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17-0001 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0001
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0001 requested approximately 150 new industries for the outdoor trade industry within the existing NAICS sectors for manufacturing; wholesale trade; retail trade; information; professional, technical and scientific services; arts, entertainment and recreation; and other services, to separately identify individual aspects of the hunting, fishing, and shooting segments of the economy.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0002 Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — Freestanding Birth Centers

Docket Number 17-0002
Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — Freestanding Birth Centers

Docket 17-0002 requested a new industry for freestanding birth centers in Industry Group 6214, Outpatient Care Centers, or alternatively a new index item for freestanding birth centers in NAICS 621498, All Other Outpatient Care Centers.

The ECPC recommends the addition of an index item for freestanding birth centers in NAICS 621498, All Other Outpatient Care Centers, to distinguish them from birth centers operated by midwives' offices in NAICS 621399, Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners.

17-0003(a) Sector 44-45 Retail Trade — Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses

Docket Number 17-0003(a)
Sector 44-45 Retail Trade — Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses

Docket 17-0003(a) requested combining NAICS 454111, Electronic Shopping, and NAICS 454113, Mail-Order Houses. The docket cites the convergence of methods of selling between these industries.

The ECPC received a similar request to combine NAICS 454111, Electronic Shopping, 454112, Electronic Auctions, and 454113, Mail-Order Houses. Given the increasingly common practice by non-store retailers to sell via a mix of all three selling methods, the ECPC supports combining NAICS 454111, 454112, and 454113 into NAICS 454110, Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses.

17-0003(b) Sector 51 Information — Software as a Service

Docket Number 17-0003(b)
Sector 51 Information — Software as a Service

Docket 17-0003(b) requested clarification for the classification of software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers. Such establishments publish software that is accessed from a central host, usually for a data processing activity. Establishments may provide storage of clients' data.

The ECPC recommends clarifications to NAICS 511210, Software Publishers, and NAICS 518210, Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services, through modifications to definitions, cross-references, illustrative examples, and index items. The ECPC will reach out to relevant business and trade associations for specific clarification language, but no activities will move within NAICS for 2017.

17-0003(c) Sector 44-45 Retail Trade — Discount Department Stores; Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters

Docket Number 17-0003(c)
Sector 44-45 Retail Trade — Discount Department Stores; Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters

Docket 17-0003(c) requested elimination of NAICS 452112, Discount Department Stores, by classifying discount department stores with significant perishable grocery sales to supercenters, and classifying those with insignificant perishable grocery sales to department stores. This request cites the conversion of discount department stores over time into supercenters, as stores devote more floor space to sell increasing proportions and varieties of perishable groceries.

The ECPC recommends eliminating NAICS 452112, Discount Department Stores, and creating newly defined and coded industry groups and industries for department stores and for general merchandise stores. Within the new industry group for general merchandise stores, separate detailed industries will be retained for warehouse clubs and supercenters as well as other general merchandise stores to more accurately reflect changes observed in the economy.

17-0003(d) Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — Hospice Care Services

Docket Number 17-0003(d)
Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — Hospice Care Services

Docket 17-0003(d) requested a new industry for hospice care services, coming out of NAICS 621610, Home Health Care Services, and NAICS 623110, Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities).

Hospice care is generally a bundle of health services that is administered in various settings. The ECPC does not support the proposal to create a new NAICS industry at this time. With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

17-0003(e) Sector 53 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing — Heavy Equipment Rental and Leasing; Party and Event Supplies Rental and Leasing

Docket Number 17-0003(e)
Sector 53 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing — Heavy Equipment Rental and Leasing; Party and Event Supplies Rental and Leasing

Docket 17-0003(e) requested classifying all heavy equipment rental and leasing in a single industry and requested that establishments that primarily rent party and event supplies be reclassified from NAICS 532299, All Other Consumer Goods Rental, to NAICS 532310, General Rental Centers.

The ECPC recommends that NAICS continue to classify the rental and leasing of heavy equipment based on the current classification distinctions in NAICS 532412, Construction, Mining, and Forestry Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing, and in NAICS 532490, Other Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing. To clarify these distinctions, the ECPC recommends modifying cross-references and adding index items.

The ECPC further recommends no change in the classification of establishments primarily engaged in renting party and event supplies, currently classified in NAICS 532299, All Other Consumer Goods Rental.

17-0003(f) Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Various Proposals

Docket Number 17-0003(f)
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Various Proposals

Docket 17-0003(f) requested various changes to details within the Manufacturing Sector. Each individual issue was evaluated by the ECPC when developing recommendations. The following is a summary of the requests and the ECPC recommendations:

The ECPC recommends combining the four 6-digit industries 335221, Household Cooking Appliance Manufacturing; 335222, Household Refrigerator and Home Freezer Manufacturing; 335224, Household Laundry Equipment Manufacturing; and 335228, Other Major Household Appliance Manufacturing, to create NAICS 335220, Major Appliance Manufacturing. Declines in the number of producing establishments drove this recommendation.

The ECPC recommends that dye sublimation printing be treated consistently with other methods of printing in NAICS. To clarify these classifications, the ECPC recommends modifying and adding index items.

The ECPC supports retaining the classification of electronic signs and scoreboards in NAICS 339950, Sign Manufacturing, and recommends adding video-based stadium displays as a new index item to NAICS 334290, Other Communications Equipment Manufacturing. The ECPC recommends modifying and adding index items and cross-references to clarify classification of banner printing and advertising specialties manufacturing and printing.

The ECPC recommends adding "lager" to the definition of NAICS 312120, Breweries.

The ECPC does not recommend modifying the definition and index items for NAICS 312130, Wineries, to include varying alcohol-content ciders.

The ECPC supports clarifying the classification for electronic cigarettes manufacturing in NAICS 339999, All Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing, through index items and illustrative examples.

The ECPC supports the classification of electronic cigarette vapor refills manufacturing in NAICS 325998, All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing.

The ECPC supports the classification of wholesalers primarily selling e-cigarettes in NAICS 424940, Tobacco and Tobacco Product Merchant Wholesalers, and the classification of e-cigarette retail stores in NAICS 453998, All Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers (except Tobacco Stores).

The ECPC does not support changes to NAICS 337910, Mattress Manufacturing, to recognize inclusion of memory foam mattresses. While memory foam mattresses are classified in NAICS 337910, it is not possible to create a comprehensive list of mattress types in practice, and the ECPC feels that there is no confusion with the content of this industry.

The ECPC recommends a new index item for cooking and baking oil sprays made from purchased oils in NAICS 311225, Fats and Oils Refining and Blending.

17-0003(g) Sector 21 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction — Field Gathering Lines

Docket Number 17-0003(g)
Sector 21 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction — Field Gathering Lines

Docket 17-0003(g) requested reclassifying gathering pipelines from Sector 21, Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, to Subsector 486, Pipeline Transportation, with transmission pipelines.

The ECPC does not support reclassifying gathering pipelines in NAICS, due to the production distinction between gathering pipelines and transmission pipelines. The ECPC recommends adding index items and cross-references to clarify the classification of oil and gas field gathering lines.

17-0003(h) Sector 42 Wholesale Trade — Various Proposals

Docket Number 17-0003(h)
Sector 42 Wholesale Trade — Various Proposals

Docket 17-0003(h) requested various changes to details within the Wholesale Trade Sector. Each individual issue was evaluated by the ECPC when developing recommendations. The following is a summary of the ECPC recommendations concerning each request:

The ECPC recommends that the classification of various types of syrups within Wholesale Trade remain unchanged.

The ECPC recommends that the classification of hairbrushes within Wholesale Trade remain unchanged.

The ECPC recommends that the classification of sheet music within Wholesale Trade remain unchanged.

The ECPC recommends that the classification of gas lighting fixtures within Wholesale Trade remain unchanged.

The ECPC recommends that the classification of various building papers within Wholesale Trade remain unchanged.

The ECPC recommends that the classification of coal tar products within Wholesale Trade remain unchanged. The ECPC supports index items to clarify the classification of coal tar distillates and resins merchant wholesalers, coal tar paving materials merchant wholesalers, and petroleum coke merchant wholesalers under the current classification structure.

The ECPC recommends that the classification of garbage disposals within Wholesale Trade remain unchanged.

The ECPC recommends index items to clarify the classification for nylon fibers merchant wholesalers, polyester fibers merchant wholesalers, nylon resins merchant wholesalers, and polyester resins merchant wholesalers.

