Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Retail Trade Survey, 30807-30808 [2014-12476]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 103 / Thursday, May 29, 2014 / Notices III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0195. Form Number(s): 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: 7,200. Estimated Time per Response: Varies by form. Average of 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,600. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Respondents: The total cost to respondents is estimated to be $114,609. 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: May 22, 2014. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–12372 Filed 5–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Retail 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 May 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 July 28, 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 Aneta Erdie, U.S. Census Bureau, Service Sector Statistics Division, Room 8K041, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233–6500, (301) 763–4841, (or via the Internet at aneta.erdie@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS) covers employer firms with establishments located in the United States and classified in the Retail Trade and/or Accommodation and Food Services sectors as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). 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 businesses classified in the Retail Trade and/or Accommodation and Food Services sector as defined by the 2007 NAICS, is drawn from the Business Register (BR). The BR is the Census Bureau’s master business list and contains basic economic information for approximately 7.4 million employer businesses and 22.5 million nonemployer businesses. The BR obtains information through direct data collections and administrative record information from other federal agencies. The sample is updated quarterly to reflect employer business ‘‘births’’ and ‘‘deaths’’; adding new employer businesses identified in the Business and Professional Classification Survey and deleting firms and Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) when it is determined they are no longer active. The survey requests firms to provide annual sales, annual e-commerce sales, year-end inventories held inside and outside the United States, total operating expenses, purchases, accounts PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30807 receivables, and, for selected industries, sales by merchandise line. 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 retail trade, and accommodation and food services, industries approximately fifteen months after the end of the reference year. Every five years, ARTS requests data on detailed operating expenses. During the next three years, detailed operating expenses will not be collected. The last time ARTS collected detailed operating expenses was in 2013 for the 2012 survey year. The plan is to reinstate these questions in 2018 as part of the 2017 ARTS data collection. II. Method of Collection We collect this information by mail, fax, telephone, and Internet. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0013. Form Number(s): SA–44, SA–44A, SA–44C, SA–44E, SA–44N, SA–44S, SA–45, SA–45C, SA–721A, SA–721B, SA–721E, SA–721F, SA–722A, and SA– 722E. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Retail and/or accommodation and food services firms located in the United States. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,560. Estimated Time per Response: 34 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,533 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Respondents: $360,868. 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 E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 30808 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 103 / Thursday, May 29, 2014 / Notices approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: May 23, 2014. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–12476 Filed 5–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Order Denying Export Privileges In the Matter of: Manuel Homero Garces, Inmate #—17865–379, FCI Bastrop, Federal Correctional Institution, P.O. Box 1010, Bastrop, TX 78602. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES On February 6, 2013, in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Manuel Homero Garces (‘‘Garces’’), was convicted of violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778 (2006 & Supp. IV 2010)) (‘‘AECA’’). Specifically, Garces knowingly and willfully exported and caused to be exported and attempted to export and attempted to cause to be exported into the United Mexican States from the United States of America a defense article, that is, to wit: one Serbian AK–47, Model PAP M70, 7.62mm rifle, serial number ZAPAP003196, which were designated as a defense article on the United States Munitions List, without having first obtained from the Department of State a license for such export or written authorization for such export. Garces was sentenced to 46 months of imprisonment and two years of supervised release, and penalized $100 as an assessment. Garces is also listed on the U.S. Department of State Debarred List. Section 766.25 of the Export Administration Regulations (‘‘EAR’’ or ‘‘Regulations’’) 1 provides, in pertinent part, that ‘‘[t]he Director of the Office of Exporter Services, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Export Enforcement, may deny the export privileges of any person who has been convicted of a violation of the Export 1 The Regulations are currently codified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 15 CFR Parts 730– 774 (2013). The Regulations issued pursuant to the Export Administration Act (50 U.S.C. app. §§ 2401– 2420 (2000)) (‘‘EAA’’). Since August 21, 2001, the EAA has been in lapse and the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), which has been extended by successive Presidential Notices, the most recent being that of August 8, 2013 (78 FR 49107 (August 12, 2013)), has continued the Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq. (2006 & Supp. IV 2010)). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 May 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 Administration Act (‘‘EAA’’), the EAR, or any order, license or authorization issued thereunder; any regulation, license, or order issued under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706); 18 U.S.C. 793, 794 or 798; section 4(b) of the Internal Security Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 783(b)), or section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778).’’ 15 CFR 766.25(a); see also Section 11(h) of the EAA, 50 U.S.C. app. § 2410(h). The denial of export privileges under this provision may be for a period of up to 10 years from the date of the conviction. 