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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 224 / Monday, November 21, 2011 / Notices and constructing a new principal spillway riser structure. In addition to these structural alternatives, a no-action and a decommissioning alternative will be evaluated. A draft environmental impact statement will be prepared and circulated for review by agencies and the public. The Natural Resources Conservation Service invites participation and consultation of agencies and individuals that have special expertise, legal jurisdiction, or interest in the preparation of the draft environmental impact statement. A meeting will be held at the Preston County Public Service District No. 1 office located on U Road in Arthurdale, WV at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, to determine the scope of the evaluation of the proposed action. Comments received, including the names and addresses of those who comment, will be considered part of the public record on this proposal. Further information on the proposed action or the scoping meeting may be obtained from Kevin Wickey, State Conservationist, at the above address or telephone (304) 284–7545). (This activity is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under No. 10.904—Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention—and is subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials.) Dated: November 4, 2011. Kevin Wickey, State Conservationist. [FR Doc. 2011–29963 Filed 11–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Direct Investment Surveys: BE–605, Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States—Transactions of U.S. Affiliate With Foreign Parent ACTION: Notice. 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 January 20, 2012. emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:00 Nov 18, 2011 Jkt 226001 Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, or via email at dhynek@doc.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to David H. Galler, Chief, Direct Investment Division (BE–50), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 606–9835; fax: (202) 606– 2894; or via email at david.galler@bea.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States— Transactions of U.S. Affiliate with Foreign Parent (BE–605) is a sample survey that collects data on transactions and positions between foreign-owned U.S. business enterprises and their ‘‘affiliated foreign groups’’ (i.e., their foreign parents and foreign affiliates of their foreign parents). The sample data are used to derive universe estimates in nonbenchmark years from similar data reported in the BE–12, Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, which is conducted every five years. The data are used in the preparation of the U.S. international transactions, national income and product, and input-output accounts and the net international investment position of the United States. The data are needed to measure the size and economic significance of foreign direct investment in the United States, measure changes in such investment, and assess its impact on the U.S. economy. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) proposes the following changes to the survey: (1) The deletion of a checkbox question that asks respondents whether they plan to expand their operation with a new facility (this information is no longer needed); and (2) design improvements to the survey form. II. Method of Collection Form BE–605 is a quarterly report that must be filed within 30 days after the end of each quarter (45 days after the final quarter of the respondent’s fiscal year) by every U.S. business enterprise that is owned 10 percent or more by a foreign investor and that has total assets, sales or gross operating revenues, or net PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71937 income (positive or negative) of over $60 million. As an alternative to filing paper forms, BEA will offer an electronic filing option, its eFile system, for use in reporting on Form BE–605. For more information about eFile, go to https:// www.bea.gov/efile. Potential respondents are those U.S. business enterprises that were required to report in the BE–12, Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States—2007, along with those U.S. business enterprises that subsequently entered the direct investment universe. The data collected are sample data covering transactions and positions between foreign-owned U.S. business enterprises and their affiliated foreign groups. Universe estimates are developed from the reported sample data. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0608–0009. Form Number: BE–605. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Responses: 16,000 annually. Estimated Time per Response: One hour is the average, but may vary considerably among respondents because of differences in company size and complexity. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (Pub. L. 94–472, 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. E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 71938 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 224 / Monday, November 21, 2011 / Notices Dated: November 16, 2011. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–29980 Filed 11–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–549–502] Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: November 21, 2011. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Huston or Jacqueline Arrowsmith, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4261 and (202) 482–5255, respectively. Background On April 27, 2011, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Thailand for the period March 1, 2010, through February 28, 2011. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 76 FR 23545, 23546 (April 27, 2011). This review covers two producers/exporters of the subject merchandise to the United States: Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd. (Saha Thai), and Pacific Pipe Public Company Limited (Pacific Pipe). emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and section 351.213(h)(1) of the Department’s regulations require the Department to issue the preliminary results of a review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the order or suspension agreement for which the administrative review was requested, and final results of the review within 120 days after the date on which the notice of the preliminary results is published in the Federal Register. However, if the Department VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:00 Nov 18, 2011 Jkt 226001 determines that it is not practicable to complete the review within the aforementioned specified time limits, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h)(2) of the Department’s regulations allow the Department to extend the 245-day period to 365 days and to extend the 120-day period to 180 days. The Department requires additional time to evaluate the questionnaire responses from Saha Thai and Pacific Pipe in order to conduct a thorough analysis of all information on the record. In particular, the Department needs additional time to analyze cost of production information for both Saha Thai and Pacific Pipe. Therefore, the Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review by the original deadline of December 1, 2011, and is extending the deadline for completion of the preliminary results of this administrative review from 245 days to 365 days. The revised deadline for the preliminary results of this administrative review is now no later than March 30, 2012. This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: November 15, 2011. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2011–30011 Filed 11–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA833 Marine Mammals; File No. 10018 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Rachel Cartwright, Ph.D., Keiki Kohola Project, Oxnard, California, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 10018–01. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before December 21, 2011. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Species home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 10018 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376; and Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4700; phone (808) 944–2200; fax (808) 973–2941. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joselyd Garcia-Reyes or Carrie Hubard, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 10018–01 is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222– 226). Permit No. 10018, issued on June 18, 2008 (73 FR 36042) and amended on July 14, 2010 (75 FR 43150), authorizes Dr. Cartwright to conduct humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) research, consisting of photoidentification, focal follows, underwater observations, and collection of sloughed skin, in Hawaiian and Alaskan waters from May through September each year. The permit holder is requesting the permit be amended to authorize deployment of: (1) Suction cup satellite tags to a maximum of 18 females in female-calf pairs and (2) implantable satellite tags to a maximum of 6 yearling humpback whales, annually. Tagging would only occur in Hawaii. The purposes of the tagging activities are to: E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[FR Doc No: 2011-29980]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Direct 
Investment Surveys: BE-605, Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct 
Investment in the United States--Transactions of U.S. Affiliate With 
Foreign Parent

