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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 80 / Wednesday, April 26, 2006 / Notices 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 Paul Hanczaryk, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2747, Federal Building 3, Washington, DC 20233– 6100; telephone (301) 763–4058. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES The Census Bureau conducts the annual Company Organization Survey (COS) to update and maintain a central, multipurpose Business Register (BR). In particular, the COS supplies critical information on the composition, organizational structure, and operating characteristics of multi-location companies. The BR serves two fundamental purposes: • First and most important, it provides sampling populations and enumeration lists for the Census Bureau’s economic surveys and censuses, and it serves as an integral part of the statistical foundation underlying those programs. Essential for this purpose is the BR’s ability to identify all known United States business establishments and their parent companies. Further, the BR must accurately record basic business attributes needed to control sampling and enumeration. These attributes include industrial and geographic classifications, and name and address information. • Second, it provides establishment data that serve as the basis for the annual County Business Patterns (CBP) statistical series. The CBP reports present data on number of establishments, first quarter payroll, annual payroll, and mid-March employment summarized by industry and employment size class for the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, counties, and countyequivalents. No other annual or more frequent series of industry statistics provides comparable detail, particularly for small geographic areas. II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau will conduct the 2007 COS in conjunction with the 2007 Economic Census and will coordinate these collections so as to minimize response burden. The consolidated VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Apr 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 COS/census mail canvass will direct inquiries to the entire universe of multilocation enterprises, which comprises some 182,000 parent companies and more than 1.6 million establishments. The primary collection medium for the COS and Economic Census is a paper questionnaire; however, many enterprises will submit automated/ electronic COS and Economic Census reports. For 2007, electronic reporting will be available to all COS and Economic Census respondents. Companies will receive and return responses by secure Internet transmission. Companies that cannot use the Internet will receive a CD–ROM containing their electronic data. All respondents will be allowed to mail the data via diskette or CD-ROM or submit their response data via the Internet. COS data content is identical for all of the reporting modes. The 2007 COS will include companylevel questions to approximately 75,000 multi-location enterprises—those with 50 or more employees or with industrial activities out-of-scope of the 2007 Economic Census. The company-level portion will include inquiries on ownership or control by domestic or foreign parents, ownership of foreign affiliates, leased employment, and offshoring activities. Additional COS inquiries will apply to the 21,000 multiunit establishments classified in industries that are out-of-scope of the economic census. The additional inquiries will list an inventory of those out-of-scope establishments and request updates to these inventories, including additions, deletions, and changes to information on EIN, name and address, and industrial classification, end-of-year operating status, mid-March employment, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll. The economic census will collect data for all other establishments of multi-establishment enterprises, including those items listed above. III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0444. Form Number: NC–99001. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses and notfor-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 75,000 enterprises. Estimated Time Per Response: .34 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,500. Estimated Total Annual Cost: Included is the total annual cost of the BR, which is estimated to be $12.9 million for fiscal year 2007. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24639 Legal Authority: Title 13 of United States Code, Sections 131, 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 20, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–6228 Filed 4–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau 2007 Commodity Flow 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 collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Written comments must be submitted on or before June 26, 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1 24640 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 80 / Wednesday, April 26, 2006 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: each form an establishment will be asked to report data for an average of 25 shipments selected during a designated one-week reporting period. Upon request by the respondent electronic reporting options will be made available. I. Abstract III. Data The Commodity Flow Survey, a component of the Economic Census, is the only comprehensive source of multimodal, system-wide data on the volume and pattern of goods movement in the United States. These data are used by government transportation analysts at the Federal, state and local levels to estimate the future demand for transportation services and facilities; assess the adequacy of our current transportation infrastructure to accommodate the future demand; and to evaluate the economic, social and environmental impacts of transportation flows. The data also are used extensively by academics, researchers, economic planning organizations, and the business community. The Commodity Flow Survey is cosponsored by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. The survey provides data on the movement of commodities in the United States from their origin to destination. The survey produces summary statistics on value, tons, ton-miles, average miles per shipment, commodity shipped, and modes of transportation used. The Census Bureau will publish shipment characteristics at the national, census regions and divisions, state, and Metropolitan Areas levels. Reports are also planned for estimates of hazardous material shipments and exports. Primary strategies for reducing respondent burden in the Commodity Flow Survey include employing a stratified random sample of business establishments, requesting data on a limited sample of shipment records from each establishment, and accepting estimates. OMB Number: Not Available. Form Number: CFS–1000. Type of Review: Regular review. Affected Public: Business and other for-profit, small businesses or organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 800,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $21,600,000. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 131. instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to John Fowler, U.S. Census Bureau, Room G–023, FOB 3, Washington, DC 20233, (301) 763–2108 (or via the Internet at John.L.Fowler@Census.gov). wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES II. Method of Collection The Commodity Flow Survey will survey a sample of business establishments in mining, manufacturing, wholesale, and selected retail industries. The survey also covers auxiliary establishments of multiestablishment companies, which have non-auxiliary establishments that are inscope to the CFS or classified in retail trade. Each selected establishment will receive, by mail, four questionnaires— one during each quarter of 2007. On VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Apr 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 20, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–6229 Filed 4–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–835] Oil Country Tubular Goods From Japan: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce EFFECTIVE DATE: April 26, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jun Jack Zhao or Mark Hoadley, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1396 or (202) 482– 3148, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On August 31, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) received a timely request for an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Japan, with respect to JFE Steel Corporation, Nippon Steel Corporation, NKK Tubes, and Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. On September 28, 2005, the Department published a notice of initiation of this administrative review for the period of August 1, 2004, through July 31, 2005. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 70 FR 56631 (September 28, 2005). The preliminary results of this administrative review are currently due no later than May 3, 2006. Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department shall issue preliminary results in an administrative review of an antidumping duty order within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the date of publication of the order. The Act further provides, however, that the Department may extend that 245-day period to 365 days if it is not practicable to complete the review within the foregoing time period. In this administrative review, the Department finds that additional time is required to collect the necessary information to corroborate the statements of two respondents who reported that they did not have any E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 80 (Wednesday, April 26, 2006)]
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[Pages 24639-24640]
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[FR Doc No: E6-6229]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


