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Download as PDF 68292 Notices Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 213 Wednesday, November 4, 2015 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Business and Professional Classification Report. OMB Control Number: 0607–0189. Form Number(s): SQ–CLASS. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Number of Respondents: 52,000. Average Hours per Response: 13 minutes. Burden Hours: 11,267. Needs and Uses: The SQ–CLASS report covers employer firms with establishments located in the United States. These firms can be classified in all sectors covered by the Economic Census as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The SQ–CLASS report requests firms to designate their type of business activity, two months of sales or receipts, principle lines of merchandise, whether the firm is owned or owns another establishment, not-for-profit status, wholesale type of operation, inventories, and method of selling for retail and wholesale firms. The data collected by the SQ–CLASS report are used to update the current business surveys to reflect newly opened establishments. Additionally, establishments sampled during the Economic Census will receive a data collection instrument specifically tailored to their industry based on the classification information obtained by the SQ–CLASS report. To keep current with rapid changes in the marketplace caused by business births, deaths, and changes in company VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Nov 03, 2015 Jkt 238001 organization the Census Bureau samples newly assigned Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) obtained from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Each EIN can only be selected once for the SQ–CLASS report. Based on information collected on the SQ–CLASS report, EINs meeting the criteria for inclusion in the Census Bureau’s current business surveys are eligible for a second phase of sampling. The EINs selected in this second phase of sampling are asked to report annually on the annual retail, wholesale, and service surveys. A subsample of the retail and wholesale EINs are also asked to report on the monthly retail and wholesale surveys. Similarly, a subsample of the service EINs are asked to report on the Quarterly Services Survey. The Economic Census and current business surveys represent the primary source of facts about the structure and function of the U.S. economy, providing essential information to government and the business community in making sound decisions. This information helps build the foundation for the calculation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and other economic indicators. Crucial to its success are the accuracy and reliability of the Business Register (BR) data, which provides the Economic Census and current business surveys with their establishment lists. The BR is used to identify the set of statistical units that represents an economic data collection’s target population, which is defined by a specific reference period and scope. Critical to the quality of information housed in the BR is that each of the statistical units has an accurate industry classification, measure of size, activity status, and physical address assigned to it. The vital information obtained from the SQ–CLASS report is fed back to the BR to represent changes in industries and confirm coverage between the years of the Economic Census. We are proposing one major change to the collection. The change will be the way the respondent reports their type of business activity. Currently respondents choose the economic sector of their business and then provide a brief description of their business activity. Instead of providing this description, respondents will select their type of business from a list of business activities based on their response to the question about their economic sector. If PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the respondent does not see their business activity listed, then they will provide a brief description of their business activity. This is the same methodology that the Census Bureau uses in the Economic Census to assign industry classification. The SQ–CLASS Survey is used to supplement the other economic surveys at the Census Bureau with business births. At the end of each SQ–CLASS processing quarter, a sample of business births is added to the other economic surveys. The Census Bureau needs to obtain the proper industry classification and a measure of size to be able to properly supplement these other surveys with these births. By incuding these businesses in the SQ–CLASS survey, we are attempting to assign the proper classification to these establishments to ensure that the correct Economic Census questionnaire is mailed to the business. Certain Economic Census questions are tailored by the industry classification. Data are also used for the Census Bureau’s County Business Patterns program, which is conducted on an annual basis. Although no statistical tables are prepared or published, the outputs of the SQ–CLASS report directly and critically affect the quality of the estimates published for the following surveys: • Advance Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services Survey (OMB No. 0607–0104) • Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey (OMB No. 0607–0190) • Services Annual Survey (OMB No. 0607–0422) • Annual Retail Trade Survey (OMB No. 0607–0013) • Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (OMB No. 0607–0195) • Quarterly Service Survey (OMB No. 0607–0907) The SQ–CLASS report keeps the sample universe current for the abovementioned surveys by a process known as second phase sampling. The retail and wholesale EIN units selected in this second sampling are placed on a panel to report on monthly surveys. Additional selected units are included on a panel to report on annual surveys. The other selected EIN units report on an annual and/or quarterly basis in the survey for which they are selected. Timely coverage of business births by the SQ–CLASS report increases the E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 213 / Wednesday, November 4, 2015 / Notices reliability and relevance of the data for these surveys. