Generic Clearance for Pretesting Research, 7231-7232 [05-2694]

Download as PDF 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 7232 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 28 / Friday, February 11, 2005 / Notices 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 will also become a matter of public record. Dated: February 8, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–2694 Filed 2–10–05; 8:45 am] the PECSEA. Written statements may be submitted at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate distribution of public presentation materials to PECSEA members, the PECSEA suggests that public presentation materials or comments be forwarded before the meeting to Ms. Lee Ann Carpenter at Lcarpent@bis.doc.gov. A Notice of Determination to close meetings, or portions of meetings, of the PECSEA to the public on the basis of 5 U.S.C. 522(c)(1) was approved on October 8, 2003, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. For more information, call Ms. Carpenter on (202) 482–2583. BILLING CODE 3510–06–P Dated: February 8, 2005. Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. 05–2673 Filed 2–10–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–JT–M Bureau of Industry and Security DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration: Notice of Partially Closed Meeting International Trade Administration [A–485–803] Public Session 1. Opening remarks by the Chairman. 2. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and Export Administration update. 3. Export Enforcement update. 4. Presentation of papers or comments by the public. Closed Session 5. Discussion of matters properly classified under Executive Order 12958, dealing with the U.S. export control program and strategic criteria related thereto. A limited number of seats will be available for the public session. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to 17:18 Feb 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated: February 4, 2005. Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–574 Filed 2–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P The President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA) will meet on March 8, 2005, 10 a.m., at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 4832, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, NW., Washington, DC. The PECSEA provides advice on matters pertinent to those portions of the Export Administration Act, as amended, that deal with United States policies of encouraging trade with all countries with which the United States has diplomatic or trading relations and of controlling trade for national security and foreign policy reasons. VerDate jul<14>2003 the Department may extend the deadline for completion of the final results of an administrative review if it determines that it is not practicable to complete the final results within the statutory time limit of 120 days from the date on which the preliminary results were published. Completion of the final results within the 120-day period is not practicable because the Department is considering a withdrawal of request for review submitted by the only party which requested this review. Therefore, the Department is extending the time limit for the completion of these final results by 30 days. Accordingly, the final results of this review will now be due on March 7, 2005, since March 6, 2005 is a weekend day. This notice is published in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2) of the Department’s regulations. Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Cut-ToLength Carbon Steel Plate From Romania Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 11, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandon Farlander at (202) 482–0182 or Abdelali Elouaradia at (202) 482–1374, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 11, 2005, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published in the Federal Register a notice extending the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cutto-length carbon steel plate from Romania by 30 days until no later than February 4, 2005. See Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Cut-toLength Carbon Steel Plate From Romania, 70 FR 1867 (January 11, 2005). AGENCY: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), provides that PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–848] Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People’s Republic of China: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request from the Crawfish Processors Alliance (‘‘Petitioners’’), the Department of Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) for entries of subject merchandise by Qingdao Xiyuan Refrigerate Food Co., Ltd. (‘‘Qingdao Xiyuan’’). The period of review is September 1, 2003, through August 31, 2004. We are now rescinding the administrative review with respect to Qingdao Xiyuan, as a result of petitioners’ withdrawal of its request for review of this company. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 11, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scot Fullerton or Carrie Blozy, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 28 (Friday, February 11, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7231-7232]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-2694]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis


Generic Clearance for Pretesting Research

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: 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:

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)

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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 will also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: February 8, 2005.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-2694 Filed 2-10-05; 8:45 am]
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