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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 47 / Friday, March 10, 2006 / Notices 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: March 6, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–3410 Filed 3–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Service Annual Survey ACTION: Proposed collection; comment dsatterwhite on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSAL 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 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 May 9, 2006. 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 Ron Farrar, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2761–FOB 3, Washington, DC 20233–6500, (301) 763– VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:31 Mar 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 6782 or Jeff Barnett, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2775–FOB 3, Washington, DC 20233–6500, (301) 763– 2787. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Service Annual Survey (SAS) produces annual nationwide estimates of revenue and expenses for selected service industries. Selected service industries include all or portions of the following NAICS sectors: Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48 and 49); Information, Finance and Insurance (NAICS 51 and 52); Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (NAICS 53); Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 54); Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (NAICS 56); Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS 62); Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (NAICS 71); and Other Services (NAICS 81). For selected industries in Information, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, and Administrative Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services, SAS produces estimates of revenue by detailed NAPCS products. Inventory estimates for selected industries in the Information sector are produced, as well as estimates of expanded revenues for selected industries across multiple sectors. For industries with a significant non-profit component, separate estimates are developed for taxable firms and organizations exempt from federal income tax. These data are needed to provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by various governmental agencies. The Census Bureau is authorized by Title 13, United States Code, to conduct surveys necessary to furnish current data on subjects covered by the major censuses. These surveys provide continuing and timely national statistical data for the period between economic censuses. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the primary Federal user of these annual program statistics, uses the information in developing the national income and product accounts, compiling benchmark and annual inputoutput tables, and computing Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by industry. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) use the data for policy development and program management and evaluation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) uses the data as inputs to its Producer Price Indexes and in developing productivity measurements. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12341 use the data in the development of the National Health Expenditure Accounts. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) uses the data as a means for assessing FCC policy. The Census Bureau uses the data to provide new insight into changing structural and cost conditions that will impact the planning and design of future economic census questionnaires. Private industry also uses the data as a tool for marketing analysis. Data are collected from all of the largest firms and from a sample of small- and medium-sized businesses selected using a stratified sampling procedure. The samples are reselected periodically, generally at 5-year intervals. The largest firms continue to be canvassed when the sample is redrawn, while nearly all of the smalland medium-sized firms from the prior sample are replaced. We collect these data by using a mail-out/mail-back survey questionnaire. II. Method of Collection We collect this information by mail, fax, and telephone follow-up. III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0422. Form Number: The SAS program consists of 276 unique forms, which are too extensive to list here. Type of Review: Regular Submission. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, Government hospitals and Federal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 57,652. Estimated Time Per Response: 3 hours and 38 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 209,453. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The cost to the respondents for fiscal year 2006 is estimated to be $5,167,206 based on the median hourly salary of $24.67 for accountants and auditors. (Occupational Employment StatisticsBureau of Labor Statistics ‘‘2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates’’) http://www.bls.gov/ oes/current/oes132011.htm. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code; Sections 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 E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 12342 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 47 / Friday, March 10, 2006 / Notices 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: March 6, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–3411 Filed 3–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–830] Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod: Extension of Time Limits for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 10, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tipten Troidl or Jolanta Lawska at (202) 482–1767 or (202) 482–8362, respectively; AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: dsatterwhite on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSAL Background On November 12, 2004, the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico, covering the period from October 1, 2003 to September 30, 2004 (69 FR 64722). On November 7, 2005, we published in the Federal Register our preliminary results. See Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico, 70 FR 67422. The final results of this review are currently due no later than March 7, 2006. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:31 Mar 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Review Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), requires the Department to issue final results within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary determination is published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the final results of review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend that 120- day period to 180 days. We determine that completion of the final results of this review within the 120-day period is not practicable for the following reasons. This review covers two companies, and to complete our sales and cost analyses for each requires the Department to analyze a significant amount of information pertaining to each company’s sales practices and manufacturing costs. Given the complexity of issues in this case, and in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we are fully extending the time period for issuing the final results of review until May 8, 2006, which is the next business day after 180 days from publication of the preliminary results of review. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: February 23, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–3464 Filed 3–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–428–825] Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Germany: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 10, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Scott, Tyler Weinhold, or Robert James, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2657, (202) 482–1121, or (202) 482– 0649, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background On July 29, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) received timely requests to conduct an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Germany. On August 29, 2005, the Department published a notice of initiation of this administrative review, covering the period of July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 70 FR 51009. The preliminary results are currently due no later than April 2, 2006. Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Tariff Act), requires the Department to complete the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within these time periods, section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the preliminary results to a maximum of 365 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested. The Department has determined it is not practicable to complete this review within the statutory time limit because we require additional information concerning home market downstream non–prime sales and home market early payment discounts and rebates in order to complete our analysis. The time needed to analyze this additional information makes it impracticable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the originally anticipated time limit. Accordingly, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results of this administrative review until no later than July 31, 2006, which is the 365 days from the last day of the anniversary month of the order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Germany. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days after publication of the preliminary results notice. This extension is in accordance with section 751 (a) (3)(A) of the Tariff Act. Dated: March 6, 2006. Stephen Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–3465 Filed 3–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE: 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 47 (Friday, March 10, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12341-12342]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-3411]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Service Annual 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 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 May 9, 2006.

