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Agenda I. Welcome and Roll Call II. Approval of Minutes From June 20, 2019 Meeting III. Continue Planning Discussion and Update Regarding Potential Speakers IV. Next Steps V. Public Comment VI. Adjournment Dated: June 25, 2019. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2019–13940 Filed 6–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census [Docket Number 190606489–9489–01] Current Mandatory Business Surveys Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of determination. AGENCY: The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) will conduct the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 31292 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 126 / Monday, July 1, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES following current mandatory business surveys in 2019: Annual Business Survey (ABS), Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM), Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS), Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (AWTS), Service Annual Survey (SAS), Report of Organization (formerly Company Organization Survey), Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey, Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES), Business Research and Development (R&D) Survey (BRDS), and the Business and Professional Classification Report. We have determined that data collected from these surveys are needed to aid the efficient performance of essential governmental functions and have significant application to the needs of the public and industry. The data derived from these surveys, most of which have been conducted for many years, are not publicly available from nongovernmental or other governmental sources. ADDRESSES: The Census Bureau will make available the reporting instructions to the organizations included in the surveys. Additional copies are available upon written request to the Director, 4600 Silver Hill Road, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233–0101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nick Orsini, Associate Director for Economic Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, 8H132, Washington, DC 20233, Telephone: 301–763–1858; Email: Nick.Orsini@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The surveys described herein are authorized by Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Sections 131, 182 and 193 and are necessary to furnish current data on the subjects covered by the major censuses. These surveys are made mandatory under the provisions of Sections 224 and 225 of Title 13, U.S.C. These surveys will provide continuing and timely national statistical data for the period between economic censuses. The data collected in the surveys will be within the general scope and nature of those inquiries covered in the economic census. The most recent economic census was conducted in 2018 for the reference year 2017. The next economic census will occur in 2023 for the reference year 2022. Annual Business Survey The ABS provides information on selected economic and demographic characteristics for businesses and business owners by sex, ethnicity, race, and veteran status. Further, the survey measures research and development for microbusinesses, new business topics, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Jun 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 such as innovation and technology, as well as other business characteristics. The ABS is designed to incorporate new content each survey year based on topics of relevance. The topics included on the 2019 ABS collection will be: Company Information; Owner Characteristics; Innovation; Research & Development; and Technology and Intellectual Property. The ABS is sponsored by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation (NSF) and conducted by the Census Bureau for five years (2018– 2022). the service industries. These industries include Utilities; Transportation and Warehousing; Information; Finance and Insurance; Real Estate and Rental and Leasing; Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; Administration and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services; Educational Services; Health Care and Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation; Accommodation and Food Services; and Other Services as defined by the NAICS. These data serve as a benchmark for the more frequent estimates compiled from the Quarterly Services Survey. Annual Survey of Manufactures The ASM collects annual industry statistics, such as total value of shipments, employment, payroll, workers’ hours, capital expenditures, cost of materials consumed, supplemental labor costs, and so forth. This survey is conducted on a sample basis, and covers all manufacturing industries, including data on plants under construction but not yet in operation. The ASM data are used to benchmark and reconcile monthly data on manufacturing production and inventories. In 2019, the ASM will begin collecting information about the use of robotics in manufacturing. Report of Organization Annual Retail Trade Survey The ARTS collects data on annual sales, sales tax, e-commerce sales, yearend inventories, total operating expenses, purchases, and accounts receivable from a sample of employer firms with establishments classified in retail trade as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). These data serve as a benchmark for the more frequent estimates compiled from the Monthly Retail Trade Survey. Annual Wholesale Trade Survey The AWTS collects data on annual sales, e-commerce sales, year-end inventories held both inside and outside of the United States, method of inventory valuation, total operating expenses, purchases, gross selling value, and commissions from a sample of employer firms with establishments classified in wholesale trade as defined by the NAICS. These data serve as a benchmark for the more frequent estimates compiled from the Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey. Service Annual Survey The SAS collects annual data on total revenue, select detailed revenue, total and detailed expenses, and e-commerce revenue for a sample of businesses in PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Report of Organization collects annual data on ownership or control by a domestic or foreign parent and ownership of foreign affiliates. This includes research and development, company activities such as employees from a professional employer organization, operational status, midMarch employment, first-quarter payroll, and annual payroll of establishments from a sample of multiestablishment enterprises in order to update and maintain a centralized, multipurpose Business Register. Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey The Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey collects annual data on sales and unfilled orders in order to provide annual benchmarks for unfilled orders for the monthly Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) survey. The Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey data are also used to determine whether it is necessary to collect unfilled orders data for specific industries on a monthly basis, as some industries are not requested to provide unfilled orders data in the M3 Survey. Annual Capital Expenditures Survey The ACES collects annual data on the amount of business expenditures for new and used structures and equipment from a sample of non-farm, nongovernmental companies, organizations, and associations. Both employer and nonemployer companies are included in the survey. The data are the sole source of investment in buildings and other structures, machinery, and equipment by all private nonfarm businesses in the United States, by the investing industry, and by kind of investment. In 2019, the Census Bureau will begin collecting information about expenditures for both industrial and service robotics at the company level across 19 NAICS sectors. E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 126 / Monday, July 1, 2019 / Notices Business Research and Development Survey The BRDS collects annual data on spending for research and development activities by businesses. This survey replaced the Survey of Industrial Research and Development that had been collected since the 1950s. The BRDS collects global as well as domestic spending information, more detailed information about the R&D workforce, and information regarding intellectual property from U.S. businesses. The Census Bureau collects and compiles this information in accordance with a joint project agreement between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Census Bureau. The NSF posts the joint project’s information results on their website. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Business and Professional Classification Report The Business and Professional Classification Report collects one-time data on a firm’s type of business activity from a sample of newly organized employer firms. The data are used to update the sampling frames for our current business surveys to reflect these newly opened establishments. Additionally, the business classification data will help ensure businesses are directed to complete the correct report in the economic census. Paperwork Reduction Act Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) unless that collection of information displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 45, OMB approved the surveys described in this notice under the following OMB control numbers: ABS, 0607–1004; ASM, 0607–0449; ARTS, 0607–0013; AWTS, 0607–0195; SAS, 0607–0422; Report of Organization, 0607–0444; Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey, 0607–0561; ACES, 0607–0782; BRDS, 0607–0912; and Business and Professional Classification Report, 0607–0189. Based upon the foregoing, I have directed that the current mandatory business surveys be conducted for the purpose of collecting these data. Dated: June 24, 2019. Steven D. Dillingham, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 2019–13967 Filed 6–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Jun 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–42–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 92— Gulfport, Mississippi; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Vision Technologies Marine, Inc. (Ocean Going-Vessels: Compensators) Pascagoula, Mississippi Vision Technologies Marine, Inc. (Vision Tech) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on June 19, 2019. Vision Tech already has authority to produce ocean-going vessels, offshore platforms, and floating docks within FTZ 92. The current request would add a finished product and a range of foreign status materials/components to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreignstatus materials/components and specific finished product described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Vision Tech from customs duty payments on the foreign-status materials/components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/components noted below and in the existing scope of authority, Vision Tech would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to crown mounted compensators (duty-free). Vision Tech 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 materials/components sourced from abroad include: Piston accumulators; various assemblies (cylinder; header; cable; junction box layout; sheave); various steel components (pressure vessels; adapters and adapter fittings; adapter rings; retaining rings; lip seals; nuts; cap screws; locking and closing plates; axle retainers; bearing pads; platform supports; pipe support brackets; shims; guide rails; platform and derrick frames; beams; links and link arms; liquid storage tanks; springs; clamps; test ports; U-bolts; threaded rods; rings; couplings; shackles); filter elements; return filter elements, hydrojet propulsion units; various rubber PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31293 components (O-rings; grommets; bumpers); stainless steel adapters and connectors; various valves (Y-block; copper ball; hydraulic and pneumatic; pressure; stainless steel in-line check); hydraulic power units; various plates (crown block support; clamp; steel cover; TeflonTM); various pins (steel; pivot; bent); nameplates for cables; clamp spacers; various structural steel components (linkage arm supports; pressure vessel supports; aircraft warning light supports); lifting lugs; cylinder cradles; linkage arms; junction box supports; cabinet support frames; ventlines; ventline supports; lifting beams; transport beams; tape; pressure sensors; lubricants; adapters for hydrojets; adapters for propulsion units; various electrical components (termination boxes; cable; adhesives; sensors; connectors; control cabinets; plugs; sockets); various washers (nylon; steel; plastic; steel spring and lock; TeflonTM); plastic clamps; pressure gauges; neoprene rubber shaft bearings; lighting junction box tubing adapters; synthetic rubber bumpers; filters; flanges for welding; fiberglass safety gates; eyes and eye turnbuckles; wire rope; safety wire rope; non-armour glands; armour glands; light bulbs; fluorescent lights; incandescent and LED lighting; plastic clamp bodies; and, urethane pipe sleeves (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 6.5%). The request indicates that tape will be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41), thereby precluding inverted tariff benefits on that item. The request also indicates that certain materials/components are subject to special duties under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (Section 232) and/or Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 232 and 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 12, 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 Juanita Chen at juanita.chen@trade.gov or 202–482–1378. E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 126 (Monday, July 1, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-13967]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

