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David Blackwood, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 07–4043 Filed 8–14–07; 2:59 pm] BILLING CODE 6335–02–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:27 Aug 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census Proposed Data Sharing Activity Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) conducts the Survey of Industrial Research and Development (R&D) under a joint partnership agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The U.S. Census Bureau proposes to provide data collected from the 2004–2009 R&D surveys to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) for statistical purposes exclusively. In accordance with the requirement of Section 524(d) of the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA), we are providing the opportunity for public comment on this data-sharing action. Through the use of these shared data, the BEA will augment its existing R&D-related data, identify data quality issues arising from reporting differences in the BEA and Census Bureau surveys, and improve its survey sample frames. The NSF will be provided non-confidential aggregate data (public use) and reports that have cleared Census Bureau disclosure review. Disclosure review is a process conducted to verify that the data to be released do not reveal any confidential information. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 15, 2007. Please direct all written comments on this proposed program to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233–0100. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information on this proposed program should be directed to Mr. Richard Hough, Special Studies Branch, Manufacturing and Construction Division, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233–6900, by phone on (301) 763–4823 or by fax (301) 763– 7783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Background CIPSEA (Pub. L. 107–347, Subtitle V) allows the Census Bureau and the BEA to share certain business data for exclusively statistical purposes. Section 524(d) of the Act requires a Federal Register notice announcing the intent to PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 share data (allowing 60 days for public comment). Section 524(d) also requires the Census Bureau to provide information about the terms of the agreement for data sharing. For purposes of this notice, the Census Bureau has decided to group these terms by three categories. The categories are: • Shared data. • Statistical purposes for the shared data. • Data access and confidentiality. Shared Data The Census Bureau proposes to provide the BEA with data collected from the 2004–2009 R&D surveys. The agreement also calls for the BEA to share data from its Foreign Direct Investment in the United States and U.S. Direct Investment Abroad surveys with the Census Bureau. The BEA has issued a separate notice addressing this activity. The BEA will use these data for statistical purposes exclusively. Through record linkage, the BEA will augment its existing R&D-related data, identify data quality issues arising from reporting differences in the BEA and Census Bureau surveys, and improve its survey sample frames. Statistical Purposes for the Shared Data The data collected from the R&D estimate the expenditures of research and development performed by United States-based industrial firms. The survey is conducted annually, however, the proposed data to be shared are from the 2004–2009 surveys only. Statistics from the annual surveys are published in the NSF’s annual publication series ‘‘Research and Development in Industry.’’ Data collected by this survey include company characteristics and R&D spending information. Characteristics data include net sales, total employment, and employment of scientists and engineers. R&D spending data include the following: Total spending; federally funded (total and by agency) spending for basic and applied R&D, for basic research by field, and for applied R&D by product group; R&D spending by state; and R&D financed by domestic firms but performed abroad. All data are collected under Sections 131, 182, 224, and 225 of Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.). Benefits The aggregated data will provide a more integrated data set on R&D performance and funding with domestic and foreign ownership detail and will lead to a more complete account of international aspects of R&D E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 158 / Thursday, August 16, 2007 / Notices performance and funding, and related economic activity, both in the United States and abroad. The Census Bureau will also be able to improve the sample frame for the R&D by adding companies identified in the BEA frames not currently accounted for in the sample. The Census Bureau will be able to identify possible data quality issues by investigating reporting differences contained within the files which will lead to improved survey estimates. Data Access and Confidentiality