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[FR Doc. 2018–18543 Filed 8–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Aug 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Construction Progress Reporting Surveys 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 October 29, 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 docpra@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Erica M. Filipek, U.S. Census Bureau, EID, CENHQ Room 7K057, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233–6900, telephone (301) 763–5161 (or via email at erica.mary.filipek@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request an extension of a currently approved collection for forms C–700, C–700(R), C–700(SL), and C–700(F). These forms are used to conduct the Construction Progress Reporting Surveys (CPRS) and collect information on the dollar value of construction put in place. Form C– 700 is for nonresidential projects owned by private companies or individuals. Form C–700(R) is for private multifamily residential buildings. Form C–700(SL) is for state and local government projects. Form C–700(F) is for federal government projects. The Census Bureau uses the information from these surveys to publish the value of construction put in place for the monthly ‘Construction Spending’ principal economic indicator. Published estimates are used by a variety of private businesses and trade associations to estimate the demand for building materials and to schedule production, distribution, and sales PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 efforts. They also provide various government agencies with a tool to evaluate economic policy. For example, Bureau of Economic Analysis staff use data to develop the construction components of gross private domestic investment in the gross domestic product. The Federal Reserve Board and the Department of the Treasury use the value in place data to predict the gross domestic product, which is presented to the Board of Governors and has an impact on monetary policy. There are currently no planned content changes to the questionnaires. However, beginning with the September 2018 reference period, the Census Bureau will begin mailing redesigned survey forms. They were previously printed on a single legal page, and will now be in booklet form. Additionally, the contact information will now be requested on the front page of the booklet rather than on the back page, and the numbering scheme will reflect this rearrangement of questions. II. Method of Collection An independent systematic sample of construction projects is selected each month according to predetermined sample rates. Once a project is selected, it remains in the sample until completion. The Census Bureau mails preprinted survey forms monthly to respondents to fill in current month data and any revisions to previous months. Respondents have the option to report online or mail the forms back. If respondents do not return the form or respond online, Census interviewers will contact them by phone to schedule a phone interview to collect the data. Interviews are scheduled at the convenience of the respondent. We request that respondents have their information available from an internal database at the time of the interview, which greatly reduces the time they spend on the phone during these interviews. After the preliminary mailing, if a respondent consistently reports electronically, the respondent will begin receiving email notifications and reminders to complete the online survey, and the Census Bureau will cease mailing them paper forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0153. Form Number(s): C–700, C–700(R), C– 700(SL), C–700(F). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals, Businesses or Other for Profit, Not-forProfit Institutions, Small Businesses or Organizations, State and Local Governments and the Federal Government. E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 28, 2018 / Notices Estimated Number of Respondents: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE C–700 = 8,500 C–700(R) = 3,900 C–700(SL) = 11,000 C–700(F) = 1,600 Total = 25,000 International Trade Administration [A–570–983, C–570–984] Estimated Time per Response: 30 min for the first month; and 10 min for the subsequent months. We estimate that, on average, projects remain in sample for 12 months. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 58,333. 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, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2018–18623 Filed 8–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Aug 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on drawn stainless steel sinks from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD and CVD orders. DATES: Applicable August 28, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Tucker at (202) 482–2044, AD/ CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background In March 2018, Commerce 1 and the ITC instituted 2 five-year (sunset) reviews of the AD and CVD orders on drawn stainless steel sinks from China, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of its reviews, Commerce determined that revocation of the AD order on drawn stainless steel sinks from China would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping,3 and that revocation of the CVD order would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies.4 Commerce, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 83 FR 9279 (March 5, 2018). 2 See Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from China; Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 83 FR 8887 (March 1, 2018). 3 See Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 83 FR 34544 (July 20, 2018) (Dumping Final). 4 See Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 35212 (July 25, 2018). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43847 margins of dumping and net countervailable subsidy rates likely to prevail were the AD and CVD orders revoked.5 On August 20, 2018, the ITC published its determinations, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752 of the Act, that revocation of the AD and CVD orders on drawn stainless steel sinks from China would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.6 Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by the orders includes drawn stainless steel sinks with single or multiple drawn bowls, with or without drain boards, whether finished or unfinished, regardless of type of finish, gauge, or grade of stainless steel. Mounting clips, fasteners, seals, and sound-deadening pads are also covered by the scope of this order if they are included within the sales price of the drawn stainless steel sinks.7 For purposes of this scope definition, the term ‘‘drawn’’ refers to a manufacturing process using metal forming technology to produce a smooth basin with seamless, smooth, and rounded corners. Drawn stainless steel sinks are available in various shapes and configurations and may be described in a number of ways including flush mount, top mount, or undermount (to indicate the attachment relative to the countertop). Stainless steel sinks with multiple drawn bowls that are joined through a welding operation to form one unit are covered by the scope of the order. Drawn stainless steel sinks are covered by the scope of the orders whether or not they are sold in conjunction with non-subject accessories such as faucets (whether attached or unattached), strainers, strainer sets, rinsing baskets, bottom grids, or other accessories. Excluded from the scope of the orders are stainless steel sinks with fabricated bowls. Fabricated bowls do not have seamless corners, but rather are made by notching and bending the stainless steel, and then welding and finishing the vertical corners to form the bowls. Stainless steel sinks with fabricated bowls may sometimes be referred to as ‘‘zero radius’’ or ‘‘near zero radius’’ 5 Id. and Dumping Final. Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from China; Determination, 83 FR 42140 (August 20, 2018). 7 Mounting clips, fasteners, seals, and sounddeadening pads are not covered by the scope of this order if they are not included within the sales price of the drawn stainless steel sinks, regardless of whether they are shipped with or entered with drawn stainless steel sinks. 6 See E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 167 (Tuesday, August 28, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43846-43847]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-18623]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Construction 
Progress Reporting Surveys

