Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of United States Carriers-BE-30; U.S. Airline Operators' Foreign Revenues and Expenses-BE-37, 17076-17077 [E6-4890]

Download as PDF 17076 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 65 / Wednesday, April 5, 2006 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward Dozier, Current Account Services Branch, Balance of Payments Division, (BE–58), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 606–9559; fax: (202) 606– 5314; or via the Internet at edward.dozier@bea.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES I. Abstract The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is responsible for the compilation of the U.S. international transactions accounts (ITA), 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 and international economic policy formulation and for analytical purposes. The information collected in this survey is used to develop the ‘‘transportation’’ portion of the ITA. Without this information, an integral component of the ITA would be omitted. No other Government agency collects comprehensive annual data on foreign ocean carriers’ expenses in the United States. The survey requests information from U.S. agents of foreign ocean carriers operating in the United States. The information is collected on an annual basis from U.S. agents who handle 40 or more port calls by foreign ocean vessels, and covered expenses for all foreign ocean vessels handled by the U.S. agent were $250,000 or more. U.S. agents who handle less than 40 port calls or where the total annual covered expenses for all foreign ocean vessels handled by the U.S. agent are below $250,000 are exempt from reporting. There are no changes proposed to the form or instructions. II. Method of Collection Form BE–29 is an annual report that must be filed within 90 days after the end of the calendar year. Potential respondents are U.S. agents or other persons representing foreign carriers in arranging ocean transportation between U.S. and foreign ports and in arranging for port services in the United States, and that handle 40 or more port calls by foreign vessels and covered expenses for all foreign ocean vessels handled by the U.S. agent were $250,000 or more. III. Data OMB Number: 0608–0012. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:10 Apr 04, 2006 Jkt 208001 Form Number: BE–29. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 156 annually. Estimated Time Per Response: 4 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 624. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $24,960 (based on an estimated reporting burden of 624 hours and an estimated hourly cost of $40). Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority The International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act, 22 U.S.C. 3101–3108, 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 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: March 30, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–4889 Filed 4–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of United States Carriers—BE–30; U.S. Airline Operators’ Foreign Revenues and Expenses—BE–37 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 5 p.m. June 5, 2006. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diane 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: Edward Dozier, Current Account Services Branch, Balance of Payments Division, (BE–58), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 606–9559; fax: (202) 606– 5314; or via the Internet at edward.dozier@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), 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 and international economic policy formulation and for analytical purposes. The information collected in these surveys is used to develop the ‘‘transportation’’ portion of the ITA. Without this information, an integral component of the ITA would be omitted. No other Government agency collects comprehensive quarterly data on U.S. ocean carriers’ freight revenues and foreign expenses or U.S. airline operators’ foreign revenues and expenses. These surveys request information from U.S. ocean and air carriers engaged in international transportation of goods and/or passengers. The information is collected on a quarterly basis from U.S. ocean and air carriers whose total annual covered revenues or total annual covered expenses are, or are expected to be, $500,000 or more. U.S. ocean and air carriers whose total annual covered revenues and total annual covered expenses are, or are expected to be, each below $500,000 are exempt from E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 65 / Wednesday, April 5, 2006 / Notices reporting. There are no changes proposed to the form or instructions. II. Method of Collection Forms BE–30 and BE–37 are quarterly reports that must be filed within 50 days after the end of each quarter. Potential respondents are U.S. ocean and air carriers that transport passengers and/or freight and express to or from the United States or between foreign points, and that have total annual covered revenues or total annual covered expenses of $500,000 or more. III. Data OMB Number: 0608–0011. Form Number: BE–30 and BE–37. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 39 per quarter; 156 annually (BE–30); 19 per quarter; 76 annually (BE–37). Estimated Time Per Response: 5 hours (BE–30); 4 hours (BE–37). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 780 hours (BE–30); 304 hours (BE–37). Estimated Total Annual Cost: For the BE–30, $31,200 (based on an estimated reporting burden of 780 hours and an estimated hourly cost of $40). For the BE–37, $12,160 (based on an estimated reporting burden of 304 hours and an estimated hourly cost of $40). Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: The International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act, 22 U.S.C. 3101–3108, as amended. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 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) 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:10 Apr 04, 2006 Jkt 208001 Dated: March 30, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–4890 Filed 4–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Deferral of Administrative Reviews Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Deferral of Administrative Reviews. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with February anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department’s regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received requests to defer the initiation of an administrative review for one antidumping duty order and one countervailing duty order. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 5, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila E. Forbes, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4697. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(2004), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with February anniversary dates. With respect to the antidumping duty orders on Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil, Ecuador, India, Thailand, the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the initiation of the antidumping duty administrative review for these cases will be published in a separate initiation notice. The Department also received timely requests in accordance with 19 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17077 CFR 351.213 (c) from Eurodif S.A. (Eurodif), the sole producer/exporter for which a review was requested, to defer for one year the initiation of the February 1, 2005 through January 31,2006 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Low Enriched Uranium from France (A–427– 818) and the January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005 administrative review of the countervailing duty order on Low Enriched Uranium from France (C–427–819). In its requests, Eurodif stated that once the remands, pursuant to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decision that SWU contracts constitute the sale of services not goods (Eurodif S.A. v. United States, 423 F.3d 1275 (Fed. Cir. 2005)), are finalized, there will be no need to conduct these reviews. The petitioner, USEC and United States Enrichment Corporation (collectively, ‘‘USEC’’), filed a timely response to Eurodif’s deferral requests in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213 (c)(1)(ii) and 351.213 (c)(2). USEC stated that, although it disagreed with the reasoning for the deferrals set forth by Eurodif, it did not object to the deferrals on the grounds that such deferrals would give the parties, including the Department, more time to focus on the appeals. No other party filed comments or objections pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213 (c)(1)(ii). Although the Department disagrees with the reasoning set forth in Eurodif’s requests for deferral, we find that these deferrals will conserve resources and permit all of the parties to focus on the litigation issues. Accordingly, we have decided to defer the initiation of these administrative reviews for one year in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213 (c)(3). Initiation of Reviews In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we are initiating administrative reviews of the following antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings. We intend to issue the final results of these reviews not later than February 28, 2007. Also, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(c), we are deferring for one year the initiation of the February 1, 2005 through January 31, 2006 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Low Enriched Uranium from France (A–427– 818) and the January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005 administrative review of the countervailing duty order on Low Enriched Uranium from France (C–427–819) with respect to one producer/exporter. E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Ocean Freight 
Revenues and Foreign Expenses of United States Carriers--BE-30; U.S. 
Airline Operators' Foreign Revenues and Expenses--BE-37

