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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 62 / Wednesday, April 1, 2015 / Notices 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.6 Hearing requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues you intend to present at the hearing. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and location to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Pursuant to section 735(a)(1) of the Act, we will make our final determination no later than 75 days after the date of publication of this preliminary determination. Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 733(d) of the Act the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to suspend liquidation of all entries of boltless steel shelving units prepackaged for sale from the PRC, as described in the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation’’ section, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(d), the Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit 7 equal to the weightedaverage amount by which NV exceeds U.S. price, adjusted where appropriate for export subsidies and estimated domestic subsidy pass-through,8 as follows: (1) the cash deposit rate for the exporter/producer combinations listed in the table above will be the rate the Department determines in this preliminary determination; (2) for all combinations of PRC exporters/ producers of merchandise under consideration that have not received their own separate rate above, the cashdeposit rate will be the cash deposit rate established for the PRC-wide entity; and (3) for all non-PRC exporters of 6 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 (October 3, 2011). 8 See sections 772(c)(1)(C) and 777A(f) of the Act, respectively. Unlike in administrative reviews, the Department calculates the adjustment for export subsidies in investigations not in the margin calculation program, but in the cash deposit instructions issued to CBP. See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances: Certain Lined Paper Products from India, 71 FR 45012 (August 8, 2006), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 1. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 7 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Mar 31, 2015 Jkt 235001 merchandise under consideration which have not received their own separate rate above, the cash-deposit rate will be the cash deposit rate applicable to the PRC exporter/producer combination that supplied that non-PRC exporter. Furthermore, consistent with our practice, where the product under investigation is also subject to a concurrent countervailing duty investigation, we instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the amount by which the normal value exceeds the export price or constructed export price, less the amount of the countervailing duty determined to constitute an export subsidy. In this LTFV investigation, export subsidies constitute 3.03 percent 9 of the preliminarily calculated countervailing duty rate in the concurrent countervailing duty investigation, and, thus, we will offset the calculated rates for the mandatory respondents and the PRC-wide rate of 112.68 percent by the countervailing duty rate attributable to export subsidies (i.e., 3.03 percent) to calculate the cash deposit rate for this LTFV investigation. Additionally, the Department did not adjust the preliminary determination AD margins for estimated domestic subsidy pass-through because respondents provided no information to support an adjustment pursuant to section 777A(f) of the Act.10 International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we notified the ITC of our preliminary affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Section 735(b)(2) of the Act requires the ITC to make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of boltless steel shelving units prepackaged for sale, or sales (or the likelihood of sales) for importation, of 9 The following subsidy programs in the preliminary determination of the concurrent countervailing duty investigation are export subsidies: Export Seller’s Credits and Export Buyer’s Credits from the Export-Import Bank of China (1.76 percent), GOC and Sub-Central Government Subsidies for the Development of Famous Brands and World Top Brands (0.58 percent), International Market Exploration (SME) Fund (0.58 percent), Export Assistance/Outward Expansion Grants in Guangdong Province (0.08 percent), Export Credit Insurance (0.01 percent), Export Subsidy for High-Tech Merchandise (0.02 percent). See Countervailing Duty Investigation of Boltless Steel Shelving Units Prepackaged for Sale From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 80 FR 5089 (January 30, 2015), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 14–15. 10 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17411 the merchandise under consideration within 45 days of our final determination. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: March 24, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum: 1. Initiation 2. Period of Investigation 3. Postponement of Preliminary Determination 4. Scope of the Investigation 5. Scope Comments 6. Selection of Respondents 7. Discussion of the Methodology a. Non-market Economy Country b. Surrogate Country and Surrogate Value Comments c. Separate Rates d. Margin for the Separate Rate Companies e. Combination Rates f. The PRC-wide Entity g. Application of Facts Available and Adverse Facts Available h. Corroboration of Information i. Affiliation/Single Entity j. Date of Sale k. Fair Value Comparisons l. Export Price m. Value-Added Tax n. Normal Value o. Factor Valuation Methodology p. Comparison to Normal Value q. Currency Conversion 8. Verification 9. Section 777A(f) of the Act 10. International Trade Commission Notification 11. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2015–07475 Filed 3–31–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 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)). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 17412 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 62 / Wednesday, April 1, 2015 / Notices To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before June 1, 2015. 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 Brandi Maxson, U.S. Census Bureau, HQ–6K083, Washington, DC 20233, Telephone (301) 763–6600 (or via the Internet at brandi.maxson@census.gov). DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The Census Bureau is planning to resubmit to the Office of Management and Budget for approval, the Quarterly Financial Report (QFR) Program information collection forms. 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 collects and publishes up-to-date aggregate statistics on the financial results and position of U.S. corporations. The QFR target population consists of all corporations engaged primarily in manufacturing with total assets of $250,000 and over, and all corporations engaged primarily in mining; wholesale trade; retail trade; information; or professional and technical services (except legal services) industries with total assets of $50 million and over. QFR’s last submission for forms approval included an announcement of an expansion of its coverage to include four new service sectors. The new sectors included subsectors in Sector 53 (Real Estate and Rental and Leasing), excluding subsector 533 (Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets); Sector 56 (Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services); Sector 62 (Health Care and Social Assistance); and Sector 72 (Accommodation and Food Services) based on the 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). However, on June 9, 2014, the QFR ceased collection of these additional sectors due to sample restrictions and budget constraints. Notification of this change was announced on the QFR VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Mar 31, 2015 Jkt 235001 Business Help Site (BHS) Web site and the QFR Publication. 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. Currently, QFR is in the process of reauthorizing this public law. 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 such as Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistic and Federal Reserve Board. 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 encouraging participation are directed to companies in the survey sample that have not responded by the designated time. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0432. Form Number: QFR 200 (MT), QFR 201 (MG) and QFR 300 (S). Type of Review: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Manufacturing corporations with assets of $250 thousand or more Mining, Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Information, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (excluding legal) with assets of $50 million or more. Estimated Number of Respondents: Form QFR 200 (MT)—4,800 per quarter = 19,200 annually Form QFR 201 (MG)—5,750 per quarter = 23,000 annually Form QFR 300 (S)—1,350 per quarter = 5,400 annually Total 47,600 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: 101,400 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 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. Dated: March 27, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer, submitting for Census. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 62 (Wednesday, April 1, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17411-17412]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

