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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2017 / Notices initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free conference call-in number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the discussion by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1– 800–977–8339 and providing the operator with the toll-free conference call-in number: 1–888–601–3861 and conference call ID: 417838. Members of the public are invited to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office approximately 30 days after each scheduled meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Eastern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425, faxed to (202) 376–7548, or emailed to Evelyn Bohor at ero@ usccr.gov. 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[FR Doc. 2017–00542 Filed 1–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Nevada State Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of public meeting. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Jan 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a meeting of the Nevada Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held at 1:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) Thursday, January 19, 2017, for the purpose of discussing the logistics and agenda for the Committee’s upcoming public meeting to hear testimony on the civil rights issues regarding municipal fees and policing practices in Nevada. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. PST Public Call Information: Dial: 888– 298–3457. 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[FR Doc. 2017–00530 Filed 1–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Monthly Retail Surveys 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 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 3718 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2017 / Notices 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 Rebecca DeNale, U.S. Census Bureau, EID HQ–8K181, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233–6500, (301) 763–3113 (or via the Internet at Rebecca.DeNale@ census.gov). mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request a revision of the current Office of Management and Budget clearance for the surveys known as the Monthly Retail Trade Survey (MRTS) and the Advance Monthly Retail Trade Survey (MARTS). The MRTS and MARTS are related collections sharing the same initial sample frame and collect data that are published in conjunction with each other. These two surveys, currently cleared separately under control numbers 0607–0717 and 0607–0104, respectively, will therefore be combined under one control number and will be collectively called the Monthly Retail Surveys (MRS). The Monthly Retail Trade Survey (MRTS) provides estimates of monthly retail sales, end-of-month merchandise inventories, and quarterly e-commerce sales for firms located in the United States and classified in the Retail Trade or Food Services sectors as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Estimates produced from the MRTS are based on a probability sample of approximately 11,500 firms. The sample design consists of one fixed panel where all cases are requested to report sales, ecommerce sales, and/or inventories for the prior month. If reporting data for a period other than the calendar month, the survey asks for the period’s length (4 or 5 weeks) and the date on which the period ended. The survey also asks for the number of establishments covered by the data provided and whether or not the sales data provided are estimates or more accurate ‘‘book’’ figures. The sample is drawn approximately every 5 years from the Business Register, which contains all Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) and listed establishment locations. The sample is updated quarterly to reflect employer business ‘‘births’’ and ‘‘deaths’’; adding new employer businesses identified in the Business and Professional Classification Survey (SQ–CLASS) and deleting firms and EINs when it is determined they are no longer active. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Jan 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 Estimates from the MRTS are released in three different reports each month. High level aggregate estimates for end of month inventories are first released as part of the Advance Economic Indicators Report approximately 27 days after the close of the reference month. The sales and inventories estimates from MRTS are released approximately 44 days after the close of the reference month as part of the Monthly Retail Trade report and the Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales (MTIS) report, which are released on the same day. Additionally, once per quarter, data for quarterly e-commerce sales are released approximately 48 days after the close of the reference quarter as part of the Quarterly Retail E-Commerce Sales report. Effective with the next MRTS sample, which begins collection in December of 2017, we will be removing the Leased Department question and all impacted forms, and will no longer provide monthly estimates for this data series moving forward. All historical series including these estimates will still be available to data users. The Advance Monthly Retail Trade Survey (MARTS) provides an early indication of monthly sales for retail trade and food services firms located in the United States. It was developed in response to requests by government, business, and other users to provide an early indication of current retail trade activity in the United States. Retail sales are one of the primary measures of consumer demand for both durable and non-durable goods. The MARTS survey results are published approximately 14 days after the end of the reference month. MARTS provides a designated principal economic indicator and the earliest available monthly estimates of broad based retail trade activity. It also provides an estimate of monthly sales at food service establishments and drinking places. If the advance survey were not conducted, there would be a delay in the availability of these results as the results from the MRTS are not published until approximately 6 weeks after the end of the reference month. The MARTS sample is a sub-sample of companies selected from the MRTS. The advance survey sample of about 4,900 companies are selected using a stratified design where the companies are selected by stratifying the companies in the larger MRTS sample by industry and size and selecting the desired number of cases within each size stratum using a systematic probabilityproportional-to-size procedure where the size used is the MRTS sampling weight. Some 1,250 firms, because of their relatively large effect on the sales PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of certain industry groups, are selected with certainty. The MARTS sample is re-selected, generally at 21⁄2 to 3 year intervals, to ensure it is representative of the target population and redistribute burden for small and medium size businesses. Advance sales estimates for each kind of business are developed by applying a ratio of current-month to previousmonth sales (derived from the advance retail and food service sample) to the preliminary estimate of sales for the previous month (from the larger monthly sample). Industry estimates are summed to derive total retail sales figures. The MARTS survey requests sales and e-commerce sales for the month just ending. As on the MRTS survey, if firms report data for a period other than the calendar month, the survey asks for the period’s length (4 or 5 weeks) and the date on which the period ended. Also similar to MRTS, the survey also asks for the number of establishments covered by the data provided and whether or not the sales data provided are estimates or more accurate ‘‘book’’ figures. At this time, there are no planned changes for MARTS. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) uses the information collected on these surveys to prepare the National Income and Products Accounts, to benchmark the annual input-output tables and as critical inputs to the calculation of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Policymakers such as the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) need to have the timeliest estimates in order to anticipate economic trends and act accordingly. The Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) and other government agencies and businesses use the survey results to formulate and make decisions about economic policy. II. Method of Collection We will collect this information by mail, FAX, telephone follow-up, and internet. III. Data OMB Control Numbers: 0607–0104 and 0607–0717. Form Numbers: SM–4412A–A, SM– 4412A–E, SM–4412AE–A, SM–4412AE– E, SM–4412AS–A, SM–4412AS–E, SM– 7212A–A, SM7212A–E, SM–2012I–A, SM–2012I–E, SM–4412B–A, SM4412B– E, SM–4412BE–A, SM–4412BE–E, SM4412BS–A, SM–4412BS–E, SM– 4412S–A, SM–4412S–E, SM–4412SE–A, SM–4412SE–E, SM–4412SS–A, SM– 4412SS–E, SM–7212S–A, SM–7212S–E, SM–4512B–A, SM–4512B–E, SM– 4512BE–A, SM–4512BE–E, SM– 4512BS–A, SM–4512BS–E, SM–4512S– E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2017 / Notices A, SM–4512S–E, SM–4512SE–A, SM– 4512SE–E, SM–4512SS–A, SM– 4512SS–E. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Retail and Food Services firms in the United States. Estimated Number of Respondents: MRTS–10,305; MARTS–4,700. Estimated Time per Response: MRTS– 7 minutes; MARTS–5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 19,327. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 131 and 182. V. 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. Sheleen Dumas, PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–00525 Filed 1–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [Docket No. 161018975–6975–01] Privacy Act of 1974, Amended System of Records National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an Amended Privacy Act System of Records: COMMERCE/ NOAA–20, Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) 406 MHz Emergency Beacon Registration Database. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, Title 5 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) sections 552a(e)(4) and (11); and Office SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Jan 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A–130, Appendix I, ‘‘Federal Agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,’’ the Department of Commerce (Department) is issuing a notice of intent to establish an amended system of records entitled, ‘‘COMMERCE/NOAA–20, Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) 406 MHz Emergency Beacon Registration Database.’’ Amendments (updates) were made to the Addresses, Supplementary Information, Routine Uses and Storage sections. SARSAT is responsible for keeping and maintaining a registration database for 406 MHz emergency beacons as directed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This database contains personally identifiable information that is required to be protected by the Privacy Act, as amended. The purpose of this system of records is to provide search and rescue (SAR) authorities with information about the user of the beacon, such as the name, phone number, and emergency contact information. This information provides the Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) and Mission Control Center (MCC) with the identity of the individual(s) they are searching for, contact information so that the RCC can determine whether or not the beacon has been activated as the result of an actual emergency, and information about the vessel or aircraft. The registration information allows the RCC and MCC to resolve a distress case by telephone instead of wasting valuable resources responding to false alerts. Information may be provided to or received from international registration authorities to ensure registration information resides in the correct database based on the country code of the beacon or the mailing address of the beacon owner. This information allows SAR authorities to shorten response times, and it provides a way to cancel false alerts quickly and safely, thereby increasing safety for SAR authorities and decreasing costs to the government and the SAR system. The completed forms also contain personal identifiable information that is required to be protected by the Privacy Act. We invite public comment on the amended system in this publication. DATES: To be considered, written comments must be submitted on or before February 13, 2017. Unless comments are received, the amended system of records will become effective as proposed on February 21, 2017. If comments are received, the Department will publish a subsequent notice in the Federal Register within 10 days after PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3719 the comment period closes, stating that the current system of records will remain in effect until publication of a final action in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to: NOAA SARSAT, NSOF E/SPO53, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: NOAA SARSAT, NSOF E/SPO53, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) is revising its system of records for SARSAT, which is required by the FCC under 47 CFR parts 80, 87, and 95 to maintain a registration for emergency beacons that operate on the 406 MHz frequency. SARSAT has not found any probable or potential adverse effects of the proposal on the privacy of individuals. To minimize the risk of unauthorized access to the system of records, electronic data will be stored securely with access password protected, two-factor authentication for internal System Administrators, and limited to those SARSAT program employees whose official duties require access. COMMERCE/NOAA–20 SYSTEM NAME: Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) 406 MHz Emergency Beacon Registration Database. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: None. SYSTEM LOCATION: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 4231 Suitland Road, Suitland, MD 20746–4304 CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Owners of 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs), 406 MHz Emergency Location Transmitters (ELTs), 406 MHz Personnel Locator Beacons (PLBs), and 406 MHz Ship Security Alerting System (SSAS) Beacons. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Personal Identifiable Information: Beacon Unique Identifier Number (Beacon ID), beacon category, beacon manufacturer, beacon model; owner name, owner address, owner email address, owner telephone number by home, work, cellular, and fax; and name E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Monthly Retail 
Surveys

