Quarterly Financial Report, 9920-9921 [E7-3879]

Download as PDF 9920 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 6, 2007 / Notices Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, e-mail address, David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov, or fax number, (202) 395–7285. Dated: March 1, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–3877 Filed 3–5–07; 8:45 am] Dated: March 1, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–3880 Filed 3–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE cprice-sewell on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request BILLING CODE 3510–13–P The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance of the following proposal for collection of information under the emergency provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Title: Advanced Technology Program (ATP). Form Number(s): NIST–1262 and NIST–1263. OMB Approval Number: 0693–0009. Type of Review: Emergency. Burden Hours: 32,000. Number of Respondents: 800. Average Hours per Response: 40. Needs and Uses: The ATP is a competitive cost sharing program designed to assist United States businesses pursue high-risk, enabling technologies with the potential for significant commercial payoff and widespread benefits for the nation. The ATP provides multi-year funding through the use of cooperative agreements to single companies and to industry-led joint ventures. In order to participate, proposals must be submitted addressing the ATP selection criteria. The information is used to perform the requisite technical, business, and budgetary reviews of the proposals to determine if awards should be granted. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, educational institutions, not-for-profit institutions, individuals or households. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. OMB Desk Officer: Jasmeet Seehra, (202) 395–3123. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:35 Mar 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing, Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent by March 28, 2007 to Jasmeet Seehra, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395– 5167 or via the Internet at Jasmeet_K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Quarterly Financial Report Proposed information collection; comment request. ACTION: 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 May 7, 2007. 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 Yolando M. St. George, U.S. Census Bureau, HQ–6K181, Washington, DC 20233, Telephone (301) 763–6600. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Abstract The Census Bureau is planning to resubmit to the Office of Management and Budget for approval, the Quarterly Financial Report (QFR) Program PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information collection forms. In an effort to reduce the reporting burden for the QFR, the Census Bureau has consolidated two of its forms into one and eliminated form QFR 103 (NB). The QFR forms submitted for approval are: QFR 200 (MT) which consolidates the QFR 101 (MG) and QFR 102 (TR) long forms; and QFR 201 (MG), which is the renumbered QFR 101A (MG) short form. The eliminated form, QFR 103 (NB), was a classification form used to determine the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industry of respondents. The QFR is now using other sources available to the Census Bureau for classification. The QFR Program has published upto-date aggregate statistics on the financial results and position of U.S. corporations since 1947. The QFR is a principal economic indicator that also provides financial data essential to the calculation of key Government measures of national economic performance. The importance of this data collection is reflected by the granting of specific authority to conduct the program in Title 13 of the United States Code, Section 91, which requires that financial statistics of business operations be collected and published quarterly. Public Law 109–79 extended the authority of the Secretary of Commerce to conduct the QFR Program under Section 91 through September 30, 2015. The current scope of the QFR includes corporations in the Mining, Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade, and Retail Trade sectors. The main purpose of the QFR is to provide timely, accurate data on business financial conditions for use by Government and private-sector organizations and individuals. The primary public users are U.S. Governmental organizations with economic policymaking responsibilities. In turn, these organizations play a major role in providing guidance, advice, and support to the QFR Program. The primary private-sector data users are a diverse group including universities, financial analysts, unions, trade associations, public libraries, banking institutions, and U.S. and foreign corporations. II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau will primarily use mail out/mail back survey forms to collect the QFR data discussed in this notice. Companies will be asked to respond to the survey within 25 days of the end of the quarter for which the data are being requested. Letters and/or telephone calls encouraging participation will be directed to companies in the survey sample that have not responded by the designated E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 6, 2007 / Notices time. During the third quarter of 2006, the QFR Program introduced an encrypted Internet Data Collection System (Census Taker) for optional use as a substitute for the paper form mailed to all companies. Census Taker is an electronic version of the data collection instrument. It provides improved quality with automatic data checks and is context-sensitive to assist the data provider in identifying potential reporting problems before submission, thus reducing the need for follow-up. Census Taker is completed via the Internet eliminating the need for downloading software and increasing the integrity and confidentiality of the data. III. Data OMB Number: 0607–0432. Form Number: QFR 200 (MT), and QFR 201 (MG). Type of Review: Regular review. Affected Public: Manufacturing corporations with assets of $250 thousand or more and Mining, and Wholesale and Retail Trade corporations with assets of $50 million or more. Estimated Number of Respondents: Form QFR 200 (MT)—4,108 per quarter = 16,432 annually Form QFR 201 (MG)—4,543 per quarter = 18,172 annually Total—34,604 annually Estimated Time per Response: Form QFR 200 (MT)—Average hours 3.0 Form QFR 201 (MG)—Average hours 1.2 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 71,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1.8 million. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 United States Code, Sections 91 and 224. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC67 with 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:51 Mar 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: March 1, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–3879 Filed 3–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–549–813] Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand; Final Results of the Full Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On October 27, 2006, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published a notice of preliminary results of the full sunset review of the antidumping duty order on canned pineapple fruit (‘‘CPF’’) from Thailand (71 FR62994 ) pursuant to section 751 (c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). We provided interested parties an opportunity to comment on our preliminary results. We received a case brief from respondent interested parties, Pineapple Processors’ Group, Thai Food Processors’ Association, Thai Pineapple Canning Industry Corp., Ltd., Malee Sampran Public Co., Ltd. (‘‘Malee’’), The Siam Agro Industry Pineapples and Others Public Co., Ltd. (‘‘SAICO’’), Great Oriental Food Products Co., Ltd., Thai Pineapple Products and Other Fruits Co. Ltd., The Tipco Foods (Thailand) PCL, Pranburi Hotei Co. Ltd., and Siam Fruit Canning (1988) Co., Ltd. (collectively, ‘‘Respondents’’). We received a rebuttal brief from the domestic interested party, Maui Pineapple Company (‘‘Maui’’). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 6, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Douthit, Myrna Lobo, or Dana Mermelstein, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20230; telephone: 202– 482–5050, 202–482–2371, and 202–482– 1391, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9921 Background On October 27, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) published in the Federal Register a notice of preliminary results of the full sunset review of the antidumping duty order on CPF, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand: Preliminary Results of the Full Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). In our Preliminary Results, we determined that revocation of the order would likely result in continuation or recurrence of dumping with a margin of 51.16 percent for SAICO, 41.74 percent for Malee, and 24.64 percent for ‘‘all others.’’ We received a case brief on behalf of Respondents. We did not receive a case brief from Maui. Maui filed a timely rebuttal brief. No hearing was requested. Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is CPF, defined as pineapple processed and/or prepared into various product forms, including rings, pieces, chunks, tidbits, and crushed pineapple, that is packed and cooked in metal cans with either pineapple juice or sugar syrup added. CPF is currently classifiable under subheadings 2008.20.0010 and 2008.20.0090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). HTSUS 2008.20.0010 covers CPF packed in a sugar–based syrup; HTSUS 2008.20.0090 covers CPF packed without added sugar (i.e., juice– packed). Although these HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. There have been no scope rulings for the subject order. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’ for Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand: Final Results of the Full Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated February 27, 2007 (Final Decision Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by this notice. Parties may find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on file in the Central Records Unit, room B–099, of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Final Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at http:// E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 43 (Tuesday, March 6, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9920-9921]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-3879]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Quarterly Financial Report

