Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Financial Report, 2510-2511 [2012-654]

Download as PDF 2510 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2012 / Notices trips were held on August 1st and 2nd, 2011. Additional public meetings may be planned in the future. This proposal has been listed on the Rogue RiverSiskiyou NF Schedule of Proposed Actions since October, 2010. Dated: January 4, 2012. Jennifer Eberlien, Acting Forest Supervisor, Rogue RiverSiskiyou National Forest. [FR Doc. 2012–860 Filed 1–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Financial Report 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 March 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Demetria V. Hanna, U.S. Census Bureau, HQ–6K181, Washington, DC 20233, Telephone (301) 763–6600. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Census Bureau’s Quarterly Financial Report program (QFR) is planning to expand to include, along with corporations currently surveyed, additional Services sectors in the scope of collection. The current collection includes the Manufacturing, Mining, Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Information, and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 Jan 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 (excluding legal) sectors. The expanded collection will include the Real Estate and Rental and Leasing, Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services, Health Care and Social Assistance, and Accommodation and Food Services sectors. The QFR forms to be submitted for approval are: The QFR 200 (MT) long form; QFR 201 (MG) short form; and the QFR 300 (S) long form. The QFR Program has published upto-date aggregate statistics on the financial results and position of U.S. corporations since 1947. The QFR is a principal economic indicator that also provides financial data essential to the estimation of key Government measures of national economic performance. The importance of this data collection is reflected by the granting of specific authority to conduct the program in Title 13 of the United States Code, Section 91, which requires that financial statistics of business operations be collected and published quarterly. Public Law 109–79 extended the authority of the Secretary of Commerce to conduct the QFR Program under Section 91 through September 30, 2015. The main purpose of the QFR is to provide timely, accurate data on business financial conditions for use by Government and private-sector organizations and individuals. The primary public users are U.S. Governmental organizations with economic measurement and policymaking responsibilities. In turn, these organizations play a major role in providing guidance, advice, and support to the QFR Program. The primary private-sector data users are a diverse group including universities, financial analysts, unions, trade associations, public libraries, banking institutions, and U.S. and foreign corporations. II. Method of Collection The Census Bureau uses two forms of data collection: mail out/mail back paper survey forms, and a secure encrypted Internet data collection system called Centurion. Centurion provides improved quality with automatic data checks and is contextsensitive to assist the data provider in identifying potential reporting problems before submission, thus reducing the need for follow-up. Centurion is completed via the Internet eliminating the need for downloading software and increasing the integrity and confidentiality of the data. Companies are asked to respond to the survey within 25 days of the end of the quarter for which the data are being requested. Letters and/or telephone calls PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 encouraging participation are directed to companies in the survey sample that have not responded by the designated time. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0432. Form Number: QFR 200 (MT), QFR 201 (MG) and QFR 300 (S). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Manufacturing corporations with assets of $250 thousand or more Mining, Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Information, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (excluding legal), Real Estate and Rental and Leasing, Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services, Health Care and Social Assistance, and Accommodation and Food Services corporations with assets of $50 million or more. Estimated Number of Respondents: Form QFR 200 (MT)—5,000 per quarter = 20,000 annually. Form QFR 201 (MG)—5,000 per quarter = 20,000 annually. Form QFR 300 (S)—2,700 per quarter = 10,800 annually. Total 50,800 annually. Estimated Time Per Response: Form QFR 200 (MT)—Average hours: 3.0. Form QFR 201 (MG)—Average hours: 1.2. Form QFR 300 (S)—Average hours: 3.0. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 116,000 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $3.8 million. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 91 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. 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. E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2012 / Notices Dated: January 11, 2012. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–654 Filed 1–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–427–801, A–428–801, A–475–801] Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France, Germany, and Italy: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: January 18, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3477. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background At the request of interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom for the period May 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 76 FR 37781 (June 28, 2011).1 The preliminary results of the reviews are currently due no later than January 31, 2012. 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 complete the preliminary results within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested. If it is not practicable to tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 On July 16, 2011, we revoked the antidumping duty orders with respect to ball bearings and parts thereof from Japan and the United Kingdom. See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Japan and the United Kingdom: Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 76 FR 41761 (July 15, 2011). In the Federal Register notice we indicated that, as a result of the revocation, the Department is discontinuing all unfinished administrative reviews immediately and will not initiate any new administrative reviews of the orders. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 Jan 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 complete the review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the preliminary results to a maximum of 365 days after the last day of the anniversary month. We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of these reviews within the original time limit because we received requests from several respondents for extensions of time to respond to our supplemental questionnaires. Therefore, we are extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of these reviews by 60 days until March 31, 2012, which falls on a Saturday. It is the Department’s practice to issue a determination the next business day when the statutory deadline falls on a weekend, federal holiday, or any other day when the Department is closed. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). Accordingly, the deadline for completion of the preliminary results is now April 2, 2012. This notice is published in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). Dated: January 10, 2012. Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–866 Filed 1–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–489–501] 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. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Cho or Christopher Hargett, 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) 482–4161, respectively. Background On June 28, 2011, 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, 2010, through April 30, 2011. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 76 FR 37781 (June 28, 2011). The preliminary results are currently due no later than January 31, 2012. Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Review 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, 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 due no later than May 31, 2012. Unless extended, the final results continue to be due 120 days after publication of the preliminary results, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: January 11, 2012. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–867 Filed 1–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 2511 E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 18, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2510-2511]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-654]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly 
Financial Report

