Direct Investment Surveys: Alignment of Regulations With Current Practices
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) proposes to amend its regulations related to direct investment surveys. Specifically, BEA proposes to eliminate reporting requirements for several direct investment surveys that are no longer necessary because the information is collected on other surveys of direct investment conducted by BEA. The surveys that would be eliminated from the regulations are: a survey of foreign direct investment in the U.S. seafood industry (BE-21), two schedules of expenditures for property, plant, and equipment of U.S. direct investment abroad (BE-133B and BE-133C), and two industry classification questionnaires (BE-507 and BE-607). In addition, BEA proposes to eliminate the reporting requirements for two surveys of new foreign direct investment in the United States (BE-13 and BE-14). BEA suspended collection of these surveys in 2009 in order to align its international survey program with available resources. BEA also proposes other minor revisions to its regulations to eliminate outdated information.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey: Expenditures Incurred by Recipients of Biomedical Research and Development Awards From the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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)).