[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 149 (Tuesday, August 4, 2015)]
[Notices]
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Vol. 80

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North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)--Updates for 
2017; Notice

Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 149 / Tuesday, August 4, 2015 / 
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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)--Updates 
for 2017

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

ACTION: Notice of Solicitation of Comments on the Economic 
Classification Policy Committee's Recommendations for the 2017 Revision 
of the North American Industry Classification System.

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SUMMARY: Under the authority of the Budget and Accounting Procedures 
Act of 1950 (31 U.S.C. 1104(d)) and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. 3504(e)), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) seeks 
public comment on the advisability of adopting the proposed North 
American Industry Classification System (NAICS) updates for 2017 
recommended by its Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC), 
comprised of representatives of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau 
of Labor Statistics, and Census Bureau. The ECPC recommends an update 
of the industry classification system to clarify existing industry 
definitions and content, recognize new and emerging industries, and 
correct errors and omissions.
    This notice: (1) Summarizes the background for the proposed 
revisions to NAICS 2012 in Part I, (2) contains a summary of public 
comments in Part II, (3) includes a list of title changes for NAICS 
industries that clarify, but do not change, the existing content of the 
industries in Part III, and (4) provides a comprehensive listing of 
proposed changes for national industries and their links to NAICS 2012 
industries in Part IV.
    OMB published a notification of intention to revise portions of 
NAICS in a May 22, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 29626-29629). 
That notice solicited comments on the advisability of revising the 
NAICS 2012 structure for 2017: (1) To identify new and emerging 
industries, (2) to solicit comments on the desirability of maintaining 
a print manual, (3) to review the structure of the oil and gas 
extraction industries, (4) to solicit additional comments on the 
treatment of manufacturing units that outsource transformation, and (5) 
to make any required changes for errors and omissions in NAICS 2012. 
The deadline for submitting comments was July 21, 2014.
    After considering all proposals from the public, consulting with 
U.S. data users and industry groups, and undertaking extensive 
discussions with Statistics Canada and Mexico's Instituto Nacional de 
Estad[iacute]stica y Geograf[iacute]a (INEGI), the ECPC--in 
collaboration with INEGI and Statistics Canada--developed 
recommendations for revisions to NAICS for 2017 that would apply to all 
three North American countries. These revisions focus on improving the 
description of current industries, identifying new and emerging 
industries, and recommending changes to industry content based on 
research and implementation experience.
    The ECPC recommends that NAICS United States 2017 incorporate 
changes as shown in Parts III and IV of this notice.
    Following an extensive process of development and discussions by 
the ECPC, with maximum possible public input, OMB seeks comment on the 
advisability of revising NAICS to incorporate the changes published in 
this notice. The revised NAICS would be employed in relevant data 
collections by all U.S. statistical agencies beginning with reference 
year 2017. Statistics Canada and INEGI are recommending acceptance of 
the proposed NAICS revisions for industry classification in the 
statistical programs of their national systems and are seeking comments 
in their respective countries. Representatives of the three countries 
will hold further discussions to consider public comments that they 
receive.

