Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization,

Download as PDF 81874 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 243 / Thursday, December 17, 2020 / Notices Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Type of Request: Extension without change. Abstract: The proposed information collection activity facilitates collection of qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Federal Government’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information collections that provide useful insights on perceptions and opinions but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insight into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training, or changes in operations might improve delivery of services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative, and actionable communications between the Access Board and its customers and stakeholders. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals and Households; Businesses and Organizations; State, Local or Tribal Government. Burden Estimates: In the table below (Table 1), the Access Board provides estimates for the annual reporting burden for the information collections proposed under this renewed generic information collection request. (The Access Board does not anticipate incurring any capital or other direct costs associated with this information collection. Nor will there be any costs to respondents, other than their time.) TABLE 1—ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of collection Average response time (mins.) Frequency of response (per year) Total burden (hours) Customer feedback surveys—Office of Technical and Information Services Customer feedback survey: ABA Compliance and enforcement program ..... 3,830 40 1 1 4 4 255 3 Totals ........................................................................................................ 3,870 n/a n/a 258 (Note: Total burden hours per collection rounded to the nearest full hour.) Request for Comment: The Access Board seeks comment on any aspect of the proposed renewal of its existing generic clearance for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery, including (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the Access Board’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Access Board to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. Comments will be summarized and included in our request for OMB’s approval of renewal of our existing generic clearance. Gretchen Jacobs, Interim Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2020–27722 Filed 12–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8150–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Dec 16, 2020 Jkt 253001 Notice of information collection, request for comment. ACTION: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment on the proposed extension of the Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before February 16, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by email to Please reference Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization in the subject line of your comments. You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC–2020–0032, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: https:// All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to https:// for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to Mary Susan Bucci, Chief Economic Reimbursable Surveys Division, (301) 763–4639, and Mary.Susan.Bucci@ 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. E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 243 / Thursday, December 17, 2020 / Notices 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 will conduct a telephone follow-up. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0175. Form Number(s): MQ–C2. Type of Review: Regular submission, Request for an Extension, without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. 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. (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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Dec 16, 2020 Jkt 253001 expenditures for accounting or records maintenance services required specifically by the collection.) 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 We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include, or summarize, each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–27792 Filed 12–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–52–2020] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 38— Spartanburg County, South Carolina, Application for Production Authority, Teijin Carbon Fibers, Inc. (Polyacrylonitrile-Based Carbon Fiber); Invitation for Public Comment on Rebuttal Submission Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.32(c)(2), the FTZ Board is inviting public comment on the rebuttal submission of Teijin Carbon Fibers, Inc. (TCF) (dated PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81875 November 10, 2020) that contains new or expanded argument or evidence. The rebuttal submission was presented in the context of the FTZ Board’s consideration of the pending application requesting certain authority for TCF to produce polyacrylonitrilebased carbon fiber at its facility in Greenwood, South Carolina within FTZ 38. In response to this invitation for public comment, parties may also address argument or evidence presented in the application and in other parties’ submissions in response to the initial invitation for public comment on the application (85 FR 49359, August 13, 2020). The application and parties’ submissions may be viewed in the Online FTZ Information System on the FTZ Board’s website (accessible via Public comment is invited from interested parties. The closing period for their receipt is January 19, 2021. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to February 1, 2021. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary and sent to: For further information, contact Diane Finver at or (202) 482–1367. Dated: December 14, 2020. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–27789 Filed 12–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–69–2020] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 46— Cincinnati, Ohio; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; MANE, Inc. (Flavor Preparations and Seasonings), Cincinnati and Lebanon, Ohio MANE, Inc. (MANE) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in Cincinnati and Lebanon, Ohio. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on December 8, 2020. The MANE facilities are located within Subzone 46H. The facilities are used for the production of flavors and seasonings in capsule, liquid, or dry form. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1


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