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: One time. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections 131, 182 and 193. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: October 29, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–28031 Filed 11–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa: Meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting by teleconference. AGENCY: The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (Council) will hold an open call to deliberate a recommendation related to infrastructure development in SubSaharan Africa and to conduct Council business. The final agenda will be posted at least one week in advance of the meeting on the Council’s Web site at http://trade.gov/pac-dbia. DATES: November 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. ET The deadline for members of the public to register, including requests for auxiliary aids, or to submit written comments for dissemination prior to the meeting, is 5:00 p.m. ET on November 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: Via teleconference. The call-in number and passcode will be provided by email to registrants. Requests to register (including for auxiliary aids) and any written comments should be submitted to Tricia Van Orden, Executive Secretary, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, electronically via email sent to dbia@trade.gov or via asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Nov 03, 2015 Jkt 238001 letter mailed to Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Members of the public are encouraged to submit registration requests and written comments via email to ensure timely receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tricia Van Orden, Executive Secretary, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202–482–5876, email: dbia@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: President Barack Obama directed the Secretary of Commerce to establish the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa by Executive Order No. 13675 dated August 5, 2014. The Council was established by Charter on November 3, 2014, to advise the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, on strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa, with a focus on advancing the President’s Doing Business in Africa Campaign as described in the U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa of June 14, 2012. This Council is established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. Public Participation: The meeting will be open to the public and will be accessible to people with disabilities. All listeners are required to register in advance by sending an electronic request to dbia@trade.gov or by sending a paper request to the address listed above. Requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on November 17, 2015. Requests for auxiliary aids must be submitted by the registration deadline. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Public Submissions: The public is invited to submit written statements to the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. Statements must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on November 17, 2015, by either of the following methods: a. Electronic Submissions Submit statements electronically to Tricia Van Orden, Executive Secretary, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, via email: dbia@ trade.gov. b. Paper Submissions Send paper statements to Tricia Van Orden, Executive Secretary, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68293 Statements will be provided to the members in advance of the meeting for consideration and will be posted on the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa Web site (http:// trade.gov/pac-dbia) without change, including any business or personal information provided such as names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers. All statements received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. You should submit only information that you wish to make publicly available. Meeting Recording: A recording of the Council’s call will be available within ninety (90) days of the meeting on the Council’s Web site at http://trade.gov/ pac-dbia. Dated: October 29, 2015. Archana Sahgal, Deputy Director, Office of Advisory Committees and Industry Outreach. [FR Doc. 2015–28113 Filed 11–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–471–807] Certain Uncoated Paper From Portugal: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances in the Antidumping Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective date: November 4, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2593. AGENCY: Background On August 26, 2015, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published its preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of certain uncoated paper from Portugal.1 On September 28, 2015, Petitioners 2 1 See Certain Uncoated Paper From Portugal: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 80 FR 51777 (August 26, 2015) (‘‘Preliminary Determination’’). 2 Petitioners are United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM Continued 04NON1

