Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Summary of State & Local Government Tax Revenues, 1047-1048 [2019-00783]

Download as PDF 1047 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 22 Friday, February 1, 2019 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 Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Summary of State & Local Government Tax Revenues 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. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before April 2, 2019. 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 PRAcomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Kristina Pasquino-Frates, Chief, State Finance and Tax Statistics Branch, Government and Trade Management Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Headquarters, 5K071, Washington, DC 20233; telephone: 301.763.5034; email: Kristina.marie.pasquino.frates@ census.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau conducts the Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue, using the F– VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 71 (Quarterly Survey of Property Tax Collections), F–72 (Quarterly Survey of State Tax Collections), and F–73 (Quarterly Survey of Non-Property Taxes) forms. The Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue provides quarterly estimates of state and local government tax revenue at the national level, as well as detailed tax revenue data for individual states. The information contained in this survey is the most current information available on a nationwide basis for state and local government tax collections. The Census Bureau needs state and local tax data to publish benchmark statistics on tax revenues, to provide data to the Bureau of Economic Analysis for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) calculations and other economic indicators, and to provide data for economic research and comparative studies of governmental finances. Tax collection data are used to measure economic activity for the Nation as a whole, as well as for comparison among the various states. Economists and public policy analysts use the data to assess general economic conditions and state and local government financial activities. The Census Bureau is requesting an extension of the approval of the current forms. No changes to the forms are being requested. II. Method of Collection For the Quarterly Survey of Property Tax Collections (Form F–71), the Census Bureau will mail letters quarterly to a sample of approximately 5,500 local tax collection agencies, known to have substantial collections of property tax, requesting their online data submissions. For the Quarterly Survey of State Tax Collections (Form F–72), the Census Bureau will email letters to each of the 50 state governments and the government of the District of Columbia quarterly requesting their online data submissions or continued coordinated submission through the state government revenue office. For the Quarterly Survey of NonProperty Taxes (Form F–73), the Census Bureau will mail letters quarterly to a sample of approximately 1,800 local tax collection agencies, known to have substantial collections of local general sales and/or local individual/ corporation net income taxes, requesting their online data submissions. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 F–71 and F–73 survey data will be collected via the internet. Data for the F–72 survey are collected via email or compilation of data in coordination with the state government revenue office. In addition to reporting current quarter data, respondents may report data for the previous eight quarters or submit revisions to their previously submitted data. In the event that a respondent cannot report online, they may request a form as a last resort. In those instances, when the Census Bureau is not able to obtain a response, follow-up operations will be conducted using email and phone calls. Nonresponse weighting adjustments are used to adjust for any unreported units in the sample from the latest available data. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0112. Form Number(s): F–71, F–72, F–73. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State and local governments and the government of the District of Columbia. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,351. Estimated Time per Response: F–71 = 15 minutes, F–72 = 30 minutes, F–73 = 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,002 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. (This is not the cost of respondents’ time, but the indirect costs respondents may incur for such things as purchases of specialized software or hardware needed to report, or expenditures for accounting or records maintenance services required specifically by the collection.) Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections 161 and 182. 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 E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 1048 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 22 / Friday, February 1, 2019 / Notices 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, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. 2019–00783 Filed 1–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904; Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Completion of Panel Review United States Section, NAFTA Secretariat, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Completion of Panel Review in the matter of Certain Uncoated Groundwood Paper From Canada: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination (Secretariat File Number: USA–CDA– 2018–1904–06). AGENCY: The U.S. Section of the NAFTA Secretariat has received motions filed on behalf of the Government of Canada; the U.S. Department of Commerce; North Pacific Paper Company (‘‘NORPAC’’); the Government of Alberta; the Government of British Columbia; the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador; the Government of Ontario; the Government of Quebec; Alberta Newsprint Company; Catalyst Paper Corporation, Catalyst Pulp and Paper Sales Inc. and Catalyst Paper (USA) Inc.; Gannett Supply Corporation; Kruger TroisRivieres L.P., Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited, Kruger Publication Papers Inc. and Kruger Brampton L.P.; Resolute FP Canada Inc. and Resolute FP US Inc.; and Rayonier A.M. Canada (successor to Tembec Inc.) requesting the termination of panel review in the matter of Certain Uncoated Groundwood Paper From Canada: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination (Groundwood Paper CVD) NAFTA dispute. Given all the participants have filed motions requesting termination and pursuant to Rule 71(2) of the NAFTA SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews (Rules), the NAFTA Groundwood Paper CVD dispute has been terminated. As a result, and in accordance with Rule 78(a), notice is hereby given that panel review of the NAFTA Groundwood Paper CVD dispute has been completed effective November 30, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul E. Morris, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Room 2061, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–5438. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of Article 1904 of NAFTA provides a dispute settlement mechanism involving trade remedy determinations issued by the government of the United States, the government of Canada, and the government of Mexico. There are established Rules, which were adopted by the three governments and require Notices of Completion of Panel Review to be published in accordance with Rule 78. For the complete Rules, please see https://www.nafta-sec-alena.org/Home/ Texts-of-the-Agreement/Rules-ofProcedure/Article-1904. Dated: January 29, 2019. Paul E. Morris, U.S. Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2019–00775 Filed 1–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–GT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–896] Magnesium Metal From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Tianjin Magnesium International, Co., Ltd. (TMI) and Tianjin Magnesium Metal, Co., Ltd. (TMM) did not have reviewable entries during the period of review (POR). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable February 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyle Clahane, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5449. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background On April 3, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on magnesium metal from China for the POR.1 On June 6, 2018, in response to a timely request from the petitioner,2 and in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on magnesium metal from China with respect to TMI and TMM.3 Scope of the Order The product covered by this antidumping duty order is magnesium metal from China, which includes primary and secondary alloy magnesium metal, regardless of chemistry, raw material source, form, shape, or size. Magnesium is a metal or alloy containing by weight primarily the element magnesium. Primary magnesium is produced by decomposing raw materials into magnesium metal. Secondary magnesium is produced by recycling magnesium-based scrap into magnesium metal. The magnesium covered by this order includes blends of primary and secondary magnesium. The subject merchandise includes the following alloy magnesium metal products made from primary and/or secondary magnesium including, without limitation, magnesium cast into ingots, slabs, rounds, billets, and other shapes; magnesium ground, chipped, crushed, or machined into rasping, granules, turnings, chips, powder, briquettes, and other shapes; and products that contain 50 percent or greater, but less than 99.8 percent, magnesium, by weight, and that have been entered into the United States as conforming to an ‘‘ASTM Specification for Magnesium Alloy’’ 4 and are thus outside the scope of the existing antidumping orders on magnesium from China (generally referred to as ‘‘alloy’’ magnesium). 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 13949 (April 3, 2018). 2 See letter from US Magnesium LLC (the petitioner), ‘‘Magnesium Metal from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated April 30, 2018. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 26258 (June 6, 2018). 4 The meaning of this term is the same as that used by the American Society for Testing and Materials in its Annual Book for ASTM Standards: Volume 01.02 Aluminum and Magnesium Alloys. 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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 22 / Friday, February 1, 2019 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly 
Summary of State & Local Government Tax Revenues

