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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 143 / Thursday, July 29, 2021 / Notices 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. 2021–16156 Filed 7–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–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; Management and Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS) 2021 Census Bureau, Commerce. Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 Management and Organizational Practices 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 27, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by email to Thomas.J.Smith@census.gov. Please reference Management and Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS) 2021 in the subject line of your comments. You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC–2021–0018, to the Federal eRulemaking 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jul 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 Marlo Thornton, Assistant Division Chief, Economy-Wide Statistics Division, at marlo.n.thornton@census.gov or 301– 763–7170. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to conduct the Management and Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS) for survey year 2021; the survey was previously conducted for survey years 2010 and 2015. The survey will be conducted as a joint project by the Census Bureau, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences, and the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. The MOPS will utilize the Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) mail-out sample and will collect information on management and organizational practices at the establishment level. The Census Bureau has conducted the ASM since 1949 to provide key measures of manufacturing activity during intercensal periods. In years that we conduct the Economic Census, years ending in ‘‘2’’ and ‘‘7’’, we do not mail the ASM but collect the data as part of the Economic Census covering the Manufacturing Sector. The ASM is an integral part of the Federal Government’s statistical program, furnishing up-to date estimates of employment and payroll, hours and wages of production workers, value added by manufacture, cost of materials, value of shipments, inventories, and expenditures for both plant and equipment and structures. The data obtained from the MOPS will allow the Census Bureau to estimate a firm’s stock of management and organizational assets, specifically the use of decentralized decision rights and establishment performance data such as production targets in decision-making. These data will provide information on investments in management and organizational practices, which will PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40807 lead to a better understanding of the benefits from these investments when measured in terms of firm productivity or firm market value. This survey on management and organizational practices will provide information on the dimensions of organizational capital for this sector not currently available elsewhere. This clearance request will be for the survey year 2021. The Census Bureau plans to make the following changes to the 2015 MOPS content for the 2021 survey: • Add a new purchased services module on the establishment’s use of its own employees, contractors, temporary staff, or leased workers for select business expenses. • Update the data and decisionmaking module by removing five of the six questions, maintaining a question asking who decides what data to collect for continuity, and adding nine questions focused on the frontier uses of data to inform artificial intelligence. • Add three questions to the background characteristics module on the establishment’s use of an external Certified Public Accountant. • Simplify questions on the location of decision-making in multi-location firms in the organization module by combining them into a single table and removing write-in responses. • Remove four forecasting questions in the uncertainty module. • Remove two questions related to the establishment’s background characteristics. • Remove all questions about a fiveyear recall period. II. Method of Collection The 2021 MOPS will be mailed separately from the 2021 ASM and will utilize an entirely electronic collection. Unlike the ASM that mails to the headquarters of companies with multiple locations, the MOPS will be mailed directly to the individual establishments. Initial contact with respondents will be a mailed letter directing them to report online. Respondents will report electronically through the Census Bureau’s Centurion online reporting system. The sample for the 2021 MOPS will consist of the approximately 50,000 establishments in the 2021 ASM mail-out sample. The mail-out sample for the ASM is redesigned at 5-year intervals beginning the second survey year after the Economic Census. For the 2019 ASM, a new probability sample was selected from a frame of approximately 100,000 manufacturing establishments in the 2017 Economic Census that had paid employees, were located in the United States, and were associated with multi- E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 40808 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 143 / Thursday, July 29, 2021 / Notices location companies or were large singleestablishment companies. On an annual basis, the mail-out sample is supplemented with large, newly active single-establishment companies identified from a list provided by the Internal Revenue Service and new manufacturing establishments of multilocation companies identified from the Census Bureau’s Company Organization Survey. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0963. Electronic Path ID: MP–10002. Type of Review: Regular submission, Request for a Reinstatement, with Change, of a Previously Approved Collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 37,500. 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, United States Code, Sections 131 and 182; Sections 224 and 225 make reporting for this survey mandatory. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jul 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. 2021–16151 Filed 7–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–881] Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain cold-rolled steel flat products (coldrolled steel) from the Republic of Korea were not sold in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR), September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable July 29, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Heaney, George McMahon, or Marc Castillo, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4475, (202) 482–1167, or (202) 482–5019, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 25, 2021, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. Between February 24, and March 5, 2021, Commerce received timely filed case briefs and rebuttal briefs from United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel), additional 1 See Certain Cold Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018– 2019, 86 FR 6871 (January 25, 2021) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 domestic parties,2 Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai), and POSCO/ POSCO International Corporation (POSCO).3 On May 14, 2021, we extended the deadline for issuing the final results until July 23, 2021.4 For a complete description of the events that followed the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum, dated concurrently with these final results and hereby adopted by this notice.5 The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. This review covers three producers and exporters of the subject merchandise. Based on an analysis of the comments received, we made certain changes to the margin calculations. The weighted-average dumping margins are listed in the ‘‘Final Results of the Review’’ section of this notice. Commerce conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 2 Additional domestic parties include ArcelorMittal USA LLC, AK Steel Corporation, and Cleveland-Cliffs Steel LLC (collectively, domestic producers). 3 See POSCO’s Letter, ‘‘Cold Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: POSCO’s Case Brief,’’ dated February 24, 2021; see also Hyundai’s Letter, ‘‘Cold Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Hyundai Steel’s Case Brief,’’ dated February 24, 2021; U.S. Steel’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Case Brief of United States Steel Corporation,’’ dated February 24, 2021; POSCO’s Letter, ‘‘Cold Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: POSCO’s Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated March 5, 2021; Hyundai’s Letter, ‘‘Cold Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Hyundai Steel’s Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated March 5, 2021; US Steel’s and Domestic Producers’ Letter, ‘‘ColdRolled Steel Flat Products From South Korea: Rebuttal Brief of United States Steel Corporation,’’ dated March 5, 2021; and U.S. Steel and Domestic Producers’ Letter, ‘‘Cold Rolled Steel Flat Products from Korea: Petitioners’ Rebuttal Brief Concerning POSCO,’’ dated March 5, 2021. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated May 14, 2021. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the 2018– 2019 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 143 (Thursday, July 29, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40807-40808]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-16151]


