Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; International Travel Expenditures, 64043-64044 [E7-22231]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 14, 2007 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to John Miller, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8K081, Washington, DC 20233–6500, (301) 763–2758. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey provides the only continuous measure of monthly sales, end-of-month inventories, and inventories/sales ratios in the United States by selected kinds of business for merchant wholesalers, excluding manufacturers’ sales branches and offices. The Bureau of Economic Analysis uses this information to improve the inventory valuation adjustments applied to estimates of the Gross Domestic Product. The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses the data as input to their Producer Price Indexes and in developing productivity measurements. Estimates produced from the Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey are based on a probability sample and are published on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) basis. The sample design consists of small, medium, and large cases requested to report sales and inventories each month. The sample, consisting of about 4,500 wholesale businesses, is drawn from the Business Register, which contains all Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) and listed establishment locations. The sample is updated quarterly to reflect employer business ‘‘births’’ and ‘‘deaths’’; adding new employer businesses identified in the Business and Professional Classification Survey and deleting firms and EINs when it is determined they are no longer active. The Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey will continue to generate its monthly report form through a print-on demand system. This system allows us to tailor the survey instrument to a specific industry. For example, it will print an additional instruction for a particular NAICS code. This system also reduces the time and cost of preparing mailout packages that contain unique variable data, while improving the look and quality of the products being produced. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES II. Method of Collection This information is collected by mail, fax, and telephone follow-up. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0190. Form Number: SM–42(00), SM– 42F(00). Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Merchant wholesale firms, excluding manufacturers’ sales VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Nov 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 branches and offices, which operate in the United States. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,500. Estimated Time Per Response: 7 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,300. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $165,438. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 182. 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 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: November 7, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–22232 Filed 11–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; International Travel Expenditures ACTION: Notice. 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. January 14, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64043 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 e-mail 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 e-mail at michael.mann@bea.gov. ADDRESSES: 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 and international economic policy formulation and for analytical purposes. Travel is a major component of trade in services in the ITAs, accounting for over 20 percent of both exports and imports of services in 2006. BEA seeks to improve the quality of these important estimates by using data on credit card transactions to form the core of the travel estimates. A survey of travelers is needed to estimate those transactions involving other means of payment. This survey is the subject of this notice. The survey will collect data from international travelers on their expenditures by method of payment (credit card, cash, prepaid expenditures, etc.) and will be designed to integrate with data that would be collected on credit card transactions. II. Method of Collection The information will be collected on a short survey of U.S. residents returning from travel abroad and foreign residents returning to their home countries after a trip to the United States. There will be two versions of the survey: one for U.S. travelers, and one for foreign travelers. The version for foreign travelers will be translated into several foreign languages. The survey will be voluntary, and a small monetary incentive will be offered to respondents. It will be conducted in a sample of U.S. international airports in four waves over E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1 64044 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 14, 2007 / Notices the course of one year. This is a onetime survey, but may be repeated periodically in the future to refresh the factors used to estimate the travel account. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $40,000. 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: November 7, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–22231 Filed 11–13–07; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–EA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–836, A–489–815, A–580–859] Light–Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico, Turkey, and the Republic of Korea: Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigations Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: November 14, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert James or David Cordell, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0649 and (202) 482–0408, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Postponement of Preliminary Determination On July 17, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the antidumping duty investigations of light–walled rectangular pipe and tube from Mexico, Turkey, and the Republic of Korea. See Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations: Light–Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Republic of Korea, Mexico, Turkey, and the People’s Republic of China, 72 FR 40274 (July 24, 2007). The notice of initiation stated that the Department would issue its preliminary determinations for these investigations no later than 140 days after the date of issuance of the initiation (i.e., December 4, 2007) in accordance with section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On October 19, 2007, the petitioners, Allied Tube and Conduit, Atlas Tube, Bull Moose Tube Company, California Steel and Tube, EXLTUBE,1 Hannibal Industries, Leavitt Tube Company, Maruichi American Corporation, Searing Industries, Southland Tube, Vest Inc., Welded Tube, and Western Tube and Conduit (the petitioners) made a timely request pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(e) for a postponement of the preliminary determination with respect to Mexico, Turkey, and the Republic of Korea. The petitioners requested postponement of the preliminary determinations with respect to these three countries because the investigations are extraordinarily complicated given the number of 1 EXLTUBE is not a petitioner with respect to Mexico. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Nov 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 concurrent investigations of the subject merchandise, the complexity of the transactions to be investigated, and the novelty of the issues presented including targeted dumping and the offset of positive margins by negative margins. For the reasons identified by the petitioner and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, the Department is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations with respect to Mexico, Turkey, and the Republic of Korea pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act by 50 days to January 23, 2008. The deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless extended. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: November 6, 2007. Stephen Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–22274 Filed 11–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology [Docket No.: 071017605–7606–01] Establishment of a Laboratory Accreditation Program for Laboratories That Test Personal Body Armor National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces the establishment of a laboratory accreditation program and the availability of applications for accreditation of laboratories that perform testing of body armor using National Institute of Justice draft standard 0101.06 Ballistic Resistance of Personal Body Armor developed by the NIST Office of Law Enforcement Standards for the Department of Justice (DoJ). Additional standards may be added in the future. DATES: Laboratories interested in seeking accreditation are required to submit an application to NVLAP and pay required fees. Laboratories wishing to be considered for accreditation in the first group must submit applications by E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 219 (Wednesday, November 14, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64043-64044]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-22231]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; International 
Travel Expenditures

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. January 
14, 2008.

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 e-mail 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 e-mail 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 and international economic policy formulation and for 
analytical purposes. Travel is a major component of trade in services 
in the ITAs, accounting for over 20 percent of both exports and imports 
of services in 2006. BEA seeks to improve the quality of these 
important estimates by using data on credit card transactions to form 
the core of the travel estimates. A survey of travelers is needed to 
estimate those transactions involving other means of payment. This 
survey is the subject of this notice. The survey will collect data from 
international travelers on their expenditures by method of payment 
(credit card, cash, prepaid expenditures, etc.) and will be designed to 
integrate with data that would be collected on credit card 
transactions.

II. Method of Collection

    The information will be collected on a short survey of U.S. 
residents returning from travel abroad and foreign residents returning 
to their home countries after a trip to the United States. There will 
be two versions of the survey: one for U.S. travelers, and one for 
foreign travelers. The version for foreign travelers will be translated 
into several foreign languages. The survey will be voluntary, and a 
small monetary incentive will be offered to respondents. It will be 
conducted in a sample of U.S. international airports in four waves over

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the course of one year. This is a one-time survey, but may be repeated 
periodically in the future to refresh the factors used to estimate the 
travel account.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $40,000.
    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: November 7, 2007.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-22231 Filed 11-13-07; 8:45 am]
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