The ECPC recommends that the classification of ship chandlers within Wholesale Trade remain unchanged.

17-0003(i) Various — Added Industry Group Definitions

Docket Number 17-0003(i)
Various — Added Industry Group Definitions

Docket 17-0003(i) requested the addition of all missing industry group definitions in NAICS.

The ECPC recommends adding industry group definitions for those that are unique (i.e., they do not match either a higher-level subsector or lower-level industry definition).

17-0004 Various — Welding Services

Docket Number 17-0004
Various — Welding Services

Docket 17-0004 requested a new industry for welding services and the addition of a variety of related index items.

The ECPC recommends that welding services remain classified in construction, manufacturing, repair and maintenance, etc. based on the type of work performed.

17-0005 Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — Acupuncturists

Docket Number 17-0005
Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — Acupuncturists

Docket 17-0005 requested a new industry for acupuncture practices.

The ECPC does not recommend creation of a new industry for acupuncture practices at this time, but the size and national certification status for this field may warrant possible industry consideration in the future. In addition, the ECPC encourages the author to request an occupational code through the revision process for the Standard Occupational Classification. http://www.bls.gov/soc/revisions.htm

17-0006 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0006
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0007 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0007
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0008 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0008
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0009 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0009
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0010 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0010
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0011 Sector 54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services — Building Envelope Consulting Services

Docket Number 17-0011
Sector 54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services — Building Envelope Consulting Services

Docket 17-0011 requested a new industry and related index items for building envelope consulting services.

The ECPC reviewed the extensive support for the proposed industry but noted that building envelope consulting services may be provided by a variety of businesses classified within the existing structure of NAICS, including construction companies, engineering companies, architecture firms, and private consultants. As such, the ECPC recommends further study of the units that provide the service along with a review of other services that the units provide and their current classification.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket. The documentation does show that there are individual businesses that specialize in building envelope consulting, and the activity is not currently identified in NAICS. The ECPC supports requested index items for roof consulting services, building envelope consulting services, and waterproof consulting services for NAICS 541690, Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services.

17-0012 General — NAICS Code Update

Docket Number 17-0012
General — NAICS Code Update

Docket 17-0012 requested a NAICS code change for a specific company.

Staff contacted the respondent with information about who to contact based on the program/agency that assigned the code. There was no NAICS revision proposal in the request.

17-0013 Various — Industrial and Drilling Equipment Repair

Docket Number 17-0013
Various — Industrial and Drilling Equipment Repair

Docket 17-0013 requested a new industry for repair work on an active drilling location without working directly on or under a drilling rig during drilling operations.

The ECPC recommends that the existing classification for activities related to repair work separate from actual drilling operations at an active drilling location remain unchanged. The activities proposed for combination into a new industry should remain classified in NAICS 213112, Support Activities for Oil and Gas Extraction, and NAICS 811310, Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance, based on the primary activity of the provider. Units primarily engaged in construction of oil and gas field structures should remain classified in NAICS 237120, Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction. The ECPC recommends modifying cross-references to clarify the current classification.

17-0014 Various — Fire Extinguisher and Fire Suppression Systems

Docket Number 17-0014
Various — Fire Extinguisher and Fire Suppression Systems

Docket 17-0014 requested a new industry for the sales, installation, and servicing of fire extinguishers and waterless fire suppression systems.

The ECPC reviewed the request and noted that while there are businesses that sell, install, and maintain fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems, there are also multiple units that perform only one or two of the activities. The ECPC recommends that the classification of units that install fire suppression systems during construction or on a retrofit basis as a primary activity remain classified in the Construction Sector. The ECPC also recommends that units maintaining fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems without also installing the systems as a primary activity remain classified in NAICS 811310, Commercial and Industrial Machinery (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance. Units that test or inspect fire extinguishers or fire suppression systems without sales, service, or installation should remain classified in NAICS 541990, All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services. The ECPC recommends adding index items and modifying cross-references to clarify the current classification.

17-0015 Sector 54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services — Building Envelope Consulting Services

Docket Number 17-0015
Sector 54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services — Building Envelope Consulting Services

Docket 17-0015 requested a new industry and related index items for building envelope consulting services.

The ECPC reviewed the extensive support for the proposed industry but noted that building envelope consulting services may be provided by a variety of businesses classified within the existing structure of NAICS, including construction companies, engineering companies, architecture firms, and private consultants. As such, the ECPC recommends further study of the units that provide the service along with a review of other services that the units provide and their current classification.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket. The documentation does show that there are individual businesses that specialize in building envelope consulting, and the activity is not currently identified in NAICS. The ECPC supports requested index items for roof consulting services, building envelope consulting services, and waterproof consulting services for NAICS 541690, Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services.

17-0016 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0016
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0017 Various — Technical Communication Services

Docket Number 17-0017
Various — Technical Communication Services

Docket 17-0017 requested a new industry for technical communication services.

The ECPC recommends that the classification of various technical communication services remain unchanged. A separate designation for technical communication services is based on demand characteristics rather than the underlying production processes of all communications services. While there are different requirements, the ECPC placed greater weight on the processes overall than the particular need being served. The review did indicate that the current classification could be clarified with an additional index item for independent technical writers in NAICS 711510, Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers, and an additional index item for technical editing services in NAICS 561410, Document Preparation Services.

17-0018 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0018
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0019 Sector 61 Educational Services — Military Defense Training and Size Standards

Docket Number 17-0019
Sector 61 Educational Services — Military Defense Training and Size Standards

Docket 17-0019 requested a new industry for military defense training as well as an associated small business size standard of 1,500 employees.

The ECPC recommends that the classification of various training activities remain unchanged. With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket. However, the ECPC recommends new illustrative examples, cross-references, and index items to clarify the classification of flight simulation training, military flight instruction training, and other military defense training within the existing industry structure.

The ECPC notes that the issue of size standards is not within its purview and encourages the author to address size standard concerns to the Office of Size Standards at the Small Business Administration.

17-0020 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0020
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0021 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0021
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0021 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0022 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0022
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0022 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0023 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0023
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0023 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0024 Sector 53 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing — Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings

Docket Number 17-0024
Sector 53 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing — Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings

Docket 17-0024 requested eight new industries: 1) Lessors of multi-family residential buildings; 2) Lessors of single-family residential dwellings; 3) Lessors of office buildings; 4) Lessors of retail store buildings; 5) Lessors of warehouse and industrial buildings; 6) Lessors of medical services buildings; 7) Lessors of mixed-use or multi-functional buildings; and 8) Lessors of all other nonresidential buildings. The primary reason supplied for this request was to improve analyses of national bank and federal savings association commercial portfolios for regulatory purposes.

The ECPC recommends that the industry structure in Sector 53 remain unchanged. The purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis, and it is not based on regulatory requirements. The ECPC recognizes the changes that have occurred in asset prices and real estate portfolio composition, but data for the proposed industries are currently available from the Economic Census as sub-industry aggregates. With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

17-0025 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0025
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0025 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0026 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0026
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0026 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0027 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0027
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0027 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0028 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0028
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0028 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0029 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0029
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0030 Various — Various Proposals

Docket Number 17-0030
Various — Various Proposals

Docket 17-0030 requested two unrelated NAICS revisions. The first request was to clarify the proper classification for medical marijuana dispensaries. The second request was to clarify the definition of NAICS 624410, Child Day Care Services, to clearly indicate that establishments in the industry may also offer kindergarten educational programs. Docket 17-0030 also provided support for a printed 2017 NAICS Manual, supported changes to the structure of oil and gas extraction, and objected to the treatment of units that outsource manufacturing transformation in the Manufacturing Sector.

The ECPC recommends index items to clarify the classification for medical marijuana dispensaries. The ECPC also recommends the modification to the definition of NAICS 624410, Child Day Care Services, to clearly indicate that establishments in the industry may also offer kindergarten programs.

The ECPC recommends the provision of the 2017 NAICS Manual in print and electronic formats.

The ECPC considered numerous possible changes to the structure of oil and gas extraction to address developments such as new extraction methods and process differences between onshore and offshore extraction. However, the ECPC renegotiated the structure of Sector 21 with Canada and Mexico to allow for separate national industries for crude petroleum extraction and natural gas extraction. The ECPC acknowledges that there is some overlap in oil and gas production for particular wells but also sees the need for separate industries based on developments over the past decade.

