Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 34656-34658 [2020-12199]

Download as PDF 34656 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 109 / Friday, June 5, 2020 / Notices In accordance with 21 CFR 1301.33(a), this is notice that on May 22, 2020, Nalas Engineering Services, Inc., 85 Westbrook Road, Centerbrook, Connecticut 06409, applied to be registered as a bulk manufacturer of the following basic class(es) of controlled substance: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Controlled substance Drug code Schedule Thebaine ................. 9333 II The company plans to manufacture derivatives of the above controlled substance for distribution to its customers. William T. McDermott, Assistant Administrator. [FR Doc. 2020–12175 Filed 6–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OJP (OJJDP) Docket No. 1777] Meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention announces its next meeting. DATES: Wednesday July 8th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. ET. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place in the third floor main conference room at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20531. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Visit the website for the Coordinating Council at www.juvenilecouncil.gov or or contact Elizabeth Wolfe, Designated Federal Official (DFO), OJJDP, by telephone at (202) 598–9310, email at elizabeth.wolfe@ojp.usdoj.gov; or Melissa Kanaya, Project Manager/ Federal Contractor, by telephone (202) 280–8874, email at Melissa.kanaya@ bixal.com, or fax at (866) 854–6619. Please note that the above phone/fax numbers are not toll free. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (‘‘Council’’), established by statute in the Juvenile and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 section 206(a) lotter on DSK9F5VC42PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Jun 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 (42 U.S.C. 5616(a)), will meet to carry out its advisory functions. Information regarding this meeting will be available on the Council’s web page at www.juvenilecouncil.gov. The meeting is open to the public, and available via online video conference, but prior registration is required (see below). In addition, meeting documents will be viewable via this website including meeting announcements, agendas, minutes and reports. Although designated agency representatives may attend in lieu of members, the Council’s formal membership consists of the following secretaries and/or agency officials; Attorney General (Chair), Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Vice Chair), Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Secretary of Labor (DOL), Secretary of Education (DOE), Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Nine additional members are appointed by the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate Majority Leader and the President of the United States. Further agencies that take part in Council activities include, the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Interior and the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration of HHS. Council meeting agendas are available on www.juvenilecouncil.gov. Agendas will generally include: (a) Opening remarks and introductions; (b) Presentations and discussion of agency work; and (c) Council member announcements. For security purposes and because space is limited, members of the public who wish to attend must register in advance of the meeting online at the meeting registration site, no later than Thursday, July 2, 2020. Should issues arise with online registration, or to register by fax or email, the public should contact Melissa Kanaya, Project Manager/Federal Contractor (see above for contact information). If submitting registrations via fax or email, attendees should include all of the following: Name, Title, Organization/Affiliation, Full Address, Phone Number, Fax and Email. The meeting will also be available to join online via Webex, a video conferencing platform. Registration for this is also found online at www.juvenilecouncil.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Note: Photo identification will be required to attend the meeting at the OJP 810 7th Street Building. Interested parties may submit written comments and questions in advance to Elizabeth Wolfe (DFO) for the Council, at the contact information above. If faxing, please follow up with Melissa Kanaya, Project Manager/Federal Contractor (contact information above) in order to assure receipt of submissions. All comments and questions should be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday July 2nd, 2020. The Council will limit public statements if they are found to be duplicative. Written questions submitted by the public while in attendance will also be considered by the Council. Elizabeth Wolfe, Training and Outreach Coordinator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. [FR Doc. 2020–12138 Filed 6–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection; Comment Request Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension without change of a currently approved collection for the ‘‘Producer Price Index’’ survey. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses section of this notice. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 109 / Friday, June 5, 2020 / Notices Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the Addresses section of this notice on or before August 4, 2020. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also may be transmitted by email to BLS_PRA_Public@bls.