Request for Comment; Notice of Development of Gross Domestic Product by County Statistics, 31020-31021 [2019-13858]

Download as PDF 31020 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices VI. Adjourn Dated: June 25, 2019. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2019–13873 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Delaware Advisory Committee Commission on Civil Rights. Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 planning meeting of the Delaware Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by conference call, on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. (EDT). The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the status of the Committee’s draft report on its civil rights project that examined implicit bias and policing in communities of color in Delaware. DATES: Monday, July 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. (EDT). 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[FR Doc. 2019–13872 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis [190605488948801] RIN 0691–XC101 Request for Comment; Notice of Development of Gross Domestic Product by County Statistics Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is soliciting comments from the public on its new prototype Gross Domestic Product by County statistics, including comments on the methodology, presentation, granularity, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and scope. Following the public comment period, BEA will incorporate feedback, finalize the methodology and related materials, and begin publishing this data series as an official series annually. Gross Domestic Product by County statistics will provide information on the economic activity generated in each of the nation’s counties or county equivalents. DATES: Comments must be received no later than July 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments via email to gdpbycounty@bea.gov or via U.S. Mail addressed to Mauricio Ortiz, Chief, Regional Income Division, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce, 4600 Silver Hill Road (BE–55), Washington, DC 20233. Comments sent by any other method or after the comment period may not be considered. All comments are a part of the public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mauricio Ortiz, Chief, Regional Income Division, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce, 4600 Silver Hill Road (BE–55), Washington, DC 20233; phone: (301) 278–9269 or via email to Mauricio.Ortiz@bea.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Statistics measuring county gross domestic product (GDP)—the value of goods and services produced there—will help create a more complete picture of the geographic distribution of U.S. economic activity. The information will help policymakers and regional planners promote local economic growth and direct resources to the places most in need. The statistics will be a new tool to help businesses make decisions about investment and growth and to help residents better understand their county’s economic health. The data can be used to compare the size and growth (or decline) of local economies across the country. In July 2016, BEA released a paper, laying out a research agenda to produce GDP statistics for each of the nation’s 3,113 counties or county equivalents, such as Louisiana’s parishes and Alaska’s boroughs. Building on that research, in December 2018 BEA released a prototype set of county GDP statistics measuring the economic performance of counties or county equivalents, covering the years 2012 through 2015. A paper published in the March 2019 issue of BEA’s Survey of Current Business detailed the data sources and methods used to calculate the GDP by county prototype statistics. BEA is seeking feedback on the prototype statistics and will continue to refine its methodology and presentations before official county GDP E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices statistics are slated to be released in December 2019. BEA invites comments from the public, private industry, state and local governments, non-profit organizations, and other interested parties to assist in improving the prototype statistics’ quality, reliability, and usefulness. In particular, BEA is interested in feedback regarding the following: 1. How do you plan to use county GDP statistics? 2. Would an annual publication in December meet your needs? If not, what time of the year would be most valuable to inform planning and other uses? 3. Are the prototype estimates consistent with the data and local information that you have on specific counties? If not, please outline the differences. 4. Do you have any feedback about the methodology used to create the prototype county GDP statistics described in the March 2019 issue of BEA’s online Survey of Current Business (available at bea.gov)? 5. Are there additional source data that you believe could be used to generate and corroborate these statistics beyond those described in the March 2019 article? 6. Which would better meet your needs: Less-detailed industry breakdowns, which will result in fewer data suppressions to protect confidentiality or more-detailed industry breakdowns, with the necessary suppressions? Dated: June 4, 2019. Mauricio Ortiz, Chief, Regional Income Division, Bureau of Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2019–13858 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–40–2019] khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 100— Dayton, Ohio; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Whirlpool Corporation (Small Appliances), Greenville, Ohio Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Greenville, Ohio. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on June 19, 2019. The applicant indicates that it will be submitting a separate application for VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 FTZ designation at the company’s facility under FTZ 100. The Whirlpool facility is used for the production of small appliances. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Whirlpool from customs duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreignstatus materials/components noted below, Whirlpool would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: Blenders; hand blenders; stand mixers; blender jars; cabinet tops; domes and blades; lower housings and gearings; attachment packs; planetary gears and shafts; lower gearcases; and, seals and couplers (duty rate ranges from 2.5 to 4.2%). Whirlpool would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The components and materials sourced from abroad include: Plastic cases; plastic knobs; plastic seals; plastic grommets; plastic lids; cardboard boxes; literature (use and care guides); cotton cloth covers not knitted or crocheted; cotton cloth covers; cloth covers; non-woven cotton cloth bags; steel screws; slicer/blade attachments; steel wall brackets; scale and sifter attachments; bearing retainers; transmission shafts; pinion gears; worm gears; bevel gears; DC motors between 18.65W and 14.92kW; Universal AC/DC motors greater than 74.6W; single-phase AC gear motors; single-phase AC motors; electrical armatures; lithium-ion batteries; stand mixer attachments and bowls; heating resistors; heating elements; electronic switches; rotary switches; pushbutton switches; slide switches; control panels/user interfaces; power cords; carbon brushes; and, cleaning brushes (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 9.9%). The request indicates that cotton cloth covers not knitted or crocheted, cotton cloth covers, cloth covers, and lithium-ion batteries will be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41), thereby precluding inverted tariff benefits on such items. The request also indicates that certain materials/components are subject to special duties under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31021 applicable Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is August 7, 2019. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. Dated: June 25, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–13861 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–39–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone 280—Caldwell, Idaho; Application for Reorganization (Expansion of Service Area) Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Southwest Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 280, requesting authority to reorganize the zone to expand its service area under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the FTZ Board (15 CFR Sec. 400.2(c)). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new subzones or ‘‘usage-driven’’ FTZ sites for operators/ users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the FTZ Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a zone. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on June 18, 2019. FTZ 280 was approved by the FTZ Board on May 12, 2012 (Board Order 1825, 77 FR 32929, June 4, 2012). The zone currently has a service area that includes Ada and Canyon Counties, Idaho. The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the service area of the zone to include Elmore County, as described in the application. If E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 125 (Friday, June 28, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-13858]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis