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 January 20, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, or via email 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 David H. Galler, Chief, Direct Investment Division (BE-
50), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 606-9835; fax: (202) 606-2894; or 
via email at david.galler@bea.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United 
States--Transactions of U.S. Affiliate with Foreign Parent (BE-605) is 
a sample survey that collects data on transactions and positions 
between foreign-owned U.S. business enterprises and their ``affiliated 
foreign groups'' (i.e., their foreign parents and foreign affiliates of 
their foreign parents). The sample data are used to derive universe 
estimates in nonbenchmark years from similar data reported in the BE-
12, Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, 
which is conducted every five years. The data are used in the 
preparation of the U.S. international transactions, national income and 
product, and input-output accounts and the net international investment 
position of the United States. The data are needed to measure the size 
and economic significance of foreign direct investment in the United 
States, measure changes in such investment, and assess its impact on 
the U.S. economy.
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) proposes the following 
changes to the survey: (1) The deletion of a check-box question that 
asks respondents whether they plan to expand their operation with a new 
facility (this information is no longer needed); and (2) design 
improvements to the survey form.

II. Method of Collection

    Form BE-605 is a quarterly report that must be filed within 30 days 
after the end of each quarter (45 days after the final quarter of the 
respondent's fiscal year) by every U.S. business enterprise that is 
owned 10 percent or more by a foreign investor and that has total 
assets, sales or gross operating revenues, or net income (positive or 
negative) of over $60 million.
    As an alternative to filing paper forms, BEA will offer an 
electronic filing option, its eFile system, for use in reporting on 
Form BE-605. For more information about eFile, go to https://www.bea.gov/efile.
    Potential respondents are those U.S. business enterprises that were 
required to report in the BE-12, Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct 
Investment in the United States--2007, along with those U.S. business 
enterprises that subsequently entered the direct investment universe. 
The data collected are sample data covering transactions and positions 
between foreign-owned U.S. business enterprises and their affiliated 
foreign groups. Universe estimates are developed from the reported 
sample data.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0608-0009.
    Form Number: BE-605.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 16,000 annually.
    Estimated Time per Response: One hour is the average, but may vary 
considerably among respondents because of differences in company size 
and complexity.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: International Investment and Trade in Services 
Survey Act (Pub. L. 94-472, 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.


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    Dated: November 16, 2011.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-29980 Filed 11-18-11; 8:45 am]
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