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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, Pub. L. 104-13.

Bureau: International Trade Administration, Import Administration.

Title: Format for Petition Requesting Relief Under U.S. Countervailing Duty Law.

Agency Form Number: ITA-366P.

OMB Number: 0625-0148.

Type of Request: Regular submission.

Burden: 200 hours.

Number of Respondents: 5.

Avg. Hours Per Response: 40.

Needs and Uses: The International Trade Administration, Import Administration, AD/CVD Enforcement, implements the U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty laws. Import Administration investigates allegations of unfair trade practices by foreign governments and producers and, in conjunction with the U.S. International Trade Commission, can impose duties on the product in question to offset the unfair practices. Form ITA 366-P—Format for Petition Requesting Relief Under the U.S. Countervailing Duty Law is designed for U.S. companies or industries that are unfamiliar with the countervailing duty law and the petition process. The companies use the form to file for tax relief when they believe a foreign competitor is being subsidized unfairly. Since a variety of detailed information is required under the law before initiation of a countervailing duty investigation, the Form is designed to extract such information in the least burdensome manner possible. Several revisions were made to the Form in an attempt to make it more “user friendly” and to ensure that the format complies with the Uruguay Round Agreement Subsidies Act.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.

Frequency: On occasion.

Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.

OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395-7340.

Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Madeleine Clayton, Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, (202) 482-3129, Department of Commerce, Room 6086, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. Email

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, DC 20503 within 30 days of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

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Dated: August 22, 2000.

Madeleine Clayton,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 00-21893 Filed 8-25-00; 8:45 am]