Bureau of the Census, Commerce.
Notice of determination.
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the 2006 Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area. The 2006 Annual Surveys consist of the Current Industrial Reports surveys, the Annual Survey of Manufactures, the Survey of Industrial Research and Development, the Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization, and the Survey of Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures. We have determined that annual data collected from these surveys are needed to aid the efficient performance of essential 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 non-governmental or other governmental sources.
The Census Bureau will furnish report forms to organizations included in the survey. Additional copies are available upon written request to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233-0101.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Thomas E. Zabelsky, Chief, Manufacturing and Construction Division, at (301) 763-4598.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Census Bureau may conduct surveys necessary to furnish current data on the subjects covered by the major censuses, as authorized by Title 13, United States Code, Sections 61, 81, 131, 182, 193, 224, and 225.
These surveys will provide continuing and timely national statistical data on manufacturing for the period between economic censuses. The next economic censuses will be conducted for the year 2007. The data collected in these surveys will be within the general scope and nature of those inquiries covered in the economic censuses.
Current Industrial Reports
Most of the following commodity or product surveys provide data on shipments or production, stocks, unfilled orders, orders booked, consumption, etc. 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:
|MA314Q||Carpets and Rugs.|
|MA321T||Lumber Production and Mill Stocks.|
|MA325F||Paint and Allied Products.|
|MA325G||Pharmaceutical Preparations, except Biologicals.|
|MA327E||Consumer, Scientific, Technical, and Industrial Glassware.|
|MA331B||Steel Mill Products.|
|MA333A||Farm Machinery and Lawn and Garden Equipment.|
|MA333F||Mining Machinery and Mineral Processing Equipment.|
|MA333M||Refrigeration, Air-conditioning, and Warm Air Equipment.|
|MA333P||Pumps and Compressors.|
|MA334A||Electromedical Equipment and Analytical Instruments.|
|MA334D||Defense, Navigational and Aerospace Electronics.|
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|MA334Q||Semiconductors, Electronic Components, and Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment.|
|MA334T||Meters and Test Devices.|
|MA335E||Electric Housewares and Fans.|
|MA335F||Major Household Appliances.|
|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 (listed below) 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 Vegetable Fats and Oils (Consumption and Stocks).|
|M311N||Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils (Production, Consumption, and Stock).|
|M313P||Consumption on the Cotton System.|
|M313N||Cotton and Raw Linters in Public Storage.|
|M336G||Civil Aircraft and Aircraft Engines.|
|MQ311A||Flour Milling Products.|
|MQ327D||Clay Construction Products.|
|MQ334R||Computers and Peripheral Equipment.|
|MQ335C||Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts.|
Annual Survey of Manufactures
The Annual Survey of Manufactures collects industry statistics, such as total value of shipments, employment, payroll, workers' hours, capital expenditures, cost of materials consumed, supplemental labor costs, and so forth. This survey, conducted on a sample basis, covers all manufacturing industries, including data on plants under construction but not yet in operation.
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 in accordance with a joint project agreement between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Census Bureau. The NSF publishes the results in its publication series. Five data items in the survey provide interim statistics to those collected in the Census Bureau's economic censuses. These items (total company sales, total employment, total expenditures for research and development conducted within the company, federally-funded expenditures for research and development conducted within the company, and total expenditures and federally-funded expenditures for research and development within the company by state) are collected on a mandatory basis under the authority of Title 13, United States Code. Responses to all other data collected are voluntary.
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.
Survey of Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures
Under a joint project agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Survey of Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures is designed to collect from establishments in manufacturing, mining, and electric utilities industries the total expenditures by industry and geographic area to abate pollutant emissions. The survey covers current operating costs and capital expenditures to abate air and water pollution and solid waste. The survey also obtains the costs recovered from abatement activities.
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 35, the OMB approved the 2006 Annual Surveys under the following OMB control numbers: Current Industrial Reports—0607-0392, 0607-0395, and 0607-0476; Annual Survey of Manufactures—0607-0449; Survey of Industrial Research and Development—0607-0912; Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization—0607-0175, and Survey of Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures—0607-0176.
Based upon the foregoing, I have directed that the Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area be conducted for the purpose of collecting these data.Start Signature
Dated: December 5, 2006.
Charles Louis Kincannon,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. E6-20870 Filed 12-7-06; 8:45 am]
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