ACTION: Proposed information 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 7, 2007.

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 Yolando M. St. George, U.S. Census Bureau, HQ-
6K181, Washington, DC 20233, Telephone (301) 763-6600.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau is planning to resubmit to the Office of 
Management and Budget for approval, the Quarterly Financial Report 
(QFR) Program information collection forms. In an effort to reduce the 
reporting burden for the QFR, the Census Bureau has consolidated two of 
its forms into one and eliminated form QFR 103 (NB). The QFR forms 
submitted for approval are: QFR 200 (MT) which consolidates the QFR 101 
(MG) and QFR 102 (TR) long forms; and QFR 201 (MG), which is the 
renumbered QFR 101A (MG) short form. The eliminated form, QFR 103 (NB), 
was a classification form used to determine the North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS) industry of respondents. The QFR is now 
using other sources available to the Census Bureau for classification.
    The QFR Program has published up-to-date aggregate statistics on 
the financial results and position of U.S. corporations since 1947. The 
QFR is a principal economic indicator that also provides financial data 
essential to the calculation of key Government measures of national 
economic performance. The importance of this data collection is 
reflected by the granting of specific authority to conduct the program 
in Title 13 of the United States Code, Section 91, which requires that 
financial statistics of business operations be collected and published 
quarterly. Public Law 109-79 extended the authority of the Secretary of 
Commerce to conduct the QFR Program under Section 91 through September 
30, 2015.
    The current scope of the QFR includes corporations in the Mining, 
Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade, and Retail Trade sectors. The main 
purpose of the QFR is to provide timely, accurate data on business 
financial conditions for use by Government and private-sector 
organizations and individuals. The primary public users are U.S. 
Governmental organizations with economic policymaking responsibilities. 
In turn, these organizations play a major role in providing guidance, 
advice, and support to the QFR Program. The primary private-sector data 
users are a diverse group including universities, financial analysts, 
unions, trade associations, public libraries, banking institutions, and 
U.S. and foreign corporations.

II. Method of Collection

    The Census Bureau will primarily use mail out/mail back survey 
forms to collect the QFR data discussed in this notice. Companies will 
be asked to respond to the survey within 25 days of the end of the 
quarter for which the data are being requested. Letters and/or 
telephone calls encouraging participation will be directed to companies 
in the survey sample that have not responded by the designated

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time. During the third quarter of 2006, the QFR Program introduced an 
encrypted Internet Data Collection System (Census Taker) for optional 
use as a substitute for the paper form mailed to all companies. Census 
Taker is an electronic version of the data collection instrument. It 
provides improved quality with automatic data checks and is context-
sensitive to assist the data provider in identifying potential 
reporting problems before submission, thus reducing the need for 
follow-up. Census Taker is completed via the Internet eliminating the 
need for downloading software and increasing the integrity and 
confidentiality of the data.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0432.
    Form Number: QFR 200 (MT), and QFR 201 (MG).
    Type of Review: Regular review.
    Affected Public: Manufacturing corporations with assets of $250 
thousand or more and Mining, and Wholesale and Retail Trade 
corporations with assets of $50 million or more.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:

Form QFR 200 (MT)--4,108 per quarter = 16,432 annually
Form QFR 201 (MG)--4,543 per quarter = 18,172 annually
Total--34,604 annually

    Estimated Time per Response:

Form QFR 200 (MT)--Average hours 3.0
Form QFR 201 (MG)--Average hours 1.2

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 71,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1.8 million.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 United States Code, Sections 91 and 224.

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 1, 2007.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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