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Agenda Thursday, November 21, 2019 Opening Remarks and Introductions (9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.) Panel 1: (9:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.) Panel 2: (10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.) Lunch break: (12:15 p.m.–1:00 p.m.) Panel 3: (1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.) Panel 4: (2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.) Public Comments: (4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.) Adjourn Dated: October 21, 2019. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2019–23234 Filed 10–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Oct 24, 2019 Jkt 250001 COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Florida Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. 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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 December 24, 2019. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Thomas Smith, PRA Liaison, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Room 7K250A, Washington, DC 20233 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@ doc.gov). You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC–2019–0014, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http:// www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 57390 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2019 / Notices attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Paul Bucchioni, U.S. Census Bureau, EID HQ–8K181, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233–6500, (301) 763–7125 (or via the internet at Paul.A.Bucchioni@ census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau plans to request an extension 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. Beginning with the previous clearance, these two surveys were combined under one control number 0607–0717 and are 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 13,000 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Oct 24, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 four weeks after the close of the reference month. The sales and inventories estimates from MRTS are released approximately six weeks 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 ecommerce sales are released approximately 50 days after the close of the reference quarter as part of the Quarterly Retail E-Commerce Sales report. Currently, there are no planned changes for MRTS. 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 two weeks after the end of the reference month. MARTS provide an OMBdesignated Principal Federal 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. The MARTS sample is a sub-sample of companies selected from the MRTS. The advance survey sample of about 5,500 companies are selected using a stratified sample by industry and size. Some 1,650 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 21⁄2 to 3-year intervals to ensure it is representative of the target population and to redistribute burden for small- and medium-sized businesses. Similarly to the MRTS sales estimates, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 the sales data provided are estimates or more accurate ‘‘book’’ figures. Currently, 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 at the Federal Reserve Board (FRB), the National Economic Council, and other federal and state governmental agencies as well as many private sector entities rely on the timely estimates of retail sales when making monetary and economic policy decisions. II. Method of Collection We collect this information primarily by internet. We do collect a small portion of the data by mail, FAX, and telephone follow-up. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0717. Form Number(s): SM–4417A–A, SM– 4417A–E, SM–4417AE–A, SM–4417AE– E, SM–4417AS–A, SM–4417AS–E, SM– 7217A–A, SM7217A–E, SM–4417S–A, SM–4417SE–A, SM–4417SSA, SM– 7217S–A, SM–7217S–E, SM–4417S–E, SM–4417SE–E, SM–4417SS–E, SM– 4417B–A, SM4417BE–A, SM–4417BS– A, SM–4417B–E, SM–4417BE–E, SM– 4417BS–E, SM–2017I–A, SM–2017I–E. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Retail and Food Services firms in the United States. Estimated Number of Respondents: MRTS–13,000; MARTS–5,500. Estimated Time per Response: MRTS– 7 minutes; MARTS–5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 18,200. (To eliminate duplication, firms that report to the MARTS survey are not required to provide sales and ecommerce sales information for MRTS. Therefore, we use the MRTS sample size and average burden per response to estimate the combined total annual burden for both surveys. The MRTS survey has the maximum number of questions for any given survey respondent as well as the longest estimated burden (at 7 min)). Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. (This is not the cost of respondents’ time, but the indirect costs E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2019 / Notices 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. Section 131 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 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, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–23327 Filed 10–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–42–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 92— Gulfport, Mississippi; Authorization of Production Activity; Vision Technologies Marine, Inc. (Ocean Going-Vessels: Compensators), Pascagoula, Mississippi On June 19, 2019, Vision Technologies Marine, Inc. (Vision Tech) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility within FTZ 92 in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (84 FR 31293, July 1, 2019). On October 17, 2019, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board’s decision that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Oct 24, 2019 Jkt 250001 The production activity described in the notification was authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14, except for the foreign-status component identified as ‘‘tape’’ due to insufficient information. The applicant may, however, submit another notification of proposed production activity with more detailed information for the foreignstatus component in question. Dated: October 17, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–23357 Filed 10–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–40–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 100— Dayton, Ohio; Authorization of Limited Production Activity; Whirlpool Corporation (Small Appliances); Greenville, Ohio On June 19, 2019, Whirlpool Corporation submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility within FTZ 100, in Greenville, Ohio. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (84 FR 31021, June 28, 2019). On October 17, 2019, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board’s decision that further review of part of the proposed activity is warranted. The FTZ Board authorized the production activity described in the notification on a limited basis, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14, and further subject to a restriction requiring that non-woven cotton cloth bags be admitted to the subzone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Given the applicant’s commitment in its notification, the following components must also be admitted to the subzone in privileged foreign status: Cotton cloth covers not knitted or crocheted; cotton cloth covers; cloth covers; and, lithiumion batteries. Dated: October 17, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–23351 Filed 10–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57391 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–43–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 176— Rockford, Illinois; Authorization of Production Activity; Staal & Plast USA, Inc. (Irrigation Trays); Sycamore, Illinois On June 24, 2019, Staal & Plast USA, Inc., submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility within FTZ 176, in Sycamore, Illinois. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (84 FR 31833, July 3, 2019). On October 22, 2019, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board’s decision that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification was authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: October 22, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–23356 Filed 10–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [S–215–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone 186—Waterville, Maine; Application for Subzone Expansion; Flemish Master Weavers, Sanford, Maine An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the City of Waterville, grantee of FTZ 186, requesting an expansion of Subzone 186A on behalf of Flemish Master Weavers in Sanford, Maine. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on October 18, 2019. Subzone 186A currently consists of the following site: Site 1 (6.4 acres) 96 Gatehouse Road, Sanford. The proposed expansion would add 0.5 acres to the existing site. No authorization for expanded production activity has been requested at this time. The subzone will be subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 186. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Elizabeth Whiteman of the E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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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.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before December 24, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Thomas Smith, PRA Liaison, 
U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Room 7K250A, Washington, DC 
20233 (or via the internet at [email protected]). You may also submit 
comments, identified by Docket Number USBC-2019-0014, to the Federal e-
Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received 
are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period 
has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All 
Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) 
voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do 
not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or 
protected information. You may submit

