Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2012 Economic Census Covering the Wholesale Trade Sector, 3082-3083 [2011-946]

Download as PDF 3082 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 19, 2011 / Notices the following conditions: (i) It must be classified in the Retail Trade or Accommodation and Food Services sector; (ii) it must be an active operating establishment of a multi-establishment firm (i.e., a firm that operates at more than one physical location), or it must be a single-establishment firm with payroll (i.e., a firm operating at only one physical location); and (iii) it must be located in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia. Mail selection procedures will distinguish the following groups of establishments: 1. Establishments of MultiEstablishment Firms All active operating establishments of multi-establishment firms will be included in the mail component of the potential respondent universe. We estimate that the 2012 Economic Census mail canvasses for the Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services sectors will include approximately 710,000 establishments of multiestablishment firms. 2. Single-Establishment Firms With Payroll As an initial step in the selection process, we will conduct a study of the potential respondent universe. This study will produce a set of industryspecific payroll cutoffs that we will use to distinguish large versus small singleestablishment firms within each industry or kind of business. This payroll size distinction will affect selection as follows: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES a. Large Single-Establishment Firms All single-establishment firms having annualized payroll (from Federal administrative records) that equals or exceeds the cutoff for their industry will be included in the mail component of the potential respondent universe. We estimate that the 2012 Economic Census mail canvasses for the Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services sectors will include approximately 274,000 large single-establishment firms. b. Small Single-Establishment Firms A sample of single-establishment firms having annualized payroll below the cutoff for their industry will be included in the mail component of the potential respondent universe. Sampling strata and corresponding probabilities of selection will be determined by a study of the potential respondent universe conducted shortly before the mail selection operations begin. We estimate that the 2012 Economic Census mail canvasses for the Retail Trade and Accommodation and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Jan 18, 2011 Jkt 223001 Food Services sectors will include approximately 217,000 small singleestablishment firms selected in this sample. All remaining single-establishment firms with payroll will be represented in the census by data from Federal administrative records. Generally, we will not include these small employers in the census mail canvasses. However, administrative records sometimes have fundamental industry classification deficiencies that make them unsuitable for use in producing detailed industry statistics by geographic area. When we find such a deficiency, we will mail the firm a census classification form. We estimate that the 2012 Economic Census mail canvasses for the Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services sectors will include approximately 133,000 small single-establishment firms that receive these forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0927. Form Number: The 33 standard forms, seven classification forms, and two ownership or control fliers used to collect information from businesses in these sectors of the Economic Census are tailored to specific business practices and are too numerous to list separately in this notice. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State or local governments, businesses, or other for profit or non-profit institutions or organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,334,000. Estimated Time per Response: .921 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,228,600. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $35,641,686. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. 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 12, 2011. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–945 Filed 1–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2012 Economic Census Covering the Wholesale Trade Sector 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: Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 131 and 224. 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. To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before March 21, 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 Robert Nusz, U.S. Census Bureau, Service Sector Statistics Division, HQ–8K162, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC (301) 763–7154 or via the Internet at wcb@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: The economic census, conducted under authority of Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), is the primary source of facts about the structure and functioning of the Nation’s economy. Economic statistics serve as part of the framework for the national accounts and provide essential information for E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 19, 2011 / Notices government, business, and the general public. Economic data are the Census Bureau’s primary program commitment during nondecennial census years. The 2012 Economic Census covering the Wholesale Trade sector (as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)) will measure the economic activity of more than 450,000 establishments. The information collected will produce basic statistics by kind of business on the number of establishments, sales, payroll, and employment. It will also yield a variety of subject statistics, including sales by product line, sales by class of customer, and other industryspecific measures. Primary strategies for reducing burden in Census Bureau economic data collections are to increase reporting through standardized questionnaires and broader electronic data collection methods. II. Method of Collection Mail Selection Procedures Establishments in the Wholesale Trade sector of the economic census will be selected from the Census Bureau’s Business Register for a mail canvass. To be eligible for selection, an establishment will be required to satisfy the following conditions: (i) It must be classified in the Wholesale Trade sector; (ii) it must be an active operating establishment of a multi-establishment firm (i.e., a firm that operates at more than one physical location), or it must be a single-establishment firm with payroll (i.e., a firm operating at only one physical location); and (iii) it must be located in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia. Mail selection procedures will distinguish the following groups of establishments: 1. Establishments of MultiEstablishment Firms All active operating establishments of multi-establishment firms will be included in the mail component of the potential respondent universe. We estimate that the 2012 Economic Census mail canvass for the Wholesale Trade sector will include approximately 134,000 establishments of multiestablishment firms. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 2. Single-Establishment Firms With Payroll All single-establishment firms having annualized payroll (from Federal administrative records) will be included in the mail component of the potential respondent universe. We estimate that the 2012 Economic Census mail canvass for the Wholesale Trade sector will include approximately 316,000 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Jan 18, 2011 Jkt 223001 establishments of single-establishment firms. III. Data 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 12, 2011. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–946 Filed 1–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P Frm 00009 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–489–501] OMB Control Number: 0607–0929. Form Number: The 42 standard forms and ownership or control flier used to collect information from businesses in this sector of the Economic Census are tailored to specific business practices and are too numerous to list separately in this notice. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State or local governments, businesses or other forprofit or non-profit institutions and organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 450,000. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour and 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 675,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $19,581,750. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C. 131 & 224. PO 00000 3083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Certain Welded Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube From Turkey: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Cho or Dennis McClure, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4014, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–5075 or (202) 482–5973, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On June 30, 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published a notice of initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain welded carbon steel pipe and tube from Turkey covering the period May 1, 2009, through April 30, 2010. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 75 FR 37759 (June 30, 2010). The preliminary results are currently due no later than January 30, 2011. Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), requires the Department to make a preliminary determination within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested. Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act further states that if it is not practicable to complete the review within the time period specified, the administering authority may extend the 245-day period to issue its preliminary results to up to 120 days. We determine that completion of the preliminary results of this review within the 245-day period is not practicable because we have complex technical issues relating to quarterly cost and affiliated parties, which require additional information and analysis for this administrative review. Due to these reasons and in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we are extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of the review by 120 days. The preliminary results are now E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2012 Economic 
Census Covering the Wholesale Trade Sector