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 Ron Farrar, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2761-FOB 3, 
Washington, DC 20233-6500, (301) 763-6782 or Jeff Barnett, U.S. Census 
Bureau, Room 2775-FOB 3, Washington, DC 20233-6500, (301) 763-2787.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Service Annual Survey (SAS) produces annual nationwide 
estimates of revenue and expenses for selected service industries. 
Selected service industries include all or portions of the following 
NAICS sectors: Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48 and 49); 
Information, Finance and Insurance (NAICS 51 and 52); Real Estate and 
Rental and Leasing (NAICS 53); Professional, Scientific and Technical 
Services (NAICS 54); Administrative and Support and Waste Management 
and Remediation Services (NAICS 56); Health Care and Social Assistance 
(NAICS 62); Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (NAICS 71); and Other 
Services (NAICS 81).
    For selected industries in Information, Professional, Scientific 
and Technical Services, and Administrative Support and Waste Management 
and Remediation Services, SAS produces estimates of revenue by detailed 
NAPCS products. Inventory estimates for selected industries in the 
Information sector are produced, as well as estimates of expanded 
revenues for selected industries across multiple sectors. For 
industries with a significant non-profit component, separate estimates 
are developed for taxable firms and organizations exempt from federal 
income tax.
    These data are needed to provide a sound statistical basis for the 
formation of policy by various governmental agencies. The Census Bureau 
is authorized by Title 13, United States Code, to conduct surveys 
necessary to furnish current data on subjects covered by the major 
censuses. These surveys provide continuing and timely national 
statistical data for the period between economic censuses.
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the primary Federal user of 
these annual program statistics, uses the information in developing the 
national income and product accounts, compiling benchmark and annual 
input-output tables, and computing Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 
industry. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) use 
the data for policy development and program management and evaluation. 
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) uses the data as inputs to its 
Producer Price Indexes and in developing productivity measurements. The 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) use the data in the 
development of the National Health Expenditure Accounts. The Federal 
Communications Commission (FCC) uses the data as a means for assessing 
FCC policy. The Census Bureau uses the data to provide new insight into 
changing structural and cost conditions that will impact the planning 
and design of future economic census questionnaires. Private industry 
also uses the data as a tool for marketing analysis.
    Data are collected from all of the largest firms and from a sample 
of small- and medium-sized businesses selected using a stratified 
sampling procedure. The samples are reselected periodically, generally 
at 5-year intervals. The largest firms continue to be canvassed when 
the sample is re-drawn, while nearly all of the small- and medium-sized 
firms from the prior sample are replaced. We collect these data by 
using a mail-out/mail-back survey questionnaire.

II. Method of Collection

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

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0422.
    Form Number: The SAS program consists of 276 unique forms, which 
are too extensive to list here.
    Type of Review: Regular Submission.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, not-
for-profit institutions, Government hospitals and Federal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 57,652.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 3 hours and 38 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 209,453.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The cost to the respondents for fiscal 
year 2006 is estimated to be $5,167,206 based on the median hourly 
salary of $24.67 for accountants and auditors. (Occupational Employment 
Statistics-Bureau of Labor Statistics ``2004 National Occupational 
Employment and Wage Estimates'') http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/
oes132011.htm.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code; Sections 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

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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: March 6, 2006.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E6-3411 Filed 3-9-06; 8:45 am]
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