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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 139 / Friday, July 23, 2021 / Notices Census Bureau survey design and implementation. 6. The NAC uses formal advisory committee meetings, webinars, web conferences, working groups, and other methods to accomplish its goals, consistent with the requirements of the FACA. The NAC will consult with regional office staff to help identify regional, local, tribal and grass roots issues, trends and perspectives related to Census Bureau surveys and programs. 7. The NAC functions solely as an advisory body under the FACA. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Membership 1. The NAC consists of up to 32 members who serve at the discretion of the Director. The Census Bureau is seeking eight qualified candidates to be considered for appointment. 2. The NAC aims to have a balanced representation among its members, considering such factors as geography, age, sex, race, ethnicity, technical expertise, community involvement, and knowledge of census programs and/or activities. 3. The NAC aims to include members from diverse backgrounds, including state, local and tribal governments; academia; research, national and community-based organizations; and, the private sector. 4. Members will be selected from the public and private sectors. Members may serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs) or representatives who are selected to represent specific organizations. 5. SGEs and representatives will be selected based on their expertise in or representation of specific areas to include: Diverse populations (including race and ethnic populations); national, state, local, and tribal interest organizations serving hard-to-count populations; researchers; communitybased organizations; academia; business interests; marketing and media professionals; researchers; and, members of professional associations. Members will be individually advised of the capacity in which they will serve through their appointment letters. 6. Membership is open to persons who are not seated on other Census Bureau stakeholder entities (i.e., State Data Centers, Census Information Centers, Federal State Cooperative on Populations Estimates Program, other Census Advisory Committees, etc.). People who have already served one full-term on a Census Bureau Advisory Committee may not serve on any other Census Bureau Advisory Committee for three years from the termination of previous service. No employee of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Jul 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 federal government can serve as a member of the NAC. 7. Members will serve for a three-year term. All members will be reevaluated at the conclusion of each term with the prospect of renewal, pending the committee needs. Active attendance and participation in meetings and activities (e.g., conference calls and assignments) will be factors considered when determining term renewal or membership continuance. Members may be appointed for a second three-year term at the discretion of the Director. 8. Members will be selected on a standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the NAC serve without compensation, but receive reimbursement for committee-related travel and lodging expenses. 2. The NAC meets at least twice a year, budget permitting, but additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Census Bureau Director or Designated Federal Officer. All NAC meetings are open to the public in accordance with the FACA. Nomination Process 1. Nominations should satisfy the requirements described in the Membership section above. 2. Individuals, groups, and/or organizations may submit nominations on behalf of candidates. A summary of the candidate’s qualifications (re´esume´e or curriculum vitae) must be included along with the nomination letter. Nominees must be able to actively participate in the tasks of the committee, including, but not limited to, regular meeting attendance, committee meeting discussant responsibilities, review of materials, as well as participation in conference calls, webinars, working groups, and/or special committee activities. 3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks diverse NAC membership. Ron S. Jarmin, Acting Director, Census Bureau, approved the publication of this Notice in the Federal Register. Dated: July 20, 2021. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–15682 Filed 7–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38977 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, invites 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. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment on the proposed reinstatement, with change, of the Commodity Flow Survey, prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to OMB for approval. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before September 21, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by email to Thomas.J.Smith@census.gov. Please reference Commodity Flow Survey in the subject line of your comments. You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC–2021–0017, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http:// www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to Berin Linfors, Branch Chief, at 301–763–5366 or berin.linfors@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 38978 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 139 / Friday, July 23, 2021 / Notices I. Abstract The Commodity Flow Survey, a component of the 2022 Economic Census, is the only comprehensive and publicly available source of multimodal, system-wide data on the volume and pattern of goods movements in the United States. The Commodity Flow Survey is conducted in partnership with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation. The Commodity Flow Survey data are used by policy makers and transportation planners in various federal, state, and local agencies to assess the demand for transportation facilities and services, energy use, safety risks, and environmental concerns. Additionally, business owners, private researchers, and analysts use the Commodity Flow Survey data for analyzing trends in the movement of goods, mapping spatial patterns of commodity and vehicle flows, forecasting demands for the movement of goods, and determining the needs for associated infrastructure and equipment. The survey provides data on the movement of commodities in the United States from their origin to destination. The survey produces summary statistics on value, tons, ton-miles and average miles by commodity, industry, and mode of transportation. The Census Bureau will publish these shipment characteristics for the nation, census regions and divisions, states, and CFS defined geographical areas. Primary strategies for reducing respondent burden in the Commodity Flow Survey include: Employing a stratified random sample of business establishments, requesting data on a limited sample of shipment records from each establishment with the option to provide all shipments in the week, accepting estimates of shipping activity, applying machine learning to code products based on their descriptions, providing electronic reporting and including the option for consolidated reporting of multiple locations through a single login for larger companies. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection The Commodity Flow Survey will be conducted on a sample of business establishments classified in mining, manufacturing, wholesale, and select retail and services industries, as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The survey will also cover auxiliary establishments (i.e., warehouses and managing offices) of multi- VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Jul 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 establishment companies. Each selected establishment will be surveyed four times, once during each calendar quarter of 2022. Quarters one and four will include a supplement with questions on hazardous materials packaging for companies that ship hazardous materials. Each questionnaire will ask the establishment to report data for up to 100 shipments for a predetermined reporting week. These data will include the value, net weight, commodity, and origin and destination of each selected shipment. Survey responses will be collected electronically, and respondents will have the option to provide all shipments for the reporting week instead of sampling shipments. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0932. Form Number(s): CFS 1000 (2022). Type of Review: Regular submission, Request for a Reinstatement, with Change, of a Previously Approved Collection. Affected Public: Business and other for-profit, small businesses or organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 160,000. Estimated Time per Response: 2.5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,600,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. (This is not the cost of respondents’ time, but the indirect costs respondents may incur for such things as purchases of specialized software or hardware needed to report, or expenditures for accounting or records maintenance services required specifically by the collection.) Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections 8(b), 131 and 193; Title 49 U.S.C., Section 6302. IV. Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include, or summarize, each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–15681 Filed 7–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–980] Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules From the People’s Republic of China: Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is partially rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells (solar cells) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable July 23, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chien-Min Yang, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5484. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On December 2, 2020, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on solar cells from China.1 Pursuant to requests from 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 139 (Friday, July 23, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38977-38978]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-15681]


