DOC has submitted 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 of 1995, Public Law 104-13.
Bureau: International Trade Administration.
Title: U.S. Government Trade Event Information Request.
Agency Form Number: ITA-4136P.
OMB Number: 0625-xxxx.
Type of Request: Regular Submission.
Burden: 50 hours.
Number of Respondents: 50.
Avg. Hours Per Response: 1 hour.
Needs and Uses: The International Trade Administration's Advocacy Center marshals federal resources to assist U.S. firms competing for foreign government procurements worldwide. The Advocacy Center is under the umbrella of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), which is chaired by the Secretary of Commerce and includes 19 federal agencies involved in export promotion. The mission of the Advocacy Center is to promote U.S. exports and create U.S. jobs and coordinate U. S. Government (USG) advocacy among the TPCC. The purpose of the questionnaire is to collect the necessary information to make an evaluation as to whether a firm qualifies for senior-level USG support, in the form of attendance at an event including witnessing a commercial agreement signing. The event could be a company sponsored activity or a foreign or USG sponsored event to highlight a commercial trade success for more than one firm. Without this information we will be unable to determine if a U.S. firm is eligible for USG support for the firm's role in the event.
Affected Public: Businesses or other for profit, not-for-profit institutions.
Frequency: On occasion.
Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit, voluntary.
OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395-7340.
Copies of the above information collection can be obtained by calling or writing Linda Engelmeier, Department Forms Clearance Officer, (202) 482-3129, Department of Commerce, Room Start Printed Page 356036086, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230. Email LEngelme@doc.gov.
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, Washington D.C. 20503 within 30 days of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register.Start Signature
Dated: May 30, 2000.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 00-13973 Filed 6-2-00; 8:45 am]
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