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 October 29, 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 Erica M. Filipek, U.S. Census Bureau, EID, CENHQ 
Room 7K057, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233-6900, telephone 
(301) 763-5161 (or via email at [email protected]).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request an extension of a currently 
approved collection for forms C-700, C-700(R), C-700(SL), and C-700(F). 
These forms are used to conduct the Construction Progress Reporting 
Surveys (CPRS) and collect information on the dollar value of 
construction put in place. Form C-700 is for nonresidential projects 
owned by private companies or individuals. Form C-700(R) is for private 
multifamily residential buildings. Form C-700(SL) is for state and 
local government projects. Form C-700(F) is for federal government 
projects.
    The Census Bureau uses the information from these surveys to 
publish the value of construction put in place for the monthly 
`Construction Spending' principal economic indicator. Published 
estimates are used by a variety of private businesses and trade 
associations to estimate the demand for building materials and to 
schedule production, distribution, and sales efforts. They also provide 
various government agencies with a tool to evaluate economic policy. 
For example, Bureau of Economic Analysis staff use data to develop the 
construction components of gross private domestic investment in the 
gross domestic product. The Federal Reserve Board and the Department of 
the Treasury use the value in place data to predict the gross domestic 
product, which is presented to the Board of Governors and has an impact 
on monetary policy.
    There are currently no planned content changes to the 
questionnaires. However, beginning with the September 2018 reference 
period, the Census Bureau will begin mailing redesigned survey forms. 
They were previously printed on a single legal page, and will now be in 
booklet form. Additionally, the contact information will now be 
requested on the front page of the booklet rather than on the back 
page, and the numbering scheme will reflect this rearrangement of 
questions.

II. Method of Collection

    An independent systematic sample of construction projects is 
selected each month according to predetermined sample rates. Once a 
project is selected, it remains in the sample until completion. The 
Census Bureau mails preprinted survey forms monthly to respondents to 
fill in current month data and any revisions to previous months. 
Respondents have the option to report online or mail the forms back. If 
respondents do not return the form or respond online, Census 
interviewers will contact them by phone to schedule a phone interview 
to collect the data. Interviews are scheduled at the convenience of the 
respondent. We request that respondents have their information 
available from an internal database at the time of the interview, which 
greatly reduces the time they spend on the phone during these 
interviews. After the preliminary mailing, if a respondent consistently 
reports electronically, the respondent will begin receiving email 
notifications and reminders to complete the online survey, and the 
Census Bureau will cease mailing them paper forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0153.
    Form Number(s): C-700, C-700(R), C-700(SL), C-700(F).
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals, Businesses or Other for Profit, Not-
for-Profit Institutions, Small Businesses or Organizations, State and 
Local Governments and the Federal Government.

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    Estimated Number of Respondents:

C-700 = 8,500
C-700(R) = 3,900
C-700(SL) = 11,000
C-700(F) = 1,600
Total = 25,000

    Estimated Time per Response: 30 min for the first month; and 10 min 
for the subsequent months. We estimate that, on average, projects 
remain in sample for 12 months.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 58,333.
    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,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-18623 Filed 8-27-18; 8:45 am]
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