ACTION: Notice.

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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 5 p.m. June 5, 
2006.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diane 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: Edward Dozier, Current Account 
Services Branch, Balance of Payments Division, (BE-58), Bureau of 
Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; 
phone: (202) 606-9559; fax: (202) 606-5314; or via the Internet at 
edward.dozier@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), 
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 and international economic policy formulation and for 
analytical purposes. The information collected in these surveys is used 
to develop the ``transportation'' portion of the ITA. Without this 
information, an integral component of the ITA would be omitted. No 
other Government agency collects comprehensive quarterly data on U.S. 
ocean carriers' freight revenues and foreign expenses or U.S. airline 
operators' foreign revenues and expenses.
    These surveys request information from U.S. ocean and air carriers 
engaged in international transportation of goods and/or passengers. The 
information is collected on a quarterly basis from U.S. ocean and air 
carriers whose total annual covered revenues or total annual covered 
expenses are, or are expected to be, $500,000 or more. U.S. ocean and 
air carriers whose total annual covered revenues and total annual 
covered expenses are, or are expected to be, each below $500,000 are 
exempt from

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reporting. There are no changes proposed to the form or instructions.

II. Method of Collection

    Forms BE-30 and BE-37 are quarterly reports that must be filed 
within 50 days after the end of each quarter. Potential respondents are 
U.S. ocean and air carriers that transport passengers and/or freight 
and express to or from the United States or between foreign points, and 
that have total annual covered revenues or total annual covered 
expenses of $500,000 or more.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0608-0011.
    Form Number: BE-30 and BE-37.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 39 per quarter; 156 annually (BE-
30); 19 per quarter; 76 annually (BE-37).
    Estimated Time Per Response: 5 hours (BE-30); 4 hours (BE-37).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 780 hours (BE-30); 304 hours 
(BE-37).
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: For the BE-30, $31,200 (based on an 
estimated reporting burden of 780 hours and an estimated hourly cost of 
$40). For the BE-37, $12,160 (based on an estimated reporting burden of 
304 hours and an estimated hourly cost of $40).
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: The International Investment and Trade in Services 
Survey Act, 22 U.S.C. 3101-3108, 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 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: March 30, 2006.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E6-4890 Filed 4-4-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-06-P