Annual Wholesale Trade Survey, 63283 [E6-18075]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 209 / Monday, October 30, 2006 / Notices Dated: October 25, 2006. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–18163 Filed 10–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census [Docket Number 061012263–6263–01] Annual Wholesale Trade Survey Bureau of the Census, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of determination. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (AWTS), formerly named the Annual Trade Survey. The Census Bureau has determined a need to collect data covering annual sales, e-commerce sales, inventories, purchases, commissions, and operating expenses for the wholesale trade sector. These data are important inputs to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s preparation of National Income and Products accounts and its annual input-output tables. 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: John R. Trimble, Chief, Annual Wholesale and Special Projects Branch, Service Sector Statistics Division, on (301) 763– 7223 or by e-mail on John.R.Trimble@census.gov. The AWTS is a continuation of similar wholesale trade surveys conducted each year since 1978 for wholesale distributors, since 2003 for manufacturers’ sales branches and offices (MSBOs), and since 2005 for agents, brokers and electronic markets (AGBRs). This survey provides data on annual sales, e-commerce sales, inventories, and total operating expenses for wholesale distributors and MSBOs; purchases of goods for sale for wholesale distributors; and commissions and sales on the account of others for AGBRs. The Census Bureau will require a selected sample of firms operating wholesale establishments in the United States (with sales size determining the probability of selection) to report in the 2006 AWTS. The sample will provide, with measurable reliability, statistics on sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:16 Oct 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 the subjects specified above. We will furnish report forms to the firms covered by this survey and will require their submission within 30 days after receipt by mail, fax, or over the Internet, using the Census Taker option. Census Taker is a software system that provides a highly secure and user-friendly means of collecting survey and census information. The Census Bureau is authorized to take surveys that are necessary to furnish current data on the subject covered by the censuses authorized by Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Sections 182, 224, and 225. This survey will provide continuing and timely national statistics data on wholesale trade for the period between economic censuses. For 2006, the survey will include separate samples for wholesale distributors, MSBOs and AGBRs companies in the wholesale sector. The data collected in this survey will be similar and within the general scope and nature of those in the economic census. The data collected 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 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, Title 44, U.S.C., Chapter 35, OMB approved this survey under OMB control number 0607–0195. Based upon the foregoing, I have directed that an annual survey be conducted for the purpose of collecting these data. Dated: October 24, 2006. Charles Louis Kincannon, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. E6–18075 Filed 10–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63283 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board Docket T–4–2006 Foreign–Trade Zone 222 Montgomery, AL Application for Temporary/Interim Manufacturing Authority Arvin Meritor, Inc. (Automotive Parts) An application has been submitted to the Executive Secretary of the Foreign– Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, grantee of FTZ 222, requesting temporary/interim manufacturing (T/IM) authority within FTZ 222 at the Arvin Meritor, Inc. (Arvin Meritor) automotive parts manufacturing facility located in Montgomery, Alabama. The application was filed on October 20, 2006. The Arvin Meritor facility (150 employees, annual capacity for up to 1.5 million door modules) is located at 139 Folmar Parkway, within the Interstate Industrial Park (FTZ 222 - Site 1). Under T/IM procedures, Arvin Meritor would assemble door modules (HTSUS 8708.29) for the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC plant (SZ 222A) using foreign–sourced latch assemblies (HTSUS 8301.20). T/IM authority could be granted for a period of up to two years. Arvin Meritor has also submitted a request for permanent FTZ manufacturing authority (for which Board filing is pending), which includes a range of additional inputs. FTZ procedures would exempt Arvin Meritor from Customs duty payments on the foreign components used in production for export to non–NAFTA countries. On domestic shipments transferred in–bond to U.S. automobile assembly plants with subzone status, no duties would be paid on the foreign origin latch assemblies used in automobile and light truck production until the finished vehicles are formally entered for consumption, at which time the finished automobile duty rate (2.5%) would be applied to the foreign–origin components. For the individual door modules withdrawn directly by Arvin Meritor for Customs entry, the finished automotive part rate (2.5%) could be applied to the foreign origin latch assemblies (5.7%). The company indicates that it would also realize savings under FTZ procedures for the following reasons: duty deferral, duty exemption on scrap/waste, and logistical/paperwork efficiencies. E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

[Docket Number 061012263-6263-01]


Annual Wholesale 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 Wholesale Trade Survey (AWTS), formerly named the Annual Trade 
Survey. The Census Bureau has determined a need to collect data 
covering annual sales, e-commerce sales, inventories, purchases, 
commissions, and operating expenses for the wholesale trade sector. 
These data are important inputs to the Bureau of Economic Analysis's 
preparation of National Income and Products accounts and its annual 
input-output tables.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The AWTS is a continuation of similar 
wholesale trade surveys conducted each year since 1978 for wholesale 
distributors, since 2003 for manufacturers' sales branches and offices 
(MSBOs), and since 2005 for agents, brokers and electronic markets 
(AGBRs). This survey provides data on annual sales, e-commerce sales, 
inventories, and total operating expenses for wholesale distributors 
and MSBOs; purchases of goods for sale for wholesale distributors; and 
commissions and sales on the account of others for AGBRs.
    The Census Bureau will require a selected sample of firms operating 
wholesale establishments in the United States (with sales size 
determining the probability of selection) to report in the 2006 AWTS. 
The sample will provide, with measurable reliability, statistics on the 
subjects specified above. We will furnish report forms to the firms 
covered by this survey and will require their submission within 30 days 
after receipt by mail, fax, or over the Internet, using the Census 
Taker option. Census Taker is a software system that provides a highly 
secure and user-friendly means of collecting survey and census 
information.
    The Census Bureau is authorized to take surveys that are necessary 
to furnish current data on the subject covered by the censuses 
authorized by Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Sections 182, 224, 
and 225. This survey will provide continuing and timely national 
statistics data on wholesale trade for the period between economic 
censuses. For 2006, the survey will include separate samples for 
wholesale distributors, MSBOs and AGBRs companies in the wholesale 
sector. The data collected in this survey will be similar and within 
the general scope and nature of those in the economic census. The data 
collected 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 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, Title 44, U.S.C., Chapter 35, OMB 
approved this survey under OMB control number 0607-0195.
    Based upon the foregoing, I have directed that an annual survey be 
conducted for the purpose of collecting these data.

    Dated: October 24, 2006.
Charles Louis Kincannon,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. E6-18075 Filed 10-27-06; 8:45 am]
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