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Discussion and Agreement To Appoint Bipartisan Commissioners to EAC F. Discussion and Vote on NC SAC G. Management and Operations • Staff Director’s Report IV. Adjourn Meeting [FR Doc. 2021–08851 Filed 4–23–21; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE P 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; Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders 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 February 17, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22135 This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey. OMB Control Number: 0607–0561. Form Number(s): MA–3000. Type of Request: Regular submission, Request for an Extension, without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. Number of Respondents: 6,000. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. Burden Hours: 3,000. Needs and Uses: The data collected in the Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders (M3UFO) Survey will be used to benchmark the new and unfilled orders information published in the monthly Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Survey. The M3 Survey collects monthly data on the value of shipments, inventories, and new and unfilled orders from manufacturing companies. The orders, as well as the shipments and inventory data, are valuable tools for analysts of business cycle conditions. The data are used by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Council of Economic Advisers, the Federal Reserve Board, the Conference Board, as well as businesses, trade associations, and the media. The monthly M3 Survey estimates are based on a panel of approximately 5,000 reporting units that represent approximately 3,100 companies and provide an indication of month-tomonth change for the Manufacturing Sector. These reporting units may be divisions of diversified large companies, large homogenous companies, or singleunit manufacturers. The M3 estimates are periodically benchmarked to comprehensive data on the manufacturing sector from the Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM), the Economic Census (shipments and inventories) and the M3UFO Survey, which is the subject of this notice. To obtain more accurate M3 estimates of unfilled orders, which are also used in deriving M3 estimates of new orders, we conduct the M3UFO Survey annually to be used as the source for benchmarking M3 unfilled orders data. Additionally, the M3UFO data are used to determine which North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industries continue to maintain unfilled orders; this is done in order to minimize burden on businesses by only requesting unfilled orders as part of the monthly M3 Survey for industries that still maintain unfilled orders. Unfilled orders data are not currently collected in the ASM or the Economic E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 22136 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 79 / Tuesday, April 27, 2021 / Notices Census. Research is currently being conducted on the feasibility of adding M3UFO questions to the ASM for Survey Year 2021 at the establishment levels. There are no changes to the MA–3000 form, which is used to conduct the M3UFO survey. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. 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 0607–0561. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–08757 Filed 4–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–902] Organic Soybean Meal From India: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable April 20, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Caserta at (202) 482–4737, AD/ CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Petition On March 31, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) received a countervailing duty (CVD) petition concerning imports of organic soybean meal from India, filed in proper VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Apr 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 form on behalf of the Organic Soybean Processors of America and eight domestic processors of organic soybean meal.1 On April 6, 2021, these companies filed an amendment to Volume I of the Petition and ‘‘a change of petitioner’’ status on behalf of the Organic Soybean Processors of America, stating that the petitioners now consisted of the Organic Soybean Processors of America and seven domestic processors (collectively, the petitioners).2 The Petition was accompanied by the antidumping duty (AD) petition concerning organic soybean meal from India.3 On April 5 and 15, 2021, Commerce requested supplemental information pertaining to certain aspects of the Petition.4 The petitioners filed responses to these requests on April 7, 9, and 16, 2021.5 In accordance with section 702(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the petitioners allege that the Government of India (GOI) is providing countervailable subsidies, within the meaning of sections 701 and 771(5) of the Act, to producers of organic soybean meal in India, and that imports of such products are materially injuring, or threatening material injury to, the domestic industry producing organic soybean meal in the United States. Consistent with section 702(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.202(b), for those alleged programs on which we are initiating a CVD investigation, the Petition was accompanied by information reasonably available to the petitioners supporting their allegations. Commerce finds that the petitioners filed the Petition on behalf of the 1 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Organic Soybean Meal from India,’’ dated March 31, 2021 (the Petition). 2 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Organic Soybean Meal from India: The Petitioners’ Amendment to Volume I Relating to General Issues and Change of Petitioner Status,’’ dated April 6, 2021 (General Issues Amendment). 3 Id. 4 See Commerce’s Letters, ‘‘Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Imports of Organic Soybean Meal from India: Supplemental Questions,’’ (General Issues Supplemental) and ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Countervailing Duties on Imports of Organic Soybean Meal from India: Supplemental Questions,’’ both dated April 5, 2021; and Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Countervailing Duties on Imports of Organic Soybean Meal from India: Additional Supplemental Questions,’’ dated April 15, 2021. 