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)).

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DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before June 1, 2015.

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 Brandi Maxson, U.S. Census Bureau, HQ-6K083, 
Washington, DC 20233, Telephone (301) 763-6600 (or via the Internet at 
brandi.maxson@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    The Census Bureau is planning to resubmit to the Office of 
Management and Budget for approval, the Quarterly Financial Report 
(QFR) Program information collection forms. 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 collects and publishes up-to-date aggregate 
statistics on the financial results and position of U.S. corporations. 
The QFR target population consists of all corporations engaged 
primarily in manufacturing with total assets of $250,000 and over, and 
all corporations engaged primarily in mining; wholesale trade; retail 
trade; information; or professional and technical services (except 
legal services) industries with total assets of $50 million and over.
    QFR's last submission for forms approval included an announcement 
of an expansion of its coverage to include four new service sectors. 
The new sectors included subsectors in Sector 53 (Real Estate and 
Rental and Leasing), excluding subsector 533 (Lessors of Nonfinancial 
Intangible Assets); Sector 56 (Administrative and Support and Waste 
Management and Remediation Services); Sector 62 (Health Care and Social 
Assistance); and Sector 72 (Accommodation and Food Services) based on 
the 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). 
However, on June 9, 2014, the QFR ceased collection of these additional 
sectors due to sample restrictions and budget constraints. Notification 
of this change was announced on the QFR Business Help Site (BHS) Web 
site and the QFR Publication.
    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. Currently, QFR is in the process of reauthorizing this public 
law.
    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 such as Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor 
Statistic and Federal Reserve Board. 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 (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Manufacturing corporations with assets of $250 
thousand or more Mining, Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Information, 
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (excluding legal) with 
assets of $50 million or more.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:

Form QFR 200 (MT)--4,800 per quarter = 19,200 annually
Form QFR 201 (MG)--5,750 per quarter = 23,000 annually
Form QFR 300 (S)--1,350 per quarter = 5,400 annually
Total 47,600 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: 101,400 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 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.

     Dated: March 27, 2015.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer, submitting for Census.
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