[Docket Number 190606489-9489-01]


Current Mandatory Business Surveys

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of determination.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) will conduct the

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following current mandatory business surveys in 2019: Annual Business 
Survey (ABS), Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM), Annual Retail Trade 
Survey (ARTS), Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (AWTS), Service Annual 
Survey (SAS), Report of Organization (formerly Company Organization 
Survey), Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders Survey, Annual Capital 
Expenditures Survey (ACES), Business Research and Development (R&D) 
Survey (BRDS), and the Business and Professional Classification Report. 
We have determined that data collected from these surveys are needed to 
aid the efficient performance of essential governmental functions and 
have significant application to the needs of the public and industry. 
The data derived from these surveys, most of which have been conducted 
for many years, are not publicly available from nongovernmental or 
other governmental sources.

ADDRESSES: The Census Bureau will make available the reporting 
instructions to the organizations included in the surveys. Additional 
copies are available upon written request to the Director, 4600 Silver 
Hill Road, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233-0101.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nick Orsini, Associate Director for 
Economic Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, 8H132, 
Washington, DC 20233, Telephone: 301-763-1858; Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The surveys described herein are authorized 
by Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Sections 131, 182 and 193 and 
are necessary to furnish current data on the subjects covered by the 
major censuses. These surveys are made mandatory under the provisions 
of Sections 224 and 225 of Title 13, U.S.C. These surveys will provide 
continuing and timely national statistical data for the period between 
economic censuses. The data collected in the surveys will be within the 
general scope and nature of those inquiries covered in the economic 
census. The most recent economic census was conducted in 2018 for the 
reference year 2017. The next economic census will occur in 2023 for 
the reference year 2022.

Annual Business Survey

    The ABS provides information on selected economic and demographic 
characteristics for businesses and business owners by sex, ethnicity, 
race, and veteran status. Further, the survey measures research and 
development for microbusinesses, new business topics, such as 
innovation and technology, as well as other business characteristics. 
The ABS is designed to incorporate new content each survey year based 
on topics of relevance. The topics included on the 2019 ABS collection 
will be: Company Information; Owner Characteristics; Innovation; 
Research & Development; and Technology and Intellectual Property. The 
ABS is sponsored by the National Center for Science and Engineering 
Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation (NSF) and 
conducted by the Census Bureau for five years (2018-2022).

Annual Survey of Manufactures

    The ASM collects annual industry statistics, such as total value of 
shipments, employment, payroll, workers' hours, capital expenditures, 
cost of materials consumed, supplemental labor costs, and so forth. 
This survey is conducted on a sample basis, and covers all 
manufacturing industries, including data on plants under construction 
but not yet in operation. The ASM data are used to benchmark and 
reconcile monthly data on manufacturing production and inventories. In 
2019, the ASM will begin collecting information about the use of 
robotics in manufacturing.

