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Download as PDF 55104 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 20, 2005 / Notices Guidelines (7 CFR part 622), the Natural Resources Conservation Service gives notice of the deauthorization of Federal funding for the Broad Creek Watershed project Sussex and Kent Counties, Delaware. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jon F. Hall, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 1221 College Park Drive, Suite 100, Dover, Delaware 19904, 302–678–4160. Notice of Intent To Deauthorize Federal Funding A determination has been made by Jon F. Hall, State Conservationist, Delaware Natural Resources Conservation Service, that the proposed works of improvement for the Broad Creek Watershed project will not be installed. The sponsoring local organizations have concurred in this determination and agree that Federal funding should be deauthorized for the project. Information regarding this determination may be obtained at the above address and telephone number. No administrative action on implementation of the proposed deauthorization will be taken until 60 days after the date of this publication in the Federal Register. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 12, 2005. Jon F. Hall, State Conservationist. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 10.904, Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention. Office of Management and Budget Circular A–95 regarding State and local clearinghouse review of Federal and federally assisted programs and projects is applicable) [FR Doc. 05–18702 Filed 9–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census [Docket Number 050728205–5205–01] Annual Trade Survey Bureau of the Census, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of consideration. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is proposing to expand the 2005 Annual Trade Survey (ATS) to include agents, brokers, and electronic markets (AGBR). The Census Bureau proposes this expansion at the request of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The BEA considers this information vital to its accurate measurement of sales and value added VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:53 Sep 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 for wholesale trade. These data are important inputs to BEA’s preparation of National Income and Product accounts and its annual input-output tables. Written comments must be submitted on or before October 20, 2005. DATES: Direct all written comments to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2049, Federal Building 3, Washington, DC 20233. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John R. Trimble, Chief, Annual Wholesale and Special Projects Branch, Service Sector Statistics Division, on (301) 763– 7223, or by e-mail: John.R.Trimble@census.gov. ADDRESSES: The Census Bureau is authorized to conduct surveys necessary to furnish current data on subjects covered by the major censuses authorized by Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Sections 182, 224, and 225. Reporting by AGBR offices will be mandatory and will provide continuing and timely national statistical data. Data collected in this survey will be within the general scope, type, and character of those inquiries covered in the Economic Census. The current ATS collects data for all merchant wholesalers. The expanded survey will include a selected sample of AGBRs that facilitate sales between businesses in the United States. These data will be a vital source for accurately measuring the sales, commissions, sales arranged for others, e-commerce, and operating expenses of these types of companies. The BEA has made repeated requests for this information. The expanded ATS will cover all sales from the wholesale sector compared to about 90 percent of sales in the present ATS sample. Beginning with the survey year 2005, the goal will be to maximize industry coverage within our available resources. In order to establish reporting arrangements and reduce respondent burden, we will mail report forms to a sample of firms on a company basis and contact them in person, as well as by phone and mail. We will mail a survey introduction letter followed by report forms to the firms covered by this survey and require the report forms to be returned 30 days after receipt. The report forms will request similar data items, but different forms are needed to accommodate wholesale distributors, manufacturers’ sales branches and offices (MSBOs), and AGBR companies, as well as both large and small firms. Later, if necessary, additional mail SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 follow-ups and telephone follow-ups will be conducted. The primary users of these data will be Federal, state and local government agencies, including the Census Bureau, BEA, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Other users will include business firms, academics, trade associations, and research and consulting organizations. Executive Order 12866 This notice has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Chief Counsel for Regulation of the Department of Commerce certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration that this notice would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The Census Bureau is proposing to expand the 2005 ATS to includes AGBRs. If this notice of consideration is adopted, the expanded ATS would cover all sales from the wholesale sector compared to about 90 percent of sales in the present ATS sample. If this notice is adopted, it is estimated that the survey will require an additional 514 respondents to respond to the survey. It is estimated that approximately 368 of the respondents would be small entities. The approximate total additional burden hours as a result of this rule is 238 hours (28 minutes per survey). This includes time for reviewing the instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the information collection. The total cost is estimated to be $5,614 based on an annual response burden of 238 hours and a