2007 Commodity Flow 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 June 26, 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

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instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to John Fowler, U.S. 
Census Bureau, Room G-023, FOB 3, Washington, DC 20233, (301) 763-2108 
(or via the Internet at John.L.Fowler@Census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Commodity Flow Survey, a component of the Economic Census, is 
the only comprehensive source of multi-modal, system-wide data on the 
volume and pattern of goods movement in the United States. These data 
are used by government transportation analysts at the Federal, state 
and local levels to estimate the future demand for transportation 
services and facilities; assess the adequacy of our current 
transportation infrastructure to accommodate the future demand; and to 
evaluate the economic, social and environmental impacts of 
transportation flows. The data also are used extensively by academics, 
researchers, economic planning organizations, and the business 
community.
    The Commodity Flow Survey is co-sponsored by the Bureau of 
Transportation Statistics, Research and Innovative Technology 
Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. The survey provides 
data on the movement of commodities in the United States from their 
origin to destination. The survey produces summary statistics on value, 
tons, ton-miles, average miles per shipment, commodity shipped, and 
modes of transportation used. The Census Bureau will publish shipment 
characteristics at the national, census regions and divisions, state, 
and Metropolitan Areas levels. Reports are also planned for estimates 
of hazardous material shipments and exports.
    Primary strategies for reducing respondent burden in the Commodity 
Flow Survey include employing a stratified random sample of business 
establishments, requesting data on a limited sample of shipment records 
from each establishment, and accepting estimates.

II. Method of Collection

    The Commodity Flow Survey will survey a sample of business 
establishments in mining, manufacturing, wholesale, and selected retail 
industries. The survey also covers auxiliary establishments of multi-
establishment companies, which have non-auxiliary establishments that 
are in-scope to the CFS or classified in retail trade. Each selected 
establishment will receive, by mail, four questionnaires--one during 
each quarter of 2007. On each form an establishment will be asked to 
report data for an average of 25 shipments selected during a designated 
one-week reporting period. Upon request by the respondent electronic 
reporting options will be made available.

III. Data

    OMB Number: Not Available.
    Form Number: CFS-1000.
    Type of Review: Regular review.
    Affected Public: Business and other for-profit, small businesses or 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 800,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $21,600,000.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 131.

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 20, 2006.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E6-6229 Filed 4-25-06; 8:45 am]
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