[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 152 (Monday, August 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52583-52584]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18774]



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North American Industry Classification System--Revision for 2017; 
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Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 152 / Monday, August 8, 2016 / 
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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


North American Industry Classification System--Revision for 2017

AGENCY: Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and 
Budget.

ACTION: Notice of NAICS 2017 final decisions.

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SUMMARY: The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is a 
system for classifying establishments (individual business locations) 
by type of economic activity. Mexico's Instituto Nacional de 
Estad[iacute]stica y Geograf[iacute]a (INEGI), Statistics Canada, and 
the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB), through its 
Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC), collaborate on NAICS 
to make the industry statistics produced by the three countries 
comparable. Under 31 U.S.C. 1104(d) and 44 U.S.C. 3504(e), the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) is announcing its final decisions for 
adoption of NAICS revisions for 2017 as recommended by the ECPC in Part 
IV of OMB's notice for solicitation of comments published in the August 
4, 2015, Federal Register (80 FR 46480-46484). More details on these 
decisions are presented in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.

DATES: Effective Date: Federal statistical establishment data published 
for reference years beginning on or after January 1, 2017, should be 
published using the 2017 NAICS United States codes. Publication of a 
2017 NAICS United States Manual or supplement is planned for January 
2017.

ADDRESSES: You should send correspondence about the adoption and 
implementation of the 2017 NAICS as shown in the August 4, 2015, 
Federal Register notice to: Katherine K. Wallman, Chief Statistician, 
Office of Management and Budget, 10201 New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503, telephone number: (202) 395-3093, FAX number: 
(202) 395-7245. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be 
made available to the public through relevant Web sites. For this 
reason, please do not include in your comments information of a 
confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or 
proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
comment that is placed in the public docket. Please note that responses 
to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the 
confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comments 
that may be made available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion 
of the routine notice. You may send comments via email to 
naics@omb.eop.gov with the subject ``NAICS17.'' Because of delays in 
the receipt of regular mail related to security screening, respondents 
are encouraged to use electronic communications.
    You should address inquiries about the content of industries or 
requests for electronic copies of the 2017 NAICS tables to: John B. 
Murphy, Assistant Division Chief for Classification Activities, 
Economic Statistical Methods Division, Bureau of the Census, Room 
5H063, Washington, DC 20233, telephone number: (301) 763-5172, FAX 
number: (301) 735-8744, or by email: John.Burns.Murphy@census.gov.
    Electronic Availability and Comments: This document and the August 
4, 2015, Federal Register notice are available on the Census Bureau's 
Web site at http://www.census.gov/naics. The revision for 2017 will 
result in a number of code and title changes for NAICS. For that 
reason, a full list of NAICS 2017 industry codes and titles will be 
posted on the Web site prior to publication of the NAICS United States, 
2017 Manual for reference and implementation planning. The NAICS Web 
site referenced above also contains previous NAICS Federal Register 
notices and related documents.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Bugg, 10201 New Executive Office 
Building, Washington, DC 20503, email address: pbugg@omb.eop.gov with 
subject ``NAICS17,'' telephone number: (202) 395-3095, FAX number: 
(202) 395-7245. Because of delays in the receipt of regular mail 
related to security screening, respondents are encouraged to use 
electronic communications.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The North American Industry Classification 
System (NAICS) is a system for classifying establishments (individual 
business locations) by type of economic activity. NAICS was jointly 
developed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States in 1997. NAICS helps 
ensure that establishment data produced across the Federal statistical 
system are comparable and can be used together in analysis.
    It is important to note that NAICS is designed and maintained 
solely for statistical purposes. Consequently, although the 
classification may also be used for various nonstatistical purposes 
(e.g., for administrative, regulatory, or taxation functions), the 
requirements of government agencies or private users that choose to use 
NAICS for nonstatistical purposes play no role in its development or 
revision.
    For the 2017 revision, Canada, Mexico, and the United States 
focused on new and emerging industries as well as updating the 
structure of the oil and gas industries in Subsector 211, Oil and Gas 
Extraction. The August 4, 2015, Federal Register notice: (1) Summarized 
the background for the proposed revisions to NAICS 2012 in Part I; (2) 
contained a summary of public comments to the first Federal Register 
notice (79 FR 29626-29629, May 22, 2014) for the 2017 NAICS revision 
process in Part II; (3) included a list of recommended title changes 
for NAICS industries that clarify, but do not change, the existing 
content of the industries in Part III; and (4) provided a comprehensive 
listing of recommended changes for national industries and their NAICS 
2012 industries analogue(s) in Part IV.
    In response to the ECPC recommendations in the August 4, 2015, 
Federal Register, comments that were received supported proposed 
changes, or suggested changes that would be incompatible with proposals 
that were accepted.

Final Decisions

    After taking into consideration comments submitted in direct 
response to the May 22, 2014, Federal Register notice, as well as 
benefits and costs, and after consultation with the Economic 
Classification Policy Committee, Mexico's Instituto Nacional de 
Estad[iacute]stica y Geograf[iacute]a (INEGI) and Statistics Canada, 
OMB, with one minor exception, made no changes to the scope and 
substance of the ECPC's recommendations outlined in the August 4, 2015, 
Federal Register notice.
    OMB's final decisions regarding revision of NAICS for 2017 are to 
adopt the recommendations contained in the August 4, 2015, Federal 
Register notice, with an additional title modification for NAICS 33522 
from `Major Appliance Manufacturing' to `Major Household Appliance 
Manufacturing' in order to align with NAICS 335220, Major Household 
Appliance Manufacturing.

Howard A. Shelanski,
Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
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