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, at 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: lotter on DSK9F5VC42PROD with NOTICES I. Background The Producer Price Index (PPI), one of the Nation’s leading economic indicators, designated as a Principal Federal Economic Indicator. The PPI consists of a family of indexes that measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers of goods and services. About 10,000 PPIs for individual products and groups of products are released each month. PPIs are available for the output of nearly all industries in the goods-producing sectors of the U.S. economy—mining, manufacturing, agriculture, fishing, and forestry—as well as natural gas, electricity, construction, and goods competitive with those made in the producing sectors, such as waste and scrap materials. The PPI data are widely used by the business community as well as by government. In particular the data are used as an economic indicator playing a crucial role in market analysis, as a deflator of other economic series, the basis for the calculation of price adjustments for contracts and purchase agreements and as an input to economic research. These uses highlight the necessity of the PPI in order to understand the economy. PPI data meets a wide range of government needs by providing a description of the magnitude and composition of price changes within the economy. Government agencies view these indexes as sensitive indicators of the economic environment and closely follow each monthly release of statistics. PPI data are vital in helping the President and Congress set fiscal spending targets. The Federal Reserve Board Open Market Committee monitors producer prices to help determine monetary policy. Federal policy makers at the Department of the Treasury and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Jun 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 the Council of Economic Advisors utilize these statistics to help interpret the economic environment and make decisions based upon these interpretations. Many dollardenominated measurements of economic performance, such as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), require accurate price data for the conversion of nominal dollars into real dollars. National income accounting figures must also be inflation free in order to remain relevant to fiscal and monetary policy makers setting objectives. Price adjustment clauses in government purchasing contracts commonly use one or more PPIs. According to a conservative estimate hundreds-ofbillions of dollars’ worth of contracts and purchase agreements employ PPIs as part of price adjustment clauses. Failure to calculate these price data would prolong the time frame needed for accurate recognition of and appropriate adaptation to economic events. The private sector also makes extensive use of PPI data. Researchers commonly use producer prices to probe and measure the interaction of market forces. Private firms use PPIs for contract escalation and price adjustment. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recommends using PPI data for certain kinds of tax related inventory accounting, such as Last-InFirst-Out (LIFO). Private businesses extensively use PPIs for planning and operations. Firms often compare the prices they pay and receive with changes in appropriate PPIs. Economic researchers and forecasters also put PPIs to regular use. They use PPI data to better understand market forces. Research topics requiring producer price data include studying elasticities, potential lead and lag structures within price changes, and the identification of prices that demonstrate tremendous influence throughout the economy if they change. Policy-makers, businesses, and researchers all require complete descriptions of price change trends if they are to perform effectively and efficiently. The expansive coverage of PPIs makes it very valuable to the users described above as well as many others. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the extension of the PPI survey. The PPI collection is not a one-time project with an end date. The purpose of the PPI collection is to accumulate PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34657 data for the ongoing, monthly publication of the PPI family of indexes. The Bureau of Labor Statistics must continue collecting data for the PPI since both policy and business planning benefit from accurate, timely, and relevant description of price trends. Legislators and government agencies use the PPI to assist them with developing policy and evaluating the markets. Dollar-denominated measures of economic performance, such as Gross Domestic Product, require accurate price data in order to convert nominal to constant-dollar values. Inflation-free national income accounting figures are vital to fiscal and monetary policymakers when setting objectives and targets. The price adjustment clauses of purchase agreements use monthly PPIs. It is conservatively estimated that hundreds-of-billions of dollars’ worth of contracts and purchase agreements employ PPIs as part of price-adjustment clauses. Failure to provide current accurate monthly statistics would necessitate more complex clauses in contracts and prolong the time required to determine price changes for purposes of contract adjustments. III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate 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. • Evaluate 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. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Title of Collection: Producer Price Index Survey. OMB Number: 1220–0008. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Private Sector. E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1 34658 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 109 / Friday, June 5, 2020 / Notices Total responses (per year) Average time per response (minutes) Estimated total burden (hours) Form Total respondents Frequency BLS 1810A, A1, B, C, C1, and E ... once ................... once ................... 4,305 340 120 15 8,610 85 BLS IDCF ........................................ 4,305 .............................................. Subset of 4,305 initiation respondents. (Approximately 8%). 11,640 ............................................ monthly .............. 735,000 5 61,250 Totals ....................................... 15,945 ............................................ ............................ 739,645 ........................ 69,945 * For monthly repricing, PPI requests repricing of 61,250 items each month. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. [FR Doc. 2020–12199 Filed 6–4–20; 8:45 am] Kimberly Keravuori, Regulatory and External Policy Program Manager, by email at regulation_comments@ nara.gov. For information about records schedules, contact Records Management Operations by email at request.schedule@nara.gov, by mail at the address above, or by phone at 301– 837–1799. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4510–24–P Public Comment Procedures Signed at Washington, DC, this 2nd day of June 2020. Mark Staniorski, Chief, Division of Management Systems. NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–20–0014; NARA–2020–044] Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed records schedules; request for comments. AGENCY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules. SUMMARY: NARA must receive comments by July 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods. You must cite the control number, which appears on the records schedule in parentheses after the name of the agency that submitted the schedule. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • Mail: Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance (ACR); National Archives and Records Administration; 8601 Adelphi Road; College Park, MD 20740–6001. DATES: lotter on DSK9F5VC42PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Jun 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 We are publishing notice of records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on these records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a), and list the schedules at the end of this notice by agency and subdivision requesting disposition authority. In addition, this notice lists the organizational unit(s) accumulating the records or states that the schedule has agency-wide applicability. It also provides the control number assigned to each schedule, which you will need if you submit comments on that schedule. We have uploaded the records schedules and accompanying appraisal memoranda to the regulations.gov docket for this notice as ‘‘other’’ documents. Each records schedule contains a full description of the records at the file unit level as well as their proposed disposition. The appraisal memorandum for the schedule includes information about the records. We will post comments, including any personal information and attachments, to the public docket unchanged. Because comments are public, you are responsible for ensuring that you do not include any confidential or other information that you or a third party may not wish to be publicly posted. If you want to submit a comment with confidential information or cannot otherwise use the regulations.gov portal, you may contact request.schedule@nara.gov for instructions on submitting your comment. PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 We will consider all comments submitted by the posted deadline and consult as needed with the Federal agency seeking the disposition authority. After considering comments, we will post on regulations.gov a ‘‘Consolidated Reply’’ summarizing the comments, responding to them, and noting any changes we have made to the proposed records schedule. We will then send the schedule for final approval by the Archivist of the United States. You may elect at regulations.gov to receive updates on the docket, including an alert when we post the Consolidated Reply, whether or not you submit a comment. If you have a question, you can submit it as a comment, and can also submit any concerns or comments you would have to a possible response to the question. We will address these items in consolidated replies along with any other comments submitted on that schedule. We will post schedules on our website in the Records Control Schedule (RCS) Repository, at https:// www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/rcs, after the Archivist approves them. The RCS contains all schedules approved since 1973. Background Each year, Federal agencies create billions of records. To control this accumulation, agency records managers prepare schedules proposing retention periods for records and submit these schedules for NARA’s approval. Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when no longer needed for current Government business. The records schedules authorize agencies to preserve records of continuing value in the National Archives or to destroy, after a specified period, records lacking continuing administrative, legal, research, or other value. Some schedules are comprehensive and cover all the records of an agency or one of its major subdivisions. Most schedules, however, cover records of only one office or program or a few series of records. Many E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 109 (Friday, June 5, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34656-34658]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12199]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be 
provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial 
resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, 
and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be 
properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed extension without change of a 
currently approved collection for the ``Producer Price Index'' survey. 
A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be 
obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses 
section of this notice.

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DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
Addresses section of this notice on or before August 4, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, 
Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 
2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also 
may be transmitted by email to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, 
at 202-691-7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES 
section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Producer Price Index (PPI), one of the Nation's leading 
economic indicators, designated as a Principal Federal Economic 
Indicator. The PPI consists of a family of indexes that measures the 
average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic 
producers of goods and services. About 10,000 PPIs for individual 
products and groups of products are released each month. PPIs are 
available for the output of nearly all industries in the goods-
producing sectors of the U.S. economy--mining, manufacturing, 
agriculture, fishing, and forestry--as well as natural gas, 
electricity, construction, and goods competitive with those made in the 
producing sectors, such as waste and scrap materials. The PPI data are 
widely used by the business community as well as by government. In 
particular the data are used as an economic indicator playing a crucial 
role in market analysis, as a deflator of other economic series, the 
basis for the calculation of price adjustments for contracts and 
purchase agreements and as an input to economic research. These uses 
highlight the necessity of the PPI in order to understand the economy.
