Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Quarterly Financial Report, 6863-6864 [2021-01477]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 14 / Monday, January 25, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Forest Service Title: Interagency Generic Clearance for Federal Land Management Agencies Collaborative Visitor Feedback Surveys on Recreation and Transportation Related Programs and Systems. OMB Control Number: 0596–0236. Summary of Collection: Section 1119 of Public Law 112–141, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21) requires the Secretary of Transportation to implement transportation planning procedures for Federal lands and tribal transportation facilities that are consistent with the planning processes required under sections 134 and 135 of title 23[6]. The section also specifies the collection and reporting of data necessary to implement the Federal lands transportation program, the Federal lands access program, and the tribal transportation program in accordance with the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. The Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMAs) include, but are not limited to: Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Presidio Trust, U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau of Reclamation and the Department of Transportation. FLMAs will collect information to help them improve transportation conditions, site-or areaspecific services, programs, services, and recreation and resource management of FLMA lands. Need and Use of the Information: A combination of surveys, focus groups and interviews, are designed to collect information about visitors’ perceptions, experiences and expectations, with respect to road and/or travel transportation conditions, services, and recreation opportunities at various FLMA locations and across areas that could include multiple locations managed by different FLMAs. This information is vital to establish and/or revise goals and objectives that will help improve transportation systems and recreation and resource management plans and to facilitate interagency coordination at area, state, regional, and/or national scales which will better VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Jan 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 meet the needs of the public and the resources under FLMA management. Under this request, FS seeks to reinstate a discontinued information collection. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Farms; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 139,875. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 16,830 hours. Levi S. Harrell, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–01464 Filed 1–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Quarterly Financial Report Census Bureau, Commerce. Notice of Information Collection, request for comment. AGENCY: 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 Financial Report, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval. SUMMARY: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before March 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by email to Thomas.J.Smith@census.gov. Please reference the Quarterly Financial Report in the subject line of your comments. You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC–2021–0001, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. DATES: Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 No comments will be posted to https:// www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally 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 Brandi Maxson, Branch Chief, Quarterly Financial Branch, Economic Indicators Division, (301) 763–6600, and brandi.maxson@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract U.S. Census Bureau PO 00000 6863 Sfmt 4703 The Census Bureau is planning to resubmit to the Office of Management and Budget for approval, the Quarterly Financial Report (QFR) program information collection forms. The QFR forms to be submitted for approval are: The QFR 200 (MT) long form (manufacturing, mining, wholesale trade, and retail trade); QFR 201 (MG) short form (manufacturing); and the QFR 300 (S) long form (information services and professional and technical services). The Census Bureau is not requesting any changes to the current forms. The QFR program collects and publishes up-to-date aggregate statistics on the financial results and position of U.S. corporations. The QFR target population consists of all corporations engaged primarily in manufacturing with total assets of $5 million and over, and all corporations engaged primarily in mining; wholesale trade; retail trade; information; or professional and technical services (except legal services) industries with total assets of $50 million and over. The QFR program is a principal federal economic indicator that has published up-to-date aggregate statistics on the financial results and position of U.S. corporations since 1947. The QFR provides critical source data to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ quarterly estimates of Gross Domestic Product and Gross Domestic Income. The QFR data are also vital to the Federal Reserve Board’s Financial Accounts. These organizations and others like the Bureau of Labor Statistics provide guidance, advice, and support to the QFR E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 6864 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 14 / Monday, January 25, 2021 / Notices program. Non-governmental data users are diverse and include universities, financial analysts, unions, trade associations, public libraries, banking institutions, and U.S. and foreign corporations. Title 13 of the United States Code, Section 91 requires that financial statistics of business operations be collected and published quarterly. Public Law 114–72 extended the authority of the Secretary of Commerce to conduct the QFR Program under Section 91 through September 30, 2030. II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau uses two forms of data collection: Mail out/mail back paper survey forms and a secure encrypted internet data collection system called Centurion. Centurion has automatic data checks and is contextsensitive to assist respondents in identifying potential reporting problems before submission, thus reducing the need for follow-up from Census Bureau staff. Data collection through Centurion is completed via the internet, eliminating the need for downloading software and ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of the data. Companies are asked to respond to the survey within 25 days of the end of the quarter for which the data are being requested. Census Bureau staff contact companies that have not responded by the designated time through letters, telephone calls, and/or email to encourage participation. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0432. Form Number(s): QFR 200 (MT), QFR 201 (MG), and QFR 300 (S). Type of Review: Regular submission, Request for an Extension, without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; Manufacturing corporations with assets of $5 million or more and Mining, Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Information, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (excluding legal) with assets of $50 million or more. Estimated Number of Respondents: Form QFR 200 (MT)—4,500 per quarter = 18,000 annually Form QFR 201 (MG)—2,900 per quarter = 11,600 annually Form QFR 300 (S)—1,400 per quarter = 5,600 annually Total 35,200 annually Estimated Time per Response: Form QFR 200 (MT)—Average hours 3.0 Form QFR 201 (MG)—Average hours 1.2 Form QFR 300 (S)—Average hours 3.0 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 84,720 hours. 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 13 U.S.C. Sections 91 and 224. IV. Request for Comments 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. 2021–01477 Filed 1–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and opportunity for public comment. AGENCY: 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 The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of the firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firms’ workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [12/19/2020 through 1/10/2021] Date accepted for investigation Firm name Firm address P-Tec Corporation ................................... 2405 Commerce Circle, Alamosa, CO 81101. 80 Commercial Drive, Waterbury, VT 05676. 2000 North Aurora Road, Naperville, IL 60563. 770 Sun Park Drive, Fenton, MO 63026 S.T.S., Inc., d/b/a Super Thin Saws ........ The C. H. Hanson Company ................... Western Wire Products Company ........... 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 14 (Monday, January 25, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6863-6864]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-01477]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Quarterly Financial Report