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 13, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW.,

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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 Rebecca DeNale, U.S. Census Bureau, EID HQ-8K181, 
4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233-6500, (301) 763-3113 (or 
via the Internet at Rebecca.DeNale@census.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request a revision of the current Office 
of Management and Budget clearance for the surveys known as the Monthly 
Retail Trade Survey (MRTS) and the Advance Monthly Retail Trade Survey 
(MARTS). The MRTS and MARTS are related collections sharing the same 
initial sample frame and collect data that are published in conjunction 
with each other. These two surveys, currently cleared separately under 
control numbers 0607-0717 and 0607-0104, respectively, will therefore 
be combined under one control number and will be collectively called 
the Monthly Retail Surveys (MRS).
    The Monthly Retail Trade Survey (MRTS) provides estimates of 
monthly retail sales, end-of-month merchandise inventories, and 
quarterly e-commerce sales for firms located in the United States and 
classified in the Retail Trade or Food Services sectors as defined by 
the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
    Estimates produced from the MRTS are based on a probability sample 
of approximately 11,500 firms. The sample design consists of one fixed 
panel where all cases are requested to report sales, e-commerce sales, 
and/or inventories for the prior month. If reporting data for a period 
other than the calendar month, the survey asks for the period's length 
(4 or 5 weeks) and the date on which the period ended. The survey also 
asks for the number of establishments covered by the data provided and 
whether or not the sales data provided are estimates or more accurate 
``book'' figures. The sample is drawn approximately every 5 years from 
the Business Register, which contains all Employer Identification 
Numbers (EINs) and listed establishment locations. The sample is 
updated quarterly to reflect employer business ``births'' and 
``deaths''; adding new employer businesses identified in the Business 
and Professional Classification Survey (SQ-CLASS) and deleting firms 
and EINs when it is determined they are no longer active. Estimates 
from the MRTS are released in three different reports each month. High 
level aggregate estimates for end of month inventories are first 
released as part of the Advance Economic Indicators Report 
approximately 27 days after the close of the reference month. The sales 
and inventories estimates from MRTS are released approximately 44 days 
after the close of the reference month as part of the Monthly Retail 
Trade report and the Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales 
(MTIS) report, which are released on the same day. Additionally, once 
per quarter, data for quarterly e-commerce sales are released 
approximately 48 days after the close of the reference quarter as part 
of the Quarterly Retail E-Commerce Sales report.
    Effective with the next MRTS sample, which begins collection in 
December of 2017, we will be removing the Leased Department question 
and all impacted forms, and will no longer provide monthly estimates 
for this data series moving forward. All historical series including 
these estimates will still be available to data users.
    The Advance Monthly Retail Trade Survey (MARTS) provides an early 
indication of monthly sales for retail trade and food services firms 
located in the United States. It was developed in response to requests 
by government, business, and other users to provide an early indication 
of current retail trade activity in the United States. Retail sales are 
one of the primary measures of consumer demand for both durable and 
non-durable goods. The MARTS survey results are published approximately 
14 days after the end of the reference month. MARTS provides a 
designated principal economic indicator and the earliest available 
monthly estimates of broad based retail trade activity. It also 
provides an estimate of monthly sales at food service establishments 
and drinking places. If the advance survey were not conducted, there 
would be a delay in the availability of these results as the results 
from the MRTS are not published until approximately 6 weeks after the 
end of the reference month.
    The MARTS sample is a sub-sample of companies selected from the 
MRTS. The advance survey sample of about 4,900 companies are selected 
using a stratified design where the companies are selected by 
stratifying the companies in the larger MRTS sample by industry and 
size and selecting the desired number of cases within each size stratum 
using a systematic probability-proportional-to-size procedure where the 
size used is the MRTS sampling weight. Some 1,250 firms, because of 
their relatively large effect on the sales of certain industry groups, 
are selected with certainty. The MARTS sample is re-selected, generally 
at 2\1/2\ to 3 year intervals, to ensure it is representative of the 
target population and redistribute burden for small and medium size 
businesses.
    Advance sales estimates for each kind of business are developed by 
applying a ratio of current-month to previous-month sales (derived from 
the advance retail and food service sample) to the preliminary estimate 
of sales for the previous month (from the larger monthly sample). 
Industry estimates are summed to derive total retail sales figures.
    The MARTS survey requests sales and e-commerce sales for the month 
just ending. As on the MRTS survey, if firms report data for a period 
other than the calendar month, the survey asks for the period's length 
(4 or 5 weeks) and the date on which the period ended. Also similar to 
MRTS, the survey also asks for the number of establishments covered by 
the data provided and whether or not the sales data provided are 
estimates or more accurate ``book'' figures. At this time, there are no 
planned changes for MARTS.
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) uses the information 
collected on these surveys to prepare the National Income and Products 
Accounts, to benchmark the annual input-output tables and as critical 
inputs to the calculation of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). 
Policymakers such as the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) need to have the 
timeliest estimates in order to anticipate economic trends and act 
accordingly. The Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) and other 
government agencies and businesses use the survey results to formulate 
and make decisions about economic policy.

