Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Small Business Pulse Survey, 17353-17354 [2021-06803]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 62 / Friday, April 2, 2021 / Notices Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Arlette Mussington, Innovation Center— Regulations Management Division, at (202) 720–2825. Email: arlette.mussington@usda.gov. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Mark Brodziski, Acting Administrator, Rural BusinessCooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2021–06807 Filed 4–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Michigan Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: 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 that the Michigan Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold web-based meetings on Wednesday April 28, 2021, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 and Friday, May 14, 2021, for the purpose of discussing the impact of the COVID–19 pandemic on voting rights in the state. DATES: SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Public Access Information • Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time Æ Register online (audio/visual): https://bit.ly/38J495F Æ Telephone (audio only): Dial 800– 360–9505; Access code: 199 883 5939 • Wednesday May 5, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time Æ Register online (audio/visual): https://bit.ly/3lkTS4z Æ Telephone (audio only) Dial: 800– 360–9505; Access code: 199 562 1419 • Friday, May 14, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time Æ Register online (audio/visual): https://bit.ly/3cC0U16 Æ Telephone (audio only) Dial: 800– 360–9505; Access code: 199 883 5939 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski, DFO, at mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or 202–618– 4158. VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:04 Apr 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 Members of the public can listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the above listed tollfree number or online through the above registration link. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement as time allows. Callers can expect to incur regular charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, according to their wireless plan. The Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons who are deaf or 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 conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be emailed to Melissa Wojnaroski at mwojnaroski@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit Office at 202–618–4158. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via https:// www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/FACA PublicViewCommitteeDetails? id=a10t0000001gzjPAAQ under the Commission on Civil Rights, Michigan Advisory Committee link. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are also directed to the Commission’s website, http://www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit office at the above email or phone number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda Welcome and Roll Call Discussion: COVID–19 & Voting Rights in Michigan Public Comment Adjournment Dated: March 29, 2021. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2021–06792 Filed 4–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17353 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Small Business Pulse Survey The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite 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. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 19, 2020 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Small Business Pulse Survey. OMB Control Number: 0607–1014. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular Submission, Request for a Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Number of Respondents: 810,000 (22,500 responses per week for up to a maximum of 36 weeks of collection). Average Hours per Response: 6 minutes. Burden Hours: 81,000. Needs and Uses: Phase 1 of the Small Business Pulse Survey was launched on April 26, 2020 as an effort to produce and disseminate high-frequency, geographic- and industry-detailed experimental data about the economic conditions of small businesses as they experience the coronavirus pandemic. It is a rapid response endeavor that leverages the resources of the federal statistical system to address emergent data needs. Given the rapidly changing dynamics of this situation for American small businesses, the Small Business Pulse Survey has been successful in meeting an acute need for information on changes in revenues, business closings, employment and hours worked, disruptions to supply chains, and expectations for future operations. In addition, the Small Business Pulse Survey provided important estimates of federal program uptake to key survey stakeholders. Due to the ongoing nature of the pandemic, the Census Bureau subsequently conducted Phases 2, 3 and E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 17354 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 62 / Friday, April 2, 2021 / Notices 4 of the Small Business Pulse Survey. The Office of Management and Budget authorized clearance of Phase 4 of the Small Business Pulse Survey on February 16, 2021. The Census Bureau now seeks approval to conduct Phase 5 of the Small Business Pulse Survey which will occur over 9 weeks starting May 17, 2021. The continuation of the Small Business Pulse Survey is responsive to stakeholder requests for high frequency data that measure the effect of changing business conditions during the Coronavirus pandemic on small businesses. While the ongoing monthly and quarterly economic indicator programs provide estimates of dollar volume outputs for employer businesses of all size, the Small Business Pulse Survey captures the effects of the pandemic on operations and finances of small, single location employer businesses. As the pandemic continues, the Census Bureau is best poised to collect this information from a large and diverse sample of small businesses. It is hard to predict when a shock will result in economic activity changing at a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly frequency. Early in the pandemic, federal, state, and local policies were moving quickly so it made sense to have a weekly collection. The problem is that while we are in the moment, we cannot accurately forecast the likelihood of policy action. In addition, we are not able to forecast a change in the underlying cause of policy actions: The effect of the Coronavirus pandemic on the economy. We cannot predict changes in the severity of the pandemic (e.g., will it worsen in flu season?) nor future developments that will alleviate the pandemic (e.g., vaccines or treatments). In a period of such high uncertainty, the impossibility of forecasting these inflection points underscores the benefits of having a weekly survey. For these reasons, the Census Bureau will proceed with a weekly collection. Phase 5 of the Small Business Pulse Survey proposes to capture information on concepts such as business closings, changes in revenue, changes in employment and hours, vaccine requirements, disruptions to supply chain, operating capacity factors, and expectations for future operations. These economic data will be used to understand how changes due to the response to the Coronavirus pandemic have and continue to affect American businesses and the U.S. economy. Content for Phase 5 will remain the same as the previous phase, with two minor additions of response categories (‘‘Restaurant Revitalization Fund’’ and VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:04 Apr 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 ‘‘Shuttered Venue Operators Grants’’) will be added as options in questions 15 and 16. All results from the Small Business Pulse Survey will continue to be disseminated as U.S. Census Bureau Experimental Data Products (https:// portal.census.gov/pulse/data/). This and additional information on the Small Business Pulse Survey are available to the public on census.gov. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Small business will be selected once to participate in a 6minute survey. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections 131 and 182. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0607–1014. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–06803 Filed 4–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–469–823] Utility Scale Wind Towers From Spain: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from Spain are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable April 2, 2021. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benito Ballesteros, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–7425. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on November 16, 2020.1 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.2 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are utility scale wind towers from Spain. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I to this notice. Scope Comments In accordance with the Preamble to Commerce’s regulations,3 we set aside a period of time in the Initiation Notice for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).4 We did not receive comments concerning the scope of the investigation of wind towers as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. Methodology Commerce is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 1 See Utility Scale Wind Towers from India, Malaysia, and Spain: Initiation of Less-Than-FairValue Investigations, 85 FR 73023 (November 16, 2020) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Less-ThanFair-Value Investigation of Utility Scale Wind Towers from Spain,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 3 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997) (Preamble). 4 See Initiation Notice, 85 FR at 73024. E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 62 (Friday, April 2, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17353-17354]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-06803]