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0031 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0031
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0031 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0032 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0032
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0032 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0033 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0033
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0033 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0034 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0034
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0034 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0035 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0035
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0035 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0036 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0036
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0037 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0037
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0037 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0038 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0038
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0039 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0039
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0039 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0040 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0040
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0040 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0041 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0041
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0042 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0042
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0042 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0043 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0043
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0043 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0044 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0044
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0044 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0045 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0045
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0045 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0046 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0046
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0046 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0047 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0047
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0047 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0048 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0048
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0048 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0049 Various — Modeling and Simulation

Docket Number 17-0049
Various — Modeling and Simulation

Docket 17-0049 requested new NAICS industries for modeling and simulation in Sector 31-33, Manufacturing, and Sector 54, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.

The ECPC recommends that the current classification treatment for modeling and simulation services remain unchanged. Modeling and simulation activities or services are embedded in product development and production processes of different industries, such as health and medicine, manufacturing, education, and entertainment.

The ECPC acknowledges the support for the creation of a new industry but remains concerned about the ability to identify and quantify the activity in an industry classification. Pure modeling and simulation services are unique for each application and are developed to meet specific needs. The occupation is growing, and specialized training and education are clearly present. Professional standards have been developed and are being more widely applied. However, the product of modeling and simulation is provided by a wide range of business types currently classified throughout the NAICS classification.

The ECPC supports adding the phrase "modeling and simulation" as a part of the definition of NAICS Industry Group 5417, Scientific Research and Development Services, due to its growth in prominence in academia and in both the private and public sectors of the economy. The ECPC recommends that statistical programs consider adding inquiries for relevant industries to better quantify the production of modeling and simulation services across the range of producers. With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

17-0050 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0050
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0051 General — Printed NAICS Manual

Docket Number 17-0051
General — Printed NAICS Manual

Docket 17-0051 provided support for a printed 2017 NAICS Manual.

The ECPC recommends the provision of the 2017 NAICS Manual in print and electronic formats.

17-0052 Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — General

Docket Number 17-0052
Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — General

Docket 17-0052 requested further division of NAICS 621111, Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists), and further division of Industry Group 6213, Offices of Other Health Practitioners, although it did not provide specific industry recommendations. In addition, this docket questioned the relevance of the term "ambulatory" throughout titles in Subsector 621, Ambulatory Health Care Services.

The ECPC recommends that the current structure in Offices of Physicians and Offices of Other Health Practitioners remain unchanged for NAICS 2017. The ECPC supports the term "ambulatory" in Subsector 621, Ambulatory Health Care Services.

17-0053 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0053
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0054 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0054
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0054 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0055 Sector 54 Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services — Pipeline Inspection Services

Docket Number 17-0055
Sector 54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services — Pipeline Inspection Services

Docket 17-0055 requested industries for various types of pipeline inspection services, to clarify these services from pipeline repair services for procurement purposes.

The ECPC recommends that the classification of pipeline inspection services and pipeline repair services remain unchanged in NAICS 2017. Procurement is inherently related to products rather than industries. The ECPC does recommend new cross-references for NAICS 237120, Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction, and NAICS 237990, Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction, to clarify the separate classification of pipeline inspection from pipeline repair.

17-0056 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0056
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0057 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0057
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0058 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0058
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0059 Various — Modeling and Simulation

Docket Number 17-0059
Various — Modeling and Simulation

Docket 17-0059 requested new NAICS industries for modeling and simulation in Sector 31-33, Manufacturing, and Sector 54, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.

The ECPC recommends that the current classification treatment for modeling and simulation services remain unchanged. Modeling and simulation activities or services are embedded in product development and production processes of different industries, such as health and medicine, manufacturing, education, and entertainment.

The ECPC acknowledges the support for the creation of a new industry but remains concerned about the ability to identify and quantify the activity in an industry classification. Pure modeling and simulation services are unique for each application and are developed to meet specific needs. The occupation is growing, and specialized training and education are clearly present. Professional standards have been developed and are being more widely applied. However, the product of modeling and simulation is provided by a wide range of business types currently classified throughout the NAICS classification.

The ECPC supports adding the phrase "modeling and simulation" as a part of the definition of NAICS Industry Group 5417, Scientific Research and Development Services, due to its growth in prominence in academia and in both the private and public sectors of the economy. The ECPC recommends that statistical programs consider adding inquiries for relevant industries to better quantify the production of modeling and simulation services across the range of producers. With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

17-0060 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0060
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0061 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0061
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0062 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0062
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0063 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0063
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0064 Various — Nanotechnology Industries

Docket Number 17-0064
Various — Nanotechnology Industries

Docket 17-0064 requested industries for nanomaterials manufacturing; measurement, manipulation, and fabrication instrument manufacturing for nanotechnology; and nanotechnology research and development.

The ECPC recommends an industry for nanotechnology research and development services. The new industry, NAICS 541713, Research and Development in Nanotechnology, should be included with related research and development in the physical sciences.

The ECPC does not recommend industries for nanomaterials manufacturing or for measurement, manipulation, and fabrication instruments manufacturing for nanotechnology. The ECPC recommends the addition of index items for nanotechnology-related instruments manufacturing and nanomaterials as appropriate within the existing structure of the Manufacturing Sector. Nanomaterials manufacturing includes a broad range of products and types of materials, and singling out a new industry would cause widespread disruption to the underlying material-based structure of the Manufacturing Sector.

17-0065 Various — Biogas

Docket Number 17-0065
Various — Biogas

Docket 17-0065 requested an industry for biogas generation using an anaerobic digestion process. This process results in two main outputs: 1) biogas that can be used as a fuel source, and 2) digester effluent byproduct that is separated into liquids and solids with economic value as soil amendments, fertilizers, etc.

The ECPC does not recommend an industry for biogas generation at this time. There are an increasing number of anaerobic digesters operating in the U.S., and the potential for continued growth is likely. However, biogas output at many installations is not the primary activity of the business unit. It is secondary to activities such as crop production, dairy or beef ranching operations, poultry production, and similar primary activities. Biogas produced in these businesses is often consumed on site to generate power or heat and is not sold on the market. The ECPC recommends that statistical programs collect product data on biogas transactions when appropriate but does not recommend a new industry for NAICS 2017. When biomass is used as a primary fuel source in the market production of electric power, the activity is classified in NAICS 221117, Biomass Electric Power Generation. This industry was created in NAICS 2012 to identify that primary activity.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

17-0066 Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — Various

Docket Number 17-0066
Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — Various

Docket 17-0066 requested removing nonmedical services currently identified in NAICS 621610, Home Health Care Services, and splitting the remainder into four industries: 1) Home health care agencies; 2) Hospices; 3) Durable medical equipment providers; and 4) Infusion therapy providers. The docket also requested splitting NAICS 624120, Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities, into six industries: 1) Home care aide agencies; 2) Home care registries; 3) Public authorities and fiscal intermediaries; 4) Senior centers; 5) Adult day care centers; and 6) Adult research and advocacy organizations.

The ECPC recommends that the structure of health care remain unchanged for NAICS 2017. The services that are proposed for inclusion in the new industries are currently classified in Sector 62, Health Care and Social Assistance; Sector 56, Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services; and Sector 81, Other Services (except Public Administration). The level of detail requested for the industry structure would result in very small industries and as suggested would not be practical. Additionally, implementing this proposal would require changes that cross subsectors and sectors. The ECPC weighed the cost of sector level breaks to time series and did not support the changes.

The ECPC recommends modifying the definition for NAICS 561330, Professional Employer Organizations, to clarify that these establishments may provide services to households when acting as the employer of record for home health aides.

17-0067 Various — Various Proposals; Oil and Gas Extraction

Docket Number 17-0067
Various — Various Proposals; Oil and Gas Extraction

Docket 17-0067 requested the collection of employee hours by client NAICS codes for establishments in NAICS 561320, Temporary Help Services, and for those in NAICS 561330, Professional Employer Organizations. Additionally, the docket requested moving NAICS 213111, Drilling Oil and Gas Wells, and NAICS 213112, Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations, from Subsector 213, Support Activities for Mining, to Subsector 211, Oil and Gas Extraction. Within Subsector 211, Oil and Gas Extraction, the docket requested distinguishing between onshore and offshore activities for the repositioned industries.

The ECPC forwarded the first request in this docket to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for consideration by programs that collect wage and hour data using the NAICS classification system.