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attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe 
PDF file formats.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Paul Bucchioni, U.S. Census Bureau, EID HQ-8K181, 
4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233-6500, (301) 763-7125 (or 
via the internet at [email protected]).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau plans to request an extension 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. Beginning with the previous clearance, 
these two surveys were combined under one control number 0607-0717 and 
are 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 13,000 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 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 four weeks 
after the close of the reference month. The sales and inventories 
estimates from MRTS are released approximately six weeks 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 50 days 
after the close of the reference quarter as part of the Quarterly 
Retail E-Commerce Sales report. Currently, there are no planned changes 
for MRTS.
    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 
two weeks after the end of the reference month. MARTS provide an OMB-
designated Principal Federal 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.
    The MARTS sample is a sub-sample of companies selected from the 
MRTS. The advance survey sample of about 5,500 companies are selected 
using a stratified sample by industry and size. Some 1,650 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 to redistribute burden for 
small- and medium-sized businesses.
    Similarly to the MRTS sales estimates, 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 the sales data provided are estimates or 
more accurate ``book'' figures. Currently, 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 at the Federal Reserve Board (FRB), the National Economic 
Council, and other federal and state governmental agencies as well as 
many private sector entities rely on the timely estimates of retail 
sales when making monetary and economic policy decisions.

II. Method of Collection

    We collect this information primarily by internet. We do collect a 
small portion of the data by mail, FAX, and telephone follow-up.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0717.
    Form Number(s): SM-4417A-A, SM-4417A-E, SM-4417AE-A, SM-4417AE-E, 
SM-4417AS-A, SM-4417AS-E, SM-7217A-A, SM7217A-E, SM-4417S-A, SM-4417SE-
A, SM-4417SSA, SM-7217S-A, SM-7217S-E, SM-4417S-E, SM-4417SE-E, SM-
4417SS-E, SM-4417B-A, SM4417BE-A, SM-4417BS-A, SM-4417B-E, SM-4417BE-E, 
SM-4417BS-E, SM-2017I-A, SM-2017I-E.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Retail and Food Services firms in the United 
States.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: MRTS-13,000; MARTS-5,500.
    Estimated Time per Response: MRTS-7 minutes; MARTS-5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 18,200. (To eliminate 
duplication, firms that report to the MARTS survey are not required to 
provide sales and ecommerce sales information for MRTS. Therefore, we 
use the MRTS sample size and average burden per response to estimate 
the combined total annual burden for both surveys. The MRTS survey has 
the maximum number of questions for any given survey respondent as well 
as the longest estimated burden (at 7 min)).
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. (This is not the cost of 
respondents' time, but the indirect costs

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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. Section 131 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 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, 
Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-23327 Filed 10-24-19; 8:45 am]
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