Establishment of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee and Intention To Recruit New Members, 56058-56059 [2010-22985]

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[FR Doc. 2010–22913 Filed 9–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economics and Statistics Administration Establishment of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee and Intention To Recruit New Members Economics and Statistics Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of the Establishment of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee and Intention to Recruit New Members. AGENCY: The Secretary of Commerce is announcing the establishment of and intention to recruit new members of a Federal Advisory Committee. In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and the General Services Administration rule on Federal Advisory Committee Management, 41 CFR part 101–6.1001, the Secretary of Commerce has determined that the establishment of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (the ‘‘Committee’) within the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA), is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department by law. The Committee will advise the Directors of ESA’s two statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the U.S. Census Bureau (Census), and the Commissioner of the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of Federal economic statistics. The Committee will function solely as an advisory committee to the senior officials of BEA, Census and BLS (the Agencies) in consultation with the Committee chairperson. Important aspects of the Committee’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: a. Recommending research to address important technical problems arising in Federal economic statistics. b. Identifying areas in which better coordination of the Agencies’ activities would be beneficial. c. Establishing relationships with professional associations with an interest in Federal economic statistics. d. Coordinating, in its identification of agenda items, with other existing academic advisory committees chartered to provide agency-specific advice, for the purpose of avoiding duplication of effort. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 178 / Wednesday, September 15, 2010 / Notices The Committee will report to the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs who, as head of ESA, will coordinate and collaborate with the Agencies. The Committee will consist of approximately fourteen members who serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of Commerce. Members shall be nominated by the Department of Commerce, in consultation with the Agencies, under the coordination of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. Committee members shall be economists, statisticians, survey methodologists, and behavioral scientists and will be chosen to achieve a balanced membership across those disciplines. Members shall be prominent experts in their fields, and recognized for their scientific and professional achievements and objectivity. The Department intends to recruit new members of the Committee that meet these membership criteria through a separate Federal Register notice and application process in the near future. The Committee will function solely as an advisory body, in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Charter will be filed under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Atrostic, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland, telephone: 301–763–6442, e-mail: barbara.kathryn.atrostic@census.gov. Rebecca M. Blank, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs. [FR Doc. 2010–22985 Filed 9–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–890] Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People’s Republic of China: Extension of the Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: September 15, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Pedersen, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–2769. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:57 Sep 14, 2010 Jkt 220001 56059 On March 4, 2010, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China. See Initiation of Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People’s Republic of China, 75 FR 9869 (March 4, 2010). The period of review is January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2009. The preliminary results of the administrative review are currently due no later than October 4, 2010. September 9, 2010. Susan H. Kuhbach, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’), the Department shall make a preliminary determination in an administrative review of an antidumping duty order within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the date of publication of the order. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time period to a maximum of 365 days. Completion of the preliminary results of this review within the 245-day period is not practicable because the Department needs additional time to analyze information pertaining to the respondents’ sales practices, factors of production, and corporate relationships, and to issue and review responses to supplemental questionnaires. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department is fully extending the time period for completing the preliminary results of the instant administrative review until January 30, 2011. However, January 30, 2011, falls on a Sunday, and it is the Department’s long-standing practice to issue a determination on the next business day when the statutory deadline falls on a weekend. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). Accordingly, the deadline for completion of the preliminary results of the review is now no later than January 31, 2011. The final results continue to be due 120 days after the publication of the preliminary results. This notice is published pursuant to sections 751(a) and 777(i) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2010–23000 Filed 9–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–P–2010–0061] Patent Examiner Technical Training Program United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking public assistance in providing technical training to patent examiners within all technology centers. The Patent Examiner Technical Training Program (PETTP) is intended to provide scientists and experts as lecturers to patent examiners in order to update them on technical developments, the state of the art, emerging trends, maturing technologies, and recent innovations in their fields. Such guest lecturers must have relevant technical knowledge, as well as familiarity with prior art and industry practices/ standards in areas of technology where such lectures would be beneficial. DATES: Effective Date: September 15, 2010. SUMMARY: Raul Tamayo, Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration, Office of the Associate Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, at (571) 272–7728. Wynn Coggins, Director of Technology Center (TC) 3600, available at (571) 272–5350, will provide oversight of the Patent Examiner Technical Training Program. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USPTO is seeking public assistance in providing technical training to patent examiners within all technology centers. The Patent Examiner Technical Training Program is intended to provide scientists and experts as lecturers to patent examiners in order to update them on technical developments, the state of the art, emerging trends, maturing technologies, and recent innovations in their fields. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 178 (Wednesday, September 15, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economics and Statistics Administration


Establishment of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory 
Committee and Intention To Recruit New Members

AGENCY: Economics and Statistics Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of the Establishment of the Federal Economic Statistics 
Advisory Committee and Intention to Recruit New Members.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Commerce is announcing the establishment of 
and intention to recruit new members of a Federal Advisory Committee. 
In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and the General Services Administration rule on 
Federal Advisory Committee Management, 41 CFR part 101-6.1001, the 
Secretary of Commerce has determined that the establishment of the 
Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (the ``Committee') 
within the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA), is in the 
public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on 
the Department by law.
    The Committee will advise the Directors of ESA's two statistical 
agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the U.S. Census 
Bureau (Census), and the Commissioner of the Department of Labor's 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other 
technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis 
of Federal economic statistics.
    The Committee will function solely as an advisory committee to the 
senior officials of BEA, Census and BLS (the Agencies) in consultation 
with the Committee chairperson. Important aspects of the Committee's 
responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    a. Recommending research to address important technical problems 
arising in Federal economic statistics.
    b. Identifying areas in which better coordination of the Agencies' 
activities would be beneficial.
    c. Establishing relationships with professional associations with 
an interest in Federal economic statistics.
    d. Coordinating, in its identification of agenda items, with other 
existing academic advisory committees chartered to provide agency-
specific advice, for the purpose of avoiding duplication of effort.

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    The Committee will report to the Under Secretary for Economic 
Affairs who, as head of ESA, will coordinate and collaborate with the 
Agencies.
    The Committee will consist of approximately fourteen members who 
serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of Commerce. Members shall be 
nominated by the Department of Commerce, in consultation with the 
Agencies, under the coordination of the Under Secretary for Economic 
Affairs, and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. Committee members 
shall be economists, statisticians, survey methodologists, and 
behavioral scientists and will be chosen to achieve a balanced 
membership across those disciplines. Members shall be prominent experts 
in their fields, and recognized for their scientific and professional 
achievements and objectivity.
    The Department intends to recruit new members of the Committee that 
meet these membership criteria through a separate Federal Register 
notice and application process in the near future.
    The Committee will function solely as an advisory body, in 
compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 
The Charter will be filed under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Atrostic, Center for Economic 
Studies, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland, 
telephone: 301-763-6442, e-mail: barbara.kathryn.atrostic@census.gov.

Rebecca M. Blank,
Under Secretary for Economic Affairs.
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