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[FR Doc. 2011–29812 Filed 11–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6110–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2012 Company Organization Survey U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Nov 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 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 January 17, 2012. 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 Joy P. Pierson, Economic Planning and Coordination Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8K319, Washington, DC 20233–6100 (or by email at Joy.P.Pierson@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau conducts the annual Company Organization Survey (COS) to update and maintain a central, multipurpose Business Register (BR) database. In particular, the COS supplies critical information on the composition, organizational structure, and operating characteristics of multilocation companies. The BR serves two fundamental purposes: —First and most important, it provides sampling populations and enumeration lists for the Census Bureau’s economic surveys and censuses, and it serves as an integral part of the statistical foundation underlying those programs. Essential for this purpose is the BR’s ability to identify all known United States business establishments and their parent companies. Further, the BR must accurately record basic business attributes needed to control sampling and enumeration. These attributes include industrial and geographic classifications, and name and address information. —Second, it provides establishment data that serve as the basis for the annual County Business Patterns (CBP) statistical series. The CBP reports present data on the number of establishments, first quarter payroll, annual payroll, and mid-March employment summarized by industry and employment size class for the United States, the District of PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71511 Columbia, island areas, counties, and county-equivalents. No other annual or more frequent series of industry statistics provides comparable detail, particularly for small geographic areas. II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau will conduct the 2012 COS in conjunction with the 2012 Economic Census and will coordinate these collections to minimize response burden. The consolidated COS/census mail canvass will direct inquiries to the entire universe of multi-location enterprises, which comprises roughly 164,000 parent companies and more than 1.6 million establishments. The decrease in response burden for the 2012 COS of 36,733 hours is the result of obtaining most multi-location establishment data as part of the 2012 Economic Census. Additionally, the panel will include approximately 100,000 large single-location companies to capture data for the Enterprise Statistics Program (ESP). In 2010 the Census Bureau pretested ESP questions under its Generic Clearance for pretesting research. In 2011 the COS collected data from all multi-location companies and will use these data to baseline the 2012 Economic Census data. The primary collection medium for the COS and Economic Census is a paper questionnaire; however, many enterprises will submit automated/ electronic COS and Economic Census reports. For 2012, electronic reporting will be available to all COS and Economic Census respondents. Companies will receive and return responses by secure Internet transmission. Companies that cannot use the Internet will receive a CD–ROM containing their electronic data. All respondents will be allowed to mail the data via diskette or CD–ROM or submit their response data via the Internet. COS content is identical for all of the reporting modes. The 2012 COS will include companylevel questions to approximately 164,000 multi-location enterprises with industrial activities out-of-scope of the 2012 Economic Census. The companylevel portion will include inquiries on ownership or control by domestic or foreign parents, ownership of foreign affiliates, research and development, leased employment, and manufacturing activities related to the Enterprise Statistics Program. Additional COS inquiries will apply to the 15,000 multiunit establishments classified in industries that are out-of-scope of the economic census. The additional inquiries will list an inventory of those out-of-scope establishments and request E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 71512 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2011 / Notices updates to these inventories, including: Additions, deletions, and changes to information on EIN, name and address, industrial classification, end-of-year operating status, mid-March employment, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll. The economic census will collect data for all other establishments of multi-establishment enterprises, including those items listed above. Also for 2012, we will collect data for single-location companies on Form NC–99801 to further capture data for the Enterprise Statistics Program. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0444. Form Number: NC–99001 (for multiestablishment enterprises) and NC– 99801 (for single-location companies). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business and not-forprofit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 264,000 (164,000 enterprises and 100,000 single units). Estimated Time per Response: .44 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 90,784. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $2,692,653. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 131, 182, 224, and 225. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments Dated: November 15, 2011. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–29815 Filed 11–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P 17:44 Nov 17, 2011 International Trade Administration [A–580–807] Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Revocation in Part Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On July 8, 2011, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from Korea, covering the June 1, 2009, to May 31, 2010, period of review (POR).1 The respondent subject to this review is Kolon Industries, Inc., (Kolon). Based on a ministerial error allegation from Kolon, we have made changes in the margin calculation, as explained below in the section entitled ‘‘Changes from Preliminary Results.’’ As a result, the final results differ from the preliminary results. In addition, the Department is revoking the antidumping order on PET film from Korea with respect to Kolon. DATES: Effective Date: November 18, 2011. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Jkt 226001 Tyler Weinhold or Robert James, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1121 or (202) 482– 0649, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 8, 2011, the Department published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order covering PET film from Korea for the POR of June 1, 2009, through May 31, 2010. See Preliminary Results. On July 8, 2011, Kolon submitted a ministerial error allegation with respect to the Department’s Preliminary Results.2 On September 21, 2011, the 1 See Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 76 FR 40325 (July 8, 2011) (Preliminary Results). 2 See Kolon’s letter regarding ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from Korea: Ministerial Errors in the Preliminary Results of the PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department issued a memorandum to the file addressing Kolon’s ministerial error allegation. See Memorandum from Tyler Weinhold to the File, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Allegations of Ministerial Errors,’’ dated September 21, 2011 (Ministerial Error Memorandum). Also on September 21, 2011, the Department issued a memorandum informing interested parties of its intent to revoke the antidumping duty order with respect to Kolon on the condition that, in the final results, Kolon is found to have a de minimis or zero dumping margin and has met all the other requirements for revocation.3 The Department also reset the deadlines for parties to submit case briefs to October 6, 2011, and reset the deadlines for parties to submit rebuttal briefs to October 11, 2011. Id. We allowed interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. Kolon submitted a case brief on October 6, 2011, but subsequently withdrew its case brief on October 11, 2011. Petitioners 4 did not submit a case brief. Period of Review The POR is June 1, 2009, through May 31, 2010. Scope of the Order Imports covered by this order are shipments of all gauges of raw, pretreated, or primed polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip, whether extruded or coextruded. The films excluded from this review are metalized films and other finished films that have had at least one of their surfaces modified by the application of a performance-enhancing resinous or inorganic layer more than 0.00001 inches (0.254 micrometers) thick. PET film is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 3920.62.00. The HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and for customs purposes. The written 2009/10 Administrative Review,’’ dated July 8, 2011. 3 See Memorandum from Richard D. Weible to Ronald K. Lorentzen, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Post-Preliminary Analysis and Calculation Memorandum and Intent to Revoke the Antidumping Order with Regard to Kolon Industries, Inc. (Kolon),’’ dated September 21, 2011 (Revocation Memorandum). 4 The petitioners in this proceeding are DuPont Teijin Films, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., SKC, Inc., and Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (collectively, petitioners). E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2012 Company 
Organization 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 January 17, 2012.