The ECPC does not recommend including NAICS 213111, Drilling Oil and Gas Wells, and NAICS 213112, Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations, in Subsector 211, Oil and Gas Extraction. When these operations are performed as part of the integrated extraction process, they are currently included in Subsector 211. When they are provided by separate business units on a contract or fee basis, they are included with other mining support services where the output is measured as the service provided rather than the commodity output.

The ECPC does not recommend separate industries for onshore and offshore oil and gas operations. Onshore and offshore are easily defined but the production processes are not clearly distinguishable. Offshore oil and gas extraction in shallow waters is more similar to onshore extraction from a process standpoint. Deep water extraction does have a separate production function, but the ECPC, in consultation with subject matter experts and data collection agencies, is concerned with the ability to collect or publish data for a potential deep water extraction industry.

17-0068 Various — Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation Aerial Services

Docket Number 17-0068
Various — Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation Aerial Services

Docket 17-0068 requested an industry for Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER) aerial services.

The ECPC does not recommend an industry for BAER aerial services. The ECPC supports modifying the definition of NAICS 115310, Support Activities for Forestry, to include establishments treating burned forests from the air for reforestation or on an emergency basis. The ECPC also supports cross-references and index items to clarify the classification of various related services.

17-0069 Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — Various Proposals

Docket Number 17-0069
Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — Various Proposals

Docket 17-0069 requested three industries: 1) freestanding urgent care centers and clinics (including independently owned and operated retail clinics); 2) telehealth and telemedicine services; and 3) offices of nurse practitioners.

The ECPC does not recommend the three industries proposed in this docket. Freestanding urgent care centers and clinics are appropriately classified based on the production function of the establishment. Freestanding emergency or urgent care centers are classified in NAICS 621493, Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical and Emergency Centers. Separate clinics operated by physicians are classified in Industry Group 6211, Offices of Physicians, and separate clinics operated by nurses or nurse practitioners are classified in Industry 62139, Offices of All Other Health Practitioners, along with other registered or practical nurse practices. The bundle of telehealth and telemedicine services is not a separately identifiable production process unique to one industry and is better addressed as a product of various industries. Offices of nurse practitioners are likely to expand and should be monitored for future growth and viability as a unique industry in NAICS. The ECPC supports the following index items for NAICS 621399, Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners: advanced practicing registered nurses' (APRNs) offices (e.g., centers, clinics); certified registered nurse anesthetists' (CRNAs) offices (e.g., centers, clinics); clinical nurse specialists' (CNSs) offices (e.g., centers, clinics); nurse practitioners' offices (e.g., centers, clinics); and nurse calling centers.

17-0070 Various — Ecological Restoration

Docket Number 17-0070
Various — Ecological Restoration

Docket 17-0070 requested a sector in NAICS for ecological restoration services, or modification of existing industries to cover a broad range of ecological restoration services.

The ECPC does not recommend a new sector for ecological restoration services. However, the ECPC recognizes that the classification of various activities is not clear within the current classification. The ECPC recommends additional index items and modifications to cross-references in Sectors 11, 23, 54, 56, and 81 to more clearly indicate the proper classification of ecological restoration services.

17-0071 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Digital Printing

Docket Number 17-0071
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Digital Printing

Docket 17-0071 requested an industry for digital printing, equivalent to 2007 NAICS 323115, Digital Printing.

The ECPC does not recommend reinstating a separate industry for digital printing. In 1997, the digital printing industry was created to account for specialized establishments using large format digital printing techniques for banners, outdoor advertising, and similar large format graphic work. This work used specialized digital and inkjet technologies. At that time, there was a clear distinction in the production processes. Digital technologies have grown substantially and have changed many parts of the printing process overall in the intervening decades. The content of the digital printing industry in NAICS grew as technology changed. The result was a mixture of processes and facilities that used specific technologies for specific jobs within the same plants. Classification of similar establishments operating in similar ways was dependent on the plurality of revenue from the different methods and was not a stable classification criterion. Acknowledging these changes, the 2012 NAICS revision rolled up eight 2007 NAICS printing industries, including Digital Printing (2007 NAICS Industry 323115) into NAICS 323111, Commercial Printing (except Screen and Books). The ECPC recommends retaining NAICS 323111 for NAICS 2017.

17-0072 Various — Various Proposals

Docket Number 17-0072
Various — Various Proposals

Docket 17-0072 requested 10 modifications to NAICS. The following is a summary of the requests and the ECPC recommendations:

The ECPC recommends separate industries for crude petroleum extraction and for natural gas extraction. The structure of Sector 21 was renegotiated with Canada and Mexico to allow for the identification of these national industries in the United States.

The ECPC does not recommend distinguishing between conventional and unconventional oil and gas extraction. This was considered and there was extensive discussion on the terminology that would be used to identify extraction from pooled reservoirs and extraction using methods when the oil or gas was not reservoired. Ultimately, the mix of processes used by current reporting units for statistical programs created uncertainty about the ability to collect data using those criteria for separate industries.

The ECPC does not recommend three industries for coal, oil, and natural gas electric power generation. The ECPC supports retention of NAICS 221112, Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation, as a useful aggregation for comparison with renewable fuels electric power generation industries.

The ECPC does not recommend an index item for medical coding because the product can be provided by a variety of businesses currently classified in different industries based on their principal production process.

The ECPC recommends combining NAICS 454111, Electronic Shopping, 454112, Electronic Auctions, and 454113, Mail-Order Houses, into NAICS 454110, Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses, due to the increasingly common practice by non-store retailers to sell via a mix of all three selling methods.

The ECPC does not recommend combining NAICS 811211, Consumer Electronics Repair and Maintenance, NAICS 811212, Computer and Office Machine Repair and Maintenance, and NAICS 811213, Communication Equipment Repair and Maintenance, into a single new industry. Reported size and specialization data for these industries support their retention.

The ECPC does not recommend combining NAICS 811111, General Automotive Repair, NAICS 811112, Automotive Exhaust System Repair, NAICS 811113, Automotive Transmission Repair, and NAICS 811118, Other Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance, into an industry for automotive mechanical and electrical repair and maintenance. While the ECPC does acknowledge that many of the same products are provided by these establishments, specialization by type of repair still exists (albeit with numerous secondary products), and the size of these industries supports their retention.

The ECPC does not recommend combining NAICS 812331, Linen Supply, and NAICS 812332, Industrial Launderers. The size of these industries supports their retention.

The ECPC does not recommend changing the title of NAICS 517110, Wired Telecommunications Carriers, to Wired Telecommunication Carriers and Satellite Television Distribution. The inclusion of satellite telecommunications to this industry is an exception that was negotiated and does not warrant inclusion in the industry title.

The ECPC does not recommend an index item for retailing video game software. "Video game software stores" is an existing index item.

17-0073 Sector 81 Other Services (except Public Administration) — Remote Diagnosis and Repair of Computer-controlled Assets

Docket Number 17-0073
Sector 81 Other Services (except Public Administration) — Remote Diagnosis and Repair of Computer-controlled Assets

Docket 17-0073 requested one or more industries for establishments that operate systems for the remote diagnosis and repair of any computer-controlled device containing an access port for diagnosis and maintenance purposes.

The ECPC does not recommend one or more industries as proposed. While the proposal was based on a single patent holder, the potential for remote diagnosis and repair is in fact large. Still, the technology is in its infancy and the ECPC does not recommend creation of a new industry at this time.

17-0074 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0074
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0075 Various — Marine Industry

Docket Number 17-0075
Various — Marine Industry

Docket 17-0075 requested a sector for the marine industry, including, but not limited to, commercial seafood industries; marine transportation, tourism, and recreation; marine technology and education; and coastal construction and real estate.

The ECPC does not recommend a sector for the marine industry. Such a comprehensive restructuring would disrupt numerous time series at the NAICS sector level, and there is no broad production process concept that could be applied to such a regrouping of industries as would be required by the principles of NAICS. The ECPC recommends cross-references to clarify industry classifications for marinas, ship building and repairing, and boat building.

17-0076 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0076
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0077 Various — Manufacturing and Servicing Integrated Aerospace Training Devices

Docket Number 17-0077
Various — Manufacturing and Servicing Integrated Aerospace Training Devices

Docket 17-0077 requested industries for 1) integrated aerospace training device systems manufacturing, and 2) other support activities for training device systems.

