Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection Form for Reporting on Audits of States, Local Governments, Indian Tribes, Institutions of Higher Education, and Non-Profit Organizations, 14251-14252 [2018-06705]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2018 / Notices as known, and preferably two weeks prior to the meeting. Due to security protocols and for access to the meeting, please call 301– 763–9906 upon arrival at the Census Bureau on the day of the meeting. A photo ID must be presented in order to receive your visitor’s badge. Visitors are not allowed beyond the first floor. Dated: March 28, 2018. Ron S. Jarmin, Associate Director for Economic Programs, Performing the Non-Exclusive Functions, and Duties of the Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 2018–06719 Filed 4–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection Form for Reporting on Audits of States, Local Governments, Indian Tribes, Institutions of Higher Education, and Non-Profit Organizations 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 June 4, 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 the Federal Audit Clearinghouse at erd.fac@census.gov or 800–253–0696. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract Non-Federal entities (states, local governments, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations) are required by the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501, et seq.) (Act) and 2 CFR VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Apr 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 part 200, ‘‘Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards,’’ (Uniform Guidance) to have audits conducted of their Federal awards and file the resulting reporting packages (Single Audit reports) and data collection forms (Form SF–SAC) with the Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC). The Form SF–SAC is Appendix X to 2 CFR part 200. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has designated the Census Bureau as the FAC to serve as the government-wide repository of record for Single Audit reports. The Single Audit process is a primary method Federal agencies and passthrough entities use to provide oversight for Federal awards and reduce risk of non-compliance and improper payments. This includes following up on audit findings and questioned costs. The proposed changes are to revise some existing data elements and add data elements that would make the reports easier for Federal agencies, passthrough entities, and the public to use. The proposed changes are to include the following required elements of the reporting package on the data collection form: The text of the federal award audit findings, the text of the corrective action plan, and the notes to the schedule of expenditures of federal awards (SEFA). The proposed revisions to the Form SF– SAC can be obtained by download from the FAC homepage at https:// harvester.census.gov/facweb or by contacting the Federal Audit Clearinghouse at erd.fac@census.gov or 800–253–0696. This is a reinstatement, with changes, of Form SF–SAC, OMB control number 0607–0518. Prior to the year 1997, the Census Bureau was responsible for the OMB clearance approval process using OMB control number 0607–0518. In 1997, OMB took over the approval process for the Form SF–SAC under OMB control number 0348–0057 (currently expiring June 30, 2019). The Census Bureau is now resuming responsibility for obtaining OMB clearance under the original OMB control number 0607–0518. The FAC will continue to collect Single Audit reports from prior audit years, going back to audit year 2013, to accommodate late submissions and revisions. Late submissions or revisions from prior years are to use the version of the Form SF–SAC applicable to that audit year. The FAC also plans to allow Non-Federal entities who did not meet the threshold requiring submission of a Single Audit report to voluntarily notify the FAC that they did not meet the PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14251 reporting threshold. The FAC plans to put this information on their website. II. Method of Collection The information will be collected electronically through the FAC’s webbased internet Data Entry System (IDES) available at https:// harvester.census.gov/facides. IDES can also be accessed by visiting the FAC homepage at https:// harvester.census.gov/facweb and then clicking ‘‘Submit an Audit’’. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0518. Form Number(s): SF–SAC. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: States, local governments, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations (Non-Federal entities) and their auditors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 80,000 (40,000 auditees and 40,000 auditors). Estimated Time per Response: 70 hours for each of the 400 large respondents and 21 hours for each of the 79,600 small respondents. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,699,600. 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: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 31 U.S.C. Section 7501 et. seq. and 2 CFR part 200. 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\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 14252 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2018 / Notices they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–06705 Filed 4–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting The Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee (ISTAC) will meet on April 25 and 26, 2018, 9:00 a.m., in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues NW, Washington, DC. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to information systems equipment and technology. materials prior to the meeting to Ms. Lewis via email. The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the delegate of the General Counsel, formally determined on January 4, 2018, pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. app. 2 § (l0)(d)), that the portion of the meeting concerning trade secrets and commercial or financial information deemed privileged or confidential as described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) and the portion of the meeting concerning matters the disclosure of which would be likely to frustrate significantly implementation of an agency action as described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B) shall be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 §§ 10(a)(1) and l0(a)(3). The remaining portions of the meeting will be open to the public. For more information, call Joanna M. Lewis at (202) 482–6440. Joanna M. Lewis, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–06720 Filed 4–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Open Session DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Working Group Reports 3. Old Business 4. Learnings from Semiconductor and Device Roadmaps: 10, 7, 5nm and beyond 5. Industry Wassenaar Proposals for 2019 International Trade Administration Thursday, April 26, 2018 amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Closed Session 6. Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 §§ 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The open sessions will be accessible via teleconference to 25 participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Joanna M. Lewis at Joanna.Lewis@ bis.doc.gov no later than, April 18, 2018. A limited number of seats will be available for the public session. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent that time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate the distribution of public presentation materials to the Committee members, the Committee suggests that presenters forward the public presentation VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Apr 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 [A–469–805] Stainless Steel Bar From Spain: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Sidenor Aceros Especiales S.L. (Sidenor), an exporter/producer of stainless steel bar (SSB) from Spain, sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR), March 1, 2016, through February 28, 2017. DATES: Applicable April 3, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Bethea or Kabir Archuletta, AD/ CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1491 or (202) 482–2593, respectively. AGENCY: Background On December 4, 2017, Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on SSB from PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Spain.1 Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.2 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is SSB products and is currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 7222.10.00, 7222.11.00, 7222.19.00, 7222.20.00, and 7222.30.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.3 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to this administrative review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.4 A list of the issues that parties raised and to which we responded is attached to this notice as an Appendix. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on-file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit (CRU), Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision 1 See Stainless Steel Bar from Spain: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017, 82 FR 57208 (December 4, 2017). 2 Commerce has exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from January 20 through 22, 2018. If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. The revised deadline for the final results of this review is now April 6, 2018. See Memorandum for The Record from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government’’ (Tolling Memorandum), dated January 23, 2018. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 3 days. 3 The HTSUS numbers provided in the scope changed since the publication of the order. See Amended Final Determination and Antidumping Duty Order: Stainless Steel Bar from Spain, 60 FR 11656 (March 2, 1995). 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Stainless Steel Bar from Spain: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 64 (Tuesday, April 3, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14251-14252]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-06705]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection 
Form for Reporting on Audits of States, Local Governments, Indian 
Tribes, Institutions of Higher Education, and Non-Profit Organizations