II. Method of Collection

    We will collect this information by mail, FAX, telephone follow-up, 
and internet.

III. Data

    OMB Control Numbers: 0607-0104 and 0607-0717.
    Form Numbers: SM-4412A-A, SM-4412A-E, SM-4412AE-A, SM-4412AE-E, SM-
4412AS-A, SM-4412AS-E, SM-7212A-A, SM7212A-E, SM-2012I-A, SM-2012I-E, 
SM-4412B-A, SM4412B-E, SM-4412BE-A, SM-4412BE-E, SM4412BS-A, SM-4412BS-
E, SM-4412S-A, SM-4412S-E, SM-4412SE-A, SM-4412SE-E, SM-4412SS-A, SM-
4412SS-E, SM-7212S-A, SM-7212S-E, SM-4512B-A, SM-4512B-E, SM-4512BE-A, 
SM-4512BE-E, SM-4512BS-A, SM-4512BS-E, SM-4512S-

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A, SM-4512S-E, SM-4512SE-A, SM-4512SE-E, SM-4512SS-A, SM-4512SS-E.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Retail and Food Services firms in the United 
States.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: MRTS-10,305; MARTS-4,700.
    Estimated Time per Response: MRTS-7 minutes; MARTS-5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 19,327.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 131 and 
182.

V. 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.

Sheleen Dumas,
PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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