Direct Investment Surveys: Alignment of Regulations With Current Practices, 39260-39261 [2011-16065]

Download as PDF 39260 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 6, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 1155, 40103, 40113, 40120, 44101, 44111, 44701, 44709, 44711, 44712, 44715, 44716, 44717, 44722, 46306, 46315, 46316, 46504, 46506–46507, 47122, 47508, 47528–47531, articles 12 and 29 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (61 Stat.1180). 2. Amend § 91.417 by revising paragraph (a)(2)(vi) to read as follows: ■ § 91.417 Maintenance records. (a) * * * (2) * * * (vi) Copies of the forms prescribed by § 43.9(d) of this chapter for each major alteration to the airframe and currently installed engines, rotors, propellers, and appliances. * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on June 29, 2011. Dennis R. Pratte, Acting Director, Office of Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2011–16863 Filed 7–5–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis 15 CFR Part 806 [Docket No. 110321207–1206–01] RIN 0691–AA78 Direct Investment Surveys: Alignment of Regulations With Current Practices Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule amends regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) related to direct investment surveys. Specifically, BEA is eliminating reporting requirements for several direct investment surveys that are no longer necessary because the information is collected on other surveys of direct investment conducted by BEA. The surveys that are eliminated from the regulations are: A survey of foreign direct investment in the U.S. seafood industry, two schedules of expenditures for property, plant, and equipment of U.S. direct investment abroad, and two industry classification questionnaires. In addition, BEA is eliminating the reporting requirements for two surveys of new foreign direct investment in the United States. BEA suspended collection of these surveys in 2009 in order to align its international survey program with available resources. BEA is also making other minor revisions to its regulations to eliminate outdated information. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Jul 05, 2011 Jkt 223001 This final rule will be effective August 5, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David H. Galler, Chief, Direct Investment Division (BE–50), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; e-mail David.Galler@bea.gov or phone (202) 606–9835. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 7, 2011, BEA published a notice of proposed rulemaking to align its regulations for direct investment surveys with current practices. No comments on the proposed rule were received. Thus the proposed rule is adopted without change. This final rule amends 15 CFR Part 806 by revising §§ 806.14, 806.15, and 806.18 to remove the reporting requirements for several direct investment surveys. The surveys are: BE–13, Initial Report on a Foreign Person’s Direct or Indirect Acquisition, Establishment, or Purchase of the Operating Assets, of a U.S. Business Enterprise, Including Real Estate BE–14, Report by a U.S. Person Who Assists or Intervenes in the Acquisition of a U.S. Business Enterprise by, or Who Enters into a Joint Venture With, a Foreign Person BE–21, Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in U.S. Business Enterprises Engaged in the Processing, Packaging, or Wholesale Distribution of Fish or Seafoods BE–133B, Follow-up Schedule of Expenditures for Property, Plant, and Equipment of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad BE–133C, Schedule of Expenditures for Property, Plant, and Equipment of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad BE–507, Industry Classification Questionnaire BE–607, Industry Classification Questionnaire BEA is removing the reporting requirements for the BE–13 and the BE– 14 surveys which were suspended in 2009 in order to align its international survey program with available resources. The surveys had been used to collect identification information on the U.S. business being established or acquired and on the new foreign owner, information on the cost of the investment and source of funding, and limited financial and operating data for the newly established or acquired entity. The data had been used to measure the amount of new foreign direct investment in the United States and assess its impact on the U.S. economy. BEA continues to identify newly acquired or established U.S. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 affiliates of foreign investors and bring them into its international survey program through the BE–12, BE–15, and BE–605 surveys, which are the benchmark, annual, and quarterly surveys of foreign direct investment in the United States, respectively, but they are not separately identified in BEA’s published statistics. BEA is eliminating the regulations for the BE–21, BE–133B, BE–133C, BE–507, and BE–607 surveys since they have not been conducted in many years and are no longer necessary because the information is collected on other surveys of direct investment conducted by BEA. In addition, BEA is making other minor revisions to its regulations to eliminate outdated information. These revisions eliminate references to outdated information regarding BE–10 survey forms and inactive OMB control numbers. Executive Order 12866 This final rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of E.O. 12866. Executive Order 13132 This final rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined in E.O. 13132. Paperwork Reduction Act The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approvals under the Paperwork Reduction Act for the seven surveys that BEA is eliminating have expired. The information collection approval for the BE–13 and BE–14 (under OMB control number 0608–0035) expired on August 31, 2009; the BE–21 approval (OMB control number 0608–0050) expired September 30, 1983; the BE–133B and BE–133C (OMB control number 0608– 0024) expired December 31, 1994; the BE–507 approval (OMB control number 0608–0032) expired April 30, 1997; and the BE–607 approval (OMB control number 0608–0030) expired on May 31, 1991. