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Download as PDF 17148 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 70 / Tuesday, April 14, 2009 / Notices Remediation Services, SAS produces estimates of revenue by detailed North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) products. Inventory estimates for selected industries in the Information sector are produced, as well as estimates of expanded revenues for selected industries across multiple sectors. For industries with a significant non-profit component, separate estimates are developed for taxable firms and organizations exempt from Federal income tax. These data are needed to provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by various governmental agencies. The Census Bureau is authorized by Title 13, United States Code, to conduct surveys necessary to furnish current data on subjects covered by the major censuses. These surveys provide continuing and timely national statistical data for the period between economic censuses. The Bureau of Economic Analysis, the primary Federal user of these annual program statistics, uses the information in developing the national income and product accounts, compiling benchmark and annual input-output tables, and computing Gross Domestic Product by industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses the data as inputs to its Producer Price Indexes and in developing productivity measurements. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services use the data in the development of the National Health Expenditure Accounts. The Federal Communications Commission uses the data as a means for assessing FCC policy. The Census Bureau uses the data to provide new insight into changing structural and cost conditions that will impact the planning and design of future economic census questionnaires. Private industry also uses the data as a tool for marketing analysis. Data are collected from all of the largest firms and from a sample of small- and medium-sized businesses selected using a stratified sampling procedure. The samples are reselected periodically, generally at 5-year intervals. The largest firms continue to be canvassed when the sample is redrawn, while nearly all of the smalland medium-sized firms from the prior sample are replaced. We collect these data by using a mail-out/mail-back and online survey questionnaire. The Census Bureau is expanding the industry coverage of the SAS to include Utilities (NAICS 22) and Educational Services (NAICS 61); and the rest of Transportation (NAICS 48); Finance and Insurance (NAICS 52); and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (NAICS 53) not currently covered by SAS. For expanded VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Apr 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 industries, the survey will produce estimates of total operating revenue and both total and detailed operating expenses. This expansion will increase the size of the survey sample by about 30 percent. II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau collects this information by mail, Internet, fax, and telephone follow-up. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0422. Form Numbers: The SAS program consists of 81 unique forms, which are too extensive to list here. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, Government hospitals and Federal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 78,730. Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours and 27 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 271,619. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $7,450,509. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections 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 9, 2009. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–8463 Filed 4–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Services Survey AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. 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: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before June 15, 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 Lisa Donaldson, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K041, Washington, DC 20233–6500, and 301–763–7296. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a quarterly survey of service industry production—the Quarterly Services Survey (QSS). The QSS is a principal economic indicator series that produces, for selected service industries, quarterly estimates of total operating revenue and the percentage of revenue by class of customer. The survey also produces estimates of total operating expenses from tax-exempt firms in industries that have a large not-for-profit component. In addition, for hospital services, the survey estimates the number of inpatient days and discharge admissions. Current selected service industries include information services; professional scientific and technical services; hospitals; nursing and residential care facilities; administrative and support and waste management and remediation services; ambulatory health care services; social assistance; credit intermediation and related activities; securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 17149 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 70 / Tuesday, April 14, 2009 / Notices activities; truck transportation; courier and messengers; warehousing and storage; rental and leasing services; arts, entertainment, and recreation; and other services except public administration. Data are collected from all of the largest firms and from a sample of small- and medium-sized businesses selected using a stratified sampling procedure. Each quarter the sample is updated to reflect the addition of new business births and firms and organizations that have gone out-ofbusiness. The Bureau of Economic Analysis uses data gathered in this survey in developing its quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and GDP by industry estimates. The data provide the Federal Reserve Board and Council of Economic advisors with timely information to assess current economic performance. Other government and private stakeholders also benefit from a better understanding of important cyclical components of our economy. We are expanding the industry coverage of the QSS to include utilities; air transportation; water transportation; transit and ground passenger transportation; pipeline transportation; scenic and sightseeing transportation; support activities for transportation; monetary authorities-central bank; insurance carriers and related services; real estate; lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets (except copyrighted works); and educational services. For expanded industries, the survey will produce estimates of total operating revenue and operating expenses from the tax-exempt firms in industries that have a large not-for-profit component. II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau will collect this information by mail, fax, Internet, and a telephone follow-up. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0907. Form Number: QSS–1(A), QSS–1(E), QSS–2(A), QSS–2(E), QSS–3(A), QSS– 3(E), QSS–4(A), QSS–4(E), QSS–5(A), QSS–5(E), QSS–1A–PEO, QSS–1E–PEO. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, and government hospitals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,400. Estimated Time per Response: QSS– 1(A), QSS–1(E), QSS–2(A), QSS–2(E), QSS–3(A), QSS–3(E), QSS–5(A), QSS– 5(E), QSS–1A–PEO, QSS–1E–PEO: 15 minutes, QSS–4(A), QSS–4(E): 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,500. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Apr 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 Estimated Total Annual Cost: $370,305. Respondents Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 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. Dated: April 8, 2009. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–8403 Filed 4–13–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–843] Certain Lined Paper Products from India: Notice of Final Results of the First Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On October 7, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the antidumping duty administrative review for certain lined paper products (CLPP) from the India.1 This review covers two mandatory respondents, Kejriwal Exports and Kejriwal Paper Limited (Kejriwal), and Ria ImpEx Pvt. Ltd. (Ria), and 17 other manufacturers and exporters of the subject merchandise (collectively, 1 See Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Preliminary Results of the First Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 58548 (October 7, 2008) (Preliminary Results). Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 EFFECTIVE DATE: April 14, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cindy Lai Robinson or George McMahon, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3797 or (202) 482–1167, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 respondents).2 The period of review (POR) is April 17, 2006, through August 31, 2007. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to Kejriwal’s margin. For these final results, we find that Kejriwal sold subject merchandise at prices below normal value (NV) during the POR. Because it is above de minimis, we are applying the calculated weighted– average margin for Kejriwal from this review to those companies that were covered by this review but were not selected for individual examination (non–selected respondents). Therefore, the final results differ from the Preliminary Results with respect to Kejriwal and the non–selected respondents. However, we continue to apply an adverse facts available rate of 23.17 percent to Ria. Sfmt 4703 On October 7, 2008, the Department published the Preliminary Results. On February 2, 2009, the Department extended the time limits for the final results of this review until no later than April 6, 2009. See Certain Lined Paper Products from India: Extension of Time Limits for Final of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 5817 (February 2, 2009). We invited parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. On November 14, 2008, the Association of American School Paper Suppliers and its individual members (the petitioner) and Kejriwal submitted their case briefs. On November 25, 2008, the petitioner, Kejriwal, and Navneet submitted their rebuttal briefs. 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 72 FR 61621 (October 31, 2007). The respondents include: Blue Bird India Ltd.; Creative Divya; Exel India Pvt. Ltd.; FFI International; Global Art India Inc.; Kejriwal Exports and Kejriwal Paper Limited; M/S Super ImpEx.; Magic International; Marigold ExIm Pvt. Ltd.; Marisa International; Navneet Publications (India) Ltd. (Navneet); Pioneer Stationery Pvt. Ltd.; Rajvansh International; Ria ImpEx Pvt. Ltd. (Ria); Riddhi Enterprises; SAB International; TKS Overseas; Unlimited Accessories Worldwide; and V. Joshi Co. E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 70 (Tuesday, April 14, 2009)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E9-8403]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly 
Services 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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before June 15, 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 Lisa Donaldson, U.S. Census Bureau, 8K041, 
Washington, DC 20233-6500, and 301-763-7296.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a quarterly survey of service 
industry production--the Quarterly Services Survey (QSS). The QSS is a 
principal economic indicator series that produces, for selected service 
industries, quarterly estimates of total operating revenue and the 
percentage of revenue by class of customer. The survey also produces 
estimates of total operating expenses from tax-exempt firms in 
industries that have a large not-for-profit component. In addition, for 
hospital services, the survey estimates the number of inpatient days 
and discharge admissions. Current selected service industries include 
information services; professional scientific and technical services; 
hospitals; nursing and residential care facilities; administrative and 
support and waste management and remediation services; ambulatory 
health care services; social assistance; credit intermediation and 
related activities; securities, commodity contracts, and other 
financial investments and related

