Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Monthly Retail Trade Survey, 1131-1132 [2011-67]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 5 / Friday, January 7, 2011 / Notices CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD Sunshine Act Meeting In connection with its investigation into an explosion and fire that occurred at the Bayer CropScience facility in Institute, West Virginia, on August 28, 2008, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announces that it will hold a public meeting on January 20, 2011, in Institute, West Virginia, to present the findings from its investigation of the explosion that fatally injured two workers. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the West Virginia State University Wilson Building, Multipurpose Room, 103 University Union, Institute, WV, 25112. The meeting is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required, but to assure adequate seating, attendees are encouraged to pre-register by emailing their names and affiliations to publicmeeting@csb.gov by January 15th. At the meeting CSB staff will present to the Board the results of their investigation into this incident. Key issues involved in the investigation concern process hazards analysis and pre-startup safety review; operating procedures, operator training, emergency planning and response. Following the presentation of the CSB’s findings and safety recommendations, a panel of outside witnesses will be invited to speak on a number of issues related to the investigation findings and the board’s recommendations. This will then be followed by a public comment period prior to a Board vote on the report. Following the staff presentation, panel comments, and the conclusion of the public comment period, the Board will consider whether to approve the final report and recommendations. All staff presentations are preliminary and are intended solely to allow the Board to consider in a public forum the issues and factors involved in this case. No factual analyses, conclusions or findings presented by staff should be considered final. Only after the Board has considered the final staff presentation, listened to the witnesses and the public comments and approved the staff report will there be an approved final record of this incident. Please notify CSB if a translator or interpreter is needed, at least 5 business days prior to the public meeting. For more information, please contact the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board at (202) 261–7600, or visit our Web site at: http:// www.csb.gov. Christopher W. Warner, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2011–223 Filed 1–5–11; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6350–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Monthly Retail Trade Survey U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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)). SUMMARY: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before March 8, 2011. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, DATES: 1131 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, Room 8K181, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233–6500, (301) 763–2713. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Monthly Retail Trade Survey provides estimates of monthly retail sales, end-of-month merchandise inventories, and quarterly e-commerce sales of retailers in the United States by selected kinds of business. Also, it provides monthly sales of food service establishments. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) uses this information to prepare the National Income and Products Accounts and to benchmark the annual input-output tables. Statistics provided from the Monthly Retail Trade Survey are used to calculate the gross domestic product (GDP). Estimates produced from the Monthly Retail Trade Survey are based on a probability sample. The sample design consists of one fixed panel where all cases are requested to report sales, ecommerce sales, and/or inventories each month. The sample, consisting of about 12,000 retail 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 the Business and Professional Classification Survey and deleting firms and EINs when it is determined they are no longer active. Listed below are the series of retail form numbers and a description of each form: jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Series Description SM–44(06)S .................................................................................................................. SM–44(06)SE ................................................................................................................ SM–44(06)SS ................................................................................................................ SM–44(06)B .................................................................................................................. SM–44(06)BE ................................................................................................................ SM–44(06)BS ................................................................................................................ SM–45(06)S .................................................................................................................. SM–45(06)SE ................................................................................................................ SM–45(06)SS ................................................................................................................ SM–45(06)B .................................................................................................................. SM–45(06)BE ................................................................................................................ SM–45(06)BS ................................................................................................................ SM–72(06)S .................................................................................................................. SM–20(06)I .................................................................................................................... Non Department Store/Sales Only/WO E-Commerce. Non Department Store/Sales Only W E-Commerce. Non Department Store/Sales Only/Screener. Non Department Store/Sales and Inventory/WO E-Comm. Non Department Store/Sales and Inventory/W E-Comm. Non Department Store/Sales and Inventory/Screener. Department Store/Sales Only/WO E-Commerce. Department Store/Sales Only/W E-Commerce. Department Store/Sales Only/Screener. Department Store/Sales and Inventory/WO E-Commerce. Department Store/Sales and Inventory/W E-Commerce. Department Store/Sales and Inventory/Screener. Food Services/Sales Only/WO E-Commerce. Non Department and Department Store/Inventory Only. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Jan 06, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 1132 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 5 / Friday, January 7, 2011 / Notices II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE We collect this information by mail, fax, and telephone follow-up. Foreign-Trade Zones Board III. Data [Docket 1–2011] OMB Number: 0607–0717. Form Number: SM–44(06)S, SM– 44(06)SE, SM–44(06)SS, SM–44(06)B, SM–44(06)BE, SM–44(06)BS, SM– 45(06)S, SM–45(06)SE, SM–45(06)SS, SM–45(06)B, SM–45(06)BE, SM– 45(06)BS, SM–72(06)S, and SM–20(06)I. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Retail and Food Services firms in the United States. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000. Estimated Time per Response: 7 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The cost to the respondents for fiscal year 2010 is estimated to be $406,140. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 182. Foreign-Trade Zone 153—San Diego, CA; Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework IV. Request for Comments jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES 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. 2011–67 Filed 1–6–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Jan 06, 2011 Jkt 223001 An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the City of San Diego, grantee of FTZ 153, requesting authority to reorganize and expand the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the Board (74 FR 1170, 1/12/09 (correction 74 FR 3987, 1/22/09); 75 FR 71069–71070, 11/22/ 10). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of general-purpose zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new ‘‘usage-driven’’ FTZ sites for operators/users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a general-purpose zone project. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on January 3, 2011. FTZ 153 was approved by the Board on October 14, 1988 (Board Order 394, 53 FR 41616, 10/24/88) and expanded on December 16, 1991 (Board Order 548, 56 FR 2160, 01/22/91 and on August 23, 2002 (Board Order 1245, 67 FR 56983, 09/06/02). The current zone project includes the following sites: Site 1 (316 acres)— Brown Field, Otay Mesa Road and Heritage Road, San Diego; Site 2 (73 acres)—San Diego Business Park, Airway Road and State Road 125, San Diego; Site 3 (60 acres)—Gateway Park, Harvest Road and Customs House Plaza Road, San Diego; Site 4 (71 acres)— Britannia Commerce Center, Siempre Viva Road and Britannia Boulevard; Site 5 (312 acres)—De La Fuente Business Park, Airway Road and Media Road, San Diego; Site 6 (160 acres)—Brown Field Business Park, Otay Mesa Road and Britannia Boulevard; Site 7 (389 acres)— Otay Mesa International Center, Harvest Road and Airway Road, San Diego; Site 8 (86 acres)—Ocean View Hills Corporate Center, Otay Mesa Road and Innovative Drive, San Diego; Site 9 (119 acres)—Siempre Viva Business Park, La Media Road and Siempre Viva Road, San Diego; Site 10 (65 acres)—Brown Field Technology Park, southeast of the intersection of Otay Mesa Road and Britannia Boulevard; and, Site 14 (0.51 acres)—Hoon Import & Export Inc., 2155 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Britannia Boulevard, San Diego (expires 09/30/11). The grantee’s proposed service area under the ASF would be San Diego County and a portion of Riverside County, California, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The proposed service area is within and adjacent to the San Diego U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing zone project to include existing Sites 1 thru 10 as ‘‘magnet’’ sites and existing Site 14 as a ‘‘usage-driven site. The ASF allows for the possible exemption of one magnet site from the ‘‘sunset’’ time limits that generally apply to sites under the ASF, and the applicant proposes that Site 1 be so exempted. The applicant is also requesting approval of the following initial ‘‘usage-driven’’ sites: Proposed Site 11 (54.18 acres)—Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc., 26531 Ynez Road, Temecula (Riverside County); Proposed Site 12 (8.3 acres)— Abbot Cardiovascular Systems Inc., 42301 Zevo Drive, Temecula (Riverside County); and, Proposed Site 13 (4.37 acres)—30590 Cochise Circle, Temecula (Riverside County). Additionally, the applicant is requesting to reduce the acreage of existing Site 6 and existing Site 10. Because the ASF only pertains to establishing or reorganizing a generalpurpose zone, the application would have no impact on FTZ 153’s authorized subzones. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Christopher Kemp of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is March 8, 2011. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to March 23, 2011. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via http:// www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Christopher Kemp E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 5 (Friday, January 7, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1131-1132]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-67]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 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, 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 8, 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 Timothy Winters, U. S. Census Bureau, Room 8K181, 
4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233-6500, (301) 763-2713.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Monthly Retail Trade Survey provides estimates of monthly 
retail sales, end-of-month merchandise inventories, and quarterly e-
commerce sales of retailers in the United States by selected kinds of 
business. Also, it provides monthly sales of food service 
establishments. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) uses this 
information to prepare the National Income and Products Accounts and to 
benchmark the annual input-output tables. Statistics provided from the 
Monthly Retail Trade Survey are used to calculate the gross domestic 
product (GDP).
    Estimates produced from the Monthly Retail Trade Survey are based 
on a probability sample. The sample design consists of one fixed panel 
where all cases are requested to report sales, e-commerce sales, and/or 
inventories each month. The sample, consisting of about 12,000 retail 
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 
the Business and Professional Classification Survey and deleting firms 
and EINs when it is determined they are no longer active.
    Listed below are the series of retail form numbers and a 
description of each form:

