International Trade Administration; Survey of International Air Travelers; Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 9032-9033 [E5-755]

Download as PDF 9032 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 36 / Thursday, February 24, 2005 / Notices III. Data Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to: John Klingelhut, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, Global Trade Programs, Room 2210, 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; Phone number: (202) 482– 4403, and fax number: (202) 482–0872 (or via the Internet at john.klingelhut@maio.doc.gov). ADDRESSES: OMB Number: 0625–0215. Form Number: ITA–4127P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Mission organizers applying to participate in trade missions facilitated but not led by Department of Commerce officials. Estimated Number of Respondents: 60. Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 60 hours. Estimated Total Annual Costs: The estimated annual cost for this collection is $5,100.00 ($2,100.00 for respondents and $3,000.00 for the federal government). 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 shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agencys estimate of the burden (including hours and costs) 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 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 18, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–753 Filed 2–23–05; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Information about U.S. Exhibition, Trade Mission and Matchmaker Trade Delegation participants and their products is an absolute necessity in order to publicize and promote their participation in these export promotion events. The Marketing Data Form (MDF) provides information necessary to produce export promotion brochures and directories, and to arrange, on behalf of participants, appointments with key prospective buyer, agents, distributors, or government officials. Specific information is also required regarding participants objectives as to agents, distributors, joint venture or licensing partners and any special requirements for these, e.g. physical facilities, technical capabilities, financial strength, staff, representation of complementary lines, etc. II. Method of Data Collection Form ITA–466P is sent by request to U.S. firms. Applicant firms complete the form and forward it to the Department of Commerce exhibition manager several weeks prior to the event. BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE III. Data International Trade Administration; Marketing Data Form; Proposed Collection; Comment Request OMB Number: 0625–0047. Form Number: ITA–466P. Type of Review: Regular Submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,000 hours. Estimated Total Annual Costs: The estimated annual cost for this collection is $135,000.00 ($65,000.00 for respondents and $70,000.00 for the federal government). SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the 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 25, 2005. VerDate jul<14>2003 18:49 Feb 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and costs) 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 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 18, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–754 Filed 2–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration; Survey of International Air Travelers; 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 take this opportunity to comment on the 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 25, 2005. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to: Richard Champley or Ron Erdmann, ITA’s Office of Travel & Tourism Industries, Room 7025, 1401 Constitution Ave, NW., Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 482–0140, and fax: (202) 482–2887. E-Mail: Richard_Champley@ita.doc.gov or to: E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 36 / Thursday, February 24, 2005 / Notices Ron_Erdmann@ita.doc.gov. To learn more about the this research program, visit OTTI’s Web site at: http:// www.tinet.ita.doc.gov/research/ programs/ifs/index.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The ‘‘Survey of International Air Travelers’’ program, administered by the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries (OTTI) of the International Trade Administration, provides the sole source of the data needed to estimate international travel and passenger fare exports and imports, i.e., trade balance, for the United States. This Survey program supports the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis’ (BEA) mandate to collect, analyze and report information used to calculate the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the Travel & Tourism Satellite Account for the United States. The Survey program contains the core data that is analyzed and communicated by OTTI with other government agencies, associations and businesses that share the same objective to increase U.S. international travel exports. To assist OTTI assesses the economic impact of international travel on state and local economies, provides visitation estimates, and identifies traveler and trip characteristics. The U.S. Department of Commerce assists travel industry businesses seeking to develop target marketing to increase international travel and passenger fare exports for the country as well as outbound travel. The Survey program provides the only estimates of nonresident visitation to the states and cities within the U.S., as well as U.S. resident travel abroad. II. Method of Collection The collection is on U.S. and foreign flag airlines that voluntarily agree to allow us to survey their passengers on flights departing from the U.S. Additional surveys are also collected at U.S. departure airports. III. Data OMB Number: 0625–0227. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: International travelers, both U.S. and non-U.S. residents, 18 years or older, departing the United States for all countries except Canada Estimated Number of Respondents: 99,360. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 24,840 hours. VerDate jul<14>2003 18:49 Feb 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 9033 Estimated Total Annual Cost: This is a $2.1 million research program of which the government funds a $1.5 million portion. The remaining funds are obtained from sales of research reports to the public and in-kind contributions from the airlines, airports and other travel industry partners. Respondents will not need to purchase equipment or materials to respond to this collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to: Don Huber, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, Global Trade Programs, Room 2212, 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; Phone number: (202) 482– 2525, and fax number: (202) 482–0115. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: IV. Requested 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 shall 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) 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. I. Abstract The Trade Fair Certification (TFC) program is a service of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) that provides DOC endorsement and support for high quality international trade fairs that are organized by private-sector firms. The TFC program seeks to broaden the base of U.S. firms, particularly new-to-market companies by introducing them to key international trade fairs where they can achieve their export objectives. Those objectives include one or more of the following: Direct sales; identification of local agents or distributors; market research and exposure; and joint venture and licensing opportunities for their products and services. The objective of the application is to make a determination that the trade fair organizer is qualified to organize and manage U.S. exhibitions at a foreign trade show, and to ensure that the show is a good marketing opportunity for U.S. companies. Dated: February 18, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–755 Filed 2–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration; Certification Trade Fair Program: Application; Proposed Collection; Comment Request SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the 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 25, 2005. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Method of Collection Form ITA–4100P is sent by request to organizers of international trade fairs. III. Data OMB Number: 0625–0130. Form Number: ITA–4100P. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Companies applying to participate in Commerce Department Certified Trade air program events. Estimated Number of Respondents: 90. Estimated Time Per Response: 10 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 900 hours. Estimated Total Annual Costs: The estimated annual cost for this collection is $40,500.00 ($31,500.00 for respondents and $9,000.00 for the federal government). 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 shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 36 (Thursday, February 24, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