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and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. chapter 35).
    Agency: U.S. Census Bureau.
    Title: Business and Professional Classification Report.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-0189.
    Form Number(s): SQ-CLASS.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Number of Respondents: 52,000.
    Average Hours per Response: 13 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 11,267.
    Needs and Uses: The SQ-CLASS report covers employer firms with 
establishments located in the United States. These firms can be 
classified in all sectors covered by the Economic Census as defined by 
the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The SQ-CLASS 
report requests firms to designate their type of business activity, two 
months of sales or receipts, principle lines of merchandise, whether 
the firm is owned or owns another establishment, not-for-profit status, 
wholesale type of operation, inventories, and method of selling for 
retail and wholesale firms.
    The data collected by the SQ-CLASS report are used to update the 
current business surveys to reflect newly opened establishments. 
Additionally, establishments sampled during the Economic Census will 
receive a data collection instrument specifically tailored to their 
industry based on the classification information obtained by the SQ-
CLASS report.
    To keep current with rapid changes in the marketplace caused by 
business births, deaths, and changes in company organization the Census 
Bureau samples newly assigned Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) 
obtained from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Each EIN can only be 
selected once for the SQ-CLASS report. Based on information collected 
on the SQ-CLASS report, EINs meeting the criteria for inclusion in the 
Census Bureau's current business surveys are eligible for a second 
phase of sampling. The EINs selected in this second phase of sampling 
are asked to report annually on the annual retail, wholesale, and 
service surveys. A subsample of the retail and wholesale EINs are also 
asked to report on the monthly retail and wholesale surveys. Similarly, 
a subsample of the service EINs are asked to report on the Quarterly 
Services Survey.
    The Economic Census and current business surveys represent the 
primary source of facts about the structure and function of the U.S. 
economy, providing essential information to government and the business 
community in making sound decisions. This information helps build the 
foundation for the calculation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 
other economic indicators. Crucial to its success are the accuracy and 
reliability of the Business Register (BR) data, which provides the 
Economic Census and current business surveys with their establishment 
lists. The BR is used to identify the set of statistical units that 
represents an economic data collection's target population, which is 
defined by a specific reference period and scope. Critical to the 
quality of information housed in the BR is that each of the statistical 
units has an accurate industry classification, measure of size, 
activity status, and physical address assigned to it. The vital 
information obtained from the SQ-CLASS report is fed back to the BR to 
represent changes in industries and confirm coverage between the years 
of the Economic Census.
    We are proposing one major change to the collection. The change 
will be the way the respondent reports their type of business activity. 
Currently respondents choose the economic sector of their business and 
then provide a brief description of their business activity. Instead of 
providing this description, respondents will select their type of 
business from a list of business activities based on their response to 
the question about their economic sector. If the respondent does not 
see their business activity listed, then they will provide a brief 
description of their business activity. This is the same methodology 
that the Census Bureau uses in the Economic Census to assign industry 
classification.
    The SQ-CLASS Survey is used to supplement the other economic 
surveys at the Census Bureau with business births. At the end of each 
SQ-CLASS processing quarter, a sample of business births is added to 
the other economic surveys. The Census Bureau needs to obtain the 
proper industry classification and a measure of size to be able to 
properly supplement these other surveys with these births. By incuding 
these businesses in the SQ-CLASS survey, we are attempting to assign 
the proper classification to these establishments to ensure that the 
correct Economic Census questionnaire is mailed to the business. 
Certain Economic Census questions are tailored by the industry 
classification. Data are also used for the Census Bureau's County 
Business Patterns program, which is conducted on an annual basis.
    Although no statistical tables are prepared or published, the 
outputs of the SQ-CLASS report directly and critically affect the 
quality of the estimates published for the following surveys:

 Advance Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services Survey (OMB No. 
0607-0104)
 Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey (OMB No. 0607-0190)
 Services Annual Survey (OMB No. 0607-0422)
 Annual Retail Trade Survey (OMB No. 0607-0013)
 Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (OMB No. 0607-0195)
 Quarterly Service Survey (OMB No. 0607-0907)

    The SQ-CLASS report keeps the sample universe current for the 
above-mentioned surveys by a process known as second phase sampling. 
The retail and wholesale EIN units selected in this second sampling are 
placed on a panel to report on monthly surveys. Additional selected 
units are included on a panel to report on annual surveys. The other 
selected EIN units report on an annual and/or quarterly basis in the 
survey for which they are selected. Timely coverage of business births 
by the SQ-CLASS report increases the

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reliability and relevance of the data for these surveys.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Frequency: One time.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections 131, 182 and 193.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce 
collections currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395-5806.

    Dated: October 29, 2015.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-28031 Filed 11-3-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-07-P