Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of International Air Travelers, 6839-6840 [2018-03132]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 32 / Thursday, February 15, 2018 / Notices notice of initiation with respect to RHIRefmex SA de C.V. and Vesuvius Mexico S.A. de C.V.3 On January 29, 2018, the petitioner timely withdrew its request for an administrative review for both companies.4 Rescission of Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that requested a review withdraw the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The petitioner withdrew its request for review by the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of this order. Therefore, we are rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain magnesia carbon bricks from Mexico covering the period September 1, 2016, through August 31, 2017. Assessment Notification to Importers sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: February 9, 2018. James Maeder, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2018–03163 Filed 2–14–18; 8:45 am] Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Because Commerce is rescinding this administrative review in its entirety, the entries to which this administrative review pertained shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 41 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. This notice serves as the only reminder to importers of their responsibility, under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2), to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 52268, 52270 (November 13, 2017). 4 See Letter from the petitioner, regarding ‘‘Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks from Mexico: Withdrawal of Request For Administrative Review,’’ dated January 29, 2018. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders 19:01 Feb 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of International Air Travelers International Trade Administration, 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 take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before April 16, 2018. 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 PRAcomments@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 Claudia Wolfe, ITA National Travel & Tourism Office (NTTO), 1401 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6839 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230, Contact information: richard.champley@trade.gov (202) 482– 4753 or claudia.wolfe@trade.gov (202) 482–4555. 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 government and industry stakeholders, and support the increase of U.S. exports, (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 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 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 revised 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. A minor (‘nonsubstantive’) change was implemented E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 6840 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 32 / Thursday, February 15, 2018 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES in 2016 to better reflect the visitor’s entry experience into the U.S. This was requested by the U.S. Department of Commerce Travel and Tourism Advisory Board to measure compliance with U.S. National Goals. The revised 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 entry and overall 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’, a/k/a SIAT) 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 (90%) of the passenger surveys are collected in U.S. airport departure gate areas. About 10% 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 onboard flights. NTTO is planning to change the format to electronic or to an equally statistically valid process once compelling results have been attained. To date there have been four ‘e-Survey’ tests: The first test in partnership with Global Distribution Systems (GDS), the second and third tests with major airlines in their respective boarding areas to leverage passenger’s personal electronic devices (PED) and Wi-Fi capabilities in the airports and on-board certain flights, and the fourth test used ‘tablet’ devices to capture passenger responses in the airport gate areas. Other tests are planned in the foreseeable future based on the results of NTTO’s recent request for information as preparation for the next contract cycle. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0227. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission [extension of a current information collection]. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Feb 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300,000 due to mandate of the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 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. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–03132 Filed 2–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–810] Stainless Steel Bar From India: Final Determination of No Shipments; Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On November 7, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (SSB) from India. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2016, through January 31, 2017. In the preliminary results, Commerce rescinded the administrative review for Ambica Stainless Steels Limited. The review covers two producers or exporters of subject merchandise: Ambica Steels Limited (Ambica), and Bhansali Bright Bars Pvt. Ltd. (Bhansali). We invited parties to comment on the preliminary results. None were received. Accordingly, for the final results, we continue to find that Ambica and Bhansali had no shipments during the POR. DATES: Applicable February 15, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Kennedy, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–7883. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 7, 2017, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.1 In the Preliminary Results, we determined that Ambica and Bhansali had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Commerce gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments. Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce has exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from January 20 through 22, 2018. If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. The revised deadline for the final results of this review is now March 12, 2018.2 Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is SSB. SSB means articles of stainless steel in straight lengths that have been either hot-rolled, forged, turned, colddrawn, cold-rolled or otherwise coldfinished, or ground, having a uniform solid cross section along their whole length in the shape of circles, segments of circles, ovals, rectangles (including AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 See Stainless Steel Bar from India: Preliminary Determination of No Shipments and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017, 82 FR 51601 (November 7, 2017) (Preliminary Results). 2 See Memorandum for The Record from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, performing the nonexclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government’’ (Tolling Memorandum), dated January 23, 2018. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 3 days. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 32 (Thursday, February 15, 2018)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03132]


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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: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before April 16, 2018.

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 [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Richard Champley or Claudia Wolfe, ITA National Travel & 
Tourism Office (NTTO), 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230, 
Contact information: [email protected] (202) 482-4753 or 
[email protected] (202) 482-4555.

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 
government and industry stakeholders, and support the increase of U.S. 
exports, (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 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 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 revised 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. A minor (`non-substantive') change was implemented

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in 2016 to better reflect the visitor's entry experience into the U.S. 
This was requested by the U.S. Department of Commerce Travel and 
Tourism Advisory Board to measure compliance with U.S. National Goals.
    The revised 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 entry and overall 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', a/k/a SIAT) 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 (90%) of the passenger surveys are collected in 
U.S. airport departure gate areas. About 10% 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 an 
equally statistically valid process once compelling results have been 
attained. To date there have been four `e-Survey' tests: The first test 
in partnership with Global Distribution Systems (GDS), the second and 
third tests with major airlines in their respective boarding areas to 
leverage passenger's personal electronic devices (PED) and Wi-Fi 
capabilities in the airports and on-board certain flights, and the 
fourth test used `tablet' devices to capture passenger responses in the 
airport gate areas. Other tests are planned in the foreseeable future 
based on the results of NTTO's recent request for information as 
preparation for the next contract cycle.

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 due to mandate of the 
Travel Promotion Act of 2009 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.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-03132 Filed 2-14-18; 8:45 am]
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