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activities; truck transportation; courier and messengers; warehousing 
and storage; rental and leasing services; arts, entertainment, and 
recreation; and other services except public administration.
    Data are collected from all of the largest firms and from a sample 
of small- and medium-sized businesses selected using a stratified 
sampling procedure. Each quarter the sample is updated to reflect the 
addition of new business births and firms and organizations that have 
gone out-of-business.
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis uses data gathered in this survey 
in developing its quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and GDP by 
industry estimates. The data provide the Federal Reserve Board and 
Council of Economic advisors with timely information to assess current 
economic performance. Other government and private stakeholders also 
benefit from a better understanding of important cyclical components of 
our economy.
    We are expanding the industry coverage of the QSS to include 
utilities; air transportation; water transportation; transit and ground 
passenger transportation; pipeline transportation; scenic and 
sightseeing transportation; support activities for transportation; 
monetary authorities-central bank; insurance carriers and related 
services; real estate; lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets 
(except copyrighted works); and educational services. For expanded 
industries, the survey will produce estimates of total operating 
revenue and operating expenses from the tax-exempt firms in industries 
that have a large not-for-profit component.

II. Method of Collection

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

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0907.
    Form Number: QSS-1(A), QSS-1(E), QSS-2(A), QSS-2(E), QSS-3(A), QSS-
3(E), QSS-4(A), QSS-4(E), QSS-5(A), QSS-5(E), QSS-1A-PEO, QSS-1E-PEO.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, not-
for-profit institutions, and government hospitals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,400.
    Estimated Time per Response: QSS-1(A), QSS-1(E), QSS-2(A), QSS-
2(E), QSS-3(A), QSS-3(E), QSS-5(A), QSS-5(E), QSS-1A-PEO, QSS-1E-PEO: 
15 minutes, QSS-4(A), QSS-4(E): 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,500.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $370,305.
    Respondents Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 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.

    Dated: April 8, 2009.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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