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 19, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at jjessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Demetria V. Hanna, U.S. Census Bureau, HQ-6K181, 
Washington, DC 20233, Telephone (301) 763-6600.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau's Quarterly Financial Report program (QFR) is 
planning to expand to include, along with corporations currently 
surveyed, additional Services sectors in the scope of collection. The 
current collection includes the Manufacturing, Mining, Wholesale Trade, 
Retail Trade, Information, and Professional, Scientific, and Technical 
Services (excluding legal) sectors. The expanded collection will 
include the Real Estate and Rental and Leasing, Administrative and 
Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services, Health Care and 
Social Assistance, and Accommodation and Food Services sectors.
    The QFR forms to be submitted for approval are: The QFR 200 (MT) 
long form; QFR 201 (MG) short form; and the QFR 300 (S) long form.
    The QFR Program has published up-to-date aggregate statistics on 
the financial results and position of U.S. corporations since 1947. The 
QFR is a principal economic indicator that also provides financial data 
essential to the estimation of key Government measures of national 
economic performance. The importance of this data collection is 
reflected by the granting of specific authority to conduct the program 
in Title 13 of the United States Code, Section 91, which requires that 
financial statistics of business operations be collected and published 
quarterly. Public Law 109-79 extended the authority of the Secretary of 
Commerce to conduct the QFR Program under Section 91 through September 
30, 2015.
    The main purpose of the QFR is to provide timely, accurate data on 
business financial conditions for use by Government and private-sector 
organizations and individuals. The primary public users are U.S. 
Governmental organizations with economic measurement and policymaking 
responsibilities. In turn, these organizations play a major role in 
providing guidance, advice, and support to the QFR Program. The primary 
private-sector data users are a diverse group including universities, 
financial analysts, unions, trade associations, public libraries, 
banking institutions, and U.S. and foreign corporations.

II. Method of Collection

    The Census Bureau uses two forms of data collection: mail out/mail 
back paper survey forms, and a secure encrypted Internet data 
collection system called Centurion. Centurion provides improved quality 
with automatic data checks and is context-sensitive to assist the data 
provider in identifying potential reporting problems before submission, 
thus reducing the need for follow-up. Centurion is completed via the 
Internet eliminating the need for downloading software and increasing 
the integrity and confidentiality of the data.
    Companies are asked to respond to the survey within 25 days of the 
end of the quarter for which the data are being requested. Letters and/
or telephone calls encouraging participation are directed to companies 
in the survey sample that have not responded by the designated time.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0432.
    Form Number: QFR 200 (MT), QFR 201 (MG) and QFR 300 (S).
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Manufacturing corporations with assets of $250 
thousand or more Mining, Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Information, 
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (excluding legal), 
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing, Administrative and Support and 
Waste Management and Remediation Services, Health Care and Social 
Assistance, and Accommodation and Food Services corporations with 
assets of $50 million or more.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:
Form QFR 200 (MT)--5,000 per quarter = 20,000 annually.
Form QFR 201 (MG)--5,000 per quarter = 20,000 annually.
Form QFR 300 (S)--2,700 per quarter = 10,800 annually.
Total 50,800 annually.
    Estimated Time Per Response:
Form QFR 200 (MT)--Average hours: 3.0.
Form QFR 201 (MG)--Average hours: 1.2.
Form QFR 300 (S)--Average hours: 3.0.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 116,000 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $3.8 million.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 91 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.
    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.


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    Dated: January 11, 2012.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-654 Filed 1-17-12; 8:45 am]
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