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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; Commodity Flow Survey (CFS)

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, invites 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. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment on the 
proposed reinstatement, with change, of the Commodity Flow Survey, 
prior to the submission of the information collection request (ICR) to 
OMB for approval.

DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed 
information collection must be received on or before September 21, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by 
email to [email protected]. Please reference Commodity Flow 
Survey in the subject line of your comments. You may also submit 
comments, identified by Docket Number USBC-2021-0017, to the Federal e-
Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received 
are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period 
has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All 
Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) 
voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do 
not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or 
protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic 
comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
specific questions related to collection activities should be directed 
to Berin Linfors, Branch Chief, at 301-763-5366 or 
[email protected]ensus.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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I. Abstract

    The Commodity Flow Survey, a component of the 2022 Economic Census, 
is the only comprehensive and publicly available source of multimodal, 
system-wide data on the volume and pattern of goods movements in the 
United States. The Commodity Flow Survey is conducted in partnership 
with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Research and Technology, U.S. Department of 
Transportation.
    The Commodity Flow Survey data are used by policy makers and 
transportation planners in various federal, state, and local agencies 
to assess the demand for transportation facilities and services, energy 
use, safety risks, and environmental concerns. Additionally, business 
owners, private researchers, and analysts use the Commodity Flow Survey 
data for analyzing trends in the movement of goods, mapping spatial 
patterns of commodity and vehicle flows, forecasting demands for the 
movement of goods, and determining the needs for associated 
infrastructure and equipment.
    The survey provides data on the movement of commodities in the 
United States from their origin to destination. The survey produces 
summary statistics on value, tons, ton-miles and average miles by 
commodity, industry, and mode of transportation. The Census Bureau will 
publish these shipment characteristics for the nation, census regions 
and divisions, states, and CFS defined geographical areas.
    Primary strategies for reducing respondent burden in the Commodity 
Flow Survey include: Employing a stratified random sample of business 
establishments, requesting data on a limited sample of shipment records 
from each establishment with the option to provide all shipments in the 
week, accepting estimates of shipping activity, applying machine 
learning to code products based on their descriptions, providing 
electronic reporting and including the option for consolidated 
reporting of multiple locations through a single login for larger 
companies.

II. Method of Collection

    The Commodity Flow Survey will be conducted on a sample of business 
establishments classified in mining, manufacturing, wholesale, and 
select retail and services industries, as defined by the North American 
Industry Classification System (NAICS). The survey will also cover 
auxiliary establishments (i.e., warehouses and managing offices) of 
multi-establishment companies. Each selected establishment will be 
surveyed four times, once during each calendar quarter of 2022. 
Quarters one and four will include a supplement with questions on 
hazardous materials packaging for companies that ship hazardous 
materials. Each questionnaire will ask the establishment to report data 
for up to 100 shipments for a predetermined reporting week. These data 
will include the value, net weight, commodity, and origin and 
destination of each selected shipment. Survey responses will be 
collected electronically, and respondents will have the option to 
provide all shipments for the reporting week instead of sampling 
shipments.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0932.
    Form Number(s): CFS 1000 (2022).
    Type of Review: Regular submission, Request for a Reinstatement, 
with Change, of a Previously Approved Collection.
    Affected Public: Business and other for-profit, small businesses or 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 160,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2.5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,600,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. (This is not the cost of 
respondents' time, but the indirect costs respondents may incur for 
such things as purchases of specialized software or hardware needed to 
report, or expenditures for accounting or records maintenance services 
required specifically by the collection.)
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections 8(b), 131 and 193; Title 
49 U.S.C., Section 6302.

IV. Request for Comments

    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau 
to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy 
of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed 
collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden 
on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include, or summarize, each comment in our 
request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, 
phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information 
in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--
including your personal identifying information--may be made publicly 
available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold 
your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-15681 Filed 7-22-21; 8:45 am]
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