15 CFR 766.25(d); see also 50 U.S.C. app. § 2410(h). In addition, Section 750.8 of the Regulations states that the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Office of Exporter Services may revoke any Bureau of Industry and Security (‘‘BIS’’) licenses previously issued in which the person had an interest in at the time of his conviction. I have received notice of Garces’s conviction for violating the AECA, and have provided notice and an opportunity for Garces to make a written submission to BIS, as provided in Section 766.25 of the Regulations. I have not received a submission from Garces. Based upon my review and consultations with BIS’s Office of Export Enforcement, including its Director, and the facts available to BIS, I have decided to deny Garces’s export privileges under the Regulations for a period of six years from the date of Garces’s conviction. I have also decided to revoke all licenses issued pursuant to the Act or Regulations in which Garces had an interest at the time of his conviction. Accordingly, it is hereby Ordered I. Until February 6, 2019, Manuel Homero Garces, with a last known address at: Inmate # –17865–379, FFCI Bastrop, Federal Correctional Institution, P.O. Box 1010, Bastrop, TX 78602, and when acting for or on behalf of Garces, his representatives, assigns, agents or employees (the ‘‘Denied Person’’), may not, directly or indirectly, participate in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software or technology (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘‘item’’) exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, including, but not limited to: A. Applying for, obtaining, or using any license, License Exception, or export control document; B. Carrying on negotiations concerning, or ordering, buying, receiving, using, selling, delivering, storing, disposing of, forwarding, PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 transporting, financing, or otherwise servicing in any way, any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or in any other activity subject to the Regulations; or C. Benefitting in any way from any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or in any other activity subject to the Regulations. II. No person may, directly or indirectly, do any of the following: A. Export or reexport to or on behalf of the Denied Person any item subject to the Regulations; B. Take any action that facilitates the acquisition or attempted acquisition by the Denied Person of the ownership, possession, or control of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States, including financing or other support activities related to a transaction whereby the Denied Person acquires or attempts to acquire such ownership, possession or control; C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition or attempted acquisition from the Denied Person of any item subject to the Regulations that has been exported from the United States; D. Obtain from the Denied Person in the United States any item subject to the Regulations with knowledge or reason to know that the item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or E. Engage in any transaction to service any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States and which is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person, or service any item, of whatever origin, that is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person if such service involves the use of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States. For purposes of this paragraph, servicing means installation, maintenance, repair, modification or testing. III. After notice and opportunity for comment as provided in Section 766.23 of the Regulations, any other person, firm, corporation, or business organization related to Garces by affiliation, ownership, control or position of responsibility in the conduct of trade or related services may also be subject to the provisions of this Order if necessary to prevent evasion of the Order. E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 103 (Thursday, May 29, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30807-30808]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-12476]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Retail 
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 July 28, 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 Aneta Erdie, U.S. Census Bureau, Service Sector 
Statistics Division, Room 8K041, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 
20233-6500, (301) 763-4841, (or via the Internet at 
aneta.erdie@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS) covers employer firms with 
establishments located in the United States and classified in the 
Retail Trade and/or Accommodation and Food Services sectors as defined 
by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
    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 businesses classified in the Retail Trade and/or 
Accommodation and Food Services sector as defined by the 2007 NAICS, is 
drawn from the Business Register (BR). The BR is the Census Bureau's 
master business list and contains basic economic information for 
approximately 7.4 million employer businesses and 22.5 million 
nonemployer businesses. The BR obtains information through direct data 
collections and administrative record information from other federal 
agencies. The sample is updated quarterly to reflect employer business 
``births'' and ``deaths''; adding new employer businesses identified in 
the Business and Professional Classification Survey and deleting firms 
and Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) when it is determined they 
are no longer active.
    The survey requests firms to provide annual sales, annual e-
commerce sales, year-end inventories held inside and outside the United 
States, total operating expenses, purchases, accounts receivables, and, 
for selected industries, sales by merchandise line. 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 retail trade, and accommodation and food services, industries 
approximately fifteen months after the end of the reference year.
    Every five years, ARTS requests data on detailed operating 
expenses. During the next three years, detailed operating expenses will 
not be collected. The last time ARTS collected detailed operating 
expenses was in 2013 for the 2012 survey year. The plan is to reinstate 
these questions in 2018 as part of the 2017 ARTS data collection.

II. Method of Collection

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

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0013.
    Form Number(s): SA-44, SA-44A, SA-44C, SA-44E, SA-44N, SA-44S, SA-
45, SA-45C, SA-721A, SA-721B, SA-721E, SA-721F, SA-722A, and SA-722E.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Retail and/or accommodation and food services 
firms located in the United States.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,560.
    Estimated Time per Response: 34 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,533 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Respondents: $360,868.
    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

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approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter 
of public record.

    Dated: May 23, 2014.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-12476 Filed 5-28-14; 8:45 am]
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