Annual Retail Trade Survey, 70058 [05-22944]

Download as PDF 70058 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 223 / Monday, November 21, 2005 / Notices continue to seek information, comments, and assistance from Federal, Tribal, State, and local agencies and other individuals or organizations that may be interested in or affected by the proposed actions. The Forest Service believes, at this early stage, it is important to give reviewers notice of several court rulings related to public participation in the environmental review process. First, reviewers of draft environmental impact statements must structure their participation in the environmental review of the proposal so that it is meaningful and alerts an agency to the reviewer’s position and contentions. Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. v. NRDC, 435 U.S. 519, 533 (1978). Also, environmental objections that could be raised at the draft environmental impact statement stage but that are not raised until after completion of the final environmental impact statement may be waived or dismissed by the courts. City of Angoon v. Hodel, 803 F.2d 1016, 1022 (9th Cir. 1986) and Wisconsin Heritages, Inc. v. Harris, 490 F. Supp. 1334, 1338 (E.D. Wis. 1980). Because of these court rulings, it is very important that those interested in this proposed action participate by the close of the 45 comment period so that substantive comments and objections are made available to the Forest Service at a time when it can meaningfully consider them and respond to them in the final supplemental environmental impact statement. To assist the Forest Service in identifying and considering issues and concerns on the proposed action, comments on the draft supplemental environmental impact statement should be as specific as possible. It is also helpful if comments refer to specific pages or chapters of the draft statement. Comments may also address the adequacy of the draft environmental impact statement or the merits of the alternatives formulated and discussed in the statement. Reviewers may wish to refer to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act at 40 CFR 1503.3 in addressing these points. Comments received, including the names and addressees of those who comment, will be considered part of the public record on this proposal and will be available for public inspection. The Idaho Panhandle National Forests Supervisor will make a decision on the project after considering comments and responses, environmental consequences discussed in the Final Supplemental EIS, and applicable laws, regulations and policies. The decision and VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:51 Nov 18, 2005 Jkt 208001 supporting reasons will be documented in a Record of Decision. (Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section 21) Dated: November 14, 2005. Ranotta K. McNair, Forest Supervisor, Idaho Panhandle National Forests. [FR Doc. 05–22968 Filed 11–18–05; 8:45am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census [Docket Number 051107295–5295–01] Annual Retail Trade Survey Bureau of the Census, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of determination. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the Annual Retail Trade Survey. The Census Bureau has determined that it needs to collect data covering annual sales, e-commerce sales, percent of ecommerce sales to customers located outside the United States, year-end inventories, purchases, accounts receivables and, for select industries, merchandise line sales and percent of sales by class of customer. ADDRESSES: The Census Bureau will furnish report forms to organizations included in the survey. Additional copies are available upon written request to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233–0101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Piesto, Service Sector Statistics Division, on (301) 763–2747. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Annual Retail Trade Survey is a continuation of similar retail trade surveys conducted each year since 1951 (except 1954). It provides, on a comparable classification basis, annual sales, e-commerce sales, purchases, and year-end inventories for 2004 and 2005. These data are not available publicly on a timely basis from nongovernmental or other governmental sources. The Census Bureau will require a selected sample of firms operating retail establishments in the United States (with sales size determining the probability of selection) to report in the 2005 Annual Retail Trade Survey. We will furnish report forms to the firms covered by this survey and will require their submissions within 30 days after receipt. The sample will provide, with measurable reliability, statistics on the subjects specified above. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Census Bureau is authorized to take surveys that are necessary to furnish current data on the subjects covered by the major censuses authorized by Title 13, United States Code, sections 182, 224, and 225. This survey will provide continuing and timely national statistical data on retail trade for the period between economic censuses. For 2005, the survey will, as it has in the past, operate as a separate sample of retail companies. The data collected in this survey will be similar to that collected in the past and within the general scope and nature of those inquiries covered in the economic census. These data will provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by various government agencies. These data also apply to a variety of public and business needs. 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 the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) unless that collection of information displays a current valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 United States Code, Chapter 35, the OMB approved the Annual Retail Trade Survey under OMB Control Number 0607–0013. We will furnish report forms to organizations included in the survey. Based upon the foregoing, I have directed that an annual survey be conducted for the purpose of collecting these data. Dated: November 15, 2005. Charles Louis Kincannon, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 05–22944 Filed 11–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board [Docket 49–2005] Foreign–Trade Zone 22 -- Chicago, Illinois, Area, Application for Expansion, Correction The Federal Register notice (70 FR 61429–61430, 10/24/05) describing the request submitted by the Illinois International Port District, grantee of FTZ 22, requesting authority to expand its zone in the Chicago area, is corrected as follows: Paragraph 8 should read ‘‘A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available during this E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 223 (Monday, November 21, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

[Docket Number 051107295-5295-01]


Annual Retail Trade Survey

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of determination.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the 
Annual Retail Trade Survey. The Census Bureau has determined that it 
needs to collect data covering annual sales, e-commerce sales, percent 
of e-commerce sales to customers located outside the United States, 
year-end inventories, purchases, accounts receivables and, for select 
industries, merchandise line sales and percent of sales by class of 
customer.

ADDRESSES: The Census Bureau will furnish report forms to organizations 
included in the survey. Additional copies are available upon written 
request to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233-0101.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Piesto, Service Sector 
Statistics Division, on (301) 763-2747.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Annual Retail Trade Survey is a 
continuation of similar retail trade surveys conducted each year since 
1951 (except 1954). It provides, on a comparable classification basis, 
annual sales, e-commerce sales, purchases, and year-end inventories for 
2004 and 2005. These data are not available publicly on a timely basis 
from nongovernmental or other governmental sources.
    The Census Bureau will require a selected sample of firms operating 
retail establishments in the United States (with sales size determining 
the probability of selection) to report in the 2005 Annual Retail Trade 
Survey. We will furnish report forms to the firms covered by this 
survey and will require their submissions within 30 days after receipt. 
The sample will provide, with measurable reliability, statistics on the 
subjects specified above.
    The Census Bureau is authorized to take surveys that are necessary 
to furnish current data on the subjects covered by the major censuses 
authorized by Title 13, United States Code, sections 182, 224, and 225. 
This survey will provide continuing and timely national statistical 
data on retail trade for the period between economic censuses. For 
2005, the survey will, as it has in the past, operate as a separate 
sample of retail companies. The data collected in this survey will be 
similar to that collected in the past and within the general scope and 
nature of those inquiries covered in the economic census. These data 
will provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by 
various government agencies. These data also apply to a variety of 
public and business needs.
    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 the requirements 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) unless that collection of 
information displays a current valid Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) control number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 United States 
Code, Chapter 35, the OMB approved the Annual Retail Trade Survey under 
OMB Control Number 0607-0013. We will furnish report forms to 
organizations included in the survey.
    Based upon the foregoing, I have directed that an annual survey be 
conducted for the purpose of collecting these data.

    Dated: November 15, 2005.
Charles Louis Kincannon,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. 05-22944 Filed 11-18-05; 8:45 am]
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