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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; Small Business Pulse Survey

    The Department of Commerce will submit the following information 
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite 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. Public comments were previously requested via the 
Federal Register on May 19, 2020 during a 60-day comment period. This 
notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
    Agency: U.S. Census Bureau.
    Title: Small Business Pulse Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-1014.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular Submission, Request for a Revision of a 
Currently Approved Collection.
    Number of Respondents: 810,000 (22,500 responses per week for up to 
a maximum of 36 weeks of collection).
    Average Hours per Response: 6 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 81,000.
    Needs and Uses: Phase 1 of the Small Business Pulse Survey was 
launched on April 26, 2020 as an effort to produce and disseminate 
high-frequency, geographic- and industry-detailed experimental data 
about the economic conditions of small businesses as they experience 
the coronavirus pandemic. It is a rapid response endeavor that 
leverages the resources of the federal statistical system to address 
emergent data needs. Given the rapidly changing dynamics of this 
situation for American small businesses, the Small Business Pulse 
Survey has been successful in meeting an acute need for information on 
changes in revenues, business closings, employment and hours worked, 
disruptions to supply chains, and expectations for future operations. 
In addition, the Small Business Pulse Survey provided important 
estimates of federal program uptake to key survey stakeholders.
    Due to the ongoing nature of the pandemic, the Census Bureau 
subsequently conducted Phases 2, 3 and

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4 of the Small Business Pulse Survey. The Office of Management and 
Budget authorized clearance of Phase 4 of the Small Business Pulse 
Survey on February 16, 2021. The Census Bureau now seeks approval to 
conduct Phase 5 of the Small Business Pulse Survey which will occur 
over 9 weeks starting May 17, 2021.
    The continuation of the Small Business Pulse Survey is responsive 
to stakeholder requests for high frequency data that measure the effect 
of changing business conditions during the Coronavirus pandemic on 
small businesses. While the ongoing monthly and quarterly economic 
indicator programs provide estimates of dollar volume outputs for 
employer businesses of all size, the Small Business Pulse Survey 
captures the effects of the pandemic on operations and finances of 
small, single location employer businesses. As the pandemic continues, 
the Census Bureau is best poised to collect this information from a 
large and diverse sample of small businesses.
    It is hard to predict when a shock will result in economic activity 
changing at a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly frequency. Early in the 
pandemic, federal, state, and local policies were moving quickly so it 
made sense to have a weekly collection. The problem is that while we 
are in the moment, we cannot accurately forecast the likelihood of 
policy action. In addition, we are not able to forecast a change in the 
underlying cause of policy actions: The effect of the Coronavirus 
pandemic on the economy. We cannot predict changes in the severity of 
the pandemic (e.g., will it worsen in flu season?) nor future 
developments that will alleviate the pandemic (e.g., vaccines or 
treatments). In a period of such high uncertainty, the impossibility of 
forecasting these inflection points underscores the benefits of having 
a weekly survey. For these reasons, the Census Bureau will proceed with 
a weekly collection.
    Phase 5 of the Small Business Pulse Survey proposes to capture 
information on concepts such as business closings, changes in revenue, 
changes in employment and hours, vaccine requirements, disruptions to 
supply chain, operating capacity factors, and expectations for future 
operations. These economic data will be used to understand how changes 
due to the response to the Coronavirus pandemic have and continue to 
affect American businesses and the U.S. economy. Content for Phase 5 
will remain the same as the previous phase, with two minor additions of 
response categories (``Restaurant Revitalization Fund'' and ``Shuttered 
Venue Operators Grants'') will be added as options in questions 15 and 
16.
    All results from the Small Business Pulse Survey will continue to 
be disseminated as U.S. Census Bureau Experimental Data Products 
(https://portal.census.gov/pulse/data/). This and additional 
information on the Small Business Pulse Survey are available to the 
public on census.gov.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Small business will be selected once to participate in a 
6-minute survey.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections 131 and 182.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of 
Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of 
this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. 
Find this particular information collection by selecting ``Currently 
under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search 
function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB 
Control Number 0607-1014.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-06803 Filed 4-1-21; 8:45 am]
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