The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).Start Printed Page 57618
Agency: Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).
Title: Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad—Transactions of U.S. Reporter with Foreign Affiliate.
OMB Control Number: 0608-0004.
Form Number: BE-577.
Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection).
Number of Respondents: 15,000.
Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 60,000.
Needs and Uses: The Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad—Transactions of U.S. Reporter with Foreign Affiliate (Form 577), obtains quarterly data on transactions and positions between U.S.-owned foreign business enterprises and their U.S. parents. The survey is a sample survey that covers all foreign affiliates above a size-exemption level. The sample data are used to derive universe estimates in nonbenchmark years from similar data reported in the BE-10, Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad, which is conducted every five years. The data are used in the preparation of the U.S. international transactions accounts, the input-output accounts, the national income and product accounts, and the international investment position of the United States. The data are needed to measure the size and economic significance of direct investment abroad, measure changes in such investment, and assess its impact on the U.S. and foreign economies.
The data from the survey are primarily intended as general purpose statistics. They should be readily available to answer any number of research and policy questions related to U.S. direct investment abroad.
Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations.
Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
OMB Desk Officer: Paul Bugg, (202) 395-3093.
Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Paul Bugg, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395-7245, or via email at email@example.com.
Dated: September 13, 2013
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-22754 Filed 9-18-13; 8:45 am]
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