Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Services Surveys: BE-29, Annual Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers' Expenses in the United States, 48391-48392 [2021-18630]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 165 / Monday, August 30, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 1 hour for the Claim for Exemption form. Needs and Uses: The Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States (BE–15) obtains sample data on the financial structure and operations of foreign-owned U.S. business enterprises. The data are needed to provide reliable, useful, and timely measures of foreign direct investment in the United States to assess its impact on the U.S. economy. The sample data are used to derive universe estimates in nonbenchmark years from similar data reported in the BE–12, Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, which is conducted every five years. The data collected include balance sheets; income statements; property, plant, and equipment; employment and employee compensation; merchandise trade; sales of goods and services; taxes; and research and development activity for the U.S. operations. In addition to these national data, several data items are collected by state, including employment and property, plant, and equipment. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: Annual. 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). 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 submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0608–0034. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–18629 Filed 8–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Aug 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Services Surveys: BE–29, Annual Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers’ Expenses in the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before October 29, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Christopher Stein, Chief, Services Surveys Branch, Bureau of Economic Analysis, by email to christopher.stein@ bea.gov or PRAcomments@doc.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 0608–0012 in the subject line of your comments. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to Christopher Stein, Chief, Services Surveys Branch, Bureau of Economic Analysis, 301–278–9189, or via email at christopher.stein@bea.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Annual Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers’ Expenses in the United States (BE–29) collects data from U.S. agents of foreign ocean carriers that handled 40 or more foreign ocean carrier port calls during the year, or had total covered expenses of $250,000 or more during the year for all foreign ocean vessels handled by the U.S. agent. The data are needed monitor trade in transport services, to analyze the impact of U.S. trade on the U.S. and foreign economies, to compile and improve the PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48391 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 services 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 or modifications to the information collected on the current BE–29. The language in the instructions and definitions will be reviewed and adjusted as necessary to clarify survey requirements. BEA proposes to change the due date of the survey to 45 days after the close of each year from 90 days, beginning with the reporting period for the 2021 year, which will be collected in 2022. Shortening the reporting timeline will allow BEA to produce more accurate and complete trade in transport services statistics in the ITAs, which is critical information for policymakers’ timely decisions on international trade policy. The earlier due date will allow BEA to validate the data and integrate it into the statistics in time for the annual update of the ITAs, improving the accuracy of both the aggregates and the country detail and reducing revisions in subsequent statistical releases. BEA estimates there will be no change in the average number of burden hours per response, which is currently estimated to be 3 hours. The language in the instructions and definitions will be reviewed and adjusted as necessary to clarify survey requirements. II. Method of Collection BEA contacts potential respondents by mail in December of the preceding year. Respondents would be required to file the completed BE–29 forms within 45 days after the end of the year. Reports will be required from U.S. agents of foreign ocean carriers that handled 40 or more foreign ocean carrier port calls during the year or had covered expenses of $250,000 or more during the year for all foreign ocean vessels handled by the U.S. agent. Entities required to report will be contacted individually by BEA. Entities not contacted by BEA have no reporting responsibilities. BEA offers its electronic filing option, the eFile system, for use in reporting on Form BE–29. For more information about eFile, go to www.bea.gov/efile. In addition, BEA posts all its survey forms and reporting instructions on its website, www.bea.gov/ssb. These may E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 48392 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 165 / Monday, August 30, 2021 / Notices be downloaded, completed, printed, and submitted via fax or mail. cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. III. Data Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. OMB Control Number: 0608–0012. Form Number(s): BE–29. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: U.S. agents of foreign ocean carriers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 80 annually (70 reporting mandatory data, and 10 that would file exemption claims or voluntary responses). Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours is the average for those reporting data and one hour is the average for those filing an exemption claim. Hours may vary considerably among respondents because of differences in company size and complexity. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 220. 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). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Aug 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 [FR Doc. 2021–18630 Filed 8–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 2117] Designation of New Grantee, ForeignTrade Zone 218, St. Lucie County, Florida 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: The Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) has considered the application (docketed May 17, 2021) submitted by Treasure Coast ForeignTrade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 218, requesting reissuance of the grant of authority for said zone to St. Lucie County, Florida, which has accepted such reissuance subject to approval by the FTZ Board. Upon review, the Board finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest. Therefore, the Board approves the application and recognizes St. Lucie County, Florida as the new grantee for Foreign-Trade Zone 218, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13. Dated: August 24, 2021. Christian B. Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary, for Enforcement and Compliance, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. [FR Doc. 2021–18593 Filed 8–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019–2020 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that the sole AGENCY: Frm 00008 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The review covers one producer and exporter of the subject merchandise, Toray Advanced Materials Korea, Inc. (TAK). On May 6, 2021, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.1 Although we invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results,2 no interested party submitted comments. Accordingly, no decision memorandum accompanies this Federal Register notice.3 Commerce conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order includes synthetic staple fibers, not carded, or combed, specifically bicomponent polyester fibers having a polyester fiber component that melts at a lower temperature than the other polyester fiber component (low melt PSF). The scope includes bi-component polyester staple fibers of any denier or cut length. The subject merchandise may be coated, usually with a finish or dye, or not coated. Low melt PSF is classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 5503.20.0015. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Final Results of the Review [A–580–895] PO 00000 producer/exporter subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), August 1, 2019, through July 31, 2020. DATES: Applicable August 30, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Maldonado or Melissa Kinter, AD/ CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4682 or (202) 482–1413, respectively. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 We are assigning the following weighted-average dumping margin to 1 See Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019– 2020, 86 FR 24381 (May 6, 2021) (Preliminary Results). 2 Id. at 24382. 3 For further details of the issues addressed in this proceeding, see Preliminary Results and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 165 (Monday, August 30, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48391-48392]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-18630]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Services Surveys: BE-29, Annual Survey of Foreign Ocean 
Carriers' Expenses in the United States