rate of $23.59 per hour to complete the form. The total cost to respondents that are small entities is estimated to be $3,892. Because small businesses are subject to minimal recording-keeping and reporting burdens as a result of this notice, the Chief Counsel for Regulation certifies that this notice of consideration will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. Paperwork Reduction Act Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), unless that collection of information displays a current valid Office of Management and E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 20, 2005 / Notices Budget (OMB) control number. This notice contains a collection of information subject to the requirements of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). In accordance with the PRA, this collection of information will be submitted to OMB for approval. We estimate the number of additional respondents to be 514 and estimate an additional 238 annual burden hours with this expanded data collection. Also, we estimate that the time for the additional responses associated with this data collection will be approximately 28 minutes. We will furnish report forms to organizations included in the survey, and additional copies will be available upon written request to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233–0101. Dated: September 13, 2005. Charles Louis Kincannon, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 05–18605 Filed 9–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P 55105 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Producing Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration (EDA), Commerce. ACTION: To give all interested parties an opportunity to comment. AGENCY: Petitions have been accepted for filing on the dates indicated from the firms listed below. LIST OF PETITION ACTION BY TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE FOR PERIOD AUGUST 11, 2005–SEPTEMBER 15, 2005 Firm name Address Date petition accepted Product O’Brien Corporation and Cardinal Systems, Inc. NRM Industries, Inc ................. 1900 Crystal Industrial Ct., St. Louis, MO 63114. 1655 Industrial Drive, Owosso, MI 48867. 887 Mesa Road, Nipomo, CA 93444. 400 Newman Road, N. Miami, OK 74358. 184 Woonasquatucket Avenue, North Providence, RI 02911. 675 Emmett Street, Bristol, CT 06010. 1517 Townline Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022. 600 Rockmart Highway, Villa Rica, GA 30180. 303 Allens Avenue, Providence, RI 02905. 332 East Broadway, Brandenbrug, KY 40108. 10 S. Eleventh Avenue, Evansville, IN 47744. 1 Hitachi Metals Drive, China Grove, NC 28023. 20 Lake Marina Road, Carpentersville, IL 60110. 29–Jul–05 .... Industrial heat exchange products. 11–Aug–05 ... Injection molded plastic products for the house ware, home building, and automotive industries. Fresh flowers. Clearwater Nursery, Inc ........... Don Hume Leathergoods, Inc Philip Machine Company, Inc .. SSI Manufacturing Technologies Corporation. Printek, Inc ............................... Villa Rica Knitters, Inc ............. Walco Electric Company ......... Restorative Medical, Inc .......... George Koch Sons, LLC ......... Hitachi Metals North Carolina, Ltd.. Performance Stamping Co., Inc. Schmald Tool and Die, Inc ...... W.L. Duffing, L.P ..................... Carlos Knitting Mill, LLC and Lifestyle Apparel, LLC. Galvotec Alloys, Inc ................. 4206 South Saginaw, Burton, MI 48529. 5223 West Orem Drive, Houston, TX 77045. 3100 East 26th Street, Vernon, CA 90023. 6712 South 36th Street, McAllen, TX 78503. The petitions were submitted pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2341). Consequently, the United States Department of Commerce has initiated separate investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each firm contributed importantly to total or partial separation of the firm’s workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. Any party having a substantial interest in the proceedings may VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:53 Sep 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 22–Aug–05 ... 22–Aug–05 ... 23–Aug–05 ... Leather and nylon enforcement products including holsters, belts and holders. Metal findings, and custom metal stampings for belt buckles, clothes and accessories. 23–Aug–05 ... Medical instruments and parts for medical devices. 24–Aug–05 ... Printers for use with business machines. 25–Aug–05 ... 27–Aug–05 ... Acrylic and wool knitted accessories including hats, watch caps, leg and arm warners, scarves, facemasks, etc. Electric motors. 29–Aug–05 ... Orthopedic, prosthetic, and surgical appliances and supplies. 14–Sep–05 ... 14–Sep–05 ... Custom designed automated finishing systems for industries, i.e. spraying apparatus. Magnets for the construction of motors to be used primarily in automotive applications. Stamped metal for the household refrigerator appliance, automotive, computer, household fixture and electrical industries. Plastic injection molds, dies, and machine tools for working metals and parts of plastic for vehicles. Parts for electronic measuring instruments. 15–Sep–05 ... Knitted fabric. 15–Sep–05 ... Aluminum alloys, including galvanic anodes. 14–Sep–05 ... 14–Sep–05 ... 14–Sep–05 ... request a public hearing on the matter. A request for a hearing must be received by Trade Adjustment Assistance, Room 7812, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than the close of business of the tenth calendar day following the publication of this notice. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official program number and title of the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: September 14, 2005. Anthony J. Meyer, Senior Program Analyst, Office of Strategic Initiatives. [FR Doc. 05–18685 Filed 9–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–24–P E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 20, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55104-55105]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-18605]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