The ECPC does not recommend industries for manufacturing of and support activities for integrated aerospace training device systems. The proposal identifies a large number of companies that are active in the production of integrated aerospace training devices and systems but a review indicates that this is only one of a wide range of products that are produced by aerospace companies, computer companies, and other technology companies. The identification of integrated aerospace training devices and systems should be viewed from the product perspective and data collected within industries producing the products. With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

17-0078 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0078
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0079 General — Printed NAICS Manual

Docket Number 17-0079
General — Printed NAICS Manual

Docket 17-0079 provided support for a printed 2017 NAICS Manual.

The ECPC recommends the provision of the 2017 NAICS Manual in print and electronic formats.

17-0080 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Military Footwear and Size Standards

Docket Number 17-0080
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Military Footwear and Size Standards

Docket 17-0080 requested an industry for military footwear manufacturing. Docket 17-0080 also expressed concern about the relationship between NAICS revisions and the Small Business Administration (SBA) size standards.

The ECPC does not recommend a new industry for military footwear. While the specifications for particular military footwear can and often do differ from the requirements and specifications of other footwear, the particular end use requirements are more appropriately incorporated in a demand-based product classification system. Additionally, the resulting industry would have too few establishments to support the release of meaningful statistics. With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

The ECPC notes that the issue of size standards is not within its purview and encourages the author to address size standard concerns to the Office of Size Standards at the Small Business Administration.

17-0081 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0081
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0082 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0082
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0083 Various — Unmanned and Robotic Vehicle Systems

Docket Number 17-0083
Various — Unmanned and Robotic Vehicle Systems

Docket 17-0083 requested reclassification of target drones from NAICS 336411, Aircraft Manufacturing, to NAICS 336992, Military Armored Vehicle, Tank, and Tank Component Manufacturing, or under a new group. This docket also requested industries for unmanned and robotic vehicle systems manufacturing and for unmanned and robotic vehicle systems transportation.

The ECPC does not recommend reclassifying target drones out of NAICS 336411, Aircraft Manufacturing. Although target drones are for military use, the production process more closely aligns with aircraft rather than armored vehicles and tanks. The ECPC considered the production function of unmanned or remote operated vehicles against the production functions for the production of air, land, and water vehicles as defined in NAICS. At this time, the ECPC sees the growth and potential of unmanned and remote operated vehicles but chooses to retain the existing groupings for manufacturing of vehicles for air, land, and water. To help clarify the classification of unmanned and robotic vehicles manufacturing, the ECPC recommends the following index items:

Unmanned and robotic automobile manufacturing - NAICS 336111, Automobile Manufacturing

Unmanned and robotic aircraft manufacturing - NAICS 336411, Aircraft Manufacturing

Unmanned and robotic watercraft manufacturing - NAICS 336611, Ship Building and Repairing

The ECPC was unable to identify any businesses primarily engaged in the transportation of goods using remote operated or unmanned vehicles. For that reason alone, the ECPC cannot recommend a new industry because reliable statistics could not be produced.

Changes in the technology and the potential for significant growth requires attention in the future and the possible creation of new industries in future revisions of NAICS. With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

17-0084 Various — Biogas

Docket Number 17-0084
Various — Biogas

Docket 17-0084 requested an industry for biogas generation using an anaerobic digestion process. This process results in two main outputs: 1) biogas that can be used as a fuel source, and 2) digester effluent byproduct that is separated into liquids and solids with economic value as soil amendments, fertilizers, etc.

The ECPC does not recommend an industry for biogas generation at this time. There are an increasing number of anaerobic digesters operating in the U.S., and the potential for continued growth is likely. However, biogas output at many installations is not the primary activity of the business unit. It is secondary to activities such as crop production, dairy or beef ranching operations, poultry production, and similar primary activities. Biogas produced in these businesses is often consumed on site to generate power or heat and is not sold on the market. The ECPC recommends that statistical programs collect product data on biogas transactions when appropriate but does not recommend a new industry for NAICS 2017. When biomass is used as a primary fuel source in the market production of electric power, the activity is classified in NAICS 221117, Biomass Electric Power Generation. This industry was created in NAICS 2012 to identify that primary activity.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

17-0085 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0085
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0086 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Original Equipment and Aftermarket Automotive Parts

Docket Number 17-0086
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Original Equipment and Aftermarket Automotive Parts

Docket 17-0086 requested unique NAICS industries to differentiate between original equipment and aftermarket parts manufacturing. Much of the justification for this proposal is to allow trade data, particularly exports, to distinguish between original equipment and aftermarket equipment on a product basis.

The ECPC does not recommend industries for original equipment manufacturing and aftermarket parts manufacturing from a production process standpoint. The production of specific parts is more similar than the differences in the eventual markets (e.g., OEM and aftermarket). With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

The ECPC recognizes that there is no distinction between original equipment and aftermarket parts in the Harmonized System (HS). Proposed revisions to the HS should be directed to the U.S. International Trade Commission.

17-0087 Various — Nanotechnology Industries

Docket Number 17-0087
Various — Nanotechnology Industries

Docket 17-0087 requested industries for nanomaterials manufacturing; measurement, manipulation, and fabrication instrument manufacturing for nanotechnology; and nanotechnology research and development.

The ECPC recommends an industry for nanotechnology research and development services. The new industry, NAICS 541713, Research and Development in Nanotechnology, should be included with related research and development in the physical sciences.

The ECPC does not recommend industries for nanomaterials manufacturing or for measurement, manipulation, and fabrication instruments manufacturing for nanotechnology. The ECPC recommends the addition of index items for nanotechnology-related instruments manufacturing and nanomaterials as appropriate within the existing structure of the Manufacturing Sector. Nanomaterials manufacturing includes a broad range of products and types of materials, and singling out a new industry would cause widespread disruption to the underlying material-based structure of the Manufacturing Sector.

17-0088 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0088
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0089 Various — Maritime Technology

Docket Number 17-0089
Various — Maritime Technology

Docket 17-0089 requested a number of industries for: 1) maritime technology engineering services; 2) marine forecasters, including meteorological services and weather forecasting; 3) unmanned underwater vehicles and surface vehicles - remotely operated; 4) autonomous underwater vehicles, including gliders; 5) unmanned surface vehicles; and 6) related sensors, including sonar, video cameras, and oceanographic instrumentation or monitors.

The ECPC does not recommend the industries proposed in this docket. For NAICS 541330, Engineering Services, the underlying application of engineering principles defines the production process rather than specializations of engineering fields. The ECPC supports an index item for maritime technology engineering services. The size of the marine forecasting industry relative to the remainder of NAICS 541990, All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, would create an imbalance likely to result in data publication issues. The ECPC supports an index item for marine forecasting services.

The ECPC considered the production function of unmanned or remote operated vehicles against the production functions for the production of air, land, and water vehicles as defined in NAICS. At this time, the ECPC sees the growth and potential of unmanned and remote operated vehicles but chooses to retain the existing groupings for manufacturing of vehicles for air, land, and water. To help clarify the classification of unmanned and robotic vehicles manufacturing, the ECPC recommends the following index items:

Unmanned and robotic automobile manufacturing - NAICS 336111, Automobile Manufacturing

Unmanned and robotic aircraft manufacturing - NAICS 336411, Aircraft Manufacturing

Unmanned and robotic watercraft manufacturing - NAICS 336611, Ship Building and Repairing

The ECPC was unable to identify any businesses primarily engaged in the transportation of goods using remote operated or unmanned vehicles. For that reason alone, the ECPC cannot recommend a new industry because reliable statistics could not be produced.

Changes in the technology and the potential for significant growth requires attention in the future and the possible creation of new industries in future revisions of NAICS. With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

17-0090 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0090
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0091 Various — Nanotechnology Industries

Docket Number 17-0091
Nanotechnology Industries

Docket 17-0091 requested industries for nanomaterials manufacturing; measurement, manipulation, and fabrication instrument manufacturing for nanotechnology; and nanotechnology research and development.

The ECPC recommends an industry for nanotechnology research and development services. The new industry, NAICS 541713, Research and Development in Nanotechnology, should be included with related research and development in the physical sciences.

The ECPC does not recommend industries for nanomaterials manufacturing or for measurement, manipulation, and fabrication instruments manufacturing for nanotechnology. The ECPC recommends the addition of index items for nanotechnology-related instruments manufacturing and nanomaterials as appropriate within the existing structure of the Manufacturing Sector. Nanomaterials manufacturing includes a broad range of products and types of materials, and singling out a new industry would cause widespread disruption to the underlying material-based structure of the Manufacturing Sector.

