Institutional Remittances to Foreign Countries, 7230-7231 [05-2693]

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Mann, Chief, Current Account Services Branch, Balance of Payments Division (BE–58), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 606–9573; fax: (202) 606– 5314; or via the Internet at michael.mann@bea.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATE AND TIME: Friday, February 18, 2005, 9:30 a.m. PLACE: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 649 9th Street, NW., Room 540, Washington, DC 20425. STATUS: Agenda I. Approval of Agenda II. Approval of Minutes of January 7, 2005 Meeting III. Announcements IV. Staff Director’s Report V. Program Planning • Consideration of proposals for PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Abstract The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is responsible for the compilation of the U.S. international transactions accounts (ITA’s), which it publishes quarterly in news releases, on its Web site, and in its monthly journal, the Survey of Current Business. These accounts provide a statistical summary of all U.S. international transactions and, as such, are one of the major statistical products of BEA. They are used extensively by both government and private organizations for national E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 28 / Friday, February 11, 2005 / Notices and international economic policy formulation and for analytical purposes. The information collected in this survey is used to develop the ‘‘private remittances’’ portion of the ITA’s. Without this information, an integral component of the ITA’s would be omitted. No other Government agency collects comprehensive data on private unilateral transfers of funds to foreign countries. The survey requests information from U.S. religious, charitable, educational, scientific, and similar organizations on transfers to foreign residents and their expenditures in foreign countries. The information is collected on a quarterly basis from organizations remitting $1 million or more each year and annually for organizations remitting at least $25,000 but less than $1 million each year. Organizations with remittances of less than $25,000 each year are exempt from reporting. The survey is voluntary. BEA is proposing a minor revision to Form BE–40 to change ‘‘Other International Nations’’ on the ‘‘area/ country’’ list to ‘‘Other International Organizations.’’ Survey forms are mailed to potential respondents in January of each year; respondents expected to file on a quarterly basis are sent multiple copies. Quarterly reports are due 30 days after the close of each calendar or fiscal quarter and annual reports are due 90 days after the close of the calendar or fiscal year. Potential respondents are U.S. religious, charitable, educational, scientific, and similar organizations that voluntarily agree to provide data regarding transfers of cash grants to foreign countries and their expenditures in foreign countries. III. Data OMB Number: 0608–0002. Form Number: BE–40. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 790. Estimated Time Per Response: 1.5 hours annually for respondents filing annually, 6.0 hours annually for respondents filing quarterly. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,100 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $84,000 based on an estimated reporting burden of 2,100 hours and an estimated hourly cost of $40. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Bretton Woods Agreement Act, Section 8, and E.O. 10033, as amended. 17:18 Feb 10, 2005 Dated: February 8, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–2693 Filed 2–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–EA–P II. Method of Collection VerDate jul<14>2003 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 will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of 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. Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis Generic Clearance for Pretesting Research ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. 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 comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 12, 2005. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dhynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obie G. Whichard, Chief, International Investment Division (BE–50), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; phone (202) 606–9890 (or via the Internet at obie.whichard@bea.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7231 I. Abstract The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is requesting OMB approval to conduct a variety of small-scale questionnaire pretesting activities under this generic clearance. A block of hours will be dedicated to these activities for each of the next three years. OMB will be informed in writing of the purpose and scope of each of these activities, as well as the time frame and the number of burden hours used. The number of hours used will not exceed the number set aside for this purpose. This research program will be used by BEA to improve questionnaires and procedures, reduce respondent burden, improve sample frames, and ultimately increase the quality of data collected in the bureau’s surveys. The clearance will be used to conduct pretesting of surveys conducted by BEA prior to mailing the final survey packages to potential respondents. Pretesting activities will involve methods for identifying problems with the questionnaire or survey procedure such as the following: cognitive interviews, focus groups, respondent debriefing, behavior coding of respondent/ interviewer interaction, split panel tests, voluntary sample surveys (including automated surveys). II. Method of Collection Any of the following methods may be used: Mail, telephone, face-to-face, paper-and-pencil, or Internet. III. Data OMB Number: Will be assigned by OMB. Form Number: Various. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations, Not-for-profit institutions, and State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000 annually. Estimated Time Per Respondent: One hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost: There is no cost to respondents, except for their time to complete the questionnaire, or take part in interviews. Respondent Obligation: Voluntary. 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 will 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) E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis


Institutional Remittances to Foreign Countries

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.

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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 comment on proposed and/or continuing 
information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 12, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at dhynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Mann, Chief, Current Account 
Services Branch, Balance of Payments Division (BE-58), Bureau of 
Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; 
phone: (202) 606-9573; fax: (202) 606-5314; or via the Internet at 
michael.mann@bea.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is responsible for the 
compilation of the U.S. international transactions accounts (ITA's), 
which it publishes quarterly in news releases, on its Web site, and in 
its monthly journal, the Survey of Current Business. These accounts 
provide a statistical summary of all U.S. international transactions 
and, as such, are one of the major statistical products of BEA. They 
are used extensively by both government and private organizations for 
national

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and international economic policy formulation and for analytical 
purposes. The information collected in this survey is used to develop 
the ``private remittances'' portion of the ITA's. Without this 
information, an integral component of the ITA's would be omitted. No 
other Government agency collects comprehensive data on private 
unilateral transfers of funds to foreign countries.
    The survey requests information from U.S. religious, charitable, 
educational, scientific, and similar organizations on transfers to 
foreign residents and their expenditures in foreign countries. The 
information is collected on a quarterly basis from organizations 
remitting $1 million or more each year and annually for organizations 
remitting at least $25,000 but less than $1 million each year. 
Organizations with remittances of less than $25,000 each year are 
exempt from reporting. The survey is voluntary.
    BEA is proposing a minor revision to Form BE-40 to change ``Other 
International Nations'' on the ``area/country'' list to ``Other 
International Organizations.''

II. Method of Collection

    Survey forms are mailed to potential respondents in January of each 
year; respondents expected to file on a quarterly basis are sent 
multiple copies. Quarterly reports are due 30 days after the close of 
each calendar or fiscal quarter and annual reports are due 90 days 
after the close of the calendar or fiscal year. Potential respondents 
are U.S. religious, charitable, educational, scientific, and similar 
organizations that voluntarily agree to provide data regarding 
transfers of cash grants to foreign countries and their expenditures in 
foreign countries.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0608-0002.
    Form Number: BE-40.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 790.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 1.5 hours annually for respondents 
filing annually, 6.0 hours annually for respondents filing quarterly.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,100 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $84,000 based on an estimated 
reporting burden of 2,100 hours and an estimated hourly cost of $40.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

    Legal Authority: Bretton Woods Agreement Act, Section 8, and 
E.O. 10033, as amended.

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 will have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 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.

    Dated: February 8, 2005.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-2693 Filed 2-10-05; 8:45 am]
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