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Chief Counsel for Regulation, Department of Commerce, has certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Small Business Administration, under the provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 605(b)), that this final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The factual basis for the certification was published in the proposed rule and is not repeated here. No comments were received regarding the certification or the economic impact of the rule more E:\FR\FM\06JYR1.SGM 06JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 6, 2011 / Rules and Regulations generally. No final regulatory flexibility analysis was prepared. List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 806 Economic statistics, Foreign investment in the United States, International transactions, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. [FR Doc. 2011–16065 Filed 7–5–11; 8:45 am] List of Subjects in 18 CFR Part 1301 BILLING CODE 3510–06–P Freedom of information, Government in the sunshine, Privacy. TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY 18 CFR Part 1301 Tennessee Valley Authority Procedures Dated: June 7, 2011. J. Steven Landefeld, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis. AGENCY: For reasons set forth in the preamble, BEA amends 15 CFR part 806 as follows: Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). ACTION: 1. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 806 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 22 U.S.C. 3101– 3108; E.O. 11961 (3 CFR, 1977 Comp., p. 86), as amended by E.O. 12318 (3 CFR, 1981 Comp., p. 173), and E.O. 12518 (3 CFR, 1985 Comp., p. 348). 2. In § 806.14, paragraph (d)(3) is removed and paragraphs (f)(1), (f)(2), (g)(1) are removed and reserved. Paragraph (g)(2) is revised to read as follows: Final rule. The Tennessee Valley Authority is amending its regulations which currently contain TVA’s procedures for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Privacy Act, and the Government in the Sunshine Act. TVA is adding procedures related to classified national security information. DATES: Effective Date: July 6, 2011. ■ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: § 806.14 Mark R. Winter, Senior Information Security Specialist, 1101 Market Street (MP 3C), Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402, (423) 751–6004. E-mail: mrwinter@tva.gov. U.S. direct investment abroad. This rule was not published in proposed form since it relates to agency procedure and practice. TVA considers this rule to be a procedural rule which is exempt from notice and comment under 5 U.S.C. 533(b)(3)(A). This rule is not a significant rule for purposes of Executive Order 12866 and has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. As required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act, TVA certifies that these regulatory amendments will not have a significant impact on small § 806.15 [Amended] business entities. This rule does not impose any new reporting or record■ 3. In § 806.15, paragraph (j)(1) is keeping requirements subject to the removed and reserved and paragraphs Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. (j)(3), (j)(4), and (j)(5) are removed. Chapter 35, as amended. ■ 4. Section 806.18(b) is revised to read On December 29, 2009, Executive as follows: Order 13526, Classified National § 806.18 OMB control numbers assigned Security Information, was published in to the Paperwork Reduction Act. the Federal Register. This order * * * * * prescribes a uniform system for (b) Display. classifying, safeguarding, and declassifying national security Current information. On June 28, 2010, the 15 CFR section where identiOMB control fied and described Information Security Oversight Office No. (ISOO) published its directive, 32 CFR 806.1 through 806.17 ............... 0608–0004 Part 2001, Classified National Security 0009 Information, for implementing the 0034 Executive Order at 75 Federal Register 0042 37254. 0049 Since this rule is non-substantive, it is 0053 being made effective July 6, 2011. * * * * (g) * * * (2) BE–10–Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: Section 4(b) of the Act (22 U.S.C. 3103) provides that a comprehensive benchmark survey of U.S. direct investment abroad will be conducted in 1982, 1989, and every fifth year thereafter. Exemption levels, specific requirements for, and the year of coverage of, a given BE–10 survey may be found in § 806.16. * * * * * mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES * VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Jul 05, 2011 Jkt 223001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 For the reasons stated in the preamble, TVA amends 18 CFR part 1301 by adding Subpart E, Protection of National Security Classified Information, as follows: PART 1301—PROCEDURES SUMMARY: PART 806—DIRECT INVESTMENT SURVEYS 39261 Subpart E—Protection of National Security Classified Information Sec. 1301.61 Purpose and scope. 1301.62 Definitions. 1301.63 Senior agency official. 1301.64 Original classification authority. 1301.65 Derivative classification. 1301.66 General declassification and downgrading policy. 1301.67 Mandatory review for declassification. 1301.68 Identification and marking. 1301.69 Safeguarding classified information. Subpart E—Protection of National Security Classified Information § 1301.61 Purpose and scope. (a) Purpose. These regulations, taken together with the Information Security Oversight Office’s implementing directive at 32 CFR Part 2001, Classified National Security Information, provide the basis for TVA’s security classification program implementing Executive Order 13526, ‘‘Classified National Security Information,’’ as amended (‘‘the Executive Order’’). (b) Scope. These regulations apply to TVA employees, contractors, and individuals who serve in advisory, consultant, or non-employee affiliate capacities who have been granted access to classified information. § 1301.62 Definitions. The following definitions apply to this part: (a) ‘‘Original classification’’ is the initial determination that certain information requires protection against unauthorized disclosure in the interest of national security (i.e., national defense or foreign relations of the United States), together with a designation of the level of classification. (b) ‘‘Classified national security information’’ or ‘‘classified information’’ means information that has been determined pursuant to Executive Order 13526 or any predecessor order to require protection against unauthorized disclosure and is marked to indicate its classified status when in documentary form. E:\FR\FM\06JYR1.SGM 06JYR1