17-0092 Various — Test Ranges and Size Standards

Docket Number 17-0092
Various — Test Ranges and Size Standards

Docket 17-0092 requested an industry or revision to an existing industry for contract services that support test ranges. The proposal cites inconsistencies in classification of test range support contracting activities for federal contracting purposes, specifically referencing the Small Business Administration (SBA) size standards.

The ECPC does not recommend an industry for contract services that support test ranges. NAICS is not designed to meet the needs of procurement applications. The production distinctions for the broad variety of services that support test ranges should remain as industry-based distinctions, rather than bundling such services based on the type of facility that they support.

The ECPC notes that the issue of size standards is not within its purview and encourages the author to address size standard concerns to the Office of Size Standards at the Small Business Administration.

17-0093 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0093
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0094 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0094
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0094 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0095 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0095
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0096 Various — Biogas

Docket Number 17-0096
Various — Biogas

Docket 17-0096 requested an industry for biogas generation using an anaerobic digestion process. This process results in two main outputs: 1) biogas that can be used as a fuel source, and 2) digester effluent byproduct that is separated into liquids and solids with economic value as soil amendments, fertilizers, etc.

The ECPC does not recommend an industry for biogas generation at this time. There are an increasing number of anaerobic digesters operating in the U.S., and the potential for continued growth is likely. However, biogas output at many installations is not the primary activity of the business unit. It is secondary to activities such as crop production, dairy or beef ranching operations, poultry production, and similar primary activities. Biogas produced in these businesses is often consumed on site to generate power or heat and is not sold on the market. The ECPC recommends that statistical programs collect product data on biogas transactions when appropriate but does not recommend a new industry for NAICS 2017. When biomass is used as a primary fuel source in the market production of electric power, the activity is classified in NAICS 221117, Biomass Electric Power Generation. This industry was created in NAICS 2012 to identify that primary activity.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

17-0097 Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — Offices of Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Docket Number 17-0097
Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — Offices of Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Docket 17-0097 requested an industry for offices of registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses.

The ECPC does not recommend an industry for offices of registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses, due to size considerations. The ECPC recognizes the role nurses play in the health care field and supports the following index items for NAICS 621399, Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners: advanced practicing registered nurses' (APRNs) offices (e.g., centers, clinics); certified registered nurse anesthetists' (CRNAs) offices (e.g., centers, clinics); clinical nurse specialists' (CNSs) offices (e.g., centers, clinics); and nurse practitioners' offices (e.g., centers, clinics).

17-0098 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0098
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0099 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0099
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0100 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0100
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0101 Various — Modeling and Simulation

Docket Number 17-0101
Various — Modeling and Simulation

Docket 17-0101 requested new NAICS industries for modeling and simulation in Sector 31-33, Manufacturing, and Sector 54, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.

The ECPC recommends that the current classification treatment for modeling and simulation services remain unchanged. Modeling and simulation activities or services are embedded in product development and production processes of different industries, such as health and medicine, manufacturing, education, and entertainment.

The ECPC acknowledges the support for the creation of a new industry but remains concerned about the ability to identify and quantify the activity in an industry classification. Pure modeling and simulation services are unique for each application and are developed to meet specific needs. The occupation is growing, and specialized training and education are clearly present. Professional standards have been developed and are being more widely applied. However, the product of modeling and simulation is provided by a wide range of business types currently classified throughout the NAICS classification.

The ECPC supports adding the phrase "modeling and simulation" as a part of the definition of NAICS Industry Group 5417, Scientific Research and Development Services, due to its growth in prominence in academia and in both the private and public sectors of the economy. The ECPC recommends that statistical programs consider adding inquiries for relevant industries to better quantify the production of modeling and simulation services across the range of producers. With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

17-0102 Sector 21 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction — Oil and Gas Industries

Docket Number 17-0102
Sector 21 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction — Oil and Gas Industries

Docket 17-0102 requested that Subsector 211, Oil and Gas Extraction, remain intact and that no additional industry detail is necessary.

The ECPC considered numerous possible changes to the structure of oil and gas extraction to address developments such as new extraction methods and process differences between onshore and offshore extraction. However, the ECPC renegotiated the structure of Sector 21 with Canada and Mexico to allow for separate national industries for crude petroleum extraction and natural gas extraction. The ECPC acknowledges that there is some overlap in oil and gas production for particular wells but also sees the need for separate industries based on developments over the past decade.

17-0103 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Dietary Supplements/Ingredients

Docket Number 17-0103
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Dietary Supplements/Ingredients

Docket 17-0103 requested an industry for dietary ingredient/supplement manufacturing, or the classification of this activity solely in NAICS 325411, Medicinal and Botanical Manufacturing. This docket requested the revision of two existing industries to exclude such manufacturing: NAICS 325180, Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing; and NAICS 325998, All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing.

The ECPC does not recommend an industry for dietary ingredient/supplement manufacturing. In line with the alternative proposal, the ECPC supports cross-references, index items, and modifications to existing index items to clarify the classification of dietary supplement manufacturing. The ECPC does not recommend scope modifications to NAICS 325180, Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing, and NAICS 325199, All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing, to exclude basic chemicals for non-industrial or for non-technical uses.

17-0104 Various — Integrated Supply Chain Industry, Size Standards, Printed NAICS Manual, Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0104
Various — Integrated Supply Chain Industry, Size Standards, Printed NAICS Manual, Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket 17-0104 requested updates for Department of Defense enterprise or GSA Schedule services, including military aeronautical or aircraft maintenance and repair and supply chain integration services in order to address the "service-product continuum" more clearly. The docket requests a manufacturing industry and a service industry to recognize the Supply Chain Integration industry. Docket 17-0104 also recommended changes to the Small Business Administration (SBA) size standards, supported discontinuing printed NAICS publications, and objected to the treatment of units that outsource manufacturing transformation in the Manufacturing Sector.

The ECPC does not recommend industries in manufacturing and services for supply chain integration. The proposal to create a single manufacturing industry (grouping such diverse industries as air and gas compressor manufacturing with aerospace product and parts manufacturing) and a single service industry (grouping such diverse industries as engineering services and process, physical distribution, and logistics consulting services) to represent broad ranges of supply chain management activities would be grouping establishments on a concept that may simplify the procurement process but is not in agreement with the production process concept for NAICS. Aircraft maintenance and repair services are classified in NAICS 48819, Other Support Activities for Air Transportation, and in NAICS 33641, Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing, using the production process distinctions that place maintenance and repair services for transportation equipment in the Transportation and Warehousing Sector, and complete overhaul and rebuilding of aerospace equipment and parts in the Manufacturing Sector. The ECPC supports an index item for aeronautical systems and instruments overhauling, conversion, rebuilding, and it supports a cross-reference in NAICS 811219, Other Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance, to clarify that establishments primarily engaged in overhauling electronic and precision equipment are classified in the Manufacturing Sector by type of equipment. The ECPC also supports an index item for logistics and integrated supply chain management consulting.

The ECPC notes that the issue of size standards is not within its purview and encourages the author to address size standard concerns to the Office of Size Standards at the Small Business Administration.

The ECPC recommends the provision of the 2017 NAICS Manual in print and electronic formats.

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0105 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Aircraft Simulation and Training

Docket Number 17-0105
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Aircraft Simulation and Training

Docket 17-0105 requests flight simulator manufacturing and aircraft simulation and training to be classified in NAICS 336413, Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment, rather than classifying manufacturing of flight simulators in NAICS 333318, Other Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing, and flight training in NAICS 611512, Flight Training.

The ECPC does not recommend the classification changes proposed in this docket. The ECPC supports the current classification of flight simulators in NAICS 333318 based on the production process principle of NAICS. The ECPC supports the classification of flight simulation training in NAICS 611512, Flight Training, and it supports other services related to flight simulation training to be classified as they are currently based on the production process (such as custom software development and software installation services in Sector 54, etc.).

17-0106 Various — Various Proposals

Docket Number 17-0106
Various — Various Proposals

Docket 17-0106 requested a wide range of industry changes to the NAICS classification. Each of the requests was evaluated and considered by the ECPC when developing recommendations. The following is a summary of the requests and the ECPC recommendations:

The ECPC recommends combining NAICS 212231, Lead Ore and Zinc Ore Mining, and NAICS 212234, Copper Ore and Nickel Ore Mining, into NAICS 212230, Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Zinc Mining. Product distinctions among the ores can still be maintained.

The ECPC supports an index item and modification to an existing index item to clarify the classification of proppants in their various forms within the existing classifications.