Annual Retail Trade Survey

    The ARTS collects data on annual sales, sales tax, e-commerce 
sales, year-end inventories, total operating expenses, purchases, and 
accounts receivable from a sample of employer firms with establishments 
classified in retail trade as defined by the North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS). These data serve as a benchmark for the 
more frequent estimates compiled from the Monthly Retail Trade Survey.

Annual Wholesale Trade Survey

    The AWTS collects data on annual sales, e-commerce sales, year-end 
inventories held both inside and outside of the United States, method 
of inventory valuation, total operating expenses, purchases, gross 
selling value, and commissions from a sample of employer firms with 
establishments classified in wholesale trade as defined by the NAICS. 
These data serve as a benchmark for the more frequent estimates 
compiled from the Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey.

Service Annual Survey

    The SAS collects annual data on total revenue, select detailed 
revenue, total and detailed expenses, and e-commerce revenue for a 
sample of businesses in the service industries. These industries 
include Utilities; Transportation and Warehousing; Information; Finance 
and Insurance; Real Estate and Rental and Leasing; Professional, 
Scientific, and Technical Services; Administration and Support and 
Waste Management and Remediation Services; Educational Services; Health 
Care and Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation; 
Accommodation and Food Services; and Other Services as defined by the 
NAICS. These data serve as a benchmark for the more frequent estimates 
compiled from the Quarterly Services Survey.

Report of Organization

    The Report of Organization collects annual data on ownership or 
control by a domestic or foreign parent and ownership of foreign 
affiliates. This includes research and development, company activities 
such as employees from a professional employer organization, 
operational status, mid-March employment, first-quarter payroll, and 
annual payroll of establishments from a sample of multi-establishment 
enterprises in order to update and maintain a centralized, multipurpose 
Business Register.

Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders Survey

    The Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders Survey collects annual data on 
sales and unfilled orders in order to provide annual benchmarks for 
unfilled orders for the monthly Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, 
and Orders (M3) survey. The Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders Survey data 
are also used to determine whether it is necessary to collect unfilled 
orders data for specific industries on a monthly basis, as some 
industries are not requested to provide unfilled orders data in the M3 
Survey.

Annual Capital Expenditures Survey

    The ACES collects annual data on the amount of business 
expenditures for new and used structures and equipment from a sample of 
non-farm, non-governmental companies, organizations, and associations. 
Both employer and nonemployer companies are included in the survey. The 
data are the sole source of investment in buildings and other 
structures, machinery, and equipment by all private nonfarm businesses 
in the United States, by the investing industry, and by kind of 
investment. In 2019, the Census Bureau will begin collecting 
information about expenditures for both industrial and service robotics 
at the company level across 19 NAICS sectors.

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Business Research and Development Survey

    The BRDS collects annual data on spending for research and 
development activities by businesses. This survey replaced the Survey 
of Industrial Research and Development that had been collected since 
the 1950s. The BRDS collects global as well as domestic spending 
information, more detailed information about the R&D workforce, and 
information regarding intellectual property from U.S. businesses. The 
Census Bureau collects and compiles this information in accordance with 
a joint project agreement between the National Science Foundation (NSF) 
and the Census Bureau. The NSF posts the joint project's information 
results on their website.

Business and Professional Classification Report

    The Business and Professional Classification Report collects one-
time data on a firm's type of business activity from a sample of newly 
organized employer firms. The data are used to update the sampling 
frames for our current business surveys to reflect these newly opened 
establishments. Additionally, the business classification data will 
help ensure businesses are directed to complete the correct report in 
the economic census.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required 
to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure 
to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) unless that collection of 
information displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) control number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 
45, OMB approved the surveys described in this notice under the 
following OMB control numbers: ABS, 0607-1004; ASM, 0607-0449; ARTS, 
0607-0013; AWTS, 0607-0195; SAS, 0607-0422; Report of Organization, 
0607-0444; Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders Survey, 0607-0561; ACES, 
0607-0782; BRDS, 0607-0912; and Business and Professional 
Classification Report, 0607-0189.
    Based upon the foregoing, I have directed that the current 
mandatory business surveys be conducted for the purpose of collecting 
these data.

    Dated: June 24, 2019.
Steven D. Dillingham,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. 2019-13967 Filed 6-28-19; 8:45 am]
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