Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Services Surveys: BE-30, Quarterly Survey of Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of U.S. Carriers, and the BE-37, Quarterly Survey of U.S. Airline Operators' Foreign Revenues and Expenses, 53278-53279 [2015-21877]

Download as PDF 53278 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / Notices unloading, and storing cargo at U.S. ports; (3) fuels and oils (bunkers) purchased in U.S. ports; (4) other vessel operating expenses such as stores and supplies, vessel repairs, and personnel expenses in the United States; and (5) other expenses such as U.S. agents’ and brokers’ fees and commissions and expenses related to maintaining U.S. offices, such as rent, advertising, and wages. 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 no additions, modifications, or deletions to the current BE–29 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Form BE–29 is an annual report that must be completed within 90 days after the end of each calendar year. BEA contacts potential respondents by mail in January of each year. 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–29 annual 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: 0608–0012. Form Number: BE–29. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Responses: 83 annually (69 reporting mandatory data and 14 file exemption claims). Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours is the average for those reporting data. 1 hour is the average for those not VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:42 Sep 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 reporting data. Hours may vary considerably among respondents because of differences in company size and complexity. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 221. 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. 2015–21878 Filed 9–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Services Surveys: BE–30, Quarterly Survey of Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of U.S. Carriers, and the BE– 37, Quarterly Survey of U.S. Airline Operators’ Foreign Revenues and Expenses 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 instruments 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 Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of U.S. Carriers (BE–30) is a survey that collects data from U.S. ocean freight carriers (owners and operators) whose total covered revenues or total covered expenses incurred outside the United States were $500,000 or more in the previous year or are expected to be $500,000 or more during the current year. The covered revenues are: (1) Revenue on cargo outbound from U.S. ports and the associated shipping weight; (2) revenue on cargo inbound into the United States and the associated shipping weight; (3) revenue on cross-trade cargoes; (4) charter hire (with crew) and space leasing revenues from foreign residents. The covered expenses are: (1) Fuel expenses in foreign countries; (2) expenses in foreign countries other than fuel expenses; and (3) charter hire (with crew) and space leasing payments to foreign residents. A report is not required from U.S. ocean freight carriers whose total annual covered revenues and total annual covered expenses are below $500,000. The Quarterly Survey of U.S. Airline Operators’ Foreign Revenues and Expenses (BE–37) is a survey that collects data from U.S. airline operators engaged in the international transportation of goods and/or passengers and whose total covered revenues or total covered expenses incurred outside the United States were $500,000 or more in the previous year or are expected to be $500,000 or more E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Services 
Surveys: BE-30, Quarterly Survey of Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign 
Expenses of U.S. Carriers, and the BE-37, Quarterly Survey of U.S. 
Airline Operators' Foreign Revenues and Expenses

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 instruments 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 Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses 
of U.S. Carriers (BE-30) is a survey that collects data from U.S. ocean 
freight carriers (owners and operators) whose total covered revenues or 
total covered expenses incurred outside the United States were $500,000 
or more in the previous year or are expected to be $500,000 or more 
during the current year. The covered revenues are: (1) Revenue on cargo 
outbound from U.S. ports and the associated shipping weight; (2) 
revenue on cargo inbound into the United States and the associated 
shipping weight; (3) revenue on cross-trade cargoes; (4) charter hire 
(with crew) and space leasing revenues from foreign residents. The 
covered expenses are: (1) Fuel expenses in foreign countries; (2) 
expenses in foreign countries other than fuel expenses; and (3) charter 
hire (with crew) and space leasing payments to foreign residents. A 
report is not required from U.S. ocean freight carriers whose total 
annual covered revenues and total annual covered expenses are below 
$500,000.
    The Quarterly Survey of U.S. Airline Operators' Foreign Revenues 
and Expenses (BE-37) is a survey that collects data from U.S. airline 
operators engaged in the international transportation of goods and/or 
passengers and whose total covered revenues or total covered expenses 
incurred outside the United States were $500,000 or more in the 
previous year or are expected to be $500,000 or more

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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 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.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0608-0011.
    Form Number: BE-30 and BE-37.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit 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).

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.

    Dated: August 28, 2015.
Glenna Mickelson,
Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer.
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