Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of International Air Travelers, 75125-75126 [2014-29463]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 242 / Wednesday, December 17, 2014 / Notices 75125 Dated: December 10, 2014. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P [S–165–2014] Foreign-Trade Zone 57—Charlotte, North Carolina Application for Expansion of Subzone 57C DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation Concord, North Carolina Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of International Air Travelers DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2014–29597 Filed 12–16–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AGENCY: International Trade Administration [Order No. 1955] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zones Board An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Charlotte Regional Partnership, Inc., grantee of FTZ 57, requesting the expansion of Subzone 57C, located at the facility of the DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation in Concord, North Carolina. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on December 10, 2014. The grantee proposes to expand Subzone 57C to include an additional 12.93 acres (new subzone total acreage = 27.63 acres). The subzone is located at 4541 Enterprise Drive NW., Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina. The subzone would be subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 57. No authorization for production activity has been requested at this time. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Kathleen Boyce of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the FTZ Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is January 26, 2015. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to February 10, 2015. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Kathleen Boyce at Kathleen.Boyce@ trade.gov at (202) 482–1346. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:49 Dec 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 203 (Expansion of Service Area) Under Alternative Site Framework Moses Lake, Washington Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Board adopted the alternative site framework (ASF) (15 CFR Sec. 400.2(c)) as an option for the establishment or reorganization of zones; Whereas, the Port of Moses Lake Public Corporation, grantee of ForeignTrade Zone 203, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket B– 49–2014, docketed 07/03/2014) for authority to expand the service area of the zone to include Adams County, Washington, as described in the application, adjacent to the Moses Lake, Washington, U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry; Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (79 FR 39365–39366, 07/10/ 2014, correction 79 FR 41259, 07/15/ 2014) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to reorganize FTZ 203 to expand the service area under the ASF is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, and to the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the zone. Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th day of December 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. [FR Doc. 2014–29602 Filed 12–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 February 17, 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 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 Richard Champley or Ron Erdmann, ITA National Travel & Tourism Office (NTTO), 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230, Phone: (202) 482–0140, Fax: (202) 482–2887. Email: Richard.Champley@trade.gov or Ron.Erdmann@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The ‘‘Survey of International Air Travelers’’ (Survey) program, administered by the National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) of the International Trade Administration provides source data required to (1) estimate international travel and passenger fare exports, imports and the trade balance for the United States, (2) comply with the U.S. Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–145), collect a one percent sample of inbound travelers, analyze and report information to the Corporation for Travel Promotion (CTP), d/b/a Brand USA, and support the National Export Initiative (NEI) to double exports for the country, (3) to comply with the 1961, 1981, and 1996 travel and tourism related acts to collect and publish comprehensive international travel and tourism, statistics and other marketing information, and (4) support the E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 75126 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 242 / Wednesday, December 17, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES continuation of the Travel & Tourism Satellite Accounts for the United States, which provide the only spending and employment figures for the industry, and (5) to support the goals of objectives of the President’s National Travel & Tourism Strategy. The Survey program contains the core data that is collected, analyzed and communicated by NTTO with other government agencies, associations and businesses that share the same objective of increasing U.S. international travel exports. The Survey assists NTTO in assessing the economic impact of international travel on state and local economies, providing visitation estimates, key market intelligence, and identifying traveler and trip characteristics. The U.S. Department of Commerce assists travel industry enterprises to increase international travel and passenger fare exports for the country as well as outbound travel on U.S. carriers. The Survey program provides the only available estimates of nonresident visitation to the states and cities within the United States, as well as U.S. resident travel abroad. A new survey instrument (questionnaire) (English version plus its translations into eleven foreign languages) was implemented in 2012. It reflects input from over 70 respondents, including: Travel Industry (airlines, travel associations, destinations, lodging); Consultants; Financial Firms; Educational Institutions; and other U.S. Government Agencies. The new Survey questionnaire reflects changes in various questions relating to: Trip purpose; Payment methods; Booking/Information sources; additional package components, health care/ vaccinations, travel insurance information, additional transportation utilized, Assessment of the Visitor’s Experience; and intentions for further travel to the United States; Ethnicity/ race. Several questions from the preexisting 1996 questionnaire were eliminated to further streamline the survey. II. Method of Collection The survey instrument/questionnaire (‘‘Survey of International Air Travelers’’) continues to be in paper format and is self-administered by the passenger who volunteers to take the survey, either while in the departure gate area or on-board the flight. The flights are selected randomly and this approach is described as ‘cluster sampling.’ The majority (80%) of the passenger surveys are collected in U.S. airport departure gate areas. About 20% of all the passenger surveys are collected during flight (on-board) post VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:49 Dec 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 departure (Canada is not part of the program). U.S. and foreign flag airlines that volunteer to participate in the Survey program enable the collection either in U.S. departure gate areas or onboard flights. NTTO is planning to change the format to electronic or to a more efficient and equally statistically valid process once compelling results have been attained. To date there have been ‘e-Survey tests’ in partnership with Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and with a major airline in its boarding area. Other tests are planned this year including the goal to leverage personal electronic devices (PED) and Wi-Fi capabilities in the airport and on-board certain flights. OMB Control Number: 0625–0227. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission [extension of a current information collection]. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300,000 [changed from 99,400 due to mandate of the Travel Promotion Act which requires a ‘one percent’ sample of overseas arrivals]. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 75,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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 shall 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. Frm 00013 [FR Doc. 2014–29463 Filed 12–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [Application No. 14–00004] Export Trade Certificate of Review Notice of Application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review for DFA of California, Application no. 14– 00004. ACTION: The Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (‘‘OTEA’’) of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review (‘‘Certificate’’). This notice summarizes the application and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued. SUMMARY: III. Data PO 00000 Dated: December 11, 2014. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, (202) 482–5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at etca@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. 4001–21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. An Export Trade Certificate of Review protects the holder and the members identified in the Certificate from State and Federal government antitrust actions and from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its terms and conditions. Section 302(b)(1) of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 and 15 CFR 325.6(a) require the Secretary to publish a notice in the Federal Register identifying the applicant and summarizing its proposed export conduct. Request for Public Comments Interested parties may submit written comments relevant to the determination whether a Certificate should be issued. If the comments include any privileged or confidential business information, it must be clearly marked and a nonconfidential version of the comments (identified as such) should be included. Any comments not marked as privileged or confidential business E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of 
International Air Travelers

