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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, Public Law 104-13.

Bureau: International Trade Administration.

Title: Non-Tariff Barriers Survey.

Agency Form Number: N/A.

OMB Number: N/A.

Type of Request: Regular Submission.

Burden: 33 hours.

Number of Respondents: 200.

Avg. Hours Per Response: 10 minutes.

Needs and Uses: The International Trade Administration's Office of Environmental Technologies Industries (ETI) office is the principal resource and key contact point within the U.S. Department of Commerce for American environmental technology companies. ETI's goal is to facilitate and increase exports of environmental technologies, goods and services by providing support and guidance to U.S. exporters. One aspect of increasing exports is to reduce trade barriers and non-tariff measures. ETI works closely with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on trade negotiations and trade liberalization initiatives. The information collected will be used to evaluate the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade liberalization with the World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations by ETI's office. The type of information asked on the survey includes such items as (1) name of firm; (2) country of interest; and (3) a list of non-tariff barriers for environmental products in the respondents sales territory. This information will allow ETI to maintain a current, up-to-date list of non-tariff measures that create trade barriers for U.S. exports of environmental goods and services.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.

Frequency: On occasion.

Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

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, N.W., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at

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: March 6, 2001.

Madeleine Clayton,

Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 01-5920 Filed 3-8-01; 8:45 am]