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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 61 / Thursday, April 1, 2021 / Notices Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a meeting of the North Dakota Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by conference call on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (CT). The purpose is to review a statement on hates crimes against Asian Americans and to discuss its draft report on housing discrimination. DATES: Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (CT) Public Webex Conference Registration Link (video and audio): https://bit.ly/ 3tWBQc3; password (if necessary): NDUSCCR. To Join by Phone Only: Dial 1–800– 360–9505; Access code: 199 490 4967. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evelyn Bohor at ero@usccr.gov or by phone at 202–921–2212. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public through the WebEx link above. If joining only via phone, callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Individuals who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the call-in number found through registering at the web link provided above for the meeting. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Regional Programs Unit within 30 days following the respective meeting. Written comments may be emailed to Barbara Delaviez at ero@ usccr.gov. All written comments received will be available to the public. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (202) 809–9618. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing as they become available at the www.facadatabase.gov. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s website, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above phone number or email address. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Agenda: Thursday, April 8, 2021; 12:00 p.m. (CT) 1. Roll call 2. Review a Statement on Hate Crimes VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Mar 31, 2021 Jkt 253001 3. Discuss Housing Report 4. Next Steps 5. Public Comment 6. Other Business 7. Adjourn Dated: March 26, 2021. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2021–06680 Filed 3–31–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 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; Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Information Collection, request for comment. AGENCY: 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 Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey, 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 June 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by email to the Current Population Surveys Branch email address at dsd.cps@ census.gov. Please reference the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) in the subject line of your comments. You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC–2021–0009, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http:// www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17121 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 Lisa Cheok, U.S. Census Bureau, ADDP/CPS HQ–7H136A, Washington, DC 20233– 8400, (301) 763–3806 (or via the internet at dsd.cps@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of data concerning the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to be conducted in conjunction with the February, March, and April Current Population Survey (CPS). The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics sponsor this supplement, which had its beginnings in 1942. This collection is authorized under Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141 and 182; and Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1–9. The current clearance expires December 31, 2021. The ASEC data collection questions and design will remain unchanged from its most recent collection in 2021. Information on work experience, personal income, noncash benefits, current and previous year health insurance coverage, employersponsored insurance take-up, and migration is collected through the ASEC. The work experience items in the ASEC provide a unique measure of the dynamic nature of the labor force as viewed over a one-year period. These items produce statistics that show movements in and out of the labor force by measuring the number of periods of unemployment experienced by people, the number of different employers worked for during the year, the principal reasons for unemployment, and part-/full-time attachment to the labor force. We can make indirect measurements of discouraged workers and others with a casual attachment to the labor market. The income data from the ASEC are used by social planners, economists, government officials, and market researchers to gauge the economic wellbeing of the country as a whole, and E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 17122 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 61 / Thursday, April 1, 2021 / Notices selected population groups of interest. Government planners and researchers use these data to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of various assistance programs. Market researchers use these data to identify and isolate potential customers. Social planners use these data to forecast economic conditions and to identify special groups that seem to be especially sensitive to economic fluctuations. Economists use ASEC data to determine the effects of various economic forces, such as inflation, recession, recovery, and so on, and their differential effects on various population groups. The ASEC is the official source of national poverty estimates calculated in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget’s Statistical Policy Directive 14. Two other important national estimates derived from the ASEC are real median household income and the number and percent of individuals without health insurance coverage. The ASEC also contains questions related to: (1) Medical expenditures; (2) presence and cost of a mortgage on property; (3) child support payments; and (4) amount of child care assistance received. These questions enable analysts and policymakers to obtain better estimates of family and household income, and more precisely gauge poverty status. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection The ASEC information will be collected by both personal visit and telephone interviews in conjunction with the regular February, March and April CPS interviewing. All interviews are conducted using computer-assisted interviewing. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0354. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Request for an Extension, without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. Affected Public: Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 78,000. Estimated Time per Response: 25 mintues. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 32,500. 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 expenditures for accounting or records maintenance services required specifically by the collection.) VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Mar 31, 2021 Jkt 253001 Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141 and 182; and Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1–9. 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. 2021–06753 Filed 3–31–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–549–833] Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019–2020 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that sales of citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) from Thailand have not been made at less than normal AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 value (NV) by COFCO Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (COFCO) or Sunshine Biotech International Co., Ltd. (Sunshine) during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable April 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joy Zhang or Patrick Barton, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1168 or (202) 482–8362, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 3, 2020, based on timely requests for review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on citric acid from Thailand, covering three companies: COFCO, Niran (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Niran), and Sunshine.1 Commerce rescinded this review, in part, with respect to Niran on February 3, 2021.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 Scope of the Order 4 The merchandise covered by this order includes all grades and granulation sizes of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate in their unblended forms, whether dry or in solution, and regardless of packaging type. The scope also includes blends of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate; as well as blends with other ingredients, such as sugar, where the unblended form(s) of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate constitute 40 percent or more, by weight, of the blend. 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 54983 (September 3, 2020); see also Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand; 2019–2020: Selection of Respondents for Individual Examination,’’ dated September 17, 2020. 2 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2019–2020, 86 FR 7989 (February 3, 2021). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand; 2019–2020,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 4 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand: Antidumping Duty Orders, 83 FR 35214 (July 25, 2018) (Order). 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 61 (Thursday, April 1, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic 
Supplement

