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Proposed collection; comment request.


The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2) (A)).


Written comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2002.


Direct all written comments to Madeleine Clayton, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-3129, Department of Commerce, Room 6608, 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 or via Internet at

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Request for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Joseph English, telephone 202-482-3334, fax 202-482-5362, e-mail

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I. Abstract

The U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service Export Assistance Centers offer their clients DOC programs, market research, and services to enable the client to begin exporting or to expand existing exporting efforts.

The Information Services Order Form is used by US&FCS trade specialists in the Export Assistance Centers to collect information about clients in order to determine which programs or services would best help clients meet their export goals. This form is required for clients to order US&FCS programs and services. Certain programs are tailored for individual clients, e.g., the Agent Distributor Service, which identifies potential overseas agents or distributors for a particular U.S. manufacturer.

The form is being revised because some of the product names have changed or have been discontinued.

II. Method of Data Collection

Trade specialists gather information from clients at the Export Assistance Centers.

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OMB Number: 0625-0143.

Form Number: ITA-4096P.

Type of Review: Revision-Regular submission.

Affected Public: Companies interested in ordering export promotion products or services.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,675.

Estimated Time Per Response: Range from 5 to 60 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 483 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Costs: The estimated annual cost for this collection is $122,750.00 ($16,852.00 for respondents and $105,898.00 for federal government).

IV. Request for Comments

Comments are invited on (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or forms of information technology.

Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

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Dated: March 19, 2002.

Madeleine Clayton,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-6964 Filed 3-21-02; 8:45 am]