
of Economic advisors with timely information to assess current economic 
performance. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services use the QSS 
estimates to develop hospital-spending estimates for the National 
Accounts. Other government and private stakeholders also benefit from a 
better understanding of important cyclical components of the U.S. 
service economy.
    We do not plan any changes to the forms.

II. Method of Collection

    We will collect this information by internet, mail, facsimile, and 
telephone follow-up. Approximately half of the QSS respondents are 
mailed a full paper form that provides the option for submission by 
internet, mail, or facsimile. The remaining half of respondents are 
mailed only their username and password providing for submission by 
internet. Respondents that report via the internet in any given quarter 
are only mailed a username and password in subsequent quarters.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0907.
    Form Number(s): QSS-1A, QSS-1E, QSS-1PA, QSS-1PE, QSS-2A, QSS-2E, 
QSS-3A, QSS-3E, QSS-3SA, QSS-3SE, QSS-4A, QSS-4E, QSS-4FA, QSS-4FE, 
QSS-4SA, QSS-4SE, QSS-5A, QSS-5E.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, not-
for-profit institutions, and government hospitals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,150.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes: QSS-1A, QSS-1E, QSS-1PA, 
QSS-1PE, QSS-2A, QSS-2E, QSS-3A, QSS-3E, QSS-3SA, QSS-3SE, QSS-5A, QSS-
5E. 10 minutes: QSS-4A, QSS-4E, QSS-4FA, QSS-4FE, QSS-4SA, QSS-4SE.

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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 19,087.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. (This is not the cost of 
respondents' time, but the indirect costs respondents may incur for 
such things as purchases of specialized software or hardware needed to 
report, or expenditures for accounting or records maintenance services 
required specifically by the collection.)
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 131 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; they also will become a matter of public record.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-01511 Filed 1-26-18; 8:45 am]
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