The ECPC supports clarifying the classification for electronic cigarettes manufacturing in NAICS 339999, All Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing, through index items and illustrative examples.

The ECPC supports clarifying the classification of electronic cigarette vapor refills manufacturing in NAICS 325998, All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing.

The ECPC supports the classification of wholesalers primarily selling e-cigarettes in NAICS 424940, Tobacco and Tobacco Product Merchant Wholesalers, and the classification of e-cigarette retail stores in NAICS 453998, All Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers (except Tobacco Stores).

The ECPC does not recommend the combination of NAICS 325992, Photographic Film, Paper, Plate, and Chemical Manufacturing, with NAICS 325998, All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing. Although there has been a shift from photographic to technical uses (e.g., X-ray), the industry is still viable.

The ECPC recommends index items and illustrative examples to clarify the classification of non-automotive hybrid engines manufacturing in NAICS 333618, Other Engine Equipment Manufacturing, and gasoline engines manufacturing for hybrid automotive vehicles in NAICS 336310, Motor Vehicle Gasoline Engine and Engine Parts Manufacturing.

The ECPC recommends combining NAICS 333911, Pump and Pumping Equipment Manufacturing, and NAICS 333913, Measuring and Dispensing Pump Manufacturing, into NAICS 333914, Measuring, Dispensing, and Other Pumping Equipment Manufacturing.

The ECPC recommends an index item for tablet computer manufacturing for NAICS 334111, Electronic Computer Manufacturing.

The ECPC recommends an index item for smartphone manufacturing for NAICS 334220, Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing.

The ECPC does not recommend combining NAICS 336213, Motor Home Manufacturing, and NAICS 336214, Travel Trailer and Camper Manufacturing. The production process for motorized vehicles warrants continued separation of NAICS 336213.

The ECPC does not recommend combining NAICS 336991, Motorcycle, Bicycle, and Parts Manufacturing, and NAICS 336999, All Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing. There is no support for enlarging an 'all other' industry (336999), particularly given that NAICS 336991 stands alone based on the latest data available.

17-0107 Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — Acupuncturists

Docket Number 17-0107
Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — Acupuncturists

Docket 17-0107 requested a new industry for acupuncture practices.

The ECPC does not recommend creation of a new industry for acupuncture practices at this time, but the size and national certification status for this field may warrant possible industry consideration in the future. In addition, the ECPC encourages the author to request an occupational code through the revision process for the Standard Occupational Classification. http://www.bls.gov/soc/revisions.htm

17-0108 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0108
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0109 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0109
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0110 Various — Biogas

Docket Number 17-0110
Various — Biogas

Docket 17-0110 requested an industry for biogas generation using an anaerobic digestion process. This process results in two main outputs: 1) biogas that can be used as a fuel source, and 2) digester effluent byproduct that is separated into liquids and solids with economic value as soil amendments, fertilizers, etc.

The ECPC does not recommend an industry for biogas generation at this time. There are an increasing number of anaerobic digesters operating in the U.S., and the potential for continued growth is likely. However, biogas output at many installations is not the primary activity of the business unit. It is secondary to activities such as crop production, dairy or beef ranching operations, poultry production, and similar primary activities. Biogas produced in these businesses is often consumed on site to generate power or heat and is not sold on the market. The ECPC recommends that statistical programs collect product data on biogas transactions when appropriate but does not recommend a new industry for NAICS 2017. When biomass is used as a primary fuel source in the market production of electric power, the activity is classified in NAICS 221117, Biomass Electric Power Generation. This industry was created in NAICS 2012 to identify that primary activity.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

17-0111 Sector 54 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services — Size Standards

Docket Number 17-0111
Sector 54 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services — Size Standards

Docket 17-0111 requested changes to the methods of designating and ultimate size standards for computer systems design and related services industries.

The ECPC notes that the issue of size standards is not within its purview and encourages the author to address size standard concerns to the Office of Size Standards at the Small Business Administration.

17-0112 Various — Nanotechnology Industries

Docket Number 17-0112
Various — Nanotechnology Industries

Docket 17-0112 requested industries for nanomaterials manufacturing; measurement, manipulation, and fabrication instrument manufacturing for nanotechnology; and nanotechnology research and development.

The ECPC recommends an industry for nanotechnology research and development services. The new industry, NAICS 541713, Research and Development in Nanotechnology, should be included with related research and development in the physical sciences.

The ECPC does not recommend industries for nanomaterials manufacturing or for measurement, manipulation, and fabrication instruments manufacturing for nanotechnology. The ECPC recommends the addition of index items for nanotechnology-related instruments manufacturing and nanomaterials as appropriate within the existing structure of the Manufacturing Sector. Nanomaterials manufacturing includes a broad range of products and types of materials, and singling out a new industry would cause widespread disruption to the underlying material-based structure of the Manufacturing Sector.

17-0113 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0113
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0113 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0114 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0114
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0114 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0115 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0115
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0115 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0116 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0116
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0116 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0117 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0117
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0117 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0118 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0118
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0118 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0119 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0119
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0119 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0120 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0120
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0120 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0121 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0121
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0121 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0122 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0122
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0122 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0123 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0123
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0123 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0124 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0124
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0124 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0125 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0125
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0125 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0126 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0126
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0126 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0127 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0127
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0127 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0128 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0128
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0128 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0129 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0129
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0129 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0130 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0130
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0130 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0131 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0131
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0131 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0132 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0132
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0132 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0133 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0133
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0133 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0134 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0134
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0134 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0135 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0135
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0135 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0136 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0136
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0136 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0137 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0137
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0137 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0138 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0138
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0138 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0139 Sector 23 Construction — Grain Bin Construction

Docket Number 17-0139
Sector 23 Construction — Grain Bin Construction

Docket 17-0139 requested an industry for grain bin construction.

The ECPC does not recommend an industry for grain bin construction, but it supports an index item coded to NAICS 236220, Commercial and Institutional Building Construction. The ECPC supports modification of the related illustrative example for "Grain elevator construction" to "Grain elevator or bin construction."

17-0140 Various — Modeling and Simulation

Docket Number 17-0140
Various — Modeling and Simulation

Docket 17-0140 requested new NAICS industries for modeling and simulation in Sector 31-33, Manufacturing, and Sector 54, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.

The ECPC recommends that the current classification treatment for modeling and simulation services remain unchanged. Modeling and simulation activities or services are embedded in product development and production processes of different industries, such as health and medicine, manufacturing, education, and entertainment.

The ECPC acknowledges the support for the creation of a new industry but remains concerned about the ability to identify and quantify the activity in an industry classification. Pure modeling and simulation services are unique for each application and are developed to meet specific needs. The occupation is growing, and specialized training and education are clearly present. Professional standards have been developed and are being more widely applied. However, the product of modeling and simulation is provided by a wide range of business types currently classified throughout the NAICS classification.

The ECPC supports adding the phrase "modeling and simulation" as a part of the definition of NAICS Industry Group 5417, Scientific Research and Development Services, due to its growth in prominence in academia and in both the private and public sectors of the economy. The ECPC recommends that statistical programs consider adding inquiries for relevant industries to better quantify the production of modeling and simulation services across the range of producers. With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

17-0141 Various — Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation Aerial Services

Docket Number 17-0141
Various — Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation Aerial Services

Docket 17-0141 requested an industry for Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER) aerial services.

The ECPC does not recommend an industry for BAER aerial services. The ECPC supports modifying the definition of NAICS 115310, Support Activities for Forestry, to include establishments treating burned forests from the air for reforestation or on an emergency basis. The ECPC also supports cross-references and index items to clarify the classification of various related services.

17-0142 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0142
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0143 Sector 48-49 Transportation and Warehousing — Transit Industry

Docket Number 17-0143
Sector 48-49 Transportation and Warehousing — Transit Industry

Docket 17-0143 requested that urban transit systems operated by state or local authorities be classified in NAICS 48511, Urban Transit Systems, rather than in Sector 92, Public Administration.

The ECPC recommendation is to retain the current classification of urban transit systems operated by state and local authorities in NAICS 48511, Urban Transit Systems. This is consistent with the core classification principles of NAICS where establishments are classified based on their production function rather than ownership. However, there are statistical programs that have not adopted this principle for government owned entities. In order to clarify the existing classification guidance for urban transit systems operated by government entities, the ECPC recommends a clarification to the cross-reference in NAICS 926120, Regulation and Administration of Transportation Programs, as follows:

Government establishments primarily engaged in - Operating airports, railroads, depots, ports, toll roads and bridges, and other transportation facilities and systems - are classified in Sector 48-49, Transportation and Warehousing.

