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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 331-JULY 25, 1947 Determination ofin- quiries. Restriction on use of information. Communication by employee, penalty. Answering of census schedules by owner, etc. Penalty for refusal etc. Statistics not speci- fically required. Statistics collected by other Federal agen- cies. and held by manufacturers of shortening, margarine, soap, and other principal products which require the use of large quantities of animal fats and oils and greases, fish and marine mammal oils; (D) animal fats and oils and greases, fish and marine mammal oils held in warehouses, cold storage, and in transit to consuming establishments. "(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require the Direc- tor to collect, more frequently than he deems necessary to provide reliable statistical reports, information from any person who produces, holds, or consumes fats and oils in inconsequential quantities. "SEC. 2 . The inquiries, and the number, form, and subdivisions thereof for the censuses and surveys provided for in this Act, shall be determined by the Director of the Census, with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce. "SEa. 3. All information furnished to the Bureau of the Census by any individual establishment under the provisions of this Act shal be considered as strictly confidential and shall be used only for the statistical purposes for which it is furnished, and shall not be used for any other purpose. Any employee of the Bureau of the Census who, without the written authority of the Director of the Census, shall publish or communicate any information given into his possession by reason of his employment under the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. "SEO. 4. It shall be the duty of each owner, official, agent, or person in charge of any mill, or of any manufacturing or wholesale establish- ment or warehouse, or cold-storage establishment, engaged in the activities set forth in subsection (a) of section 1, and when requested by the Director of the Census or by an employee of the Bureau of the Census acting under instructions of said Director, to answer correctly, to the best of his ability, all questions of the census schedules submitted to him under the provisions of this Act. Any owner, official, agent, or person in charge of any mill, or of any manufacturing or wholesale establishment or warehouse, or cold-storage establishment, engaged in the activities set forth in subsection (a) of section 1, and who shall refuse or willfully neglect to answer any questions of the census sched- ules submitted to him under the provisions of this Act or shall willfully answer any such questions falsely shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than $1,000. The request of the Director of the Census may be made by registered mail, by telegraph, by visiting representative, or by one or more of these, and if made by registered mail or by telegraph the return receipt there- for shall be prima facie evidence of an official request. "SEO. 5. The Director of the Census shall not by this Act be restricted or limited from collecting and publishing under the general authority of the Bureau such statistics on fats and oils or products thereof not specifically herein required as is deemed to be in the public interest. "SBaO 6. Statistics now required under existing Federal law to be collected by any other Federal department or agency in a manner comparable both as to form and period of time to the collection of statistics provided for herein shall not be collected by the Director of the Census under the authority of this Act: Proided,That immedi- ately upon his request, the Director of the Census shall have access to any such statistics and shall include them in the publication required herein." Approved July 25, 1947. 458 [61 STAT.