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[FR Doc. 2014–26147 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Direct Investment Surveys: BE–605, Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States—Transactions of U.S. Affiliate With Foreign Parent Bureau of Economic Analysis, 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 comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 5, 2015. 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 jjesup@doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Patricia Abaroa, Chief, Direct Investment Division (BE–50), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 606–9591; fax: (202) 606– 2894; or via email at patricia.abaroa@ bea.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States— Transactions of U.S. Affiliate with Foreign Parent (BE–605) is a sample survey that collects data on transactions and positions between foreign-owned U.S. business enterprises and their ‘‘affiliated foreign groups’’ (i.e., their foreign parents and foreign affiliates of their foreign parents). The sample data are used to derive universe estimates in nonbenchmark years from similar data reported in the BE–12, Benchmark PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, which is conducted every five years. The data are used in the preparation of the U.S. international transactions, national income and product, and input-output accounts and the net international investment position of the United States. The data are needed to measure the size and economic significance of foreign direct investment in the United States, measure changes in such investment, and assess its impact on the U.S. economy. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) proposes several changes to the survey that will improve the coverage and quality of BEA direct investment statistics and reduce respondent burden. BEA plans to add a check-box question that asks respondents whether they plan to expand their operation with a new facility. This information will be used to identify transactions that should be collected on the companion BE–13, Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, which is being reinstated in 2014. BEA plans to eliminate several questions related to organizational structure. These questions were intended to serve as an instruction on how to identify the consolidated U.S. affiliate. They will be replaced by an illustration that will provide the necessary guidance and eliminate the burden of answering questions each quarter. BEA plans to add questions to obtain the ultimate beneficial owner’s (UBO) name and country of incorporation when the UBO information changes or it is the company’s initial filing. In addition, BEA plans to make improvements to question wording, instructions, and formatting to elicit more complete and correct responses and to make the survey more consistent with other BEA surveys. II. Method of Collection Form BE–605 is a quarterly report that must be filed within 30 days after the end of each quarter (45 days after the final quarter of the respondent’s fiscal year) by every U.S. business enterprise that is owned 10 percent or more by a foreign investor and that has total assets, sales or gross operating revenues, or net income (positive or negative) of over $60 million. As an alternative to filing paper forms, BEA offers its electronic filing option, the eFile system, for use in reporting on Form BE–605. For more information about eFile, go to www.bea.gov/efile. Potential respondents are those U.S. business enterprises that were required to report on the BE–12, Benchmark E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Notices Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States—2012, along with those U.S. business enterprises that subsequently entered the direct investment universe. The data collected are sample data covering transactions and positions between foreign-owned U.S. business enterprises and their affiliated foreign groups. Universe estimates are developed from the reported sample data. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE III. Data AGENCY: OMB Control Number: 0608–0009. Form Number: BE–605. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Responses: 16,000 annually. Estimated Time per Response: One hour is the average, but may vary considerably among respondents because of differences in company size and complexity. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (Pub. L. 94–472, 22 U.S.C. 3101–3108, as amended). rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. Dated: October 29, 2014. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–26108 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:39 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 International Trade Administration [A–570–939] Certain Tow-Behind Lawn Groomers and Certain Parts Thereof From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on certain tow-behind lawn groomers and certain parts thereof (‘‘lawn groomers’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail is indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: November 4, 2014. Lilit Astvatsatrian, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6412. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background On August 3, 2009, the Department published the AD order on lawn groomers from the PRC.1 On July 1, 2014, the Department published the notice of initiation of the sunset review of this AD order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.2 On July 15, 2014, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1), the Department received a timely and complete notice of intent to participate in the sunset review of the order from Agri-Fab, Inc. (‘‘Domestic Producer’’). On July 31, 2014, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3), Domestic Producer filed a timely and adequate substantive response. The Department did not receive substantive responses from any respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘Act’’) and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department 1 See Certain Tow Behind Lawn Groomers and Certain Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 38395 (August 3, 2009) (‘‘Antidumping Duty Order’’). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 79 FR 37292 (July 1, 2014) (‘‘Sunset Initiation’’). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65375 conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of this AD order. Scope of the Order The scope of this order covers certain non-motorized tow behind lawn groomers, manufactured from any material, and certain parts thereof. Lawn groomers are defined as lawn sweepers, aerators, dethatchers, and spreaders. Unless specifically excluded, lawn groomers that are designed to perform at least one of the functions listed above are included in the scope of this order, even if the lawn groomer is designed to perform additional non-subject functions (e.g., mowing). The scope of this order specifically excludes the following: (1) Agricultural implements designed to work (e.g., churn, burrow, till, etc.) soil, such as cultivators, harrows, and plows; (2) lawn or farm carts and wagons that do not groom lawns; (3) grooming products incorporating a motor or an engine for the purpose of operating and/or propelling the lawn groomer; (4) lawn groomers that are designed to be hand held or are designed to be attached directly to the frame of a vehicle, rather than towed; (5) ‘‘push’’ lawn grooming products that incorporate a push handle rather than a hitch, and which are designed solely to be manually operated; (6) dethatchers with a net assembled weight (i.e., without packing, additional weights, or accessories) of more than 100 pounds, or lawn groomers—sweepers, aerators, and spreaders—with a net fully-assembled weight (i.e., without packing, additional weights, or accessories) of more than 200 pounds; and (7) lawn rollers designed to flatten grass and turf, including lawn rollers which incorporate an aerator component (e.g., ‘‘drum-style’’ spike aerators). The lawn groomers that are the subject of this order are currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) statistical reporting numbers 8432.40.0000, 8432.80.0000, 8432.80.0010, 8432.90.0030, 8432.90.0080, 8479.89.9896, 8479.89.9897, 8479.90.9496, and 9603.50.0000. These HTSUS provisions are given for reference and customs purposes only, and the description of merchandise is dispositive for determining the scope of the product included in this order. For the full scope of this order, see the accompanying I&D Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.3 3 See ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM Continued 04NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Direct 
Investment Surveys: BE-605, Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct 
Investment in the United States--Transactions of U.S. Affiliate With 
Foreign Parent