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 April 2, 2019.

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 PRAcomments@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Kristina Pasquino-Frates, Chief, State Finance 
and Tax Statistics Branch, Government and Trade Management Division, 
U.S. Census Bureau, Headquarters, 5K071, Washington, DC 20233; 
telephone: 301.763.5034; email: 
Kristina.marie.pasquino.frates@census.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau conducts the Quarterly Summary of State and Local 
Government Tax Revenue, using the F-71 (Quarterly Survey of Property 
Tax Collections), F-72 (Quarterly Survey of State Tax Collections), and 
F-73 (Quarterly Survey of Non-Property Taxes) forms. The Quarterly 
Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue provides quarterly 
estimates of state and local government tax revenue at the national 
level, as well as detailed tax revenue data for individual states. The 
information contained in this survey is the most current information 
available on a nationwide basis for state and local government tax 
collections.
    The Census Bureau needs state and local tax data to publish 
benchmark statistics on tax revenues, to provide data to the Bureau of 
Economic Analysis for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) calculations and 
other economic indicators, and to provide data for economic research 
and comparative studies of governmental finances. Tax collection data 
are used to measure economic activity for the Nation as a whole, as 
well as for comparison among the various states. Economists and public 
policy analysts use the data to assess general economic conditions and 
state and local government financial activities.
    The Census Bureau is requesting an extension of the approval of the 
current forms. No changes to the forms are being requested.

II. Method of Collection

    For the Quarterly Survey of Property Tax Collections (Form F-71), 
the Census Bureau will mail letters quarterly to a sample of 
approximately 5,500 local tax collection agencies, known to have 
substantial collections of property tax, requesting their online data 
submissions.
    For the Quarterly Survey of State Tax Collections (Form F-72), the 
Census Bureau will email letters to each of the 50 state governments 
and the government of the District of Columbia quarterly requesting 
their online data submissions or continued coordinated submission 
through the state government revenue office.
    For the Quarterly Survey of Non-Property Taxes (Form F-73), the 
Census Bureau will mail letters quarterly to a sample of approximately 
1,800 local tax collection agencies, known to have substantial 
collections of local general sales and/or local individual/corporation 
net income taxes, requesting their online data submissions.
    F-71 and F-73 survey data will be collected via the internet. Data 
for the F-72 survey are collected via email or compilation of data in 
coordination with the state government revenue office.
    In addition to reporting current quarter data, respondents may 
report data for the previous eight quarters or submit revisions to 
their previously submitted data. In the event that a respondent cannot 
report online, they may request a form as a last resort.
    In those instances, when the Census Bureau is not able to obtain a 
response, follow-up operations will be conducted using email and phone 
calls. Nonresponse weighting adjustments are used to adjust for any 
unreported units in the sample from the latest available data.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0112.
    Form Number(s): F-71, F-72, F-73.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State and local governments and the government of 
the District of Columbia.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,351.
    Estimated Time per Response: F-71 = 15 minutes, F-72 = 30 minutes, 
F-73 = 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,002 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. (This is not the cost of 
respondents' time, but the indirect costs respondents may incur for 
such things as purchases of specialized software or hardware needed to 
report, or expenditures for accounting or records maintenance services 
required specifically by the collection.)
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections 161 and 182.

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

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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,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Department of Commerce.
[FR Doc. 2019-00783 Filed 1-31-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-07-P