[Docket Number 050728205-5205-01]


Annual Trade Survey

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of consideration.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is proposing to 
expand the 2005 Annual Trade Survey (ATS) to include agents, brokers, 
and electronic markets (AGBR). The Census Bureau proposes this 
expansion at the request of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The 
BEA considers this information vital to its accurate measurement of 
sales and value added for wholesale trade. These data are important 
inputs to BEA's preparation of National Income and Product accounts and 
its annual input-output tables.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 20, 
2005.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to the Director, U.S. Census 
Bureau, Room 2049, Federal Building 3, Washington, DC 20233.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John R. Trimble, Chief, Annual 
Wholesale and Special Projects Branch, Service Sector Statistics 
Division, on (301) 763-7223, or by e-mail: John.R.Trimble@census.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Census Bureau is authorized to conduct 
surveys necessary to furnish current data on subjects covered by the 
major censuses authorized by Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), 
Sections 182, 224, and 225. Reporting by AGBR offices will be mandatory 
and will provide continuing and timely national statistical data. Data 
collected in this survey will be within the general scope, type, and 
character of those inquiries covered in the Economic Census.
    The current ATS collects data for all merchant wholesalers. The 
expanded survey will include a selected sample of AGBRs that facilitate 
sales between businesses in the United States. These data will be a 
vital source for accurately measuring the sales, commissions, sales 
arranged for others, e-commerce, and operating expenses of these types 
of companies. The BEA has made repeated requests for this information. 
The expanded ATS will cover all sales from the wholesale sector 
compared to about 90 percent of sales in the present ATS sample.
    Beginning with the survey year 2005, the goal will be to maximize 
industry coverage within our available resources. In order to establish 
reporting arrangements and reduce respondent burden, we will mail 
report forms to a sample of firms on a company basis and contact them 
in person, as well as by phone and mail. We will mail a survey 
introduction letter followed by report forms to the firms covered by 
this survey and require the report forms to be returned 30 days after 
receipt. The report forms will request similar data items, but 
different forms are needed to accommodate wholesale distributors, 
manufacturers' sales branches and offices (MSBOs), and AGBR companies, 
as well as both large and small firms. Later, if necessary, additional 
mail follow-ups and telephone follow-ups will be conducted.
    The primary users of these data will be Federal, state and local 
government agencies, including the Census Bureau, BEA, and the 
Environmental Protection Agency. Other users will include business 
firms, academics, trade associations, and research and consulting 
organizations.

Executive Order 12866

    This notice has been determined to be not significant for purposes 
of Executive Order 12866.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Chief Counsel for Regulation of the Department of Commerce 
certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business 
Administration that this notice would not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. The Census Bureau is 
proposing to expand the 2005 ATS to includes AGBRs. If this notice of 
consideration is adopted, the expanded ATS would cover all sales from 
the wholesale sector compared to about 90 percent of sales in the 
present ATS sample.
    If this notice is adopted, it is estimated that the survey will 
require an additional 514 respondents to respond to the survey. It is 
estimated that approximately 368 of the respondents would be small 
entities. The approximate total additional burden hours as a result of 
this rule is 238 hours (28 minutes per survey). This includes time for 
reviewing the instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering 
and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the 
information collection. The total cost is estimated to be $5,614 based 
on an annual response burden of 238 hours and a rate of $23.59 per hour 
to complete the form. The total cost to respondents that are small 
entities is estimated to be $3,892.
    Because small businesses are subject to minimal recording-keeping 
and reporting burdens as a result of this notice, the Chief Counsel for 
Regulation certifies that this notice of consideration will not have a 
significant impact on a substantial number of small entities.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required 
to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure 
to comply with, a collection of information subject to requirements of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), unless that collection of 
information displays a current valid Office of Management and

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Budget (OMB) control number. This notice contains a collection of 
information subject to the requirements of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq.). In accordance with the PRA, this collection of information will 
be submitted to OMB for approval. We estimate the number of additional 
respondents to be 514 and estimate an additional 238 annual burden 
hours with this expanded data collection. Also, we estimate that the 
time for the additional responses associated with this data collection 
will be approximately 28 minutes. We will furnish report forms to 
organizations included in the survey, and additional copies will be 
available upon written request to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, 
Washington, DC 20233-0101.

    Dated: September 13, 2005.
Charles Louis Kincannon,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. 05-18605 Filed 9-19-05; 8:45 am]
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