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, 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 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 February 17, 
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 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 Richard Champley or Ron Erdmann, ITA National Travel & 
Tourism Office (NTTO), 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 
20230, Phone: (202) 482-0140, Fax: (202) 482-2887. Email: 
Richard.Champley@trade.gov or Ron.Erdmann@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The ``Survey of International Air Travelers'' (Survey) program, 
administered by the National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) of the 
International Trade Administration provides source data required to (1) 
estimate international travel and passenger fare exports, imports and 
the trade balance for the United States, (2) comply with the U.S. 
Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-145), collect a one percent 
sample of inbound travelers, analyze and report information to the 
Corporation for Travel Promotion (CTP), d/b/a Brand USA, and support 
the National Export Initiative (NEI) to double exports for the country, 
(3) to comply with the 1961, 1981, and 1996 travel and tourism related 
acts to collect and publish comprehensive international travel and 
tourism, statistics and other marketing information, and (4) support 
the

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continuation of the Travel & Tourism Satellite Accounts for the United 
States, which provide the only spending and employment figures for the 
industry, and (5) to support the goals of objectives of the President's 
National Travel & Tourism Strategy.
    The Survey program contains the core data that is collected, 
analyzed and communicated by NTTO with other government agencies, 
associations and businesses that share the same objective of increasing 
U.S. international travel exports. The Survey assists NTTO in assessing 
the economic impact of international travel on state and local 
economies, providing visitation estimates, key market intelligence, and 
identifying traveler and trip characteristics. The U.S. Department of 
Commerce assists travel industry enterprises to increase international 
travel and passenger fare exports for the country as well as outbound 
travel on U.S. carriers. The Survey program provides the only available 
estimates of nonresident visitation to the states and cities within the 
United States, as well as U.S. resident travel abroad.
    A new survey instrument (questionnaire) (English version plus its 
translations into eleven foreign languages) was implemented in 2012. It 
reflects input from over 70 respondents, including: Travel Industry 
(airlines, travel associations, destinations, lodging); Consultants; 
Financial Firms; Educational Institutions; and other U.S. Government 
Agencies.
    The new Survey questionnaire reflects changes in various questions 
relating to: Trip purpose; Payment methods; Booking/Information 
sources; additional package components, health care/vaccinations, 
travel insurance information, additional transportation utilized, 
Assessment of the Visitor's Experience; and intentions for further 
travel to the United States; Ethnicity/race. Several questions from the 
pre-existing 1996 questionnaire were eliminated to further streamline 
the survey.

II. Method of Collection

    The survey instrument/questionnaire (``Survey of International Air 
Travelers'') continues to be in paper format and is self-administered 
by the passenger who volunteers to take the survey, either while in the 
departure gate area or on-board the flight. The flights are selected 
randomly and this approach is described as `cluster sampling.' The 
majority (80%) of the passenger surveys are collected in U.S. airport 
departure gate areas. About 20% of all the passenger surveys are 
collected during flight (on-board) post departure (Canada is not part 
of the program). U.S. and foreign flag airlines that volunteer to 
participate in the Survey program enable the collection either in U.S. 
departure gate areas or on-board flights.
    NTTO is planning to change the format to electronic or to a more 
efficient and equally statistically valid process once compelling 
results have been attained. To date there have been `e-Survey tests' in 
partnership with Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and with a major 
airline in its boarding area. Other tests are planned this year 
including the goal to leverage personal electronic devices (PED) and 
Wi-Fi capabilities in the airport and on-board certain flights.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-0227.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission [extension of a current 
information collection].
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 300,000 [changed from 99,400 due 
to mandate of the Travel Promotion Act which requires a `one percent' 
sample of overseas arrivals].
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 75,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

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 shall 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: December 11, 2014.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-29463 Filed 12-16-14; 8:45 am]
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