Annual Retail Trade Survey, 20860-20861 [05-8117]

Download as PDF 20860 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 77 / Friday, April 22, 2005 / Notices The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. If approved, the action may result in additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities. 2. If approved, the action may result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the products proposed for deletion from the Procurement List. End of Certification The following products are proposed for deletion from the Procurement List: Products Product/NSN: Cup, Disposable. 7350–00–761–7467 (6 oz), 7350–00–914–5088 (10 oz), 7350–00–914–5089 (8 oz). NPA: The Oklahoma League for the Blind, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Contracting Activity: GSA, Southwest Supply Center, Fort Worth, Texas. Product/NSN: Cup, Disposable (Foam Plastic). 7350–00–082–5741 (8 oz), 7350–00–145–6126 (16 oz), 7350–00–721–9003 (6 oz), 7350–00–926–1661 (10 oz). NPA: The Oklahoma League for the Blind, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Contracting Activity: GSA, Southwest Supply Center, Fort Worth, Texas. Product/NSN: Lid, Plastic (Foam Cup). 7350–01–485–7092 (6 oz), 7350–01–485–7093 (10 oz), 7350–01–485–7094 (8 oz), 7350–01–485–7889 (16 oz). NPA: The Oklahoma League for the Blind, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Contracting Activity: GSA, Southwest Supply Center, Fort Worth, Texas. Sheryl D. Kennerly, Director, Information Management. [FR Doc. E5–1917 Filed 4–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Reversal of Suspension In the document appearing on page 15287, FR Doc. 05–5961, in the issue of March 25, 2005, in the first column, the Committee published an effective date of April 24, 2005, for addition of the Base Supply Center & Individual Equipment Element, Hill Air Force Base, Utah to the Procurement List. In the document appearing on page 17970, FR Doc. E5–1623, in the issue of April 8, 2005, in the first column, the Committee published the suspension of VerDate jul<14>2003 15:27 Apr 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 the effective date of April 24, 2005, for addition of the Base Supply Center & Individual Equipment Element, Hill Air Force Base, Utah to the Procurement List. This effective date was suspended until further notice. The Committee has decided to reinstate the original effective date. Accordingly, this Procurement List addition will be effective on April 24, 2005. Sheryl D. Kennerly, Director, Information Management. [FR Doc. E5–1923 Filed 4–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request DOC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Government Finance Forms. Form Number(s): F–5, F–11, F–12, F– 13, F–25, F–28, F–29, F–32, F–42. Agency Approval Number: 0607– 0585. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Burden: 31,787 hours. Number of Respondents: 10,159. Avg Hours per Response: 3 hours and 7 minutes. Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau requests continued OMB authorization for the forms necessary to carry out the information collection associated with both the Annual Survey of State and Local Government Finance and the finance phase of the quinquennial census of governments. In both the census and annual surveys, equivalent data are collected, except for the F–11 and F–12 public employeeretirement system forms. For these forms, in the Census year, an additional organizational and system coverage section is included. The Census Bureau incorporates the data collected on these forms into its governmental finance program. This program has facilitated the dissemination of comprehensive and comparable governmental finance statistics since 1902. This program is the only known comprehensive source of state and local government finance data collected on a nationwide scale using uniform definitions, concepts, and procedures. Governmental finance statistics are widely used by Federal, state, and local legislators, policy PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 makers, administrators, analysts, economists, and researchers to follow the changing characteristics of the government sector of the economy. Journalists, teachers, and students rely on these data as well. The Census Bureau provides its governmental finance data annually to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) for use in measuring and developing estimates of the government sector of the economy in its National Income and Product Accounts. The Census Bureau also provides these data to the Federal Reserve Board for constructing its Flow of Funds Accounts. Affected Public: State, local or Tribal governments. Frequency: Annually and quinquennially. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, section 161, of the United States Code requires the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a census of governments every fifth year. Section 182 allows the Secretary to conduct annual surveys in other years. OMB Desk Officer: Susan Schechter, (202) 395–5103. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dhynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Susan Schechter, OMB Desk Officer either by fax (202–395–7245) or e-mail (susan_schechter@omb.eop.gov). Dated: April 19, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–8116 Filed 4–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Annual Retail Trade Survey ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 77 / Friday, April 22, 2005 / Notices collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 21, 2005. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at DHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Nancy Piesto, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2632–FOB 3, Washington, DC 20223–6500, at (301) 763–7872. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: forms. Beginning with the 2002 survey year, forms are printed and labeled, as needed, using a print-on-demand system (Docuprint). There are several benefits in using this type of system. We no longer need to purchase or store the large quantity of forms required. Also, using Docuprint allows us to print the form and label at the same time and gives us the flexibility to print special instructions where needed. Estimates produced from the Annual Retail Trade Survey are published on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) basis. For the 2005 data year, we will introduce a new sample. As part of the process we will request two years of data resulting in a response burden time of 56 minutes. In 2006, response burden is expected to decrease to 37 minutes, as only one year of data will be requested. I. Abstract The Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS) provides a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by other government agencies. It provides continuing and timely national statistics on retail trade and accommodation and food services, augmenting the period between economic censuses, and is a continuation of similar retail trade surveys conducted each year since 1951. The data collected-annual sales and other operating receipts, e-commerce sales and other operating receipts, purchases, end-of-year inventories, and accounts receivables-are applicable to a variety of public and business needs. Data items collected for accommodation and food services are annual receipts and e-commerce receipts. The estimates of purchased merchandise will be used to estimate trade margins on commodities sold in calculating the personal consumption portion of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Accounts receivable balances are used by the Federal Reserve Board in measuring consumer credit. Businesses use these estimates to determine market share and to perform other analysis. The ARTS sample consists of all firms operating retail establishments within the U.S. whose probability of selection is determined by sales size. Estimates developed in the ARTS are used to benchmark the monthly sales and inventories series. The firms canvassed in this survey are not required to maintain additional records since carefully prepared estimates are acceptable if book figures are not available. Since the last OMB submission the ARTS no longer uses preprinted pin-fed II. Method of Collection VerDate jul<14>2003 15:27 Apr 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0013. Form Number: SA–44, SA–44A, SA– 44C, SA–44E, SA–44N, SA–44S, SA–45, SA–45C, SA–721A, and SA–721E. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Retail and accommodation and food services businesses in the United States. Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,168. Estimated Time Per Response: 56 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,690. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The cost to the respondents for fiscal year 2005 is estimated to be $488,080 based on the annual response burden of 20,690 hours and an hourly salary rate of $23.59 to complete the form. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, section 182, 224 and 225. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 19, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–8117 Filed 4–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Format for Petition Requesting Relief Under U.S. Antidumping Duty Law ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. We collect this information by mail, fax, and telephone follow-up. PO 00000 20861 SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506 (C)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 21, 2005. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6612, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. E-mail: dHynek@doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to: Sarah Keyes, Import Administration, Office of Policy, Room 3713, 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; Phone number: (202) 482–6477, and fax number: (202) 501–7952. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The International Trade Administration, Import Administration, AD/CVD Enforcement, implements the U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty law. Import Administration investigates allegations of unfair trade practices by foreign governments and producers and, in conjunction with the U.S. International Trade Commission, can impose duties on the product in E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 77 (Friday, April 22, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20860-20861]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-8117]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Annual Retail Trade Survey