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 June 4, 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 the Federal Audit Clearinghouse at 
[email protected] or 800-253-0696.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Non-Federal entities (states, local governments, Indian tribes, 
institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations) are 
required by the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501, et 
seq.) (Act) and 2 CFR part 200, ``Uniform Administrative Requirements, 
Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards,'' (Uniform 
Guidance) to have audits conducted of their Federal awards and file the 
resulting reporting packages (Single Audit reports) and data collection 
forms (Form SF-SAC) with the Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC). The 
Form SF-SAC is Appendix X to 2 CFR part 200. The Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) has designated the Census Bureau as the FAC to serve 
as the government-wide repository of record for Single Audit reports.
    The Single Audit process is a primary method Federal agencies and 
pass-through entities use to provide oversight for Federal awards and 
reduce risk of non-compliance and improper payments. This includes 
following up on audit findings and questioned costs. The proposed 
changes are to revise some existing data elements and add data elements 
that would make the reports easier for Federal agencies, pass-through 
entities, and the public to use.
    The proposed changes are to include the following required elements 
of the reporting package on the data collection form: The text of the 
federal award audit findings, the text of the corrective action plan, 
and the notes to the schedule of expenditures of federal awards (SEFA). 
The proposed revisions to the Form SF-SAC can be obtained by download 
from the FAC homepage at https://harvester.census.gov/facweb or by 
contacting the Federal Audit Clearinghouse at [email protected] or 
800-253-0696.
    This is a reinstatement, with changes, of Form SF-SAC, OMB control 
number 0607-0518. Prior to the year 1997, the Census Bureau was 
responsible for the OMB clearance approval process using OMB control 
number 0607-0518. In 1997, OMB took over the approval process for the 
Form SF-SAC under OMB control number 0348-0057 (currently expiring June 
30, 2019). The Census Bureau is now resuming responsibility for 
obtaining OMB clearance under the original OMB control number 0607-
0518. The FAC will continue to collect Single Audit reports from prior 
audit years, going back to audit year 2013, to accommodate late 
submissions and revisions. Late submissions or revisions from prior 
years are to use the version of the Form SF-SAC applicable to that 
audit year. The FAC also plans to allow Non-Federal entities who did 
not meet the threshold requiring submission of a Single Audit report to 
voluntarily notify the FAC that they did not meet the reporting 
threshold. The FAC plans to put this information on their website.

II. Method of Collection

    The information will be collected electronically through the FAC's 
web-based internet Data Entry System (IDES) available at https://harvester.census.gov/facides. IDES can also be accessed by visiting the 
FAC homepage at https://harvester.census.gov/facweb and then clicking 
``Submit an Audit''.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0518.
    Form Number(s): SF-SAC.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: States, local governments, Indian tribes, 
institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations (Non-Federal 
entities) and their auditors.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 80,000 (40,000 auditees and 40,000 
auditors).
    Estimated Time per Response: 70 hours for each of the 400 large 
respondents and 21 hours for each of the 79,600 small respondents.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,699,600.
    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: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 31 U.S.C. Section 7501 et. seq. and 2 CFR 
part 200.

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 Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-06705 Filed 4-2-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-07-P