5 See Petitioners’ Letters, ‘‘Organic Soybean Meal from India: Petitioners’ Response to Supplemental General Questions,’’ dated April 7, 2021 (General Issues Supplement), ‘‘Organic Soybean Meal from India: Petitioners’ Response to Supplemental CVD Questions,’’ dated April 9, 2021; and ‘‘Organic Soybean Meal from India: Petitioners’ Response to Additional Supplemental CVD Questions,’’ dated April 16, 2021. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 domestic industry, because the petitioners are interested parties, as defined in sections 771(9)(C) and (E)-(G) of the Act.6 Commerce also finds that the petitioners demonstrated sufficient industry support for the initiation of the requested CVD investigation.7 Period of Investigation Because the Petition was filed on March 31, 2021, the period of investigation (POI) for this CVD investigation is January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.204(b)(2). Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is organic soybean meal from India. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the appendix to this notice. Comments on Scope of the Investigation On April 5 and 9, 2021, Commerce requested further information and clarification from the petitioners regarding the proposed scope to ensure that the scope language in the Petition is an accurate reflection of the products for which the domestic industry is seeking relief.8 On April 7, 2021, the petitioners revised the scope.9 The description of merchandise covered by this investigation, as described in the appendix to this notice, reflects these clarifications. As discussed in the Preamble to Commerce’s regulations, we are setting aside a period for interested parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).10 Commerce will consider all comments received from interested parties and, if necessary, will consult with interested parties prior to the issuance of the preliminary determination. If scope comments include factual information,11 all such factual information should be limited to public information. To facilitate preparation of its questionnaires, Commerce requests that all interested parties submit scope comments by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on May 10, 2021, which is 20 calendar days from the signature date of this notice. Any rebuttal comments, which may include factual information, must be filed by 6 See Petition at Volume I at 4. ‘‘Determination of Industry Support for the Petition’’ section, infra. 8 See General Issues Supplemental at 1–2; see also Memorandum, ‘‘Phone Call with Petitioners Counsel,’’ dated April 9, 2021. 9 See General Issues Supplement at 2–5. 10 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties; Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 11 See 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21) (defining ‘‘factual information.’’) 7 See E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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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; Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders 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 February 17, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. 
This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
    Agency: U.S. Census Bureau.
    Title: Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-0561.
    Form Number(s): MA-3000.
    Type of Request: Regular submission, Request for an Extension, 
without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection.
    Number of Respondents: 6,000.
    Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 3,000.
    Needs and Uses: The data collected in the Manufacturers' Unfilled 
Orders (M3UFO) Survey will be used to benchmark the new and unfilled 
orders information published in the monthly Manufacturers' Shipments, 
Inventories, and Orders (M3) Survey. The M3 Survey collects monthly 
data on the value of shipments, inventories, and new and unfilled 
orders from manufacturing companies. The orders, as well as the 
shipments and inventory data, are valuable tools for analysts of 
business cycle conditions. The data are used by the Bureau of Economic 
Analysis, the Council of Economic Advisers, the Federal Reserve Board, 
the Conference Board, as well as businesses, trade associations, and 
the media.
    The monthly M3 Survey estimates are based on a panel of 
approximately 5,000 reporting units that represent approximately 3,100 
companies and provide an indication of month-to-month change for the 
Manufacturing Sector. These reporting units may be divisions of 
diversified large companies, large homogenous companies, or single-unit 
manufacturers. The M3 estimates are periodically benchmarked to 
comprehensive data on the manufacturing sector from the Annual Survey 
of Manufactures (ASM), the Economic Census (shipments and inventories) 
and the M3UFO Survey, which is the subject of this notice. To obtain 
more accurate M3 estimates of unfilled orders, which are also used in 
deriving M3 estimates of new orders, we conduct the M3UFO Survey 
annually to be used as the source for benchmarking M3 unfilled orders 
data.
    Additionally, the M3UFO data are used to determine which North 
American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industries continue to 
maintain unfilled orders; this is done in order to minimize burden on 
businesses by only requesting unfilled orders as part of the monthly M3 
Survey for industries that still maintain unfilled orders.
    Unfilled orders data are not currently collected in the ASM or the 
Economic

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Census. Research is currently being conducted on the feasibility of 
adding M3UFO questions to the ASM for Survey Year 2021 at the 
establishment levels.
    There are no changes to the MA-3000 form, which is used to conduct 
the M3UFO survey.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    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 0607-0561.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-08757 Filed 4-26-21; 8:45 am]
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