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information

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collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public 
Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 21, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at DHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Nancy Piesto, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2632-FOB 
3, Washington, DC 20223-6500, at (301) 763-7872.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS) provides a sound statistical 
basis for the formation of policy by other government agencies. It 
provides continuing and timely national statistics on retail trade and 
accommodation and food services, augmenting the period between economic 
censuses, and is a continuation of similar retail trade surveys 
conducted each year since 1951. The data collected-annual sales and 
other operating receipts, e-commerce sales and other operating 
receipts, purchases, end-of-year inventories, and accounts receivables-
are applicable to a variety of public and business needs. Data items 
collected for accommodation and food services are annual receipts and 
e-commerce receipts. The estimates of purchased merchandise will be 
used to estimate trade margins on commodities sold in calculating the 
personal consumption portion of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by the 
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Accounts receivable balances are 
used by the Federal Reserve Board in measuring consumer credit. 
Businesses use these estimates to determine market share and to perform 
other analysis.
    The ARTS sample consists of all firms operating retail 
establishments within the U.S. whose probability of selection is 
determined by sales size. Estimates developed in the ARTS are used to 
benchmark the monthly sales and inventories series. The firms canvassed 
in this survey are not required to maintain additional records since 
carefully prepared estimates are acceptable if book figures are not 
available.
    Since the last OMB submission the ARTS no longer uses preprinted 
pin-fed forms. Beginning with the 2002 survey year, forms are printed 
and labeled, as needed, using a print-on-demand system (Docuprint). 
There are several benefits in using this type of system. We no longer 
need to purchase or store the large quantity of forms required. Also, 
using Docuprint allows us to print the form and label at the same time 
and gives us the flexibility to print special instructions where 
needed.
    Estimates produced from the Annual Retail Trade Survey are 
published on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 
basis.
    For the 2005 data year, we will introduce a new sample. As part of 
the process we will request two years of data resulting in a response 
burden time of 56 minutes. In 2006, response burden is expected to 
decrease to 37 minutes, as only one year of data will be requested.

II. Method of Collection

    We collect this information by mail, fax, and telephone follow-up.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0013.
    Form Number: SA-44, SA-44A, SA-44C, SA-44E, SA-44N, SA-44S, SA-45, 
SA-45C, SA-721A, and SA-721E.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Retail and accommodation and food services 
businesses in the United States.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,168.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 56 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,690.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The cost to the respondents for fiscal 
year 2005 is estimated to be $488,080 based on the annual response 
burden of 20,690 hours and an hourly salary rate of $23.59 to complete 
the form.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, section 182, 224 and 
225.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: April 19, 2005.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-8117 Filed 4-21-05; 8:45 am]
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