[190605488948801]
RIN 0691-XC101


Request for Comment; Notice of Development of Gross Domestic 
Product by County Statistics

AGENCY: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is soliciting comments 
from the public on its new prototype Gross Domestic Product by County 
statistics, including comments on the methodology, presentation, 
granularity, and scope. Following the public comment period, BEA will 
incorporate feedback, finalize the methodology and related materials, 
and begin publishing this data series as an official series annually. 
Gross Domestic Product by County statistics will provide information on 
the economic activity generated in each of the nation's counties or 
county equivalents.

DATES: Comments must be received no later than July 29, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments via email to bea.gov">[email protected]bea.gov or 
via U.S. Mail addressed to Mauricio Ortiz, Chief, Regional Income 
Division, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce, 4600 
Silver Hill Road (BE-55), Washington, DC 20233. Comments sent by any 
other method or after the comment period may not be considered. All 
comments are a part of the public record.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mauricio Ortiz, Chief, Regional Income 
Division, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce, 4600 
Silver Hill Road (BE-55), Washington, DC 20233; phone: (301) 278-9269 
or via email to bea.gov">[email protected]bea.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Statistics measuring county gross domestic 
product (GDP)--the value of goods and services produced there--will 
help create a more complete picture of the geographic distribution of 
U.S. economic activity. The information will help policymakers and 
regional planners promote local economic growth and direct resources to 
the places most in need. The statistics will be a new tool to help 
businesses make decisions about investment and growth and to help 
residents better understand their county's economic health. The data 
can be used to compare the size and growth (or decline) of local 
economies across the country.
    In July 2016, BEA released a paper, laying out a research agenda to 
produce GDP statistics for each of the nation's 3,113 counties or 
county equivalents, such as Louisiana's parishes and Alaska's boroughs. 
Building on that research, in December 2018 BEA released a prototype 
set of county GDP statistics measuring the economic performance of 
counties or county equivalents, covering the years 2012 through 2015. A 
paper published in the March 2019 issue of BEA's Survey of Current 
Business detailed the data sources and methods used to calculate the 
GDP by county prototype statistics.
    BEA is seeking feedback on the prototype statistics and will 
continue to refine its methodology and presentations before official 
county GDP

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statistics are slated to be released in December 2019.
    BEA invites comments from the public, private industry, state and 
local governments, non-profit organizations, and other interested 
parties to assist in improving the prototype statistics' quality, 
reliability, and usefulness. In particular, BEA is interested in 
feedback regarding the following:
    1. How do you plan to use county GDP statistics?
    2. Would an annual publication in December meet your needs? If not, 
what time of the year would be most valuable to inform planning and 
other uses?
    3. Are the prototype estimates consistent with the data and local 
information that you have on specific counties? If not, please outline 
the differences.
    4. Do you have any feedback about the methodology used to create 
the prototype county GDP statistics described in the March 2019 issue 
of BEA's online Survey of Current Business (available at bea.gov)?
    5. Are there additional source data that you believe could be used 
to generate and corroborate these statistics beyond those described in 
the March 2019 article?
    6. Which would better meet your needs:
    Less-detailed industry breakdowns, which will result in fewer data 
suppressions to protect confidentiality or more-detailed industry 
breakdowns, with the necessary suppressions?

    Dated: June 4, 2019.
Mauricio Ortiz,
Chief, Regional Income Division, Bureau of Economic Analysis.
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