AGENCY: U.S. 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 Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) 
to the Current Population Survey, 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 June 1, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by 
email to the Current Population Surveys Branch email address at 
[email protected]. Please reference the Annual Social and Economic 
Supplement (ASEC) in the subject line of your comments. You may also 
submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC-2021-0009, to the 
Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments 
received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to 
http://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 Lisa Cheok, U.S. Census Bureau, ADDP/CPS HQ-7H136A, Washington, DC 
20233-8400, (301) 763-3806 (or via the internet at [email protected]).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request clearance from the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of data concerning the 
Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to be conducted in 
conjunction with the February, March, and April Current Population 
Survey (CPS). The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics 
sponsor this supplement, which had its beginnings in 1942. This 
collection is authorized under Title 13, United States Code, Sections 
141 and 182; and Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1-9. The 
current clearance expires December 31, 2021. The ASEC data collection 
questions and design will remain unchanged from its most recent 
collection in 2021.
    Information on work experience, personal income, noncash benefits, 
current and previous year health insurance coverage, employer-sponsored 
insurance take-up, and migration is collected through the ASEC. The 
work experience items in the ASEC provide a unique measure of the 
dynamic nature of the labor force as viewed over a one-year period. 
These items produce statistics that show movements in and out of the 
labor force by measuring the number of periods of unemployment 
experienced by people, the number of different employers worked for 
during the year, the principal reasons for unemployment, and part-/
full-time attachment to the labor force. We can make indirect 
measurements of discouraged workers and others with a casual attachment 
to the labor market.
    The income data from the ASEC are used by social planners, 
economists, government officials, and market researchers to gauge the 
economic well-being of the country as a whole, and

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selected population groups of interest. Government planners and 
researchers use these data to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of 
various assistance programs. Market researchers use these data to 
identify and isolate potential customers. Social planners use these 
data to forecast economic conditions and to identify special groups 
that seem to be especially sensitive to economic fluctuations. 
Economists use ASEC data to determine the effects of various economic 
forces, such as inflation, recession, recovery, and so on, and their 
differential effects on various population groups.
    The ASEC is the official source of national poverty estimates 
calculated in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget's 
Statistical Policy Directive 14. Two other important national estimates 
derived from the ASEC are real median household income and the number 
and percent of individuals without health insurance coverage.
    The ASEC also contains questions related to: (1) Medical 
expenditures; (2) presence and cost of a mortgage on property; (3) 
child support payments; and (4) amount of child care assistance 
received. These questions enable analysts and policymakers to obtain 
better estimates of family and household income, and more precisely 
gauge poverty status.

II. Method of Collection

    The ASEC information will be collected by both personal visit and 
telephone interviews in conjunction with the regular February, March 
and April CPS interviewing. All interviews are conducted using 
computer-assisted interviewing.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0354.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission. Request for an Extension, 
without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection.
    Affected Public: Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 78,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 25 mintues.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 32,500.
    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 expenditures for accounting or records maintenance services 
required specifically by the collection.)
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141 and 
182; and Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1-9.

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. 2021-06753 Filed 3-31-21; 8:45 am]
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