International Trade Administration; Survey of International Air 
Travelers; 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 take this opportunity to comment on the 
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 25, 2005.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to: Richard Champley or Ron Erdmann, ITA's Office of Travel 
& Tourism Industries, Room 7025, 1401 Constitution Ave, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 482-0140, and fax: (202) 482-2887. 
E-Mail: Richard--Champley@ita.doc.gov or to:

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Ron--Erdmann@ita.doc.gov. To learn more about the this research 
program, visit OTTI's Web site at: http://www.tinet.ita.doc.gov/
research/programs/ifs/index.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The ``Survey of International Air Travelers'' program, administered 
by the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries (OTTI) of the 
International Trade Administration, provides the sole source of the 
data needed to estimate international travel and passenger fare exports 
and imports, i.e., trade balance, for the United States. This Survey 
program supports the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic 
Analysis' (BEA) mandate to collect, analyze and report information used 
to calculate the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the Travel & Tourism 
Satellite Account for the United States. The Survey program contains 
the core data that is analyzed and communicated by OTTI with other 
government agencies, associations and businesses that share the same 
objective to increase U.S. international travel exports. To assist OTTI 
assesses the economic impact of international travel on state and local 
economies, provides visitation estimates, and identifies traveler and 
trip characteristics. The U.S. Department of Commerce assists travel 
industry businesses seeking to develop target marketing to increase 
international travel and passenger fare exports for the country as well 
as outbound travel. The Survey program provides the only estimates of 
nonresident visitation to the states and cities within the U.S., as 
well as U.S. resident travel abroad.

II. Method of Collection

    The collection is on U.S. and foreign flag airlines that 
voluntarily agree to allow us to survey their passengers on flights 
departing from the U.S. Additional surveys are also collected at U.S. 
departure airports.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0625-0227.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: International travelers, both U.S. and non-U.S. 
residents, 18 years or older, departing the United States for all 
countries except Canada
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 99,360.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 24,840 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: This is a $2.1 million research 
program of which the government funds a $1.5 million portion. The 
remaining funds are obtained from sales of research reports to the 
public and in-kind contributions from the airlines, airports and other 
travel industry partners. Respondents will not need to purchase 
equipment or materials to respond to this collection.

IV. Requested 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 shall 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) 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 18, 2005.
Madeleine Clayton,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E5-755 Filed 2-23-05; 8:45 am]
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