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[FR Doc No: 2011-16065]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis

15 CFR Part 806

[Docket No. 110321207-1206-01]
RIN 0691-AA78


Direct Investment Surveys: Alignment of Regulations With Current 
Practices

AGENCY: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule amends regulations of the Bureau of Economic 
Analysis (BEA) related to direct investment surveys. Specifically, BEA 
is eliminating reporting requirements for several direct investment 
surveys that are no longer necessary because the information is 
collected on other surveys of direct investment conducted by BEA. The 
surveys that are eliminated from the regulations are: A survey of 
foreign direct investment in the U.S. seafood industry, two schedules 
of expenditures for property, plant, and equipment of U.S. direct 
investment abroad, and two industry classification questionnaires. In 
addition, BEA is eliminating the reporting requirements for two surveys 
of new foreign direct investment in the United States. BEA suspended 
collection of these surveys in 2009 in order to align its international 
survey program with available resources. BEA is also making other minor 
revisions to its regulations to eliminate outdated information.

DATES: This final rule will be effective August 5, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David H. Galler, Chief, Direct 
Investment Division (BE-50), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; e-mail 
David.Galler@bea.gov or phone (202) 606-9835.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 7, 2011, BEA published a notice of 
proposed rulemaking to align its regulations for direct investment 
surveys with current practices. No comments on the proposed rule were 
received. Thus the proposed rule is adopted without change. This final 
rule amends 15 CFR Part 806 by revising Sec. Sec.  806.14, 806.15, and 
806.18 to remove the reporting requirements for several direct 
investment surveys. The surveys are:

BE-13, Initial Report on a Foreign Person's Direct or Indirect 
Acquisition, Establishment, or Purchase of the Operating Assets, of a 
U.S. Business Enterprise, Including Real Estate
BE-14, Report by a U.S. Person Who Assists or Intervenes in the 
Acquisition of a U.S. Business Enterprise by, or Who Enters into a 
Joint Venture With, a Foreign Person
BE-21, Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in U.S. Business Enterprises 
Engaged in the Processing, Packaging, or Wholesale Distribution of Fish 
or Seafoods
BE-133B, Follow-up Schedule of Expenditures for Property, Plant, and 
Equipment of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad
BE-133C, Schedule of Expenditures for Property, Plant, and Equipment of 
U.S. Direct Investment Abroad
BE-507, Industry Classification Questionnaire
BE-607, Industry Classification Questionnaire