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 21, 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 Robert Nusz, U.S. Census Bureau, Service Sector 
Statistics Division, HQ-8K162, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 
(301) 763-7154 or via the Internet at wcb@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The economic census, conducted under authority of Title 13, United 
States Code (U.S.C.), is the primary source of facts about the 
structure and functioning of the Nation's economy. Economic statistics 
serve as part of the framework for the national accounts and provide 
essential information for

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government, business, and the general public. Economic data are the 
Census Bureau's primary program commitment during nondecennial census 
years. The 2012 Economic Census covering the Wholesale Trade sector (as 
defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)) 
will measure the economic activity of more than 450,000 establishments. 
The information collected will produce basic statistics by kind of 
business on the number of establishments, sales, payroll, and 
employment. It will also yield a variety of subject statistics, 
including sales by product line, sales by class of customer, and other 
industry-specific measures. Primary strategies for reducing burden in 
Census Bureau economic data collections are to increase reporting 
through standardized questionnaires and broader electronic data 
collection methods.

II. Method of Collection

Mail Selection Procedures

    Establishments in the Wholesale Trade sector of the economic census 
will be selected from the Census Bureau's Business Register for a mail 
canvass. To be eligible for selection, an establishment will be 
required to satisfy the following conditions: (i) It must be classified 
in the Wholesale Trade sector; (ii) it must be an active operating 
establishment of a multi-establishment firm (i.e., a firm that operates 
at more than one physical location), or it must be a single-
establishment firm with payroll (i.e., a firm operating at only one 
physical location); and (iii) it must be located in one of the 50 
States or the District of Columbia. Mail selection procedures will 
distinguish the following groups of establishments:
1. Establishments of Multi-Establishment Firms
    All active operating establishments of multi-establishment firms 
will be included in the mail component of the potential respondent 
universe. We estimate that the 2012 Economic Census mail canvass for 
the Wholesale Trade sector will include approximately 134,000 
establishments of multi-establishment firms.
2. Single-Establishment Firms With Payroll
    All single-establishment firms having annualized payroll (from 
Federal administrative records) will be included in the mail component 
of the potential respondent universe. We estimate that the 2012 
Economic Census mail canvass for the Wholesale Trade sector will 
include approximately 316,000 establishments of single-establishment 
firms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0929.
    Form Number: The 42 standard forms and ownership or control flier 
used to collect information from businesses in this sector of the 
Economic Census are tailored to specific business practices and are too 
numerous to list separately in this notice.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State or local governments, businesses or other 
for-profit or non-profit institutions and organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 450,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour and 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 675,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $19,581,750.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, U.S.C. 131 & 224.

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 12, 2011.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-946 Filed 1-18-11; 8:45 am]
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