BE-29: Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers' Expenses in the United States, 11399-11400 [2014-04438]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 40 / Friday, February 28, 2014 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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). (d) Business enterprise means any organization, association, branch, or venture that exists for profit making purposes or to otherwise secure economic advantage, and any ownership of any real estate. Who Must Report (a) Reports are required from each U.S. person that has a direct and/or indirect ownership interest of at least 10 percent of the voting stock in an incorporated foreign business enterprise or an equivalent interest in an unincorporated foreign business enterprise and that meets the additional conditions detailed in Form BE–577. (b) Entities required to report will be contacted individually by BEA. Entities not contacted by BEA have no reporting responsibilities. What To Report: The survey collects information on transactions between parent companies and their affiliates and on direct investment positions (stocks). How To Report: Reports can be filed using BEA’s electronic reporting system at www.bea.gov/efile. Copies of the survey forms and instructions, which contain complete information on reporting procedures and definitions, may be obtained at the BEA Web site given above. Form BE–577 inquiries can be made by phone to (202) 606–5557 or by sending an email to be577@bea.gov. When To Report: Reports are due to BEA 30 days after the close of each calendar or fiscal quarter; 45 days if the report is for the final quarter of the financial reporting 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 0608–0004. 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. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:47 Feb 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 Reduction Project 0608–0004, Washington, DC 20503. Authority: 22 U.S.C. 3101–3108. J. Steven Landefeld, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2014–04442 Filed 2–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis [Docket No. 140110027–4027–01] BE–29: Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers’ Expenses in the United States 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 Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers’ Revenues and Expenses in the United States (BE–29). This mandatory survey is authorized by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act. 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 90 days after the end of each calendar year. This notice is being issued in conformance with the rule BEA issued in 2012 (77 FR 24373) establishing guidelines for collecting data on international trade in services and direct investment through notices, rather than through rulemakings. The BE–29 survey forms and instructions are available on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/surveys/ iussurv.htm. SUMMARY: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11399 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. What To Report: This survey is intended to collect information on foreign ocean carriers’ expenses in the United States. The survey is intended to collect information on transactions in the covered services occurring in calendar year 2013. 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 at www.bea.gov/surveys/iussurv.htm. 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, E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 11400 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 40 / Friday, February 28, 2014 / Notices Washington, DC 20230; and to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project 0608– 0012, Washington, DC 20503. Authority: 22 U.S.C. 3101–3108, as amended. J. Steven Landefeld, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2014–04438 Filed 2–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis [Docket No. 140110028–4028–01] 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 survey is authorized by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act. 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. This notice is being issued in conformance with the rule BEA issued in 2012 (77 FR 24373) establishing guidelines for collecting data on international trade in services and direct investment through notices, rather than through rulemakings. The BE–30 survey forms and instructions are available on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/surveys/ iussurv.htm. SUMMARY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:47 Feb 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. The survey is intended to collect information on transactions in the covered services occurring in the last quarter of calendar year 2013 and in the first three quarters of calendar year 2014. 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 at www.bea.gov/surveys/iussurv.htm. 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– 0011, Washington, DC 20503. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 22 U.S.C. 3101–3108, as amended. J. Steven Landefeld, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2014–04437 Filed 2–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economics and Statistics Administration Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463 as amended by Pub. L. 94–409, Pub. L. 96–523, Pub. L. 97–375 and Pub. L. 105–153), we are announcing a meeting of the Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee. The meeting will address ways in which the national economic accounts can be presented more effectively for current economic analysis and recent statistical developments in national accounting. DATES: Friday, May 9, 2014 the meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. and adjourn at 3:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Bureau of Economic Analysis at 1441 L St. NW., Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gianna Marrone, Program Analyst, Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; telephone number: (202) 606–9633. Public Participation: This meeting is open to the public. Because of security procedures, anyone planning to attend the meeting must contact Gianna Marrone of BEA at (202) 606–9633 in advance. The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for foreign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gianna Marrone at (202) 606–9633. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established September 2, 1999. The Committee advises the Director of BEA on matters related to the development and improvement of BEA’s national, regional, industry, and international economic accounts, especially in areas of new and rapidly growing economic activities arising from innovative and advancing technologies, and provides recommendations from the perspectives of the economics profession, business, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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[FR Doc No: 2014-04438]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis

[Docket No. 140110027-4027-01]


BE-29: Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers' Expenses in the United 
States

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 Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers' Revenues 
and Expenses in the United States (BE-29). This mandatory survey is 
authorized by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey 
Act.

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 90 days after the end of each 
calendar year. This notice is being issued in conformance with the rule 
BEA issued in 2012 (77 FR 24373) establishing guidelines for collecting 
data on international trade in services and direct investment through 
notices, rather than through rulemakings. 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.
    What To Report: This survey is intended to collect information on 
foreign ocean carriers' expenses in the United States. The survey is 
intended to collect information on transactions in the covered services 
occurring in calendar year 2013.
    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 at 
www.bea.gov/surveys/iussurv.htm. 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,

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Washington, DC 20230; and to the Office of Management and Budget, 
Paperwork Reduction Project 0608-0012, Washington, DC 20503.

    Authority: 22 U.S.C. 3101-3108, as amended.

J. Steven Landefeld,
Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2014-04438 Filed 2-27-14; 8:45 am]
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