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 Joy P. Pierson, Economic Planning and 
Coordination Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8K319, Washington, DC 
20233-6100 (or by email at Joy.P.Pierson@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau conducts the annual Company Organization Survey 
(COS) to update and maintain a central, multipurpose Business Register 
(BR) database. In particular, the COS supplies critical information on 
the composition, organizational structure, and operating 
characteristics of multi-location companies.
    The BR serves two fundamental purposes:

--First and most important, it provides sampling populations and 
enumeration lists for the Census Bureau's economic surveys and 
censuses, and it serves as an integral part of the statistical 
foundation underlying those programs. Essential for this purpose is the 
BR's ability to identify all known United States business 
establishments and their parent companies. Further, the BR must 
accurately record basic business attributes needed to control sampling 
and enumeration. These attributes include industrial and geographic 
classifications, and name and address information.
--Second, it provides establishment data that serve as the basis for 
the annual County Business Patterns (CBP) statistical series. The CBP 
reports present data on the number of establishments, first quarter 
payroll, annual payroll, and mid-March employment summarized by 
industry and employment size class for the United States, the District 
of Columbia, island areas, counties, and county-equivalents. No other 
annual or more frequent series of industry statistics provides 
comparable detail, particularly for small geographic areas.

II. Method of Collection

    The Census Bureau will conduct the 2012 COS in conjunction with the 
2012 Economic Census and will coordinate these collections to minimize 
response burden. The consolidated COS/census mail canvass will direct 
inquiries to the entire universe of multi-location enterprises, which 
comprises roughly 164,000 parent companies and more than 1.6 million 
establishments. The decrease in response burden for the 2012 COS of 
36,733 hours is the result of obtaining most multi-location 
establishment data as part of the 2012 Economic Census. Additionally, 
the panel will include approximately 100,000 large single-location 
companies to capture data for the Enterprise Statistics Program (ESP). 
In 2010 the Census Bureau pretested ESP questions under its Generic 
Clearance for pretesting research. In 2011 the COS collected data from 
all multi-location companies and will use these data to baseline the 
2012 Economic Census data. The primary collection medium for the COS 
and Economic Census is a paper questionnaire; however, many enterprises 
will submit automated/electronic COS and Economic Census reports. For 
2012, electronic reporting will be available to all COS and Economic 
Census respondents. Companies will receive and return responses by 
secure Internet transmission. Companies that cannot use the Internet 
will receive a CD-ROM containing their electronic data. All respondents 
will be allowed to mail the data via diskette or CD-ROM or submit their 
response data via the Internet. COS content is identical for all of the 
reporting modes.
    The 2012 COS will include company-level questions to approximately 
164,000 multi-location enterprises with industrial activities out-of-
scope of the 2012 Economic Census. The company-level portion will 
include inquiries on ownership or control by domestic or foreign 
parents, ownership of foreign affiliates, research and development, 
leased employment, and manufacturing activities related to the 
Enterprise Statistics Program. Additional COS inquiries will apply to 
the 15,000 multi-unit establishments classified in industries that are 
out-of-scope of the economic census. The additional inquiries will list 
an inventory of those out-of-scope establishments and request

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updates to these inventories, including: Additions, deletions, and 
changes to information on EIN, name and address, industrial 
classification, end-of-year operating status, mid-March employment, 
first quarter payroll, and annual payroll. The economic census will 
collect data for all other establishments of multi-establishment 
enterprises, including those items listed above. Also for 2012, we will 
collect data for single-location companies on Form NC-99801 to further 
capture data for the Enterprise Statistics Program.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0444.
    Form Number: NC-99001 (for multi-establishment enterprises) and NC-
99801 (for single-location companies).
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business and not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 264,000 (164,000 enterprises and 
100,000 single units).
    Estimated Time per Response: .44 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 90,784.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $2,692,653.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 131, 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: November 15, 2011.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-29815 Filed 11-17-11; 8:45 am]
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