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Download as PDF 2384 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Notices ACTION: Forest Service SUMMARY: Boundary Establishment for Rio Chama National Wild and Scenic River, Santa Fe National Forest, Carson National Forest, and Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Forest Service, USDA, and Bureau of Land Management, USDOI. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with Section 3(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the USDA Forest Service, Washington Office, is transmitting the final boundary of the Rio Chama National Wild and Scenic River to Congress. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information may be obtained by contacting Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87508; (505) 438–5300; or, Bureau of Land Management New Mexico State Office, 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87508; (505) 954–2000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Rio Chama Wild and Scenic River boundary is available for review at the following offices: USDA Forest Service, Yates Building, 14th and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20024; Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87508; USDOI, Bureau of Land Management National Office, National Conservation Lands Division (WO–410), 20 M Street SE, Washington, DC 20003; and, Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office, 226 Cruz Alta Road, Taos, NM 87571. Public Law 100–633 of November 7, 1988 designated Rio Chama, New Mexico, as a National Wild and Scenic River, to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture and Secretary of Interior. As specified by law, the boundary will not be effective until ninety days after Congress receives the transmittal. SUMMARY: Dated: December 23, 2019. Allen Rowley, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2020–00456 Filed 1–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Notice of meeting. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Allegheny Resource Advisory Committee AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 The Allegheny Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Warren, Pennsylvania. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following website: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/detail/allegheny/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees/ ?cid=fseprd497392. DATES: Three meeting dates are set for 2020: February 21, February 28 and March 26, 2020. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of the meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Allegheny National Forest’s Supervisors Office, 4 Farm Colony Drive, Warren, PA 16365. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Allegheny National Forest’s Supervisors Office. Please call ahead at 814–723–5150 to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Hatfield, Designated Federal Officer, by phone at 814–363–6098 or via email at richard.hatfield@usda.gov. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meetings are to: 1. Review current RAC membership and terms; 2. Update the status of new members; and 3. Discuss, recommend, and approve new Title II projects. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing by Friday, February 14, 2020, to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and requests for time for oral comments must be sent to Richard Hatfield, Designated Federal Officer, 29 Forest Service Drive, Bradford, PA 16701 or by email to richard.hatfield@ usda.gov. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices, or other reasonable accommodation. For access to the facility or proceedings, please contact the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. Dated: January 8, 2020. Cikena Reid, USDA Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–00455 Filed 1–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey. OMB Control Number: 0607–0190. Form Number(s): SM4217–A, SM4217–E. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Number of Respondents: 4,200. Average Hours per Response: 7 minutes. Burden Hours: 5,880. Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau requests a three-year extension of the Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey (MWTS). The MWTS canvasses firms primarily engaged in merchant wholesale trade that are located in the United States, excluding manufacturers’ sales branches and offices (MSBOs). This survey provides the only continuous measure of monthly wholesale sales, end-of-month inventories, and inventories-to-sales ratios. The sales and inventories estimates produced from the MWTS provide current trends of economic E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Notices activity by kind of business for the United States. Also, the estimates compiled from this survey provide valuable information for economic policy decisions by the government and are widely used by private businesses, trade organizations, professional associations, and other business research and analysis organizations. Estimates from the MWTS 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. Second, the full Monthly Wholesale Trade Report containing both sales and inventories estimates is released. Lastly, high level sales and inventories estimates from the MWTS are also released as part of the Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales (MTIS) report. As one of the Census Bureau’s principal economic indicators, the estimates produced by the MWTS are critical to the accurate measurement of total economic activity of the United States. The estimates of sales made by wholesale locations represent only merchant wholesalers, excluding MSBOs, who typically take title to goods bought for resale and sell to other businesses. The sales estimates include sales made on credit as well as on a cash basis, but exclude receipts from sales taxes and interest charges from credit sales. The estimates of inventories represent all merchandise held in wholesale locations, warehouses, and offices, as well as goods held by others for sale on consignment or in transit for distribution to wholesale establishments. The estimates of inventories exclude fixtures and supplies not for resale, as well as merchandise held on consignment, which are owned by others. Inventories are an important component in the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ (BEA) calculation of the investment portion of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The Census Bureau publishes wholesale sales and inventories estimates based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), which has been widely adopted throughout both the public and private sectors. The Census Bureau tabulates the collected data to provide, with measurable reliability, statistics on sales, end-of-month inventories, and inventories-to-sales ratios for merchant wholesalers, excluding MSBOs. The BEA is the primary Federal user of data collected in the MWTS. The BEA uses estimates from this survey to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 prepare the national income and product accounts (NIPA), input-output accounts (I–O), and gross domestic product (GDP) by industry. End-ofmonth inventories are used to prepare the change in private inventories component of GDP. The BEA also uses the Advance Economic Indicators Report to improve the inventory valuation adjustments applied to estimates of the Advance Gross Domestic Product. Sales are used to prepare estimates of real inventories-tosales ratios in the NIPAs, extrapolate proprietors’ income for wholesalers (until tax return data become available) in the NIPAs, and extrapolate annual current-dollar gross output for the most recent year in annual I–O tables, GDPby-industry, and advance GDP-byindustry estimates. The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses the data as input to its Producer Price Indexes and in developing productivity measurements. Private businesses use the wholesale sales and inventories data in computing business activity indexes. Other government agencies and businesses use this information for market research, product development, and business planning to gauge the current trends of the economy. Affected Public: Business and other for-profit. Frequency: Monthly. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections 131 and 182. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–00461 Filed 1–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 2385 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–428–848, C–533–894, C–475–841, C–570– 116] Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks From the Federal Republic of Germany, India, Italy and the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable January 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Palmer at (202) 482–9068 (Germany), Ethan Talbot at (202) 482– 1030 (India and Italy), and Janae Martin at (202) 482–0238 (China), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: The Petitions On December 19, 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) received countervailing duty (CVD) petitions concerning imports of forged steel fluid end blocks (fluid end blocks) from the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany), India, Italy and the People’s Republic of China (China), filed in proper form on behalf of the FEB Fair Trade Coalition, Ellwood Group,1 and Finkl Steel 2 (collectively, the petitioners), domestic producers of fluid end blocks.3 The Petitions were accompanied by antidumping duty (AD) petitions concerning imports of fluid end blocks from Germany, India and Italy.4 On December 23, 2019 and January 2, 2020, Commerce requested supplemental information pertaining to certain aspects of the Petitions in separate supplemental questionnaires.5 1 Ellwood City Forge Company, Ellwood Quality Steels Company, and Ellwood National Steel Company (collectively, the Ellwood Group). 2 A. Finkl & Sons (Finkl Steel). 3 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks from China, Germany, India, and Italy,’’ dated December 19, 2019 (the Petitions). 4 Id. 5 See Commerce’s Letters, ‘‘Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks from the Federal Republic of Germany, India, and Italy and Countervailing Duties on Imports from the People’s Republic of China, the Federal Republic of Germany, India, and Italy: Supplemental Questions,’’ (General Issues Supplemental); ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Countervailing Continued Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 10 (Wednesday, January 15, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2384-2385]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-00461]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
    Agency: U.S. Census Bureau.
    Title: Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0607-0190.
    Form Number(s): SM4217-A, SM4217-E.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Number of Respondents: 4,200.
    Average Hours per Response: 7 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 5,880.
    Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau requests a three-year 
extension of the Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey (MWTS). The MWTS 
canvasses firms primarily engaged in merchant wholesale trade that are 
located in the United States, excluding manufacturers' sales branches 
and offices (MSBOs). This survey provides the only continuous measure 
of monthly wholesale sales, end-of-month inventories, and inventories-
to-sales ratios. The sales and inventories estimates produced from the 
MWTS provide current trends of economic

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activity by kind of business for the United States. Also, the estimates 
compiled from this survey provide valuable information for economic 
policy decisions by the government and are widely used by private 
businesses, trade organizations, professional associations, and other 
business research and analysis organizations.
    Estimates from the MWTS 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. 
Second, the full Monthly Wholesale Trade Report containing both sales 
and inventories estimates is released. Lastly, high level sales and 
inventories estimates from the MWTS are also released as part of the 
Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales (MTIS) report.
    As one of the Census Bureau's principal economic indicators, the 
estimates produced by the MWTS are critical to the accurate measurement 
of total economic activity of the United States. The estimates of sales 
made by wholesale locations represent only merchant wholesalers, 
excluding MSBOs, who typically take title to goods bought for resale 
and sell to other businesses. The sales estimates include sales made on 
credit as well as on a cash basis, but exclude receipts from sales 
taxes and interest charges from credit sales.
    The estimates of inventories represent all merchandise held in 
wholesale locations, warehouses, and offices, as well as goods held by 
others for sale on consignment or in transit for distribution to 
wholesale establishments. The estimates of inventories exclude fixtures 
and supplies not for resale, as well as merchandise held on 
consignment, which are owned by others. Inventories are an important 
component in the Bureau of Economic Analysis' (BEA) calculation of the 
investment portion of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
    The Census Bureau publishes wholesale sales and inventories 
estimates based on the North American Industry Classification System 
(NAICS), which has been widely adopted throughout both the public and 
private sectors.
    The Census Bureau tabulates the collected data to provide, with 
measurable reliability, statistics on sales, end-of-month inventories, 
and inventories-to-sales ratios for merchant wholesalers, excluding 
MSBOs.
    The BEA is the primary Federal user of data collected in the MWTS. 
The BEA uses estimates from this survey to prepare the national income 
and product accounts (NIPA), input-output accounts (I-O), and gross 
domestic product (GDP) by industry. End-of-month inventories are used 
to prepare the change in private inventories component of GDP. The BEA 
also uses the Advance Economic Indicators Report to improve the 
inventory valuation adjustments applied to estimates of the Advance 
Gross Domestic Product. Sales are used to prepare estimates of real 
inventories-to-sales ratios in the NIPAs, extrapolate proprietors' 
income for wholesalers (until tax return data become available) in the 
NIPAs, and extrapolate annual current-dollar gross output for the most 
recent year in annual I-O tables, GDP-by-industry, and advance GDP-by-
industry estimates.
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses the data as input to its 
Producer Price Indexes and in developing productivity measurements. 
Private businesses use the wholesale sales and inventories data in 
computing business activity indexes. Other government agencies and 
businesses use this information for market research, product 
development, and business planning to gauge the current trends of the 
economy.
    Affected Public: Business and other for-profit.
    Frequency: Monthly.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Sections 131 and 182.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce 
collections currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to [email protected] or fax to (202) 395-5806.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2020-00461 Filed 1-14-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-07-P