BE-15: Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, 11394-11395 [2014-04444]

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(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. By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce, is informing the public that it is conducting the mandatory survey titled BE–15, Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States. 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. A completed report covering a reporting company’s fiscal year ending during the previous calendar year is due by May 31 (or by June 30 for reporting companies that use BEA’s eFile system). 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. Additional Who Must Report (a) Reports are required from each U.S. business enterprise in which a foreign person has a direct and/or indirect ownership interest of at least 10 percent of the voting stock if an incorporated business enterprise, or an equivalent interest if an unincorporated business enterprise, and that meets the additional conditions detailed in Form BE–15. (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 the operations of U.S. affiliates of foreign companies. 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–15 inquiries can be made by phone to (202) 606–5615 or Dated: February 25, 2014. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–04395 Filed 2–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis [Docket No. 140205104–4104–01] [FR Doc. 2014–04398 Filed 2–27–14; 8:45 am] BE–15: Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States BILLING CODE 3410–11–P AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Title: BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) Please. OMB Control Number: 0693–0036. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current collection). Burden Hours: 1,875. Number of Respondents: 30. Average Hours per Response: 62 hours and 30 minutes. Needs and Uses: BEES Please is a voluntary program to collect data from product manufacturers so that the environmental performance of their products may be evaluated scientifically using the BEES software. These data include product-specific materials use, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:47 Feb 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 information about BEA’s collection of data on international trade in services and direct investment can be found in the 2012 rule and the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101 et. seq.). The BE–15 survey forms and instructions are available on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/fdi. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 40 / Friday, February 28, 2014 / Notices by sending an email to be12/15@ bea.gov. When To Report: A completed report covering a reporting company’s fiscal year ending during the previous calendar year is due by May 31 (or by June 30 for reporting companies that use BEA’s eFile system). 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 0608–0034. 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 19.5 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 0608–0034, Washington, DC 20503. Authority: 22 U.S.C. 3101–3108. J. Steven Landefeld, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2014–04444 Filed 2–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis [Docket No. 140205106–4106–01] BE–11: Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad 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 BE–11, Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad. 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. A completed report covering a reporting company’s fiscal year ending during the previous calendar year is due by May 31. This notice is being issued tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:47 Feb 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. Additional information about BEA’s collection of data on international trade in services and direct investment can be found in the 2012 rule and the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101 et. seq.). The BE–11 survey forms and instructions are available on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/dia. Definitions (a) 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. (b) Foreign, when used in a geographic sense, means that which is situated outside the United States or which belongs to or is characteristic of a country other than the United States. (c) 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). (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–11. (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 the operations of U.S. parent companies and their foreign affiliates. How To Report: Reports can be filed using BEA’s electronic reporting system at www.bea.gov/efile. Copies of the PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11395 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–15 inquiries can be made by phone to (202) 606–5566 or by sending an email to be10/11@ bea.gov. When To Report: A completed report covering a reporting company’s fiscal year ending during the previous calendar year is due by May 31. 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 0608–0053. 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 91 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 0608–0053, Washington, DC 20503. Authority: 22 U.S.C. 3101–3108. J. Steven Landefeld, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2014–04445 Filed 2–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis [Docket No. 140113034–4034–01] BE–185: Quarterly Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and 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 Financial Services Transactions between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons (BE– 185). 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 40 (Friday, February 28, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-04444]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis

[Docket No. 140205104-4104-01]


BE-15: Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment 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 BE-15, Annual Survey of Foreign Direct 
Investment in the United States. 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. A completed report covering a reporting 
company's fiscal year ending during the previous calendar year is due 
by May 31 (or by June 30 for reporting companies that use BEA's eFile 
system). 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. Additional information about 
BEA's collection of data on international trade in services and direct 
investment can be found in the 2012 rule and the International 
Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101 et. seq.). 
The BE-15 survey forms and instructions are available on the BEA Web 
site at www.bea.gov/fdi.

Definitions

    (a) 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.
    (b) Foreign, when used in a geographic sense, means that which is 
situated outside the United States or which belongs to or is 
characteristic of a country other than the United States.
    (c) 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).
    (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. business enterprise in 
which a foreign person has a direct and/or indirect ownership interest 
of at least 10 percent of the voting stock if an incorporated business 
enterprise, or an equivalent interest if an unincorporated business 
enterprise, and that meets the additional conditions detailed in Form 
BE-15.
    (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 the operations 
of U.S. affiliates of foreign companies.
    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-15 inquiries can be made by phone to (202) 606-5615 or

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by sending an email to be12/15@bea.gov.
    When To Report: A completed report covering a reporting company's 
fiscal year ending during the previous calendar year is due by May 31 
(or by June 30 for reporting companies that use BEA's eFile system).
    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 0608-0034. 
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 19.5 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 0608-0034, Washington, DC 20503.

    Authority:  22 U.S.C. 3101-3108.

J. Steven Landefeld,
Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2014-04444 Filed 2-27-14; 8:45 am]
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