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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 86 / Thursday, May 3, 2012 / Notices wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES worship, religious instruction, or proselytization. Therefore, organizations that receive direct assistance should take steps to separate, in time or location, their inherently religious activities from the services funded under the HWWS Grant Program. Regulations for the Equal Treatment for Faith-based Organizations are contained in 7 CFR part 16, which includes the prohibition against Federal funding of inherently religious activities. C. Reporting 1. Performance Reporting. All recipients of HWWS Grant Program financial assistance must provide quarterly performance activity reports to RUS until the project is complete and the funds are expended. A final performance report is also required. The final report may serve as the last annual report. The final report must include an evaluation of the success of the project. 2. Financial Reporting. 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[FR Doc. 2012–10615 Filed 5–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Survey of Insurance Transactions by U.S. Insurance Companies With Foreign Persons Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 2, 2012. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26251 Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, or via the Internet at jjessup@doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information or copies of the survey and instructions to Christopher Emond, Chief, Special Surveys Branch, Balance of Payments Division, (BE–50), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 606–9826; fax: (202) 606– 5318; or via the Internet at christopher.emond@bea.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Form BE–45, Quarterly Survey of Insurance Transactions by U.S. Insurance Companies with Foreign Persons, obtains quarterly data from U.S. insurance companies that have engaged in reinsurance transactions with foreign persons, that have earned premiums from, or incurred losses to, foreign persons in acting as primary insurers, or that have engaged in international sale or purchase transactions in auxiliary insurance services greater than $8 million (positive or negative) for the prior calendar year or that are expected to be greater than $8 million (positive or negative) in the current calendar year. The data collected are cut-off sample data. In addition, estimates are developed based upon previously reported or estimated data for nonrespondents, including those U.S. insurance companies that fall below the reporting threshold for the quarterly survey but reported on a previous benchmark survey. The data are needed to monitor U.S. international trade in insurance services, analyze its impact on the U.S. and foreign economies, compile and improve the U.S. economic accounts, support U.S. commercial policy on insurance services, conduct trade promotion, and improve the ability of U.S. businesses to identify and evaluate market opportunities. Responses will be due within 60 days after the close of each calendar quarter, except for the final quarter of the respondents’ fiscal year, when reports are due within 90 days after the close of the quarter. The data from the survey are primarily intended as general purpose statistics. They are needed to answer any number of research and policy questions related to cross-border trade in services. The form is unchanged from the previous version. No changes in the data E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1 26252 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 86 / Thursday, May 3, 2012 / Notices collected or in exemption levels are proposed. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board II. Method of Collection The surveys are sent to the respondents by U.S. mail; the surveys are also available from the Bureau of Economic Analysis Web site. Respondents return the surveys one of four ways: U.S. mail, electronically using BEA’s electronic collection system (eFile), fax, or email. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0608–0066. Form Number: BE–45. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: U.S. insurance companies that transact with foreign persons in insurance Services; Business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 535 per quarter; 2,140 annually. Estimated Time Per Response: 8 hours for mandatory response; and 1 hour for other response. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,440. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: The International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act, 22 U.S.C. 3101–3108, as amended. wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The comment period for the application to expand the scope of manufacturing authority approved within Subzone 45F on behalf of Epson Portland, Inc., in Hillsboro, Oregon, submitted by the Port of Portland (77 FR 4006–4007, 1/26/2012 and 77 FR 21082, 4/9/2012), is being extended to May 23, 2012, to allow interested parties additional time in which to comment. Rebuttal comments may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period, until June 7, 2012. Submissions (original and one electronic copy) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at: Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2111, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230 and ftz@trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov or (202) 482–1367. Dated: April 27, 2012. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. BILLING CODE P 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 30, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–10678 Filed 5–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P 15:32 May 02, 2012 Foreign-Trade Zone 45—Portland, Oregon, Expansion of Manufacturing Authority, Epson Portland, Inc.; Extension of Comment Period [FR Doc. 2012–10685 Filed 5–2–12; 8:45 am] IV. Request for Comments VerDate Mar<15>2010 [Docket 7–2012] Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration North American Free Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; First Request for Panel Review NAFTA Secretariat, United States Section, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of first request for panel review. AGENCY: On April 24, 2012, Samsung Electronics Mexico S.A. de C.V. filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. On April 25, 2012, an additional Request was filed on behalf of LG Electronics Monterrey Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and its affiliate, LG Electronics USA, Inc. (collectively, ‘‘LG). Panel Review was requested of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s final determination regarding Bottom Mount SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Combination Refrigerator-Freezers from Mexico: Final Results of the January 1, 2010—December 31, 2010 Antidumping Duty Administration Review. This determination was published in the Federal Register (77 FR 17422), on March 26, 2012. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA–MEX– 2012–1904–02 to this request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Bohon, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Suite 2061, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–5438. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly 
Survey of Insurance Transactions by U.S. Insurance Companies With 
Foreign Persons

AGENCY: Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Commerce.

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.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 2, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, or via the Internet 
at jjessup@doc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information or copies of the survey and instructions to Christopher 
Emond, Chief, Special Surveys Branch, Balance of Payments Division, 
(BE-50), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 606-9826; fax: (202) 606-5318; or 
via the Internet at christopher.emond@bea.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Form BE-45, Quarterly Survey of Insurance Transactions by U.S. 
Insurance Companies with Foreign Persons, obtains quarterly data from 
U.S. insurance companies that have engaged in reinsurance transactions 
with foreign persons, that have earned premiums from, or incurred 
losses to, foreign persons in acting as primary insurers, or that have 
engaged in international sale or purchase transactions in auxiliary 
insurance services greater than $8 million (positive or negative) for 
the prior calendar year or that are expected to be greater than $8 
million (positive or negative) in the current calendar year. The data 
collected are cut-off sample data. In addition, estimates are developed 
based upon previously reported or estimated data for non-respondents, 
including those U.S. insurance companies that fall below the reporting 
threshold for the quarterly survey but reported on a previous benchmark 
survey.
    The data are needed to monitor U.S. international trade in 
insurance services, analyze its impact on the U.S. and foreign 
economies, compile and improve the U.S. economic accounts, support U.S. 
commercial policy on insurance services, conduct trade promotion, and 
improve the ability of U.S. businesses to identify and evaluate market 
opportunities.
    Responses will be due within 60 days after the close of each 
calendar quarter, except for the final quarter of the respondents' 
fiscal year, when reports are due within 90 days after the close of the 
quarter. The data from the survey are primarily intended as general 
purpose statistics. They are needed to answer any number of research 
and policy questions related to cross-border trade in services.
    The form is unchanged from the previous version. No changes in the 
data

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collected or in exemption levels are proposed.

II. Method of Collection

    The surveys are sent to the respondents by U.S. mail; the surveys 
are also available from the Bureau of Economic Analysis Web site. 
Respondents return the surveys one of four ways: U.S. mail, 
electronically using BEA's electronic collection system (eFile), fax, 
or email.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0608-0066.
    Form Number: BE-45.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Affected Public: U.S. insurance companies that transact with 
foreign persons in insurance Services; Business or other for-profit 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 535 per quarter; 2,140 annually.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 8 hours for mandatory response; and 1 
hour for other response.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,440.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.
    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: April 30, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-10678 Filed 5-2-12; 8:45 am]
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