Bureau of the Census 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

2014 Company Organization Survey
Document Number: 2014-28264
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) publishes this notice to announce that it is conducting the 2014 Company Organization Survey. The survey's data are needed, in part, to update the multilocation companies in the Business Register. We have determined that annual data collected from this survey have significant application to the needs of the public and industry and are needed to aid the efficient performance of essential governmental functions. The data derived from this survey are not available from any other source.
Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area
Document Number: 2014-27600
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is conducting the 2015 annual surveys in the manufacturing area. The 2015 annual surveys consist of the Annual Survey of Manufactures, the Business R&D and Innovation Survey, and the Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders Survey. These annual surveys will be sent to a sample of establishments and companies that participate in manufacturing activities. We have determined that annual 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.
Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-27438
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC). The Committee will advise the Directors of the Economics and Statistics Administration's (ESA) two statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Census Bureau, and the Commissioner of the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics. Last minute changes to the agenda are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
Annual Retail Trade Survey
Document Number: 2014-25946
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) publishes this notice to announce that the Director of the Census Bureau has determined the need to conduct the 2014 Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS). ARTS covers employer firms with establishments located in the United States and classified in the Retail Trade and/or Accommodation and Food Services sectors as defined by the 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The Census Bureau conducts the ARTS to provide continuing and timely national statistical data on retail trade, and accommodation and food services activity annually.
Census Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2014-22561
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The NAC will address census policies, research and methodology, tests, operations, communications/messaging, and other activities to ascertain needs and best practices to improve censuses, surveys, operations, and programs. The NAC will meet in a plenary session on October 9-10, 2014. Last-minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Reinstatement of Exemptions Related to Temporary Exports, Carnets, and Shipments Under a Temporary Import Bond
Document Number: 2014-21779
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) issues this interim final rule to amend its regulations to eliminate the reporting requirement for temporary exports, which includes carnets, and goods previously imported on a Temporary Importation Under Bond (TIB). In the Final Rule published in the Federal Register on March 14, 2013, the Census Bureau removed the exemptions for temporary exports, which includes carnets and goods imported under a TIB. This amendment reinstates exemptions for temporary exports/carnets and for goods that were imported under a TIB for return in the same condition as when imported. As a result, these types of shipments are exempt from filing, except as noted in the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR).
Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Clarification on Uses of Electronic Export Information
Document Number: 2014-19972
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The U.S. Census Bureau issues this interim final rule to amend its regulations to reflect changes related to the implementation of the International Trade Data System (ITDS) and subsequent changes to the access to the electronic export information (EEI). The ITDS was established to eliminate redundant information requirements, efficiently regulate the flow of commerce and to effectively enforce laws and regulations relating to international trade by establishing a single portal system for the collection and distribution of standard electronic import and export data required by all participating federal agencies. Therefore, the Automated Export System (AES) will include export information collected under other federal agencies' authority, which is subject to those agencies' disclosure mandates. This rule clarifies the confidentiality provisions of the EEI and facilitates the legitimate sharing of export data consistent with the goals for the ITDS.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-19674
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (C-SAC). The C-SAC will meet in a plenary session from September 18-19, 2014. The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. Last minute changes to the agenda are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations
Document Number: 2014-17807
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is giving notice of a virtual meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The NAC will deliberate the report and recommendations proposed by the NAC's Race and Hispanic Origin Research Working Group. Last-minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
Establishment of the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program
Document Number: 2014-16532
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
This notice announces and seeks comments on the establishment of the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program. Required by law, the program provides states the opportunity to specify the small geographic areas for which they wish to receive 2020 decennial population totals for the purpose of reapportionment and redistricting.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations
Document Number: 2014-14105
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting nominations of individuals and organizations to the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations. The Census Bureau will consider nominations received in response to this notice, as well as from other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides committee and membership criteria.
Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-11757
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC). The Committee will advise the Directors of the Economics and Statistics Administration's (ESA) two statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Census Bureau, and the Commissioner of the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics. Last minute changes to the agenda are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-05914
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (C-SAC). The C-SAC will meet in a plenary session on April 10-11, 2014. The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. Last minute changes to the agenda are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
Census Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2014-04107
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The NAC will address census policies, research and methodology, tests, operations, communications/messaging, and other activities to ascertain needs and best practices to improve censuses, surveys, operations, and programs. The NAC will meet in a plenary session on March 20-21, 2014. Last-minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments.
Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Advanced Export Information (AEI) Pilot Program
Document Number: 2014-01716
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
This document announces that the Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau), in cooperation with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), is implementing a pilot program to evaluate a new filing option in the Automated Export System (AES). Specifically, the Advance Export Information (AEI) pilot is a voluntary program in which selected exporters agree to submit a limited set of Electronic Export Information (EEI) in accordance with existing filing deadlines followed by the full set of data elements submitted within five calendar days of the date of export. This notice provides a description of the AEI pilot, sets forth eligibility requirements for participation. If the AEI pilot is successful, we may discontinue the AES Post-Departure filing option and offer an AEI filing option.