Bureau of the Census, Commerce.
Notice of determination.
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.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
William G. Bostic, Jr., Chief, Manufacturing and Construction Division, on (301) 763-4593.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental 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.
|MA313K||Knit Fabric Production|
|MA314Q||Carpets and Rugs|
|MA315D||Gloves and Mittens|
|MA321T||Lumber Production and Mill Stocks|
|MA325F||Paint and Allied Products|
|MA325G||Pharmaceutical Preparations, except Biologicals|
|MA327E||Consumer, Scientific, Technical, and Industrial Glassware|
|MA331A||Iron and Steel Castings|
|MA331B||Steel Mill Products|
|MA333A||Farm Machinery and Lawn and Garden Equipment|
|MA333F||Mining Machinery and Mineral Processing Equipment|
|MA333L||Internal Combustion Engines|
|MA333M||Refrigeration, Air-conditioning, and Warm Air Equipment|
|MA333N||Fluid Power Products|
|MA333P||Pumps and Compressors|
|MA334B||Selected Instruments and Related Products|
|MA334Q||Semiconductors, Printed Circuit Boards, and Electronic Components|
|MA334R||Computers and Office and Accounting Machines|
|MA334S||Electromedical and Irradiation Equipment|
|MA335A||Switchgear, Switchboard Apparatus, Relays, and Industrial Controls|
|MA335E||Electric Housewares and Fans|
|MA335F||Major Household Appliances|
|MA335H||Motors and Generators|
|MA335J||Insulated Wire and Cable|
|MA335K||Wiring 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.
|M311H||Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils (Stocks)|
|M311J||Oilseeds, Beans, and Nuts (Primary Producers)|
|M311L||Fats and Oils (Renderers)|
|M311M||Animal and Vegetables Fats and Oils (Consumption and Stocks)|
|M311N||Animal and Vegetables Fats and Oils (Production, Consumption, and Stock)|
|M313P||Consumption on the Cotton System|
|M313N||Cotton and Raw Linters in Public Storage|
|M331J||Inventories of Steel Producing Mills|
|M336G||Civil Aircraft and Aircraft Engines|
|MQ311A||Flour Milling Products|
|MQ313D||Consumption on the Woolen System and Worsted Combing|
|MQ313T||Broadwoven Fabrics (Gray)|
|MQ314X||Bed and Bath Furnishings|
|MQ327D||Clay Construction Products|
|MQ335C||Fluorescent 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.Start Signature
Dated: November 26, 2002.
Charles Louis Kincannon,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. 02-30573 Filed 12-2-02; 8:45 am]
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