DATES: To ensure consideration of comments on the adoption and 
implementation of the NAICS revisions detailed in this notice, please 
submit all comments in writing as soon as possible, but no later than 
October 5, 2015. Please be aware of delays in mail processing at 
Federal facilities due to heightened security. Respondents are also 
encouraged to send both a hard copy and a second copy via FAX or email 
(discussed in Addresses below). This proposed revision to NAICS would 
become effective in the U.S. for publication of establishment data that 
refer to periods beginning on or after January 1, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Please send correspondence about the adoption and 
implementation of proposed NAICS revisions as shown in this Federal 
Register notice to: Katherine K. Wallman, Chief Statistician, Office of 
Management and Budget, 10201 New Executive Office Building, Washington, 
DC 20503, telephone number: (202) 395-3093, fax number: (202) 395-7245. 
Please send email comments to [email protected] with subject NAICS17. 
Comments may also be sent via http://www.regulations.gov--a Federal E-
Government Web site that allows the public to find, review, and submit 
comments on documents that agencies have published in the Federal 
Register and that are open for comment. Simply type ``(NAICS)--Updates 
for 2017'' (in quotes) in the ``Rules, Comments, Adjudications or 
Supporting Documents'' search box, click ``Search, click Comment 
Now!'', and follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    All comments regarding this notice received via the Web site, 
email, fax, hardcopy, or other means, are part of the public record as 
submitted. For this reason, do not include in your comments information 
of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or 
proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email 
address will be automatically saved and included as part of the comment 
that is placed in the public docket. Please note that responses to this 
public comment request containing any routine notice about the 
confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comments 
that may be made available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion 
of the routine notice.
    Please include contact information and a phone number or email 
address with your comments to facilitate follow-up if necessary.
    Please address inquiries about the content of industries or 
requests for electronic copies of the tables to: John Murphy, Chair, 
Economic Classification Policy Committee, Bureau of the Census, Room 
8K157, Washington, DC 20233, telephone number: (301) 763-5172, email: 
[email protected].
    Electronic Availability and Comments: This document is available on 
the Internet from the Census Bureau Internet site, http://www.census.gov/naics. This site also contains previous NAICS United 
States Federal Register notices and related documents.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Bugg, 10201 New Executive Office 
Building., Washington, DC 20503, email address: [email protected], 
telephone number: (202) 395-3095, fax number: (202) 395-7245.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Part I: Background of NAICS

    NAICS is a system for classifying establishments (individual 
business locations) by type of economic activity. Its purposes are: (1) 
To facilitate the collection, tabulation, presentation, and analysis of 
data relating to

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establishments, and (2) to promote uniformity and comparability in the 
presentation and analysis of statistical data describing the North 
American economy. NAICS is used by Federal statistical agencies that 
collect or publish data by industry. It is also widely used by State 
agencies, trade associations, private businesses, and other 
organizations.
    Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Estad[iacute]stica y 
Geograf[iacute]a, Statistics Canada, and the United States Office of 
Management and Budget, through its Economic Classification Policy 
Committee, collaborated on NAICS to make the industry statistics 
produced by the three countries comparable. NAICS is the first industry 
classification system developed in accordance with a single principle 
of aggregation--the principle that producing units that use similar 
production processes should be grouped together in the classification.
    NAICS also reflects, in a much more explicit way, the enormous 
changes in technology and in the growth and diversification of services 
that have marked recent decades. Industry statistics presented using 
NAICS are also comparable, to a limited extent, with statistics 
compiled according to the latest revision of the United Nations' 
International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic 
Activities (ISIC, Revision 4).
    For the three countries, NAICS provides a consistent framework for 
the collection, tabulation, presentation, and analysis of industry 
statistics used by government policy analysts, academics and 
researchers, the business community, and the public. However, because 
of different national economic and institutional structures as well as 
limited resources and time for constructing NAICS, its structure is not 
entirely comparable at the individual industry level across all three 
countries. For some sectors and subsectors, the statistical agencies of 
the three countries agreed to harmonize NAICS based on sectoral 
boundaries rather than on a detailed industry structure. NAICS 
comparability is limited to the sector level for wholesale trade, 
retail trade, and public administration.
    The four principles of NAICS are:
    (1) NAICS is erected on a production-oriented conceptual framework. 
This means that producing units that use the same or similar production 
processes are grouped together in NAICS.
    (2) NAICS gives special attention to developing production-oriented 
classifications for (a) new and emerging industries, (b) service 
industries in general, and (c) industries engaged in the production of 
advanced technologies.
    (3) The system aims to maintain time series continuity to the 
extent possible.
    (4) The system strives for compatibility with the two-digit level 
of the United Nations' International Standard Industrial Classification 
of All Economic Activities (ISIC, Revision 4).
    The ECPC is committed to maintaining the principles of NAICS during 
revisions. The May 22, 2014, solicitation for public comment on 
questions related to a potential revision of NAICS in 2017 was directly 
tied to the application of these four NAICS principles.
    NAICS uses a hierarchical structure to classify establishments from 
the broadest level to the most detailed level using the following 
format of up to six digits:

Sector........................  2-digit..........  Sectors represent the
                                                    highest level of
                                                    aggregation. There
                                                    are 20 sectors in
                                                    NAICS representing
                                                    broad levels of
                                                    aggregation.
Subsector.....................  3-digit..........  Subsectors represent
                                                    the next, more
                                                    detailed level of
                                                    aggregation in
                                                    NAICS. There are 99
                                                    subsectors in NAICS
                                                    United States 2012.
Industry Group................  4-digit..........  Industry groups are
                                                    more detailed than
                                                    subsectors. There
                                                    are 312 industry
                                                    groups in NAICS
                                                    United States 2012.
NAICS Industry................  5-digit..........  NAICS industries are
                                                    the level that, in
                                                    most cases,
                                                    represents the
                                                    lowest level of
                                                    three country
                                                    comparability. There
                                                    are 713 five-digit
                                                    industries in NAICS
                                                    United States 2012.
National Industry.............  6-digit..........  National industries
                                                    are the most
                                                    detailed level of
                                                    NAICS. These
                                                    industries represent
                                                    the national level
                                                    detail for NAICS
                                                    United States.
                                                   There are 1,065 six-
                                                    digit U.S.
                                                    industries in NAICS
                                                    United States 2012.
 

Part II: Summary of Public Comments Regarding Priorities for Changes to 
NAICS in 2017

    In response to the May 22, 2014, Federal Register notice, the ECPC 
received approximately 22,000 individual comments addressing Part V of 
the notice--``Update on the Treatment of Manufacturing Units that 
Outsource Transformation.'' The disposition of these comments is 
addressed in OMB's August 8, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 
46558-46559), Implementation of the Factoryless Goods Producer 
Classification in NAICS 2017. In short, the notice announced that the 
Factoryless Goods Producer classification would not be implemented in 
2017. OMB took this action to provide the relevant statistical agencies 
with the opportunity to complete the additional research, testing, and 
evaluation needed to determine the feasibility of developing methods 
for the consistent identification and classification of Factoryless 
Goods Producers that are accurate and reliable.
    For the remaining 113 comments, each submission was assigned a 
unique docket number. These 113 comments addressed the questions 
included in Parts II-V of the May 22, 2014, notice and/or included 
comments proposing other changes to the structure of NAICS 2012.
    The ECPC applied the following general guidance when considering 
changes to NAICS in 2017:
    (1) Because of the cost of change and the disruption of statistical 
data series that have already resulted from the ongoing implementation 
of NAICS, the ECPC will limit the scope of NAICS changes for 2017 to 
those that significantly improve the relevance and efficiency of the 
classification system;
    (2) The ECPC will recommend new and emerging industries identified 
through the comment process that are supported by the guiding 
principles of NAICS;
    (3) The ECPC will undertake additional research and evaluation 
before making its recommendation on the classification of manufacturing 
units that outsource transformation, as announced by OMB in a Federal 
Register notice on August 8, 2014 (79 FR 46558-46559); and
    (4) The ECPC will make changes to account for errors and omissions 
as well as recommend narrative improvements to clarify the content of 
existing industries.
    The ECPC also considered the views of its member agencies (Bureau 
of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Census Bureau) 
when evaluating specific proposals for changes to NAICS in 2017. The 
ECPC reviewed each individual proposal within the existing framework of 
the principles of NAICS. Additional

