Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
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).
Agency: International Trade Administration.
Title: Request for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments or Apparatus.
Form Number(s): ITA-338P.
OMB Control Number: 0625-0037.
Type of Request: Regular submission.
Burden Hours: 130.
Number of Respondents: 65.
Average Hours per Response: 2.
Needs and Uses: The Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security (“DHS”) are required to determine whether non-profit institutions established for scientific or educational purposes are entitled to duty-free entry for scientific instruments that the institutions import under the Florence Agreement. Form ITA-338P enables: (1) DHS to determine whether the statutory eligibility requirements for the institution and the instrument are fulfilled, and (2) Commerce to make a comparison and finding as to the scientific equivalency of comparable instruments being manufactured in the United States. Without the collection of the information, DHS and Commerce would be unable to carry out the responsibilities assigned by law.
Affected Public: Federal, State or local government; not-for-profit institutions.
Frequency: On occasion.
Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
OMB Desk Officer: Wendy Liberante, (202) 395-3647.
Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov.
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Wendy Liberante, OMB Desk Officer, Fax number (202) 395-5167 or via the Internet at Wendy_L._Liberante@omb.eop.gov.
Dated: December 7, 2010.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-31138 Filed 12-10-10; 8:45 am]
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