BE-30: Survey of Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of United States Carriers, 5168-5169 [2013-01349]

Download as PDF 5168 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2013 / Notices exceed that amount during the current fiscal year. Entities required to report will be contacted individually by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Entities not contacted by BEA have no reporting responsibilities. What To Report: The survey is intended to collect information on cross-border insurance transactions between U.S. insurance companies and foreign persons. How To Report: Reports can be filed via BEA’s electronic reporting system at www.bea.gov/efile. Additionally, copies of the survey forms and instructions, which contain complete information on reporting procedures and definitions, can be obtained from the BEA Web site given above in the Summary. Inquiries can be made to BEA at (202) 606–5588. When To Report: Reports are due to BEA 60 days after the end of the fiscal quarter, except for the final quarter of the reporter’s fiscal year when reports must be filed within 90 days. Paperwork Reduction Act Notice: This data collection has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and assigned control number 0608–0066. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid control number assigned by OMB. The estimated average annual public reporting burden for this collection of information is 8 hours per response. Send comments regarding this burden estimate to Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BE–1), U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; and to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project 0608– 0012, Washington, DC 20503. J. Steven Landefeld, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2013–01352 Filed 1–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis [Docket No. 130111033–3033–01] XRIN 0691–XC004 BE–29: Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers’ Expenses in the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of reporting requirements. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with AGENCY: By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Jan 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 of Commerce is informing the public that it is conducting the mandatory survey titled Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers’ Revenues and Expenses in the United States (BE–29). This mandatory survey is conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101–3108, as amended). This Notice constitutes legal notification to all United States persons (defined below) who meet the reporting requirements set forth in this Notice that they must respond to, and comply with, the survey. Reports are due 90 days after the end of each calendar year. The BE–29 survey forms and instructions are available on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/surveys/iussurv.htm. Definitions (a) Person means any individual, branch, partnership, associated group, association, estate, trust, corporation, or other organization (whether or not organized under the laws of any State), and any government (including a foreign government, the United States Government, a State or local government, and any agency, corporation, financial institution, or other entity or instrumentality thereof, including a government-sponsored agency). (b) United States person means any person resident in the United States or subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. (c) Foreign person means any person resident outside the United States or subject to the jurisdiction of a country other than the United States. (d) Carriers means owners or operators of dry cargo, passenger (including cruise and combination) and tanker vessels, including very large crude carriers (VLCCs), calling at U.S. ports. (e) Foreign Carriers means those carriers whose residence is outside the United States, including those who own or operate their own chartered (U.S.-flag or foreign-flag) vessels. They also include foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies operating their own or chartered vessels as carriers for their own accounts. Who Must Report: Reports are required from U.S. agents of foreign carriers who: (a) handle 40 or more port calls in the reporting period by foreign ocean vessels, or (b) have total annual covered expenses for all foreign ocean vessels handled by the U.S. agent of $250,000 or more. Entities required to report will be contacted individually by BEA. Entities not contacted by BEA have no reporting responsibilities. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 What To Report: This survey is intended to collect information on foreign ocean carriers’ expenses in the United States. How To Report: Reports can be filed via BEA’s electronic reporting system at www.bea.gov/efile. Additionally, copies of the survey forms and instructions, which contain complete information on reporting procedures and definitions, can be obtained from the BEA Web site given above in the Summary. Inquiries can be made to BEA at (202) 606–5588. When To Report: Reports are due to BEA 90 days after the end of each calendar year. Paperwork Reduction Act Notice: This data collection has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and assigned control number 0608–0012. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid control number assigned by OMB. The estimated average annual public reporting burden for this collection of information is 3 hours per response. Send comments regarding this burden estimate to Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BE–1), U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; and to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project 0608– 0012, Washington, DC 20503. J. Steven Landefeld, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2013–01346 Filed 1–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis [Docket No. 130114035–3035–01] XRIN 0691–XC005 BE–30: Survey of Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of United States Carriers Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of reporting requirements. AGENCY: By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce, is informing the public that it is conducting a mandatory survey titled Survey of Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of United States Carriers (BE–30). This mandatory survey is conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2013 / Notices erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with 3108, as amended). This Notice constitutes legal notification to all United States persons (defined below) who meet the reporting requirements set forth in this Notice that they must respond to, and comply with, the survey. Reports are due 45 days after the end of each calendar quarter. The BE– 30 survey forms and instructions are available on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/surveys/iussurv.htm. Definitions (a) Person means any individual, branch, partnership, associated group, association, estate, trust, corporation, or other organization (whether or not organized under the laws of any State), and any government (including a foreign government, the United States Government, a State or local government, and any agency, corporation, financial institution, or other entity or instrumentality thereof, including a government-sponsored agency). (b) United States person means any person resident in the United States or subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. (c) Foreign person means any person resident outside the United States or subject to the jurisdiction of a country other than the United States. Who Must Report: Reports are required from each U.S person whose total covered revenues or total covered expenses: (a) Were $500,000 or more during the previous year or, (b) are expected to be $500,000 or more during the current year. Entities required to report will be contacted individually by BEA. Entities not contacted by BEA have no reporting responsibilities. What To Report: The survey is intended to collect information on U.S. ocean freight carriers’ foreign revenues and expenses. How To Report: Reports can be filed via BEA’s electronic reporting system at www.bea.gov/efile. Additionally, copies of the survey forms and instructions, which contain complete information on reporting procedures and definitions, can be obtained from the BEA Web site given above in the Summary. Inquiries can be made to BEA at (202) 606–5588. When To Report: Reports are due to BEA 45 days after the end of each calendar quarter. Paperwork Reduction Act Notice: This data collection has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and assigned control number 0608–0011. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Jan 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 displays a valid control number assigned by OMB. The estimated average annual public reporting burden for this collection of information is 4 hours per response. Send comments regarding this burden estimate to Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BE–1), U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; and to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project 0608– 0012, Washington, DC 20503. J. Steven Landefeld, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2013–01349 Filed 1–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Procedures for Considering Requests and Comments From the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports From Oman International Trade Administration (ITA), 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 take this opportunity 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 March 25, 2013. 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: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Maria D’Andrea, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel. (202) 482–1550, Maria.D’Andrea@trade.gov, Fax. (202) 482–2331. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract Title III, Subtitle B, Section 321 through Section 328 of the United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ‘‘Act’’) implements the textile and apparel PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5169 safeguard provisions, provided for in Article 3.1 of the United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement (the ‘‘Agreement’’). This safeguard mechanism applies when, as a result of the elimination of a customs duty under the Agreement, an Omani textile or apparel article is being imported into the United States in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market for that article, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage or actual threat thereof to a U.S. industry producing a like or directly competitive article. In these circumstances, Article 3.1 permits the United States to increase duties on the imported article from Oman to a level that does not exceed the lesser of the prevailing U.S. normal trade relations (NTR)/most-favored-nation (MFN) duty rate for the article or the U.S. NTR/MFN duty rate in effect on the day before the Agreement entered into force. The Statement of Administrative Action accompanying the Act provides that CITA will issue procedures for requesting such safeguard measures, for making its determinations under section 322(a) of the Act, and for providing relief under section 322(b) of the Act. In Proclamation No. 8332 (73 FR 80,289), the President delegated to CITA his authority under Subtitle B of Title III of the Act with respect to textile and apparel safeguard measures. CITA must collect information in order to determine whether a domestic textile or apparel industry is being adversely impacted by imports of these products from Oman, thereby allowing CITA to take corrective action to protect the viability of the domestic textile industry, subject to section 322(b) of the Act. Pursuant to Section 321(a) of the Act and Section 7 of Presidential Proclamation, an interested party in the U.S. domestic textile and apparel industry may file a request for a textile and apparel safeguard action with CITA. Consistent with longstanding CITA practice in considering textile safeguard actions, CITA will consider an interested party to be an entity (which may be a trade association, firm, certified or recognized union, or group of workers) that is representative of either: (A) a domestic producer or producers of an article that is like or directly competitive with the subject Omani textile or apparel article; or (B) a domestic producer or producers of a component used in the production of an article that is like or directly competitive with the subject Omani textile or apparel article. In order for a request to be considered, the requestor must provide E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 16 (Thursday, January 24, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5168-5169]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01349]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis

[Docket No. 130114035-3035-01]
XRIN 0691-XC005


BE-30: Survey of Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of 
United States Carriers

AGENCY: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of reporting requirements.

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SUMMARY: By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), 
Department of Commerce, is informing the public that it is conducting a 
mandatory survey titled Survey of Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign 
Expenses of United States Carriers (BE-30). This mandatory survey is 
conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade 
in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101-

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3108, as amended). This Notice constitutes legal notification to all 
United States persons (defined below) who meet the reporting 
requirements set forth in this Notice that they must respond to, and 
comply with, the survey. Reports are due 45 days after the end of each 
calendar quarter. The BE-30 survey forms and instructions are available 
on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/surveys/iussurv.htm.

 Definitions

    (a) Person means any individual, branch, partnership, associated 
group, association, estate, trust, corporation, or other organization 
(whether or not organized under the laws of any State), and any 
government (including a foreign government, the United States 
Government, a State or local government, and any agency, corporation, 
financial institution, or other entity or instrumentality thereof, 
including a government-sponsored agency).
    (b) United States person means any person resident in the United 
States or subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
    (c) Foreign person means any person resident outside the United 
States or subject to the jurisdiction of a country other than the 
United States.
    Who Must Report: Reports are required from each U.S person whose 
total covered revenues or total covered expenses: (a) Were $500,000 or 
more during the previous year or, (b) are expected to be $500,000 or 
more during the current year. Entities required to report will be 
contacted individually by BEA. Entities not contacted by BEA have no 
reporting responsibilities.
    What To Report: The survey is intended to collect information on 
U.S. ocean freight carriers' foreign revenues and expenses.
    How To Report: Reports can be filed via BEA's electronic reporting 
system at www.bea.gov/efile. Additionally, copies of the survey forms 
and instructions, which contain complete information on reporting 
procedures and definitions, can be obtained from the BEA Web site given 
above in the Summary. Inquiries can be made to BEA at (202) 606-5588.
    When To Report: Reports are due to BEA 45 days after the end of 
each calendar quarter.
    Paperwork Reduction Act Notice: This data collection has been 
approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act and assigned control number 0608-0011. 
An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to 
respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid 
control number assigned by OMB. The estimated average annual public 
reporting burden for this collection of information is 4 hours per 
response. Send comments regarding this burden estimate to Director, 
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BE-1), U.S. Department of Commerce, 
Washington, DC 20230; and to the Office of Management and Budget, 
Paperwork Reduction Project 0608-0012, Washington, DC 20503.

J. Steven Landefeld,
Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2013-01349 Filed 1-23-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-06-P