Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2014-2016 Company Organization Survey, 22097-22098 [2014-09023]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 76 / Monday, April 21, 2014 / Notices information about the listening session, agenda, directions to get to the listening session, and how to provide comments is available at the USDA Farm Bill Web site http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/ usda/usdahome?navid=farmbill. All written comments received will be publicly available on www.regulations.gov. If you require special accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, use the contact information above. The listening session location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Dated: April 16, 2014. Ashli Palmer, Acting Administrator, Rural Business Cooperative Service. updates. No comments were received in response to the request for comments. By this notice, the Department is adopting the proposed amended system as final without changes effective April 21, 2014 Dated: April 15, 2014. Brenda Dolan, U.S. Department of Commerce, Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–08993 Filed 4–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2014–2016 Company Organization Survey [FR Doc. 2014–09059 Filed 4–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P [Docket No. 131202999–4294–02] U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. Privacy Act System of Records SUMMARY: AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; COMMERCE/CENSUS– 5, Decennial Census Program. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) publishes this notice to announce the effective date of a Privacy Act System of Records notice entitled COMMERCE/CENSUS–5, Decennial Census Program. DATES: The system of records becomes effective on April 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: For a copy of the system of records please mail requests to Byron Crenshaw, Policy Coordination Office, Room HQ–8H021, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233–3700. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Byron Crenshaw, Policy Coordination Office, Room HQ–8H021, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233–3700, 301–763–6440. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 24, 2014, Commerce published and requested comments on a proposed amended Privacy Act System of Records notice entitled COMMERCE/CENSUS–5, Decennial Census Program (79 FR 10090). In that notice the Department announced its intent to amend the system of records to update the categories of individuals and records; the authorities for maintenance of the system of records; the system manager and address; the policies and practices for storage, retention, disposal, and safeguarding the system of records; and records source categories. This amendment also made other minor ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:19 Apr 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 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: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before June 20, 2014. 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 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: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22097 —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 publications present data on a number of establishments, first quarter payroll, annual payroll, and midMarch employment summarized by industry and employment size class for the United States, the District of Columbia, island areas, counties, and country-equivalents. No other annual or more frequent series of industry statistics provides comparable detail, particularly for small geographic areas. II. Method of Collection The 2014–2016 COS collection strategy will focus on launching electronic reporting as the primary collection option. As the Census Bureau moves to increase electronic response and process less paper, we plan to replace some form mailings with letters encouraging electronic response. The 2014–2016 COS will request companylevel information from a selection of multi-establishment enterprises, which comprise roughly 42,000 parent companies and more than 1.4 million establishments. Additionally, the panel will include approximately 5,000 large single-location companies that may have added locations during the year. Electronic reporting will be available to all 2014–2016 COS respondents. Companies will receive and return responses by secure Internet transmission. Companies that cannot use the Internet may request a CD–ROM containing their electronic data or may request a paper questionnaire. COS content is identical for all of the reporting modes. The instrument will include inquiries on ownership or control by domestic or foreign parent, ownership of foreign affiliates, and leased employment. Further, the instrument will list an inventory of establishments belonging to the company and its subsidiaries, and E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 22098 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 76 / Monday, April 21, 2014 / Notices request updates to these inventories, including additions, deletions, and changes to information on EIN, name and address, and industrial classification, end-of-year operating status, mid-March employment, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll. Additionally, the Census Bureau will ask certain questions in the 2014–2016 COS in order to enhance content. We will include questions 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. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0444. Form Number(s): NC–99001 (for multi-establishment enterprises) and NC–99007 (for single-location companies). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses and notfor-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 47,000 enterprises. Estimated Time per Response: 3.16 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 148,567. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $4,648,661. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 182, 195, 224, and 225. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: April 16, 2014. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–09023 Filed 4–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:19 Apr 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–831] Fresh Garlic From the People’s Republic of China: Final Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review of Shijiazhuang Goodman Trading Co., Ltd. Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On November 8, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published its preliminary results for the new shipper review (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People’s Republic of China (the PRC) covering the period of review (POR) of November 1, 2011, through October 31, 2012, for Shijiazhuang Goodman Trading Co., Ltd. (Goodman).1 Based on our analysis of comments received subsequent to the Preliminary Results, the Department now finds that Goodman’s sales were not bona fide. As a result, the Department is rescinding this NSR. DATES: Effective Date: April 21, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Czajkowski or Gene Calvert, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–1395 or (202) 482–3586, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 8, 2013, the Department published the Preliminary Results. Between January 13, 2014, and January 22, 2014, Petitioners2 and Goodman each submitted case and rebuttal briefs. On January 29, 2014, the Department conducted a hearing regarding this NSR.3 As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the 1 See Fresh Garlic From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of New Shipper Review of Shijiazhuang Goodman Trading Co., Ltd., 78 FR 67112 (November 8, 2013) (Preliminary Results). 2 Petitioners are the Fresh Garlic Producers Association and its individual members: Christopher Ranch LLC; The Garlic Company; Valley Garlic; and Vessey and Company, Inc. (collectively, Petitioners). 3 See ‘‘Public Hearing In The Matter of: the Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China,’’ (January 29, 2014). PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 duration of the closure of the Federal Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013.4 Therefore, all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 16 days. As a result, the revised deadline for the final results of this NSR is now April 3, 2014. Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are all grades of garlic, whole or separated into constituent cloves. The product is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 0703.20.0000, 0703.20.0010, 0703.20.0015, 0703.20.0020, 0703.20.0090, 0710.80.7060, 0710.80.9750, 0711.90.6000, 0711.90.6500, 2005.90.9500, 2005.90.9700, and 2005.99.9700. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.5 Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description is dispositive. Final Rescission of New Shipper Review Due to the totality of circumstances, including price, quantity, and concerns regarding the relationship with another garlic exporter located in the PRC, as detailed in the Goodman Final Analysis Memorandum, the Department finds that Goodman’s sales are not bona fide.6 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is dated concurrently and is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the issues raised in the briefs and addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is appended to this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s centralized electronic service system (IA ACCESS). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov and in the 4 See the Department Memorandum, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ (October 18, 2013). 5 See the Department Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Final Results in the Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review of Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China: Shijiazhuang Goodman Trading Co., Ltd.,’’ (April 3, 2014) (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 6 See Department Memorandum, ‘‘New Shipper Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China: Analysis of Shijiazhuang Goodman Trading Co. Ltd.,’’ (April 3, 2014) (Goodman Final Analysis Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 76 (Monday, April 21, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22097-22098]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09023]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2014-2016 
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.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before June 20, 2014.

