Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Airline Operators' Revenues and Expenses in the United States, 41371-41372 [2012-17138]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 135 / Friday, July 13, 2012 / Notices Estimated Time per Response: 7 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4666.7 hours (280,000 minutes). Estimated Total Annual Cost: There is no cost to the respondent other than the time to answer the information request. Respondents Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. 141 and 193. 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: July 10, 2012. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–17099 Filed 7–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Airline Operators’ Revenues and Expenses in the United States 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. September 11, 2012. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Jul 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 41371 Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, or via email at jjessup@doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information or copies of the survey and instructions to Damon Battaglia 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 email at damon.battaglia@bea.gov. to foreign airline operators’ revenues and expenses in the United States. There are two significant changes to the survey: (1) Two questions have been added to collect data on the number of passengers transported to/from the United States and the revenues associated with these passengers. (2) The due date for the survey has been changed to 45 days after the end of the calendar quarter from 50 days after the end of the calendar quarter. The remainder of the form is unchanged from the prior version. No changes in exemption levels are proposed. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: II. Method of Collection I. Abstract The surveys are sent to the respondents by U.S. mail; the surveys are also available from the BEA Web site. Respondents return the surveys one of four ways: U.S. mail, electronically using BEA’s electronic collection system (eFile), fax, or email. Form BE–9, Foreign Airline Operators’ Revenues and Expenses in the United States, obtains quarterly data from U.S. offices, agents, or other representatives of foreign airline operators that transport passengers or freight and express to or from the United States and whose covered revenues or total covered expenses were $5,000,000 or more during the previous year or are expected to be $5,000,000 or more during the current year. The covered revenues are freight revenue on merchandise exported from, and imported into, the United States and shipping weights on which the freight revenues were earned. The covered expenses are expenses incurred in the United States for fuel and oil, wages and salaries paid to employees in the United States, agents’ and brokers’ fees and commissions for arrangement of freight and passenger transportation, aircraft handling and terminal services, aircraft (with crew) leasing expenses, and all other expenses incurred in the United States except aircraft leasing (without crew) expenses. The data collected are cut-off sample data. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) estimates data for nonrespondents. The data are needed to monitor U.S. international trade in transportation services to analyze its impact on the U.S. and foreign economies, to compile and improve the U.S. economic accounts, to support U.S. commercial policy on trade in transportation services, to conduct trade promotion, and to improve the ability of U.S. businesses to identify and evaluate market opportunities. Responses will be due within 45 days after the close of each calendar 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 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Data OMB Control Number: 0608–0068. Form Number: BE–9. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 72 per quarter; 288 annually. Estimated Time per Response: 6 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,728. 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. E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 41372 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 135 / Friday, July 13, 2012 / Notices Dated: July 10, 2012. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–17138 Filed 7–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of United States Carriers (Form BE–30) and U.S. Airline Operators’ Foreign Revenues and Expenses (Form BE–37) 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before 5:00 p.m. September 11, 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 email at jjessup@doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information or copies of the survey and instructions to Damon Battaglia, 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 email at damon.battaglia@bea.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract Form BE–30, Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of United States Carriers, obtains quarterly data from U.S. carriers (owners and operators) that had total covered revenues or total covered expenses of $500,000 or more during the previous year or are expected to be $500,000 or more during the current year. The covered revenues are revenue on cargo outbound from U.S. ports and the associated shipping weight; revenue on cargo inbound into the United States and the associated shipping weight; revenue on cross-trade cargoes; and charter hire (with crew) VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Jul 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 and space leasing revenues from foreign residents. The covered expenses are expenses in foreign countries and charter hire (with crew) and space leasing payments to foreign residents. The data collected are cut-off sample data. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) estimates data for nonrespondents. Form BE–37, U.S. Airline Operators’ Foreign Revenues and Expenses, obtains quarterly data from U.S. airline operators engaged in the international transportation of goods and/or passengers and whose total annual covered revenues or total annual covered expenses were $500,000 or more during the previous year or are expected to be $500,000 or more during the current year. The covered revenues are the revenues derived from carriage of export freight and express from the United States to points outside the United States; total revenue derived from carriage of freight and express originating from, and destined to, points outside the United States; revenue derived from carriage of passengers originating from, and destined to, points outside the United States; and interline settlement receipts from foreign airline operators. The covered expenses are expenses incurred outside the United States for fuel and oil, station and maintenance bases, wages, and other goods and services purchased abroad [except aircraft (without crew) leasing expenses]; aircraft (with crew) leasing expenses; and interline settlement payments to foreign airline operators. The data collected are cut-off sample data. BEA estimates data for nonrespondents. The data are needed to monitor U.S. international trade in transportation services to analyze its impact on the U.S. and foreign economies, to compile and improve the U.S. economic accounts, to support U.S. commercial policy on trade in transportation services, to conduct trade promotion, and to improve the ability of U.S. businesses to identify and evaluate market opportunities. Responses will be due within 45 days after the close of each calendar 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 ocean freight revenues and foreign expenses of United States carriers. There are two significant changes to the BE–30 survey: (1) A question has been added to collect data on fuel expenses in foreign ports explicitly. Fuel expenses are currently reported indistinguishably within total expenses in foreign ports. (2) The due date for the PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 survey has been changed to 45 days after the end of the calendar quarter from 50 days after the end of the calendar quarter. The remainder of the form is unchanged from the prior version. No changes in exemption levels are proposed. There are three major changes to the BE–37 survey: (1) Fuel expenses will be collected separately. Fuel expenses are currently reported indistinguishably within total expenses in foreign ports. (2) Two questions have been added to collect data on the number of passengers transported to/from the United States and the revenues associated with these passengers. (3) The due date for the survey has been changed to 45 days after the end of the calendar quarter from 50 days after the end of the calendar quarter. The remainder of the form is unchanged from the prior version. No changes 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 BEA 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: 0608–0011. Form Number: BE–30 and BE–37. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 65 per quarter; 220 annually (BE–30: 32 per quarter and 128 annually; BE–37: 23 per quarter; 92 annually). Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours per response for both BE–30 and BE–37. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 880. 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 E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 135 (Friday, July 13, 2012)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17138]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Airline 
Operators' Revenues and Expenses in the United States

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 5 p.m. September 
11, 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 email at 
jjessup@doc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information or copies of the survey and instructions to Damon Battaglia 
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 email at 
damon.battaglia@bea.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    Form BE-9, Foreign Airline Operators' Revenues and Expenses in the 
United States, obtains quarterly data from U.S. offices, agents, or 
other representatives of foreign airline operators that transport 
passengers or freight and express to or from the United States and 
whose covered revenues or total covered expenses were $5,000,000 or 
more during the previous year or are expected to be $5,000,000 or more 
during the current year. The covered revenues are freight revenue on 
merchandise exported from, and imported into, the United States and 
shipping weights on which the freight revenues were earned. The covered 
expenses are expenses incurred in the United States for fuel and oil, 
wages and salaries paid to employees in the United States, agents' and 
brokers' fees and commissions for arrangement of freight and passenger 
transportation, aircraft handling and terminal services, aircraft (with 
crew) leasing expenses, and all other expenses incurred in the United 
States except aircraft leasing (without crew) expenses.
    The data collected are cut-off sample data. The Bureau of Economic 
Analysis (BEA) estimates data for non-respondents.
    The data are needed to monitor U.S. international trade in 
transportation services to analyze its impact on the U.S. and foreign 
economies, to compile and improve the U.S. economic accounts, to 
support U.S. commercial policy on trade in transportation services, to 
conduct trade promotion, and to improve the ability of U.S. businesses 
to identify and evaluate market opportunities.
    Responses will be due within 45 days after the close of each 
calendar 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 foreign airline operators' 
revenues and expenses in the United States.
    There are two significant changes to the survey: (1) Two questions 
have been added to collect data on the number of passengers transported 
to/from the United States and the revenues associated with these 
passengers. (2) The due date for the survey has been changed to 45 days 
after the end of the calendar quarter from 50 days after the end of the 
calendar quarter. The remainder of the form is unchanged from the prior 
version. No changes 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 BEA 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: 0608-0068.
    Form Number: BE-9.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 72 per quarter; 288 annually.
    Estimated Time per Response: 6 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,728.
    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.


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    Dated: July 10, 2012.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-17138 Filed 7-12-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-06-P