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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; Management and Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS) 2021

AGENCY: 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 Management and 
Organizational Practices 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 27, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by 
email to [email protected]. Please reference Management and 
Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS) 2021 in the subject line of your 
comments. You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number 
USBC-2021-0018, 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 Marlo Thornton, Assistant Division Chief, Economy-Wide Statistics 
Division, at [email protected] or 301-763-7170.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to conduct the Management and 
Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS) for survey year 2021; the survey 
was previously conducted for survey years 2010 and 2015. The survey 
will be conducted as a joint project by the Census Bureau, the 
University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Stanford School of 
Humanities and Sciences, and the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered 
Artificial Intelligence. The MOPS will utilize the Annual Survey of 
Manufactures (ASM) mail-out sample and will collect information on 
management and organizational practices at the establishment level. The 
Census Bureau has conducted the ASM since 1949 to provide key measures 
of manufacturing activity during intercensal periods. In years that we 
conduct the Economic Census, years ending in ``2'' and ``7'', we do not 
mail the ASM but collect the data as part of the Economic Census 
covering the Manufacturing Sector. The ASM is an integral part of the 
Federal Government's statistical program, furnishing up-to date 
estimates of employment and payroll, hours and wages of production 
workers, value added by manufacture, cost of materials, value of 
shipments, inventories, and expenditures for both plant and equipment 
and structures. The data obtained from the MOPS will allow the Census 
Bureau to estimate a firm's stock of management and organizational 
assets, specifically the use of decentralized decision rights and 
establishment performance data such as production targets in decision-
making. These data will provide information on investments in 
management and organizational practices, which will lead to a better 
understanding of the benefits from these investments when measured in 
terms of firm productivity or firm market value. This survey on 
management and organizational practices will provide information on the 
dimensions of organizational capital for this sector not currently 
available elsewhere. This clearance request will be for the survey year 
2021. The Census Bureau plans to make the following changes to the 2015 
MOPS content for the 2021 survey:
     Add a new purchased services module on the establishment's 
use of its own employees, contractors, temporary staff, or leased 
workers for select business expenses.
     Update the data and decision-making module by removing 
five of the six questions, maintaining a question asking who decides 
what data to collect for continuity, and adding nine questions focused 
on the frontier uses of data to inform artificial intelligence.
     Add three questions to the background characteristics 
module on the establishment's use of an external Certified Public 
Accountant.
     Simplify questions on the location of decision-making in 
multi-location firms in the organization module by combining them into 
a single table and removing write-in responses.
     Remove four forecasting questions in the uncertainty 
module.
     Remove two questions related to the establishment's 
background characteristics.
     Remove all questions about a five-year recall period.

II. Method of Collection

    The 2021 MOPS will be mailed separately from the 2021 ASM and will 
utilize an entirely electronic collection. Unlike the ASM that mails to 
the headquarters of companies with multiple locations, the MOPS will be 
mailed directly to the individual establishments. Initial contact with 
respondents will be a mailed letter directing them to report online. 
Respondents will report electronically through the Census Bureau's 
Centurion online reporting system. The sample for the 2021 MOPS will 
consist of the approximately 50,000 establishments in the 2021 ASM 
mail-out sample. The mail-out sample for the ASM is redesigned at 5-
year intervals beginning the second survey year after the Economic 
Census. For the 2019 ASM, a new probability sample was selected from a 
frame of approximately 100,000 manufacturing establishments in the 2017 
Economic Census that had paid employees, were located in the United 
States, and were associated with multi-

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location companies or were large single-establishment companies. On an 
annual basis, the mail-out sample is supplemented with large, newly 
active single-establishment companies identified from a list provided 
by the Internal Revenue Service and new manufacturing establishments of 
multi-location companies identified from the Census Bureau's Company 
Organization Survey.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0963.
    Electronic Path ID: MP-10002.
    Type of Review: Regular submission, Request for a Reinstatement, 
with Change, of a Previously Approved Collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 37,500.
    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, United States Code, Sections 131 and 
182; Sections 224 and 225 make reporting for this survey mandatory.

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. 2021-16151 Filed 7-28-21; 8:45 am]
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