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 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 
publications present data on a 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 country-equivalents. No other 
annual or more frequent series of industry statistics provides 
comparable detail, particularly for small geographic areas.

II. Method of Collection

    The 2014-2016 COS collection strategy will focus on launching 
electronic reporting as the primary collection option. As the Census 
Bureau moves to increase electronic response and process less paper, we 
plan to replace some form mailings with letters encouraging electronic 
response. The 2014-2016 COS will request company-level information from 
a selection of multi-establishment enterprises, which comprise roughly 
42,000 parent companies and more than 1.4 million establishments. 
Additionally, the panel will include approximately 5,000 large single-
location companies that may have added locations during the year. 
Electronic reporting will be available to all 2014-2016 COS 
respondents. Companies will receive and return responses by secure 
Internet transmission. Companies that cannot use the Internet may 
request a CD-ROM containing their electronic data or may request a 
paper questionnaire. COS content is identical for all of the reporting 
modes.
    The instrument will include inquiries on ownership or control by 
domestic or foreign parent, ownership of foreign affiliates, and leased 
employment. Further, the instrument will list an inventory of 
establishments belonging to the company and its subsidiaries, and

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request updates to these inventories, including additions, deletions, 
and changes to information on EIN, name and address, and industrial 
classification, end-of-year operating status, mid-March employment, 
first quarter payroll, and annual payroll.
    Additionally, the Census Bureau will ask certain questions in the 
2014-2016 COS in order to enhance content. We will include questions 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.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0444.
    Form Number(s): NC-99001 (for multi-establishment enterprises) and 
NC-99007 (for single-location companies).
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Businesses and not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 47,000 enterprises.
    Estimated Time per Response: 3.16 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 148,567.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $4,648,661.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 182, 195, 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: April 16, 2014.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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