Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Small Business Pulse Survey, 52443-52444 [2021-20421]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 21, 2021 / Notices vary, but may include: Federal, state, or local officials charged with decisionmaking during the emergency; business leaders and policymakers wishing to develop plans to ameliorate the effects of the emergency; academics and members of the press wishing to study and disseminate information about the emergency; and the public. The data collected will help us understand how and why data we collect in our ongoing surveys may be affected by the emergency, as well as allow us to disseminate data as part of existing releases, new releases, or experimental releases. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; State, Local, or Tribal government; Federal government. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Determinations about whether EEIC questions will be mandatory or voluntary will be made in consultation with legal counsel. 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[FR Doc. 2021–20422 Filed 9–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:03 Sep 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 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, Department of 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. Burden Hours: 81,000 + 3 hours for cognitive testing = 81,003. 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 through 6 of the Small Business Pulse Survey. The Office of Management and Budget authorized clearance of Phase 6 of the Small Business Pulse Survey on August 6, 2021. The Census Bureau now seeks approval to conduct Phase 7 of the Small Business Pulse Survey which will occur over 9 weeks starting November 15, 2021. The continuation of the Small Business Pulse Survey is responsive to stakeholder requests for high frequency PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52443 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 7 content includes the core concepts seen throughout the SBPS previous phases, such as overall impact, business closures/openings, revenue and employment changes, workplace vaccine and testing requirements, and business outlook. New business norms questions 14–16 were introduced for phase 6 and will continue to Phase 7. Based on feedback from the Department of Commerce’s chief economist, another new business norm question was developed. Question 17 was developed to capture business changes not included in question 14–16. The responses to the new question are captured through a select all that apply. This question was cognitively tested with six businesses. Additionally, in anticipation of potential pandemic reoccurrence with economic impact on small businesses, we have included the previous cash on hand question. To balance out the questionnaire with these new additions, we removed the question inquiring about revenues from exports and the open-ended question with 1000 characters. The remarks field at the end of the survey will still be present. E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 52444 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 21, 2021 / Notices 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 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. 2021–20421 Filed 9–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–41–2021] lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 7— Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; Authorization of Production Activity; AbbVie Ltd. (Pharmaceutical Products), Barceloneta, Puerto Rico On May 19, 2021, AbbVie Ltd., submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility within Subzone 7I, in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (86 FR 28540, May 27, 2021). On September 16, 2021, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board’s decision that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:03 Sep 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 notification was authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: September 16, 2021. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–20376 Filed 9–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–894] Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain tissue paper products (tissue paper) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable September 21, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Smith, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1766. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On March 30, 2005, Commerce published the antidumping duty order on tissue paper from China.1 On June 1, 2021, Commerce published the initiation of the third sunset review of the Order on tissue paper from China, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On June 11, 2021, Commerce received a timely and complete notice of intent to participate in this sunset review from Seaman Paper Company of Massachusetts, Inc. (Seaman Paper), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 Seaman Paper claimed 1 See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 16223 (March 30, 2005) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 86 FR 29239 (June 1, 2021). 3 See Domestic Interested Party’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People’s Republic PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 interested party status within the meaning of section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a U.S. producer of the domestic like product.4 On July 1, 2021, Seaman Paper filed a timely and adequate substantive response, within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).5 Commerce did not receive a substantive response from any respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the Order is certain tissue paper products from China. The subject merchandise may be under one or more of several different subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), including: 4802.30, 4802.54, 4802.61, 4802.62, 4802.69, 4804.31.1000, 4804.31.2000, 4804.31.4020, 4804.31.4040, 4804.31.6000, 4804.39, 4805.91.1090, 4805.91.5000, 4805.91.7000, 4806.40, 4808.30, 4808.90, 4811.90, 4823.90, 4802.50.00, 4802.90.00, 4805.91.90, 9505.90.40. Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive.6 A full description of the scope of the Order is contained in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.7 Analysis of Comments Received A complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review, including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping in the event of revocation of the Order and the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail if the Order was to be revoked, is provided in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the topics discussed in the Issues and Decision of China: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated June 11, 2021. 4 Id. 5 See Domestic Interested Party’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China: Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated July 1, 2021. 6 On January 30, 2007, at the direction of CBP, the Department added the following HTSUS classifications to the AD/CVD module for tissue paper: 4802.54.3100, 4802.54.6100, and 4823.90.6700. However, we note that the six- digit classifications for these numbers were already listed in the scope. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 180 (Tuesday, September 21, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52443-52444]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-20421]


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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, Department of 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.
    Burden Hours: 81,000 + 3 hours for cognitive testing = 81,003.
    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 through 6 of the Small Business Pulse 
Survey. The Office of Management and Budget authorized clearance of 
Phase 6 of the Small Business Pulse Survey on August 6, 2021. The 
Census Bureau now seeks approval to conduct Phase 7 of the Small 
Business Pulse Survey which will occur over 9 weeks starting November 
15, 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 7 content includes the core concepts seen throughout the 
SBPS previous phases, such as overall impact, business closures/
openings, revenue and employment changes, workplace vaccine and testing 
requirements, and business outlook. New business norms questions 14-16 
were introduced for phase 6 and will continue to Phase 7. Based on 
feedback from the Department of Commerce's chief economist, another new 
business norm question was developed. Question 17 was developed to 
capture business changes not included in question 14-16. The responses 
to the new question are captured through a select all that apply. This 
question was cognitively tested with six businesses. Additionally, in 
anticipation of potential pandemic reoccurrence with economic impact on 
small businesses, we have included the previous cash on hand question. 
To balance out the questionnaire with these new additions, we removed 
the question inquiring about revenues from exports and the open-ended 
question with 1000 characters. The remarks field at the end of the 
survey will still be present.

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    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. 2021-20421 Filed 9-20-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-07-P