Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey: Institutional Remittances to Foreign Countries, 22101-22102 [2010-9647]

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An assistive listening system, computer assisted real-time transcription (CART), and sign language 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 June 28, 2010. June 25, 2010 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: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Robert Becker, Current Account Services Branch, Balance of Payments Division, (BE–58), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 606–9576; fax: (202) 606– 5314; or via e-mail at robert.becker@bea.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:09 Apr 26, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey: Institutional Remittances to Foreign Countries Notice. I. Abstract The Institutional Remittances to Foreign Countries Survey (Form BE–40) is used by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) for compiling the U.S. international transactions accounts (ITAs), which BEA publishes quarterly in news releases, on its Web site, and in PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22101 its monthly journal, the Survey of Current Business. These accounts provide a statistical summary of all U.S. international transactions and are a principal federal economic indicator. In addition, they provide data for other U.S. economic measures and accounts, contributing particularly to the National Income and Product Accounts. The ITAs 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 ‘‘private remittances’’ portion of the ITAs. Without this information, an integral component of the ITAs would be omitted. No other government agency collects comprehensive quarterly data on institutional remittances of funds to foreign counties. There are no changes proposed to the form or instructions. Potential respondents are U.S. religious, charitable, educational, scientific and similar organizations that voluntarily agree to provide data regarding transfers to foreign residents and organizations and their expenditures in foreign countries. 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. The information is collected quarterly from organizations remitting $1 million or more each year and annually for organizations remitting at least $100,000 but less than $1 million each year. Organizations with remittances of less than $100,000 in the year covered by the report are exempt from reporting. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0608–0002. Form Number: BE–40. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,220. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour, 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,294. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Bretton Woods Agreement Act, Section 8, and E.O. 10033, as amended. E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 22102 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 27, 2010 / 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. Dated: April 21, 2010. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–9647 Filed 4–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Wave 8 of the 2008 Panel U.S. Census Bureau. Notice. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: 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 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: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before June 28, 2010. 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: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:09 Apr 26, 2010 Jkt 220001 instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Patrick J. Benton, Census Bureau, Room HQ–6H045, Washington, DC 20233–8400, (301) 763–4618. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau conducts the SIPP, which is a household-based survey designed as a continuous series of national panels. New panels are introduced every few years with each panel usually having durations of one to four years. Respondents are interviewed at 4-month intervals or ‘‘waves’’ over the life of the panel. The survey is molded around a central ‘‘core’’ of labor force and income questions that remain fixed throughout the life of the panel. The core is supplemented with questions designed to address specific needs, such as obtaining information on household members’ participation in government programs as well as prior labor force patterns of household members. These supplemental questions are included with the core and are referred to as ‘‘topical modules.’’ The SIPP represents a source of information for a wide variety of topics and allows information for separate topics to be integrated to form a single, unified database so that the interaction between tax, transfer, and other government and private policies can be examined. Government domestic-policy formulators depend heavily upon the SIPP information concerning the distribution of income received directly as money or indirectly as in-kind benefits and the effect of tax and transfer programs on this distribution. They also need improved and expanded data on the income and general economic and financial situation of the U.S. population. The SIPP has provided these kinds of data on a continuing basis since 1983 permitting levels of economic well-being and changes in these levels to be measured over time. The 2008 panel is currently scheduled for 4 years and will include 13 waves of interviewing beginning September 2008. Approximately 65,300 households were selected for the 2008 panel, of which 42,032 households were interviewed. We estimate that each household contains 2.1 people, yielding 88,267 person-level interviews in Wave 1 and subsequent waves. Interviews take 30 minutes on average. Three waves will occur in the 2008 SIPP Panel during FY 2011. The total annual burden for 2008 Panel SIPP interviews would be 132,400 hours in FY 2011. The topical modules for the 2008 Panel Wave 8 collect information about: • Annual Income and Retirement Accounts. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Taxes. • Child Care. • Work Schedule. Wave 8 interviews will be conducted from January 1, 2011 through April 30, 2011. A 10-minute reinterview of 3,100 people is conducted at each wave to ensure accuracy of responses. Reinterviews require an additional 1,553 burden hours in FY 2011. II. Method of Collection The SIPP is designed as a continuing series of national panels of interviewed households that are introduced every few years with each panel having durations of 1 to 4 years. All household members 15 years old or over are interviewed using regular proxyrespondent rules. During the 2008 panel, respondents are interviewed a total of 13 times (13 waves) at 4-month intervals making the SIPP a longitudinal survey. Sample people (all household members present at the time of the first interview) who move within the country and reasonably close to a SIPP primary sampling unit will be followed and interviewed at their new address. Individuals 15 years old or over who enter the household after Wave 1 will be interviewed; however, if these individuals move, they are not followed unless they happen to move along with a Wave 1 sample individual. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0944. Form Number: SIPP/CAPI Automated Instrument. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 88,267 people per wave. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes per person on average. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 133,953 1. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, 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 1 (88,267 × .5 hr × 3 waves + 3,100 × .167 hr × 3 waves). E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey: 
Institutional Remittances to Foreign Countries

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 June 28, 2010. 
June 25, 2010

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: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Robert Becker, Current Account Services Branch, Balance 
of Payments Division, (BE-58), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 606-9576; 
fax: (202) 606-5314; or via e-mail at robert.becker@bea.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Institutional Remittances to Foreign Countries Survey (Form BE-
40) is used by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) for compiling the 
U.S. international transactions accounts (ITAs), which BEA 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 are a 
principal federal economic indicator. In addition, they provide data 
for other U.S. economic measures and accounts, contributing 
particularly to the National Income and Product Accounts. The ITAs 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 ``private remittances'' portion of the ITAs. Without 
this information, an integral component of the ITAs would be omitted. 
No other government agency collects comprehensive quarterly data on 
institutional remittances of funds to foreign counties. There are no 
changes proposed to the form or instructions.
    Potential respondents are U.S. religious, charitable, educational, 
scientific and similar organizations that voluntarily agree to provide 
data regarding transfers to foreign residents and organizations and 
their expenditures in foreign countries.

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.
    The information is collected quarterly from organizations remitting 
$1 million or more each year and annually for organizations remitting 
at least $100,000 but less than $1 million each year. Organizations 
with remittances of less than $100,000 in the year covered by the 
report are exempt from reporting.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0608-0002.
    Form Number: BE-40.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,220.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour, 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,294.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Bretton Woods Agreement Act, Section 8, and E.O. 
10033, as amended.

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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: April 21, 2010.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-9647 Filed 4-26-10; 8:45 am]
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