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considerations that resulted in recommendations for or against change 
included issues of relevance, size, and time series continuity.
    Comments received often addressed more than one issue. Of the 113 
uniquely numbered comments received in response to the Federal Register 
notice, 53 supported comprehensive changes to create new industries and 
regroup a variety of existing industries that make up the ``outdoor 
trade industry,'' five requested new nanotechnology-related industries, 
five supported creating a NAICS industry for biogas production, four 
requested new industries and changes to existing industries for 
modeling and simulation, four addressed updating the structure of the 
oil and gas industries, three requested a new industry for acupuncture 
practices, two requested a new industry for building envelope 
consulting services, and single comments requested other new industries 
such as welding services, fire extinguisher installation and 
maintenance, pipeline inspection by type of utility (sanitary, 
electric, gas, etc.), freestanding urgent care centers and clinics, 
telehealth services, and offices of nurse practitioners. The balance of 
the comments requested revisions or clarifications of content of 
existing NAICS industries, such as industrial sand mining, sign 
manufacturing, and all other outpatient care centers. Finally, three 
comments supported continuing printed publication of NAICS 2017.
    Each suggestion was carefully considered. Some suggestions were 
recommended for adoption but modified by the ECPC to better meet the 
objectives of NAICS. Based on public comments, the ECPC is recommending 
industry definition changes to explicitly classify certain activities 
and more clearly match accepted industry terminology.
    Some suggestions were recommended to be incorporated as products 
rather than industries. Other suggestions for change were not best 
suited on the production-oriented basis of NAICS, or could not be 
implemented in statistical programs, for various reasons, and thus were 
not accepted. When a proposal was not accepted, it was usually because: 
(a) The resulting industry would have been too small in the U.S. or (b) 
the proposal did not meet the production-oriented criterion for forming 
an industry in NAICS. Detailed supporting documentation discussing the 
issues and rationale for reaching these recommendations is available at 
www.census.gov/naics.

Part III: ECPC Recommendations for Title Changes

    The ECPC is recommending NAICS industry title changes to more 
clearly describe the existing content of industries. These title 
changes do not change the content of these industries, but rather 
refine how they are described.
    NAICS Industry Group 7213, Rooming and Boarding Houses, would be 
changed to ``Rooming and Boarding Houses, Dormitories, and Workers' 
Camps.''
    NAICS 72131, Rooming and Boarding Houses, would be changed to 
``Rooming and Boarding Houses, Dormitories, and Workers' Camps.''
    NAICS 721310, Rooming and Boarding Houses, would be changed to 
``Rooming and Boarding Houses, Dormitories, and Workers' Camps.''

Part IV: ECPC Recommendations for 2017 Changes to 2012 NAICS United 
States

    Part IV presents the ECPC recommendations for content revisions to 
NAICS United States for 2017. Table 1 lists, in NAICS United States 
2012 order, the disposition of all industries that the ECPC recommends 
for change and their resulting relationship to NAICS United States 2017 
proposed industries. Table 2 presents the ECPC recommended NAICS 2017 
industries in proposed NAICS United States 2017 order, cross-walked to 
their NAICS United States 2012 content.

         Table 1--2012 NAICS United States Matched to ECPC Recommendations for 2017 NAICS United States
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                                                             Status     2017 NAICS
        2012 NAICS code           2012 NAICS description      code         code         2017 NAICS description
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211111........................  Crude Petroleum and
                                 Natural Gas Extraction
                                   crude petroleum          ........          211120  Crude Petroleum
                                    extraction.                                        Extraction.
                                   natural gas extraction.      pt.           211130  Natural Gas Extraction.
211112........................  Natural Gas Liquid              pt.           211130  Natural Gas Extraction.
                                 Extraction.
212231........................  Lead Ore and Zinc Ore           pt.           212230  Copper, Nickel, Lead, and
                                 Mining.                                               Zinc Mining.
212234........................  Copper Ore and Nickel Ore       pt.           212230  Copper, Nickel, Lead, and
                                 Mining.                                               Zinc Mining.
333911........................  Pump and Pumping Equipment      pt.           333914  Measuring, Dispensing, and
                                 Manufacturing.                                        Other Pumping Equipment
                                                                                       Manufacturing.
333913........................  Measuring and Dispensing        pt.           333914  Measuring, Dispensing, and
                                 Pump Manufacturing.                                   Other Pumping Equipment
                                                                                       Manufacturing.
335221........................  Household Cooking               pt.           335220  Major Household Appliance
                                 Appliance Manufacturing.                              Manufacturing.
335222........................  Household Refrigerator and      pt.           335220  Major Household Appliance
                                 Home Freezer                                          Manufacturing.
                                 Manufacturing.
335224........................  Household Laundry               pt.           335220  Major Household Appliance
                                 Equipment Manufacturing.                              Manufacturing.
335228........................  Other Major Household           pt.           335220  Major Household Appliance
                                 Appliance Manufacturing.                              Manufacturing.
452111........................  Department Stores (except       pt.           452210  Department Stores.
                                 Discount Department
                                 Stores).
452112........................  Discount Department Stores
                                   insignificant                pt.           452210  Department Stores.
                                    perishable grocery
                                    sales.
                                   significant perishable       pt.           452311  Warehouse Clubs and
                                    grocery sales.                                     Supercenters.
452910........................  Warehouse Clubs and             pt.           452311  Warehouse Clubs and
                                 Supercenters.                                         Supercenters.
452990........................  All Other General           ........          452319  All Other General
                                 Merchandise Stores.                                   Merchandise Stores.
454111........................  Electronic Shopping.......      pt.           454110  Electronic Shopping and
                                                                                       Mail-Order Houses.
454112........................  Electronic Auctions.......      pt.           454110  Electronic Shopping and
                                                                                       Mail-Order Houses.
454113........................  Mail-Order Houses.........      pt.           454110  Electronic Shopping and
                                                                                       Mail-Order Houses.
512210........................  Record Production.........      pt.           512250  Record Production and
                                                                                       Distribution.
512220........................  Integrated Record               pt.           512250  Record Production and
                                 Production/Distribution.                              Distribution.
517110........................  Wired Telecommunications    ........          517311  Wired Telecommunications
                                 Carriers.                                             Carriers.

