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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 71 / Thursday, April 15, 2021 / Notices Agricultural Engineer, Conservation Engineering Division, NRCS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, South Building, Room 4636, Washington, DC 20250. In your comment, specify the docket ID NRCS–2020–0008. All comments will be available on http://www.regulations.gov. The copies of the proposed revised standards are available through http:// www.regulations.gov by accessing Docket No. NRCS–2020–0008. Alternatively, the proposed revised standards can be downloaded or printed from http://go.usa.gov/TXye. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Clarence Prestwich; telephone: (202) 720–2972; or email: clarence.prestwich@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NRCS is reopening and extending the comment period on the National Handbook of Conversation Practices (NHCP). The initial notice was published on March 9, 2021 (86 FR 13522–13524). The comment period closed on April 8, 2021. 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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 Georgia Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting via web conference on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time for reviewing testimony regarding civil asset forfeiture and preparing for additional hearing(s). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Apr 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: Register online (audio/ visual): https://bit.ly/3dKRyAK. Join by phone (audio only): • 800–360–9505 USA Toll Free • Access code: 199 438 3849 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski, DFO, at mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or 202–618– 4158. DATES: Members of the public can listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the above listed tollfree number. 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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 under the Commission on Civil Rights, Georgia 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: Civil Rights in Georgia (Civil Asset Forfeiture) Public Comment Adjournment PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19871 Dated: April 9, 2021. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2021–07672 Filed 4–14–21; 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; State and Local Government Finance and Public Employment and Payroll Forms 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 January 27, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: State and Local Government Finance and Public Employment and Payroll Forms. OMB Control Number: 0607–0585. Form Number(s): E–1, E–2, E–3, E–4, E–5, E–6, E–7, E–8, E–9, E–10, F–5, F– 11, F–12, F–13, F–28, F–29, F–32. Type of Request: Regular submission, Request for a Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Number of Respondents: 73,140. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour and 41 minutes. Burden Hours: 123,273. Needs and Uses: The Census Bureau requests OMB approval to conduct the 2021 and 2023 Annual Surveys of State and Local Government Finances, Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll and the 2022 Census of Governments—Finance and Employment. We also request approval to add the collection of cannabis sales and license taxes, and sports betting sales taxes to the Annual Survey of State Tax Collections (F–5), a component of the Annual Surveys of State and Local Government Finances. This will modernize the survey’s content to maintain the relevancy and sustainability of these data. E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 19872 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 71 / Thursday, April 15, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES The data are released as part of the State and Local Government Finance and Public Employment & Payroll statistical series. The collections also produce individual data products that focus on state governments, local governments, and public pensions in greater detail than the combined financial and employment series as a by-product of their collections for the combined data series. The Census Bureau provides these data to the Bureau of Economic Analysis to develop the public sector components of the National Income and Product Accounts and for constructing the functional payrolls in the public sector of the Gross Domestic Product, payroll being the single largest component of current operations. The Census Bureau also provides these data to the Federal Reserve Board for use in the Flow of Funds Accounts. Other Federal agencies that make use of the data include the Council of Economic Advisers, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Government Accountability Office, and the Department of Justice. State and local governments and related organizations, public policy groups, public interest groups, private research organizations, and private sector businesses also use these data. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal government. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, Section 161, of the United States Code requires the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a census of governments every fifth year. Section 182 allows the Secretary of Commerce to conduct annual surveys in other years. 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 0607–0585. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–07705 Filed 4–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Apr 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 Financial Report 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 January 25, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Quarterly Financial Report. OMB Control Number: 0607–0432. Form Number(s): QFR–200(MT). QFR–201(MG), QFR–300(S). Type of Request: Regular submission, Request for an Extension, without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. Number of Respondents: 8,787. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours and 25 minutes. Burden Hours: 84,686. Needs and Uses: The Census Bureau is requesting 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. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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’ (BEA) quarterly estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Gross Domestic Income (GDI), key components of the National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA). The QFR data are also vital to the Federal Reserve Board’s (FRB) Financial Accounts. 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. The main purpose of the QFR is to provide timely, accurate data on business financial conditions for use by government and private-sector organizations and individuals. Primary public users include U.S. governmental organizations with economic measurement and policymaking responsibilities such as the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Bureau of Labor Statistic and the Federal Reserve Board. In turn, these organizations provide guidance, advice, and support to the QFR program. The primary nongovernmental data users are a diverse group including universities, financial analysts, unions, trade associations, public libraries, banking institutions, and U.S. and foreign corporations. 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. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Quarterly. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 71 (Thursday, April 15, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19871-19872]
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; State and Local Government Finance and Public Employment and 
Payroll Forms

    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 January 27, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. 
This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
    Agency: U.S. Census Bureau.
    Title: State and Local Government Finance and Public Employment and 
Payroll Forms.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-0585.
    Form Number(s): E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, E-5, E-6, E-7, E-8, E-9, E-10, 
F-5, F-11, F-12, F-13, F-28, F-29, F-32.
    Type of Request: Regular submission, Request for a Revision of a 
Currently Approved Collection.
    Number of Respondents: 73,140.
    Average Hours per Response: 1 hour and 41 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 123,273.
    Needs and Uses: The Census Bureau requests OMB approval to conduct 
the 2021 and 2023 Annual Surveys of State and Local Government 
Finances, Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll and the 2022 
Census of Governments--Finance and Employment. We also request approval 
to add the collection of cannabis sales and license taxes, and sports 
betting sales taxes to the Annual Survey of State Tax Collections (F-
5), a component of the Annual Surveys of State and Local Government 
Finances. This will modernize the survey's content to maintain the 
relevancy and sustainability of these data.

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    The data are released as part of the State and Local Government 
Finance and Public Employment & Payroll statistical series. The 
collections also produce individual data products that focus on state 
governments, local governments, and public pensions in greater detail 
than the combined financial and employment series as a by-product of 
their collections for the combined data series. The Census Bureau 
provides these data to the Bureau of Economic Analysis to develop the 
public sector components of the National Income and Product Accounts 
and for constructing the functional payrolls in the public sector of 
the Gross Domestic Product, payroll being the single largest component 
of current operations. The Census Bureau also provides these data to 
the Federal Reserve Board for use in the Flow of Funds Accounts. Other 
Federal agencies that make use of the data include the Council of 
Economic Advisers, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the 
Government Accountability Office, and the Department of Justice. State 
and local governments and related organizations, public policy groups, 
public interest groups, private research organizations, and private 
sector businesses also use these data.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal government.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, Section 161, of the United States Code 
requires the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a census of governments 
every fifth year. Section 182 allows the Secretary of Commerce to 
conduct annual surveys in other years.
    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 0607-0585.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
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