Section 9 of Title 13, U.S.C., protects the confidentiality of these data. The data may be seen only by persons sworn to uphold the confidentiality of the information. Access to the shared data will be restricted to specifically authorized personnel and will be provided for statistical purposes only. All BEA employees with access to these data will attain Census Bureau Special Sworn Status (SSS), per Section 23(c) of Title 13, U.S.C., which provides that they, under penalty of law, must uphold the data’s confidentiality. Selected NSF employees will provide the BEA with expertise on the aspects of R&D performance in the United States and by U.S. companies abroad; these NSF consultants assisting with the work at the BEA also will attain Census Bureau SSS. No confidential data will be provided to the NSF. To further safeguard the confidentiality of the data, the Census Bureau will conduct an Information Technology security review of the BEA prior to sharing any data files. Any results of this research are subject to Census Bureau disclosure protection. Dated: August 10, 2007. Charles Louis Kincannon, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. E7–16141 Filed 8–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Deemed Export Advisory Committee; Notice To Solicit Meeting Speakers and Presentations The Deemed Export Advisory Committee (DEAC), which advises the Secretary of Commerce on deemed export licensing policy, will meet on Monday, September 10th, 2007 from approximately 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a public session. The DEAC is a Federal Advisory Committee that was established under the auspices of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. app. 2. The meeting VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:27 Aug 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 location will be Washington, DC, with exact details to be announced in a subsequent Federal Register Notice. At this time, the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), would like to solicit stakeholders from industry, academia and other backgrounds to address the DEAC members on September 10 in an open session on issues related to deemed exports and, in particular, their organizations’ perspectives and concerns related to U.S. deemed export control policies. Stakeholders are those individuals or organizations who have some experience in or knowledge of export control regulations and policies, who must apply these rules in the course of normal business or whose operations are directly impacted by those export regulations and policies mandated by the U.S. Government. BIS seeks to have an equal number of presenters from industry, academia, and other backgrounds. There may be up to three presenters from each group and speaking time may be limited to 10 minutes or less per speaker depending on the number of interested parties. Speakers may be selected on the basis of one or more of the following criteria (not in any order of importance): (1) Demonstrated experience in and knowledge of export control regulations; (2) demonstrated ability to provide DEAC members with relevant information related to deemed export policies and issues; (3) the degree to which the organization is impacted by the U.S. Government’s export policies and regulations; and (4) industry area or academic type of institution represented. BIS reserves the right to limit the number of participants based on time considerations. For planning purposes, BIS requests that: (1) Interested parties inform BIS of their commitment, via e-mail or telephone call, to address the DEAC no later than 5 p.m. EST August 24, 2007, as well as provide a brief outline of the topics to be discussed by this same deadline; and, (2) once interested parties receive confirmation of their participation at the meeting, they provide either an electronic or paper copy of any prepared remarks/presentations no later than 5 p.m. EST September 3, 2007. Interested parties may contact Ms. Yvette Springer at Yspringer@bis.doc.gov or (202) 482– 2813. The purpose of this solicitation is only to solicit speakers for the September 10, 2007 DEAC meeting. However, all members of the public may submit written comments to BIS at any time for the DEAC’s consideration. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46035 Dated: August 13, 2007. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 07–4011 Filed 8–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–829] Stainless Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 11, 2007, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel wire rod from the Republic of Korea. The period of review is September 1, 2005, through August 31, 2006. We did not receive comments from interested parties, nor did we make any changes to the margin for the final results. The final margin for the respondent is listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Results of Review.’’ EFFECTIVE DATE: August 16, 2007. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census


