Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Services Surveys: BE-9, Quarterly Survey of Foreign Airline Operators' Revenues and Expenses in the United States, 53279-53280 [2015-21875]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES during the current year. The covered revenues are: (1) Revenue derived from carriage of export freight and express from the United States to points outside the United States; (2) revenue derived from carriage of freight and express originating from, and destined to, points outside the United States; (3) revenue derived from transporting passengers originating from, and destined to, points outside the United States; (4) revenue from transporting passengers to and from the United States and the associated number of passengers; (5) interline settlement receipts from foreign airline operators. The covered expenses are: (1) Expenses incurred outside the United States for fuel and oil, station and maintenance bases, wages, and other goods and services purchased abroad (except aircraft leasing expenses); (2) aircraft (with crew) leasing expenses; and (3) interline settlement payments to foreign airline operators. A report is not required from U.S. airline operators whose total annual covered revenues and total annual covered expenses are below $500,000. The data collected on these surveys are needed to monitor U.S. trade in transport 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 transport 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 transport component of the U.S. international transactions accounts (ITAs) and national income and product accounts (NIPAs). The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is proposing no additions, modifications, or deletions to the current BE–30 survey and minor additions and modifications to the current BE–37 survey 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 Forms BE–30 and BE–37 are quarterly reports that must be completed within 45 days after the end of each calendar quarter. BEA contacts potential respondents by mail the end of each calendar quarter. Entities required to report will be contacted individually by BEA. Entities not contacted by BEA have no reporting responsibilities. BEA offers electronic filing through its eFile system for use in reporting on VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:42 Sep 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 the BE–30 and BE–37 quarterly survey forms. For information about eFile, go to www.bea.gov/efile. In addition, BEA posts all its survey forms and reporting instructions on its Web site, www.bea.gov/ssb. These may be downloaded, completed, printed, and submitted via fax or mail. Dated: August 28, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer. III. Data DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OMB Control Number: 0608–0011. Form Number: BE–30 and BE–37. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of BE–30 Responses: 280 annually (70 filed each quarter: 62 reporting mandatory data and 8 exemption claims). Estimated Number of BE–37 Responses: 128 annually (32 filed each quarter: 31 reporting mandatory data and 1 exemption claim). Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours is the average for those reporting data. 1 hour is the average for those not reporting data. Hours may vary considerably among respondents because of differences in company size and complexity. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,524 (1,024 for the BE–30; 500 for the BE–37). 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). 53279 Bureau of Economic Analysis IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collections of information are 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 collections 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 collections 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. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2015–21877 Filed 9–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Services Surveys: BE–9, Quarterly Survey of Foreign Airline Operators’ Revenues and Expenses in the United States 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 November 2, 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. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 606–9850; fax: (202) 606–5318; email: christopher.stein@bea.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Quarterly Survey of Foreign Airline Operators’ Revenues and Expenses in the United States (BE–9) is a survey that collects data from U.S. offices, agents, or other representatives of foreign airline operators that transport freight, express, and passengers to or from the United States and whose total covered revenues or total covered expenses were $5 million or more in the previous year or are expected to be $5 million or more E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 53280 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES during the current year. The covered revenues are freight revenue on merchandise exported from, or imported into, the United States. The covered expenses are expenses incurred in the United States for: (1) Fuel and oil; (2) wages and salaries paid to employees in the United States; (3) agents’ and brokers’ fees and commissions for arrangement of freight and passenger transportation; (4) aircraft handling and terminal services, aircraft (with crew) leasing expenses; and 5) all other expenses incurred in the United States except leasing (without crew) expenses. Respondents are also asked to report: (1) Shipping weights on which freight revenues were earned; (2) the number of passengers transported to/from the United States; and (3) revenues associated with these passengers. The data collected on the survey are needed to monitor U.S. trade in transport 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 transport 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 transport component of the U.S. international transactions accounts (ITAs) and national income and product accounts (NIPAs). The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is proposing minor additions and modifications to the current BE–9 survey 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–9 is a quarterly report that must be completed within 45 days after the end of each calendar quarter. BEA contacts potential respondents by mail the end of each calendar quarter. Entities required to report will be contacted individually by BEA. Entities not contacted by BEA have no reporting responsibilities. BEA offers electronic filing through its eFile system for use in reporting on the BE–9 quarterly survey form. For information about eFile, go to www.bea.gov/efile. In addition, BEA posts all its survey forms and reporting instructions on its Web site, www.bea.gov/ssb. These may be downloaded, completed, printed, and submitted via fax or mail. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0608–0068. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:42 Sep 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 Form Number: BE–9. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Responses: 184 annually (46 filed each quarter: 180 reporting mandatory data and 4 exemption claims). Estimated Time per Response: 6 hours is the average for those reporting data. 1 hour is the average for those not reporting data. Hours may vary considerably among respondents because of differences in company size and complexity. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,084. 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: August 28, 2015. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–21875 Filed 9–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Institutional Investor Roadshow International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an opportunity to participate in the U.S. Institutional Investor Roadshow. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Global Markets, Office of Africa is seeking representatives of 15 U.S. institutional investors to participate in the launch of the U.S. Institutional Investor Roadshow. The Roadshow will provide a platform for U.S. institutional investors and African government representatives to discuss and implement best practices for reducing governance risk, strengthening capital markets and increasing longterm investment flows. The program is designed to help U.S. financial institutions and exporters participate in large-scale business opportunities arising from transformational infrastructure projects in Africa. Representatives of several African governments, including one or more heads of state, are expected to participate in the launch event. U.S. institutional investors and U.S. investment fund managers that represent U.S. institutional investors are invited to express interest in participating in the launch event and on-going roadshow. DATES: The launch event will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Space is limited. Requests to participate in the launch event must be received by 5:00 p.m. EDT on September 18th, 2015. The U.S. Institutional Investor Roadshow is an on-going program. Requests will be accepted on an on-going basis for the duration of the program to be added to the distribution list for information about the program and about upcoming events. ADDRESSES: The launch event will be held in New York, New York. The address will be provided to invited participants. Future Roadshow events are expected to occur in the United States and Africa. To express interest in participating in the launch event or to be added to the Roadshow distribution list for information about the program and about upcoming events, please submit your request to: Roadshow@ trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Wereszynski, the United States Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202–482–4729, email: Joseph.Wereszynski@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: On September 29, 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce, in partnership with McKinsey & Company, will hold a one day event in New York, New York to launch an U.S. Institutional Investor Roadshow for Africa. The Roadshow is a U.S. Department of Commerce program that SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Services 
Surveys: BE-9, Quarterly Survey of Foreign Airline Operators' Revenues 
and Expenses in the United States

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 November 2, 
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. 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 Foreign Airline Operators' Revenues and 
Expenses in the United States (BE-9) is a survey that collects data 
from U.S. offices, agents, or other representatives of foreign airline 
operators that transport freight, express, and passengers to or from 
the United States and whose total covered revenues or total covered 
expenses were $5 million or more in the previous year or are expected 
to be $5 million or more

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during the current year. The covered revenues are freight revenue on 
merchandise exported from, or imported into, the United States. The 
covered expenses are expenses incurred in the United States for: (1) 
Fuel and oil; (2) wages and salaries paid to employees in the United 
States; (3) agents' and brokers' fees and commissions for arrangement 
of freight and passenger transportation; (4) aircraft handling and 
terminal services, aircraft (with crew) leasing expenses; and 5) all 
other expenses incurred in the United States except leasing (without 
crew) expenses.
    Respondents are also asked to report: (1) Shipping weights on which 
freight revenues were earned; (2) the number of passengers transported 
to/from the United States; and (3) revenues associated with these 
passengers.
    The data collected on the survey are needed to monitor U.S. trade 
in transport 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 transport 
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 transport component of the U.S. 
international transactions accounts (ITAs) and national income and 
product accounts (NIPAs).
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is proposing minor additions 
and modifications to the current BE-9 survey 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-9 is a quarterly report that must be completed within 45 
days after the end of each calendar quarter. BEA contacts potential 
respondents by mail the end of each calendar quarter. Entities required 
to report will be contacted individually by BEA. Entities not contacted 
by BEA have no reporting responsibilities.
    BEA offers electronic filing through its eFile system for use in 
reporting on the BE-9 quarterly survey form. For information about 
eFile, go to www.bea.gov/efile. In addition, BEA posts all its survey 
forms and reporting instructions on its Web site, www.bea.gov/ssb. 
These may be downloaded, completed, printed, and submitted via fax or 
mail.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0608-0068.
    Form Number: BE-9.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 184 annually (46 filed each quarter: 
180 reporting mandatory data and 4 exemption claims).
    Estimated Time per Response: 6 hours is the average for those 
reporting data. 1 hour is the average for those not reporting data. 
Hours may vary considerably among respondents because of differences in 
company size and complexity.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,084.
    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: August 28, 2015.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-21875 Filed 9-2-15; 8:45 am]
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