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517210........................  Wireless                    ........          517312  Wireless
                                 Telecommunications                                    Telecommunications
                                 Carriers (except                                      Carriers (except
                                 Satellite).                                           Satellite).
532220........................  Formal Wear and Costume     ........          532281  Formal Wear and Costume
                                 Rental.                                               Rental.
532230........................  Video Tape and Disc Rental  ........          532282  Video Tape and Disc
                                                                                       Rental.
532291........................  Home Health Equipment       ........          532283  Home Health Equipment
                                 Rental.                                               Rental.
532292........................  Recreational Goods Rental.  ........          532284  Recreational Goods Rental.
532299........................  All Other Consumer Goods    ........          532289  All Other Consumer Goods
                                 Rental.                                               Rental.
541711........................  Research and Development
                                 in Biotechnology
                                   nanobiotechnologies          pt.           541713  Research and Development
                                    research and                                       in Nanotechnology.
                                    experimental
                                    development
                                    laboratories.
                                   except                   ........          541714  Research and Development
                                    nanobiotechnologies                                in Biotechnology (except
                                    research and                                       Nanobiotechnology).
                                    experimental
                                    development
                                    laboratories.
541712........................  Research and Development
                                 in the Physical,
                                 Engineering, and Life
                                 Sciences (except
                                 Biotechnology)
                                   nanotechnology research      pt.           541713  Research and Development
                                    and experimental                                   in Nanotechnology.
                                    development
                                    laboratories.
                                   except nanotechnology    ........          541715  Research and Development
                                    research and                                       in the Physical,
                                    experimental                                       Engineering, and Life
                                    development                                        Sciences (except
                                    laboratories.                                      Nanotechnology and
                                                                                       Biotechnology).
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pt.--Part of 2017 NAICS United States industry.


