Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Wholesale Trade Survey, 15939-15940 [2011-6599]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 55 / Tuesday, March 22, 2011 / Notices Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Burden Hours: 5,332. Number of Respondents: 3,497. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes to 2 hours. Needs and Uses: The technical data letters of explanation will assure the Bureau of Industry and Security that U.S.-origin technical data will be exported only for authorized end-uses, users and destinations. The information contained in the letters describes the transaction and fixes the scope of technology to be exported, the parties to the transaction, their roles, the purpose for the export, and the methods authorized to be used in exporting the technology. The letters also place the foreign consignee on notice that the technical data is subject to U.S. export controls and may only be re-exported in accordance with U.S. law. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: Jasmeet Seehra, (202) 395–3123. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Jasmeet Seehra, OMB Desk Officer, by e-mail to Jasmeet_K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov, or by fax to (202) 395–5167. Dated: March 17, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–6715 Filed 3–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to Executive Order 11478 and Department of Commerce Administrative Order (DAO) 215–11, an employee or applicant for employment with the Department of Commerce who alleges that he or she has been subjected to discriminatory treatment based on sexual orientation by the Department of Commerce or one of its subagencies, must submit a signed statement that is sufficiently precise to identify the actions or practices that form the basis of the complaint. The complainant is also required to provide an address and phone number where the complainant or his or her representative may be contacted. Through use of this standardized form (CD–545), the Office of Civil Rights proposes to collect the information required by the Executive Order and DAO in a uniform manner that will increase the efficiency of complaint processing and trend analyses of complaint activity. A paper form, signed by the complainant or his/her designated representative, must be submitted by mail or delivery service, in person, or by facsimile transmission. Office of the Secretary Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Complaint of Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Against the U.S. Department of Commerce III. Data Office of the Secretary, Office of Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 17:11 Mar 21, 2011 I. Abstract II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate Mar<15>2010 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 23, 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 Kathryn Anderson, 202– 482–3680, or KAnderson@doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Jkt 223001 OMB Control Number: 0690–0024. Form Number: CD–545. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15939 Estimated Number of Respondents: 20. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $78. 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: March 16, 2011. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–6612 Filed 3–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–BP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Wholesale 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)). DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before May 23, 2011. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 15940 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 55 / Tuesday, March 22, 2011 / Notices 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: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (AWTS) covers employer firms with establishments located in the United States and classified in wholesale trade as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). This sector comprises two main types of wholesalers: (1) Merchant wholesalers that sell goods on their own account (including sales offices and sales branches, except retail stores, maintained by manufacturing, refining, or mining enterprises apart from their plants or mines for the purpose of marketing their products) and (2) business to business electronic markets, agents, and brokers that arrange sales and purchases for others generally for a commission or fee. Firms are selected for this survey using a stratified random sample where strata are defined by industry and annual sales size. The sample, consisting of approximately 7,600 wholesale businesses, is selected from the Business Register, which contains all Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) and listed establishment locations. The sample is updated quarterly to reflect employer ‘‘births’’ and ‘‘deaths’’ by 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. Respondents are separated into three classifications: (1) Merchant wholesale establishments, excluding manufacturers’ sales branches and offices; (2) manufacturers’ sales branches and offices; and (3) agents, brokers, and business to business electronic markets. The first classification is asked to provide sales, e-commerce, inventories, method of inventory valuation, inventories held outside the United States, purchases, and operating expenses. The second classification is asked to provide sales, e-commerce, inventories, method of inventory valuation, inventories held outside the United States, and operating expenses. The third classification is VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Mar 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 asked to provide commissions, sales on their own account, and operating expenses. These data are collected to provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by various government agencies. These data are used to satisfy a variety of public and business needs such as economic market analysis, company performance, and forecasting future demands. Results will be available, at the United States summary level, for selected wholesale industries approximately fourteen months after the end of the reference year. A new sample will be introduced with the 2011 AWTS. It is expected that approximately 60–70% of the companies that are asked to report will be doing so for the first time (and, consequently, 60–70% of the old sample will no longer be asked to report). In order to link estimates from the new and prior samples, we will be asking companies to provide data for 2011 and 2010. The 2012 AWTS and subsequent years will request one year of data until a new sample is once again introduced. An additional change will occur with the 2012 AWTS. We will request data on detailed operating expenses that were previously requested under a separate supplemental mailing (conducted every 5 years). The last supplemental mailing was conducted in conjunction with the 2007 AWTS under OMB No. 0607–0942. While the wholesale portion of that program will be collapsed into the AWTS, we will continue to ask only the additional detailed expense questions every 5 years. These detailed expense questions are only applicable to the merchant wholesale establishments, excluding manufacturers’ sales branches and offices. II. Method of Collection We collect this information by Internet, fax, mail, and telephone. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0195. Form Number: SA–42, SA–42A, SA– 42(MSBO), SA–42A(MSBO), SA– 42(AGBR), SA–42A(AGBR). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Wholesale firms located in the United States. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,600. Estimated Time per Response: 74 minutes (3-year average). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,405 hours (3-year average). Estimated Total Annual Cost: The total cost to respondents is estimated to be $272,839. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, 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: March 16, 2011. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–6599 Filed 3–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–427–801, A–428–801, A–475–801, A–588– 804, A–412–801] Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative and Changed-Circumstances Reviews Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: DATES: Effective Date: March 22, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun, AD/CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5760. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 55 (Tuesday, March 22, 2011)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-6599]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual 
Wholesale 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 May 23, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental

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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 Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (AWTS) covers employer firms with 
establishments located in the United States and classified in wholesale 
trade as defined by the North American Industry Classification System 
(NAICS). This sector comprises two main types of wholesalers: (1) 
Merchant wholesalers that sell goods on their own account (including 
sales offices and sales branches, except retail stores, maintained by 
manufacturing, refining, or mining enterprises apart from their plants 
or mines for the purpose of marketing their products) and (2) business 
to business electronic markets, agents, and brokers that arrange sales 
and purchases for others generally for a commission or fee.
    Firms are selected for this survey using a stratified random sample 
where strata are defined by industry and annual sales size. The sample, 
consisting of approximately 7,600 wholesale businesses, is selected 
from the Business Register, which contains all Employer Identification 
Numbers (EINs) and listed establishment locations. The sample is 
updated quarterly to reflect employer ``births'' and ``deaths'' by 
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.
    Respondents are separated into three classifications: (1) Merchant 
wholesale establishments, excluding manufacturers' sales branches and 
offices; (2) manufacturers' sales branches and offices; and (3) agents, 
brokers, and business to business electronic markets. The first 
classification is asked to provide sales, e-commerce, inventories, 
method of inventory valuation, inventories held outside the United 
States, purchases, and operating expenses. The second classification is 
asked to provide sales, e-commerce, inventories, method of inventory 
valuation, inventories held outside the United States, and operating 
expenses. The third classification is asked to provide commissions, 
sales on their own account, and operating expenses. These data are 
collected to provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of 
policy by various government agencies. These data are used to satisfy a 
variety of public and business needs such as economic market analysis, 
company performance, and forecasting future demands. Results will be 
available, at the United States summary level, for selected wholesale 
industries approximately fourteen months after the end of the reference 
year.
    A new sample will be introduced with the 2011 AWTS. It is expected 
that approximately 60-70% of the companies that are asked to report 
will be doing so for the first time (and, consequently, 60-70% of the 
old sample will no longer be asked to report). In order to link 
estimates from the new and prior samples, we will be asking companies 
to provide data for 2011 and 2010. The 2012 AWTS and subsequent years 
will request one year of data until a new sample is once again 
introduced.
    An additional change will occur with the 2012 AWTS. We will request 
data on detailed operating expenses that were previously requested 
under a separate supplemental mailing (conducted every 5 years). The 
last supplemental mailing was conducted in conjunction with the 2007 
AWTS under OMB No. 0607-0942. While the wholesale portion of that 
program will be collapsed into the AWTS, we will continue to ask only 
the additional detailed expense questions every 5 years. These detailed 
expense questions are only applicable to the merchant wholesale 
establishments, excluding manufacturers' sales branches and offices.

II. Method of Collection

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

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0195.
    Form Number: SA-42, SA-42A, SA-42(MSBO), SA-42A(MSBO), SA-42(AGBR), 
SA-42A(AGBR).
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Wholesale firms located in the United States.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,600.
    Estimated Time per Response: 74 minutes (3-year average).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,405 hours (3-year average).
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The total cost to respondents is 
estimated to be $272,839.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, 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: March 16, 2011.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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