Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization, 5242-5243 [2018-02307]

Download as PDF 5242 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 6, 2018 / Notices TABLE B—BURDEN FOR REQUIRED PROGRAMS UNDER THE PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT—Continued Form Purpose Program(s) * Number submitted annually NRCS–LTP–152 ............................ Transfer Agreement ...................... EWP, HFRP .................................. NRCS–LTP–153 ............................ Agreement Covering Non-Compliance With Provisions of the Contract. EWP, HFRP .................................. 5; Estimated time per participant is .495 per response. 10; Estimated time per participant is 1.5 per response. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.30 to 1.5 hours per response. Type of Respondents: Program participants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,390. Estimated Number of Responses: 5,390. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3,058.70 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) 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, (2) 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, (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 those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Kim Berns, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Easement Programs Division, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 5241–S, Washington, DC 20250. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Signed this day of January 18, 2018, in Washington, DC. Leonard Jordan, Acting Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 2018–02329 Filed 2–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Feb 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Southern Regional Office at the above email or street address. Notice of Public Meeting of the Georgia Advisory Committee Agenda U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Georgia (State) Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 for hearing testimony regarding the issue of the Olmstead Decision, Civil Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Georgia. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: The Shepherd Center, 2020 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Hinton, DFO, at jhinton@usccr.gov or 404–562–7706. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is open to the public, and will take place at The Shepherd Center, 2020 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. In addition, members of the public may submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Southern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 61 Forsyth St., Suite 16T126, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (404) 562–7005 or emailed to Jeff Hinton at jhinton@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the USCCR, Southern Regional Office at (404) 562–7000. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Southern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Georgia Advisory Committee link. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s website, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9:30 a.m. Introductions 9:45–10:55 a.m. Panel 1 11:00–12:05 a.m. Panel 2 12:10–1:15 p.m. Panel 3 1:15 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Lunch Break 2:00–3:30 p.m. Panel 4 3:35–4:30 p.m. Panel 5 4:35–4:55 p.m. Public Comment and Community Testimonials 4:55 p.m. Adjourn Dated: January 31, 2018. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2018–02262 Filed 2–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization 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 April 9, 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 Mary Susan Bucci, U.S. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 6, 2018 / Notices Census Bureau, Economic Reimbursable Surveys Division, Room 6H047, Washington, DC 20233, (301) 763–4639 (or via the internet at Mary.Susan.Bucci@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current OMB clearance for the Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization (SPC). The SPC is conducted quarterly, collecting from manufacturing plants and publishers, the value of actual production, the value of production that could have been achieved if operating at ‘‘full production’’ levels, and the value of production that could have been achieved if operating at ‘‘national emergency’’ levels. The survey also collects data on work patterns by shift. These data include hours in operations, production workers, and plant hours worked. The primary sponsors of this collection and users of these data are the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The FRB uses these data in several ways. First, the capital workweek data is used as an indicator of capital use in the estimation of monthly output (industrial production). Second, the workweek data is used to improve the projections of labor productivity that are used to align industrial production (IP) with comprehensive benchmark information in the Manufacturing Sector of the Economic Census and the Annual Survey of Manufactures. Third, the utilization rate data assists in the assessment of recent changes in IP, as most of the high-frequency movement in utilization rates reflect production changes rather than capacity changes. Fourth, the time series of utilization rate data for each industry, in combination with the FRB IP data, is used to estimate current and historical measures of capacity consistent with the FRB production measures. The DLA uses these data to assess readiness to meet demand for goods under selected national emergency scenarios. II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau mails letters to respondents instructing them how to report electronically. Companies are asked to respond within 20 days of the initial mailing. The due date will be imprinted at the top of the letter. A reminder email is sent a week before the due date to delinquent respondents. Letters encouraging participation are mailed to companies that have not responded by the designated due date. A final email is sent to delinquent VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Feb 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 respondents with information for reporting online. Lastly, we conduct a telephone follow-up. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0175. Form Number(s): MQ–C2. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Manufacturing and publishing plants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,500 per quarter. Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours and 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 62,500. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 8(b);50 U.S.C. Section 98, et seq; 12 U.S.C. Section 244. 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 Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 5243 Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Act provides for ‘‘. . . the establishment . . . of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes,’’ and authorizes the ForeignTrade Zones Board to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports of entry; Whereas, Kern County, California, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 276, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket B–75–2017, docketed November 21, 2017) for authority to reestablish FTZ 276 adjacent to the Los Angeles/Long Beach U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) port of entry, expand Site 2 and remove Sites 1 and 3; Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (82 FR 56213–56214, November 28, 2017) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to re-establish FTZ 276 adjacent to the Los Angeles/Long Beach CBP port of entry is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13 and to the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the zone. Dated: January 31, 2018. Christian B. Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2018–02317 Filed 2–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P [FR Doc. 2018–02307 Filed 2–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [A–570–898] Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 2046] Re-Establishment and Expansion of Site—Foreign-Trade Zone 276, Kern County, California Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 International Trade Administration Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 6, 2018)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-02307]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly 
Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization

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 April 9, 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 Mary Susan Bucci, U.S.

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Census Bureau, Economic Reimbursable Surveys Division, Room 6H047, 
Washington, DC 20233, (301) 763-4639 (or via the internet at 
[email protected]).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request an extension of the current OMB 
clearance for the Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization (SPC). 
The SPC is conducted quarterly, collecting from manufacturing plants 
and publishers, the value of actual production, the value of production 
that could have been achieved if operating at ``full production'' 
levels, and the value of production that could have been achieved if 
operating at ``national emergency'' levels. The survey also collects 
data on work patterns by shift. These data include hours in operations, 
production workers, and plant hours worked.
    The primary sponsors of this collection and users of these data are 
the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). 
The FRB uses these data in several ways. First, the capital workweek 
data is used as an indicator of capital use in the estimation of 
monthly output (industrial production). Second, the workweek data is 
used to improve the projections of labor productivity that are used to 
align industrial production (IP) with comprehensive benchmark 
information in the Manufacturing Sector of the Economic Census and the 
Annual Survey of Manufactures. Third, the utilization rate data assists 
in the assessment of recent changes in IP, as most of the high-
frequency movement in utilization rates reflect production changes 
rather than capacity changes. Fourth, the time series of utilization 
rate data for each industry, in combination with the FRB IP data, is 
used to estimate current and historical measures of capacity consistent 
with the FRB production measures. The DLA uses these data to assess 
readiness to meet demand for goods under selected national emergency 
scenarios.

II. Method of Collection

    The Census Bureau mails letters to respondents instructing them how 
to report electronically. Companies are asked to respond within 20 days 
of the initial mailing. The due date will be imprinted at the top of 
the letter. A reminder email is sent a week before the due date to 
delinquent respondents. Letters encouraging participation are mailed to 
companies that have not responded by the designated due date. A final 
email is sent to delinquent respondents with information for reporting 
online. Lastly, we conduct a telephone follow-up.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0175.
    Form Number(s): MQ-C2.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Manufacturing and publishing plants.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,500 per quarter.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours and 5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 62,500.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 8(b);50 U.S.C. Section 98, 
et seq; 12 U.S.C. Section 244.

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 Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-02307 Filed 2-5-18; 8:45 am]
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