AGENCY: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce.

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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 5, 2015.

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 
jjesup@doc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Patricia Abaroa, Chief, Direct Investment Division (BE-
50), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 606-9591; fax: (202) 606-2894; or 
via email at patricia.abaroa@bea.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United 
States--Transactions of U.S. Affiliate with Foreign Parent (BE-605) is 
a sample survey that collects data on transactions and positions 
between foreign-owned U.S. business enterprises and their ``affiliated 
foreign groups'' (i.e., their foreign parents and foreign affiliates of 
their foreign parents). The sample data are used to derive universe 
estimates in nonbenchmark years from similar data reported in the BE-
12, Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, 
which is conducted every five years. The data are used in the 
preparation of the U.S. international transactions, national income and 
product, and input-output accounts and the net international investment 
position of the United States. The data are needed to measure the size 
and economic significance of foreign direct investment in the United 
States, measure changes in such investment, and assess its impact on 
the U.S. economy.
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) proposes several changes to 
the survey that will improve the coverage and quality of BEA direct 
investment statistics and reduce respondent burden. BEA plans to add a 
check-box question that asks respondents whether they plan to expand 
their operation with a new facility. This information will be used to 
identify transactions that should be collected on the companion BE-13, 
Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, which is 
being reinstated in 2014. BEA plans to eliminate several questions 
related to organizational structure. These questions were intended to 
serve as an instruction on how to identify the consolidated U.S. 
affiliate. They will be replaced by an illustration that will provide 
the necessary guidance and eliminate the burden of answering questions 
each quarter. BEA plans to add questions to obtain the ultimate 
beneficial owner's (UBO) name and country of incorporation when the UBO 
information changes or it is the company's initial filing. In addition, 
BEA plans to make improvements to question wording, instructions, and 
formatting to elicit more complete and correct responses and to make 
the survey more consistent with other BEA surveys.

II. Method of Collection

    Form BE-605 is a quarterly report that must be filed within 30 days 
after the end of each quarter (45 days after the final quarter of the 
respondent's fiscal year) by every U.S. business enterprise that is 
owned 10 percent or more by a foreign investor and that has total 
assets, sales or gross operating revenues, or net income (positive or 
negative) of over $60 million.
    As an alternative to filing paper forms, BEA offers its electronic 
filing option, the eFile system, for use in reporting on Form BE-605. 
For more information about eFile, go to www.bea.gov/efile.
    Potential respondents are those U.S. business enterprises that were 
required to report on the BE-12, Benchmark

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Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States--2012, along 
with those U.S. business enterprises that subsequently entered the 
direct investment universe. The data collected are sample data covering 
transactions and positions between foreign-owned U.S. business 
enterprises and their affiliated foreign groups. Universe estimates are 
developed from the reported sample data.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0608-0009.
    Form Number: BE-605.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 16,000 annually.
    Estimated Time per Response: One hour is the average, but may vary 
considerably among respondents because of differences in company size 
and complexity.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: International Investment and Trade in Services 
Survey Act (Pub. L. 94-472, 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.

    Dated: October 29, 2014.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-26108 Filed 11-3-14; 8:45 am]
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