Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Quarterly Financial Report, 19872-19873 [2021-07706]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 71 / Thursday, April 15, 2021 / Notices Legal Authority: Title 13 of the United States Code, Section 91. 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 0607–0432. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–07706 Filed 4–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–827] Certain Cased Pencils From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments, and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. and Shandong Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. (collectively, Wah Yuen) had no shipments of certain cased pencils from the People’s Republic of China (China) during the period of review (POR) December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2019. Commerce also preliminarily determines that Tianjin Tonghe Stationery Co., Ltd. (Tianjin Tonghe) and Ningbo Homey Union Co., Ltd. (Ningbo Homey) are part of the Chinawide entity. Finally, we are rescinding the review with respect to Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. (SFTC). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable April 15, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sergio Balbontin, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Apr 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6478. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the initiation of this administrative review on February 6, 2020.1 The POR is December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2019. After publication of the Initiation Notice, SFTC timely withdrew its request for a review,2 and we selected Wah Yuen 3 as the sole mandatory respondent.4 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.5 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via the 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 on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order includes certain cased pencils from 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 6896 (February 6, 2020) (Initiation Notice). 2 See SFTC’s Letter, ‘‘Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd.’s Withdrawal of Request for Review: Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated March 9, 2020. 3 Commerce determined that Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. and Shandong Wah Yuen Stationery Co. Ltd. are affiliated and should be treated as a single entity in prior administrative reviews. See Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014– 2015, 81 FR 37573 (June 10, 2016), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 9–10, unchanged in Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014– 2015, 81 FR 74764 (October 27, 2016). Consistent with prior determinations, we are continuing to treat these companies as a single entity for purposes of this administrative review. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Administrative Review of Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China; 2018–2019: Respondent Selection,’’ dated April 24, 2020. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Cases Pencils from the People’s Republic of China; 2018–2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19873 China. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 9609.1010. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description is dispositive. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Partial Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, ‘‘in whole or in part, if a party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review.’’ SFTC withdrew its request for review within the 90-day limit. Because we received no other requests for review of SFTC, we are rescinding the administrative review with respect to SFTC. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Based on an analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) information and information provided by Wah Yuen, Commerce preliminarily determines that Wah Yuen had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.6 For additional information regarding this determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Consistent with our practice in non-market economy (NME) cases, we intend to complete the review with respect to Wah Yuen and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of the review.7 China-Wide Entity Commerce’s policy regarding conditional review of the China-wide entity applies to this administrative review.8 Under this policy, the Chinawide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or Commerce self-initiates, a review of the entity. Because no party requested a review of the China-wide entity, the 6 See Wah Yuen’s Letters, ‘‘Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Comments on CBP Entry Summary Documentation,’’ dated October 12, 2020; and ‘‘Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Comments on CBP Entry Summary Documentation,’’ dated February 1, 2021. 7 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65694–95 (October 24, 2011). 8 See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013). E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 71 (Thursday, April 15, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19872-19873]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-07706]


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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; 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.
    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 non-governmental 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 
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.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.

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    Legal Authority: Title 13 of the United States Code, Section 91.
    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 0607-0432.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-07706 Filed 4-14-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-07-P