XRIN 0691-XC008, 6066-6067 [2013-01842]

Download as PDF 6066 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 29, 2013 / Notices Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 0742, Washington, DC 20250. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 15, 2013. Lillian Salerno, Acting Administrator, Rural BusinessCooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2013–01878 Filed 1–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Pilot Test of the Elwha River Dam Removal and Floodplain Restoration Ecosystem Service Valuation Project Survey. OMB Control Number: None. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (request for a new information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,300. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Jan 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 Burden Hours: 650. Needs and Uses: National Ocean Services’ Office of Response and Restoration, Assessment and Restoration Division and the National Marine Fisheries Services’ Office of Habitat Conservation are requesting approval for a new information collection to conduct a pilot study to test the Elwha River Dam Removal and Floodplain Restoration Ecosystem Service Valuation Survey it has developed. The removal of two hydroelectric dams on the Elwha River is one of the largest dam-removal projects in U.S. history. This project, along with restoration actions planned for the floodplain and drained reservoir basins, will have numerous impacts to people of the surrounding region. Impacted groups include recreators who engage in river activities such as fishing and rafting, reservoir users, and members of Native American tribes for whom the river has cultural, environmental, and economic significance. The dam removal and restoration actions could also have value to people throughout the Pacific Northwest, regardless of whether they visit the Elwha River or Olympic Peninsula. Such nonuse value may be significant because the dam removal and habitat restoration will restore the river to more natural conditions and will restore populations of salmon and other fish species as well as forests and wildlife. This project will also address an important gap in research on indirect and nonuse values provided by habitat restoration. A study of the value of ecological restoration is of particular interest in this location because significant baseline ecological data are available to allow a comparison of ecological values with some of the more obvious use losses associated with the reservoir. The ability to link results of the study to precise measures of ecosystem changes will be useful in applying the study to future restoration sites, enabling NOAA to evaluate a broader range of ecosystem services provided by future restoration actions. NOAA has developed a nonmarket valuation survey to administer to people living in Washington and Oregon. This survey has been tested with small focus groups and one-on-one interviews to ensure the survey questions and choice scenarios presented are accurate, easily understood, and the least burdensome. The next step in the survey development process is to administer a draft survey instrument to test several, complex methodological approaches for presenting information to respondents. In particular, NOAA plans to test variations of the choice table. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: One time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_ Submission@omb.eop.gov. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop. gov. Dated: January 23, 2013. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–01741 Filed 1–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis [Docket No. 130114045–3045–01] XRIN 0691–XC008 BE–125: Quarterly Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intellectual Property With Foreign Persons 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 the mandatory survey titled Quarterly Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intellectual Property with Foreign Persons (BE–125). 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). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 the U.S. person’s fiscal quarter, except for the final quarter of the U.S. person’s fiscal year when SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 29, 2013 / Notices reports must be filed within 90 days. The BE–125 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. United States, when used in a geographic sense, means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and all territories and possessions 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 who: (a) Had sales of covered services or intellectual property to foreign persons that exceeded $6 million for the previous fiscal year or are expected to exceed that amount during the current fiscal year, or (b) had purchases of covered services or intellectual property from foreign persons that exceeded $4 million for the previous fiscal year or are expected to exceed that amount during the current fiscal year. Because the thresholds are applied separately to sales and purchases, the reporting requirements may apply only to sales, only to purchases, or to both sales and purchases. 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 U.S. international trade in selected services and intellectual property for which information is not collected on other BEA surveys and is not available to BEA from other sources. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Jan 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 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 0608–0067. 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 16 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. 2013–01842 Filed 1–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis [Docket Number 130114042–3042–01] XRIN 0691–XC006 BE–37: Survey of U.S. Airline Operators’ Foreign Revenues and Expenses 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 U.S. Airline Operators’ Foreign Revenues and Expenses (BE– 37). 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). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6067 BE–37 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 U.S. or subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. United States, when used in a geographic sense, means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and all territories 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. airline operators’ 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 E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-01842]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis

[Docket No. 130114045-3045-01]


XRIN 0691-XC008

BE-125: Quarterly Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and 
Intellectual Property With Foreign Persons

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 
the mandatory survey titled Quarterly Survey of Transactions in 
Selected Services and Intellectual Property with Foreign Persons (BE-
125). 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).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 the 
U.S. person's fiscal quarter, except for the final quarter of the U.S. 
person's fiscal year when

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reports must be filed within 90 days. The BE-125 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. United 
States, when used in a geographic sense, means the 50 States, the 
District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and all 
territories and possessions 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 who: 
(a) Had sales of covered services or intellectual property to foreign 
persons that exceeded $6 million for the previous fiscal year or are 
expected to exceed that amount during the current fiscal year, or (b) 
had purchases of covered services or intellectual property from foreign 
persons that exceeded $4 million for the previous fiscal year or are 
expected to exceed that amount during the current fiscal year. Because 
the thresholds are applied separately to sales and purchases, the 
reporting requirements may apply only to sales, only to purchases, or 
to both sales and purchases. 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 
U.S. international trade in selected services and intellectual property 
for which information is not collected on other BEA surveys and is not 
available to BEA from other sources.
    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 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 0608-0067. 
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 16 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. 2013-01842 Filed 1-28-13; 8:45 am]
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