    BEA is removing the reporting requirements for the BE-13 and the 
BE-14 surveys which were suspended in 2009 in order to align its 
international survey program with available resources. The surveys had 
been used to collect identification information on the U.S. business 
being established or acquired and on the new foreign owner, information 
on the cost of the investment and source of funding, and limited 
financial and operating data for the newly established or acquired 
entity. The data had been used to measure the amount of new foreign 
direct investment in the United States and assess its impact on the 
U.S. economy. BEA continues to identify newly acquired or established 
U.S. affiliates of foreign investors and bring them into its 
international survey program through the BE-12, BE-15, and BE-605 
surveys, which are the benchmark, annual, and quarterly surveys of 
foreign direct investment in the United States, respectively, but they 
are not separately identified in BEA's published statistics.
    BEA is eliminating the regulations for the BE-21, BE-133B, BE-133C, 
BE-507, and BE-607 surveys since they have not been conducted in many 
years and are no longer necessary because the information is collected 
on other surveys of direct investment conducted by BEA.
    In addition, BEA is making other minor revisions to its regulations 
to eliminate outdated information. These revisions eliminate references 
to outdated information regarding BE-10 survey forms and inactive OMB 
control numbers.

Executive Order 12866

    This final rule has been determined to be not significant for 
purposes of E.O. 12866.

Executive Order 13132

    This final rule does not contain policies with Federalism 
implications as that term is defined in E.O. 13132.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approvals under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act for the seven surveys that BEA is eliminating 
have expired. The information collection approval for the BE-13 and BE-
14 (under OMB control number 0608-0035) expired on August 31, 2009; the 
BE-21 approval (OMB control number 0608-0050) expired September 30, 
1983; the BE-133B and BE-133C (OMB control number 0608-0024) expired 
December 31, 1994; the BE-507 approval (OMB control number 0608-0032) 
expired April 30, 1997; and the BE-607 approval (OMB control number 
0608-0030) expired on May 31, 1991.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Chief Counsel for Regulation, Department of Commerce, has 
certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Small Business 
Administration, under the provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act 
(5 U.S.C. 605(b)), that this final rule will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The factual 
basis for the certification was published in the proposed rule and is 
not repeated here. No comments were received regarding the 
certification or the economic impact of the rule more

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generally. No final regulatory flexibility analysis was prepared.

List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 806

    Economic statistics, Foreign investment in the United States, 
International transactions, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

    Dated: June 7, 2011.
J. Steven Landefeld,
Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    For reasons set forth in the preamble, BEA amends 15 CFR part 806 
as follows:

PART 806--DIRECT INVESTMENT SURVEYS

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1. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 806 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 301; 22 U.S.C. 3101-3108; E.O. 11961 (3 
CFR, 1977 Comp., p. 86), as amended by E.O. 12318 (3 CFR, 1981 
Comp., p. 173), and E.O. 12518 (3 CFR, 1985 Comp., p. 348).

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2. In Sec.  806.14, paragraph (d)(3) is removed and paragraphs (f)(1), 
(f)(2), (g)(1) are removed and reserved. Paragraph (g)(2) is revised to 
read as follows:


Sec.  806.14   U.S. direct investment abroad.

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    (g) * * *
    (2) BE-10-Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: 
Section 4(b) of the Act (22 U.S.C. 3103) provides that a comprehensive 
benchmark survey of U.S. direct investment abroad will be conducted in 
1982, 1989, and every fifth year thereafter. Exemption levels, specific 
requirements for, and the year of coverage of, a given BE-10 survey may 
be found in Sec.  806.16.
* * * * *


Sec.  806.15  [Amended]

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3. In Sec.  806.15, paragraph (j)(1) is removed and reserved and 
paragraphs (j)(3), (j)(4), and (j)(5) are removed.

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4. Section 806.18(b) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  806.18   OMB control numbers assigned to the Paperwork Reduction 
Act.

* * * * *
    (b) Display.

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