    PPI data meets a wide range of government needs by providing a 
description of the magnitude and composition of price changes within 
the economy. Government agencies view these indexes as sensitive 
indicators of the economic environment and closely follow each monthly 
release of statistics. PPI data are vital in helping the President and 
Congress set fiscal spending targets. The Federal Reserve Board Open 
Market Committee monitors producer prices to help determine monetary 
policy. Federal policy makers at the Department of the Treasury and the 
Council of Economic Advisors utilize these statistics to help interpret 
the economic environment and make decisions based upon these 
interpretations. Many dollar-denominated measurements of economic 
performance, such as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), require accurate 
price data for the conversion of nominal dollars into real dollars. 
National income accounting figures must also be inflation free in order 
to remain relevant to fiscal and monetary policy makers setting 
objectives. Price adjustment clauses in government purchasing contracts 
commonly use one or more PPIs. According to a conservative estimate 
hundreds-of-billions of dollars' worth of contracts and purchase 
agreements employ PPIs as part of price adjustment clauses. Failure to 
calculate these price data would prolong the time frame needed for 
accurate recognition of and appropriate adaptation to economic events.
    The private sector also makes extensive use of PPI data. 
Researchers commonly use producer prices to probe and measure the 
interaction of market forces. Private firms use PPIs for contract 
escalation and price adjustment. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 
recommends using PPI data for certain kinds of tax related inventory 
accounting, such as Last-In-First-Out (LIFO). Private businesses 
extensively use PPIs for planning and operations. Firms often compare 
the prices they pay and receive with changes in appropriate PPIs.
    Economic researchers and forecasters also put PPIs to regular use. 
They use PPI data to better understand market forces. Research topics 
requiring producer price data include studying elasticities, potential 
lead and lag structures within price changes, and the identification of 
prices that demonstrate tremendous influence throughout the economy if 
they change. Policy-makers, businesses, and researchers all require 
complete descriptions of price change trends if they are to perform 
effectively and efficiently.
    The expansive coverage of PPIs makes it very valuable to the users 
described above as well as many others.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
extension of the PPI survey.
    The PPI collection is not a one-time project with an end date. The 
purpose of the PPI collection is to accumulate data for the ongoing, 
monthly publication of the PPI family of indexes. The Bureau of Labor 
Statistics must continue collecting data for the PPI since both policy 
and business planning benefit from accurate, timely, and relevant 
description of price trends. Legislators and government agencies use 
the PPI to assist them with developing policy and evaluating the 
markets. Dollar-denominated measures of economic performance, such as 
Gross Domestic Product, require accurate price data in order to convert 
nominal to constant-dollar values. Inflation-free national income 
accounting figures are vital to fiscal and monetary policy-makers when 
setting objectives and targets. The price adjustment clauses of 
purchase agreements use monthly PPIs. It is conservatively estimated 
that hundreds-of-billions of dollars' worth of contracts and purchase 
agreements employ PPIs as part of price-adjustment clauses. Failure to 
provide current accurate monthly statistics would necessitate more 
complex clauses in contracts and prolong the time required to determine 
price changes for purposes of contract adjustments.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in 
comments that:
     Evaluate 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.
     Evaluate 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.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.
    Title of Collection: Producer Price Index Survey.
    OMB Number: 1220-0008.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected Public: Private Sector.

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                                                                       Total       Average  time     Estimated
             Form                    Total          Frequency        responses     per  response   total burden
                                  respondents                       (per year)       (minutes)        (hours)
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BLS 1810A, A1, B, C, C1, and   4,305...........  once...........           4,305             120           8,610
 E.
                               Subset of 4,305   once...........             340              15              85
                                initiation
                                respondents.
                                (Approximately
                                8%).
BLS IDCF.....................  11,640..........  monthly........         735,000               5          61,250
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    Totals...................  15,945..........  ...............         739,645  ..............          69,945
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* For monthly repricing, PPI requests repricing of 61,250 items each month.

    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they also will become a 
matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 2nd day of June 2020.
Mark Staniorski,
Chief, Division of Management Systems.
[FR Doc. 2020-12199 Filed 6-4-20; 8:45 am]
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