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              Series                                                 Description
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SM-44(06)S........................  Non Department Store/Sales Only/WO E-Commerce.
SM-44(06)SE.......................  Non Department Store/Sales Only W E-Commerce.
SM-44(06)SS.......................  Non Department Store/Sales Only/Screener.
SM-44(06)B........................  Non Department Store/Sales and Inventory/WO E-Comm.
SM-44(06)BE.......................  Non Department Store/Sales and Inventory/W E-Comm.
SM-44(06)BS.......................  Non Department Store/Sales and Inventory/Screener.
SM-45(06)S........................  Department Store/Sales Only/WO E-Commerce.
SM-45(06)SE.......................  Department Store/Sales Only/W E-Commerce.
SM-45(06)SS.......................  Department Store/Sales Only/Screener.
SM-45(06)B........................  Department Store/Sales and Inventory/WO E-Commerce.
SM-45(06)BE.......................  Department Store/Sales and Inventory/W E-Commerce.
SM-45(06)BS.......................  Department Store/Sales and Inventory/Screener.
SM-72(06)S........................  Food Services/Sales Only/WO E-Commerce.
SM-20(06)I........................  Non Department and Department Store/Inventory Only.
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II. Method of Collection

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

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0607-0717.
    Form Number: SM-44(06)S, SM-44(06)SE, SM-44(06)SS, SM-44(06)B, SM-
44(06)BE, SM-44(06)BS, SM-45(06)S, SM-45(06)SE, SM-45(06)SS, SM-
45(06)B, SM-45(06)BE, SM-45(06)BS, SM-72(06)S, and SM-20(06)I.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Retail and Food Services firms in the United 
States.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 7 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The cost to the respondents for fiscal 
year 2010 is estimated to be $406,140.
    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. 2011-67 Filed 1-6-11; 8:45 am]
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