AGENCY: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information 
collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information 
collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment 
preceding submission of the collection to OMB.

DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed 
information collection must be received on or before October 29, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
Christopher Stein, Chief, Services Surveys Branch, Bureau of Economic 
Analysis, by email to [email protected] or [email protected]. 
Please reference OMB Control Number 0608-0012 in the subject line of 
your comments. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or 
otherwise sensitive or protected information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
specific questions related to collection activities should be directed 
to Christopher Stein, Chief, Services Surveys Branch, Bureau of 
Economic Analysis, 301-278-9189, or via email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Annual Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers' Expenses in the United 
States (BE-29) collects data from U.S. agents of foreign ocean carriers 
that handled 40 or more foreign ocean carrier port calls during the 
year, or had total covered expenses of $250,000 or more during the year 
for all foreign ocean vessels handled by the U.S. agent.
    The data are needed monitor 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 
services 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 or 
modifications to the information collected on the current BE-29. The 
language in the instructions and definitions will be reviewed and 
adjusted as necessary to clarify survey requirements.
    BEA proposes to change the due date of the survey to 45 days after 
the close of each year from 90 days, beginning with the reporting 
period for the 2021 year, which will be collected in 2022. Shortening 
the reporting timeline will allow BEA to produce more accurate and 
complete trade in transport services statistics in the ITAs, which is 
critical information for policymakers' timely decisions on 
international trade policy. The earlier due date will allow BEA to 
validate the data and integrate it into the statistics in time for the 
annual update of the ITAs, improving the accuracy of both the 
aggregates and the country detail and reducing revisions in subsequent 
statistical releases.
    BEA estimates there will be no change in the average number of 
burden hours per response, which is currently estimated to be 3 hours. 
The language in the instructions and definitions will be reviewed and 
adjusted as necessary to clarify survey requirements.

II. Method of Collection

    BEA contacts potential respondents by mail in December of the 
preceding year. Respondents would be required to file the completed BE-
29 forms within 45 days after the end of the year. Reports will be 
required from U.S. agents of foreign ocean carriers that handled 40 or 
more foreign ocean carrier port calls during the year or had covered 
expenses of $250,000 or more during the year for all foreign ocean 
vessels handled by the U.S. agent. Entities required to report will be 
contacted individually by BEA. Entities not contacted by BEA have no 
reporting responsibilities.
    BEA offers its electronic filing option, the eFile system, for use 
in reporting on Form BE-29. For more information about eFile, go to 
www.bea.gov/efile. In addition, BEA posts all its survey forms and 
reporting instructions on its website, www.bea.gov/ssb. These may

[[Page 48392]]

be downloaded, completed, printed, and submitted via fax or mail.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0608-0012.
    Form Number(s): BE-29.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: U.S. agents of foreign ocean carriers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 80 annually (70 reporting 
mandatory data, and 10 that would file exemption claims or voluntary 
responses).
    Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours is the average for those 
reporting data and one hour is the average for those filing an 
exemption claim. Hours may vary considerably among respondents because 
of differences in company size and complexity.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 220.
    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 that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone 
number, email address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including 
your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-18630 Filed 8-27-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-06-P