Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Services Surveys: BE-185, Quarterly Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons, 48492-48493 [2015-19880]

Download as PDF 48492 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 156 / Thursday, August 13, 2015 / Notices GDP. PCE Goods (retail) was 32 percent of the PCE estimate. CEA and other government agencies and businesses use the survey results to formulate and make decisions. CEA reports the retail data, one of the principal federal economic indicators, to the President each month for awareness on the current picture on the ‘‘state of the economy’’ and presents the data in one of the tables in Economic Indicators, a monthly publication prepared for Congress and the public. In addition, CEA’s Macroeconomic Forecaster uses the retail sales data, one of the key monthly data releases each month, to keep track of real economic growth in the current quarter. According to CEA, spending components in the retail sales report constitute about 25 percent of the GDP, well in excess of any other indicator. Policymakers such as the FRB need to have the timeliest estimates in order to anticipate economic trends and act accordingly. BLS uses the estimates to develop consumer price indexes used in inflation and cost of living calculations. In addition, businesses use the estimates to measure how they are performing and predict future demand for their products. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Frequency: Monthly. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, sections 131 and 182. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. 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 or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: August 10, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–19911 Filed 8–12–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P 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). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Aug 12, 2015 Jkt 235001 Agency: International Trade Administration. Title: Procedures for Considering Requests and Comments from the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports from Colombia. Form Number(s): None. OMB Control Number: 0625–0271. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 24. Number of Respondents: 6 (1 for Request; 5 for Comments). Average Hours per Response: 4 hours for a Request; and 4 hours for each Comment. Average Annual Cost to Public: $960. Needs and Uses: Title III, Subtitle B, Section 321 through Section 328 of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (the ‘‘Act’’) [Pub. L. 112–42] implements the textile and apparel safeguard provisions, provided for in Article 3.1 of the United StatesColombia Trade Promotion Agreement (the ‘‘Agreement’’). This safeguard mechanism applies when, as a result of the elimination of a customs duty under the Agreement, a Colombian textile or apparel article is being imported into the United States in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market for that article, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage or actual threat thereof to a U.S. industry producing a like or directly competitive article. In these circumstances, Article 3.1 permits the United States to increase duties on the imported article from Colombia to a level that does not exceed the lesser of the prevailing U.S. normal trade relations (NTR)/most-favored-nation (MFN) duty rate for the article or the U.S. NTR/MFN duty rate in effect on the day before the Agreement entered into force. The Statement of Administrative Action accompanying the Act provides that the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) will issue procedures for requesting such safeguard measures, for making its determinations under section 322(a) of the Act, and for providing relief under section 322(b) of the Act. In Proclamation No. 8818 (77 FR 29519, May 18, 2012), the President delegated to CITA his authority under Subtitle B of Title III of the Act with respect to textile and apparel safeguard measures. CITA must collect information in order to determine whether a domestic textile or apparel industry is being adversely impacted by imports of these products from Colombia, thereby allowing CITA to take corrective action to protect the viability of the domestic PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 textile or apparel industry, subject to section 322(b) of the Act. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. 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 or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: August 10, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–19899 Filed 8–12–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Services Surveys: BE–185, Quarterly Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of 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 October 13, 2015. SUMMARY: 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 jjessup@doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Christopher Stein, Chief, Services Surveys Branch (SSB) BE–50, Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 156 / Thursday, August 13, 2015 / Notices Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 606–9850; fax: (202) 606–5318; email: christopher.stein@bea.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Quarterly Survey of Financial Services Transactions between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons (BE–185) is a survey that collects data from U.S. financial services providers that engage in covered transactions with foreign persons in financial services. A U.S. person must report if it had sales of covered services to foreign persons that exceeded $20 million for the previous fiscal year, or that are expected to exceed that amount during the current fiscal year, or if it had purchases of covered services from foreign persons that exceeded $15 million for the previous fiscal year, or that are expected to exceed that amount during the current fiscal year. The data collected on the survey are needed to monitor U.S. trade in services, to analyze the impact of U.S. trade on the U.S. and foreign economies, to compile and improve the U.S. economic accounts, to support U.S. commercial policy on trade in services, to conduct trade promotion, and to improve the ability of U.S. businesses to identify and evaluate market opportunities. The data are used in estimating the financial services component of the U.S. international transactions accounts and national income and product accounts. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is proposing minor additions and modifications to the current BE–185 survey. The effort to keep current reporting requirements generally unchanged is intended to minimize respondent burden while considering the needs of data users. Existing language in the instructions and definitions will be reviewed and adjusted as necessary to clarify survey requirements. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Form BE–185 is a quarterly report that must be filed within 45 days after the end of each fiscal quarter, or within 90 days after the close of the fiscal year. BEA offers its electronic filing option, the eFile system, for reporting on Form BE–185. For more information about eFile, go to www.bea.gov/efile. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Responses: 2,700 annually (675 filed each quarter: 550 reporting mandatory data, and 125 that would file other responses). Estimated Time per Response: 10 hours is the average for those reporting data, and 1 hour is the average for other responses, but hours may vary considerably among respondents because of differences in company size and complexity. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 22,500. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (Public Law 94–472, 22 U.S.C. 3101–3108, as amended) and Section 5408 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988. 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: August 7, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–19880 Filed 8–12–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P III. Data OMB Control Number: 0608–0065. Form Number: BE–185. Type of Review: Regular submission. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Aug 12, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48493 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–601] Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Timken Company (the petitioner) has filed a request for the Department of Commerce (the Department) to initiate a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings (TRBs) and parts thereof from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The petitioner alleges that Shanghai General Bearing Co., Ltd. (SGBC/SKF), a PRC TRBs producer previously revoked from the antidumping duty order, has resumed sales at prices below normal value (NV). Therefore, the petitioner requests that the Department conduct a review to determine whether to reinstate the antidumping duty order with respect to SGBC/SKF. In accordance with section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216(b), the Department finds the information submitted by the petitioner sufficient to warrant initiation of a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on TRBs from the PRC with respect to SGBC/SKF. The period of review (POR) is June 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015. In this changed circumstances review, we will determine whether SGBC/SKF sold TRBs at less than NV subsequent to its revocation from the order. If we determine in this changed circumstances review that SGBC/SKF sold TRBs at less than NV and resumed dumping, effective on the date of publication of our final results, we will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of all entries of TRBs manufactured and exported by SGBC/SKF. DATES: Effective date: August 13, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Maldonado, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–4682. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 15, 1987, the Department published the antidumping duty order on TRBs from AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Services 
Surveys: BE-185, Quarterly Survey of Financial Services Transactions 
Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons

AGENCY: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of 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 October 13, 
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 
jjessup@doc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Christopher Stein, Chief, Services Surveys Branch (SSB) 
BE-50, Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S.

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Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 606-9850; 
fax: (202) 606-5318; email: christopher.stein@bea.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Quarterly Survey of Financial Services Transactions between 
U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons (BE-185) is a 
survey that collects data from U.S. financial services providers that 
engage in covered transactions with foreign persons in financial 
services. A U.S. person must report if it had sales of covered services 
to foreign persons that exceeded $20 million for the previous fiscal 
year, or that are expected to exceed that amount during the current 
fiscal year, or if it had purchases of covered services from foreign 
persons that exceeded $15 million for the previous fiscal year, or that 
are expected to exceed that amount during the current fiscal year.
    The data collected on the survey are needed to monitor U.S. trade 
in services, to analyze the impact of U.S. trade on the U.S. and 
foreign economies, to compile and improve the U.S. economic accounts, 
to support U.S. commercial policy on trade in services, to conduct 
trade promotion, and to improve the ability of U.S. businesses to 
identify and evaluate market opportunities. The data are used in 
estimating the financial services component of the U.S. international 
transactions accounts and national income and product accounts.
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is proposing minor additions 
and modifications to the current BE-185 survey. The effort to keep 
current reporting requirements generally unchanged is intended to 
minimize respondent burden while considering the needs of data users. 
Existing language in the instructions and definitions will be reviewed 
and adjusted as necessary to clarify survey requirements.

II. Method of Collection

    Form BE-185 is a quarterly report that must be filed within 45 days 
after the end of each fiscal quarter, or within 90 days after the close 
of the fiscal year. BEA offers its electronic filing option, the eFile 
system, for reporting on Form BE-185. For more information about eFile, 
go to www.bea.gov/efile.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0608-0065.
    Form Number: BE-185.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 2,700 annually (675 filed each 
quarter: 550 reporting mandatory data, and 125 that would file other 
responses).
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 hours is the average for those 
reporting data, and 1 hour is the average for other responses, but 
hours may vary considerably among respondents because of differences in 
company size and complexity.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 22,500.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: International Investment and Trade in Services 
Survey Act (Public Law 94-472, 22 U.S.C. 3101-3108, as amended) and 
Section 5408 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988.

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: August 7, 2015.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer.
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