Request for Comments on Developing State-Level Statistics for the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account, 58126-58127 [2019-23677]

Download as PDF 58126 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 210 Wednesday, October 30, 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 AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. 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The collected information is needed for identifying and tracking capital needs of USDA agencies from 1994 Land-Grant PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Institutions through an internship and an award of an annually reviewed and renewal scholarship with the objective of preparing the student to complete for placement into USDA’s workforce. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 340. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 1,326. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–23613 Filed 10–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3412–88–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis RIN 0691–XC105 Request for Comments on Developing State-Level Statistics for the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is soliciting comments from the public about new prototype statistics on the economic activity generated by outdoor recreation in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. Following the public comment period, BEA will evaluate feedback, finalize the methodology and related materials, and begin publishing this data series annually in the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account (ORSA). DATES: Comments must be received no later than March 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments to Christian Awuku-Budu, Chief, Regional Research and Methodology Branch, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce, 4600 Silver Hill Road (BE– 61), or via email at OutdoorRecreation@ bea.gov. Comments sent by any other method or after March 31, 2020, may not be considered. All comments are a part of the public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christian Awuku-Budu, Chief, Regional Research and Methodology Branch, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce, 4600 Silver SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 30, 2019 / Notices Hill Road (BE–61), Washington, DC 20233; email Christian.Awuku-Budu@ bea.gov; or phone (301) 278–9235. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the requirements of the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2016, Public Law 114–249, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) developed the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account (ORSA). The ORSA measures the size of the U.S. outdoor recreation economy and its link to the broader national economy. Like other BEA accounts, the ORSA incorporates a variety of private and public data sources to create comprehensive measures of the spending and production activities that are the focus of the account. BEA produced the first, national prototype ORSA statistics on February 14, 2018, and released updated national statistics on September 20, 2018. After an additional year of development, BEA released state-level prototype statistics on September 20, 2019. The state-level prototype statistics are an extension of the national industry ORSA statistics. State ORSA statistics isolate the economic activity associated with outdoor recreation spending and production in a state’s economy. The concepts, definitions, and methodology used to produce state-level prototype statistics are consistent with the national industry concepts, definitions, and methodology. However, the additional geographic detail introduces added complexity to the estimation methodology. ORSA spending and production measures must be allocated to the correct geographic region by place of production, not by residence of consumer. In the state-level statistics, outdoor recreation activity is allocated as follows: • The value of manufactured goods is assigned to the state where they are produced, even if the goods are not ultimately used in that state. • The value of services is assigned to the location where they are consumed. • The value of production of imported goods is excluded from ORSA measures, but the value of the services of retailers selling imported goods is included and assigned to the location of the sale. BEA is seeking feedback on the prototype statistics and will continue to refine its methodology and presentation before official state ORSA statistics are released in the fall of 2020. 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’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Oct 29, 2019 Jkt 250001 quality, reliability, and usefulness. In particular, BEA is interested in feedback regarding the following: 1. What are some useful applications of state ORSA statistics? 2. BEA plans to release the state ORSA statistics annually in September. Will the statistics be useful if released on this schedule? What time of year should the release be scheduled to maximize the usefulness of the statistics? 3. Are the prototype statistics consistent with the data and information about outdoor recreation available from other sources? If not, what are some differences? 4. Are the methodology documents available at bea.gov helpful in understanding the process followed to create the state-level prototype ORSA statistics? Are there ways the methodology could be improved? 5. Are there additional source data that could be used to generate and corroborate these statistics beyond those described in the methodology documents available at bea.gov? Dated: October 7, 2019. Christian Awuku-Budu, Chief, Regional Research and Methodology Branch, Bureau of Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2019–23677 Filed 10–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security 58127 Section 766.25 of the Regulations provides, in pertinent part, that the ‘‘Director of [BIS’s] Office of Exporter Services, in consultation with the Director of [BIS’s] Office of Export Enforcement, may deny the export privileges of any person who has been convicted of a violation of . . . section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778).’’ 15 CFR 766.25(a). The denial of export privileges under this provision may be for a period of up to 10 years from the date of the conviction. 15 CFR 766.25(d).2 In addition, pursuant to Section 750.8 of the Regulations, BIS’s Office of Exporter Services may revoke any BIS-issued licenses in which the person had an interest at the time of his/her conviction.3 BIS has received notice of Vlachos’s conviction for violating Section 38 of the AECA, and pursuant to Section 766.25 of the Regulations, has provided notice and an ooportunity for Vlachos to make a written submission to BIS.4 To date, BIS has not received a submission from Vlachos. Based upon my review and consultations with BIS’s Office of Export Enforcement, including its Director, and the facts available to BIS, I have decided to deny Vlachos’s export privileges under the Regulations for a period of seven years from the date of Vlachos’s conviction. I have also decided to revoke any BIS-issued license in which Vlachos had an interest at the time of his conviction. Accordingly, it is hereby ordered: Order Denying Export Privileges In the Matter of: Alexis Vlachos, 160 Rue Sainte Anne De-Bellevue, Montreal, Quebec H9X3Z6. On September 4, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont, Alexis Vlachos (‘‘Vlachos’’) was convicted of violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778 (2012)) (‘‘AECA’’). Vlachos was convicted of violating Section 38 of the AECA by knowingly and willfully exporting and causing to be exported from the United States to Canada firearms that were designated as defense articles on the United States Munitions List, without the required U.S. Department of State licenses. Vlachos was sentenced to fifty-one (51) months in prison and an assessment of $200. The Export Administration Regulations (‘‘EAR’’ or ‘‘Regulations’’) are administered and enforced by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (‘‘BIS’’).1 1 The Regulations are currently codified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 15 CFR Parts 730– PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 774 (2019). The Regulations originally issued under the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended, 50 U.S.C. 4601–4623 (Supp. III 2015) (‘‘EAA’’), which lapsed on August 21, 2001. The President, through Executive Order 13,222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), which was extended by successive Presidential Notices, continued the Regulations in full force and effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq. (2012) (‘‘IEEPA’’). On August 13, 2018, the President signed into law the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes the Export Control Reform Act of 2018, 50 U.S.C. 4801–4852 (‘‘ECRA’’). While Section 1766 of ECRA repeals the provisions of the EAA (except for three sections which are inapplicable here), Section 1768 of ECRA provides, in pertinent part, that all rules and regulations that were made or issued under the EAA, including as continued in effect pursuant to IEEPA, and were in effect as of ECRA’s date of enactment (August 13, 2018), shall continue in effect according to their terms until modified, superseded, set aside, or revoked through action undertaken pursuant to the authority provided under ECRA. 2 See also Section 11(h) of the EAA, 50 U.S.C. 4610(h) (Supp. III 2015); Sections 1760(e) and 1768 of ECRA, 50 U.S.C. 4819 and 4826; and note 1, supra. 3 See notes 1 and 2, supra. 4 Notice was provided by registered mail, return receipt requested, for which Vlachos signed on August 12, 2019. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 210 (Wednesday, October 30, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-23677]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis

RIN 0691-XC105


Request for Comments on Developing State-Level Statistics for the 
Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account

AGENCY: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is soliciting comments 
from the public about new prototype statistics on the economic activity 
generated by outdoor recreation in each U.S. state and the District of 
Columbia. Following the public comment period, BEA will evaluate 
feedback, finalize the methodology and related materials, and begin 
publishing this data series annually in the Outdoor Recreation 
Satellite Account (ORSA).

DATES: Comments must be received no later than March 31, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments to Christian Awuku-Budu, 
Chief, Regional Research and Methodology Branch, Bureau of Economic 
Analysis, Department of Commerce, 4600 Silver Hill Road (BE-61), or via 
email at bea.gov">[email protected]bea.gov. Comments sent by any other method 
or after March 31, 2020, may not be considered. All comments are a part 
of the public record.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christian Awuku-Budu, Chief, Regional 
Research and Methodology Branch, Bureau of Economic Analysis, 
Department of Commerce, 4600 Silver

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Hill Road (BE-61), Washington, DC 20233; email bea.gov">[email protected]bea.gov; or phone (301) 278-9235.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the requirements of the Outdoor 
Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2016, Public Law 114-249, 
the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) developed the Outdoor Recreation 
Satellite Account (ORSA). The ORSA measures the size of the U.S. 
outdoor recreation economy and its link to the broader national 
economy. Like other BEA accounts, the ORSA incorporates a variety of 
private and public data sources to create comprehensive measures of the 
spending and production activities that are the focus of the account. 
BEA produced the first, national prototype ORSA statistics on February 
14, 2018, and released updated national statistics on September 20, 
2018. After an additional year of development, BEA released state-level 
prototype statistics on September 20, 2019.
    The state-level prototype statistics are an extension of the 
national industry ORSA statistics. State ORSA statistics isolate the 
economic activity associated with outdoor recreation spending and 
production in a state's economy. The concepts, definitions, and 
methodology used to produce state-level prototype statistics are 
consistent with the national industry concepts, definitions, and 
methodology. However, the additional geographic detail introduces added 
complexity to the estimation methodology. ORSA spending and production 
measures must be allocated to the correct geographic region by place of 
production, not by residence of consumer. In the state-level 
statistics, outdoor recreation activity is allocated as follows:
     The value of manufactured goods is assigned to the state 
where they are produced, even if the goods are not ultimately used in 
that state.
     The value of services is assigned to the location where 
they are consumed.
     The value of production of imported goods is excluded from 
ORSA measures, but the value of the services of retailers selling 
imported goods is included and assigned to the location of the sale.
    BEA is seeking feedback on the prototype statistics and will 
continue to refine its methodology and presentation before official 
state ORSA statistics are released in the fall of 2020.
    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. What are some useful applications of state ORSA statistics?
    2. BEA plans to release the state ORSA statistics annually in 
September. Will the statistics be useful if released on this schedule? 
What time of year should the release be scheduled to maximize the 
usefulness of the statistics?
    3. Are the prototype statistics consistent with the data and 
information about outdoor recreation available from other sources? If 
not, what are some differences?
    4. Are the methodology documents available at bea.gov helpful in 
understanding the process followed to create the state-level prototype 
ORSA statistics? Are there ways the methodology could be improved?
    5. Are there additional source data that could be used to generate 
and corroborate these statistics beyond those described in the 
methodology documents available at bea.gov?

    Dated: October 7, 2019.
Christian Awuku-Budu,
Chief, Regional Research and Methodology Branch, Bureau of Economic 
Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2019-23677 Filed 10-29-19; 8:45 am]
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