Proposed Data Sharing Activity

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice and request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) conducts the Survey 
of Industrial Research and Development (R&D) under a joint partnership 
agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The U.S. Census 
Bureau proposes to provide data collected from the 2004-2009 R&D 
surveys to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) for statistical 
purposes exclusively. In accordance with the requirement of Section 
524(d) of the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical 
Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA), we are providing the opportunity for 
public comment on this data-sharing action. Through the use of these 
shared data, the BEA will augment its existing R&D-related data, 
identify data quality issues arising from reporting differences in the 
BEA and Census Bureau surveys, and improve its survey sample frames. 
The NSF will be provided non-confidential aggregate data (public use) 
and reports that have cleared Census Bureau disclosure review. 
Disclosure review is a process conducted to verify that the data to be 
released do not reveal any confidential information.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 15, 
2007.

ADDRESSES: Please direct all written comments on this proposed program 
to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, 
DC 20233-0100.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information on 
this proposed program should be directed to Mr. Richard Hough, Special 
Studies Branch, Manufacturing and Construction Division, U.S. Census 
Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233-6900, by phone on 
(301) 763-4823 or by fax (301) 763-7783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    CIPSEA (Pub. L. 107-347, Subtitle V) allows the Census Bureau and 
the BEA to share certain business data for exclusively statistical 
purposes. Section 524(d) of the Act requires a Federal Register notice 
announcing the intent to share data (allowing 60 days for public 
comment).
    Section 524(d) also requires the Census Bureau to provide 
information about the terms of the agreement for data sharing. For 
purposes of this notice, the Census Bureau has decided to group these 
terms by three categories. The categories are:
     Shared data.
     Statistical purposes for the shared data.
     Data access and confidentiality.

Shared Data

    The Census Bureau proposes to provide the BEA with data collected 
from the 2004-2009 R&D surveys. The agreement also calls for the BEA to 
share data from its Foreign Direct Investment in the United States and 
U.S. Direct Investment Abroad surveys with the Census Bureau. The BEA 
has issued a separate notice addressing this activity.
    The BEA will use these data for statistical purposes exclusively. 
Through record linkage, the BEA will augment its existing R&D-related 
data, identify data quality issues arising from reporting differences 
in the BEA and Census Bureau surveys, and improve its survey sample 
frames.

Statistical Purposes for the Shared Data

    The data collected from the R&D estimate the expenditures of 
research and development performed by United States-based industrial 
firms. The survey is conducted annually, however, the proposed data to 
be shared are from the 2004-2009 surveys only. Statistics from the 
annual surveys are published in the NSF's annual publication series 
``Research and Development in Industry.'' Data collected by this survey 
include company characteristics and R&D spending information. 
Characteristics data include net sales, total employment, and 
employment of scientists and engineers. R&D spending data include the 
following: Total spending; federally funded (total and by agency) 
spending for basic and applied R&D, for basic research by field, and 
for applied R&D by product group; R&D spending by state; and R&D 
financed by domestic firms but performed abroad. All data are collected 
under Sections 131, 182, 224, and 225 of Title 13, United States Code 
(U.S.C.).

Benefits

    The aggregated data will provide a more integrated data set on R&D 
performance and funding with domestic and foreign ownership detail and 
will lead to a more complete account of international aspects of R&D

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performance and funding, and related economic activity, both in the 
United States and abroad. The Census Bureau will also be able to 
improve the sample frame for the R&D by adding companies identified in 
the BEA frames not currently accounted for in the sample. The Census 
Bureau will be able to identify possible data quality issues by 
investigating reporting differences contained within the files which 
will lead to improved survey estimates.

Data Access and Confidentiality

    Section 9 of Title 13, U.S.C., protects the confidentiality of 
these data. The data may be seen only by persons sworn to uphold the 
confidentiality of the information. Access to the shared data will be 
restricted to specifically authorized personnel and will be provided 
for statistical purposes only. All BEA employees with access to these 
data will attain Census Bureau Special Sworn Status (SSS), per Section 
23(c) of Title 13, U.S.C., which provides that they, under penalty of 
law, must uphold the data's confidentiality. Selected NSF employees 
will provide the BEA with expertise on the aspects of R&D performance 
in the United States and by U.S. companies abroad; these NSF 
consultants assisting with the work at the BEA also will attain Census 
Bureau SSS. No confidential data will be provided to the NSF. To 
further safeguard the confidentiality of the data, the Census Bureau 
will conduct an Information Technology security review of the BEA prior 
to sharing any data files. Any results of this research are subject to 
Census Bureau disclosure protection.

    Dated: August 10, 2007.
Charles Louis Kincannon,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
 [FR Doc. E7-16141 Filed 8-15-07; 8:45 am]
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