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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 29, 2021 / Notices • Signature of applicant. The information on this form enables the Forest Service to evaluate whether a corporation, partnership, or other legal entity is eligible and qualified to hold a term grazing permit authorizing grazing on certain National Forest System lands, whether the entity is authorized to conduct business in the state in which the National Forest System lands to be grazed are located, and which shareholders, partners, or members are authorized to sign official documents on behalf of the legal entity. Type of Respondents: Individuals, Families, or Businesses (especially those owning and operating ranches and farms). Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 1,290. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 504 hours. 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Barnie Gyant, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2021–13795 Filed 6–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Jun 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 The El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with the Act. RAC information can be found at the following website: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/eldorado/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees. 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Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the hearing-impaired (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the next call for project proposals and provide an update on coordination with current project managers. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing 7 days before the meeting to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Census Bureau, Commerce. 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. E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 34200 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 29, 2021 / Notices Burden Hours: 81,000 + 36 hours for cognitive testing = 81,036. 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, 4 and 5 of the Small Business Pulse Survey. The Office of Management and Budget authorized clearance of Phase 5 of the Small Business Pulse Survey on May 11, 2021. The Census Bureau now seeks approval to conduct Phase 6 of the Small Business Pulse Survey which will occur over 9 weeks starting August 16, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Jun 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. SBPS Phase 6 content includes core concepts as previous phases, such as overall impact, business closures/ openings, revenue and employment changes, and expectations while also including questions relevant to economic recovery and new business norms. Questions 11–14 are newly developed content for Phase 6 and are subjective rather than quantitative by design. The goal is for the respondent to provide their own context based on their discretion. In the event of a pandemic reoccurrence scenario, the Census Bureau would shift to utilize previous and existing content for Phase 6. In anticipation that recovery questions will be utilized, we completed two rounds of cognitive testing, starting on May 3, 2021 and ending on May 25, 2021. OMB approved the Phase 6 cognitive testing on April 30, 2021. An additional flash round of cognitive testing was completed from Monday, June 21– Wednesday, June 23rd to satisfy a late content request from the International Trade Administration. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 2021–13868 Filed 6–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–47–2021] Foreign-Trade Zone 252—Amarillo, Texas; Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the City of Amarillo, Texas, grantee of FTZ 252, requesting authority to reorganize the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the FTZ Board (15 CFR Sec. 400.2(c)). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new subzones or ‘‘usagedriven’’ FTZ sites for operators/users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the FTZ Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a zone. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on June 22, 2021. FTZ 252 was approved by the FTZ Board on August 28, 2001 (Board Order 1183, 66 FR 48116–48117, September 18, 2001). The current zone includes the following sites: Site 1 (4,000 acres)— Amarillo International Airport and adjacent industrial park property, 10801 Airport Boulevard, Amarillo (Potter County); Site 2 (6 acres)—Panhandle Container Service Center, 1201 South Johnson Street, Amarillo; Site 3 (345 acres)—Hutchinson County Airport and Industrial Park, Borger; Site 4 (68 acres)—Ferguson Business Park, 650 Wilson Avenue, Dumas (Moore County); Site 5 (95 acres)—Industrial Park East, State Highway 60, Pampa (Gray County); Site 6 (213 acres)—PEDCO Park, Tying Avenue, Pampa; Site 7 (0.52 acres)—Donley site, 1⁄2 block from State Highway 87, Tulia (Swisher County); Site 8 (6 acres)—RCD site, adjacent to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad in the 1000 block of NW 6th E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 122 (Tuesday, June 29, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34199-34200]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-13868]


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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: Census Bureau, Commerce.
    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.

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    Burden Hours: 81,000 + 36 hours for cognitive testing = 81,036.
    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, 4 and 5 of the Small Business Pulse 
Survey. The Office of Management and Budget authorized clearance of 
Phase 5 of the Small Business Pulse Survey on May 11, 2021. The Census 
Bureau now seeks approval to conduct Phase 6 of the Small Business 
Pulse Survey which will occur over 9 weeks starting August 16, 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.
    SBPS Phase 6 content includes core concepts as previous phases, 
such as overall impact, business closures/openings, revenue and 
employment changes, and expectations while also including questions 
relevant to economic recovery and new business norms. Questions 11-14 
are newly developed content for Phase 6 and are subjective rather than 
quantitative by design. The goal is for the respondent to provide their 
own context based on their discretion.
    In the event of a pandemic reoccurrence scenario, the Census Bureau 
would shift to utilize previous and existing content for Phase 6. In 
anticipation that recovery questions will be utilized, we completed two 
rounds of cognitive testing, starting on May 3, 2021 and ending on May 
25, 2021. OMB approved the Phase 6 cognitive testing on April 30, 2021. 
An additional flash round of cognitive testing was completed from 
Monday, June 21-Wednesday, June 23rd to satisfy a late content request 
from the International Trade Administration.
    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. 2021-13868 Filed 6-28-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-07-P