17-0144 Various — Nanotechnology Industries

Docket Number 17-0144
Various — Nanotechnology Industries

Docket 17-0144 requested industries for nanomaterials manufacturing; measurement, manipulation, and fabrication instrument manufacturing for nanotechnology; and nanotechnology research and development.

The ECPC recommends an industry for nanotechnology research and development services. The new industry, NAICS 541713, Research and Development in Nanotechnology, should be included with related research and development in the physical sciences.

The ECPC does not recommend industries for nanomaterials manufacturing or for measurement, manipulation, and fabrication instruments manufacturing for nanotechnology. The ECPC recommends the addition of index items for nanotechnology-related instruments manufacturing and nanomaterials as appropriate within the existing structure of the Manufacturing Sector. Nanomaterials manufacturing includes a broad range of products and types of materials, and singling out a new industry would cause widespread disruption to the underlying material-based structure of the Manufacturing Sector.

17-0145 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0145
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0145 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0146 Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket Number 17-0146
Various — Outdoor Trade Industry

Docket 17-0146 was in support of Docket 17-0001, which requested new industries for the outdoor trade industry.

The ECPC does not recommend the widespread additions and revisions to 2012 NAICS industries proposed in this docket. Some of the requests were based on taxation or regulatory distinctions (e.g., excise taxes) while others presented substantial size problems or were defined in such narrow terms that their existence as primary activities could not be determined. Still other proposals were based on demand characteristics such as intended end use rather than production function differences. The docket proposed comprehensive changes to NAICS so that regulatory programs will view the outdoor industry as more than just a "hobby" and thus the businesses in the industry will be more economically visible. While this is a valid concern for impacted businesses and their interactions with regulatory programs and agencies, the purpose of NAICS is for statistical data collection and analysis.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

For NAICS 2017, the ECPC recommends a new index item for working, sporting, and service dog training services in NAICS 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services. The ECPC also recommends a new index item for hunting, fishing, and sport shooting advocacy organizations in NAICS 813319, Other Social Advocacy Organizations.

17-0147 Various — Marine Industry

Docket Number 17-0147
Various — Marine Industry

Docket 17-0147 requested a sector for the marine industry, including, but not limited to, commercial seafood industries; marine transportation, tourism, and recreation; marine technology and education; and coastal construction and real estate.

The ECPC does not recommend a sector for the marine industry. Such a comprehensive restructuring would disrupt numerous time series at the NAICS sector level, and there is no broad production process concept that could be applied to such a regrouping of industries as would be required by the principles of NAICS. The ECPC recommends cross-references to clarify industry classifications for marinas, ship building and repairing, and boat building.

17-0148 Various — Biogas

Docket Number 17-0148
Various — Biogas

Docket 17-0148 requested an industry for biogas generation using an anaerobic digestion process. This process results in two main outputs: 1) biogas that can be used as a fuel source, and 2) digester effluent byproduct that is separated into liquids and solids with economic value as soil amendments, fertilizers, etc.

The ECPC does not recommend an industry for biogas generation at this time. There are an increasing number of anaerobic digesters operating in the U.S., and the potential for continued growth is likely. However, biogas output at many installations is not the primary activity of the business unit. It is secondary to activities such as crop production, dairy or beef ranching operations, poultry production, and similar primary activities. Biogas produced in these businesses is often consumed on site to generate power or heat and is not sold on the market. The ECPC recommends that statistical programs collect product data on biogas transactions when appropriate but does not recommend a new industry for NAICS 2017. When biomass is used as a primary fuel source in the market production of electric power, the activity is classified in NAICS 221117, Biomass Electric Power Generation. This industry was created in NAICS 2012 to identify that primary activity.

With the development of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), a system that can account for more end use or demand-oriented concepts, additional evaluation could result in narrowly defined products, which may satisfy some aspects of this docket.

17-0149 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0149
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0150 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0150
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0151 Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — Offices of Audiologists

Docket Number 17-0151
Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — Offices of Audiologists

Docket 17-0151 requested a new industry for offices of audiologists.

The ECPC recommends that offices of audiologists remain classified in NAICS 621340, Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists. Although there are various credentialing differences for the professional practices included in NAICS 621340, the ECPC was not able to reach consensus on alternative groupings based on those credentials and therefore recommends no change at this time. Occupational growth projections indicate that this may need to be revisited during a future NAICS revision.

17-0152 Various — Various Oil and Gas Related Proposals

Docket Number 17-0152
Various — Various Oil and Gas Related Proposals

Docket 17-0152 requested that oil and gas well drilling on a contract or fee basis be reclassified to oil and gas extraction and that other support activities for oil and gas operations on a contract or fee basis should also be moved to oil and gas extraction. Docket 17-0152 supported new industry distinctions for onshore and offshore extraction activities and proposed separate identification of well drilling and well completion activities. Docket 17-0152 also requested changes to the industry structure in the Transportation and Warehousing Sector to address specific issues related to oil and gas carriers. Many of the changes were supported by injury and fatality data that use the existing NAICS industry structure.

The ECPC does not recommend including NAICS 213111, Drilling Oil and Gas Wells, and NAICS 213112, Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations, in Subsector 211, Oil and Gas Extraction. When these operations are performed as part of the integrated extraction process, they are currently included in Subsector 211. When they are provided by separate business units on a contract or fee basis, they are included with other mining support services where the output is measured as the service provided rather than the commodity output.

The ECPC does not recommend separate industries for onshore and offshore oil and gas operations. Onshore and offshore are easily defined but the production processes are not clearly distinguishable. Offshore oil and gas extraction in shallow waters is more similar to onshore extraction from a process standpoint. Deep water extraction does have a separate production function but the ECPC, in consultation with subject matter experts and data collection agencies, is concerned with the ability to collect or publish data for a potential deep water extraction industry.

The ECPC does not recommend separate industries for well drilling and well completion activities but does support clarification of existing index items if necessary.

The ECPC will consider adding index items, particularly to NAICS 484220, Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Local, and NAICS 484230, Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance, identifying the transportation of oil and gas-related equipment and supplies.

17-0153 Sector 21 Mining and Quarrying — Various Oil and Gas Proposals

Docket Number 17-0153
Sector 21 Mining and Quarrying — Various Oil and Gas Proposals

Docket 17-0153 requested that oil and gas well drilling on a contract or fee basis be reclassified to oil and gas extraction and that other support activities for oil and gas operations on a contract or fee basis should also be moved to oil and gas extraction. Docket 17-0153 supported new industry distinctions for onshore and offshore extraction activities and proposed separate identification of well drilling and well completion activities.

The ECPC does not recommend including NAICS 213111, Drilling Oil and Gas Wells, and NAICS 213112, Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations, in Subsector 211, Oil and Gas Extraction. When these operations are performed as part of the integrated extraction process, they are currently included in Subsector 211. When they are provided by separate business units on a contract or fee basis, they are included with other mining support services where the output is measured as the service provided rather than the commodity output.

The ECPC does not recommend separate industries for onshore and offshore oil and gas operations. Onshore and offshore are easily defined but the production processes are not clearly distinguishable. Offshore oil and gas extraction in shallow waters is more similar to onshore extraction from a process standpoint. Deep water extraction does have a separate production function but the ECPC, in consultation with subject matter experts and data collection agencies, is concerned with the ability to collect or publish data for a potential deep water extraction industry.

The ECPC does not recommend separate industries for well drilling and well completion activities but does support clarification of existing index items if necessary.

17-0154 Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

Docket Number 17-0154
Sector 31-33 Manufacturing — Factoryless Goods Producers (FGPs)

The ECPC recommends additional research and study before a final decision on the classification of units that outsource manufacturing transformation is reached. The ECPC remains open to other possible classification locations and plans to develop future recommendations based on additional research and available data. Please see the August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 46558-46559) available at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr08au14.pdf

17-0155 Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — Acupuncturists

Docket Number 17-0155
Sector 62 Health Care and Social Assistance — Acupuncturists

Docket 17-0155 requested a new industry for acupuncture practices.

The ECPC does not recommend creation of a new industry for acupuncture practices at this time, but the size and national certification status for this field may warrant possible industry consideration in the future. In addition, the ECPC encourages the author to request an occupational code through the revision process for the Standard Occupational Classification. http://www.bls.gov/soc/revisions.htm


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