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L. 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before June 12, 2009. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 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: Timothy Winters, U.S. Census Bureau, SSSD HQ–8K181, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233–6500, (301) 763–7130. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Advance Monthly Retail Trade Survey (MARTS) provides an early indication of monthly retail sales at the United States level. MARTS also provides estimates of monthly sales of food service establishments and drinking places. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) uses the data as critical inputs to the calculation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Policymakers such as the Federal Reserve Board need to have the timeliest estimates in order to anticipate economic trends and act accordingly. The Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) and other government agencies and businesses use the data to formulate economic policy and make decisions. These estimates have a high BEA priority because of their timeliness. There would be approximately a onemonth delay in the availability of these data if the survey were not conducted. Data are collected monthly from smallsize, medium-size, and large-size businesses, which are selected using a PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16833 stratified random sampling procedure. The MARTS sample is re-selected periodically, generally at two to three year intervals. Small-size and mediumsize retailers are requested to participate for those two or three years, after which they are replaced with new panel respondents. Smaller firms have less of a chance for selection due to our sampling procedure. Firms canvassed in this survey are not required to maintain additional records and carefully prepared estimates are acceptable if book figures are not available. There is no change in response burden. II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau will collect this information by mail, FAX, and telephone follow-up. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0104. Form Number: SM–44(06)A, SM– 44(06)AE, SM–44(06)AS, and SM– 72(06)A. Type of Review: Regular Submission. Affected Public: Retail and Food Services firms in the United States. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,500. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,500. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $136,665. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 182. 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. E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 16834 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 69 / Monday, April 13, 2009 / Notices Dated: April 8, 2009. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–8356 Filed 4–10–09; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Stolz, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4474. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–890 Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On March 7, 2008, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated the third administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) covering the period January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007. See Notice of Initiation of Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China, 73 FR 12387 (March 7, 2008) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). Between March 7 and June 5, 2008, several parties withdrew their requests for review. As a result, the Department rescinded the administrative review of wooden bedroom furniture with respect to the entities for whom all review requests have been withdrawn. See Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 49990 (August 25, 2008) (‘‘Rescission Notice’’). However, in the Rescission Notice, the Department inadvertently failed to identify Nantong Dongfang Oriental Furniture Co., Ltd. (‘‘Nantong Dongfang’’) as a company for which the review was being rescinded, and instead listed it as a company receiving the PRC–wide rate, even though it has established a separate rate. See Rescission Notice, 73 FR at 49993; Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 329, 331 (January 4, 2005) (‘‘WBF Order’’). Therefore, we are correcting this error and rescinding the review with respect to Nantong Dongfang. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 13, 2009. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:51 Apr 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 Partial Rescission of Review The Department partially rescinded the review pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1) with respect to a number of companies because all requests for review covering those companies were withdrawn within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation. See Rescission Notice, 73 FR at 49991. However, instead of rescinding the review with respect to Nangtong Dongfang, the Department inadvertently listed Nantong Dongfang as part of the PRC–entity, subject to the PRC–wide rate. See Rescission Notice, 73 FR at 49993. Because Nantong Dongfang has a separate rate (see WBF Order, 70 FR at 331), we are correcting the Rescission Notice to rescind the review with respect to Nantong Dongfang. Assessment The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries for the above–named entity. For Nantong Dongfang, antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s assumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders (‘‘APOs’’) This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to APOs of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under an APO in accordance PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. This notice is in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: March 27, 2009. John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E9–8382 Filed 4–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–588–861, A–580–850, A–570–879 Polyvinyl Alcohol from Japan, the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) from Japan, the Republic of Korea (Korea), and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing notice of continuation of these antidumping duty orders. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 13, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone:(202) 482–3874. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In June 2008, the Department initiated and the ITC instituted sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on PVA from Japan, Korea, and the PRC E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 69 (Monday, April 13, 2009)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-8356]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Advance Monthly 
Retail Trade Survey

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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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, Pub. L. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before June 12, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 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: Timothy Winters, U.S. Census Bureau, SSSD HQ-
8K181, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233-6500, (301) 763-
7130.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Advance Monthly Retail Trade Survey (MARTS) provides an early 
indication of monthly retail sales at the United States level. MARTS 
also provides estimates of monthly sales of food service establishments 
and drinking places. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) uses the 
data as critical inputs to the calculation of Gross Domestic Product 
(GDP). Policymakers such as the Federal Reserve Board need to have the 
timeliest estimates in order to anticipate economic trends and act 
accordingly. The Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) and other 
government agencies and businesses use the data to formulate economic 
policy and make decisions. These estimates have a high BEA priority 
because of their timeliness. There would be approximately a one-month 
delay in the availability of these data if the survey were not 
conducted. Data are collected monthly from small-size, medium-size, and 
large-size businesses, which are selected using a stratified random 
sampling procedure. The MARTS sample is re-selected periodically, 
generally at two to three year intervals. Small-size and medium-size 
retailers are requested to participate for those two or three years, 
after which they are replaced with new panel respondents. Smaller firms 
have less of a chance for selection due to our sampling procedure. 
Firms canvassed in this survey are not required to maintain additional 
records and carefully prepared estimates are acceptable if book figures 
are not available. There is no change in response burden.

II. Method of Collection

    The Census Bureau will collect this information by mail, FAX, and 
telephone follow-up.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0104.
    Form Number: SM-44(06)A, SM-44(06)AE, SM-44(06)AS, and SM-72(06)A.
    Type of Review: Regular Submission.
    Affected Public: Retail and Food Services firms in the United 
States.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,500.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,500.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $136,665.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 182.

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.


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    Dated: April 8, 2009.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E9-8356 Filed 4-10-09; 8:45 am]
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