AGENCY: Census Bureau, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Information Collection, request for comment.

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SUMMARY: 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 Financial Report, 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 March 26, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by 
email to [email protected]. Please reference the Quarterly 
Financial Report in the subject line of your comments. You may also 
submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC-2021-0001, to the 
Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. All comments 
received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to 
https://www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment 
period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. 
All Personally 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 Brandi Maxson, Branch Chief, Quarterly Financial Branch, Economic 
Indicators Division, (301) 763-6600, and [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau is planning to resubmit to the Office of 
Management and Budget for approval, the Quarterly Financial Report 
(QFR) program information collection forms. The QFR forms to be 
submitted for approval are: The QFR 200 (MT) long form (manufacturing, 
mining, wholesale trade, and retail trade); QFR 201 (MG) short form 
(manufacturing); and the QFR 300 (S) long form (information services 
and professional and technical services). The Census Bureau is not 
requesting any changes to the current forms.
    The QFR program collects and publishes up-to-date aggregate 
statistics on the financial results and position of U.S. corporations. 
The QFR target population consists of all corporations engaged 
primarily in manufacturing with total assets of $5 million and over, 
and all corporations engaged primarily in mining; wholesale trade; 
retail trade; information; or professional and technical services 
(except legal services) industries with total assets of $50 million and 
over.
    The QFR program is a principal federal economic indicator that has 
published up-to-date aggregate statistics on the financial results and 
position of U.S. corporations since 1947. The QFR provides critical 
source data to the Bureau of Economic Analysis' quarterly estimates of 
Gross Domestic Product and Gross Domestic Income. The QFR data are also 
vital to the Federal Reserve Board's Financial Accounts. These 
organizations and others like the Bureau of Labor Statistics provide 
guidance, advice, and support to the QFR

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program. Non-governmental data users are diverse and include 
universities, financial analysts, unions, trade associations, public 
libraries, banking institutions, and U.S. and foreign corporations.
    Title 13 of the United States Code, Section 91 requires that 
financial statistics of business operations be collected and published 
quarterly. Public Law 114-72 extended the authority of the Secretary of 
Commerce to conduct the QFR Program under Section 91 through September 
30, 2030.

II. Method of Collection

    The Census Bureau uses two forms of data collection: Mail out/mail 
back paper survey forms and a secure encrypted internet data collection 
system called Centurion. Centurion has automatic data checks and is 
context-sensitive to assist respondents in identifying potential 
reporting problems before submission, thus reducing the need for 
follow-up from Census Bureau staff. Data collection through Centurion 
is completed via the internet, eliminating the need for downloading 
software and ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of the data.
    Companies are asked to respond to the survey within 25 days of the 
end of the quarter for which the data are being requested. Census 
Bureau staff contact companies that have not responded by the 
designated time through letters, telephone calls, and/or email to 
encourage participation.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0432.
    Form Number(s): QFR 200 (MT), QFR 201 (MG), and QFR 300 (S).
    Type of Review: Regular submission, Request for an Extension, 
without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
Manufacturing corporations with assets of $5 million or more and 
Mining, Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Information, Professional, 
Scientific, and Technical Services (excluding legal) with assets of $50 
million or more.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:

Form QFR 200 (MT)--4,500 per quarter = 18,000 annually
Form QFR 201 (MG)--2,900 per quarter = 11,600 annually
Form QFR 300 (S)--1,400 per quarter = 5,600 annually
Total 35,200 annually

    Estimated Time per Response:
Form QFR 200 (MT)--Average hours 3.0
Form QFR 201 (MG)--Average hours 1.2
Form QFR 300 (S)--Average hours 3.0

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 84,720 hours.
    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 13 U.S.C. Sections 91 and 224.

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. 2021-01477 Filed 1-22-21; 8:45 am]
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