         Table 2--ECPC Recommendations for 2017 NAICS United States Matched to 2012 NAICS United States
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                                                             Status     2012 NAICS
        2017 NAICS code           2017 NAICS description      code         code         2012 NAICS description
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21112.........................  Crude Petroleum Extraction
211120........................  Crude Petroleum Extraction        N         * 211111  Crude Petroleum and
                                                                                       Natural Gas Extraction--
                                                                                       crude petroleum
                                                                                       extraction.
21113.........................  Natural Gas Extraction
211130........................  Natural Gas Extraction....        N         * 211111  Crude Petroleum and
                                                                                       Natural Gas Extraction--
                                                                                       natural gas extraction.
                                                                              211112  Natural Gas Liquid
                                                                                       Extraction.
212230........................  Copper, Nickel, Lead, and         N           212231  Lead Ore and Zinc Ore
                                 Zinc Mining.                                          Mining.
                                                                              212234  Copper Ore and Nickel Ore
                                                                                       Mining.
333914........................  Measuring, Dispensing, and        N           333911  Pump and Pumping Equipment
                                 Other Pumping.                                        Manufacturing.
                                Equipment Manufacturing...  ........          333913  Measuring and Dispensing
                                                                                       Pump Manufacturing.
335220........................  Major Household Appliance         N           335221  Household Cooking
                                 Manufacturing.                                        Appliance Manufacturing.
                                                                              335222  Household Refrigerator and
                                                                                       Home Freezer
                                                                                       Manufacturing.
                                                                              335224  Household Laundry
                                                                                       Equipment Manufacturing.
                                                                              335228  Other Major Household
                                                                                       Appliance Manufacturing.
4522..........................  Department Stores
45221.........................  Department Stores
452210........................  Department Stores.........        N           452111  Department Stores (except
                                                                                       Discount Department
                                                                                       Stores).
                                                                            * 452112  Discount Department
                                                                                       Stores--insignificant
                                                                                       perishable grocery sales.
4523..........................  General Merchandise
                                 Stores, Including
                                 Warehouse Clubs and
                                 Supercenters
45231.........................  General Merchandise
                                 Stores, Including
                                 Warehouse
                                Clubs and Supercenters
452311........................  Warehouse Clubs and               N           452910  Warehouse Clubs and
                                 Supercenters.                                         Supercenters.
                                                                            * 452112  Discount Department
                                                                                       Stores--significant
                                                                                       perishable grocery sales.
452319........................  All Other General                 N           452990  All Other General
                                 Merchandise Stores.                                   Merchandise Stores.
454110........................  Electronic Shopping and           N           454111  Electronic Shopping.
                                 Mail-Order Houses.
                                                                              454112  Electronic Auctions.
                                                                              454113  Mail-Order Houses.
51225.........................  Record Production and
                                 Distribution
512250........................  Record Production and             N           512210  Record Production.
                                 Distribution.
                                                                              512220  Integrated Record
                                                                                       Production/Distribution.
51731.........................  Wired and Wireless
                                 Telecommunications
                                 Carriers

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517311........................  Wired Telecommunications          N           517110  Wired Telecommunications
                                 Carriers.                                             Carriers.
517312........................  Wireless                          N           517210  Wireless
                                 Telecommunications                                    Telecommunications
                                 Carriers (except                                      Carriers (except
                                 Satellite).                                           Satellite).
53228.........................  Other Consumer Goods
                                 Rental
532281........................  Formal Wear and Costume           N           532220  Formal Wear and Costume
                                 Rental.                                               Rental.
532282........................  Video Tape and Disc Rental        N           532230  Video Tape and Disc
                                                                                       Rental.
532283........................  Home Health Equipment             N           532291  Home Health Equipment
                                 Rental.                                               Rental.
532284........................  Recreational Goods Rental.        N           532292  Recreational Goods Rental.
532289........................  All Other Consumer Goods          N           532299  All Other Consumer Goods
                                 Rental.                                               Rental.
541713........................  Research and Development          N         * 541711  Research and Development
                                 in Nanotechnology.                                    in Biotechnology--
                                                                                       nanobiotechnologies
                                                                                       research and experimental
                                                                                       development laboratories.
                                                                            * 541712  Research and Development
                                                                                       in the Physical,
                                                                                       Engineering, and Life
                                                                                       Sciences (except
                                                                                       Biotechnology)--nanotechn
                                                                                       ology research and
                                                                                       experimental development
                                                                                       laboratories.
541714........................  Research and Development          N          *541711  Research and Development
                                 in Biotechnology (except                              in Biotechnology--except
                                 Nanobiotechnology).                                   nanobiotechnologies
                                                                                       research and experimental
                                                                                       development laboratories.
541715........................  Research and Development          N         * 541712  Research and Development
                                 in the Physical,                                      in the Physical,
                                 Engineering, and Life                                 Engineering, and Life
                                 Sciences (except                                      Sciences (except
                                 Nanotechnology and                                    Biotechnology)--except
                                 Biotechnology).                                       nanotechnology research
                                                                                       and experimental
                                                                                       development laboratories.
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N--new NAICS industry/code for 2017; *--Part of 2012 NAICS United States industry.


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