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Overseas Private Investment Corporation.


Request for comments.


Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), agencies are required to publish a Notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the Agency has prepared an information collection request for OMB review and approval Start Printed Page 35395and has requested public review and comment on the submission. OPIC published its first Federal Register Notice on this information collection request on April 22, 1998, in 63 FR 19946, at which time a 60-calendar day comment period was announced. This comment period ended June 22, 1998. No comments were received in response to this notice. This information collection submission has now been submitted to OMB for review. Comments are again being solicited on the need for the information, its practical utility, the accuracy of the Agency's burden estimate, and on ways to minimize the reporting burden, including automated collection techniques and uses of other forms of technology. The proposed form under review is summarized below.


Comments must be received on or before July 2, 2000.


Copies of the subject form and the request for review prepared for submission to OMB may be obtained from the Agency Submitting Officer. Comments on the form should be submitted to the Agency Submitting Officer.

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OPIC Agency Submitting Officer: Carol Brock, Records Manager, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1100 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20527; 202/336-8563.

OMB Reviewer: David Rostker, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20503, 202/395-3897.

Summary of Form Under Review

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved form.

Title: Small Business Application for Political Risk Investment Insurance.

Form Number: OPIC-223.

Frequency of Use: Once per investor per project.

Type of Respondents: Small business or other institutions qualifying as small business under OPIC's definition (except farms); individuals qualifying as small business under OPIC's definition.

Standard Industrial Classification Codes: All.

Description of Affected Pubic: Small U.S. companies or citizens investing overseas.

Reporting Hours: 4 hours per project.

Number of Responses: 50 per year.

Federal Cost: $750 per year.

Authority for Information collection: Sections 231 and 234(a), 239(d), and 204A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.

Abstract (Needs and Uses): The small business application is the principal document used by OPIC to determine the small business investor's and project's eligibility, assess the environmental impact and developmental effects of the project, measure the economic effects for the United States and the host country economy, and collect information for underwriting analysis.

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Dated: May 24, 2000.

Laura Naide,

Senior Counsel for Administrative Affairs, Department of Legal Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 00-13848 Filed 6-1-00; 8:45 am]