Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey, 770-771 [2011-6]

Download as PDF 770 Notices Federal Register Vol. 76, No. 4 Thursday, January 6, 2011 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Mendocino Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Mendocino County Resource Advisory Committee will meet January 21, 2011 (RAC) in Willits, California. Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Approval of minutes, (2) Handout Discussion, (3) Public Comment, (4) Financial Report, (5) Subcommittees, (6) Matters before the group, (7) Discussion—approval of projects, (8) Next agenda and meeting date. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roberta Hurt, Committee Coordinator, USDA, Mendocino National Forest, Covelo Ranger District, 78150 Covelo Road, Covelo CA 95428, (707) 983– 6658; e-mail windmill@willitsonline.com. DATES: The meeting is open to the public. Persons who wish to bring matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff by January 15, 2011. Public commenters will have the opportunity to address the Committee at the meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 14, 2010. Lee Johnson, Designated Federal Official. [FR Doc. 2011–2 Filed 1–5–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey U.S. Census Bureau. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 March 7, 2011. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 John Miller, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8K081, Washington, DC 20233–6500, (301) 763–2758. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey (MWTS) provides the only continuous measure of monthly sales, end-of-month inventories, and inventories/sales ratios in the United States by selected kinds of business for merchant wholesalers, excluding manufacturers’ sales branches and offices. The Bureau of Economic Analysis uses this information to improve the inventory valuation adjustments applied to estimates of the Gross Domestic Product. The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses the data as input to their Producer Price Indexes and in developing productivity measurements. Estimates produced from the MWTS are based on a probability sample and are published on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) basis. The sample design consists of small, medium, and large cases requested to report sales and inventories each month. The sample, consisting of about 4,500 wholesale businesses, is drawn from the Business Register, which contains all Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) and listed establishment locations. The sample is updated quarterly to reflect employer business ‘‘births’’ and ‘‘deaths’’; adding new employer businesses identified in E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 4 / Thursday, January 6, 2011 / Notices the Business and Professional Classification Survey and deleting firms and EINs when it is determined they are no longer active. The MWTS will continue to generate its monthly report form through a printon demand system. This system allows us to tailor the survey instrument to a specific industry. For example, it will print an additional instruction for a particular NAICS code. This system also reduces the time and cost of preparing mailout packages that contain unique variable data, while improving the look and quality of the products produced. II. Method of Collection We collect this information by Internet, fax, mail, and telephone follow-up. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0190. Form Number: SM4206–A and SM4206–E. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: U.S. merchant wholesale firms, excluding manufacturers’ sales branches and offices. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,500. Estimated Time per Response: 7 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,300 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The cost to the respondent for fiscal year 2010 is estimated to be $182,763. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 182. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD 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 approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:07 Jan 05, 2011 Jkt 223001 Dated: January 3, 2011. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–6 Filed 1–5–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1730] Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; Dow Corning Corporation (Silicones); Carrollton, Elizabethtown and Shepherdsville, KY Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones Act provides for ‘‘* * * the establishment* * * of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes,’’ and authorizes the ForeignTrade Zones Board to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports of entry; Whereas, the Board’s regulations (15 CFR part 400) provide for the establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities cannot serve the specific use involved, and when the activity results in a significant public benefit and is in the public interest; Whereas, the Louisville & Jefferson County Riverport Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 29, has made application to the Board for authority to establish a special-purpose subzone at the silicones manufacturing and warehousing facilities of Dow Corning Corporation, located in Carrollton, Elizabethtown and Shepherdsville, Kentucky (FTZ Docket 20–2009, filed 5– 1–2009); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (74 FR 21621–21622, 5–8– 2009; 74 FR 32112, 7–7–2009; 74 FR 46975, 9–14–2009; 74 FR 51128, 10–5– 2009; 75 FR 31762–31763, 6–4–2010; 75 FR 44760, 7–29–2010; 75 FR 52927– 52928, 8–30–2010), a public hearing was held on September 1, 2009 and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 771 examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations would be satisfied, and that the proposal would be in the public interest if subject to the restriction listed below; Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status for activity related to the manufacturing of silicones at the facilities of Dow Corning Corporation, located in Carrollton, Elizabethtown and Shepherdsville, Kentucky (Subzone 29K), as described in the application and Federal Register notice, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28, and further subject to a restriction prohibiting the admission of foreign status silicon metal subject to an antidumping or countervailing duty order. Signed at Washington, DC, this 20th day of December 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, ForeignTrade Zones Board. Attest: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–66 Filed 1–5–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1729] Reorganization/Expansion of ForeignTrade Zone 14 Under Alternative Site Framework; Little Rock, AR Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Board adopted the alternative site framework (ASF) in December 2008 (74 FR 1170–1173, 01/ 12/09; correction 74 FR 3987, 01/22/09; 75 FR 71069–71070, 11/22/10) as an option for the establishment or reorganization of general-purpose zones; Whereas, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 14, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket 34–2010, filed 5/11/2010) for authority to reorganize under the ASF with a service area that includes Clark, Conway, Dallas, Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Hot Spring, Jefferson, Lonoke, Montgomery, Nevada, Pike, Pulaski, Pope, Saline, Yell and White Counties, Arkansas, within and adjacent to the Little Rock Customs and Border E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 4 (Thursday, January 6, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Monthly 
Wholesale Trade Survey

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau.

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 March 7, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 John Miller, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8K081, 
Washington, DC 20233-6500, (301) 763-2758.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey (MWTS) provides the only 
continuous measure of monthly sales, end-of-month inventories, and 
inventories/sales ratios in the United States by selected kinds of 
business for merchant wholesalers, excluding manufacturers' sales 
branches and offices. The Bureau of Economic Analysis uses this 
information to improve the inventory valuation adjustments applied to 
estimates of the Gross Domestic Product. The Bureau of Labor Statistics 
uses the data as input to their Producer Price Indexes and in 
developing productivity measurements.
    Estimates produced from the MWTS are based on a probability sample 
and are published on the North American Industry Classification System 
(NAICS) basis. The sample design consists of small, medium, and large 
cases requested to report sales and inventories each month. The sample, 
consisting of about 4,500 wholesale businesses, is drawn from the 
Business Register, which contains all Employer Identification Numbers 
(EINs) and listed establishment locations. The sample is updated 
quarterly to reflect employer business ``births'' and ``deaths''; 
adding new employer businesses identified in

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the Business and Professional Classification Survey and deleting firms 
and EINs when it is determined they are no longer active.
    The MWTS will continue to generate its monthly report form through 
a print-on demand system. This system allows us to tailor the survey 
instrument to a specific industry. For example, it will print an 
additional instruction for a particular NAICS code. This system also 
reduces the time and cost of preparing mailout packages that contain 
unique variable data, while improving the look and quality of the 
products produced.

II. Method of Collection

    We collect this information by Internet, fax, mail, and telephone 
follow-up.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0190.
    Form Number: SM4206-A and SM4206-E.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: U.S. merchant wholesale firms, excluding 
manufacturers' sales branches and offices.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,500.
    Estimated Time per Response: 7 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,300 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The cost to the respondent for fiscal 
year 2010 is estimated to be $182,763.
    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.

    Dated: January 3, 2011.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-6 Filed 1-5-11; 8:45 am]
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