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Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area

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AGENCY:

Bureau of the Census, Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice of determination.

SUMMARY:

The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the 2002 Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area. The 2002 Annual Surveys consist of the Current Industrial Reports surveys, the Survey of Industrial Research and Development, and the Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization. We have determined that annual data collected from these surveys are needed to aid the efficient performance of Start Printed Page 71932essential governmental functions and have significant application to the needs of the public and industry. The data derived from these surveys, most of which have been conducted for many years, are not publicly available from nongovernmental or other governmental sources.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

William G. Bostic, Jr., Chief, Manufacturing and Construction Division, on (301) 763-4593.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Census Bureau is authorized to conduct mandatory surveys necessary to furnish current data on the subjects covered by the major censuses authorized by Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), sections 61, 81, 131, 182, 193, 224, and 225. For 2002, the economic census year, the surveys will, as they have in the past, operate as separate collections of national statistical data on manufacturing. The data collected in these surveys will be similar to that collected in the past and within the general scope and nature of those inquiries covered in the economic census. In this, the economic census year, all the data collected in these surveys are mandatory under Title 13, U.S.C. In the interim years, most of these surveys are conducted under a mandatory basis as well.

Current Industrial Reports

Most of the following commodity or product surveys provide data on shipments or production, stocks, unfilled orders, orders booked, consumption, and so forth. Reports will be required of all or a sample of establishments engaged in the production of the items covered by the following list of surveys.

Survey Title

MA311DConfectionery
MA313FYarn Production
MA313KKnit Fabric Production
MA314QCarpets and Rugs
MA315DGloves and Mittens
MA316AFootwear Production
MA321TLumber Production and Mill Stocks
MA325FPaint and Allied Products
MA325GPharmaceutical Preparations, except Biologicals
MA327CRefractories
MA327EConsumer, Scientific, Technical, and Industrial Glassware
MA331AIron and Steel Castings
MA331BSteel Mill Products
MA331ENonferrous Castings
MA332QAntifriction Bearings
MA333AFarm Machinery and Lawn and Garden Equipment
MA333DConstruction Machinery
MA333FMining Machinery and Mineral Processing Equipment
MA333LInternal Combustion Engines
MA333MRefrigeration, Air-conditioning, and Warm Air Equipment
MA333NFluid Power Products
MA333PPumps and Compressors
MA334BSelected Instruments and Related Products
MA334MConsumer Electronics
MA334PCommunication Equipment
MA334QSemiconductors, Printed Circuit Boards, and Electronic Components
MA334RComputers and Office and Accounting Machines
MA334SElectromedical and Irradiation Equipment
MA335ASwitchgear, Switchboard Apparatus, Relays, and Industrial Controls
MA335EElectric Housewares and Fans
MA335FMajor Household Appliances
MA335HMotors and Generators
MA335JInsulated Wire and Cable
MA335KWiring Devices and Supplies

The following list of surveys represent annual counterparts of monthly and quarterly surveys and will cover only those establishments that are not canvassed, or do not report, in the more frequent surveys. Accordingly, there will be no duplication in reporting. The content of these annual reports will be identical with that of the monthly and quarterly reports.

Survey Title

M311HAnimal and Vegetable Fats and Oils (Stocks)
M311JOilseeds, Beans, and Nuts (Primary Producers)
M311LFats and Oils (Renderers)
M311MAnimal and Vegetables Fats and Oils (Consumption and Stocks)
M311NAnimal and Vegetables Fats and Oils (Production, Consumption, and Stock)
M313PConsumption on the Cotton System
M313NCotton and Raw Linters in Public Storage
M327GGlass Containers
M331JInventories of Steel Producing Mills
M336GCivil Aircraft and Aircraft Engines
MQ311AFlour Milling Products
MQ313DConsumption on the Woolen System and Worsted Combing
MQ313TBroadwoven Fabrics (Gray)
MQ314XBed and Bath Furnishings
MQ315AApparel
MQ325AInorganic Chemicals
MQ325BFertilizer Materials
MQ325CIndustrial Gases
MQ327DClay Construction Products
MQ333WMetalworking Machinery
MQ335CFluorescent Lamp Ballasts

Survey of Industrial Research and Development

The Survey of Industrial Research and Development measures spending on research and development activities in private U.S. businesses. The Census Bureau collects and compiles this information with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF publishes the results in its publication series.

Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization

The Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization is designed to measure the use of industrial capacity. The survey collects information on actual output and estimates of potential output in terms of value of production. These data are the basis for calculating rates of utilization of full production capability and use of production capability under national emergency conditions.

Based upon the foregoing, the Census Bureau will be conducting the Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area for the purpose of collecting these data.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) unless that collection of information displays a current valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 U.S.C. chapter 45, the OMB approved the 2002 Annual Surveys under the following OMB Control Numbers: Current Industrial Reports—0607-0206, 0607-0392, 0607-0393, 0607-0395, and 0607-0476; Survey of Industrial Research and Development—3145-0027; and Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization—0607-0175. We will provide copies of each form upon written request to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233-0001.

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Dated: November 26, 2002.

Charles Louis Kincannon,

Director, Bureau of the Census.

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[FR Doc. 02-30573 Filed 12-2-02; 8:45 am]

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